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
According to AICN the Wachowski Brothers are set to take over the Superman franchise from ousted Bryan Singer, and if they are in charge, they will want to reboot it into a Matrix-style trilogy.
The "dub-bros" were set to start work on another super-flick, Plastic Man, but Warner Bros. has put that project on hold, which would allow for the brothers to work on Superman.
AICN goes on to say...
The Wachowski's are currently reviewing their options as its like being asked to take the final play in a Superbowl final. [McTeigue] says if they do agree, he will likely either succumb to providing second unit support on the movie or will champion the directorship of 'Plastic Man.' The very thought of the brothers making a 'Superman' movie is unbelievable as they have grown up in the world of comic books and they would be ideal for the project.
No need to shed tears for Singer, however. He's taking the helm of a Logan's Run remake. Posted 02.12.09 by reelz
Tired of seeing Lex Luthor as the baddie in all but one of the previous 5 Superman movies? Yeah, so are we. And it seems, according to The Latino Review, so is Warner Bros. Reports say that they're on the lookout for a new nemesis in the sequel.
Since 1978, when Christopher Reeve first slipped on the blue tights, baldy bad-guy Lex Luthor has been his antagonist in all the major motion pictures. Now we agree that Lex is probably Supe's ultimate opponent, but come on Warner Bros, this is The Man of Steel we're talking about. He's had a history of fighting for truth, justice and the American way since the 1940s. He's trounced thousands of villains in his time. Even Batman in his 6 movies has only had to fight the Joker twice.
It is indeed time. But who will it be? Braniac? Doomsday? Metallo? And what actor will play the part of adversary to this iconic character? Check out Latino Review for their picks. What about yours? Posted 01.06.09 by reelz
Toby Wilkins (Splinter) has signed on to direct The Grudge 3, taking over for Takashi Shimizu who directed the Grudge sequel. The Grudge 3 will be produced by Sam Raimi.
The writers for Superman Returns (i.e., Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris) will not be returning to to write the sequel, Superman: The Man of Steel. Director Bryan Singer is still expected to come back. The studio is now auditioning other writers to figure out where they are going to go with their Superman franchise.
And finally, 300 edged out the competition to win the People's Choice Award at the Hollywood Film Awards this weekend. Does this mean 300 is going to get an Oscar nomination? Probably not. But it does confirm its place as a fan favorite.
Sources: Variety, Awards Daily. Posted 10.23.07 by reelz
Footloose, Superman, and Dracula - Oh My!
In today's dealz...
...Paramount will be doing a musical remake of Footloose (a la the musical remake of Hairspray that comes out next week). Movie musical crowned prince Zac Efron (High School Musical, Hairspray) is in talks to star as Ren McCormack (i.e. Kevin Bacon's part) and Kenny Ortega (High School Musical) is in talks to direct...
...A film adaptation of journalist Toby Young's amusing memoir about his time at Vanity Fair, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, is being made by British film company Number 9 Films. It will star Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Gillian Anderson, and Jeff Bridges as Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, and will be directed by Bob Weide (Curb Your Enthusiasm)...
...Animated French feature Persepolis will be given a new cast to do an English language version. The cartoon, which is based on the bestselling graphic novel about Marjane Satrapi's experience growing up during the Iranian revolution of 1979 will include Sean Penn, Iggy Pop, Gena Rowlands, and Catherine Deneuve...
...There's a bevy of Dracula films swirling about town, including Dracula Year Zero, which will be about Vlad the Impaler--the Romanian royal who inspired the whole dracula myth to begin with. Alex Proyas (I, Robot) is set to direct...
...And finally Kevin Spacey has signed to reprise his role as Lex Luthor in Superman: The Man of Steel, director Bryan Singer's sequel to Superman Returns...
Source: Variety.com. Posted 07.11.07 by reelz