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SUPERHERO MOVIE UPDATES

Klubmasta Will

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SUPERHERO MOVIE UPDATES - fanboys and geekgirls only please

Superheroes on Film

We've got the latest on your favorite comic book heroes headed to the big screen.


October 03, 2003 - What's up film fans?! The comic book hero trend is going strong in Hollywood. There are so many projects in development that it's hard to keep up with them all. But have no fear, IGN is here to save the day by bringing you up to speed! The listing below is alphabetical, so scroll on through the article to get the update on your favorite comic project. Enjoy...

Aquaman

Wouldn't an Aquaman flick be the coolest? There were rumors of a live-action version of comic a couple of years ago, but they proved false. However, producer Bill Gerber told IGN FilmForce (back in 2001) that he was working to get a live-action film going and that the idea of an animated Aquaman feature was also being explored. Unfortunately, there hasn't been any news on the project since. Some fan fantasy casting has 24's Kiefer Sutherland as Aquaman. Let's hope this project gets off the ground before the superhero movie craze dies down.

Batman 5

Warner Bros. has toyed with the idea of several Batman flicks (as you'll read in the next few listings), but this one seems like it'll actually make it to the big screen. Christopher Nolan (Memento) is set to direct the film from a screenplay by David Goyer (Blade, Dark City), with Christian Bale signed on to play The Dark Knight. Nolan and Goyer are mum on the details but word is that they're taking a much less glitzy and down-to-earth approach to Batman than any of the previous efforts. Sounds like it could end up being the fan favorite of the franchise. Keep your fingers crossed.

Batman vs. Superman

A flash in the pan... this project was announced last year and the buzz was deafening. Director Wolfgang Petersen was attached to direct, but the project was abruptly placed on indefinite hold when Petersen opted to shoot the period epic Troy instead. The drama surrounding the Bats vs. Supe casting process probably had a lot to do with the project's downfall... too many actors (Jude Law, Colin Farrell, Josh Hartnett, etc.) with too many contractual demands. Warners may also have decided to restart their Batman and Superman franchises independently before teaming them up. It's possible that this project could get up and running again one day, but don't count on it.

Batman: Year One

Last we heard filmmaker Darren Aronofsky was still developing Batman: Year One. He's been working on a script for some time now with the help of comic author Frank Miller. Now that Chris Nolan's found his Bruce Wayne for Batman 5, that project's on the fast track and it looks like Aronofsky may have to wait. Stay tuned to this Bat-site for the latest!

Blade: Trinity

New Line's third installment in the Blade franchise is currently filming in Vancouver. Wesley Snipes is reprising his role as the titular hero under the direction of screenwriter-turned-helmer David Goyer. There's no solid word on what direction the film's story will go, but we do know that Jessica Biel is playing vampire hunter Abigail Whistler, the daughter of Kris Kristofferson's character (who's also back for the film); and Van Wilder actor Ryan Reynolds will play a youthful vampire hunter named Hannibal King, who teams up with Abigail. Other actors joining the sequel include Parker Posey, John Doe's Dominic Purcell, and WWE star Triple H.

Captain America

A lawsuit between comic book veteran Joe Simon and Marvel was recently settled, meaning that Artisan Entertainment is now free to make a film version of Captain America under their deal with Marvel. Mark Gordon and Gary Levinsohn of Mutual Film (Saving Private Ryan) had been in talks with Marvel in 1999 about producing Captain America. Larry Wilson (Beetlejuice) and Les Bohem (The Alamo) reportedly worked on a script for it. It's not clear at this point whether that screenplay will be used or if Gordon and Levinsohn will be producing the project. Our own Stax recently did some fantasy casting on the project.

Catwoman

Currently filming in Vancouver, this Warner Bros. project has Halle Berry starring in the film as Patience Prince (the new Catwoman). Comic fans will also be interested to know that the film doesn't take place in Gotham City, but in another fictional metropolis called Lake City. French filmmaker Pitof is directing from a screenplay last worked on by Ed Solomon. Denise Di Novi (Batman Returns) is producing. Benjamin Bratt plays the male lead in the film, a detective who falls for Patience while trying to track down her alter-ego. Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson, and Michael Massee play the guys, while Alex Borstein plays Catwoman's best friend.

