Watchmen, Fantastic Four, Smallville: The Comic Reel Wrap for September 10


IGN's FilmForce has a script review of the David Hayter draft for the Alan Moore adaptation (of course with spoilers). "This 134-page third draft by David Hayter (Black Widow) is dated 9/26/03. It is an adaptation of the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons graphic novel classic. After initially being set-up at Revolution Studios, the project is now based at Paramount Pictures with Darren Aronofsky attached to direct. Hayter had wanted to direct but the powers that be decided otherwise. Aronofsky's next project is The Fountain so there's no word yet on when Watchmen might film."


According to Moviehole, the Tim Story-helmed Marvel adaptation could have gone a very different direction. "The last few weeks there's been a rumour floating about David Boreanaz doing something with a 'Four' in the title. Everyone assumed he was talking about 'Jurassic Park 4'. Not So. The role Boreanaz was actually referring to was "The Fantastic Four". Apparently the 'Angel' star came close to snagging the role of Ben Grimm/The Thing in the film, but Michael Chiklis was the winner at the end of the day. All is not lost for Buffy's beau. He's just tested for 'Superman' and word is, Bryan Singer liked him. Whether he likes him enough to headline the pricey blockbuster is yet to be determined, but Singer did take to the former WB fave."


Kryptonsite keeps the hits coming, reporting (with spoilers, of course) that actress Margot Kidder is coming to Smallville for the season premiere and then the sixth episode. They also note on their spoilers page that actress Ona Grauer will also be in the episode.


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