Peter Jackson and Bryan Singer Talk DVDs

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ComingSoon.net attended the Digital Bits “DVD Producers 2005” presentation at Comic-Con International in San Diego today. There were a few interesting items presented at it.

First off, the presentation started with a Q&A with Peter Jackson who was filming a DVD bonus feature for some unknown film (it apparently wasn’t King Kong). He indicated that he had hours and hours of behind the scenes footage from his older films like Meet the Feebles and Bad Taste. He indicated he wanted to do something with it in the next year, but he had to arrange time to do it. He also stated that he and New Line would like to do a “Super Uber Lord of the Rings” DVD box set. It’s not official, but they all want to do it. Jackson wants to do it showing the making of the film from a different perspective.

Also shown was a greeting by Bryan Singer from the set of Superman Returns. Singer showed the set for the Daily Planet Plaza. We also saw Clark Kent jumping high in the air and running next to a corn field. There were various other shots of Clark Kent. They also showed a helicopter being shot against a blue screen and Singer teased that they were going to show Lex Luthor on the set. The scene blipped away as a joke before we saw him. Singer spoke about the Superman character and why he was a fan.

There was brief discussion of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe DVD, the King Kong DVD, and others. They indicated the DVDs were in the works at the moment for Seinfeld, Ghost Rider, Underworld: Evolution, a Cary Grant boxed set, “James Bond,” Kingdom of Heaven, Superman Returns, Domino, XXX: State of the Union, Stealth, and more. They mentioned An Evening with Kevin Smith 2 is being worked on (shot in London and Toronto), the “Mallrats 10th Anniversary DVD,” and a “Blue Thunder Special Edition”. It was also hinted that an X-Men 2.5 DVD might be in the works before the upcoming X-Men 3 film release.

We were also shown footage from the upcoming Lords of Dogtown DVD. The director showed alternate versions of scenes with dialogue changed to make the MPAA happy. Also shown was some of the upcoming Gladiator 3 disc set. Gladiator comes out August 23rd. It was mentioned that the King Kong web videos will continue up till the release of the movie, then they’ll switch to working on the DVD fully.