As reported by LA Times, Dec. 14, 2010 Jon Favreau said that he was leaving the post of director of "Iron Man" franchise and is ready to follow the example of filmmakers such as Guillermo Del Toro and David Fincher involved in projects relating to the theme parks Disneyland and its classic characters .
Favreau intends to remove the "Magic Kingdom" - a family adventure fantasy with classic Disney images, "had such a great influence on the imagination" on creative people of his generation.
"Fincher will film a movie "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo" which is based on works by Jules Verne, and is associated with Disney in connection with a picture released by the studio in 1954 and thematic attraction in the park. As for Del Toro, he has been already approved for the post of director of a new version of "Haunted Mansion".
Favreau respectfully spoke of the legacy of Walt Disney Company and definitely made it clear that his break with Marvel Studios is not hasty decision, as well as not the result of damaged relationships. The main impetus was a desire to "find something that will ignite a spark" in him as a filmmaker, and give a chance to impress the audience, "and do it easily through the project, which is not a priori impose certain expectations". Favreau also said that while working on the stage of post-production sci-fi western "The Cowboys vs. Aliens", he spent several weeks engaged in the study material for the new film.
"Walt was able to make me pass through the whole range of emotions in childhood: from fear to regret. Films interspersed with rides in the theme park are my dream and had a great impression on my child's mind. When I first heard about "Magic Kingdom", I was going to visit Disneyland with my family. I made a bunch of notes, and I was not hard to fill the entire diary of ideas on the proposed concept. After that I was lucky to get as a tour guide, Tony Baxter, who knows every nook in Disneyland. He gave me the archival materials on the concept-art and acquainted with the original version of Disney. "
Favreau is no longer participant of well known franchise, earned over a billion dollars in worldwide box office, which gave a good push career to Robert Downey Jr. and Marvel Studios has made a serious player in the business of producing blockbusters. Nevertheless, Favreau is producer of "Avengers" movie, which will combine many superhero comics of Marvel.
"We both with Marvel have reached maturity. The years spent together were very important. Kevin Phage (CEO) has a good grip: he has many franchises, and deftly manages, and I'm happy that I could initiate a world in which these characters now live ... "Iron Man" gave me a great opportunity, and we with Kevin had have a lot great moments in a career related to the project. I'll be glad to see what other directors will be able to do in the development of this franchise. "
Favreau said he would be happy to remove the "Magic Kingdom" also because he will try to be different from the movie "Night at the Museum" and "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", which basically have a similar concept - an adventure in the company of the classic cartoon characters who play supporting roles. Favreau also expressed a desire that "Magic Kingdom" will have the same spirit as his other film - the family comedy "Elf" (2003) with Will Ferrell in the starring role.
"It's great when I can combine the parents and children on an emotional level, and through humor. I can’t wait, when once again begin to mix everyday life and adventure."
The adaptation of British writer Allison Pearson book "I do not know how she does it” became attractive to the male audience. In one of the roles will act Christina Hendricks, being a star of the series Mad Men.
According to the story, the book's heroine Cade Reddy is a stock manager with two children. She can simultaneously buy and sell shares, change diapers, sort things out with her husband, beat off the stupid boss, cook pies, to monitor the behavior of the Dow Jones and do a lot more. But Kate can’t understand the one thing - who is she and what does she like more: to be a good mother and wife or a successful professional, fast endearing height of the financial world.
The flip side of forever achiever Kate is a chronic lack of sleep, multiplied by chronic insomnia, anxiety, bad luck and a complete lack of time. As a result, life character - a series of funny, ridiculous and embarrassing situations in which she constantly gets in an attempt to somehow dodge and squeezed two lives into one.
Sarah Jessica Parker will play the main role. Christina Hendricks got the role of her friends. Hendricks, whose curvy forms have conquered the audience with the show Mad Men, has been actively moving toward the big screen. She had already flashed in the melodrama "Life as it is," and recently finished shooting in the thriller "Drive" and the drama "Detachment".
Also in the film "I do not know how she does it" will be filmed Pierce Brosnan, Kelsey Grammar, Olivia Munn and one of the participants in the program "Saturday Night Live" Seth Meyers.
Director of the project was Douglas McGrath, who filmed "Emma," "Nicholas Nickleby" and the stories about the writer Truman Capote's "Infamous”.
Last weekend the U.S. release has become a battlefield of three major premiere. Sequel to "Tron" by Joseph Kosinski, claiming the title of one of the biggest releases of the year. Adaptation of the classic cartoon "Yogi Bear". High-budget romantic comedy "How do you know?" A more modest number of copies has gotten tape "Rabbit hole" with Nicole Kidman.
“Tron: The Legacy”
Genius programmer Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges) has lost for many years. After twenty years of his disappearance, the son of the hero, Sam (Garrett Hedlund) is trying to clarify the circumstances of missing fathers. As a result, he finds himself inside a computer program, which is sharpened considerably older, but still alive, Kevin.
