Rick Baker, the legendary makeup artist behind films like Star Wars, An American Werewolf in London and Hellboy, confirmed his involvement in the third Men in Black film in an interview with the LA Times.
“I’m just starting up now ‘Men in Black,'” Baker said, “which is another one I wanted to do because I worked on the first two…”
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AN EX-TIME LORD AND A WANNA BE SUPERHERO TO TAKE ON VAMPIRES
David Tennant, the former Doctor from hit sci-fi TV show Doctor Who; and current go-to guy for anything requiring a comic-voiced geek Christopher Mintz-Plasse have joined the remake of the vampire-next-door comedy-horror, Fright Night.
Set in Las Vegas, Fright Night sees teenager Charley Brewster (Anton Yelchin) convinced his neighbor Jerry Dandrige (Colin Farrell) is a vampire when his mother (Toni Collette) falls under his spell.
HeatVision is reporting that Tennant, whose acting life for the past five years has mainly consisted of time-travel via a blue police box (but who was briefly attached to Burke and Hare before Andy Serkis) is set to play Peter Vincent (named after Peter Cushing and Vincent Price), the useless vampire-killer, movie star and host of local, late-night TV show Fright Night (the role was played by Roddy McDowall first time around). This will be Tennant’s first proper US release (except for his smallish part in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) so this reporter is pleased to see there is life after the TARDIS. (Fun fact: At the end of the original movie Peter continues Fright Night but moves from covering vampires to aliens, something Tennant is already familiar with.)
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WAS THE GREEN LANTERN RING DESIGN CHANGED FOR THE UPCOMING MOVIE?
Over the past several months, we’ve seen images that allude to a change in the ring design being used for Martin Capbell’s Green Lantern film. The first being the revamped Lantern logo, which has a bejeweled center with a textured, metallic surrounding. The second being the newly revealed promotional artwork from Warner Bros. Consumer Products division; a homage to the popular Green Lantern comic cover pose.
This design has divided fans evenly. There are those who like the movie version of the ring and feel it will translate well to film; while others consider it a design failure that doesn’t respect the source material, pointing out it’s similarity to Green Lantern Kyle Rayner’s ring or the Corps Honor Guard as apposed to the rounded-ring Hal Jordan wears in the modern comics. Though the ring may be “new” to some fans’ eyes, it most definitely is not new to Green Lantern comics. As a matter of fact, that design is over 20 years old!
Below you’ll find images, courtesy of SHH poster Mondragon, that reveal the origin of the movie ring. It appears the production designers dug into the archives to use the Neal Adams/Mike Grell comics run from the mid-1970s as a basis for Hal Jordan’s intergalactic weapon:
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20 MINUTE SNEAK PEEK AT HARRY POTTER’S REAL WORLD THEME PARK
Haven’t made it down Florida to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter for yourself? Then check out this very detailed video peek at the new park, stuffed with concept art, pictures and cast interviews.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (Heads up: the video is only veiwable in the US – so I haven’t seen it *sad face*)
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