Doc Savage, Thor, Jonah Hex: Oct 26th Comic Reel

Mon, October 26th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

DOC SAVAGE

Shane Black, the man who brought us "Lethal Weapon" and "The Monster Squad", writing a script about the Man of Bronze for producers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci? According to Ain't It Cool News' Harry Knowles, this may, indeed, be the case. "Shane passed the test by saying the character can not be separated from the 30s," says Knowles, addressing concern the character might be modernized. Of course, every attempt at a major motion picture based on a pulp character in his proper period has faltered. Well, that means "The Shadow" and "The Phantom," but it is still risky to attempt this. Shane Black may be just what Doc Savage needs to make the transition to big time movie making.

Release date: TBA

THOR

The Jude Law and Robert De Niro casting rumors from a while back are false. Gossip Cop asked representatives for Law about the rumor and got a flat, "not true." And De Niro? "Gossip Cop checked around, and as far as we can tell, De Niro won’t be doing 'Thor' either," according to the site.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, release date: May 2nd, 2011

JONAH HEX

Mastodon bassist Troy Sanderstells Paste (via MTV News) about preparing the score for the film. "Some of it was heavy, some of it was very moody," says Sanders.

Starring Josh Brolin, release date: June 18th, 2010

THE GREEN HORNET

Seth Rogan tells SciFi Wire not to worry about the film. "I'm there all the time, so I can make sure everything's going well. There's a lot of pressure. I understand that. I've been talking about this movie for years, and if it sucks, no one will be more disappointed than me, believe me," says the actor/producer.

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

RED

According to to Comics2film at Mania.com, the film will be ready to shoot in January. "Principle photography on the Robert Schwentke film is slated for Toronto. It'll move to Hollywood's new hot spot, Louisiana, following that," writes Comics2film.

Release date : TBA

MAD MAX 4: FURY ROAD

After decades of talking about it, director George Miller appears to be getting back on the highway with Mad Max for a fourth outing. The flick with not feature Mel Gibson, who brought the role to life in the 1980s. The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Australia reports on the finacial boon of a new Mad Max film in production in New South Wales. "It is estimated the whole project will take two-and-a-half years to complete, create 540 jobs and generate countless millions," according to the article. Meanwhile, Ain't It Cool News points to a Australia Brodcasting Company report on the film, AICN also points to Sky News report with a shot of a rebuilt Interceptor Pursuit Special, Max's car in the first two films.

Release date: TBA

CORPUS EDIMUS

I love "The Omen." By that, I mean the 1976 Richard Donner classic starring Gregory Peck as a distraught adoptive father who comes to believe his child is the son of Satan, prophesied to usher in the End of Days. Part of the genius of the film is Peck's steadfast skepticism in the events unfolding around him and Donner's decision to portray each catastrophe without obvious supernatural elements. Each death in the film could be an accident and Peck's character, Robert Thorne, could just be going mad. Backed by one of Jerry Goldsmith's greatest scores, "The Omen" is a trully great movie, scary or otherwise. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet 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 sanguis bibimus.

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