The original tape of Stephen Lisberger "Tron" (did not find a particular box-office success in contrast to the published one year later movie "War Games" by John Bedem on similar theme) for many years was considered a cult among different kinds of geeks and therefore has earned the reputation as a bit frivolous. Already in the early 2000's the ratio of the film was less frivolous, and soon rang bells, signaling the beginning of the renewed interest to the tape.
Critics have reacted with indifference to the tape, appreciating its technological excellence, against which, they said, lost everything else, this level is not appropriate.
When Gellistone Park begins to lose visitors, the owner decides to get rid of the burden by selling the land. Thus, employees will lose their jobs and the green zone, but also lose their shelter and its inhabitants, including troublemaker Yogi Bear and his nephew Boo Boo.
One of the major treasures of the studio Hanna-Barbera Yogi Bear in 1961 became the star of a full show, which lasted just a single season, but after overgrown with numerous sequels, including full-length movies. Sparing antagonist of the bear is Ranger Smith spends most of his working time in trying to protect ordinary visitors of the park from the encroachments of Yoga in their food, offering food to the hero to seek other ways of fishing.
After the commercial success of the film adaptation of "Scooby Doo" with computerized dog instead of hand-drawn idea of a new version of "Yogi" is not perceived by some shocking event. The only problem is that mostly the entire cult formed around a cartoon, basically fit into the limits of U.S. territory. But the scale of Eric Brevig tape is at least: a large budget of $ 80 million and the stars (Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake), who gave their votes to the heroes.
Aykroyd has admited that for him to speak for Yoga - an important and worthy job, given the national love for the character. One of the notable moments of a tape in a joint voice of the two stars during the entire process - most often the actors have to recite the text alone.
Critics have reacted on the movie with some disdain, stating that "The Bear" - in general, relatively digestible family movie, but hardly worthy of repeated viewing because of its strong stamping.
"How do you know?"
Lisa (Reese Witherspoon) meets with a professional football player, but not an ideal partner Matt (Owen Wilson). In her life appeared George (Paul Rudd), less successful and in addition, overgrown lots of problems both with finances and with the law, but more cute and feel.
James L. Brooks is a well known person in Hollywood: Honored producer, forty years engaged in hit television projects (the main one - "The Simpsons"), a prominent filmmaker, who has won the pot of his "Terms of Endearment" debut (five Oscars) - good and tear melodrama about the life of the mother (Shirley MacLaine) and daughter (Debra Winger major role in its entire career). With involved in the movie starring Jack Nicholson, brilliantly embodied in the "words" image of drinking ex-astronaut, brings in a nice ribbon Personification (appreciated by the American Film Academy) Brooks collaborated on their triumphant project "As Good As It Gets."
Actually, the paths of the director and producer have always been lazy and occasionally touching melodramas, comedies, so there's "How do you know?" moves in the traditional film-direction. The idea of painting arose five years ago and is constantly transformed, eventually becoming a charming tape about love triangle. The film's budget along with tax concessions - $ 100 million, of which exactly half is spent on fees: 15 - Reese Witherspoon, 12 - Jack Nicholson, 10 - Brooks himself and Owen Wilson, and only three million for Paul Rudd.
Critics have cool enough reacted to the film. According to them, "How do you know?" - a standard melodrama without much merit, but really a very impressive financial highrolling.
Howie and Becky (Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman) are trying to come to terms with the death of their son. It is rather difficult to do and with every day the wife is increasingly immersed in the depths of alienation. Do not help either support groups, consisting of the same victims, nor the relatives. Further complicates the situation Becky’s sister – Izzie, who is planning to have a baby.
Based on a book by David Lindsay-Ebeyra (won the Pulitzer Prize), which was adapted for film by the author. For the sake of the role of Becky, a guest star Nicole Kidman refused to film in the role in Woody Allen's latest film, "You will meet a tall dark-haired stranger", and obviously made the right decision: her game was high estimated by critical community, as evidenced by the numerous nominations of "Rabbit hole" in the actor's sections. On the stage the same image embodied Cynthia Nixon, best known for her work on TV series "Sex and the City", and also quite successfully - actress received a Tony Award.
On December 24, at the U.S. theatres will start film "Little Fockers", "The Illusionist" Sylvain Shome, "Somewhere" Sofia Coppola's, "True grit" the Coen brothers, "Gulliver's Travels" by Rob Letterman and "Country strong" Shana Fest.
Director of thriller "Salt" with Angelina says that he is not going to go back to the history of spy and has already set himself a point on this topic. Instead, Phillip Noyce wanted to make a film with Russell Crowe.
