Those of you familiar with Source Code may be aware of one particular shot in the film that was inspired by Grand Theft Auto. As mentioned by Duncan in an interview in 2011 with /Film
“There were these moments in the film where I thought, “This could be really fun. This could be a moment where we could do something that no one’s really done before.” And there was this thing I had in my head. We have a scene where Jake jumps off a moving train. You’ve seen that, whether it’s jumping out of cars, jumping out of trains, you’ve seen it in so many films, and you know what to expect. You know how people are going to shoot it. They’re going to cut their way around it, they’re going to get the stuntman involved, they’re going to cut back to your lead actor and he’s going to sort of brush himself off and get up. And I didn’t want to do that.
So I thought, “I want to do what they do in Grand Theft Auto, in the game, not the movie. I want to be there with a camera on my lead actor the whole time as he jumps off the train, rolls down the track, bruises himself, cuts himself up, and then gets up at the end of it. I want to do that because no one does that.” You can’t do that.
And we actually ended up doing that shot. So that for me was like…that was one of those special effects kind of little gems that I knew I wanted to do that I hadn’t seen anyone else pull off before. So there’s things like that where I was like, “This is really important to me. I can scrimp and save here. I can cut down on my ambition in this section, but give me this.”
Well now things have come full circle as a creative chap called Steve at Final Flame Pro has re-created the Source Code trailer using Grand Theft Auto.
“I have a Youtube channel that mainly features Grand Theft Auto 5 trailer remakes of popular movies and TV shows. I’m a big fan of time travel stories such as ‘Source Code’ and ‘Quantum Leap’, so when I thought of making a new video I thought ‘Source Code’ would be an exciting challenge. I used the Playstation 4 and the GTA 5 Rockstar Editor to recreate all the classic moments from the movie and I hope people enjoy the video.”
WARCRAFT opened in China 4 days ago on June 8th and already appears to be proving rather popular as it’s just hit ¥1 billion ($152 million) in box office takings, even Gul’dan (Daniel Wu) is pleased about it posting earlier on his Instagram account “Gul’dan is very happy.”
Well it’s been a long time coming but we can finally announce an officially licensed range of MOON gear from our friends over at Dark Bunny Tees.
Available now over on the Dark Bunny Tees online store you can get yourself kitted out with their MOON inspired range including ‘Wake Me Up When It’s Quitting’ time T-Shirt based on the one worn by Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) in the film. You may recall this one from 2014 when it was first released in a ltd and very successful run.
The ‘Wake Me When It’s Quitting Time’ t-shirt is back (vacuum packed of course) and is no longer the one and only MOON inspired item in the Dark Bunny Tees range as it is joined by some tippety-top new items including
All can be bought separately or as a discounted bundle. Look out for an exclusive surprise free gift with your order too! 🙂
All of us here at ManMadeMovies are chuffed to bits to see them finally released, as is Alex over at Dark Bunny Tees…
“We are very excited to release our new Moon inspired range, including our Official Sarang Table Tennis design. We are honoured and very grateful to have had Duncan’s blessing and support with this and we do hope this is the first of many collaborations…”
To celebrate the occasion Dark Bunny Tees have very generously agreed to supply one of their fantastic MOON bundles to one of you in a competition styley*. So, to be in with a chance of winning drop me an email with the answer to the following question.
What year were Dark Bunny Tees established? (*cough*)
If you’re in the USA and fancy a rather spiffing trip for you and a friend to Los Angeles to see WARCRAFT on a massive IMAX screen AND the chance to ask Duncan your burning questions about WARCRAFT and receive a personal video message from him then (why wouldn’t ya?) head over to the IMAX site now and get your entry in before the 13th of May.
In what hopefully marks the start of more WARCRAFT character introductions Legendary today released this 20 second promo introducing DUROTAN (Toby Kebbell). Great make up but I reckon ILM Visual Effects may have touched him up a bit digitally.
DUROTAN – THE REBEL
Chieftain of the Frostwolf Clan, Durotan will do whatever it takes to find a home for his people.
Nothing quite grabs your attention like being smashed in the face by an Orc (Durotan in this case played by Toby Kebbell) as you will see when you press play now to watch the latest trailer for Duncan Jones’ soon to be released feature film adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s WARCRAFT.
There’s been some speculation on what races will feature in WARCRAFT. We knew about Orcs and Humans but keep your eyes peeled while watching this latest trailer for a glimpse of those hardy fellas, Dwarves!
WARCRAFT smashes into your cinemas, into your eyeballs and into your noggins from June 10th (30th May if you’re in the UK).