As it became known to Variety, to the main female role in the film adaptation of the first book of the trilogy by Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" claim just three nominees for an Academy Award: Haley Staynfeld, Jennifer Lawrence and Abigail Breslin.
Staynfeld and Breslin were in the category "Supporting Actress", while Lawrence this year was the candidate for the main actor Oscar. According to Lionsgate, they are most interested in Jennifer, despite the fact that the star of "Winter bones" is 20 years, in contrast to the 14-year old Haley and Abigail.
Script by the Collins novel will write Billy Ray, author of "Shattered Glass," "State of Play" and "Color of Night." Gary Ross, whose last movie was a drama "Seabiscuit", will shoot the picture.
The main heroine of the trilogy - a strong spirit girl named Katniss. She lives in the distant future in which, after global collapse, and natural disasters is no longer the United States. There is a Capital and 12 districts. Every year each district is chosen by lottery for two teenagers who participate in hungry games. When the younger sister of 16-year old heroine must represent their district, Katniss decides to take her place.
Filming should begin in a few months, but actresses for the main roles have not been found. A fundamental factor in the decision on the actress is her age - she is required from 15 to 20 years. Depending on how many years will be the heroine, the audience will change.
Lionsgate should hurry: Staynfeld and Lawrence have already received offers from competitors. Jennifer on the Oscar ceremony talked about her meeting with Ross, but hinted at her involvement in other projects. Soon the actress will be seen as the mutant Mystique in the blockbuster "X-Men: First Class." Her name is now mentioned in connection with a new film by Oliver Stone's "Savages."
The studio still has not determined the budget for "Hungry games", which also does not speed up the casting. Once Lionsgate will understand how much to spend on film development, the work on it will start faster.
Release of the film is scheduled for March 2012.
In 1976 in Tangshan has been an earthquake. The film tells about the fate of one family devastated from natural disaster.
I could even describe in detail the plot of the picture, but before watching the film, I knew only the first sentence of my synopsis. Only later I’ve learned how ambitious it was, that this earthquake is the third in the number of victims in history, and it has taken up to 242,419 people.
Like other epics, and great films, earthquake in the movie is just the push for the further developments, which will make itself felt for 32 years. The movie story tells about one family: husband, wife, and twins, a boy and a girl of five years. Initially the plot has promised to be stingy on the action and I thought that it would be interesting if, in such an epic movie, the story will tell about more families. But as became clear later, the story of this family needed to be separated.
What surprised me in the movie there are no negative characters, if someone's actions and cause some resentment, they are explained by a simple desire to do everything as best as possible (contrary to this may only guy, whose begging his girlfriend to an abortion and subsequently left her, no doubt, then he's a scoundrel and scum here, but what about the same guy, I really liked the scene when he has been talking with the girl father, then he behaved very correctly).
Those who want to watch the movie itself because of the very scenes of the earthquake will be upset, as creators have tried to show only consequences but not the whole moment of disaster. It only lasts a couple of minutes, probably as much lasted and the real one. To honor of creators they didn’t make an accent on bloody details but shown very realistic scenes of destruction of buildings.
Vin Diesel has placed a little video on his page at facebook, where he talks with the director of "Pitch Black" and "The Chronicles of Riddick" David Twohy about what will the next film of hardened criminal Richard B. Riddick. There is too little info there and the recording quality is frankly not very good, but still. In particular, the fact, that the work on the third film in the series is still underway.
Writer and director of a new film David Twohy says that the appearance of a new "Riddick" is similar to Pitch Black (especially in terms of a modest budget, which, in turn, will contribute to maintaining the rating R - for children under 17 years may only be viewed in the presence of an accompanying adult).
"We're going to be economical, and we will take the time and the film will be very cool, I promise you," - said Twohy.
