Just stumbled upon another new-old video that I thought I’d post – this one is a behind the scenes featurette for Immortals, and has a few shots of Izzy on the set that I haven’t seen before. If I have posted this before then I apologise!
Immortals was released on DVD in the UK/US yesterday/today, and today we have some rather stunning HD screencaptures from the film for you! Big, big thanks to my friend Luciana for these. They’re full HD, and are absolutely gorgeous – particularly the close-up shots of Isabel’s face in that one scene. The whole film is visually stunning, and many shots look like they have come straight from a classic painting – I’d definitely recommend getting your hands on a copy of the DVD/bluray! While Izzy didn’t have many scenes, she did light up the screen when she was on.
These HD caps are such a treat, so jump on in and enjoy … I know I did!
I’ll be going through the extras on the DVD and adding caps of anything featuring Iz asap.
Back in October during the promotion for Immortals, Izzy dropped by the Young Hollywood Studios for a quick chat! It was a nice interview, in which Izzy talked about her Immortals gold costume and the fighting in the movie, as well as explaining some Aussie slang to everyone. Based on what she’s wearing, I’d say the interview took place on the Immortals press day, the same day as these photos were taken.
I’ve added screencaps from the interview to the Gallery, as well as a HQ still from the studio. Watch the interview itself below.
Big thanks to AnnaU for emailing me to let me know about this!
Chin-Wagging with Isabel Lucas
Australian beauty Isabel Lucas plays a goddess in ‘Immortals’, and after her visit to the Studio, we know why! The soft-spoken actress describes the harrowing fight scenes on set and her amazing Athena costume. She also takes the time to explain some perplexing Aussie-isms for our American audiences. Bob’s your uncle! Hosted by Nikki Novak.
The Immortals DVD now has a US release date – which is one day after the UK date. The blu-ray will have lots of special features, but sadly the DVD will have less.
Before Henry Cavill got the chance to flex his muscles as Superman in Man of Steel, he took on the role of Theseus in an epic battle to save mankind against a power-hungry king in Immortals. The visually stunning film from director Tarsem Singh will make its way to Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD on March 6 from Relativity and Fox Home Entertainment.
Immortals co-stars Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff, John Hurt and Mickey Rourke, and made $82.9 million at the box office when it was released on November 11. With a budget of $75 million, Immortals is poised to extend its gains on home video.
The Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D versions of Immortals will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, with the following selection of bonus features. Neither the Blu-ray 3D or Blu-ray 2D versions will include the DVD.
Two Alternate Endings
This Is Our Last Embrace
Theseus Kills Hyperion
It’s No Myth
Caravaggio Meets Fight Club: Tarsem’s Vision
Immortals: Gods & Heroes (Graphic Novel)
The special features on the DVD include deleted scenes and a Behind-the-Scenes featurette called It’s No Myth. Cool, right? Yeah, well on the Blu-Ray you get those features, an alternate opening called Young Theseus, two alternate endings called This Is Our Last Embrace and (SPOILER alert, we guess) Theseus Kills Hyperion, and another Behind-the-Scenes featurette enticingly titled Caravaggio Meets Fight Club. And guess what? If you buy the Blu-Ray, you’ll also get a graphic novel titled Immortals: Gods & Heroes.
A UK release date for the Immortals DVD and Blu-ray has been set, and you can look forward to picking up a copy on March 5th 2012. Pre-order your copy at Amazong (Region 2 (UK) DVD or Region 2 (UK) Triple Play).
Filmonic.com list the Blu-ray features as follows:
It’s No Myth
Alternate Opening Scene – Young Theseus
Alternate Endings Excerpt from “Immortals: Gods & Heroes” Comic Book
Carravaggio Meets Fight Club:
– Tarsem’s Vision
– A Matter of Perspective
– Immortal Warriors
– Settling a Score
No word on a US or Aus release yet, but I’ll be on the lookout and keep you posted!
In other Immortals news, the movie has now made a whopping $196m internationally! Congrats to the cast and crew on this great achievement.
Following her multiple magazine covers a month or so ago, German fans can now find Isabel on the cover of their new issue of Glamour magazine! Yep, Isabel graces the cover of the January 2012 issue of German Glamour. The photo used on the cover is from Isabel’s recent UK Tatler spread, and I expect the photos inside are from that same shoot, or another recent one. I don’t know whether the interview/article inside is new yet. You can see a run-down of the main features in this issue here at their website, although there is nothing more about Isabel’s feature.
View the cover below, and if anyone can contribute scans from this magazine to Isabel Lucas Online then please get in touch! I always love being able to add scans from Isabel’s worldwide magazine features and I know that our visitors appreciate them!
Heath Ziegenfusz has contributed a beautiful drawing he did of Isabel to us, and you can now view it on our new Fanart page in the Media section. It’s a really fantastic portrait, and looks exactly like her. He choose one of my favourite Immortals stills to draw, and has definitely done the photo justice. Big thanks goes to the talented Heath Ziegenfusz for letting us post his drawing here!
