I’ve added several new images to the site recently from many of the most anticipated films coming during the final days of 2011, but first let’s begin with the brand new image from John Carter you see above courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.
The toothy creature you see is referred to as a White Ape by director and co-writer Andrew Stanton. When asked about them and their involvement in the film he tells EW:
[They’re] sort of an oversized gorilla in the books, and theyâ€™re kind of ubiquitous. They’re littered everywhere through at least the first several novels. They were always cool, just from a visceral standpoint, [but] they don’t really have a narrative function in the first book. So what we did is we made the White Apes a formidable creature that you kind of hear about throughout the movie, but you never really witness. There’s a subtle sense of anticipation for what these things might be like. Then Michael Kutsche — who did a lot of the designs on [the Johnny Depp movie] Alice in Wonderland â€“ came up with this design on his own, for just their scale. He made them nocturnal, almost like moles — they stopped using their eyes, and just had a heightened sense of smell. We just love that. We needed a scene where Carter was going have to get out of his execution sentence in order to move the story forward, and we thought what better than having to go up against this formidable creature?
You can get a larger look at the image and read the rest of the interview with Stanton right here, but before you go here’s some information and links on the other images I’ve added to the site recently.
Just click on the title of any of the films to open a new window and browse the gallery, and just close that window to return to this post.
Remember you can stay up-to-date on all the latest images added to the site either on the homepage, on the movie stills homepage or by simply adding the RSS feed to your feed reader and you will never miss a pic.