The Will Smith superhero movie, Hancock,Â is indeed headed back to the big screen, and Columbia Pictures has hired Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to write the sequel. Plot details are being kept under wraps, though the scribes will work with Smith and director Peter Berg to build on the world hinted at in the first movie. While the first Hancock movie took 12 year to get to theaters, the sequel is being put on the fast track, so expect it to fly into theaters sooner than you might think. via THR
This week, on a very special Invincible… What a world of difference a couple of years make.Â Back in the day, youâ€™d open up a copy of Invincible and see bashing and smashing, intrigue, and teenager trying to live a normal life with super powers.Â But our Mark Greyson has grown up, and as he comes into his own, heâ€™s got to face a lot of adult situations.Â Situations like premarital sex, a sibling that needs an intervention, and domestic violence.Â Heady topics, indeed.
Radical Publishing has been getting a lot of play this week; the small publisher has announced its five-issueÂ Hercules: Thracian Wars series is being turned into a feature film for Universal Pictures.Â Today it was announced, Hancock’s Peter Berg will produce and direct the adaptation with Ryan Condal writing. This announcement is really interesting as there are already two other movie studios producing Clash of the Titans-esqe movies set to debut within months of each other.Â With the addition of Hercules, we could be seeing a release slate similar to the Alexander/Troy movie battle a few years ago. via Variety
Will Smith’s Hancock landed at the number one spot at the box office this past weekend, bringing in $66 million in ticket sales.Â This brings the five day run, including a major holiday weekend,Â to $107.3 million. Regardless of what Diddy thought of Hancock, I rather liked it – not as a superhero movie, but as a superhero movie with a major twist that changes the direction and meaning of the whole story.Â Apparently, a lot of movie goers thought the movie was good enough to see it too.Â Did it have its flaws?Â Yes, there were some a few
Here’s another clip from Hancock, showing Will Smith trying to be politically correct in a crisis situation. I still get the feeling this is going to be a great superhero flick, showing what happens when the nut jobs push for a kindler gentler hero that too constrained by rules to be effective. via Yahoo! Movies