The famously out-spoken Mickey Rourke, who stars as Hyperion in Immortals, mentioned Isabel in a new interview with Modern Man. It’s a brief mention but quite a compliment coming from him!
You visited a Russian prison to prepare for your role in Iron Man 2. How did you prepare to play an ancient Greek Titan king for Immortals?
I showed up. The director spent three years working on the overall look of the film and that really helped. They paid me a lot of money for a few days of work so I was happy to go. It’s just a shame I didn’t get to work with the hot blond chick, Isabel Lucas. I also loved Frieda Pinto, but she has a boyfriend. She’s a really nice person and I have great respect for her as an actress — and I think most actresses are c*nts with a capital K.
In Relativity Media’s biggest win to date, the 3D action-epic Immortals topped the domestic box office with a $32 million opening, while grossing another $36 million overseas–where Relativity sold off foreign rights–for an estimated worldwide bow of $68 million.
Elsewhere, Adam Sandler’s family comedy Jack and Jill launched to $26 million, while DreamWorks Animation and Paramount’s holdover Puss in Boots folllowed closely with $25.5 million. Box office observers say the final lineup between the two won’t be determined until Monday morning.
Jack and Jill, headlining Sandler both in the role of a brother and his twin sister, saw lower opening numbers than usual for the actor, but Sony expects the movie to have strong legs through Thanksgiving. Also starring Al Pacino and Katie Holmes, Jack and Jill came in slightly behind the $27.5 million earned by Sandler’s most recent PG film, Bedtime Stories. Most of Sandler’s films are rated PG-13, and open north of $30 million.
Jack and Jill opened to a notable $2.5 million in Mexico–the largest opening ever for a Sandler pic.
DreamWorks Animation and Paramount’s Puss in Boots remained a worthy opponent in its third weekend, dropping only 23 percent and finishing the frame with a domestic cume of $108.8 million. It was the second Paramount title of the weekend to jump the $100 million mark, with Paranormal Activity 3 being the other (that’s pics domestic cume through Sunday is $100.8 million).
Adam Sandler’s new family comedy “Jack and Jill” is in a tight race for No. 2 with holdover “Puss in Boots”; Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, buoyed by older adults.
Relativity Media’s R-rated action-epic Immortals, headlining Henry Cavill, topped the Friday box office with a better-than-expected $15 million for a projected weekend opening of $35 million.
Tracking had suggested a $25 million to $26 million opening weekend for Immortals, but the film is overperforming on the strength of fanboys. Males made up 60 percent of the audience, with more than 70 percent of those buying tickets under the age of 35.
Sony’s new Adam Sandler Thanksgiving comedy came in No. 2 on Friday with an estimated gross of $9.9 million, followed closely by Dreamworks Animation and Paramount’s holdover Puss in Boots. The two family films — both rated PG — now find themselves in a horse race, both projecting a weekend gross of $25 million to $26 million.
Another batch of stills of Isabel as Athena in Immortals were posted online in the last few days, and I’ve added them to our Gallery. A couple of them feature a ‘camouflaged’ Athena – it doesn’t look much like Isabel, but MultiVision Films’ Facebook says it really is her! I wonder what happened to Athena in this scene…
Now that Immortals promotion will be dying down, I’ll go back to adding some new-old things to the site – look out for Home & Away and A Heartbeat Away screencaptures to be added here this week!
• Immortals (2011) > Stills x6 more
Instead of posting several articles about Immortals that weren’t directly about Isabel, I thought I’d round them up into one post and give you the links:
- The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting round-up of various Immortals reviews. Only one of them is very positive. If you’re interested in reading more Immortals reviews, then head on over to Google/Google News to do a search. I’ll add any specific mentions of Isabel in any reviews to our Filmography page in the coming days.
- MetroNews.ca have posted a short but interesting interview with director Tarsem Singh, who explains (again) why he chose young actors to portray the gods, and how Greek mythology is like a soap opera. There’s no mention of Isabel, but I was interested to read his answers to these questions, so thought I’d share with you.
- IAmRogue.com (whose parent company is the studio producing Immortals – RelativityMedia) have posted an extensive round-up from a recent Immortals press conference/event. It features quotes from all the cast, and is a great read. There is a short bit from Isabel, who says:
“Yeah, I think that training was pretty intensive,” agreed Isabel Lucas, who, as Athena, participates in a show-stopping action sequence. “But Tarsem will tell you that it wasn’t all me. I did learn the whole choreographed fight sequence, but we did have a stunt double and she was incredible. It was all martial arts and fighting. It was actually quite difficult in that tight costume. While the costumes were amazing and helped one really embody the character, it was also limiting physically, restrictive.”
This quote and other relevant bits will again be added to our Filmog page soon.