"Ghost is not settled in your home ... it is in your son." Oh yeah, this trailer perfectly conveys the atmosphere of the terrible story that director James Wan ("Saw," "Dead Silence", "Death Sentence") will present in a new horror movie titled "Insidious". Actors Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne will play a caring parent possessed the child, but the film is not only about this, for example, the first part is devoted to the fight against the ghosts in the house.
In addition, the story tells how the family is trying to prevent evil spirits to drag forever their son into the kingdom "Eternal other world."
Director of "Insidious" was James Wan, who had previously released the first "Saw" and two other equally famous horror movie "Dead Silence" and "Death sentence".
Script is written by Uonnel Lee, who was also a screenwriter of the "Dead Silence" and "Saw." In the latter he even directly has been filmed.
The film "Insidious" has been shown at Toronto Film Festival last year, after which FilmDistrict studio has bought the rights to distribute it.
"Insidious" will be released in all theaters of the world on April 1. And now we can enjoy trailer:
NBC projects surprise with their diversity and, most importantly, almost all projects are listed on eminent writers and producers who are not behind a popular television series.
Wonder Woman - a project of the David Kelly about the heroine of comic books from DC Universe finally found its home. Diana Prince - not just a fighter against crime, but also successfully managed as well as just a modern woman trying to bring into balance all the elements of her extraordinary life.
Smash - an ambitious musical drama about Broadway musical. The idea belongs to - drum roll - Steven
Spielberg. Production project will be engaged in DreamWorks TV and Universal Media Studios. The script writes Teresa Rebecca, who along with Spielberg, Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey (all three - Falling Skies) will produce the project. Unlike Glee, for Smash will be written original songs, among the authors who are producers of "Hairspray" and winners of the Grammy and Tony.
Playboy - drama, set against the backdrop of political and moral changes in 1960, tells about the famous Chicago club, Playboy. Scenario wrote Chad Hodge, who along with Brian Grazer (Lie to Me, 1924, FNL) also acted as executive producer.
17th Precinct - police ensemble drama with supernatural elements from Ronald Moore (Battlestar Galactica). The project, which has already been compared with the grown-up Harry Potter, raised in the fictional town of Excelsior, where magic and miracles take precedence over science. Rights to the project the channel has acquired in September.
Mann's World - drama, depicting the complicated life of Allan Mann, a famous hairstyles in glamorous Los Angeles. Despite the difficulties in business and personal life, he tries to stay relevant in this rapidly changing world. The project comes from the creator of Sex and the City Michael Patrick King.
I Hate That I Love You - one-part comedy from writer and executive producer of Will & Grace Joni Marchinko. Normal couple introduces their friends with each other, and at the result are an instant attraction dating and pregnancy.
Meanwhile, the draft Odd Jobs with Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson, starring postponed until the next pilot season.
1). Director of the "Lord of the Storm" this summer, will remove a thriller, and in fall will work on the project "Sleeping Dogs". Contrary to many reports new tape of Bigelow will be devoted to the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
The representative of screenwriter Mark Boal denied the rumors about the plot of new film by Kathryn Bigelow. Bin Laden in the project is not expected, but nevertheless action is based on real events. The film tells about a secret U.S. military operation, the consequences of which to this day to disentangle in the world. In coming weeks, Bigelow will begin casting. In the meantime, they are looking for locations, and Mark Boal finalizing the script.
Funding for the project took over Megan Ellison, daughter of Larry Ellison, who made multi-billion fortune on software.
As for the picture of drug trafficking "Sleeping Dogs", the Bigelow will start it a bit later in the fall. The film depends on the schedule of classes in it stars, among which is exactly is Tom Hanks. Among the actors who are interested in the project, there is Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Will Smith.
2). Drama of Fernando Meyrellish about spousal adultery under the name "360" has got another star. In the company Rachel Weiz and Anthony Hopkins the director has taken Ben Foster. Rumors of Eminem's participation in the project have not been confirmed.
Filming had been scheduled for the end of 2010, but the circumstances were different. It seems that the reason for the delay was the Weiss, which is now removed from Terence Davies in The Deep Blue Sea.
