Kick-Ass, Surrogates, Defendor: September 17th Comic Reel

Thu, September 17th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

KICK-ASS 2?

Writer Mark Millar tells MTV News a sequel to the film is already in the works. "The series ends on a teaser for the next one, and the movie ends on that teaser, too," says Millar

Release date: TBA

SURROGATES

Moviehole has an interview with the film's female lead, Radha Mitchell. "It's great to be able to change your costume in one story, and have these two different identities, but what I guess the story really gets at is the abstraction of social interaction and I guess also the obsession with perfection," says Mitchell.

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

DEFENDOR

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has picked up the film for worldwide release (except in Canada). The article says film is about, "a man who is under the delusion that he is a superhero and sets out on a series of adventures to protect a crime-beset city."

Starring Woody Harrelson, release date: TBA

IRON MAN 2

According to People Magazine, Scarlett Johansson is auctioning off tickets to the premiere of the film. The winners will also get to meet the actress. It is all for charity. "I'm so thrilled to be a part of this eBay charity opportunity, again raising funds for Oxfam," says Johansson. Oxfam strives to find solutions to poverty.

Starring Robert Downey Jr., release date: May 7th, 2010

WITCHBLADE

MTV News gets the low-down on the film's status from Top Cow president Matt Hawkins. Frequent "Battlestar Galactica" director Michael Rymer is attached to direct, but a script is still required. "We banged out a three-page document that says here's the basic story idea we want to do," Hawkins says. However, a script that balances everything they want to accomplish has not yet been found.

Release date: TBA

WHITEOUT

Mania.com's Kurt Amacker has written an interesting post-mortem on the film. He notes the graphic novel belongs to a mature drama genre the studios have pretty much left to die, while the comics medium has actually embraced those sorts of stories. "Movies have largely fled to the genre ghetto where comics once dwelled -- and taking superheroes with them," says Amacker.

Starring Kate Beckinsale, release date: out now.

THE SLOW BLADE

Another oddly slow news day after the rush and excitement of D23 Expo, the DC Entertainment shake-up, and the constant churn of the Marvel movie mill. 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 choice is yours. Fresh rumors and movie news every weekday morning. I am Erik Amaya bracing for the future threat of Comic-Con 2010. (Passes are already on sale)

TAGS:  kick-ass, surrogates, defendor, iron man 2, witchblade

 
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