This is patent nonsense. Cybercrap.
Meanwhile, Cinematical has two news items of interest to our kind. #1, one-time Frank Miller collaborator Darren Aronofsky explains why he isn’t directing the film version of LONE WOLF AND CUB
“Paramount never got the rights. And we developed a script but now the rights don’t exist,” said Aronofsky. So, no rights to make a movie means you can’t make the movie? I wonder if Paramount’s legal team is aware of a little something called copyright law? Apparently not. So, what’s next for the director now that Paramount has seemingly botched the Lone Wolf and Cub movie — at least temporarily? “A biblical epic,” says Aronofsky. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.”
Cinematical also links to quotes from Brandoun Routh re SUPERMAN 2
Routh responded to Singer’s discussion of adding more action to the flick, saying: “That might be kind of interesting to throw some punches or throw something, I don’t know, a little more active.” Is it just me, or does that quote say a whole lot about the first flick. When the guy who plays Superman isn’t actually sure what it would be like to “throw some punches,” you’ve got a problem with your movie. Routh also said he’ll need to hit the gym again more seriously to get back into Man of Steel shape, but he isn’t worried because he has some six months to go before shooting starts. Maybe he can spend some time at the punching bag.
Yay gym! Yay…punches!
Finally, Variety–which now has no firewall, btw– looks at plans for HULK 2, now due in ’08.
Nearly two years out, summer 2008 is already shaping up to be a busy one for franchises — Warner Bros.’ next “Batman” installment, “The Dark Knight,” is a likely summer release; Disney’s next “Narnia” pic is set to open in May; and Paramount’s “Indiana Jones 4” and Universal’s “Hellboy 2” are both possible releases during the season. Marvel is taking pains to distance its Hulk pic from Ang Lee’s 2003 movie. Marvel licensed the rights to U for that film, which earned $132 million at the U.S. box office but which was considered a disappointment by some. Company resists calling the new project a sequel and noted in a press release, “You will like (the Hulk) when he’s angry,” a not-so-subtle reference to fans’ criticism that the character in the earlier pic was too ponderous.