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If there was a direct correlation between concept art and the quality of movie, Pacific Rim would rank among the best movies ever. Two gorgeous new images were just released that show unique aspects of Guillermo Del Toro‘s upcoming “monsters vs. robots” blockbuster, opening July 11.
This is just the latest in a cavalcade of awesome promotion for the film. Trailers, images, blueprints, everything we’ve seen so far has been very promising. Pacific Rim stars Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) as a former Jaeger (robot) pilot forced back into action when the Kaiju (monsters) attack the Earth. Along for the ride are Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman and others.
With this new art, you’ll see just how big the Jaegers are as well as something to do with a skull. In all likelihood, that one is a bit of a spoiler. Check them out below. Read More »
Yesterday Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that Disney and Lucasfilm were also developing stand-alone character-centric spin-off Star Wars films in addition to the previously announced third trilogy of the Skywalker saga (Episodes VII-IV).
Earlier today it was revealed that one of the spin-off standalone movies would follow a young Han Solo, set between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope.
What would young Han Solo even look like? We might have a good idea, as Lucasfilm created concept designs of the character in the early 2000s for a brief segment that was cut from Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Thats right, young Han Solo was originally set to appear in the last Star Wars prequel. Art, details and more after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
2013 is going to be a great year for American fans of Korean cinema. No fewer than three revered Korean filmmakers are making their English-language debuts in the coming months. Jee-woon Kim (I Saw the Devil) gets the party started with The Last Stand later this week, followed by Chan-wook Park (Oldboy) and his Stoker in March. And then, sometime this summer, Joon-ho Bong‘s Snowpiercer will ride into theaters.
Bong’s collected a truly impressive cast for his first American movie, including Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Ewen Bremner, Alison Pill, John Hurt, and Ed Harris, but it’s his old favorite Kang-ho Song (The Host) that appears in the first still. See it, along with some more concept art, after the jump.
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Briefly: French animation director Sylvain Chomet is going back in time. His new film will likely be Swing Popa Swing. The subject of the film is linked to Chomet’s breakout success, as it will look back to the youth of three sisters seen in his film The Triplets of Belleville.
Swing Popa Swing is in the financing stage right now, and if things work out it still won’t be released until at least 2014 — more than ten years since The Triplets of Belleville premiered in 2003. As with Triplets, the film will feature plot elements that go beyond the mundane confines of everyday existence. While Swing Popa Swing will reportedly see the girls in their youth as they deal with their father, who hopes they’ll study medicine rather than music, it will also include “sci-fi elements in the subplot involving aliens and a battle between CIA and KGB agents trying to capture their spacecraft.”
Twitch points to the page at the Cartoon Movie convention page that has the art. Click the image above for a bigger version, and peruse that Cartoon Movie page for more great-looking new European animated projects.
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Mere days after brand new concept art emerged for several of Pixar’s upcoming films, the same has happened for one of its abandonded projects. Newt, which was to be directed by Gary Rydstrom, was about how the last two newt salamanders on Earth hated each other and were forced to fall in love. The company canceled the project back in 2010 (maybe cause it had the same plot as 2011′s Rio?) but there was still a ton of work done on it. We’ve posted some concept art from the project in the past, but a huge new batch of images have just come online by illustator Katy Wu. As you can tell above, they’re exceedingly gorgeous.
And while we’re on the topic of concept art, you’ll also find two images below from Sam Raimi‘s Spider-Man 2 which show that Raimi was thinking of using the Lizard in the movie. Check it all out after the jump. Read More »