RIP: Stan Winston

Stan Winston, an Oscar-winning visual effects artist, has died at age 62. He was best known for Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and the groundbreaking Jurassic Park movies.

Truly a sad news.

Stan Winston was a legendary Academy Award–winning special effects and makeup artist, and film director. He was best known for his work in the Terminator series, the Jurassic Park series, Aliens, the Predator series, and Edward Scissorhands. He won Oscar for best visual effects for Aliens, Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Winston died at his Malibu home Sunday evening after a seven-year struggle with multiple myeloma, according to a rep from Stan Winston Studio.

“Stan died peacefully at home surrounded by family,” a spokeswoman said.

He will be deeply missed :(

Quantum of Solace – New Bond Film Title Confirmed

Quantum of Solace is the 22nd spy film in James Bond film series. It is due for release on 7 November 2008. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale, which rebooted the series. It is directed by Marc Forster, and Daniel Craig is the role James Bond. The name of the film was inspired by a short story (of the same name) from For Your Eyes Only by Bond creator, Ian Flemming.

Quantum of Solace - New Bond Film Title Confirmed

Bond’s mission is to track down the organization that caused the death of his girl friend Vesper Lynd. From the BBC news story:

The title is taken from one of a collection of short stories published by 007 creator Ian Fleming in 1960. Producer Michael Wilson said the film would have “twice as much action” as 2006’s Casino Royale, which saw Daniel Craig debut as the iconic secret agent. Filming on the movie has been taking place at Pinewood since November.

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