Warner Bros. has acquired rights to turn the Japanese manga series "Death Note" into a live-action film.Studio has hired screenwriters Charley and Vlas Parlapanides to adapt.
Story centers on a college student who accidentally finds a misplaced "death note," infusing him with the power to kill merely by writing anyone's name on the page… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on May 1, 2009 at 9:39am —
Sultry Transformers star Megan Fox is being lined up to play She-Hulk.
Celebrity tattles with Xpress4Me have learned that the 22-year-old actress is a favorite to portray the giant green femme superheroin the big screen adaptation of the popular comic book series about The Incredible Hulk’s cousin.
“‘She-Hulk’ comics are… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on April 8, 2009 at 9:36pm —
Punisher: Warzone " Infamous vigilante, anti-hero Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) is six years into his vengeance driven zeal as the Punisher when he brutally assaults a "beat the rap" party for notorious mob boss Gaitano Cesare. During the course of the massacre, he hideously disfigures overeager gangster Billy Russoti (Dominic West) and murders a mafia lackey who turns out to be an undercover… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on April 6, 2009 at 2:10am —
Being dubbed as 'the greatest action movie ever'
, former WWE wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, known in the real
world as Steve Williams
and Charisma Carpenter, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Girl is FINE… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on March 16, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Filmmaker George Lucas said Tuesday that he has "just begun work" on a live-action television series rooted in the "Star Wars" universe, which is huge news not just for fans of the science-fiction epic but also for networks looking for a piece of the Lucas magic that has grossed $4.3 billion in theaters… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on March 10, 2009 at 10:11pm —
So we know what's been cut and how it was made, but what would have become of Watchmen had Zack Snyder not put his foot down with the studio? (And thank god he did.)
The first thing that director Zack Snyder ever revealed about the studio's planned "changes" to Watchmen was: the studio wanted to take it out of the 80s. He… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on March 6, 2009 at 2:00am —
Alex Tse wrote the final draft of the Watchmen screenplay, but he doesn't have as much to say about it as previous writer David Hayter. Perhaps he's just modest. Even so, Tse chimed in as Hayter discussed the long development to finally bring Watchmen to the screen.
Crave Online: How the heck do you sit down and adapt an… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 26, 2009 at 7:24am —
10) Weighing in at an arse-numbing 163 minutes long and featuring relentless close-up brutality in among scenes of near-rape, child murder and genocide – not to mention a supporting role for a outsized blue penis – Watchmen is unlikely to steal Slumdog Millionaire’s tagline of ‘The Feel-Good Movie Of The Year!’ But it’s searing, spectacular and simply unmissable.
9) It’s therefore a real shame Alan Moore is refusing to watch Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the twilight-of-the-superheroes… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 24, 2009 at 9:50pm —
"The Dark Knight" has become the fourth film to take in more than $1 billion in worldwide box office
. Warner Bros. made the announcement Friday afternoon, saying that the combined domestic and international gross had totaled $1,001,082,160 to date -- about $533 million domestically and $567 million overseas.
"Knight" had been about $4… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 21, 2009 at 7:17am —
Even though Fox Atomic's The Hills Have Eyes sequel didn't destroy at the box office (37m worldwide), there is already talk of a third installment in the franchise, which began once again with Alex Aja's reboot back in 2006. After a screening of The Last House on the Left this evening we chatted with Wes Craven about the Hills franchise and… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 21, 2009 at 3:16am —
A Watchmen screening happened last night at L.A.'s AMC Century City plex. Attendees included press (including HFPA), studio folk, friends of studio folk and random-off-the-streeters. Here is one person's review:
"By far the highlight of the film is the opening credits," he begins. "It perfectly nails the surrealist tone of the… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 19, 2009 at 2:38pm —
this is my "Mega Post", this'll be 6 blogworthy posts crammed into a nice bite sized blog!
So here we go!
Sam Raimi to remake 'House of Flying Daggers'?
House of Flying Daggers is a truly fantastic foreign film and today while doing some morning reading of Production Weekly I discovered… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 18, 2009 at 1:00pm —
There is a press blackout on reviewing the Watchmen movie until March 6. However, I've seen the movie, and I'm not press. Don't worry, I'm not going to write a review of Watchmen. What I am going to write about is the emotional experience of seeing a piece of literature with which I have an intense personal connection LITERALLY COME TO… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 16, 2009 at 8:34pm —
One of our faithful followers last night got to see the final cut of the highly anticipated film "Watchmen," in Los Angeles.
I am hoping this movie is going to be huge. When I first heard about it; I have to admit I had not read the graphic novel. So like the true student of the film that I am, I went out and did my research by purchasing a… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 12, 2009 at 8:17pm —
Ready for a wild rumor? How about Neil Patrick Harris being pursued to play DC comic book superhero The Flash? The last we had heard, Ryan Reynolds was in the running (get it?) for the role, but with the upcoming Wolverine movie it seems like his superhero destiny may be tied up as Deadpool.
But this, if true, is pretty much out of… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 11, 2009 at 11:43pm —
Collider got a chance to talk to director Michael Bay on the red carpet, and the director talked about his highly anticipated Transformers sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
Here are the
five things I learned:
1. "It's bigger, and It's not just trying to be bigger to be bigger" … "This one is Epic in scale" - After… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 10, 2009 at 3:08pm —
"Fan Made: Bella's Womb from "Twilight" (aka creepiest "fan made" ever)
We've been writing these little Fan Made posts for awhile now, and although I'd like to think that I've seen just about everything you wacky fans can come up with, this little nugget of fandom came along and just about cost me my breakfast. Oh yes, one creative (and creepy) Twilight fan actually took the time to felt together Bella's womb, complete with -- wait for it -- an actual felted mutant fetus inside! Who… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 8, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Candy Land?! Yes, Candy Land! You know, that frickin' board game? Believe it or not, it looks like Universal is going to get a Candy Land feature film made before Ridley Scott makes his Monopoly movie. Universal has hired Tropic Thunder and Sherlock Holmes screenwriter Etan Cohen to write the screenplay and Enchanted director Kevin Lima to… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 5, 2009 at 1:46pm —
Poor Zack Snyder. Yeah, he's a millionaire director who gets to take on all kinds of cool projects, and yeah, Watchmen is finally getting released. But he's been through hell with the project from the very beginning, and now, just before the movie finally comes out, people won't stop asking him whether he'll bastardize the whole thing and make a… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 2, 2009 at 10:39pm —
A TV show based on the 'Now That's What I Call Music' compilations is set to be made, with former manager and 'American Idol' creator Simon Fuller behind the plan.
Fuller owns the rights to the compilation brand, and plans to use it to launch a show that will boast an "interactive" chart and will promote up-and-coming bands as well as established acts,… Continue
Added by Jason Rodriquez on February 2, 2009 at 1:00pm —