We might as well just set up a direct link to Deadline Hollywood, since they’re breaking all the news these days….
§ Although generally a lackluster film which spawned a totally lame spin-off, DAREDEVIL is getting a reboot at Fox, with David Scarpa, writer of the little-liked remake of THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL aboard as writer. Sounds like a winner, right? But Fox will be the winner because they need to make a Daredevil movie or else…Disney will get Matt Murdock! As long as Marvel’s movie properties are in development at the studios where they last landed, they will not revert to Disney/Marvel. This is pretty much true of all of Marvel’s already-made movie stars: Hulk at Uni, the X-verse and the FF at Fox, and so on. It’s really a race against time though, because one of these days one of these studios is going to slip up and let Lexi Alexander make another Marvel movie, and The Mouse will be there to scoop up the remains. It’s like Crank set at a movie studio.
§ David Goyer has left Flash Forward as show runner, Deadline reports. The similarly comics-connected Marc Guggenheim left earlier.
§ ALSO, that COWBOYS & ALIENS movie IS going to be made and released on July 29, 2011. Jon Favreau directs Daniel Craig stars.
§ Geoff Boucher has a very informative (and spoiler filled) interview with CAPTAIN AMERICA director Joe Johnston who reveals that his Cap will be in…the USO.
“So he’s up on stage doing songs and dances with chorus girls and he can’t wait to get out and really fight. When he does go AWOL, he covers up the suit but then, after a few things happen, he realizes that this uniform allows him to lead. By then, he’s become a star in the public mind and a symbol. The guys get behind him because he embodies something special.”
§ Toy movies: TWILIGHT heartthrob Taylor Lautner has been cast as STRETCH ARMSTRONG, because he looks so flexible. Yet only a lad of 18, Lautner is being groomed to be the action star of the future, according to the trades, and there is already a blog called Taylor Lautner Shirtless, so he’s well on his way.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.