Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 30, 2009
Ashley Greene and Starfire
By David Bentley – CoventryTelegraph.net
Among the many proposed comic book adaptations in the holding pen at Warner Bros is the junior superhero team Teen Titans.
The line-up has until recently included Starfire, a princess from the planet Tamaran who can harness ultraviolet radiation and use it to fly and to create destructive bolts of energy. She also has superhuman strength and can assimilate other languages through physical contact.
On some forums, fans have put forward the name of Twilight actress Ashley Greene – who plays Alice Cullen in the vampire film franchise – as one possibility to play the character.
Greene isn’t a bad choice for the role. The 22-year-old’s Twilight credentials would also boost the profile of any Teen Titans movie.
Megan Fox has also been suggested for Starfire – although she seems to be a fan candidate for every available female comic book role – along with Jenna Dewan.
But it doesn’t look like the Teen Titans film will get made anytime soon. A live-action movie adaptation was announced back in May 2007, with Akiva Goldsman and Kerry Foster producing and Mark Verheiden writing the script. However, nothing has been heard about the project for a long time.
The Teen Titans comic first appeared in 1964 as a junior Justice League, comprising Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad, Wonder Girl and Speedy, the respective sidekicks of Batman, Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Green Arrow.
In the 80s, the team was relaunched with the characters as college-age adults and new members including Cyborg, Starfire and Raven, while Robin matured into Nightwing.
Most recently, the comic was adapted into an animated TV series that ran from 2003-2006.
Verheiden had said of the proposed film: “One thing I can tell you is that there will be a Nightwing story and Robin is in it, too”, implying that Robin’s character arc would see him take on the Nightwing persona.
Heroes actor Milo Ventimiglia has said he would love to play Nightwing, as I reported last year.
A new comic book line-up for the Teen Titans is soon to be unveiled following the departure of Starfire, Cyborg and Wonder Girl.
The new team will be led by antihero Deathstroke, while former members Beast Boy and Raven are set to return.
Robin/Nightwing is no longer with the group, having now become the new Batman after the apparent death of Bruce Wayne.
We can only hope that Warner Bros’ new DC Entertainment division, tasked with bringing more DC Comics’ heroes to the screen, gives us some official news on the Teen Titans movie soon.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 3, 2009
Caleb Goellner – MTV News
When last we checked, word was Universal had scooped up Rick Remender’s “Fear Agent” for a potential motion picture. However, the media onslaught of Comic-Con merited updates on the properties making the rounds in Hollywood — and this gritty space drama was certainly no exception.
“Well ['Fear Agent'] still moving forward,” Remender told MTV News, “The press release that went out was a leak, it wasn’t official and it was missing a lot of details obviously.”
“I met with a couple of the guys involved in San Diego this past weekend and had a really good chat about it,” he expalined. “It looks like the home is going to be Universal. I don’t want to say anything definitive about any of the details yet, but it sounded like ‘Fear Agent’ might be a giant, $100 million movie.”
Remender’s optimism doesn’t seem to be solely the product of a proud creator either, as the current “Punisher” writer pointed to the current comic book-friendly climate in Hollywood and an audience appreciation for science fiction.
“It’s hard to believe, but I think that the status of the comic book industry has definitely helped. I don’t think that movies like the new ‘Star Trek’ hurt either where people can see that sort of high-octane science fiction with velocity and a pair of balls in terms of fun, there’s a large audience for it and it’s not being met,” said Remender.
While Remender said it was too early to officially talk casting, the writer maintained his previously mentioned preference for Jon Hamm or Aaron Eckhart in the film’s starring role as Heath Huston.
“Put either of those guys in [the film] and give them a flask of whiskey and put some Hank Williams on and I think you’ve got a pretty cool [movie] that would film well, potentially creating a franchise with some blockbuster potential,” he said
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 23, 2009
Jay A. Fernandez and Borys Kit – The Hollywood Reporter
Len Wiseman has signed to develop and direct a film adaptation of the graphic novel “Shrapnel” for Radical Pictures.
Wiseman said was browsing comic-book stores with his 10-year-old daughter, Lily, when he happened upon the comic the day it hit shelves. He quickly had his agent at ICM scout the rights.
The graphic novel, which Radical Publishing teased at last year’s Comic-Con, describes a sci-fi future where humans have colonized the solar system and formed a Solar Alliance to govern the planets. The story focuses on Venus, the last rebellious holdout, and a self-exiled former Marine who teaches the colonists how to fight back.
“I am really drawn to the reluctant-hero story,” said Wiseman, who noted that the last hero he directed — John McClane in “Live Free or Die Hard” — fit that archetypal mold.
Nick Sagan and Zombie Studios chief Mark Long created the property. Radical principal Barry Levine will produce with Wiseman and Mark Gordon.
Josh McLaughlin of the Gordon Co. brought the project in and will oversee “Shrapnel” for the company. Long and Radical’s Jesse Berger will exec produce.
Being developed as a live-action pic, a 3D approach is considered possible. A video game is planned with Zombie Studios.
ICM-repped Wiseman is attached to direct “Motorcade” at DreamWorks from a Billy Ray screenplay and also will helm DreamWorks’ adaptation of the comic book “Atlantis Rising,” penned by Joby Harold, for a summer 2011 release.
Wiseman also plans to direct the video game adaptation “Gears of War” for Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. and is producing the original sci-fi action thriller “Nonstop” for DreamWorks.
Radical has several of its comic properties in development, including “Abattoir,” to be written and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman; “Freedom Formula,” which Bryan Singer is producing for New Regency; and “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” which Peter Berg is producing for Spyglass/Universal.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 6, 2009
- Brian Blessed
From SFX Magazine
Recently Bleeding Cool posted a story about Brian Blessed being cast as Odin, the big chief Norse God and father of Thor, in Kenneth Branagh’s big screen adaptation of the Marvel Comics character. It seemed like wishful thinking at the times. After all, he’s perfect – loud, large and larger than life, with a CV of fantasy and SF behind him (Flash Gordon, Phantom Menace, Doctor Who to name but a few). He’s also been in a number of Branagh projects before (Hamlet, As You Like It).
However, another report on Comic Book Resources adds weight to the rumor. The site claims to have received “an email from Scott Knowles, who wrote, ‘Brian Blessed was a speaker recently at a business event in the UK I attended (The Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Business Awards in Derby) and when asked of his future endeavors mentioned that he would be playing Odin in Marvel’s Thor movie directed by his pal, Kenny.
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