The infamous Rob Liefeld gave DreamMovieCast an exclusive look at his screenplay for Icons, a films that chronicles the rise of Image Comics. Outside of his social media disputes and comics life, Liefeld has been working on the 100-page script and pondering which actors he feels would be best portray the comic creators in his film. To plays himself, he picks none other than dream boy Chris Pine. Yeah. Wait until you read the rest of his casting picks.
The script excerpt (see below) shows a lot of dialogue, hating on Marvel, and a guest appearance by Easy-E. Ultimately, it doesn’t seem to reveal anything we didn’t already know about Liefeld’s life and his opinions on the industry. READ MORE
Deadline is reporting that the script for the Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures live action adaptation of anime artist Katsuhiro Otomo’s 6-volume graphic novel Akira has been sent to an impressive short list of actors.
The picture is finally taking shape for an August start, following the delivery of a rewrite by Steve Kloves that has director Albert Hughes and the studio brass excited.
The story takes place in the rebuilt New Manhattan where a leader of a biker gang saves his friend from a medical experiment.
There are two major roles, with the site reporting that for “Tetsuo,” Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy have been given the new script. For the role of “Kaneda,” the script has been given to Garrett Hedlund, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake and Joaquin Phoenix.
The intention has been to make 2 films, each covering 3 books in the series. Akira was first adapted for the screen in 1988.
Four friends fleeing a viral pandemic soon learn they are more dangerous than any virus.
A deadly virus has spread across the globe. Contagion is everywhere, no one is safe and no one can be trusted. Four young attractive people race through the back roads of the American West to the pounding beat of a vacation soundtrack. Their aim is to retreat to secluded utopian beach in the Gulf of Mexico, where they could peacefully wait out the pandemic and survive the apocalyptic disease. CARRIERS follow their getaway through a surreal and dangerous world where laws and rules no longer apply. Their plans take a grim turn when their car breaks down on an isolated road starting a chain of events that will seal the fate of each of them in an inexorable and horrifying voyage of hell through a western landscape populated by only the hideous dead or the twisted living. Their desperate retreat south turns into a deadly battle against infected children, homicidal doctors, crazed survivalists, rabid dogs, and, finally each other. The virus is the least of their problems as horrible choices must be made in the face of lost humanity.