In 1996 there was a Star Trek/X-Men crossover comic published by Marvel, and then another in 1998. Due to rights, copyright and a whole bunch of legal stuff we will never get a movie version of these two world colliding on the big screen, but that hasn’t stopped a guy called silverlightsaber with video editing software and free time from making a cool Star Trek vs. X-Men trailer.
I’m not sure a movie featuring the two worlds would actually work on-screen, but this trailer makes me want one nonetheless.
Here’s the creators story behind the trailer:
After an accidental time warp causes the Enterprise to travel to an alternate reality, the crew must somehow find a way back. If not, the universe will collapse from two conflicting realities. Aware of this, Professor Xavier and his X-Men are forced to destroy this threat before everything is wiped out. Honoring one of my favorite comic mini-series ever, this is my version of these two universes colliding.
It’s amazing what you can do if you have 440 hours of free time and a few pieces of Lego. Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the first films release, LegoMatrix.com have released a 1 minute 24 second video of the bullet time scene which is made entirely out of Lego (and other props).
And here’s a comparison video showing the actual scene and the Lego version side by side:
You can watch the ‘making of’ videos on their site by clicking here!
Last month X-Men producer Lauren Shulder Donner pretty much confirmed that X-Men Origins: Magneto, which had been in development limbo for 2 years, was dead. I can understand why, I mean out of all the planned X-Men movies Magneto would probably perform worst at the box office, unless they could somehow get Quentin Tarantino and Brad Pitt involved.
The script revolved around a young Magneto getting revenge on Nazi’s and befriending a young Charles Xavier. It’s not really blockbuster material, however I would love to see a Magneto movie at some point in the future. The character may not be as commercial as Wolverine but he is far more interesting. 20th Century Fox just need to find a director who could make a dark, gritty and badass movie.
In the meantime (which could be a few years) here’s a cool X-Men Origins: Magneto fan made trailer you can be watching. It uses footage from all three movies, so (if you can) just imagine everyone looking younger. It also doubles up as a tribute to the character Ian McKellen brought to life so magnificently.
There are a couple of fan made films currently in production based on the works of JRR Tolkien and his Middle Earth set of books.
First there is Born of Hope – A scattered people, the descendents of storied sea kings of the ancient West, struggle to survive in a lonely wilderness as a dark force relentlessly bends its will toward their destruction. Yet amidst these valiant, desperate people, hope remains. A royal house endures unbroken from father to son.
This hour long original drama is set in the time before the War of the Ring and tells the story of the Dúnedain, the Rangers of the North, before the return of the King. Inspired by only a couple of paragraphs written by Tolkien in the appendices of the Lord of the Rings we follow Arathorn and Gilraen, the parents of Aragorn, from their first meeting through a turbulent time in their people’s history.
And also The Hunt For Gollum – The script is adapted from elements of the appendices of The Lord of the Rings. The story follows the Heir of Isildur; the “greatest huntsman and traveller in Middle Earth” as he sets out to find the creature Gollum. The creature must be found to discover the truth about the Ring, and to protect the future Ringbearer.
The Hunt For Gollum is due for release on 3rd May 2009 and Born of Hope in the Autumn.
Here is a great fan made trailer for Thundercats courtesy of WormyTV. They used Brad Pitt, Vin Diesel and Hugh Jackman, and others for this collaboration. All the effects were done frame by frame in Photoshop. The footage was edited in Adobe Premiere.