David Goyer may have said that future DC comic movie adaptations were "on hold," but screenwriter Marc Guggenheim doesn't think that applies to his and writer/director Greg Berlanti's Green Lantern. "I don't think David was referring to Green Lantern. I think David was referring to other properties. That doesn't jibe with the information that I've been getting," Guggenheim told Newsarama.
Goyer's "other properties" include adaptations of DC's The Flash and Green Arrow, so it would seem Green Lantern is still very much green lit. In fact, Warner Brothers President Alan Horn said in December that Green Lantern was "next." Posted 01.14.09 by Ryan
The Hollywood Reporter says a settlement between Warner Brothers and FOX regarding the upcoming Watchmen is "close." Both studios met over the weekend to continue talks, and attorneys met yesterday behind closed doors in a Los Angeles court. Warners has not pressed about its request for an earlier January 20 injunction hearing, and with Tuesday's cancellation of a court conference between the attorneys and the premiere of new TV spots for Watchmen, indications are that an end to the dispute is near. Posted 01.14.09 by Ryan
Jennifer Hudson is set to take the stage and sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl on February 1 in her first public appearance since the tragic murders of her mother, brother, and young nephew. A few days later, the Oscar-winning actress, who starred in Dreamgirls and had a supporting role in the Sex and the City movie, is set to perform at the Grammys' MusiCares event in Los Angeles. She's also nominated for four Grammy Awards, which will be given out on February 8. Hudson was last seen on the big screen in The Secret Life of Bees. Last October, her mother, 29-year-old brother, and 7-year-old nephew, were slain in Chicago. Her estranged brother-in-law has been charged in the murders. Posted 01.14.09 by reelz
Three new pics of Mark Millar's comic book movie Kick Ass have appeared.
Directed by Matthew Vaughn, Kick Ass is about Dave Lizewski, an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a superhero, even though he has no powers, abilities, training or meaningful reason to do so.
While confronting local thugs, he manages to get his ass kicked enough times that he develops a bit of fighting skill, and even inspires other vigilantes to the cause when his exploits are shown on YouTube. But the odds change drastically when he incurs the wrath of professional bad-guys.
Uber-nerd Christopher Mintz-Plasse of Superbad fame plays arch-villain The Red Mist, the son of a mobster who faces off against the would-be superhero. With a little McLovin, odds are this will be a fun movie. Although, if it's anything like the R-rated comic it won't be for kiddies under 17.
Aaron Johnson plays the lead role along with Nicolas Cage and Chloe Moretz, aka Big Daddy and Hit Girl (in the second picture) -- and friends played by Clark Duke and Evan Peters.
This will be Millar's second comic novel adapted into a movie. Last year's hit Wanted was the first. Kick-Ass is due out later this year. Posted 01.14.09 by reelz
Fresh from securing his role as the werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight sequel, Taylor Lautner showed off what it took to fill out the role. He has put on 26 pounds of muscle preparing for the role, and it really shows. But he is not done yet. He told Access Hollywood that he had initially put on 20 pounds and promised 10 more, so he's got 4 left to go. There's no doubting his determination on this one. Explaining what it took to get where he is now, he says "I get into the gym every single day, seven days a week, two hours a day, eat as much as I possibly can." Check him out as he flexes his abs and shows off his six pack for the camera. Hot. Posted 01.14.09 by reelz
Fans had the chance to immerse themselves -- albeit briefly -- in J.K. Rowling's world during the 3D portion of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (The simultaneous IMAX release of Half-Blood Prince promises additional 3D footage.) And starting this spring, fans can explore Hogwarts courtesy of the Harry Potter Exhibition, a road show of props and costumes in full-blown movie-set displays.
But any true Seeker knows that a trip to England is a must. That's where you can find the places that inspired the visually rich settings of the Harry Potter books and movies. In fact, a quick Google search will bring up more than a dozen tour companies ready to take your money for a day's drive around London and Oxford.
For those needing a fix as they await the release of the Half-Blood Prince -- and lacking the cash to hop across the pond, or to Chicago -- we've put together a look at five Harry Potter sites likely to be seen in the upcoming movie. Posted 01.14.09 by reelz
Broken Lizard's Jay Chandrasekhar has signed on to direct a new comedy about a couple who undergo a bold experiment in gender reversal to save their relationship. Entitled Opposites Attract, the comedy will be of the lewder R-rated variety. This will be a side project from the Lizard projects for Chandrasekhar, who also directed the first Dukes of Hazzard with Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott.
No word on casting just yet, but we wouldn't be surprised if fellow Lizard cohorts such as Kevin Heffernan or Paul Soter pop up for a cameo.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
An interview with House star Olivia Wilde before the Golden Globes shed some light on the upcoming Tron sequel. Wilde talked to MTV about the technology used in the movie, as well as the fashion, which Wilde claims will have a "ripple effect" on modern times. Get ready for clothing with neon piping throughout! Check out the interview below. Posted 01.13.09 by Ryan