Warning: The following video may show about a 1/4-second of a blue boob, and thus may rock your world with its horrible sexuality. Consider it NSFW.
Jesus. I’m not one of those guys losing sleep worried that The Hobbit is never going to get made, but I now have one problem with it — the fact that it allows Weta Workshop to do stupid things. Things like test footage for a live-action Darkchylde movie, based on the Top Cow comic that’s exactly like Witchblade but a little more demon-y. Really, Weta? There’s nothing else you guys can be working on? I know the Evangelion movie is never happening, but wouldn’t it be better to at least pretend to work on that, instead of fucking Darkchylde? It spells “child” like CHYLDE, for fuck’s sake. Bleh.
Oh, one other thing: The Newsarama article that has this video also says “The property [Darkchylde] went on to outsell Spider-Man, Superman, and Batman in both domestic and foreign audiences.” That… that can’t possibly be true, can it? In any sense? Anyone help me out with this?
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.