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A trinity of pics hit for Matthew Vaughn's Gaiman adaptation, STARDUST! Plus Find Out Who's Narrating The Film!!

Hey, gang. "Moriarty" here. Just wanted to drop another little tidbit on you. The film, like all good fairy tales, is narrated, and there was quite a bit of discussion about whose dulcet tones would be appropriate to tell this particular story. Well, it's official now, and Ian McKellen will be the storyteller. Sounds just about perfect to me. Now back to Quint and the pictures...

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some stills from the upcoming Matthew Vaughn adaptation of Neil Gaiman's STARDUST. I'm greatly looking forward to this one. The people were cool when I toured the Pinewood sets, the original book by Gaiman is pretty awesome and all the early word from test screenings is this one is has been knocked out of the park. We have three stills here that were scooped by CinemaBlend and pointed out by "Dogsoup." You'll get a glimpse at Claire Danes as the fallen star and Michelle Pfeiffer as Lamia, the villainess of the story. Enjoy!!!

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  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:17 a.m. CST


    by v for vienetta

    Nice goats.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:17 a.m. CST

    looks pretty cool

    by mattyholmes

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:26 a.m. CST

    Pic #2 looks like...guess what?

    by DerLanghaarige


  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I loves the Lamia

    by DOGSOUP

    She's purrrrfect.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:45 a.m. CST

    They raped my childhood!

    by peterhengl

    If you take a look at pic #3, you will clearly see that Michelle Pfeiffer's dress is BLACK instead of RED - a huge departure from the book that shows me that the whole adaptation will be botched, horrible, and not acceptable. Damn you Michael Bay!

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Ladyhawk 2?

    by samsquanch

    Now there's a winning property just aching to be birthed. Is it just me or do these shots look like ass? And I'm not usually one of those people who posts just to say something like that.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:50 a.m. CST

    The goats do look cool

    by Mace Tofu


  • Dec. 19, 2006, 6 a.m. CST

    Nothing says villiany like a goat drawn chariot . . . .

    by amaysingstories

    Ummmmmm. I haven't read/seen Gaiman's story here, but Michelle's sinister Lamia seems to be more on the cute/goofy side than on the portents of evil side. Had they run out of ducks and kittens, so they had to go with the goats instead? Fire-breathing demonic goats, sure. But these are practically still kids, cute and inoffensive. Please, someone who knows what the frak is goin' on, clue me in about the goats and Lame-ia's "villianess".

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 6:11 a.m. CST

    If this movie tanks, Michelle Pfeiffer is going to be

    by CreasyBear

    left with this withering image in her mind: dominatrix whip, black leather, pocket-chariot . . . pulled by little goats. Like DeNiro's memories of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 6:27 a.m. CST

    PETA will be pissed they used a real unicorn.

    by AdrianVeidt

    Seriously, they're on the endangered species list as "critical."

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Really looking forward to this movie

    by LaDracul

    After some people messed up "Eragon" and turned it into a 'meh' movie, I'm expecting way better. Even if Noel Fielding won't be in it. :(

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 7 a.m. CST

    Amaysing Stories...

    by LaDracul

    She comes across a teenager who is selling a goat and manages to bewitch him, turning him into a goat as well to pull her chariot.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 7:15 a.m. CST

    The Goats...

    by Kid Z

    ... In the book, Lamia rode around in a chariot pulled by two goats, which were actually people she had magically transformed into goats. I was expecting something more along the lines of demonic, Norse Thunder God "hellgoats"... not something out of a Disney theme park petting zoo. Kinda disappointed...

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 7:51 a.m. CST

    The sword in the second pic...

    by Nodwick by Ginsu? The hilt looks it was forged by Alton Brown. And where's my "Sandman" or "Death" movie from Mr. Gaiman? Or at least "Good Omens," for cryin' out loud.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 7:56 a.m. CST


    by BendersShinyAss

    Ok, firstly, if this was like a zuzker spoof of lord of the rings then these pics would have me belly laughing even harder. I'm not trying to be mean, but the horse looks like someone through an ice cream cone at it's head. and as i scrolled down that last pic i just did NOT expect to see goats. eye contact makes people look more in love too, btw.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 7:58 a.m. CST


    by BendersShinyAss

    i just wet myself

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 8:01 a.m. CST

    the second pic

    by BendersShinyAss

    that guys got like a major robo chubby

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 8:19 a.m. CST

    i'm lookin forward to this movie, but these pics are

    by triplefive

    lame lame and lame. oh. she's on a unicorn. and he's dipping her. and she's being pulled by goats. consider me blown away.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Pfeiffer's goats look fantastic

    by Diagnostic

    I am now a goat milk convert. Where as the other actress clearly has no goats, and needs to get some.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    Labia the evil villianess?

    by googamooga

    Oops, nevermind...

