TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN
There was some footage shown on the MTV Movie Awards, and it was online for probably twelve seconds before Paramount Pictures sent their legal ninjas to scourge the ‘net for it. Well, there’s a report at Seibertron that tells all about it.
There’s a new TV spot as well, and that’s on YouTube.
Starring Shia Lebeouf, release date: June 24, 2009.
The gang at CHUD talked to actor/screenwriter Danny Hench about his aspirations for the project. “‘Hench’ is set up at Warner Bros,” the site reported, “and he’s trying to get the studio to let him play with their vast collection of DC comic book supervillains. Essentially McBride wants to do a comedic version of the as-yet-in-development-hell ‘Supermax.'”
No release date announced.
IRON MAN 2
What’s director Jon Favreau twittering about these days?
1:01 AM May 30th: “Sam Rockwell had a great day today.”
7:48 AM May 29th: “Scarlett kicked ass yesterday. All of her preparation has really paid off. She has a great work ethic. A real pro.”
4:44 PM May 18th: “Mickey back on set after a stint on the ‘Expendibles.'”
There’s also a story on the production on the Air Force’s website. “All these real military assets make the movie more authentic and the topography and the beauty of the Desert and flightline open the movie up,” Favreau said. “But it’s the rich history of the location and the deep roots it has with flight that gives Tony Stark and his father a pedigree in the aerospace industry.”
Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle, release date: May 7, 2010.
According to Variety, “Irascible orange housecat Heathcliff will be getting a second life on the screen courtesy of a joint venture between family toon studio Magic Lantern Entertainment and rights holder FitzRoy Media … The first ‘Heathcliff’ project is being developed as an animated DVD special for potential U release in 2011, though Magic Lantern’s arrangement with the studio allows the company to expand it into a theatrical feature if the material warrants.”
No casting information released.
How in the heck will they integrate the fantasy-themed Thunder God into the hyper-realistic settings of “Iron Man” and “Incredible Hulk.” Screenwriter Ashley Miller told MTV, “Our script is very firmly rooted in the Marvel film world. We were constantly looking for ways to connect ‘Thor’ to the other movies and heroes, even if they were simply in passing. Part of grounding Thor in the world is grounding him in the specific, fictional world he inhabits. How many of those references and connections make it to the final product are beyond our control, but they are everywhere.”
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, release date: May 20, 2011.
A story in Reuters claims that the stage musical is even weirder than the film. The story notes, “although this version … is unlikely to have the widespread appeal of the recent hit 3-D animated film, those with a taste for the decidedly offbeat could well turn it into a theatrical cult hit.”
Playing at the New York’s MCC Theater until June 20th.
X-MEN ORIGINS: MAGNETO
Director Bryan Singer mused to The Geek Files that he’d like to return to Westchester. “I’m eternally intertwined with X-Men now,” he said. “What takes an audience four hours to watch — the first two movies — took six years of my life. So, to not be part of it … it’s a shame.” He was non-committal about making another “Superman” movie as well.
No release date announced.
SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD
The day wouldn’t be complete without a rockin’ set photo from director Edgar Wright.
Starring Michael Cera and Brandon Routh, release date: 2010.
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