July 2011 Archive
Puppet used in the movie Aliens.
Hunger Games fan illustration of Katniss and Fox Face.
Another nice poster for the upcoming Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy film due out this fall.
Falling Skies actor Colin Cunningham opens up to UGO on what’s to come for post-apocalyptic biker John Pope, and whether he’d return for the second season.”
This trailer for In Time looks interesting.
Part of the last scene from Captain America: The First Avenger and a quick look at the upcoming The Avengers movie.
Some of the VFX from A Game of Thrones.
The Walking Dead
I just hope that Darabont stays on with The Walking Dead in some capacity. I can’t help but believe that what makes the series great is Darabont’s involvement.
The Walking Dead executive producer Glen Mazzara is taking the reins of AMC’s The Walking Dead following the exit of creator/executive producer/showrunner Frank Darabont. Deadline broke the news last night that Darabont is stepping down as showrunner of the series he shepharded to the small screen, with Mazzara as a candidate to replace him.
First look at Gale and Peeta from The Hunger Games.
This is a neat little statue that was exclusive to the San Diego Comic-Con. It’s based on the Spider-Man statue due out later this year.
Surprisingly, Battleship is NOT a Michael Bay movie, though it sure LOOKS like it is. Is it just me, or is it weird that the U.S. doesn’t use battleships anymore, yet this whole movie is centered around one? Or are they going for the whole Battlestar Galactica thing of when a more powerful foe can destroy modern technology the only thing that can stand in it’s way is something that doesn’t use modern tech?
Regardless, I can’t say I’m very excited about this one.
This is a fun Monster Squad illustration.
This looks to be a European/non-US version of a Fright Night poster.
wantmust have this. I will search Google until it is mine.
Wait a minute, there was a novelization based on the first Fright Night movie?!
Fright Night: Welcome to the last night of your life.
Fright Night by Craig Spector & John Skipp, published by TOR Books in 1985.
I have to say, I really dig this retro-interpretation of the character of The Punisher. I never really liked the modern bat-sh*t crazy version of Frank, but I like this.
Season 3 of one of the best shows on TV Community began filming the other day.
Here’s a quick The Avengers desktop I threw together. It’s for 1920x1080 monitors. Click here to download.
Here’s a few more character posters for the upcoming The Avengers movie, in addition to all of the posters placed together that makes a kind of mega-poster. Very cool.
Here are some cool character posters for the upcoming Avengers movie. Interesting that Marvel starts selling their next movie while the current one is still in theaters. I guess they figure they’re not going to be poaching any audience members from Captain America since, at this point, just about everyone who is going to see that movie probably already has plans to do so.
Trailer for the upcoming Haywire movie. I’m kind’a looking forward to this one.
This trailer to the second season of The Walking Dead is just…wow!
Steven Spielberg’s eagerly anticipated new series “Terra Nova” is almost here, people! But you don’t have to wait until the fall to peek at the set.
The Daily took an exclusive tour of the Queensland, Australia, set that re-creates a sprawling colony built 85 million years ago, after a fracture in time is discovered. Those are some seriously scary insects.
One more trailer for Fright Night.
The Walking Dead season 2 poster by Tim Bradstreet.
At Comic-Con, Some Shows Draw Double Takes By BROOKS BARNES
These are a little too extreme for my tastes, but hey…if you’re really into The Walking Dead you could do much worse than own a few of these busts.
Comic Con: ‘The Walking Dead’ Zombie Busts
At this year’s convention, NECA will release the 2011 SDCC Exclusive 6.5” Deer Eating Zombie Mini Bust from The Walking Dead series. This limited-edition mini bust (only 1200 will be made) comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by SFX artist Greg Nicotero. NECA has also made two additional busts inspired by the series: The Tank Zombie Mini Bust and the Bicycle Girl Zombie Mini Bust. You can pick em up at booth #3145.
Avengers Assemble! (Next spring, that is.)
Non-motion version of The Hunger Games teaser poster.
The Amazing Spider-Man teaser trailer. It feels a bit too dark to me, like they’re trying to go for the tone of the Christopher Nolan Batman movies. But the ending, with Spider-Man running. is amazing!
The Young Justice Season One V.1 DVD came out today. IMHO, Young Justice is a great show. But no Blu-ray, C’mon!
