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Spaced – Slow-mo gunfight flash mob

Posted by LiveFor on March 22, 2010

Remember in the second series of Spaced when they had the slow motion gun fight – that is the ability hot wired into all men and many women to automatically go into when someone pretends to shoot you with an invisible gun.

Well this weekend a load of people did the flash mob thing doing just that in London’s Trafalgar Square. Here is some footage of it.



Where any of you there?

Source: /Film

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Spaced – I knew the American remake was meant to be bad, but this bad!

Posted by LiveFor on March 5, 2010

They made a pilot for an American version of one of the best comedy shows in the World, Spaced. It sucked and here is your chance to see why Fox didn’t pick up on it.

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Tintin – Spielberg talks about why he went motion-capture

Posted by LiveFor on February 22, 2010

There is a great interview with Steven Spielberg over at the LA Times about his work on the Tintin adaption – The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

It stars stars Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot, King Kong) as Tintin, Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, King Kong) as Captain Haddock, Daniel Craig (Casino Royale) as Red Rackham and Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul) as the Thompson Twins. Peter Jackson is producing it with the animation done by Jackson’s Weta Workshop.

“It was based on my respect for the art of Hergé and wanting to get as close to that art as I could, Hergé wrote about fictional people in a real world, not in a fantasy universe,” Spielberg said. “It was the real universe he was working with, and he used National Geographic to research his adventure stories. It just seemed that live action would be too stylized for an audience to relate to. You’d have to have costumes that are a little outrageous when you see actors wearing them. The costumes seem to fit better when the medium chosen is a digital one.”

They are using the technology from James Cameron’s Avatar so it means that it should look spot on and Spielberg could also watch the action on the digital sets as the actors went through the motions.

“I just adored it,“ he says. “It made me more like a painter than ever before. I got a chance to do so many jobs that I don’t often do as a director. You get to paint with this device that puts you into a virtual world, and allows you to make your shots and block all the actors with a small hand-held device only three times as large as an Xbox game controller.”

“When Captain Haddock runs across the volume, the cameras capture all the information of his physical and emotional moves,” the director said. “So as Andy Serkis runs across the stage, there’s Captain Haddock on the monitor, in full anime, running along the streets of Belgium. Not only are the actors represented in real time, they enter into a three-dimensional world.”

Fingers crossed that they get it spot on as I have fond memories of reading the Tintin books when I was a kid. The film is due out in 2011.

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Pegg, Frost and Wright together again

Posted by LiveFor on November 13, 2009

comedy_of_the_decade-550x309However, it is only for a Total Film Comedy of the Decade shoot presumably for Shaun of the Dead. Still we have Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim film to look forward to along with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Greg Mottola’s Paul and Spielberg’s Tintin.

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Paul – First look at Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in their alien film

Posted by LiveFor on September 25, 2009

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This is our first glimpse of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg in character for Greg Mottola’s Paul.

PAUL is a comedy about two sci-fi geeks who embark upon a pilgrimage in a RV to the center of America’s UFO heartland: Nevada’s infamous Area 51. While in the middle of that desert, the two friends encounter a fugitive alien by the name of Paul. Somewhat reluctantly, they embark upon an adventure that will change not just their lives forever, but also the lives of the friends and enemies they encounter along the way.

The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver,Blythe Danner, Jason Bateman, Jo Lo Truglio, Bill Hader, Dave Koechner and John Caroll Lynch. Finally, there’s the alien, Paul, who is motion captured by Seth Rogen.

I love the above image. It really gets across a feeling of mystery, comedy and weirdness. Can’t wait to see some footage from it.

Source: /film

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Has Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man movie been squashed?

Posted by LiveFor on September 8, 2009

antmanThe recent Disney/Marvel deal is still making waves around the film world (check out some cool mashups). Now Entertainment Weekly have a certain rumour that is great yet sad at the same time:

“Pixar is said to already be eyeballing an ‘Ant-Man’ movie.”

The Ant-Man film has been mentioned over the years and most recently Director Edgar Wright (‘Shaun of the Dead’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’) has been developing the feature for Marvel and has written a script. Last July he even said he aimed to return to work on the screenplay after ‘Scott Pilgrim’ is done. That script was co-written with Joe Cornish and is not going to be an out and out comedy.

It was planned to feature both Henry Pym (as the 60s version) and Scott Lang as the modern day version.

However, with the possibility of Pixar being involved and the fact that head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, has not mentioned the Ant-Man film recently suggests that Wright’s version has been put to one side. Mind you this is one little sentence with nothing to confirm it and it is purely supposition that Edgar Wright is off the project.

Another factor that suggests Wright may not be doing it is the fact he has said he will be working on a new film called Baby Driver – a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the U.S. Then there is the third installment of their “Blood And Ice Cream Trilogy” with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost called “At World’s End.

If Pixar were going to have a crack at an Ant-Man film I am sure it would be pretty amazing although it would not be as close to the knuckle as Edgar Wright’s film would be.

Would you want to see an Edgar Wright or Pixar version of Ant-Man?

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Paul Video Blog – Three Chairs on a Prairie – Part 1

Posted by LiveFor on July 31, 2009

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Paul – More video blogs from Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s new alien film

Posted by LiveFor on July 18, 2009

Simon Pegg teaches Bill Hader the English way to brew and consume the perfect cup of Tea.

Greg Mottola returns Simon Pegg and Nick Frost to a question from their SPACED days… Do/Can Dogs look up?

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost share a countertop chat with Jane Lynch while on one of the sets from ‘Paul’

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Paul – Simon and Nick introduce the story, cast and crew.

Posted by LiveFor on July 13, 2009

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost give us a more detailed look at the cast and crew of ‘Paul’.

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Paul – Nick Frost video blog

Posted by LiveFor on July 10, 2009

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