Thursday, March 23, 2006

Mighty Mid-Week Miscellaneous

This is the perfect spot for us to catch up on the little "bits o'news" and updates that either I've already expounded upon or just don't require their own posts.

Mike Allred is letting us know what's going on regarding the preproduction work for the "Madman" movie. Apparently George Huang (?) is helping work out the script with Robert Rodriguez:

Doing covers and inking Dead Girl have been my only regular comics work lately (if that wasn't obvious)--working on preproduction for the Madman Movie has taken the bulk of my time. I've set that aside for the moment after doing HUNDREDS of storyboards and wait work on a new draft of the screenplay (coming together bee-yoo-tifully!). Now I wait to work on it with my writing partner, George "Swimming With Sharks" Huang and Robert Rodriguez has dove into his next project, Grind House (which, a little bird tells me) will have some of our comics in it. Don't blink. More HERE! is talking about a Green Lantern Movie that may be stirring up into pre-production and that a certain "Dawson's Creek" actor wants. At this point, who doesn't want to be in a big budget superhero movie?:

Q.What's the latest on "The Green Lantern" movie? Alan

A. Apparently, a trilogy is already envisioned. No word on casting yet, but former "Dawson's Creek" star Kerr Smith is pretty interested in slipping on the green ensemble. Something I always wondered…. how does a superhero get about carrying a lit lantern?
From the Moviehole Mailbag HERE!

Over HERE Billy West, voice acting God and the voice of "Fry" from "Futurama" lets his fans know that 26 brand spanking new episodes of the show are in the works!!

I'm thisclose to selling my show--''Billy Bastard--Amateur Human Being,'' And the other good news is that they're doing 26 new episodes of ''Futurama'' for TV and we're hammering out the deal now.

The original plan was to have the DVD's first but that's no longer the case.I'm totaly jammed dude.

Greetings from the year 3000! It still sucks!

Over at Variety, HERE, we find the first inklings that that Fantastic Four Cartoon that's being made for Cartoon Network is probably not going to be the next Justuce League. They're aiming it at 6 to 11 years old:

Cartoon Network has landed exclusive domestic TV rights to a new half-hour animated series based on Marvel Entertainment's "Fantastic Four." A co-production of Marvel StudiosMarvel Studios and the French animation company Moonscoop, "Fantastic Four" will premiere as a weekly series on Cartoon in the fall. Cartoon has commissioned 26 episodes of the series, which is aimed at 6- to 11-year-olds.

As always, Joss Whedon is letting us know when he's finished another page of the Wonder Woman script, HERE:

Wonder Script Almost Done

Writer/director Joss Whedon told SCI FI Wire that he's probably going to turn in his script for the feature-film version of Wonder Woman sometime this coming week, and added that it will feature all of the expected gadgets and costume gimmicks from the DC Comics franchise. Whedon spoke in an interview at the star-studded Los Angeles premiere of Slither, which stars Whedon's Serenity star Nathan Fillion.

"I'm probably going to turn it in in a few days," Whedon said of his Wonder Woman script. "It's coming along. ... There will be all of the expected stuff. Of course there will be the bracelets; there will be the invisible jet, the lasso, all of that."

Whedon likened the character to another one of his creations, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, adding: "It's about girls maturing, a rite of passage, that kind of thing." Nothing good ever happens when you compare Wonder Woman with Buffy. Joss, don't mess it up!!

Over HERE we find the name of the new Hellboy film:

Ron Perlman told SCI FI Wire that the Hellboy sequel has a working title, Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, and he's hopeful it will go into production later this year. The actor starred in the 2004 original, playing the title red demon who fights for good.

"I think that that's an invention based on a number of different things that have appeared in other comic books," Perlman said of the title in an interview while promoting the upcoming television miniseries Stephen King's Desperation.""But basically the idea for [Hellboy 2] was something that was hatched by [Hellboy comic-book creator] Mike Mignola, with [Hellboy writer-director] Guillermo [del Toro] sitting alongside of him. And then Guillermo, of course, did all of the writing. But, you know, the story was Mignola."

Perlman added: "It's a compendium of a lot of elements that they were not able to address in the first one, because the first one was kind of a slave to the backstory and who Hellboy is, how we come to find him, etc., etc. Now they can kind of branch out a little bit and get funky with it and hit some of the other colors that existed in some of the other comic books."

Stop by HERE and if you look hard enough you can find out that everybody's favorite dead uncle will be showing his ghostly image in Spider-man 3, most likely making sure that Peter isn't forgeting to feel tortured and guilty:

Sunday, another Oscar winner — Cliff Robertson, 80, best actor in 1968 for his role as a retarded man in Charly — watched the show at the Palm Beach International Film Festival's gala, at The Breakers. Robertson, now known as
Spider-Man's uncle, told Page Two he'll take back the ghostly personae of the murdered Ben Parker in Spider-Man 3.

"I just got a call that they were going to bring my character back to life again," he said. His part is being filmed in May. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst are back in the lead roles, Robertson said. But he pretended to lock off his mouth with a key when asked to give up more about the future blockbuster.

An awesome game to waste your day playing HERE! It's called Mr. Danger and it's crazy fun!!

Finally, over at the "Post Chronicle Tittle-Tattle™" (which is what?) We learn that another little bitty model/actress will possibly be the next Supergirl. It's HERE:

In recent news, the lovely Mischa Barton's career is looking to the heights, as she is apparently at the top of a list of candidates to bring Supergirl back to the big screen.

"If Superman Returns does as well as expected this summer then Supergirl will be pushed into the schedule," reveals one movie insider. "There are a few actresses in the reckoning and Mischa is at the top of that list."
Wheew! That is a load off! -Jared, The Stuff Daddy


Anonymous said...

Holy crap, Joss Whedon's doing WW? NOW I'm excited (turned into a big
Firefly/Serenity fan these last two weeks)

Stuff Daddy said...

I don't know, Whedon is like crack for Puggies. (Professional Urban Geeks) Something very "Dave Mathews" or "Phish" about it. I feel like I need a latte every time I watch his stuff. I liked Serenity, in fact, I loved the first 3/4 of it, really, really brilliant. The end felt like a bad TV show. The show is good, better than his other shows which I find completely boring. Like the actors too, but I think the new Galactica and Farscape are a bit better. I hope he gets a woman who actually is awesome and an Amazon, you know, a tall goddess...not Geller in a gold girdle.