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This edition of Crowdfund Confidential features an exclusive interview with James Deen, the producer of Cowboys and Engines and the star of Bret Easton Ellis and Paul Schrader‘s The Canyons… aka, that Lindsay Lohan film from the now notorious New York Times profile.
We did ask Deen about The Canyons, his career in porn, and whether he worries about Lohan’s infamy, but this article is really about Cowboys and Engines, a sci-fi/steampunk project that Deen is trying to get funded through Kickstarter. After all, that’s what Crowdfund Confidential is all about — introducing that you to a project creator that is trying to get funding for a comic, film, or other like creative endeavor that is both independent and interesting.
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Robert Rodriguez, despite his busy schedule, took time out to grace the stage of SXSW in Austin, Texas and announce that he will start filming for Sin City 2 along with other new projects in the works. After 7 years of rumors and speculation, we get word from on high that Sin City 2 is a go. Rodriguez ended his news on Sin City by assuring fans that filming for Sin City 2 would start shooting this year, around the summer, after he’s finished filming Machete Kills which starts in April.
Casting for both Machete Kills and Sin City 2 have not been set in stone, but Rodriguez assures SXSW goers that the stars in discussion for both films “will be of the same caliber and eclecticism as the first films, which featured Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Robert De Niro, Lindsay Lohan, Josh Hartnett, Don Johnson, and Steven Seagal.” The other news coming from Rodriguez, is the creation his new company Quickdraw Animation, which will be separate from his film company Troublemaker Productions and will focus on creating CG animated featured films.
The first films Quickdraw Animation will be developing Heavy Metal and a family film, which have scripts and are both at the storyboard and pre-production phase. Rodriguez went on to divulge that he has found a way to “streamline the animation process that will greatly shrink the amount of time it takes to produce one…he will keep a core group of 6-8 animators in his Austin-based Troublemaker Studios to mastermind all the story and visual elements before using sister companies to finish the animation.”
While the local Texan in me is glad for the possibility of new jobs being created for all the struggling artists out there, I’m not completely sold on the Animation company being capable of cutting down the time it will take to make a a feature-length animated film. If you look at Animation company’s like Pixar, and Universal Studios take longer than a two or three years to produce a high caliber animated film, but I guess Rodriguez is betting on the “Everything is bigger in Texas” motto to quantify projects being done faster and better.
Child Stars All Growed Up! Scarlett Johansson Before She Took To Baring Her Tits, Where’s Little Anakin Skywalker Now? AND MORE!
I’m sure you spend all of your time wondering where the child stars of movies past are now. We’ve compiled a fair amount of before and after pictures for y’all to check out, some of which you probably expect and some of which will be a surprise to you. Let’s get started!
Let’s start with something that we all expect to see. Taylor Momsen is most known for her role as Cindy Lou Who in the 2000 film, How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Over the course of the years, she landed a role on Gossip Girl and she’s now some badass singer chick. Or something. She blames her parents for her shitty attitude and bitchiness, actively tells young girls to twiddle themselves and flashes her tits at concerts. No big deal. She’s really matured!
Hate to be the one to break the news but [Spoiler] Johnny Storm is dead, fighting aliens will do that to you. While it was sad for Marvel‘s first super hero family the Fantastic Four, it did attract major network attention. The last time something like this happened was the death of Superman and we all remember how huge that was (they actually had a funeral). While this wasn’t as big as a Superman death; the death of the Human Torch tugged at the hearts (and wallets) of readers nationwide. Yes, it’s sad but thanks to that “success” Marvel has decided to do it again, every single quarter of the year. Now would be a great time to make Lindsay Lohan a comic book super hero, making a thousand nerds dreams come true.
Place your bets world
David Gabriel, VP Sales at Marvel Comics has revealed plans to kill a main character every single quarter due to the success of the recent media coverage of the Human Torch’s death. Confirmed the news with Bleedingcool with the statement “this is not a joke” not only means your serious, that pretty much guaranties that they already have a few names in a hat.
Gabriel did however specify that these storylines are NOT about killing characters. What’s key is what comes AFTER the deaths. For example, after the Human Torch’s death, Spidey joined the team and the concept of “FF” got an entirely new focus as Future Foundation.
Losing the sarcastic wit of the Human Torch and pretty much trading it for the wit of Spider-man would be considered a win. If these future deaths are only to improve on other stories, like this new Future Foundation, then they know what their doing over at Marvel HQ. Hell, Spidey got himself some new duds and a sweet payroll now as member of the new FF. They only way Marvel could screw this up is to follow the DC formula;wait a few months, make a clone or several replacements only to revive the deceased by the end of the year. Marvel’s too smart for that (we hope).
Lindsay Lohan is at it again. This time the red headed bombshell came out of the woodwork to go to G-Star’s Tues. Fashion Show just to get all up on Ryan Kwanten. I think I’d want Lindsay lusting after me…But when you read more of the details, you may want to carry a gun instead. (more…)