Renowned photographer and now director Anton Corbijn, after adaptation of the "American" continues to look for stuff of bestsellers. The third film of the director becomes the political thriller "A Most Wanted Man" - on the novel by John Le Carre.
In an interview, Anton Corbijn said he would shoot all three films. Already in October last year there was a rumor about a new project of director, like Anton Corbijn will shoot thriller in Germany and invite to one of the roles of German actor Herbert Grenemayer. Grenemayer, starring in the "Submarine" by Wolfgang Petersen, the 80 retired from cinema to music and returned only in 2007, just as Anton's directorial debut - the drama "Control."
Le Carre's novel "A most wanted man" was on the shelves of bookstores in 2008. The plot is based partly on the history of Turk Murat Kurnaz, legally residing in Germany and grasped by the Americans. After spending several years in prison in Guantanamo, Kurnaz was free in 2006 without charges.
Boxer Melik Oktey lives with his mother in Hamburg, where one of the largest Turkish community in Germany. Once they provide shelter medical student Issa, after start by developments affecting the intelligence agencies of three countries. In fact, Issa - a terrorist who is wanted by police. Also, he is the son of Gregory Karpov, a colonel, whose values are stored in a mysterious portfolio at a bank in Hamburg. When a lawyer of Issa Karpov is trying to request for value, there appears Tommy - an ordinary man caught in the millstone of intelligence and counterintelligence agents.
The biggest part of the film Corbijn is planning to shoot in Hamburg, and shooting will begin in December. The script writer is Australian Andrew Bovell, on account of which Martin Campbell thriller "Edge of Darkness".
Last summer it became known that the director of westerns, "The assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" Andrew Dominik wrote the English version of the script adaptation of Harlan Kobena "Do not tell anyone." The film based on the book already exists. It has been filmed by Guillaume Canet in 2006. In the director's chair invited the American version of Ben Affleck.
It is interesting, that Harlan Coben - American writer. Initially, his novel "Do not tell anyone," has expressed interest in Sony. The studio not only acquired the rights in 2002, but stuck to the project writers from "Star Trek" Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. However, to translate the book of Coben language cinema did not happen, and Sony refused to film adaptation.
Then the book became interested in Guillaume Canet. Actor and director managed to find a way to detective of Coben and to provide financing was going company of Luc Besson's EuropaCorp.
The protagonist, Alexander Beck can’t recover from the death of his wife - eight years ago, Margot died at the hands of a serial killer. However, after catching a maniac admitted for only eight murders – he denies his attitude to death of Margo. But some evidence found on the victim's body, allowed to accuse him a murder of Margo. Alexander tries to leave with his head in work. But when close to the place where the body was found, he found two more corpses, and new evidence, police resumes investigation.
The rights to the English version of the novel of Coben are now on Warner and Universal. In this scenario Dominica in the news does not appear. Studios hired Chris Terry, author of the thriller "Argo", which now takes Affleck. Once the director finishes on the history of the release of Americans from Iran, began to shoot, "Do not tell anyone."
After the release of Christopher Nolan's tape "Batman Begins", the genre of comic book adaptations greatly changed: the explicit emphasis in the direction of realism, the minimum tick marks on black and white and rather harsh methods of the protagonists in the fight against crime. Even in the flowering bright colors of "Iron Man".
Tony Stark is not a pathetic savior of the world, and so typical of narcissistic billionaire, who rescues people something more for his own glory, rather than a sense of duty. The film "Green Lantern" brings us back to a time when comic book adaptation was just children's stories, which from the outset made it clear: who is good in this story and who is bad.
U.S. Air Force pilot Hal Jordan on the will of fate (ring) is a member of the Green Lantern Corps - intergalactic detachment of soldiers who have enormous power to keep the peace and justice in the troubled galaxy. True, he enlisted a very bad time: an old enemy named Parallax Corps got out of prison, and sweep away every living thing in his path. Hal will have not only to fight against the powerful enemy, but also to prove to the other members of the detachment, that humanity, despite its very low standards for their age, is capable of much.
We are accustomed, in such blockbusters something special from the story part is not worth waiting, the main thing just to avoid irritating. Here, fortunately, the plot turned out quite sane. Yes, it is extremely straightforward and predictable, the story develops along the same lines as the "Spider-Man" in his time, only attribute in the main characters are different.
