By James White
Jumping aboard the latest instalment of a franchise spawning two and a half billion dollars and featuring a legendary, beloved comic book character would be daunting enough on its own, but setting out to make a film grounded in the real world, one featuring a someone who puts the hero back in superhero? That takes real guts.
Director GORE VERBINSKI tells F*** about Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and putting the actors through cowboy boot camp in his whole new take on the epic adventure, THE LONE RANGER.
Academy Awardwinning director Gore Verbinski (â€œRango, â€œPirates of the Caribbean) reteams with both producer Jerry Bruckheimer and actor Johnny Depp to helm the triumvirate`s newest adventure. The idea to make â€œThe Lone Ranger germinated several years ago but Verbinski didn`t get excited about it until he saw Johnny Depp`s take on Tonto. â€œJohnny showed me a picture of himself dressed up as Tonto with a bird on his head that he had taken at some point, recalls Verbinski. â€œHe asked me if I wanted to come back and work on this project. It was a really great image, so I began to think about doing it for real.
Task Force Snax: F*** tucks into Suicide Squad culinary creations at the DC Comics Super Heroes CaféJedd Jong -
Maybe the real love story here is the one between a man and his director. Tony Leung Chiu-Wai and Wong Kar-Wai have made seven films together over a period of almost twenty years, and now their seventh film The Grandmaster is battling its way into cinemas. It was a long, arduous shoot, with Leung training for three years before a single frame of footage was even shot. The two men, both acknowledged to be at the very top of their game in their respective careers, talk candidly about their love for kungfu movies, the challenges involved in making a the film, and give us a little insight into a friendship that`s yielded the dreamy, artistic likes of 2046 and In The Mood For Love.
Are you ready for the first ever Transformers Cybertron Con in Southeast Asia?
Whether you're a recent convert to the series thanks to the Michael Bay films, or a long-time fan of the franchise, the Transformers Cyberton Con is expected to churn Transformers mania in Southeast Asia to a fever pitch. The first ever Transformers Cybertron Con in Southeast Asia is to be held at the Resorts World Convention Centre from 11-14 March 2012, and will feature a gamut of exhibits and activities to sate the appetites of everyone from neophytes to the most avid of fanatics.