Thursday, January 31, 2008
No Depp for Gilliam, maybe CG Heath Ledger? - please no...
Remake of "Friday the 13th" and "Nightmare on Elm Street"
Jimmy Bennett is a very young James T. Kirk
poster from impawards
Explicit Lynch from Filmdrunk
Sorry but that looks like a waste of Al Pacino's talent. You know the bad guy is not the guy in prison because that would be too easy. So who else is featured in the trailer? That girl from "Eyes Wide Shut". She is too known to be just an extra, there are a few shots of here in the trailer, plus she's taking Pacino's class. Of course I could be talking out of my butt. Anyhoo, watch the trailer of 88 Minutes @ Apple
And the end of the day all I can ask is: what's up with his hair??
And since we're on the subject of crazy:
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
found @ Filmdrunk
A little more about our reviewer from his YouTube profile:
A guy who loves to make videos and have a good time.
Occupation: Making Videos
Companies: Gang Bang Prodouctions
Interests and Hobbies: Making Videos playing video games watching tv writing.
Movies and Shows: Movies: Super Bad Simpsons AVP-r. Shows: South Park Family Guy Simpsons.
This kid is the real-life McLovin. Sexman, we salute you.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Go to hasbro.com and check out that clip. Very cool.
Gizmodo got a sweet collection of LEGO sets. Ahh, childhood memories.
Look at that guy, holy moly. More images here.
found @ Dvorak
Go to GoNintendo for the link. Really cool concept art.
WTF is wrong with people??
A former Hollywood studio attorney and his wife are expected to be sentenced today for forcing their Filipina housemaid to work as a virtual slave in their Culver City condominium.
The Jacksons forced Ruiz to work 18-hour days for several months from 2001 to 2002.
In a related civil lawsuit, Ruiz said that Elizabeth Jackson regularly slapped her and pulled her hair. She also said she was forced to sleep on a dog bed and was paid a grand total of $300 for her work.
Ruiz said she was given three-day-old food to eat while she was expected to clean and provide fresh fruit to the Jacksons' dogs.
Ruiz said she finally ran away after she was hit in the mouth with a water bottle in February 2002.
Check out the rest @ dailynews
British artist Alison Jackson talks about her provocative explorations of celebrity culture. By making photographs that seem to show our favorite celebs (Diana, Elton John) doing what we really, secretly, want to see them doing, she's questioning our shared desire to get personal with celebrity culture. Funny and sometimes shocking, Jackson's work contains some graphic images.
Another home theater, this time it's Indy. Go to Geekologie for more images.
J.J. was finishing up Mission: Impossible III in Japan doing the final leg of his publicity tour. His son Henry was with him, who was seven at the time and had never been to Japan. Like father like son, they were trolling toy stores, and everywhere they went were Godzilla toys. While there, he started thinking that we don't have our own monster in the States. We have King Kong, which is a completely different thing, but we don't have a monster of our own. So he called us from Japan and said, "I think I have a great idea for a movie."
more @ Starwars.com
Check it out @ Flooby Nooby
Monday, January 28, 2008
One time he and another actor were shooting a complex scene. We had two days to shoot it, and at the end of the first day, they'd really found something and Heath was worried that he might not have it if we stopped. He wanted to carry on and finish. It's tough to ask the crew to work late when we all know there's plenty of time to finish the next day. But everyone seemed to understand that Heath had something special and that we had to capture it before it disappeared. Months later, I learned that as Heath left the set that night, he quietly thanked each crew member for working late. Quietly. Not trying to make a point, just grateful for the chance to create that they'd given him.
Read on @ newsweek
More images and details @ Geekologie
Animated-News got details and links about this new concept piece of Pixar's "Up".
Yes! No talking animals! Would be awesome though to have the whole movie be done in 2D.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I don't know how I found it, but Toy Bender has the info about this absolutely fantastic Chestburster Alien LEGO piece. Wow.
Posted by Jean-Denis Haas at 7:14 PM
Kotaku got the link to Lwelyk's awesome Mother Brain Lego creation, which is not his only one. Head over there for all the details and links.
John Cleese in "The Day the Earth stood still" - hmmm
Scorsese's "Ashecliffe" - cool premise and cast
J.J. Abrams and Cast chat about the new "Star Trek" movie - Here's a snippet:
Battletrek: How many visual effects shots will there be in the new movie?
Roger Guyett (Visual Effects Supervisor): We’re anticipating about 1000.
Captain April: ILM is doing the effects for the film. Will it all be CGI or have they built a physical model of the New Enterprise? Also when will we see a photo of the finished Enterprise?
