A lot of news from the film industry this week, check out the highlights below:
Kevin Smith making Krampus Movie
Once called Comes the Krampus, it’s now been re-titled Anti-Claus, and filming will start in September. Smith will be joined in the film by Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Genesis Rodriguez and Michael Parks
Marvel Netflix Update
Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently appeared on Kevin Smith’s Fat Man On Batman podcast, and during the course of the conversation the executive spilled a few interesting tidbits about Marvel Studios upcoming Netflix plans. Beginning by confirming plans to start shooting the shows this summer in New York, Quesada first revealed that all of the shows will actually be happening within the same area of the city:
“We’re shooting where these characters belong. These stories take place in Hell’s Kitchen…It thrills me to no end to have these things happening in New York. That alone is going to give it an incredible vibe. It’s just once again…it’s like Marvel taking ownership of New York, saying this is where we’re from, this is our universe, this is where it started.”
Sailor Moon Reboot Updates
X-men coming To TV?
X-Men: Days Of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg has revealed that with the X-Men universe being so rich with characters and teams, 20th Century Fox are looking to TV for the answer.
“We’re still in this place of figuring out what the future of the franchise will be, but when you look at SHIELD to some extent and what Marvel is doing now with Daredevil and other shows on Netflix, it makes sense to tell some of these stories in TV,” Kinberg told Collider.
“Partly because there’s just not enough screens to do all these characters, and also because the serialised format of comic books is better suited for TV. Because that’s it, every week you come back to the same characters different story, and in comic books every week it’s the same characters, different story.
“I think what [Fox is] seeing now is with the proliferation of new kinds of visual and special effects, there’s a way to make these stories that doesn’t cost $300 million every time you have to make a huge movie.”
WB/DC Planning Shazam movie and more
“Warner Bros. has several other movies in development unconnected to the Justice League that are based on DC superheroes and fantasy and crime titles from its Vertigo line of genre comics, said Mr. Silverman and Toby Emmerich, president of Warner’s New Line Cinema label. They include ‘Shazam,’ ‘Metal Men,’ ‘100 Bullets,’ and ‘Fables.'”
SyFy adapting Ronin and more
Syfy, which only recently trumpeted a return to its science fiction and fantasy roots with space thrillers and post-apocalyptic horror, this morning rolled out an ambitious development slate that includes adaptations of Frank Miller‘s “Ronin,” Jonathan Hickman‘s “Pax Romana,” Charles Soule and Alberto Alburquerque’s “Letter 44,” and David Schulner and Juan Jose Ryp’s “Clone.”
Sinister Six teaser images from The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Sin City 2 Posters
Stephen hawking Cartoon Series
Nerd Corps Entertainment has begun development on a children’s computer-animated TV series based on the “George Greenby” book series, the New York Times bestselling series by Stephen Hawking, above, and his daughter, Lucy Hawking.
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The Vancouver-based animation studio is planning to produce 26 half-hour episodes of the educational comedy-adventure TV series for the world market. The series examines science and physics through the adventures of 11-year-old George Greenby and his friend Annie Bellis, as they explore the universe and its marvels, traveling through space and time. Joining them is Cosmos, a supercomputer with an attitude to boot.
Lucy and Stephen Hawking said in a statement: “The joint mission with Nerd Corps presents a truly exciting opportunity to engage young viewers with science through spectacular visual entertainment and dramatic storytelling. We are thrilled to be working with Nerd Corps and look forward to developing the series together.”
Lou Ferrigno Says New Hulk movie being made
During an interview for a radio station in Minnesota (via Latino-Review), Lou Ferrigno revealed that there are indeed plans for a stand alone Hulk adventure, saying “Now because [Hulk] saved the day [in the first ‘Avengers’] they’re making another solo Hulk movie after the second Avengers comes out.” Although Ferrigno seems awfully sure he has the legit scoop,