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10.20.2009

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I know CGI technology looks amazing nowadays, but POLAR EXPRESSED just creeped me out, so does Zemeckis have to keep making those damn motion-capture thingies? I'm starting to fear a BTTF remake with that technique...

He won't be directing this one, but it'll still be the same schtick. Zemeckis' Image Mover set up joins forces with Disney for a $150M mo-cap adaptation of Eoin Colfer's recent young adults best-seller AIRMAN. CITY OF EMBER directed Gil Keenan steps behind cameras, with a script by Ann Peacock who also wrote the first Narnia film.

The book is a kind of steampunk take on "Count of Monte Cristo" where a young man escapes wrongful incarceration, collects a fortune and builds flying contraptions to save his family and a princess he's got the hots for from the man who framed him. That would be SO cool if done in live-action. And wouldn't cost half as much. Isn't there a recession going on?

Extra Tidbit: At least BEOWULF gave us an approximation of full frontal Angelina Jolie nudity...
Source: Variety

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11:20PM on 10/20/2009

Don't like this technology either.

I can't stand the way Polar Express & Christmas Carol look. What's worse is that the UMPTEENTH version of Christmas Carol is being released. Do we really need another version of this? No! Worse than that I'm sure it will make a ton of money. Do we really need a new version of classic stories every 10 to 20 years! UGH. Zemeckis was making good things 10 years ago, now all I can say is BOOO@!
I can't stand the way Polar Express & Christmas Carol look. What's worse is that the UMPTEENTH version of Christmas Carol is being released. Do we really need another version of this? No! Worse than that I'm sure it will make a ton of money. Do we really need a new version of classic stories every 10 to 20 years! UGH. Zemeckis was making good things 10 years ago, now all I can say is BOOO@!
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4:55PM on 10/20/2009

The book looked cool but...

That weird mocap stuff just creeps me out.
That weird mocap stuff just creeps me out.
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3:14PM on 10/20/2009
I'm not gonna lie these movies all look the same and bore the hell out of me... I couldn't get into Beowulf no matter how hard I tried, it looked like the opening cinematic of a video game.
I'm not gonna lie these movies all look the same and bore the hell out of me... I couldn't get into Beowulf no matter how hard I tried, it looked like the opening cinematic of a video game.
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3:12PM on 10/20/2009

artemis fowl

must be made! but i bet this one is cool too, colfer has a wicked imagination.
must be made! but i bet this one is cool too, colfer has a wicked imagination.
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6:03AM on 10/20/2009
Sorry, double post...
Sorry, double post...
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5:58AM on 10/20/2009

Nice...

But I agree that this would've been somewhat better in live-action. Love Colfer's work and hope an Artemis Fowl movie is on the cards at some point- It's practically Die Hard with fairies, which is more awesome than it sounds.
But I agree that this would've been somewhat better in live-action. Love Colfer's work and hope an Artemis Fowl movie is on the cards at some point- It's practically Die Hard with fairies, which is more awesome than it sounds.
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5:54AM on 10/20/2009
I like Colfer's novels, and I'm happy that some of them make it to the big screen. But I have couple of questions: What's the status of Artemis Fowl movie? And why cgi? Live action would be so much better (Think if Beowulf had been live action?!) Thankfully, Colfer himself has said that he would like Artemis Fowl movie to be live action...
I like Colfer's novels, and I'm happy that some of them make it to the big screen. But I have couple of questions: What's the status of Artemis Fowl movie? And why cgi? Live action would be so much better (Think if Beowulf had been live action?!) Thankfully, Colfer himself has said that he would like Artemis Fowl movie to be live action...
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4:19AM on 10/20/2009

Nudity

An approximation of full frontal Angelina Jolie nudity? Dude watch Gia!
An approximation of full frontal Angelina Jolie nudity? Dude watch Gia!
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