Good news for David Martin-Porras. The writer and director of 'Inside the Box' has been awarded with a scholarship from Programa Ibermedia, a fund providing assistance to Latin American cinema, to attend to a screenwriting lab in Mexico City with 'A Texas Story', the feature version of the short film 'Inside the Box.
'A Texas Story' will be produced by LA Panda, who already produces 'Inside the Box', starring Wilson Bethel, Summer Glau and Regina King. Both the short and the feature deal with HIV criminalization.
Assuming everything goes well, I would be very pleased if Summer Glau and the other actors of Inside the Box reprise their role in the feature film.
Congratulations to David Martin-Porras and let's hope this project will see very quickly the light of day.
We should be able to watch 'Inside the Box' very soon as soon as all the post-production work is done.
Peter Panzerfaust's writer Kurtis Wiebe and artist Tyler Jenkins had a table at last Chicago Comic Con, where they promoted their creations, signed Panzerfaust issues and made sketches for fans.
They were later joined by Peter Panzerfaust motion comic & TV series Executive Producer Jeff Krelitz for a Q&A panel, where an exclusive trailer for the upcoming motion comic was unveiled.
Wiebe and Jenkins also had the opportunity to meet Ron Perlman, who's voicing the evil Kapitan Haken in the motion comic.
Here's a pictorial narrative of their whirwind tour to C2E2, including photos of the Peter Panzerfaust cover prints signed by the motion comic cast, namely Elijah Wood, Summer Glau and Ron Perlman:
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Ron Perlman with an original sketch by Tyler Jenkins.
Peter Panzerfaust creators hold up posters signed by them, Elijah Wood, Summer Glau and Ron Perlman.
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Thomas Dekker and Summer Glau had great chemistry on screen. And that is a good thing because their characters in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, respectively John Connor and his Terminator protector Cameron, were obviously attracted to each other (or written that way if you like), and John must struggles with his feelings for Cameron. Among the TSCC fandom, the belief that John and Cameron are (or will be, or should be) in a romantic relationship is known as Jameron. It is really the big ship of TSCC and various comments by both cast and crew show that Jameron was canon.
Here are quotes from various interviews with Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker, inwhich the focus is on the attraction between John and Cameron:
Summer: There's a girl in your life, which has been fun for me as a robot,
I cannot really feel jealousy, but...
Thomas: I think she does.
Summer: In a way, I think she does.
Interviewer: You dont like your protector anymore?
Thomas: John has always had a tough thing because John's always really been in love with you, and he doesn't want to admit that.
Summer: Her whole purpose in life is to protect him so when he's gone she's lost.
And shes having a really hard time with him having another girl in his life. He meets this girl at school and I like to think that Cameron is somewhat jealous.
Summer: Yeah, we have this bond that we're as tight as family. We belong together.
Interviewer: Is any of that going to happen? Have you developed that at all this season? (John and Cameron)
Dekker: Yes. Yeah. In a very surprising way. But we haven't even shot that yet. But I know it's coming. So I'm excited to get back to shooting.
Summer: And I think if my character was experiencing anything, it might have been insecurity about whether or not she was capable of doing her best at protecting John anymore.
And I think she was really struggling with the insecurity of having a new girl in John's life, Riley ... and I think that that's all going to come to a head toward the end of the back nine [episodes].
Interviewer: But I want sexual tension. I need that between you two to keep me watching the show.
TV IGN: Is it possible to have a tender moment with a machine? Dekker and Glau areso good in this moment, and they manage to create a unique moment that could serve to underscore the central premise of the series. It's also a painful moment – weird and surprising and oddly thrilling – all while you knew it was occurring in what was likely the final episode.
Summer: I have to say [there was] a scene that I read in my network test. It wasn’t in the pilot kind of talks about her past with John…actually her future with John. She meets him in the future and he sends her back. And that scene…it was a very emotional scene and Cameron cries in it…And the way she talks about John is as close to love as I can imagine.
Thomas: Now he knows that he's in trouble and that everyone wants to kill him which is kind of a downer, ya know. & he in the first episode I think when he meets Ms. Cameron over here he really thinks hey, ya know, I'm gonna get lucky and then he finds out she's a robot and that's a really big down and that just kind of adds to his depression.
Interviewer: You guys are both great looking and are both playing kind of playing the lead roles, now he's young but is there going to be maybe a relationship coming down the road because you're kind of protecting him.
Summer: I am. You know it's really complicated at this point of the story all three of us are trying to figure out what we mean to each other, how we feel about each other, how we're going to work as a team and sort of as a dysfunctional family so at this point it can really go anywhere.
Thomas: It's a strange question because she, as my protector Terminator, she is probably more dedicated to me than anyone else in my life will ever be, so that's a tough thing to handle mentally.
Thomas: Do I have spare parts for her to put her back together? I think John would LIKE toput her back together but no I don't think that has happened yet at all but I'm not saying it won't.
On a related topic, read: Summer Glau and Thomas Dekker - Quotes from various interviews.
The pics and gifs used to illustrate this blog post come from kaotic's Summer Glau and Jameron GIF and image
The Cast from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles was out in Hollywood on September 13, 2008 to promote the show at Golden Apple Comics.
Actors Brian Austin Green, Garret Dillahunt, Summer Glau, Thomas Dekker, Leven Rambin, Richard T. Jones, and Shirley Manson, showrunner Josh Friedman and executive producer James Middleton were there to meet and greet the fans, as well as sign autographs and participate in a Q&A session. The Q&A followed an early viewing of Episode 2x02, "Automatic for the People".