Daredevil 2

Fox and Marvel are reportedly bringing Ben Affleck and director Mark Steven Johnson back for another installment of Daredevil. There hasn't been a whole lot of buzz around the project but it is on our radar screen. Filmmaker and comic book author Kevin Smith told Wizard magazine, "Both Ben and Mark have asked me about writing the next one. I don't know. It'd be one thing if I only had to please Ben and Mark, but you have to deal with Marvel, Regency and Fox. I'd rather just kick back and watch somebody else try to make sense of my stuff." The second film is rumored to be based on Smith's own Daredevil comic arc.

Deathlok

Another Marvel hero, Deathlok, may be on his way to the big screen. Sources tell us that Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day) is the frontrunner to direct the Paramount-based adaptation. The Hollywood Reporter has claimed that Deathlok will be "about a suburban family man who is unwittingly made a test subject for technology research that slowly turns him into a living computer." Marvel Studios head (and Deathlok producer) Avi Arad explained to THR back in September 2001 what makes Deathlok a timely tale: "We are all becoming more dependent on technology. One of these days it's going to be inside of us. For example, we won't need a cell phone; it'll be built into our ear. Now is that a cool thing, or will it destroy us as human beings? Deathlok explores what those consequences may be."

Dr. Strange

Marvel wants to bring the Master of the Mystic Arts to a theater near you. It doesn't seem like a sure thing, but Marvel documentation has the film tentatively set for a 2005 release. The oft-mentioned David Goyer was once attached to the film, but it looks like he's no longer involved. Fantasy casting has Jim Caviezel or Guy Pearce in the title role.

Elektra

The Daredevil spin-off reportedly picks up where Daredevil left off, chronicling Elektra's recovery from a near-death experience and her battle with the Hand, the organization of assassins that trained her and then betrayed her. The story will be heavily based on Frank Miller's The Elektra Saga. Martial arts trainer, Stick, is tipped to be a central character. Fox has hired screenwriters Stu Zicherman and Raven Metzner (the duo behind Marvel's Deathlok adaptation) to pen the script. The studio seems to be eyeing a 2004 production start for the project which would coincide with Garner's break from her series, Alias.

Fantastic Four

Producer Ralph Winter is developing Fantastic Four at Fox. Director Peyton Reed (Down with Love, Bring It On) had been attached to this flick but he dropped out due to creative differences. Winter is currently looking for someone to helm the FF film, while waiting for story outline approval from the studio. He's quoted as saying, "Fox has announced a date of 12/24/04, so we have to get going soon." Mark Frost (Twin Peaks) is the project's current screenwriter. Winter says he wants to make a fun, enjoyable flick without making it campy.

The Flash

Nothing much is happening on the film front for The Flash (although there was a crazy rumor last year that Vin Diesel was up for the role, but that proved false) but in TV-land, The WB has announced they have put a series called The Flash into development for the fall 2004 season. However, it sounds like the show will be The Flash in name only, as the character is able to move forward and backward in time. No word yet on when a real Flash project will be in development.

Ghost Rider

This long-in-development project came to Columbia Pictures after crashing and burning at Dimension, where Steven Norrington (Blade, The League) was set to direct. Nicolas Cage is attached to star in the title role and Daredevil helmer Mark Steven Johnson is directing from his own script. Producer Gary Foster tells IGN FilmForce: "We are still on track for early 2004."

Green Arrow

Probably not gonna happen any time soon. Rumors of a Green Arrow flick got started around the time that Kevin Smith revamped the character for DC Comics in early 2001. Producer Bill Todman worked to put a screenplay together for a while, but this project seems to have gone into hibernation.

Green Lantern

Green Lantern, like Aquaman, is another of those really cool comic heroes that just can't seem to find his way to the big screen. Warner Bros. has the movie rights to GL (they've even purchased the domain greenlanternthemovie.com), but there doesn't seem to be any real development going on.

