Producer Barrie Osborne talks briefly about Weta Costumes, George miller's take

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  1. Maze Proud AquaMomoa inventor

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    Weta Workshop's involvement in another blockbuster movie has been unmasked - the physical effects studio has beaten Hollywood to design and make the costumes for superheroes including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Flash.


    The costumes will be donned by a yet-to-be-named cast for the big-budget Hollywood movie Justice League of America, to be filmed in Sydney this year and directed by Australian George Miller of Mad Max and Happy Feet fame.

    The film's Wellington-based American producer, Barrie Osborne, who produced Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, confirmed Weta Workshop's involvement.

    "They are doing all the costumes and they're doing a brilliant job," he told The Dominion Post from Sydney.

    "A lot of people thought it would be too hard, that you can only make those things in Hollywood."

    No budget has been announced for the long-awaited movie, which would bring together a range of superheroes including Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Superman.

    Casting rumours include Adam Brody, of The OC, and rapper Common.

    Weta Workshop specialises in physical effects such as costumes, props, models and movie sets, and Weta Digital does computer-generated visual effects.

    Osborne said it was possible Weta Digital eould also be involved in the film, based on the DC Comics series, but that would depend on the studio's commitments to other projects.

    "George Miller has a great take on the material, so it elevates it to something that's not a comic-book movie," he said.

    Osborne was involved in many Hollywood films, including The Matrix and Apocalypse Now, before working with Jackson on the Rings trilogy.

    He has since become a New Zealand citizen and, while still living in Wellington, has been involved in many big film projects.

    He was an executive producer on The World's Fastest Indian and Australian film Little Fish with Cate Blanchett, and is producing the joint Korean-American action film Laundry Warrior, starring Geoffrey Rush, which is shooting in Auckland.

    "At the heart of it is a love story, but with a lot of action. It is an exciting film and a different kind of film."

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4346075a1860.html
     
  2. Nivek Registered

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    Isn't this pretty much old news? We knew Weta was doing the costumes a long time ago.
     
  3. DarkSuperman Registered

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    I'm really interested in how this movie is going to turn out. That part about George Miller elevating the material really makes me curious! :hehe:
     
  4. protocida Registered

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    This movie is going to ROCK!
     
  5. bunk superhero fan

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    WETA's involvement in this film is basically the only aspect I'm genuinely excited about. Every thing else is a cause for concern.
     
  6. JP Smelly

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    Really?
     
  7. bunk superhero fan

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    Oh, except for Common. I think he'll rock as GL.
     
  8. JP Smelly

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    That's better. :cwink: :oldrazz:
     
  9. dnno1 Registered

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    I think we knew that at one time WETA was being considered. Then the news about costume designer Marit Allen's (who was working on the project) passing a little over a month ago changed things. Now WETA is doing the design of the costumes.
     
  10. protocida Registered

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    POSITIVE POINTS:

    . George Miller.
    . Doug Mitchell e Barrie M. Osbourne.
    . Weta making the costumes.
    . ImageWorks and Animal Logic maling the special effects.
    . CGI Martian Manhunter.
    . Common as Green Lantern.
    . Megan Gale as Wonder-Woman.
    . Daniel Cudmore as Superman.

    MIDDLE-TERM POINTS:

    . Armie Hammer as Batman.
    . Teresa Palmer as Talia.

    NEGATIVE POINTS:

    . Adam Brody as Flash.
    . Santiago Cabrera as Aquaman.
     
  11. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    Why negative for brody? yes he isnt my ideal person to play wally, i cant really think of anyone but he is an alright actor.
     
  12. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

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    That's a positive point? [​IMG]



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  13. Rogzilla Registered

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    Oh Pat, Welling as Superman would have been a positive point too. :p
     
  14. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

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    Well yeah, he would. At least there's a huge fan base to support that opinion. And you know it too.

    But Cudmore? C'mon! [​IMG]

    Everybody else on the list... well... maybe not Hammer, but I'll deal... seems fine. Personally, I think Brody is an excellent choice from a gen aud appeal POV. He too has quite a fanbase, and that's important IMHO.

    What brings you out of the woodwork, Rog?
     
  15. JP Smelly

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    Adam is perfect, IMO..

    But ah, is Cudmore confirmed for Supes? :huh:
     
  16. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

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    No, thank goodness. LOL Technically, nobody's been confirmed, but Brody is a lot closer to being definitive than Cudmore. Did he even audition? Or was that just a rumor?
     
  17. Rogzilla Registered

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    Well, I have been on vacation. While I try to keep up to date on news, I don't check in on message boards that much. It did give me a chance to write 50 pages of my first pass on a Superman script. (Not really going to try to sell the script, but use it to sell myself and get work...but I would love to see it as a movie.)
     
  18. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

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    Hey, congrats! Have you shopped it yet? Or is that not something you can do right now (WGA stike and whatnot)?

    BTW, is it just on my end, or are the boards wonky today?
     
  19. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    well cudmore would be better then catrona for supes.
     
  20. Rogzilla Registered

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    Oh no no! I am still first draft. I will have to finish it, rewrite some dialogue and do some cuts to try and get it under 120 pages when all is said and done. I am using Birthright as a starting point and tweaking it, lining it up more with the current Krypton and throwing Zod into the Kryptonian invasion...getting the whole "Krpyton" story done and gone in the first film so all the other stories can play out. As you can imagine, adding that to the already full Birthright makes for quite a chore, but I found a way to work it I think...just gotta get the time down.

    I am not certain if I can shop it out with the strike going on but as I would first need an agent, I don't think that part is too big of an issue.

    Define wonky?
     
  21. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

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    Muhahaha!!

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    *sigh* I agree. LOL [​IMG]
     
  22. AgentPat Squeaky wheel

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    Gotcha. Well g'luck w/ it! :up:

    Choppy. Not loading fast. Wigging out. Doing dumb poop. You know, "wonky." LOL

    I think it's fixed though. It seems to be running okay right now.
     
  23. Rogzilla Registered

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    I had a little hickup earlier but as it has happened a couple times with this board, I just ignored it.

    Thanks Pat. Its funny, I went through college studying art because I always thought I would be an illustrator and concept artist...but I have, in the past couple months, taken to writing like no bodies business!
     
  24. Webhead2006 The Web-Swinger

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    i am in college for communications/broadcasting i want to get into tv/film production stuff. Yea i know writing scripts and what not takes a long time and alot of work. Out of catrona and cudmore for supes i rather have cudmore but it would be nice for welling to but we will just have to wait and see what happens.
     
  25. jonmaship Guest

    adam brody is perefect for the role.
     

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