Friday, October 31, 2008

Some Movie News

Pulitzer Prize winner to write next film...

Sony is set to hire Pulitzer Prize winning writer David Lindsay-Abaire to write the screenplay for Spider-Man 4. Lindsay-Abaire won his Pulitzer for his play, Rabbit Hole. This seems to be an indication that the next film will return to a focus on the characters, something Spider-Man 3 seemed to go away from.

Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and director Sam Raimi will all return for the film.

Credit: The Hollywood Reporter


Routh speaks out...

In an interview with, Superman Returns star Brandon Routh commented on whether the next Superman film should be darker.

"I don't know, I don't think the character necessarily has to be darker, I think he is kind of dark in a sense, emotional dark, in Superman Returns, and the movie as a whole was slightly dark, they could have had more prowess in it I suppose, and I think that's one thing that can be done in the sequel, so I don't know how much darker you want to make it necessarily. You make the stakes higher, you make the villain darker, I think that's a way to do it. But I don't think Superman himself needs to be darker. He definitely has to struggle, how does Superman be a part of the world? And does he have to make sacrifices to be a part of that world? To fit in and what purpose does he really play in the world? Those are all kind of dark places to explore. But, I don't think Superman should ever be dark and brooding, that's not is nature. And that's now what people what to see. Like Brainiac or something like that, a situation when the villain is..."

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