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I think Ron played a Sheriff in Happy Texas and in some cheap horror film about giant spiders.

 

-TL

 

 

Okay, this is a reeeeaally late answer but I just joined the forums yesterday. I don't know what the one about giant spiders would have been (though I don't think he was in Eight Legged Freaks). But he did play a sheriff in a more recent film adaptation of Stephen King's Desperation. Granted the character is nowhere near a normal person. Anyway, that's that.

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Hello! :D

 

Tom wanted me to post this press release about Dark Country:

 

Sony Pictures "Dark Country" Brings 3D Thriller to Life Using New Silicon Imaging Digital Camera Technology

 

Actor/Director Thomas Jane and Director of Photography Geoff Boyle Immerse Audiences in a Visceral Live-Action 3D World

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 10, 2008)

 

3D cinematography has always held the potential for delivering to audiences a more realistic, story-telling experience. This promise has been largely unfulfilled due to the physical constraints of traditional dual-camera cinema rigs, which limit the creative direction of any given shot. Director Thomas Jane and Cinematographer Geoff Boyle, of the 3D film noir thriller "Dark Country," were able to overcome these obstacles through a new highly mobile 3D Steadicam-based rig made possible by the Silicon Imaging SI-2K stereo camera system. Rather than succumbing to the limitations of past 3D systems, the SI-2K stereo rigs enabled a new dynamic story-telling style, transforming the possibilities for live action 3-D content creation.

 

Thomas Jane and Geoff Boyle had been exposed to the Silicon Imaging camera technology during their recent Sci-Fi action feature film "Mutant Chronicles" and were already keen on shooting with SI-2K. Sony Pictures hired 3D specialists, Max Penner and Tim Thomas of ParadiseFX to help bring the feature to life. They had just completed developing a 9-camera 360-degree rig using the Silicon Imaging cameras and were able to design a stereo beam splitter rig into a MK-V-AR Steadicam with variable interocular control and another rig with fixed interocular for hand-held shooting. The Steadicam-AR rig was used to perform dynamic tracking shots with auto-leveling, moving the cameras from a high mode of 8-feet to ground level in one second.

 

"The physical size of the Silicon Imaging 3D rigs completely redefine the scope and potential of 3D cinematography," says Director of Photography Geoff Boyle. "The true revolution is in the visual language and stylistic choices which can now be utilized, with shots that have never been seen in a 3D movie before. Had we used any other camera system, there would have been nothing new to see -- it would have looked like any other 3D film shot in the past 50 years. To bring a thriller car-chase movie like 'Dark Country' to life, we simply couldn't make those compromises."

 

"'Dark Country' is a film that I wanted to express in a manner that remains true to the stylistic choices of film noir, while delivering an immersive reality and visceral experience that only the next generation of 3D cinematography could provide," says "Dark Country" Director/Actor Thomas Jane. "Every medium brings a life of it's own to the story-telling process, and with 'Dark Country,' I wanted audiences to be there, to be in the car with the characters, and make the story their own with a heightened sense of physical contact never experienced before. The mobility and physical expression we were able to achieve with the Silicon Imaging camera rigs truly transformed my personal vision into a living and breathing visual reality."

 

At NAB 2008, Silicon Imaging will be demonstrating a technology preview of the industry's first integrated 3D stereoscopic digital cinema camera system. It will enable filmmakers to view, adjust and shoot in-context of a live 3D stereoscopic effect through an intuitive camera control interface complete with metadata capture, visualization and recording.

 

"Thomas Jane has set the new standard for live action Stereo 3D production with 'Dark Country,'" says Ari Presler, CEO of Silicon Imaging. "Today, a great deal of time in 3D production is spent focused on shooting and editing two of everything and trying to determine if the camera setup will result in the desired stereo effect. Our next-generation 3D systems will give cinematographers an unprecedented level of visualization and post workflow control while hiding the complexity of on-set operation. It will show exactly how the 3D shot will look as it's being captured."

 

Dark Country-3D is currently scheduled for summer release. Silicon Imaging's 3D digital cinema camera systems will be demonstrated with sample footage at NAB 2008, booth SL10608.

 

Silicon Imaging, Inc. (www.si-2k.com <http://www.si-2k.com/> ) is a leader in IT-centric high-definition digital cinema camera, Stereo 3D recording systems and RAW workflow solutions. Silicon Imaging's products incorporate disruptive technologies, which outperform traditional cameras while increasing flexibility and lowering cost.

