Michael Bay, who attended the news conference, timed for release in the world his film "Transformers 3: The Other Side of the Moon", answered reporters' questions. Below, read excerpts from his interview.
- Every time you talk about "Revenge of the Fallen", it seems that you perceive the criticism too much to your heart.
"Right. Listen, you guys are writing articles. Some of them you are proud, others - not. Then, we had very hard times - the writers' strike, we have had a great pressure, production of the film was already running, the script was not there and we had to write it very quickly. All this is very difficult because you need to organize a tremendous team that will travel around the world, and therefore you should solve a lot of problems. It's not very good conditions for writing a cool story, when three, of the small team of writers are on strike. But for "Transformers 3" I am calm, it will be very well thought-out story, and definitely darker than the first two".
- This chapter will be the last?
"I think so. But we, if anything, will be able to restart the franchise. Not with Shia. With age, he becomes grumpy. (Laughs) He is like a younger brother for me. I told him: "I will not shoot you when you’ll finally grow up". He: "Why?" - "Because you are grouch!" As soon as you hang Shia on tether, he immediately turns into an evil monster (laughs)".
- Michael, stereoscopic technology improves by leaps and bounds. You could work with it and a year and a half ago. Have you been waited, when they reach perfection?
"Yes, I believe that the progress of technology in this field made me change my mind. Many times, I have stated publicly that 3D is a fad. But with the improvement of 3D, I really liked the result. We are with Jim (Cameron) friends, and he often invited me to his crew area, where deliberately promoted the benefits of stereoscopy. When you shoot in 3D, you technically lose a certain amount of color, shape, brightness. The audience is usually very angry at the dim light, so I would advise the owners of cinemas to twist the bulbs. But on the other hand, you’ll get a bonus in the form of volume".
- You’ve spent 8 months working on the script along with Ehren Kruger. What do you think you have managed to do in this film, which can’t be done in the first one? You said that the robots are temperamental this time.
"Oh, yes. And there is a background of their temperament. This is a very complicated story."
- What is the goal you set for yourself, shooting these movies: to satisfy fans or interested people who care about Transformers?
"I like the second one. Actually, both. When we started working on the first film, we took two test roller type, adult and children, well, for family viewing. Watching children variant, I thought: "Bullshit. Stupid kid story about robots". As it turned out I was wrong, because both trailers have the same number of points - 93 and 94 - and this is a very big number".
- Do you get a fun from all this?
"Oh, yes, I love what we do. This is really very nice. When I work with writers, I give them a lot of their ideas. Thus, I inspire myself. When in a script, we have reached a crazy scene, you not believe it, I went to the gym and tried to do all these "pirouettes" by myself. And then described all this to Eren that he included them all into the script. I do not know how it all comes to my mind. It seems, that any madness that you can imagine in the Transformers, making them only steeper."
1). Nominee for an Oscar, Jeremy Renner will play a major role in the film of Tony Gilroy "The Bourne Legacy". Renner hero - just like Jason Bourne, a hardened agent of last government program - even more serious than that which was tested by the character Matt Damon.
Despite the name, the film has nothing to do with the eponymous book by Robert Ludlum - creator of the Bourne series. It is noteworthy that for Renner it is not the last time when his projects are associated with a spy theme - besides, he was shot in the fourth part of "Mission: Impossible." Widely popularity an actor received after winning an Oscar for Kathryn Bigelow's film "Hurt Locker."
Among other contenders for the role were Dominic Cooper, Luke Evans, Joel Edgerton and star of the movie "Tron: The Legacy" Garrett Hedlund.
Matt Damon insisted that his return is possible only if Paul Greengrass will shoot "Bourne Legacy", with whom he worked on the second and third films.
The movie production with Tony Gilroy will start in September.
2). Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will perform a role of villain in the film "Rock of ages". She will play the overly conservative lady, not relocating rock 'n' roll and in every way conducive to eradicating this style in Los Angeles. Director Adam Shankman describes the character of Zeta-Jones as a "child of Tipper Gore and Anita Bryant (both women are known for their conservative views).
For the actress participation in musicals is not a novelty: for her role in "Chicago" Catherine was awarded an Oscar as best female character in the second plan. Participation in the "Rock of ages" will be a big project for the actress, because after the film "No Reservations" she played mostly in few notable projects.
