God help us: Keanu Reeves says that Bill & Ted 3 script is ready

Are we ready for Bill and Ted 3??
By Trent Moore, Source: Blastr.com

Whoa, dude! It was threatened a while back, and now it seems the script for another sequel to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure is ready to bring the series back to the big screen.

Speaking with The Independent recently, Keanu Reeves touched on the long-in-development Bill & Ted 3 and said the second sequel to the 1989 cult classic is about to get off the ground.

“Yeah, we have a script,” he said. “We’re trying to put it together. It’s a good script too.” Continue reading

Is This Impossibly Rare 1927 Metropolis German 3-Sheet About To Set A New World Record For Movie Posters?

Metropolis Poster going for the record
by Mark Seifert, Source: Bleeding Cool

If you’re a film fan, you’re probably familiar with the image at right. It is likely the most famous image associated with one of the most important films of all time – Fritz Lang‘s Metropolis. It was created by Heinz Schulz-Neudamm for the German 3-Sheet movie poster you see here, and it might surprise you to know that there are only 4 copies of this poster known to exist. Of these four copies, one is in the Museum of Modern Art, one is in the Austrian National Library Museum, another is rumored to be owned by Leonardo DiCaprio, and then there’s the one shown here — which has already set the world record for a movie poster sale when it changed hands for $690,000 in 2005.

It is up for sale now at Movie Poster Exchange. Can this copy of the Metropolis German 3-Sheet break its own record?

The question intrigued me, because I know quite a bit about the vintage comics market but very little about movie posters. In the time since this poster set the world record for movie posters in 2005, the world record for a comic book sale has jumped from $350,000 to $2.16 million. Apples and oranges? Very likely, but when one of the people behind this offering, Sean Linkenback, sent me a notice that he and partner Peter Contarino were launching a new venue for collectors to buy and sell posters, I wanted to dig a little deeper into how this market works and where it’s going. Continue reading

Grundy’s Web Pick of the Week: Zen Pencils

I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I typically shun inspirational propaganda and all around positivity. Maybe I follow too many commercial life coaches on Twitter, or maybe I just have a black heart, but I’ve found my respect for great illustration and solid typography override this person defect–which brings me this week’s pick: Zen Pencils.

Zen Pencils is a site by Gavin Aung Than who quit his office job to draw on the web. His illustrations, updated thrice weekly, feature uplifting quotes from very smart people. His quote pool includes Al Einstein, Steve Jobs and Mark Twain to name a few. I’ve noticed many of his quotes speak directly to the cubical crowd and may inspire other office workers to quit their day-to-day grind to start their own projects. Gavin is living the dream, I’m just not sure if he’s monetizing the dream yet.

Speaking of which, if you sign-up for his mailing list, you get free high-res pdfs of three, count ‘em three, posters! This guy is quality, and I imagine he is only giving stuff away free for promotions sake, so get on board while it still has that new-site smell.