Watchmen Picture Is Neato
That's right. Neato
Five days after the Watchmen movie comes out, there'll be a DVD of the Tales of the Black Freighter part of the story, which according to a news story, will save the DVD industry. It will include "Under the Hood," a documentary about the old Watchmen heroes, from which the neato picture comes. This sounds super-cool to me, But me and my ilk are not 500 bazillion DVD buyers. They should try this with Hannah Montana 2: Still Billy Ray Cyrus' Daughter.
DC Comics Movie Slapassedness Update: Sgt. Rock
Joel Silver says he wants Guy Ritchie to direct the gritty wartime non-superhero Sarge, as reported on the RevSF boards
. Has he told Guy Ritchie this? Good ol' DC Comics movie guys. I just want to give them a hug and tell them it'll be OK.
DC Comics Movie Slapassedness Update: Green Lantern
On the other hand, a Green Lantern
movie has a director and he knows it. Greg Berlanti
runs three TV shows, one of which has Ally McBeal on it, and he's writing and directing Green Lantern.
He says, "Whatever free time I have left is pretty much thinking about Green Lantern."
Hey! Me, too. Now get back to work!
Runaways Comic Book Movie To Be Written By Runaways Comic Book Writer
How did this happen? Brian Vaughan created the Marvel comic book Runaways
, and he's writing the movie. It's about teenagers who discover their parents are supervillains. It's good readin'. Brian Vaughan also writes for non-comic book things like Lost
, so the movie people believe he exists.
Meanwhile, comic book makers aim to kiss on the butt anyone who ever rigged up lights on a movie set.
Ant-Man Size Details About Captain America, Thor
The Captain America
movie will be set in World War II, and the Thor
movie will be set "mostly" in Asgard, said a Marvel movie guy. The Stardust
guy isn't the Thor director anymore, and you sort of need one of those. And Matthew McConaughey won't play Cap, even though he is a handsome devil. An actor and a director won't work for them? Come on, Marvel. What are you? DC?
Almost Spider-Man Feels Like Almost Crap
A website "leaked," which means nothing anymore, since everyone does it, that Patrick Fugit
from Almost Famous
would be Spider-Man in the next movie, and the Spider-movie people immediately said "Nuh-uh." Tobey Maguire will still be the guy, they say, so shut up.
I bet Fugit feels like poop. The people who hire major movie stars immediately slapped down the idea of him being a major movie star. Ouch.
Hellboy 2 Awesomeness Update
Go to Big Red Squeaky Clean
. That is all.
Astronaut Commits Best Movie Scam Ever
The astronauts aboard the International Space Station
wanted to watch Iron Man, so they're sending it to him for free.
Most people would just sneak in, or try the old "Can't find my ticket" gambit. But this guy went through years of astronaut training, before there even was an Iron Man movie, then he flew off the planet, then he asked to see the movie for free. That is hardcore.