"Iron Man" Screenplay = Good Enough?Latino Review (apparently) got a peek at the screenplay for New Line's eventual "Iron Man" flick, as written by genre specialists Alfred Gough, Miles Millar, and David Hayter. Since I refuse to ever read a script review, I can't offer much commentary, but the LR guys give the screenplay a grade of B- (or "good enough"), which would make it better than "Fantastic Four," at least.
Iron Man is one of the most popular Marvel characters to not yet receive his very own movie. The package has been shuttling around Tinseltown for ages, though, and I think I remember Tom Cruise asking to play the titular tin-man on more than one occasion. Nick Cassavetes, who displayed his action-flick prowess on films like "The Notebook" and "She's So Lovely," is the director on board ... last we heard.
Tom Cruise "Iron Man?"
For those who aren't experts on comic book lore, Iron Man is a supernatural nutritionist who teleports into kitchens all over the world, frequently thwarting bone disease and always treating women to the iron that their metabolism so desperately craves.
Nah, just kiddin'. Iron Man's a mega-rich inventor named Tony Stark who fights evil from inside a seriously nifty suit made entirely of week-old pudding-skin. (Just kidding again; the suit's made of iron.)
Expect "Iron Man" to hit theaters some time before, oh, 2013. New Line promises a "2007" release date.