Warner Bros. has set up DC Comics’ Suicide Squad for Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) to produce as a potential franchise, according to Variety. Suicide Squad focused on a group of incarcerated supervillains rather than the usual focus on superheroes. The first version of the comic debuted in The Brave and the Bold #25 in 1959, ….
Speaking of Philip K. Dick adaptations, the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action movie Total Recall, is getting a remake. Neal H. Moritz and his Original Films co. are in final negotiations to develop a contemporary version of the Paul Verhoeven cult classic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The original film was based on the Philip ….
Below is the trailer for Pontypool, a psychological thriller about a deadly virus that infects a small Ontario town, and a small radio station whose morning team starts taking reports of extreme, bloody incidents of violence related to the infections. Bruce McDonald (The Tracey Fragments) directs Pontypool, which stars Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle and Georgina ….
Matt Damon is attached to an adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story titled The Adjustment Bureau, a sci-fi project currently being pitched to major studios in Hollywood, looking to shoot before the end of the summer. This, according to Empire Magazine. The Adjustment Bureau is setup as a pre-packaged project, with George Nolfi ….
The Jackie Chan film Shinjuku Incident, and the drama Night and Fog, will serve as the opening-night films at the 33rd Hong Kong International Film Festival, which takes place on March 22-April 13, 2009.
Cate Blanchett is attached to play Maid Marian opposite Russell Crowe as Robin Hood in a Ridley Scott-directed epic retelling of Robin Hood, according to Variety. The project was titled Nottingham, but underwent a name change ahead of it April production start. Angels & Demons producer Brian Grazer will steer the film, along with the ….
Samuel L. Jackson – who just recently was supposedly on the outs with Marvel Studios over reprising his role as Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., has signed a whopping nine-picture deal to play the character in a series of upcoming films, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The projects include Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America, ….
Blackmagic Design Singapore today announced that it has upgraded its post-production workflow with the installation of a Lasergraphics Director 4K film scanning system. The installation adds 4K scanning capability and increased 2K scanning capacity to Blackmagic’s two existing Director Film Scanners, significantly enhancing the company’s post production workflow and deliverables. The Director is the fastest ….
Yup, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Michel Gondry – who directed indie faves Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind – is apparently in deep discussions to direct The Green Hornet for Columbia, with Seth Rogen starring as the crime-fighting vigilante hero. Stephen Chow (Kung Fu Hustle) was ….