MTV has posted a Behind the Scenes tour of the Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie. The clip is hosted by Jessica Alba, and while we do get to see some production and a tour of the different departments, it is typical MTV fluff – in other words, don’t expect any major revelations. via MTV (link)
Transformers World has a new picture of what may be Ratchet in robot mode from the upcoming Transformers movie. If you want to see the whole thing, head over to the site. I’m not too impressed with the artist rendering as it looks a lot like the other renderings we’ve seen floating around the Net. Still if you are obsessed with the Transformers movie like we appear to be (Scott Johnson, we’re looking your way), then you’ll want to drool over the pictures post haste.
Warner Bros. has hired Gary Dauberman to write the script to DC Comics’ Deadman, according to Variety. The project is currently under the watchful eye of Guillermo del Toro who may direct the flick. Susan Montford and Don Murphy from Angry Films are producing. via Variety (link)
In the theatrical release of X-Men III, Jean Grey really let fly, nearly destroying the entire city of San Francisco. Storyboard artist Adrien Van Viersen has posted the storyboards to deleted scenes from the movie that show Grey doing more than just tearing up the Golden Gate Bridge. I wish Fox would have ponied up the money to have these scenes completed, because it really shows the sheer destructive power of the Dark Phoenix. But that’s what happens when you rush a movie to theatres just to make a quick buck. Perhaps we’ll see more destruction from the resurrected Grey…
Steven Spielberg commented to attendees at a lunch gala he still has plans to bring the French adventurer to the screen. As for Tintin, Spielberg recalled that he had first acquired the rights to that character back in 1983 and later re-established the option to do something with the French comic character. via Variety (link)
Warner Bros. Pictures have announced the release date for The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins. The Chistopher Nolan flick will hit the screen on July 18, 2008. In the film, Batman and Commissioner Gordon find alliance with a newly appointed DA Harvey Dent to stop a vicious killer with a warped sense of humor known only as The Joker, a threat to both the good, and the evil of Gotham City. 2008 is a long way off. Heck, that’s 20 months from now! A lot can happen in almost two years – if the date can be moved…
While it is no surprise that many movie franchises today are set up in three picture deals (Spider-Man for example), it is interesting the studios would sign a three picture deal on Transformers based on fan love. According to an interview with Shia LaBeouf, who plays Sam Witwicky, the thespian is under contract for Transformers 2 and 3. It’s pretty much a sure bet your audience will follow you to Transformers. Shia LaBeouf: “Yeah. The biggest movie in Hollywood. You don’t get bigger than $250 million robots blowing up the world. I don’t plan on making any other – I…
According to Variety, Nicholas Cage will be staring in a bigscreen adaptation of Virgin Comics “The Sadhu”. The movie will combine action and mythology from India. The script is being written by spiritual author and Virgin Comics co-founder Deepak Chopra. Cage will play James Jenson, a soldier who travels to India during colonial times and becomes a spiritual warrior. via Variety (link)
Many of you weren’t too thrilled when Venom didn’t make an appearance in the Spider-Man 3 trailer I posted last week. Well Web-heads, I did the research and found the San Diego Comic trailer that does include shots of Venom at the end. UPDATE: As fate would have it, the video has been removed from YouTube (thanks Sony). But fear not, I still have an image of Venom for you to enjoy.
Spider-Man fans will get a long-awaited sneak peek at Columbia Pictures’ highly anticipated motion picture Spider-Man 3 when a new, full-length, two-and-a-half minute trailer debuts in a special unprecedented “road block” across Viacom Inc.’s brands and on the CBS Television Network on Thursday, November 9, at approximately 10:00 pm. Spider-Man 3, starring Tobey Maguire and directed by Sam Raimi, kicks off next summer’s moviegoing season on May 4, 2007.