Kick-Ass, X-Men Origins: First Class, Bone: Dec 22nd Comic Reel

Tue, December 22nd, 2009 at 7:58am PST | Updated: December 22nd, 2009 at 8:12am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

KICK-ASS

IGN has a new red-band trailer for the film. The "red-band" is MPAA code for a trailer which features material too graphic or intense for general audiences. It seems only now are studios taking advantage of the red-band to show films as something different. This red-band trailer features Hit-Girl killing dudes.

Starring Nicholas Cage, release date: April 16th, 2010

X-MEN ORIGINS: FIRST CLASS

Bryan Singer talked to Heat Vision about the project. Reiterating reports from last week, the director says the film would feature a younger Professor Xavier and Magneto. Singer also suggests the "Magneto" film, the oldest planned "X-Men" spin-off, may be absorbed into the "First Class" film. "This story would probably utilize some of the Magneto story because it deals with a young Magneto, so it might supersede that because this would explore that relationship between a young energetic professor and a disenfranchised victim of the Holocaust," says Singer.

Release date: TBA

BONE

Collider spoke with producer Dan Lin about various projects, including a live action "Tom & Jerry" and an adaptation of Jeff Smith's "Bone." Lin reveals they have done animations tests for the film. "It really looks like a mix of 'Shrek' as far as the three 'Bone' characters and their comedy, their Looney Tunes or Marx Brothers comedy set in a 'Lord of the Rings' world. We've met with several directors and we hope to come to a director decision by January and Jeff Smith has been very intricately involved in the development process with us."

Release date: TBA

SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

Various sites are pointing to The Playlist, which has learned the UK release date is August 27th, 2010. There is also an understanding that the film will launch in France on the 18th of that month and the scuttle is leading some to believe the US release date will be August 20th.

Starring Michael Cera and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, release date: 2010

HUMAN TARGET

Here at CBR, our own Jonah Weiland takes you inside a scoring session for an episode of the series and the title theme. Composer Bear McCreary of "Battlestar Galactica" fame even had a chance to chat. "[The musical tone] draws heavily from 'Indiana Jones' and 'Lethal Weapon.' We talked about 'Star Trek II' and even 'The Goonies.' There was this great sense of adventure that could be fun, with a serious side. 'Indiana Jones' and 'Lethal Weapon' are great examples of that. They can be fun and funny and you'd laugh, but the action was great – they weren't winking at you in the action sequences, these were serious, kick ass action movies. We wanted to capture some of that," says McCreary

Premieres: January 17th, 2010

CLASH OF THE TITANS

Ain't It Cool News follows up on yesterday's report of reshoots for the film. According to AICN's Merrick, "the production couldn't get much of the new footage they needed until now because it required Liam Neeson ... and he's been busy filming 'The A-Team.'" It seems the practice of reshoots is becoming more and more an accepted part of working. It used to be a definite sign of trouble, but the arrival of computer effects seems to have changed that thinking as a reshoot can be mounted quickly.

Starring Sam Worthington, release date: March 26th, 2010

MARMADUKE

Yahoo! Movies has a teaser for the forthcoming film. It features Owen Wilson as the voice of Marmaduke. No, the comic strip Marmaduke does not talk, but that's hardly a concern in this instance.

Release date: TBA

CHRISTMAS ... II!

I have a soft-spot for "Santa Claus: the Movie." Despite its flaws, it tries to come up with an internally consistent myth for Old Claus. It also features a performance by John Lithgow that I can only describe as a frontal attack on subtlety. The effects are as creaky as the plot at this point, but the all-wood set built for Santa's workshop is pretty impressive when you consider the same production team had just delivered "Supergirl." It's definitely a movie one needs to watch with an ironic eye, but it isn't as cloying as a movie as you'd expect. 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 Dudley Moore behind the piano.

TAGS:  kick-ass, x-men origins: first class, bone, scott pilgrim, clash of the titans

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