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Concept Art: ‘Sucker Punch’

Posted by Brian on 07/27/2009


Source: EyeSuckInk

Everyone scrambled to get up this cool logo from Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch, which was printed on t-shirts given away at SDCC. I tried to wait, because I know how anal the concept artist, Alex Pardee, is about his finished product — I mean, the guy sleeps four hours a day. Well he didn’t let me down. Today, he unveiled an official version of the image seen on the tee. Check it out below.


Pardee has been working on an animated feature for two years now called Chadam, which is in development at Warner Brothers where Snyder released Watchmen so I’m sure that’s how their partnership started. Described as Alice In Wonderland with machine guns, the story follows a young girl institutionalized by her wicked stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the facility. Sucker Punch stars Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, and Jamie Chung.

Snyder is currently working on the animated feature, Guardians Of Ga’Hoole to be released in 2010.


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Avatar Day Is August 21st!

Posted by Brian on 07/24/2009

avatarsdccpanel1Source: First Showing

I’m excited. At the very least the rest of this year, and next year especially will erase the horrid memory that was Summer Blockbusters 09. Sigourney Weaver stated at Comic-Con that the reason James Cameron was such a great director was because no one cares more than he does. From what I gather that appears to be true as his passion for this film is oozing and seething through every laborious conversation about the story, the technology, the moon Pandora (it’s not a planet, though it resembles one), the years and years it took to get to this moment.

Well, just to prove how commited Cameron is to making sure your asses are rightly sitting in IMAX seats he has partnered with the theater to bring the public 15 MINUTES of footage in 3D absolutely free. If you can’t make it or can’t find an IMAX in your area, don’t worry because on the same day the trailer for Avatar will drop in all formats so you can just download it in HD.

AVATAR opens in theaters everywhere December 18, 2009. Note: Above artwork altered by me.

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Trailers: ‘Tron: Legacy’ High-Def Test Footage

Posted by Brian on 07/24/2009

tronlegacybigSource: Flynn Lives

Wow. It’s like Disney heard me. There aren’t even words to describe how brilliant this teaser for Tron: Legacy looks (which means that Avatar will probably destroy my retinas and leave me shaking in awe & wonder). This footage was discovered at the Flynn Lives site after entering a series of codes, and premiered at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con. While not actual footage from the film, this exciting test reel was used to sell the film. Check it out below, or download at the above link in HD and be blown away by so much awesome.

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Concept Art: ‘Tron: Legacy’

Posted by Brian on 07/23/2009

tronlegacybigSource: AICN

Behold the title treatment for the upcoming Tron: Legacy. At today’s Disney panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Jeff Bridges spoke briefly stating that it was the story of a son’s search for his father. “The first TRON… when we made that in ’81 there was no internet. Cell phones were these big things you carried around in a suitcase! So what you saw was so new and fresh… I can guarantee you’ll get the same kind of pop with this one!”

A bunch of images of concept art from yesterday’s panel have gone up, as well as video of an a recreation of Flynn’s Arcade, (with working Space Paranoids arcade games) and an exciting reveal of the new Lightcycle, aswell as  hint of the new score Daft Punk is producing for the film. Alas, Disney are still proving to be douchebags and refusing to release that test footage they showed last year in higher quality. It’s all over Youtube, though. If you haven’t yet, I suggest you seek it out.

Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art
Tron: Legacy Concept Art

Here’s hoping Disney will stop being selfish dicks and release some of this awesome concept art in higher resolution. (I mean, seriously. Why make concept art and not show anyone?) Former commercial director Joseph Kosinski is directing the feature which brings back Jeff Bridges as genius game designer Kevin Flynn, Garrett Hedlund as his son Sean, and a cast that includes Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, Karl Urban and John Hurt. The film also includes a younger version of the Jeff Bridges character (via CGI) as his Computer World alter ego, CLU, who has now gone rogue and is remaking the computer world in the imagine of what he believes to be “right.”

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Concept Art: ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Hi-Res Images

Posted by Brian on 06/25/2009

Tim Burton's Alice In WonderlandSource: /Film

Those exclusive images from Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland that debuted at USA Today have shown up online in super high definition. I really suggest taking a look at these as the details in this concept art and, more to the point, the character banners is stunning.The only picture that seems to be missing is the banner for Tweedledee and Tweedledum, played by Matt Lucas (Little Britain). So click these for SUPER-DAMN HUGE pictures.

Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland

Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland comes to theaters March 5, 2010.

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Concept Art: ‘Avatar’ [UPDATED!]

Posted by Brian on 06/23/2009

James Cameron and Sam WorthingtonSource: MarketSaw

UPDATE: I want to point you all in the direction of a first hand impression of the James Cameron footage that was screened. What he’s describing is what it felt like to read the decade old scriptment. This is ten years on with WETA Digital at James Cameron’s disposal, so we’re well beyond ‘excitement’ at this point.

The audience afterwards was stunned. Everyone just gasped, wondered and just couldnt believe what they saw. [Cameron] is so proud of this movie and still handles it with great suave like he just folded a paper plane. I am just mindbaffled how a genius like that can contain himself with something like this.

