Maybe of interest to wargamers of the Indian subcontinent? Panipat is a new film about the Maratha/Afghan battle in the 18th century. Afghanistan fans will see Ahmad Shah Abdali (founder of the Durrani Empire) in action. The trailer even features zamburak camel-mounted swivel guns!
There’s some great archive footage of colonial troops returning from the Boer War available to watch for free on the BFI website.
Classic Darth Vader redub featuring James Earl Jones
That’s one happy wookie!
This is a sweet costume.
The stories in H.P. Lovecraft’s Dream Cycle are some of my favourite weird tales. I’ve just heard news that The Dreamlands film could be a reality through the wonders of crowdfunding.
According to the production team The Dreamlands will be…
… based on H.P. Lovecraft’s short stories “Celephaïs”, “The White Ship”, “The Strange High House in the Mist” and “The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath” among others. It will build upon the world created by H.P. Lovecraft but also remain faithful to his core concepts of fantastic escapism and cosmic horror.
Huan Vu (director, writer) previously worked on Die Farbe, a film adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Colour Out of Space”, which renowned Lovecraftian scholar S.T. Joshi called “one of the best Lovecraft adaptations you will ever see”. Here’s a 6 minute trailer of The Dreamlands to whet your appetite for what could possibly be…
As of today (07/07/14) the project is almost 60% funded with 28 days to go before the crowdfunding deadline. Here’s a link to the project page on Indiegogo if you want to help bring The Dreamlands to life…
Fantastic concept art for Star Wars (IV-VI) by Ralph McQuarrie.