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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Green Hornet, Wonder Woman, TV DVD News, Rosemary's Baby, Cowboy Bebop, Comic Previews

C. Wayne will be off line for a couple of weeks into the new year. We'll be back soon!

The Green Hornet

Not only has Stephen Chow left the film as director, he may now be gone as Kato. The Seth Rogen 2010 version may be in real trouble.

Wonder Woman spoke here with David McCallum and Marg Helgenberger about playing Zeus and Hera in the upcoming direct to DVD animated film. McCallum said: "Radio has always been my first love, and this is as close to that performance as you can get. One of my favorite things when I was younger was to listen to radio dramas, and there are none now. They would do three-hour plays on radio -- this was before television, of course. So doing these films is a lot like those performances. I love doing animation -- mainly because you get to over-act. They're always saying 'more,' 'louder,' 'bigger,' 'huger' and you just turn it lose. Plus, doing animation voiceovers, I have learned so much, and it's always good in your career to discover something you didn't know, and to learn to do things differently. So it's been a fascinating experience. Most importantly, though, I have a grandson who thinks this is the greatest thing I've ever done. When I did 'Ben 10,' I really didn't know anything about 'Ben 10.' But when I went back to visit my son Pierre and told him what I'd just done, he said 'You did a Ben 10?!?' and then he started yelling out to my grandson, 'Luca, Luca, come here, Granddaddy did a ‘Ben 10’ show.' You suddenly discover you're gratte-cul with a five-year-old, and that's pretty cool" Helgenberger said: "I think the cast was enticing. Not that I was going to be playing opposite most of them, but just to be in their company. And being married to Zeus was kind of fun -- he is the god of all gods in Greek mythology. Voicing acting is usually fun, though -- I've even asked my agents about narrating books on tape. I'm very curious about that world. I'm a fan of documentaries, as well, and the voice kind of makes it right. Mostly for me, though, it's all about the acting –you don’t have to get hair and makeup and the whole bit. You just can have fun with the acting." Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion star in the March 3, 2009 release.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Cheers" (Season 11) here, "Matlock" (Season 2) here, "7th Heaven" (Season 8) here, "Melrose Place" (Season 5, Vol. 1) here, "Only When I Laugh" (Ultimate Collection) here, "The Real Ghostbusters" (Vol. 1) here.

Rosemary's Baby says here that the Platinum Dunes film, for the time has been dropped. Producer Brad Fuller said: "We went down that road and we even talked to the best writers in town and it feels like it might not be do-able. We couldn't come up with something where it felt like it was relevant and we could add something to it other than what it was so we're now not going to be doing that film."

Cowboy Bebop

MTV spoke with Keanu Reeves in this article about his wish to play Spike Spiegel in the 2011 live action adaptation of the 1998 anime classic. Reeves said: "Oh yeah, cool. We're trying to do that. We've got the rights, we've got a writer. He's putting together a scene outline. It's got a Western quality, a Western film noir aspect to it. It's got so much style to it, and that's part of its appeal. That kind of Old West, bordertown, low-tech science fiction aspect. Yeah, it's so episodic and so disconnected. We're trying to figure out what pieces to put together to tell one story. Because it's such a short form, to make a 2 hour version [will be tough]. And it’s got so much of an origin-story obligation; you've got to get people up to speed, but you don't want to do much of that. There are a lot of things to take into consideration, but we think we can do something good."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Nova #20,

Immortal Iron Fist #21,

Ghost Rider: Danny Ketch #3,

Daredevil #114,

The Lone Ranger Vol. 2: Lines Not Crossed,

Army of Darkness: Ash's Christmas Horror,

& Red Sonja #40

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