Despite the fact that Sony haven’t officially launched production of a sequel, the rumors about the involvement of Phillip Noyce to "Salt 2" is already gone. Here is what says director himself: "The three film alternatives, presented on blu-ray-edition - that's all I can offer the viewer about Evelyn Salt. And if the studio decides to continue, it would be better for them to choose another director with a fresh eye.”
"Salt" has collected in world box office nearly $ 330 million, for film with a budget of 110 million it is very good results. We should not forget that the number of fees is not normally included amounts received in release and sale of home video.
Talks about "Salt" sequel have been continuing from August of this year. Screenwriter Kurt Wimmer said that he has some ideas about story plot, and Angelina Jolie was not opposed to returning in the image of spy.
Meanwhile, Noyce has his own plans for the future: "Christopher Hampton, who wrote the screenplay to “Atonement” is currently in talks about the processing of the existing scenario of a film "Dirt Music". Russell Crowe has agreed to play a musician Luther Fox."
The project on the adaptation of Tim Winton novel is in development for several years. The lead role was originally invited to Heath Ledger but the actor failed to appear in connection with work on "The Dark Knight."
Noyce also works with the producer of "Salt" Sunil Perkash and screenwriter of "Enchanted" Bill Kelly on melodrama Timeless.
- "I think the main idea of the movie lies in its title -"Legacy". What will it be? What do we leave our children behind? Is this the legacy of the wise? I hope the answers to some of these questions we hear and see from the screen".
As for the inevitable comparison of this sequel with the first film, released in 1982, the actor admits that he has reserved the right to participate in the sequel "Tron" for more than 20 years ago. When he was asked which of two movies he likes more, Bridges chose the second part.
- "I choose “Tron: Legacy". The original film came out 28 years ago, it is a history. I do not know whether I am right or not, I just think so."
Bridges previously mentioned that one of the main reasons why he agreed to participate in the project was his desire to join the new technologies in film production.
- “It was very exciting to be part of this process. This advanced technology attracted me to the project. I turned out to young people, we did a great job. For me it was a unique experience. I had never encountered such experiments. Amazingly, there is an opportunity to play the hero of any age. I know that now I can become a four year old boy. "
One of the biggest movie site Torrentreactor has shown the most downloaded films of the past year. The most successful movie in the world has been illegally downloaded from torrents about 16,580,000 times.
For comparison: last year, the palm belongs to "Star Trek". Movie has been downloaded almost 11 million times, which is 33% less than that of "Avatar."
However, according to Hollywood Reporter, the studio 20th Century Fox, rolled a fantastic epic by James Cameron, not very stressed. Painting has collected about 2.8 billion dollars in worldwide box office, becoming the highest grossing film in the world. It is interesting that Cameron has repeatedly stated that 3D - one of the main hopes of the film industry of fighting piracy. And yet, glasses and three-dimensional image have not stopped filibusters from the movie, and "Avatar" set a record in the download. In second place is the surprise of many comic book adaptation of "Kick Ass".
Film studio Lionsgate has failed at the box office, earning only $ 96 million in the U.S. and the world. However, users have downloaded it torrent 11400000 times.
Third place is a puzzle from Christopher Nolan. His "Inception" was downloaded 9.72 million times. Given the recent DVD-release pattern, the tape has become the most popular with users of torrents in the last couple of months.
Interestingly the presence of a 9th place winner of an Oscar - "Hurt Locker". The film more than a year came out on home video in most countries, but that did not stop wanting to see a picture illegally. As a result - almost 7 million downloads.
Top Ten from Torrentreactor looks like this:
1. "Avatar" - 16,580,000 downloads
2. "Kick Ass" - 11400000
3. "Inception" - 9,720,000
4. "Shutter Island" - 9,490,000
5. "Iron Man 2" - 8,810,000
6. "Clash of the Titans" - 8.04 million
7. "Green Zone" - 7,730,000
8. "Sherlock Holmes" - 7,160,000
9. "Hurt Locker" - 6,850,000
10. "Salt" - 6700000.
One night, dark skies shed a few bright-blue glowing lights at Los Angeles. Group of young people sleeping in the hotel after the party, wouldn’t have noticed this if one of the guys woke up, opened the window and disappeared into the blue glow. Computer action from brothers Strauss "Skyline" pretending the one hundred millionth blockbuster, trying to hypnotize us with victory of the form over content.
Telling the truth, I don’t like Strauss brothers since the cross-over "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem”, destroyed the hopes for an interesting crossing of two great movie series about extraterrestrial creatures. The founders of the special effects company's "Hydrowalks" (does not mean anything - it just sounds cool), these two seem to be eager to make a cult film - forming under his own niche.
So far, the alcove formed reluctantly - in the case are wrong techniques and imagery, and all the brothers easily suspected of copying successful designs in order to earn some money. "Skyline", for example, trying to be "Cloverfield" and "The Matrix" while playing on the field with alien monsters from computer shooters.
