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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.

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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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Stills: ‘Avatar The Game’

Posted by Brian on 06/18/2009

Avatar The GameSource: Official Site

Here’s a few more stills from the upcoming Avatar game. The official site went live, but houses nothing more than the three stills below, James Cameron talking about the game, and a link to pre-order your copy which ships out 11-24-09. If you missed any of our coverage, find the previous article here.

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The game, developed by Ubisoft, will be released this December to coincide with the release of the film.

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Masi Oka Preps ‘Defenders’ For Dreamworks

Posted by Brian on 06/08/2009

Masi OkaSource: THR

He worked for ILM, then he warmed viewers hearts as Hiro Nakamura on Heroes; and now, Masi Oka is coming to the feature length film world. The Defenders, a family adventure project conceived by Oka is set to be produced by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, writers of Star Trek and Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen. Oka, a huge World Of Warcraft and general MMORPG fan, thought an idea that would combine his love of film and video games.

Oka met Orci and Kurtzman at parties, and had taken a couple of meetings with them hoping to be cast in one of their films.  Orci and Kurtzman mentioned that they were looking for “the kinds of movies that Amblin used to do, that combined innocence with adventure,” Orci said. Oka was also a fan of those films and pitched an idea to the writer/producers for their Kurtzman/Orci Productions which is housed at Dreamworks. D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) is currently in negotiations to direct from a script by Gary Whitta who wrote the upcoming Book Of Eli. Finally, someone in Hollywood with the right idea. Let’s not remake all the films we love. Let’s take the spirit of what we loved about those films and make them into something new.

The Defenders centers on a group of mostly teenagers from around the world who are involved in a multiplayer video game, each unaware of who they really are behind the cover of their consoles and avatars. They are forced to come together for a real adventure, becoming inadvertent heroes in the process. “You can be whoever you want to be. The question came to me: What if you had to live up to the person you created in the virtual world?” Oka has spent the past year honing the concept alongside the duo as they worked on Transformers 2. Dreamworks will develop a videogame alongside the film.

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E3 2009: ‘Avatar’ Heavy Loader

Posted by Brian on 06/04/2009

Avatar James Cameron the game logo E3 2009Source: Collider

Collider posted some absolutely gorgeous shots of Avatar‘s Heavy Loader in full. The suit, which had been seen in concept art and game stills, was revealed at E3 and functions as tool, weapon, and breathing apparatus.

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I’m getting pretty giddy that we’re gonna start seeing some actual pictures of the Na’vi and the actual environments soon. We’re still a full six months out from release, but with Comic Con coming up soon I gather that marketing for the film will notice a significant push soon.

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E3 2009: ‘Avatar’ Sequels?

Posted by Brian on 06/02/2009

james-cameron-talkingSource: GameSpot

I never get tired of listening to James Cameron talk about this movie.

Here’s a James Cameron interview from E3 which is pretty much just more of the same from his E3 presentation, but near the end his enthusiasm level jumps a bit as he starts talking about an Avatar sequel and co-generating ideas with lead game designers, Ubisoft. Last week, Guillermo del Toro stated in an interview that the future of storytelling would be told across many multimedia platforms. Looks like Cameron will be at the forefront of that as well.

Anyway, here’s the short interview. Enjoy.

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E3 2009: ‘Avatar The Game’

Posted by Brian on 06/02/2009

james-cameron-talkingSource: IGN / GameTrailers

James Cameron was personally on hand to talk about his partnership with UBISoft in creating the videogame adaptation of his upcoming Avatar. The game studio and Cameron worked closely in creating a videogame that not only translated the film’s visuals, but also the overall experience of the standing on the strange, alien moon Pandora.

Concept art on everything from weapons to the environment was passed between the two, with Cameron choosing things from the game for inclusion in the film or Cameron signing off on things created specifically for the game. It doesn’t adhere strictly to the film’s plotline and you can choose to be either Na’vi or a human character. From the sound of it, the game exists in the film’s universe but may not necessarily include the film’s characters or story.

IGN released a few game stills in high quality and so I’ve included them below.

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As an added bonus, I’ve included James Cameron speaking at E3. Enjoy!

Avatar hits theaters December 18th, 2009.

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