About action, perhaps it is worth mentioning separately. It is not so much pleased with the quality of graphics, how successful its application.
Reinforces the impression of action-packed scenes and a magnificent, very drive soundtrack. Each tune is very well fit into what is happening on the screen, and significantly complements the visual attributes of the film. Composer James Newton Howard certainly tried his best: some of the songs you want to listen to and out of the picture itself, so they are very catchy.
"Green Lantern" also has a good acting, which is undoubtedly a plus for the project in which the primary is just a visual component. Ryan Reynolds perfectly fits the image of the Defender of the Universe and wins back his character very well. Hal Jordan was very charismatic character, the adventures which is interesting to watch.
Peter Sarsgaard is also very good in the image looked unsatisfied with his life of a teacher, who suddenly had the chance to gain a powerful force. Blake Lively as a friend of the protagonist looked organic, but not more
Director of "Juno" and "Up in the sky" does not lose time in vain. As soon as finishing work on the film "Young Adult", Jason Reitman announced the launch of production his new film "Labor Day". The film will be developed in the 80s of last century, and starring are Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin. Also, the director tries himself as a "doctor" in the comedy "Bert Vonderstoun" with Steve Carell.
Kate Winslet will play Adel, which alone is raising a 13-year-old son. Shopping during the weekend after Labor Day turns into a terrifying introduction to the man (Josh Brolin). The bleeding stranger asks to transport him. Mother and son agree. Who are they after that - the hostages, accomplices or victims of fraud? While the police are looking for an escaped criminal, Adele and son gradually learn the history of the fugitive.
Josh Brolin last autumn watched the draft, but just now signed the contract. Filming of "Labor Day" will be held in 2012, as soon Jason Reitman will be busy in post-production of "Young Adult".
Winslet has recently finished shooting in the drama of Roman Polanski's "God massacre", which premiered at the Venice Film Festival is expected. The actress will be seen this fall in Steven Soderbergh's thriller "Contagion". Josh Brolin is now staring in the movie "Men in Black 3".
Among other things, director of "Juno" will be engaged in comedy "Bert Vonderstoun", where the main role should be played by Steve Carell. It is not known whether it will be a complete remake or just polishing, but for Jason Reitman, such work will be a novelty - he used to deal exclusively with the scripts for his films.
The film tells about the rivalry between two magicians from Las Vegas. Hero Steve Carell is practicing a more traditional approach to the craft, which leads to the cessation of his popularity. While the audience applauded his success and a younger colleague, the hero must find a way to revive his love for magic.
Reitman has not much time: the studio New Line is planning to shoot a movie about magicians in the fall and is now looking for an actor for the role of the young magician.
1). Despite the fact that the shooting of novels "The Hobbit" by Tolkien's novel, already underway, and director Pitter Jackson continues to argue for important roles of the actors. Luke Evans will play the Bard Archer, while Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the eponymous TV series, the will sound dragon Smaug.
Bard Archer by Tolkien – a Girion’s descendant, the last king of Dale. After the city was destroyed in an attack by the dragon Smaug, the family fled to Giriona Esgarot where Bard went on to become a simple city guard. Famous for his ability to shoot straight and his intuition. He has killed the dragon, during a campaign with Bilbo and Dwarves at the Lonely Mountain.
Luke Evans's character will be revealed in the second film and will become a hero analog Viggo Mortensen in the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." The actor is recently in demand not only at home in the UK but in America. In the near future, Evans can be seen in the role of Aramis in the "Musketeers", as well as the role of Zeus in the "Immortals".
Dragon Smaug, who is the main enemy in the "Hobbit" will be a computer character, who will present his facial expressions and voice Benedict Cumberbatch. Interestingly, the actor has been involved in the project dubbed dark magician Necromancer. Rumors about the involvement of Bill Nighty as the voice of Smaug are not confirmed.
2). Story by Rick Riordan's first novel in the series about Percy Jackson, the scion of a Greek god, has received many negative reviews of critics and gathered at the box office $ 226 million now receive a sequel. The director of the new sequel will be Thor Fredental.
On account of the director is an unexpected comedy hit "Diary of a wimpy kid." Also, the director filmed the painting "Hotel for Dogs", so there are no doubts about his ability to make family movies.
Fox studio yet officially launched the continuation of the "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" in production, as unknown, whether will back Logan Lerman, who played the main character.
