Green Lantern has already been announced as "not on hold" by screenwriter Marc Guggenheim, but recent developments show the movie is getting close to being made. While co-screenwriter Greg Berlanti has previously been slated to direct, Variety reports that Martin Campbell, director of Casino Royale, is in talks to direct the movie instead.
Michael Green, the third co-screenwriter of Green Lantern, explains: "Warner Bros. doesn't do greenlights the way a lot of places do. They sort of always inch towards it, so there's never a day where they're like, 'Boom! Magic bomb! We're greenlit!' But we've had very good conversations with them. From what I'm told, they really like the last script we gave them and are hoping to find a way to make it, which would be thrilling," Green told IGN.
As for the script details, Green did reveal that the movie will concern original Green Lantern Hal Jordan. "I can't give too many spoilers, but the idea is to introduce a new character to an audience that is probably not familiar with him. So we start at the beginning with Hal Jordan."
Will Green Lantern tie in to the on-again off-again Justice League movie? Said Green: "The only mandate such as it is was, 'Any references you want to make to expand the DC world, we would enjoy,' which is one of the better notes you can get. It's like, 'Oh, more candy? Please!' They opened up the DC toy box on that, so it was fun. It's definitely tied to the familiar DC universe."
Which means that DC is still trying to set up a Justice League to rival the 2011 Avengers movie. Posted 02.06.09 by Ryan
Watchmen director Zack Snyder has already gone on record saying he would not be into making a sequel to his upcoming movie adaptation of Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel, and he's not the only one involved with the movie who feels the same way. Malin Akerman, who plays the second Silk Spectre in the movie, is also downplaying a possible sequel.
"I would be curious to see what [a sequel] would look like," Akerman told MTV, "But I don't really know how [a sequel] would ever be possible. Because Watchmen is Watchmen, and we covered pretty much the whole novel."
However, this is Hollywood, and if Watchmen dominates at the box office, it would seem likely for some kind of sequel or prequel or any -quel for that matter, to be made. Akerman disagrees. "I'm not sure if there are talks of it. If no one wants to watch it, then why do it?"
On March 6, Akerman will see how much audiences want to watch the Watchmen. Posted 02.06.09 by Ryan
In Hollywood, there are only so many really good roles for tubby male dreamboats of a certain age, and Alec Baldwin seems to be scarfing up half of them. So what's, say, Val Kilmer to do? The former Caped Crusader is thinking about ruling New Mexico, if that's what the people want. "I'm just looking for ways to be contributive," Kilmer tells the AP. "And if that ends up being where I can make a substantial contribution, then I'll run." Honestly, Val, starring as the uncredited voice of the car in Knight Rider is more than most people contribute to the good of society –- but if you decide to take on the additional challenge of governing a state, we wish you the best of luck! Posted 02.06.09 by reelz
You've got to give it to Jennifer Aniston. Having been left for the beautiful Earth Mother goddess and her flock of babies, a weaker actress might have rethought the direction of her career. She might have eschewed starring in petsploitation films (Marley and Me) or He's Just Not That Into You. And a weaker woman definitely would have avoided signing onto a movie where she gets impregnated by a turkey baster, while Brangelina trots the twins 'round the world. But, God bless her, not Jen. Girlfriend is like, "Screw it."
Aniston has signed on to star opposite Jason Bateman in The Baster, a fertility comedy from the dudes who brought you Blades of Glory. Aniston plays a neurotic woman who wants to have a baby via artificial insemination. Bateman plays her best friend who secretly replaces her donor's semen with his own.
We can't wait for the press tour on this one. We can already imagine the mag covers, the awkward moments talking turkey basters with Letterman, the tabloids seizing on a fresh opportunity to dredge up the Jen vs. Angie stories yet again. Oh the movie magic! Posted 02.06.09 by reelz
More news on the New Moon casting front. AnnaLynne McCord, who plays Naomi on 90210 and Eden on Nip/Tuck, is said to have auditioned for New Moon. Sources say McCord auditioned for the role of Heidi, a character who lures in humans with her stunning looks and then brings them to the Volturi vampires for eating. It could be the right role for her, considering she doesn't have any meat on her own bones for vampire snacking.
McCord's 90210 co-star Kellan Lutz played Emmett in Twilight and will return for New Moon. Posted 02.06.09 by reelz
Oh thank God. Offscreen, we may be facing the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, but onscreen there will be stylish shoes and bags! All four ladies -- Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis -- have signed on for a Sex and the City sequel, along with writer-director-producer Michael Patrick King. Though there's no script yet, and no start date for shooting has been set, New Line is hoping to crank out the film in time for a summer 2010 release. No worries. As long as there are the right handbags on set, the ladies can probably just improvise each scene. Posted 02.06.09 by reelz
Based on the self-help book that blossomed out of a Sex and the City episode, He's Just Not That Into You has been adapted for the screen and features a massive ensemble cast of stars and starlets, including Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Justin Long, and Kevin Connolly. Drew Barrymore does double duty, starring and producing for her Flower Films banner.
So is He's Just Not That Into You the ultimate chick flick? Something men should dread and steer clear of if their date suggests it? Find out in our review. Posted 02.06.09 by reelz
At the Time Warner earnings conference call (stay with us), Alleyinsider reports CEO Jeff Bewkes talked about the highly profitable The Dark Knight, and what it meant for the future of the company.
The obvious thing we're going to take from it is more 'Dark Knight.' We look at Harry Potter. It's fantastic to have franchises that last that long. We want to do that with Batman and Superman and perhaps Sherlock Holmes. The sequels are as good, with new characters added, as were the originals. That wasn't the case in the years ago. Warners has more tentpoles as an on-going strategy that very much lifts its distribution and performance. We think that's going to hold up our slate in the 2009 - 2010 period.
Really? Seven Batman, Superman and possibly Sherlock Holmes movies? That's either a lot of faith on their franchises or they're reacting to their Q4 net loss (did we lose you just then?). Posted 02.06.09 by Ryan