Green Hornet, Scott Pilgrim, Swamp Thing: August 31st Comic Reel

Mon, August 31st, 2009 at 7:58am PDT

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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GREEN HORNET

According to Box Office Mojo, the film has pushed back its release date from summer of next year to December 17th, 2010 . Hitfix followed up and got a comment from star Seth Rogen: "We're both relieved and psyched about the change. It gives more time for post, which would have been immensely rushed if we were to come out in the summer. It also affords us more time to promote the film, (now we can go to Comic-Con with more than a car!) and ultimately is a great vote of confidence from the studio. We got the same date that movies like 'I Am Legend' and 'Avatar' are getting, so we're thrilled to be there." While these sorts of slips are often a sign of no confidence from studios, moving it into the prestige picture season could be a blessing.

Directed by Michel Gondry, release date: December 17th, 2010

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Monday means an extra special weenkend at the blog of director Edgar Wright and brings us to the end of principle photography on the film. Friday was the wrap. Saturday sees director Wright having lunch with Canadian horror master David Cronenberg. And Sunday sees Wright leaving Toronto.

Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, release date: 2010

SWAMP THING 3-D

Collider reports producer Joel Silver is looking to remake (or restart) "Swamp Thing" as a 3-D franchise. "I'm developing a picture now that I'd like to do ... I'll hopefully do Swamp Thing, which is a movie we've had for a long time. We think that would be great to do in 3D," says Silver. Beyond his hope, there is no other information on the project at this time.

Release date: TBA

RED SONJA

Considering this Twitter message from last Wednesday (spotted by MTV News), it would appear the time has passed for actress Rose McGowan to take on the sword and sandals. A number of "Conan" related projects are in development at the moment, including a "Thulsa Doom" spin-off. The fire was lit under "Red Sonja" when director Robert Rodriguez was set to make it with McGowan as his Sonja. He left the picture and a slew of others, in the end making the children's film "Shorts" and the upcoming "Grindhouse" spin-off "Machete."

Release date: TBA

SURROGATES

Superhero Hype talks with director Jonathan Mostow in the edit room. When asked why the production shot in Boston, Mostow replied, "Two reasons: One, fantastic tax credit. Two, fantastic city."

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

DEADMAN

According to Blood Disgusting, "Island of Lost Souls" director Nikolaj Arcel is in line to direct a film based on the DC hero. Guillermo del Toro is attached as producer.

Release date: TBA

WHITEOUT

IGN has added several new stills to its gallery for the the film.

Starring Kate Beckinsale, release date: September 11th, 2009

SPAWN ANIMATED

Creator Todd McFarlane says the show is back. The animated "Spawn" ran on HBO late night for several years in the late 1990s. Surprisingly well-rendered and featuring the voice of actor Keith David as the titular Hellspawn, the show was admired by its fans. McFarlane says "legal issues" prevented the series from continuing. The series did feature "Angela," a character which was the subject of a prolonged conflict between McFarlane and writer Neil Gaiman over the rights to the character.

Release date: 2010

FIRE AND SHADOW

Well after a weekend of heat and fire in the LA Basin, it is back to the grind. If you discover something awesome, disheartening, or just plain weird, let us know! Take credit, come up with a clever nickname, or go anonymous. The power is yours! Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya anticipating the future threat of "Rambo 5."

TAGS:  green hornet, scott pilgrim, swamp thing, red sonja, whiteout

 
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