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BEOWULF posters... this is gonna be the balls!

Hey folks, Harry here... Just got sent these - from the site: FilmFocus.NL - and I find it very appropriate that I would be sent these from that region of the world. I'm dying to see anything and everything from this movie. Ever since I've heard it descibed as a living breathing Frank Frazetta-esque film... I've been dying to see how accurate that hyperbole is. Take a look...

From the IMAX Press release: IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures, Shangri-La Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Beowulf, the latest film from Academy Award winning director Robert Zemeckis, the filmmaker behind such box office successes as Forrest Gump, The Polar Express, the Back To The Future series and What Lies Beneath, will be released domestically in IMAX® 3D simultaneously with the motion picture's premiere in conventional theatres on November 16, 2007. The film will be released internationally within three weeks of the domestic launch. Beowulf will be digitally converted into IMAX 3D and re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. Paramount Pictures will be the distributor of the motion picture to IMAX® theaters domestically, and Warner Bros. Pictures will be the distributor internationally. Inspired by the 9th century English epic poem, Beowulf combines a digitally enhanced live-action filmmaking technology with an all-star cast that includes Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Brendan Gleeson, Crispin Glover, Alison Lohman and Angelina Jolie. Neil Gaiman (MirrorMask, the graphic novel Sandman) and Roger Avary (Pulp Fiction) adapted the legend for the screen. “IMAX 3D has enabled us to tell stories in a whole new way, and we are very excited to offer moviegoers a chance to experience Beowulf in this incredible format,” said Robert Zemeckis. “IMAX lends itself to the incredible image detail in Beowulf and in 3D, it will transport the audience directly into the story.”

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  • June 29, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST


    by El Mamerro

    Of the rich and famous. <br><br> That looks fucking sick.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Fuck that looks cool.

    by dekionplexis

    That is all.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST


    by la_sith

    I hope this is better than the direct-to-video one with Christopher Lambert.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    one arm

    by ectocriminal

    grendel already had the smack put on him in that poster...

  • June 29, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    Looks good. Now bring on a trailer.

    by BeeDub

    I really want to like this. Please don't suck.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    ambition is the curse

    by BadMrWonka

    kitchen is the cook.<p>Caesers are the paupers.<p>oh--weeeee--oh...

  • June 29, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by allyousay

    WOO!! Beowulf is going to be sweet. I remember reading it in high school, and i did a parody on it. I think this might be better.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by allyousay


  • June 29, 2007, 6:42 p.m. CST

    November!!!! Hooray!

    by TELF

    Seriously, I thought this fucker would get pushed back til next year. Can't wait. Confused though, is that supposed to be Winstone? He is Beowulf, right?

  • June 29, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST


    by Chanoc

    Is that the baby alien from Alien 4, the one that got sucked out of the spacechip?

  • June 29, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    what the hell

    by blckmgk13

    which is it? "pride is the curse" or "ambition is the curse" geeze.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST

    Looks awesome

    by Logan_1973

    Hope the film follows through.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST


    by jimmy_009

    If by 'the balls' you mean it's going to totally bite, then you may be on to something. Judging by the posters alone, this looks like ass.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    who's the girl?

    by ludmir88


  • June 29, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Cool. Like the tag lines on the posters.

    by superninja

    Hopefully they remain true to the story.

  • June 29, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST


    by conbarba

    alan silvestri will conduct a piece of beowulf score here in madrid. can´t wait!!

  • June 29, 2007, 6:53 p.m. CST

    And still there is no talkback to discuss ...

    by ludmir88

    why Harry was named as the 61 st Unsexiest" Man in the World?... umm... maybe there is nothing to talk about that.

  • June 29, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    yeah, its animated... It should be pretty groundbreakin

    by modlight

    from what I hear.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST


    by Furor

    The girl is Angelina Jolie. Or, at least, she is if that character is the same as the one in the concept art that came out a while ago.<br><br> And it looks like she is, so there you go.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Which one's badass Ray Winstone

    by messi

    Fuck I love that guy.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    mm nice... Angelina mmmmmmmmmmmmm....

    by ludmir88


  • June 29, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    this is the Zemeckis/Gaiman/Avary deal right??

    by newc0253

    I'm psyched to see the film too but i'm sorry to say the posters don't do much for me. Yeah, the chick is mostly naked but these could just as easily be posters for some cheesy Xena spin-off.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    I'm not sure the girl is Jolie.

    by Walterego

    she is only providing her voice for the movie. The other female stars are listed as Robin Wright Penn (Mrs Spicoli) and Alison Lohman (white oleander, matchstick men).

