Wednesday, July 23, 2008

3 new films

Woah, its another one of those combining posts... I know, crazy. But with Comic Con coming up Thursday, we all need to save our strength where we can. And these are three projects that all could be cool, but very well might not.

Firstly, according to Variety, Summit Entertainment has picked up the film rights to Virgin Comics graphic novel The Leaves. The story, being brought to the screen by the comic writer Kevin J Walsh, is said to revolve around "a New York doctor who travels to Mumbai, India, for a friend's funeral and meets an Indian fortune-teller who identifies him as the man who will bring about the apocalypse." I have to say, that sounds kinda cool.

The next film news to come out today, as also reported by Variety, has that Columbia has decided on Walt Becker to direct Stealing Time. "The story revolves around three generations of men who embark on a worldwide quest to uncover the secrets of an ancient device known as the Antikythera Mechanism, which may be the key component to making time travel possible." well that if anything, sounds like a wild romp. Maybe a little National Treasure I think. Although I sure hope they do find the time travel key, or man this would be a totally dull film. Walt Becker is the man, the legend really, behind Wild Hogs... nuff said.

The final film project that was announced though has the biggest name too. Bryan Singer has reportedly signed on to produce, and maybe direct a new movie called Capeshooters. The story is about "two slackers become paparazzi who specialize in shooting covert videos of superheroes find themselves on the run after they stumble onto evidence that a revered superhero is actually a villain." Now with Bryan Singer at the helm I just know this is going to have a solid sense of humor to it. Should be fun if it actually comes together.

Any thoughts? Comments? leave them below. For my money this is all good news.Especially if Capeshooters gets off the ground. We'll see though, more on all these flicks and everything else as it develops.

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