JJ Abrams: I was lucky enough to work with ILM on Mission: Impossible III. Roger Guyette and Sherri Hanson are geniuses who are also a true joy to work with. ILM has always been the best — but in recent years they have — remarkably — gotten even better, making the virtual photo-real.
Having said that, my goal is to make Trek REAL — that is to say, not have it be camp — not have it be phony — not have it look like a scrap of green screen was used anywhere. Of course, this is Star Trek. We’re using every trick in the book. But WHEREVER WE CAN, we are shooting on sets — either built on sound stages or expanding upon found locations. This is important. What this means is that the movie won’t have that “actors performing in a blue or green void then placed in front of a spaceship set” feeling that makes me insane. One of our really talented designers recently commented online how we shot on a green screen set and what a shame that was, since we could have built something incredible. And she was right — for that one scene, which will last for maybe thirty seconds on screen, we built only pieces and were surrounded by green. But that is the exception. We can’t build EVERYTHING, and need to make this film on a budget (partly because that’s the $ we have, and partly because I want the studio to see Trek as viable!). The Enterprise will be a combo of the physical and the virtual. A photo is forthcoming!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
vfxworld got an interview with VFX supervisor Jim Lima. Just love the look of the Terminator, always sweet.
Can't help myself, here's another one.
More from stylinonline
- found @ stylinonline
Kotaku got a tech demo video of "Star Wars: Force Unleashed". Looking cool!
Swissmiss points to Tooble:
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Ok, I doubt a lot of people know who "Pumuckl" is and really couldn't care less about this, but I just have to share this weird story.
Apparently there is a dispute in Munich going on about the idea that the cartoon character "Pumuckl" could have a girlfriend and get married.
It all started with artist Barbara von Johnson, who is drawing the character for the classic TV show, appearing on Munich's local TV channel and asking for a drawing competition which would have people come up with a girlfriend for Pumuckl. First prize would be the possibility to attend the wedding between the two.
The creator of Pumuckl, Ellis Kaut, wasn't very fond of this idea and went to court. Her argument being that Pumuckl is a ghost and because of that couldn't have a girlfriend because the Pumuckl character, who's usually up to no good, has no defined gender and is therefore a asexual.
But the court rejected the complaint. The copyright law of the creator has not been violated because the drawing competition is not a continuation of Pumuckls story as told so far, according to judge Matthias Zigann.
But when it comes to a direct continuation of Pumuckls story and life only the creator, Ellis Kaut, has the power to decide if and when Pumuckl will get a girlfriend or get married.
I agree that the creator should have final say and get consulted when it comes to expanding the mythology and story of Pumuckl. But what strikes me as odd is that you should believe that Pumuckl has no gender. HUH? The look, voice and actions always struck me as male. Anyhoo. I'm sure that people who know the show will get a kick out of this story. Everybody else just move along. :)
pic source here and here
Johnny Depp might replace Heath Ledger on "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus". How this is supposed to work gets explained @ Dark Horizons.
GoNintendo points to the Professor Layton teaser site, which is indeed very cool. I just finished Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis on my iPod Touch and I'm so ready for another puzzle game.
You HAVE to check out the movie @ Gizmodo in order to see this in motion. Very cool!
Wow. Go to Geekologie for a lot more super sweet pictures.
Colin Brady was previously announced as helmer. No word yet as to why Brady, who's helming the upcoming CG feature film based on "The Smurfs," was let go.
More info again @ Dark Horizons. I still really the face, but I'm not so hot on the wrist... There are just a few things that don't translate well from 2D to 3D.
"Ian Fleming says that if you don’t have a quantum of solace in your relationship then the relationship is over. It’s that spark in a relationship that if you don’t have you might as well give up" says Craig. He adds that "It ties into the plot, it's not some random title" and that there's also an "element of revenge" too it.
More info @ Dark Horizons
Cool song. Anyone know what that is? - found @ Gizmodo
Friday, January 25, 2008
Bonecrusher on roller skates was kind of the look we ended up with: One of our lead animators here at ILM came up with it, and we presented it to Michael and said, "What do you think of this guy skating like a hockey player, going in for the most brutal check you've ever seen?" And he was like, "What are you guys thinking?" But then he played it again and he was like "Okay, that looks kind of cool." And then he just fell in love with it from there.
Head over there for the whole Scott Benza interview.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Great concept, go to computerandvideogames for all the details and screenshots.
JV Pixar reports that Toy Story 3 will be presented in 3D, which is awesome. First James Cameron and now Pixar, to me so far the only hopes of actually introducing something in 3D that is essential to the story and not just a gimmick. Head over there for more details.
Uncrate got the details and link, check it out, there are some really cool ones there.