  • June 29, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    What's the rating?

    by J Skell

    pg13? i imagine so. i've been waiting for zemekis to do something interesting for waaaaaaay too long.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:09 p.m. CST

    Videogame: The Movie

    by Bob of the Shire

    They look like posters for a Lost Odyssey movie. Or a God of War movie. Or anything else for that matter. I've seen that color palette and style in a million video games as of late, my interest in this film is falling.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    I feel like a rere because

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    it took me 3 tries to read the word "ambition"

  • June 29, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST


    by Furor

    That's a good point, actually. It's just that the concept art had her in it, pretty clearly, and Zemeckis' work in this field (like in POLAR EXPRESS) tends to just go with whatever the actor actually looks like.<br><br> Still, don't know for sure. Here's hoping.<br><br>

  • June 29, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Is this the flick that AICN had a story of with...

    by Shermdawg

    all of that awesome production art and they had to yank it within few hours? That stuff was wicked cool, anyone save that shit? Or is asking a no-no? ;)

  • June 29, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST


    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    not true. the kids in Monster House look very different.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by jelac07

    Angelina also did major motion capture work for this film. There were several pics of her with hundreds of little acupuncture looking shit all over her body.... so could be her?

  • June 29, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Soylent, yeah it should be pretty sweet

    by modlight

    If anyone saw Monster House than they know how great that looked. Take that and then advance it and apply it to a photo realistic film. The mere fact that half the people on here can't tell if that is Angelina Jolie or not, instead of wondering if its CG or not should give you a hint of how cool this will be.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    RIP Joel Siegel

    by eppdude

    well, SOMEONE had to say it...

  • June 29, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Reason is the Cinema Expo

    by man with rock

    The reason the Netherlands got the first look is simple: the Cinema Expo International took place in Amsterdam this week and Hollywood came out to our capital and brought a ton of billboards and stuff with them. I was lucky enough to visit the event for and of course I brought my camera along for the ride. By the way, Harry forget to mention (or maybe he didn't found it interesting enough) that there are a lot more pictures of billboards and posters on the website. You don't have to worry about confusing Dutch mumbo jumbo. I made it quite easy to click threw the different pages. You can visit them here:

  • June 29, 2007, 7:22 p.m. CST

    the film may be good but these...

    by alienindisguise

    posters suck big ol monkey balls. if it's supposed to look like a Frazetta painting come to life then maybe that's the direction they should've gone with the posters but hopefully these aren't the only ones we'll be seeing.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Can the man that made Polar Express really . . .

    by GreatWhite

    . . . bring us a Frank Frazetta-esque movie? Doubtful. Don't get me wrong, Zemekis has given us some great films, but PE was an abomination, and nothing he's ever done has displayed any of the raw primal power of Frazetta. Hopefully he'll prove me wrong though. Btw, anyone seen Fire and Ice? Very cool animated movie made in part by Frank himself.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST


    by Furor

    My knowledge of the story of BEOWULF is not as great as maybe it ought to be, but I'm pretty sure only Jolie is playing a character who could reasonably have pseudo-magic-looking hair and also be functionally naked most of the time.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    "Lame Slogans Breed Indifference"

    by Lance Rock

    evil breeds pain? yawwwwwnnnn

  • June 29, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST


    by El Borak

    posters look cool.

  • June 29, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Concept art pic for reference

    by Furor <br><br> Sure looks like Jolie, and that's certainly the girl from the poster. <br><br> And I had forgotten about MONSTER HOUSE (thanks s0nicdeathmonkey). I guess we'll find out eventually.

  • June 29, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Robert Zemeckis. . .

    by Big Dick

    raped my childhood! Waaaaaaaah!

  • June 29, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST

    looks like Fire and Ice done spectacular 3D style

    by pipergates

    ha ha nobody has noticed the link to the DK teaser...poor souls who have yet to break down and cry at the terrible sound of the Joker's laughter ha ha

  • June 29, 2007, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Yay. Cant wait.

