Check out this proof of concept for MONSTER ROLL! Sushi Chefs vs. Sea Monsters
Hello ladies and gentlemen, Muldoon here stepping out of the jungles of obscurity to treat your eyes to a little piece of cool: a proof of concept video featuring sushi chefs fighting giant sea monsters. I don't know too much about Dan Blank, but apparently he's putting together something relatively awesome, an exploitation sushi action adventure. The 6:12 minute video below just landed in my inbox with only the link attached (If it premiered somewhere I'm unaware of - my apologies in advance). Sure, this might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it sure as hell has piqued* my interest. You can follow the film/filmmaker's on their Facebook group HERE, but in the mean time - crank your volume up and give the video a glance, I'd be shocked if you didn't dig it.
UPDATE: After hitting up their website HERE - I saw they had a pretty interesting vfx before and after video. I eat behind the scenes/vfx breakdowns up, so embedded below is just that. It's always cool when filmmakers openly give away their magical acts...
So what do you ladies and gents think? Ya' dig it? Hate it?
- Mike McCutchen
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Oct. 24, 2012, 5:12 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:13 p.m. CST
Awesome, now someone give them the financing to finish this properly!
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:17 p.m. CST
For future reference... And this looks great!
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:24 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:30 p.m. CST
by Danny Boil
Yeah, I want to watch THE FUCK out of this.
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:39 p.m. CST
Very well done for what it is. Not sure you can stretch this out to a feature length, but who knows.
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:44 p.m. CST
This looks fun as hell.
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 5:59 p.m. CST
Anyone get that parallelism?
Oct. 24, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST
by Joey Stars
Nothing too graphic obviously
Oct. 24, 2012, 6:24 p.m. CST
Would it work as a full feature? Well if they can keep the comedy going that well the entire time, maybe... THough sometimes some things just work as proofs of concept. I'd settle for a film done not as a film, but like one long unconnected preview of a film that might've happened.
Oct. 24, 2012, 6:41 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST
IT HAS OCTOPI!!! creepythinman_(insert_action_verb_here) WOULD LOVE IT!!! YOU KNOW IT TO BE TRUE!!! FACT!!!
Oct. 24, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST
I am so stoked. The Sumo vs Crab shot cemented it. I must see this film!!!!
Oct. 24, 2012, 7:38 p.m. CST
by Raptor Jesus
How can you take two things I love, sushi and monsters and end up with something so dumb?
Oct. 24, 2012, 8:06 p.m. CST
No, man... FUN! This looks like Shaolin Soccer sushi-style. Just hilarious, campy fun. We need more stuff like this.
Oct. 24, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST
Looks better than hiro dreams of sushi. I wouldn't wait 6 months to get a reservation at that place though.
Oct. 24, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST
Oct. 24, 2012, 10:11 p.m. CST
by Emit Brown
This will never be made into a feature by a studio. It's a 60 second commercial at best.
Oct. 24, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST
by mr. tree
You know, from Nausicaa...
Oct. 24, 2012, 10:43 p.m. CST
by ajit maholtra
Oct. 24, 2012, 11:40 p.m. CST
Has never seen a vagina, irl.
Oct. 24, 2012, 11:47 p.m. CST
by ajit maholtra
He is so fat lol
Oct. 24, 2012, 11:57 p.m. CST
please take my money
Oct. 25, 2012, 12:14 a.m. CST
Now that right there was some funny stuff.
Oct. 25, 2012, 12:19 a.m. CST
Oct. 25, 2012, 12:36 a.m. CST
Yes please! Make this!
Oct. 25, 2012, 2:06 a.m. CST
by Helle Thusing
Oct. 25, 2012, 2:38 a.m. CST
Come on man.....this was on twitch five days ago http://twitchfilm.com/2012/10/sushi-chefs-versus-sea-monster-in-hysterical-short-monster-roll.html And aintitcool works with these guys so you really (should) know that PS Twitch has overtaken aintitcool anyway as far as film NEWS is concerned (they had the evil dead trailer earlier as well)
Oct. 25, 2012, 3:26 a.m. CST
Oct. 25, 2012, 3:51 a.m. CST
by Dollar Bird
That was a nice little dalliance. Add me to the list of skeptics who wonder how it would work as 90 minutes. But the effects were good and some of the monster designs fun. I'm fairly certain that the Hokusai-riff tattoo is by William Stout. Anyone know for sure?
Oct. 25, 2012, 7:22 a.m. CST
Wow, I've managed to offend you by apologizing. Point taken.
Oct. 25, 2012, 7:52 a.m. CST
Gimme a break. This site has always existed by cutting and pasting other sites' news. Just put a one time apology for everything in the logo.
Oct. 25, 2012, 8:19 a.m. CST
I Want! I Want! I Want! Just sayin'
Oct. 25, 2012, 9:32 a.m. CST
Is that dragon tattoo from a William Stout drawing?
Oct. 25, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST
I went back and actually watched the credits. Yep, William Stout did the tattoo and is a designer on the film. Would someone please take my money now so I can watch this film?
Oct. 25, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST
That was freaking awesome. I must have this.
Oct. 25, 2012, 1:57 p.m. CST
by Henri Pouper
Oct. 25, 2012, 2:57 p.m. CST
Bam! That's what I want to watch. Give me something that entertains, works within its own concept (and knows just how absurd it is), and uses cgi properly. I want to see it and I don't even eat bait.
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