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  • 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

    An epic 3-D bow for 'Beowulf'

    October 25, 2006
    By Nicole Sperling
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Robert Zemeckis is continuing his love affair with 3-D technology. The director-producer will see his upcoming film, the digitally enhanced live-action "Beowulf" from Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, screen day-and-date in Real D and other large-format 3-D theaters.

    Set to bow nationwide Nov. 16, 2007, "Beowulf" is expected to be in more than 1,000 Real D theaters, as well as other 3-D locations, in what should be the largest day-and-date large-format 3-D release ever. It's likely that Imax would be the other large-format theater, though no deal has been signed, according to sources close to the film.

    Based on a screenplay by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary and inspired by the ninth century Old English epic poem, "Beowulf" stars Angelina Jolie, Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover and Anthony Hopkins.

    "Beowulf" will be the third Zemeckis film to bow in 3-D. The director's 2004 holiday film "The Polar Express" from Warner Bros. played in Imax 3-D to a combined total domestic gross of close to $46 million, while this year's "Monster House" from Sony Pictures earned more than $10 million on 178 Real D screens.

    "Bob Zemeckis instinctively presents his films in a very dynamic way that suits itself perfectly for the 3-D experience, and 'Beowulf' is no exception -- the film is an ideal match for the Real D system and other large-format 3-D presentations," said Steve Starkey, Zemeckis' producing partner on the film. "When we presented 'Express' in 3-D, we looked for a way to differentiate the cinema experience, and with 'Beowulf,' Real D is allowing us to expand on that idea."
    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...YiFzCKlw%3D%3D

    Robert Zemeckis's 'Beowulf' to Premiere in 3-D

    Groundbreaking Film Comes to REAL D and Other Large-Format 3-D Theaters November 16, 2007

    REAL D's 3-D format enables a single digital projector to beam images that seem to move toward or away from viewers when wearing special, comfortable, lightweight glasses. Unlike traditional anaglyph (red and blue) 3-D, REAL D Digital 3-D leverages digital cinema projection technology to eliminate eye fatigue, ensuring moviegoers enjoy the most comfortable 3-D viewing experience possible.

    Michael Lewis, chairman of REAL D, added, "We try to present involving and realistic stories to the audience. That's what this new generation of 3D allows us -- to make the audiences feel like they're part of the movie. Our format creates an even more lifelike experience; this is the premier way to see cinema."

    Paramount Pictures and Shangri-La Entertainment present an ImageMovers production, a Robert Zemeckis film, "Beowulf." Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film is written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, based on the book. Produced by Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, and Steve Starkey, the executive producers are Martin Shafer, Roger Avary, and Neil Gaiman.

    REAL D is the worldwide inventor and provider of key stereoscopic technologies used in entertainment, marketing, science and other industries. REAL D's mission-critical 3-D visualization technologies are used by organizations such as NASA, Pfizer, BMW, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, SEGA, Boeing and more. For more information, or to locate a REAL D Cinema, visit http://www.reald.com/.
    http://sev.prnewswire.com/entertainm...5102006-1.html
    Last edited by ALIASd; 10-25-2006, 11:22 PM.
    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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    Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

    It's not a conversion, is it?
    -Tim

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      Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

      how far and how true is this version of the epic poem....

      probably the first half completly messed up..

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        Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

        I'm just glad that Mel Gibson didn't make it. I'm not sure I'd want to try to decipher old english for 3 hours...
        -Tim

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          Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

          I am not surprised...

          Zemikis is really pushing the envelope with that animation techology he developed for Polar Express...

          Other studios getting into Real D only puts the preasure on Theatres to start converting technology to Digital Projection...

          Real D is going to save the film industry.
          Check out my other blog:

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            Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

            Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
            I'm just glad that Mel Gibson didn't make it. I'm not sure I'd want to try to decipher old english for 3 hours...
            Disney did with the 13th Warrior...
            Check out my other blog:

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              Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

              Originally posted by FrumiousBoojum View Post
              I'm not sure I'd want to try to decipher old english for 3 hours...
              Better stay away from any William Shakespeare then, that showoff!
              "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
                Better stay away from any William Shakespeare then, that showoff!

