Remember the Robocop Rap video we posted in December? Turns out that The Anomalies (Mouthmaster Murf and Dj Mayhem) created another rap video earlier in the year based on the 1987 sci-fi horror thriller Predator. You might have seen it, but we totally missed the video the first time around. The video is six and a half minutes long and took almost 9 months to create. You can download an MP3 of the music on thejailhouse.net or visit The Anomalies on Myspace. Thanks to neverfearimhere for the tip.
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Hot Toys will be released a 14 inch highly poseable Predator collectible figure in the second quarter of 2009. The figure is 1/6 scale (14 inches/ 35 cm tall) based on the Predator from the first Predator movie.
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Still undecided about what to be for Halloween this year? Paul W.S. Anderson’s Alien vs. Predator continues to inspire fanboys four years later with these nifty “Child Predator Hands.” Windowless van, heavy duty trash bags, sleep-candy and mouth breathing not included. (Made in China)
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34-year-old illustrator/designer Tom Whalen has been creating geekarific fan art for the last few years. His original Star Wars posters (seen above) are reminiscent of Eric Tan’s work (which we’ve featured recently on the site). Click on the image above for a better look.
“I love those movies (the Star Wars trilogy) and had to pay homage to them!” Whalen told me before confirming that a Return of the Jedi poster is also planned, “complete with Slave Leia”.
The art is created using a mechanical pencil and adobe illustrator. Whalen says his style is heavily inspired by Russian constructivist poster art, the design of Saul Bass, years of comic book collecting and his “unhealthy obsession with Japanese giant monster movies”.
“Like many others, I’m sick to death of tired photoshop montages passing as movie poster art!”
Whalen works as an editorial illustrator for a medical magazine. While experimenting with styles a few years back, he has come up with the graphic profile that’s been evolving ever since.
“I [was] inspired by the fantastic painted art that always accompanied horror movies and decided to translate some of those classic movies into my style.”
“My all-time favorite horror film is halloween… I may work up a full movie poster for that one once October rolls around!”
So what’s up next?
“I have a few commissions lined up right now and i’m creating a line of original faux movie posters for cinema-suicide… as well working as the biggest project of them all… a four-week old newborn!”
“I haven’t done any professional movie work, but it really is a dream of mine…”
Whalen sells some of his art at conventions and festivals, so if you’re looking on obtaining a print or have any commission work, contact Tom directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can check out more of Tom’s creations on his DeviantArt profile or his portfolio blog StrongStuff.net.
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You guys and gals ever heard the one that goes, “Sigourney Weaver wants to make a fifth Alien movie with Ridley Scott to reclaim the franchise’s past glory…and this time it’s set on Earth!”? Times infinity, right? Well, Weaver recently told MTV that she was genuinely, like seriously this time, considering making a third sequel with Scott…but then the first Alien Vs. Predator caca-fest happened and then AVP: Requiem fell on top of Alien‘s remaining potential like a piano made of dung. Ripley is forever dead says Weaver (…or is she just enjoying a space nap?). Yeah, I forgot to intro with, “this post is headed to Bummerville.”
“The last time [Ridley and I] saw each other we talked about it. The character is still interesting [and] I’d love to work with Ridley again,” Weaver said. “But Fox has effectively killed it because of ‘Alien vs. Predator.’ What else can you do with the creature? You can take the situation, you can go back to where they came from. …To play someone who ages a couple hundred years was fascinating. [But] let [Ripley] rest.”
Last month we reported on a rumor circulating that had a third Alien Vs. Predator movie going forward. No new developments there. While 1997′s Alien Resurrection was veddy underwhelming, it’s a shame that 20th Century Fox has reduced the Alien creature, one of the pinnacle visions for sci-fi and horror, to the lowly status of an exhausted tag-team wrestler. Same for the Predator, natch, though the Predator doesn’t rely on a lifeline of mystery, darkness and dread to be effective. These cross-pollinating franchises need to take a breather and go back to the drawing board.
Discuss: Is this news surprising? Do you think a fifth Alien movie would have happened if AVP didn’t blow it? In your opinion, should a new Alien movie even include Ripley at this point, not to say Weaver isn’t great? Do you think a remake of Alien or Predator will happen in the next couple years?
Our friends at Sideshow Collectables have unveiled their upcoming exclusive limited edition Predator Diorama. This wall-mountable diorama “captures the fierce Yautjas creature, poised for the attack, adorned with an arsenal of hi-tech weapons.” The Diorama can also be displayed on your desktop using the Predator logo base.
The diorama is cast in high-quality, heavy-weight polystone, then hand-finished and hand-painted to exacting standards. Each piece is individually hand-numbered, and packaged in a durable foam interior and stunning printed box.
Check out more photos after the jump. You can now preorder The Predator Diorama for only $149.99 on SideShow’s website. It’s expected to ship in the second quarter of 2008.
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