Two 90's Comic Book Hero Movies Return
Posted 12.22.08 by Ryan
Hollywood loves a mulligan. When it comes to a possible franchise, this is called a "reboot." It worked for Batman Begins and The Incredible Hulk, not so much for The Punisher: War Zone, and now it looks like Judge Dredd and The Phantom are going to give it a try.
According to the 2000 AD Forums, they and DNA Films, Danny Boyle's company, announced that a new Judge Dredd is going into production in 2009. No word on whether this will be a true reboot or a sequel recast with a new star, but it's doubtful much will be kept from the Sylvester Stallone 1995 original, considering its lack of success. No, not even Rob Schneider.
The Phantom originally graced movie screens in 1996, with Billy Zane playing the first masked comic superhero. Not returning to The Phantom: Legacy, it will be a true reboot, focusing on what it means to be The Phantom and the concept of destiny. The movie will be set in the present day and will be shot entirely in Australia next. It's from a script by Australian writer Tim Boyle, who's now possibly set to direct as well and hopes to cast Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation) as the Phantom.