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    So cool

  • June 29, 2007, 8:50 p.m. CST

    The rating...

    by Kamala

    Isn't there going to be 2 versions? PG-13 and NC-17? That is what I heard. Thank god Tim Story didn't get his hands on this. I may sound funny to say Zemeckis is 'underrated' but I believe his is. His track record is second only to Saint Steven.

  • June 29, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Jolie plays grendels mom if

    by nate26322000

    Jolie plays grendels mom if I'm not mistaken. So she is a troll of somesort. If I'm not mistaken. This book was about as interesting to me as don quixote in high school, so I'm not excited all that much.

  • June 29, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Yuck, looks like another Sci-Fi Channel movie

    by Drath

    What terrible looking promo art, it looks at best like some typical packaging for a meideval fantasy genre computer game, and at worst like some generic Sci-Fi Channel junk. Hell, they just did Beowulf last winter, didn't they? Or was that the Ring of Neuberling? I'll hope it's just the shotty photography, but I'm not digging any of that artwork. Grendel looks like a model kit scanned from a Previews ad page. They are also apparently tweeking the story, I don't recall a femme fatale anywhere in Beowulf--no one important enough to put so prominently on the ads without changing the story a lot. I mean Grendel's Mom could be turned into a vampy sex pot I guess, but, eh, that's taking more than a few liberties. Like I care if they did though.

  • June 29, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Damnit, Jolie is in it...

    by Judge Briggs

    Why is she in everything right now? She is so fucking annoying ... she needs to stop being in the movies I want to see... seriously, isn't she so annoying?

  • June 29, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    good posters, bad logo

    by dtpena

    looks an awful lot like eragon, which is not good...

  • June 29, 2007, 9:37 p.m. CST

    avary does it again

    by torontoxic

    wish I could bet on that fucker somehow.

  • June 29, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    ok poster but who cares

    by Rupee88

    unless you are a poster collector or big me the trailer and then we'll see if the movie will be any good. Zemeckis is great but if it is another kiddie film, then I don't care...

  • June 29, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    There's no way this will live up to the poem.

    by rbatty024

    But I'll give it a shot anyway. I agree that the promotional art is a little underwhelming, but it's early and I like the people involved so I'll give it a pass. Poor, poor Grendel.

  • June 29, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Epic poetry rules!!!


    And does not adapt well to the screen...i.e. TROY!! THis looks as interesting as pathfinder...and about as sucky

  • June 29, 2007, 10:59 p.m. CST



    A liveing Frazetta... Like the first Conan? Fuckin James Earl Jones and shit

  • June 29, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    not liking this

    by dr.bulber

    i want to see this movie but not digging these posters. and way to reveal the creature ahead of time. blah. dumb move.

  • June 29, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    About DAMNED TIME!...

    by Wonko The Sane

    they did this! Thought they might've been runnin' out of ideas...

  • June 29, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    ENGLISH epic poem?

    by J-Dizzle

    I thought this was a Viking story. Or am I wrong?

  • June 29, 2007, 11:23 p.m. CST

    This could really kick ass.

    by krushjudgement

    Again, hopeful.

  • June 29, 2007, 11:24 p.m. CST

    Frazetta-esque...But is the Movie Good?

    by Shub-Wankalot

    If it's shit, then all the Frazetta pinups can't save film's demise. Not even lovely Jolie (who regrettably has participated in the train-wreck of Alexander the Great, and even her impeccable charms couldn't forestall the downfall of that drivel.) Alas, I remain optimistic.

  • June 30, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST


    by rbatty024

    You're correct that it's about Vikings but it was transcribed (presumably from another copy or some oral tradition) by a Christian Monk in Old English.

  • June 30, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Now what is the curse again ???

    by caipirina

    Pride ? Ambition ??? can't they make up their minds ???

  • June 30, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Those posters are terrible.

    by ImFixingtoDie

    GEICO CAVEMEN the movie.

  • June 30, 2007, 1:53 a.m. CST

    Crispin Glover Sucks!

    by Proman1984

    Stupid racist mofo. Why is Zemeckis associating himself with him? Well the movie will rule anyway.

