Who Should Ride the Lightning?
For a time, it appeared as if “The Fastest Man Alive” would be the next DC Comics superhero to get his own feature film. After initially commissioning Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to pen a script for a live-action The Flash movie, Warner Bros. (WB) ended up passing on Mazeau’s script and hired Green Lantern writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim to write the screenplay. That was over a year ago, however, and WB appears to have put the brakes on all of their planned solo superhero movies as they strategize their next movie in the wake of the end of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Some industry insiders have suggested that WB plans to copy Marvel Studios’ formula for The Avengers, but in reverse — first releasing the super-team movie and then spinning off individual characters into solo movies — which would mean that the Flash's first big screen appearance would be in the Justice League movie.
There have been several superheroes called the Flash, but the current incarnation, and the one that WB is likely to go with in the Justice League movie, is Barry Allen, who works as a forensic scientist when he's not circling the globe looking for trouble. Who do you think has what it takes to play a fast-talking speed freak who is also a detail-oriented detective?
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Posted 10.15.12 by BrentJS
Air travel is already enough of a pain, but what if your international flight was filled with
snakes ghosts? That's the premise of the upcoming thriller 7500, which sees passengers and crew members aboard fictional airline Vista Pacific's flight 7500 tackle supernatural forces in the sky on their way to Tokyo. It's possible that the plane is cursed, which would make sense since 7500 was directed by The Grudge and The Grudge 2 director Takashi Shimizu, but the trailer doesn't reveal any girls with long, face-covering black hair living in the overhead compartments so we can't be sure.
Horror fans will see plenty of familiar faces in the cast, which includes Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Dead Silence), Scout Taylor-Compton (Halloween, Halloween II), Leslie Bibb (Midnight Meat Train), Jamie Chung (Sorority Row) and Amy Smart (Mirrors). watch the trailer >> Posted 02.01.12 by Ryan
On True Blood, Ryan Kwanten plays Lothario Jason Stackhouse, who is usually seen with his shirt off. But in his new movie, Griff the Invisible, Kwanten suits up to moonlight as a crime fighter.
In the Australian movie (fans of HBO's vampire soap opera might be surprised to hear Kwanten's natural Australian accent), Kwanten is an everyday office worker who is bullied by coworkers. But by night, he assumes another identity — Griff the Invisible, roaming the dark street and protecting the innocent.
Kwanten sat down with Hollywood Dailies and talked about his new role. watch the interview >> Posted 08.19.11 by Chris
There have been plenty of superheroes on the big screen this summer, but Griff is a little different. In Griff the Invisible, Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) plays a guy who lives a secluded life and works a normal office job, but assumes the identity of a superhero at night to roam the streets and protect the innocent and vulnerable. He then finds a girl with a similarly off-kilter world view, and a romance blossoms. At Comic-Con, Kwanten explained how his childhood games of playing pretend, and how the life of an actor and the necessity of putting on a persona in public informed his portrayal of Griff. watch the exclusive clip >> Posted 08.17.11 by Mandy
With the first photos revealed last week, director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2: Dead End) brought the trailer for his latest movie, Knights of Badassdom, to the 2011 Comic-Con, where it received a warm welcome.
Starring the fanboy-friendly Summer Glau (Serenity), Ryan Kwanten (HBO's True Blood) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Knights of Badassdom is about a group of friends engaged in LARPing (Live-Action Role Playing) and accidentally summon a demon during the game. Said Kwanten to the Comic-Con crowd about his character: "Blood and guts start appearing randomly, and he's forced to pick up the pieces." Some of the pieces will likely be from Margarita Levieva, who plays Kwanten's ex-girlfriend Beth and is the form the succubus takes when it arrives on Earth. watch the trailer >> Posted 07.25.11 by Ryan
Elbowing its way through the throng of big studio movies scheduled to appear in the hallowed Hall H auditorium at next week's San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is an independent horror-comedy about a group of Live-Action Role Players (LARPers) who accidentally summon a real demon during one of their gaming sessions. The debut of the trailer for the movie, titled Knights of Badassdom, will be shown during a panel discussion and Q&A with director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2: Dead End) and several of the stars of the movie, including Ryan Kwanten (HBO's True Blood) and Summer Glau (Serenity), on Saturday, July 23rd, but the first still images from the movie recently popped up online, courtesy of EW. what did director joe lynch say about the movie? >> Posted 07.16.11 by BrentJS
A new, and most likely final, poster for Watchmen director Zack Snyder's upcoming 3-D flick Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole has been released online. The animated owl movie — from the same studio that made Happy Feet and set for theater release on September 24th — features an impressive cast of Hollywood voices, including Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Helen Mirren (The Queen).
The group of owls on the poster — each with varying degrees of cuteness — stand next to a piece of owl head armor. A fantasy-world landscape looms in the background, in what looks like a cross between Narnia and Middle Earth. But this is not a Hollywood mash-up. Legend of the Guardians is based on the first three books in the Guardians of Ga'hoole series, penned by Kathryn Lasky in 2003. The story follows a young Barn Owl Soren (voiced by 21's Jim Sturgess), who is snatched by evil owls from St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. Soren eventually escapes to the island of Ga'hoole and joins other owls in the war against the Academy. Posted 08.09.10 by reelz
Zack Snyder is a busy director these days, working on both the fantasy-action movie Sucker Punch and the 3-D animated Guardians of Ga'Hoole, based on the children's novel series written by Kathryn Lasky, simultaneously.
Variety reports that Guardians is lining up an impressive cast of voices, including Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, and David Wenham. They're leading an equally strong group of supporting voice actors, such as Helen Mirren, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Emilie de Ravin, Ryan Kwanten, Emily Barclay, Miriam Margolyes and JayLaga'aia.
Guardians tells the story of how an owl named Soren (Sturgess), who is entranced with his father's stories about the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, protected owlkind. Once Soren is kidnapped, he gathers together a group to escape and join the Guardians. Posted 11.20.09 by Ryan