Wick-Quoting #14: June 2010

Minor Comics

Marvel/Disney is going to start showing brief 10 min films of minor superheroes before feature films.  One of these characters include Dr. Strange, who frankly, I’ve never heard of.  Dr. Strange is actually going to be made into a feature length film and is going to be Marvel/Disney’s first collaboration film.  It’s really difficult to say whether it’ll turn out to be a success or not.  I mean look at Jonah Hex.  Based on a western comic book hero that I’ve never heard of, it’s doing absolutely terrible – its production budge was 47 million while the domestic total so far is a bit over 6 million only.  But then again, look at Daredevil.  A minor Marvel superhero, the film made about 100 million.  But no matter what, superhero films will constantly be made in Hollywood.

http://www.superherohype.com/news/articles/102752-marvel-to-introduce-characters-in-short-films

What's his power?

Pirates of the Caribbean

The new Pirates of the Caribbean film is going to be based on the novel, “On Stranger Tides,” which is about Blackbeard and the journey for the fountain of youth.  Apparently, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley will not be in the new Pirates, but I it’s not a big loss, considering Johnny Depp will continue to star in the film.  Depp’s character, Captain Jack Sparrow, is the one who made Pirates what it is today after all.  Hopefully the fourth installment of this franchise will be much better than the fourth film of another franchise that we all know.

http://www.latinoreview.com/news/plot-description-revealed-for-pirates-4-suprises-include-pirates-ships-and-arrrghs-10264

How will they be able to top the previous film? The answer's all in this box.

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye, a very popular novel by Salinger, is catching the attention of a couple of filmmakers.  Some production companies want to turn the book into a movie, despite the author’s negative views on Hollywood.  Being a novel about a boy’s internal struggle on life, it’s going to be really difficult to portray Holden’s character on the big screen.  Some things are better left alone.

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32688

Now this is one cover of the book that I've never seen

Lion King 3D

Seriously, where is the craze of 3D coming from.  Making new movies with 3D is fine, but doing a re-release of a previous classic?  Releasing Lion King in 3D will probably get on some people’s nerves, but it’s the smart thing to do for filmmakers.  Obviously because it will make money.  However, I doubt that the 3D change will improve the storytelling experience.  Instead of playing $10 to see this in the future, just do yourself a favor and watch the original version.

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=32689

Let's see how this turns out..

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