Force of the Trojans. Harryhausen's Unused Creatures Coming to Life

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Maritonic wrote:I'm actually surprised everyone is so hyped about this. Maybe I'm just a pessimist. But I foresee this being very similar to that The Thing reboot/prequel/whatever it was in 2011 where they used live action effects and ruined it with awful-looking CGI. I can't imagine this actually being faithful to Harryhausen's work in today's cinematic world.
Actually, the film was a prequel to The Thing. Personally, I think that the title should've been The Thing: Origins, so that it could've been differentiated from the original.
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Maritonic wrote:I'm actually surprised everyone is so hyped about this. Maybe I'm just a pessimist. But I foresee this being very similar to that The Thing reboot/prequel/whatever it was in 2011 where they used live action effects and ruined it with awful-looking CGI. I can't imagine this actually being faithful to Harryhausen's work in today's cinematic world.
Actually, the film was a prequel to The Thing. Personally, I think that the title should've been The Thing: Origins, so that it could've been differentiated from the original.
It was a prequel but it was literally a carbon copy of Carpenter's. It didn't do much original.
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All in all, this sounds like great idea.
I hope they continue with this idea
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Any current news on Force of the Trojans? I've been out of the loop for a while.

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mikelcho wrote:Any current news on Force of the Trojans? I've been out of the loop for a while.
Couldn’t find anything on any of the Facebook pages. I imagine it’s still looking for investors and/or talent.
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Okay, thanks.

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I'm actually really curious to see where this film can go. Mixing classic stop motion with CGI can be something really unique whn it comes to films and can make it stand out!

Although personally, i'm still holding out hope for a remake of One Million Years B.C.
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Still no news on this film, huh?

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mikelcho wrote:Still no news on this film, huh?
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I guess my question about this project is what's the point of a Harryhausen film without Ray's animation on display?
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Terasawa wrote:I guess my question about this project is what's the point of a Harryhausen film without Ray's animation on display?
I mean, it's still his designs right?
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Vakanai wrote:
Terasawa wrote:I guess my question about this project is what's the point of a Harryhausen film without Ray's animation on display?
I mean, it's still his designs right?
That's true, according to the article quoted in OP, but "designed and inspired by the work of" is infinitely less appealing to me than anything he actually animated.
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When a film is made with the aim of "recapturing" something, I'm immediately doubtful of the developers' imagination, and also their actual appreciation of the elements they're trying to recapture. Like how shows and films that try to "recapture" the 80s don't actually feel like the 80s but rather a shadow puppet of it.

Force of the Trojans sounds fun, and if it's still being made I look forward to it. But I think it would be wiser and more sincere of them to just make a completely new story inspired by Harryhausen. And anyway, the Trojan war is an overused and over-referenced classic. The Greeks (albeit a simplified version of them) and their most famous sagas have long oversaturated popular media.
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Godzilloci wrote:The Greeks (albeit a simplified version of them) and their most famous sagas have long oversaturated popular media.
You can never have enough Greek sagas.
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Shhh! The Octopus wrote:
Godzilloci wrote:The Greeks (albeit a simplified version of them) and their most famous sagas have long oversaturated popular media.
You can never have enough Greek sagas.
I'm STILL waiting for a decently accurate adaption of the Heracles myth. ALL TWELVE labors, god dammit. Nemean Lion, the Hydra, Lernaean Hydra, Ceryneian Hind, Erymanthian Boar, Stables, Birds, Boar, Cerberus, Golden skreeonking Apples, all of it.
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Kaiju-King42 wrote:
Shhh! The Octopus wrote:
Godzilloci wrote:The Greeks (albeit a simplified version of them) and their most famous sagas have long oversaturated popular media.
You can never have enough Greek sagas.
I'm STILL waiting for a decently accurate adaption of the Heracles myth. ALL TWELVE labors, god dammit. Nemean Lion, the Hydra, Lernaean Hydra, Ceryneian Hind, Erymanthian Boar, Stables, Birds, Boar, Cerberus, Golden skreeonking Apples, all of it.
By "the Hydra", you mean Ladon, right? The only Hydra in the Hercules myth was the Lernaean one.

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Cryptid_Liker wrote:
Kaiju-King42 wrote:
Shhh! The Octopus wrote:
You can never have enough Greek sagas.
I'm STILL waiting for a decently accurate adaption of the Heracles myth. ALL TWELVE labors, god dammit. Nemean Lion, the Hydra, Lernaean Hydra, Ceryneian Hind, Erymanthian Boar, Stables, Birds, Boar, Cerberus, Golden skreeonking Apples, all of it.
By "the Hydra", you mean Ladon, right? The only Hydra in the Hercules myth was the Lernaean one.
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I just wrote it twice somehow.
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Godzilloci wrote:When a film is made with the aim of "recapturing" something, I'm immediately doubtful of the developers' imagination, and also their actual appreciation of the elements they're trying to recapture. Like how shows and films that try to "recapture" the 80s don't actually feel like the 80s but rather a shadow puppet of it.

Force of the Trojans sounds fun, and if it's still being made I look forward to it. But I think it would be wiser and more sincere of them to just make a completely new story inspired by Harryhausen. And anyway, the Trojan war is an overused and over-referenced classic. The Greeks (albeit a simplified version of them) and their most famous sagas have long oversaturated popular media.
When you say "shows and films that try to "recapture" the 80s", do you mean shows like, for example, ID's The 1980s: The Deadliest Decade?
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Terasawa wrote:
Vakanai wrote:
Terasawa wrote:I guess my question about this project is what's the point of a Harryhausen film without Ray's animation on display?
I mean, it's still his designs right?
That's true, according to the article quoted in OP, but "designed and inspired by the work of" is infinitely less appealing to me than anything he actually animated.
Well to be fair to them, it's not like they can actually get the man himself to animate anything anymore, since he's dead.
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Kaiju-King42 wrote:Stables
That's the one I want to see. Who wouldn't want to see a demigod shoveling gigantic mounds of sh*t?
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