G.I. Joe, Green Hornet, Ghost Rider 2: July 15th Comic Reel

Wed, July 15th, 2009 at 8:00am PDT | Updated: July 15th, 2009 at 9:35am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

Reviews are starting to come in. Latino Review has a pretty positive write-up from a reader that has people accusing "plant!" in the comments. Ain't It Cool News has a duo of reviews, the first also gets a possible "plant" label. "The other main difference between this and Transformers is that this was devoid of low-brow humor. Sure, there were a couple slap stick moments involving Morlon[sic] Wayans (who was less annoying that I thought he'd be), but mostly it was cheesy humor that came from the characters. No "robot humping Megan Fox" here." writes the reviewer. The second was less positive, but still says the movie is enjoyable. These reviews can be mighty spoilery at times, so read with discretion.

Directed by Stephen Sommers, release date: August 8, 2009

THE GREEN HORNET

Ain't It Cool News and Superhero Hype are confirming yesterday's reports that Stephen Chow has left the film. Both quote the same statement from Columbia Pictures, the studio behind the project, ""There was a mutual and amicable decision by both sides to move on," said the studio in a statement. "We are out now to cast a new Kato and remain fully committed to Michel Gondry's exciting vision for the film, which will begin production this September." Meanwhile, MTV Splashpage found this bit of publicity for star Seth Rogen's next film, "Paul" in which the actor has clearly lost a lot of weight.

Starring Seth Rogen, release date: July 9th, 2010

GHOST RIDER 2

Promoting the up-coming CGI film "G-Force," Nicholas Cage talked to MTV Splashpage breifly about a follow-up to Ghost Rider. Cage says he would like to make the film "less of a western" with more of an "international" flavor. They also have video:

Release date: TBA

SECRET IDENTITY

Variety (via Superhero Hype) is reporting the screen rights to Craig Yoe's "Secret Identity: The Fetish Art of Superman's Co-Creator Joe Shuster" have been bought. The film will detail Shuster's work on the underground fetish comic "The Nights of Horror" that Shuster worked on anonymously in the years following the creation of Superman. "The comics were sold covertly under the counters of Times Square bookshops -- until they sparked a dragnet and crackdown on comics, several sensational trials and a Supreme Court censorship case in 1954," says Variety.

Release date: TBA

HACK/SLASH

Director Fredrik Bond has signed on to the film adaptation of the horror comic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bond has previously directed commercials, 2004's "The Mood" and Moby's "Bodyrock (Auditions)" video.

Release date: TBA

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Over at the Edgar Wright's blog, today's set picture features, well, possibly Knives Chau. Possibly age seventeen.

Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010

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TAGS:  gi joe, green hornet, ghost rider, hack/slash, scott pilgrim

 
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