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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Deadpool, Ronin, Dr. Horrible, TV DVD News, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Gunslinger, Comic Previews


Producer Lauren Schuler-Donner is quoted here in IESB as saying that Ryan Reynold's position as Green Lantern (I missed when he moved from being The Flash, but that's my fault) has not slowed development of the film. She said:"Not on my end, personally, not on my end, no. I think you can do different characters. We've had different Bonds right, and I think if Harrison Ford can be in Indiana Jones and he can be in the Tom Clancy movies, I think if you are a good actor you become the character and it's alright."


Comic Book Resources tells us here that, despite the creation of DCE, the Frank Miller comic is being adapted for the big screen. Director Sylvain White said: "It's still being developed. I just got a new draft a week ago. It's looking really good and promising. I hope it gets to go. The fortunate thing is that 'Ronin' is some Frank's earlier work. What's great and what for me works in the graphic novel, esthetically-speaking, is the design of [the city of] Aquarius, the design of New York. So I would pay homage to him more in the production design versus the actual frames. The frames in 'Ronin' are some beautiful frames, and some I would go with, but what's beautiful to me about 'Ronin' is the production design and the character design and the colors that are used. You can frame things with much more depth and beauty on film than you can in a graphic novel. Replicating frames, that's a different language. You want to always stay true to the graphic novel, but you're watching a different medium. You never want to remind the audience that they're watching a graphic novel or [something from] a graphic novel source. You just want [audiences] to watch a great movie. And if they know it's based on a graphic novel, awesome. And if you make the fans happy because you paid good tribute to the source material, awesome. I don't think you make fans happy by just replicating frames. What they want to see is that you stayed true to the story, true to the characters and true to the design."

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

Sci Fi Wire reports here that Joss Whedon won his first Emmy for "Short-format live-action entertainment program."

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show" (Complete Series) here, "Star Trek" (Season 2, Blu-ray) here, "The Judy Garland Show" (Vol. 2) here, "The Jerry Lewis Show" (The Collection) here, "Perry Mason" (Season 4, Vol. 2) here, "Daniel Boone" (Fess' Favorites) here.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Coming Soon tells us here that the film will swim against the tide and NOT be in 3D. The 2D film opens on May 28th, 2010.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

Cinematical says here that the fourth film in the series "may" be about a search for the Fountain of Youth. They also hint that the 2011 film may be based on the novel by Tim Powers. Here is a synopsis: "Puppeteer John Chandagnac, bound for Jamaica to recover stolen money from his uncle, becomes Jack Shandy after pirates attack his ship and force him to join their crew. Shandy's struggle to accept his new life grounds the story for readers, even as Blackbeard and vodun magicians whisk everyone away to dreamlike lands where the Fountain of Youth itself awaits. The chaotic sea battles sing, though at times key events happen so quickly that they get lost in the shuffle as Jack tries to comprehend where he's going and what's at stake."

The Gunslinger

Variety reports here that Chris Nahon will direct the 2011 post-apocalyptical film described thus by producer Mark Williams: "This story takes a unique and startling look at what might happen when the lawlessness of the Old West returns … but with better weapons" They also say that Josh Hartnett has signed to star in the film, which has nothing to do with the Dark Tower character created by Stephen King.

Special thanks to Movie for so many of the dynamite movie posters we use from time to time. You cannot find a better place to run down those new or classic posters.

Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
X-Men: Legacy Annual #1,

X-Factor #48,

Uncanny X-Men: First Class #3,

Deadpool: Merc with a Mouth #3,

Dark Wolverine #78,

Vengeance of the Moon Knight #1,

& Dark Reign: The List -- Daredevil #1

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