Final Fantasy fans will be interested in
interview with Andy Jones who was one of the many animators
that worked on the digital images you saw in Godzilla and Titanic.
His current project is animation producer for the Final Fantasy
movie from Square pictures, and he speaks a bit about his role and
some of the techniques used in the making of the film in this interview
from the Animation
Is Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) directing Spider-Man?
Or are we all doing a little too much wishful thinking? Today, Ain't
It Cool News has a report claiming that Raimi has indeed signed
on. While we'll wait for official confirmation before we start shouting
it from the rooftops, it certainly is an interesting idea -- Raimi,
about as close as you can get to a God in the realm of geekdom,
made a big splash with Plan, but stumbled with Game (for the record,
we blame Kevin Costner). His take on Spider-Man would certainly
be...unique. Meanwhile, if Raimi does sign on, there's that wild
casting rumor that's just bound to pop up...Bruce Campbell as Spider-Man.
While we love Bruce, we don't quite see this happening... In any
case, hopefully we'll hear something solid within the next few days.
And apparently, you shouldn't count that crazy Jan de Bont (Speed,
The Haunting) out just yet. This article is from SpiderManhype.com
they have the best information on this huge project.
Well it looks as if Jodie Foster has ruined
everything, she has officially turned down her re-appearance in
the sequel to Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal. Sources say that Universal
Studios is now deciding if they should just scrap the whole picture,
which seems pretty likely at this point. A spokesperson for the
movie company said that all other casting rumors for the part of
Clarice Starling, are pure speculation and that Universal will be
making their decision in the next two to three weeks. Rumors have
been saying that Gillian Anderson may be asked to step into the
role and in his latest Variety column, reporter Michael Fleming
has also heard speculation that actresses Angelina Jolie (Girl,
Interrupted), Cate Blanchett (The Talented Mr. Ripley) and Hillary
Swank (Boys Don't Cry) might also be under consideration by Universal,
along with a possible attempt from the studio to get Foster to re-consider
which is already getting rave reviews for its brilliant and powerful
script as well as test screenings, hits theatres May 05, 2000 A.D.
This Ridley Scott directed film features a violent story of slavery
and freedom during the Roman empire. Visit the official
site for the full story, and be sure to download the trailer
which will get you ready for this epic rumble in the pits.
Dominion 2000 got a big tip on "Hellraiser
5:Inferno which recently wrapped up filming in Los Angeles and has
now entered the post-production phase. The film concerns a good
cop (Craig Sheffer) who finds himself in the dark labyrinth of Hell,
but has no idea how or when he got there. Knowing that he doesn't
belong in the unholy place, he searches for an answer to his fate
and a way to escape the clutches of the evil Cenobites. Their informer
also mentioned that there will be plenty more Cenobites this time
around, including several that audiences have never seen before.
Doug Bradley reprises his role as Pinhead, but only in a short cameo.
The film is scheduled for a mid-late 2000 release. "
Joe Berlinger, the director of the great
documentaries 'Paradise Lost' and 'Brother's Keeper', has been named
to direct the Blair Witch sequel. While most people do not seem
to be very interested in the idea of a second Witch film, Berlinger
should be able to produce a unique take on the modern myhtology
aspect of the film.
Our partners over at dndmovie.com
got their hands on 8
new images from the Dungeons and Dragons film. These pictures
really give you an idea of what the characters will look like in
the film, and I have to admit that the costumes appear to be pretty
darn nice, but from what I have been hearing about the script, it
may not be enough to save the movie.
"1974's The Exorcist will be reappearing
in theaters this April in a special director's cut, which may feature
up to twelve minutes of new footage. New footage to be included
may be the infamous "spider-walk" scene, but it's probable that
all we'll get is a bunch of new dialogue and some enhanced FX."
Madeline Kahn has passed away at the age
of 57. Kahn will perhaps best be remembered for her work in Mel
Brooks films like 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Young Frankenstein'. A
truly unique actress whose quirky song and dance attitude will sorley
be missed. Her last role was a gypsy moth in a 'Bug's Life'.
Keanu Reeves is committed to a supporting
role of a vicious, wife-beating murder suspect in the the new Sam
Raimi movie entitled “The Gift." Giovanni Ribisi has also been set
for the film, which stars Cate Blanchett, Katie Holmes and Ron Eldard.
Scripted by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson, "The Gift" concerns
a clairvoyant woman from a small Southern town who becomes enmeshed
in a murder investigation. Reeves will play a redneck who becomes
the prime suspect in that murder and who threatens the psychic’s
life after she counsels his battered wife. Ribisi will play a troubled
youth with a scarred past who turns to the clairvoyant for support
and proves an important ally to her as well. Filming begins Feb.
Alex Proyas, (The Crow and Dark City), will
soon be directing a film version of the Edgar Allan Poe tale, The
Masque of Red Death. No cast or crew has been named yet, but we
will definetly keep our eyes on this one.