The film, like the musical, will be developed in 1987. A politician from Los Angeles and local activists want to clean Sunset Strip from cereal and institutions require to carry the popular Hollywood club "The Bourbon Club". Club manager Dennis Dupree (Alec Baldwin) tries to get for one night only solo defunct heavy metal band Arsenal Stacy Jax to draw attention to his club.
Filming is scheduled for May. The film is scheduled to be released in summer 2012.
Starting today American box office begins new life. The company DirecTV, which provides services such as Video on demand (VOD), presents for subscribers of its HD-Channel Home Premiere a comedy, "Just go with it" which came out in the rental only at the beginning of February.
Cost of viewing $29.99, far more than the usual film, commissioned by VOD. The problem is that the theater owners saw a potential threat to innovation DirecTV. It is not the first time the studio encroaches on charges of cinemas. Memorable story of "Alice in Wonderland," which was released on DVD much earlier period.
Now, Sony, Warner Bros., Universal and Fox cut a window on 60 days between the start of release and show of a movie on VOD. Majors believe that most of their films make money in a period of four to five weeks from start rolling.
Cinemas believe that reducing the window to 60 days - just the tip of the iceberg, and the studios really want to shorten this period. The owners asked a logical question: why did the person pay $ 30 to watch a movie that is already in couple of months will be available on a conventional VOD and DVD. Studio, in turn, argues that there is nothing wrong a premium service designed for those who already do not go to cinemas. Also, the studios need to find a replacement to gradually die DVD standard. Among other things, majors believe that theater owners are harmful to rental, inflating ticket prices.
In America, DirecTV has 6 million subscribers. Those who have the ability to watch movies in high quality, can buy the show of a new film in two weeks and watch it for 48 hours, after which it will be unavailable. After Sony's turn comes Warner and Fox - they will give their new film "Hall Pass" and "Cedar Rapids". In two weeks later, Universal will give DirecTV "The Adjustment Bureau".
What would happen if the movie, posted on DirecTV, is still going to theaters? Owners can easily remove it from rolling. Although after 60 days of charges most of the paintings can hardly be called successful comedies, "Just go with it" still been showing in 326 movie theaters. To collect 270,000 dollars, which brought the movie over the last weekend at cinemas, DirecTV needs to get it booked for 9,003 people. How much income will get the studio DirecTV, has not been announced, but, for example, Disney has remained not happy with the testing service, conducted in January this year in Portugal with the cartoon "Tangled". The film was sold for 24,99€ only after six weeks after the movie premieres, but it has been booked by less than 1000 people.
At the beginning, DirecTV intended to enter the market with fanfare on April 14, but after the March on the show in Las Vegas, the company announced the launch of the service and theater owners became very angry. Studios are in a difficult situation. Moreover, filmmakers James Cameron and Todd Phillips took the side of cinema that did not help the positive perception of the service. As a result, the studio decided not to announce a new service of the channel Home Premiere earlier weeks before its launch.
Will this project be successful it is too early to tell. Studios are experimenting with pricing and time windows. "Hollywood Reporter" writes that Paramount studio worried about piracy. Copies of the films, shot with VOD, get into the Internet long before the release of the movie on DVD, and with the advent of high-quality content in a couple of months after the start of rental, pirates can even get better sources.
From the novelties of this season will be extended only 1-2, and the channel will need to fill the many holes in the schedule, especially if the "Brothers & Sisters" will not be able to cheat the death in the second consecutive year.
Among dramas released the pilot of Shond Rhimes "Damage Control" with dark-skinned actress Kerry Washington in the title role. Early reviews of the drama of crisis management were very good. Charlie's Angels looks good, but given the well-advertised brand name, they are almost guaranteed a place in the schedule. Historical drama Pan Am caused a lot of enthusiasm, including applause at test screenings. Good reviews are collected female version of The Count of Monte Cristo Revenge, Southern melodrama Good Christian Bitches and historical procedural Poe. Thriller "The River", has already managed to make much noise, but because of the shootings in the style of "paranormal phenomena" to draw conclusions before the video will be fully processed early. The pilot of women police officers gathered Partners bad reviews, and Hallelujah is described with the word "queer."
