Nov. 2, 2007, 6:18 a.m. CST
by Bill Brasky
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:23 a.m. CST
And with PJ producing, hopefully there'll be a shit-hot film at the end of this. Ad there's no way The Beard would shoot in Wellington, in that land PJ IS KING!!!!
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:40 a.m. CST
by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:42 a.m. CST
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST
by Spandau Belly
Coke En Stock was my favorite. But this motion capture stuff creeps me out so I'll skip this movie and avoid having rotoscopovision nightmares like I did after that Final Fantasy movie.
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST
Forget anything else. I hope the parop's hit him hard til he does those projects.
Nov. 2, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST
A "big sci-fi actioneer" set in Johannesburg? Yeah, kinda makes sense. Hijacking aliens, burglar droids... I'd watch that.
Nov. 2, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST
Colin Hanks. And PJ has worked with him before. My god, he looks just like him.
Nov. 2, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST
by The Jailer
What happened to "The Dam Busters"? I thought that was his next after Lovely Bones.
Jackson's producing Dam Busters. Not directing. People seem to get these confused on this website.
Nov. 2, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST
by The Chosen
Do Lovely Bones, Tintin, then Hobbit, then Halo, then Dambusters, then Your Majesty's Dragons, then anything else he wants.
Nov. 2, 2007, 8:02 a.m. CST
by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet
bunch of pricks.
Nov. 2, 2007, 8:35 a.m. CST
...receiving oral favors while sitting on the toilet?
Nov. 2, 2007, 8:49 a.m. CST
That's a great suggestion, dye his hair and he is Tintin. Between PJ working with him before and Spielberg's friendship with daddy Hanks he'd be an easy bag. Good thinking Carlos
Nov. 2, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST
by Han Ol' Buddy
Nov. 2, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST
wasn't District 9 almost exactly the same as Halo with grunts and drop ships and even those nerdy little aliens as sort of assylum seekers!?<p>jUST MAKE fucking Halo!<P>!
Nov. 2, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST
Those Shaun of the Dead figures up there look Creepy Crappy!
Nov. 2, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST
by Abin Sur
Wouldn't be the first time it's been done...
Nov. 2, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST
It's not gonna happen. Even with Jackson onboard it still would have sucked. Avatar all the way, fu ckers!
Nov. 2, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST
by Darth Macchio
isn't Tintin like freakin Garfield except on TV and not as cynical? People are excited about this? A god damned show about a guy and his dog? SHIT! I'd much rather see the further adventures of Wallace and Grommit any day and twice on Sunday than god damn Tintin. Maybe it's just me...
Nov. 2, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST
flick, to show Hollywood execs he can direct a feature length movie. I recall that being one of the reasons Halo never took off. Maybe this is just the way to open doors. Remember the Wachowski brothers had to do "Bound" before anyone would let them make the Matrix.
Nov. 2, 2007, 10:24 a.m. CST
by The Heathen
Code names have been used before and if anyone thinks that the Halo movie will never happen then they might want to re-evaluate the gross that Halo 3 has made so far. Hollywood loves money, they might not have an eye for much of anything good or new, but they still loves the money and it will eventually happen. When it does, I can think of nobody better than Blomkamp and Jackson and I think the live action shorts are more than enough proof of what they could do. Watch the combined shorts in 'Landfall' and get back to me. <br> <br> Avatar is going to be awesome. I love Cameron. Wait, you did mean that one and not the air bender, M. Night one right?
Nov. 2, 2007, 11:10 a.m. CST
what the hell is Tintin supposed to BE anyway? I have the vague feeling it's some sort of Euro-comic. What's the draw that brings El Spielbergo and the PJ in?
Nov. 2, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST
by Derek Wildstarr
His documentary style mixed with real world robotics is stunning. Im excited for whatever he does as his full length dirctorial debut. District 9 sounds too similar in title to District B13 though, he might want to change it
Nov. 2, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST
...did google, wikipedia, and I don't know, THE WHOLE FUCKING INTERNET just cease to exist this morning while I wasn't paying attention?!
Nov. 2, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST
by Pound Sand
Nov. 2, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST
...then I'm optomistic that Neill will do alright. <p>Tintin was the best "A boy and his dog solving mysteries" comic that I can remember reading as a kid. It was part Indiana Jones, part Scooby-doo (if only for the personified dog, but not half as goofy), part Hardy Boys, and part Huckleberry Fin. <p>An ensemble supporting cast of quirky reoccurring characters gave it an odd Tim Burton/David Lynch meets Archie comics feel. Smart, but way fun for kids.<p>I wonder when we'll see an Asterix movie? <p>Not to hijack the thread, but whatever happened to the Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers movie?
Nov. 2, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST
can't come soon enough. The man has style coming out of his ears.
