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So ya want to be a Superhero... Ever considered SKY HIGH'

Hey folks, Harry here and man... this looks like seven cans of whup-ass and a triple-order of cool on the side. That sure does look like what I'd imagine a School for Super-Heroes to be like.... Only... where's all the tagging by "those" kids?

Hey Harry and Moriarty.

ZodsIllegitimateSon here with some news on Disney's new movie which has everyone's favorite big chinned, chainsaw wielding, deadite killer Bruce Campbell in it.

I attend California State University, Northridge and last week film crews began to take over the campus library. Didn't take long for me to find out that SKY HIGH would be taking that building as its own for the next two weeks.

Within the next couple days the palm trees surrounding the front of the library were covered by walls made to match the outer structure of the library. I spotted large pieces of carved styrofome sitting on the grass waiting to go up. It wasn't until today that I found out what those were. Huge murals on both sides showing caped crusaders off to the rescue. Soon enough the signs that showed this was the Oviatt Library were covered up with a sign saying it was Sky High. Banners showing the school's moto hung from the top of the main building. Another large sign erected in front welcomed freshmen to a new year.

I snapped these photos when I went to class this evening:

The first one shows one of the Sky High buses.

The second one shows the Sky High logo on the bus.

Third shows where they covered up the name of the library with the school sign.

The fourth was near one of the doors entering the library.

The fifth was out in front of the library. The other side said Welcome Freshmen, but their was a security guard looming front of it so I didn't get that shot.

Next are the four banners.

Here's various shots of the two walls.

Finally two photos showing the whole thing including crews.

Well filming actually starts tomorrow. I saw a few Starwagons, but not with the names Kurt Russell, Bruce Campbell, or Lynda Carter on them. I hope they will be there at some point in the filming. I also saw dozens of makeup chairs under a tent, no doubt for the many children that will be on set to shoot. I'm guessing this will mostly be establishing shots of the school, though I'll keep my out open for Wonder Woman, Snake Plisken, and Ash. I do wonder if they'll be in some sort of costumes. That'd be sweet, and the hordes of fanboys begging for Bruce to be a superhero will finally see him in tights... sickos.

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  • Sept. 28, 2004, 1:44 a.m. CST

    BIG old smile.

    by EvilSamNeill

    6 pack at midnight, and apparently I'm...

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 1:47 a.m. CST


    by MisterCynic

    amazing how many superhero scripts are getting greenlit on the eve of the incredibles.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:09 a.m. CST


    by Lion Fire

    That set looks pretty cool. It looks like they have a really great setting.. I hope the storyline really utilizes it well. Coure Bruce Campbell is going to be in it so I guess it will be pretty good regaurdless.

  • know, X3?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:24 a.m. CST

    You forgot to close a tag.

    by Trik


  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:44 a.m. CST

    If I were a Superhero I would drop out

    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:44 a.m. CST

    It's FAME ... with capes!

    by FrankDrebin

    I'll see it for Kurt. It'll probably make me appreciate SOLDIER more.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Ummm...Harry Potter?

    by Dannychico

    Aren't the connections here obvious?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 4:07 a.m. CST

    2005: The Year Superhero Movies Burnout?

    by SmarkJobber

    In the last few years moviegoers have been deluged with superhero movies. While these movies are still being put into production ("Fantastic Four" for example), Hollywood seems to now be pushing more genre-bending superhero movies like "Incredibles," "Sky High," the Zucker parody "Superhero!" and "Zoom's Academy" -- all of which ring of bottom-barrel scraping (maybe excepting "Incredibles," which was first). My question is...knowing that trends in the movie business are cyclical, does this crop of non-traditional superhero movies signal the end of the superhero cycle? The disaster movie trend of the late-nineties was over in less than 3 years. "Spiderman" was released in 2002, and the glut of these superhero comedies will most likely be released over the course of the next 18 months or so. I'm not saying that superhero movies will disappear completely, but I do feel there will be far fewer greenlit in 2005. Thoughts?

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 4:14 a.m. CST

    you think this is ripping harry potter off?

    by The Data

    jesus, i'm so sick of people who dont get that harry potter is just a rip off of lotr and xmen and whatever else.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Recognised it immediately..! It's where I came (from England) t

    by workshed

    ...a couple of the pillars supporting the front of the building had collapsed... and the eight storey bulding you see in the background (on the 7th photo) had a huge crack running all the way from the bottom to the top. Now that looked extremely cool - like a bolt of lightning had cut it in half. Unfortunately, I made one major discovery during my three months over in L.A. - Californians/The People Who Run Hollywood are not too bright and are caught up in their own selfish disregard for anything existing outside the State i.e.The Rest of The World. Haven't been back post-Clinton era. I would imagine it's even worse nowadays lol.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Is it an Aaron Spelling Production?

