Posted by LiveFor on April 10, 2009
“I always felt that the material would work better animated, just because of the bizarre nature of the characters and the atmosphere of the stories,” Powell told MTV News. “But American audiences don’t always embrace animation when it’s not a bunch of cute animals singing and dancing — so I was a little hesitant about it.”
“I thought maybe we should pursue a live action film,” continued Powell. “But then I saw the work of ‘Blur’ and spoke with [producer David] Fincher and learned about the way they want to do it the way they want to treat it, and I was sold.”
Still, when you look at the overall numbers for top-grossing comic book adaptations, see 2007’s “TMNT” standing as the top dog among CGI films, and note that its $54.1M just barely cracked the Top 50 superhero flicks, it’s hard to justify animation. Heck, all you’d have to do for “The Goon” is put Mickey Rourke back in his Marv makeup from “Sin City,” add some depression-era clothes and — voila — you’ve got your Goon.
However, Powell believes that moviegoers are ready for a film like this for a few reasons.
“I have the feeling the Adult Swim crowd is there, and that wasn’t there before,” said Powell. “And films like ‘Beowulf’ have come out that aren’t family-style animated films. I think the doors are opening. American audiences are starting to embrace different types of material animated.”
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Posted by LiveFor on November 17, 2008
Great poster by Dean over on Springfield Punx. Loads of comic book and movie characters have been Simpsonised by him. Just having a quick look at it I can see The Watchmen, Fantastic Four, X-Men, Lex Luthor, Spider-Man, Green Goblin, Captain America, He Man, Skeletor, Superman, The Joker, Venom, Marty McFly, The Silver Surfer, Napolean Dynamite, Thor, Lion-O, Namor, Stephen Colbert, Hulk, the Turtles, and many many more. Who have I missed out?
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Posted by LiveFor on September 9, 2008
MTV have the news on this in their interview with Peter Laird.
MTV: Why another live-action TMNT film, and why now?
PL: As it stands now, there is no intention of doing another live-action film like the first three, with actors and stuntmen in actual Turtle suits, contrary to what was said by Kevin. We have pretty much decided that the next “TMNT” movie should be what we’ve been calling a “hybrid” — that is to say, live-action humans and sets combined with very realistic CGI Turtles (and possibly some other CGI characters).
MTV: If the hybrid “TMNT” film moves forward, what type of story is it going to tell? Will it be an origin story or something in continuity with one of the other TMNT properties?
PL: The storyline for this new “hybrid” movie has not been settled on yet. We’re still batting some different ideas around. The sky’s the limit. My preference would be a story which fits into TMNT movie continuity in some way. But nothing has been decided.
More on the interview here
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Posted by LiveFor on August 1, 2008
Gatchaman is coming and some of the concept art for the CGI movie can be found here and it looks fantastic. If the little figure looks in the bottom left of the picture above looks familiar well that is because it is based on the old 1972 anime, Gatchaman, which was taken by the west and transformed into Battle of the Planets (complete with irritating Seven-Zark-Seven). This updated version is being brought to the screen by the people who did the recent TMNT movie (which looked nice but was a bit naff – the fight scene in the rain was great though) and follows the battle of the five teenage ninjas against the evil organisation known as Galactor.
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