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The casting of Rhys Ifans as the new Spider-Man villain may have circumvented the usual shortlists of candidates, but it left us with the question of who the actor is playing.
Sony said it preferred not to reveal the character's identity which, of course, triggered a frantic guessing game online.
The Wrap, though, reckons it can solve the mystery.
It says it has learned from sources that Ifans is playing Dr Curt Connors, aka the Lizard, and that, despite online speculation, Venom will not be in the movie. Others had suggested Ifans was playing Kraven or Electro.
Dylan Baker played Dr Connors in the previous trilogy but never underwent the character's scaly-skinned metamorphosis. In the comics, the character was a military doctor who lost his arm in a bomb blast. Experimenting with reptilian limb regeneration, he developed a serum; it restored his arm but also turned him into a lizard-like humanoid monster. »
- David Bentley
Apparently, someone over at the movie site LatinoReview got their wires crossed yesterday. What initially sounded like a huge movie scoop, now seems to be little more than a huge messy rumor. After chastising FoxNewsLatino.com for "pandering to Latinos with their lame news" and bragging that they were "going to give them a lesson in how to break an actual news story," LatinoReview offered up the juicy news that acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro had been offered the directing job on Legendary Pictures' new monster movie, Pacific Rim, written by Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans), and that the movie will actually be the basis for a new Godzilla movie. However, within hours of the story being published, HitFix got in touch with del Toro for comment and he blasted the scoop to pieces.
I am not involved in Godzilla at all. I haven't read it or plan to read it. »
- BrentJS Sprecher
Last night there was a story that the Travis Beacham script Pacific Rim, bought by Legendary Pictures earlier this year, is being folded into Legendary's new take on Godzilla, and that the whole shebang had been offered to Guillermo del Toro to direct. The latter point seemed like a stretch, given that the director is about to go into production on At the Mountains of Madness. And now we're told that the idea of the two scripts being merged is nothing more than an idea, and not even one that is in play. HitFix talked to Guillermo del Toro, who said I am not involved in 'Godzilla' at all... I haven't read it or plan to read it. Nor have I been approached to direct it. That would seem to put that to rest. But there was the other point, that elements of the Pacific Rim script were being folded into Godzilla. »
- Russ Fischer
It began with one monster-sized idea: having Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro sitting behind the camera and calling action on the set of Legenday Pictures' new Godzilla movie. Let's imagine what that kind of movie would look like in our mind's eye....yeaaah.....Ok, I'm good.
The story was first reported by Latino Review, who also mirrored my approval of the idea. Their source told them that Legendary wasn't happy with the way the Godzilla story was shaping up, but they had a super-keen solution to the problem. This past May the company bought a pitch for a sci-fi/action movie from Clash of the Titans screenwriter Travis Beacham. Called Pacific Rim, Beacham's idea was kind of an updated Destroy All Monsters movie where a whole bunch of bad monsters threaten the existence of the planet. The menace unites the world to combat the enemy, and the armies of the »
- Patrick Sauriol
Now here's an interesting bit of news! There's no question nothing goes down easier than a good old fashioned monster mash, and damnit, we haven't had one in a long while. Could that be about to change?
Rim, set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth and the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace, was originally reported to be the basis for the new Godzilla flick. But that is not so - del Toro contacted Latino Review personally to let them know they are indeed two separate movies.
Personally we take this as good news because as far as we're concerned, the more monster movies, the better! Look »
- Uncle Creepy
Update: HitFix  has apparently debunked this rumour with the help of del Toro himself. Is Guillermo del Toro getting busy yet? Surely, he can handle at least one more addition to his ever expanding list of potential projects. Last we heard, he was heading into pre-production on At the Mountains of Madness , and was hoping to shoot it sometime next summer. But now it looks like he may have another intriguing film being dangled in front of his nose courtesy of the folks at Legendary Pictures. They picked up a sci-fi pitch back in May called Pacific Rim , about a future where malevolent creatures threaten the planet. Now they're talking about merging the concept with the Godzilla property they recently acquired, and apparently they want del Toro to direct it! Mixing and matching projects like this may sound ill-advised, but it seems to happen a lot more often in Hollywood than we realize. »
Some interesting news over at Latino Review who is reporting that Guillermo del Toro was approached to direct Legendary Pictures' Pacific Rim, a super giant monster movie that's set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, and the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace. In addition, they're claiming that Legendary could end up turning Pacific Rim (penned by Travis Beacham) into the new Godzilla film. Obviously, none of this is 100% confirmed, and our sources refuse to comment on the matter. We'll keep you posted as this story develops. »
It's been over a year since it was first rumored that Legendary Pictures was interested in attempting to resurrect the "giant monster" movie genre by bringing a new Godzilla movie to the big screen. Months later, Legendary confirmed in a press release their intent to develop a Godzilla movie, with Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary, and Jeff Robinov, the president of Warner Bros. Pictures, both expressing their enthusiasm for the project. When nothing more was heard about the project, it was assumed that it had simply fallen by the wayside like so many other big movie ideas. Now, however, news site LatinoReview has just announced a possible match-up made in monster movie heaven. According to the site, Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy) has been offered the directing job on the movie Pacific Rim, which will serve as the basis of the new Godzilla movie.
