From Page To Screen: Galactus, The Great Gatsby and The Gunslinger
Where does Hollywood get most of its ideas? Books and comics! Here's your kinda-daily roundup of book-related projects headed to a screen near you.
Galactus may try to devour Earth in the next Avengers movie! (The Avengers will probably stop him though.)
The Fantastic Four and Daredevil are owned by Fox, and Galactus--a world-devouring purple alien--is part of the Fantastic Four films. But Marvel's film guru Kevin Feige has reportedly struck a deal to bring the character over to their sandbox. This is very much in line with the galactic angle they're pushing for in the next Avengers film. In exchange, Sony gets to hold on to Daredevil for a little while longer.
And it seems as though Joe Carnahan, of The Grey and The A-Team, might be directing the Daredevil film. A decent enough choice, right? This puts into question his remake of 1974's Death Wish, a film starring Charles Bronson and loosely based on the novel by Brian Garfield (quite a good novel, by the way). [Badass Digest]
Warner Bros. is pushing Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby from Dec. 25 to summer 2013. The studio claims it's because they want to reach a wider audience. It could be that the movie is a complete mess. Who knows? I think it looks fabulous. [The Hollywood Reporter]
The long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower series is showing signs of life. Akiva Goldsman is reportedly about to deliver a new script for the project, which director Ron Howard and producers Brian Grazer and Goldsman have conceived of as multi-format, playing out through films and television. Javier Bardem was being considered for the role of Roland Deschain, but it looks like he's out--and maybe Russell Crowe is in? I like Russell Crowe. He seems nice. Good for the role? You tell me. I haven't even read the books. [Deadline]
Any of this stuff get your juices flowin'? Discuss!
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