Even though the Justice League movie is moving ahead at a furious pace, Warner Bros seem adamant to not even acknowledge its existence - this despite the fact that everybody and their dog knows George Miller is prepping the project and casting has commenced in the US and Canada. From our initial casting scoop I speculated that the movie might lens in Canada due to the presence of more offices up there than in the US, however it looks like that wont be the case. Thanks to info sent to us, primarily from an OWF reader in the Australian film community, weve now got several more bits of Justice League information to share with you:-
The studio has greenlit the project as their summer 2009 tentpole. Filming for the principals will take place in Sydney from February to June 2008 George Miller was unsurprisingly listed as director in the info we got. Auditions are starting up down under with Nikki Barrett (Baz Luhrmanns Australia, The Proposition) hired to handle the casting in Australia. Ronna Kress (Beowulf, The Mummy 3) will oversee the entire casting process. Oscar-winner Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix) will take on producing duties; hell be joined by Millers partner Doug Mitchell.Things seem to be pulling sharply into focus as the weeks progress, and with Osborne they have a top A-list producer whos ideal to make a film of this size but itd still be nice to hear some official word from the studio. I find Warners secrecy frustrating because, after all, they are just a movie studio making a comic film and not the CIA planning to take down a terrorist cell. However theres a myriad of DC Comics films that have crumbled in various stages of production so the they have reason to be overly cautious with this one.