Rebelscum has an article on Thomas Hodges, an artist who’s now doing work for LFL. He’ll be drawing a pre-ROTS comic arc scripted by Paul Ens and due to appear on starwars.com in the near(ish) future.
Apples and oranges
I’m rather resigned to the fact that George can’t stop fiddling with the Original Trilogy, but in the light of that, isn’t this quote just a tad bit hypocritical?
“Would color distract from their comedy and make it not as funny anymore?” Lucas said. “Maybe just the fact that they’re in black and white makes it funny, because their humor is dated. But by putting it in black and white, it puts it in a context where you can appreciate it for what it was.
“But you try to make it in full living color and try to compare it to a Jim Carrey movie, then it’s hard for young people to understand. Because you’re then thinking you’re comparing apples to apples, when you’re not. You’re comparing apples to oranges. I’m saying it’s not fair to the artist.”
From The Three Stooges — in color?
Replace ‘color’ with ‘CGI’ and ‘black & white’ with ‘guys in rubber masks and ships on strings,’ and… well.
Ewan’s next film
Ewan McGregor gets back to sci-fi with Michael Bay’s The Island:
DreamWorks’ sci-fi project follows a “harvested being” who makes a bid to escape the utopian facility where he is being kept. The studio is eyeing a fall start. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“The Legend of Zorro”) are on board to write the script, which originated as a spec by Caspian Tredwell-Owen.
Sounds like The Matrix meets The Truman Show…
Ewan McGregor has survived his 20,000 mile motorcycle ride around the world.
If he gets mowed down now by a taxi on Fifth Avenue, I’m going to be pissed.
Another Muggle in the World
Author JK Rowling has announced that she is expecting her third child next year.
Of course, none of the Harry Potter book fans are concerned about her actual health or that of her baby. We just want to be sure it won’t delay the next book!
Taking the Long Way Round
Considering that Episode 3 still has some additional shooting, many people were more than a little nervous that Ewan McGregor had decided to take a trip around the world on his bike.
Good news. He’s still alive. And there’s a website tracking their progress in the build-up to the upcoming television show and book.
Kinda makes you want to hit the road, yourself. If only there wasn’t that lack of hotels….