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1. New Zealand Tribute
2. From Comic To Screen
3. The Holy Shotgun
February 22nd, 2005 - Constantine 2 ?
Chud quotes Warner Brother's "president of domestic distribution" Dan Fellman -
"Considering that this was an unknown quantity, we're obviously really pleased with the results and look forward to the sequel. The exits were excellent, which leads us to conclude that the film will continue to do well"
February 21st, 2005 - Constantine opens strong in the US
According to BoxOfficeMojo, Constantine pulled in some 34 million dollars over the course of its opening weekend in the US.
February 18th, 2005 - Constantine released in the US
Following openings in Asia last week, and France/Germany several days ago, Constantine has now opened in the US.
Over here in the Ireland/UK, we'll have to wait till the middle of March to catch Constantine on the big screen.
February 11th, 2005 - Never Before Scene : Constantine
MTV have posted a transcript and movie files from their "Never Before Scene : Constantine" special.
February 10th, 2005 - Exlusive Constantine clip on Maxim
Maxim have the entire opening exorcism scene on their site.
January 31st, 2005 - Keanu Reeves on a Possible Constantine Sequel.
At war with the powers of Heaven, Hell, and all the realms inbetween, Constantine is out to find a way to redemption, even after he has committed an Unforgivable Sin.
Reeves, who gives a surprising and well-constructed performance despite major changes to the settings of the books, wants to come back as Constantine, as long as the audience likes what he's done so far:"My contract didn't have a second film in it. But myself and some of the producers and Francis Lawrence fell in love with the guy. I fell in love with the guy. I had one of the best times I've ever had working on this project. So we would talk about 'What could we do? What happens to Constantine?' You know, we'd think, 'He's a heroin addict in Morocco, and he's got this spell, and he's killing people, but he's trying not to kill people, so he keeps knocking himself out. Then [producer] Akiva Goldsman was like, 'No! He wants to stop Revelations'. We'd do these kinds of things. Ultimately, it's up to the audience. That would mean that the studio would have the resources to go forward with it. I would love to play Constantine again as long as I worked with the same people, definitely Francis Barnes and Akiva Goldsman, and everyone involved in this project because I could not imagine doing this without them."
Taken from The Movie Reporter
January 17th, 2005 - Constantine rated R.
The MPAA website shows that Constantine has been Rated R for violence and demonic images.
January 12th, 2005 - Perfect Circle's "Passive" featured song for Constantine.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Recording artist A Perfect Circle's explosive new single "Passive" will be the featured song in the upcoming
motion picture "Constantine," from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures, starring Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz. The supernatural-thriller,
which marks the feature directorial debut of famed video director Francis Lawrence, will open nationally in the U.S. on February 18, 2005. "Passive," the
second single from APC's critically-acclaimed album "eMOTIVe," is set to impact active rock and alternative radio on January 18, but the song is already
burning up the airwaves, with major market airplay in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, and Washington. The Brothers Strause, visual
effects supervisors for Constantine, and well-known video directors in their own right, are set to direct the upcoming "Passive" video. [ Continued ].
You can download a copy of "Passive" from the Media section.
January 9th, 2005 - NY Post on Constantine.
Constantine is mentioned in the Graphic Language column in the New York Post -
This dark fantasy thriller about the bad-tempered supernatural detective Constantine (Reeves) has been controversial. Many fans who know Constantine from the "Hellblazer" comics were worried that Hollywood would defang the character, whom Nunziata calls "a real chain-smoking, hard-drinking git."
But first-time director Francis Lawrence took 25 minutes of footage to Comic-Con last year - "right into the lion's den," he says - and many fanboys were surprised at how scary it looked.
"I liked the scene where Constantine is performing an exorcism on a little girl," one wrote on aintitcool.com. "The demon inside of her literally tries to rip out of her body through her neck."
January 7th, 2005 - Constantine OST announced.
Varese Sarabande have released details for their forthcoming release of Constantine: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
'Music Composed by Brian Tyler. Release Date: 02/15/05
In his epic score for choir and orchestra, composer Brian Tyler literally throws open the gates of Hell and unleashes a ferocious and apocalyptic symphonic storm..
January 7th, 2005 - German site updated.
The official German Constantine site has been updated with three new clips.
January 5th, 2005 - Constantine In New Zealand.
This poster-banner for Constantine is currently hanging from a building on one of the main streets in Christchurch, New Zealand -
Thanks to Meaner for taking and sending in the picture.
January 4th, 2005 - Sci-Fi Magazine looks at Constantine
Keanu Reeves promises that even without a British accent, his Constantine will make us go "Whoa."
