Movie News Wrap Up: June 30th, 2012

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 1st, 2012 at 1:22 am,

This week:

The Human Fly takes flight; Michael K. Williams shackles himself to Twelve Years A Slave; Rose Byrne is one of the Interns and Kevin Hart asks a few questions About Last Night.

It looks like The Human Fly is about to be buzzing in the direction of the box office. The rights to the former Marvel character (what did he do, retire?) have been bought by Paramount Pictures-based Eisenberg-Fisher Productions, who plan to produce the feature independently.

the human fly Movie News Wrap Up: June 30th, 2012

The Bill Mantlo created character, who only lasted for nineteen issues, but it looks like the thirst for superhero material means that even third and fourth-tier characters are being mined for potential box office gold.

I’m still waiting on a Bat-Mite movie!

Source: Deadline

 

Michael K. Williams has joined the cast of Steve McQueen’s Twelve Years A Slave.

Williams joins 12 Years A Slave Movie News Wrap Up: June 30th, 2012

Williams, who is best known for his work on The Wire and Boardwalk Empire will star alongside Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Paul Dano and Chiwetel Ejiofor in the adaptation of Solomon Northup’s novel.

Twelve Years A Slave is McQueen’s third pairing with Fassbender, having directed the Irish actor in emotionally taxing Hunger and Shame.

Source: Deadline

 

Rose Byrne is pondering signing on the dotted line to laugh-it-up with Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn in Interns.

Byrne joins Interns Movie News Wrap Up: June 30th, 2012

The X-Men: First Class actress would ‘play a high-ranking executive who starts a relationship with Wilson’s character’ in the Shawn Levy-directed film which starts shooting on July 9th. Don’t worry about Vaughn though; he has JoAnna Garcia as his love interest.

Interns reunites the Wedding Crashing duo of Wilson and Vaughn, a combination which grossed over $209 million at the US box office in 2005.

Source: Source: EW

 

Think Like A Man star Kevin Hart is the first actor to sign on to the remake of About Last Night. Hart takes on the role that was played by James Belushi in the original Demi Moore/Rob Lowe film.

Hart joins About Last Night Movie News Wrap Up: June 30th, 2012

The 1986 film was based on the David Mamet play, Sexual Perversity in Chicago. Leslye Headland will write a script for this 21st Century redo. Rewriting Mamet – that’s a tough call.

Source: THR

 

That’s it for now. See you at the movies.

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  1. The Human Fly comic was based on the real life dare-devil. He scaled several buildings in NYC.

    • Didn’t they market him as the “most exciting superhero, because he’s REAL!?”

      I’m relieved this isn’t a Marvel property.

      • Yeah, it had some good stuff in it actually, like Frank Robins art.

  2. It’s funny because Stan Lee first got the idea for Spider-man from looking at a fly crawling on a wall, but thought a human fly character would be lame, so he changed it to a spider.

  3. human fly movie? this project is doomed to bomb HARD, from the beginning. and trust me, i have never said this about a superhero film this early in production except the phantom from 1996.

    i even have a glimmer of hope for guardians of the galaxy, and ant-man. but this… none.

  4. @Niall Browne

    in your article it says “Michael J. Williams shackles himself to Twelve Years A Slave”

    its Michael K. Williams not Michael J. Williams lol :P

  5. The Human Fly huh?
    It really is a shame that Paramount isn’t producing Marvel movies anymore :(

  6. Here is an idea for some superhero movies that could go first-tier really quick (or even a series, but I would prefer a movie or two): how about the oft-neglected, forgotten by many T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents? Those early Wally Woods comics from–was it the 70s?– were like The man From U.N.C.L.E. (or would you say “Shield”?) meets techno-thrillers meets Super-hero flicks. There was Dynamo, who got super-strength from a power belt he wore for a limited time; Menthor, whose cybernetic helmet gave him powers to control thoughts; NoMan, a scientist in a series of android bodies who could switch bodies at will, whose effectiveness was also augmented by a cloak of invisibility; Lightning, who could run at super speed for a time, but whose life would shorten a tiny bit every time he used the power of his sui; the THUNDER Squad, a group a bit like a cross between The Howling Commandos and The Challengers of the Unknown (another old comic, DC I believe); and several other more minor tech-based super-entities. They would face various evil spy & military organizations, several super-powered evil beings, and my favorite, The iron maiden, an evil female operative, beautiful but deadly, in a metal armored suit (who incidently had a crush more or less on Dynamo, ala Catwoman/Batman style). I am not sure who currently has the rights to this, but Holy Pete, is there the potential for a whole new and well-done franchise here! I cannot believe no-one has mined this rich vein for material yet! If well-done, this is a big-screen thing people would pay good money to see, and could open a whole new viewewrs’ universe (although it could also be adapted to the smaller TV screen as a series as well). So get with it, people, those of you in hollywood with the powers to do something about this potential gold-mine, get on the stick and get working on T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents ASAP!

  7. The Human Fly would make a great cheesy 70′s style show.

  8. Good stuffs to watch anyone would like it.