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Butler, McConaughey and Worthington going on Thunder Run

Oct. 28, 2011by:

When I heard that Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler and Sam Worthington were going to play a trio of soldiers in the upcoming THUNDER RUN, I thought that might be too much sexy for one action film, but it seemed like a reasonable idea.

But what I don’t understand is what exactly THUNDER RUN is. It’s supposed to be an adaptation Mark Bowden’s book The Armored Strike to Capture Bagdad, but despite its roots in reality, the film is supposed to be some sort of CGI/live action hybrid, and I don’t mean in a Michael Bay way, inserting giant robots and explosions with real people.

See what you can make of this statement from Freedom Film’s Brian Presley to Heat Vision.

“What we capture in our cameras will be them. It’ll have a stylized effect to it but we are shooting them. We’re not ageing them down like Jeff Bridges in Tron Legacy, it’ll be them for two hours in a highly intense tank battle. The scope of the movie is going to feel huge and the goal is to appeal to the Call Of Duty world. It’s not going to have a video game world feel but to have a stylized look to it.”

So, it’s going to be motion capture CGI, to appeal to the Call of Duty crowd, but it’s NOT going to have a video game world feel, just look “stylized”? That has to be the most unclear description I’ve ever heard. We’re going to need to see some footage before we understand what the hell he’s talking about.

Extra Tidbit: Why use actors when you can use creepy CGI versions of those same actors?
Source: Heat Vision

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6:40PM on 10/28/2011
"When I heard that Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler and Sam Worthington were going to play a trio of soldiers in the upcoming THUNDER RUN, I thought that might be too much sexy for one action film"

I'm sure there is a point here.
"When I heard that Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler and Sam Worthington were going to play a trio of soldiers in the upcoming THUNDER RUN, I thought that might be too much sexy for one action film"

I'm sure there is a point here.
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6:35PM on 10/28/2011
Yeah, I have no idea what that description means. At first I thought it might be similar to the style used in "A Scanner Darkly".
Yeah, I have no idea what that description means. At first I thought it might be similar to the style used in "A Scanner Darkly".
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2:31PM on 10/28/2011
It might be interesting, but something about me cringes at the thought of making a movie about a very real battle in which many people died, that many veterans are still grappling with, in order to appeal to the 'Call of Duty' crowd.
It might be interesting, but something about me cringes at the thought of making a movie about a very real battle in which many people died, that many veterans are still grappling with, in order to appeal to the 'Call of Duty' crowd.
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1:40PM on 10/28/2011
"So, its going to be motion capture CGI, to appeal to the Call of Duty crowd, but its NOT going to have a video game world feel, just look stylized? That has to be the most unclear description Ive ever heard."

Umm, did nobody see 300?
"So, its going to be motion capture CGI, to appeal to the Call of Duty crowd, but its NOT going to have a video game world feel, just look stylized? That has to be the most unclear description Ive ever heard."

Umm, did nobody see 300?
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1:34PM on 10/28/2011
I'm imagining a Sin City-style war movie. Not excited, maybe curious.
I'm imagining a Sin City-style war movie. Not excited, maybe curious.
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1:07PM on 10/28/2011

Sounds like the anti-Expendables

Except that the 80's action stars were more interesting.
Except that the 80's action stars were more interesting.
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12:37PM on 10/28/2011
I'm up for an modern war movie about tanks, but I have no idea what to make of that description.
I'm up for an modern war movie about tanks, but I have no idea what to make of that description.
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11:30AM on 10/28/2011
This sounds like such a clusterfuck, they dont seem to have any idea what they're doing.
This sounds like such a clusterfuck, they dont seem to have any idea what they're doing.
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11:26AM on 10/29/2011
or.... YOU haven't any idea what they are doing.
or.... YOU haven't any idea what they are doing.
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