When Watchmen opens March 6, Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be far from done playing comic book characters. The Hollywood Reporter says Morgan, who plays The Comedian in Watchmen, will play the leader of a special forces unit that seeks revenge on the CIA after being betrayed and left for dead in the movie adaptation of the Vertigo/DC comic book The Losers. James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) and Peter Berg (Hancock) wrote the script, with Berg being one of 4 directors attached to the project at some point. McG and Tim Story were also slated to direct, though the directing duties are now in the hands of Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard). (Stomp the Yard? Should audiences expect some street dancing in The Losers?)
While Morgan may have a lock on playing tough, government agent characters with both Watchmen and The Losers, he may have to find a new kind of role. Morgan is yet another cast member to deny a Watchmen sequel will ever happen. Morgan told Moviehole:
We are all signed for sequels, but, ya know, there'd be no Rorschach, there'd be no Comedian -- it'd be sorta useless. It'd have to be a prequel. But I'd say unless Alan Moore says he's gonna write something, we'll never see 'Watchmen 2.' There may be someone sitting in a room somewhere at Warner Bros waiting to see if this does OK, and ready to pitch another -- but I doubt Zack [Syder] would do another, and without him, I wouldn't go back, and I can't imagine any of the other actors would want to either.
The whole cast "signed for sequels?" Snyder has already said no to a sequel, and co-star Malin Akerman downplayed another Watchmen, but if Watchmen is successful, who can say? Posted 02.22.09 by Ryan
There are three new posters making the rounds for Quentin's Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, one of the most anticipated film's of the summer (at least for us). The IMPA site says the posters are "apparently international," though all the type is in English (maybe for Britain?). Whatever they are, they're probably a bit bloody to make it in U.S. movie theatres; they definitely have a (pseudo) guerilla marketing/horror porn thing happening. They make you hungry for blood, if not the film's release. Posted 02.22.09 by reelz
After a MTV taping, Watchmen director Zack Snyder told the audience some great news: "The director's cut is 3 hours and 10 minutes and comes out [theatrically] in July." This marks the third version of Watchmen, with the theatrical version (running at a paltry 2 hours and 37 minutes) and a Snyder-dubbed "Crazy Ultimate Freaky Edition" DVD of Watchmen.
Announced last December, the "CUFE" DVD will be released this fall and will include the Tales of the Black Freighter animated footage, the death of original Nite Owl Hollis Mason, more dialogue from the newsstand Bernies and Dr. Manhattan on Mars and boasts a 3 hour and 40 minute running time, an extra 30 minutes from the director's cut.
None of the ever-expanding versions of Watchmen will include the original, graphic novel ending, though, Snyder says, the alternative would have been even worse:
When I originally got the script, Adrian [superhero Ozymandias] died at the end. That was the biggest fight for me.
For fanboys who know the graphic novel, that ending would have been sacrilege. However, if fans are still upset about the ending, Snyder says:
The reason why the squid was taken out of the movie was so there'd be more Rorschach, and a little more Manhattan.
Can fanboys live with that? They'll have to try. Until a longer version possibly emerges with a new ending. Posted 02.22.09 by Ryan
Two more clips for Street Fighter: Legend of Chun-Li have emerged, this time focusing less on Kristin Kreuk as Chun-Li, but Chris Klein as Charlie Nash, the man in charge of bringing down Bison (Neal McDonough). Posted 02.22.09 by Ryan
A SlashFilm spy somehow got into the password protected portion of Warner Bros web assets and saw something that he wasn't supposed to -- the name of the next Superman sequel!
The sneaky spoiler immediately leaked the title Superman Unleashed to the Internet, but it has not ended a long time debate about the movie -- namely, whether it will it be a reboot or not. If this is indeed the true description of the next offering, it's definitely a sequel, but it is unclear whether a new director is attached -- since Bryan Singer already leaked his sequel's chosen title as The Man of Steel early on, and this obiously ain't it.
Comic book movie fans will see the title as a good omen for the franchise. They widely panned Singer's reflective take in his Superman Returns. Plus, if the loss of the previous helmer wasn't reason enough for rejoicing, the title card description also suggests a much more action oriented effort...
Ramping up the action of its esteemed predecessor, the sequel to ‘Superman Returns’ promises to raise the stakes and take the audience to heights of action that no other superhero movie can achieve.
This is exactly what the fans have been hoping for. Now if they will just keep Lex Luthor out of it this time, all will be well in moviedom. With the number of Superman movies starring Lex as the antagonist, you'd think there weren't any other villains in all the DC Universe. Posted 02.21.09 by reelz
We'll be live blogging the Oscars tomorrow night straight from the ceremony, starting at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. Check back then for minute-by-minute analysis and commentary.
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Perhaps to make extra sure that those few people who don't already know that New Moon is the sequel to Twilight, the upcoming installment in the hit vampire -- and werewolf -- romance has now been officially re-titled The Twilight Saga's New Moon. It's a small embellishment of the Stephenie Meyer original, which is simply titled New Moon, but the change seems all about marketing, rather than any indication that the movie is going in new directions. The official artwork that goes along with it gets tweaked a bit too, giving it an orange rather than a blue tint and adding a crescent moon. Check out this high res version of New Moon's new face. Posted 02.20.09 by reelz
The Watchmen movie promotion is ramping up with a lot of new video leakage.
Collider is boasting a total of 9 scenes from the movie. Here's one of the new ones: Posted 02.20.09 by reelz