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SDCC: Captain America and Thor Comic-Con Posters!

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Jul 20th, 2010

New artwork for the two comic book adaptations

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have released these new Comic-Con posters for Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor at Yahoo! Movies!

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SDCC: Mark Protosevich Adapting Freakshow

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Jul 20th, 2010

Eyeing it as a directing vehicle

Thor screenwriter Mark Protosevich will make Freakshow his next comic book adaptation, and is eyeing the property as a potential directing vehicle, reports Variety.

Protosevich has teamed with Sheldon Turner and Jennifer Klein to produce the project. He will write the script, based on the upcoming Ape Entertainment book that David Server and Jackson Lanzing created, with art from Joe Suitor.

Freakshow revolves around five young protagonists who are turned into mutants by a cataclysmic chemical explosion and must decide whether to use their newfound powers to save the city or exact revenge on those responsible after the world's only superhero is killed.


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Thor: The Video Game Coming in 2011

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Jul 20th, 2010

For Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Wii and Nintendo DS

SEGA just announced that "Thor: The Video Game" is coming in 2011:

“By Odin’s beard!” SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced they will bring Marvel’s hall-of-fame franchise Thor™ to video game systems for an epic third-person adventure: Thor: The Video Game, scheduled for release on all five major video game platforms in 2011 including the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™.

“We are proud to be bringing Marvel’s Thor to his first solo video game adventure,” commented Gary Knight, Senior Vice President of Marketing at SEGA Europe and SEGA America. “Thor: The Video Game will finally bring the immense power of this iconic hero to lifelong fans, and introduce the God of Thunder to a whole new audience as a true Marvel Super Hero.”

Thor: The Video Game will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure for which Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author, served as story consultant. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics including Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur, as well as other monstrous denizens. Players will wield the iconic Mjölnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight enemies on an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder, and wind to vanquish enemies. As Thor earns Valor points through his exploits, players can acquire new abilities, powers, and weapon upgrades.

Each version of the game will be uniquely suited for its platform, with the PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 versions featuring cinematic, third-person action gameplay with melee combos, ranged hammer throws, tide-turning elemental powers, and an upgrade system to bolster Thor’s powers as gamers progress. Players will take on enemies up to four times as large as Thor, with multiple grappling points and a variety of strategies for taking them down: go toe-to-toe with 25 foot tall, 12 ton Ice Trolls for a truly heart-pumping experience.

The Wii game will feature the same overarching storyline as the next-gen consoles, but will also present a different gaming experience by utilizing the Wii Remote™ and Nunchuk™ controllers to battle enemies and deliver Thor’s elemental powers. Thor for the Wii version will also be presented with a uniquely styled comic book look that it will share with the PSP system version, along with different cinematics, story elements, dialog, locations, and dedicated flight levels. Nintendo DS players will experience a 2D side-scrolling adventure with narrative and gameplay unique to the platform.

Brought to the Marvel Universe by the legendary Stan Lee and his brother Larry Lieber and penciled by noted artist Jack Kirby, Thor first appeared in Marvel Comics in 1962. Based on Norse mythology, the Marvel character of Thor became a comic book Super Hero both in his own right and as a member of the Avengers alongside comic book icons The Hulk™, Iron Man™, and Captain America™. Thor: The Video Game marks the character’s progression from mythology to comics to TV and film, and now to interactive entertainment in his first standalone appearance in a game.


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Those Cap and Thor posters look amazing, and I'm really looking forward to the Thor video game for the XBOX 360.

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Fincher's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Coming Dec. 2011

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July 20, 2010

Sony's Columbia Pictures has set a Wednesday, December 21, 2011 release date for director David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Written by Steve Zaillian, the film will be based on Stieg Larsson's posthumously published crime thriller trilogy, "The Millennium Series." The book describes the mystery surrounding the long-unsolved disappearance of an heiress. A journalist recently dinged by a libel case and a young female hacker try to resolve it, stirring up bundles of personal and industrial corruption along the way.

Director Niels Arden Oplev's Swedish adaptation of the film, starring Noomi Rapace, has earned an impressive $101.6 million worldwide. The follow-up, The Girl Who Played with Fire, has taken in $53.3 million so far. The third installment, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, has not been released here yet.

Sony Pictures Co-Chairman Amy Pascal recently told that the studio was planning on making it a trilogy with Fincher.

