Monday, November 14, 2005

Things That Shouldn't Be Made!

My way of reading this?  Warner Bros. is giving the creators of Smallville, "Aquaman" as a conciliation prize for taking Superman away. Let's see, this all started out as the adventures of Young Bruce Wayne,

which was turned into Batman Begins and the template was turned into Smallville, which brought about a fanbase to help them continue the attempt to bring back Supes in movie form.

I think I would go with J'onn J'onzz before I'd choose Aquaboy.
  Think of the budget just to do the water scenes

Think about the scripts that always finds him in the water.  One word: "Flipper" 
ZZZZZZZZZ.  

Why not do a Robin series, where Batman is just a shadowy figure and Robin is a young vigilante obsessed with vengeance. 

Or maybe a show about GleeK!!

Aquaman?  Indeed!!

From http://www.aquamantv.com/


Ausiello Confirms Aquaman Rumors
TV Guide's Mike Ausiello has confirmed in his weekly column that the rumors of an Aquaman spin-off from the creators of Smallville are true.

Should this pilot actually happen, you can rely on AquamanTV as being your source for the Aquaman TV project much like KryptonSite for Smallville and Gotham Clock Tower for Birds of Prey in the past. As you can see below, there is certainly a demand for such a project, as 59% of fans polled said they would at the very least consider watching an Aquaman TV spin-off. "Aqua" was one of Smallville Season 5's highest-rated episodes thus far.


The Hollywood Reporter Confirms Aquaman Pilot
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that the WB has made a "put pilot commitment" for an Aquaman TV series. It, like Smallville, will be created and executive produced by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. "The project is envisioned as a contemporary reinterpretation of the character who lives in the deep sea and enlists sharks and other oceanic creatures to help him in his crime-fighting endeavors," the article says. It also reveals that this character will be in his early twenties.


New Aquaman Won't Be Alan Ritchson

A new face will be playing the role of Arthur Curry in the Aquaman TV pilot, which is tentatively said to be shooting in Florida in early 2006.

Warner Bros. is searching in many places - from New York to Los Angeles, Miami, Canada, even Australia - in the search for a new Aquaman. The "new guy" will likely be in his early twenties.

A casting notice went out in early November looking for the following:

Arthur Curry (aka Aquaman): 18-24 years old. Blond or light brown hair, drop dead handsome with an incredible swimmer's body...SERIES REGULAR

Trade reports imply that the Smallville "Aqua" episode was not intended to be a template for the new series, so there may be some tweaks and changes from the initial interpretation. To further hammer home that this is a different project and not a Smallville spin-off, Ritchson was "not even a contender" for the series. "He did a wonderful job on the show, but this is going to be a different version of the 'Aquaman' legend," Executive Producer Alfred Gough said in today's Variety. The pilot "will be different than what you saw on Smallville. That was our out-of-town trial version."

The Florida Keys and the nearby Bermuda Triangle may be locations and settings that will come into play in an Aquaman series. Also, don't look for the show to necessarily be called Aquaman. "There's a mystery surrounding the disappearance of (Curry's) mother and the Bermuda Triangle," Gough told Variety, adding that other weird occurrences related to the Triangle will provide plotlines. It was also revealed that Arthur will live with his adopted father, an officer with the Coast Guard.

And that's all we have for now! Stay tuned to AquamanTV for more information as it becomes available.


It came from Brazil!!

These pics showed up on a Brazilian website.  One looks like the new Fantastic Four Cartoon and the other, The Ghost Rider Movie.  Check them out, I hate the FF one
 
 
 
 

EDISON
Is It 8 Mile or Glitter?
Ooooh Sparkly!
 
Okay, the movie has Morgan Freeman & Kevin Spacey, best of the best.

Also Starring is John Heard, Cary Elwes and Dylan McDermott.  Very competent actors.


The bad news?
Piper Perabo, LL Cool J and
Justin Timberlake is the Star!