The main theme of "360" will be the sexual relations between people belonging to different strata of society. Peter Morgan wrote the script, inspired by Arthur Schnitzler play "Runaround." Published in 1900, it was accused in pornography.
In late September, there was information about what the project are looking at the rapper Eminem and Frances McDormand, but now nothing about them can be heard. We can assume that Ben Foster got the role, on which have tried Eminem.
Foster is currently busy in filming the thriller "Contraband" with Mark Wahlberg. In January, the actor will be seen in the blockbuster "The Mechanic".
The main French Film Award has announced its candidates. Among those traditionally been the loudest national films of the year. These included "L'arnacoeur" Pascal Shomelya, "Tournée" by Mathieu Amalric and "Des hommes et des dieux" by Xavier Beauvois.
A considerable number of awards may get fancy biographical film "Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)" by Joann Sfara dedicated to Serge Gainsbourg. It is noteworthy that the daughter of a great singer Charlotte also represented in one category - "Best Actress" for her performance in the film "The Tree".
Another favorite, which has been shot with the help of French side, is "Ghost" by Roman Polanski. Thriller of renowned master has already been noted by awards at the Berlinale and stormed the European Film Academy, which issued it the top prize.
List of main nominees is as follows:
* "Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)"
* "Le nom des gens"
* "Des hommes et des dieux"
* Mathieu Amalric - "Tournée"
* Olivier Assayas – "Carlos"
* Xavier Beauvois - "Des hommes et des dieux"
* Bertrand Blier - "Pieces of Ice"
* Roman Polanski - "The Ghost"
* Isabelle Carre – "Les émotifs anonymes"
* Catherine Deneuve -"Potiche"
* Sara Forestier - "Le nom des gens”
* Charlotte Gainsbourg - "The Tree"
* Kristin Scott Thomas - "Elle s'appelait Sarah"
* Gerard Depardieu - "Mammuth"
* Romain Duris - "L'arnacoeur"
* Eric Elmosnino – "Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)"
* Jack Gamble - "Le nom des gens"
* Lambert Wilson - "Des hommes et des dieux"
Best Supporting Actress
* Anne Alvaro - "Pieces of Ice"
* Valerie Bonneton - "Les petits mouchoirs"
* Laetitia Casta – "Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)"
* Julie Ferrier - "L'arnacoeur"
* Karin Viar - "Potiche"
Best Supporting Actor
* Niels Arestrup - "L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie"
* Francois Damiens - "L'arnacoeur"
* Gilles Lellouche - "Les petits mouchoirs"
* Michael Lonsdal - "Des hommes et des dieux"
* Olivier Raburden - "Des hommes et des dieux"
* Mathieu Amalric, Marcelo Nova Teles, Philippe Di Folco - "Tournee"
* Bertrand Blier - "Pieces of Ice"
* Xavier Beauvois - "Des hommes et des dieux"
* Gustave de Kervern - "Mammuth"
* Baia KASME and Michel Leclerc - "Le nom des gens"
Best Adapted Screenplay
* Julie Bertuchelli - "The Tree"
* Bertrand Tavernier, Jean Cosmo and François-Olivier Rousseau - "La princesse de Montpensier"
* Robert Harris and Roman Polanski - "The Ghost"
* Eric Lartigue and Laurent de Bartillat - "L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie"
* François Ozon - "Potiche"
* Christophe Bekarn - "Tournee"
* Bruno de Keyzer - "La princesse de Montpensier"
* Guillaume Shiffman – "Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque)"
* Carolyn Shampete - "Des hommes et des dieux"
* Paul Edelman - "The Ghost"
The award ceremony will be held on February 25. Chairman of the jury is Jodie Foster, a prize for his contribution to world cinema will be presented to Quentin Tarantino.
Before Christmas, Keanu Reeves met with the Wachowski, but only now the actor said that Andy and Lana have scripted sketches of two paintings that will put him into the world of the Matrix in the image of Neo. In addition, the directors sold the studio Warner futuristic script version of "Robin Hood".
According to Reeves, Wachowski talked to James Cameron, discussing the pros and cons of shooting in 3D, because going back a revolution in technological terms. Keanu also promises that the new dilogy will be more like the first film than the two ensuing pictures. Currently Wachowski working on adaptation of the novel "Cloud Atlas" and Reeves will soon be filming in "47 Ronin".
