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Take a look at the EPIC intro video for DC Universe Online!
And so Joss Whedon will finally get a major, major career push, as multiple reports list he’s in negotiations to direct The Avengers. Sure, he did Buffy and Serenity/Firefly, but a summer blockbuster in 4,000 theaters is a much bigger deal.
We know at the very least the movie will feature Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Nick Fury, all of whom have films in theaters this summer or next summer, with The Avengers hitting screens in 2012. I know Hulk is part of the mix, but I’d like to see him either just show up as CGI in limited duty or play the villain.
Part of that is Hulk just doesn’t work for movie audiences and part of it is the efficiency of storytelling. It’s going to be hard enough accommodating five major heroes, much less another one, plus whatever villainous component Marvel goes with.
Jesse Corti, Danielle Harris, Bill Moseley, Joe Pilato, Alona Tal and Cornell Womack are lending their voices to “Night of the Living Dead: Origins.”
The 3D CGI re-imagining of the George A. Romero zombie classic is being directed by newcomer Zebediah de Soto. Simon West and Simon West Prods. president Jib Polhemus are producing.
The story again follows a group of humans trying to stay alive during a zombie attack.
Corti (“Heroes”) is voicing a news reporter, and Harris (“Halloween II”) plays a woman who held her family together forced to come to grips with its absence.
Moseley (“Carnivale”) is reprising the role he portrayed in a 1990 live-action remake of “Living Dead”: a Wall Street-type with an expense-account attitude.
Pilato, who appeared in 1978’s “Dawn of the Dead,” is voicing Harry Cooper, a blue-collar worker who lives for his injured daughter, and Tal (“Supernatural”) voices his wife, Helen, who blames her husband for all the ills of the world.
Womack (“Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”) is a no-nonsense New York cop.
The movie is being animated, with the voice work in the early stages
De Soto said some of the casting is “a nod to Romero fans. Horror is a genre, and zombie movies are a subgenre that people have been following for years and years.”
De Soto, whose background is in the commercials world, said he grew up in a household where his mother forbade him to watch television, fearing it would lead to smoking and drinking. When he finally saw his first horror movie, Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” it made such an impression on him that it created an obsession.
“When you’re not allowed to watch TV and then you see this movie where this broadcaster speaks about this (zombie) disaster, it translated as so real to me,” he said.
De Soto also said nearly all zombie movies end up in an enclosed environment, be it a house or a mall, and he aims to change that. He’s counting on the CGI technology that he and his New Golden Digital effects company is developing.
“I wanted to make this look like a living Monet; it’s expressionism,” De Soto said. “It’s going to be the first zombie movie played on a epic scale. This is the ‘Empire of the Sun’ of zombie films. … I lived through the L.A. riots and saw the city on fire; I remember seeing people running, people getting pulled out of cars. And with 9/11, these images have been ingrained on people of my generation. I just thought that is the way it would really be, a lot of chaos.”
Finally a piece of major news. If this holds true it will please a lot of fans.
But what about The Lizard getting his chance to wreak havoc on New York City? Mania.com has also learned that Raimi is going the two villain route, their source says Raimi and company are trying to cast a yet unnamed Villain. Which puts the kaboosh onThe Lizard rumors as Dr. Curt Conners is already cast and has been since Spider-Man 2. Unless off course they are referring to "The Lizard" side of Doc Conners but more then likely that will be a CGI effect. Not that that’s a bad thing, but it is what it is.
I guess I don’t understand how much character build up time is required to get "The Lizard" on screen? It’s already set up! All we can hope for is that Raimi will take his time and let Spidey grow up(Spidey is a smart ass, has been since forever), maybe a taste of Kitty will help that happen.
Dreamworks is in talks to acquire the live action feature rights to Xombie, created by James Farr, according to Hollywood Reporter. Xombie originated as a Flash-animated online series and was adapted into a Devil’s Due comic. The Flash series, Xombie: Dead on Arrival was released on DVD by Halo 8.
The property is also being developed as an “illustrated film,” which uses comic art, motion animation, 3D CGI, sound design, music, and voice performances in a motion comic-style production, by Halo 8.
The studio is looking at a Xombie script by L.A. cop/screenwriter Will Beall, with Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (View-Master) in line to produce.