Comedy pilot Don't Trust the Bitch in Apt. 23 went to cheer on the test shows. Earned good reviews and a comedy about suburban Suburgatory, and a comedy about two couples grandparents Smothered, which highlights the excellent play of Marcia Gay Harden and Adam Arkin. Jenna Elfman, star of the pilot Bad Mom, has also gained a lot of points on the test screenings, and the reading of an unnamed pilot with Tim Allen went well.
In the main competition will participate "Skin, in which I live" (La piel que habito) by Pedro Almodovar, Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life", "Melancholia" by Lars von Trier, "Le Gamin au vélo" Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, as well as new tapes of Aki Kaurismaki and Takashi Miike. Totally, at the competition will participate 19 films.
New paintings by Lars von Trier and Terrence Malick's don’t need special introduction: "Melancholia" and "The Tree of Life" film fans have been waiting for a long time.
Let’s look at other 17 films.
Pedro Almodovar film "The skin in which I live" will be on Croisette earlier than at home in Spain. Program director at the Cannes Film Festival Thierry Fremaux said that this happens first with the master film. Hero - a plastic surgeon in the performance of Antonio Banderas - finds the rapist of his daughter and changes his sex.
Italian Nanni Moretti, winner of the "Golden Palm" for his drama "Son's room" will present the painting "We have a Pope," in which Michel Piccoli plays the pope, who is trying to cope with its responsibilities.
John C Reilly and Tilda Swinton - the stars of Englishwoman Lynne Ramsay drama "We need to talk about Kevin". Woman decides to have a baby, but no idea what price she pays for the love of his son: the boy will make a real massacre at the school.
Another female director in the competition (a total of four) - Japanese Naomi Kawase. In 2007, she took the Grand Prix at Cannes for the tape "Forest of Sorrow". This year, it brings the film "Hanezu no Tsuki".
Compatriot of Naomi Takashi Miike has recently participated in the competition at the Venice festival, but he took another picture. "Seppuku" - a remake of Masaki Kobayashi movie in 1962. The film was shot in 3D.
Turkish Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the award for Best Director at Cannes for film "Three Monkeys", and in 2003 his "Distant" has earned the Grand Prix of the jury. His new film "Once Upon A Time in Anatolia" about a doctor who lives in the steppes of Anatolia. In the starring role - actor, director and screenwriter Yilmaz Erdogan.
"Le Gamin au vélo" from Dardenne brothers ("The Silence of Lorna," "Rosetta") tell us the story of 12 year old boy who wants to find his father, leaving him in an orphanage. Quite by chance he meets Samantha (Cecile de France), barbershop owner who allows the boy to stay with her on weekends.
Comedy "Le Havre" by Finn Aki Kaurismaki - the second film of director, which has been filmed in French. Here one of the main characters is also a child - an African boy who has been tried to save by shoe shiner. Action develops in the French city of Le Havre - hence the name.
Winner of Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival for the movie "Il divo" Italian director Paolo Sorrentino will present his new work "Wherever you were." Sean Penn plays a rock musician, whose glory days are already numbered. He is 50, he lives on the royalties for his songs. His father's death brings the hero in New York. It turns out that his father wanted all his life to avenge his humiliation, and rocker goes in search of the man in the Nazi past.
"House of tolerance" of the 19 th century by Frenchman Bertrand Bonello will open and one of its employees in the performance of Noemie Lvovsky - disfigured prostitute Marie-France, on whose face forever frozen tragic smile.
Film "Pater" by Alain Cavalier, Thierry Fremaux has described as "very unusual and exceptional." In it, except for the filmmaker, starred actor Vincent Lindon, performer starring in the thriller "All for the sake of it" (in USA it has been reshot by Paul Haggis).
Actress Mayvenn Le Besco, Luc Besson's ex-girlfriend (singer Plavalaguna of "Fifth Element"), was nominated for the prestigious" Cesar "with her debut directorial work, "Excuse me". In Cannes, she was coming with her third picture "Polisse". Melissa - a journalist, writing about police officers working with juveniles. Trying to understand how to balance between work and personal life, Melissa fell in love with one of the police. In the movie has been filmed Didier Morville, rap star, known under the pseudonym Joey Starr.
A new tape from the director of "Beaufort" ("Silver Bear" Berlinale-2007) Israeli Joseph Sedar expected this year in Berlin, but his "Footnote" will show on the Cote d'Azur. This is the story of two teachers, father and son, who compete with each other for the prestigious award.
