'Amazing Spider-Man' Sequel Gets a 2014 Release Date | The Wrap Movies
That didn't take long.Sony has set a May 2, 2014 release for the second "Amazing Spider-Man."
‘The Vault’ & ‘Nonplayer’ Comics Start Their Journey To The Big Screen > The Playlist
I've heard some really good stuff about Non-Player, but I don't know much about The Vault. Waiting for the first trade paperbacks.First up, GK Films continue their relationship with Johnny Depp (so far collaborating on “The Tourist,” “Rango,” “The Rum Diary” and “Dark Shadows”) teaming with actor’s Infinitum Nihil production shingle to pick up the movie rights to the comic “The Vault.” Written by Sam Sarkar, the underwater sci-fi tale (and no, we’re not talking about “Avatar 2”) follows “a group of divers who, off the coast of Nov Scotia, uncover a sarcophagus with unusual remains and inadvertently unleash an ancient evil.” Basically sounds like a mashup of “The Mummy” and “The Abyss” or something but yeah, the premise doesn’t thrill us just yet. The comic hit shelves last week and will run as a three issue mini-series. No writer has been announced, but we suppose it’s only a matter of time before Depp’s name is linked as a potential star.
Meanwhile, over at Warner Bros., they’ve picked up Nate Simpson‘s “Nonplayer” with ‘Harry Potter’ producer David Heyman teaming with Roy Lee to bring it to the big screen. Encouragingly, this story has centers on a female lead, Dana Stevens, “a brilliant young woman who retreats from the dismal workaday world of the future into the digital fantasy realm of Jarvath, where she’s a fearless warrior.” Granted, the story sounds a bit iffy, but Heyman is currently getting Alfonso Cuaron‘s “Gravity” off the ground (get it!?) and seems to have a taste for tales off the beaten path, so we remain intrigued. As for Roy, he’s one of the dudes behind that “Oldboy” remake that’s brewing, so these guys don’t mind taking risks. Like “The Vault,” there is no writer just yet.
‘Game Of Thrones’ & ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Helmer Brian Kirk May Take The Hammer Of ‘Thor 2’ > The Playlist
Brian Kirk, a television veteran who has been behind episodes of “Game Of Thrones” (geek cred!), “Boardwalk Empire” (arty cred!), “Luther” (Idris Elba cred!), “The Tudors” (costume drama cred!) is now in talks to wield the mighty hammer for “Thor 2.” It’s frankly an oddball choice considering his only feature effort to date is the religious drama “Middletown.” But apparently he won the gig for his ability to capably handle large, sprawling casts and certainly, with all the gods flying through “Thor,” that will be a skill any potential helmer will want to have.
So Marvel saves a few a bucks, Kirk gets his breakout shot and it’s win-win for everybody right? Sort of. “Thor 2” still has Don Payne of “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” fame writing the screenplay which doesn’t fill us with confidence. Let’s hope that he can retain the tone that made the admittedly uneven, but still enjoyable “Thor” some decent entertainment. Kirk is currently at work on the BBC mini-series “Great Expectations” with Ray Winstone and Gillian Anderson and once he wraps that he’ll head over to the superhero pic. “Thor 2” hits on July 26, 2013.
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Grim Ghost is only on issue 3??? Didn't that start last year? Good lord...I hate the fact that I am all caught up and have to wait months for the next The Boys TPB. Damnitall!!!
Lance Henriksen To Write New Comic For Dark Horse Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Lance Henriksen of Aliens, Millennium and more is writing a new comic book with co-writer Joe Maddrey for Dark Horse.
He told Dread Central, “Joe and I were approached by Dark Horse Comics during Comic Con to write a script for a new comic series so that’s pretty amazing. We’re going to start working on that very soon and I think it’s cool how our working relationship has evolved together over the years. Joe’s such a great guy and I can’t wait to see what happens with our script.”