"We're doing the book. That's why we hired David Fincher. We're going to really do this, in all their glory. Otherwise why do it? They're very R-rated movies," she said. "It's the shock of what's really going on underneath the surface of society. If you don't actually make good on that, you haven't told the story."

She added that they are going to try to get the three movies out as fast as possible. "But, you know, we'll have the first one next Christmas. And hopefully, the next two as quick as I can get them. We're trying to figure that out now."

Pascal said that they had not cast the lead actress yet. "No, we are going to do a global search on her. Every actress in the world wants it. It's the greatest character for a girl since I-don't-know-what."


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Captain Jack is Back!

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July 20, 2010

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer posted a new photo of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow on the Hawaii set of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, opening in 3D, 2D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 20.

Directed by Rob Marshall the action adventure co-stars Geoffrey Rush, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham, Yuki Matsuzaki and Gemma Ward.

In the film, Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past (Cruz), and he's not sure if it's love--or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen Anne's Revenge, the ship of the formidable pirate Blackbeard (McShane), Jack finds himself on an unexpected adventure in which he doesn't know who to fear more: Blackbeard or the woman from his past.

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SDCC '10: Lilith Rises in 30 Days of Night Photo

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July 20, 2010

Sony Home Entertainment's October 5 DVD and Blu-Ray release 30 Days of Night: Dark Days is putting the bite on the San Diego Comic-Con. Attendees can check out a preview when director, co-writer Ben Ketai, co-writer Steve Niles and stars Keile Sanchez, Diora Baird, Rhys Coiro and producer J.R. Young take the stage for a panel on Friday, July 23 at 7:30pm in Room 7AB.

In anticipation of the sneak peek, and our coverage of the panel, we have an image to share: A first look at actress Mia Kirshner as the vampire Lilith! The actress is no stranger to our genre, or bloodsuckers, for that matter. She's appeared in Dracula: The Series, Wolf Lake and The Vampire Diaries.

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Scream 4 Photos: More Cast, Ghost Face in Woodsboro

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July 20, 2010

Erik Knudsen, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, and Hayden Panettiere come together for the latest photo to escape from the set of Scream 4. Fans of the series are already commenting on how this looks similar to another "fountain" scene that was shot for the first film. Another interesting pic surfaced which shows the lamp posts of Woodsboro decorated with Ghostface costumes - a prank put on by the kids of the town?

The next chapter in the series opens on April 15, 2011 and is currently shooting in Michigan with Wes Craven at the helm.

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Fright Night Remake Mans Up

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July 20, 2010

Writer Marti Noxon spoke to FearNET about her most recent gig: A remake of Fright Night that begins rolling soon in New Mexico with Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Imogen Poots, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Toni Collette starring.

Her chat with the site covered some ground we know already, but she did speak of themes, particularly what occurs between Charley Brewster and Evil Ed.

"One of the things we did – that was in the original movie but we mined it more – was really about the relationship between Ed and Charlie. We were interested in what happens when you leave your friends behind. A lot of the movie now has a focus on "What does it mean to be a real man?" There's a lot of stuff in it with more of a focus on masculinity and what it means to be a man.

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From IGN:

Batman 3 An All IMAX Experience?

Director of photography Wally Pfister loves IMAX. 3-D? Not so much.

July 20, 2010

by Matt Smith

Those who've seen The Dark Knight on Blu-ray surely have noticed the somewhat distracting change in aspect ratio between the scenes that were shot in IMAX and those filmed on traditional stock. If cinematographer Wally Pfister gets his way however, Batman 3 will be an all-IMAX adventure.

Pfister is Christopher Nolan's go to guy, working as director of photography on every one of Nolan's studio films, from Memento to Inception. As a third Batman comes closer and closer to being a reality, Pfister is hoping that he will be able to shoot it entirely in IMAX, and furthermore, not in 3D.

Speaking to MTV News, Pfister stated, "I can't say until I read the script, but it would certainly be my preferred, amazing goal to shoot the whole movie in IMAX... Chris' films are so densely layered and have so much going on visually in every way that IMAX helps enhance that because of the scope and the scale of it- it becomes a much larger canvas to paint on. That's what we found on Dark Knight."

For movie goers who don't consider 3D an awe-inspiring experience, Pfister had some encouraging words. "I'm not a big fan of 3D. I liken it to my View-Master I had 40 years ago. Are you really getting more out of the story with 3D? When you separate those different planes and you're creating artificial depth, it looks phony to me."

