Green Lantern, Deadpool, Robocop: Feb 9th Comic Reel

Tue, February 9th, 2010 at 7:58am PST | Updated: February 9th, 2010 at 8:29am

TV/Film
Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

GREEN LANTERN

Heat Vision reports actor Tim Robbins has been cast in the film as Senator Hammond. The article refers to the character as "the disapproving father of the movie's villain, Dr. Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard), who becomes infused with psychic powers." The film is set to start filming in March.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, release date: June 17th, 2011

DEADPOOL

Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick tell MTV News about the collaboration between themselves and star Ryan Reynolds. "We’re very excited for 'Deadpool,' and have been developing it on a near-daily basis with Ryan Reynolds, who is just awesome ... it's such a collaborative process, with someone who's so smart and passionate; it's just been a true pleasure," Wernick said. "We’re a little newer to Deadpool, although we've done a bit of catching up. One of the nice things about working with Ryan is that he tonally gets it -- if we ever do something that is off the Deadpool path, or if it doesn't feel like Deadpool, he catches it," said Reese.

Release date: TBA

ROBOCOP BEGINS?

Moviehole asks producer Brad Fischer if the "Robocop" reboot could be a 3D feature. "I think we'll have to re-approach it when it comes back and we'll come back to the table and look at it, and decide how we're going to move forward. I mean, certainly, the spectacle nature of it, the evolution of technology in the medium -- it would be crazy," replied Fischer.

Release date: TBA

THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA

According to Big Shiny Robot, actors Chad Michael Murray, Ryan McPartlin, Jensen Ackles and other actors primarily known for TV have read for the lead part. While these actors have cult followings, they still fall under the definition of "unknown" director Joe Johnston provided to reporters during press for "The Wolfman" last week.

Release date: July 22nd, 2011

THE TERMINATOR FRANCHISE

Deadline Hollywood reports the rights to "The Terminator" franchise have been purchased by hedge fund Pacificor. According to the article, Pacificor is "the debtholder which  pushed it into bankruptcy" and their name sounds like something straight out of a "Terminator" movie. On top of a direct $29.5 million payment, "Halcyon will receive $5 million for every Terminator movie made from now on, as well as retains the rich revenue streams from the movies 'Terminator 3' and 4," writes Deadline. "Sources behind Halcyon claim to me that the arrangement made now wipes out the debt Halcyon owed to Pacificor and all the other creditors. Of course, the deal is subject to approval by the bankruptcy court. It will be presented to the judge at a hearing on Thursday." So you might be asking, "What the gibbons is a hedge fund?" Since my knowledge of captial assests management is limited to an episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," I looked it up at Wikipedia and its definition is as baffling as the scoring rubric in Olympic Curling. According to the Wiki article, "a hedge fund is an investment fund open to a limited range of investors that undertakes a wider range of investment and trading activities than long-only investment funds, and that, in general, pays a performance fee to its investment manager. Every hedge fund has its own investment strategy that determines the type of investments and the methods of investment it undertakes. Hedge funds, as a class, invest in a broad range of investments including shares, debt and commodities." So it's ... a riskier form of investment, I guess. Will this mean a "Terminator 5" or a "Terminator Begins" anytime soon? Probably not in the next three years.

Release date: TBA

CAPE

An old friend has a script review for the pilot of NBC's "Cape." While it is still just a script, there's no guarantee "Cape" will make it to the air, but consider the link to be a big massive spoiler. Our friend does say, "You can't fault it for ambition. This is not just a high concept trying to find ways to eek it out over five years, this looks a little more complex than that, a little more fractal in its design."

Release date: TBA

OLYMPIC CURLING

I love the Winter Olympics. I like the Summer games as well, but Winter has the high jump, speed skating and the second greatest game man has devised, Curling. It has a lot of equipment, a lot of players, and a scoring system I'll never quite understand. I love a sport that outstrips comprehension and I'll get plenty ice cleaning action soon. Meanwhile, if any of you in the great, wide Internet discover something awesome, disheartening, just plain weird, or spot Mysterio up to his usual hi-jinks, 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 drinking up the future threat of new projects.

TAGS:  green lantern, deadpool, robocop, the first avenger: captain america, terminator

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