New Predator, The Flash and Thor updates, plus Where the Wild Things Are

By Josh Tyler at The Flash May Be Starting Over

PhotobucketWarner Bros. has had a movie version of the popular DC Comics character The Flash in some stage of pre-production for years. It’s just never gone anywhere. Now though, the studio is getting its superheroes in a row and they’re trying to figure this men in tights thing out. While Marvel’s top characters have had successful movies, except for the top dogs like Batman, most of DC’s have languished in development hell. So now that WB is out to change all of that, where does that leave Flash?

According to IGN, it leaves him starting over. They spoke with producer Charles Roven who has been attached to The Flash for some time and he told them that, in essence, Warner Bros. is throwing out his work and starting over with something else. He says Warner Bros told him…”That doesn’t mean that you aren’t going to be a part of it. We just want to take a different kind of approach.”

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via Google news: Oscar-winner Brody signs for ‘Predator’ remake

Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody has signed to star in a big-budget reboot of the “Predator” science-fiction films, entertainment industry press reported Wednesday.

Brody, 36, who scooped best actor honors at the 2003 Academy Awards for his role in Holocaust drama “The Pianist”, will play a mercenary who battles the fearsome alien hunters, Daily Variety reported.

The report said Brody’s character would be similar to that of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s in the original 1987 film. Brody will play a mercenary whose men are gradually picked off by the aliens.

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By Fred Topel at Sci Fi Wire: 7 good things Spike Jones added to “Where the Wild Things Are”
Photobucket We knew that a movie based on Where the Wild Things Are would add stuff to Maurice Sendak’s 48-page illustrated children’s story. That could be a good thing if the right filmmaker gave us more Wild Things than our childhood imaginations ever experienced. The film’s director and co-writer, Spike Jonze, may have done just that.

6. The Wild Things have names. The anonymous Wild Things of Sendak’s book get names, at least the ones that made the cut for the movie. Carol (voice of James Gandolfini) is that iconic one in the front of Sendak’s drawings with two horns. The long-haired one is KW (Lauren Ambrose). The one with the snout of a goat is Alexander (Paul Dano). The birdlike one is Douglas (Chris Cooper), the one with three horns is Judith (Catherine O’Hara), and Ira (Forest Whitaker) has the bulbous nose. Gone are the ocean creature and warthog things.

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via Sci Fi WireRoth readies Cotton; Skarsgard joins Thor and more

PhotobucketInglourious Basterds star Eli Roth [pictured] is getting ready to shoot his Louisiana exorcism movie Cotton while finishing up the for his first sci-fi movie, Endangered Species, Variety reported.

Stellan Skarsgard (Pirates of the Caribbean) will join the cast of Marvel Studios’ Thor, along with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Jaimie Alexander, Colm Feore and Samuel L. Jackson. Paramount will release the Kenneth Branagh-directed feature on May 20, 2011.

Universal Networks has signed on to co-finance the Stephen King supernatural drama Haven, based on the King novella “The Colorado Kid,” about a town for inhabitants with curses; there is no U.S. distribution for the show yet.

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I would go see a Flash movie, but I’d prefer it was more like the Batman and Superman movies than say, Spiderman. And I’m having a very hard time picturing Adrian Brody as the main character in Predator. But he’s a good actor, so I’m sure he’ll surprise me. And I knew they were going to make changes to Where the Wild Things Are, and it sounds like it was done well. And Thor has one star studded cast; I just hope that’s not it’s only good point.

What do you thinkof Adrian Brody taking over Arnold Schwarzenegger’s part? Are you ok with the changes they made to Where the Wild Things Are?