G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA
The only thing one can do at a time like this is to quote the source material. The San Francisco Chronicle had this to say: “Actress Sienna Miller had to wear fake breasts for her role in forthcoming action movie ‘G.I. Joe,’ because her own cleavage was not big enough for director Stephen Sommers.” Take your time, go on and read that again. “(I wear a) tight black leather outfit. And much bigger boobs,” Miller said. “They gave me these things that looked like chicken fillets. The director said, ‘I’m gonna be honest, I like girls with big boobs,’ and I don’t have them so we made them bigger. At least he’s honest. But I was mildly offended.” Wow.
Filmmaker Edgar Wright told PiQ Magazine not to laugh at the diminutive hero. “I wrote [‘Ant-Man’] for Marvel and I’m in the process of doing a second draft. I had a lot of fun writing that script, I wrote it with this guy Joe Cornish, who is a really funny UK writer,” Wright said. “It’s not really an out-and-out comedy. I think some people assume that it must be a spoof, but it’s not really. I guess it’s as funny as something like ‘Iron Man’ is, it’s on that level of entertainment, really. It’s a big, high concept, special effects comic book adaptation, and very character-led and we found a way of … I guess in a similar way to ‘Iron Man,’ the thing that worked with that and hopefully will with this is that it’s a different way of seeing a superhero origin, because you’ve seen so many of them and we really tried to figure out a fresh take on that story. So it’s definitely a Marvel film but it’s got a little twist on it in terms of the way that it plays out.”
According to Variety, Phil Knight (of Nike fame) and his company Laika are wrapping production on their first feature, the stop-motion “Coraline,” helmed by Laika supervising director Henry Selick (“The Nightmare Before Christmas”). The film’s slated to hit the silver screen February 6, 2009.
THE DARK KNIGHT
CBR News has a spoilery interview with Harvey Dent actor Aaron Eckhart.
USA Today talked to creators Joe Simon and Stan Lee about their ideas on a Marvel movie starring Earth’s mightiest heroes.
No, really! An unspecified, unnamed, unspecific source told MTV that the movie was a “go.” Okay.
Superhero Hype has posted an image gallery of production stills from the Will Smith-fueled action comedy.
Director Peter Berg did a guest DJ stint on KCRW, going from the White Stripes to Jay-Z.
Talking about movies that aren’t out is okay, but talking about sequels for movies that aren’t out … that’s something new! Creator Mark Millar made a note on his message boards that things are already on track for a comeback. “‘Wanted 2’ already being planned and they’ve asked me how I can develop some of the other stuff from the book into the sequel,” Millar said. “We’ll see what box office is like at the weekend, but everyone knows this is going to make a LOT of dough.”
Meanwhile, actor Thomas Kretschmann talked to CBR News about playing the antagonist in the film.
Composer Danny Elfman talked to Superhero Hype about returning to movies with this and “Hellboy 2.” “‘Hellboy’ was a little more romantic and traditional, but I love paying homage to Bernard Herrmann, who for me is my master. Any time I get to do that it’s a great joy. ‘Wanted’ is like a whole other ballgame. I did a whole different thing: more synthesizers, percussion, and guitars. I had my guitar out. I was so glad that the two of them were so different.”
Oh, here’s a video interview from SuperheroFlix.com with the stars of the film …
THE CASTING COUCH
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