The H’wood new engine is cranking out word that that Sony let its rights slip away to the popular pulp character The Shadow.Â Sony picked up the rights back in 2006, but even with Sam Raimi heading the production, the company decided to let the option lapse.
Where will the Shadow go next?Â It would be cool to see Lionsgate do something, but that company is having its own troubles at the moment.Â I’m going to call Warner Bros. out on this one. Get back the rights to the character you had years ago, develop a movie better than the Baldwin flick, and then go swimming in all the money you’ll make off this film.
I make that sound like a slam dunk deal… I wonder how much money the wife and I have in our account?
Yesterday, we told you about Neil Patrick Harris’ involvement with the 3D Smurf movie, now we hear George Lopez, Katy Perry, Alan Cummingand Jonathan Winters are involved with the production as well.
It’s interesting Winters is in the film, he provided voices during the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series back in the day, and he’ll be playing Papa Smurf in this modern day tale.Â It’s probably not too hard to put two and two together and get Katy Perry as Smurfette, and Goerge Lopez as Grouchy Smurf.
If you were wondering when the next installment of the Wolverine movie franchise was going to get underway, you may only have to wait 9 more months.Â Showbiz 411 is reporting that the Hugh Jackman sequel is expected to begin filming in Japan in January 2011.
Based on a story cycle by Frank Miller and Chris Claremont, Wolverineâ€™s adventures in martial arts will be a love story featuring a Japanese actress, I am told. â€œItâ€™s a beautiful story,â€ says a source, â€œand will be very different than the first film.â€
No word on director, and the site claims the script is different than most originally expected.Â For those of you who have read the original Wolverine in Japan story, will that play out well on the screen?
When Neil Patrick Harris takes a hiatus from How I Met Your Mother, he won’t be sitting on his laurels.Â Instead he’ll be running around with the three apple high Smurfs in the Raja Gosnell Smurfs movie.Â The news reports don’t state what live action character he will play, and NPH doesn’t strike me as a Gargamel-type.Â If I were to put my money on the role, I would say he’ll be playing one of the ‘mericans who is trying to get one of the lost Smurfs back to his tribe.
We’ve reported about the third Ghostbusters movie, and the news that Venkman would die in the film.Â If you missed Late Night with David Letterman this week, you missed Murray confirming the story.Â If you listen closely, you’ll hear him almost dismiss the possibility of the movie getting made.
Space Invaders is indeed another game from our youth that is getting the movie treatment according to the LA Times.
Warner Bros. is negotiating to acquire feature rights to the landmark shooter from Taito, the Japanese company that originally manufactured the game. If the rights issues all work out, the project would bring on Hollywood fixtures Mark Gordon, Jason Blum and Guymon Casady as producers.
Hey, if H’wood is going to make a movie based on Asteroids, Space Invaders is a slam dunk idea.
But what about other ’80s video games?Â When are they going to get the movie treatment?Â Take the jump for our list of 10 Video Games That Shouldn’t, But Probably Will Be Turned Into Movies, along with our elevator pitch to the dumb-asses brilliant executives who green light these projects.
Here’s another one of the new characters from the upcoming Toy Story 3 movie from Disney.Â Today it’s Twitch, the insect warrior.
Meet Twitch, the insectaloid warrior, where MAN + INSECT = AWESOME! This sturdy action figure stands over five inches tall, with more than 15 points of articulation, including ferocious chomping mandibles. Use his powerful wings and impenetrable exoskeleton to evade capture! Twitch is meticulously detailed and includes his signature magical battle staff and removable chest armor. For children ages 4 and up. Other insectaloid figures sold separately.
I’ve watched the Clash of the Titans movie trailer many times since its release, and while it looks cool with all the fighty-fighty and monsters and such, we really don’t know much about the film.Â Fortunately, Yahoo! Movies has us covered.
In an interview with Shock Till You Drop, director Sam Bayer threw his hat into the ring in hopes of being considered to direct a movie adaptation of Dynamite Entertainment’s The Boys.
Yeah, I’m catching my breath but I’ve been offered some stuff. There’s one comic book I really dig that I want to go after that’s bad-ass. I’d like to get it, it’s called The Boys. It’s about a group of mercenaries and they’re job is to kick the shit out of superheroes who get out of line. It doesn’t get any better than that. In the world of The Boys, superheroes are scumbags. My youngest brother is a comic book historian and he introduced me to a lot of graphic novels like “The Dark Knight.” There are some great books I don’t think people have tapped into yet.
IF The Boys were made into a film, it would have to have a NC-17 rating, and would have to star Simon Pegg.