Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Game On! Part 2

Someone must have read our last post, because we had voiced our wishes to see more behind the scene of the making of "Fable III", and voila! Out comes a longer version of behind the scenes.

The video has interview clips and recording work for most of the major characters voiced by Simon Pegg, Sir Ben Kingsley, Jonathan Ross, John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Nic Hoult, Bernard Hill, Zoe Wannamaker, and of course, Michael Fassbender.

Take a look at what the actors have to say about their characters and what they thought about the process of making the video. If you are really into the game, there are some great tips at the end of the video.

And even better?! The video is continued....maybe the videos will be released in a weekly fashion, in order to drum up interest in the game.

Many of the actors are on Twitter. Here are just a few of them.

@Wossy (Jonathan Ross)

For Michael, he has quite a few fan supporting twitter accounts, which you can find on the sidebar of the site. If you want to be part of the affiliates, please let us know. We'd love to see more sites for Michael.

Remember to buy all your Fable III goods through MFO's Amazon store or UK shoppe.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Let's Play, Michael!

It's been announced for a while, thanks to MFO, that Michael was one of the many great voices to work on "Fable 3", which happens to come out at the end of October.  Other well known voices include John Clees, Simon Pegg and Ben Kingsley.

Michael's character is Logan, the 'evil' son of a king who has passed on, leaving his kingdom to his two sons.  According to reports, the object of the game is to defeat Logan and become the new king of the kingdom.

Yesterday, a new behind the scenes video came out, showcasing voice actors, including a scene from Michael's recording.  Quite a treat for fans of Michael and of the game. 

See Michael near the end of the video, around 1:30 or so.  We hope to see more behind-the-scenes clips, and maybe an interview about the experience. 

Preorder your copy of the game through MFO's Amazon Store or UK Shoppe

Friday, September 10, 2010

Michael Fassbender Revs Up on "Man on a Motorcycle"

According to MFO, BFI's London Film Festival will be showcasing film shorts entitled "A Working Class Hero Is Something to Be" during their film fest, including one starring Michael Fassbender:
John Maclean’s film short ‘Man on a Motorcycle’ starring Michael Fassbender will be screened at the 54th BFI London Film Festival!

Synopsis: “A ‘day in the life’ of a London motorcycle courier at breaking point in his profession and his life.” The short was shot on a mobile phone.
A mobile phone? That's quite an achievement and quite ballsy. With portable video shooting, film making is at your fingertips.

Show dates are 26, 27 September. To get tickets go to You'll also see screencaps from all the film shorts, including one of Michael from the film.

Check out IMDB's page for the short, with a couple of screencaps from the film.

If you are in London during those days, make time to watch those shorts and other films offered by BFI.

As Michael has a fondness for motorbikes, here's an extra treat-a miscellaneous bike shot.

Photo from the Brit magazine "Out There".

Find more news at MFO.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Shame" Brings Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen Together Again

Forget whatever actor/director combo you've heard of up until now.  Get ready for the fantastic work of director Steve McQueen and actor Michael Fassbender.  According to Variety:
Brit artist-turned-helmer Steve McQueen is reuniting with thesp Michael Fassbender for his second directorial effort, "Shame," which sales company HanWay Films will introduce to buyers at the Toronto Film Festival, which starts on Thursday.

Fassbender will play Brandon, a 30-something man living in New York, who is unable to manage his sex life. The drama, penned by McQueen and "Brick Lane" scribe Abi Morgan, will examine the nature of need, how people live their lives and react to the experiences that shape them.

Lensing will begin in January.
For those of you who became familiar with Michael's and Steve's work in "Hunger", you were probably hoping that the two would get together again to create a new work of art.  You wish has been granted.

If you are not familiar with "Hunger", you really should check it out.  Steve is a real artist and Michael and the whole cast are riveting.  You can order your copy through MFO's Amazon store located for
region 1 here
region 2 here.

"Hunger" won a bunch of awards for both Steve and Michael all over the world.  For those of use who watched the whole process with "Hunger", from filming to starving to winning awards, we are exceedingly happy for this news.  And those who got to know Michael's work and Steve's work through "Hunger", probably wanted to see more. 

"Hunger" was Steve's first film and Michael's first leading role in a film, if you don't count "A Bear Named Winnie," which was actually a movie made for TV. 

We'd love to think that "Shame" will really put the duo up among the best of the best of actor/director combos and even might nudge them both into the Oscars.

We can bet that the film will be thought-provoking, provocative, artistic, and well done.