Is this the Blackest Night for the upcoming Green Lantern film?
Warner Brothers has handed the production team of Green Lantern an extra $9 million to ‘fix’ the visual effects, in time for the fast approaching release date.
If posts in the forums of many popular comic themed websites are any indication, the effects shown in the first trailer and then later at WonderCon left a vast majority of fans disappointed, specifically the entirely CGI Green Lantern suit and fully CGI alien Green Lantern Corp members.
Hopefully the extra money should give the production team the chance to correct some of these issues and make sure everything is perfect for the film’s August release date.
I don’t know if this is a panic mode knee jerk reaction, or that Warner Bros have recognised that there is a problem and are dedicated to ensuring that is the success it deserves to be. I hope it is the later. Either way, we’ll find out in August.
In what is sure to be a massive embarrassment for Sony, 77 million Playstation Network users have had their personal details, including their name, address and possibly their credit card number. Citing an ‘external intrusion’ Sony issued a warning to their registered account holders, “We believe that an unauthorised person has obtained the following information that you provided: name, address (city, state, zip), country, email address, birthdate, PlayStation Network password and login, and PSN online ID”. Sony has warned customers not to fall for the sure to be arriving scams and emphasized that no true Sony representative would ever ask for their credit card information.
As of this writing the PSN is offline pending an investigation, and analysts are saying that this disaster could cost them billions of dollars.
For one of the biggest companies in the world to fall prey to this is a joke. They should be ashamed of themselves and are going to have to work hard to earn the trust of their customers after this.
Lucasfilm have put the kibosh on Mike Koehler and AT-AT For America’s dream of building a life sized replica of an AT-AT walker (all 23 metres of it) in Oklahoma USA.
Mr Koehler was been given the green light by online fundraiser Kickstarter to begin collecting cash to realise his dream, but now that Lucasfilm have vetoed the project Koehler will be returning all donations.
Mr Koehler wrote the following on his blog, “Long story short, I can no longer solicit any kind of support for the AT-AT for America project in its current form. Seeking financial donations to build a piece of Lucasfilm intellectual property goes far beyond what is considered proper.” Mr Koehler was quick to defend Lucasfilm, “I don’t want my mistakes to make anything think they are the bad guy in this. I didn’t think ahead and have as firm a plan as I should of. And again, for that I am very sorry.”
However, there is still (A New) hope. Mr Koehler plans to continue speaking with Lucasfilm and starting again, either with the same project or something similar, “I think there is something that can be rebuilt from this.” Fingers crossed they can come to an accord. Maybe this will spark a demand for an entire Star Wars theme park!
The Eisner Award nominees for 2011 have been announced and it is a bumper crop of top comics. One of my favourite creators, Mike Mignola (Hellboy), tops the lists with 5 nominations, followed closely by Nick Spencer (Morning Glories) and Joe Hill (Locke & Key).
The winners of the awards will be announced at this years San Diego Comic Con.
The 2011 Will Eisner – Comic Industry Award Nominees are,