I watched the trailer.  It's never a good sign when the star (Timberlake) doesn't say more than two words in the whole trailer.  Not gonna blame Justin though, this thing must have looked great on paper with a good cast, but see for yourself, looks like a pile of used dog food.(that's a nice way of saying poo)
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The official site for the upcoming cop thriller EDISON, starring Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Justin Timberlake, LL Cool J, and Dylan McDermott is now ONLINE. And in doing so we get to look at the trailer for the film as well. The film follows a young journalist (Timberlake) who uncovers the inner workings of a corrupt police unit. At the point of no return, he allies with his mentor (Freeman), the D.A.'s top investigator (Spacey) and a conscientious police officer (LL Cool J) and leads us on a haunting spiral full of surprises.
 

More Clerks 2 pics Nov. 10, 2005
 From http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=9239  
Source: Clerks 2 Site  by: Omar Aviles

As filming on THE PASSION OF THE CLERKS is just about a week away from wrapping, Kevin Smith is still rolling out great pics and funny production diaries at the film's official site and his personal "boring ass life" blog "Silent Bob Speaks". In fact, in the most recent production diary, he waxes nostalgic with Jason Lee and Jason Mewes and their explanation of how the infamous "tongue song" came to be. He also dropped another load of cool pics in his continued efforts to thwart what he calls "those paparazzi f*ckers". Actually, he doesn't call them that. I'm just assuming that's what he would call them if he were to refer to them. Or maybe he'd call them "paparazzi pig f*cking turds"? 

From http://clerks2.com/?p=30 

In lieu of new Boring-Ass Life entries, I submit, for your approval, a whole new slew of pics from the set of "Clerks 2″, courtesy of our ace stills man, Darren Michaels. Enjoy!

[First, a pimp cast collage…]

[Emma in all her glory…]

[Becky enters during an uncomfortable conversation…]

[Elias arrives, oblivious to what's in store for him…]

[A familiar Mooby's customer…]

[Randal's gum of choice…]

[Yes, it's a giant cock…]

[Becky at rest…]

[Randal sets up Act Three, while Elias behaves like Elias…]

[Gaffer Jeremy made a thousand dollar bet with Jeff's stand-in, DK, about whether or not he could eat this entire enlarged bearclaw in twenty minutes. He did it in a little over ten.]

[The heavy-lifters upon whose firm shoulders our whole endeavor rests…]

Stan Lee Reveals His X3 Cameo

From http://www.superherohype.com/news/x-mennews.php?id=3620
Source: Sci Fi Wire November 11, 2005

Sci Fi Wire talked to Stan Lee who revealed what his cameo role will be like in X-Men 3:

In X3, Lee said, "It's not one of my biggest roles, I'm a little embarrassed to say. I'm a guy in the suburbs watering the lawn with a hose, and the water as you can imagine is coming out of the hose and going down on the lawn. Then one that has power to move things mentally"―Jean Grey, played by Famke Janssen―"she's driving, and she gestures at my house, and all of sudden the water goes up instead of down. And remember Sunset Boulevard, where Gloria Swanson says, 'I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. DeMille'? Well, it's supposed to be a big closeup of my face. And I say, 'What the f--k?' And every time I say it, [director] Brett Ratner said, 'Make it lower, Stan.' And at the end, I whisper it. So I don't know if it will come out at all."

 

VINNIE JONES: "I've got my eye on 007"

From "http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2004580002-2005520145,00.html

"Vinnie Jones"
By GAVIN GLICKSMAN

VINNIE JONES wants to play a Bond villain in his next movie role.
The ex-footballer is currently working on X-Men 3 in America but already has his sights set on a new challenge.
Vinnie, 40, said: "I'm playing Juggernaut at the minute and it's great fun.

"I wasn't really a comic kid but I've got into my role for X-Men.
"You don't have to worry about too much dialogue as a superhero but it's a nice rest as I've just done 110 pages on another new film, Johnny Was.


"It's good being a superhero but I'd like to have a go at James Bond.
"I think I'd be a great villain so I'll have to see what I can do."