 

 

 

Jen

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Here's another link to short text Interview with Tom, with SPOILERS for Dark Country; read at your own risk!:

 

http://www.fearsmag.com/08/content/view/1594/88890076/

Jen

 

yet another film cant wait to see! Sounds very exciting and new!!!! Again not the same old rehashed crap that we have been force fed by hollywood for so long now! Again cant wait!!!!

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I am so thrilled for this movie! But where can I see it? If not in a theater- it'll be out on DVD, no? Anyone knows- plus I want to see that Butler movie directed in 3-D as well. All these great projects but so darn underground- i can't find 'em.

 

well, thanks for everything. My name's Matt and have been a fan of comics ever since I can remember and love all the new stuff that the RAW team comes out with.

 

later,

 

Matt

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I found this Interview with Ashok Amritraj, the CEO of Hyde Park Entertainment, online, and he talks about Dark Country:

 

Here's the link to the start of Interview:

http://www.collider.com/entertainment/inte...9743&tcid=1

 

and a link to the 2nd page of Interview where he talks about Dark Country and Tom:

http://www.collider.com/entertainment/inte...743/tcid/1/pg/2

 

 

and here's an excerpt from the article:

"Here are some bullet points on the upcoming movies:

“Dark Country” is done filming. It’s in 3D. Was made for under $10 million. Will be rated R. Ashok called it “a small, edgy, dark film.”"

 

 

Jen

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Tom should be updating us soon on Dark Country.

I know that when filming wrapped on Malone he was going straight to NY to work with the composer.

I've heard some stuff and it's great, not totally on target yet but close.

 

Nice to hear Ashok talking about Dead Of Night.

That's something I was supposed to work on as PD last summer but it's been delayed forever.

Now I gotta give Kevin Monroe a call and see if we're still on.

 

Thanks for the links Jen.

- TB

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OK, so just talked to Tom and he is indeed in NY working with . . . Drumroll please . . . Dark Country composer, Eric Lewis!

 

From Wikiville - "Eric Lewis studied piano as a child, graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1995 and began touring with jazz luminaries Wynton Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson, respectively. In 1996 at age 26 he won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. He has performed with famous jazz figures such as Clark Terry, Betty Carter, Donald Bryd, Ornette Coleman, and was a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra."

 

Check Eric out here -------> Eric Lewis Groove.com

 

Eric is currently entrenched in the underworld of Dark Country. Tom sent me some stuff Eric laid down a few months ago, some opening title stuff and some creepy, percussive underscore. Right now, as I write this, Tom and Eric are in a recording studio on Broadway putting the fine tuning on direction, punching up some horns, and trying to get the Herrmann/Penderecki feel that's being aimed for anchored into the work. Eric will put his own spin on all of that. What I've heard so far is wonderful.

 

We're all very pleased to have Eric on board. He's an amazing talent and we're quite lucky to have him join the ranks.

He'll bring a great Lalo Schifrin vibe to the Country.

 

- TB

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Aarrrggh!! Bradstreet—enough with the name dropping! You're too well-versed in cinema for shleps like me! lol :lol:

 

Let's see some preproduction photos... or maybe some shots of you and Jane at Sundance and Canne?

 

Just like in that Entourage show...?

 

Meanwhile, I'll go search for some leaked footage...

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OK, so just talked to Tom and he is indeed in NY working with . . . Drumroll please . . . Dark Country composer, Eric Lewis!

 

From Wikiville - "Eric Lewis studied piano as a child, graduated from the Manhattan School of Music in 1995 and began touring with jazz luminaries Wynton Marsalis and Cassandra Wilson, respectively. In 1996 at age 26 he won the Thelonious Monk International Piano Competition. He has performed with famous jazz figures such as Clark Terry, Betty Carter, Donald Bryd, Ornette Coleman, and was a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra."

 

Check Eric out here -------> Eric Lewis Groove.com

 

Eric is currently entrenched in the underworld of Dark Country. Tom sent me some stuff Eric laid down a few months ago, some opening title stuff and some creepy, percussive underscore. Right now, as I write this, Tom and Eric are in a recording studio on Broadway putting the fine tuning on direction, punching up some horns, and trying to get the Herrmann/Penderecki feel that's being aimed for anchored into the work. Eric will put his own spin on all of that. What I've heard so far is wonderful.

 

We're all very pleased to have Eric on board. He's an amazing talent and we're quite lucky to have him join the ranks.

