March 29, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST
by Horace Cox
Had to be said.
March 29, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
the John Carter production offices?
March 29, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST
by Horace Cox
I never read the book but I'll go see this just because FD is making it. He's one of the few directors I put total faith in. Anyone know if there is a copy of his Indy IV script floating around anywhere? I'd love to read that thing.
March 29, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST
can't wait for this one.
March 29, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST
I have been reading these set reports and just wanted to say thanks for the coverage of what looks to be one of the better adaptations of a King work-keep 'em coming!
March 29, 2007, 3:44 a.m. CST
Quint posts these beautiful set reports. Merrick posts that stupid Kermit shit. Both extremes of this site I suppose. Nice one Quint.
March 29, 2007, 5:22 a.m. CST
And Quint, your set reports are second to none.(SPOILERS) wasn't the spiders webbing corrosive in the book though? I'm sure the webs had the ability to melt through skin & bone, that's why when they entered the shop all they saw were body parts and severed heads! Not complaining as that last pic was awesome, just saying!
March 29, 2007, 5:56 a.m. CST
You're a cheatin' fucker! :D heh... In that geek artist guess, you didn't say anything about him being a mythic figure of movie poster art! Although, that would have given it away. Struzan would have been my first guess. Especially after the beautiful work he did for Shawshank's Anniversary. Damn Quint! Please steal us a couple copies of Wrightson's concept stuff! I love his work, and I know the creatures have to be shit creepy!! Well....thanks to you i'm addicted to coming here for these set reports first thing when I get to umm...work. So if I lose my job, at least i'll know who to blame! :D hah Thanks Quint! And tell Frank thanks for the open access to his set, and that shot of the back of his head!
March 29, 2007, 5:58 a.m. CST
This is why I love AICN.
March 29, 2007, 7:51 a.m. CST
At least it wasn't a knife I guess.
March 29, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST
That was pretty funny. And nice work, Quint.
March 29, 2007, 9:04 a.m. CST
Keep these set reports going Quint! Great job. And the possiblity of some gore and a spider shot ..... awsome. I just re-read the story last week. I can't wait. Might have to re-read it once a month now until the flick comes out. Great job!<p>Now PLEASE get him to spill on the Indy script!
March 29, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST
As I said before, these pics and reports keep getting better and better and building up my excitement for the movie.
March 29, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST
by Abin Sur
Quint, you already told us that he's drawn a picture of Roland in the field of roses in front of the Dark Tower...was saying that earlier a no-no?
March 29, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST
by Osmosis Jones
Bring back the glory days of painted film posters!
March 29, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST
Seriously, he's a great director and all but I'm already bored with this movie given that you feel compelled to write a major essay on it every single day. Why not wait until it's completed and you've seen it before gushing with enthusiasm.
March 29, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST
You know don't have to actually read them. It's that easy.
March 29, 2007, 12:21 p.m. CST
No one is forcing you to read the "major essay" each day. Why is it that some people visit web sites like AICN and then complain about being spoiled or bored with the material covered. Just because it's there doesn't mean you have to look.
March 29, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST
I'm sick of seeing the homepage announcing another unnecessary essay about a marginally interesting property peppered with exclamation points as if this is important news. I agree, I don't need to read the "essays" and I don't, but still, this is overkill. He's written 10,000 words about the filming of a movie. We get it, you're on the set. That's cool that you don't have a job, whatever. It's enough already. That would be like posting essays about Rowling writing a Harry Potter novel (e.g., Rowling eats an English muffin in her bathrobe while writing 3 new pages!!!!!!!").
March 29, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST
You may not be the biggest Stephen King fan but many people have been waiting a long time to see this on screen. So why don't you let us have our fun.
March 29, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST
His past 10 books have been kind of sucky but when he's good, he's great! The Mist is an okay story, and there was a time in my life when I would've been thrilled about this, however after dozens of pretty bad King adaptations, I'm a bit jaded. Yes, I know this director has done a great job with King's material in the past.
