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Good news for Neil Gaiman fans – Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been linked to a big screen adaptation of cult Vertigo (an imprint of DC) comic Sandman. But don’t get too excited quite yet. So far it’s just a rumour.
If the project goes ahead, Gordon-Levitt could be playing Dream (also known as Morpheus), master of stories and dreams. Gaiman’s series ran for 75 issues from 1989 and explored a dream-like world influenced by mythology.
Film writer, director and comic book fan David S. Goyer is rumoured to have pitched the project to Warner Bros., although it’s not yet clear whether he’d direct. Goyer is no stranger to big screen adaptations of comics; he worked as writer for a number of comic inspired films including Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Man Of Steel, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance and The Crow: City Of Angels. Gordon-Levitt also starred in The Dark Knight Rises. »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
David S. Goyer knows a thing or two about adapt comic books. To date he's penned screenplays for The Crow: City of Angels, which was inspired by James O'Barr's Crow comics, three Blade movies, Batman Begins and the summer hit Man of Steel With the last of those pulling in an incredible $662 million worldwide, Warner Bros. is happy to keep Goyer around, and currently has him attached to Batman vs. Superman and presumably the eventual Justice League movie. So now is a pretty sweet time for Goyer to push for his own passion project, and word has it that's exactly what's he is up to. Badass Digest reports Goyer has pitched an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's signature comic Sandman to Warner Bros - but warns this could-be project is in the very earliest of stages. Essentially now it's just talk. Their source says that notable comic book writer »
The series of talks provide a fascinating insight into the processes of some diverse and prominent voices in writing, but if any are more charming than Goyer, I’ll be impressed. He began his lecture by mentioning how colossal blockbusters such as his are practically destroying cinema and that he was working for the enemy. A glib confession to get us on his side, and it worked.
He walked us through how he broke into the business by constantly harassing a young agent until he was signed. The agent told him that he would have picked him up regardless of his talent based on his sheer will and attrition. Many a budding screenwriter at the »
- John Sharp
San Sebastian – Seeing payback from its push into acquiring European movie sales rights, Madrid-based Latido Fims has initiated international deals on “Puppy Love,” which world premieres Saturday at San Sebastian.
Peter Pan Pictures has tied down rights to South Korea, Sundream Motion Pictures those to Hong Kong.
Film Coopi distributes in Switzerland, Dreamtouch on Belgium.
Promoted at San Sebastian by Wallonie Bruxelles Images, “Puppy Love” is the latest film from Entre Chien et Loup, one of Belgium’s pre-eminent production houses, whose recent co-production credits include Ari Folman’s “The Congress,” with Robin Wright, and first-time Yuval Adler’s well-reviewed thriller “Bethlehem,” a Venice, Telluride and Toronto player which won Venice Days Fedora Prize earlier this month.
Marking another young director’s debut, that of actress-director Delphine Lehericey, and co-starring Vincent Perez (“The Crow: City of Angels”), “Puppy Love’s” title is ironical. A coming-of-age tale, and then some, it turns on a 14-year-old, »
- John Hopewell
The Welsh native plays Bard the Bowman in "The Hobbit" trilogy, the villain in the upcoming "Fast & Furious 6" and will soon play Dracula in origin story "Dracula: Year Zero." While all of those commitments have raised Evans' star status, they also seemed to place him out of the running for "Crow." But the studio is apparently so smitten with the star that they're willing to give the film a later start.
As Deadline reports, several other actors -- including "Avengers" villain Tom Hiddleston and "True Blood" heartthrob Alexander Skarsgard -- were rumored to be close to landing the role. But Evans was ultimately the guy.
Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #24...
The Crow, 1994.
Directed by Alex Proyas.
Based upon James O'Barr's cult underground series, originally published by Caliber Comics in 1989, The Crow stars Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a musician brought back from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée's murder at the hands of a gang of local thugs.
Tragically, The Crow would prove to be Lee's final movie, the actor dying after sustaining an accidental gunshot wound on set during the filming of a stunt sequence. More than a year after Lee's death, The Crow arrived in cinemas and was a world-wide box office success, pulling »
- Flickering Myth
American Cinema Editors (Ace) will honor veteran editors Richard Marks, A.C.E. and Larry Silk, A.C.E. with the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Career Achievement Award at the 63rd Annual Ace Eddie Awards on February 16, 2013 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Lifetime Career Achievement Award honors veteran editors whose body of work and reputation within the industry is outstanding. Award-winning filmmaker Alexander Payne and Film Critic Kenneth Turan will present to Marks and two-time Oscar®-winning Documentarian Barbara Kopple will present to Silk. As previously announced, Steven Spielberg will receive the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor and Ace Eddie Award winners in nine categories of film, television and documentaries will be announced. The evening?s Mc will be Actor/Comedian David Cross. Nominees were previously announced and can be viewed online at the Ace website: americancinemaeditors.com. Richard Marks, A.C. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Hollywood News Team)
Which promising movies fell shortest of expectations?
When we first heard the news that J.J. Abrams had been hired by Disney to continue the adventures of Luke Skywalker and company as the director of Star Wars: Episode VII, we were almost beside ourselves with enthusiasm. After all, as the director of Star Trek (2009), Abrams proved that he could revitalize a classic sci-fi franchise while remaining true to its core concepts and respectful of its legacy. Added to that the fact that Abrams will be shooting from a script written by Academy Award-winner Michael Arndt (Little Miss Sunshine) and Episode VII is bound to be the greatest Star Wars movie since Return of the Jedi, right? We'll see. We're keeping our fingers crossed, but gearing down from "enthusiastic" to "hopefully optimistic."
Studios don't set out to make bad movies, yet they churn them out each and every year. Sure, most bad »
- BrentJS Sprecher
8 items from 2013
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