Bloody Good Fun
I can't even joke about Guillermo del Toro
picking up tons of projects anymore. It's too easy. The new addition to his slate is the manga Monster
, which del Toro is TV show-ifying for HBO.
(Game of Thrones
. A Guillermo del Toro-helmed manga adaptation. Dang, HBO. So geeky. Keep it up.)
Say you're hiking in the Himalayas and you happen to spot the Abominable Snowman. Whether it's throwing snowballs at you, running away, or just minding its own abominable business, if you don't have a permit to "carry out an expedition" specifically in search of it, you'd better leave it alone. And definitely don't you dare take a shot at it. Wait, you think this is a joke? If it was, the American Embassy in Nepal wasn't cracking a smile in 1957 when it issued a memo that stipulated the rules for Yeti hunting.
The Loch Ness Monster
has finally, definitely been found
. That is, if you believe skipper George Edwards
, who handily enough has spent the last several decades searching for the Loch Ness Monster. The boat captain and Nessie expert claims to have photographed everyone’s favorite underwater creature of myth and legend - and this time, it is definitely not a sturgeon. Which is good to know, though “definitely not a sturgeon” doesn’t necessarily translate to “definitely a plesiosaur.”
Imagine What You'll Know Tomorrow
Well, this is pretty cool: Way back when Kenneth Branagh
was getting ready to direct Tom Hiddleston
, he gave the actor two movies to watch to keep in mind when he created the character of Loki -- The Lion in Winter
starring Peter O'Toole
. Now you're asking why we bothered to do a post about this, and here's why: Monster
was directed by Patty Jenkins
, who will be directing Hiddleston in Thor 2
. It's a small world after all, everyone!
After a bit of speculation, Marvel Studios
has made it official: Patty Jenkins
has been confirmed to be the director of Thor 2
, making her the first woman to direct a movie for the studio. Jenkins has a powerful body of work already, having directed the Aileen Wuornos docudrama Monster
, which won Charlize Theron
an Oscar. However, this will be the first big-budget outing for Jenkins, making this a big step for female directors.
Supposedly captured by a deer stand camera set up in Berwick, Louisiana, a photo of this freaky monster thing has been making the rounds today, even appearing on a short local NBC segment (video posted after the jump). The hunter who discovered the photograph claims it's real, and also claims his camera was broken, but the memory card that contained the photo was left unharmed.
For hard-core Rock Band
players, the world is about to get much brighter: Starting this fall, Inspired Instruments
will release the ‘You Rock Guitar
’ and will consequently bring an end to all your digital guitar woes.
A hybrid digital guitar and gaming platform with three modes—Music, Game, and ‘You Rock’— The You Rock Guitar can be connected to an amplifier and used as a real instrument, or plugged into your game console to play Rock Band. And by console, we don’t just mean your Playstation or Wii. We mean all consoles. By virtue of a removable cartridge, you’ll be able to wirelessly communicate with any system you, or your friends, may have. Let the competition truly begin: