Thursday, January 11, 2007

Silver Surfer trailer news

USA Today seems to have the scoop on just about everything this week. Great idea Hollywood, break all your movie news exclusively to a magazine read mostly by stock traders and the elderly. You’d be foolish to hand any of it over to… oh say a mildly successful movie site.

The latest big break they’ve gotten is the first pic anywhere of the new character being added into the next Fantastic Four movie. FF2 is being called Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, and the picture in question is of the Surfer himself.

There’s little explanation with the image, but it looks like concept art and not an actual image of what we’ll see in the movie to me. I like it, but turning this into a CGI render that will look realistic in a real-world setting is going to be incredibly challenging.

We may get out first indication of our Surfer looks in context this weekend, since the first ever Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer trailer is set to debut this weekend in front of Night at the Museum. Look for it to appear on the internet shortly thereafter. We’ll have it for you when it does.