Hellboy

Ron Perlman portrays the title character in Guillermo del Toro's film adaptation Hellboy, the story of a demon who was conjured up by Nazis using black magic during the last days of WWII. As he grew up, Hellboy chose good over evil and became an investigator for the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense, often going up against werewolves, vampires and other strange monsters. Actress Selma Blair stars as Hellboy's love interest, Liz Sherman, and Doug Jones portrays merman Abe Sapien. Make-up effects wizard Rick Baker is responsible for transforming Perlman and Jones. The Revolution Studios project is currently in post-production with a 2004 release planned through Columbia Pictures.

The Hulk 2

Star Eric Bana tells gossip maven Cindy Pearlman of the Chicago Sun-Times, "I guess we will do [a sequel]. It might sound silly, but I really haven't thought about it. It's hard to think Hulk when you're in the middle of The Iliad." Bana had been shooting the historical epic Troy, opposite Brad Pitt. Hulk screenwriter James Schamus is already working on a script for the sequel. Rumor has it that The Hulk 2 may feature the emergence of the gray-skinned Hulk, familiar to fans of the comic. Schamus also says he's considering The Leader and The Abomination as possible baddies.

Iron Fist

Iron Fist, set up at Artisan Entertainment, is tentatively set to get underway this fall for a 2004 release. According to media reports, director Steve Carr (Daddy Day Care, Dr. Dolittle 2, Next Friday) is helming the Marvel project. Filmmaker Kirk Wong (The Big Hit) was previously attached to the project before it fell apart last year. John Turman wrote the initial drafts of the Iron Fist screenplay before being replaced by a pair of unnamed scribes. Ray Park, Episode I's Darth Maul and X-Men's Toad, was once attached star as the title character – we haven't heard whether or not he's still onboard.

Iron Man

New Line has screenwriters Miles Millar and Alfred Gough (Smallville, Shanghai Noon, Spider-Man II) adapting this high-profile Marvel property for the screen. In July, Millar told the press, "We're about halfway through the script." Last we heard, the duo were aiming to be done with the first draft of the screenplay by the end of September. He says, "We spent, I guess, seven months developing the story. So we're happy. ... It's faithful, but it's also very different from the original. And it's updated. ... I think we found a really cool way, actually, to reinvent the suit, make it very high-tech, make it very cool visually. And yeah, we're really happy." The flick will also deal with Tony Stark's drinking problem. Millar says that's what drew them to the character in the first place, "It's that he had a depth and an originality that you hadn't seen in a superhero before. There's no character like this currently in superhero movies." As for the classic armor, Millar says, "It's going to be a very different suit, but, yeah, it will be a gold suit."

Mage

Spyglass Entertainment is currently developing Mage with producers Andrew Cosby and Ross Richie. Cosby is at work rewriting a screenplay based on a previous draft by John Rogers (Queen & Country). He recently told the Comics2Film website that his Mage will feel like LOTR's Sauron returning to a modern-day, urban world, and an ordinary man will have to rise up as a hero and challenge him. There's no timeframe on the project, but it's in the works.

The Phantom

In an effort to erase the memory of the horrible 1996 version which starred Billy Zane as The Phantom, a new film is in development from Crusader Entertainment and Hyde Park. The film's producers say that they're working on a contemporary story that will be much closer to films like Spider-Man and The Matrix. Hyde Park's CEO Ashok Armitraj said, "The fact is this character is terrific and has been followed by people around the world. There is a great history there, the whole legend of the Phantom, how it was handed down four centuries with the vow to take on piracy and bad guys, these people out to destroy the world." The script for the new version will be written by Steven De Souza (48 Hrs., Die Hard, The Flintstones). Amritraj says the new version won't make the same mistakes the first film did. He says, "I was among the fans who went to see the movie a few years ago and came away disappointed. We wanted to let enough time pass to try it again... The major thing is to put him in a contemporary setting with the weapons and gizmos and Matrix-style stuff which wasn't done in the previous film." Matrix-style, huh?