Pfister certainly has his work cut out for him as he makes preparations to top the visuals in The Dark Knight and Inception, but just thinking about what the team will come up with makes waiting for the July 2012 release date seem like an eternity. With Thor and Captain America going the way of 3D, it seems that Nolan and Pfister would be making a huge statement against the format if they opt for their Batman saga to remain two-dimensional. Whether Warner Bros. agrees with their sentiment remains to be seen.


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SDCC: Another New Thor Photo!

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Jul 21st, 2010

From the May 6, 2011 release

Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios have released yet another new photo from Thor (see previously-released photos), this one courtesy of USA Today.

Opening in 3D and 2D theaters on May 6, 2011, the Kenneth Branagh-directed comic book adaptation stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Rene Russo, Stellan Skarsgard, Jaimie Alexander, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg and Colm Feore.

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SDCC: The Strange Case of Hyde Coming to Theaters

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July 21, 2010

David Ellison's Skydance Prods., Dark Horse Entertainment and producer Mark Gordon have teamed to adapt the upcoming Dark Horse comic The Strange Case of Hyde, written by screenwriter Cole Haddon.

Heat Vision says that the comic "is not a retelling of the story but seeks to give it a fresh take by making the split personality the center of a Victorian-era action-adventure that sees him go head-to-head against a historical villain.

Haddon will write the screenplay for the adaptation.

Dark Horse will unveil the comic book this week at Comic-Con.

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Mortimer and Stuhlbarg Join Hugo Cabret

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July 20, 2010

Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg have boarded Martin Scorsese's 3D family adventure Hugo Cabret.

The duo joins a cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Frances de la Tour and Richard Griffiths. Written by John Logan, the film is scheduled for a December 9 release.

The adaptation of Brian Selznick's best-seller "The Invention of Hugo Cabret" is in production in London and is being produced by Scorsese, Graham King, Tim Headington and Johnny Depp.

Hugo Cabret tells the tale of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. When Hugo encounters a broken machine, an eccentric girl, and the cold, reserved man who runs the toy shop, he is caught up in a magical, mysterious adventure that could put all of his secrets in jeopardy.

Mortimer plays the station's flower shop girl, Lisette, and Stuhlbarg plays Rene Tabard, a film restorer.


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From USAToday

Comic-Con 2010: Fans are the real heroes for filmmakers

By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY

When Kenneth Branagh walked through the doors of Marvel Studios to discuss directing Thor, executives greeted the Brit with two questions.

The first was a polite "How are you doing?"

The second was whether Branagh had ever been to Comic-Con.

"I think they were warning me," says Branagh, known more for his adaptations of Shakespeare than superhero stories. "They said to brace myself, that I'd never seen anything like it."

Not unless Branagh spends much time dressed as Chewbacca. But if you're making a movie about heroes with a predilection for capes and spandex, you had better be prepared to face the critical eyes of Comic-Con, the nation's largest gathering of fanboys, Twilight moms and all variants of geeks in between.

The four-day San Diego convention, which kicks off Thursday after a preview Wednesday, will draw more than 125,000 pop-culture fanatics of film, television, comic books and video games. And without an Iron Man, Dark Knight or Spider-Man to salivate over, fans are drawing a bead on Thor, which heralds Marvel's next wave of crime fighters, which will include Captain America and The Avengers.

"Nobody believed in us when we brought Iron Man here," says Marvel chief Kevin Feige. "They said we were bringing our B-team in. I think we've proved that there's no such thing. If you can impress Comic-Con fans, you're in the big leagues."

The convention, which enters its 40th year, has become one of Hollywood's most important showcases. Films such as Avatar, District 9 and Alice in Wonderland flew from last year's convention with a vapor trail of geek blessings, and all became hits. Those films that evoked shrugs —9, Drag Me to Hell— met grimmer fates.

"It's a bit scary, the power and devotion they have," says Chris Hemsworth, who plays the titular Norse hero in the film scheduled to arrive in May. "A couple of months ago I was feeling secure and went online to see what people were saying. Some people loved we were doing a movie; some people already hated it. I'll never read comments again."

He won't need to. The Comic-Con crowd isn't afraid to be heard. While festivals such as Toronto and Sundance showcase the people who make films, Comic-Con showcases the people who watch them.

"Their tastes define the marketplace," says director Jon Favreau, who introduced both Iron Man films at "The Con."

"I think the trick (to winning over fans) is to love the material as much as they do," he says. "If they know you're a fan, too, you're going to be fine."


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