Nothing to go dancing around crazy-giddy-happy about, but a couple of images from some exciting upcoming movies that are in the beginning stages of production have been released online.
The first comes from Comic Book Movie, who have gotten their hands on a sneaky photograph from the set of Green Lantern. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, a pilot who discovers a space craft that has crashed and finds himself presented with a special ring, making him the newest member of a group known as the Green Lanterns. The movie also stars Blake Lively as Jordan’s boss and eventual love interest, Mark Strong as the evil villain Sinestro, Peter Sarsgaard as Dr. Hector Hammond, and Tim Robbins, who will play the Senator father of Hammond.
The set image actually shows what is assumed (as you can plainly see) to be the aforementioned space craft that crashes on Earth and sets all of the events of the movie into motion.
Hum a little tune to yourself and frolic over to the other side to check out these two first peeks at these movies.
The second image was sent to /Film, and it comes from the feared remake of John Carpenter‘s The Thing. Very few people who know what they’re talking about would tell you that this remake is at all necessary, but it is happening, so all we can hope is that it ends up being a surprise treat!
The set image is very basic, but still pretty nifty. It shows the Norwegian research facility where the movie will take place and where the Thing will wreak its icky carnage on everyone.
To anyone who has seen the classic 1982 horror, you might just feel a little tiny bit nostalgic. From first glance, it looks like they did a great job re-creating that same desolate, sub-zero setting that was so important to Carpenter’s film. Again, this is supposedly going to take place at the Norwegian research team that we only got a glance at in ’82, but it looks like they want it to be a very similar location.
The Thing stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton and is directed by Matthijs Van Heijningen. It’s written by Ronald D. Moore and Eric Heisserer.