Friday, June 23, 2006

Comic Movie News

Two interesting tidbits of comic movie news today, beyond the Superman Returns PR blitz..

Hollywood Reporter did what it's surnamed implied and informed us that Zach Snyder has been tapped to direct the film adaptation of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen, one of the best stand-alone comic stories ever. Snyder directed the upcoming 300, based on Frank Miller's Bronze Age-era graphic novel. Good news for the film finally being made? Maybe? As the article points out, the film has been spending years in development, being bounced around studios and with multiple directors signed on to the project over the years.

Also, Marvel has announced a May 2, 2008 release date for Iron Man. The film, to be directed by actor-director John Favreau (Swingers, Elf) is Marvel's first film in a series of much ballyhooed films to be produced in-house. Don't rely on that release date too much. Those things have a tendency to change.


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