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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Doc Savage, My Fair Lady, Smallville, TV DVD News, Mad Max: Fury Road, Neill Blomkamp Gets New Project, Mamma Mia 2, Comic Previews

Doc Savage

Ain't It Cool News reports here that Neal Moritz and Ori Marmur are producing the adaptation of the Man of Bronze. Shane Black is set to write the script. The site passed on two things the writer confirmed about the project: 1) That it would take place in the original 1930's timeframe. 2)That it would be an original story, but respectful of the work of Lester Dent. Now I am really holding my breath, after all we have been hurt before.

My Fair Lady

Empire Online says here that the remake is set to star Keira Knightley as Eliza Doolittle. The screenplay will be by Emma Thompson who is also putting out "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang" for release August 15, 2010. No release date for "My Fair Lady" has been announced.


Airlock Alpha reports here that on the sweeps episode titled "Idol" airing Nov. 13, those Superfriends superstars, The Wonder Twins, played by David Gallagher and Allison Scagliotti, come to Metropolis.

TV DVD News has posted info about "The Red Green Show" (The Infantile Years: 1991-1993 Seasons) here, "Scarecrow and Mrs. King" (Rumors) here, "Highlander: The Series" (Season 1, Blu-ray) here, "The Yogi Bear Show" (Yogi's First Christmas) here, "Flashpoint" (Season 1, Blu-ray) here, "The Philanthropist" (Complete Series) here& here.

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Daily Telegraph tells us here that George Miller's Fourth Road Warrior movie is to begin production immediately, even though nobody has officially been cast. The rumors are that the leads will be Sam Worthington and Charlize Theron. Ain't It Cool News has posted some pictures of cars from the film here. Here at Empire Online they pass on some conversation with Miller about the film. Among the tings he said is this: "All the vehicles are hybrids cobbled together from the wrecks of the past. They'll have to be very high performance because the film is shot at speed. The reason this movie's so big is it's got just a huge number of stunts. We're trying to do stuff that I believe people haven't done before."

Neill Blomkamp Gets New Project

Slice of SciFi says here that the creator and director of "District 9," has been given the green light for a new project by Media Rights Capital to go into production by the middle of next year. They are giving Blomkamp creative freedom and a production commitment that isn't contingent on domestic distribution. Blomkamp said: "MRC is letting me make the film I want to make, and that is by far the most important thing here. The film will hopefully be commercial, but it is very much a singular film, (one) that comes directly from me. It's a pretty epic science fiction film that takes place not on Earth. So that probably sounds like pretty much every other science fiction film out there. But it has a pretty unique, awesome twist to it, which I'll have to make it before I can tell you. … It's based on a planet, yeah. It's based on another planet. It's actually based on two other planets."

Mamma Mia 2

The Guardian says here that there will be a sequel, but that the music will NOT be from ABBA. That may be a problem.

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Comic Previews
Comics Continuum has posted preview pages of
Avengers: The Initiative #29,

Dark Avengers: Ares #1,

Dark Reign: The List -- Wolverine,

Dark Reign: Young Avengers #5,

New Avengers #58,

Secret Warriors #9,

& Marvel Divas #4

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