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Monday, March 9, 2009

The Green Hornet, The Human Target, TV DVD News, Candy Land & Marmaduke, Mad Max: Fury Road, Comic Previews

The Green Hornet

Moviehole says here that Seth Rogen is talking about the film again. Saying: 1) Filming for the 2010 movie starts in June. 2) "It will be an origin story but not in the traditional sense. It'll be unlike every other superhero film out there." 3) "The film will concentrate a lot on the relationship between these two different cats - The Green Hornet (just a normal guy) and Kato (the one that does all the superhero stuff)." Those who read this column know my trepidation about making a comedy about one of the great super heroes. It has not changed by any statement that comes out of Rogen's mouth.

The Human Target

The Hollywood Reporter says here that Jackie Earle Haley and Chi McBride have been cast in the upcoming television series, based on the Vertigo comic series about Christopher Chance.

TV DVD News has posted info about "Jon & Kate Plus Ei8ht" (Season 4) here, "Weeds" (Season 4) here, "Star Trek" (Season 1, Blu-ray) here, "Zane Grey Theater" (Season 1) here, "Everwood" (Season 2) here, "The Last Templar" (Mini-Series) here.

Candy Land & Marmaduke

ScreenRant tells us here that the 2011 Candyland movie may not be as bad as we would think, meanwhile The Hollywood Reporter is talking here about an upcoming Marmaduke film. Hollywood has now entered the depression, I know I have.

Mad Max: Fury Road

George Miller told MTV in this article that the fourth film is on track again, but will be animated, and be without Mel Gibson. Miller said: "We'll probably go a different route. I've got a couple of years left. We're in the early stages writing and designing. A really good game you need two and half years. And for good anime you need two years. I see myself as someone who is very curious about storytelling and all its various media. I've always loved anime, in particular the Japanese sensibility. It's something I’ve always wanted to do. The anime is an opportunity for me to shift a little bit about what anime is doing because anime is ripe for an adjustment or sea change. It's coming in games and I believe it's the same in anime. There's going to be a hybrid anime where it shifts more towards Western sensibilities. Kurosawa was able to bridge that gap between the Japanese sensibilities and the West and make those definitive films."

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Dark Reign: Elektra #1,

New Avengers #51,

Army of Darkness #17,

The Boys #28,

Dead Irons #2,

The Complete Just a Pilgrim,

& Zorro Year One: Trail of the Fox

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