Rian Johnson‘s time-travel action film Looper, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt and new cast addition Xu Qing, is set to start filming in New Orleans next week. Johnson posted a photo of the final production meeting on his Tumblr and, in addition to the announcement of Primer-director Shane Carruth joining the team, the Hollywood Reporter has a bunch of new details about the production teaming with a Chinese company called DMG.
Plus, we’ve just exclusively gotten our hands on some awesome prop designs from the film which were created by industrial design students at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Lafayette, Louisiana. You see one example above, check out the rest and read the latest on the film after the jump. Read More »
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Didn’t find that TRON: Legacy Light Cycle you so desperately wanted under the tree this holiday season? Sorry to hear that. You can, however, build your own with nothing more than a color printer and some paper. The Disney Family website has some templates and instructions so that you can fold your way into ownership of Kevin Flynn, Sam Flynn and Clu’s Light Cycles, a Recognizer and more. Check out photos of the finished products and find out where to get instructions after the break. Read More »
There are some geek mementos we know we’ll never own. An X-Wing fighter, Iron Man’s suit, Batman’s utility belt, a TRON light cycle, things like that. Well cross another one off your list. A YouTube user by the name of guinness0507, who runs a paint company called Paint With Pearl, has figured out a way to make a real-life, working Rorschach mask. It’s not as responsive as the CGI one that Jackie Earle Haley had in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, but it’s pretty awesome none the less. Check out the video after the jump. Read More »
Okay, this is so frigging cool. Parker Brothers Choppers in Florida have made ten working, life size Light Cycles just like the ones in TRON: Legacy. They don’t leave a trail of light or anything like that, and it doesn’t look like they can actually turn, but they’re tangible and not on The Grid so that’s good enough for us. Oh, and you can buy one if you have $55,000 to spare.
Please note the photo above is not of the actual bike. You’ll have to hit the jump to see a video of these babies in action as well as read all their vital statistics. Read More »
We’re now mere hours way from midnight screenings of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Potter Mania is at fever-pitch. If you’re looking for a way to help feed your excitement for the film, but still want to appear to be doing work, we recommend Harry Potter and the Summer School Spectre. No, it’s not an 8th book by J.K. Rowling or even an in-depth piece of fan fiction. Instead, it’s a series of YouTube videos that look like an old school 8-Bit Final Fantasy game mixed with Choose Your Own Adventure books. As you watch the story unfold, you are given options as to what you’d like Harry, Ron and Hermione to do and each link brings you to a new YouTube video where the story either continues, you are given more options, or you die. Check out the starting point and more after the break. Read More »
Luke Skywalker fought one. So did a bunch of Jedi Younglings. And though Master Replicas did create a really nice prop replica, now, for only a fraction of the cost, you can build your very own Star Wars Jedi Training Remote. The best part is, unlike the Master Replicas one, yours can actually float. Check out the do-it-yourself video, as well some history on the device, seen in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones as well as Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, after the jump. Read More »
Han Solo in Carbonite is my favorite piece of movie memorabilia ever. There, I said it. In the Nineties, a company made a small number of authorized prop replicas of it and I believe they cost $3,000 each. Though I was probably 13 at the time, to this day I regret not buying it. Just think of all the non-at-all-awkward conversations I could have had bringing girls to my place. “Yeah, I’m a bounty hunter…and you’re my bounty.” Or maybe, “Behave or I’ll put you on the wall too.” You know, things like that. So, when I saw this amazing full size Lego recreation of Han Solo in Carbonite, I knew I had to share it….after wiping the drool from the side of my mouth. Check out the full photo and more the jump. Read More »
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23-year-old Brittney Schneck converted her 1994 Dodge Caravan into a replica of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ Turtle Va. The conversion took just over a year, and was done in her father’s auto-detailing business. paid for from a part-time cahier job while she was going to college. Jalopnik reports that Schneck “hand-painted and stenciled the exterior colors, fabricated the ray gun, spoiler and other add-ons from scratch,” and “rebuilt and replaced most of the Caravan’s mechanical parts.” Wow, I wish I had that kind of DIY talent/craftmanship. Check out a couple more photos of Brittney’s Turtle Van after the jump.
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