"Matrix" has been released in 1999 and has collected in world box office 463 million dollars. Its sequel was among the most anticipated films in cinema history and earned 742 million. However, the majority of viewers were dissatisfied with the story, so that the third film grossed less than its predecessor - 424 million dollars.
Reeves spoke about the sequels of the trilogy "The Matrix", while in London, where he promotes his new film "Criminal trick from Henry." News has been debuted on the site AICN.
Also, the actor said that Wachowski had just sold to the studio Warner a script for 5 million dollars. This will be a new look at the history of Robin Hood, where the action develops in the future. Wachowski, have told Keanu that from the visual and technical point of view the project will produce a revolution, like "Terminator 2". Major role in the film is tipped to Will Smith.
Studio DreamWorks bought from United Artists the right to remake the Spanish film about time travel. The script for "Los cronocrímenes" will write Steven Zeyllyan adapted "Schindler's List" for Steven Spielberg's, "Gangster" for Ridley Scott and "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" for David Fincher.
The hero of "Los cronocrímenes" Hector one day in the woods encounters a man with bloodied bandages crocked face. Fleeing from persecution, Hector finds himself in a time machine and begins to change the past.
Company Zeyllyana Film Rites acquired the rights to remake in 2008. Stephen was listed producer of the project, while the script was given to the author of drama "Children of Men" Tim Sexton. Then United Artists wanted to remake it, but due to financial troubles the film was never put into production.
Now the English version of "Los cronocrímenes" has taken refuge at DreamWorks. The current script will be rewritten by Zeyllyan personally.
The last time the writer was working on adapting the novel by Charles Brandt, "The Irishman". It is expected that this project will once again unite Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro.
Crime drama "The Town" has confirmed that Ben Affleck's directorial debut "Gone Baby Gone" was no accident. Now the actor chooses a new project. Perhaps, there will be a film under the name "American Bullshit" – according to scenario of the "Black List".
Every year in Hollywood is published so-called "black list" with very interesting scenarios, which for various reasons have not been in production.
Of course, sometimes the scripts from the blacklist still get the green light. One of the closest of these films will be "Beaver" Jodie Foster.
"American bullshit" has been written by the author of "International" Eric Singer. The basis of his script is a real special operation conducted by the FBI under the code name "Abscam". It was held in the late 70's - early 80's and was originally aimed at the investigation of trafficking in stolen goods. The FBI was going to introduce in a criminal environment of their agents under the guise of middlemen who buy the stolen masterpieces for wealthy collectors in the Middle East. Subsequently, the operation turned into expose corruption at various levels.
In 1978 FBI has founded a front company Abdul Enterprises, Ltd. on behalf of a fictional Eastern Sheikh Kambira Abdul Rahman. Office staff recorded their negotiations on behalf of Sheikh with the authorities. "Rahman" wanted to acquire American citizenship and to build several casinos in the United States.
In search of support for authorities alleged Sheikh sent to the United States his people who should have received U.S. passports, a license for gambling, as well as generously reward anyone who will help them.
Abscam was mostly developed by Melvin Weinberg, a former swindler specifically rescued from prison for the occasion. It is interesting that the roles of representatives of Sheikh FBI has attracted about a hundred criminals of Arab, made a deal with prosecutors and passing in the witness protection program. Such a decision came for a simple reason: while there were not so much FBI agents with the eastern appearance and knowledge of Arabic.
The operation was completed in 1980. According to its results before the court should have brought 17 senior officials, including two senators and six congressmen. Total in the early 80's on charges of corruption have been convicted more than 18,000 people. How many of them turned out to be behind bars by the actions of the FBI - not known: there was only declassified Operation Abscam.
Ben Affleck's participation in the project has not yet been approved, but the director is serious concerning the new movie. He had in mind there are two scenarios. The Trade - about how the New York Yankees pitchers swapped wives and Replay - Ken Grimwood's novel adaptation of a 43-year old DJ, who dies, comes in an 18-year-old and re-living his life.
Even now, when Lois and Clark from "Smallville" are engaged, and will likely soon to hear a sound of the wedding march, the producers continue in every way to hide any information about a possible wedding, although it is rumored that the upcoming episode will be the key to one of the most famous couples in history.