One of my favorite comic book series of all time, Strikeforce: Morituri, is set to become a motion picture. From The Wrap:
Waterman Entertainment has acquired the rights to the Marvel comic book series “Strikeforce: Morituri,” the company announced Tuesday.
Peter B. Gillis, who created the comic book, is adapting the script with Connor Cochran.
It’s not feel-good, cotton candy stuff. “Strikeforce” is set in an Earth that has been conquered by aliens. Scientists develop a way to grant humans superpowers — but with a terrible cost: Within a year of getting the powers, people die. Though they’re doomed, they battle the aliens.
The X-Men + Falling Skies = Strikeforce: Morituri.
Back in ‘03 a TV series based on the Strikeforce: Morituri comic was proposed, but nothing ever came of it. In fact, rumor has it that the SCI FI Channel could only afford one expensive show that year, and instead went with Battlestar Galactica.
“1,000 Days” : Based on the comic book “Strikeforce: Morituri.” Set in the not-so-distant future where a group of soldiers are given enhanced abilities in order to fight the contemporary evils of the world. The gift has a price though: each new recruit will die 1,000 days after they join the special force.
Poster for the upcoming Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy movie.
This Alien 3 statue retails for $235. The Alien 3 movie isn’t as terrible as is widely assumed, and I’ve always thought the Alien 3 creature was actually kind’a cool.
How funny it is that this is the movie I’m looking forward to the second most this summer!
New Fright Night TV Spot “Evil”
One more Captain America: The First Avenger posters for good measure!
More characters have been added to the Sideshow G.I. Joe line, this time Zartan and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Zartan retails for $160 and Rock ‘n’ Roll $135. If the Zartan figure could change colors in the Sun, that would make it a MUST BUY for me! ;-)
Captain America has to be one of the most recognizable super-heroes of all time, yet I doubt very many people really know the true origin of Cap’, or that there’s really been two separate origins of the character since he was first created nearly 70 years ago.
The first comic book entitled Captain America was published in March, 1941 by Timely Comics, nine months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the entry of the United States into the Second World War.
Photos of the Terra Nova cast: Naomi Scott, Alana Mansour, Shelley Conn, Landon Liboiron, Jason O’Mara, Allison Miller, Mido Hamada, Stephen Lang and Christine Adams.
Watch the special two-hour premiere event airing MON 9/26 at 8/7c on FOX!
Glenn Fabry shares his step by step process for Rage #2 Cover:
Movie trailer to the upcoming The Thing prequel, or is it a remake?
Trailer for the upcoming John Carter (of Mars) movie. It looks pretty good, but I’m not quite sold on this yet.
Subtle poster for the upcoming Contagion movie.
Posters for the TV series The Walking Dead for countries outside the US. Interesting that in other countries The Walking Dead seems to be on Fox/FX whereas here it’s an AMC property.
The Amazing Spider-Man suit close-up. It sure is…bumpy?
Contagion movie trailer. I’m looking forward to this one!
Contagion” follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.
The Thing from Another World 12” figure. Very lame-cool. Unfortunately, it’s handmade and runs $100.
This is actually a nice poster for the upcoming Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Funny that the star of the poster isn’t James Franco, it’s an ape!
This is a neat progression on the new Spider-Man retro statue due out later this year.
The Dark Knight Rises teaser poster.
Better The Thing remake poster.
Falling Skies Quote
- Commander Porter: “If we're going to beat these things, we damned sure better understand them.”
- Captain Weaver: “Tom handled this one with a sawed off shotgun and a flash light. What more is there to understand?”
War of the Worlds Martian War Machine model kit, pre-built War Machine Model Kit and Alien Creature are available at Sideshow Toys. It’s a bit odd that the War Machine is from the 1950s movie but the creature from the 2000s movie.
New Poster for The Thing.
AICN just posted an amazing Drew Struzan poster. I could stare at this for hours.
6 Mind Blowing Ways ‘Starship Troopers’ Predicted the Future
Robotech Intor for Toonami during the Moltar Era. Some chill bass and a lot of fighting robots. What more could a guy need?
The Art of Michael J. Zeck: Volume One is available. This sketchbook costs $25 shipped, is limited to just 1,000 signed and numbered and contains 52 pages of art.
PREMIERE ISSUE of the limited edition, signed and numbered SKETCHBOOK SERIES featuring commissions, sketches, finished art, pencil art, recreations, and preliminary art. Each issue contains a mix of vintage, current and rare or unpublished art.
