ADR went well with Doug Jones via digital patch from Vancouver. He'll be wrapping up Fantastic Four before Christmas. I told him how cool the Abe statue is and how easily it would fit into Santa's bag. He recorded lots of grunts and groans for us. There's a sequence where Abe undergoes a LOT of pain. Doug comment that it was hard to do it without sounding like sex. Selma came in to do sort of the same thing for Liz. I'm tempted to cut together a tape to circulate on the internet. But that would be wrong.
Selma has a new punkish haircut that Liz will not be sporting in Hellboy 2. She wore a wig in the first one too. Sorry, no pics this time. We got everyone done this week except for Kate and Hecate because Peri Gilpin and Cree Summer were ill. Oh yeah, Hecate's in the movie. Have I mentioned that? If not, Merry Christmas.
In many ways, Hellboy: Blood and Iron parallels Mike Mignola's second comic arc, Wake the Devil. Although we set out to do a completely original film, there came a point in the story where it just seemed right to have her show up and bring up all that Destiny crap. She does and our boy doesn't take to it any better than he did in the comic. Much Hellboy pounding ensues, that's both Hellboy as poundee and pounder. BTW, Hellboy's weapon of choice when fighting Hecate - a bathtub. Turns out porcelain coated iron packs a mean wallop.
The final scenes of Hellboy will be cut in this weekend. No retakes after that. Chris Drake is composing like crazy even though I let him down by forgetting to get Selma's signature on his Sword of Storms poster. He calls me at weird hours to talk through emotional beats -- of the movie, not his life. The guys at Audio Circus are working at full bore except for Otis who's having wisdom teeth removed. I trust he will record the experience. So let's hope the ladies are healthy next week. I'll color balance the film on Thursday. Meanwhile, Matt Steinauer, our editor cut together a killer trailer for Blood and Iron. Really meaty and long. I hope we get it up on a yet-to-be-designed site in January. It will also be at GoToHellboy.com. Later! -- Tad