Tape of Dane Nicolas Vindinga Refna "Drive" - perhaps the most commercial picture of the competitive program in Cannes. Director of "Bronson" and "Valhall" took Ryan Gosling in the role of the driver from Los Angeles who turns penny as a car theft and gets into one bad story.
Among the contestants there are two debut works. "Sleeping Beauty" by Australian Julie Lee - a drama involving the star of "Illegal hold" Emily Browning. The film tells about a young prostitute who specializes on sex, being in a dream state. The next morning she did not remember any of her clients. At the main role has been planned to be Mia Wasikowska, but the actress chose "Alice in Wonderland."
"Beaver" Jodie Foster will shown in the non-competitive program. Will Mel Gibson come? This question has been asked on various online resources. Scandalous actor has the opportunity to start a new life with the largest film festivals of the world.
Out of competition will be premiere of the fourth "Pirates of the Caribbean". The program "Un Certain Regard" will open Gus Van Sant's drama "Never give up." In the same section will be a new work directed by "Schultes" Bakura Bakuradze "Hunter." The director was nominated for the "Nick" as the "Breakthrough of the Year".
64th Cannes Film Festival will begin on May 11. "Midnight in Paris" by Woody Allen will open the Festival. The jury, headed by Robert De Niro, has not yet been made public.
Sooner or later the actor Russell Crowe wants to sit in the director's chair and personally shout "Action!" Russell Crowe is eager to make his debut in directing for several years. For his first film, he chose a criminal drama "77", the effect of which will unfold in the seventies of last century.
The plot of the film has based on the story of writer James Ellroy, the master of detective, whose "LA Confidential" was filmed in 1997. The film "The Black Dahlia" based on the novel, has been filmed by Brian De Palma, and for the "White Jazz" for a long time has been watched George Clooney.
The movie is based on real events. In 1974 there was a shootout between the LA police and simbionistic Liberation Army. It lasted for five hours and was like a scene from some westerns, but unlike a movie in the life of casualties. Heroes - two cops, black and white, against this background, were investigating the murder of their colleague.
Most likely, one of the characters will play Crowe himself, but whom, is not yet known. The actor already has some experience in directing. He shot a documentary about his band "Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts", entitled "Texas."
Russell Crowe is attributed to a number of projects, including the history of Australian surf-gangs "Bra Boys", a criminal drama "The Long Green Shore", film version of the series "Equalizer", as well as musical "Dirt Music". Crowe is going to wait until the script of "77" will be correct, and depending on the result he will begin shooting. Or will implement one of many current acting projects.
After Universal Studio has abandoned the project of Paul Greengrass "Memphis", the director was looking for a new material. In all likelihood, it will be a book by John D. MacDonald "The Deep Blue Good-Bye". Adaptation is preparing studio 20th Century Fox with Leonardo DiCaprio and company Appian Way. It is possible that DiCaprio will star in new film of Greengrass.
Now the project for some time is under development. To make a film based on the novel was going Oliver Stone. The protagonist of "The Deep Blue Good-Bye" Travis McGee lives on a barge, has won at poker, and moored off the coast of Florida. He is unemployed, and earning a livelihood that finds missing things, collecting a considerable percentage of their respective owners. One of Travis tasks is searching for treasures hidden by soldier during World War II.
The novel was first published in 1964, and then followed a series of books about Travis McGee. Totally McDonald has written 21 books about this character.
If Leonardo DiCaprio has time, then in his hands will be a real franchise. Importantly - to solve the problem over time. Now the actor is busy filming "J. Edgar's" by Clint Eastwood, and in late summer should start to work in the film adaptation of the novel "The Great Gatsby" which Baz Luhrmann will shoot in Australia.
However, "The Deep Blue Good-Bye" - not the only project to which is eyeing Paul Greengrass. Director of "The Bourne Ultimatum" has received a proposal from Warner studio to shoot the tape, called "Here There Be Monsters". Degraded officer of the British Navy recruits transport tycoon to find the cause of the disappearance of its ships in the North Atlantic. The reason turns out to be a giant sea serpent. In addition, Greengrass was interested in the opportunity to make a film about the founder of the site WikiLeaks Julian Assange.
Mel Gibson has answered questions in an interview from Deadline resource.