March 29, 2007, 1:13 p.m. CST
Trazadone, being on the set of a movie is cool news. Many of us enjoy hearing about how a shot was set up and filmed, or seeing pictures of set peices out of the context of the movie. And its nothing like posting about Rowling writing a Harry Potter novel. Movie sets are physical, (unless your George Lucas), and there's lots of cool shit going on. Do I want to read about Rowling changing pens because hers ran out of ink? No. Do I want to read descriptions of freaky ass spiders with semi-human teeth and snapping mandibles? Fuckin' A. That shit gets me excited to see this movie.
March 29, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST
Gotta say...I'm enjoying the HELL outta this on-set series! THE MIST is one of King's great short stories that I've read over, and over these past years. It's visceral and haunting. Closing my eyes, I can see the Howard Johnson's near the end of King's story...and the melancholy ending. I"ve got TOTAL faith in Darabont, and Quint's essays are backing up that faith. AICN is the finest place for finding out about the ins/outs of in-depth geek film-making! WAY to go QUINT! Look forward to the next installment!
March 29, 2007, 2:11 p.m. CST
That's actually pretty funny!
March 29, 2007, 2:24 p.m. CST
by El Borak
March 29, 2007, 4:34 p.m. CST
but these are also some of the best set reports I have ever read. <p> I loved Harry's reports from the Kill Bill shooting, and the 999 steps of Pei whatever, but this series of Quint's may just be the finest AICN has ever seen.
March 29, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST
I registered just to post that yes, these are hands-down amazing set reports. When I first heard about the production I was a little afraid they'd screw it up like so many of King's other work... but I'm geeked to see this film now. Kudos to everyone involved who decided Quint should get this level of access and, more importantly, the permission to disclose what he saw. Bravo!
March 29, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST
by The Skeptical
For us, these set reports kick ass. If you are only interested in watching movies, I suppose that 6 set reports wouyld seem like overkill. Whatever. I read only abotu 25% of the articles here, but I have read every one of this series.
March 29, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST
what the exec douchbags will do to this film. I KNOW They will insist on showing lots of CG monsters. Remember, the great thing about this story was the fact that we got quick glimpses of these things because they were so fast and deadly!
March 29, 2007, 9:54 p.m. CST
March 30, 2007, midnight CST
Truly, this all sounds better and better. Though I'm half-upset that I can't see what the creatures look like, but the other half is excited that I can only imagine what they may look like. I kind of wondered if the poster he was working on was a Dark Tower poster (I have to read this series, and find out what has so many going nuts over it). I wonder if Drew might also have posters from other various King books placed in the scene. Btw, I don't care what anyone says-geeking out like Quint is doing here is what makes the story exciting. It's the little kid running from 4 blocks away to tell about the cool thing he saw 10 minutes ago. Personally, give me a geeky set report over an expletive-laced review anyday. Btw Quint, any word if Darabont will be making his way to Comic-Con 2007 to do a Q&A panel on this film? If so, I must be there!! I could see it as the perfect place to reveal a teaser trailer, let alone provide cool promos.
March 30, 2007, 4:18 a.m. CST
read the novella last week and you'r right, the spiders webbing was corrosive. Dont know it thats in the movie, might be to much Alien?
March 30, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST
You can be sure the top half of it will be filled with big floating "star" heads, though.
March 31, 2007, 4:56 a.m. CST
There are some problems with approval. Some actors have it in their contracts that they have to approve all photos of themselves. I've had to get two different actor's approval for pics used already... And if you know the ending... try to keep it to yourself. Don't be a spoiler-sport.<BR><BR>As for the webbing... you will get the corrosive webbing, don't worry about that. My impression is that there are two types. One cocoons, the other slices through peoples.<BR><BR>Alright, gotta finish my final report... good stuff in there... lots of spider-talk... Look for it!
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