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PREACHER Series In Development At AMC?

November 22, 2013

THRALL WORLD has posted MANY news items speculating about the possibilities of GARTH ENNIS’s epic PREACHER tale coming to the small screen in a series form. For awhile SAM MENDES was attached in an attempt to bring a series to HBO. Then 2 years later he was no longer attached. Then DARREN ARONOFSKY was reportedly in the running to direct.

Now comes word that SETH ROGEN is involved in some capacity with the folks at AMC. Judging by their success with THE WALKING DEAD how cool would that be?

Read more HERE.

PREACHER Series coming to AMC?

PREACHER Series coming to AMC?

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‘THE WOLVERINE’ – Starring HUGH JACKMAN, Directed By DARREN ARONOFSKY

November 16, 2010

'THE WOLVERINE': Starring HUGH JACKMAN and directed by DARREN ARONOFSKY


Source: HitFix.com

The film that [DARREN ARONOFSKY is] directing is officially called “The Wolverine,” and there won’t be a number attached to it.

…He referred to the movie as a “one-off,” and he emphasized that the film isn’t a sequel in any conventional sense.

Read more HERE.

‘X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE’ was utter shit but you really gotta hand it to HUGH JACKMAN. That he seems to love the character is of little doubt – and that’s a refreshing change of pace taking into consideration a Marvel property like HULK.

Bringing Aronofky on board shows that Jackman wants to make the Wolverine movie we all want to see. Now let’s see if they can deliver.

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UNDERWORLD 4 Gets A Director

November 16, 2010

KATE BECKINSALE confirmed to return for UNDERWORLD 4


Source: HollywoodReporter.com

Swedish directing team Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein have been hired to direct Underworld 4 for Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment.

Kate Beckinsale is set to return as vampire warrior Selene.

Production is set to start in March 2011 in Vancouver. John Hlavin wrote the script, which underwent revisions by comics writer and The Changeling scribe J. Michael Straczynski.

Read more HERE.

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It’s Official: DARREN ARONOFSKY Directing WOLVERINE 2

October 20, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY (left) and HUGH JACKMAN


Source: NYMag.com

With Darren Aronofsky directing, [HUGH JACKMAN] says that Wolverine 2 will not be a “usual” X-Men movie:

“This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope.”

Also:

“Chris McQuarrie, who wrote THE USUAL SUSPECTS, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue [as to overall tone of the movie between screenwriter and director].”

Read more HERE.

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‘PREACHER’ Update: DARREN ARONOFSKY In The Running As Director

October 1, 2010

DARREN ARONOFSKY: reportedly in the running as director of both the new SUPERMAN and PREACHER movies


Source: Newsarama

About once a year THRALL WORLD hears a new rumor regarding a PREACHER adaptation. Director SAM MENDES was attached briefly. Then he wasn’t attached. Before it got to Mendes it was being proposed as a 66 episode HBO series by MARK STEVEN HOWARD. Before that Ennis wrote a movie script himself.

The latest?

[Darren] Aronofsky is being targeted to direct Columbia Pictures’ big screen production of PREACHER, based on the comic book series published by Vertigo, DC Comics’ Mature Readers imprint. DC of course is also the publishing home to the MAN OF STEEL and a subsidiary of Warner Bros.

Given Superman is also targeting a 2011 production, Aronofsky would almost certainly be unable to direct both.

Read more HERE.

Aronofsky is hot coming off of his crtically acclaimed BLACK SWAN movie and the blogosphere on overdrive about the possibility he may direct the new SUPERMAN movie. Not the best fit but under CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’s collaborative and producing eye it could work.

Aronofsky on PREACHER? Now that sounds like a no bullshit brainer.

And THRALL WORLD maintains PREACHER would best be served as a 2-3 year 10 episode a season series on HBO or SHOWTIME with LANCE HENRICKSEN as THE SAINT OF KILLERS. The ‘Saint’ role was written with CLINT EASTWOOD in mind and the ‘Saint’ character plays a major part of the story, forcing the penultimate showdown in the story along with a “shock” prologue showdown as well.