- BrentJS Sprecher
“I am not involved in Godzilla at all, I haven’t read it or plan to read it. Nor have I been approached to direct it.” That’s the statement director and all-around jolly guy Guillermo Del Toro gave to HitFix this morning, a day after Latino Review quite loudly exclaimed that he was in line to take a run at a new version of Godzilla. The project, based on a Travis Beacham spec script called Pacific Rim, is currently being set up at Legendary Pictures. Chances are that Del Toro showed up on a wish list somewhere, leading to a zealous scoopster moment. That, or everyone is lying to us. Which is entirely possible. Trust no one, we always say. That said, a Guillermo Del Toro Godzilla is an interesting proposition. As is a Guillermo Del Toro Hobbit movie, a Guillermo Del Toro Frankenstein movie, and even that Lovecraft adaptation At the Mountains of Madness. (Note: »
- Neil Miller
Acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has shot down reports that he's been offered the chance to direct the "Godzilla" reboot currently in development at Legendary Pictures.
"I am not involved in Godzilla at all, I haven't read it or plan to read it. Nor have I been approached to direct it" del Toro told HitFix this morning, responding to a report from Latino Review.
The original report also cites that the film is being crafted using Travis Beacham's unrelated spec script "Pacific Rim" as its basis. That story is set on a future Earth under attack from malevolent creatures, so the people of the world band together and use highly advanced technology to thwart the growing menace.
del Toro is currently at work on getting his Lovecraft adaptation "At the Mountains of Madness" going. »
- Garth Franklin
After taking some gratuitous pop shots at some news website, the boys at Latino Review flexed their Latino Power muscle and revealed a very interesting bit of news about the upcoming “Godzilla” reboot from Legendary Pictures: namely that there are plans to merge oh Atomic breath with a sci-fi alien invasion treatment from “Clash of the Titans” writer Travis Beacham called “Pacific Rim”. According to Lr’s sources, the whole thing went down like this: apparently the script that was turned in for the “Godzilla” reboot failed to set Legendary Pictures’ skirts on fire. The suits decided they liked the Beacham idea more, and now plans use Beacham’s “Pacific Rim” as the basis for their “Godzilla” reboot. In the original “Pacific Rim” 25-page treatment (no script yet), “malevolent creatures” (aka monsters from outer space, we assume) threaten the Earth, forcing mankind to unite to fight back using highly advanced weaponry. »
- Nix and Dedpool
Here’s the basic sequence of events:
Legendary Pictures acquires the rights to Godzilla with plans for a 2012 film Legendary Pictures buys a spec script from Travis Beacham (Clash of the Titans) titled Pacific Rim, “set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.” Legendary Pictures retrofits the Pacific Rim script into their planned Godzilla reboot, confirming the rumored presence of multiple monsters Legendary Pictures offers the director’s chair on the Zilla-fied Pacific Rim to none other than Guillermo del Toro
Want to know more? Details after the jump. [Updated -- New info after the jump.]
First off, thanks to Latino Review for the Godzilla info.
A Godzilla film, especially one with multiple monsters and thus intensive creature design requirements, is right in Del Toro’s wheelhouse. To offer the project to the Mexican director totally makes sense, though »
- Brendan Bettinger
Update: Pacific Rim writer Travis Beacham chimed in on Twitter to say, well, "it's not Godzilla." Who knows how much of the below story is true now, but Beacham would likely know if his script was being retrofitted for the giant lizard, so I'm going with him for now. Another week, another story about a movie that Guillermo del Toro may or may not ever actually make. Mostly recently he announced he would be working with DreamWorks Animation as a consultant on a number of their upcoming films in addition to shepherding his own project, so you'd think that would keep him busy for a while, but no. Latino Review is reporting that not only is Legendary Pictures trying to put together a Godzilla reboot, but they've offered the project to Guillermo del Toro. Let's back up a little. The entire project started as a pitch called Pacific Rim, planned »
Update: Guillermo del Toro says he has not read or been offered this project. You might remember back in May that Legendary Pictures bought Pacific Rim, a spec treatment by Clash of the Titans writer Travis Beacham. Or you might not; we won't be offended if the small story slipped by you. But what if we told you that Pacific Rim might be refitted to power the upcoming Godzilla film, also by Legendary, and that the film has been offered to Guillermo del Toro? Latino Review reports those points, saying that when the first Godzilla script delivered to Legendary wasn't up to spec, the producers looked to Mr. Beacham's Pacific Rim script as raw material to be reworked into the new Godzilla picture. The plot of Pacific Rim, as we reported it before, is: Set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together »
- Russ Fischer
Latino Review reports del Toro is the top choice for producers and has been officially offered the opportunity. However, with his schedule absolutely loaded with projects he is producing himself and his upcoming passion project At the Mountains of Madness moving ahead (with James Cameron producing), del Toro may find he doesn’t have the time for it.
