Splash Page has moved! come with us to mtv news »

Joe the BarbarianGrant Morrison's newest Vertigo series, "Joe the Barbarian" is also his latest project to be optioned as a feature film.

According to Robot 6, Thunder Road Pictures — the producers behind the "Clash of the Titans" remake released earlier this year — are officially developing the adaptation of "Joe the Barbarian." "Thunder Road just called me today and said we can officially announce it, so I'm quite happy about that," said Morrison.

However, the report also indicates that Morrison will not write the screenplay. "Joe the Barbarian" debuted earlier this year as an eight issue miniseries by Morrison and artist Sean Murphy. The story follows a teenager named Joe who slips into a vivid fantasy world populated by his action figures and toy rats while he fights to stay alive in the real world after he slips into diabetic shock. Read More...

Tags ,

Bryan SingerEarlier this month, several rumors indicated that "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner was approached for a role in "X-Men: First Class."

And although the reports were initially scoffed at by industry observers — and even Hugh Jackman himself — there was apparently some truth to the rumors, according to "X-Men: First Class" producer, Bryan Singer.

"I wanted Taylor [Lautner] to do it, I really did," Singer told Blastr. "He's doing a movie in Pittsburgh called 'Abduction' and then he's got the next 'Twilight' movie. We talked about it a lot, he is a friend, and I really wanted to make it work. It just doesn't look like it's possible to do it." Read More...

Tags ,

ThorEarlier this week, an image of Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Tom Hiddleston as Loki from director Kenneth Branagh's upcoming "Thor" adaptation appeared online.

And while the earlier picture didn't receive universal acclaim, a newly released photo of Hemsworth and Hopkins may get a better reception.

The picture was first discovered at Superhero Hype and appears to have been scanned from a magazine. The image depicts a more stoic moment between Odin and his son, Thor. Read More...

Tags , ,

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The WorldWith just under a month before "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" kicks its way into movie theaters, a new clip shows a decidedly different side of the film than we've seen to date.

Comic Alliance debuted the new footage (but doesn't let you embed the video) which focuses on the love triangle between Scott (Michael Cera), Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and the aptly named, Knives Chau (Ellen Wong).

While the clip doesn't offer much in the way of new footage, it does depict Scott's attempt to decide between Ramona and Knives before admitting that he sees a future with Ramona "with jetpacks." Read More...

Tags

RunawaysWhile Marvel Studios appears to be focused on the upcoming "Thor," "Captain America" and "The Avengers" films, it appears that the company is also getting ready to begin production on "Runaways."

According to Production Weekly, "Runaways" will start filming in January 2011 until July 2011. Earlier this year, Joss Whedon and Peter Sollett were reportedly the finalists to direct the film before it ultimately went to Sollett and Whedon was linked to "The Avengers." "No Heroics" creator Drew Pearce signed on to write the screenplay back in May.

Read More...

Tags

Liev Schrieber Since the release of "X-Men Origins: Wolverine," Liev Schrieber has expressed his desire to reprise his role as Sabretooth in the upcoming sequel. But while Schrieber seemed optimistic about his chances before, he seems decidedly less so now.

When asked by IGN whether he would return for the "Wolverine" sequel, Schriber replied, "It's not in my hands. It's a studio thing. People liked the character, it seemed like people liked the character. And I'd love to do it again, but I think the storyline that they're going to go with is in Japan."

"I try not to second-guess the studios," continued Schriber. "But I feel like sometimes when they make a sequel they have to have a new villain. I haven't even seen the script." Read More...

Tags ,

Back in May, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed that "The First Avenger: Captain America" was under consideration to be filmed in 3-D. Earlier today, Marvel not only confirmed the 3-D release of "Captain America," but also a 3-D version of "Thor" as well.

"We came to feel that in our case 3-D could be the very good friend of story and character for a different kind of experience," said "Thor" director Kenneth Branagh during an interview with The Los Angeles Times. "It's another draft of the story that can reveal itself in a different way."

Thor

"I had a healthy degree of skepticism up front," continued Branagh. "[But] I've become somebody extremely excited about working with possibilities of doing it this way." Read More...

Tags , ,

Laura VandervoortEarlier this month, the CW Network stated that several former cast members of "Smallville" will come back to the series during its tenth and final season. Towards that end, another returning actress has been revealed.

Laura Vandervoort has agreed to reprise her role as Clark Kent's cousin Kara, according to Entertainment Weekly. Kara — who in the comics is better known as Supergirl — will be back for a single episode that will wrap up her storyline. When last seen during the eighth season of "Smallville," Kara left Earth to find the lost Kryptonian city of Kandor, which could be addressed during her return.

Since leaving "Smallville," Vandervoort has starred in the miniseries "Riverworld" and the revival of the sci-fi series "V" on ABC, in which she plays one of the alien visitors. Read More...

Tags , ,

Ed NortonThe war of words between Ed Norton and Marvel continues to heat up.

Following the revelation that Marvel has decided to cast another actor as the Hulk in "The Avengers," Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige confirmed the news in an unusual statement that seemed to suggest that Norton was not an actor "who [thrives] as part of an ensemble."

"This offensive statement from Kevin Feige at Marvel is a purposefully misleading, inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light," responded Norton's agent, Brian Swardstrom (WME) over at Hitfix. "This offensive statement from Kevin Feige at Marvel is a purposefully misleading, inappropriate attempt to paint our client in a negative light." Read More...

Tags , ,

Ed NortonAs the San Diego Comic-Con draws near, anticipation is building that "The Avengers" will be formally unveiled with Joss Whedon officially attached to direct Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury for the team's first feature film.

However, it now appears that Marvel has decided to recast the Hulk, leaving Ed Norton out of the lineup.

On Friday, Hitfix reported that Norton and Whedon had met about "The Avengers" movie and both seemed to be excited about the prospect of working together. Norton reportedly even went so-far as to clear his film schedule for "The Avengers" before he was informed that Marvel intended to recast his role. Read More...

Tags , ,

©2014 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. MTV and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc.