When last we heard about Marvel Studios and their planned adaptation of the cult comic book series Doctor Strange, Patrick Dempsey was lobbying to win the title role. Not much has come of that in the last ten months, and there has been little news about the project. But today, it has been noted that writers Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer, who came aboard Doctor Strange way back in August of 2010, have finally completed their script.
Marvel Studios has confirmed this, and are now moving forward, actively searching for a director to take on this project, which they hope to have in theaters by 2013. Key cast members are also being sought at this time, but plot details and characters have not yet been disclosed.Read More
Universal Pictures is aggressively pursuing the rights to War Heroes, a comic book by Kick-Ass' Mark Millar and Tony Harris. The project was just freed from Columbia Pictures, who acquired the rights in 2008 through producer Michael De Luca.
Michael De Luca is still set to produce this tale of ordinary soldiers given superpowers on the battlefield by the US military. Chris Morgan and Dana Brunetti will co-produce.Read More
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JoBlo is also reporting that Atlas Entertainment is now taking over the project and they have hired the screenwriting team of Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer (Conan, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Doctor Strange) to write Voltron: Defender of the Universe. We had previously reported back in June that this movie was put on the shelf. With these new images and the hiring of screenwriters, it seems this movie is back on track.Read More
Deadline New Yorker is reporting that Marvel Studios has hired Conan writers Thomas Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer to write the bigscreen version of Dr. Strange.
Originated in 1963 by Stan Lee and artist Steve Ditko, Dr. Strange was a self-centered New York surgeon who lost his touch after a car accident. He became a wandering derelict and then found his way to a healer in the Himalayas. This is where he learned to tap into psychic powers to fight evil wizards and other evildoers.Read More