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ICE MOON RISING

For those who missed the publicity releases (see below), “ICE MOON RISING” is a realistic, near-future story about the exploration of Europa, a moon of Jupiter that has the best possible chance of supporting life elsewhere in our solar system.  I’ve been talking to some very bright people at JPL and NASA, trying to get...

THE GHOSTS OF ROME

So here I am in Italy, checking out stage space at fabled Cinecittà Studios outside of Rome, this for a project I expect to shoot next year.  They have over 20 stages here, but the most impressive – for a few reasons – is “Teatro 5.”  Not only is it massive in size, but it’s...

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. ...