Doug Jones is one of those actors everyone have seen in big-budget hit movies, but no one has any idea what he looks like. That’s because Jones specializes in full-body creature costumes and motion-capture work. If anyone can be said to rival the great Andy Serkis at portraying animated characters, it’s Jones.
Jones has played everything from the Silver Surfer in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer to Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies to the horned faun in Pan’s Labyrinth. He often features in movies for director Guillermo del Toro, and that is once again the case with The Shape of Water.
Since it’s a del Toro-Jones collaboration, you don’t even need to be told the flick will be weird; but Jones told Collider what it’s about:
It’s not a sci-fi [film], it’s not a genre film, but I am a creature in it. I’m a fish man that’s kind of a one-off. I’m an enigma, nobody knows where I came from; I’m the last of my species so I’m like a natural anomaly. And I’m being studied and tested in a U.S. government facility in 1963, so the Russian Cold War is on, the race for space is on, so there’s all that backdrop and that undercurrent. I’m being tested for how can they use me for advantages in military or space travel, or my technology—can we make this usable for humans? So they’re trying to keep me a secret from the Russians.
Showtime still has not set a premiere date for its revival of TWIN PEAKS, but it did release a little teaser that assures fans that the new miniseries will maintain the spirit of the original.
Check out series co-creator and director David Lynch reprising his role as FBI Regional Bureau Chief Gordon Cole…
Why is the entire promo just Lynch eating a donut?
Because f*ck you — that’s why!
It’s David Lynch and it’s TWIN PEAKS and it’s pure genius, so deal with it.
The next entry in the Star Wars universe, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, represents Disney taking a big chance with the first-ever stand-alone movie, meaning it is not connected to the Skywalker family in any way, so it’s not surprising that the studio is nervous about tampering success in the wake of Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens. But absolute panic has swept fandom since the announcement that Rogue One will be doing reshoots this summer.
Calm down, people! Reshoots are perfectly normal — even expected in modern filmmaking. Sure, there used to be a time when doing reshoots meant a movie was in trouble and the studio was desperate to fix it, but that is no longer the case.
Kurt Russell (left) and John Carpenter
There is rarely a good reason to remake a movie that was done well before, and there is absolutely no good reason to remake a perfect movie — there is only greed. And so money is the only possible rationale for remaking Big Trouble in Little China, a film that cannot possibly be improved in any way.
Word is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, currently ruling the box office with San Andreas, will star as Jack Burton, the role originally brought to life by Kurt Russell. The announcement was met with almost universal scorn by fandom — which has been spun to be “mixed reactions” — and Johnson told Entertainment Weekly he wants John Carpenter, low-budget maestro and director of the 1986 original, to contribute to the new version:
“I loved reading the reactions from the fans, that they were so polarized – I’m the same way. My response is: know that I come to the project with nothing but love and respect for the original, which is why we want to bring on John Carpenter.”
Take a look at this terrific pastiche video that perfectly captures the peculiar flavor of a Wes Anderson film, from the lighting to the mannered acting to the camera angles and the use of music.
The Uncanny X-Men was directed by Patrick H. Willems.
“Yeah, we fight people.”
Remember that Blade Runner sequel that always seems to be on and off? Well, some big pieces have fallen into place and now It is most definitely back on!
Alcon Entertainment announced Friday that Harrison Ford has been confirmed to return to the role of Rick Deckard! Securing Ford is certainly the most important step to making a successful sequel.
Original director Ridley Scott will step back and produce Blade Runner 2 (because he will be busy directing Prometheus 2), but he has announced his hand-picked choice to helm this sequel: Denis Villeneuve.
If you watched Sunday night’s 87th Academy Awards broadcast, you could not have missed – amid all the back-patting and self-love – a clear contempt for superhero movies, from host Neil Patrick Harris — y’know, the guy from the Harold & Kumar movies — to Jack Black‘s routine, there was a clear vibe that superhero movies are not art and not welcome.
Strangely enough, the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, — which is definitely not for children despite the juvenile writing of its source material — has a connection to the comic book world: Director Sam Taylor-Johnson is married to actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson, best-known for playing the title role in the two Kick-Ass movies and soon to become quite a bit more famous for portraying Quicksilver in this summer’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Sam is well-respected photographer in the world of fine arts, where she has been nominated for such prestigious awards as Britain’s Turner Prize. Back when she was an artist known as Sam Taylor-Wood, she recreated the Last Supper with Jesus reimagined as a topless woman. And her “Crying Men” portraits of Robin Williams, Sean Penn, Paul Newman, Laurence Fishburne and Dustin Hoffman depicted the Hollywood stars… well, crying.
It seems that a leak yesterday from the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prompted director Zack Snyder to Tweet what he called “a real picture” of the newest version of the Batmobile.
You may recall that Snyder first revealed Batman’s new ride back in May (while simultaneously debuting Ben Affleck‘s version of the Batcostume). The rear end of the vehicle had been teased a bit earlier.
USA Today points out that this Batmobile combines elements from previous movie Batvehicles, such as the sleek cockpit and central chasis of the Michael Keaton/Tim Burton version and the combination tank/monster truck of the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Tumbler incarnation.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently scheduled to hit theaters March 25, 2015.
Like many Marvel movie fans (including me), you’re probably wondering why Peyton Reed was hired to replace Edgar Wright as director of the long-gestating Ant-Man movie. Well, Kevin Feige, head of Marvel Studios, told IGN.com why Reed got the gig.
When this happened and Edgar [Wright] said ‘Not for me,’ we met with a handful of people, but Peyton was always one that I thought would be great.