The Amazing Spider-man: Some filming has begun according to a report from a scooper at Ain't It Cool News. Harry Knowles take on the whole event is that the crews are shooting footage for a teaser trailer that might be attached to the front of Daredevil this Valentine's Day. We'll let you know how this all pans out, but for now take a look at the report:
We were in Chicago's Union Station today (the same one from De Palma's The Untouchables) shooting scenes for Spider-Man II. We weren't actually in the grand hall way, we were on the platform and they were filming us walking past a train just leaving the station. I was there all day and couldn't at all spot Sam Raimi. He was MIA. I kept looking for the guy in the suit but he wasn't there. Then I figured he wasn't wearing his suit today, that he only wears it for the still photographer but couldn't find him at all, and I do know what he looks like. Instead, we were directed by 2 ADs today.
All we were doing were walking down a platform with two trains, one on each side. The one on the right was departing while the one of the left was standing still. This took all day and we'll be returning on Monday to do it again. I've done tons of extra work and a scene like this might take 3 hours, not two days except there was a slight difference.
There were 17 cameras. Filming this simple scene But the stars weren't there and neither was Raimi. I'll try to find out some more on Monday.
X-Men 2: Brian Singer recently spoke with Countingdown about the up and coming X-Men sequel. Singer spoke freely about the decision to include the Nightcrawler character into the film, as well as tons of other tibits regarding mutants of the movie! CLICK HERE
Star Wars: Episode II: Attack Of The Clones:Empire Online recently interviewed George Lucas about the Attack Of The Clones DVD which hits DVD shelves tomorrow! Lucas also spoke about the revolution of digital cinema among many other things! CLICK HERE
Star Wars: Episode III: James Earl Jones recently talked with the Toronto Sun about reprising the voice of Darth Vader in the final Star Wars movie in 2005:
Director "George Lucas says, 'When Anakin goes bionicthat will be in the last five minutes of Episode IIIthey will hear you."
Jones also expressed approval of Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IIAttack of the Clones. "Aren't you impressed with him?" Jones asked the newspaper. "I like his whole bearing, the spine, the neck. ... He's like a snake."
Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers: With the release date drawing ever closer, tons of Lord Of The Rings material is becoming more readily available online as well as elsewhere. A 'Ringer' at The OneRing.net has transcribed a bit of the The Making of the Movie Trilogy book where concept artist, Alan Lee, speaks about the segway into The Two Towers...which might lead to a possible opening sequence for the movie:
Alan produced many concepts for a possible sequence depicting the struggle between Gandalf and the Balrog: their fall deep into the abyss beneath Khazad-dum and, deeper still, through fire and water, to the uttermost foundations of stone; then their long wearisome climb, by secret ways and the many thousand steps of the Endless Stair, to the highest peak of the Misty Mountains and a final, cataclysmic confrontation. He sifts through his sketches of the Endless Stair, which twists and turns in a mase of Esher-like illusions: "I wanted to convey a feeling that they are struggling in an unreal space -- somewhere between life and death -- Gandalf pursuing the Balrog up, down and around; now coming toward you, now rushing away, a roller-coaster of a tracking shot, during which the whole axis might turn, creating the vertiginous feeling of not knowing which way up you are!"
In addition, 388536|1%7Ebehindscenesoftwo,00.html|Entertainment Weekly is running an article this week on the The Two Towers. In the article they divulged a bit of information which stated that Peter Jackson already has a rough cut of Return Of The King!
Here's what moviegoers will see when ''The Two Towers'' opens Dec. 18: The Fellowship has scattered. Hobbits Frodo (Wood) and Sam (Sean Astin) struggle on to Mordor to destroy the evil Ring, accompanied by Gollum, a creature degenerated by his former ownership of the bauble. Hale 'n' hottie Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), extremely attractive elf Legolas (Orlando Bloom), and sure-he-has-a-good-personality Gimli the dwarf (John Rhys-Davies) set out to find problem-prone hobbits Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd), who were nabbed by the fiendish orcs at the end of ''Fellowship.'' They get swept up in wars brewed by Saruman (Christopher Lee), the wizard who had the break-dance battle with Gandalf (Ian McKellen), of whom you haven't seen the last, despite his fatal plunge in ''Fellowship.''
Jinx: Halle Berry recently spoke with Zap2It about a proposed idea for a spin-off movie based on the character she plays in Die Another Day, Jinx.
If they ask me and play Jinx and continue on with this character -- I really love her -- and all that she embodies, I would do it in a heartbeat, says Berry, who now has five movies in production. I would just somehow have to work it out.
It would be a huge deal to start a franchise with Jinx, Berry agrees. To be part of the evolution of a female action hero that would never have happened 10 years ago would be very exciting.
The Far Side Of The World: A picture of the ship James Norrington (Orlando Bloom) is in charge of is up at Orlando Multimedia. In addition to the photo, a scooper for Dark Horizons has explained what the actual ship is all about:
The ship itself is basically a floating barge, tugboats have to pull it away from the dock and out to sea and back again. The reason it has large sections missing is to accommodate the camera's/equipment being brought on board.
CLICK HERE for a photo of the ship!
CLICK HERE for more on the ship.
Like Hell: Jeepers Creepers 2:Creature Corner has scored a nice exclusive! The Jeepers Creepers sequel gets a title...Like Hell: Jeepers Creepers 2!
Good Will Hunting 2: Matt Damon did a Q & A session last week, and a scooper for Ain't It Cool has recapped the event. Damon had little to say about a sequel to Good Will Hunting but here's what he did say:
Damon said that Ben and he mainly wrote Good Will Hunting so that they had major parts in a movie they could play. He then proceeded to say that the past five years (since GWH) have been incredibly hectic. Him and Ben have had hardly any time to hang out. He then continued by saying that just the other day he was on the set of Jersey Girl filming a cameo, and him and Ben started talking. They both hoped that someday in the near future they could set up time for them to write another script, but for now, they have too many movies in the near future.
Looney Toons: Back In Action: Matthew Lillard talked to Sci-Fi Wire today about an upcoming role he has in the new Looney Toons movie!
"I play me talking with [an animated] Shaggy, so it's kind of funny," Lillard said in an interview. "He's giving me the business, and I'm giving it right back."
In an interview, Looney Tunes producer Larry Doyle added, "Matthew Lillard is actually having an argument with Shaggy, who feels he portrayed him as an idiot in the movie, and [threatens] that he'll take him out if he does it again."
Harry Potter & The Order Of The Phoenix: The 5th book is finished according to the IMDB:
The pregnant writer [J.K. Rowling] has revealed that the new book, Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, is longer than the fourth tome, Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, by one chapter. She says, "At the moment it's 38 chapters. I'm really pleased with it. I'm just going to tweak it a tiny bit more, then the publishers will have it."
Stay tuned for a review of Harry Potter & The Chamber Of Secrets which we screened over the weekend! It was great!...~Brian