Plastic Man

This comic book project is dead in the water. Back in 1995, two brothers named Wachowski penned a screenplay for a Plastic Man movie. And although the brothers would go on to remarkable success after creating The Matrix, their Plastic Man script lay on a shelf collecting dust. As IGN FilmForce's Stax puts it in his review of the screenplay, "The Wachowskis' ideas were, unfortunately, a few years ahead of their time (as well as too expensive to be realized back in 1995)... but they could certainly be accomplished now. ... Plastic Man could still be brought out of the mothballs if Warner Brothers and the Wachowskis had any interest. ... Alas, it's been a long, complicated road for Plastic Man thus far so don't hold your breath for it."

Powers

Fan favorite Frank Oz is set to direct Powers for Sony-based producer Mace Neufeld (Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of All Fears). For those unfamiliar with the comic series, Powers centers around detective Christian Walker, a special homicide officer in charge of cases that often involve superpowers. In the film, Walker will lead an investigation into the one-by-one murdering of a band of superheroes that had been securing peace and enforcing good will in the country. Some of these supporting super-characters include Cheshire, Retro Girl, Blast, Lizzie Bordon, Fury, Diamond, The Sift, Elemental, Shotgun, Johnny Royalle, and The Fat Fish Gang. There is no start date for the film, but Oz is expected to tackle it once he finishes shooting The Stepford Wives.

Preacher

Preacher has been in and out of development for years. The project has solidified with Rachel Talalay (Tank Girl) set to direct from a screenplay by comic creator Garth Ennis. The director and production team have met with actor James Marsden (X-Men's Cyclops) about taking on the title role. It's still up in the air.

The Punisher

The Punisher is "not a routine revenge story," claims Thomas Jane who plays the title role. "It's a beautiful story about a guy in a unique position. His family is murdered, and he sees only one choice available to him: that's to go after the people who killed his family. He can't lose, because if he gets them, he has avenged, in some small part, the death of his family. If they get him, then he is punished for not being able to save them. That's a beautiful story about atonement and punishment." Writer-director Johnathan Hensleigh recently told the press, "We're attempting to make a full blown, huge action picture with all of the Hollywood trappings for probably less money than a picture like this has ever been executed for. That's a bold claim, but I'll stand by it. ... [The Punisher] will all be live-action, no computer-generated characters or stunts. We want to re-create the tone of classic action movies from the '60s and '70s." Artisan Entertainment is releasing The Punisher in theaters next summer. John Travolta is onboard as the film's villain.

Rising Stars

J. Michael Straczynski's Top Cow comics series Rising Stars is being adapted as a possible trilogy by MGM. Straczynski has written a screenplay, which has since been rewritten by Anthony and Joe Russo (Welcome to Collinwood). Rising Stars focuses on a group of 113 young people who, as a result of a mysterious flash in Pederson, Illinois in 1969, now have special abilities. Dubbed "The Specials" by the government and raised in a special school, the Specials forge relationships that will carry them through their lives. These people have grown into adulthood having to come to terms with their powers in a world that both worships and fears them. To make matters worse, someone has been killing off The Specials. Could it be one of their own? This film doesn't seem to be on the fast track, but it's still alive and well.

Shazam!

This classic DC comic features Captain Marvel a.k.a. Billy Batson who discovers that he can call on the powers of an ancient Egyptian wizard, Shazam. As of last June, the project was setup at New Line where Oscar-winning scribe William Goldman (Dreamcatcher) is penning the screenplay for producer Michael E. Uslan. Shazam! is targeted for a Christmas 2004 or Summer 2005 release. While no director is attached to the project, there has been a significant casting rumor linking Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to the Captain Marvel role.

Silver Surfer

After languishing in development hell for years, Silver Surfer may finally be taking off. Fox has had the rights to the project since the late '90s, but nothing has come of it. Earlier this year Marvel's Avi Arad told the media, "Silver Surfer is just starting with Fox, no writer yet." Screenwriter Andrew Kevin Walker (Seven, Sleepy Hollow) was previously attached to the project.

