Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
Prometheus has already been out for over a week in most countries, but a brief new viral video features Peter Weyland preparing for his TED speech and accompanies the launch of a new website, “What is 10.11.12?”
[comicbookmovie/Josh Wilding/9 Jun 2012]
• Interview: Ridley Scott On ‘Prometheus’
“I’m a sick fuck,” Scott joked.
Marrying the two things is a particular skill the director possesses, and Prometheus is about much more than Rapace getting a grisly, graphic C-section.
“I think the scene kind of captures the whole question about creating life and what if the child and the thing that you created starts to turn against you,” Rapace said. “We have those snakes in Sweden — black-and-yellow snakes — and they give birth to their babies up in trees. The babies fall down and the babies are poisonous. They’ll bite and kill the mother if she’s close to them. I think this scene embraces the whole problematic and disturbed relationship between parents and children. It’s creating life, but with some kind of savage beauty.”
[wired/Scott Pierce/7 Jun 2012]
Thanks to Total Film we have the above image of Idris Elba (Prometheus) in costume in Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming film Pacific Rim, which will serve as his first film in five years following Hellboy 2: The Golden Army after he made the decision to drop out of directing The Hobbit and watching his passion project, At the Mountains of Madness, die at Universal.
Pacific Rim is a monster feature starring Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr. and Ron Perlman in which legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, igniting a war that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end.
[ropeofsilicon/Brad Brevet/8 Jun 2012]
• New WALKING DEAD Set Photos Featuring Andrea, Michonne & The Return Of Merle!
• Visit Future Vancouver In Continuum Concept Art
We don’t know how to feel about this news. Tim Curry’s Pennywise in the 1990 It miniseries was pure and simple nightmare fuel. But it’s a damn shame Pennywise and his penchant for pulling children’s arms off through a sewer drain haven’t been immortalized on the big screen. Now Warner Bros. is looking to give the evil clown a two-picture deal. That’s right, It 1 and It 2!
[io9/Meredith Woerner/8 Jun 2012]
A pensioner needed help from firefighters to remove a sex aid that had become stuck on a delicate area of his body.
The 69-year-old battled for 36 hours to free himself from the ring-shaped object and eventually went to Fairfield Hospital in Bury to seek assistance.
He was transferred to North Manchester General Hospital, but surgeons there were also unable to work out what to do.
At that point, doctors decided to call in the fire brigade, reports the Manchester Evening News.
A crew from the Blackley station attended and, after carefully assessing the situation, concluded it would be possible to remove the sex aid using a precision cutting tool.
The pensioner had to sign a form confirming he was aware of the dangers associated with such a delicate operation before he was taken to theatre.
Fire officers originally intended to use a four-inch angle grinder for the procedure, but eventually opted for an air cut-off tool.
After an hour of intricate manoeuvres, the pensioner was finally freed. He spent the night in hospital, but as he had suffered little more than acute embarrassment, was allowed home the following morning.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘Our crews were professional and adapted to the circumstances they were faced with. We wish the man involved a speedy recovery.’
It is believed the firefighters who took part in the unusual rescue mission have been offered counselling.