The Thing

Yes, that’s in French.

Now that Disney owns Fox, properties formerly outside the umbrella are finally back where they belong. Fantastic Four and X-Men, primarily. And it’s only a matter of time before the MCU welcome their lost children back to the big screen. And fans have already been throwing out their casting choice. One Redditor gave a suggestion that’s gotten over 20k upvotes or fake internet points. But will you approve? Every Nerd has an opinion on who would be the best Doctor Doom. And even if they don’t have a suggestion, they have an opinion on other’s casting of Marvel’s First Family. But this is a solid list of proven actors that could easily embody these characters and usher the MCU into a bright new phase.

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New Fantastic Four Ad and The Thing Goes to Denny’s (?)

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Is anyone else out there constantly forgetting that Fantastic Four is coming out in less than a month? Yeah, me too. Perhaps that will change with some much needed positive buzz if that ends up coming out of Comic Con later this week (yes, this week!), or maybe the full-court press advertising campaign now getting underway will start to win hearts and minds. Below are two examples. One a straight up TV ad for the movie which you will shortly see during the commercial breaks of your favorite TV shows or local news or sports events. The second is an ad for the FF tie-in at Denny’s – Yes, Denny’s – featuring a character that’s been kept very much underwraps (to litigious extremes) through the movie’s development. (more…)

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We’ve seen the Thing picture floating around the Internet from Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot. First FOX started throwing around Cease and Desist orders to take the image down, then weeks later Trank tweets the same picture, which hangs around for a day or so and then gets deleted. Now we’ve got a couple of shots of Doctor Doom on set. Wanna get a look? (more…)

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Above: Batman Beyond was a great cartoon and deserves to be revisited again on the small, or even the big screen. This design by Yvan Quinet makes us want that even more. [XombieDIRGE]

Hit the jump for the work of J.G. Jones, the art of Kris Anka and Zac Roane and more. (more…)

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Each and every week we scour the Internet for nothing but the best in nerdy art. We leave no digital stone unturned, we poke and prod every nook and cranny of the Interwebz. Why? Because we love you, and we love to bring you weekly feed of nerd art.

On with the dump!

ABOVE: Even though J.J. Abrams is now working on both the Star Wars and Star Trek it was the genius of Robert Shane to combine the two into one cool mash-up piece. Han really knows how to get the girl, even if can’t speak Klingon at least he knows how to speak blaster. Check out the link for the alternate Captain Kirk/Princess Leia design. [Geek Tyrant]

Hit the jump for Barbarella, Pikachus and a Mouse Guard.
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Paramount Buys a ‘Vessel’ for Sci-Fi/Horror

Paramount Pictures has just picked up the rights to Clark Baker‘s short film Vessel, which is described as a combination of Alien, The Thing and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Now don’t that rather generic mish-mash turn you off because if you haven’t seen it already, the short film is really worth seeing. Scope it out via You Tube below:

Intrigued? I think there’s a bit of Millennium in their too, not the Lance Henrickson TV show, but the Kris Kristopherson movie of the same name. Maybe you can find it on Netflix. Anyway the above result, funded generously by investors via Kickstarter, shows that Baker has the skill and vision to make something interesting, and make it look good on a budget.

Stephen Susco, who wrote the American version of The Grudge, is currently penning the feature length screenplay, which will surely expand on the short’s alien invasion on a plane and skyjacking of the passengers plot line.

What do you Bastards think? Will you see the feature-length Vessel when/if it comes out?

Source: Geek Tyrant

The Thing: The Musical

It’s no secret that I am lukewarm at best in regards the to The Thing prequel. Admit it, it just looks like the same movie as the John Carpenter classic from 1982. It’s just not enough of a new take to warrant a new movie in my books.  Now, a charming little Frank Sinatra-esque musical? Tell me more!  Jon and Al Kaplan, the same dudes that gave Silence of the Lambs, Conan the Barbarian, Commando and, Sean Connery the musical treatment have turned their pipes on “The Thing”:

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Red Band Trailer for The (new) Thing

With it’s release date looming (October 14th), Matthijs van Heijningen’s direct prequel to John Carpenter’s The Thing, which is also called ‘The Thing‘ (they must have saved a butt load not having to reprint any stationary), finally has a red band trailer.

It’s fast, it’s violent, and kind of looks like a bunch of scenes from the the 1982 film re-filmed with cheap CGI.

Don’t get me wrong, this time around we get Mary Elizabeth Winstead (as Ripley from Aliens?) instead of Kurt Russel, but maybe I am just being judgmental.

Judge for yourself, the Trailer is after the jump.

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 The release of director Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.‘s (you have better luck pronouncing that with peanut butter in your mouth)  The Thing, which is  a prequel to the 1982 John Carpenter film of the same name, is only a few months away, and fans are antsy to the what the thing will look like. The alien, not the movie. See, here’s the thing, The Thing is about a “thing”.  Get it? *shakes head* Damn thing is confusing as fuck. Who’s on first?

Anyway, the creature (aka “The Thing”) from the original was goddamn creepy. A parasitic extraterrestrial lifeform that assimilates other organisms and in turn imitates them, or tries to anyway. Often you’d  see the creature in between transformations, looking like stretched silly putty with teeth. Will it look just as fucked up in the prequel?

Well, Amalgamated Dynamics are on par to terrify a whole new generation of fans.

While we don’t have photos of the finished product, we do have a look at some of the maquettes used for the film that give a pretty good impression of what the filmmakers were going for.

Check out the monsters after the jump

UPDATE: Shock Till You Drop reports that “a sculptor on the show says [the photos] are not legit.”

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(article by nerdbastards contributor Adam A. Donaldson, @adamadonaldson)

It’s been a huge week in nerd-friendly news, but the in a surprise addition, we’ve got our first look at the new The Thing in the form of a trailer, which is just about the first time anyone’s heard anything about this movie in months.

The plot of the film follows a Norwegian research group that discovers something alien in the snow and ice of Antarctica. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, from a script by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) and Eric Heisserer (Nightmare on Elm Street remake) and is directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.

What’s interesting about this trailer though is that the film it advertises has been marketed (or at least rumored) to be a prequel to John Carpenter’s version of The Thing from 1982. But did you seen anything in this trailer that suggested it takes place before 1982? And for that matter, why does a prequel carry the exact same title as the movie that preceded it? Oh forget it! Let’s just enjoy the image of Ramona Flowers with a big effin’ blowtorch.

Source: Slashfilm