Spawn 2

Spawn 2 may or may not make it to the big screen. McFarlane and friends are in no hurry – they want to get it right this time. Last we heard, Hans Rodionoff, the film's latest screenwriter, was penning a draft that featured the detective characters of Sam and Twitch. He say, "One of the challenges of doing a movie where the protagonist is a demon is that it's kind of hard to feel for that character. One of the things Niles and Todd did with the last draft was have it be more of a Sam and Twitch story. ... The problem is it became solely a Sam and Twitch movie and there wasn't enough Spawn."

Spider-Man 2

The web-slinger's return to the big screen has him going up against the tentacle-wielding Doc Ock, portrayed by Alfred Molina (Frida). Tobey Maguire is, of course, back as Peter Parker/Spider-Man. The sequel sees Peter struggling to balance his dual life as a college student and a superhero. Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, J.K. Simmons and Rosemary Harris are all returning for the comic book sequel. Spider-Man 2 is set for a worldwide release on July 2, 2004.

The Sub-Mariner

David Self (Road to Perdition) is scripting and executive producing this epic at Universal. Nicolas Cage was once rumored for the title role, but now that he's finally set to star in Ghost Rider, don't count on that. The latest actor to be seriously rumored is Matt Damon. Word on Self's script is very positive and the project is slowing coming together.

Supergirl

Reports surfaced online earlier this summer that Warner Bros. may be developing a live-action Supergirl flick with screenwriter/producer Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, Batman & Robin). Comic writer Peter David went on record saying, "According to Goldsman's people, the treatment would not be a version of any one particular Supergirl, but instead an agglomeration of several different comic book incarnations... the aim being to produce a dark and less-than-sunny version." There hasn't been any movement on this flick, but it's still in the hopper.

Superman

There are two main rumors circulating regarding the current Superman project set up at Warner Bros. Depending on who you listen to, either Charlie's Angels helmer McG is directing with Jon Peters producing, or M. Night Shyamalan (Signs, The Sixth Sense) will direct with Jerry Weintraub producing. J.J. Abrams would write for McG, while Night would presumably work on the screenplay himself. Warners won't announce either scenario until they're ready to officially give the film the green light again. McG's first choice for the role of Lois Lane is Drew Barrymore – a fact that has troubled many in the fan community. Ashton Kutcher has been mentioned as a possible contender for the title role, although he says he'd rather play Batman. The jeers are deafening. There's no word on who Night would cast if he got the directing gig.

Teen Titans

Reports say that Akiva Goldsman (mentioned above as Supergirl writer/producer) is developing a live-action feature film version of DC Comics' Teen Titans for Warner Brothers. Brad Follmer, Chris Carter's assistant on The X-Files, has written two drafts of the screenplay. The live-action version is unrelated to the new Teen Titans animated series that's currently airing on the Cartoon Network.

Watchmen

Producer Lloyd Levin (Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life) tells IGN FilmForce that progress is being made on bringing Alan Moore's Watchmen to the big screen. Levin says, "We have a great adaptation by David Hayter that absolutely celebrates the book. It's a great adaptation of it. It's very faithful." Levin also tips that he's keen for Hayter to direct the project based on the acclaimed 12-part DC series. The film adaptation has been in development since the late 1980s when scribes Sam Hamm (Batman) and filmmaker Terry Gilliam both took a stab at the classic comic.

The Wonder Twins

Warner Bros. and Gaylord Films have optioned the rights to The Wonder Twins. The studio plans to develop a live-action family-oriented feature film around the Hanna-Barbera characters, in the vein of Spy Kids and Scooby-Doo. The movie will be produced by Hunt Lowry and Casey La Scala. There hasn't been much talk of this project since it was announced last year, but it could come eventually.

Wonder Woman

Yet another Warner Bros. superhero project that has been put through the ringer. The studio recently scrapped their previous work on the film and decided to start from scratch with a script by Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander, Birds of Prey). Kalogridis' new script will deal with the origins of the classic comic book character. The laundry list of writers previously attached to the project includes Philip Levens (Smallville), Todd Alcott (Antz), Jon Cohen (Minority Report) and Becky Johnston (The Prince of Tides).