Here is an overview for the new "Riddick," which (preview, but not the movie) has been released a few months ago:
"After he was betrayed by his clan and left for dead on the desert planet, Riddick (Diesel) was fighting for survival against alien predators and become even stronger and more dangerous than ever before. Soon, the bounty hunters from across the galaxy embark on a hunt for Riddick, but manifest themselves only mere pawns in his grand scheme of revenge. Forcing his enemies to get where he needs, Riddick carries revenge, before returning to his home planet Furia to save it from destruction. "
Voicing cowboy Woody and astronaut Buzz in franchise "Toy Story", Tom Hanks and Tim Allen for the first time will appear together on screen. Studio Disney recruited a duet for a family picture of Jungle Cruise, which will be based on an amusement park "Magic Kingdom".
Talking about the production of another film based on the attraction of the Disneyland resumed after November last year. Then the project was attributed to Jon Favreau and the painting itself was presented as an answer of Disney studio to Fox and it’s "Night at the Museum."
Now the name of the director of "Iron Man" is no longer associated with the Jungle Cruise, but the studio has hired a screenwriter. Roger Schulman has long been under the supervision of "Disney" and will write a story about resurgent attractions. In the filmography of writer are such sequels as "Bambi 2", "Mulan 2" and "The Jungle Book 2", as well as the first "Shrek."
Disney for a few years is trying to run the project on the film adaptation of the Magic Kingdom, but only got hold of the duo Hanks-Allen studio really move forward to implement the project.
This year Tom Hanks will appear in a comedy "Larry Crown", where he is also a director. Tim Allen in a recent has a bad luck to hits: his "Six Wives of Henry Lefay" came out in many countries at once on home video, but the last time he appeared on the big screen in the comedy "Wild Hogs" four years ago.
Some fresh news and spoilers about your favorite TV series. At this time - the "Gossip Girl", "Glee" and "Mr. Sunshine."
All fans of Taylor Momcen (Jenny) are waiting for a little joy, their beloved character, may again look in the Upper Eastside. Of course, the problem in her concert tour in support of a new album, though, soon it will happened a little break, and then ... Well, do not cease to hope.
In connection with recent events, Lily’s sister – Carol will also appear on the horizon and bring with her cousin of Lorelei and Eric. This girl (played by Kylie Defer) is poised to join the permanent membership in the fifth season, but for now, will take part only in the last three episodes.
Unfortunately, it was announced that Kurt until the end of the season will not return to "New Directions", which means that he will not sing along with them original songs, among which the hymn of all nerds "Looser like me". And in the regional competitions, he will perform for "The Nightingale."
But despite this, we will soon again hear his voice, along with his choir, he will perform an ode to losers, one of the songs of Pink. As for Rachel, and Finn, then probably by the end of the season, come together again, although it is only rumors.
But will not be bored: in the "Glee" can be formed, another couple, with Mr. Shu (Matthew Morrison) will be able to spin the affair with Holly Holliday (Gwyneth Paltrow). True, this does not mean anything, because no one knows whether Gwyneth returned to show at the third time.
But the former little wife Willa Terry felt that the smell of bitter and already here, Jessalin Gilsig star in one of the series, which will be released in late March or early April. And again in the course will her old tricks and tweaks.
In the recently conquered television screens of the comedy "Mr. Sunshine", headstrong and eccentric Crystal asks for advice from Alice (Andrea Anders) concerning her meeting with "brother." Despite the fact that the authors are constantly taunt on her laid-racism, after the meeting with her potential guy, we’ll understand that the intentions they have been totally different ... Well, Ben, in one of the next series will start make funny nicknames for his colleagues to make it easier to remember them all. There is a hope - will be a lot of good jokes!
The new movie “Valentine’s Day” is another love almanac - a worthy competitor to the "Real love". The film was enjoyable and fun to watch. There are few stories and they all happen on Valentine's Day. In this crazy day, not only reunite the hearts, some will learn the truth about their loved ones, someone recognized their old mistakes, and someone just hates this holiday.
