§ Yet another beautiful young actress joins the cast of THE SPIRIT movie, Paz Vega who plays “the knife-wielding Plaster of Paris.”
§ For those who refer their cake served with beef, here’s an exciting story about Hugh Jackman getting all jacked to play Wolverine. The article also reveals that, in a refreshing change from the nerd takover of Hollywood, director Gavin Hood is NOT, we repeat, NOT a comics fan. However scripter David Benioff is.
Hood, who confessed that he is not a comic book fan, said that Wolverine—or Logan—appeals to him as a character because of the great amount of angst and internal conflict that Logan possesses. Benioff, an admitted fan of comic books, supposedly re-read Barry Windor-Smith’s Weapon X storyline and the Wolverine limited series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller as inspiration. Recently, it was reported that Skip Woods (Swordfish) may have been brought in to do some re-tooling of the script.
§ In the “intriguing” item of the day, Comics2Film reports that a MNEMOVORE film is in the works with writer Hans Rodionoff hoping to direct. The tale originally appeared as Vertigo mini-series by Rodionoff, Ray Fawkes and artist Mike Huddleston. Kristin Bell (Veronica Mars) starred in the 10 minutes of footage.
Rodionoff told fans at the screening that Guillermo del Toro is on board the film project as Executive Producer (news that delighted a room full of Lovecraft devotees) along with ‘Transformers’ and ‘Shoot Em Up’ producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford. Rodionoff has written the screenplay and is attached to direct the film himself.
The footage casts Bell (former star of ‘Veronica Mars’ and currently appearing on the fan-fave ‘Heroes’) in the role of Kaley. It portrays an exchange between Kaley and her therapist (played by ‘Terminator’ star Michael Biehn) and leads up to her first horrific encounter with the psyche-eating monster.