Vinnie has already met Daniel Craig and reckons he would be the perfect nemesis for the new Bond.
The Lock Stock star added: "I got talking to Daniel about two months ago in Los Angeles.
"He was a bit sceptical about the role at the time and didn't really know what was happening.

"Hugh Jackman, who I'm working with on X-Men, was also in the running but he was undecided about it.
"There's a lot of good movies in the pipeline so I'll have to see what I do next.
"But Johnny Was will be a hit. It's a gangster movie set in Ireland and I play the lead.
"The film also features Lennox Lewis, Roger Daltrey, Samantha Mumba, Patrick Bergin and Eriq La Salle.
"We've still got some final voiceovers to do but it'll be out next year."
The best part of the article was this ad.  It's real and true and I'll bet all those Vinnie Jones fans, who just happen to be Greyhound racing by cell phone addicts, have got it made!!  Man this guys sells out like a champ!!  Cheers!!

 The image

Not just a movie star ... Vinnie's
released a new mobile phone game
 
Gain inside tips from Vinnie as he takes on the starring role with greyhound racing's first mobile game ―
Vinnie Jones Greyhound Race Night!

The game launches at the end of the month and can be downloaded for £5. Simply go to your network provider's WAP site, Vodafone Live or Orange, and visit the games section.

Select your dogs, place your bets and just sit back and watch the races unfold. To see if your phone is compatible visit playeronemobile.com.

Road House 2 begins Nov. 11, 2005
  From http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=9245  
Source: The Hollywood News  by: JoBlo

For those not "in the know" yet, 17 years after the original ROAD HOUSE starring Patrick Swayze hit theaters, its sequel, aptly titled, ROAD HOUSE 2: LAST CALL, starring people who are not Patrick Swayze, will be hitting theaters next year, as it films in Shreveport as we speak. According to the film's screenwriter, Miles Chapman, and The Hollywood News website, the movie is going to be a "totally rocking action movie", with all 10 action sequences (according to him) being staged by one J.J. Perry of SERENITY and THE RUNDOWN fame.

Once again, according to the screenwriter, he knows that people are bummed that Swayze's James Dalton character won't even be making a cameo in this sequel, but he claims that actors Will Patton and Jonathan Schaech are "carrying the torch proudly" (it's to note that the film also co-stars Jake Busey). I think this whole idea stinks of opportunism and financial instead of creative decision-making, but what the shit do I know...I'm just a lowly webmaster. PS: I wish I was Sam Elliott's mustache for a day. The stories I could tell.

Three questions:
Why make a sequel to Road House without the Stars?
Why make a sequel to Road House with these guys?
Why make a sequel to Road House?

 

Liev as Two-Face? Nov. 10, 2005
From http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=9235   
Source: Batman-on-Film  by: Mike Sampson

I haven't been keeping up much with the rumors regarding the BATMAN BEGINS sequel because it seems so far away at this point. Casting is so far away that a lot can change between now and when Christopher Nolan is ready to begin filming. But it's always fun to speculate a little bit. It seems likely that Harvey "Two Face" Dent will appear in the film, though not as his villainous alter-ego, simply as the Gotham DA. There has apparently been some buzz around actor Liev Schreiber starring as Dent and a fan recently asked the actor about it in an online chat. Schrieber said, when asked if he was interested in starring in a BATMAN film, "Yes! Write your congressmen now! Sounds like fun to me. Again, I seem to be the last one to hear because I know nothing about it."

So Liev is either playing coy or word hasn't trickled down so far yet. For what it's worth, one of Batman-on-Film's top sources says that, "it is [Liev] Schreiber's role if he wants it." Interesting... Schreiber would certainly make a better Harvey Dent than Tommy Lee Jones (or Billy Dee Williams for that matter). What do you think? Is he right for the part? And who should/could star as the Joker?...

