All tag results for 'special effects'
Universal just won't give up on The Wolf Man!
The new Wolf Man will be a "period piece reboot" of the 1941 Lon Chaney Jr. classic film, and Universal is reportedly aiming for the new movie to be the beginning of a direct-to-dvd franchise for the werewolf series.
Universal is currently looking for writers for this reboot of the VERY recent Wolf Man film, which was also a reboot. Ha!
Let's hope they find someone skilled this time around…the last one had great actors and really impressive makeup work. The main problem there was definitely in the script.
Are U ready for another Wolf Man? Or do U think the franchise should be put down with a silver bullet?
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Something about this makes us feel extremely uncomfortable.
Director and special effects king George Lucas has reportedly starting buying the rights to deceased film legends like Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck so he can use the old footage, and combine it with technology to digitally place them in a new feature!
According to Lucas' friend Mel Smith:
"George has been buying up the film rights to dead actors in the hope of using computer trickery to put them all together, so you'd have Orson Welles and Barbara Stanwyck alongside today's stars."
Doesn't seem very respectful to the actors and their memory!
Just because you have the technology to do something doesn't mean you should!
Hasn't anyone seen Jurassic Park?! LOLz!
But in all seriousness, we hope that whatever he's planning on doing is taken with the utmost care and respect to their families. We all saw what happened to the new Star Wars trilogy when he focused on the CGI instead of, you know, the actual actors.
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The New York State Department of Labor will be examining the safety of various special effects in Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, after two castmembers suffered broken bones from a 'flying mechanism' being employed in the new Broadway production!
However, according to department spokesman Leo Rosales, this is standard procedure, as all stage productions with special effects must be approved by state inspectors.
“The flying in this musical is unprecedented for Broadway, and we’re going to urge the producers to make sure everything is as safe as possible.”
However, Actors Equity has also gotten involved, and reportedly forced the production to shift rehearsal schedules when they realized that various cast members were practicing the flying stunts in close proximity of one another!
Spokesperson Maria Somma explains:
"When a show is preparing to debut a lot of technology, especially flying over stage and audiences, we keep a close eye.”
Good! We're happy to hear that this is being taken so seriously!
Accidents happen, and thankfully no one was too seriously injured, but we want the production to go safely AND smoothly, so it's important that these officials are present to oversee that the proper regulations are in place!