Shane Black (writer of Lethal Weapon, The Monster Squad, The Long Kiss Goodnight and director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is both awesome and on a commercial career high pending the release of his 2nd directorial effort, Iron Man 3. But that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten about helming a U.S. remake of the Japanese classic Death Note.
While he doesn’t give a ton of info, he tells Bleeding Cool, “Right now I’ve got this thing at Warner Bros. called Death Note that I like a lot. It’s a Japanese Manga that’s very tense and really cool.” Not much, but not dead either. A few years back Black was overseeing a script by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry – I’m not sure if that configuration is still in play.
Written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, Death Note was originally published in Japan and later collected in 12 trade paperbacks that have sold more than 38 million copies worldwide. The protagonist, Light, is a bright student who stumbles across a mystical notebook that has the power to kill any person whose name he writes in it. Light decides to launch a secret crusade to rid the streets of criminals. Soon, the student-turned-vigilante finds himself pursued by a famous FBI criminal profiler known only by the alias L.
Alas, Marvel has finally revealed Ben Kingsley as Mandarin in the latest character poster for Iron Man 3. They clearly went with the early look of Mandarin, not the suited up version we saw in Matt Fraction’s most recent run. Of course he’s got some modern accessories, and some dragon-embroidered camouflage pants. Check it out!
Nope. Not even remotely horror. But since this is the “Comics” page, we figured we’d be remiss in our duties to you if we didn’t report on some of the bigger comic-related news here and there – and the trailer for Iron Man 3 certainly qualifies. And I dig this trailer, it hints at a much more focussed (and darker) narrative than the utter mess that was . The fact that Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is behind the wheel for this one gets me legitimately excited.
The film, “ pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?”
Iron Man 3 stars Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Ben Kingsley. It opens May 13th, 2013. Head inside for the trailer! READ MORE
A massive Iron Man 3 spoiler has made its way online via Latino Review who reveals that Tony Stark may have something special on his “mind”.
Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., has shown off quite a few different Iron Man armors between Iron Man, Iron Man 2, and The Avengers, now he’s (SPOILER) skipping ahead… by XXXIX generations.
The Iron Man 3 footage at the San Diego Comic-Con showed that Stark could summon the new armor piece-by-piece. It’s been revealed that this armor is to help Stark in battle against the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) by creating drones to fight side-by-side!
Says Latino Review: “The Extremis-enhanced bad guys under direction of Ben Kingsley’s Mandarin villain are going to be too much for Tony to handle on his own, so he thinks ahead, thinks big and has a plan. Tony’s about to go out and fight some bad guys when he mentions the Mark XLVII to Pepper Potts. Pepper asks what happened to the other forty and Tony just smiles.
From the cockpit of Mark XLVII Tony is able to control multiple armors in battle. We over here at LR have been vaguely aware of an action scene where Tony was going to control multiple Iron Man suits (presumably they look similar to distract his enemies as to the location of kill-able Iron Man Prime), but the number 40 seems…awesome. 40 Iron Men.”
The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Rebecca Hall, Ashley Hamilton, James Badge Dale, and Guy Pearce.
Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013. READ MORE