The following flyers were made for the occasion:
Here are production images from the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse animated feature voice starring Kevin Conroy as Batman, Tim Daly as Superman, Summer Glau as Supergirl/Kara Zor-el, Andre Braugher as Darkseid and Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman.
The images below features design work and character models sheets for the DC Universe Animated Original Superman/Batman: Apocalypse made by storyboard artist Sam Liu, including Liu's own comments for some of the characters sheets.
Superman/Batman Apocalypse hit the shelves last Tuesday. I had the good fortune to be asked to do the designs for this movie. Even though I don't consider myself a character designer, it was a lot of fun and a lot of stress trying to emulate Michael Turner's style. Special thanks goes out to Jeff Johnson for doing a ton of the heavy lifting with the finishes, turns and, and incidental designs.
Wonder Woman and Big Barda Turns
Wonder Woman and Big Barda turns for the Superman/Batman Apocalypse DTV. Based off of Michael Turner's designs.
Jeff Johnson did this turn on Barda with some touch ups from me. Especially the face since she was my favorite of this movie and I had a pretty specific look I was trying to get.
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Warner Home Video released on the day of Superman/Batman: Apocalypse's official release, i.e. September 28, 2010, three videos to promote the direct-to-video animated feature. Two clips feature voice actor Summer Glau discussing the role of Supergirl, and the other is a clip from the actual animated feature.
Bonus: here's an excerpt from an interview with Superman/Batman: Apocalypse director Lauren Montgomery for CBR, where she talks about what it was like having Summer Glau as part of the cast as well as how she ended up with the role.
Interviewer: How did you land on Summer Glau and what did she bring to the role of Supergirl?
Lauren Montgomery: Summer was really interesting. I think she was Bruce [Timm]’s idea. He was the one who put her name in the hat as far as a possible Supergirl voice option. And she wanted to come do it, which was awesome. And when she came in, she was really nervous. I don’t think she’d ever done any voiceover before, so we were a little frightened. It was like, “Oh my gosh, is she going to be able to do it?”
We went through a rehearsal and she was still kind of nervous and still holding back but as soon as we started recording, it was like she was a pro. It was like night and day. There was nervous Summer and there was Summer who was just doing her job. She was just acting. And she did an amazing job. I was sweating it a little at first, but as soon as she started performing for real on the record, she was amazing. She did such a good job. I was really happy with her performance.
Summer Glau talked about voicing Supergirl on Superman/Batman: Apocalypse in a studio-conducted interview provided by Warner Home Video, on the day of the direct-to-video animated feature's official release, on September 28, 2010.
Following her recording session, Summer Glau freely discussed a number of subjects from her first voice acting experience, her bond with the sci-fi fans, the acting strengths of the Whedon alumni association to her consistent on-set nerves to a strong desire to land more adult roles. Heres how that conversation went:
QUESTION: Was it easy to find a way to relate to Kara?
SUMMER GLAU: Kara was a really comfortable fit for me because she’s sort of a girl coming into her own. A girl becoming a woman and finding out who she is, and so I felt like there were moments when it reminded me of River because she is so powerful, but also young and nave and a little bit lost. She has this underlying strength that comes from out of nowhere.
QUESTION: Whats special about voicing Supergirl?
SUMMER GLAU: I think everything about being Supergirl is special. When I saw the graphics for her, I thought I don’t think I’m ever gonna look that good again, so I’m going to soak it up and enjoy it. I feel like animated characters always have longer calves than they have thighs. They have these tiny little thighs and these big, wonderful calves and then these big hips, and this tiny little waist. I feel like it’d be hard to keep your balance, but it looks good. Plus I loved this script, and I loved the character. Who wouldn’t love to be Supergirl? So I had a great time.
QUESTION: As this was your first foray in voiceover for an animated character, what did you have in your head while you were recording to stay focused on your character?
SUMMER GLAU: I've found that I do my best when I’m not afraid of being embarrassed in front of everyone. You have to just go there in your imagination. I tried to picture everything around me, seeing these other characters, and then I just put it out there and hoped that you all didn’t laugh at me. And you might have because I couldn’t hear you (she laughs) , but I just went for it.
QUESTION: Without any spoilers, do you have a favorite scene or a favorite line in the film?
SUMMER GLAU: I love that first scene when Superman comes to rescue Kara and she’s putting on this completely different persona. Playing that change was really fun. And I also really loved when Kara meets the Kents. I thought that was really funny.
As an actress, it’s very gratifying to have a character that has such a strong arc, so that you can do so many different things in one script with one character. She starts out speaking a different language and being very scared and not relating to anybody, and then realizing that she’s reconnected with a family member. Then she goes to school and learns how to hone her skills. She just goes through so many changes good, evil, scared, confidant and that variety in one script is fun to play.
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Warner Home Video released on July 2010 hi-res cover art by Clayton Crain for the separate Superman/Batman: Apocalypse single-disc and Two-Disc Special Edition home video releases (both hit stands alongside the Superman/Batman: Apocalypse Blu-ray release on September 28th, 2010).
The direct-to-video Superman/Batman: Apocalypse animated feature, starring Summer Glau as the voice of Supergirl, is the ninth installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line and is based on the story arc " The Supergirl from Krypton" from Superman/Batman by Jeoph Leob and Michael Turner.