He'll bring a great Lalo Schifrin vibe to the Country.

 

- TB

 

Lalo was my first guess as to whom you picked for a composer. Anyone who's hung around here long enough knows your passion for film scores, so if Eric is pleasing your ears, we are all in for a treat. Glad to get an update on Dark Country, I can't wait to see it. Over the last year, it's been fun and interesting getting to follow along with the production. Thanks to you and Tom for giving us the inside scoop.

 

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Thanks to you and Tom for giving us the inside scoop.

 

Yes, thanks Tim and Tom for all this cool info! :D

 

Dark Country is my most anticipated film for 2009, and I'm sure I'm not the only one on that count.

 

 

Jen

 

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Yes, thanks Tim and Tom for all this cool info! :D

 

Dark Country is my most anticipated film for 2009, and I'm sure I'm not the only one on that count.

 

 

Jen

 

You said it, I've been anxiously awaiting this one since I saw the trailer on a few DVDs i purchased. Looks to be an excellent film. Can't wait!

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Hmmm. If anyone would know, it'd be you, eh?

 

Anyway, a few weeks ago I came across this- but somehow I didn't think that it was the real deal...

 

http://querythe.net/movie/2008/The-Dark-Country/

 

Hmm...I don't know for sure, but I think the one I saw was similar to this one? maybe a fake, and not too sure if I saw it on DVD or not...now I'm confused

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All I got was an August: Osage County trailer. A play at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.

No, that ain't it ;)

I'd say it's pretty much impossible that you saw any advertisement or promotion for Dark Country on a DVD, had to be something else ;)

To my knowledge there isn't even an official trailer yet.

The film will be officially out of post and scored by the end of January. Then we'll find out what fate has in store.

I do believe that the stuff we're seeing on the web about the DVD being available in March is complete nonsense.

I asked Tom about that and he sang Bullshit.

 

We have no idea yet what kind of release DC will get as of right now.

We'll know a helluva lot more next month so stay tuned.

 

- TB

 

 

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All I got was an August: Osage County trailer. A play at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago.

No, that ain't it ;)

I'd say it's pretty much impossible that you saw any advertisement or promotion for Dark Country on a DVD, had to be something else ;)

To my knowledge there isn't even an official trailer yet.

The film will be officially out of post and scored by the end of January. Then we'll find out what fate has in store.

I do believe that the stuff we're seeing on the web about the DVD being available in March is complete nonsense.

I asked Tom about that and he sang Bullshit.

 

We have no idea yet what kind of release DC will get as of right now.

We'll know a helluva lot more next month so stay tuned.

 

- TB

 

Well, my apologies then! I believe I was thinking the Killshot trailer on the DVDs and the faux trailer I saw for Dark Country, mixed them up somehow! :P :lol:

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Heh, no apologies necessary!

You had me scrambling there for a minute.

Gonna talk to Tom in a few and am going to ask about a trailer.

 

The Killshot thing, totally makes sense.

I have to track down that Killshot trailer now!

 

- TB

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Heh, no apologies necessary!

You had me scrambling there for a minute.

Gonna talk to Tom in a few and am going to ask about a trailer.

 

The Killshot thing, totally makes sense.

I have to track down that Killshot trailer now!

 

- TB

 

Here's some of that Killshot trailer goodness! My wife really wants to see this one, too!

Killshot Trailer Link

 

Hope I linked correctly!

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Thanks for the updates, TB. I wanna see that trailer too!

 

Oh, and as was alluded to in the Thomas Jane section, when and if this movie does get a premiere, and if you decide to invite some of the RAW family, I'm tossin' my name in the hat. ;)

 

That would be the coolest thing ever, and would be a perfect highlight for my LA experience. I'm just sayin'. :P

 

 

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Thanks for the updates, TB. I wanna see that trailer too!

 

Oh, and as was alluded to in the Thomas Jane section, when and if this movie does get a premiere, and if you decide to invite some of the RAW family, I'm tossin' my name in the hat. ;)

 

That would be the coolest thing ever, and would be a perfect highlight for my LA experience. I'm just sayin'. :P

 

 

Duly noted MF!

- tb

 

ps - thanks for the link SupaB.

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Here's some of that Killshot trailer goodness! My wife really wants to see this one, too!

Killshot Trailer Link

 

Hope I linked correctly!

 

Wow, this film looks awesome! Thanks so much for the link.

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