(Thanks to Berta Martinez for posting link to the blog on FB)
I don’t know about you, but I do get tired of the seemingly endless output of Hollywood films which are reboots, sequels, cartoon (and not even good cartoons. Come on . . . the Smurfs??) or comic book-related . . . so something a little more original is a welcome thing.
Apparently the folks at Flickfilosopher agree, providing us in the above link with a list of films slated to debut in 2014 that are a bit more original. And guess what is one of their most anticipated? I will give you a hint.
Yup. “Into the Storm,” formerly known as “Black Sky” aka the lo-o-o-ng-awaited “Tornado Movie” which was greatly delayed when their FX company went belly up and a scramble took place to get the SFX completed.
Here’s what Flicklosopher had to say:
Into the Storm (August 8): Early buzz on this one pegs it as a found-footage(?) Twister writ large, with remarkably realistic FX, or so some early audiences have revealed. Plus, it stars Hobbit It Dwarf Richard Armitage, already well-drooled-over by lovers of Brit TV. He deserves to be a huge Hollywood star, and maybe this will be the flick that does it for him. [IMDb]
I remember reading some of the preview audience members’ reactions, and they did seem pretty positive. And the thought of not having to wait until December to see RA on the big screen again–not the mention the possibility our hero actually survives this one *sniff*–makes me eager to go, well, “into the storm.”
Screenshot courtesy of Todd Garner
An excerpt from an interview at allstephenmoyer.com with John Swetnam, the screenwriter who penned the script for Black Sky. Has RA’s found footage tornado flick undergone a name change? Could be . . .
Talk about your film, “Into the Storm” (formerly known as Black Sky) and where did you get that idea from? And, what made you decide to write about the weather? Because of Evidence, Todd Garner, a big time producer who has produced 100’s of movies, emailed my agent saying he had read and liked some of the found footage I had done. It was a three word email and it said, “Inspirational, tornado and POV.” I had lived in Nashville and my friends lost everything in a tornado and as soon as I saw those three words, I knew exactly how to tell this story in a very different way.
That one’s already done, we’ve just screened it last weekend and it will be probably be coming out next year. It’s a studio picture from New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers. It will be my first, big, big, big movie. Have you seen Twister? It’s like Twister, but with a fresh twist. When I saw it with the audience, it was unbelievable and so big and the special effects are absolutely amazing. The director used to work for James Cameron for 20 years and he’s this genius of framing and effects and I was just blown away . . .
complete interview here: http://www.allstephenmoyer.com/exclusive-interview-with-evidence-writer-john-swetnam/
I don’t care so much what they call it; I’d just like to finally be able to SEE it!
Black Sky producer Todd Garner tweeted a link to this article today:
Sounds as if this could be a drawn-out affair. *sigh*
Todd Garner, producer of Black Sky, Richard Armitage’s next film project, is teasing and tempting us again via Twitter.These showed up today:
Richard. Wet. Shirt clinging to his wet skin. Richard. Wet.
Awwww. Richard as good dad Gary, with cutie Nathan Kress as his son. I love Richard in Caring Dad Mode. While we are at it, let’s look at some other Black Sky images of our TDHBEW.
Told you he looked good wet. Above, the genuine fake movie poster I made for Black Sky which got a positive comment from Todd Garner. 😀
Todd, if you had any doubts the Ardent Armitage Aficionados were eagerly looking forward to the chance to see more of Richard on the big screen–put them aside. Bring on the tornado and that handsome and heroic Oklahoma school teacher, Gary Morris!
This was on Twitter:
“@MaxD9: @Todd_Garner something to consider https://thearmitageeffect.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/garyflimposter.png …” love it!
So, it seems Todd Garner, the producer for Richard’s tornado disaster film currently in post-production saw my fake film poster for Black Sky and he likes it! 😀
AntoniaRomera kindly let me know by leaving a message for me here this morning. Since I had been under the weather of late, I hadn’t been on Twitter much as my brain can only handle so much sometimes. 😉 Thanks again, Antonia. 😀
Just had to share . . .
Ladies, Todd Garner, producer of Black Sky, came through after receiving a request for a photo of Richard from the set . . . here’s the Tweet! Or should I say here’s the Thud!! Thank you, Todd, and thank you, costume department, for putting RA in the right colors. 😉