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Artist Mike Hill Prepping a Monster Filled Creation Project

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If you’ve ever been to a Monsterpalooza or conventions of its ilk or if you were one of the many who’ve experienced Guillermo del Toro’s masterful movie, The Shape of Water (review), then you’re already familiar with the work of artist, Mike Hill.

Mike Hill is a rare kind of artist. One may even call him ‘An Artist’s Artist,’” said Del Toro of Hill. “He inspires us- make up effects creators, directors, storytellers, etc He does that because he connects with monsters in the most profound way- he internalizes them. He is not concerned with likeness and pose- as a wax museum or a traveling show may be- he is concerned with essence and soul, the way a portrait painter would be. He captures the monsters, yes, and the actors underneath but he also manages to distill elements of storytelling in his sculpture. He is technically flawless and artistically superb: he clearly was raised by monsters and it is his life mission to pay them back.

That’s quite the endorsement, no? And Hill is deserving of every word of it. Word’s just come across our desks that Mike has got a short-film in preproduction tentatively titled The Creation Project and here’s what we know about it thus far…

The Creation Project is a non-profit short film currently in pre-production, written and directed by Mike Hill. Back in the day, during the decades of the 1920s through the 1950s, Hollywood created some of the most beloved icons in movie history… monsters. This film is a homage to those wonderful movies of yesteryear, from an artist who lives and breathes this world.

It’s a passion project of course,” says Hill, “but I feel its very long overdue. Sometimes we all need to express ourselves and not keep our dreams bottled up. I know a thing or two about the classic monsters of yesteryear. They have been my closest friends for most of my life. I feel I need to pay them back. I spent decades drawing these guys. Then sculpting these guys. And even getting these guys into art museums and proving that fangs and neck bolts are as beautiful as any piece of art. But now I want to show one walking around, breathing… and bring it to our modern audience.

Attention gotten! All eyes on this one!

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Even Sarah Connor Hated TERMINATOR: GENISYS

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I think it’s safe to say there aren’t many people out there that were fans of Terminator: Genisys. The film was kind of a major mess and it looks like life on the set was as well.

That film’s new Sarah Connor, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) was recently speaking with Vanity Fair about some other crap and then the conversation swung around to the failed reboot of the Terminator series. And Clarke had some interesting things to say…

First, she told the magazine how she was “relieved” when the film bombed at the box-office so she didn’t have to sign up for further sequels. And then Clarke says she watched frequent Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor “get eaten and chewed up on Terminator. He was not the director I remembered. He didn’t have a good time. No one had a good time.”

Damn girl, tell it like it is! Got to respect the woman for not holding back and sugarcoating things under the blanket of “creative differences.” Hell, maybe Clarke will be able to do the same regarding all the drama surrounding that new Lando: A Star Wars Story movie one day.

What did you think of the film? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

Synopsis:

When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance against Skynet, sends Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect his mother, Sarah (Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator assassin, an unexpected turn of events creates an altered timeline. Instead of a scared waitress, Sarah is a skilled fighter and has a Terminator guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger) by her side. Faced with unlikely allies and dangerous new enemies, Reese sets out on an unexpected new mission: reset the future.

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Idris Elba Directs and Stars in Netflix’s HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

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Like many of you out there, Idris Elba is one of my favorite actors working today. And it is with this in mind that I’m excited by today’s news that says Elba will be tackling The Hunchback of Notre Dame for Netflix.

THR reports that Elba will not only star in the film, but he will be directing and producing the music described as a “sonic and musical experience” as well. That’s a lot of hats there, Gunslinger.

For those who might be unaware, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is an 1831 novel by Victor Hugo that follows Quasimodo, a hunchback, who falls in love with the Gypsy Esmeralda. Michael Mitnick (The Current War, The Giver) will write the modern-day retelling with Fred Berger (La La Land) and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Midnight Special) producing along with Elba and Ana Garanito.

Are you excited by this news? Make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Amy Adams and HBO’s SHARP OBJECTS Poster Welcomes You Home

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A few weeks back I asked the question Is HBO’s Sharp Objects Mini-Series With Amy Adams Horror?” I got some interesting responses but needless to say, at the end of the day, the question is still up the air. But regardless of all that, I still plan on checking out the series one it begins airing this summer.

And if you’re on this boat with me, then you’ll be interested to check out the new poster for the series, which you can see in high-res by clicking on the thumbnail to the right.

Are you looking forward to this series as much as I am? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on FacebookTwitter, and/or Instagram!

The eight-episode series is directed by Jean-Marc Vallee, scripted by Marti Noxon from the book by Gillian Flynn, and stars Amy Adams, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Messina, Eliza Scanlon, Elizabeth Perkins and Matt Craven. It hits HBO in July 2018.

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Based on the book by The New York Times bestselling author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Dark Places), this eight-episode series tells the story of reporter Camille Preaker (Adams) who returns to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.

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