Monday, August 31, 2009
This is the last thing we knew of John Rambo, but new information has come to light. It seems Rambo 5 has been greenlit (as reported in Variety), so we can hopefully expect more carnage on our screens soon. You can read it yourself, but basically it's said to deal with John trying to get a kidnapped girl back in a U.S.-Mexico border town. Colour me excited.
Also, Bad Boys 3 is getting a script written, though none of the principals are attached yet, so no point getting too excited yet, but maybe one day we'll get another Bad Boys film.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ok, that didn't work, so just click through to Twitch to watch it. Basic story is post-apocalyptic world, three lovely ;ladies with big guns fighting sand "whales" and probably other threats. Sounds good to me.
* In case you don't know, Oshii is famous as a director of Animae, so that's why there is the distinction of live-action.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
This is another movie I may have mentioned to some of you before, but it's definitely worth mentioning again, because there is some new casting news that has just come over the wire in the last couple of days that sparked me to write it up here (I would have done it yesterday, but I'd already decided to get that Goon movie news up already).
Actually, I think the grey-tone poster up the top looks better, but they're both pretty cool.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Yesterday's post reminded me of another film I meant to mention to y'all. If you're not familiar with The Goon comic book, you should be. It's seven kinds of fun. And someone's making it into an animated film, David Fincher (Seven, Fight Club), I think. I just checked, he's producing, so don't know who's directing. Not sure I really care, just as long as they know what they're doing. Below is a still they've released of the film, and it looks pretty much like the comic, so I'm cautiously excited about this. It's hard when they translate beloved comics into film, something just gets lost in translation. I think Hellboy is a good example of that.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
All the internet sites (AICN, Twitch, HitFlix to name the ones I've see it on) have all been a-twitter with the news release today that Kick-Ass has been picked up for distribution by Lionsgate. This probably means nothing to you, so let me fill you in a bit.
Kick-Ass is based on a comic co-created by Mark Millar and John Romita Jr, called, funnily enough, Kick-Ass. Mark Millar has been doing some of my favourite comic writing of late, and JRJR is one of my favourite comic artists, so get them both on one title, which seems to be aimed squarely at the Geekboy market with a story about about comic book geeks, violence, "superheroes", mafia and vigilantes, and it's a recipe for greatness.
So Matthew Vaughn (Stardust, Layer Cake) gets a hold of this, loves it, and decides to turn it into a film. But no studio would back it, so he decides then to independently produce it, and goes ahead and makes it anyway. So they've got this movie, but no distribution, but there's a lot of love for it in the Geek press, and they show some footage at ComicCon, and everyone loves it, so now there was a bidding war, and now Lionsgate has won it, and hopefully next year we'll get to see it on our screens.
One thing that worries me though is, in the articles I read, it only mentioned North American distribution, no international distribution, so hopefully that can be confirmed and we'll get to see all this glorious violence on the big screen here.
Below is a scan of a variant cover for issue 1 I bought, with nice pencils by Steve McNiven, another really good artist. Aren't you excited?
Monday, August 17, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
So this is a screenprint I did the other night at Craft Club, when I should have been working on Zine stuff, but opportunity knocked, and I had this idea for a stencil I'd been wanting to do, which looked a lot like this.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Brad, check this out.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Last night I got to see Dead Snow, a film from Norway. Or, more importantly, a Zombie film from Norway, and I just had to tell you, if you get the chance to see this film, do not pass it up. If you like Zombie films, that is. If you're not a fan of the chase and dismemberment that you get in a Zombie film, then go see something else. But this is a really good one. With Nazi Zombies. I could say more, I could probably rave about it, and maybe I will, but I just wanted say I saw it and loved it.