According to Variety, actress Angelina Jolie has signed on for the Mark Millar adaptation. The script was originated by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, and Jolie took the role after a rewrite by Dean Georgaris ("Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life") to tailor the character for her.
You can check out Jon Favreau's MySpace group for information about the first week of filming. "We are done with the first week of photography. I am happy to report that the ten months of preparation allowed the extremely challenging first week of photography to come off without a hitch. The look is fantastic and the performances are great as well. Downey was definitely the right choice. I'm looking forward to getting out of the 'cave.' The first few weeks of shooting are spent, somewhat in sequence, establishing Stark's captivity. It sets the table tonally for the rest of the film. The close quarters and tight schedule make it the toughest part of the shoot on the cast and crew."
Moviehole talked to writer Adam Rifkin, saying that things were not all glum in Eternia. "Legally I'm not allowed to say much concerning 'HE-MAN,'" Rifkin said. "However I can say this: 'HE-MAN' is a movie that's definitely going to be made! Where and with whom are all pretty top secret at present, but when the shroud of mystery is finally lifted I can promise you, 'HE-MAN' fans will not be disappointed."
THE DARK KNIGHT
Batman-On-Film has some interesting new rumors, including beefing up the character of Sal Maroni, that "Sopranos" actor James Gandolfini is a possibility for the role, that singer Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson could also be involved, and that the story is based on a DC Comics story called "Joker's Five-Way Revenge."
Director Zack Snyder was the subject of a video interview with Reelz Channel.
Creator Tim Kring told Sci Fi Wire that he's encouraged his writers to be bold in season two. "I have to admit I feel pretty good about the fact that we didn't leave a lot of things dangling for people," Kring said. "There were one or two moments where there were things we had answers to and we couldn't film them, or we cut them in the editing room, and I regret that. But I do think this idea ... of not being too precious with any one idea is really an important lesson: to be willing to kill people off and take the really tough decisions to kill off characters that may be fairly popular for the sake of reinventing the show. It has to have a kind of constant sense of reinvention, or else we're going to die of our own inertia."
Meanwhile, director Greg Beeman answered more fan questions on his blog including when he'll take the helm of an episode again and what kind of philosophy the show takes to seasons.
According to an email we got from Warner Brothers, the Turtles will be at the Times Square Virgin Megastore today from 1 PM to 2:30.
SANDY, CAN WE ROLL THAT CLIP?
We can't do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos -- they're all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, "What do you mean your sister's dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?" The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web's rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we've got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu (web site, MySpace blog) saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and "enough talk -- let's go make with the 'biff' and the 'pow' already."