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Tron Legacy – Is this the villain of the piece?

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010


This could either be some concept art for the forthcoming Tron Legacy film or video game, a costume for a generic Tron character / soldier, or maybe the bad guy of the film – apparently that will be Clu who is the avatar of Jeff Bridge’s character, Kevin Flynn.

Previous photos show the good guys have the blue light on their costume and the bad guys have the red.

Whichever it is I really like the look of it. What’s your opinion on it?

Source: io9

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Hobo With A Shotgun – First proper look at Rutger Hauer and The Plague

Posted by LiveFor on May 4, 2010

The film tells the story of a vigilante homeless man (Hauer) who pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city’s crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and even a pedophile Santa, the Hobo goes about bringing justice to the city the best way he knows how – with a 20-gauge shotgun. Mayhem ensues when he tries to make things better for the future generation. Street justice will indeed prevail.

Director, Jason Eisener, had this to say about Hauer. “Working with Rutger Hauer is amazing,” he said. “I have to say, I was really intimidated at first because I’ve only worked with local actors. I’ve never worked with someone who’s had so much experience. We’re having a blast making this film.”

It also looks as if the Hobo will be hunted down by some Bounty Hunters known as The Plague and Nat Jones did this piece of concept art for them.

Source: Worst Previews, AICN

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Riddick – First piece of concept art show a muddy Vin Diesel and a dog thing

Posted by LiveFor on April 9, 2010

Back in February was the news that Vin Diesel was going back to Riddick and now he has posted the first piece of concept art for the third in the series.

Riddick is left for dead on a barren alien planet, dealing with “trisons” (three-legged bisons) and “mud demons.” He must then contend with two squads of bounty hunters, one of which ride rockets called jetcycles.

The art is part of a 2-D motion choreography study, and it is called “The Furian… Left For Dead…”

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Back to the Future 2 – Concept Art

Posted by LiveFor on April 6, 2010

Check out some of the original lovely art work for the Delorean, hover board and more in Back to the Future II.

Source: Pocket Lint

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Predators – A glimpse of a predator hound, Black Predator and the humans

Posted by LiveFor on March 8, 2010


This photo from Robert Rodriguez’s Trouble Maker Studios show various pieces of concept art from Nimród Antal’s Predators.

In pic from Empire magazine, io9 point out the Predator with the hunting hound on the left, the Black Predator on the right along with some of the human characters:

– Isabelle, a sniper and mysterious goverment ops agent
– Stans, a shiv-wielding inmate
– Nikolai, a chaingun-carrying Russian soldier
– Hanzo, a yakuza enforcer

The film stars Topher Grace, Adrien Brody, Walton Goggins, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Walt Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Louiz Ozawa, Laurence Fisburne and Derek Mears.

I had posted some photos from the set of the shoot a while ago (check them out here). Our first glimpse at some footage from the film will be at this years SXSW Film Festival.

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Ultramarines – Concept art for the Warhammer 40000 film

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

Been a while since there was any news on the Martyn Pick directed Ultramarines film. Now some concept art has surfaced via Quiet Earth.

Looks like they are being very faithful to the source material.

Check out the official site.

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Green Lantern – Concept Art for Sinestro and The Guardians

Posted by LiveFor on January 29, 2010


A few days ago there was some concept art from the Green Lantern movie – it showed Kilowog, Abin Sur and Tomar Re.

Now Latino Review have dug up some art for Sinestro (the Green Lantern who helps train Ryan Reynold’s Hal Jordan. He’ll possibly be played by Mark Strong) and on of the Guardians of the Universe (they’re the blue guys who built the Lanterns and power rings).

Again, the art work looks cool and they seem to have the right idea (although something seems a bit off about the look of Sinestro) but there is no actual confirmation that any of it is official concept art for the movie. Only time will tell…or someone from the studio!

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Green Lantern – Concept art – Look it’s Abin Sur, Tomar Re and Kilowog, you lousy Poozer!

Posted by LiveFor on January 27, 2010

That is the current situation for the Martin Campbell directed adaption of the DC comic. Sinestro probably won’t be the main bad guy (like the comics he’ll start out as a Lantern) and Legion could well be one of the bad guys along with Hammond, but what about the other members of the Green Lantern Corp? Well it looks as if Cosmic Book News scored the first look at some concept art for Abin Sur (the Green Lantern who’s death leads to Hal Jordan getting the power ring), Tomar Re and my favourite, Green Lantern trainer, Kilowog.

The DC Database gives a quick background to Kilowog for those not up to speed on who he is (mind you due to the convoluted DC continuity it may mean nothing to you if you’ve never read the comics):

Bolovax Vik was one of the most crowded planets in the universe; it had 16 billion residents with a communal mind. Kilowog was a geneticicist and one of Bolovax’s most brilliant minds. After the previous Lantern, Branwill, died, Kilowog was chosen to be a member of the Green Lantern Corps. It was a great honor, but it meant leaving Bolovax and going into space on missions; this was tantamount to exile for a Bolovaxian. Nevertheless, Kilowog carried out his duties with pride. He would go on to be one of the Corps’ best recruiters and trainers.

During the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Bolovax Vik was destroyed. His ring automatically protected Kilowog, but not his people. Acting quickly, he placed all 16 billion life energies into his ring. By sheer force of his will they survived until Kilowog found a suitable planet to release his people. Sadly, the planet was soon destroyed by Sinestro. Kilowog could not rescue them again. He was now alone for good

Cosmic Book News also have the story from the 2008 Green Lantern script. It makes interesting reading but as we don’t yet know whether this will be the exact script they are using there could well be major spoilers involved.

The concept art for all three looks a lot like the comic book characters which is a good thing.

