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09.10.2008
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Director DJ Caruso has been a slow burn -- after the underappreciated SALTON SEA, the messy TAKING LIVES and the mediocre TWO FOR THE MONEY, he finally ripped into the big leagues with DISTURBIA (Hitchcock swipe or not) and looks to do it again with EAGLE EYE.

Now that he's probably got his pick of projects, what's he eyeballing? We know he wants to adapt the comic Y: THE LAST MAN, but that's apparently not the only funnybook he's interested in bringing to life. Caruso tells IESB that he's kind of keen on Marvel's THOR, which has an empty director's chair after Matthew Vaughn (LAYER CAKE, STARDUST) departed.

Caruso says he was a fan of the comic as a kid and wouldn't mind making a feature of the mighty Mjolnir-swinging thunder god as a kid, but he admits ambivalence over how to portray the character (and there's the outstanding matter of the AVENGERS movie roster). But he seems at least moderately serious about it, as he says: "I have had some talks with Marvel about it but I have not seen a screenplay. It could be something that I am interested in."

 

Extra Tidbit: Marvel originally announced their THOR movie for a 2010 release date, which seems pretty optimistic given its current status.
Source: IESB

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7:28PM on 09/11/2008

I'd Love To See...

the "Goldilocks" movie made. But you'd better get the input of one, Walt Simonson on it if you want it to be a winner. He was probably (not taking anything away from Stan the man) the best writer of the character ever.

For Honor and Asgard Imperial!

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the "Goldilocks" movie made. But you'd better get the input of one, Walt Simonson on it if you want it to be a winner. He was probably (not taking anything away from Stan the man) the best writer of the character ever.

For Honor and Asgard Imperial!

Otis
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10:04AM on 09/11/2008
Remember Eric Allan Kramer as Thor in The Incredible Hulk Returns?

"And you must be Banner the warlock."

Epic shit.
Remember Eric Allan Kramer as Thor in The Incredible Hulk Returns?

"And you must be Banner the warlock."

Epic shit.
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1:43AM on 09/11/2008
Caruso's good...now greelight this fucker!!
Caruso's good...now greelight this fucker!!
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12:45AM on 09/11/2008

Matthew's 2nd

This is the second time Matthew Vaughn walks away from a Marvel film, first X3 now Thor, after seeing his work I'm kind of bummed that he won't be doing Thor either.

I'd like to see a completeley serious director tackle this project and not a "moderateley seroius" guy like Caruso, eventhough I enjoyed Disturbia, I think they should get a Director with experience in period films.
This is the second time Matthew Vaughn walks away from a Marvel film, first X3 now Thor, after seeing his work I'm kind of bummed that he won't be doing Thor either.

I'd like to see a completeley serious director tackle this project and not a "moderateley seroius" guy like Caruso, eventhough I enjoyed Disturbia, I think they should get a Director with experience in period films.
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12:08AM on 09/11/2008
"You're Thor? What about me? I'm tho thor I can hardly pith!"

Well sure, make Thor. Why the hell not. Get it out of the way.
"You're Thor? What about me? I'm tho thor I can hardly pith!"

Well sure, make Thor. Why the hell not. Get it out of the way.
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11:56PM on 09/10/2008
guess this means Shia LaBeouf will be Thor.
guess this means Shia LaBeouf will be Thor.
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11:20PM on 09/10/2008

burned his fingers...

...god, i love Matthew Vaughn as a director but these projects he attaches himself to must be on fire cause he drops them like they burned his hands. First X-Men 3, now Thor? i was honestly amazed that he finished Stardust. While i think Thor is a great character to adapt, its all in the casting, get a good Thor and the rest of the film will fall in place. Also i too thought it was about David Caruso, though i think he would do well as Loki. Just a thought.
...god, i love Matthew Vaughn as a director but these projects he attaches himself to must be on fire cause he drops them like they burned his hands. First X-Men 3, now Thor? i was honestly amazed that he finished Stardust. While i think Thor is a great character to adapt, its all in the casting, get a good Thor and the rest of the film will fall in place. Also i too thought it was about David Caruso, though i think he would do well as Loki. Just a thought.
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10:52PM on 09/10/2008
I'm not going to lie. My initial thought at the title of this headline was that David Caruso was lobbying for the role of Thor. I was ecstatic.
I'm not going to lie. My initial thought at the title of this headline was that David Caruso was lobbying for the role of Thor. I was ecstatic.
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10:28PM on 09/10/2008

Go Caruso, go!

Go ahead with Thor, my friend. You can't go wrong with the norse god of thunder
Go ahead with Thor, my friend. You can't go wrong with the norse god of thunder
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