How exactly are Logan's claws made? Well, there's a two part interview with special effects artist James Gawley about how it's done. "I love solving technical puzzles," Jimmy said. "My background is a machinist, I'm a certified machinist, and I just got tired of a regular job, so I decided to get into film. I don't have any relatives in the film business to open doors for me, I went in cold. I was fortunate that I got around with some people who could recognize my ability and help me move along and gain freedom."
THE DARK KNIGHT
An anonymous scooper wrote in with the following: "I know guy named John Brickey here in Louisville, KY. He's one of those guys who builds motorcycles. He and his little company are building a bike codenamed 'Sidewinder.' He showed me a picture of it, unfinished, on his camera phone and told me that after building a bike for a WB executive in California, that they may want to speak to him about building the Sidewinder, or some derivative thereof, for the upcoming movie 'The Dark Knight.' The bike looks a lot like something Bats would ride."
FilmIck is reporting that actor Bruce Campbell will be playing a character from Spider-Man lore named Quentin Beck ... a name some might remember as one of ol' Web-Head's most determined enemies.
There's a new rumor over at Kryptonsite that a certain extraterrestrial hero might be joining the group for the big episode, "Justice." They also have two sets of screen captures for next week's episode called "Fallout" (guest starring rapper Bow Wow) and an image gallery of promotional images for the upcoming episode "Reunion."
Looking forward to seeing the indie comic on the big screen? Well, don't get all worked up just yet -- a report at Cinescape has the rights holder Mark Bode saying "nuh-uh!" "I don't know where this leak came from," Bode said, "but I have not signed the rights to Universal ... This movie may not happen and at this point and this leak is very premature."
The moderator of Michael Bay's message boards told Seibertron.com that the next trailer will be a teaser, characterizing the first as an "announcement" trailer. We don't know what that means, either.
If you click on the article images on this site you can see a series of new stills from the Neil Gaiman adaptation. The film opens March 17th, 2007.
The Superman Homepage has excerpts next week's TV Guide, with Brandon Routh discussing playing The Everywhere Man. "It's fun to play that side, especially with animation, because you can really go over the top," Routh said. "What would seem ridiculous on film plays well in animation."
Movie producer Barry Levine talked to Newsarama about the indie project. "I ... brought in a friend of mine that I had developed a few projects with before, Alan Riche ['MouseHunt,' 'Starsky and Hutch'], who brought it to Johnny's agent at UTA who sent it over to Infinium Nil [Johnny Depp's production company]. Johnny read the comics, he had already been researching that time period and characters. Once we had established that relationship we worked very closely with Sam Sarkar, who runs development for Johnny. When we sat down with Johnny he fell in love with Eric J's artwork and that pulled him into the story. Once we had Johnny interested in this as a project for him to star in Jon Levin at CAA suggested a meeting with Jim Uhls ['Fight Club']. Johnny, Sam and Jim had several conversations that resulted in Jim coming onboard as the screenwriter."
THAT'S A WRAP
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."