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Now this is Mad-Eye Moody! Take a look at his ugly mug!

Published at: Aug. 1, 2005, 2:04 a.m. CST by staff

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with something to get you Potter-heads excited... Through all my worries about HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE I've always been behind the casting of Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody. Then we saw that stupid looking sticker with a regal-ish Moody that just didn't look right and the worries started up. Would they fudge up this character, possibly the most interesting character in the whole book? I was lucky enough to see a little bit of Moody at WB's Comic-Con presentation and loved the look of the character. Now you all can see it yourself!

The link where the I found pics will take you to a rather scary world. I once linked to a freaky Emma Watson fansite that captured a first look at some of the Dragons from the flick. This place is kinda creepier... It is an Emma Watson fansite, but it also has people with disturbing Dakota Fanning collages as avatars posting about it. If these are young girls posting, then it's not so creepy, but you know it's not. You know it. But, they have the pic of Mad-Eye Moody, so here's the link to them, but you can see the big lug below... By the bye, as you can see the pic has a watermark for a site called thesnitch.co.uk but I couldn't find this anywhere on that site, so... You have the images below! God, they got his look so right! I can't wait to see Gleeson really sink his teeth into this character!









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  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:16 a.m. CST

    First again!!!!

    by spindude

    or am i?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Creepy

    by madfigs

    I guess that's pretty good, we'll see how it looks on screen

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:20 a.m. CST

    Creepy

    by DogSoldier

    Man you are right. That site is creepy as hell. I can see the sweaty fat perv's sitting at their keyboards now, grooming unsuspecting kids with their posts.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:20 a.m. CST

    blue screen? hologram glasses?

    by Jubba

    guess they blue-screened the eyepatch to have a cgi eye...but it reminds me of thos glasses you can get that have holograms of eyeballs in them = not as real-looking as a crazy eye in one's head could look

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Mad Eye

    by Virtual Satyr

    Looks good...if only they had gotten Fleur right.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Sweet Relief

    by BCfreeB

    All I can say is he better not wear the eyepatch through 90% of the movie and just take it off for a couple of "monay shots." Also, whats with the straps connecting the eye socket? And his face could be a little more scarred...said in the book it looked like it was chisseled from wood. But now I'm just nitpicking. www.unseenfilms.com

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:41 a.m. CST

    And check out...

    by BCfreeB

    the post a few down from Mad eye... "Emma Imprisoning me All that I see Absolute horror I cannot live I cannot die Trapped in myself Body my holding cell Emma has taken my sight Taken my speech Taken my hearing Taken my arms Taken my legs Taken my soul Left me with life in hell" Yeah, that's just about the creepiest thing I've ever read. Very very creepy site. www.unseenfilms.com

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:02 a.m. CST

    This looks fake....

    by General_Mortimer

    ..I mean, why does it say Divination underneath? Moody teaches Defense Against the Dark Arts right?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:06 a.m. CST

    From Harry Potter edition of Scene It? DVD game

    by critter42b

    This was taken from the Harry Potter edition of the Scene It! party game that's been out for a few weeks. It includes questions and images (and possibly clips) from the GoF movie. The thumbnails of this and a ton of other pics from the game (all taken on some guy's cell phone camera) can be found at http://tinyurl.com/8xkv7

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:33 a.m. CST

    Looks cool

    by DannyOcean01

    Even if it is a fake. And I emphasis even; not saying it is or not.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Speaking of ugly mugs...

    by BurnHollywood

    That Sideshow Replica Darth Maul looks like he stomached a tray full of enchiladas and even the metamucil ain't getting him anywhere after twenty minutes on the pot. Holler!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:56 a.m. CST

    umm a fake?

    by the crucible

    Wouldn't Quint know it was a fake, since he saw it at Comic-con and all? No idea why he would post it if it was a fake... damn, mis-reporting film people! I thought I read about the straps in the latest Potter book, in his description... I can't remember Goblet, I read it so long ago... Anyway, point was, it must be real if Quint posted it after seeing it in a trailer at the Con.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:04 a.m. CST

    CGI eye??? REALLY?!!!

    by Specter42

    You mean the actor won't be able to make his eyeball spin around in his head WITHOUT FX?! Thanx for the news flash. Peace.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:21 a.m. CST

    The Eye

    by Unbirthday

    It's not a fake pic. This is how he looks in the film. The eye was CGI in some parts but was animatronic in others. It looks like a robotic eye sitting on top of his real eye. The gold ring is raised up above the skin and the eye protrudes from the ring. Note the scarring all over his face. That was freakier than the eye IMHO.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:24 a.m. CST

    General Mortimer divination

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    Its either a reflection or an image in a crystal ball...my bet would be on someone looking at Moody in a ball

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Crystal Ball

    by General_Mortimer

    Yeah, I see what you mean. These early pics are always of ropey quality which is why I was a bit suspect. Can't wait to see it in Hi-res!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7 a.m. CST

    Looks like...

    by Cpt Kirks 2pay

    Sir Patrick Moore man. Sheesh, you sure it's BG doing this character really?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Not how I pictured Moody

    by godric

    He looks too much like that one character from the Dark Crystal...