Nov. 2, 2007, 12:57 p.m. CST
where HALO and HOBBIT are being made? Cause I want to be apart of it. Instead we get Tintin?
Nov. 2, 2007, 1:12 p.m. CST
"District 9" my ass! All signs point to this being Halo. After the sales numbers of Halo 3, I don't buy that they can't get this movie made. That said, I'd be happy to be wrong. Blomkamp's Halo shorts were ridiculous, I hope that the eventual Halo movie is nothing like those.
Nov. 2, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST
by Ash Talon
I thought the Alive/Joburg (or whatever it was called) short was unimpressive. It was basically a showcase for effects and featured little storytelling ability. Certainly, it isn't reason for anyone to believe he can make a feature which needs storytelling ability and actually acting. He needs to be able to communicate with actors. Has he proven either of these skills? I know he's made other shorts and commercials (which I haven't seen), but I don't have any faith in this guy. "Style" alone doesn't make you a good director. Zach Snyder, Michael Bay, and David Slade all are very stylish directors. Unfortunately, none of them can create believeable characters or compelling stories.
Nov. 2, 2007, 3 p.m. CST
...although, if you know Tintin, you have to wonder how they'll get around the blatant racism.
Nov. 2, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST
by Evil Hobbit
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST
He did this other short that is more narrative than his other work. I can't think of the name but it had Linda Carter in it and a few other people who had speaking parts. He seemed to have directed it fairly well but I agree his body of work as a whole doesn't build confidence. But then again, David Fincher directed commercials and music videos and gave us Se7en. All I know is that the guy is friggin' talented so I'll reserve judgement until I actually have something to judge.
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST
by Fixthe Fernback
while I enjoyed the games I felt that the story was nothing more than a weak backbone to give you an excuse to shoot. The characters were very poor especially. Now a Half-Life movie I would understand; far better characters and story line.
Nov. 2, 2007, 6:46 p.m. CST
Blomkamp for the Half-Life 2 movie, much better fit, Hollywood you owe me for that idea
Nov. 2, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST
I remember District 9 from Half Life 2. I agree Godhelpus.
Nov. 2, 2007, 9 p.m. CST
Nov. 2, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST
I'm very, very happy Jackson and Blomkamp won't be making "Halo". I generally abhor video game movies so I'm excited to read Blomkamp will direct an orginal story from a... gulp... original screenplay.<p> Fuck yes!<p> This is as it should be. I hope "District 9" kicks some ass.
"isn't Tintin like freakin Garfield except on TV and not as cynical?"...Um, no. Not even remotely. What the hell Tintin are you talking about?
Nov. 3, 2007, 2:03 a.m. CST
by Big Dumb Ape
Heathen, you said: "If anyone thinks that the Halo movie will never happen then they might want to re-evaluate the gross that Halo 3 has made so far. Hollywood loves money, they might not have an eye for much of anything good or new, but they still loves the money and it will eventually happen."<p>Except that's EXACTLY the problem. Hollywood DOES love its money -- which is exactly WHY the Halo deal imploded. Because Microsoft and Bungie were demanding too big of a piece of the pie upfront AND on the backend, to the point that even when Halo was going to be a two studio co-production to help offset costs they BOTH still walked away from the table, basically willing to tell Bill Gates, Microsoft, Bungie, Jackson et al "Screw it. It may be a big game, but there's no way you're making this economically feasible for us."<p>So frankly its BECAUSE of it's gross to date that a Halo movie hasn't happened. And after the zillions that HALO 3 raked in, you can bet that right now Microsoft and Bungie are still willing to hold firm on what they want, even though that only forces Hollywood to stand by its guns as well.
Nov. 3, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST
by Ray Gamma
HALF-LIFE 2 would make a much more interesting and exciting movie series than Halo. It has a much more substantial storyline and characters. And potential for some of the most ridiculous effects ever (gravity gun anyone?!!!)
Nov. 3, 2007, 7:15 a.m. CST
...Herges' stories are exciting and full of suspenseful espionage and intrigue (if slightly suspect in it's portrayal of racist stereotypes lol).
Nov. 3, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST
You beardy (not so) fat hobbit. Give us a new zombie flick.
Nov. 3, 2007, 1:25 p.m. CST
THIS IS TINTIN PEOPLE TAKE OUT THE SPACES http://www.lambiek.net/magazines/tintin/tintin.gif TELL ME WHY ARE THEY MAKING ONE! AND THEY SHOULD CAST NEIL PATRICK HARRIS HE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM!!!!
Nov. 4, 2007, 1:49 a.m. CST
Alfonso Cuaron needs to direct the movie based on Half-Life 2. If it ever happens, he would be absolutely perfect. I just couldn't shake the feeling while watching Children Of Men, how amazing it would be.