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Exclusive: Clover Press, Legendary, and Toho’s Godzilla & Kong gets a Sketchbook Stretch Goal!

Richard Bennett is one of the most respected storyboard artists working today, having collaborated with directors David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, and JJ Abrams, among others. Now, Bennett and Clover Press have launched a Kickstarter campaign for a stunning hardcover coffee table book which showcases Bennett’s storyboard storytelling and two of the biggest stars in the history of cinema with Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett. The campaign has blown past its $7,500 goal approaching $40,000 as of this article.

We have the exclusive reveal that a new stretch goal add-on for a sketchbook will be unlocked at $40,000. The sketchbook will be available for $12.00.

Godzilla & Kong: The Cinematic Storyboard Art of Richard Bennett features storyboard art from a selection of the best sequences from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ blockbuster trio of hits Godzilla vs. Kong, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and Kong: Skull Island, along with some never-before-seen deleted scenes. Featuring full color stills reflecting the final shots in the film, the book is sure to be a must-have for movie buffs, film students, industry professionals and, of course, all Kaiju aficionados!

Check out some of what you’ll find in the sketchbook below! The project ends on May 6 2022 at 2:59 AM EDT.

The Rock and Emily Blunt to Star in Ball and Chain Based on the comic by Scott Lobdell

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Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are reuniting for the upcoming superhero film Ball and Chain. The movie is an adaptation of the comic series by Scott Lobdell, Alé Garza, and Richard Bennett and being adapted by Emily V. Gordon.

The film is about a bickering couple that get superpowers that only work if they’re together.

Ball and Chain ran for four issues and was by Lobdell, Garza, and Bennett. Published by Homage Comics, the series ran from November 1999 to February 2000.

Interestingly, there was to be a tv movie of the comic series in 2001 featuring Dan Cortese and Myndy Crist as the married couple and featuring Eric Dane who would later go on to Grey’s Anatomy and play Multiple Man in X-Men: The Last Stand.

Johnson and Blunt are set to co-star in Jungle Cruise which has been delayed due to the pandemic. It’s unknown when this new team-up will film.

Johnsons has multiple comic properties ahead of him. Along with this film there’s DC’s Black Adam and Doc Savage. This would be the second comic property for blunt who starred in Edge of Tomorrow based off of the manga and book and is rumored to reprise her role in Live Die Repeat and Repeat as well as being a consistent rumor as an actor joining the Marvel Universe.

(via The Hollywood Reporter)