According to Comics Continuum, actress Halle Berry sent a note via her fan club email newsletter saying, “I’ve been laying low trying to take a much needed-rest and now I am ready to hit the ground running with my ‘X’ suit on!”
Variety is reporting (subscription required) that Uma Thurman and Luke Wilson will star in the comedy, scripted by “Simpsons” alum Don Payne, about a superheroine (Thurman) who falls for an ordinary guy and uses her powers to torment him when things go awry. Possibly called “the feel good movie of the year” by Terry McMillan.
There’s an interview at Underground Online with composer Tyler Bates, who’s scoring the Frank Miller adaptation. “The movie is an ancient battle epic. There are beautiful themes on the top and large choir and whatnot, but it’s tempered with some extreme heaviness. Zack did an elaborate test shot for Warner Bros to illustrate exactly the kind of film he wanted to make. I scored the test shot and I said to him, ‘You are aware that this is probably five times heavier than anything that’s ever come out in this genre?’ (laughs) This has a lot of weight and intensity in the low end of the percussion, so he’s down with it. He wants to spawn a new generation of this kind of film.”
Superhero Hype has new character profiles for Disney’s home-grown superhero high school story.
By the power of Grayskull, you’ll have the DVD. According to He-man.org, “The Best of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe” is on shelves now, will run in the $15-20 range (depending on retailer), and signed copies will be available in San Diego at some small event they have planned at the Convention Center. Thanks to Andy Mangels for the heads up.
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