Rust Animation Test Footage

A live-action adaptation of Royden Lepp‘s family-friendly graphic novel Rust has been in the works since the summer of 2011, a few months before it was even available to purchase. A year later, Attack the Block director and The Adventures of Tintin co-writer Joe Cornish was attached to direct the film, produced by Simon Kinberg, with a script by The Devil Wears Prada writer Aline Brosh McKenna. Since then, we haven’t heard anything about the project, but that changes today.

Sadly, there hasn’t been any update on the development of Rust, but it appears there may have once been an idea to turn the movie into an animated adaptation instead of a live-action movie. Some Rust test footage has been discovered online, created by animator Ryan J. Woodward, the same guy who has worked on movies like Space Jam, Osmosis Jones, The Iron Giant and Tomorrowland.

Watch the Rust animation test footage below. Read More »

Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange

Even though Marvel Studios ended up picking Benedict Cumberbatch to play the title role of Doctor Strange in the second theatrical release this year, there were several options that were on the table at various times. Actors like Joaquin Phoenix, Jared Leto and Ryan Gosling were once in the running, and now we get to see what it might have been like to have one of those actors wearing the cape of The Sorcerer Supreme.

Concept artist Court Chu has shared two pieces that he created when Marvel Studios was hoping to land Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange. It sounds like maybe their desire was short-lived, or maybe Gosling quickly turned down the role, because he says, ““I worked probably not even a day on some version of Doctor Strange years ago, and back then they wanted Gosling.”

See the concept art of Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange below. Read More »

wakanda concept art

In the middle of the credits for Captain America: Civil War, we are treated to one more scene teasing Wakanda. This scene provides our first (and very brief) look at Black Panther‘s homeland, which had only been referenced in a few easter eggs prior to the events of Civil War.

However, some newly revealed concept art suggests an alternate version of the film where we got a more extensive look at this fictional African nation.

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Darth Vader's Castle - Rogue One Concept Art

Not long after Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hit theaters, many fans had questions about a certain location we see in the movie that isn’t identified with any on-screen text. There’s a certain scene that takes place in a castle inhabited by Darth Vader. We’ve already learned some details about the location, including confirmation that it can be found on the volcanic planet Mustafar and the fact that it’s built on top of a Sith cave. Now even more information has come to light.

Rogue One co-production designer Doug Chiang recently sat down for an interview to discuss the work he did on the Star Wars spin-off, and part of the extensive discussion included Darth Vader’s castle details that are rather intriguing. Read More »

Inner Workings Concept Art

If you caught Moana in theaters over the past few weeks and you were late to the movie, then you saw the latest short film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Working as a sort of companion short to Inside Out, the cute story Inner Workings shows how the heart and mind of a man work against each other, trying to drive his ambitions and desires. The brain wants to stay and work in the mundane office while the heart wants to go enjoy life. It’s a battle we all have with ourselves every day.

Now we can see how the short came to be as some of the animators who worked on the movie have been sharing Inner Workings concept art pieces, some of which are even 3D sculpts of the characters we see in the short. See the concept art below! Read More »

rogue one concept art

Now that everyone has had a chance to see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, it’s time to check out what didn’t actually make it into the movie. Images from the new The Art of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story book have been making their way online and they showcase a very different movie with some very different characters. We’ve gone ahead and selected some of our favorites, including alternate takes on Saw Gerrera, K-2SO, and Orson Krennic.

Naturally, spoilers freely follow.

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Coco logo header

For the most part, we know roughly what to expect from Pixar’s upcoming slate. Of the four films they’ve announced for the next three years, three are sequels — Cars 3The Incredibles 2, and Toy Story 4. The sole exception is Coco, first announced back in 2012 and first named back in 2015. Details have been pretty sparse, aside from the fact that it’s being directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and centers around the Mexican holiday of Día de los Muertos. But that changes today.

With about a year to go until Coco hits theaters, Pixar has unleashed a torrent of new info about their original adventures. For starters, we now know that the voice cast includes Benjamin Bratt and Gael García Bernal, and that the story centers around a little boy with forbidden musical ambitions. There’s much, much more where that came from so click through to get all the latest on Pixar’s Coco, including a new look at some art from the movie.  Read More »

arrival alien designs

The aliens in Denis Villeneuve‘s adaptation of Ted Chiang‘s Arrival are remarkably simple. Besides not sharing any glaringly obvious resemblances to any other aliens we’ve seen lately on film, there’s a gracefulness to how they move, communicate, and interact with their ship’s environment. Unsurprisingly, the final designs we saw don’t share a whole lot in common with some original designs concept artist Peter Konig made for the emotional sci-fi drama.

Below, see some of the alternative Arrival alien designs.  Read More »

New Mutants video

New Mutants has been in development at 20th Century Fox for a little while now, and so far progress has looked steady but slow. Writer/director Josh Boone signed on last year and screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber came aboard this past summer. The studio still hasn’t announced any stars or an official release date, and we’ve heard next to nothing about the plot. But as that planned 2017 start date gets closer, more and more info is coming out.

A new animatic showcases the film’s antagonist, and offers a little taste of the film’s overall vibe. In addition, there’s another new casting rumor floating around, as well as word of the film’s targeted release date. Click through to get all the latest on New MutantsRead More »

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arnim zola concept art

One of the strangest surprises to come out of Captain America: The Winter Soldier was the return of Toby Jones‘ Arnim Zola, who had managed to negotiate his way into the good graces of the American government after the events of Captain America: The First Avenger before uploading himself into a computer to achieve post-human immortality. This version of Zola, a creepy face on a computer screen with a disembodied voice, was a toned-down version of how he looks in the pages of Marvel comic books.

Well, it turns out that we were, at one point, going to see more of Zola and in a from closer to his comic book counterpart. And we were going to see it in Ant-Man, of all movies.

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