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Not How I Pictured Moody Either

    by Drath

    Sorry, I really did picture somone more like Ian McKellen or Hugh Laurie with Marty Feldman's eyes, someone more weathered and gaunt ("big" doesn't have to mean fat). To date this is the biggest disconnect for me in the Potter movie casting. But it's not a huge problem. I may love the performance. David Thewlis really became Lupin for me, so I have a lot of faith. I do hope they get Brian Blessed for Slughorn though. And I don't care if she is the Fat Lady now, Dawn French would chew the scenery to bits as Umbridge. But I'll bet they get someone more familiar to US audiences like Brenda Fricker or Judi Dench. Not that either of them would be bad...

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:21 a.m. CST

    This looks OK

    by performingmonkey

    People saying 'his face doesn't look scarred enough' should remember that this is a kids movie. It's OK for J.K. Rowling to describe his face as being scarred to shit with chunks taken out of it, but to actually see that onscreen is another matter. I also feel how they've done the eye is to make it less extreme. To actually see it rolling around in his eyesocket just wouldn't make it into a PG. I don't think.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Brendan Gleeson is good, but...

    by Cephus

    ...how about Brian Cox. He is immediately who I pictured when I forst read this character in the book. Gleeson is good, but man, I hope that pic is fake. It's cheesy

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:27 a.m. CST

    That's Eye-Gore!!!

    by cookylamoo

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 9:59 a.m. CST

    no house elfs?

    by trevorfactor

    that's going to piss me off! What about the one that lives in serious blacks house that hates muggles & mudd bloods? I was looking forward to him, or is that in the OOTP? ok these books are definitely starting to merge in my head

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:22 a.m. CST

    thanks prior

    by trevorfactor

    well that kinda sucks, I guess harmonie will have less to bitch about anyway, making her that much more attractive to all the pervs of the world. But yes your right I'm thinking of The Order SPOILER ALERT!!! were creature offers some racist comic relief and doby helps harry find the training room for D.A.. I remember thinking goblet was one of the better books but because of the ending's darkness & (spoiler again) death, I just hope they stick to the book with that. And go help us when Order comes because I would love if they made a serious change to the ending of that one (pun intended)

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:32 a.m. CST

    serious blacks [sic]

    by Bart of Darkness

    Dear oh dear. Have you actually read these books trevorfactor or are you so retarded that someone has to read them to you?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Soon not a kid's movie.

    by Shigeru

    Sorry but if they're going to keep on with the movies then by the 6th it will certainly not be a film aimed at children, not by a long shot. JK took the kid's book ideals out into the street and shot it in the head (if book 6 is to be taken at face value). All the other books had some sort of resolution for good (yes even 5) but not 6. Avada Kedavra bitches!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:49 a.m. CST

    bart of dickheads

    by trevorfactor

    actually I do have someone read them to me but not because I'm retarded by any means. his name is Jim Dale, maybe you've heard of him. who I enjoy listening too because I've seen him on broadway several times and had the pleasure of meeting him once. So fuck you very much for praying on my minds merging of these books but it has been a while! Also thank you prior for not opting to be an asshead like bart & for being a nice guy. Also prior I think he's got it a lot worse in the beginning of book 6 (ie no serious)

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Its the Gamesmaster!

    by Bubastis

    Holy crap! Anyone on this side of the pond will testify, that IS Patrick Moore in gamesmaster get-up. Ill try get you guys a link.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Is That Klaus Kinski?

    by ZombieSolutions

    i didn't know this was directed by Werner Herzog! wow!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:18 a.m. CST

    sparkle try the audio versions

    by trevorfactor

    I did and Jim Dale is amazing. reading the books does carry a value in and of itself. but listening to JD tell the story gives it a whole new depth. seriously the guy can do like 200 different voices for all the characters

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Looks like Munchhausen Jr. from UROTSUKIDOJI!!!

    by godoffireinhell

    Or "Faust" as he was curiously renamed for URO 3. So does that mean that Rowling is into tentacle rape anime flicks?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I thought it was Bud Cort.

