When I first arrived on the Plano, Illinois set of Man of Steel, there were none of the usual indicators that told me I was, in fact, on a movie set. There were no bright yellow signs pointing us in the right direction, or even a crew bustling about. There was just one solitary woman guarding the entrance to Clark Kent's boyhood home in Smallville. As it turned out, they hadn't been shooting in this particular location for awhile, but they kept the entire farmhouse set and the barn fully dressed, just to show us. I had that warm and fuzzy feeling that this day was going to be very special right from the get-go, and I was right.
I would hope that, by now, I shouldn't have to set up the story for Man of Steel, hitting theaters June 14. At this point, our faithful readers have been inundated with Superman videos and photos leading up to this highly-anticipated release, and I hope I'm not being too presumptuous in assuming that you already know more than enough about the story. However, when we arrived on the set back in late August 2011, there wasn't much we knew about the story, except the primary cast and, you know, that it was about Superman.Read More
Man of Steel was released June 14th, 2013.Read More
We travel to Vancouver, British Colombia to visit the set of the highly anticipated new film from visionary director Zack SnyderZack Snyder earned the title of "visionary director" by creating a string of successful and groundbreaking, fan-favorite films. The director first gained notoriety for his remake of George A. Romero's classic horror movie Dawn Of The Dead and then followed that up with two other extremely popular motion pictures, which were both adapted from famous graphic novels. 300, based on legendary comic book writer Frank Miller's popular story, and Watchmen based on equally legendary comic book scribe Alan Moore's seminal graphic novel, which is considered by many to be one of the greatest comic books ever written. Last fall, the director released his first animated film, Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, which received mostly positive reviews and decent box office numbers. Zack Snyder was also recently chosen by The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan to helm the new adventures of the man-of-steel in the upcoming film, Superman starring actor Henry Cavill.
But first, audiences will have a chance to see the director's latest visually stunning movie when Sucker Punch is released in theaters on March 25th. This will be Zack Snyder's first completely original film and he has described it as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns, dragons, B-25 bombers and brothels." That sounds pretty good to us! The film is set in the '1950s and tells the story of Baby Doll (Emily Browning), who is trying to hide from the pain caused by her evil stepfather. She ends up in a mental institution in Vermont, where she begins to imagine an alternate reality. In order to deal with the situation, she enters the hyper-real world of her imagination, and the lines between reality and dream begin to blur. Eventually friends, who are inmates from the institution, join Baby Doll on her journey. They want to escape from the imaginary world but in order to do that must steal five objects in five days, before Baby Doll is lobotomized in the real world.Read More