The Green Hornet, Kick-Ass, G.I. Joe: July 21st Comic Reel

Tue, July 21st, 2009 at 7:58am PDT | Updated: July 21st, 2009 at 8:58am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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THE GREEN HORNET

According to Variety, Nicholas Cage and Cameron Diaz are in talks to appear in the film. Cage will play the "gangster villain" of the film, while Diaz will appear as "a reporter and love interest."

Starring Seth Rogen, release date: July 9, 2010

KICK-ASS

Meanwhile, Nicholas Cage spoke with MTV Splashpage about his costume in the up coming film. He describes the costume as "more high-tech, military, commando-style apparel." Cage appears as Big Daddy:

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, release date: TBA

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA

While the film has not yet been released, the cast is set to go for another picture, according to CineFools (via Latino Review). When asked, director Stephen Sommers shouted, "Yes they are!" Sommers also addressed the rumor he had been fired from the film. "I have final cut and they couldn't throw me off if they wanted," he explained. "You'd have to really screw up a movie to get fired because once a director gets fired from a project the stigma attached to that movie ... you're just dead." Meanwhile, Yahoo! Movies and the director's own website have new clips from the film. While they are both from the scene in which the Joes chase the Baroness's Hummer, they both feature the line, "He never gives up."

Starring Marlon Wayans, release date: August 8th, 2009

ECHO

"Watchmen" producer Lloyd Levin has picked up the rights to Terry Moore's "Echo," according to Variety. The article notes this is in line with "more recent deals where studios are becoming more interested in non-superhero fare."

Release date: TBA

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

Turns out the rumors were true. Variety is reporting writer John Fusco will pen the new live action film. "It is always exciting when you can come aboard a project that bridges the worlds of what you do with what you love," said Fusco. Some his previous writing credits include "Young Guns," "Hildalgo," and "The Forbidden Kingdom."

Release date: TBA

AMERICAN JESUS

Despite previous reports, "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn tells MTV Splashpage he is not signed to direct this Mark Millar adaptation. At this stage, Vaughn is only "talking to Mark, helping him with it, but people sort of read between the lines with that.

Release date, TBA

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

In today's set photo, director Edgar Wright wishes Comic-Con nothing but the best. Also, Aubrey Plaza, who plays Julie Powers in the film, spoke with Sci Fi Wire about the film.

Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010

WATCHMEN: THE DIRECTORS CUT

It was is probabaly our last "Watchmen" item -- well, at least until the Ultimate Edition -- MTV Splashpage has a clip from one of the special featurettes:

On DVD/Blu-Ray today!

ONE DAY TO COMIC-CON

With CCI: San Diego only a day away, announcements and surprises are around the corner. You might find yourself in possession of some of this information. In which case, let us know! Tips are always welcome and anonymity is upon request. Farm fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya considering the future threat of a twenty dollar breakfast buffet.

TAGS:  the green hornet, kick-ass, gi joe, echo, scott pilgrim

 
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