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Who's Brendan Gleeson? BAH!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:21 p.m. CST

    These screencaps came from the DVD GAME!

    by critter42b

    The reason his face looks like it's in a crystal ball is because it IS in a crystal ball. This is an "All Play" puzzle from SCENE IT? HARRY POTTER EDITION - they show you a crystal ball, and there is a really messed up picture there. It slowly moves around, becoming more and more recognizable as it progresses, until a clear picture is shown. remember, THESE SCREENCAPS ARE SCREENCAPS FROM THE DVD GAME!!! AFAIK, these clips came from the Goblet of Fire movie itself, but these caps were taken by someone using their cellphone camera while playing the game!!! Look at my first post a bit further up for the location on uksnitch.co.uk where they came from. Quint, check the address I listed above!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Been floating around but

    by LilOgre

    After seeing Devil's Rejects this weekend what about Bill Mosely for Mad Eye??? Maybe a little too scary.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:26 p.m. CST

    And what about

    by LilOgre

    Clemence Poesy as Fleur? I think it s a pretty pivotal role - as is Krum's - for the maturity of the group. http://www.hollywood.com/movies/photogallery/nav/1/id/2432701/b/n/ctr/3/idx/5

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:42 p.m. CST

    They should cast Brian Peppers

    by rev_skarekroe

    He's perfect!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 12:53 p.m. CST

    clemence poesy looks the part

    by trevorfactor

    is this really a phone pic from a dvd game? if so whats the name of the game and were do I get it, first of all secondly what other unreleased movies is there trivia about exactly because how are we supposed to know the answers to questions not yet reveiled? this sounds like one kick ass dvd game and I want it..... er or the truth! I can handle the truth.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:05 p.m. CST

    Me likey

    by Ribbons

    Pretty good Mad Eye right there.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 1:48 p.m. CST

    no good ending

    by trevorfactor

    as I sit in my office (pretending to be working) I've been deeply entrenched about this whole HP book 6 & 7 thing. So far in the movies nothing tragic has acquired that really makes one sad except serious having to stay in secrecy. Yet that far fails in comparison to the shit storm thats coming and I agree with Prior that this is going to end up as one angry ass teenager who watched all the people he loved die and now has to fight a war! So as I sit here I'm finding it difficult to even fathom a happy ending to this tale. I mean seriously who gives a shit if vuldamort gets beat by harry - it hardly makes up for the crappy life he's had to lead. K gonna go slit my wrists now

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:26 p.m. CST

    I don't understand

    by one9deuce

    Why did they cast a 13 year old boy as Fleur Delacour?

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 2:51 p.m. CST

    The comic-con trailer they showed was awesome...

    by Russman

    once they get the effects done, I really hope they'll release it or if anything keep the same music. God that was great.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3 p.m. CST

    For a second there, I thought that was Brian Dennehy

    by cromulent

    Just for a second though.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:22 p.m. CST

    The books grow with Harry

    by SaintDilbert

    One of the thing that JK has gotten exactly right is the growth of Harry through adolescence. The books follow this well. HBP captures 16 year old angst better than any bitter chick singer that I have ever heard, and OOTP was so dead on a 15 year olds attitude that it was scary. I hope that there is more to Mad-Eye's skin than just the scarring though, I had imagined his flesh to be a little more Ent-like, as though a curse to turn him into wood had mostly failed.(Could also explain his leg.)

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 3:29 p.m. CST

    "HEYYYY YOUSE GUYSSSSS!!!"

    by Tall_Boy

    Not the most flattering shot but I could see where they're going with it.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Hate to break it to ya guys, but.........

    by BrainFart

    you will never see a "dark" harry potter movie. Theyve been labeled as kids movies, and thats theyre target demographic. The people involved in the franchise made a butt load of money so far and they arnt about to risk changing anything(except for the source material that is). For every sinister thing they cant cut from the movie theyll add 2 ultra cute and innocent scenes, that is if they dont just water the whole thing down. But basically they want to appeal to the kids and the younger the better, cuz nothing boosts box office grosses like kids screaming to see a movie again and again (Hell look at Shrek). Theyll give the adults enough reason to watch it (like Shrek) but prepare for some major "cringe factor".

