THE MAN OF STEEL
Don’t call it a comeback — IESB is reporting that Bryan Singer is being asked to return, alongside “Transformers” scribes Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, brought in to add action to the film.
CBR News has the inside scoop on Jim Shooter’s big payday.
The trailer is due to officially debut tomorrow … but why wait when you’ve got YouTube?
The studio decided to ply media outlets with swag, and CBR News can show you exactly what that’s like.
According to Comingsoon.net, president of Paramount Pictures International Andrew Cripps announced at ShoWest’s International Day on Monday that Iron Man will be released Day-and-Date worldwide on April 30, two days ahead of the proposed release date we’ve been hearing. You can see some of what exhibitors saw in an image gallery at Comingsoon.net as well.
In other news, automaker Audi has launched its official tie-in site with exclusive clips, a “Crack the Code” game and more.
THE DARK KNIGHT
The New York Times has an article with four new production stills from the Bat-sequel.
BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHT
Staying in the Batcave for a moment, World’s Finest lists additional voice actors for the direct-to-DVD release as Gary Dourdon, David McCallum, Parminder Nagra, and Ana Ortiz.
The official web site is online as well.
ALIENS VS. PREDATOR 3?
Shock ‘Till You Drop says a follow-up to the Strause Brothers’ film is a certainty.
Kryptonsite has a summary of rumors about who will and who won’t be on your TV screen in season eight.
300 … + 1?
Could there be a sequel to the epic Frank Miller tale? Producer Mark Canton told SOS Hollywood that it could be happening. “Wouldn’t it be nice to do that again with Zack?” Canton asked. “I’d love to. Budgets are really a problem to approve these days.”
IESB talked to Australian Film Commissioner Tracey Vieira about the tax kerfluffle around the DC adaptation. Vieira told IESB that no decision has been made yet about whether the film would be deemed a true Australian production, and therefore eligible for the full 40% tax incentive, or whether or not it would be seen as an American production with Australian elements, and only receive an incentive as low as 15%.
“There’s a lot of Australian elements to it but what the government needs to figure out is the significant Australian content and where on the scales is it really falling? Is it somewhere in the middle ground because, if so, it’s probably not considered significant,” Vieira said. “What they don’t want to do is take rebranded American films with a change of names and a few attachments and give away such a huge amount of money that would just disappear for us … and there was Warner Bros. who really didn’t feel that the script was quite right and didn’t want to right it. Now it’s a whole different game in terms of stage-availability.”
SANDY, CAN WE ROLL THAT CLIP?
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