2002 Movie News Archives
September 24, 2002: Superman Movie-Making FiascoThe story behind the making of the new Superman movie makes for more interesting reading than the movie itself!
If the review at AICN yesterday wasn't eye-opening enough for you, then the interesting historical piece at Carona's Coming Attractions website should be the icing on the cake. It's a clutter of events involving McG, Michael Bay, Lorenzo DiBonaventura, Joel Silver, M. Night Shyamalan, Jon Peters, JJ Abrams, the "Smallville" production company and more. Here's an excerpt from the latest information from the Coming Attractions article...
- Tollin/Robbins, the producing company led by Brian Robbins and Michael Tollin, have made a smash success with their WB TV series Smallville, which chronicles the life of a teenage Clark Kent. According to our source, Tollin/Robbins is upset that Peters/Abrams Superman movie screenplay violates the continuity established in their TV show. What Tollin/Robbins might not know is that there's even been a high level discussion about the possibility of ending Smallville prematurely so the new Superman film can have a clear playing field for its interpretation of the Superman characters. While that might sound insane, our source says that the only reason this discussion took place is because Columbia's Spider-Man made $400 million dollars domestically and nearly a billion dollars worldwide; if a Superman movie stands to make similar dough, a Smallville TV series could impact its chances at the box office. As crazy at that sounds we have to insist that we don't make this stuff up; we merely report it.
2002 Movie NewsListed below are all the Movie News items archived for 2002 organized into 4 categories:
Superman and Batman vs Superman Movie News:
Christopher Reeve Movie News:
- January 30, 2002: Sarah Douglas at a Convention Near You!
- February 12, 2002: Reeve and Kidder to Present Award to Richard Donner
- February 19, 2002: Superman: The Movie on Encore
- March 5, 2002: Region 2 Special Edition Superman DVD Released!
- March 6, 2002: Special Edition Superman on Sci-Fi Channel
- March 14, 2002: Wish Jack O'Halloran a Happy Birthday!
- May 8, 2002: The Never-Made Superman Movie
- June 25, 2002: Warner Bros. Sued Over Superman: The Movie DVD
- June 26, 2002: Warner Bros. Sued Over Superman DVDs - Update!
- July 4, 2002: Superman: The Movie on the Big Screen in Ohio
- July 24, 2002: Superman Movie Items Up For Auction
- August 7, 2002: Superman Movie Items Sold at Auction
- August 28, 2002: Kidder in Crash
- September 10, 2002: Christopher Reeve Recovering!
- September 14, 2002: Wish Christopher Reeve a Happy Birthday!
- September 22, 2002: Christopher Reeve on Larry King Live
- October 3, 2002: Superman Movie Memorabilia on Auction
- October 5, 2002: Superman II on TV in Australia
- June 16, 2002: Miramax Commits to George Reeves Movie
- August 26, 2002: Kyle MacLachlan as George Reeves?
- September 22, 2002: Script Review of George Reeves Movie
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