Eliza Dushku as Catwoman (sort of), Tintin, Vamps, Undying Love, Oz: The Great And Powerful
Batman: Year One DVD Will Include Catwoman Short
You probably knew already that Eliza (Buffy/Dollhouse) Dushku has provided the voice of Catwoman in the upcoming DVD animated movie version Batman Year One (based on the classic graphic novel by Frank Miller). What is news, however, is that there will be a 15-minute Catwoman short included on the DVD, with Dushku one again providing the purr. According to TVGuide, “In Catwoman, the femme fatale tangles with crime boss Rough Cut (a brand-new character created for this short, voiced by Futurama’s John DiMaggio) in a breathless and brutal 15-minute chase through Gotham City tracking down a mysterious cargo shipment.” It’s been written by Paul Dini, the driving force behind so much quality Batman animation. The DVD is released in the US on 18 October: UK release date yet to be confirmed.
New Tintin Image
Animatie.blog has posted this new image from Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures Of Tintin, opening in 3D in December.
Oz Casts A Mad Woman
Mad Men’s Abigail Spencer (who can also be seen shortly in Cowboys & Aliens) has been cast in director Sam Raimi’s Wizard Of Oz prequel Oz, The Great And Powerful, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She will play a young woman who is a willing subject of Oz’s magic tricks which the magician (played by James Franco) is still in Kansas.
Warner Bros Buys Rights To Undying Love
Hollywood clearly isn’t tired of bloodsuckers yet. Or comic adaptations. Or supernatural inter-species relationships. Or ripping off beats from Hong Kong action movies. And so Warners, which must have thought Christmas has come early, has snapped up the rights to Image Comics’ vampire title Undying Love to develop as a film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Created by Tomm Coker and Daniel Freedman, and launched earlier this year, the comic mini series mixes up the traditional vampire lore with Chinese monster myths and the Hong Kong action genre. It’s about an ex-soldier who falls for a vampire. The only way the two can be together is if the man kills the vampire who created her, which also means fighting an army of monsters in the Hong Kong underworld.
First Pics From Vamps
Collider has posted a couple of pics from director Amy (Clueless) Heckerling’s Vamps, the vampire rom-com starring Sigourney Weaver. It’s about “two young beautiful female vampires (Alicia Silverstone and Krysten Ritter) living the good nightlife in New York until love enters the picture and each has to make a choice that will jeopardise her immortality.” It also features Malcolm McDowell a geriatric Vlad the Impaler.