February 20, 2004
more constantine (updated)

He's not blonde but he looks PERFECT

CHUD (cinematic happenings in development) dot com has a lengthy Constantone article.

"The holy shotgun? Yeah, there's a half-breed that kills a couple of the characters who are my friends so I'm seeking revenge. So, I put together this 'holy shotgun,' which again I think is kind of fun - 'killing with God.'" - Keanu Reeves on his brass, cross-shaped and Latin-inscribed weapon in Constantine

Those same set pictures are in the article and there's also a mouthwatering first look at Keanu as Constantine (shown) and the characters Midnite (Djimon Hounsou)and Chaz (Shia LeBouef) in a great picture that looks straight out of a comic.

There are some plot points discussed so spoiler warnings apply...

Read it all at CHUD.com.

(thanks to AleXXei at the forums)

Also, SuperheroHype talks to Constantine Director Francis Lawrence:

"I think it's the whole idea of an anti-hero - this guy that sort of understands the world to place that normal people don't know exists. I think that he's sort of a supernatural, hard-boiled detective. He reminds me of the Sam Spade's and characters from the classic film noirs."

....and SciFi Wire has an article, 'Reeves Defends Constantine':

""We spoke about [the changes made to the character], but it seemed in terms of the platform that we were using, which became Los Angeles—the world in terms of heaven, hell and Los Angeles—seemed to be attractive and make sense. And we're kind of doing a hard-boiled kind of take on the piece. So we kind of went this way instead of a more gothic aspect."

"Hard-boiled" is apparently the new "raising the bar"....

Djimon Hounsou also talks to SciFi Wire and has this to say about Keanu...

Housou said that acting with Reeves has been exciting. "He's done so much, and this time on this picture, working with him firsthand, it's quite a nice surprise," he said. "I realize how actually he's a very talented man, and ... he's so anal about the work. The guy has received some criticism, good and bad, but working with him, you have a great affinity for the kind of generosity that he has with the work and with people that [are a] part of this picture. He definitely is a very simple man and somewhat maybe misunderstood, because he's just very reclusive, very private."

Lastly, here's a bit about the music that we can expect to hear in the trailer (thanks Netz).

One more update: Let's just declare today Constantine Day, Shall we?

I think that Garth, at Dark Horizons has got the whole thing covered. Hopefully that's the full and complete interview, from beginning to end. (via keanuweb)

constantine | from inside the mind of krix at February 20, 2004 08:10 AM .

*looks around nervously at work before typing* He IS perfect! Love the new Constantine photo. I can't wait!

Posted by: sta-cie on February 20, 2004 09:20 AM

October can't come quick enough for me...

Posted by: Keanuette on February 20, 2004 09:28 AM

This is going. to. rule.

*devil horns*

Posted by: Tabitha on February 20, 2004 09:40 AM

Holy Shotgun.... that's funny and irreverent at the same time, like Momtny Python and the Holy Grail's Holy Hand Grenade.

"And St, Antilot raised the Holy Hand Grenade on high saying,"Oh Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou may'st blow thine enemies to tiny bits in thy mercy."
"Lobbist thou Holy Grenade toward thy foe, who being naughty in my sight shall snuff it."

Posted by: Rhonda on February 20, 2004 10:10 AM

...sometimes I wish we could fast-forward in time!
This thing will rock muchly and the new pic's perfect \m/

Posted by: Niobe on February 20, 2004 11:37 AM

Rhonda, now I'm going to have to watch Holy Grail again. Thanks for the laugh.

Wonder if Constantine has to deal with any killer bunnies?

Posted by: Chianti on February 20, 2004 01:15 PM


"One, two, five...THREE, SIR!...THREE!"


Posted by: Tabitha on February 20, 2004 01:15 PM

"what's your favorite colour?"
"Green! No blue!"
I LOVE Monty Python and the Holy grail.

Posted by: krissy on February 20, 2004 01:28 PM

I love that picture of the three of them. I might have to take it all back about PG-13 and Shia. If that is indicative of the style of the film...


Must. Drool. More.

Posted by: bakednudel on February 20, 2004 02:35 PM

Oh, that pic is just perfect! Too bad I'll have to wait a lot to see Constantine ("Constanteen" as Keanu says it) coz it will take sometime to come to Brazil.

Posted by: Leela on February 20, 2004 07:18 PM

I cannot wait till they release more pics! October cannot come soon enough ;)

Posted by: Catz on February 20, 2004 09:53 PM

I believe in flogging a dead equus...

"What is your name?"
"It is Arthur, King of the Britons."
"What is your quest?"
"I seek the Grail."
"What--is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
"Which do you mean, an African or European Swallow?"
"I don't know that--AAAAARRRRRRRGGGGHHH!"
"How do you know so much about swallows?"
"You have to know these things when you're king, you know."

*Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha...ooh* My stomach hurts...

Posted by: Tabitha on February 21, 2004 09:36 AM

Just remember...you guys started it...

"I'm afraid our life must seem very dull and quiet compared to yours. We are but eightscore young blondes, all between sixteen and nineteen-and-a-half, cut off in this castle, with no one to protect us. Oooh. It is a lonely life...bathing...dressing...undressing...making exciting underwear..."

Posted by: Mikey2 on February 21, 2004 11:11 AM

"We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril."
"I don't think I was..."
"Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril."
"Look, let me go back in and face the peril."
"No, it's too perilous."
"Look, it's my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can."
"No, we've got to find the Holy Grail. Come on!"
"Oh, let me have just a little bit of peril?"
"No. It's unhealthy."

Posted by: Tabitha on February 22, 2004 07:05 AM


Posted by: Mikey2 on February 22, 2004 12:02 PM

Enough with the Python.
Mikey2...love ya, mean it, but I'm editing your comment because googlebot don't have any concept of context and I don't need that particular referral.

Posted by: krix on February 22, 2004 12:07 PM
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