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 9:57 a.m. CST

    how much longer until this comes out?

    by blackthought

    i am eager.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Lame Ass Goats

    by CaptDanielRoe

    Somebody probably thought that was what goats that pulled chariots looked like. Those are not the sort of goats that pulled chariots. Those are bullshit goats.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 10:44 a.m. CST

    See now, if they had changed the goats to something

    by Novaman5000

    more badass, all of you would be screaming about how they're shitting all over the book. You can't have your cake and eat it, too, you know.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Goats eat cake. Bullshitting goats are a new species.

    by kinghenryVIII

    No matter how old she gets, Michelle Pfeiffer goats will always give me horn. Get it? Horn! Funny shit. And the remark about the unicorn was some funny shit.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 11 a.m. CST

    Those pics are not exactly interesting

    by DirkD13"

    to someone who is ignorant to the source material, I wanna see some fucked-up groovy shit like i've been reading about in the reviews.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 11:58 a.m. CST


    by Fortunesfool

    Did Michelle Pfieffer just sprout a great rack or is it just the lighting?

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Accidental precognition of next great American catch ph

    by Kid Z

    ... "Ride Goats, Ride! Nice work Chickychow!

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST

    "Those are bullshit goats"

    by Doc Falken

    Thanks for making me spit take on my keyboard.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ...remember when people used to post entire multi-paragraph diatribes in the subject line? Guess Harry had that fixed! So anyway, the previous post's subject line SHOULD read, "Accidental precognition of next great American catchphrase!"

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    From what I've heard, this movie will kick my ass, but.

    by beastie

    ..those pictures look too much like the filmmakers raided a Planet Hollywood and the neighbooring petting zoo. I'm guessing everything will look better in context and on the big-screen. OH, and "bullshit goats" - CLASSIC!

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Still want to know why Tori Amos isn't playing the tree

    by Prague23

    Because the red-leafed tree from the comic was based on her. In her song 'Horses' from the album 'Boys For Pele' she asks, "but will you find me if Neil makes me a tree.." She and Neil are mates. I'm disappointed, but I'll still see this.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Bullshit goats and Robo chubbies

    by Flim_

    Best. Talkback. Ever.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 2:02 p.m. CST

    All the talkback cliches

    by Tar Heel

    Too soon! Sexy tomboy beanpoles with bombs in their ribcages will have to battle vampires and werewolves while George Lucas rapes my childhood and "cheetz" on his wife. NOW this is the best talkback ever.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Legend 2: the midget goet drawn chariot

    by Mike_D

    how cruel! does she crack the whip at those little guys for not running fast enough?!

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Does she have a bag full of...

    by Kid Z

    ... flattened tin cans and paper scraps to "fuel" her goat-powered chariot?

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:09 p.m. CST

    When she does crack the whip...

    by Kid Z

    ... at the cute li'l critters, does she repeatedly murmur under her breath, "Life's a bitch, now so am I" ?

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST

    oh my sweet, merciful lord

    by Fearsme

    this looks so fucking terrible.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Funny to think...

    by Fleet

    ...Michelle hunting you down and all you have to do is break into a light jog to outrun the slowly drawn chariot of goat-driven fury... She could jump off and run faster if she wanted too... $100 says the wind in her hair certainly isn't caused by how fast she's going... Hilarious....

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 3:46 p.m. CST

    Apologies for bad grammar in last post...

    by Fleet

    ...I blame that on Michael Bay

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 4:14 p.m. CST

    This movie may or may not blow goats...

    by Childe Roland

    ...but those goats certainly do blow. Thor's goats would eat those goats and crap cooler looking goats.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 5:37 p.m. CST

    "Goat-Driven Fury"

    by Barron34

    Funny. Has anyone read the original story? Any good? The only Gaiman stuff I have read is AMERICAN GODS and a few comics. Decent stuff, but his fairy tale stories can be a bit precious (I am thinking of that comic "Book of Magic", I think it was called).

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 6:41 p.m. CST

    those reviews

    by troutpencil

    From when the movie was shown early, it was played without narration? wtf seems like a big element.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 8:27 p.m. CST

    And the LOTR fallout continues.

    by dance4days

    Narnia, Eregon, and now Stardust. I liked Narnia, hated Eregon, and I'm cautiously looking forward to this one. And yeah, "bullshit goats" is fairly priceless.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 10:18 p.m. CST


    by QuinnTheEskimo

    Maybe they're going to CGI-up the goats a bit. Or something.

  • Dec. 19, 2006, 11:40 p.m. CST

    This one is easy, read the book: love the goats

    by DOGSOUP

    Haven't read the book: hate the goats. With a few exceptions. Hellgoats? They were just normal every day goats that just so happen to have people trapped in them like John Cusack trapped in the back of a lesbian couple's baby. That's the fuckededupness, not breathing fire. This isn't an action story either it's an adventure so no cars will blow up. I did laugh at "looks like someone threw an ice cream cone at it's head."

