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Monday, August 20, 2007

Justice League of America, The Incredible Hulk, Scarlett Johansson, Marley & Me, The Reader, Mike Fright, Comic Previews

Justice League of America has published a report that the script for JLA has been positively received by Warner Brothers. Word has been that they may want to use such a film to launch the future Wonder Woman and Flash movies, much the way DC used the JSA and JLA to put characters in the spotlight and see some jump in solo book sales. Warners may also push production of the Justice League film forward to Feburary/March '08, with the movie hitting theatres in summer 2009. That would allow the follow up "Superman: The Man of Steel" and "Batman: The Dark Knight" to act as lead ins. The team (As the studio confirms its line up to be) would consist of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash (Barry Allen), Aquaman and the Green Lantern (John Stewart) and follow the OMAC storyline and therefore also feature Max Lord.

The Incredible Hulk

According to this newsletter, journalist Karyn Bryant says that Lou Ferrigno is doing a cameo in the new film version.

Scarlett Johansson

Empire Online reports that Scarlett Johansson has lined up three new projects. First is "He's Just Not That Into You," based on the Greg Behrendt book. Johansson plays a pilates instructor/aspiring singer who has an affair with a married man and hopes that he will leave his wife. Second, Johansson is in final talks to play Silk N. Floss in Frank Miller's adaptation of Will Eisner's "The Spirit."

She will be the accomplice to evil mastermind, the Octopus (Samuel L. Jackson). Production begins in October, with release planned for 2009. Third and final is "Mary, Queen of Scots." Filming starts in March, with John Curran directing.

Marley & Me

Based on John Grogan's memoir, Fox 2000 is filming Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston in "Marley & Me." It's about the yellow lab adopted by a Philadelphia Inquirer columnist and his wife. They want to understand parenthood, and think the dog will give them an idea. The hyperactive pooch destroys property, gets kicked out of obedience school and his antics get worse when the children begin to arrive. But by then he is a part of the family. David Frankel has replaced Shawn Levy as director of the Scott Frank script.

The Reader

The Weinstein Co. is filming "The Reader," based on the Bernhard Schlink novel. Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes will star in the story of a man who has a covert love affair with an older woman in the wake of WWII. Stephen Daldry will direct the script by David Hare. Production begins in Berlin in September.

Mike Fright: Stand Up!
Check Out: The Mike Fright Site!

The Hacksaw, the Rose & the Parthenon Parrot
Sebastian Claus was known as an authority on supernatural activity, but, this was something neither he nor his extraordinary team had ever encountered: a book whose owners all died at the hands of fictional characters. Even when Paranormal P.I. Harriett Dante was brought into the case, nobody was aware of just how bizarre this was going to get. And if they don't solve the riddle,
the world will end in fire!

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Daredevil #100,

Moon Knight #12,

Spider-Man/Red Sonja #2,

The Authority: Prime #1,

& Midnighter: Armageddon

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