MTV interviewed actor Ryan Reynolds about all the swirling rumors around a film featuring DC’s pantheon. “I don’t really know how much I’m allowed to talk about that stuff,” Reynolds said. “But I’m sure they’ll figure out something. It’s no secret that they have a ‘JLA’ script and it’s a project that’s in development — the contents of which, who knows. We’ll see.”
Was he more forthcoming in a video interview with IGN? Let’s see …
There’s quotes at Superhero Hype from the new Frank Castle, actor Ray Stevenson, who talked about picking up the assault rifle. “Although i am still very much in the embrionic [sic] stages of developing and discovering FRANK CASTLE’s character; what I can say about my approach so far is that I don’t wish for anyone to walk out of the theatre wanting to ‘be’ FRANK CASTLE,” Stevenson wrote. “Let me explain, I would be mortified if, for any reason, some kid at high school wanted to reach out and right the wrongs of bullying or rejection or isolation by deciding to ‘tool up’ and take out the bad guys ! It is my full intention to have FRANK in such a dark place and do such violence on those beyond redemption that you should feel glad that there is someone who lives in the dark so we may live in the light. (and you cant wait to see what hell he brings to those targeted by him) My training program is the most comprehensive I have ever undertaken and hopefully we will bring all his skills to bear — and then some! Sorry it is a bit sketchy at this stage but we are driving forward and will stay true to the essence of ‘THE PUNISHER!'”
They’re gonna have to find a new way to blow things up — in a political stance against Paramount Pictures’ exclusive deal to bring their films to HD-DVD in lieu of Blu-Ray, director Michael Bay made a post on his message boards saying, “I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For them to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks! They were progressive by having two formats. No ‘Transformers 2’ for me!” Thanks to Thom Pratt for being first to point that out.
30 DAYS OF NIGHT
Comics2Film has some new photos from the Steve Niles horror adaptation.
In a brief interview with Ain’t It Cool News, actor Sam Jackson dodges specifics about both joining Frank MIller’s adaptation and an eye-patched role he may already play.
TV Guide’s Michael Ausiello got to go one-on-one with actress Kristen Bell about how she got started talking about a role on the hit NBC series. “I have social relationships with a lot of the people that work on ‘Heroes,’ through so many random connections. So it was sort of funny that so many of my friends had been working on this show. I spent a lot of time with a few of them at Comic-Con. I was actually sitting on the train [back from San Diego] with Zachary Quinto and Masi Oka and some of the writers were on the train and they were like, ‘Hey, if you ever want to come on ‘Heroes,’ give us a call!’ And I sort of joked back, ‘I’d love that!’ Later on I said to Zach, ‘Hey, if they were serious, I would love to work with you guys.’ And somehow, somebody made it happen … coming back from Comic-Con; none of us drove because the traffic was so bad. So we just took the three-hour train ride back. No one recognizes me. I’m dead serious. It’s rare.”
IESB has a fairly positive script review of the Boom! Studios property …
An article in Ad Age examines the problems in presenting the military minded movie in the current global political climate.
Coming Soon has posted the official synopsis for the reboot.
CBR News has a feature on actress Michelle Ryan, who plays the title character.
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