Sin City 2, Thor, Heroes: Oct 29th Comic Reel

Thu, October 29th, 2009 at 7:58am PDT

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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SIN CITY 2

According to Comics2film at Mania.com, the film will begin production in the later part of 2010. "Unlike the first movie, which used the graphic novels as both screenplay and story boards, the sequel will be based on an original script by [Frank] Miller," says Comics2film. Previously, "A Dame to Kill For" was bandied about as being adapted for the sequel. Miller has also made statement about a new story centering on Nancy Callahan, portrayed by Jessica Alba in the first film. Producer Stephen L'Heureux also told Comics2Film about development on a film based on the graphic novel by Miller and Geoff Darrow.

Release date : TBA

THOR

SpoilerTV has another casting sheet for the film. This time, the production is looking for someone to play a character name Isabel Alvarez. The character is described as "50's/60's A sweet small town gal who has lived her whole life in the same little town where she grew up."

Directed by Kenneth Branagh, release date: May 20th, 2011

HEROES

In case you missed it, here at CBR we have a number of preview clips from Monday's "Once Upon a Time in Texas." They feature H.R.G., time travel, and Hiro's long lost love, Charlie.

New episode: Monday

ALIEN BEGINS?

Ridley Scott tells Empire Online a rough timeline of the films events in relation to the original series. "We know what the road map is, and the screenplay is now being put on paper. The prequel will be a while ago. It’s very difficult to put a year on Alien, but [for example] if Alien was towards the end of this century, then the prequel story will take place thirty years prior," says Scott.

Release date: TBA

DUNE

First broken by Pajiba and confimred by CHUD, director Peter Berg has left the project, presumably for "Battleship." Paramount is still looking to make the flick, but according to Pajiba, the director must meet two conditions: "1) they’re looking for a director who can put the movie together for under $175 million, which sounds manageable, but they don’t want anything resembling the crap effects of the ‘84 film, and 2) they want a director who already has a preexisting passion for the novel and is enthusiastic about the project." I'll admit I love for "Dune" and never thought Berg was the right fit for this. Pajiba suggests "District 9" director Neil Blomkamp may have been approached to take the helm.

Release date: TBA

IT'S WEIRD AND PISSED OFF

John Carpenter's "The Thing" is now considered a classic. Back in 1982, when the film was first released, it was roundly destroyed by another alien visitor to cinema screens: E.T.. Where the latter film is cudly, "The Thing" vomits at you. The film is just full of tension. Carpetner was at the height of his powers here, backed up by truly imaginative gore by FX god Rob Bottin. Set at a remote research base in Antarctica, a team of Americans is slowly decimated by an alien parasite that can mimic anything it devours. It's hard to imagine that anyone has not seen this film, but with a remake on the horizon ("The Thing" is, itself, a remake of the Howard Hawks production now known as "The Thing from Another World") it is possible some people just don't know about the expericen that is John Carpenter's "The Thing." 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 Wilford Brimley.

TAGS:  sin city, thor, heroes, alien, dune

 
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