Monday, February 27, 2006
Running Scared 3.1M
Eight Below 15.7M
***Update*** An interview with writer/director Wayne Kramer is also on the site.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
X-Men 3: The Last Stand hits theaters May 27, 2006.
In Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest, Captain Jack Sparrow and is caught in yet another tangled web of supernatural intrigue. It turns out, Captain Jack owes a blood debt to the legendary Davey Jones, ruler of the ocean depths and captain of the ghostly Flying Dutchman. If Jack can't figure a crafty way out of this one, he'll be cursed to an afterlife of eternal servitude and damnation. And as if that weren't enough, Captain Jack's problems throw a huge wrench into the wedding plans of the blissful Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann, who quickly find themselves thrust into Jack's misadventures.
Keith Richards was supposed to appear but had to pull out due to commitments to the Rolling Stones.
Cameron Bright also has significant roles in Running Scared (February 23) Ultraviolet (March 3) and X-Men 3: The Last Stand (May 26). Thank You For Smoking gets limited release March 17. Wow thats four movies in five months!
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Last summer a quirky little TV series shot in the Nanaimo region. Eureka shot its pilot in Ladysmith and a bit in the Comox Valley. The 11 episode opening season of Eureka will premiere this summer and follows a US marshal who gets stranded in the small town of Eureka, a community he discovers is actually a top-secret “brain trust” where the government has various scientists working on potentially world-altering experiments. While exterior were shot on the island interior were filmed at Vancouver Film Studios, as will be the case with the series.
I found a promotional trailer that you can watch.
Just to let people know, there is an Anime Convention next weekend at UVic. Kie-Kon IV on February 24 to 26 will see the MacLaurin building transformed into a bastion of Anime, Manga, Cosplay and other Pop Japanese cultural words that you’ve never heard of. Those interested can check out their website or stop by the MacLaurin buildings wings A and D starting at 4pm on Friday February 24 and register for only $15 for the whole weekend or Free if you’re a UVic student.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Comingsoon posted handbill posters being given away for X-Men 3 at WonderCon this weekend in San Fancisco. The posters show individual shots of Angel, Pheonix, Wolverine, Storm, The Beast and Rouge.
I think the Rouge poster is my favorate, what's yours?
Friday, February 10, 2006
It was recently revealed that the lease is soon up on the commission’s current Government St. offices and that the film office is without a commissioner. Local businesses and various levels of Government provide funding; hence the call for letters of support.
Last year the film industry brought over $28 Million in productions to the area, a huge boost to the local economy and local workers.
If you need other numbers than those listed below, please contact Lynne Anderson,
Administrator, Greater Victoria Film Commission, Phone: 386-3976, Fax: 386-3967
GVFC Letter of Support Mailing List
City of Victoria
o Mayor Alan Lowe and Members of Council
o Mailing Address:
City of Victoria
#1 Centennial Square
Victoria, BC V8W 1P6
• Mayor Alan Lowe – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Bea Holland – email@example.com
• Charlayne ThorntonJoe – Charlaynet@city.victoria.bc.ca
• Chris Coleman – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Dean Fortin – email@example.com
• Geoff Young – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Helen Hughes – email@example.com
• Pamela Madoff – firstname.lastname@example.org
• Sonya Chandler – email@example.com
Phone: (250) 3855711
Fax: (250) 3610214
City of Victoria
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Jean Grey aka Pheonix
Lookin' a little ticked
aka Shadow Cat
Gathers his team
Looking at Jean Grey
Wolverine and Storm
Storm and Profesor X
pick Wolverine up.
Wolverine, Storm and Prof. X
meet with The Beast.
Wolverine and Storm
Wolverine and Pheonix
making the movie 'Mature'
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Ultraviolet moved to March 31st, a full five weeks later. Problem is, this put the film up against Ice Age 2, Basic Instinct 2 and Vancouver made Slither where it was sure to be buried at the box-office. So anouther move, this time to March 3rd were fewer big films are there to fight it off. Only the Bruce Willis thriller 16 Blocks and some teen girl comedy called Aquamarine.
Right now HSX is putting Running Scared at H$17.35 and Ultraviolet at H$35.18 with a recent +2.25 move. Cameron's H$10.87 could move higher if these films make their box-office targets.
Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Peter Leitch, who currently heads Lionsgate Studios and is the Chair of the British Columbia Motion Picture Production Industry Association, will manage all of Bosa's studio operations. "I am very excited to be joining the Bosa organization," said Leitch. "By combining Lionsgate and Mammoth Studios, we will be able to cater to the entire spectrum of film and television production."
Together, Lionsgate Studios and Mammoth Studios contain more than 500,000 square feet of sound stages and production support space, creating the largest studio facilities in Canada, and will foster more than 1,500 jobs in B.C.
Bosa Development, is significantly increasing its commitment to the British Columbia film industry with the acquisition of Lionsgate Studios. "We are very committed to the film industry in British Columbia," said President of Bosa Development Corporation, Nat Bosa. "This is an industry that employs 35,000 people and injects $1 billion annually into the Provincial economy. We have a highly skilled workforce and a government that supports the industry. We are looking forward to helping the industry thrive and expand in the future."
The acquisition coincides with the provincial government's decision to extend film and TV tax credits and an imminent labour deal between the industry's technicians and producers.
The sale for $41.6M becomes effective March 15th, 2006.
Jim Henson created some of my favored memories as a child and now the Jim Henson Company is making plans to sequelize one of their best muppet freatures. Dark Crystal 2 or Power of the Dark Crystal will be directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, known for Dexter's Laboratory and Star Wars: Clone Wars.
Brian Froud is back to create new characters for a script that has already been writen by Annette Duffy and David Odell. David Odell was a regular writer on The Muppet Show and wrote the screenplay for the original Dark Crystal, as well as Supergirl: The Movie.
The film is set hundres of years after the adventures of Jen and Kira when a mysterious girl made of fire steals a shard of the great crystal, in hopes of reignighting the dying sun. As I remember there were more than one. Less sets will be used this time as the muppets will perform with CGI backdrops created by Tartakovsky's Orphanage Animation Studios. Shooting is set to start this summer.
I hope that Aughra is still around, she was one of my favorite characters fromt he old film.