The word from Robert Rodriguez during the San Diego Comic Con was that Sin City 2 was in the works. Today, we learn that William Monahan, the Oscar winning screenwriter for The Departed, has been hired to work on the script to bring it closer to production.
During his panel at the San Diego Comic Con, Robert Rodriguez announced that Frank Miller has indeed completed the script for Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For. The sequel will not only include an adaptation of the Sin City arc, but two new stories set in the world of Sin City. Rodriguez revealed that the title for one of them will be The Long Bad Night.
Because Rodriguez basically controls all means of production and shoots most of it on green screen, the director stated that the film could begin shooting as early as later this year.
During the Robert Rodriguez panel held Thursday at the San Diego Comic Con, the director/actor/editor/special effects guru/entire crew announced he is making a live action feature based on Frank Frazetta’s Fire and Ice.
There is a lot of talk and discussion about whether or not Robert Rodriguez will direct the Deadpool movie for 20th Century Fox. I don’t know whether a comment by Rodriguez at the San Diego Comic Con got everyone in a tizzy, or if the director and Fox have really come to an agreement, but the L.A. Times is running the story that the parties are sitting down for some serious negotiations. Now negotiations are a far cry from a done deal, especially when there are specific items that need to be addressed by both sides.
It would be great to see Rodriguez stretch his legs and explore the more adult side of the capes and tights genre as opposed to his Lavagirl and Sharkboy movie.
What say you Spoilerites? Does a Rodriguez directed Deadpool movie sit right with you?
Lindsay Lohan may have been cut from the latest trailer of Robert Rodriguez’s Machete, but at least we still have her licking someone’s really big gun to keep us interested until the movie arrives September 3, 2010.
Variety is reporting that actor Adrien Brody has been cast as the lead in Robert Rodriguez Predator movie relaunch.Â This is quite a bit different than Arnold Schwartzenegger’s role from 1987.Â Also starring in the movie will be Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Mahershalalhashbaz Ali, and Louiz Ozawa.
Predator is expected to hit theaters on July 9, 2010.
I’m finding the best way to start my morning is to take a peek under the hood of Hollywood and find out what is percolating.Â Â Today, it’s a dose of Spider-Man 4, Star Trek, Ghostbuster, and Dragonball news.Â Yup, Dragonball, with a bit of A-Team news to boot.
Variety is reporting Robert Rodriguez is taking the Machete trailer from his Grindhouse film, and turning it into a feature length movie.Â Danny Trejo will play the lead character, with Rodriguez expected to start filming in June.
Machete is a Mexican ex-Federale with a gift for wielding a blade, who hides out as a day laborer, who is double-crossed by a corrupt state senator.
In addition to that bit of news, Variety also reports that the producer/director/editor/graphic artist/musician/grip/gaffer/catterer/fill in any other job Rodriguez does himself here has written the script for the relaunch of the Predator series for 20th Century Fox.Â This I find really interesting, because the last round of Aliens vs. Predator didn’t totally suck balls, and in fact made quite a bit of money for the studio.
For now it looks like Rodriguez is only writing the Predator script.
Even though it was only announced a few weeks ago, the first Red Sonja teaser poster was released at San Diego Comic Con.Â Originally scheduled for 2010, it looks like we might see the movie a year earlier than expected.Â I’m still not convinced Rose is the best She Devil with a Sword, but if she can bring life to the Roy Thomas and Barry Windsor-Smith creation, and do it right, then I’ll see it.