Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on November 4, 2009
Josh Wigler – MTV News
Not long ago, it was announced that “Batman Begins” and “Super Max” screenwriter David Goyer would be navigating the demonic motorcycle for “Ghost Rider 2,” based on a screenplay Goyer wrote several years ago.
Many have wondered whether the screenplay—which is toning down its hard-R nature for a PG-13 rating—would reboot the “Ghost Rider” franchise. MTV News put that very question to Goyer, who said that while the continuity won’t necessarily get an overhaul, the tone is certainly shifting.
“It’s not exactly a reboot,” said Goyer, who’s currently hard at work on his “FlashForward” television series. “I hate to say it’s more realistic, because he’s got a flaming skull for a head, but it’s a bit more stripped down and darker. It’s definitely changing tone. What ‘Casino Royale’ was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to ‘Ghost Rider.’”
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on November 1, 2009
The superhero Green Lantern is not as well-known as some of DC Comics’ other characters like Superman and Batman, but Warner Bros. is banking on director Martin Campbell (Casino Royale) and lead actor Ryan Reynolds changing that when the live-action Green Lantern movie hits theaters.
So far, Reynolds is the only actor cast in the movie, and principal photography isn’t expected to begin until March. However, that doesn’t mean that work on the movie hasn’t already begun. In a recent interview with Empire, Campbell said that there will be roughly 1,300 visual effects shots and that “the process” of coordinating all of those shots is both “daunting” and “mind-blowing.” He said that most of the effects revolve around the source of Green Lantern’s super powers, stemming from his power ring.
Campbell added “It’s energized by a battery on the planet of Oa, which taps into the willpower of everyone in the universe. From that ring you can form constructs. So if you got into a fight, you could form a giant fist. Or a fighter plane.”
Clay Pinney is the special effects supervisor. Mr. Pinney is known for his work in such films as Independence Day, The Matrix Reloaded, Star Trek, Angels & Demons as well as Speed Racer.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 25, 2009
By DAVE MCNARY – Variety.com
The 23rd James Bond film will start shooting late next year, according to Daniel Craig.
The thesp made the disclosure Friday in New York in response to a fan’s question as he exited the stage door for “A Steady Rain,” a Broadway play in which he’s starring with Hugh Jackman.
MGM had no comment about Craig’s comment. He’s starred in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” which took in nearly $1.2 billion in worldwide box office.
The most recent announcement on the Bondpic came in June when Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Prods. and MGM disclosed that Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were writing the script for the film, which does not have a director attached yet. Purvis and Wade most recently worked on “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale.”
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 12, 2009
Daniel Craig as Agent 007
Jay A. Fernandez – Hollywood Reporter
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written the past four James Bond features, will be joined by “Frost/Nixon” scribe Peter Morgan on the latest installment of the franchise for MGM. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd. will produce.
The three writers will collaborate on the screenplay for the 23rd Bond film, which will once again star Daniel Craig as Agent 007. The triple hiring fits the pattern of the two most recent pictures, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” which saw Purvis and Wade drafting the initial script and Oscar-winning “Crash” writer-director Paul Haggis coming on to augment it.
MGM, which shared “Royale” and “Solace” with Sony, retains full control of the newest edition in the blockbuster franchise. “Solace” grossed $570 million worldwide, “Royale” $588 million. Start of production on “Bond 23″ has not yet been scheduled.
Purvis and Wade, who are represented by Endeavor and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates in the U.K., have written on “The Italian Job,” “Johnny English” and “Plunkett & Macleane.” They have an adaptation of John Le Carre’s “The Mission Song” and the sequel “The Brazilian Job” in development.
Morgan, who is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group in the U.K., has written or co-written “The Last King of Scotland,” “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “The Queen,” which earned him an Oscar nomination. His scripts for “The Special Relationship” and “Hereafter” are in development at HBO and DreamWorks, respectively.
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