One more poster for the Captain America: The First Avenger movie.
I wish this was real, abet it’s another fan made creation of a DVD cover.
Mad Max Book Cover. Amazing!
Ricky Gervais on ‘The Office’ at 10 — EXCLUSIVE
by Ricky Gervais
So The Office is 10 years old.
The graphic novel The Life and Times of Julius Destructus is:
- Is an epic tale about a dejected lizard boy chosen by The Realm of Endless Monsters to be a multi-world apocalyptic doom-bringer.
- Is completely, totally and utterly awesome.
- Is co-created and drawn by my good friend Tim Baron.
- Is currently available for just $19.99 that includes FREE shipping within the US.
Note the FAN MADE part. Still nice, though.
FAN MADE: The Walking Dead Season 2 Teaser Trailer
The alien invasion drama has been a ratings success on Sunday nights so far, with its premiere posting as the most-watched cable debut of the year. Skies has averaged 6.4 million viewers for its first three episodes if you include DVR use.”
Some Cool Alien Images from the Falling Skies Pilot Episode.
A neon poster for Beetlejuice. Beetlejuice. BEETLEJUICE!
Batman: Year One trailer.
Basic Cable’s Top 10 New Primetime Series (March 28-June 19)
1. Falling Skies (TNT): 5.9 million
1. Falling Skies: 2.6 million
1. Falling Skies: 3.2 million
Full Metal Jacket
On set, King Kong
FALLING SKIES – WEEK 3 – “GRACE”
Last night our third episode “Grace” aired. When I read the script for this one – the most interesting idea to me was, that the skitters were using our own kids to fight against us. This is a frightening concept.
The single most difficult production problem we faced on this episode were the scenes that had the skitter in the cage.The skitter was designed and built by Todd Masters in Vancouver and even though it was unwieldy, because of it’s design, it was a marvel. It really looked real on set and it worked flawlessly.
But flawlessly doesn’t mean fast.
These photos from the Stan Winston School of Character Arts page on Facebook are fascinating. They include; a look at an unproduced version of Godzilla, Aliens and Predator, The Thing, an unproduced The Incredible Hulk and Planet of the Apes concept art.
Soft-Pedal Captain America Overseas? Hollywood Says No
“Falling Skies” : 1.04 “Grace” Sneak Peek
I don’t think this is a Bama as reported, but regardless as whomever illustrated this it’s one of my favorites.
Captain America by James Bama
Patriot Acts: 10 Cool, Crazy Superhero Nationalists (via Patriot Acts: 10 Cool, Crazy Superhero Nationalists | Underwire | Wired.com)
In the early 1960’s, in the hey-day of the X-20 Dynasoar, it seemed that the US military would naturally keep building military aerospacecraft that would just keep going higher and faster. It was also supposed that the pilot would have to be given the equivalent of an ejection seat - some means of bailing out of the spacecraft in case of catastrophic failure or enemy attack.
So it came to pass that a variety of foaming, inflatable, deployable systems were proposed - among them the famous General Electric MOOSE and the Space General FIRST. These gave the suited pilot the chance to step out into the void from a crippled craft, pull the ripcord, and manually cannonball or glide to the earth’s surface.
In the late 1960’s, when the Air Force ILRV and NASA Shuttle were being studied, these designs were revisited - now upgraded for three or more crew. In the end, they were not adopted - even after the Challenger disaster. Since the payload impact was not great, one can only suppose that the idea just seemed too fantastic to be really credible.”
The Shadow, by the GREAT Edd Cartier.
Original Cover Painting for Tarzan Comics by Mo Gollub - (Dell, 1955). Gollub was also the artist on the Smokey the Bear comic strip from 1957-1959. This is a cover painting of Tarzan facing down a snarling leopard high in the treetops. Oil on artboard,
Slip the surly bounds of the Earth with The Rocketeer
The 1990s were not an especially happy time for movies based on comic books. After the smashing success Warner Brothers had with the firstBatman movie in 1989, there was a rush from other studios to duplicate that success with their own comic book films. And while the Batman sequels that followed all found certain levels of success, only non-traditional (non-superhero) comic book movies from other studios like The Crow (1994), Blade (1998) and Men in Black(1997) found a significant audience at the box office.
But there’s one comic book movie flop from the early 1990s that I think stands out from the pack; one that’s fondly remembered by those who think it’s an underrated gem. That movie is The Rocketeer (1991).