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:16 p.m. CST

    i dont get it...

    by satansteve

    why is it everyone loves harry potter, yet i've found the books (or at least the first chapter of the philosophers stone...thats as far as i could stand) insipid, the films bland and boring, and the appeal of a spotty, bespectacled teenager to be beyond my comprehension. where are todays REAL heroes? heroes that young boys would grow up spending hours upon hours playing as. heroes like luke skywalker, flash gordon, he-man, batman, captain kirk. these are guys who, if faced with 'he who shall not be named' would slice his ugly head off or kick start his jaw rather than pointing a stick and shouting of gibberish, then turning into white glowing mooses. the one thing that REALLY bothers me about this shit is that it isnt a passing fad like pokemon, digimon, gangamon, beyblades (who, if u ask kids today, are like, totally NOT spinning tops with flashing lights and a 400% price markup and totally worth an entire fucking cartoon made out of them), and the 100 other bullshit out there for kids, the thing that bothers me is that this fucking harry potter is LITERATURE. one day, 100s of years in the future, kids will be forced to read this garbage in school, curse the day jk 'fuck u' rowling ever put pen to paper and then, someday, use a time machine, go back in time and brutally murder the bitch with some kind of laser. sorry to go on a rant...i just REALLY hate this stuff. give me lord of the rings anyday over this trash.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:19 p.m. CST

    that being said,

    by satansteve

    i respect anybody elses opinions, and am not judging anybody for liking potter, i just dont.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Looks good

    by quadrupletree

    Lets hope they got the rest of it right!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 5:46 p.m. CST

    BrainFart, did you even see Prisoner?

    by Xenu's Sister

    Prisoner of Azkaban was pretty dark, and this next one is as dark if not darker (I also saw the test screening). The kids are growing up, the world is getting more dangerous, and the movies ARE reflecting that.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Btw, Moody looks MUCH better than that picture

    by Xenu's Sister

    That picture is misleading. The bottom half of his face and neck is cut off to make him look squat and cartoony. The Moody in the movie is kick ass and I can't imagine anyone disliking him once you see Gleeson in action.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:07 p.m. CST

    I actually liked the regal-looking Mad Eye from before...

    by MasterWhedon

    ...but this clearly ups the ante in all the good ways. Very exciting. CONSTANT VIGILANCE!!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 6:37 p.m. CST

    House Elves and SPEW

    by LordVoldemoo

    This subplot may be my least favorite part of the HP series. Not that it's out of character for Hermione, or otherwise wrong. It just seems wholly unnecessary, given that there are several other subplots in GOF as well as the arching theme of the resurrection of Voldemort. Given the length of the book, the SPEW storyline probably could have been cut, and I have no problem with them cutting it from the movie.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:39 p.m. CST

    The eye is good, but the rest isn't creepy and scarred enoug

    by jimmy_009

    plus it looks like his nose is still intact. I pictured him more like that character Mason from Hannibal with a big swively eye. THAT would have been cooler. This is just ok.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 7:56 p.m. CST

    SPOILERS!!!

    by Virtual Satyr

    The irony to the whole argument about whether that looks like Mad Eye Moody or not is...that's not really Mad Eye Moody.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 8:43 p.m. CST

    Only read one chapter?

    by ZeroCorpse

    How can you judge seven books from just one chapter of one book? The Hobbit had a bad first chapter, too, but I kept reading.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 10:33 p.m. CST

    All you. . .

    by DA VINCI

    We can't bash Mad-Eye until we see his damn eye in spinnig action. As far as I see it, yeah, that is not how I pictured Mad-Eye. But, if this guy can act out the charactor then I will stand by it. Also, some needs to get these assholes to start film years 5 and 6 at the same time because all those hogwarts bastards are getting to look too old. Fuck that Emma Watson is already starting to give me a hard on. That's right i said it. You know you were thinking the same. STEWIE FOR GOVERNOR!

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11 p.m. CST

    Me again

    by DA VINCI

    Divination. Fuck Divination. Mad-Eye is all aboout the fucking Defense against the dark muthafuckin arts. Koniechiwa Bitches.

  • Aug. 1, 2005, 11:15 p.m. CST

    jeez

    by blackthought

    fuck dada, it's all about potions, it's worked for snape.

  • Aug. 2, 2005, 1:03 a.m. CST

    THEY GOT IT ALL WRONG!

    by cal_hooper

    Very, very, very wrong... That doesn't look like Mad-Eye Moody at all! Has anyone seen the anime movie "Metropolis"? The scientist that made the most advanced robot in that movie has the right look for Moody! Check it out and you'll find out that I'm right!

  • Aug. 3, 2005, 8:52 p.m. CST

    I see anchorite is out...

    by BAMF

    ...and contributing nothing as usual.

  • Aug. 4, 2005, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Still looks like regular old Brendan Gleeson

    by Mr Bungle

    Although I'm not one to complain, coz Gleeson is badass without ever needing a badass makeover. Just watch The General and be suddenly sated. The man is a class act.

  • ......

  • Aug. 4, 2005, 7:51 p.m. CST

    My Drawing of Moody

    by DMAC21

    I imagined him a lot more scarred and without the eye patch socket dealie: http://darrencalvert.com/moody.html

  • Aug. 4, 2005, 10:10 p.m. CST

    weeeeee

    by blackthought

    thats all.