The Spirit, Buck Rogers, Green Hornet: December 19th Comic Reel

Fri, December 19th, 2008 at 8:48am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

THE SPIRIT

A story at Sci Fi Wire talks exclusively to the lovely ladies of the Will Eisner adaptation. "What brought me to this project was Frank," said Scarlett Johansson. "I loved 'Sin City' -- LOVED 'Sin City' -- and I loved '300,' and I thought he must be a pretty interesting fellow. And so I'd gotten the script, and there really wasn't any part for me. The Silken Floss character was kind of underwritten, but I still wanted to meet Frank. So we met, and we had a really wonderful three-hour lunch meeting. We just talked about New York and just laughed and had a great time. At the end of it, I was like, 'Well, I'm sad. There's nothing for me to do.' He was like, 'I'll think of something.' And so he decided to expand this character. So I got super, super lucky. That was really it for me. I felt like being part of his vision would just be fun, a fun world to be able to play around in.

CBR News also has an early review of the film.

Starring Gabriel Macht, release date December 25, 2008.

BUCK ROGERS

Speaking of Frank Miller projects, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Miller is in end negotiations to helm the sci fi classic's latest cinematic outing.

No casting or release data announced.

GREEN HORNET

Variety is reporting that Stephen Chow will still play Kato but has dropped out as director of the project.

Written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, release date June 25, 2010.

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

The crew of Comic Book Movie read the latest issue of Production Weekly and noted that Hugh Jackman and the production are headed back to the fictional land of Canada.

Directed by Gavin Hood, release date May 1, 2009.

SURROGATES

ICv2 reports that the film is now scheduled to be released Setember 25.

Starring Bruce Willis.

G.I. JOE: RISE OF COBRA

A fan at Nuke The Fridge saw the preview trailer for the film ... and ... well, "What can I say about it? Well, it was horrible. No, actually it was worse than horrible." Ooh.

Release date: summer 2009.

THAT'S A WRAP

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