Concept art is always great to see but the final look depends upon who will be working on the effects. Variety have the news that Karen Goulekas (The Day After Tomorrow) Kent Houston (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Jim Berney (I Am Legend) will be in charge of making the effects look real. Sony Pictures Imageworks will also be the lead visual effects studio on the film. They worked on Watchmen and Superman Returns. All of those films had their flaws, but in the main they had excellent special effects so Green Lantern should look splendid.

Green Lantern is due out on 17th June 2011.

The question is who will voice Kilowog, Abin Sur and Tomar Re?

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Norwegian Ninja

Posted by LiveFor on November 20, 2009

Quite frankly this looks aces. Make sure you check out the official movie blog as there are lots more photos, concept art and info about the shoot. So far there is no footage, but it looks like it will be a lot of fun. Ninjas from Norway. Brilliant!

Thomas Malling’s Kommandør Treholt & Ninjatroppen is the true story of how Commander Arne Treholt and his Ninja Force saved Norway during the Cold War. The story takes place in the time right before Treholt’s arrest on espionage charges in 1984, and reveals a spectacularly different version of our recent past than has been previously known.
Source: Twitch

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Mortis Rex – Roman Soldiers vs Lovecraft style beastie

Posted by LiveFor on October 30, 2009

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This has he potential to be very, very good, but then again so did Outlander. However, the concept art for Hellboy co-writer Peter Briggs supernatural action thriller Mortis Rex is lovely. Jim Jacks is producing it.

Speaking to Bloody Disgusting Briggs shed some light on how the story developed. “I had the idea for “Mortis” just prior to “Brotherhood of the Wolf” being released. At that point it was simply called “Untitled Roman Monster Movie”…the name “Mortis Rex” came out of something one of the characters says about half an hour into the story. In the early concept, our hero — Cassius Virius — had a female African sidekick, who was mute and did martial arts with a giant carved elephant bone. As soon as I saw “Brotherhood”, I tossed that notion right out the window! And, really, I was glad I did, because the story evolved into something less fantasy-oriented, and became a more grounded and gritty story. Visually, it’ll hopefully be like Ridley’s earlier work. Much more “Gladiator” than “300”. I bumped into “Brotherhood’s” director, Christophe Gans, at Warners a few years ago and told him how I’d had to change my characters…we had a laugh about it.”
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The big question is whether the supernatural beastie will be worth watching.

“I’ve been working solidly the last month with our creature designer, Paul Mendoza, and our intention’s to portray onscreen the baddest, nastiest, Lovecraftian-level monstrosity you’ve ever seen,” Brings elaborates. “If you’re a fanboy, you’ll know Paul’s work…he sculpted Wayne Barlowe’s “Decurion” for Sideshow a while back, and the guy’s really a pocket genius. I’ve never seen anything like our creature, onscreen, ever. Period. I zap sketches to Paul, and he blasts finished renderings back over the internet, and then I scribble and Photoshop over them, and zap them back. I’ve had a vision in my head about what the thing should look like since I started writing “Mortis”, but right now we’re about 80% there, and our Big Chap just keeps looking scarier and weirder every time my email goes “ping”. He’s an extremely visually complex creation. He’d eat “Hellboy’s” Ogdru Jahad for breakfast.

The “Hellboy” writer grins evilly, “But our beastie is…very peculiar. Very singular. He’s a big sucker. Quite terrifying. People will be coming out of the theater with their heads blown off. I pity the poor Roman soldiers who have to go up against this thing with their steel toothpicks…”
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Casting wise that is still up in the air, but we may get to see some familiar faces.

“Well, I originally wrote the part of Cassius Virius for Lawrence Fishburne, and we were actually down the road talking to him about it when he got pulled onto “CSI”, and we lost him. But Jim Jacks has broken-in or raised up a lot of good actors and stars over the years — Brendan Fraser and Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson spring to mind. And having Jim onboard obviously makes this movie very attractive to a whole other level of actor. So, I’m looking forward to seeing what Jim will bring to us. We’ve spent a long time talking cast lists. Interestingly I ran into Ron Perlman at the “Sons Of Anarchy” wrap party weeks back, and I just happened to have my laptop with me and showed him what we were doing. Obviously, I knew Ron from “Hellboy”, and I mentioned that I’d had a smaller role in “Mortis” — a rough, Roman drill Sergeant who gets to chew the scenery — written with Ron in mind. Ron really responded to the idea, and asked when we were thinking of shooting. It’d be fun having Ron onboard.”

All in all Mortis Rex sounds very cool. However, Briggs’ other project sounds equally interesting.

“Well, I’m racing to the finishing post on a rewrite-polish on “Panzer 88”, which is a screenplay by two American writers, Aaron Mason and Jim Cowan, that I discovered. I really wanted to use “Mortis” to springboard me onto a director slot with the studios…basically allowing me to get my hands on all the projects I’ve been writing for the majors for 19 years, like “Judge Dredd” and “Alien vs Predator”, that then got horribly mangled by others. But when I found this script, I knew I’d be nuts if I didn’t do it, even though it’s a much smaller piece even than “Mortis”. “Panzer” is another supernatural thriller: basically a character piece set in a German King Tiger tank in Russia in World War 2. It’s five guys in a tin can, and something’s trying to stop them making it home. It’s creepy, and smart. I’ll be directing that too. There are a bunch of producers jockeying to get their hands on this right now…I’ve had a few meetings with Gary Kurtz (“Star Wars”, “American Graffiti”, “Dark Crystal”) back in London, and I really like the idea of doing “Panzer” with him. I was surprised by Gary. For a producer with such All-American movies under his belt, he absolutely gets the very dark, European sensibility of the piece. I guess I’m very lucky with my producers right now.”

How do you like them apples? Does Mortis Rex float your boat? Who would you like to see star in it and any ideas what the creature will look like?

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