This is Josh Ballze, host of NTF’s weekly rundown reporting:
Thanks to good sources of mine, mostly in the industry working as grips, craft services, or other jazz, I was treated to some behind the scenes footage of the filming of “MAN OF STEEL.” That’s right, Zacks’ (Director of 300) new Superman flick which is poised to break the chains of the Franchises ongoing Hollywood curse. From the failed Tim Burton production of “Superman Lives” to Brian’s (X-Men) not so great “Superman Returns” and even the last season of “Smallville”, the franchise just can’t seem to get things right….enter Mr. Zack Snyder. Now it’s too early to say just how this film will go, either to carve it’s way into heroic cinema history with all the raw power of a locomotive, or fall from the skies; yet another reminder of how even the most super of franchises can fail. From what I’ve seen and heard though, at the very least it’s going to be quite a show. And good or bad, I’m always up for a wild ride.
Interest in having Russell Crowe appear in nearly every production currently being readied in Hollywood continues, this time with Harker, a re-imagining of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula.
According to Vulture, Warner Bros. is in talks with Crowe to play the title character of Jonathan Harker, who is now a Scotland Yard detective investigating a string of murders that should lead him to the nefarious Count. The project has been lingering around Warners for a while now, but with the studio’s adaptation of Akira recently shut down over budget concerns, Harker has regained momentum. The report claims that the studio wants director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown, ABC’s The River) to helm Harker first, and then address Akira’s budgetary issues.
While Crowe is in talks, his participation isn’t confirmed. The actor is set to play Inspector Javert in The King’s Speech director Tom Hooper’s musical version of Les Miserables starting this month, and recently became attached to Winter’s Tale, the upcoming directorial debut for Crowe’s A Beautiful Mind screenwriter Akiva Goldsman. Crowe is also being sought for Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah, and was at least mentioned for the possible lead in director Joe Carnahan’s Death Wish remake.
Superman: The Man of Steel (2013): Teaser Trailer Attached To The Dark Knight Rises – Cosmic Book News
With filming on the new Superman movie, the Man of Steel, now complete, fans are eagerly anticipating Zack Snyder’s first trailer for the movie.
Previously we’ve heard that Warner Bros. is to begin its big marketing push starting in June, a year before the movie premiers, with it rumored that the trailer would be debuting then.
An anonymous source has leaked an image of what appears to be a promotional poster for the upcoming Superman readaptation, Man of Steel.
The original photo, left, was obtained by MovieWeb. I tried to clean it up and straighten it out a bit for you below.
We can tell a few things from the poster. First off, the pose and over-the-shoulder sort of framing is indicative of conflict, it creates a sense of Superman against the world, which strengthens the hypothesis that this Superman film will reflect a more morose and somber Superman, a superhero who is not accepted and feels ever out of place in an alien world.
The helicopter are likely representations of conflict with Human authority, so Superman will seemingly have some clashes with police and military forces throughout, perhaps under the distant direction or manipulation of Zod, as we see the face of Michael Shannon, who plays the part of Zod in the film hidden in the clouds.
This Drunken Reenactment of “The Death and Return of Superman” is Crazed, Hilarious
I don’t know if you caught this over at io9, but Max Landis’ drunken, half-crazed retelling of the saga of “The Death and Return of Superman” was the funniest thing I saw last weekend.
Landis, whose father is director John Landis, sits in a chair while drinking whiskey and retelling the saga of DC comics’ early 90’s murder-and-eventual-revival of Superman. He alternates between gleeful rage, face-burying disbelief, and unfocused yelling.