Movies

Sandman

Joseph Gordon Levitt has been working with David S. Goyer and Neil Gaiman to bring an adaptation of The Sandman to the big screen. The comic spans 75 issues, and it’s tricky to wrap it up into one cohesive story. Gordon-Levitt shared some details back in January, and in a recent interview with Moviefone, he gave an update on where they are:

“Right now we’re working on a script. It’s me and Goyer and the screenwriter and Neil Gaiman, as well as the good folks at DC and Warner Bros. It’s a really cool team of people. It’s a lot of the same people who worked on the Nolan “Batman” movies. It’s really exciting. There’s not a script yet, we’re still kind of working it out because it’s such a complicated adaptation because “Sandman” wasn’t written as novels. “Sin City” was written as a novel. “Sandman” is 75 episodic issues. There’s a reason people have been trying and failing to adapt “Sandman” for the past 20 years.”

He says they’re in the middle of it and thinks they have the right ideas in order to put the proper take on the story. I can’t wait to see what they come up with and hope this is an adaptation that pans out instead of getting stuck in an indefinite development period.

(io9 via TMS, top image by Mike Allred)

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It’s hard to imagine Guardians of the Galaxy as being anything other than goofy and slightly quirky, but artist Justin Sweet posted some of his original Guardians concept art on his Facebook, and it looks like some of the first takes on the film’s characters were fairly dark and gritty.

As you’ll see after the break, most of the images (while absolutely stunning) have a very different thematic tone than the final product. Rocket (pictured above) is a good example of that. In the movie, he looked more or less like an average raccoon with a penchant for firearms, outbursts and walking on two legs. But Justin’s version looks a little older and war-weary, and definitely not as light-hearted as the Rocket we all know and love.

Check out some more concept art after the break…

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Superman Lives was a movie conceived of by Tim Burton and Nic Cage that never actually made it into production. That doesn’t mean everyone isn’t a tad curious as to what it would have looked like, and there’s a documentary in the works to answer all your questions. The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? by Jon Schnepp will give a behind-the-scenes at the film that never was, including interviews with those involved and clips of Nic Cage as Superman.

We’ve already seen one trailer, but now they’ve released a second in hopes of getting financial backing to finish the documentary. You can make a donation at Fan Backed if you want to see the full story behind what would likely have been a crazy film.

See the video after the break.

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When Homer Simpson’s not busy tossing back a Duff Beer or several, he’s haunting a hotel in New York. MonsieurCaron has made the minifig the ghost that needs to be captured in his The LEGO Ghostbusters Movie. The stop-motion short is an amusing parody of the film and definitely worth taking three and a half minutes to check out. Be sure to keep your eyes open for fun ghost cameos.

Watch the short after the break.

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What you’re looking at is a sneak-peak of Paul Rudd as Ant-Man’s Scott Lang. He looks a little worse for wear and he’s not a superhero yet, but this picture is enough to get me stoked for the upcoming film. The image was picked up by USA Today, and as you can tell by the background, the film is being shot in San Francisco.

(USA Today via /Film / Photo by Zade Rosenthal/Marvel)

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This October, Studio Ghibli will release The Tale of the Princess Kaguya in theaters in the US and here’s your first look thanks to /Film. Directed by Isao Takahata, it tells the folk tale of a baby princess found by a bamboo cutter and the life that follows.

The English-language version of the movie will feature James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, and Chloë Grace Moretz in the lead roles. Although you won’t hear them in this trailer, you will get to enjoy a look at this beautiful film.

See the trailer after the break.

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If there’s one thing Michael Bay is known for, it’s explosions. He fits more explosions into 5-minutes of film than should rightly be in an entire movie, but his movies are blockbusters so you have to give the guy some credit. But what you don’t want to do is give him a Pixar film like Up. YouTube user MrStratman7 has given a go at imagining what it would have been like if Bay had helmed Up and the results are, interesting.

See the video after the break.

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Guardians Ballesteros

The more I see of Patrick Ballesteros’ art, the more I want to buy it all and wallpaper a room with it. There’s something about his work that just makes me smile.

This 25¢ Wonders series imagines your favorite characters as kids and gives them the best kiddie rides ever. I think Ripley from Aliens is my personal favorite.

You can see more of Patrick’s “Wonders” after the break.

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