 
 
 

Reform Transformers
Or Don't

From http://www.cinemablend.com/new.php?id=1803
By Stuart Wood: 2005-11-08

 We were all crazy-nuts when the Transformers movie was announced. There are very few twenty-something guys out there who can't admit to being a little geeked out by the prospect of the biggest cartoon of the 80s coming to the big screen in live-action format. We were even more geeked when we learned that the movie would be based on the original series and not the ultra-crappy slew of updates and remakes that Fox and Saban have churned out over the last 10 years.

Then producers announced Megatron would be a tank.
Come on, the "shrinking Gun thing was stupid", this way he can keep the gun and no one has to hold him.

Now, while part of me can see where the makers are coming from, that a hulking 30ft robot can't practically turn into a handheld gun, even a Transformer-sized one, I was disappointed. But I kinda put it behind me under some misguided geek premise that, well, in the show Megatron became Galvatron who was just a giant mobile cannon anyway.

Unfortunately, this seems to have set someone's cogs turning far too much, and now according to AskMen.com increasing numbers of supposed "G1" characters are becoming victims of "reimagination" into something far more sensible and practical... and a whole lot less like G1.

So far, the changes include:


Soundwave [G1 - Cassette Desk] who played the role of spy with his cassette Transformers will now inexplicably become a helicopter?!?!?

Well what do you want?  A Compact Discman or Eight Track Deck?


Ratchet [G1 - Ambulance] the repairman and essentially "doctor" to injured Transformers will now become a firetruck?!?!?

Calm down buddy, get some air, come up from the basement and see if your Mom made some coffee. Your Mom makes good coffee.

Jazz [G1 - Martini Porche 935] will become some other generic sportscar - presumably because Porsche won't allow licencing of Jazz's original form.
SO! Do you own stock in Porsche?  I really never remembered whic h cars they were, except the Lamborghinis.


Arcee [G1 - Cybertronian Car] will become a motorcycle (which she does in, surprise, the crappy 2004 "Transformers: Energon" remake!)
Look, I liked this show, but I don't even remember her. Why do you care what she turns into?  I didn't know they had chicks.  Were the Autobots all gay? Or monks?  Why didn't they have women with them? Were Autobot women not allowed in the Autobot Army? That's just wrong.  We have a few things to teach you Autobots!!  Let your women be free!  Shame on you!!  I just figured they were asexual.

How can any of these changes listed above possibly reflect even the robot-form image of the G1 characters? Thankfully it's not all bad. Producers are at least fighting to secure some agreements with certain car brands to allow some characters to retain their original form, for example Bumblebee is to remain a Volkswagen.

That's cool, I'm glad of that.  Bumblebee is cool!!

But it's sounding like the movie is starting to bend to pressure from somewhere to conform to a modern Transformers audience instead of the nostalgia audience which would make up their core repeat-viewing audience. They need to realize that this is a potential FAMILY movie, not just a kids movie. Make a movie for all those guys who grew up with Transformers, many of whom now have their own kids that they can take to see the movie together, not a movie to substitute as a creche for soccer moms who need to dump their kids while they go to the salon.

The one saving grace I guess - At least they didn't hook up a product-placement deal with Apple and have Soundwave turn into an iPod.

Just don't make Optimus Prime a Pepsi Truck and we're cool!

Click to see bigger picture of actual production work!!



Stuff from a Comic Con
(Beware Ebarrassement ahead!)
I stumbled on photos from a Comic Con...

Check out the highlights...

Shop Talk
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/39883704/

Forgotten Crushes #7: The Baroness
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/39883968/in/set-874045/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/39883891/in/set-874045/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/39884453/in/set-874045/

I am Fear, I am Vengeance, I am ooohh...GAS?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/39883311/

Clark new the magic was gone...Lois didn't.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/40024798/

I'm the best at what I do, and what I do is collect dolls!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/40024752/in/set-874045/

The award to the coolest girlfriend (or richest guy)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/40024473/in/set-874045/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/40025443/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/39742197/

When I'm not on the Shortcake, I boost my energy with Rocker Fuel Boyz!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/40024434/in/set-874045/

Beyond Words
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sthig/40025313/

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