COMIC-CON: WB brings ‘Green Lantern,’ ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Sucker Punch’ to San Diego

Posted by · 1:22 pm · July 24th, 2010

One of the most anticipated events at this year’s convention was Warner Bros. Pictures’ presentation of footage from Martin Campbell’s upcoming “Green Lantern” adaptation.  Starring Ryan Reynolds as test-pilot-turned-intergalactic-enforcer Hal Jordan, the film is the first big screen adaptation of the superhero to date. Comics writer and head of DC Entertainment Geoff Johns said during […]

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INTERVIEW: Abbie Cornish

Posted by · 10:08 am · December 10th, 2009

To call Abbie Cornish’s astute, china-delicate performance in “Bright Star” a “breakthrough,” as so many critics this year have done, is to do something of a disservice to her similarly remarkable work in a pair of underseen Australian titles. No informed viewer should be taken off-guard by the tart questioning and quiet sensuality she brings […]

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What’s “unfilmable” now?

Posted by · 9:33 am · July 21st, 2009

In the wake of “Watchmen,” adapted from a notoriously dense piece of popular culture and a nut some think Zack Snyder and company finally cracked this year, Scott Thill at WIRED Magazine is asking what else is out there that’s also “unfilmable.”  I personally think the idea of something being “unfilmable” is bullshit.  Perhaps as […]

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7/21 Web Round-up

Posted by · 8:03 am · July 21st, 2009

• The forthcoming release of “Julie & Julia” delays author Julie Powell’s follow-up book. [New York Observer] • Seth Rogen takes “Entourage” (which is slowly jumping the shark this season) and its creators to task. [Movieline] • Going to Comic-Con?  Download the official iPhone app. [Apple]

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Nolan out for third Batman? Who could step in?

Posted by · 8:54 am · June 17th, 2009

Bill Ramey over at Batman on Film has posted a rather disconcerting report this morning regarding the status of Christopher Nolan’s involvement with a third film in the lucrative Batman franchise.  The info, which is hardly concrete, comes from one of the numerous Bat-related sources Ramey has acquired over 12 years of focusing his site […]

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Gaiman: Cast David Bowie as the Joker in ‘The Dark Knight Returns’

Posted by · 10:02 pm · April 22nd, 2009

I forgot to mention this in the item below regarding that Wired piece featuring Neil Gaiman and the current goings-on in the comic world.  The subject of “unfilmable” comics came up, with “Watchmen” having landed in March and Gaiman’s own “Sandman” at the top of such a list for some fans. Regarding Frank Miller’s “The […]

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Patton Oswalt begs for ‘Watchmen’ understanding

Posted by · 8:55 am · March 11th, 2009

From the actor’s MySpace blog, via /Film (who uses MySpace anymore?): Because Zack Snyder STEPPED UP, motherfuckers…[he] delivered a 2 1/2 hour, honest attempt, and broke his ass cranking out tons of free extras. And no, the movie will not have EVERY LITTLE ELEMENT FROM THE GRAPHIC NOVEL. That’s why the graphic novel exists — […]

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Fearful symmetry

Posted by · 1:02 pm · March 7th, 2009

(I was going to hold onto this and some more stuff until the beginning of the week, but we’re ready to go so let’s hit it during the weekend.) I’m not one of those guys who says this work or that cannot be filmed.  I don’t share the arrogance that demands faithful representation of a […]

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1/12 Oscarweb Round-up

Posted by · 6:31 am · January 12th, 2009

• Jeffrey Wells responds to last night’s Golden Globe Awards. [Hollywood Elsewhere] • David Carr gets some choice quotes from twofer victor Kate Winslet in the press room. [The Carpetbagger] • Guy Adams, meanwhile, comments on the actress’s “downbeat” role choices. [The Independent] • Karina Longworth’s eight Globe moments that transcended cynicism. [Spout Blog] • […]

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Making Dr. Manhattan

Posted by · 10:02 am · October 13th, 2008

Yahoo! Movies has a nice new featurette up about creating Dr. Manhattan in Zack Snyder’s “Watchmen.”  There are also a few production journals from production designer Alex McDowell, costume designer Michael Wilkinson, illustrator Dave Gibbons, director of photography Larry Fong, Snyder, etc.  Very interesting stuff.  Check it out here. These kinds of in-depth craft features […]

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Jackie Earle Haley unmasked on set of ‘Watchmen’

Posted by · 9:44 am · August 15th, 2008

It’s no secret that, despite some nay-saying and general anxiety about Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Watchmen,” I have been on board since we first caught a glimpse of the trailer back in July. I got the sense that Snyder’s visual style might be strangely suited to the material in a surprising sort of way that could […]

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Comic-Con round-up

Posted by · 5:14 pm · July 26th, 2008

I’m heading out the door to hit the Wrath of the Con party tonight, but before I go, I thought I’d link out to the news items worth reading from Comic-Con this weekend. At Cinematical, Elisabeth Rappe writes up the “Wolf Man” panel, which included the revelation of the film’s first trailer.  She also calls […]

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Zack Snyder at odds with WB over ‘Watchmen’ running time

Posted by · 12:25 pm · July 25th, 2008

Variety’s Anne Thompson is hitting the turf as always, this time down in San Diego for the annual Comic-Con International. She snagged “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder for some quick dishing prior to today’s Warner Bros. panel in Hall H (probably the most anticipated panel of the weekend).  She pressed Snyder about running time concerns, content […]

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‘Watchmen’ series on iTunes

Posted by · 5:05 pm · July 20th, 2008

It looks like the “Watchmen” marketing plan is kicking into high gear. The trailer landed last week and is attached to prints of “The Dark Knight.” Meanwhile, the panel with Zack Snyder and company is one of the most anticipated Hall H gatherings of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Well now it looks like WB […]

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Revamping Superman for 2011?

Posted by · 6:21 am · July 2nd, 2008

Two posts at /film and Obssessed with Film have me spinning my wheels this morning, wondering just who in the heck has approached comic scribe Mark Millar to revamp Superman for the screen in three years. The whole story started with a Daily Record interview that quoted Millar as saying he “always wanted to reinvent […]

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