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    Hi Webhead, sounds like an 'on again, off again film. Not a big fan of Bill Paxton, but RON HOWARD, woohooooo! He should do it justice. Maybe they will retain the feel of the soundtrack music, too. My hopes have been dashed too many times over remakes, but I still have some hope left. 50.

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    Yeah, remakes can be a dissapointment. I still have a bad taste in my mouth over THE WILD WILD WEST movie. Great classic show - totally horrendous movie!
    KONG was good, though.
    I just read someone else might be the director instead of Ron Howard, but it's all very sketchy. The original Creature movies are out on DVD, so at least there is that. (THE WILD WILD WEST series starts to come out soon, too.)

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    Yeah, Ive really fallen in love with this monster, great concept and costume. Its been hard to do an accurate model since every pic I find of the creature is different =P Ive pretty much been taking my favorite parts and adding them to my model. Ive been dieing to update with some new pics, but ive been so busy lately that I just havnt had the time. Should get to it tonight though. Thanks for the feedback.
    I remake would be very cool if done right, imo.

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    Still needs a good bit of work, but heres a few updated shots
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    Lookin' good, sparty. You have chosen a difficult subject (for me) and doing it well. Keep going! 50.

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    Yeah, I feel like i tackled something a little above my skill level with this project, but im learning and having fun with him at the very least =)

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    Looking great Eric!
    And without leaving the comfort zone once in a while nobody grows. Hmmmm reminds me of the head I still have to finish... sighhhh.
    Lemo master of procrastination...

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    Thanks for the feedback fellas. Heres an update im a little more happy with.
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    Coming along, head down to your local swamp and take a snapshot for a composite picture , or maybe a movie poster. 50.

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    Not a bad idea. Just wish I still lived in Florida =)
    Heres a few wire shots of the body.
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    Hey sparty, the creature looks great so far, nice work!

    50's Kid, reading through this post I thought I would offer a bit of interesting trivia for you. I work in film special effects (not CG, old school creature making) although I have gained a new respect for the talents of CG artist through this site and learning zbrush....but anyway, I've had some breif discussions about the remake of creature from the black lagoon and it came up that monstermaker aka Rick Baker was asked to do it but he said he would only consider it if he could keep the same look as the original. But I think they wanted a new look .I asume so anyway, otherwise I wouldn't have been discussing it in the first place.

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    i'm a fan of gillman from a long time, i not like alot the remake wave, be cause everytimes hollywood want to do a remake of famous monster, want to change, modify and often in a bad way.

    i like a lot king kong remake (i was a long time fan of original 33 version) be cause jackson did it with love and respect of big fan.

    but i not like many other classic monster remake, too much videogames or videoclip stylized.

    i'm happy if our big master rick want to preserve original aspect of gillman, he grow with it like many of us, and probably he wann't to change a legend.

    i remember an old fred dekker movie, if i remember correctly was Monster squad (1987), in italy was called with an bad and very different title, where gill man was revised in a good way from stan winston.

    your gill man is amazing, very nice creatures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bremel
    ...I've had some breif discussions about the remake of creature from the black lagoon and it came up that monstermaker aka Rick Baker was asked to do it but he said he would only consider it if he could keep the same look as the original. But I think they wanted a new look .I asume so anyway, otherwise I wouldn't have been discussing it in the first place.
    That really bothers me if that is true. The creature is so iconic the way he is, it would really be stupid and typical of Hollywood to remake a movie that is so admired and fudge with everything that made it memorable. I hope that won't be the case, I really do.

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    I saw "Monster squad" a few months ago. The Creature from the Black Lagoon in that movie looked awesome in my opinion. From what I can remember, they kept closely to the design of the original.

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    Hi sparty, I just had to jump online to check the progress of this post, keep going on it.

    Hi bremel, thanks for the info. With Baker's love for the classic films, who could do it better? I wonder how many hands-on makeup artists could make the transition to CG as well as he has in Zbrush. Do you find it difficult?

    madrenderman, Webhead, my feelings exactly. I remember my cringing at the Godzilla remake a few years ago where they completely redesigned him. They took away much of the fun that could have been there. Now I'm not saying I expect them to use the same molds for the costmume,...just retain the feel and basic design. I remember the 'Monster Squad'! That was a fun film. I did like the Gillman design they used,...now they could not have done something too close for legal reasons I'm sure, but it was a good look. But when you set out to remake and original classic,...honor the fans and don't mess with it. Just my 2 cents. Keep going, sparty! 50.
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