Mark Millar On Starlight Comic Book Movie

IGN recently interviewed comic book legend Mark Millar, Civil War, Kick-Ass, to discuss Kingsman: The Secret Service, when they also decided to pick his brain on one of his comics soon to hit the silver screen, Starlight. IGN through out some suggestions and ideas on who could play the character’s lead role, Duke McQueen. IGN’s list of suggested actors varied from Liam Neeson to Kirk Douglas, which Millar commented on in his point of view.

starlightMillar also went on to talk about his inspiration for the story saying:

“When I was a kid my Dad used to have this old 35mm projector and we had a lot of the Republic serials – things like Flash Gordon and Commando Cody. I grew up with a real love of that – I must have been the only kid on my housing estate in Scotland that was really into this stuff. BBC2 were showing a lot of that stuff at the time too. So I grew up really loving 1930s and 1940s serials.

“I wanted to do a comic book that was an homage to that stuff. So what I did was I took the archetypes of the space hero – a John Carter, Buck Rogers, Flash Gordon-style space hero – and aged him up. This guy had been doing these amazing things when he was in his 20s; he had these amazing adventures, like Buster Crabbe. But when he came back to earth there was no evidence that he’d done anything. The idea was that he comes back and has to live a normal life. He’s like ‘I saved that alien world!’ and people are like ‘Very good.’ There were no selfies then so you couldn’t really prove it!

“So he just comes home, becomes a mechanic, gets married and has kids. And then he doesn’t tell people about it anymore because he’s kind of embarrassed because nobody believes him. Then his wife dies and his kids move out of the house… and he’s a 63-year-old guy. Then one of those old sparkly rocket ships lands in the garden again and says ‘You saved us 40 years ago, will you come back and save us again because there’s a new problem?’ And he has to squeeze himself into his old spacesuit and has to go back for one last adventure. It’s kind of Unforgiven meets Flash Gordon.”

The screenplay isn’t even written at this stage, but we nevertheless took the opportunity to lob some names at Mark for Duke McQueen, kicking off with the actor that apparently inspired the look of the character…”

Let us know what you think about Millar’s Starlight comic coming to film in the comments down below!!

SOURCE:  IGN

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Tim Nicholson’s Die Hard T-Shirt Art

Threadless user Tim Nicholson has uploaded this amazingly-cool piece of T-shirt art inspired one of the most popular action movies of all time, Die Hard. The piece is called “YIPPEE-KI-YAY MOTHER-LUCKER” and features the movie’s main character John McClane, played by Actor Bruce Willis, crawling through a ventilation shaft while using a zippo-lighter to see. The T-shirt is currently available on Threadless.com for $20.00 with free shipping!

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Tim added this short message about the piece saying:

Next time you feel luck is against you spare a thought for John McClane, one of the unluckiest film characters ever. Consistently in the wrong place at the wrong time, this magnet for terrorism often wonders “How can the same shit happen to the same guy twice?” The answer, bad luck.

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Archie VS Predator Comic Coming Soon!!

Our favorite, human hunting alien from another planet, Predator, will be bumping heads with the likes of classic comic book character, Archie, in the upcoming comic book series Archie VS Predator!! The story was written by Alex De Campi and drawn by Artist Ferando Ruiz.

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Here’s a description of the comic coming soon:

America’s favorite teen meets the galaxy’s fiercest hunter! Archie and friends hit Costa Rica for Spring Break, where party games and beach games are soon replaced by the Most Dangerous Game! What mysterious attraction does the gang hold for the trophy-collecting Predator, and will the kids even realize they’re in danger before it claims them all?

What do you think about the upcoming Archie VS Predator comic book? Let us know in the comments down below!!

Animating The Matrix In LEGO Video

YouTuber Snooperking has re-created the explosively awesome bank shootout scene from the hit sci-fi movie, The Matrix, using Legos. The video fast-forwards through a set of hands moving the legos to mimic the scene, and then plays the scene we just saw put together without the hands.

This message from Snooperking was attached to the video saying:

“Just kinda another video to let you guy’s know how its going and holy shit… this video is taking forever to make, hopefully its because it’ll be good in the end, hopefully:3
so far I have about a full minute of animation…. out of 4 minutes, almost 25% there yayyyyy! hopefully you guys will enjoy it:P”

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Universal’s Monster Mashup Movie to be more Action than Horror

It has been reported that Universal’s upcoming Monster Mashup movie, consisting of different classic monsters such as Dracula, The Monster of Frankenstein, The Mummy, and more, will be more of a team-up action movie than an all-out fright film.

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Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures gave a big clue, saying:

“We don’t have any capes [in our film library]. But what we do have is an incredible legacy and history with the monster characters. We’ve tried over the years to make monster movies — unsuccessfully, actually. So, we took a good, hard look at it, and we settled upon an idea, which is to take it out of the horror genre, put it more in the action-adventure genre and make it present day, bringing these incredibly rich and complex characters into present day and reimagine them and reintroduce them to a contemporary audience.”

Universal is apparently using a team of writers to keep the monsters more alive and exciting, much like today’s sitcoms often do. One of the writers from the team, Craig Michael Ranapia, had this to say about the project:

“Actually, it isn’t novel in Hollywood at all. Studios (including Universal) used to have stables of writers — and other creatives — under contract working on assigned projects and doing re-writes rather than having them farmed out for draft after draft and a parade of big-ticket script doctors.”

Let us know in the comments below about Universal’s Monster Mashup movie being more action than horror.