Sounds like Nolan’s SUPERMAN is on a fast track so we should all know something soon one way or another.

Cover To PREACHER #1


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CONFIRMED: KATE BECKINSALE Officially On Board For UNDERWORLD 4

September 25, 2010

KATE BECKINSALE confirmed to return for UNDERWORLD 4


Source: ComingSoon.net

Kate clearly banking on long term franchise potential a la MILLA JOVOVICH/RESIDENT EVIL. BABYLON 5 ultra-genius creator involved with story can’t hurt. Underworld 4 is a movie THRALL WORLD is very much looking forward to after the strong rebound tale that was RISE OF THE LYCANS.

Kate Beckinsale has officially signed on to return as the Death Dealer Selene in Screen Gems and Lakeshore Entertainment’s Underworld 4.

The film, written by John Hlavin with revisions by J. Michael Straczynski, is currently looking for a director.

Read more HERE.

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UNDERWORLD 4 (In 3D) Gets A Release Date – Will KATE BECKINSALE Return??

August 17, 2010


Source: ComingSoon.net

Sony’s Screen Gems has moved back the release date for Underworld 4 from September 23, 2011 to January 20, 2012.

The 3D sequel is expected to feature Kate Beckinsale back in Selene’s skin. Screenwriter John Hlavin previously described the movie as follows: “It will satisfy old fans and excite new audiences, meaning that we don’t want to redo the first three movies, so steps are being taken to honor what fans have loved but at the same time introduce fresh elements.”


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Producer NEAL MORITZ Offers ‘PREACHER’ Movie Update – SAM MENDES No Longer Involved – Script Finished

April 12, 2010

Cover To PREACHER #1


Source: Collider.com

Director SAM MENDES, who THRALL WORLD posted a bit ago as being involved with the big screen adapt, is now officially OFF the movie. Mendes is going to direct the new JAMES BOND movie instead. Also:

JOHN AUGUST (writer and director of THE NINES, also screenwiter for several TIM BURTON movies – CORPSE BRIDE, CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, BIG FISH – as well as CHARLIE’S ANGELS and GO) has finished the script and is interested in directing the movie as well. He ends the first movie in a way that they could continue with “a few movies rather than trying for just one film.”

[Producer NEAL MORITZ] envisions shooting Preacher in 2011.

Definitely rated R.

Read more HERE.

THRALL WORLD continues to believe PREACHER would best be served as a 2-3 year 10 episode per season series on HBO or SHOWTIME. A two hour movie will leave lots of interesting twists and turns from the 66+ issue series out. We remain optimstic of the potential movie based on the strength of Garth Ennis’ fantastic story.

And LANCE HENRICKSEN as THE SAINT OF KILLERS please? The role was written with CLINT EASTWOOD in mind but Clint’s pretty busy these days. We’ve always liked HENRICKSEN, particularly in the MILLENNIUM series.

For additional background on the PREACHER story itself go HERE.

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TWILIGHT Star Lands Lead In ‘STRETCH ARMSTRONG’ Movie

February 6, 2010

TAYLOR LAUTNER in a scene from 'NEW MOON'


Source: ComingSoon.net

Universal Pictures has announced the “The Twilight Saga” star Taylor Lautner will will play the title character in Stretch Armstrong, which will be made in 3D.

Read more HERE.

Academy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind, American Gangster) will oversee. Release Date: April 15, 2011.

STRETCH ARMSTRONG Coming To The Big Screen



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SAM WORTHINGTON To Play DRACULA In New Retelling – ‘DRACULA YEAR ZERO’

January 29, 2010

BELA LUGOSI as DRACULA

SAM WORTHINGTON


Source: HeatVisionBlog.com

Sam Worthington, making his first deal since the success of “Avatar,” is in negotiations to star in “Dracula Year Zero,” a period vampire epic Alex Proyas is set to direct for Universal.

[The movie] explores the origin of Dracula, weaving vampire mythology with the true history of Prince Vlad the Impaler. It seeks to depict Dracula as a flawed hero in a tragic love story set in a dark age of magic and war.

Read more HERE.

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