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At the Fast 7 Premiere

Caught Vin's latest at the premiere the other night, held at Grauman's Chinese Theater which they call something else now that'll never stick.  Helluva movie.  My favorite over-the-top moment came when The Rock, needing to rid himself of a full-arm plaster cast to get back into the action, simply flexes his arm muscles to break...

I’m Thinking, I’m Thinking…

Yes, that's me in Auvers, France (the place where Van Gogh worked and died), communing with poppies and wheat, trying to figure which of the several intriguing projects that have come my way since RIDDICK should be filmed next.  While I ponder, thought I'd take the time to update my web/blog page.  Thanks to Joe...

Experiencing E3

  The good folks at Activision invited me over to E3 yesterday to check out their latest and greatest.  Saw the trailer for DESTINY, publicly available, but then on the DL they showed me some gameplay footage for the upcoming CALL OF DUTY, ADVANCED WARFARE.  While DESTINY impressed, the CODAW footage rocked hard.  Count me...

RIDDICK, the unrated Director’s Cut

  Some of you have been asking for dish on this new cut of RIDDICK, available now on iTunes and dropping January 14 on DVD.  Well, the Director's Cut is probably 8-9 minutes longer than the theatrical version.  The bulk of that time comes in two areas -- several new scenes in the flashback sequence...

Top of The Heap

Just a quick but heartfelt shout-out to all those who helped make RIDDICK the #1 movie in the US and UK this week.  I'm talking about my cast who came to play...my stalwart crew heads who ventured into battle beside me...to the rank-and-file in Montreal who pulled it all together and shared their city with...

COMIC-CON DEBRIEFING

So it was a crazy day.  Which made it a fairly typical day at Com-Con. I hit SD about 10:30 in the morning.  Got an hour or so to walk the auditorium floor, and was heartened to see the comic book stands…the concept artists working away at their stalls…the smaller vendors hawking their fantasy figurines. ...

RIDDICK WILL BE BIIIIIIIIG

I’ve been working over at IMAX in Santa Monica the last few weeks, overseeing the conversion of RIDDICK into its giant-ass supersize-me format.  Hasn’t always been an easy task:  David Eggby and I shot the movie widescreen (2.40:1), yet the native aspect ratio of IMAX is much taller (1.90:1).  That’s no small difference to reconcile....