Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 17, 2009
Jackie Jekyll – GoreMaster.com
Mike Elizalde, whose credits include “X-Men: The Last Stand”, both of the “Fantastic Four” films, both of the “Hellboy” films and most recently “The Land of the Lost” film, has been in the special effects business for over 20 years. Mr. Elizalde was nominated for a “Best Makeup” Oscar for his work on Hellboy II (2008). He is the owner of Spectral Motion an all purpose special effects shop offering Creatures, Props, Special Makeup Effects. His shop specializes in the design and creation of astonishing cinematic creature effects, special makeup effects, animatronics and action props. Mr. Elizalde shares his journey into the world of filmmaking and special effects with GoreMaster.
Read the Exclusive Interview HERE!
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on September 10, 2009
Hunter Stephenson – SlashFilm.com
Tacked to the end of an unrelated story in the trades is first word that David Gordon Green’s remake of Suspiria will begin shooting next year. This consciousness-altering bit of movie news was discovered by The Playlist. Green, who has managed to maintain his indie cred (Snow Angels) and establish box office pull and mainstream cachet (Pineapple Express), is currently in Ireland helming the Danny McBride stoner fantasia Your Highness for Universal. Last summer, we covered a rumor that Natalie Portman was cast as the lead in his Suspiria flick; as with today there was never a solid follow-up. However, Portman was later cast as the warrior princess/McBride’s unlikely love interest in Your Highness and previously expressed interest in the role.
In the time since that casting rumor, Portman also landed the lead in Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan, a thriller that shares surface-similarity with Dario Argento’s original Suspiria by way of the world of ballet/dance. Released in 1977, Argento’s film is a staple for cinephiles due to its almost garishly indulgent color palette, a legendary instrumental rock score by Goblin, and grotesque but artsy murder scenes. When it comes to the remake mill, there are few exceptions worth justifying, but Green is outspoken enough about the state of cinema and has sounded enthusiastic about his new take.
Green also has a few very cool non-remake projects on his plate: an adaptation of Steve Niles’s Southern horror comic book, Freaks of the Heartland, which we discussed with him last year on the set of Eastbound & Down; and possibly a semi-mysterious take on ’80s Amblin blockbusters called Mr. Machine, which would star McBride as a “robot [built by science fair nerds] that get a life of its own.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 5, 2009
Seth Rogen unveils Green Hornets 'Black beauty' at ComicCon
Larry Carroll – MTV News
These days, Seth Rogen and best bud Evan Goldberg are hard at work getting ready to shoot their high-profile flick “The Green Hornet.” But according to the “Funny People” star, the hardest part about adapting “Hornet” for the big-screen hasn’t been concerns over how to pay homage to the source material, or even how to make Rogen into an action star – it’s been making sure they don’t repeat their old material.
“It’s hard not to steal your own jokes,” laughed Rogen when we caught up with him recently, remembering the process of writing “Hornet” with Godlberg, his longtime collaborator who also co-wrote/produced the hit comedies “Pineapple Express” and “Superbad.” “It’s hard; like, you really forget which ideas you’ve used and which ones you haven’t.”
Recently, the duo were on hand to unveil Green Hornet’s Black Beauty at Comic-Con – and eager to talk about the script they’ll begin shooting soon.
“It’s funny, yesterday me and Evan were writing,” Rogen remembered of one action scene. “And he was like ‘Oh, let’s do a scene where the badguy grabs his henchman, and then the other badguy shoots the henchman!’”
“And I was like ‘We already did that in ‘Pineapple Express.’ Like, we did that exact same joke,” laughed Rogen. “Evan had to think back for a few minutes before he realized that.”
Although, if Rogen and Goldberg aren’t perfect in avoiding every gag they’ve used before, they could always refer to such a scene as an homage and come out looking like geniuses. “Exactly,” laughed Rogen. “It’s just lazy, but we could say we were paying homage to ourselves, something we did two years ago.”
If they ever do finish the script, “Green Hornet” is scheduled to start playing out under the watchful eye of Michel Gondry in the Fall, eyeballing a prime July 9, 2010 blockbuster release date.
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