VANCOUVER — Superman may be flying into Vancouver next summer. Then again, he may not.
A media report surfaced Friday that the latest film about the Man of Steel will be shot here. This is a spin off the fact that the movie will be directed by Zack Snyder, who has worked here before.
But Susan Croome of the B.C. Film Commission says it hasn’t been nailed down just yet.
“I haven’t had any confirmation that Superman is green-lit for Vancouver in 2011,” said Croome, just back in town after some meetings in Los Angeles.
“We do know that Zack Snyder had a really great experience here on The Watchmen and Sucker Punch, and we’re hopeful the experience he had in the past will lead to new productions.”
Peter Leitch of Mammoth and North Shore Studios said he couldn’t confirm Superman, either.
“It’s difficult to talk about movies like that specifically, because we never know 100-per-cent if they’re coming here,” said Leitch, who is also chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of B.C.
“We’re pretty comfortable that Zack Snyder’s [next] movie is coming here, but there are factors in all these productions which delay them, or for whatever reason they change their mind and do something differently...until they’re on the ground here and working and we know they’re here, there’s no certainty. It gets a little bit awkward when we talk about specific projects like that.”
Sam Jones III just went from Smallvilleto guilty town.
The actor, best known as Clark Kent's former buddy on the long-running Superman series, today pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to conspiracy to sell more than 10,000 oxycodone pills.
So how did he go from small-screen good guy to a drug trafficker?
Jones, 27, was busted at his Canoga Park, Calif., home last year for allegedly trying to sling the painkiller otherwise known as "hillbilly heroin."
Today, he pleaded guilty as a coconspirator in the drug ring, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
The feds arrested him after determining he was the "Hollywood connection" involved in the ring's illegal purchasing and distributing the drugs.
Jones faces up to 20 years in federal prison. His sentencing is set for June 22nd.
Jones was arrested by the DEA back in October at his home in L.A. after meeting with an undercover agent who was posing as an Oxycodone supplier. Jones was part of a group planning to purchase and distribute 10,000 Oxycodone pills.
The DEA seized 586 pounds of marijuana and 10,000 fake Oxycodone tablets, which the defendants believed were real. Jones has been described as the group's "Hollywood connection".
A new Superman movie is finally close to actually happening, with word coming today on when and where director Zack Snyderplans on shooting the film. The Globe and Mail has the news that the production appears to be headed to Vancouver in the summer of 2011.
"[Zack Snyder's] next feature's coming here," said Peter Leitch, chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia and president of North Shore Studios and Mammoth Studios.
Leitch would not specifically name the Man of Steel project as the film in question, though obviously that's what Snyder is doing next -- and a source for the paper confirms the news.
By the way, Superman Returns was shot in Australia and the original Christopher Reeve film was shot in England, New York City and Alberta, Canada (for the Smallville scenes) And do we remember boys, and girls what show shoots in Vancouver which wraps production on it's 10th and final season before next summer? That's right SMALLVILLE!!!
Does this mean anything when it comes to us getting Tom Welling in the role? Perhaps or perhaps not. Only time will tell but it sure is shaping up in his favor. Storyline is about a Superman who's struggling with being Superman, and he's in his "early days" in the suit, and also that they are going for a 32 to mid 30's actor. Tom Welling fits all those bills to a T.... Or an \S/ :)
Either way the fans have spoken time, and time again on who we want to see in the role, and Tom Welling is that person, and with the show wrapping production for good next Summer would fit perfect because they could use all the sets which are already in place which would save the production millions!!! Not like how Singerman Returns had to spend millions on building a new farm setting, and the entire cities of Metropolis, and Smallville.
After that movie flopped the studio wants to make money from this next project, and want to save money on the production as much as possible while still giving the fans the best movie possible.
Keep your fingers crossed...