Ghost Rider, 30 Days of Night, 300, X-Men 3: April 14th Comic Reel Wrap

Fri, April 14th, 2006 at 12:00am PDT

TV/Film
Hannibal Tabu, Columnist

GHOST RIDER

According to Vancouver 24 Hours, "Nicolas Cage, Peter Fonda and Sam Elliot were making the fantasy flick Ghost Rider south of the border, but Vancouver has been chosen as the location for last-minute reshoots." By "south of the border," of course, they meant "in Australia." Oh, Canadia ... anyhoo, "Ghost Rider" is scheduled for a February 16, 2007 release.

30 DAYS OF NIGHT

Director David Slade told Zap2It that filming of the Steve Niles adaptation will probably begin in July. "There is a degree of responsibility to Ben Templesmith's artwork, which will be reflected in the production design, absolutely," Slade said. "There were three drafts written before I came to this project, and I believe that Brian's draft is the most faithful to Steve Niles' writing, and Steve has been in the loop."

300

Warner Brothers has updated the official official website with a new item in the production blog, as well as new concept art.

X-MEN 3

Director Brett Ratner is quoted by USA Today giving high praise to Ellen Page as Kitty Pryde. "She's the most chameleon-like actress I've ever met," Ratner told the publication. "She's a shy person, until she wants to become something else."

"The thing I like about acting is being able to lose yourself completely in someone else," Page said. "I'm not that comfortable when I get recognized."

Meanwhile, MSN Video has posted a behind-the-scenes look at the production from last December, speaking with actress Famke Janssen, producer Ralph Winter and director Ratner himself.

Finally, the XVerse has the possibly spoilery plot summary of the novelization of the film.

JUSTICE LEAGUE

Comics Continuum has a boatload of screen captures and quotes from story editor Dwayne McDuffie about this Saturday's time travel-centric episode.

SMALLVILLE

Recent episodes made mention of a Project Mercury blog, and those wacky kids at the network went ahead and made it a reality complete with a video clip about the quest for the good professor.

Meanwhile, our pals at Kryptonsite have both the TV Guide and network description of the May 4th episode "Oracle," as well as high resolution screen captures of next week's episode, "Mercy." Finally, rival site Devoted to Smallville has the actual trailer in Windows Media format.

THAT'S A WRAP

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/karaoke host/all-around lunatic Hannibal Tabu saying thanks for your time and indulgence, did you catch the fresh comics reviews yesterday, and [tagline sent back to development hell until something hipper can be dreamed up].

 
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