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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ant-Man, Book of Shadows, TV DVD News, Lewton Remakes, Thor, Comic Previews


Ugo Movie Blog quotes Kevin Feige saying here, more about Edgar Wright's involvement with the 2010 production "Ant-Man." He confirmed that the film was a positive go, and then Feige said: "Yeah. I mean, Edgar has been passionate about Ant-Man for years. I think it was probably three or four years ago that I first met Edgar down at Comic Con. He wanted to meet to talk about a character, and I was like, Ok, Spider-Man? What’s it going to be? And he had pictures of Ant-Man, which I was surprised about until I heard his pitch, and then it made perfect sense. And we brought him on right away. He has delivered an excellent, excellent draft with his writing partner Joe Cornish. They’re at the tail end of doing a revised draft as well. And then, of course, Edgar is going to go off and do Scott Pilgrim [vs. the World]. So we hope at some point after that, to bring Ant-Man to the screen."

Book of Shadows

The Hollywood Reporter says here that Rob Reiner will be directing his first action-adventure movie, titled "Book of Shadows." We are quickly told that it has nothing to do with the sequel to "The Blair Witch Project." The trade says that Reiner had a basic idea he'd been kicking around, and he told writer Zoƫ Green. Green then wrote the screenplay around that idea and sold it to Castle Rock. Here's the story snippet they've released: "A young male protagonist, 'a perilous journey of first love,' a dangerous quest, and a mythical book that can restore balance to the world."

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Marvel Superheroes" (3 Pack) here, "Spider-Man" (Villain Showdown) here, "George of the Jungle" (Jungle Bells Episode) here, "Night Gallery" (Season 2) here, "Freaks and Geeks" (Yearbook Edition) here, "Spin City" (Season 1) here.

Lewton Remakes

Variety reports here that Andy Fickman will produce four remakes from RKO's history of classy horror, including three produced by Val Lewton. Fickman is to direct at least one of the films. The remake properties are "I Walked With A Zombie" (1943); "The Body Snatcher" (1945); "Bedlam" (1946); and "Five Came Back" (1939).

Thor is reporting that Daniel Craig turned down the title role in "Thor." Kenneth Branagh is directing but has yet to find an actor to to play the God of Thunder, despite those Brad Pitt rumors.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Army of Darkness #14,

Xena vs. Army of Darkness: What, Again? #1,

Battlestar Galactica: Origins #11,

Brothers in Arms #4,

She-Hulk #34,

Ultimate Spider-Man #127,

& Sonic X #38

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