I completely missed the fact that yesterday’s post was in fact the 200th of this blog. Perhaps my doodling wasn’t the best way to mark that particular occasion. Here are some pictures to rectify the situation.
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“I am the robot king, I’m not made of tin
I am the robot baron, my name is not Sharon” – InfernOtoriuM
So the other day Laura, ever a source of inspiring pictures, blogs, films, events, etc., pointed me in the direction of Joshua Hoffine’s personal website. He’s a pretty well known photographer specialising in horror shots – most of which are pretty gnarly (and some of which are almost certainly not work safe, in case that’s an issue). One of his most recent photos is the one above, entitled ROBOT. It’s a sweet shot and as I’ve been on a bit of a trip recently of 80’s classic horror and/or sci-fi films e.g. Blade Runner, Alien and The Thing it should come as no surprise that I particularly liked this one (yes, I do know Alien was 1979, really, but it still falls into that same group of films in my mind). The actual robot also reminded me a little bit of IG-88.
ThenI found out that he has a ‘behind the scenes’ blog, and has included a post about ROBOT that goes through everything from initial sketches, to the construction of the robot, from the prosthetics to the post-production. As I have, simultaneously to my film trip, also been getting steadily more and more interested in the whole world of special effects, this really captured me. You should check out Joshua’s blog detailing the full making of, his thought process behind creating the shot, etc. (it’s a WordPress blog, of course) over here:
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I currently can’t embed this video, and I will be adding some photos to this blog as soon as they are available, so for now I will just leave you with this link:
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Much like the subject of today’s blog post, I am returned to the land of the living from the awesome weekend that was Chris’ stag do in the fine city of Nottingham. Had a fantastic time, and I hopefully I will have some, uhh… ‘content’ for everyone reading this very soon!
Today I picked up the complete Hellspawn collection (all of the issues, cover gallery, additional art, behind-the-scenes content, etc.) for a pretty reasonable £30 and so far it’s been excellent. It’s actually the first Spawn comic that I’ve ever owned, despite having read most of the origin story and being pretty familiar with the general gist of things mostly due to the popularity of the franchise back in the 90’s. I also recently started watching the animated series online and got to about episode 6 when I discovered that it had been cancelled after the third series (only 18 episodes) and thus nowhere near a conclusion. I regrettably dropped it after that, as I knew I’d never get any closure on that particular strand.
Aside: Talking of things that have been cancelled, I was pretty gutted to see this news piece about the progress of Guillermo del Toro’s adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness. Basically, Universal studios have refused to greenlight the film – a proposed $150 million live-action epic, with James Cameron as executive producer and Tom Cruise rumoured to be starring. The reason? Well, basically it comes down to the fact that it’s Lovecraft. Del Toro, and the story itself, need an ‘R’ rating in America, but the studio want PG-13 to reach a wider audience and make money back. Also, the fact that it’s a bleak tale of unimaginable horror with no happy ending or anything easily marketable to the masses probably didn’t help.
Still, there is hope out there. The studio isn’t completely ditching the project; word has it that he’s shopping it to other studios; and he’s also been attached to Pacific Rim as director (it looks like it could be pretty sweet – not Lovecraft, but sweet nonetheless). Hopefully we’ll see some cosmic horror on the big screen soon enough! Also, there’s a new Spawn animated series in the works, which we may or may not see this year according to various sources.