                Shakespeare wasn't Old English. He falls into the realm of Early Modern English.
                -Tim

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                  Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                  Originally posted by cellarhound View Post
                  Disney did with the 13th Warrior...
                  I don't remember that movie being in Old English.... I seem to remember modern English usage in that movie. Although, maybe I'm not thinking of the right movie... it's been a while since I've seen 13th Warrior.
                  -Tim

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                    Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                    Originally posted by cellarhound View Post
                    I am not surprised...

                    Zemikis is really pushing the envelope with that animation techology he developed for Polar Express...

                    Other studios getting into Real D only puts the preasure on Theatres to start converting technology to Digital Projection...

                    Real D is going to save the film industry.
                    This ran awhile ago but still interesting:
                    Jolie Captured on the Beowulf Set

                    November 7, 2005

                    Angelina Jolie recently started work on Robert Zemeckis's animated film Beowulf. To ensure that every nuance of Angelina's every facial expression was recorded, over 150 sensors were strategically glued onto Angelina's face. Around 50 more sensors were added to Angeline's body suit to capture all of her movements from all angles. Each of these 200 sensors on Angelina's face mask and body suit recorded and layered a 3-D digital skin to use as a base for animators to work with.
                    You can view the images at the link above. Ray Winstone, Crispin Glover, Anthony Hopkins, John Malkovich, Robin Wright Penn, Alison Lohman, Brendan Gleeson, Dominic Keating, Ric Young and Chris Coppola also star in the November 21, 2007 film, written by Roger Avary and Neil Gaiman.
                    http://comingsoon.net/news/topnews.php?id=11900
                    Last edited by ALIASd; 10-25-2006, 06:22 PM.
                    "If you don't know how to draw, you don't belong in this building" - John Lasseter 2006

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                      Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                      I have a great deal of faith in the project since Neil Gaiman co-wrote the script.

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                        Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                        Originally posted by ALIASd View Post
                        Better stay away from any William Shakespeare then, that showoff!
                        Or worse Chaucer's Canterbury Tales...

                        "A povre wydwe, somdel stape in age
                        Was whilom dwellyng in a narwe cotage
                        Biside a greve, stondynge in a dale.
                        This wydwe, of which I telle yow my tale,
                        Syn thilke day that she was last a wyf,
                        In pacience ladde a ful symple lyf,
                        For litel was hir catel and hir rente."

                        Joys of Middle English...
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                          Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                          Originally posted by cellarhound View Post
                          Or worse Chaucer's Canterbury Tales...

                          "A povre wydwe, somdel stape in age
                          Was whilom dwellyng in a narwe cotage
                          Biside a greve, stondynge in a dale.
                          This wydwe, of which I telle yow my tale,
                          Syn thilke day that she was last a wyf,
                          In pacience ladde a ful symple lyf,
                          For litel was hir catel and hir rente."

                          Joys of Middle English...
                          hmm.. SR year..

                          Beuwulf - all
                          Canterbury Tales first chapter
                          Hamlet
                          Much ado about nothing
                          i forget....
                          Frankenstein
                          i forget
                          end..

                          well... does Canterbury tales have a movie yet? lol

                          they can do it in modern and olde... just let you select the movie's language.

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                            Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                            ok i have done cantebury tales twice now with both figment and his sister and i could read and translate that section. not bad... however I wouldn't even try beowolf. that was left up to their dad. and of course it was the first thing they studied in senior year because they went from oldest to newest.

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                              Re: 'Beowulf' epic 3-D bow set - The Hollywood Reporter 10/25/06

                              Originally posted by Cmash95 View Post
                              ok i have done cantebury tales twice now with both figment and his sister and i could read and translate that section. not bad... however I wouldn't even try beowolf. that was left up to their dad. and of course it was the first thing they studied in senior year because they went from oldest to newest.
                              what was canterbury tales again... i slept through the first chapter we read...

                              beowulf was easy once it was put into lamens terms...

                              and shakespear made easy is my friend for the rest.

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