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Movies / TinTin
« on: September 02, 2008, 12:35:24 PM »
Dreamworks bought the rights to TinTin a while back, we all remember the TinTin comics im sure - and so 3 TinTin films are going to be made - all motion capture, photorealistic 3D (styled to the style of the comics).

Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson are producing/directing the films; Spielberg will direct the 1st, Jackson the 2nd, and at the moment they are planning on co-directing the 3rd. So that sounds like they're going to be 3 kick arse films. WETA is heavily involved of course, busy modelling character at the moment - Andy Serkis has signed on to play Captain Haddock - and i'm sure he'll do other mo-cap roles if needed.


But of course Spielberg and Jackson are pretty busy on separate projects at the moment (Jackson - The Lovely Bones [2009], Spielberg - Transformers 2 [2009]). I have a reasonable amount of faith in those 2 to make some kick arse films... As long as theres no input from George Lucas it will be fine. ;)

Movies / Re: The Dark Knight
« on: July 21, 2008, 04:22:20 PM »
Well i have already had lengthy discussions with Dan and Alex and we pretty much agree on every point, so theres not too much i can really add that wouldnt be repeating what they have already said.

All i can say is that this movie KICKS SOOOOO MUCH ARSE, and its incredible to watch all the actors performances. I was anxious to see Heath Ledger's Joker, and will admit i had high expectations - which he surpassed shockingly quickly..

Thats really all i need to say.

Games / Diablo III
« on: June 30, 2008, 01:13:24 PM »

Current Affairs / $200 Burger anyone??
« on: June 22, 2008, 12:37:52 PM »
My girlfriend put me onto this one;,2933,368901,00.html

Only one per week, at one restaurant in England.. All for charity (although Burger King does get added publicity out of it)

Movies / Ark
« on: June 01, 2008, 11:25:55 PM »
Those who went to the animation festival will remember the somewhat epic film 'Ark' which was screened. A fun fact for those who saw it is that those shiny shiney environments were miniatures!


They used Platige Image's motion control system in the filming of the miniatures, and for those who havent done MPI203 or VFX105 (3D) you guys may not know what im talking about, but those of you who have remember the short film 'The Cathedral'??

Well Platige Image was responsible for that. Its funny how all these things can intertwine isnt it? In fact Marcin Kobylecki who is executive producer at Platige Image and was executive producer on 'The Cathedral' was producer on 'Ark'.

Movies / Re: The Hobbit
« on: May 30, 2008, 12:23:59 AM »
I'll be interested with how they go about the filler movie. Theres rumours of doing something along the lines of the story of Aragorn capturing Gollum and taking him to Mirkwood, but im thinking alot of what they do will depend on if they need actors from the trilogy who is willing to come back. Liv Tyler has already said that if there was a need for Arwen - she would definately come back. So who knows?....

Movies / Re: The Hobbit
« on: May 21, 2008, 10:19:37 AM »

Ian McKellen has been confirmed to reprise his role as Gandalf..

Television / Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side
« on: May 07, 2008, 02:26:41 PM »
It has been announced that Family Guy will be doing a follow up of 'Blue Harvest' - 'Something, Something, Something Dark Side' will retell the story of The Empire Strikes Back.. sometime in the 7th Season

Movies / Re: The Dark Knight
« on: April 28, 2008, 01:00:32 AM »

Movies / Legend of Zelda
« on: April 03, 2008, 02:59:16 PM »

An elaborate april fools joke, but wouldnt it be cool?

Mac / Re: One of Them!
« on: March 28, 2008, 05:09:08 PM »
is that a wii-mote i spy on ur desk there?

External / Re: Are you an animation student wishing to work in OZ?
« on: March 25, 2008, 07:51:11 PM »
Its ridiculous to think that they are so unwilling to get behind JLA when it would do nothing but benefit the australian film industry. Pretty much what is going to happen is people are going to move overseas to work and the Aus Film Industry will lose out even more than it is right now..

And its not like Australia wouldnt be recognised for their contribution in the film anyway. Its not like New Zealand was misrepresented as some fantastical fantasy land when they filmed LOTR.. As it says in the article, its all gone uphill for them from there on in. Whereas this JLA business could cause AUS to go the other way.

*sigh* thats my rant

Community Projects / Re: LF Zombies!!
« on: March 18, 2008, 09:58:14 PM »
Big thankyou to those who turned up.

There will be more shooting at some stage during the break.. 2nd week most likely.

Will let you guys know.

Community Projects / ATTENTION ZOMBIES!
« on: March 13, 2008, 02:47:34 AM »
Those wishing to be zombies can u pretty please not wear BLUE or GREEN clothes..

Reasoning for this is because we're not sure which we're using it will be green or blue screened.. So yes...

No Blue. No Green.

Thanku all very much.. Its nice to have enthusiastic zombies :P

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