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Just got word from Kotobukiya that the company will be bringing master sculptor Mr. Junnosuke Abe to the San Diego Comic-Con to do live sculpting demonstrations. Beginning on Thursday July 23, Abe-sensei will start with raw materials, and by the end of the show on Sunday, he will have the first draft of a brand new sculpture completed.  Fans will be able to see firsthand as Abe-sensei creates a work of art, and visit the Kotobukiya each day to see his progress. Abe is the artist behind the ARTFX statues and sculptures of the AVP Warrior Alien, the Star Wars

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Gore Verbinski had previously announced his next big project following the Pirates of the Caribbean was to direct an adaptation of teh video game Bioshock from Take-Two Interactive.  However, once the budget balloon to well over $160 million, Universal Pictures put a hold on the production. The film was originally to be shot in Los Angeles, which is probably the biggest contributor to the high cost. Universal and Verbinksi are looking for other places to shoot the flick, with London being bandied about as a possible cheaper venue. via Variety

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