The producers have been aiming for a 2012 release, so it’s likely they’ll look elsewhere if that timetable sticks and del Toro is tied up with Madness instead.
Meanwhile, the creative team is still pounding out the script after the current draft was reportedly “not good. »
- Jeff Leins
Update: Per Gulliermo del Toro personally told us that Godzilla is not Pacific Rim. Apologizes to Travis Beacham, Gulliermo del Toro and Legendary for any inconvenience this story might have caused.KellvinEl Mayimbe here...While FoxNewsLatino.com is busy pandering to Latinos with their lame news stories about Model Latina and Jessica Alba gracing the cover of the London issue of GQ, we’re going to give them a lesson in how to break an actual news story involving a Latin. You listening Fox News Exec Michael Clemente? Pay close attention chico. This is how it is done.Back in May Mike Fleming over at Deadline broke that Legendary Pictures picked up the sci fi pitch "Pacific Rim" from Clash of the Titans writer Travis Beacham. The deal was made based on Beacham's 25 page treatment."Pacific Rim" is pictured as a tentpole event film, set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, »
El Mayimbe here...While FoxNewsLatino.com is busy pandering to Latinos with their lame news stories about Model Latina and Jessica Alba gracing the cover of the London issue of GQ, we’re going to give them a lesson in how to break an actual news story involving a Latin. You listening Fox News Exec Michael Clemente? Pay close attention chico. This is how it is done.Back in May Mike Fleming over at Deadline broke that Legendary Pictures picked up the sci fi pitch "Pacific Rim" from Clash of the Titans writer Travis Beacham. The deal was made based on Beacham's 25 page treatment."Pacific Rim" is pictured as a tentpole event film, set in a future in which malevolent creatures threaten the earth, the planet must band together and use highly advanced technology to eradicate the growing menace.Well guess what?We know who those "malevolent creatures" are because »
Hollywoodnews.com: Channing Tatum, Hollywood’s new leading hunk, is attached to headline Fox’s new sci-fi romantic epic “Ion.”
“Ion” arrives as an original spec script by Will Dunn which Ridley and Tony Scott are producing.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the story revealing that “Ion” centers around a man in search of his soul mate on various different Earths. Studio suits are using the word “Avatar” to describe the scope of the project.
Dunn’s script has been circling Hollywood over the last year, but “Avatar” greased the wheels for its sale.
Dunn is a British-l.A. transplant. He first caught the eye of the Scott brothers with his first screenplay “Children of the Gun.”
The major news over the weekend was Guillermo del Toro’s shocking exit from the long-delayed, two-part production of New Line/MGM’s The Hobbit. Understood by sympathetic yet nevertheless disappointed fans, del Toro’s decision cast doubt on one fantastical project while opening the door to a vast room of equally exquisite opportunities for his next film.
Known for his extraordinary vision on films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, it’s no surprise Guillermo del Toro’s plate is filled with equally bizarre or refreshingly original material. However, in digging through his history searching for the answer to “What’s next for him?” I stumbled upon his attachment in 2006 to a spec script titled The Killing on Carnival Row, written by a then relatively untested screenwriter named Travis Beacham.
- Jeff Leins
The first day after a long holiday is always a little difficult. People are still shaking off the cobwebs or they’re unsure if today is Tuesday or Monday. Naturally, the news cycle is just as slow….So, stories about Josh Holloway aka “Sawyer” from “Lost” meeting Marvel Films is a big deal….Let’s take a look at the items after the jump.
-Avengers News is reporting the aforementioned Josh Holloway’s people had a ‘talk’ with the people over at Marvel Films about a part, a large part in one of their upcoming productions. The site hypothesizes that this mysterious part could be the lead in Edgar Wright’s Ant Man or a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. Last summer, a rumor floated around about Hurt Locker star Jeremy Renner had a meeting with the Marvel folks about a role in either The Avengers or the S. »
- Douglas Reinhardt
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