  • June 30, 2007, 2:13 a.m. CST

    Olde English Christian Monks GOTTA EAT

    by Doctor_Sin

    I think this is a case of some shitty marketing for something badass, because marketing doesn't know how to sell the coolness of this. So, we end up with blah posters. I have high hopes for this project.

  • June 30, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit....

    by Crimson King

    This looks badass. It'll make people forget The 13th Warrior....oh, wait, they already have....

  • June 30, 2007, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Balls? How about cool as balls?

    by Judge Dredds Dirty Undies

    thats all I have to contribute.

  • June 30, 2007, 3:32 a.m. CST

    Proman1984, re: Crispin Glover

    by ImFixingtoDie

    Remember, this will be (I believe) the first reunion of George McFly and Zemeckis since BACK TO THE FUTURE.

  • June 30, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    Wow, what deep insights into human nature.

    by Pagliacci

    I have high hopes for this movie, but I have to say those posters are actually incredibly retarded and quite disappointing. But again, the movie could still be fantastic. And Ray Winstone is a god among men.

  • June 30, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST


    by FuzzyWhisper

    I'm sold. This looks top notch.

  • June 30, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Remind me of that major female character in "Beowulf"?

    by SalvatoreGravano

    It's been a few years, but I could swear the only female character was Grendel's Mother. I assume the rock in the middle is supposed to be Grendel. What's the point of casting Crispin Glover if he's covered with rubber and looks like a CGI troll? Oh, right. He's a fan favorite. I had high hopes until I saw the pre-production "art". I had some hopes until I saw these posters. Now I see this won't be a scab on Crichton and McTiernan's magnificent adaptation/non-adaptation.

  • June 30, 2007, 5:04 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    the greatest living Irish poet Seamus Heney translated Beowolf into the english langauge, sometime ago. He is the only poet to do so.

  • June 30, 2007, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Tits on a Poster?!?

    by godoffireinhell

    Can't show that in America, methinks. Even if it's just a single de-nippled boob.

  • June 30, 2007, 6:01 a.m. CST

    I don't remember Ray Winstone being so muscular...

    by Anna Valerious

    Um, yeah, that looks more live action, but not as ridiculous as Christopher Lambert looking like Sisqo in that other "Beowulf" movie. ("Thong tha thong thong thong...") I think I'm only interested to see what Gabriella Pescucci has come up with for her first CGI rendered attempt at costume design...

  • June 30, 2007, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Batman teaser, Joker's terrifying laughter, unnoticed

    by pipergates

    slappy sloppy jones posted this like 12 hours ago....

  • June 30, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Colour me intrigued...

    by Yeti

    methinks I'll have to check thos one out now. Thanks for the update.

  • June 30, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Looks exactly as I was hoping it would look

    by 300spartansinhell

    Looks too sweet to be true. This film together with the imax 3-d release could bring a well needed breath of fresh air to cinema.

  • June 30, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Looks exactly as I was hoping it would look

    by 300spartansinhell

    Looks too sweet to be true. This film together with the imax 3-d release could bring a well needed breath of fresh air to cinema.

  • June 30, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST

    3 actors play Beowulf

    by 300spartansinhell

    One is Winstone and it seems he only makes the voice, the other has his body and the third has Beowulfs face. It seems like they overcomplicated it, but I guess that Zemeckis likes Winstones voice so much that he wanted him for the part although he isn´t exactly built as a mighty dragon slayer.

  • June 30, 2007, 7:33 a.m. CST

    Agree with dt pena

    by 300spartansinhell

    about the logo. The logo on the official page looks much more beowulf. It captures the bronze of that age much more so than the modern golden letters. So Zemeckis and co, stick with the official page logo design with the dragon head on the "B" that looks awesome. Check this out geeks and say if I´m not right:

  • June 30, 2007, 7:53 a.m. CST

    Star Trek NEMESIS poster design ring any bells?

    by Monkey_King

    How unoriginal.

