Thursday, April 29, 2010

Movie News Mash 35

According to Pajiba, Warner Bros is developing a big-screen adaptation of Starman, a name that has represented numerous DC Comics superheroes since the first version appeared in 1941. The character uses a staff called a 'gravity rod' (or 'cosmic rod') to fly and manipulate energy.

Producers Dan Lin ("Sherlock Holmes") and Gregory Noveck ("Jonah Hex") are developing the project, which doesn't yet have a writer or director.

It would be the second DC intergalactic hero to be adapted for film following Warner's "Green Lantern" movie, which stars Ryan Reynolds and is set for release in June 2011.
(The Geek Files)


20th Century Fox has signed "Training Day" scripter David Ayer to write and direct a remake of Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Commando" with word Ayer will put his own real-world spin on the original story centered on a retired elite special forces operative sees his daughter kidnapped and is told she'll die unless he gets on a plane and kills the rival of a nasty exiled dictator. In the original, Schwarzenegger jumped off the plane before takeoff, and killed everyone involved in the kidnap plot. Ayer’s protagonist will be less brawny, but more skilled in covert tactics and weaponry.

Sigh - another 80's remake...
(Rope of Silicon, Screen Rant, UGO Movie Blog, First Showing)

Deadline reports that Paramount has extended its relationship with toy maker Mattel – after collaborating on "Transformers," "GI Joe" and the upcoming "Max Steel" – by optioning "Magic 8-Ball" for the big-screen. The deal has been put in place by Paramount President Adam Goodman and will also be produced by Brad Weston, with Mattel’s Tim Kilpin and Barry Waldo exec producing.

There’s no details on the plot or even the overall style of the "Magic 8-Ball" flick other than it’s a live-action adventure movie. But my assumption upon hearing this news is that somehow shaking the little ball causes things to happen in the real world, a la "Jumanji" style.
(Screen Rant)

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