"This day will be one of the most important in their lives"- says executive producer Kelly Souders.
"There will be something significant in their relationship," said executive producer Brian Peterson. In the last season, it's not just about Clark as a person and a hero, but also about Clark as a future husband. It is also an important part of his development as a hero.
Now, when Lois and Clark engaged, the dynamics of their relationship will change for sure. "One thing to be a loving couple, and quite another - to become a normal married couple, with daily cares. It is much harder,"- says Souders.
"The pressure intensifies as we approach the season finale. This pressure includes Lois, which have to be in the shadow of the Man of Steel. "I do not think I would want to meet Superman" - jokes Peterson.
"Yeah, to be in a shadow of such man is not so easy, but Lois is itself worth a lot" - says Souders. This fearless journalist uses all his skills in the "Daily Planet", to express themselves. "She will try to find her place in life and her work will really help her", says Peterson. "The fate of Lois - to become an outstanding journalist and we want to point this moment out."
In addition we wait for the return of Dario Delas, who used to play Doomsday (a monster himself, but not a good doctor Bloom). It also became known that he will appear in three episodes.
What will be the other surprises from producers we will find out very soon?!
"Smallville" returns in Jan. 29.
American cinema academics will have to choose five of the nine paintings, which will be nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
The long-list looks like this:
* Algeria: "Hors-la-loi” directed by Rachid Bushareb
* Greece: "Kynodontas", directed by Giorgos Latimos
* Denmark: "Hævnen", directed by Susanne Bier
* Spain: "También la lluvia", directed by Isiyar Bolyain
* Canada: Incendies, directed by Denis Villeneuve
* Mexico: "Beautiful", directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
* Sweden: "Simple Simon", directed by Andreas Heman
* South Africa: Life, Above All, directed by Oliver Schmitz
* Japan: "Kokuhaku", directed by Tetsuya Nakashima.
As often happens, the "Oscar" ignores movies, marked on the European film festivals. For example, there is no drama Xavier Beauvois "Des hommes et des dieux" awarder with the prize by the jury at the Cannes Film Festival, as well as the Cannes favorite "Loong Boonmee raleuk chat" from Thailand. Failed in the long list and the winner of last year's Berlinale "Bal" Semih Kaplangou, who has won the Golden Bear.
Complete list of nominees for the Oscar will be announced next Tuesday, January 25.
1). To artist on a new project by Neil Blomkamp "Elysium" will be a 77-year-old Syd Mead. He worked on "Blade Runner", the original "Tron" and "Aliens".
It is rather difficult to get to work Mead: designer refuses to virtually to everyone. But he liked the "District number 9", so that Blomkamp has managed to reach an agreement.
Plot of the film is still kept in secret, only known that the action develops in the future, one hundred years later. Pre-production starts in April, the shooting will be held in Vancouver in July, and in autumn Blomkamp will move to Mexico.
In the main roles will be Matt Damon, Jodie Foster and Sharlto Copley. The right to shoot the film has won the Sony Pictures and will pay for "Elysium" $120 million.
Futurist Syd Mead worked on concepts for a number of companies like Ford, Sony, Honda and Philips. Nourishes special love for the development of vehicles. It was he who coined light cars for "throne", has developed the city of the future for the Ridley Scott "Blade Runner", was the designer of the robot "Johnny 5" in Short Circuit. Believes that fiction is nothing like a reality ahead of schedule. Release of "Elysium" is scheduled for late 2012.
2). After two high-profile closings (Stargate: Universe and Caprica) channel Syfy decided after all to please the fans, extending the series, which at one time started much more modestly.
The channel has ordered 13 episodes of the fourth shot of the season. Shooting will begin in spring 2011 in Vancouver. The premiere of the fourth season is expected in autumn 2011. Sanctuary tells the story of Dr. Helen Magnus (Amanda Tapping), a brilliant scientist who knows the secrets of people - a group of strange and terrifying creatures that lurk among the people.
The series is almost completely shooting on "green wall" with the camera RED. In the demo series collects roughly the same ratings as the Stargate: Universe (0.4-0.5), so that the decision to extend most likely motivated by the small cost of filming.