Well, the future V For Vendetta film, based on Alan Moore's dark and brilliant graphic novel, now has one potentially negative indicator and one clearly positive indicator.
The negative indicator was the Wachowskis' decision to make career assistant director James McTeigue the director. McTeigue worked on some excellent genre films, such as Dark City and Matrix. Sadly, he also worked on the Matrix sequels and on SW: ep II. And he's been an assistant director for over ten years. The Wachowski bros may not know how to write more than one movie of any given series (a sweeping statement, given that they've only done one series, but I think said sequels were bad enough to warrant it), but they do know how to direct. Their visual touch, combined with Moore's story could be amazing.
But Natalie Portman was apparently cast as Evie, and this is a very good sigh. I'm not a huge fan of hers, but she just fits as Evie. If the casting of V is equally inspired, I may be inclined to start feeling optimistic. V is a tough, tough part to cast. Both villain and hero (particularly the latter), mad and sane (particularly the former). He's lethal and grandstanding. But he's a character the viewer MUST care about.
Also in genre films, the trailer for Fantastic Four is online. And it… kinda sucks. I'm not counting this film out quite yet, though. F4 are definitely A-list characters for Marvel, and while movies based on B-listers have generally, well, sucked, the A-listers have been treated quite well. And Julian Mcmahon won me over on the Globes red carpet, when he outed himself as a comics fan.