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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Iron Man + Samurai Jack = Kick ass coolness

This morning, AintItCoolNews.com posted the first part of a two-part, extensive interview with the writer/director/producer, Jon Favreau, where he discussed the current status of “Iron Man 2″. He also mentioned that “Samurai Jack” creator Genndy Tartakovsky will be joining the production and working with Favreau, collaborating on fight sequences in sequel.

“I’ve always liked ‘Samurai Jack’ and I loved his ‘Clone Wars’ vignettes that he did,” Favreau is quoted in the AICN.com interview. “Now clearly his stuff is a bit broad for a live-action film but I love his rhythm and his attention to detail. It has a real comic booky feel but yet it feels cinematic and not gimmicky and even his cartoons feel… there’s an elegance to them. So in this process as we’re storyboarding and designing sequences he and his team have come in and I’m working with them and they’re working on collaborating with us on the project and that’s a new wrinkle and it allows me… I feel like I’m really learning a lot from collaborating with this guy.”

Favreau also gave a status update on the production, saying, “[Screenwriter] Justin [Theroux]’s almost done with the first draft of the script. And we’re boarding and been creating animatics for the action sequences. We’re starting to do some location scouting and designing some sets and figuring out how much of it we want to… you know, what techniques we’re going to use.”

What do you think of Genndy getting involved with the next Iron Man movie? What are your thoughts on Samurai Jack?