SF News Wrap – January 22
Hold onto your butts—it’s time for an SF News Wrap! Get all the biggest news headlines of the past week in one handy place, courtesy of your pals at SF Australia.
More ‘Sin City’ Coming
Frank Miller’s seminal comic book series, Sin City, hit screens back in 2005 – and since then, the much-demanded sequel has been stuck in development hell. Finally, 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is on the way – and we have the first details on casting and returning characters.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt will score a part as a gambler who wins the wrong bet in ‘The Long Bad Night’. Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, and Jamie King are set to reprise their roles, while Jamie Chung, Dennis Haysbert, and Josh Brolin are taking on roles played by other actors in the first film. Bruce Willis is also reportedly returning to play the ageing cop, Hartigan.
Star Wars: Episode VII Poster Underway
Drew Struzan, the famed artist behind the posters for all six Star Wars movies, as well as the Indiana Jones series and a schlew of other famous franchises, has already been approached about doing the art for Star Wars: Episode VII. The catch? He’s coming out of retirement to do it!
His trademark style apes realism and uses gorgeous colour themes to represent each film. Check out his work above. What will Episode VII's poster reveal about the story? We can't wait.
Transformers 4: Reboot or Not?
Is it a reboot? Is it a sequel? What the heck! If you ask Michael Bay, the film series’ long-serving director of mayhem and big bots, he’ll tell you it’s a direct continuation set four years after the events of the third film. “Transformers 4, is not a reboot. That word has been floating around on the net. This movie takes place exactly 4 years after the war in Chicago.”
However, someone didn’t pass that message onto Transformers 4’s lead actor, Mark Wahlberg, who was on Jay Leno’s late-night programme, spruiking his next films. Mark believed Transformers 4 was, indeed, “a complete reboot” of the Transformers series. So which is it? We’re betting on a reboot in terms of tone, but set in the same persistent world and storyline. That would match up with Mark and Mike’s comments.
Your First Glimpse of ‘Kick-Ass 2’
It’s been a long time coming, but Kick-Ass is finally getting a sequel. The comic book has been out for a little while now, serializing what happened after the fateful events of the original run (and movie). Now, feast your eyes on Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars! Here’s the official blurb too:
“In the action-comedy sequel Kick-Ass 2 (out June 28), the eponymous hero (Aaron Taylor-Johnson, right) joins a superhero team called Justice Forever, led by Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey, left). Chloe Grace Moretz reprises her role as Mindy, but has “given up Hit Girl and is trying to be a normal teenage,” says Jeff Wadlow, who picks up the directing reigns from Matthew Vaughn.”
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