Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 3, 2009
Overture Films’ “Pandorum,” starring Dennis Quaid, Ben Foster, Cam Gigandet, Antje Traue, Cung Le, Eddie Rouse, André Hennicke and Norman Reedus.
The science fiction horror is directed by Christian Alvart from the writing by Jeremy Bolt, Paul W.S. Anderson, Martin Moszkowicz and Robert Kulzer. Film opens on September 25th.
In “Pandorum,” actors, Dennis Quaid (Vantage Point, The Express) and Ben Foster (3:10 to Yuma, Alpha Dog), join Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down, Twilight), Cung Le (Tekken, Fighting), newcomer Antje Traue and director Christian Alvart (Antibodies) to tell the terrifying story of two crew members stranded on a spacecraft who quickly realize they are not alone.
Two astronauts awaken in a hyper-sleep chamber aboard a seemingly abandoned spacecraft. It’s pitch black, they are disoriented, and the only sound is a low rumble and creak from the belly of the spacecraft. They can’t remember anything – who are they, what is their mission? The only way out of the chamber is a dark and narrow airshaft. Corporal Bower (Foster), the younger of the two, crawls inside, while the other, Lt. Payton (Quaid), stays behind for guidance on a radio transmitter. As Bower ventures deeper and deeper into the ship, he begins to uncover a terrifying reality. Slowly the spacecraft’s shocking and deadly secrets come unraveled, and the astronauts realize that the survival of mankind hinges on their actions.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 23, 2009
The latest fighting game to be turned into a movie is The King of Fighters which is set for release sometime in 2010.
Other upcoming game movies based on fighting games include Tekken and the Street Fighter-based movie Street
Fighter: The legend of Chun-Li (starring Kristen Kruek aka Lana Lane from Smallville as Chun-Li) and the already released Dead or Alive film.
The King of Fighters flick will see the franchise getting a science fiction angle (something not found in the games, at least to my knowledge) as revealed in this quote from the MovieSet:
It also looks like the King of Fighters movie will introduce a new science fiction spin into the setting established in the games’ universe by following the surviving members of three legendary fighting clans who are continually whisked away to other dimensions by an evil power. As the fighters enter each new world they battle that universe’s native defenders, while the force that brought them seeks to find a way to invade and infect our world. Hmm, doesn’t seem very faithful to the games to me, eh.
Naturally the game is based on the long-running “The King of Fighters” franchise of fighting games by SNK Playmore. A series which is on it’s 12th core entry with The King of Fighters XII and has spawned a whopping 13 spin-off games. To put that into perspective, the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter franchises are still in single digits (Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe is the 8th MK game while Street Fighter is on it’s fourth CORE entry with Street Fighter IV, even though there’s been tons of spin-offs and re-releases).
The King of Fighters movie began filming in Vancouver, Canada on November 27th. It’s being directed by Gordon
Chan, a dynamic Hong-Kong-born director who is known for films like Fist of legend, Beast Cop and Jackie Chan’s 2003 flick The Medallion. The screenplay is by newcomer Rita Augustine.
As far as actors are concerned, The King of Fighters will star Maggie Q (Live Free and Die Hard), Sean Faris (Never Back Down), Will Yun Lee (Elektra), Francoise Yip (Aliens vs. Predator – Requiem), Monique Ganderton (Supernatural) and Ray Park, best known for his portrayal as Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.
Producing the movie will be Joseph Chou (Appleseed: Ex Machina), Tim Kwok (Wicked City) and Bobby Sheng. The picture is being jointly financed by Japanese production and rights management group Micott & Basara and Australian-U.S. sales agent Arclight/Easternlight.
Sean Faris … Kyo Kusanagi
Will Yun Lee … Iori Yagami
David Leitch … Terry Bogard
Maggie Q … Mai Shiranui
Ray Park … Rugal Bernstein
Bernice Liu … Vice
Monique Ganderton … Mature
Sam Hargrave … Ryo Sakazaki
Françoise Yip … Chizuru
Visual Effects Department
Garman Herigstad … CG supervisor: Base-FX, Beijing
Shandy Lashley … visual effects coordinator
Ron Simonson … visual effects supervisor
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 17, 2009
By Jay A. Fernandez -The Hollywood Reporter
Director jumps from one Summit project to another
Jeff Wadlow and Summit Entertainment remain in business together, but they’ve chosen a different project.
Wadlow has come on to direct “Arena,” a sci-fi action film that he began developing with Summit a few months ago.
The director, who helmed the 2008 release “Never Back Down” for the studio, had been working on the prison-escape action project “The Tomb” for Summit. When that project stalled, Summit exercised an option on the helmer’s services and moved him to “Arena.”
“Arena” revolves around a group of modern-day soldiers transported to a shifting landscape, where they are forced to face off against the best warriors from different eras in gladitorial battle. Frosh scribes Toby Wagstaff and Darren Howell wrote the screenplay, which Summit optioned in April 2008.
Chris Bender and J.C. Spink of BenderSpink and Jim Thompson of Original Content are producing along with Alex Franklin and Jonah Loop of Pangea Pictures. Summit’s Erik Feig and Geoff Shaevitz are overseeing.
Summit recently released “Twilight,” “Push,” “Knowing” and “Next Day Air.” It has the “Twilight” sequel, “New Moon,” in production for a November release.
The WME-repped Wadlow also co-wrote and directed “Cry Wolf.”
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