  • June 30, 2007, 7:58 a.m. CST

    That Batman Teaser is a fan-made fake

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Lots of sites had it DAYS ago, and it's already been revealed as fan-made. Thats why no one is bothering to report it anymore

  • June 30, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    no way the DK teaser is fake

    by pipergates

    There's details that look too right: The transformation of the BB logo to the DK logo, the cards being the same we saw at the end of BB and in the recent promotional campaign, the way the music combines perfectly with the rain, lightning and voice...and the laughter is amazingly creepy! Got any arguments to prove its fake?

  • June 30, 2007, 8:22 a.m. CST

    DK teaser

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    it's all "too right" because the fan used those exact details to make this trailer. They even went for the "camcorder-in-a-theater" shaky look to make it more convincing and to hide the quality of it. You can tell the only actual filmed footage - the cards - looks a little amateur-ish. <br>I'm looking for the news link now that found its origin - will post when I can find it again.

  • June 30, 2007, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Lust is ruthless is much better than

    by Ingeld

    Ruth is lustless. Grendel looks like Gollum after he took radio active steroids or does Grendel live in a toxic swamp? He seems to have a headache--must be from the noise of all the revelry in Heorot--which by the way looks like a castle of some sort. That is certainly not true to the epic. I just pray that Danes will not have horns on their helmets. Finally, I wonder if the movie will have any of the Christian themes and ideas in the epic or will it simply ignore them.

  • June 30, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Moriarty says DK trailer is fake too

    by pipergates

    on the Transformers TB...well i looked at it again and its true that the camera panning is kind of unprofessional even if disguised by the jerky movement of the video...oh well shit la vie...the laughter is amazing though...good faking!

  • June 30, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Science created him. Now Chuck Norris must destroy him

    by CuervoJones

    Oops, sorry, wrong tagline.

  • June 30, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    After CAST AWAY, I'm a Zemeckis fan for life.

    by Orbots Commander

    Though it was a major studio release with a huge BO star in it (Hanks), and it made a good amount of money, CAST AWAY was still a very underrated movie. That movie is a frickin' masterpiece. So yeah, when BEOWULF is released, like, I'm there man.

  • June 30, 2007, 9:55 a.m. CST

    And Shub-Wankalott is right....

    by Orbots Commander

    No matter if the movie turns out to be living, moving Frazetta-like artwork, if the script isn't good then it's going to suck. TROY looked great on-screen for example, but damn, what a wasted opportunity; other than Eric Bana's performance, that movie was the height of mediocrity.

  • June 30, 2007, noon CST

    Cuervo Jone's

    by liljuniorbrown

    Well played sir. If only someone would have the balls to make another Chuck Norris movie in the vein of the recent explosion of love for all things Norris on the internet.

  • June 30, 2007, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris cartoon on DVD?

    by godoffireinhell

    Where is it? Even more baffling than the lack of interest from the studios to cash in on Chuck's newfound cult icon status is the fact that many of his greatest movies are not readily available to buy. And the great of all is of course the CHUCK NORRIS ANIMATED SERIES! It's certainly better than the RAMBO toon and that's on DVD. That having been said, I'd buy a box set with the MR. T cartoon as well. Christ the 80ies were insane! How did anyone get out of that decade alive?

  • June 30, 2007, 2:20 p.m. CST

    This is gonna be COOL AS BALLS!

    by Darkcityuk

    Oh yeah. and i really got some identification and healing from the posters tag lines. Thanks!

  • June 30, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Crispin Glover

    by Rei-Ginsei

    Crispin Glover's doing the voice of Grendel, right? "Beowulf...I am your density!"

  • June 30, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Balls are the curse

    by Spandau Belly


  • June 30, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Looks like your typical bullshit

    by PotSmokinAlien

    whoever compared it to god of war above is spot on. Let's break this down shall we? New technology made that is very expensive. Inventors of it want it to be widely used so they can make money. Generic fantasy bullshit swallowed wholesale by LOTR-loving masses. Generic fantasy bullshit reliant on new technology has massive marketing campaign. Makes shitloads of money as a result. Suits think: "mo-cap makes us money." May the circle be unbroken......

  • June 30, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    the moral, in case that wasn't clear

    by PotSmokinAlien

    is that "everybody wins", if by everybody i mean the people on the money side of things and not us serfs who actually pay to see the fucking thing.

