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18-02-05, 23:31
DC Comics blazing a superhero trail back to big screen

By Scott Bowles, USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — For a decade, this has been a one-comic-book town. If you wanted to bring a superhero to the big screen, it was Marvel Comics or nothing.

But now DC Comics is seeking a comeback after foundering with campy '90s Batman and '80s Superman sequels and last year's Catwoman flop.

This time, DC Comics is showcasing a hero with a lower profile. Based on the obscure comic book Hellblazer, which centers on a chain-smoking, cancer-ridden demon hunter, Constantine opens Friday armed with something the comic-book publisher hasn't seen in years: fan excitement.

The Internet is abuzz about DC's upcoming fare:

Batman Begins, starring Christian Bale, opens June 17.

Superman Returns, with X-Men director Bryan Singer at the helm, is due in June 2006.

The Flash is expected to sprint to theaters next year with Blade's David Goyer writing and • Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is in talks to do Wonder Woman.

The Bourne Supremacy's Paul Greengrass will direct the crime story The Watchmen.

Matrix creators Andy and Larry Wachowski are producing V for Vendetta, due Nov. 5, about a crime fighter.

Other highly anticipated comic-book movies this year are from other companies: Sin City, from the Dark Horse label, is out April 1, and Marvel's Fantastic Four arrives July 8.
"There's a feeling among fans that DC is finally getting it right," says Rob Worley of the Web site Comics2Film.com. "The movies used to look like they were made by studio executives who knew nothing about the comic books. Now they're getting back to the original stories."

For years, DC and parent company Warner Bros. ruled Hollywood, fueled by superhero fare such as Batman and Superman. But kitschy sequels turned fans off and opened the door to Marvel in such films as Blade, X-Men and Spider-Man.

DC has since followed Marvel's lead by hiring acclaimed directors, such as Batman Begins' Christopher Nolan (Memento), and filmmakers who are professed fans of comics, including Singer and Goyer.
"I like to think of it as the rise, the rest and the rise again of DC Comics," publisher Paul Levitz says. "We're stepping back up to the plate."

Comic films haven't been exactly homering of late. Last year, Spider-Man 2 was the only comics adaptation to reach blockbuster status. The Punisher, Blade: Trinity and Catwoman all took in less than $60 million, though some may make their cost back on DVD.

But Keanu Reeves, who plays Constantine, says that "staying true to the essence of characters" can turn that fate around. Comic-book movies "have fantastical characters, but you're still telling stories you want people to relate to. If you get that right, you'll be OK."

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19-02-05, 00:01


Titolo originale: Batman Begins
Studio: Warner Bros.
Regia: Christopher Nolan
Sceneggiatura: David Goyer, Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Ken Watanabe, Katie Holmes, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer
Data Uscita: 17/06/2005 USA
Genere: Azione
Website: http://batmanbegins.warnerbros.com/
Sinossi: Il giovane Bruce Wayne torna a Gotham City dopo un lungo addestramento in giro per il mondo e, con molte difficoltà, inizia la sua vita da eroe.

Alcuni Trailer:

Batman Begins: TV Spot (http://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/batmanbegins/super_tvspot/super_tvspot_300.asx)

Batman Begins: Teaser (http://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/batmanbegins/teaser/teaser_300.asx)

Batman Begins: Trailer (http://raincloud.warnerbros.com/wbmovies/batmanbegins/trailer/trailer_300.asx)

19-02-05, 00:39

Studio: Warner Bross
Regia: Francis Lawrence
Sceneggiatura: Kevin Brodbin, Frank Cappello
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Gavin Rossdale, Djimon Hounsou, Shia LaBeouf, Peter Stormare
Data Uscita: 04/03/2005
Genere: Drammatico - Fantascienza
Website: http://constantinemovie.warnerbros.com/
Sinossi: Tratto dal fumetto Hellblazer, è la storia di un detective del soprannaturale, John Constantine, che si affianca alla bella e scettica poliziotta Angela Dodson per indagare sul suicidio della sorella gemella di lei...

Constantine (Hellblazer): TV Spot (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/constantine/tvspot/)

Constantine (Hellblazer): Trailer (http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/constantine/trailer/large.html)