We’ve all seen the green squares on the Facebook profiles of VFX workers and supporters across the globe… Popcorn Taxi gets to the root of the matter directly from the source.
But you know, the thing is, you talk about all of this, ‘How did you get the role? And how did it feel when you got the role?’ And once all that’s died down you start to think, ‘I’ve actually got to go and play this now’. They’ve trusted me. Everyone’s happy, everyone’s celebrated, the phones have gone down and the deal’s been done. Now it’s over to me to make the role work.
For kids growing up in the 80′s, Michael Biehn needs no introduction. The man who was Corporal Hicks in ‘Aliens’, and before that, Kyle Reese in ‘Terminator’, became the iconic representation of the cool, calm and collected hero, ready to sacrifice himself for the greater good.
“I’ve been in eight or ten really good movies, or five or six really good movies, however you want to look at it, but the rest of it has kind of been so-so, and I’ve been in a lot of really bad movies”
With budgetary issues, reshoots and a script rejig that saw an extra 40 minutes created, there’s blood in the water for this film. I prefer to enjoy a film on its merits – and so far, so good. That said, whilst Max Brooks’ book is great, and this is quite different, there does seem to be a lot of the original DNA up there on the screen.
With the second of two Star Trek films looking solid, Mission Impossible 3 and Super 8 under his belt, JJ Abrams’ got a decent big screen track record – the only people screaming foul at the news that he was directing Ep VII were Star Trek fan boys disappointed by his use of lens flare in the 2009 reboot. Kathleen Kennedy has been producing Steven Spielberg and George Lucas Films for decades, so no worries there.
But who is this Michael Arndt character, and why is he writing Star Wars: Episode VII?
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