Florist Reed a "Cupid", flowers vender, who looks forward to a prosperous happiness. But it turns out it was quite close, even close friends sometimes can be closer than we think. But not everybody is so fond of the Valentine's Day. There are those who do not like this holiday. Kara hates this day with all her heart, but on her way meets a man, separating her interests.
In this light holiday, not all spend the day with beloved one, someone is going to visit a son after a long separation, and someone is in a hurry to her favorite alone football player! Here and spontaneous love teenagers with their school fun, grievances and aspirations. Alex and Grace dream to part virginity, because they are confidence in their feelings. A sportsman Willie loves his naive and a bit crazy girlfriend Felicia, who is dancing idiotic dances in front of the camera and gives him a gift of a T-shirt with her favorite number. Married for many years Greg begins to live again without deceit and lies.
It is so interesting to observe, how such a different people are falling love in St. Valentine Day. And those who were not honest in this day simply left alone in a bright holiday.
Practically all the characters intersect or are familiar with each other. It was interesting and nice to watch. The film shows everything: the students, businessmen, doctors, sportsmen, TV presenters, sellers ... They all want to love!
Great actors, beautiful couple and a sea of flowers! A film about love and tenderness, the fate of the lovers and lonely hearts in Los Angeles ... The music warmed the soul and the love - heart.
Gore Verbinski is famous in directing films of various genres, but at this time he has directed his first feature-length animated western "Rango", continuing collaboration with Johnny Depp, which has voiced the main character - a chameleon Rango. Here is an interview with the director.
- One gets the impression that your film was conceived not as a children's cartoon. Did you thing from the very beginning that the main character will be a lizard?
I was planning to shoot the children's cartoon and now I pleased to see, that children and their parents enjoy it in cinemas around the world. Children are constantly overlooked, and yet they always catch the essence. So I do not know the answer to your question.
- On the premiere the whole hall was packed with children, but it seemed that adults were laughing the loudest.
Probably. I do not think that working on the film, you can deliberately choose a future audience for which you shoot it. We must shoot for ourselves and hope that others will enjoy it too.
- Most people from the "Rango" team have worked with you on "Pirates", including your permanent editor Craig Wood. Before them has been set a goal – to shoot an animated film, but for many of them it is a new task.
I think if those people with whom you work, are very talented, you can get from them even more if you weed them out of their usual environment. We have a team of associates, and we together wake up at 3 am in a cold sweat with the thought of how can we realize our plans. And this thought brings us together and makes us stronger. We really wanted to invent a new chip in the field of animation. Too many people create wonderful cartoons, we just did not want to repeat their path, and therefore decided not to refer to the "Rango" as to the cartoon. We’ve imagined that we work with ordinary actors, I have a camera on my shoulder, and I shoot the lizard growth of 5 feet, which speaks with a turtle.
- So summarizing, you were shooting in order to get a live sound track, and did motion capture, is not it?
Yes, but the sound - a very important detail. We filmed with multiple cameras and use this stuff from time to time, for example, told the animators: "Look what Johnny does with his face here and here." There were very useful moments, but basically, we got the pleasure of the work that is considered normal traditional animation, rather than motion capture.
- Your idea worked because, watching "Rango", you forget that this is a cartoon about talking animals.
Thank you. We tried to create characters with character, such as rabbit Dock - city tippler; all the characters are designed in the best traditions of the genre.
- You signed a contract to shoot the film "Lone Ranger" with Depp in the title role, despite the fact that you both had just finished work on westerns. Do you plan to shoot anything else in between these two movies?
Yes, I would like. We're still working on the script for "Ranger" and tried to stick to the schedule. I spent three and a half years staring at a computer monitor, and now I dream to be on that side of it and shoot something, such as "Synoptic".
