We havenâ€™t heard anything about â€œThe Phantom Legacyâ€, the proposed new feature-film version of comic classic â€œThe Phantomâ€, for a while, so I thought Iâ€™d check in with screenwriter Tim Boyle (busy in L.A working on the project) and see how the project is progressing.
â€˜â€™The Phantom is still at scripting stageâ€™â€™, Boyle says. â€˜â€™Although the comic studio and executive producers have given it two thumbs up, we’re constantly pushing the screenplay forward. I believe the film will go into pre-production by the end of the year.â€™â€™
In terms of whoâ€™ll be playing The Ghost Who Walks, Boyle plays down those unbridled rumours suggesting Sam Worthingtonâ€™s going to get the gig.
â€˜â€™Sam is a friend of mine. He is very aware of the project but has never been approached to be in the film. The producers may be considering him, but this has never come from my camp. I’m sure whoever they cast for the role will be perfect.â€™â€™
Like the 90s version (starring Billy Zane in the title role), the reboot will also likely be filmed in Australia â€“ but thatâ€™s where the similarities will end. â€˜â€™The 1996 film was a product of the time. It was campy, not believable and didn’t make much sense. Audiences want to connect with the film. Hopefully we can do that on this project.â€™â€™
And as for whether the film will have any link to the recently-announced SyFy â€œPhantomâ€ telemovie?
â€˜â€™No. Sci-fi are on there own path just like usâ€™â€™, says Boyle. â€˜â€™We have no real other connection apart from the obvious.â€™â€™
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Against the Current - the band, not adventures in dangerous swimming 101
Zedd - If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy? (Well, answer my question!)
Arrow (Okay, Felicity from Arrow!)
Chrissy Costanza (cat eyes and buttery lyrics!)
Girls (TV) (Okay, Allison Williams!)
Movies - especially when they play in the dark.
Twin Peaks (TV)
Friends (TV) (It had me at "No way are you cool enough to pull Clint"; damn straight, Chandler!)
Traveling - preferably where water is, so I can splash someone!
Star Wars trilogy - no, the other one, fella!
Alex G - far more talented than her younger brother Alex H
Cameron Crowe movies - Say Anything..., Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous
The sign 'Free Wi-Fi'.
Reenacting dance/song scenes from "Grease" with my little girl (hey! Wait till you see my 'Summer Lovin'! - don't judge)
Die Hard - 40 stories of Sheer Adventure!
Alex Goot & Friends (his enemies aren't half as talented!)
Cooking up a nice dish and sitting in the entertainment area, on a cool night, basking in it's greatness.
Inflatable kids pools full of Vodka Lime Crush.
Acidic Email from angry, over passionate teenagers after I trash something "Twilight"-related on the site. Sparkle elsewhere.
My baby girl's big, caring heart.