Sin City 2, Ultimate Avengers, The Darkness, V For Vendetta: December 14th Comic Reel Wrap

Wed, December 14th, 2005 at 12:00am PST

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

SIN CITY 2

There's an article over at Comic Book Movie about Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller talking about new ideas for the sequel and the involvement of a certain stylist they both know and love. One of the ideas we had was to do A Dame to Kill for Next." Rodridguez said. "We also didn't want people to read the book and know what was going to happen. So Frank is coming up with some new stuff, that will be intertwined in that and some other storylines that he has always wanted to do. So I was like, 'Lets do it as part of 'A Dame to Kill For,' then if you want to make it a separate book you can always do that.' That's what's been really exciting ... he's only been teasing me about what that is so I don't even know. But the new things he's told me are really exciting. As soon as we have it, we can start shooting because it's on greenscreen. He would have drawings with it and we could start shooting pretty much a few weeks later. As soon as Frank's done and we're done with Grindhouse [a joint film project with Tarantino] we could go right into it."

"Three weeks from now I'll change my mind and I'll feel like a complete idiot." Miller said.

ULTIMATE AVENGERS

According to Toon Zone, the animated feature has received a rating of PG-13 for "action violence" from the MPAA.

THE DARKNESS

CBR's own Arune "The Real Steel Deal" Singh had a chat with Platinum Studios honcho Scott Rosenberg, who discussed the upcoming Top Cow adaptations. "When I first read [The Darkness], it dawned on me how to start the movie in a way that will get an audience (that hasn't read the comics) to like Jackie," explained Rosenberg. "Were going to focus first on his life in the orphanage: how rough it was, how it was that he was adopted, and the betrayal he felt when he found everything out (as an adult). The other thing that got me was his feelings for the girl. It seemed real."

V FOR VENDETTA

Rumor has it that the Apple trailer site will have a teaser for the Vertigo adaptation online Thursday. If so, we'll let you know!

WANTED

What does creator Mark Millar think of the choice of director for his ultraviolent indie title? His co-workers at SFX Magazine wanted to know. "My first reaction to hearing this was a great big silence on the phone. I had no idea who this guy was," Millar said. "But when my agent reminded me that he's the Russian geezer behind Russia's highest grossing movie ever I felt a little more relieved. I haven't seen the picture and because I'm too lazy to read subtitled movies that don't have any nudity I'm unlikely to ever see it. However, I hear it's very good and visually spectacular so I'm quietly relieved this is sitting with a big budget art-house type as opposed to some journeyman in Hollywood likely to hand me the new 'Catwoman.' The money for these things is always nice, but I'm very possessive with my properties and feel nervous handing them over to other people regardless of the circumstances. It's a bit like putting your baby up for adoption and praying to God that the new parents aren't child molesters."

SMALLVILLE

Kryptonsite has fresh spoilers about another DCU character coming to town.

KEEPING IT REEL

Here's where you get in on the action. Did you see a link we didn't catch? Have you snuck into a closed movie set, and have inside data? Maybe your cousin is dating somebody who knows something, and they had to tell you? Whatever it is, we wanna know it all -- fire off an email and let us know whether you want your name used or your contributions to geekdom to go down anonymously. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is novelist/reviewer/karaoke host/all-around lunatic Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, and [tagline sent back to development hell until something hipper can be dreamed up].

 
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