Monday, June 14, 2004

Sea quest: Empire Online reports that Chris Columbus will direct the film version of Marvel's Sub-Mariner:

"So, why Columbus? Well, it actually makes sense. Columbus may have dulled his anarchic sensibilities (this is the guy who wrote Gremlins, don't forget) over the years with the likes of Stepmom and Bicentennial Man, but with the Harry Potter franchise, he's shown that adapting big-budget special effects-filled flicks are something of a specialty. And inside that cuddly, fluffy exterior is a geekboy just waiting to get out – Columbus was attached for a while to Marvel's Fantastic Four and has been trying to get a comic book property off the ground for ages."