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"This will get me into trouble," Sonnenfeld laughed. "But my theory behind Justin Bieber is that he's from Canada." The director then explained a larger theory behind aliens in Canada, in which an undisclosed alien species was planning to come down and live in the U.S., and therefore sent spies here – but when they tried to transmit the data back to their home planets, "3 percent of it got scrambled in the transmission" so the settlers got the wrong coordinates and ended up in Canada instead. "Canadians are 97 point something percent like Americans," he joked, "except that they're way too nice and if you go into their homes, you'll go, 'Interesting! Fireplace in the bathroom.'" Therefore, he said, certain Canadians are quite possibly aliens.
Anyone who is too good at sports is also a suspect alien. "There was a Chinese seven-foot basketball player, Yao Ming, who is retired now," Sonnenfeld noted. "Bu…
Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert has begun revealing a new character a day from his unannounced upcoming game at Double Fine Productions (Brutal Legend, Psychonauts) at his blog, Grumpy Gamer. Here's what we've seen of the cast list so far: The scientist; a woman wearing over-sized red horn-rimmed glasses and a labcoat.The Adventurer; a blonde woman in a fighter pilot getup.The Time Traveller; a woman with a glowing blue Geordi La Forge-esque visor with matching bracelets and a helmet.The Hillbilly; a bearded sparse-toothed yokel in a tattered straw hat.The monk; A man in a red toga whose shaved head and shifty eyes seem all kinds of suspicious.
Additionally, a piece of concept art was sent to Joystiq in the form of a puzzle, along with a spooky skeletal version of Double Fine's already demented Siamese-twin logo.
Whatever this new game it, it appears to be a goofy spin on horror, which is unsurprising given that Gilbert created Manic Mansion and Double Fine founder, Tim S…
In this months Empire magazine they interview George Lucas and as he hinted at a few months back George is going to semi retire.
George Lucas - "I'm moving away from the company, I'm moving away from all my businesses, I'm finishing all my obligations and I'm going to retire to my garage with my saw and hammer and build hobby movies. I've always wanted to make movies that were more experimental in nature, and not have to worry about them showing in movie theatres."
BioWare associate lead designer says massively multiplayer online space is most challenging, claims Star Wars MMO boasts an enviable subscriber base.
"The MMO is the toughest part of the game industry without a doubt and we live in tough economic times in general," he said. "So that's very unfortunate, and on a personal level it's quite difficult to to have people that you've been working with for a long time that you know personally, you go to their barbecue and you meet their families and it's never easy. I doubt it'd be easy in any industry for anyone, but it happens."
Lusinchi went on to note that the team working on The Old Republic remains "one of the largest in the industry," and mentioned the studio has a "complete and detailed plan" for the rest of the year. Looking back at the game's first six months, Lusinchi was pleased with how The Old Republic has progressed.
Check out this amazing PC Case mod in the shape of an Imperial Walker. It boasts an Intel Core i7-2600K CPU, 8 gigs of RAM (come on, boost that to 32) a Sapphire 6870 video card and some glowing red cold cathodes all nestled within an Star Wars AT-AT Walker. Sick right?
If you are a fan of Steven Spielberg or George Lucas then you no doubt know the works of Drew Struzan. The man who brought us unforgettable movie posters such as the Indiana Jones movies, the Back To The Future Trilogy and the Star Wars prequels to name but a few. Movie posters that are now en grained in the memories of fans throughout the years. If there was any man in the movie industry that deserves a documentary made about him its Drew Struzan. Erik Sharkey is doing just that, a documentary called Drew: The Man Behind The Poster. The documentary will feature interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Michael J. Fox, Guillermo del Toro, Frank Darabont and the man himself Drew Struzan. Now if that's not a documentary worth watching I don't know what is.
I asked Erik if he would answer a few questions for The Bearded Trio and he very kindly agreed.
Rob Wainfur: Lets start with an obvious question. What is your favourite movie poster by the man himself…
Spike.com has posted a press release announcing Spike TV are partnering with Lucasarts to exclusively announce the latest Star Wars game.
It will be announced on Thursday, May 31, as a part of the pre-E3 episode of Spike’s hit video game show “GTTV,” followed by the live world gameplay premiere of this new “Star Wars” franchise during the network’s “E3 All Access Live” prime time special on June 4 at 10:00 pm ET/7:00 pm PT."
What a year for Spielberg fans and Blu-Ray lovers. First Indiana Jones, Jaws in August and now E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial is landing sometime in Fall. It will be a collector's edition with 7.1 surround sound so you can listen to that John Williams soundtrack in all its wonderful glory. Also according to the trailer below the movie has been digitally remastered from the original 35mm. As usual the Blu-Ray will be accompanied by hours of extras but no details as of yet. We'll keep you informed here at The Bearded Trio. Rob WainfurThe Bearded Trio
Universal Studios announced via their Twitter feed yesterday that Steven Spielberg will be in attendance at the Grand Opening of Transformers: The Ride at Universal Studios California. As you know Steven Spielberg was Executive Producer on all three Michael Bay Transformers movies and also the ride.
