Rogue One: A Star Wars Story introduced one of the franchise’s most popular new characters in K-2SO, the reprogrammed Imperial droid voiced by Alan Tudyk. K-2SO’s combination of brute strength, technological capabilities, and witty one-liners made him one of the most entertaining characters of any species in Rogue One. And making the droid a reality was one of the movie’s most uniquely challenging production tasks.
Director Ridley Scott is returning to the Alien universe once again with Alien: Covenant, the upcoming film that takes place close to a decade after the events of Prometheus – Scott’s quasi-prequel to his original 1979 Alien – but before Ellen Ripley and the Nostromo’s own fateful first encounter with the Xenomorph. Covenant aims to further explore the history behind the Engineers/Space Jockey alien race Читать далее →
The effect is bizarre and quite humorous in the early going, as we watch a group of people roll all over a plane with a serious of screams that were never meant to be heard without layers of noise over them. Obviously this is what happens when not all of the work to make this scene possible is being represented. It goes to show just how important the foley artists are in this process, as a scene like this is easily ruined (or, arguably, Читать далее →
Ridley Scott’s original Alien movie debuted in 1979, combining aspects of science fiction with horror to become a beloved classic and launching a franchise that will welcome its sixth installment next year. Alien was followed by three sequels, with another planned from director Neill Blomkamp, but Scott launched a new prequel series Читать далее →
The LEGO Movie was, perhaps, a movie success story that surprised us all. Let’s face it, any full-length feature film made entirely from LEGO was always going to be worth a look, but The LEGO Movie was not only brilliantly animated but also thoroughly enjoyable, delivering catchy songs, one liners, and of course, some great characters. Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, was undoubtedly one of them. Egotistical, self-centred, Читать далее →
As stated above, director Gareth Edwards used this revolutionary CGI for Rogue One, most notably for the scenes involving Grand Moff Tarkin (played by the late Peter Cushing in A New Hope). Some viewers felt that the recreation of Cushing’s likeness was very well done, while others were a little distracted and thought it raised fascinating ethical questions for the film industry to consider. It will be interesting to see how the Читать далее →
Odd bits of cinema history have a tendency to turn up in the strangest places. For whatever reason, certain movie props are thought to be worthless by the studio once production on the film has wrapped, leaving the original pieces to be remanded to the trash heap of history – or as is so often the case, an actual trash heap. Some props see their value raised in hindsight, largely due to a film becoming a much Читать далее →