Brad Bird considered for 'Mission: Impossible IV'

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  1. Dusty Ayres

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  2. T'Baio

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    That's stupid.

    Brad Bird should be directing Superman. They should be begging him to do Superman.
     
  3. Kegg

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    Nolan is doing Superman. And there's more to Brad Bird than superheroes, Incredible fanboyism aside.

    That said, I dunno, never liked the Mission Impossible franchise. I'd rather Brad Bird take up something I cared about.
     
  4. tharpdevenport

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    No, no -- if Brad gets it, there's at least "hope" that Danny Elfman might be the composer! His score for the first film is one of his best! He was actually hired to do the sequel, but I have no idea what happened there with the replacement.
     
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    You are absolutely right. I've been saying it for some time. Of course none of you are execs at Warner Brothers so what good are any of you? ;)
     
  6. T'Baio

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    No shit. But he has a style and touch appropriate to what Superman has been missing, more than any other top tier director right now. Heck, his touch on The Simpsons can translate to why he'd be good with Superman. I resent the impression that my opinion has anything to do with "Incredibles fanboyism," when I haven't seen that picture in years.

    And Nolan is producing Superman.
     
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    So was the earlier talk post Trek XI of Abrams being involved just at a producer level or has any involvement with him faded out and I missed that news?
     
  8. Kegg

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    Giacchino has scored both Brad Bird movies, Abrams movies, and the last Mission Impossible. My money would be on him returning for 4.

    It's a general comment. One superhero picture and some people seem to think Pixar and/or Brad Bird should do every superhero product under the sun.

    I dunno, I think it'd be sort of hard to top the Incredibles at any rate.

    Isn't the other Nolan directing Superman?
     
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    I'd rather see the next Superman or Fantastic Four movie done in CG animation than live action anyway - and something stylized, not the kind of "performance capture" realism of Avatar. Byrd would be perfect for that.
     
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    ^ By stylized do you mean something like Monster House?
     
  11. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Well, Timm said at some point that the original design of his Batman animated series was somewhat inspired by the old Fleischer cartoon series. For Superman I'd like to see them draw on old comic book and animation styes, poster art of the 30s and 40s and Deco design. It ought to be a period story - late thirties, early WW II. Except with, you know, cool aliens and giant robots.
     
  12. Admiral James Kirk

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    That sounds wonderful. Kind of a Dave Stevens sort of thing.
     
  13. UssGlenn

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    Get the team from Sky Captain to do the Art Direction
     
  14. T'Baio

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    That's nothing but internet speculation. No director has even been discussed.
     
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    Dave Stevens is good.

    I thought of mentioning that - I'm a big fan of Sky Captain. I know that even people inclined to like such things have a thousand reasons that it "just fell short," but I love it.
     
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    Brad Bird is one of the best animation directors in the world, and I think it's a real shame that he's turning his back on animation.
     
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    Sorry, but NO-a universe of NO.

    I don't want to see a CGI DC Comics movie done in the style of The Incredibles, ever (referring to Dennis's comment). That style worked for Brad Bird's characters and universe; it would be a disaster for any DC Comics characters to be drawn in it. The best style would be, and is Avatar's, followed by that of the direct to video animated Marvel superhero movies, the early '90s X-Men cartoon, X-Men: Evolution, Wolverine & The X-Men, Batman Begins,The Zeta Project, Reboot, Action Man, Max Steel, the DTV Barbie movies, Titan A.E. and Batman: Gotham Knight. Any other style, or any of the cartoony styles from Pixar, would be laughed off of the screen by test audiences, with fanboys & fangirls burning up the 'Net in anger at how crappy the characters look. I would suggest even further that they use the art styles from Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, Kingdom Hearts, Tomb Raider, the Tekken games, and Final Fantasy itself as those styles are close to the actual comic book art used by DC editors and artists. Why the frack does everything have to be done in the stupid American cartoony style? Why not aim for a degree of realism, or something close to it? If this is the only style people can come up with, then it's best that superhero movies stay live action.

    Edit: Sorry about that outburst, but I had to get that off of my chest. The Fleisher style from the 40's Superman cartoon would be acceptable.


    Brad Bird is multi-talented, and can do other things than animation or
    animated projects. Maybe he'll make a great Mission: Impossible movie.
     
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    Sorry, but NO-a universe of NO.

    There's no point at all in doing a superhero movie in a realistic animation style. Either use people in costumes or go cartoon.
     
  19. Dusty Ayres

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    Most comic books are done in a real style, so why can't animated movies (most manga-based anime is based on the style of the manga itself, for example) follow suit?
     
  20. Captaindemotion

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    Why can't he do both?

    That's like saying that Dan Castanella is one of the best voiceover actors in the world and that when he acts in live-action movies, it's a shame that he's turning his back on animation. There's nothing to say Mr Bird won't do another animated movie after he does MI4 (if he does it).