Archive for September, 2008

THE FORCE UNLEASHED Tomorrow.

Posted in News from the SK Citadel on September 16, 2008 by Tonk

Tomorrow, Sept. 17, sees the release of the much anticipated and shit-hot looking STAR WARS: THE FORCE UNLEASHED on the Xbox 360.

LucasArts are well overdue to produce a kick arse Star Wars game. None of us here at the Citadel were particular fans of the Knights of the old Republic series. They were just a tad too slow and tedious. I know that opinion will boil the blood of some hard core KOTOR fans out there. But face it, nerds. KOTOR was a snore.

At least with SW: TFU, it looks like we’ll be able to indulge in some legitimate Force enabled arse-kicking and spend many long hours blowing shit up for the sheer sake of it. After all, that’s what video games are all about: visceral, fantastic violence and destruction, right? You bet!

Things are gonna be pretty busy here at the Citadel over the next few weeks as SK2 filming recommences. But rest assured: any down-time will be spent putting TFU through its Force-smashing, Stormtrooper-hurling paces. After all, we OWE it to you to play this game to within an inch of its life and give YOU our expert opinion of it. I mean, that’s what we live for!

Bizarro World: Critic actually makes sense…

Posted in News from the SK Citadel on September 16, 2008 by Tonk

Holy Crap on a Stick. Do my eyes deceive me? Have I entered some alternate reality in which film critics actually understand the films they review? Has the World gone completely mad???

Well, no.

But I’m delighted to see that at least someone in the critic business actually understands what the CLONE WARS film is trying to do in the context of all things Star Wars.

Check out this brief yet accurate article HERE. Although I must say I disagree with his views on the Prequels. THEY OWN!

Green Lantern Movie Update Part 3

Posted in Green Lantern Movie News by Darth Death on September 16, 2008 by Tonk

Wow, there seems to be a bit of news around at the moment on this highly anticipated project. Anyway, here’s a quote from ComicCon.com about the current state of the script:

Along with working on this new direction for Spider-Man, Guggenheim’s also involved in one of the upcoming superhero films that has comic fans turning green with anticipation. “I’ve been working my ass off on Green Lantern,” he said, then laughed. “I’m ready for a weekend off. I really can’t say too much about it. I’ve sworn a blood oath of secrecy. I will tell you it features Hal Jordan and is an incredibly faithful rendition of the character. It honors everything everyone loves about the hero. We approach it from a fan’s perspective. Every step of the way, we ask ourselves what we want to see and what the fans will want to see. I think we have a script that will actually satisfy on those levels. Right now I’m just doing a rewrite for the studio with Greg [Berlanti] and Michael [Green]. We’ll turn that in next week. We just keep moving forward. It’s really good stuff!”

Sounds pretty dang exciting. With Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and next year’s Watchmen, seems DC and Warners are finally getting their shit together with regards to their superhero film properties. Green Lantern has the potential to be a superhero Star Wars. Lets keep those ring fingers crossed!

Green Lantern Movie Update Part 2

Posted in Green Lantern Movie News by Darth Death on September 10, 2008 by Tonk

Okay, so we’re kinda getting the news out of order but, there’s a cool article at IESB.net from last month about what stage the GREN LANTERN script is at. Sounds pretty damn cool. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Emerald Dawn comic mini-series from 18 years ago, but I will admit that it does read a lot like a film script. I don’t think Emerald Dawn did anything wrong per se, I just think it was an ok story and never really blew me away. But as a basis for a film I think it would totally work. Especially if the character of Sinestro is given some decent screen time.

And for an update on exactly where Warners is with their DC character films, go HERE. Good to see Warners is finally getting it. Booting George Miller from JLA is a great start.

Green Lantern Movie Update Part 1

Posted in Green Lantern Movie News by Darth Death on September 8, 2008 by Tonk

Well its been made fairly plain throughout the short history of the KNIGHT MOVES BLOG that several of us here at the Citadel are pretty big GREEN LANTERN fans. Especially that old bastard, Death. Anyway, one of our legions of followers sent us THIS LINK which shows several pieces of early pre-production artwork from the ‘in-development’ Green Lantern movie.

As you can imagine, we were all pretty amped to get anything regarding this project so we decided to report on it here and do our best to bring you updates on the GL movie as they come to hand.

Admittedly, not much is known of the project at this stage other than the fact that writers Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti and Michael Green are putting together a script as we speak. Sketchy reports at this stage can confirm that the lead character will be HAL JORDAN. This comes as great news because REAL Green Lantern fans consider Jordan to be the one true Green Lantern of Earth. Jordan has contemporary Earth GL’s who he works with: Kyle Raynor, John Stewart, Guy Gardner and Alan Scott. But to many fans Jordan, who is also once again DC’s lead character in the GL comic, is the main man. John Stewart is scheduled to appear as the GL in the George Miller JUSTICE LEAGUE film, so early fears were that a GL film would not feature Hal Jordan. Anyway, those fears can be put to rest.

What is also known about the GL film at present is that the writers are being very faithful to the source material and seem to be scouring the key elements of the Silver age of Green Lantern for their script.

As much as these early pieces of artwork excite us, what does raise concern is the dramatic costume change that seems to be going on with Jordan’s GL suit. Now why has Warner’s and DC decided to get into this mindset of altering their characters’ look for film? Superman Returns and both Batman Begins and the Dark Knight see Superman and Batman undergo considerable costume changes from their comic book incarnations. Why, why, why??? Marvel don’t do it. Look at Spiderman, Hulk, Iron Man: they all look just as they do in the comics. Their comic book looks are iconic. It is such a big part of what defines the characters. It makes no sense to us to alter their looks for cinema. But then what the Hell do we know? We’re only the suckers who buy up all this stuff and follow the characters for years and years…

So anyway, costumes aside, the GL flick seems to be shaping up ok. I reckon that the success of The Dark Knight has made Warners and DC stop and reassess all the comic films they have in development and consider the fact that that they really DO need to get their scripts right. Do that and the audiences will come.

So here’s a look at the current design of the film version of Hal Jordan. Its fair to say this is early artwork and will no doubt undergo revisions. At least I hope so:

And here’s what it should look like:

Death Sentences: Moronic Blog Alert

Posted in Death Sentences on September 8, 2008 by Tonk

OK, so I’ve got a sense of humor. A pretty damn sophisticated one at that. Right? And maybe the author of THIS BLOG had his tongue in his cheek when he wrote this particular pile of shite. Damn, I really hope so. However, if this is what passes for humor these days, then I fear for the future. I really do. Idiot.

Of course, there is the possibility that he’s actually serious. In which case I think I’ve finally found proof as to why cretinous 2 year olds should not be allowed to own a computer.

And Speaking of Clones…

Posted in News from the SK Citadel on September 3, 2008 by Tonk

There is a f*cking awesome looking trailer for the CLONE WARS TV SERIES over on the CARTOON NETWORK website.

GO CHECK IT OUT NOW!!!

Plenty of shit-hot looking stuff in there. Gotta dig the Y-Wing precursors!

We’re getting plenty pumped about this series over here at the Citadel. Clone Wars is going to make an awesome addition to the Star Wars Saga and it looks like there’s gonna be plenty of unexpected turns along the way. And no, Lucasfilm doesn’t pay us for these comments. We just get all schoolgirl-giddy over anything that is new Star Wars! Sweet.

Memo to Channel Ten: Don’t screw this up.