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From The Daily Blam comes this first picture of a GREEN LANTERN power battery.
Not the most attractive-looking object, I suppose it  does have a somewhat alien look,  one that might work well in the context of the movie.
Also seen at the above site is a picture of star Ryan Reynolds, riding in on a giant prop Lantern, to recieve a Scream Award from co-star Blake Lively for GREEN LANTERN as “Most Anticipated Movie”.
62080697The Scream Awards Ceremonies will be broadcast this Tuesday, September 19th on SPIKE, begining at 9:00 PM/8:00 Central.

Green Lantern's Blake Lively

blake_lively_whiteTalking to MTV.com, GREEN LANTERN’s Carol Ferris, Blake Lively (GOSSIP GIRL) described her acting experience in the DC Comics superhero film as a “different” experience.

“With all the special effects, you’re in a big soundstage with blue walls and the world you’re acting opposite will be created months after you’re finished shooting…. because I don’t know half of what I’m going to see. It’s so exciting, seeing all the visual arts and all the amazing effects they’re creating and the main characters they’re creating.”

Certainly different to her role in THE TOWN, the Ben Affleck (DAREDEVIL)-starring film, currently in theaters.

“To go be in a superhero movie opposite such amazing actors and an incredible director, and not just be the damsel in distress, be a fighter pilot, be his boss at the company, to play women with strengths are the characters I’m most attracted to.”

Asked if GREEN LANTERN will foreshadow Carol Ferris’ dark side, Star Saphire, she replied: ” No, not yet. Well, I mean, there are always winks and homages to certain things in the comics for the fans, but I don’t think you know yet how evil she turns.”

Donner on X-Men, Wolverine, Deadpool

xmen_firstclass_n1At the Saturn Awards this year, producer Lauren Shuler Donner (X-MEN) discussed  X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.
Some of her comments included thoughts on casting:

 “There are a lot of factors to consider. There are two mostly. One is the best actor possible because it is a movie. Then the best actor that approximates everybody’s image of these characters.”

 
Donner also revealed that the  Magneto film is likely to never be made, as much of his backstory used in the David S. Goyer script will be told instead in FIRST CLASS.
 
Despite the mediocre success of  X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE,  she confirmed that the Wolverine sequel,  to cover the Japanese saga comic book mini-series will go foward.
Laura Schuler Donner also said that a Deadpool movie is still in the cards, and that Ryan Reynolds is still involved with the planned film:

” You know, Ryan is so committed to being Deadpool. He is Wade Wilson. Well, no, he’s Deadpool. He is so committed to it that he worked with the writers on the script. Even though he’s doing GREEN LANTERN, he’s stayed involved in that project. I’m hoping we’ll get it off the ground next year.”

Read the entire interview at  CraveOnline

Get BURIED at Fantastic Fest 2010 in Auxtin, Texas

buried_movie_poster_01By now, most people have heard the buzz over the new Ryan Reynolds film BURIED, where he plays an American who gets buried alive in the desert. While it may seem too reliant on shtick, the reviews have been nothing but positive since it blew audiences away at Sundance. If you’re among the many who cannot wait to see the film, you’ll have a chance to get a jump on the rest of us at Fantastic Fest, an 8 day film-a-thon in Austin, TX, where they will be premiering some killer films. But for some, just seeing the movie won’t be enough…they’ll actually get to LIVE it! 4 lucky winners will be buried 6-feet under to view the film in some “cozy” confines.
Fantastic Fest takes place in Austin, Texas – September 23 through 30. Other events include a “100 Best Kills Party,” Arcade Demos and Tournament, actor Jeffrey Combs in the one-man play Nevermore: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe, and many screenings: LET ME IN, RE-ANIMATOR, FROM BEYOND, THE LAST STARFIGHTER, NIGHTMARES, and many more.
BURIED opens nationwide October 8th, 2010.
Check out the official press release below:


****FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE****
FANTASTIC FEST ANNOUNCES GALA SCREENING OF
LIONSGATE’S “BURIED” WITH RYAN REYNOLDS
AND DIRECTOR RODRIGO CORTÉS IN ATTENDANCE
Four Lucky Winners Who Survive the
“Buried with Buried: Rolling Roadshow of One” to Attend Gala
Austin, TX—Wednesday, August 25, 2010— Fantastic Fest will host a Gala Screening of Buried at The Paramount Theatre on Thursday, September 23, with Ryan Reynolds and director Rodrigo Cortés in attendance, as part of their opening night programming of the festival.
Buried, which Lionsgate will release in select theaters on September 24th and wide on October 8th, stars Reynolds as a truck driver and family man who wakes up six feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited.
“Buried is the most unique and compelling thriller I have seen in years. The festival is honored to screen what we feel is going to be the ‘buzz’ film of the season,” said Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League.
In celebration of the much buzzed about film, Fantastic Fest will also present the film as part of their “Rolling Roadshow” screening series the weekend prior to the opening of the festival. The unprecendted “Rolling Roadshow of One”, goes beyond the bounds of sanity by enlisting four souls to view the entire film while buried! The Rolling Roadshow is the Alamo Drafthouse’s nationwide tour of famous movies in famous places. Previous screenings have included Close Encounters of the Third Kind at Devil’s Tower in Wyoming, Escape from Alcatraz on Alcatraz Island and more recently The Blues Brothers at Old Joliet Prison.
“The Rolling Roadshow is all about finding that unique film viewing experience with the perfect combination of movie and setting. It’s traditionally been a communal experience of seeing a film outdoors with hundreds of people. But for this event, we’re putting an even cooler twist on the concept, because some movies are perfect for seeing while buried,” said Fantastic Fest co-founder Tim League.
Fantastic Fest has scoured the globe for the very best in action, horror, science fiction, fantasy to the truly bizarre in contemporary cinema for your viewing pleasure. Look for more announcements in the weeks to come, including information on our gala events, parties and AMD Next Wave filmmakers in attendance.
Fantastic Fest is the film festival with the boring parts cut out. Miss this one and your regrets will agonize you for years to come. You have been warned.
Buried is a Versus Entertainment production in association with The Safran Company and Dark Trick Films, a Rodrigo Cortés film.
For more information on the film, visit: http://experienceburied.com/
For photos of the announced films, visit: http://www.fantasticfest.com/press/download-2010-stills/
For more photos from Fantastic Fest, visit: http://bit.ly/dzNrwX
For the latest developments visit the Fantastic Fest Facebook & Twitter:
http://www.facebook.com/fantasticfest

About Fantastic Fest
www.fantasticfest.com
Dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by showbiz bible Variety, Fantastic Fest is also known as the “Comic Con of film festivals.” Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the United States, showcasing eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The 2009 edition hosted over 70 world, U.S. and regional premieres of the latest sci-fi, horror, fantasy and cult films from around the world.
Our Partners
IFC is a significant media partner in conjunction with regional media partner Time Warner Cable. KXAN Austin News (NBC) and The CW Austin (CW) are our network television partners. Dell and AMD are teamed up to support the Next Wave Filmmakers Competition at Fantastic Fest. Presenting sponsor Ambhar Tequila is the official tequila of Fantastic Fest. FEARnet has come on board as a Presenting Sponsor, while HitFix and Radisson are Title Sponsors. Other sponsors include Anchor Bay Entertainment, Dark Sky Films, Embassy Suites, Maxwell Locke & Ritter, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Texas Film Commission and Whole Foods. Media partners include Ain’t It Cool News, Austin Chronicle, 101X FM, The Onion, Chud, Fangoria, Moving Pictures and Twitch.
About Alamo Drafthouse
www.drafthouse.com
The Alamo Drafthouse is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Also regarded as the “Comic Con of film festivals” Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of offbeat cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood Studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art boutique, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is currently planning to expand its theaters and unique programming philosophy to additional markets across the United States.
For more details regarding Fantastic Fest, contact Brandy Fons, publicist, at (310) 809-8882 or brandy@fonspr.com. For more information, visit www.fantasticfest.com.
For more details regarding BURIED, contact Chet Whitmore at (972) 739-6051 or CWhitmore@alliedim.com.

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"Green Lantern" Teaser Posters

GL_Ryan-687x1024Despite all the news on the Marvel Comics movies front, DC Comics fans were not disappointed by San Diego Comic-Con 2010. A series of GREEN LANTERN character teaser posters were released that should put a smile on the face of many a geek.
The posters feature Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan (the Green Lantern of Space Sector 2814), Blake Lively as his on-again, off-again girlfriend Carol Ferris, Mark Strong as Jordan’s nemesis Sinestro, and Peter Sarsgaard as the supervillain Hector Hammond. Each poster features a piece of the first line of the Green Lantern Oath: “In Brightest Day, in Blackest Night, no evil shall escape my sight.”

GREEN LANTERN is set for release on June 17, 2011.
Check out more posters below:
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First Look at 'Green Lantern'

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Entertainment Weekly’s cover this week features the first picture of Ryan Reynold’s mostly CGI costume for Warner Brother’s GREEN LANTERN.

The magazine, which should hit newstands tomorrow, will also figure some behind-the-scenes info and an interview with Reynolds. He told them avout some of the effects work, such as being proppelled through the air on a wire “at up to 60 feet a second” for flying scenes.
Rayan Reynolds said of that experience: “The first time you do it, you’re seriously considering an adult diaper.”
Personally, my first impression is that I don’t care for the CGI suit or skinny mask with the trite “raccoon” eye make-up. This tradition started with the Tim Burton BATMAN, and I’ve always felt it was a step in the wrong direction for superhero costumes, giving them a weird, androgynous vibe.
The Green Lantern uniform looks like a DaVinci drawing: peeled flesh — very costume-designer inspired, rather than the somewhat utilitarian look a police force would more likely favor.
Maybe the ‘ring-construct’ look will grown on me, as time goes by.