Friday, April 14, 2006

Howard the Duck !

Now I assume most people have seen the Movie of Howard the Duck, it always seems to get a mixed response with people I know, on the whole it was a load of crap, but it had some good bits too, but the sad fact is that the worst part of Howard the Duck, or Howard:A New Breed of Hero as it was known in the UK, was the actual Duck.

Many years before the movie Fangoria Magazine ran an interview with Make-up artist Stan Winston (Aliens, Predator, Terminator, Jurrasic Park) Pictured were 2 sculptures he'd done for a movie version of Howard the Duck, now this version never happened, and I doubt if it had they'd have had the technology then to make Howard look great, they're cool sculptures still though.

Howard the Duck is one project that could be really great if done right, but sadly the stigma attached to the name because of the Lucasfilm Movie would mean it would probably never get financing these days. Howard would be so much easier to do these days CG, he wouldn't have to look like a guy in a duck suit !

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