THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA
A new press release at Superhero Hype notes that Marvel Studios has inked an agreement to film its next four projects (including “Cap” as well as “Iron Man 2,” “”Thor” and “The Avengers”) at Raleigh Studios’ Manhattan Beach facilities, also moving their executive and production offices there. “In making this deal with Raleigh to produce our upcoming films at the Manhattan Beach Studios, we are most excited about keeping our film production here in California and taking advantage of the best crews in the Los Angeles area,” said Louis D’Esposito, Marvel’s President of Physical Production. “All of our production partners on these upcoming films have been incredibly accommodating in terms of their creativity and financial structures, allowing us to remain in California. Raleigh Studios has long been known for the superior quality of its film production facilities and we know that Manhattan Beach will be the ideal location to produce our movies to the highest standards that our fans expect.”
If you can handle the spoilers, you can check out what’s supposed to be a plot synopsis at Comic Book Movie.
Release date: May 6, 2011, from Paramount Pictures.
Herosite has the official network description for the season’s sixth episode, “Eros Quod Sum.”
CBR News also has the latest installment of the “Behind the Eclipse” features with writers/producers Joe Pokaski and Aron Coliete.
Next episode, “Angels and Monsters,” October 13, 2008.
According to CBR’s own Rich Johnston, extras casting for the Mark Millar movie happen … oh, today!
Also, how about five YouTube videos from the set?
Release date, April 2009, starring Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse.
Toon Zone has an interview with writer/director Henry Selick, talking about working on the Neil Gaiman property. “It’s been an interesting journey,” Selick said. “When I got the book, it was practically finished, although there were a few adjustments made later. It felt like I could convince somebody that I should write the screenplay, because it’s already written. I just felt like I could make this book [without change] into a movie. But that wasn’t entirely true. It’s always a journey to get from one place to the other. So, in a similar way, when Dave McKean’s sketches came in, I just thought, “Oh, these are great! We’ll just do this!” But, y’know, I couldn’t even explain, but over time the visual design and the journey took us to a different place. [Dave’s] a brilliant artist, and he made his own film; I’m sure he’ll be making more. There were never any disagreements. It just took on a life of its own and evolved to where it is today. I loved his stuff and expected to work with him, but we just never did.”
Release date, February 2009, starring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Keith David.
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