    by ChickenGeorgeVII


  • Sept. 28, 2004, 6:38 a.m. CST

    That I <3 HUCKABEES Broad Likes It, Too!

    by Karl Childers

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Wonder Women is the principal?

    by tHEmOOG

    I wouldn't mined being sent to that office. I have extra credit in my pants. Kelly preston is in it also. Sweetuh!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Oh man, they have to bring Hulk Hogan into this

    by Judge Doom

    And Crispin Glover. That would make my day!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Buce Campbell got FAT.

    by phatboi560

    See him in Spidey 2? He was great but a little chubby.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I thought that was CSU Northridge

    by Captain Comet

    I spent a week there in April for national Parli debate. I still have an unpaid parking ticket there too-- fuckers didn't put up a sign in the lot where we were all parking that we needed passes.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Is this a Volcanoe high remake?

    by Manaqua

    Just wonderin....

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 6:49 p.m. CST

    So is this gonna be Spy Kids 7?

    by Hamish

    Or Agent Cody Banks 12? Yes, the proliferation of spoofs and "new takes on..." does, I fear, spell the bursting of the superhero bubble. The new trend will be shite low budget comedies featuring non-actor reality tv "stars", general (and generic) "celebrities" and "musicians". Please not that the quotation marks denote scorn. Hopefully this will at least have the effect of refining the comic book movie gene pool so that we end up with only quality films (hopes for X3 and Superman, maybe even FF at a stretch), and do away with the likes of Catwoman and other cash in attempts.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 7:23 p.m. CST

    How exciting!

    by TheGinger Twit

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Worked on the sets and a lot of the ornament is very Kirby-esque

    by Skulboy

    Being a comic book fan, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Art Dept had referred to the proper source material of Jack "king" Kirby. Plenty of hard angles and funky shapes reminiscent of Kirby backgrounds and machinery. Not pictured in any of the photos here, but it will be on the screen.

  • Sept. 28, 2004, 11:32 p.m. CST

    thought this was about Kitamura's killer film..

    by Jarek

    oh well.. the only true Sky High is the Japanese film by Kitamura. Great flick.

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 2:34 a.m. CST

    Ha, CSUN on AICN front page

    by SarumanTheChef

    Heh, funny to see the library/set I pass every day on way to/from class on AICN front page. Didn't realise it was anything but some kind of incredibles/x-men rip-off crap. Maybe it still is, though Kurt Rusell, Ash, et al. add some interest to it. I absolutely -died- laughing at Comet's comment about the parking. I work at the campus ticket office so I get complaints about that *all the time* from people attending events; they assail me/coworkers like I/we had any power over it. The whole parking bit is pretty damn stupid here. Otherwise the school is nice, though; great class sizes, good up-and-coming film dept., lots of new buildings going up every year. Go Northridge! And how could this guy not get a picture of the "Welcome Freshmen" sign? Just move to the left 20 feet and you get a clear shot, whole area is wide open, being the heart of the campus and all. So yeah, if anyone comes down to see the set or filming or whatever, its real wide open. Some people in my TV production class apprently went and got food from the Extras tent during a class break. Lots of fun to be had by all....

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Yes Jarek!! The Japanese Skyhigh is the one and only film to be

    by JarJar25

    Kitamura-san's Skyhigh based on the manga and hit TV show in Japan is fantastic. Screw these idiots talking about more American crap, when Japanese and other Asian film makers know what's best to make. There should be a law saying that the only Skyhigh that can exist is the Japanese one. I can't believe these dicks can't come up with a different name, instead of copying our beloved Japanese film. Besides, I'll take Yumiko Shaku over the rest of those loser actors anyday. For those of you who care: Skyhigh started off as a fantastic manga, then TV show(Yumiko Shaku stars in that too!) and finally the movie. The movie is a kind of prequel, which shows how Shaku's character became the guardian of the Gate of Rage. Please check this film out. They sell it over at Ebay and HKflix!

  • Sept. 29, 2004, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Once again, Hollywood tries to ruin a good thing.

    by mbaker

    Is anyone not surprised by this? Every time a particular gerne finds success, Tinsle Town has to jump on the band wagon with projects of their own just so they can look hip, and cool to us fanboys. The truth is, Hollywood dosen't have the vision, or creativity to make anything great on their own. So they take a popular gerne, and instill it with their tired, old, formulaic crap. Hoping that no one will know the difference. Well, we're not stupid! We know a shameless attempt to cash in on popular gernes when we see one! This movie looks like a lame adaptaion of 'Hero High' in hopes of becoming the next 'X-Men'. And since this is coming from Di$ney, i'm not expecting this to be anything more than the formulaic tween garbage we've been getting lately.