Welcome to the first of an ongoing wrap-up of the week in film. This
week the industry seems to show it's love of all things comics, from
Spielberg to Spiderman.
Let's start with last weekend's box office:
- Spider-Man 3
topped the box officefor a second weekend. Although taking a
considerable dip in ticket sales, the chance to hit $1 billion
worldwide is still seen as possible. Can the film hold onto the the
will face tough competition.
- Speaking of superheroes in film, the second in Christopher Nolan's
Batman series The Dark
Knight now has an image and a website.
- More Batman
- De Niro
and Pacino reteam for a 2nd time in a new $60M indie film.
It's unclear how a film costing $60 million that stars two of cinema's
biggest stars can be considered indie, but whatever it takes to get
these two powerhouses together is enough for me. In the first pairing for
Michael Mann's Heat, the two actors had all of two scenes together.
Thankfully, this one promises more.
Spielberg and Peter Jackson join forces to bring the classicTinTin to
the big screen. Another major comic character coming to film. The release stated that
each director will helm one or more films in the planned series.
nine minute clip of the next Pixar film, Rattatouille, is up, and it
looks amazing. The Brad-Bird-penned and directed film is his second for
Pixar - the first being the underrated The Incredibles. Prior to his
attachment to Pixar, Bird directed The Iron Giant as his feature debut.
href="http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32673">AICNpicked up a scoop from
href="http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32673">Thomas Jane regarding his
role in Punisher 2. Apparently he is off the film.
- Grant Morrison, a name you will probably hear more of in the coming
href="http://www.darkhorizons.com">Darkhorizons.compicked up an exclusive
with Jerry Bruckheimerprior to the release of Pirates of the
Cole Drumb | Guest Contributor
Cole is a true fanboy and movie geek, currently working on his second feature-length film.