However, the genre-Frankenstein by brothers Strauss is already possible to discern quite recognizable features. Firstly, at the forefront of their film – are not people, and deadpan brothers from outer space, relating to people are not hostile, and indifferent: as an empty space. Secondly, the explosions and gunfire say more than words. Thirdly, it's not going to end happily for the people.
"Skyline", of course, meets all these criteria - surprised at the level ground that was much better than was expected of it. However, the plot of the movie is stupid and attempts to pretend to be blockbuster with a huge budget just annoying me - but there is a new creation by brothers Strauss something that makes it a respectful nod to the closing credits.
The main thing from this - a tangible spirit of independent film made by a group of enthusiasts, all together, "burning" the general idea. In the "Skyline" this spirit is in everything: in the hand camera, in an unknown, but very natural in the roles, youth in the hotel as the only imaging location. Separately, it is worth noting unusual portraits on walls, funny, "rhymed" with an action movie, which add charm what is happening.
The main disadvantage - but an idea that the aliens will win us a mesmerizing light, "Skyline" has nothing to offer: during the whole movie heroes run back and forth and up and down the hotel, and all around - on earth and in heaven - is the battle for Los Angeles. Meanwhile, who expects from Strauss original idea, it's better to relax: "Skyline" will please the eye - but not the mind.
However, despite the sometimes comical, and frankly computer effects, there are beautiful scenes in the film too.
"Skyline" is likely to be remembered as a pretty idiotic regular cranberry about alien invasion - and it turned its back having earned its archived movie trash. But never, never - even find a full 3D-cinemaera – we won’t be able to forget piercing blue eyes of alien monsters. They will always watch over us from the horizon.
1). After the roles of Kazakh and Austrian journalist Sacha Baron Cohen has expressed interest to the Spanish-racist cop Torrente. At the first time that role has been played by Santiago Segura.
Santiago Segura - one of the regular cast of cult film director Alex de la Iglesia. Now he acted in the comedy "Jack and Jill" with Adam Sandler.
Three tapes of film have enjoyed huge popularity in Spain, so now the studio New Line Cinema will take them on American soil. On the script to the new version is working former authors of the series "Seinfeld" Alec Berg, Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel. They also engaged in the text to the future films with Cohen's "The Dictator”. While the actor more than eyeing a remake of the history of Torrente, because it imposed obligations on other projects.
Torrente - bald cop-racist, seeking justice and continuing to patrol their area, even after the dismissal from service for his inappropriate behavior.
Previous solo project of Cohen's "Bruno" in commercial terms was some disappointment: with a budget of $ 40 million film grossed a worldwide box 140, which is not a failure, but prior to his "Borat" with 18 million cost was able to gain a large sum of 250 million.
2). Actor George Clooney will replace Alfonso Cuaron's in the movie "Gravity" by Robert Downey Jr., a long time attached to the project, but retired from it due to time constraints. Clooney will make a company to Sandra Bullock, who played astronaut, who is forced to deal with problems in space due to collisions with space shuttle debris satellite.
The project has long been experiencing problems with the casting. To the main role have been casting Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively. Participation in the picture suggested Natalie Portman, but the actress refused, citing the discrepancy between shooting schedules. As a result, the image went to Bullock.
Filming will begin in January 2011 in England. The budget is 80 million dollars. Among the authors of the script "Gravity", except for the Alfonso Cuaron, there is also the son of director Jonas. Three-dimensional format for the picture is also provided.
Among the latter roles of George Clooney a movie by Anton Corbijn "American", which brought in worldwide box office $ 60 million with a budget of 20 million.
The sixth episodes of the new TV series “Walking Dead” have watched 6 million viewers, setting a new record in the short history of the series.
The average audience of the first season of this indicator was 3.5 million viewers - a record among all basic cable channels for any drama series.
AMC renewed The Walking Dead for a second season of 13 episodes, after the ratings of the second series of the first season exceeded all expectations. After the triumphant premiere, which set a record among the premier on cable channels, all warily awaiting the results of the second series - after all, the premiere ratings mainly reflect the success of marketing campaign, and not the series. But the second series did not disappoint. First aired at 10 pm has collected more than 4.7 million visitors, of whom 3.3 million were in the 18-49 category (rating in the demo - 2.5), 2.8 million - in the category 25-54, and 2.1 million - men 18-49. Interest loss amounted to 11% in viewers and 8% in the demo (we recall that the average loss is 15% from the premiere of numbers). Among men 18 to 49 episodes added 100,000 viewers. The Walking Dead achievements abroad are also encouraged - the series was sold in 120 countries, and in many of them premiere took place with record ratings.
In the UK premiere of the assessment should raise about 1 million viewers, setting a new record in the UK FX. In Italy, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Korea episode also put different records. In addition, this success with audiences in all countries was accompanied by enthusiasm from critics.