Man-Thing, Spider-Man 2, Blade: June 11th Comic Reel Wrap

Fri, June 11th, 2004 at 12:00am PDT

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Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

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MAN-THING

According to Yahoo! Movies, Marvel's horror adaptation has been rated R for violence, grisly images, language and some sexuality by the MPAA.

Don't miss CBR's interview with Hans Rodionoff about "Man-Thing."

SPIDER-MAN 2

One of the scoopers at Superhero Hype caught new footage of the web-spinning sequel on "Entertainment Tonight." It's described as follows: "They started off with an extended part of the bank scene in which Ock picks up the safe door and throws it across the room between Peter and Aunt May. Everything goes to hell and Peter leaves to change into his alter-ego. They then had a little snippet of Tobey talking about reaching out to all the kids while showing a little bit of the scene where the boy asks Peter about taking pictures of Spider-Man. After that they cut to Alfred saying how cool it was to watch the effects of the movie, even for him as an adult. As he talked they showed a scene of him grabbing moneybags outta the safe then lifting his head as Spidey swoops into the background. They followed this with the previously reported scene of Spidey saving the kids from in front of the truck. Cut to Kirsten Dunst talking about how "beautiful" the film is even during non-action sequences and we are shown a real treat. About 20 or 30 seconds of the train fight between Spidey and Ock. The footage showed some vicious kicks and punches being thrown followed by Ock catching Spidey and heaving him backwards helplessly until he turns around and finds himself heading smack into the bridge. He's forced to flatten himself out and twist through the opening as seen in the trailer. That about did it."

BLADE: TRINITY

Superhero Hype also has a scooper's report about footage from the Wesley Snipes-fueled sequel on the MTV Awards: "It started with Blade walking down in a hall in what is an office building. 2 guys come out to attack him and get a beat down. Switch to Ryan Reynolds, he is punching guys and then flips one over. Cut to Jessica Biel, firing arrows at everyone, she seems out of place in all this for some reason. The rest of the teaser is Snipes and Reynolds shooting at guards. Just as Biel get ready to run off down a hall she fires an arrow and it bounces off a pole i the cornor of the hall and right into a guard. As they make their way out of the building they get to a door and it's locked. Biel yells out, "This way", Blade takes his own route leaving Biel and Reynolds confused. They both head out of the building only to be greeted by cops. Blade then shatters a window quite a few stories up and lands on the ground behind Reynolds and Biel. Blade says, "I forgot my sword." End of teaser."

SPIN

Comics creator Rob Liefeld has sold another concept to Hollywood, according to Cinescape. The makers of "The Sixth Sense," Spyglass Entertainment, have optioned the story about a flourishing career woman whose life is derailed when a curse is placed upon her. Kara Holden is fleshing out the idea, which is supposedly about to become a online comic strip, into a screenplay. Gary Barber, Roger Birnbaum and Jonathan Glickman are all producers on the project, with Liefeld's manager Brooklyn Weaver serving as an exec producer.

GARFIELD

Yahoo! Movies also notes that the Bill Murray-voiced adaptation has been rated PG for brief mild language by the MPAA.

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