X-Men 3

There's not much known about the third X-Men flick except that it's tentatively set for a 2006 release. Screenwriter David Hayter has reportedly said that the character most likely to be introduced in the next film is Beast, but nothing is official yet. The plotline may deal with Jean Grey's emergence as Phoenix.
 

Evil Dynovac

TRIBE Member
Aquaman could work if the entire movie took place underwater. Finding Nemo proved that the ocean is a lush and diverse place to set a movie.

The problem comes with live action. Filming an underwater or mostly underwater film would have some very difficult challenges - the use of too much CGI being one of them.

The movie does have pitfalls.





Thanks Will!
 

Hi i'm God

TRIBE Member
Re: SUPERHERO MOVIE UPDATES - fanboys and geekgirls only please

Originally posted by Klubmasta Will
Catwoman

Currently filming in Vancouver, this Warner Bros. project has Halle Berry starring in the film as Patience Prince (the new Catwoman). Comic fans will also be interested to know that the film doesn't take place in Gotham City, but in another fictional metropolis called Lake City. French filmmaker Pitof is directing from a screenplay last worked on by Ed Solomon. Denise Di Novi (Batman Returns) is producing. Benjamin Bratt plays the male lead in the film, a detective who falls for Patience while trying to track down her alter-ego. Sharon Stone, Lambert Wilson, and Michael Massee play the guys, while Alex Borstein plays Catwoman's best friend.
:mad: There is no emoticon for what I am feeling.
I Loth Halle Berry.
 

Boss Hog

TRIBE Member
Some interesting ideas in there, but why is it that when a few comic book movies do well they have to go and OVER do the genre? At least half of those on that list just don't need (and shouldn't be) made. They're going to oversaturate and dilute the genre.
 

Dr Funk MD

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Originally posted by Boss Hog
Some interesting ideas in there, but why is it that when a few comic book movies do well they have to go and OVER do the genre? At least half of those on that list just don't need (and shouldn't be) made. They're going to oversaturate and dilute the genre.
Is "comic book movie" a genre now? How sad is that if it is?
 

SENSEi

TRIBE Promoter
Green Lantern!!

I've been waiting so long for someone to do give Jordan a chance on the big screen.

Iron man and the Ghost Rider would be cool too.

Can't say much about the others..

Except Elektra!
That's a must!
 

physix

TRIBE Member
Let's hope THIS "Punisher" movie is better
than that piece of shit they release with Dolph
Lundgren... eeek.... he look hot with jet black
hair, tho....
 

Klubmasta Will

TRIBE Member
initial thoughts:

1. i am glad the new batman guys are taking a "much less glitzy and down-to-earth approach" to the character. the previous live-action batman movies were crap. no more silly bat-toys and unrealistic contraptions, please. the real bat-fans want a hard-hitting, brutal detective/vigilante story. my choice for villain would be ra's al ghul.

2. very glad to hear that darren aronofsky is still working on 'batman: year one'. previous reports were that the project was dead.

3. captain america - while there are TREMENDOUS possibilities for this movie (especially if they modernized the character like they have in the 'ultimate' universe), they will probably hold off on making this until the world stops hating the u.s.a.

4. daredevil - if the second movie is based on kevin smith's daredevil comics, it will SUCK. big time.

5. james marsden as the preacher??? dunno how that would go over. he seems a bit too clean cut and dry.

6. they should NOT make another spawn movie. that franchise has not produced a single decent story in over 100 comic book issues.

7. spider-man 2 and x-men 3 both look very promising given the talents involved.

8. marvel and DC should be in a race to release 'the sub-mariner' and 'aquaman', respectively, as both heroes are exiled former kings of atlantis. both would make great movies if handled properly.

9. ashton kutcher is NOT superman and drew barrymore is NOT lois lane. like seriously, what the fuck? those clowns at DC just can't seem to stop making TERRIBLE movie ideas.

10. the 'watchmen' script is getting rave reviews. that could be the best movie of the bunch.
 

