DARK TOWER Dead Again? AVENGERS Deleted Scene

Report: Warner Bros. Passes on THE DARK TOWER Project

Marvel's The Dark Tower comics may remain the only adaptation of Stephen King's novel series fans may see for a while.

Variety reports Monday Warner Bros. is the latest studio (after Universal) to pass on an ambitious, big budget plan to adapt the King series into three feature films and two bridging limited run television series.

Ron Howard is attached to direct and produce with Brian Grazer and King through Grazer and Howard's Imagine Entertainment.

Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman had reportedly recently delivered his latest draft for the first film and Russell Crowe had shown interest in playing the lead Roland Deschain if Warners gave the project a greenlight.

Imagine is still able to shop the project to other studios, but the Hollywood trade reports industry insiders thought the project had the best chance of moving forward at Warner Bros. 

Rob Liefield's BLOODSTRIKE In Development

Producer Adi Shankar and his 1984 Private Defense Contractors production company and producer Brooklyn Weaver (Rob Liefeld's manger) will try to bring Liefeld's Bloodstrike to the big screen, reports Variety.

Liefield's Bloodstrike debuted in 1993 and was about team of top-secret super agents/assassins who had died, but were revived by the government in a secret initiative called Project: Born Again. 

This version will apparently tweak the concept to make Bloodstrike "a team of super-soldiers who have secretly been imbued with vampire blood -- making them an elite strike force feared by all enemies."

AVENGERS Hulk Deleted Scene Appears Online

The Avengers is out on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 25, and Entertainment Weekly has the first look at a deleted scene more than a month in advance.

Expanding on the post-Hulking out conversation between Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) and the unnamed security guard (Harry Dean Stanton), the guard asks if Banner is a "big guy that gets all little" or a "little guy that sometimes blows up large," to which Banner replies that he's not even sure.

Here's the clip:

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