FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
USA Today has a first look at the Fantasticar which will appear in the Marvel-minded sequel, along with some insights into the design of the vehicle.
Feeling more Cringer than Battlecat, the long awaited live action film, helmed by John Woo, will never happen. Or so they're saying over at Moviehole: "Executive Producer Rodney Ferrell ('Flicka'), of Fox2000 pics, tells Moviehole that they've just literally just wiped their hands clean of the property. 'This was a project set up at Fox,' begins Ferrell, 'but in the recent months we gave the project back to Mattel and are no longer involved."
Wizard has the inside word from creator Todd McFarlane about continued efforts to resurrect this film franchise. "['Spawn 2'] will probably be 'R' rated," McFarlane explained. "And here's how the movie's going to work: minus Spawn, everything else is real. Like in the first 'Grudge' film. Minus something creepy going on in that house, everything else was real in that movie. I've always been enamored by the creepy shows where they sort of seem like they could be real except for one element. For me, personally, once you get too much fantasy then I think you lose the element of fear."
Could Justin Hartley's smarmy grin be big enough to carry a spinoff? An interview at Media Village wonders just that. "People are always asking me that," Hartley said, "and my answer is always, 'I'm doing Smallville right now and I can't really focus until I'm done with it.'" But now that Smallville is done it's like, yeah, I guess it's time to start thinking about [a spin-off]. Obviously it's not up to me. If someone calls we'll have to start talking ... The story does lend itself to him coming back. The way it's left, I don't know if he would come back to 'Smallville' or another show. I don't know what's going to happen, but it definitely leaves the door open, which is kind of nice."
According to the blog of one of the characters, filming has completed on the project.
THE CASTING COUCH
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