Just a heads up that the next Forcecast podcast will feature none other than Drew Struzan. Check out the website for more details
Also make sure you check out http://drewthemovie.com/ for the upcoming documentary movie that investigates the man behind the posters. Featuring interviews with Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Michael J Fox to name just a few.
Falling Skies, the epic series from DreamWorks Television and executive producer Steven Spielberg, stars Noah Wyle. The second season of Falling Skies will air as part of TNT’s summer 2012 lineup. Falling Skies takes place in the aftermath of an all-out invasion by an alien military force. Wyle stars as Tom Mason, a Boston history professor and the father of three sons, who must put his extensive knowledge of military history to the test as second in command of a regiment of resistance fighters protecting a large group of civilians. Falling Skies also stars Moon Bloodgood as Dr. Ann Glass, a pediatrician who has become the survivors’ primary physician; Will Patton as Colonel Weaver, the gruff and emotionally scarred commander of the 2nd Massachusetts, the team of civilian-soldiers whose job it is to protect the survivors; and Drew Roy, Tom’s oldest son who is just about to turn 18.
In the second season of Falling Skies, viewers will learn what happens to Tom after his decision to go wi…
The PG certificate of Jaws has always struck many as a strange decision, due to its frightening suspense and gory shark attacks.
Now, 37 years since its original release, the BBFC have granted Jaws a 12A certificate for its upcoming theatrical re-release.
Steven Spielberg’s classic thriller about a great white shark which terrorises a small beach community, was first released uncut in 1975 with an ‘A’ certificate – which meant that the film may be unsuitable for younger children. Following its theatrical release, Jaws was then later certified as ‘PG’ for all subsequent releases on VHS and DVD.
Although it might seem unusual for a film to have its certification upped to a higher rating, this certainly isn’t the first time the BBFC have done so. Just last year a theatrical re-release of Ghostbusters was also raised from a PG to a 12A due to sexual innuendo – or to be more precise, the scene in which a ghost fellates Dan Aykroyd.
In the case of both Jaws and Ghostbusters, no certificate…
Industrial Light & Magic has struck a strategic alliance with Beijing-based vfx studio Base FX, an Emmy Award winner for its work on "Boardwalk Empire."
Under the terms of the deal, Base will be exclusive to ILM for vfx work on Hollywood studio features. Base will still be at liberty to work without ILM on Chinese films, indie pics and TV.
Base has been a significant subcontractor for ILM for some time, having done entire sequences for "Super 8," "I Am Number Four," "Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol" and the upcoming "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
ILM will help supervise Base's efforts on pics where they are working together.
Base was founded in 2003 by Chris Bremble. Besides "Boardwalk Empire," Base contributed vfx to HBOproductions "The Pacific" and "Grey Gardens."
Redundancies have hit The Old Republic causing speculation that the quality MMO is in trouble. EA shares have taken a battering over the last few months trading the lowest in 12 months.
The announcement came on the official forums for The Old Republic, in a post by Bioware co-founder Greg Zeschuk. The message, attributed to both Zeschuk and Bioware’s other co-founder, Ray Muzyka, confirmed that Bioware Austin has undergone “restructuring,” laying off an undetermined number of employees.
Looking forward, the studio remains vibrant and passionate about our many upcoming initiatives for Star Wars: The Old Republic. We still have a very substantial development team working on supporting and growing the game, and we feel we are in a strong position, with your continued involvement and feedback, to continue to build Star Wars: The Old Republic as one of the most compelling and successful online experiences in the world today. There are many strong initiatives planned for cool new content and…
Crave Online has word from actorDante Basco, who played the lewd, crude, rude, bag of pre-chewed food dude, Rufio, is in the middle of developing a prequel that follows that very character. Basco, who is now 36-years old, will not be reprising his role, but as a producer he's already locked down Rpin Suwannath, who was once rebooting Zorro, lined up to direct.
Basco told Crave briefly:
"Actually there’s a film in development, the Rufio film, where a hotshot group of kids from the East Coast graduated and they wrote this whole script, the prequel to Hook and it’s the Rufio story. We have it right now with a director, Rpin Suwannath who’s doing the new Zorro for Fox. He has the script and he’s attached to the film and I’m attached to produce so that’s actually in development right now which’ll be cool, a Rufio for a whole new generation.
The storyline is crazy actually. These guys have a whole storyline of how he gets the Mohawk. The whole story’s crazy. These guys came with th…
HUNDREDS of noble visitors from galaxies far, far away – or other towns and cities, at least – came together for an epic battle in Swindon.
Nearly 500 people headed to the Steam Museum on Saturday, armed with lightsabers and determined to break a world record.
The lightsaber battle was the highlight of the Sci-Fi Superheroes weekend that marks the end of the popular Sci-Fi exhibition at Steam, which has been running since March.
Visitors were joined by a host of characters from the Star Wars movies including three Darth Vaders, Chewbacca and the Jedi Knights.
read more at http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/9716677.Lightsaber_battle_breaks_out_at_Steam/
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