Batman Begins, Dioramas, The Super Ex: The Comic Reel Wrap for June 16th

Thu, June 16th, 2005 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

BATMAN BEGINS

As reports continue to pour in from fans who've seen the film, Sci Fi Wire has some quotes from director Christopher Nolan about the look of Gotham City, a pastiche of New York, Chicago, Hong Kong and the future world of Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner."

Meanwhile, before box office figures are even solid (as of presstime, anyway), IMDB is alleging that former Jedi Knight Mark Hamill is one of the front runners to play the Clown Prince of Crime for the sequel to the current film. Thanks to Hector Lima for the heads up on that.

DIORAMAS

According to Variety (subscription required), Venture Management has optioned graphic novel Dioramas by comic book author and illustrator Mark Ricketts.

THE SUPER EX

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Luke Wilson is in negotiations to topline "Super Ex" for Regency Enterprises. Ivan Reitman is on board to direct the feature, which is being produced by Gavin Polone from a script by Don Payne, an Emmy winner as "The Simpsons" writer/co-exec producer. The story centers on a man who finds out that the woman he is dating is a superhero; she decides to use her powers against him after he breaks up with her for being too controlling and neurotic.

SLOW NEWS DAY

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