- Did you feel the condemnation of society in your address due to the fact that it was taped?
"I was angry at myself. But no one showed me his anger, though perhaps people have experienced it."
- Do you regret about your words on those records?
- After the records were released, many wondered how you could be in this situation. Have you ever thought that your private conversations may be recorded on film to be made public?
"But who expects that he can be recorded on tape?" How can you expect such a betrayal?"
- People do not understand how you could say all that is recorded on the tapes. Now many people think that you're a racist and misogynist.
"I've never heart people, preaching discrimination based on sex, racial, religious or sexual grounds. I do not blame the people who now think badly of me to hear all this rubbish uttered by me. You just have to take into account the absurd situation in which I was: we madly argued, were on the verge of falling apart, the relationship bursting at the seams. It was one horrible, disgusting moment in a conversation with only one person, and my words absolutely not constitute a fact in what I believe or how I deal with people all my life."
- You are concerned that viewers will be turned against you, and you have to forget about the movie?
"I do not care, whether I’ll shoot somewhere else or not."
- Are you serious? Is this true?
"Yes, this is absolutely true".
- But if you're not going to shoot ... I am asking the same question.
"I can easy no longer shoot. This is not a problem. I'm going to do something new, because I'm curious, and because it's fun. I have one work. I do not know what will happen, but again I'm going to work with Randall Wallace. He has a script, and for quite some time that he has written for his own book. Very similar to Alexander Dumas and his zany characters".
- You are going to play a small role in the comedy "Hangover II". How do you feel to be asked for a role and then, at the insistence of the cast, get turned down? You understand that instead of you they prefer the convicted rapist Mike Tyson?
"I’ve just have to stop on this loop. I spoke with Todd Phillips about the situation. How can’t you love Todd? He's smart, talented, and those actors who had filmed are also normal guys. You just need to relax."
- For many years, you have been hidden your privacy from prying eyes. And relations with Oksana Grigorieva also did not advertise. The public was not even aware that you met with Oksana for a long period.
"It's not their business. I think so. And why the public should know everything? I've always been confusing with this. Why is it interested to all? If people knew how much my life is mundane. This is a normal life. "
- There are things you can do and still be invisible to the public. You could write.
"I am writing now. I write three different things. It's what I was doing this whole time. I always write. In my mind forever matures some kind of story. It is very productive."
- Can you go out somewhere with your family or alone, and not to be followed by onlookers?
"Sometimes it works. Not too often, but still I go out. I do what I have to do. Life goes on."
The new work of creator "I - The Legend" and "Constantine: Dark Lord" Francis Lawrence will have to seriously make the room to indefatigable favorite of black American population Tyler Perry's "Madea’s Big happy family". Also in limited box office has been launched Morgan Spurlock film "The greatest movie ever sold."
"Water for Elephants!"
During the Great Depression pending a final exam, Jacob (Robert Pattinson) peacefully lives with his Polish family until just in time for the responsible test Diploma vet does not know about the death of his parents. Jacob has no family and money. Leaving a tramp, the protagonist stumbles upon a circus troupe, which has gradually taken him in its composition. Jacob will have to learn life of circus performers and gradually win the trust of the owner of the enterprise August (Christoph Waltz), and the love of his wife Marlene (Reese Witherspoon), which is not particularly happy with this lifestyle.
Previous picture directed by Francis Lawrence inclined toward action, though, and sentimental elements. In "Water for Elephants" he fully tests with melodramatic genre. Number of spectacular scenes is minimized, and the main part of the story is the love line between characters Robert Pattinson and Reese Witherspoon. The second plan unfolds before the audience of the circus life of those times when such representation has been one of the main attractions. True, the circus, which is owned by the hero Christoph Waltz, has not the best position, and the owner has to get into debt and not pay the salaries of employees. The movie has been filmed according to the book of Sara Gruen. For her "Water for Elephants" - the third and most successful novel, she headed the literary chart The New York Times and got the screening after five years. Robert Pattinson as in "Remember Me" - his previous notable film, didn’t relate to the saga "Twilight" - trying to change the boring image of the vampire to a more close to reality. Christoph Waltz also continues the line taken by him in a triumphant role in "Inglourious Basterds" by Quentin Tarantino - his hero is negative.
Critics have reacted to the tape with some sympathy, but without enthusiasm.