Punisher, Mortadelo, Elektra and Hulk: Comics2Film wrap for May 30, 2003

Fri, May 30th, 2003 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Rob Worley, Columnist

THE PUNISHER

Want to know which characters are rounding out "The Punisher"

movie? FilmJerk.com

got a hold of the casting sides for the film, documents which describe the

characters that are in the picture.

According to FilmJerk, Artisan seeks six

supporting characters for the production, which begins filming July 28th. Of

course, fans already know that Thomas Jane ("Dreamcatcher") is playing

the title role while and John Travolta ("Basic") has been cast as the

villain.

Casting directors are on the lookout for Nicky Duka (a slick, greasy

kind of guy), Detective Jimmy Weeks (the cop on the Punisher's trail), Leonard

Glass (Saint's right hand man), Stanley Bumpo (The Punisher's overweight

neighbor), John Saint (the villain's son, whose death draws the two main

characters into conflict), Mike Toro (a cutthroat Cuban gangster).

"The

Punisher" is due out summer of 2004. Thanks to Cinescape

for the lead.

Don't forget: Artisan Entertainment has provided Comics2Film with a copy of the one-sheet to pass on

to one lucky film fan. Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com

for your chance to win!

MORTADELO & FILEMON

Variety

reports that the comic-based Spanish smash "Mortadelo & Filemon: The

Big Adventure" is lining up powerful distribution deals in Europe.

Samuel and Victor Hadida's

Metropolitan Film Export and Italian producer/distributor Mondo TV

have locked down the rights to the movie. In Brazil Alpha Filmes picked up the

rights. Overseas Movie Distribution will circulate the movie in Singapore.

Falcom Media Group has already signed on to bring the movie to fans in

Germany. Art Port is covering Japan while Apex had the deal for Korea.

According to Variety, the U.K.,

Scandinavia and Latin America are now under negotiations. The article makes no

mention of a U.S. distribution deal.

"Mortadelo & Filemon" is the second highest-grossing Spanish

movie of all time, bringing in $25.5

million at the box office this year.

ELEKTRA

Pat O'Brien recently chatted up "Daredevil" and "Alias"

actress Jennifer Garner for Access

Hollywood. The entertainment anchor asked Garner about the status of the

"Elektra" movie spin-off.

"I think that there is something in the works to be made next

summer, definitely," Garner said. "We still need to read the first draft of the script, and if

it isn't great than none of us want to do it."

The actress added that she had a really great time playing Frank Miller's

femme fatale in "Daredevil" and is hoping that the spin-off movie

happens.

Thanks to Movie City Geek for the

lead.

HULK SCRATCH PUNY WINNINGS!

Lottery

addicts in Pennsylvania will be able to start scratching the Incredible Hulk in

the hopes of winning $12,000 next week. On Tuesday, June 3, The Pennsylvania

Lottery will unveil the $2 "Hulk" instant ticket, tying in to next

month's blockbuster comic-to-film event.

According to the press release the "Hulk" game offers over $4.2 million in cash prizes, and the overall odds of winning

a prize are 1-in-3.57.

"Hulk" tickets will also be available in Colorado, Iowa, and Mexico.

For additional information about the Pennsylvania Lottery, please visit the Lottery's

web site.

 
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