FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER
By now, you probably know that the trailer is online at Apple’s website, and we’ve got a deluge of screen captures and info about it right here at CBR. “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” hits theaters June 15th, 2007.
File this one in the “wild rumor” section — Moviehole claims to have seen online notes (we couldn’t find them) putting actor Keanu Reeves behind the steering wheel of the Mach Five as the title character. Uh huh.
Director James Cameron is quoted at IGN saying that we can expect his next foray into sci fi in 2009. “It’s a futuristic tale set on a planet 200 years hence,” Cameron said. “It’s an old-fashioned jungle adventure with an environmental conscience. It aspires to a mythic level of storytelling. This has been a dream project of mine for more than a decade, but when I first wrote it, the technology was not advanced enough. So I stuck the script in the drawer until the technology caught up. The film requires me to create an entirely new alien culture and language, and for that I want ‘photo-real’ CGI characters. Sophisticated enough ‘performance-capture’ animation technology is only coming on stream now. I’ve spent the last 14 months doing performance-capture work — the actor performs the character and then we animate it.”
KWANZAA DAY TWO: KUJICHAGULIA
Every year I post the principle of the day for the holiday Kwanzaa because I celebrate it. I’m not evangelizing, feel no pressure to get down in the same way, I’m just celebrating. The principle for today is for “Self-determination: To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves and speak for ourselves.”
Anyhoo, slow news day, huh? That’s why we can’t do this without you. The rumors, the scoops, the set photos — they’re all fueled by passionate fans emailing in the goods. The ones who ask, “What do you mean your sister’s dating somebody who works for Miles Millar?” The ones who know the code names of movie projects and scour city permit filings for them. The devoted, the involved. Fans, just like you. Whatever you know, we wanna know, and whether you want your name shouted to the web’s rafters or kept closer than a classified report, we’ve got you covered like a comforter. Broadcasting live from Los Angeles, this is your humble scribe Hannibal Tabu (web site, MySpace blog) saying thank you for your time and indulgence, and “enough talk — let’s go make with the ‘biff’ and the ‘pow’ already.”
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