“Buffy” and “Angel” veteran Charisma Carpenter talked to TV Guide about her aspirations for tiaras and silver bracelets. “It’s my mission to be Wonder Woman,” Carpenter said. “She’s beautiful, she fights, and I like the concept of an empowerment role. I’ve always been so passive on Angel, where they usually wouldn’t let Cordelia do martial arts stunts. Charisma wants to kick ass and bust heads!”
ALIEN VS. PREDATOR
Comingsoon.net has an interview with visual effects supervisor John Bruno, who discussed some of the work he did on the film. “The approach on this film or historically my approach to visual effects has been every tool in the toolbox works. It’s not just computers; computers are there when you can’t do it any other way. So we use a lot of models and miniatures. For CG, it has to be something a little more special. So there’s giant miniature sets, giant miniature creatures — smaller then the full size creatures. From ‘Alien,’ we’re taking the best of the first and second movies. And from ‘Predator,’ we’re using the first movie as a guide.” He continued, saying, “30 pages of the script are visual effects. I’ve never worked on a film like that — I don’t even think ‘Titanic’ had that in terms of percentage of the pages of the script. This is visual effects all the time. I don’t think there’s a sequence that doesn’t have something.”
According to Superherohype, director Christopher Nolan was at the National Institute of Medical Research in Mill Hill, North London, scouting for locations to use in the new Bat-film, “apparently … looking for somewhere that looked like an insane asylum.”
Regular scooper Ricardo D. Martins sent us a link from Brazilian site Heroi with images from the Lucky Luke adaptation, “The Daltons.”
The team at Kryptonsite note that several members of the cast and crew are scheduled to speak in a seminar about ‘Smallville’ at the annual William S. Paley Television Festival sponsored by the Museum of Television and Radio. The seminar will be held on Monday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in Los Angeles at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. In addition, they have a freshly decoded mystery from Ezra Small in the Smallville Ledger.
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