View Full Version : Movie news, from the ridiculous to the ridiculous: He-man and V for Vendetta

05-01-2005, 12:49:37
From the Guardian:

The Rock is amongst the frontrunners to play He-Man in a new movie about the musclebound hero. The film, to be directed by John Woo, is set for a 2006 release and follows Gary Goddard's 1987 version which starred Dolph Lundgren.


Natalie Portman is in talks to play the female lead in the forthcoming adaptation of Alan Moore's post-apocalyptic novel V for Vendetta. In the book, a porcelain-masked vigilante is fighting to overturn a fascist dictatorship in totalitarian England. Portman would play love-interest Evey Hammond.

'Love-interest'?!? have they actually read V for Vendetta?!?! God save us! :rolleyes:

05-01-2005, 12:52:55
Are they going to get Courtney Cox to revisit her role in he-man?

05-01-2005, 23:28:49
You HAVE to have a love interest, KG. It's required by the major Hollywood studios. They think that is the hook to get the girlfriend into the seat in action movies.

06-01-2005, 08:55:11
yeah i know that, i can see this one turning into the classic 'hollywood ruined my art!' job.

06-01-2005, 12:48:57
They are also making a Fantastic Four movie, I saw the Thing in the sunday paper, the make up looked pretty good.

06-01-2005, 21:08:13
The little bits (previews, teasers, how to make a) of the FF movie that I've seen make it look *good*. Don't know if the real product is going to come out being worth anything though.

17-01-2005, 18:39:40
They have selected Ioan Gruffud to be Mr Fantastic, the guy that played Hornblower in the A&E series.

19-01-2005, 23:49:05
I saw the first trailers for 'Constantine' which is the Hollywood take on the excellent 'Hellblazer' comic series (of which I have the first 30+ issues - maybe a time to put them on eBay?).

It stars Keanu Reeves and they've 'relocated' it to the US, so I'm not holding out much hope - but you never know and the trailer did at least look interesting...

15-02-2005, 21:22:36
I was somewhat perturbed by the use of the phrase "love interest" when the news about Natalie Portman broke.

But having looked again at V for Vendetta it can be taken as a love story...a whacked out, subversive, perversive and dark one...but a love story none the less.

16-02-2005, 13:33:26
Michael Chiklis as the Thing! :)