  • June 30, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    First, Last... WHO CARES

    by danton1000

    I have been reading AICN for years and I have finally joined to say what I have been thinking all this time... NO ONE CARES IF YOU Are first!!! GET OUT OF THE 4TH GRADE ALREADY! GEEEEZ! I bet you cried to your mommy when someone cut the lineright?? oH yeah..And Beowulf looks Amazing.

  • June 30, 2007, 5:06 p.m. CST

    First, Last... WHO CARES

    by danton1000

    I have been reading AICN for years and I have finally joined to say what I have been thinking all this time... NO ONE CARES IF YOU Are first!!! GET OUT OF THE 4TH GRADE ALREADY! GEEEEZ! I bet you cried to your mommy when someone cut the lineright?? oH yeah..And Beowulf looks Amazing.

  • June 30, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    i bet you just got tired of never being 1st!

    by pipergates

    haha haa

  • June 30, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    your name subconsciously reveals your frustration

    by pipergates


  • June 30, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by danton1000

    Ummm... no.. I am not frustrated... i simply find the level of chidishness insufferable and finally allowed myself a moment of venting. I can see my comment may have struck a nerve in you though, no?

  • June 30, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Evil is the Pride.

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Lusty Ambition is the Pain. Deal.

  • June 30, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST

    danton, danton, the aging process in TB's is awry

    by pipergates

    I agree with you. It's hard to gage the age here often. It actually seems that people age backwards in these talkbacks. Though occasionally the reverse seems to happen & marvels of eloquence sprouts from seemingly barren sources.

  • June 30, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    This is going to be cooler...

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Than my balls in loose linen boxers catching a seabreeze in Juneau.

  • June 30, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    does hiding behind a screen make man regress...

    by pipergates

    back to the primal reptile reflexes?

  • June 30, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    only if it's R-rated

    by flipster

    otherwise methinks not

  • June 30, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    "You feel that sting? That's PRIDE, motherfucker!"

    by Osmosis Jones


  • June 30, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST


    by Boober

    won out the casting call over Jackson's LOTR Orcs...please tell me the big G is going to look more impressive than THAT...please?

  • June 30, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by Multiplex

    The movie is motion capture CGI, like Polar Express except hopefully without looking like corpses bouncing around like marionettes. Nobody is covered in rubber.

  • July 1, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    An animated Zemeckis film?

    by Transmetropolitan

    Crazy fucking shit, nevermind the fact that it is Beowulf. I heard about this but had no idea it was animated.

  • July 1, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    i bet some First!ers take screenshots of the event

    by pipergates

    & print em and frame them on the wall.

  • July 1, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST


    by superninja

    The tag lines lead me to believe they are at least headed in that direction.

  • July 1, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Pride Poster= Lost's Sawyer? Concept Art?

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Are we sure this isn't poster concepts or something thrown together for a trade show? That Pride poster looks EXACTLY like Sawyer from Lost and I KNOW I've seen a shot of him, shirtless, in that exact pose with his hair like that. I'm wondering if they just used some existing pictures for temp art.

  • July 1, 2007, 5:09 a.m. CST

    nowt amazing yet...


    But the cast sounds tip top and Harry's back! as a transformer!!!

  • July 1, 2007, 8:36 a.m. CST


    by PotSmokinAlien

    you are god damn right about that one friend. this thing exists SOLELY to make enough money to convince hollywood that mocap is the wave of the future. the wave of the future. the wave of the future. the wave of the future. the wave of the future.

  • July 1, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by emeraldboy

    started a fad. All warriors now look buff on screen.

  • July 1, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    I can kick!!

    by BetaRayBill07

    Crispin Glover's in this? I'm so there!!

  • July 1, 2007, 11:48 a.m. CST

    can't wait to hear Silvestri's score

    by oscarmike

    expecting a "Van Helsing" meets "Hook" type of score

  • July 1, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST


    by Killah_Mate

    300 was R-rated, and made a shitload of money. Beowulf won't cost $150 million (40-80, I can't remember). "This thing" exists 'cause Gaiman and Avary were shooting shit one day and Gaiman helped Avary out with this script idea he had and Zemeckis said "Sounds cool, let's do it." Literally - go read Gaiman's journal. None of which matters, because Zemeckis said there will be a PG-13 and an NC-17 version, which is fairly easy to do when the movie is CG, and sounds fine by me.