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LXG, Garfield, Hellboy, Spider-Man, Hulk: Comics2Film wrap for June 12, 2003

by  in Movie News, TV News Comment

THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN





With the big screen adaptation of Alan Moore’s “The League of
Extraordinary Gentlemen” due in theaters in just over a month, Twentieth
Century Fox is starting to crank the handle on the publicity automaton.

A special package arrived at C2F central via courier yesterday, bearing a
large leather envelope for yours truly. Unwrapping the leather binding revealed
a communiqué from the studio itself.

Perhaps fearing that I, and my fellow journalists may be unfamiliar with the
roster of her majesty’s League, the studio provided a set of helpful flash cards
giving information on the seven members of the team, and the team itself.

Each postcard contains a photo of its subject. Affixed atop is a layer of
translucent paper describing the subject.

The artwork and much of the text is
the same information found on the website but still, it’s a nice little,
attention-getting package.

Click the thumbnails at right for a close up look.

 

GARFIELD

In
spite of what was suggested in a recent Indystar.com
article, which C2F
picked up on
earlier this week, the goofy dog Odie will not be a CGI
character in the “Garfield” movie, according to inside sources.

Odie’s
scenes were shot with a dog actor during the principal photography of the film.
CGI animators are currently working on the fat-cat star of the film, but are
doing no work to replace the live-action Odie with a computer-animated version.

Star
Bill Murray has wrapped his voice work for the title character of the movie. Our
sources say, “Bill was classic Bill.”

Garfield is due in theaters
June 2004.

 

HELLBOY

With
everybody and their mother heading out to Prague to hang out on the set of the
“Hellboy” movie, you can imagine there’s plenty of stuff to be found
on the web.

David Server, currently visiting the set, posted an interview with
director Guillermo del Toro at CountingDown.com.
Check it out for some interesting insights into the movie.

At one point in the
interview, Server ask del Toro about the villainous demon character Sammael and
when fans could expect to see it. Del Toro responded saying, “I think he
should just go public in the movie. It was nice, and I don’t think anyone
complained about it, when we kept the Reapers from ‘Blade II’ under wraps. And
it’s very nice to see them in the movie, when you see that make-up, you go ‘Oh,
so they look like Nosferatu’, and then that mouth opens, and you’re completely
taken by surprise! I miss that kind of stuff! Why do we have to sell our good
ahead of time every time?”

But selling the goods too soon is a fact of
life in today’s age of Internet spies. Aint-it-cool-news
has posted a number of spy pictures from the set of the movie, revealing a great
deal of the design work for the movie, including the aforementioned Sammael.
They’ve also got a camcorder capture of what looks to be some kind of a
behind-the-scenes special, which reveals some interesting footage as well.

Check
it out if you must be spoiled.

Finally, Nick Nunziata over at CHUD
is on his way out to the set. Nick is posting a daily travelogue of his quest
for “Hellboy.” So far there’s only one entry about his trip to the
airport, so few juicy details to be had there. Expect more in the coming days
though.

 

SPIDER-MAN

It’s been over a
year since it’s release but you can’t stop “Spider-Man” from setting
records. Today’s  Hollywood
Reporter
informs that Marvel and Sony’s superhero smash collected top honors
at the 19th annual International Licensing Excellence Awards last night.

“Spider-Man”
webbed up best license of the year; entertainment license of the year;
entertainment licensee of the year, hard goods; international license of the
year; and promotion of the year.

Taking home five trophies from the event is
an unprecedented feat.

 

HULK

In spite of studio embargos which smaller outlets are asked to observe The
Hollywood Reporter
ran its review of “The Hulk” today. It’s
positive. Here’s a quote:

“Ang Lee’s ‘The Hulk’ — opening next week via Universal — is in its
own way every bit as inspiring and exciting as his last film, the international
hit ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.'”

 

PUNISHER CONTEST GETS EVEN BIGGER!


Artisan
Entertainment can’t stop the punishment!

They’ve already provided ten posters for Comics2Film readers in our currently
in progress giveaway. Now the studio has ponied up five t-shirts promoting the
movie as well.

So we’re expanding the drawing once again with a new prize structure: One
grand prize winner will get both a poster and a t-shirt. Nine individual winners
will get a poster. Four individual winners will get t-shirts.

If you’ve already entered, you don’t need to do anything else. 

If you haven’t entered yet, we’ll be taking names from now until June 22 (right around the time that the
official website official
website
launches). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win! 

 

HULK TOY CONTEST!

Get ready to Hulk out!


The
good folks at Toy Biz and Comics2Film are teaming up to give you a chance to
bring jade-jaws home. Enter our giveaway and you can win one of three
“Hulk” action figures, based on the upcoming movie.

We’re accepting entries from now until June 19 (the day before the big movie
opening). Just fill out the simple entry form on Comics2Film.com
for your chance to win!