Hollywood may be about to $@#! up yet another comic-book adaptation. Check out the upcoming movie Constantine, based on the cult DC/Vertigo graphic
novel series Hellblazer, about a supernatural detective wracked with cancer, facing death and trying to find a way to elude the forces of hell, who
are coming to collect his soul. [ Continued ]
Transcript courtesy of KeanuWeb
January 1st, 2005 - Constantine makes Premiere's cover
January 1st, 2005 - Best Buy footage now online.
December 8th, 2004 - Giveaway with Matrix Box-Set
December 8th, 2004 - New Constantine Trailer
November 30th, 2004 - TRL Footage
November 24th, 2004 - Rumour : Reshoots For PG13 Cert
November 22nd, 2004 - Description of first theatrical trailer
November 22nd, 2004 - Movie Tag-Lines Revealed
November 19th, 2004 - New Constantine Image
November 18th, 2004 - Rumour : Latest on reshoots
November 9th, 2004 - Constantine release date moved
October 20th, 2004 - RUMOUR : Constantine rated 'R' ?
September 14th, 2004 - C&VG previews Constantine video game
September 7th, 2004 - International Constantine trailer online
August 31st, 2004 - Constantine video game site opens
August 17th, 2004 - New Constantine composer announced
August 11th, 2004 - Constantine footage/Q&A for Chicago Comic Con
August 10th, 2004 - EW looks at trailer
July 26th, 2004 - Constantine at SDCC
July 22nd, 2004 - Constantine sculptures at SDCC
July 5th, 2004 - Lisa Gerrard no longer involved with Constantine
July 2nd, 2004 - Shia LaBeouf on Constantine
June 4th, 2004 - Warren Ellis on the Constantine script
June 1st, 2004 - RUMOUR : Delayed European release ?
May 25th, 2004 - Constantine Video Game Update
May 14th 2004 - First Constantine teaser trailer now online.
May 11th, 2004 - Bits set to bring Constantine to PS2 and Xbox
May 6th, 2004 - Constantine in Total Film
April 27th, 2004 - Official Constantine logo revealed
April 16th, 2004 - Constantine trailer for Troy ?
March 12th, 2004 - Constantine Open Date Moved
March 8th, 2004 - Rick Veitch on Constantine Royalties
March 5th, 2004 - Oh no he doesn't!
March 4th, 2004 - Alan Moore Disowns Constantine ?
February 27th, 2004 - Keanu Reeves speaks to Wizard
February 23rd, 2004 - Official Constantine logo ?
February 23rd, 2004 - Djimon Hounsou on Constantine
February 22nd, 2004 - Celldweller track for Constantine soundtrack
February 21st, 2004 - New Constantine Set Pictures
February 21st, 2004 - Keanu Reeves on Constantine
February 21st, 2004 - Director Francis Lawrence on Constantine
February 7th, 2004 - Constantine mentioned in Wizard #149
January 7th, 2004 - New Constantine picture released
December 31st, 2003 - Anger at sex change for angel Gabriel
December 23rd, 2003 - Peter Stormare is Satan in Constantine
December 21st, 2003 - "From Hell they came... to Hell they went!"
December 3rd, 2003 - Word From The Constantine Set.
November 27th, 2003 - Constantine Gets Noirish.
November 26th, 2003 - Reeves Offers Constantine Hints.
November 25th, 2003 - DC to publish 'Constantine' adaptation.
November 11th, 2003 - Keanu Talks Constantine
November 2nd, 2003 - Keanu Talks Constantine with EW
September 30th, 2003 - Tree Tattoos ?
September 8th, 2003 - Rossdale and Hounsou join Constantine cast
September 2nd, 2003 - Constantine going through rewrites ?
August 27th, 2003 - Cassidy and Gerrard to provide Constantine score
August 25th, 2003 - Tilda Swinton to play rogue angel ?
August 21st, 2003 - Rachel Weisz Cast in Constantine
August 6th, 2003 - Production On Hellblazer To Begin In September
June 25th, 2003 - Auditions for Constantine about to start
May 20th, 2003 - Keanu's Mad As Hellblazer In Film
April 29th, 2003 - Constantine Is Anti-X-Men
April 17th, 2003 - latest on Constantine
April 16th, 2003 - Keanu's Hot as DC Comic's 'Hellblazer'
December 2nd, 2002 - Constantine third movie for Keanu in 2003
November 8th, 2002 - Keanue Reeves confirmed for Constantine
October 25th, 2002 - Cage chooses Constantine over Ghost Rider
October 11th, 2002 - New Director For Constantine
July 8th, 2002 - Keanue Reeves as Constantine ?
May 2nd, 2002 - WB and Singh sue each other over Constantine movie
January 17th, 2002 - Director Tarsem quits Constantine movie
October 25th, 2001 - Cage confirmed as Constantine
June 26th, 2001 - Nicolas Cage as John Constantine ?