The Losers, Surrogates, Thor: August 20th Comic Reel

Thu, August 20th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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THE LOSERS

Things go boom on the set of the film. Following MTV Splash Page to a site called jeffreydeanmorganunlimited.com leads us to a brief clip of explosives going off. I'd call this spy footage. The Splash Page suggests this is what actor Idris Elba was referring to when he twittered, ""My Sunday sees me watching a car get blown 25 feet into the air ... Not the norm."

Directed by Sylvain White, release date: April 16th, 2010

SUROGATES

MTV Splash Page also reveals the film, based on a graphic novel by by Robert Venditti and Brett Weldele will not feature its main antagonist. "I can't give away too much about the movie, but it's sort of an amalgamation of a couple of things," says director Jonathan Mostow about the change. "We tapped into certain themes more deeply in the movie than the comic book did," he continues. While adapting properties from other mediums usually leads to some changes, this one is unusual. Mostow believes the book's relative unknown status allowed him to make a big change without the usual internet fanfare. "We didn't have this giant audience that's like a judge and jury ... I know that's happened recently with some of the other graphic novel properties that have turned into movies."

Starring Bruce Willis, release date: September 25th, 2009

THOR

Actress Diora Baird twittered about her audition for the film, according to MTV Splash Page. She says the part calls for "pretty, but sturdy with muscle." Not being an avid reader of Thor, I can't speculate on what part that might be. Even Splash Page is stumped. Whether or not Baird gets the role, it would appear Thor will have his work cut out out for him.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 20th, 2011

SHAZAM!

Captain Marvel (of the DC variety) rises again. After many scripts, delays, and a flirtation with the Rock, Bill Birch and Geoff Johns are onboard to write a feature based on the Mightiest Mortal, as we reported yesterday here at CBR.

Release date: TBA

PRIEST

Moviehole has posted a casting sheet for the film. These sheets let the various agencies know what types of people a production needs. This particular one looks to be a roundup of small roles with maybe a line or two each (if that), except for the listing of a "Video Clergyman." According to Moviehole, this unnamed character is a "BRITISH ACCENT speaking Clergyman is in his 50s. A pleasant enough old chap, almost like a friendly tour guide, except he forgives those that sin. He also reminds his flock, 'to go against the Church is to go against God!' Seeking actors whom live in LA." That is definitely a speaking part.

Starring Paul Bettany, release date: August 13th, 2010

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Today's set pic from the blog of director Edgar Wright features a reprise of yesterday, this time with Knives Chau (played by Ellen Wong). Also, proof that Michael Cera is an animatronic.

Starring Mary Elizabeth Winsted and Chris Evans, release date: 2010

KIMOTA!

With a word, people become the Mightiest Mortal or a Valkyrie almost instantaneously. This is the magic world of comic books turned movies. Of course, sometimes people also turn into Harvey Pekar. You can find these magic words all over and we want them. If you discover these words or anything interesting, weird, or sad, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The choice is yours! Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of a mutiny in heaven

TAGS:  the losers, surrogates, thor, shazam, scott pilgrim

 
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