Monday, February 27, 2006

Paul Walker talks Running Scared

The star of Running Scared sat down and gave an interview to Dark Horizons. Walker has two movies in theatres right now, the Disney flick, Eight Below, and just opened this weekend Running Scared.


Running Scared 3.1M
Eight Below 15.7M

***Update*** An interview with writer/director Wayne Kramer is also on the site.

New MOW sets up office in Victoria

Front Street ProductionsFront Street Pictures is back in Victoria to shoot another movie-of-the-week. The Last Trimester is set to film in town from March 13th till April 7th. I'm currently trying to get a hold of the production manager to get you more details.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Empire gives new X-Men 3: Last Stand images

Empire Magazine released a peak at the covers for the May issue with images of X-Men 3: The Last Stand. Shown on the first of the two collector issues are Wolverine and Storm and cover number two features Magneto and Pheonix.

X-Men 3: The Last Stand hits theaters May 27, 2006.



New poster for Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest

Johnny Depp, Orlando Boom and Kira Knightley return in the swashbuckling adventure series that brought them superstardom and fame.

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.

Poster for Thank You For Smoking

Thank you for Smoking Cameron BrightA new poster showed up on the internet for Cameron's up coming film Thank You for Smoking, in which he plays the son of a tabbaco lobbyist.

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

Eureka I found it!


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.


Anime Convention


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

New Ultraviolet pics



IGN posted some new pictures from Cameron Bright’s upcoming film Ultraviolet, where he plays the young character Six, being protected by Mila Jovovich’s Violet. The film opens March 3.

Watch here to see if I get some tickets to give away.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Ultraviolet site now Online

Ultaviolet

Sony Pictures has launched a new site to promote the movie Ultraviolet, staring Mila Jovovich and Cameron Bright. There are games, downloads, photos, a trailer and synopsis. More picutes are visable at CameronBright.blogspot.com.Mila Jovovich

X-Men 3 Movie Poster


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

Call for Letters for Commission

victoria film commissionThe Greater Victoria Film Commission is putting a call out for letters of support to your local Mayor, MLA and MP's. This is in an effort to gain support that will keep the commission in tack.

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
Email: admin@filmvictoria.com

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

Email:

Mayor Alan Lowemayor@city.victoria.bc.ca

Bea Hollandbeah@city.victoria.bc.ca

Charlayne Thornton­JoeCharlaynet@city.victoria.bc.ca

Chris Colemanchrisco@city.victoria.bc.ca

Dean Fortindeanf@city.victoria.bc.ca

Geoff Younggeoffyoung@city.victoria.bc.ca

Helen Hugheshelenh@city.victoria.bc.ca

Pamela Madoffpmadoff@city.victoria.bc.ca

Sonya Chandlersonyac@city.victoria.bc.ca

Phone: (250) 385­5711

Fax: (250) 361­0214

City of Victoria

Thursday, February 09, 2006

New x-Men 3 images pt. 2

Part 2 of our new set of X3 (X-Men 3) images that just became available. This time we have Jean Grey aka Pheonix, Magneto, Colossus and Shadow Cat aka Kitty Pryde.


Pheonix

Jean Grey aka Pheonix
Lookin' a little ticked



Pyro

Pyro



Colossus

Colossus



Kitty Pryde

Kitty Pryde
aka Shadow Cat



Brotherhood

Magneto
Gathers his team



Storm

Storm




Colossus

New x-Men 3 images

More images for the upcoming X-men 3 just arrived. I'll start with eight images featuring Wolverine, we all like him right?


Wolverine

Wolverine
In doorway



Wolverine

Wolverine
Looking at Jean Grey



Wolverine

Wolverine
at night



Wolverine Storm

Wolverine and Storm
Meet Juggernaut


Wolverine Storm

Storm and Profesor X
pick Wolverine up.



Wolverine The Beast

Wolverine, Storm and Prof. X
meet with The Beast.



Wolverine Storm

Wolverine and Storm
at night



Wolverine Jean Grey Pheonix

Wolverine and Pheonix
making the movie 'Mature'

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Ultraviolet is Running Scared

Cameron BrightWell, I wondered how long it would take? (see my January prediction in Attractions) Two large movies both staring the same 13 year-old kid both set to hit theatres on the same day, one of them had to give. Nanaimo's Cameron Bright started shoting Ultraviolet two years ago and Running Sacared right after that, now the two films were set for release on February 24th, but one company moved their film out of the battle.

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

New Studio deal for Vancouver

Lionsgate Studios, formerly North Shore Studios, has been sold to Bosa Development Corp., builders of Mammoth Studios in Burnaby. Bosa owns shopping centres, warehouses and office buildings, and are know as excellent condominium developers, like Cameron Island in Nanaimo.

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.

Return to the Dark Crystal


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.