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Danes is a moose.

    by AnnoyYou

    Sorry -- I can't for the life of me understand why the filmmakers didn't get one of the five thousand great *British* actresses for this role. Romola Garai, Rosamund Pike, Sophia Myles, Lindsey Marshal, Keeley Hawes, blah blah blah -- Danes has absolutely no name recognition or any sort of profile in the US, other than being the homewrecker who came between the pregnant Mary-Louise Parker and that piker Billy Crudup, so what exactly was the point of casting her in this pivotal role? Now I won't see the film, and I loved the book. Tsk.

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 3:16 a.m. CST

    Ride the goats till dawn

    by proper

    U lot are too much,jokes.They should've CGI'ed some more fearsome goats,hobbit style to make them bigger,actors in masks with coconut hoofs would be more fearsome.Run,run,I hear Lamia and the hell goats a yonder,

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Goats. Are. Not. Hellgoats.

    by DOGSOUP

    They are normal goats. And AnnoyYou you know a lot more about Claire Danes than I do. I only know her from My So Called Life and having no Shakespearean accent whatsoever. I seem to remember watching her getting fucked in a bathroom in the Mod Squad but I was drunk.

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 7:48 a.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ... Christ onna crutch... I inadvertantly coined a friggin' buzzword!

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 8:34 a.m. CST

    That last pic is fucking laughable

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    Michelle does look damn fine though.

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Michelle Pfeiffer should have played Galadriel

    by Movietool

    One of PJ's few casting mis-steps, in my eyes.

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Is it true that you get to

    by arghhhhhhhh

    Is it true that you get to see his cock in this one. i'm not being a smart-ass i've heard it from a few people

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Unfair Rap On Danes

    by Roboteer

    Yeah, let's cast Romola Garai, Rosamund Pike, Sophia Myles, Lindsey Marshal, Keeley Hawes.... they certainly have a whole big bunch of name recognition. NOT!Obviously someone has a bone to pick with Danes over ML Parker. ML fans and internet gossip whores have crucified Danes without basically knowing their asses from holes in the ground. But on casting her, stick to the facts, Jack. Danes IS one of the most talented young women in Hollywood, even if she hasn't some of the sexual cachet of starlets bouncing in and out of rehab or the conceited 'tude of the current pop prima donna making 5-6 flicks a year. She'll bring a helluva lot of depth to Yvaine that many others can't fathom. (Ya think maybe Singer would like a do-over on Danes instead of Bosworth? I coulda told him that was a disaster.) Plus unlike nearly all the rest, CD has a brain. At almost any Hollywood function, you can just about count on her being the smartest gal in the room. And she DOES have name recognition and respect among those in the know. To say that she's a 'homewrecker' who broke up Crudup/Parker is spurious gossip. No one's talking, but it doesn't take much imagination that the baby and other problems had more to do with Crudup heading for the exit than Danes stealing him away. Danes, hardly described as bed hopping, was on the rebound herself after another commitmment-phobe broke off an 8+ year relationship with her. She hadn't been with anyone else since she was 17! If there's any villain to that triangle it's the 38 year old irresponsible Billy who likely would have been gone, Danes or not. And a lesson to all would-be Hollywood moms, if he won't commit to being a husband, he's probably not gonna commit much to being a parent. Danes/Crudup are more effect than cause of that blowup, IMHO. Sadly, because she deserves better, she likely won't have a happy ending any more than Parker did. And while all that is true, expensive movies like this need a large American audience to make out. And American actors are cast in what is essentially a Brit pic to make that happen. De Niro, Danes, and even Miller were all born in NYC and Pfeiffer's of course a California girl. Ya think there were a few good Brit actors familiar with Shakespeare for Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET? But he picked Danes and DiCaprio instead.... And FYI, the release date on STARDUST was originally in the Spring to not get beaten up by pirates and superheroes. But they discovered the finished product could likely hold it's own and moved it to July 27. A welcome addition to what is shaping up to be a blockbuster summer for film entertainment. Enjoy! Or sit it out over something you have no clue about.

  • Dec. 20, 2006, 11:32 p.m. CST

    At least

    by theJackalope

    it looks better than those frelling Underdog pics!

  • Dec. 21, 2006, 2:47 a.m. CST

    Roboteer- Totally Agree

    by ScienceMan

    Well, put, couldn't agree more. Also, this is the best talkback ever. Those goats... that is my new screensaver. Can someone please tell me what "has a beer as cheats on his wife" is all about. Years now I've been feeling like a tool for not "getting" that catchphrase. Feel like even more of a tool now for asking. Goats.