1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Thunderbirds (the movie) Are Go!

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Lex, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. Lex

    Lex
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    4,089
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +4
    Apparently it has finally been greenlighted...

    Working Title are making it with a rumoured budget of £50m

    Johnathon Frakes (Star Trek) is to direct it - shooting is expected to begin in March at Pinewood.

    Framestore, the FX company behind 'Die Another Day' & 'Walking With Dinosaurs' will create the film's visuals.

    Producer Tim Bevan commented on why it took such a long time to get this project going: "We started work five years ago on this but we could never quite get the script right, and in retrospect, thank God we didn't. The special effects and their cost in particular have moved on so much since then - you can see it between the first and second Harry Potter films. Getting the Thunderbirds craft right is as important as getting the casting right. Thunderbirds 1, 2, 3 and 4 are the heroes of the piece in many ways. We have been faithful in the new designs to Gerry Anderson's original concepts in the way that the new Volkswagen Beetle or the new Mini are to their old ones"
     
  2. Grimley

    Grimley
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    About time too... I await with interest.
    I hope it gets the GA seal of approval too.

    Casting? who knows?
     
  3. Shoka

    Shoka
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2002
    Messages:
    4,327
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Surrey
    Ratings:
    +239
    So we are gonna have a thunferbirds for Kids then?
     
  4. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,281
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,003
    Wasn’t there talk of either reviving Captain Scarlet as a live TV program or making a film of it?
     
  5. RedRose

    RedRose
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2002
    Messages:
    108
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Preston, Lancs
    Ratings:
    +2
    Oh, ****!
    I've been waiting for this movie for about 20 years and the signs I'm getting from Fanderson and from the Ain't it Cool News web site fill me with real dread. No big rescues, an upper-crust British baddie (big bloody surprise!). I'm a major (41 year old) fan of most (not all) things Anderson and he has been wanting to do this for a long time. However, he doesn't seem to be lnvolved in this project at all; he must have sold the rights. A twelve year old Alan? How the hell will he pilot TB3? Is this Thunderbirds or Joe 90?
    I also heard that Frakes et al had been forced to do a major script rewrite due to the adverse reactions from their audience research. Trust the Yanks to have the last word; Jeez, they just can't admit that there is talent elsewhere in the world. They have to base everything in L.A. and make the hero a Yank and the villain a Brit. God they're insecure. Just ****es me off. Rant rant rant.
     
  6. Confucius

    Confucius
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Oxford
    Ratings:
    +90
    RedRose, in case you weren't aware, 'Fireball XL5' will be available on DVD from Feb 25th - R1 only thus far.
     
  7. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,281
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,003
    :D :D :D
    I couldn’t agree with you more one of my pet hates too.

    Liked Fireball XL5 myself, and preferred it to Thunderbirds although I do enjoy them as well.
     
  8. Setenza

    Setenza
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,345
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +226
    To coin a phrase, "It will be a great disaster".

    Hope the movie bombs, and all concerned are left with egg on their faces.

    Absolute heresy to even attempt a live action picture without the overall control of Mr Anderson and a British production team and director.

    Were will it all end? Will Smith playing Brains. May be he could rap his lines............
     
  9. Lex

    Lex
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    4,089
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +4
    I bet the casting will be awful. We've already got Will Smith as Brains, what about J-Lo as Lady Penelope, Leonardo DiCraprio as the butler, and Sylvester Stallone as the head of the Scott family. :)
     
  10. Confucius

    Confucius
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Oxford
    Ratings:
    +90
    The latest from Fanderson:

    Confirmed:

    Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward: Sophie Miles

    Parker: Ron Cook


    Rumoured:

    Jeff Tracy: Kurt Russell

    Aristotle Spode: Kevin Kline
     
  11. Jade

    Jade
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I would be really disappointed if Kurt Russel were chosen, he is not a great actor imho :(
     
  12. Lex

    Lex
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    4,089
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Cornwall
    Ratings:
    +4
    Agreed. As Jeff Tracy is the principal figure I think the role needs someone with a little more clout.
     
  13. MuFu

    MuFu
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,191
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    NW2, London
    Ratings:
    +4
    Brains does anyway. ;) :D

    MuFu.
     
  14. Setenza

    Setenza
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,345
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +226
    No he stammers, due to his intellect.
     
  15. MuFu

    MuFu
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,191
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    NW2, London
    Ratings:
    +4
    Will Smith raps for the very same reason. :D

    MuFu.
     
  16. Confucius

    Confucius
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2001
    Messages:
    2,103
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    Oxford
    Ratings:
    +90
    Latest Info:

    Jeff Tracy: Bill Paxton* (I think Kurt Russell might have been better)

    Scott Tracy: Philip Winchester
    Virgil Tracy: Dominic Colenso
    John Tracy: Lex Shrapnel
    Gordon Tracy: Ben Torgenson


    * so is Jeff Tracy going to seem as though he's constantly on the verge of a nervous breakdown?
     
  17. gringottsdirect

    gringottsdirect
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2002
    Messages:
    2,896
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    50 Rue St Georges, Paris.
    Ratings:
    +27
    Ben Kingsley has signed up as Hood.
     
  18. Setenza

    Setenza
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,345
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +226
    Anthony Edwards as Brains!

    I quite like that idea.
     
  19. Zef

    Zef
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    221
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Hertfordshire
    Ratings:
    +9
    According to IMDB:


    Writing credits (in alphabetical order)
    Sylvia Anderson (I) characters
    Michael McCullers
    William Osborne (I)

    Cast (in credits order)
    Brady Corbet .... Alan Tracy
    Anthony Edwards .... Brains
    Bill Paxton .... Jeff Tracy
    Sophia Myles .... Lady Penelope
    Philip Winchester .... Scott Tracy
    Lex Shrapnel .... John Tracy
    Dominic Colenso .... Virgil Tracy
    Ben Torgeson .... Gordon Tracy
    rest of cast listed alphabetically
    Ron Cook (I) .... Parker
    Soren Fulton
    Vanessa Anne Hudgens
    Ben Kingsley .... The Hood


    Glad to see slyia anderson as a writer. hope is not lost.
     
  20. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,281
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,003
    So do I.

    He is good at the brainy, bumbling. A bit like Giles in Buffy
     
  21. MuFu

    MuFu
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    1,191
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Location:
    NW2, London
    Ratings:
    +4
    What a cool name. :cool:

    MuFu.
     
  22. Grimley

    Grimley
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    I agree, It looks nothing like a 21st century Rolls Royce, more like a stretched version of a 7 series BMW. Sounds about right, seeing as BMW owns Rolls Royce (I think) :devil:
     
  23. bh

    bh
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2000
    Messages:
    397
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Location:
    Lost (no GPS here)!
    Ratings:
    +1
    Yes they do.:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
  24. Sick Note

    Sick Note
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2000
    Messages:
    451
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Ratings:
    +26
    The car is actually a Ford Thunderbird. Trust the bloody yanks!!!:mad:
     
  25. Jonny1973

    Jonny1973
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    Doesn't a character credit mean she invented the original characters???

    It doesn't mean she is writing the story or the script.
     
  26. Setenza

    Setenza
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    3,345
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Ratings:
    +226
    Aaaaarrggghhhh!
     

    Attached Files:

  27. Garrett

    Garrett
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2001
    Messages:
    31,281
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    The best thief you’ll never see.
    Ratings:
    +4,003
    Thunderbirds 6 is on the TV next Saturday, which is the 19.7.2003.;)
     

Share This Page

Loading...