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Sooooooooo do you have a more clearer pic of yourself Mr. Hosack?

 

 

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There's a couple of women in Malone's life -- Not sure that "Girlfriend"'s a good label for any of them, though.

 

There's Evelyn -- She's all woman -- not "girl." And there isn't much in the way of "friend" about her either.

 

 

Mark

Hey there Mark,

"Scumbag Thug" Brandon O'Neill here.

Although I really miss the "cooler penguins in Hawaii" line I love that he delivers the first line in the movie to the Scumbag! Any idea what they went with?

 

ps. I'l be on set tomorrow cruisin in my '65 Mercury Commuter Wagon. Hope to see you around.

 

Brandon

 

 

 

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Okay, maybe this is too much detail about the shoot itself, but ...to bad! :lol:

 

"Wednesday, October 29, 2008

KREM.com

 

SPOKANE -- A new Hollywood movie will be filming in downtown Spokane and shutting down a major street for drivers for much of Wednesday. First Avenue is shut down from Jefferson to Adams until about 2 p.m. today. Road blocks are in place.

 

http://www.nwcn.com/statenews/washington/s....15e62b73e.html

 

 

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Brandon, sir -- How are you? Not still shot up, I hope.

 

 

Yeah, I miss the Penguin line too -- It was a very divisive line, people seemed to either love it or hate, so........

 

 

 

 

 

Mark

 

 

 

 

Cheers back at ya,

I actually just hit you up on myspace...

You wouldn't happen to have any pics with the Scumbag in em?

Shot in the dark

 

B

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Mr Hosack - I noticed on your IMDb page that you've done some editting and directing in the past. Are you involved with any of that on this film?

 

 

 

 

No, not on this one. I'm strictly writing, and praying to the film gods that I get my next directing project up and off the ground before I'm ninety.

 

 

 

 

 

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No, not on this one. I'm strictly writing, and praying to the film gods that I get my next directing project up and off the ground before I'm ninety.

 

Mark

 

Thanks for your reply. And good luck with your future projects. Just from what I've read on this board over the last year, it doesn't sound easy.

Endeavor to persevere. :)

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Endeavor to persevere. :)

 

Whenever somebody quotes Lone Watie from The Outlaw Josey Wales I find it difficult not to dig that person.

I have a painting of Chief Dan George as Watie hanging in the bar in my studio.

If we are tipping shots we always turn and salute the Chief before dropping the hammer. It's custom.

 

I've just spent the better part of the last 4-5 days working up graphics for some marketing stuff for Malone.

The cool thing is, they've given me some freedom. Which was the least they could do since they couldn't afford to send me up to Spokane for the gallery shoots ;)

Tom and I skulled it all up, I sent lots of visual reference for lighting, pose, and concept, then TJ directed the shoots and got us some REAL lighting.

Gallery shoots are normally uninspired where lighting is concerned. You have to fight tooth and nail with PR to get them to think creatively but it's almost always worth it.

 

Hopefully we'll be able to show off the key art here shortly.

 

On another note, I also worked up (on the side) what I consider to be the A-list graphics for theatrical.

A very graphic one sheet design, and a VERY graphic pop noir design.

The key art poster I worked up for Hannibal is cool and all, but doesn't hold a CANDLE to the other pieces, all of which I hope to sell them on for Cannes promotion.

I REALLY wish I could post some of that super-cool stuff for you all here, but in this business you have to play by the rules, and you have to keep your cards near the vest.

 

The pop-noir poster may be my favorite design of anything I've done. Seriously.

 

Anyway, since I can't show you that stuff yet, here's another shot from the film.

 

Remember to buckle-up!

 

MCRASH.jpg

 

FYI - This shot is ungraded so the lighting is awfully blue.

 

More soon.

 

- TB

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Awaiting to hear when I can show the key art poster design and will post that as soon as I can.

 

In the meantime (thank you HELMET), I'm dropping some new awesome images provided by the good folks at Hannibal Pictures.

 

But before I get to that I just wanted to update folks on the film itself.

I speak to Tom pretty regularly and thought folks might be interested to know how much he is enjoying this experience.

Malone is a character he's very much in love with. Russell Mulcahy is kicking the ass out of this by all accounts.

Ving Rhames arrived on location late last week for his scenes and that stuff is going tremendously well.

Everyone is extremely happy with what DP, Jonathan Hall is lighting and capturing. TJ actually related to me that Jonathan is legendary Cinematographer, Conrad Hall's nephew (or something like that, they are related). I think that's pretty cool since I am a huge fan of Conrad Hall's work. Jane is very impressed with the work Jonathan is doing. Sounds like a happy set, which can only ever be a good thing.

 

 

OK, now the really good stuff -

 

Missing TJ as The Punisher? Get a load of this.

 

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And now a first look at our Femme Fatale, Elsa Pataky as Evelyn.

 

070sm-1.jpg

 

 

I was lucky enough to work with her image for the last week and her look is amazing.

She reminds me of a young Lena Olin. Love what the costume designer, Lisa Caryl cooked up for her.

That red coat is amazing, and wait until you see what's underneath (and I mean that respectfully).

 

 

More to come.

 

- TB

 

PS - Also want to send a big shout out to Pete Moroz, the photographer who's images I worked with for the poster stuff.

It's hard to relate the kind of lighting, pose, and emotion you are shooting for from 1200 miles away but Pete kicked the gallery shoots in the ass.

Thanks a lot Pete! And thanks to TJ for the on set direction.

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Jonathan Hall is lighting and capturing. TJ actually related to me that Jonathan is legendary Cinematographer, Conrad Hall's nephew (or something like that, they are related).

 

Damn, that's cool. Conrad Jr. shot the 04 Punisher.

 

The films looks by all accounts to be very cool. I may be in the minority, but I count myself as a Russell Mulcahy fan, ever since Highlander. I even liked what he tried to do with Resident Evil 3.

 

It's nice to see him directing a film I can enjoy as much as the first Highlander.

 

 

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Yep, no one can seriously deny that Mulcahy's star hasn't endured it's dippings through shit (though I'm sure somewhere there are fans of stuff like Scorpion King 2).

And who among us can claim the charmed careers of people like Tom Hanks or David Lean? Even a guy like Spielberg has his detractors.

I'm never sure why talented creators who have hit it, and proven they have vision and style, and an eye and ear for performance make the choices they make.

Part of it is opportunity, realistically some of it is financially based, some guys just like to work and it doesn't always matter that they are discerning.

Yeah, like I suggested, who knows?

 

One thing Tom and I have talked about before when discussing a search for directors for certain projects is, getting that guy who you know has shown in the past that he is capable of handling things like action, style, and performance (depending on what the project calls for), someone who's had a hit in the resume but for whatever reasons has fallen on hard times; be it that this person hasn't worked in a while or that this person has gone to lesser material. Maybe someone who has fallen out of favor.

Whatever the reasons you know that once upon a time the guy (or girl) in question had passion and talent.

 

You assemble that list of criteria and then you narrow it down to about 10 viable choices and you see who is interested.

Some guys just need a shot at a new project, something they can sink their teeth into creatively.

And because they aren't what you would term as "hot", they aren't going to cost you an arm and a leg.

 

Mulcahy fits all that to a tee. You know he has talent, we've seen it. That he has directed some stinkers in the eyes of discerning filmgoers who would (rightfully so) hold him to the standard he set early in his career is a fact. Yet he's also a guy who could benefit greatly from the right kind of project. A project where heavy FX and popcorn glitz don't exist. A project that dictates in a way that you go back to the basics of story, character, and craft. Forget the fucking frosting, it doesn't need it, because the material is strong enough on it's own. The right person at the right time, inspired by the material, can have a way of bringing out the best.

 

Obviously I haven't seen this film, but I've read it. And knowing what I know about Mulcahy, and based on what Tom has said, I expect good things.

 

Really would love to see Russell step back up to the quality we all know he can bring, and make it back from mediocrity Hell (if that's how we choose to look at it).

 

Go Russell Go!

 

- TB

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Yep, no one can seriously deny that Mulcahy's star hasn't endured it's dippings through shit (though I'm sure somewhere there are fans of stuff like Scorpion King 2).

And who among us can claim the charmed careers of people like Tom Hanks or David Lean? Even a guy like Spielberg has his detractors.

I'm never sure why talented creators who have hit it, and proven they have vision and style, and an eye and ear for performance make the choices they make.

Part of it is opportunity, realistically some of it is financially based, some guys just like to work and it doesn't always matter that they are discerning.

 

- TB

 

Exactly, it just comes down the person. Like you said, it's either the money or love of the work. And then there are the others that can wait around till they can do what they want, like James Gunn it's been about 3 or so years since SLiTHER came out, right now he's doing internet shows like Humanzee and PG Porn. So who knows when he's going to start shooting his new movie.

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Awaiting to hear when I can show the key art poster design and will post that as soon as I can.

 

In the meantime (thank you HELMET), I'm dropping some new awesome images provided by the good folks at Hannibal Pictures.

 

But before I get to that I just wanted to update folks on the film itself.

I speak to Tom pretty regularly and thought folks might be interested to know how much he is enjoying this experience.

Malone is a character he's very much in love with. Russell Mulcahy is kicking the ass out of this by all accounts.

Ving Rhames arrived on location late last week for his scenes and that stuff is going tremendously well.

Everyone is extremely happy with what DP, Jonathan Hall is lighting and capturing. TJ actually related to me that Jonathan is legendary Cinematographer, Conrad Hall's nephew (or something like that, they are related). I think that's pretty cool since I am a huge fan of Conrad Hall's work. Jane is very impressed with the work Jonathan is doing. Sounds like a happy set, which can only ever be a good thing.

 

OK, now the really good stuff -

 

Missing TJ as The Punisher? Get a load of this.

 

015sm.jpg

 

And now a first look at our Femme Fatale, Elsa Pataky as Evelyn.

 

070sm-1.jpg

 

I was lucky enough to work with her image for the last week and her look is amazing.

She reminds me of a young Lena Olin. Love what the costume designer, Lisa Caryl cooked up for her.

That red coat is amazing, and wait until you see what's underneath (and I mean that respectfully).

 

More to come.

 

- TB

 

PS - Also want to send a big shout out to Pete Moroz, the photographer who's images I worked with for the poster stuff.

It's hard to relate the kind of lighting, pose, and emotion you are shooting for from 1200 miles away but Pete kicked the gallery shoots in the ass.

Thanks a lot Pete! And thanks to TJ for the on set direction.

 

Thanks, Tim! So glad to hear that Tom is really enjoying his experience. I REALLY love both those photos, holy smokes!!! I agree on the Lena Olin vibe, as well ... thanks again for keeping us in the loop!

 

Just a dame,

Joanna

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Awaiting to hear when I can show the key art poster design and will post that as soon as I can.

 

In the meantime (thank you HELMET), I'm dropping some new awesome images provided by the good folks at Hannibal Pictures.

 

But before I get to that I just wanted to update folks on the film itself.

I speak to Tom pretty regularly and thought folks might be interested to know how much he is enjoying this experience.

Malone is a character he's very much in love with. Russell Mulcahy is kicking the ass out of this by all accounts.

Ving Rhames arrived on location late last week for his scenes and that stuff is going tremendously well.

Everyone is extremely happy with what DP, Jonathan Hall is lighting and capturing. TJ actually related to me that Jonathan is legendary Cinematographer, Conrad Hall's nephew (or something like that, they are related). I think that's pretty cool since I am a huge fan of Conrad Hall's work. Jane is very impressed with the work Jonathan is doing. Sounds like a happy set, which can only ever be a good thing.

 

 

OK, now the really good stuff -

 

Missing TJ as The Punisher? Get a load of this.

 

015sm.jpg

 

 

And now a first look at our Femme Fatale, Elsa Pataky as Evelyn.

 

070sm-1.jpg

 

 

I was lucky enough to work with her image for the last week and her look is amazing.

She reminds me of a young Lena Olin. Love what the costume designer, Lisa Caryl cooked up for her.

That red coat is amazing, and wait until you see what's underneath (and I mean that respectfully).

 

 

More to come.

 

- TB

 

PS - Also want to send a big shout out to Pete Moroz, the photographer who's images I worked with for the poster stuff.

It's hard to relate the kind of lighting, pose, and emotion you are shooting for from 1200 miles away but Pete kicked the gallery shoots in the ass.

Thanks a lot Pete! And thanks to TJ for the on set direction.

 

Who wins in a fight..Frank Castle or Malone?

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Guys, lets not go off on the who would win in a fight thing in this thread please.

 

LOL.

Yes, I agree.

And Legacy, don't fee like anyone is coming down on you, it's a perfectly innocent question that was going to be asked or put forward eventually ;)

But yeah, I'd hate to go there in this specific thread. Let's just say they're both mean mutherfuckers.

 

One thing I think you all would dig from the synopsis, and this isn't really giving anything away . . .

A little insight into who Malone is. Not sure if this is early draft stuff, I don't think so, and if I'm wrong then Tom or Mark can clarify.

Even so, if this information was a part of the story at any time, it's still the essence of this character.

 

"Malone is a legendary hired gun. Some say gangsters murdered his family and tried to kill him, but he was too tough to die.

Other stories are worse . . . much worse, but only he knows the truth. His mythic reputation precedes him, inspiring awe in even the worst criminals."

 

So yeah, there would seem to be some parallels between Malone and Castle, but this is fiction, one might just as well compare Malone to Josey Wales.

 

xo - TB

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