Following confirmed his participation in the musical "Rock of Ages" Tom Cruise - Alec Baldwin has also joined the project in the role of a character named Dennis. Actors have to work with Julianne Hough, plays a Sherry girl, and singer Mary J. Blige, the heroine whose name is Justice. It is rumored that Russell Brand is also planning to become a part of the project, but confirmation of his interest at the moment is not obtained.
The main characters of the musical - an aspiring musician Drew and Sherry arrived from Kansas - met at the club «Rock of Ages», located on the Sunset Strip. Couple falls in love and trying to stay together. Song Def Leppard, which is named for a musical, the play does not sound: the authors were unable to agree on rights. But in the project will be used hits of Europe, Poison, Asia, Styx, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett and Pat Benatar.
The original script belongs to Chris D'Arientso. Director Adam Shankman (the author of the hit remake of "Hairspray") has polished the original text with screenwriter Justin Theroux, known for his work on "Tropic Thunder" and "Iron Man", as well as the role in the film by David Lynch's "Mulholland Drive".
The exact date of film release remains unknown.
At the weekend the two main creators of the series "Walking Dead", author of the original comics Robert Kirkman and director Frank Darabont, were very open to questions about the future of the second season of their hit TV show. Since the second season will be released as much in October, we should appreciate those small crumbs of information that these two worthy gentlemen have shared with us.
Firstly, we can be confident that Andrew Lincoln (he is the protagonist, he's the sheriff Rick Grimes) will be safe. Darabont said that they are building the show around him, so it would be pointless to kill Rick in the near future. It also means that there will be more opportunities to clarify the relations within the triangle of Rick, Shane and Laurie. Darabont has hinted that Laurie may be pregnant, and it can cause a fair concern for all three persons.
In addition, as it became known, Shane can find a new girlfriend, which adds even more complications if the Lori’s baby will be his, but not Rick. Of course, this is still a theory and not a hundred percent fact, but to hear about all these plot twists are always interesting.
As for more general news, then Darabont says in the next season still will not be explained the reasons for the invasion of zombies, and it will take a little time between the last scene from the finale of the first season and the beginning of the second season. That is, in fact, the action will take place immediately after characters left burning CDC. Nevertheless, one must be prepared for the fact that almost at the beginning several characters have die, but will be added a few new characters (all in strict accordance with the original comics).
Here is very interesting Kirkman wish to invite Charlie Sheen on one of episodic roles and allow him to do "whatever he wants." I want to believe that he was joking - except that Sheen will be offered the role of a particularly vicious zombie, which can then be effectively shot. Charlie Sheen and the ability to "do whatever he wants" - an explosive mixture!
For all who dared to go to the "Jackass 3D", there are three most important advices in order to spent good those 94 minutes.
1. Lovers of intelligent cinema, mannered young ladies and blondes, as well as persons under 18 years will have nothing to do here. The first will unlikely appreciate the humor, the second and third one will be in a position close to the shock, and a quarter will want to repeat the trick itself, but I note that in each case, there are exceptions.
2. Come with a big company to make even funnier.
3. Do not even try to comprehend what you saw, but it is better not load brain with superfluous thoughts.
Now about "Jackass". The initial splash with Beavis and Bathed flatly declares the nature of the film, and at the same time, a mockery of the accursed 3D is a pleasant feeling of solidarity. Initial and final titers demonstrate the power of new-fashioned format, but at the same time, it is not so difficult to see that it was used in the movie many times, thus the ideological message from Beavis and Bathed was ruined.
"Jackass" has no plot and it would be strange if it was. From the first till the last moment you will see clips from Jackass stunts from the team. I must say, they do not lack imagination: pulling a tooth with a help of Lamborghini, the fight against buffalo and sheep, flying in a toilet stall, violent midgets and much more. Sometimes they go too stick, but their actions are still greatly amused.
So if you follow my three advices, you'll either avoid insulting waste of money, or spend very fun and rewarding time.
P.S. Jackass are already wealthy people, their shows have been broadcasted at MTV, and now they have skillfully earn a very serious amount of money due to huge box office.