X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS
Deadline reports Bryan Singer will produce the film, but pass directing duties to another person. “He is leaving because Fox liked the script that Jamie Moss wrote from Singer’s treatment so much that the studio wants the film right away, envisioning it as the first leg of a trilogy. The hope is to have it ready for 2011 release,” writes Deadline.
Release date: 2011
A couple of set interviews sprang up over the weekend. Collider talked with Columbus Short, who plays Pooch in the film. “For the most part, from the beginning to the end it’s pretty much the Losers together, so there’s a lot of scenes of us just together having our natural banter, which plays wonderfully and it’s been great shooting with these guys because we had so much time to train and just get a natural chemistry and the camaraderie that I think rings true on camera,” says Short. Superhero Hype spoke with Ã“scar Jaenada, the film version of Cougar. “You know when you are doing an action movie, all the things are focused on the action, you know? When you are doing more European cinema, I don’t know how to say, but [it’s] more about the words or the silence. The beats. It’s everything, more powerful. It’s everything, more quiet. It’s slower. Where now it’s everything happens fast,” says the actor about making an American action picture.
Starring Jeffey Dean Morgan, release date: April 23rd, 2010
THE WALKING DEAD
As we reported here at CBR over the weekend, Jon Bernthal has been cast in the pilot as Shane, Rick Grimes’s partner pre-outbreak.
Chris Hemsworth tells MTV News about his costume, his wig, and rehearsing:
Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 6th, 2011
OnLocationVacations (via Comic Book Movie) has learned the production will be using the Science Building at the University of New Orleans. Shutterbugs be aware, “The campus will be closed for spring break,” according to the site. Of course, any shots of the building will be wlecome.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011
This item will be of particular interest to my writing partner. Harry Knowles at Ain’t It Cool News reports plans are afoot for a feature length film based on the Japanese “Gaiking” character, better known in the states as “Shogun Warriors.” The US version brought together Gaiking with Great Mazinger and other giant robot/mobile suit characters in the late 70s. I have dim memories of playing with a handy-me down Shogun Warrior. I can’t recall the name, but I remember it being red and blue. Anyway, Knowles goes on at length about the production, but has few direct quotes from the principle people involved as he lost his recording of the interview. He does, however, have a teaser of the Gaiking robot.
Release date: TBA
Time to take Hulk’s temperature. Gordon and the Wale spoke with Edward Norton and Tim Blake Nelson about the possibilities of the film:
Release date: May 4th, 2012
Y: THE LAST MAN
Latino Review reports director Louis Leterrier is circling the project.
Release date: TBA
Henry Jenkins has a long sit down interview with “Tron” Creator Steven Lisberger. They talk about an array of topics, including the way “Tron” was original percieved. Here’s the first segment:
Starring Jeff Bridges, release date: December 17th, 2010
As our pals at Robot 6 reported, there is some new litigation involving the series as the shows original producers are claiming the show has been sold to stations and forgien markets below value.
New episode: April 2nd, 2010
TO WONDERCON OR NOT TO WONDERCON
So, WonderCon is coming and I’ll know in a few days if I’m going. It’s been awhile since I was in San Francisco, so beyond hitting up the convention, I also have people to visit with. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of Interstate 5.