Arriving in stores today is Warner Home Video’s Superman/Batman: Public Enemies.Â If you need yet another reason to pick up the movie (you did listen to our podcast review, right), WHV sent us another clip from the direct to DVD feature.
Take the jump for more images (including a shot of Power Girl) from the flick.
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It’s bad enough H’wood is actually making View-Master the movie, now Mattel’s most famous toy, Barbie is getting a feature, too.Â Universal Pictures won the rights to the live action treatment, with Laurence Mark, of Jerry Maguire fame, producing the flick.
Meanwhile, on Eternia…
He-Man got some sad news a couple of weeks ago, when Warner Bros. and Mattel parted ways, but the big galoot has stumbled his way into a new home at Columbia.Â Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on which side of the paycheck your are sitting on, all of the previously prepared content has been scrapped.Â This means the script and all the pre-production will need to be rebuilt from the ground up, so hopefully Columbia knows what it is doing.
The Hollywood Reporter has Warner Bros. so excited about the upcoming Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie that has already green lit a sequel.Â And while that news is an indicator the celebrated sleuth flick might do super good at the box office, the news that Brad Pitt is interested in playing the villain in the follow up movie should have everyone scrambling to lock schedules to get this film made.
Kieran and Michele Mulroney, the writers behind the now shelved “Justice League: Mortal”Â project, have been brought on board to penÂ the new movie.
Warner Bros. has put out the casting call for actors to join Ryan Reynolds down under in the Green Lantern movie.Â According to Spoiler TV, the usual suspects are making their appearance:
26-32, a smart and attractive woman with an MBA. She started as a pilot and now runs Ferris Aircraft. She is a work-a-holic…FEMALE LEAD
[DR. HECTOR HAMMOND]
27-35, Character actor who is austere and impersonal, he is real “scummy.” He is a pathologist and also the son of a Senator.
Mid-30s to Mid-40s, he is smart, tough, intimidating and in great physical shape.
Mid-30s to mid-40s, he is a great warrior.
It interesting that Abin Sur isn’t going the all CGI route ala Doctor Manhattan in Watchmen.Â And, with Hector Hammond and Sinestro both appearing in the film, one my expect Sinestro to be on the side of the green light in this first film before his ultimate corruption to the Yellow Lanterns in flick number two.
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Deadman has always been one of those characters that could be incredibly fantastic or tediously boring.Â I don’t think DC has found the perfect balance yet (although Wednesday Comics is doing a bang up job).Â Perhaps with the news that Guillermo del Toro is producing a Deadman movie will bring spark to the character and cause a positive reaction from fans and the rest of the world, who know nothing about the character.
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True Blood star Stephen Moyer, and 90210 cast member Lily Collins have joined the cast of Priest, according to Variety.Â Moyer will be playing a mortal in this flick instead of an undead blood-sucker, with Collins set to play his niece.
In the frontier of the American west, a veil of evil threatens to engulf humanity. Servants of the fallen archangel Temozarela are paving the way for their dark lordâ€™s resurrection.
One man stands in the way of the apocalypseâ€”Ivan Isaacsâ€”a fallen priest who sold his soul to the devil Belial for the power to fight evil. Armed with a wicked blade and silver bullets, Ivan will give the heretics a baptism of blood in his pilgrimage for humanityâ€™s redemption.
Universal Pictures may have found a new director for the Bioshock videogame movie adaptation in the form of Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.Â Gore Verbinski stepped down from the Take-Two Interactive flick as the director, but is still on board as the producer.
Verbinski opted out of directing because the studio’s budget plan for the film has been revamped to lense abroad in order to take advantage of tax credits and favorable exchange rates.
Verbinski couldn’t do an overseas shoot due to other film projects he is currently involved in.Â On the plus side, fans of 28 Weeks Later, know Fresnadillo can deliver an action packed and creepy story, so the pairing of new director and Bioshock should be perfect.
Still no word on a potential release date, as Universal is still mucking about with the budget, which had climbed to $160 million before Verbinski stepped aside as director.
District 9, the Peter Jackson produced sci-fi social commentary flick, hit the number one spot over the weekend, bringing in an estimated $37 million.Â While not spectacular for major block buster numbers, the film reportedly cost $30 million to make, with Sony/Tri-Star buying the distribution rights for $25 million.Â That means as the movie gains momentum over the next couple of weeks, that there will be a lot of gravy floating around for a potential sequel if director Neill Blomkamp decides to go for it.
And while you might be flying high on that news, I’ll bring you back down with word that the Wayans Brothers (Marlon and Shawn) are in talks with Sony to develop sequel to their 2004 comedy White Chicks. Brother Keenen Ivory is set to direct and is also writing the script with his brothers.
James Vanderbilt has signed by Sony to write the fourth installment of the Spider-Man movie franchise.Â Although that might seem like a big announcement for some, it’s kind of late news as Vanderbilt already turned in the first draft of the flick, with two other writers (David Lindsay-Abaire and Gary Ross) to do the rewrites.Â The bigger news is he is also on board as the writer for movies five and six.
Spider-Man 4 is currently in pre-production, with a 2010 production date, so everything can be wrapped and the film in theaters by May 2011.
The Hollywood Reporter is circulating news that BrYan Singer has been tapped by Universal Pictures to produce and direct the big screen adaptation of Battlestar Galactica.Â Thanks to a power outage, and a two-year-old who fills up the TiVo with crap children’s programming, I’ve not had a chance to watch the final four episodes of the series, so I have no idea if Singer jumping on board for a movie franchise is a good idea or not.
There is no script for the new “Galactica,” though insiders have said the feature is to be a complete reimaginging and will stand separately.
If it does stand separately, it’s going to be a really strange movie, as I doubt audiences will be interested in yet another interpretation of the Galactica series, especially when the large fan base has a huge love-on for the just wrapped series. Since it is Friday, what say you Major Spoilerites?Â Do you have any interest in seeing a movie redux of Galactica Returns?
In case you were wondering, Stephen Chow is out, and Jay Chou is in as Kato in the Green Hornet movie.
“It’s an overwhelming experience to take on a role made famous by Bruce Lee. I won’t try to be Bruce Lee’s Kato â€“ I will try to bring my own interpretation to the part. Of course, it’s a dream role, and I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Chou in a prepared statement.
There’s also word that floated out of Wizard World Chicago this past weekend that Edward James Olmos is also on board the Green Hornet flick, although there’s no word who he will play in the Michel Gondry directed film.
The Green Hornet is still slated for a July 9, 2010 release.
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Those who liked the 1968 sexy space flick Barbarella starring Jane Fonda may either jump up and down in joy, or anger on the announcement that a remake of the film is in the works.
Joe Gazzam is writing the script, with Robert Luketic signed to direct.
“Barbarella” centers on a female mercenary who roams the universe of a distant future, undertaking missions that require fearlessness, ingenuity and sensuality. The character debuted in 1962 in a French graphic magazine written and illustrated by Jean-Claude Forest and was known for her sexual escapades. There also was a musical produced in 2004.
Instead of being a campy adventure, the updated Barbarella is going to focus on more action.