As he’s out promoting The Taking of Pelham One, Two Three, which opened yesterday (and which spawned a great piece by Dave Chen comparing this remake with the original) Tony Scott is inevitably talking up future projects. He’s got a lot on his slate: the potential Alien prequel (as a producer) and The Hunger sequel, The Warriors remake, a film based on Hunter S. Thompson’s Hell’s Angels book, and a few other things. Coming Soon and CinemaBlend got a raft of quotes from the producer/director. Check out the slate after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009 by David Chen
In this episode of the /Filmcast, David Chen, and Adam Quigley ponder the implications of drastic changes to The Warriors, complain about different versions of movies in theaters, remember cinematic versions of Shakespeare plays, and mourn the loss of a beloved actor. Special guest Katey Rich joins us from Cinemablend and Jesse Thorn joins us from The Sound of Young America. Also, Dave interviews actor Jeremy Renner from Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming film The Hurt Locker.
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Continually getting riled up over each great old movie to be forced onto the remake train is pointless, but Tony Scott‘s remake of Walter Hill’s The Warriors seems so wrong-headed that I can’t help but get a little steamed. Rotten Tomatoes reports that Scott’s remake is still a going concern (for a minute, we thought it might be dead) and that it will be set amidst the gang culture of modern Los Angeles.
I’m not doing a straight remake…I’m using the same basic story. It’s really still 10 guys stuck at point B and they need to get back to point A. But I’m going to set it in Los Angeles and it’s going to be a kind of study of gang culture in LA today.
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We’ve featured some of Tom Whalen‘s work in past editions of Cool Stuff: Tom’s unique poster art, his Dark Knight Magazine cover, Predator 2 commission poster and Watchmen Tribute Artwork. It’s been a couple months so I thought we’d check back in with Tom and see what he’s been up to. Above is a commissioned poster for Stanley Kubrick’s classic adaptation of The Shining. I love the poster because it’s not the obvious shot of Jack Nicholson. Whalen explains that he “initially wanted to have jack’s face in the negative space of the door, but i thought it was somehow more menacing with the main focus just on the hatchet and typography.” After the jump you can see Whalen’s posters for The Warriors and a 3D film called Attack of the Drive-In Movie.
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Remember the Crazy4Cult pop culture art show we wrote about back in August? Well Gallery 1988 has released some new limited edition prints from Alex Pardee’s Cult Series. Pictured above (click to enlarge), The Cult Series features Baseball Furie #1, Edward Scissorhands, Ash, Sloth, Johnny Eck, and Cop #4.
Each character is printed on 8×10 giclee archival paper, signed by t00he artist (photo below), and is limited to 50. Available while supplies last – $40 each or $200 for the set of 6. To order, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call them at (323) 937 – 7088, or just come on in to their Los Angeles — 7020 Melrose Ave from 11-6 Tuesday through Saturday or 12-4 Sunday. Tell Jensen that /Film sent you.
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I’m ashamed to admit that just recently became aware of the poster artwork of Tyler Stout, although I’ve seen his work in passing. He’s done work for a lot of bands, a lot of special screenings at the Alamo Draft House in Austin Texas, the Netflix Rolling Road Show, and some film festivals. Most recently you may have seen his artwork on the poster for Quentin Tarantino Presents Hell Ride, which premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
I discovered Stout through this really impressive 2006 commemorative poster celebrating the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (seen above, a photo of the original Alamo poster it is playing off of can be seen here). The did a reprint of this design to celebrate the opening of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at the Ritz (which is still available here).Â How Many movie references can you spot?Â Check out some close-ups of the piece above, and more of Stout’s amazing movie poster art, after the jump.
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