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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Star Trek, The Green Lantern, The Goon, TV DVD News, Spring Awakening, Marvel Movies, Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula, Comic Previews

Star Trek

AceShowBiz says here that Paramount has moved the opening up from Friday, May 8 to Thursday, May 7.

The Green Lantern

Comic Book Resources News heard here from Brian Austin Green that he wants to join the Green Lantern Corps. So active is his campaign that we get the above picture of him as the character done by artist Jamie Tyndall. Of course we have all heard that Chris Pine has the role locked down, but we also know nothing is set in stone till the film is in the can (And sometimes, not even then).

The Goon

MTV Splachpage spoke here with artist Eric Powell about bringing out 2010 the film verson. Powell said: "I always felt that the material would work better animated, just because of the bizarre nature of the characters and the atmosphere of the stories."

TV DVD News has posted info about "Mystery Science Theater 3000" (Vol. XV) here, "Rhoda" (Season 1) here, "Eureka" (Season 3.0) here, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" (Season 7) here, "Transformers" (Complete Series) here, "G.I. Joe" (Season 1.1) here.

Spring Awakening

The Hollywood Reporter tells us here that McG is going to direct and produce the film version of the hit broadway musical. Original book writer and lyricist Steven Sater will be involved in development.

Marvel Movies quotes Kim Masters in this article as saying that the proof of the economic pinch is that, beyond the tent pole star, salaries of actors in Marvel films are going down. She says that both confirmed "Iron Man 2" co-stars Mickey Rourke and Scarlett Johansson were originally offered $250,000 and both negotiated their fees to somewhere north of $400,000. Not the huge sums we've seen recently. (Not to say I wouldn't take it, but that's me). Tim Connors, Marvel COO, says: "We don't like to be portrayed as being disrespectful to talent, notwithstanding the fact that we are very budget-conscious and can't always meet an actor's initial asking price. We say, 'We wouldn't normally ask an actor at this level to do this but we'd be thrilled to have them.'"

Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula

My pal, Todd Norris, was the director of photography and editor, and his work will always be worth looking at, so you should go see it. The Kansas City premeire is Thursday, April 23 at 7:15pm at Kansas City Film Fest at the AMC Mainstreet. That's at 14th & Main, K.C. Mo.. Here is the official site and here is the trailer.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
The Living Corpse Annual #1,

Eureka #4,

Farscape: Strange Detractors #1,

Cthulhu Tales Vol. 4: The Darkness Beyond,

Mysterius: The Unfathomable #4,

World of Warcraft #18,

& The X-Files #6

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