- Mystique, looking hotter than ever, slinking around in the dark.
- Wolverine touching what looks to be a wall of ice (or frosted glass?) with a female silhouette trapped behind.
- What looked like most of the team inside a much larger X-Jet (I always preferred the name, Blackbird). For design, think early nineties Jim Lee stuff.
- Stryker getting right in someone's face.
Oh, and Nightcrawler.
MOTHERFUCKING NIGHTCRAWLER!!!!! Motherfucking Nightcrawler kicking motherfucking ass doing motherfucking flips and rolls and kicks on a group of men in a tight hallway, running on all fours; performing brutal, acrobatic wire-fu that in no way apes THE MATRIX... And God... When he does that first somersault in the air away from, yet right in front of the camera... And his tail perfectly bisects the frame... The stuff of multiple geek orgasms.
And even though the screen was kinda dark, you do get a look at his face from a shot that almost looks like it's coming right out of his mouth... His teeth are all sharp, I mean, like, ALL of them. And his skin has been given a sort of texture, ALMOST like the designs on the face of Cabal in NIGHTBREED. But, not exactly, that's just the fast impression I got.
There will be NO Danger Room sequence (fuck!), despite some rumors. John Ottman is working very hard to re-score the first X-MEN and edit and compose for this one, albiet he now has an assistant to alleviate the stress. He wants very much for the X-Men to have a memorable theme this time. This movie is much larger in scope. He doesn't know if he's coming back for X3 yet, although the emotional investment is there. And he has a concept for a sci-fi set in space that he would like to develop (A movie, not something to do with Battlestar Galactica).
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Movie PictureThe Simpsons Movie: Thanks to CHUD, a scooper has revealed some bits about a 3 picture deal for a The Simpson's movie, which producer Al Jean hinted at at the Vancouver Film Festival:
He went so far as to tell us that all the principle cast has recently signed for a THREE PICTURE DEAL. The murmurs spread through the room. People liked that.
Currently there are no plans to end the fourteen year run of the show and the writing staff is having enough trouble coming up with plotlines to fill 22 minutes of TV show, let alone 80-90 minutes of feature film. It was encouraging to hear him then say however that the six-man team of writers (including himself) hired for the task of the script want it to be something of QUALITY. They absolutely do not want to do it simply for the cash or to rip us (the fans) off.
Lord Of Illusions II: Clive Barkers Seraphim Films is developing a LORD OF ILLUSIONS cable series, continuing the adventures of Barkers supernatural PI Harry DAmour, according to Fangoria.
Movie PictureWe just handed in the pilot script to Showtime and MGM, co-producer Joe Daley tells FANGORIA. The script is by Rick Ramage, who wrote STIGMATA. Clive and I are very excited about it. Ramage is also a producer and writer on UPNs new supernatural series HAUNTED, which debuted on Tuesday.
The proposed series takes its name from Barkers 1995 film of the same name, though DAmour has been featured in a number of the authors stories and novels (The Last Illusion, EVERVILLE). Several years ago, director Adam Grossman, helmer of SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK AGAIN and the CARNIVAL OF SOULS remake, was attached to a direct-to-video sequel to LORD OF ILLUSIONS, but MGM nixed the project.
With original Harry actor Scott Bakula now entrenched on UPNs ENTERPRISE, Daley admits that theyll have to recast the lead role. Were taking Harry DAmour in a very exciting direction, Daley says.
Showtime still has Barkers WEAVEWORLD in development as a six-hour miniseries. Genre newcomer Stephen Molton was hired last summer to rewrite the long-gestating project, with production slated to begin next year.
"The rumored plot is to use the original 1991 treatment which "deals with a subject that Pixar has reportedly gotten a lot of mail about: what happens when Andy grows up. The folks at Pixar--particularly Lasseter--reportedly wants to end the "Toy Story" story with all the characters in a safe place, where they'd always be cared for and loved" - which in actuality means a pre-school. The Bad News? Pixar states that "Toy Story 2" didn't count as a film. Disney CEO Michael Eisner wants Pixar Animation to honor its February 1997 agreement with the Mouse House - to the letter. Under the terms of this contract, which supercedes the original three picture deal that the computer animation studio signed with Mickey 'way back in 1991, Pixar has 'til 2007 to deliver five finished feature length animated films to Walt Disney Studios. Sequels do not count because back in 1997 when Disney and Pixar originally signed this new deal, it was assumed that any and all sequels that would be done to earlier Pixar productions would be done on the cheap (like all those direct-to-video film sequels to their traditionally animated fare)."
Thanks to Dark Horizons.
Robert DeNiro, Greg Kinnear and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos are in final negotiations to topline Lions Gate Films' horror-thriller "Godsend," for director Nick Hamm. Production is scheduled to begin in November in Toronto for a 2003 release with 2929 Entertainment and Artists Production Group producing. "Godsend," written by Mark Bomback, is described as being it the vein of "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Others." It's about a couple (Kinnear and Romijn-Stamos) who lose their son in an accidental shooting. Devastated, they enlist the help of a scientist (DeNiro) to try and bring their child back.
Batman vs. Superman: The project seems to be at rest, although, Harry at Ain't It Cool has some interesting information on a supposed rewrite of the orginal Andrew Kevin Walker script by Akiva Goldsman. Here's what Harry had to say:
Apparently the basic story is that Bruce Wayne is about to be engaged when his fiance is killed in a plane accident that somehow involved SUPERMAN trying to save it. Bruce blames SUPERMAN and thus we end up with the two guys going at it for the vast majority of the film, till they figure out that it is the evil Lex Luthor, who set it all up to pit the two against one another hoping that they'd kill each other.