Green Lantern, Sinbad, Superman: Jan 27th Comic Reel

Thu, January 27th, 2011 at 8:06am PST | Updated: January 27th, 2011 at 9:00am

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Erik Amaya, Staff Writer

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GREEN LANTERN

The Daily Blam! picked up this cover for F*** magazine which features Ryan Reynolds in an awfully familiar pose:

It is funny how this fist shot has become emblematic of the whole GL concept.

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

SINBAD: ROGUE OF MARS

Michael May at Robot 6 has learned more about the project first announced last week. He uncovered the unusual rights situation, the exact involvement of Ray Harryhausen in the project, and talked with writer Paul Salamoff about the project. "What's great is that the storyline has been evolving into something really special because the story development has not been so rigid. They want my input and ideas and my take on the characters. I've actually already written the first draft of the script, which was well received by the producers. We're now using my draft as a base to even further expand the story. We're weaving back in some of their original ideas as well as new ideas that have evolved directly from my draft," the writer said. "The end goal is to have something really special that not only will appeal to the legions of Sinbad fans that have been with the series since the '50s but also to a contemporary audience just discovering the characters." It's a really good read and worth checking out.

Release date: TBA

SUPERMAN (BEGINS)

According to the Edmonton Journal/Calgary Herald (via Comic Book Movie), the film may end up shooting in Canada ... which is something of a tradition with the "Superman" films. "Culture minister Lindsay Blackett confirmed Wednesday that part of a $200-million Hollywood film will be shot in Alberta. He would not name the film, the director or the studio behind it, but did say that the production is expected to spend roughly $35 million in the province," they write. "An industry insider told the Herald that this likely means 'Superman: Man of Steel,' director Zack Snyder's big-budget reboot, will have a unit shoot here. Another source confirmed that producers behind 'Man of Steel' have been looking at Alberta, but said nothing has been confirmed." Sounds like Mr. Mxyzptlk is up to some tricks, but the article goes on to mention the amicable relationship Warner Bros had in the province while shooting "Inception." Large sections of the first three "Superman" films were also shot there.

Release date: 2012?

PROMETHEUS

Young Magneto Michael Fassbender is set to star in the "Alien" quasi-prequel, according to Heat Vision. The actor will reportedly play an android. "He was offered the 'Prometheus' role last year (when it was still the 'Alien' prequel), with talks on and off throughout the fall," they write. I guess it's still standard operating procedure to have a synthetic on board. Just make sure Fassbender isn't the Hyperdyne Systems model 120 A/2. Yes, I did have to look that up. Meanwhile, Blastr has the amazing story of the Nostromo model, how it sat in a driveway in Burbank for twenty years, and how a group of dedicated special effects artists restored it.

Release date: March 9th, 2012

THE HOBBIT

From the "Will It Ever Get Made?" department, Deadline reports director Peter Jackson is in the hospital for a perforated ulcer. Ouch! According to a statement, "Sir Peter's surgery is not expected to impact on his directing commitment to 'The Hobbit' beyond a slight delay to the start of filming." While Deadline blames Sir Peter's ulcer on all the problems of the last year, I'll add it as further proof that some force in the universe is trying to prevent this film from ever being completed.

Release date: 2012

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite reports director Jeannot Szwarc will direct "Kent," an upcoming episode of the final season. Szwarc has directed episodes in the past; he's also directed episodes of "Heroes," and the feature film "Supergirl."

Airs: January 29th, 2011

FILM FESTIVALS

I suppose with that film festival going on in Colorado, a lot of the comic book movie news is being held back. Well, maybe. At least different types of films have a chance to shine during the Sundance Film Festival. For instance, Collider has a review of "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey." The documentary follows Kevin Clash as he moves through the ranks of the Henson company to finally become the well-recognized "Sesame Street" Muppet. Now that's the sort of film I want to see! 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 becoming a puppet.

TAGS:  green lantern, sinbad: rogue of mars, superman, prometheus, the hobbit, smallville

 
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