Watchmen, Daredevil, Blade, Catwoman, more: Comic Reel Wrap for December 15th

Mon, December 15th, 2003 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

WATCHMEN

Hang on to your vegemite sandwiches -- our anonymous (to you, anyway) Australian source is back with more news. After we asked him to scrounge around, he found the script in question, and wrote, "I have it in my hand now, it's written by David Hayter and is a third draft written back in July of this year. I'm not sure of any other names in the production, other than the person I know. However if I remember correctly the reason the movie wasn't made was someone higher wasn't confident in the director which I was told may have been Hayter himself. Although the guy I know was a bit vague about that so I may be wrong. Also in the script, the alien teleporting thing is replaced with a solar beam weapon that vapourises everyone. Its pretty cool. Hope that helped." It did, indeed, sir, and the Comic Reel thanks you.

DAREDEVIL

After his pal Ben Affleck said he couldn't turn down a red leather sequel helmed by Kevin Smith, MTV caught up with the iconoclastic director at the premiere for "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King," where Smith said, "I had heard [there was interest], then I was talking to them about writing it, but I wrote it once [as comics already], you know?"

BLADE: TRINITY VS. CATWOMAN

The Province caught on to that movie hockey story from a week or so ago, reporting that Wesley Snipes and Parker Posey were on hand, but Halle Berry wasn't. They also noted that, "Staffers were allowed to buy team jerseys with their chosen numbers on them, with a chunk of the proceeds going to charity." Keep your eye on eBay for those soon. Strangely, no one knows what the score was, admitting that the "Blade" crew won.

HELLBOY

Always staying on the ball, Sony Pictures has updated the official site with an updated Timeline, new stills in the Concept Art Gallery, and commentary from director Guillermo del Toro on the Sammael character.

WHAT'S THE WORD?

It doesn't matter if you're in Australia or not, we wanna hear from you! If you have the scoop on anything related to comic book movies, TV adaptations or just want to give us a truck full of cash, no questions asked, drop us a line and let's coordinate. You can choose an alias if you'd like, or be mentioned by name -- we honor requests for anonymity. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and (insert pithy sign-off here, once it gets out of development hell).

 
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