Check out this awesome little snippet of news I picked up about Iron Man! It’ll blow your mind wide open!
“They had no script, man… They had an outline. We would show up for big scenes every day and we wouldn’t know what we were going to say. We would have to go into our trailer and work on this scene and call up writers on the phone, ‘You got any ideas?’ Meanwhile the crew is tapping their foot on the stage waiting for us to come on.”
That’s the word from Jeff Bridges, and if anyone would be placed to know, he would.
I kind of doubt it went off EXACTLY like this, but still…it makes a weird kind of sense considering how that movie went off. It was great, but in retrospect, it does look like it could have been at least somewhat ad-libbed.
Regardless, though, it was still great fun, and hopefully Iron Man 2 will hold up as well.
From The Hollywood Reporter comes word that Matt Johnson (Torque) will adapt Red 5 Comics’ sci-fi series Afterburn for Relativity Media.
The series is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth whose eastern hemisphere was destroyed by a massive solar flare, leaving what life remains to mutate from radiation and fallout.
The story centers on a group of treasure hunters who extract objects such as the Mona Lisa, the Rosetta Stone and the Crown Jewels while facing rival hunters, mutants and pirates.
Y: The Last Man is a must-read for any avid comic fans. The excellent series focused on telling the story of the last man on earth, and how he adapts and lives in a world full of nothing but women.
According to an interview with director D.J. Caruso, a script for a film adaptation has been turned in to Warner Bros. for a possible release by 2010. Caruso hopes that this will be the next project WB/New Line does; he also notes that it will be the first of a planned trilogy.
As for casting, Caruso noted that he would like to see Shia LaBeouf portray Yorick – the last man – and that he is interested in casting singer Alicia Keys for 355.
Pixar Studios opens their doors to the public but once a year in hopes of raising money for the one and only Cartoon Art Museum in the western United States.
The event is in its fifth year and a very popular and educating experience for those who attend. Anyone who as a slight interest in seeing where all the magic happens to make Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Toy Story and so forth better come to this event.
The tickets are $200 per person. Don’t be shocked by the price – it’s for an excellent cause – cartoons. Call, now, 415-227-8666, ext. 300 to get your tickets.
Cult comic Elfquest is set to become a Warner Bros. Pictures feature film after several failed attempts. Thurber will write, direct and produce the feature, which currently doesn’t have any release date, or any other information for that matter.
The story followed a tribe of elves on an Earth-like planet with two moons while on the lookout for tribes of humans and trolls, both of which acted as allies or enemies.
Dark Horizons reports that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the film rights to B. Clay Moore’s upcoming comic book series Billy Smoke, hoping to turn it into a vehicle for “Lost” star Matthew Fox.
The comic’s story focuses on an elite hitman who is nearly killed during a botched job. Quite interestingly, he realizes that his only way to redemption is to rid the world of all assassins.
The project is being produced by Thunder Road; Oni Press is publishing the comic series.