Kick-Ass 2, American Gods, Snow White, Oz The Great And Powerful, Wonder Woman
American Gods Movie Moving Ahead
Neil Gaiman has told Digital Spy that his fantasy road movie in novel form, American Gods, is set to become a road movie for real. The book, published in 2001, tells the story of ex-convict Shadow and his journey across an America secretly filled with all kinds of mythological gods and monsters. Though no specific details have been announced, Gaiman says that the rights for the project have just been sold and that he will shortly be meeting with a big-name director to discuss about his involvement in the project. “There is one cinematographer and director on board who has many, many Oscars and is I think is a genius,” teases Gaiman. (Could it be…gasp… Nick Park?*) “I love the fact that he fell in love with this about six or seven years ago and has not given up and just kept coming back and coming back.” (*We’re not serious, just in case you were wondering, but hey, what an idea!?)
Social Network Star Joins Snow White
Armie Hammer, fresh from his role as Cameron Winklevoss in The Social Network, has been cast in Relativity Media’s Snow White project (it’s yet to receive an official title). He will play Prince Andrew Alcott in the Tarsem (The Cell) Singh-directed film that updates the original Grimm Fairy Tale. No news on a Snow White yet, but Julia Roberts is the evil Queen.
Black Swan Actress Goes Over The Rainbow
Mila Cunis – Lily in Black Swan and regular voice contributor to Robot Chicken – has landed a role in Oz, The Great And Powerful, reports TVGuide. The film, which is a prequel to The Wizard Of Oz, stars James Franco as the embryonic “wizard” and details how he got to Oz. Sam Raimi is calling the shots. Kunis will play Theodora, the youngest sister of three witches, who starts out as good, but joins her evil sisters after her sexual advances on Franco’s character are spurned (has he not heard that old proverb about spurning women?).
Will Wonder Woman Feature The First On-Screen Marvel/DC Crossover?
Well, sort of, but no, not really, to be honest. Looks like it’s more of an-joke (or maybe someone on the production doesn’t realise the difference between Marvel and DC). According to Moviehole, via a message it received from a casting agent, the new NBC show features the following scene: “Wonder Woman is chasing one of the suspected bad guys onto Hollywood Boulevard – near the Chinese Theatre. She has a run-in with a fake Iron Man and then a Wonder Woman performer – in her fifties. The street performers cause her to lose her suspect.” We’re sure our sides will split.
No Plans For Kick-Ass 2?
Here’s an interesting little video interview from X-Men: First Class and Kick-Ass scripter Jane Goldman. Interesting not so much because of what she says about First Class (though that’s pretty interesting), but more because – despite anything Mark Millar might say about it swinging into production a week next Thursday – she reckons there are no current plans for a Kick-Ass sequel.