This movie will change the industry. It can now enable me to play a character in a studio, then to be transferred into something different on screen so an audience will believe I am that different character. This is not the Polar Express style ‘change of character’. This will enable actors to act without them being cast on looks, but on bodylanguage from now on. [Source]


Now that I’ve calmed down a bit, James Cameron along with cast-members Sigourney Weaver, Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Stephen Lang debuted 24 MINUTES OF FOOTAGE (!) from Avatar. While the general consensus has been “Holy shit, my eyes!” and sustained applause, people are using phrases like “stunning, literally jawdropping. Amazing visuals unlike any before seen, with incredible detail.” The footage was premiered at CineExpo in Amsterdam and while practically everyone was sworn to secrecy, a couple of shots of Avatar concept art from the after-party have shown up online.

We’ve seen concept art before but this, to my knowledge, is the latest to give us an honest-to-god look at what James Cameron is trying to create. The last time I was seriously blown away by special effects, and I’m talking jaw on the floor, was Termintator 2: Judgement Day when the T-1000 walked out of those flames, and morphed back into Robert Patrick. From that moment forward, I needed to know how every special effect was done. I don’t know if it’ll be at all the same, but: This. Looks. Friggin. Gorgeous. Decemember can’t get here soon enough.

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One More ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Character Banner

Posted by Brian on 06/23/2009

Source: Yahoo

Strangely, the one character banner missing from yesterday’s Alice In Wonderland update was Alice herself, but that’s all been rectified. Yahoo just debuted the banner for the lead character, played by Mia Wasikowska (In Treatment).

Mia Wasikowska as Alice

I think the only other banner I’m anticipating at this point is the Chesire Cat.

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‘Alice In Wonderland’ Concept Art

Posted by Brian on 06/22/2009

Alice In WonderlandSource: USA Today /

USA Today has debuted some gorgeous shots of concept art from Tim Burton’s upcoming take on Alice In Wonderland, while, the character banner for Matt Lucas as Tweedledee and Tweedledum comes from The film is not an adaptation of the novel, but rather follows a 17-year-old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) attending a party at a Victorian estate only to find she is about to be proposed to in front of hundreds of snooty society types. She runs off, following a white rabbit into a hole and ending up in Wonderland, a place she visited a decade before yet doesn’t remember. The sequel was penned by Linda Woolverton.

Ann Hathaway as the White Queen
Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen
Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter
Matt Lucas as Tweedledee & Tweedledum
Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland
Alice In Wonderland

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‘Dorian Gray’ Poster

Posted by Brian on 06/20/2009

The Portrait Of Dorian GraySource: Dark Horizons

Garth @ Dark Horizons scored a look at some early promotional work for the upcoming, Dorian Gray. In the film, based on the Oscar Wilde story, Ben Barnes (Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian)’ tells the story of a strikingly beautiful young man named Dorian who arrives in Victorian London and is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic Henry Wotton (Colin Firth), who introduces Dorian to the hedonistic pleasures of the city.


When a portrait of Dorian is unveiled, such is its beauty that he makes a pledge: he would give anything to stay as he is in the picture – even his soul. “Dorian Gray” examines the destructive power of beauty, the blind pursuit of pleasure and the darkness that can result. The film was directed by Oliver Parker (An Ideal Husband, The Importance Of Being Earnest), and written by newcomer Toby Finlay hits UK cinemas on September 11th.

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Casting: ‘Heroes’

Posted by Brian on 06/05/2009

Source: AICN / Ausiello Files / THR

AICN somehow got in touch with genius, Bryan Fuller, to inquire on his exact role in the fourth season of Heroes. It turns out he’s a consultant, the position he held in the first and third seasons, and NOT showrunner as I was hoping (praying) but there’s good news. “I’m developing a couple of TV shows to pitch to [NBC Universal next month.” Fuller is under contract for the next year and a half with NBC Universal.

New shows?! From Bryan Fuller?! AMAZING! I was hoping he hadn’t signed on to Heroes for the entire year. I’m glad to hear he’s still developing original projects. Television needs him. In addition to that news, here’s a breakdown of recent casting additions:

Darth Maul himself, Ray Park, will join the show with a sizeable arc. Park will next be seen as Snake Eyes in GI Joe: Rise Of Cobra. Deanne Bray (Sue Thomas: F.B. Eye, The L Word), whose part was specifically written for a deaf actress, joins the cast to play a love interest for one of the main characters. Rachel Melvin (Days Of Our Lives) has also joined the cast as another of Claire Bennett’s (Hayden Pantierre) college roommates, joining Madeline Zima who was announced earlier this week in a multi-episode arc.

Casting breakdowns are describing the characters as Carnival workers, i.e. “Knife Thrower”, “Tattooed Girl.” Among the casting calls was a search for “a middle-aged Eddie Izzard type to play the Carnival Barker, a smooth operator with a wicked wit” , a small character was set to grow over the course of the season. That fits Robert Knepper‘s casting to a tee. The consensus is that the new season will have a bit of a Carnivàle-esque theme.

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