I figured it was time for the upcoming Elektra movie to get it's own thread. Since there was a quite a bit of information coming out about the movie. Including Rob Bowman ("The X-Files") being the very likely canidate to take the director chair. As well as finding out what villians will likely make an appearance in the film.
I have to say that the movie sounds like it will be quite good. And I like the intresting choice of villians. And I wonder if the once planned 'Daredevil' cameo will be included or dropped. Since Ben Affleck has been reluctant to redon the red uniform for another go. Unless Kevin Smith was assigned as the director for the planned sequel to Daredevil. Whether that includes doing it for a cameo in 'Elektra' is unknown.
A word of warning, there is a bit of a spoiler here in regards to some of the plot. I noted it with stars and colored it silver, so you can read the rest and avoid reading it if you want. If not, highlight to read.
Another superhero production is rapidly speeding towards production today as its been announced that "The X-Files Movie" and "Reign of Fire" Director Rob Bowman is in talks with Fox and Regency Enterprises to helm the "Daredevil" spin-off movie "Elektra".
Using a script penned by Zak Penn, Marvel & Fox are rushing forward to get everything ready for a shooting start in May so as to fit nicely into the three month hiatus that title character star Jennifer Garner will have from her hit TV show "Alias" which wraps up filming of its third season in April.
The plot of "Elektra" will draw heavily from the graphic novels "The Elektra Assassin" and "The Elektra Saga," as she battles the Hand, an organization of killers that trained and then betrayed her. One major character will be Stick, a martial arts trainer who is a famed Marvel Comics figure.MTFBWY and HH!!While word on 20th Century Fox’s upcoming production “Elektra” production has been mostly quiet over the past 6 months, the film finally saw concrete movement Thursday morning with the news that Rob Bowman (“The X-Files”) is in talks to direct the film. Now, FilmJerk.com has learned that the "Daredevil" film spin-off is casting a number of lead roles and, more importantly, further details of the plot have been revealed, all in anticipation of a May 3 start of principal photography in Vancouver.
Taking a page from the storylines found in both the "The Elektra Assassin" and "The Elektra Saga" graphic novels, the film finds Elektra (Jennifer Garner) again working for the Order of the Hand, the group that trained – and then abandoned – her. At the request of Kirigi, the film’s villain, she is told to target Harbor Island man named Mark Miller because, she is told, of an act his grandfather performed. A widower, Miller is a likeable man introduced to Elektra by his 13-year-old daughter Abby.
After falling for him, Elektra becomes his protector and has to fend off four ninja assassins dispatched by Kirigi. But there is more to Mark Miller than he appears, as he has aligned himself with Stick, Elektra’s former mentor, and both he and his daughter are able to defend themselves. In the end, with Kirigi’s four assassins defeated, Kirigi faces off against Elektra.
In addition to Mark and Abby Miller, producers are now casting for several lead roles. According to our sources, they include:
Kirigi: Described as being younger the other Hand leaders, he has designs on leading the clan of assassins. Favoring the old ways, he deceptively wears a Zen monk’s traditional robes and bears a hardened scowl.
Tengu: One of Kirigi's four assassins, he bears animal tattoos that mysteriously move about his skin. Given the ability to morph his tattoos into living creatures, Tengu uses his creatures as scouts to spy on his prey.
Stone: An enormous man whose flesh seems to be made of something akin to stone, he makes the very floor buckle under his large feet. Because of his hardened skin, Elektra's sais seem to have no effect on him.
Typhoid: Perhaps the most interesting part, Typhoid is a woman wearing a kimono and a porcelain white mask. Offering a kiss that is ultimately poisonous, Typhoid can reduce a foe to a feverish corpse.
Roshi: The elderly leader of The Hand's counsel, he has long had an amiable competition with Stick.
We have not received word on how exactly the events come to play out here after her apparent death in 2003’s Daredevil.”
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