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Monday, September 15, 2008

Wonder Woman, Akira, TV DVD News, Green Lantern, The Thing, Comic Previews

Wonder Woman

MTV says here that producer Leonard Goldberg said the following about the 2009 feature: "I can only speak for myself ... I would like it to be more current. I hope that we don't finally wind up doing the same story again: Steve Trevor flying, and his plane crashes onto the island [of Themyscira, Wonder Woman's matriarchal homeland]. He's supposed to be executed, and she saves his life. Perhaps we'll do that in a very abbreviated fashion up front, and then come up with a story that no one has seen yet."


MTV says that rumored star Joseph Gordon Levitt is denying that he has any involvement with the Warner Brothers remake of "Akira," saying: "That just goes to show what you can believe about what people write about movies. I love the movie AKIRA. I still have yet to read the manga, but that's really just a rumor. They don't have a script or anything."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Deadwood" (Complete Series) here, "Get Smart" (Complete Series) here, "Quark" (Complete Series) here, "I Dream of Jeannie" (Complete Series) here, "Saturday Night Live" (Season 4) here, "Leave It to Beaver" (Complete Series) here and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" (Complete Series) here.

Green Lantern

Marc Guggenheim was interviewed by and had this to say about the film: "I've been working my ass off on Green Lantern. I'm ready for a weekend off. I really can't say too much about it. I've sworn a blood oath of secrecy. I will tell you it features Hal Jordan and is an incredibly faithful rendition of the character. It honors everything everyone loves about the hero. We approach it from a fan's perspective. Every step of the way, we ask ourselves what we want to see and what the fans will want to see. I think we have a script that will actually satisfy on those levels. Right now I'm just doing a rewrite for the studio with Greg [Berlanti] and Michael [Green]. We'll turn that in next week. We just keep moving forward. It's really good stuff!"

The Thing

Producer Marc Abraham (who is also in preproduction for a remake of "The Creature From the Black Lagoon")said this to say to Latino Review about the upcoming film related to the John Carpenter movie "The Thing" :"This is more of a prequel than a sequel, there is your exclusive. It's going to be taking place in the same time frame. These are the events leading up to the 1982 film." Since the first film starts as a Norwegian helicopter tracks a dog that is really the creature to an Antarctic research station where the American crew is stationed, this must cover the events leading up to that.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Young X-Men #6,

X-Factor #35,

Uncanny X-Men #502,

True Believers #3,

Squadron Supreme #3,

Skrulls vs. Power Pack #3,

& Secret Invasion: Thor #2

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