Megan Fox is no stranger to comic book rumors, with reported connections ranging from Catwoman to Red Sonja. One comic book film that she is attached to — aside from the forthcoming "Jonah Hex," of course — is "Fathom," based on the Aspen Comics series created by the late Michael Turner.

Speaking with MTV News, Fox confirmed that "Fathom" is still in the works and will eventually get made — even if that means someone else has to take on the lead role of Aspen Matthews.

"That's going to happen even if I have to step away from it and give it to someone else," she told MTV. "That movie will happen, just because I love it and it needs to happen." Read More...

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Total RecallFollowing Boom Studios' successful adaptation of "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" and Marvel's recent "Electric Ant" miniseries, "Total Recall" is set to become the next Philip K. Dick property to head to comics.

Dynamite Entertainment has revealed that the company has acquired the rights to publish comic books based on "Total Recall;" the 1990 film that cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as a construction worker on Earth who discovers that he may actually be a Mars resistance fighter who must help a group of refugees break free from a corrupt corporation. "Total Recall" was based on a short story by Dick titled "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale."

"I am thrilled to announce that Dynamite has acquired the rights to Total Recall from StudioCanal," said Dynamite President Nick Barrucci in the official announcement. "We will give this property the same tender care that we have given to so many of our other successful science fiction properties such as 'Battlestar Galactica,' 'Stargate,' and 'Buck Rogers!'" Read More...

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The BoysAs one-half of the creative team behind "The Boys," writer Garth Ennis knows a thing or two about what makes his superhero-policing black ops squad work on the page — and, as I discovered in an interview with the popular author, what makes them ripe for big-screen adaptation, too.

"I do think 'The Boys' will be reasonably simple to make into a film — much easier than 'Preacher,'" Ennis told MTV News during last month's C2E2 convention in Chicago.

Comparing "The Boys" to his well-known Vertigo series that's had potential adaptations in the works for almost a decade now, the writer said the difference between "Preacher" and "The Boys" is that "once you start plucking enough of 'Preacher' to make a two-hour film, you have to leave so much out of it. And once you start taking bits out of it, the whole lot collapses."

"On the other hand, it would be quite easy to take 'The Boys' and take the core team of five and just have them as a team that surveils and occasionally beats up superheroes," he explained. "That's a simple enough concept that you could isolate it and put into a two-hour film as a self-contained story." Read More...

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Red SonjaBy Kara Warner

Continuing with our coverage of summer movie kick-starter and last week's box office champ, "Iron Man 2," we got to thinking that, with all the talk about Tony Stark's cool new suits and gadgets — all of which perform wonderfully in the film — there are many superheroes who aren't quite as lucky in the costume and supersuit departments.

For all the killer ensembles out there (we're looking at you, Iron Man, Batman and Flash), there are a few that miss the mark with the whole "functionality" thing.

Here's a look at several costumes that could use an upgrade (and in a lot of cases, sturdier fabric — and more of it). Read More...

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GaikingBack in March, word emerged that director Matthew Gratzner and special effects artist Jules Urbach are spearheading a feature film adaption of "Gaiking," based on a '70s Japanese anime series that is better known in America as part of the "Shogun Warriors" toy line.

Gratzner and Urbach also released an impressive teaser trailer when the initial announcement was made. And while the film is still looking for a home, the filmmakers will soon be searching for potential screenwriters, according to Urbach.

"I guess you can say we're in preproduction," said Urbach during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "The reason we released the teaser when we did is we're done designing the robot." And even a lot of the costumes and the characters." Read More...

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The Green HornetLast month, word broke that director Michel Gondry's adaptation of "The Green Hornet" — starring Seth Rogen in the title role and and Jay Chou as Kato — was being pushed back to January in order for the film to be converted into 3-D.

Prior to that, "Green Hornet" producer Neal Moritz endorsed the idea of making the 3-D conversion for this film, in part for something he described as "Kato-Vision," which he described as "amazing."

During an interview with Collider, Gondry defined "Kato-Vision" as "How [Kato] envisions the fight before he does it." Read More...

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The BoysYesterday we ran a story that seemed to indicate that "Anchorman" director Adam McKay was the leading contender to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Boys," Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series about a group of black ops agents tasked with policing superheroes' activities.

The report arrived via "Nightmare on Elm Street" director Samuel Bayer, who previously expressed his own desire to direct the project and now lamented McKay's status as the frontrunner. MTV News followed up with McKay's representatives to find out if the filmmaker is indeed in the mix for "The Boys," and received confirmation that he's in talks for the gig — though nothing is certain at this point.

"He's interested and has talked to the producers," a rep for McKay told MTV News. "But at this point, nothing is close to being decided." Read More...

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The BoysEarlier this year, Samuel Bayer — the director of the upcoming "A Nightmare on Elm Street" remake — expressed his desire to bring Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's "The Boys" to the big screen. However, according to Bayer, a surprising name has emerged as a potential frontrunner for the project.

“It’s so funny, I would die to do ['The Boys']," Bayer told Film School Rejects. "From what I’ve heard from the producers on the movie is that Adam McKay is doing it. He did 'Anchorman,' I guess. The studio is really hot on him.”

Bayer also indicated that he may still be in the running to direct "The Boys," if "A Nightmare on Elm Street" does well at the box office. “Let’s have the movie come out this weekend and do really well," said Bayer. "Then we’ll see how my stock is in Hollywood.” Read More...

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Green HornetDirector Michel Gondry's adaptation of "The Green Hornet" is being pushed back from its original December 22 release date.

According to Deadline, the delay will allow the studio to convert the film into 3-D — though Sony is branding the changes as "3-D enhancements" that will be added once the visual effects are completed by Sony Imageworks.

While rumors have begun to swirl that the studio was unhappy with the tone of the film and Seth Rogen's performance as the Green Hornet, Sony Pictures Vice-Chairman Jeff Blake officially denied the reports. Read More...


Green HornetLater on this year, director Michel Gondry's long awaited "Green Hornet" adaptation will finally hit the big screen with Seth Rogen in the title role. And while word on the film has been relatively quiet in the past few months, a recent report has offered an update on the film's status.

"I watched the first hour on Friday," stated "Green Hornet" producer Neal Moritz during an interview with Collider. "We brought Sally Menke who edited 'Inglourious Basterds' to come in and edit the movie. She showed us the first hour, myself and the studio on Friday. We’re thrilled at what we’re seeing. Obviously taking a combination of two genres action/comedy… super hero comedy and bringing them together."

"We saw a very early version of a fight scene that [Gondry's] doing where we do a thing called Kato Vision where Kato can kind of see things before it happens in fight scenes so he knows how to take people out," added Moritz. "And it was amazing." Read More...

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