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In this issue: Your friendly neighborhood kaiju, remembering ’The Room,’ and more.
Check out the first Kaiju-centric poster from “Pacific Rim”!
WIN 8-BIT COVERS!
Topless Robot revealed the second-wave of Valant’s 8-bit-inspired variant covers, plus they’re giving away a whole set! All you have to do is turn any pop-culture icon you choosing into an ad/cover/screenshot of an 8 or 16-bit game. Post it in the comments HERE.
BIRTH. MOVIES. DEATH.
The folks behind the Alamo Drafthouse and Badass Digest are releasing a print magazine in July. Each issue is available at the Drafthouse theaters and at this Scribd link. Read it!
Vulture lays out the timeline of the creation of Tommy Wisseau’s crazy cult classic “The Room.” Here’s a bit:
Production begins on The Room, though how Wiseau raised the film’s $6 million budget is a mystery. In interviews, the director says that he got it from his leather jacket business.
Wiseau: ”If you work, you have to save money, right? I didn’t get money from the sky. I was preparing, let’s put it this way.”
The cast has no illusions that they’re making a serious film.
Danielle: “I can remember one time that I just lost it. It’s the line where Johnny has locked himself in the bathroom and he says, ‘In a few minutes, bitch.’ I was doing okay until I saw the entire crew in my field of vision, stifling their laughter. I couldn’t help it. Tommy came out and demanded to know what was so funny. That made it worse!”
WILL HE BE BACK?
MTV Movies Blog shares some speculation about the new “Terminator” movie.
Arnold has to be human.
Schwarzenegger, like all mortals, has aged over the years. Though he may be in great physical shape given his age, 65, Arnie isn’t the young man fresh off of the Mr. Olympia circuit that he was in 1984, when the first “Terminator” hit theaters. If Schwarzenegger was to step back into the role of the T-800, the robotic killing machine might look curiously haggard, as if he had just finished two terms as governor of California and gone through one of the messiest public divorces in history. “Dude, Terminator looks rough!”
THEY DON’T HAVE TO COST A BILLION DOLLARS!
io9 has a great list of low budget movies that are just a thrilling as any Hollywood extravaganza.
’Til tomorrow, gang!