SENSEi

TRIBE Promoter
Re: initial thoughts:

Originally posted by Klubmasta Will
9. ashton kutcher is NOT superman and drew barrymore is NOT lois lane. like seriously, what the fuck? those clowns at DC just can't seem to stop making TERRIBLE movie ideas.
Whatchoo talkin bout Will?
Has this actually been suggested?

Seriously?

If this happens, someone should be shot.
 

Soundstream

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Boss Hog
Some interesting ideas in there, but why is it that when a few comic book movies do well they have to go and OVER do the genre? At least half of those on that list just don't need (and shouldn't be) made. They're going to oversaturate and dilute the genre.
I agree. But they know that there is enough of a fanbase for each comic to warrant a profit on each movie.

Most of these movies are really not that great as far as movies go. They just rely on the franchise name, and hire a few popular actors to get people to go watch it.

Cheers ... Ian :)
 

Evil Dynovac

TRIBE Member
Actually a G-Force/Battle of the Planets movie has lots of places to go. It's perfectly set up to be a really good movie franchise.
 

Boss Hog

TRIBE Member
They'll oversaturate the move going audience for a year, make a bunch of crappy movies (and the odd good one) so that people don't spend money on them any more... then the trend will die, and fans will have a bunch of crappy movies to lament about (ex. "if ONLY they weren't trying to make a buck but make a GOOD Aquaman movie....!")
 

Evil Dynovac

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by el presidente Highsteppa
I'd want to see a live action Robotech movie first :)
That is a tall but worthy order.

G-Force is doable, like a big budget action flick.

Robotech is Lord of the Rings in scope. It's epic.

I would be worried about CGI again.
 

lok

TRIBE Member
There is no way more than a 1/6 of those ideas would fly and not bomb in the box office. Too many too fast.

And for chrissake... forget Beast, we want REMY!!!!!!!!
 

Klubmasta Will

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: initial thoughts:

Originally posted by SENSEi
Whatchoo talkin bout Will?
Has this actually been suggested?
yeah, look at the 'superman' section in the original article.

hopefully, DC will realize that the mcG team is terrible (the 'charlie's angels' flop should convince them of this) and they will go with m. night shyamalan's team.

as for robotech/g-force/etc. - i confess that i know very little about those japanese franchises. i always thought they were just about flashy animation and were short on decent story-telling.
 
Originally posted by Evil Dynovac
That is a tall but worthy order.

G-Force is doable, like a big budget action flick.

Robotech is Lord of the Rings in scope. It's epic.

I would be worried about CGI again.
After watching the first two episodes of Macross Zero (the prequel that has just been released :eek: ), I'm convinced that the CGI would be the least thing to worry about. But you're right about the epic scale needed for the three chapters.
 
Originally posted by lok
There is no way more than a 1/6 of those ideas would fly and not bomb in the box office. Too many too fast.

And for chrissake... forget Beast, we want REMY!!!!!!!!
Guaranteed that about 2/3 of those will spin off into nothing.
 

Hi i'm God

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by lok
There is no way more than a 1/6 of those ideas would fly and not bomb in the box office. Too many too fast.

And for chrissake... forget Beast, we want REMY!!!!!!!!
Gambits the MAN! Finally he's on X-men Evolution...
 

SENSEi

TRIBE Promoter
Originally posted by Evil Dynovac
That is a tall but worthy order.

G-Force is doable, like a big budget action flick.

Robotech is Lord of the Rings in scope. It's epic.

I would be worried about CGI again.
Either would be great..
Or even just a kick ass animated feature.

Get the cyclones, the Alpha fighters and the veritech's all in one show.

Sweet!!
 

SENSEi

TRIBE Promoter
Originally posted by el presidente Highsteppa
After watching the first two episodes of Macross Zero (the prequel that has just been released :eek: ), I'm convinced that the CGI would be the least thing to worry about. But you're right about the epic scale needed for the three chapters.
Is this on DVD?
It's a prequel?

So it's about Zor crashing the SDF-1 on Earth?

Where can I gets it?
 
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