Red, American Flagg, Green Lantern: April 30th Comic Reel

Thu, April 30th, 2009 at 8:19am PDT | Updated: April 30th, 2009 at 9:09am

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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RED

According to the Hollywood Reporter's blog, actor Bruce Willis may star in the adaptation of the Warren Ellis comic.

Produced by Gregory Noveck, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian, written by Erich and Jon Hoeber.

AMERICAN FLAGG

The Hollywood Reporter had another story about a new film company called Elevate Entertainment, which has inked a deal with comics creator Howard Chaykin to option his masterwork and another project.  

No release date announced.

GREEN LANTERN

CBR News has a new video interview with screenwriter Marc Guggenheim about the project.  

We've also got a poll about who should star in the film.  

Directed by Martin Campbell, release date: December 10, 2010.

GREEN LANTERN: FIRST FLIGHT

CBR News also has the new street date for the animated direct-to-DVD film.  

Starring Christopher Meloni, Victor Garber and Tricia Helfer.

X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

CBR News doesn't let up, producing an early review of the mutant-minded movie.

Or you could check out a new interview with director Gavin Hood, who said, "It's something on a much larger scale in terms of expectations, budget, everything was on a bigger scale. I guess the balancing act was like don't be intimidated by the scale, just keep telling the story, just do what you do which is to focus on getting great performances out of your actors, giving you the spectacle that's required of a summer blockbuster and don't let the amount of time that it takes for these effects and for action stuff to distract you from the fact that still for me the most important thing is for the audience to connect to the characters in the movie. That's the big challenge on a movie like this, and I have a new respect I think for this kind of filmmaking, in the sense that it's very easy to be distracted by the technical aspects of things, the green screen work and all the special effects requirements that actually slow you down and mean that you have to concentrate twice as hard on the emotional beats, because it means you're not getting the same flow as you would get in doing a more intimate drama."

Release date: tomorrow.

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN

There's a new production still of actress Megan Fox in the Shia Lebeouf-fueled action sequel.

Directed by Michael Bay, release date: June 24, 2009.

SMALLVILLE

Brace yourself for more spoilers as Kryptonsite has posted more production stills from the season finale.

Next episode, "Injustice," May 7, 2009.

THE FORGOTTEN

Back to the Hollywood Reporter, the trade noted that producers John Wells and Don Murphy have optioned the Evan Young/Jareth Grealish comic which debuted at the 2004 San Diego Comic-Con. 

No release date announced.

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Filming?  It's still going on according to photos at director Edgar Wright's website.

Starring Michael Cera and Brandon Routh, release date: 2010.

A VOTE FOR CHAOS IS ITS OWN REWARD

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