If there’s one thing actors don’t like, it’s looking dumb onscreen. They just hate it. Which explains why Emily Blunt was relieved—honestly, she swears, relieved—to have to wear an 85 lb metal exoskeleton during the battle scenes in Edge of Tomorrow. “Can you imagine trying to walk like you’re in one of those suits, and then they paint it in afterward with a computer? You’d look stupid,” she says. “When you see the movie, the action looks authentic because we were genuinely put on wires and flipped around wearing these enormous suits.” READ FULL STORY
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Watch John Green on the set of 'The Fault in Our Stars': 'This is one of the greatest thrills of my professional life' -- EXCLUSIVE
How much did John Green enjoy being on the set of The Fault in Our Stars? Just ask him: “This has been one of the greatest thrill of my professional life,” he says in the following behind-the-scenes video. As you’ll see, the cast and crew of TFIOS seem to get along exceedingly well. (Personal favorite moment: Nat Wolff, who plays Isaac in the film, mouthing “I love you” behind Green’s head.) READ FULL STORY
As we inch closer to the May 2 release of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, we’re learning more about the bad guys Spider-Man will face—like Dane DeHaan’s Harry Osborn, a.k.a. Green Goblin. Harry and Peter Parker were childhood friends before Harry left for boarding school. Harry returns to New York to discover that his father, Oscrop’s Norman Osborn, is terminally ill and his son is about to inherit more than just the family business. “It’s a complicated storyline,” DeHaan tells EW. “But to boil it down: This is the origin story for Harry Osborn becoming Green Goblin.”
Making the physical transformation from Harry to Green Goblin wasn’t easy, but the process did help the actor get into the right mindset: “When you look at yourself in the mirror and you’re in the suit and full-on Goblin makeup? You feel like a badass,” says DeHaan. “I look at myself and think, ‘Hell, yeah, I’m the Green Goblin! Let’s go do this.’”
Click below on the plus signs to learn more details about DeHaan’s metamorphosis. READ FULL STORY
Marvel’s secret weapon is the man who makes them: propmaster Russell Bobbitt.
Now at work on his sixth film for Marvel Studios, Bobbitt builds the objects that save (and sometimes threaten to destroy) the world: Thor’s hammer. Iron Man’s glowing ARC reactor. Captain America’s vibranium shield.
Among the countless objects he supplied for this Friday’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Bobbitt crafted 46 different shields of various levels of flexibility and style, constantly refreshing and repainting those that were damaged in stunts or fight scenes throughout the three-month production. He has previously worked on all three Iron Man films, Thor, and is currently assembling gear for Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man.
Movie magic is taken to another level when it comes to comic book films. What looks like an amazing fight sequence between mutants ends up being a few guys on a sound stage standing in front of a green screen. For example, how did director James Mangold and his crew make it appear that Hugh Jackman was fighting on top of a moving bullet train in The Wolverine? Well, it wasn’t easy. Think powerful fans, green screens, more fans, and some impressive stunt choreography.
We’ve got an exclusive look behind the scenes of the bullet train action below: READ FULL STORY
Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): 'The Impossible' wave whisperer explains breathtaking tsunami sequence
Translating the raw power of 2004’s cataclysmic Thailand tsunami to film would be an immense feat under any circumstance. But the task was all the more challenging for Félix Bergés, the visual effects supervisor of The Impossible (out in limited release on Dec. 21), who opted to skip the CGI in favor of real — read: unpredictable — water. After more than a year of testing and planning, Bergés and his team had precisely “one and a half takes” to pull off the film’s most pivotal set piece. Below, he explains the process behind the stunning, 10-minute sequence.
The Step Up movies have undeniably found their international cult following because of splashy production numbers, but there’s also no doubt the franchise owes much of its success to the daredevil dancers who bring that choreography to life. In an exclusive clip from Step Up Revolution‘s forthcoming Blu-ray/DVD release, producer Adam Shankman reveals behind-the-scenes footage that shows how the individual dancers work together to develop their eye-popping moves. Below, watch star Kathryn McCormick shakes her money maker and other members Revolution‘s army of dancers trick out their gravity-defying maneuvers.
It’s almost impossible to watch the trailer for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi without getting chills, especially considering the challenges that Lee faced while filming.
The Oscar-winning director discusses the difficulties of adapting Yann Martel’s best-selling novel, which Martel describes as a “completely unfilmable story,” in a new behind-the-scenes clip released by Twentieth Century Fox Film today. The author and director explain how they brought the story to life, despite filming with water, kids, animals, and 3-D — or, as Lee told EW’s Anthony Breznican earlier this year, “everything you should avoid in the movie business.”
The film hits theaters nationwide November 21.
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