The first real promo image for the upcoming live-action/CGI Smurfs movie has arrived online in the form of a teaser poster that ran in some magazine. In it we get to check out the new Smurf look, which doesn't impress me all that much – they kinda look like a mid-90s video game character. That being said, folks still have plenty of time to impress us with more Smurf creations as the film doesn't even hit theaters until the holiday season of 2010. Check out a larger image of the teaser poster over on PVCBlue.
Scoop This: The New Smurfs, Teen Wolf on TV and Deadman Rises
'Teen Wolf' Heads to TV
I would hope the constant re-runs on cable have produced a few more Teen Wolf fans out of this lot, some of whom may have been a bit too young to remember when the awesome Michael J. Fox flick hit theaters. After an unsuccessful sequel was attempted (starring Jason Bateman of all people), it looks like MTV has snatched up the property and ordered a pilot for a new TV series.
The original film starred Michael J. Fox as a teenager who finds out he's also some sort of werewolf, and all the teen-centric complications that go along with a discovery of that nature. The new TV show, however, will arrive as more of a dramatic thriller within the horror genre that will include comedic moments. Says Liz Gateley of MTV: ""It has more of an 'American Werewolf in Paris' feel to it. It's a dramatic thriller with two best friends in the center who provide a great comedy element: They are two very relatable characters on the outer circles of popular cliques."
Is this an MTV show you can get behind and watch regularly? Or are you afraid it will turn out more like The Hills meets Twilight? (Or maybe you want a show like The Hills meets Twilight?)
Guillermo del Toro to Give Us 'Deadman'
Warner Bros. is teaming up with Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, The Hobbit) to produce a big-screen adaptation of the DC comic Deadman, with Danish director Nikolaj Arcel onboard to helm the movie. Guillermo del Toro will act as a producer alongside Don Murphy (Transformers), while they'll be working off a script from Gary Dauberman.
The project, which first began three years ago as a potential directing gig for del Toro, is based on a comic that began in 1967 and focused on a murdered circus acrobat who's brought back to life in spirit form with the power to possess other living beings to help seek out his killer, known only as The Hook. The character of Deadman has also crossed paths with other DC heroes, like Green Lantern and even Robin's (of Batman and Robin) family, who also worked in the circus. Definitely an intriguing character worthy of a feature film, though with a relatively no-name (at least here in the states) as director, it'll be interesting to see who they get to star in the cast.
Any Deadman fans out there? Who could you see filling in the role?
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Erik is a leading movie commentator who has worked for outlets such as AOL Moviefone and Movies.com.