Sony have posted that Battle: Los Angeles viral clip of a spaceship over LA’s 110 freeway on the District 9 facebook page. Seems a bit like a deceptive marketing bait and switch ploy.
Check out this new photo of actor Tadanobu Asano as Hogun The Grim in Marvel’s Thor. [cbr]
FirstShowing‘s Cate Hahneman takes a look at Aaron Sorkin‘s Oscar-nominated screenplay for The Social Network.
/Film reader Taylor Dubose created this Royal Tenenbaums-inspired piece.
When asked if she would appear in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, Christina Hendricks told MTV: “I’ve seen him recently as he’s preparing for it and I don’t think there’s a role for me in this project. But I hope to work with Joss in the future because he’s fantastic and really easy to work with and a friend. So not on this one…”
/Film reader Ryan sends over Julian Smith‘s super awkward interview with James Cameron.
Fox Animation and Ice Age franchise director Carlos Saldanha will be bringing the 1936 children’s book The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf (with illustrations by Robert Lawson) to the big screen. [vulture]
The Empire Strikes Back 30th Anniversary Artwork Collection concludes with artist Paul Allan Ballard‘s “The Departure” — 100 limited edition prints available now at StarWarsShop.
Director DJ Caruso tells JustSoYouKnow how he used iPads to make I Am Number Four:
“David Lee, our gaffer, and I got ours first. I got it, I don’t want to say as a toy, but then I realized about a week into prep that my storyboards were coming on it, my previs was on it, my script was on it, I don’t carry my script anymore. I started getting emails from two of my storyboard artists who work in Los Angeles and I have this application where I can mark up the boards — I’m a terrible drawer — and I can mark up the boards and send them back. It just became this amazing production tool.” … “Our gaffer, we have this lumen that’s on Number Four’s hand, he controls the lumen, he controls the lighting and everything is run from his iPad.” … “Well I think people who are making movies now, I can’t imagine they’re not doing it [using the iPad] because, I’ve got to tell you, I’ve got every previz thing on there, I have every storyboard on there, I have every script and every script note,” he said. “I make my shot list on there and from that shot list I just send it… it’s become an amazing tool and I never would have thought it would have kicked in that fast. In fact, I talked to Steven, because I was sending him something from my iPad and he sent something back from his iPad and I thought, ‘Oh you got one!’ and he’s like, ‘Yeah.’ and I told him all these things I was using and he was like, ‘Which apps do you have?’ so here you are sending back which apps you have to Steven Spielberg. everyone’s starting to use it because it really is an amazing tool.”