Rick Riordan cycle "Percy Jackson and the Olympians," began in 2005. The second book titled "Percy Jackson and the sea monsters" was published in 2006. In it the hero goes in search of his friend, the satyr Grover, who was trapped for Cyclops Polyphemus. As a result, will not only save Grover, but the whole camp in which live children of the gods.
The script continuation write authors of horror "1408", Scott Alexander and Larry Karatsevski.
Robert Downey Jr. for a time left the film set of "The Avengers" in New Mexico and visited Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood, where in a joint interview with director Jon Favreau spoke about both parts of the movie "Iron Man" and a looming on the horizon, the third part of the franchise, which will shoot director Shane Black.
Downey Jr.: Here's what I want to say at the outset. The most difficult question about the "Iron Man 3" is to persuade Jon Favreau to star in the film.
Favreau: If in the third part there will be not Frick, I will not participate too. If Happy Hogan will not turn in Frick, I, again, will not participate (Frick - alter-ego of Happy Hogan, a friend of Tony Stark). That's what happens with Hogan - he will marry Pepper Potts
Downey Jr. : Wait, you want both...?
Favreau: I want romantic scene with Pepper Potts (I'll be back) and I want to turn into a Freak.
Downey Jr.: Negotiations have already begun, and since then I agree with every point of the contract. Shane ... all so interesting. The fact is that when we were working on "Iron Man 2," we happened to John was a hitch - just could not figure out type of bond between scenes. In short, hung. I say, "Come on, we'll consult with Shane." We call, I told him, "Hey, Shane, we have no money," and he "Bring me some salmon and blueberries." In general, he helped us to come up with a couple of scenes then. And now it is something like the life cycle, and now Shane will direct the third "Iron Man" and asks: "And when we talk to John?" And let John now helps.
Favreau: I love this franchise, and I'm a big fan of Shane, and I hope that what I can – I’ll help, because I want the project to grow and develop. When the choice finally fell on Shane, I said, "Super, it will be interesting." Especially when you consider that the third part will be very difficult to remove any director because of the "Avengers" - in "Iron Man 3" action takes place after the events in "The Avengers."
Downey Jr.: And, again, the hardest thing in "Iron Man 3" - is to determine daily fees of Favreau. It will be gigantic. And be sure, they will pay it to him.
Finally, Downey said that after 6 weeks of work on the set of "Avengers", he did not face any problems that usually arise from him during the filming of other projects.
Downey Jr.: Well, I hate all (laughter). I do not mean fellow actors and Joss. I mean, that, looking at the prepared scene, used to say:" It is absolutely impossible, we can’t shoot, it's horrible. I can name you a dozen pictures, which was something like that, I refuse". Usually, I start the morning of my working day - I protest against what subscribed. Therefore, there is nothing surprising in the fact that I came to New Mexico in the usual frame of mind, thinking: "How are they going to cope with all these clowns? One - dressed from head to toe, the second - smashing everything around, but about the poor Mark Ruffalo generally keep quiet. "And what happened? For the past 6 weeks we do a project and I have to say that Joss Whedon has everything under control. He is damn clever and cool. And the film will be cool. I can not believe what I just said that! I never believed in this project, but now think it will be a bomb.
Dinosaurs once again attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg. Recently, the director met with screenwriter of "Thor" Mark Protasiewicz and discussed the possibility of extending the franchise of "Jurassic Park."
Heroes go for 85 million years ago, when Earth still roamed the dinosaurs. Perhaps the director had already figured out how to revive interest in these creatures on the big screen, but Universal Studios said that the screenwriter for the project has not yet been chosen.
Mark Protasiewicz is familiar with Steven Spielberg since work on the remake of Korean hit "Oldboy." In 2008, the director had planned to put his version of the famous movie with Will Smith in the title role. However, the producers could not solve the problem with the rights to stage, which eventually led to stopping the project.
"Jurassic Park" on the novel by Michael Crichton, was released in 1993. Film with a budget of $ 63 million in worldwide box office collected 914 million and raised the special effects in movies to a new level. The sequel, released in 1997, earned 618 million. The third film Spielberg did not shoot, limiting producers' functions. Joe Johnston completed the trilogy with fees 368 million dollars.
With the advent of the format 3D, Spielberg got the idea to revive the dinosaurs with all the advances of modern technology.
Spielberg is now finalizing the first part of a planned trilogy of Tintin. Further, the director is going to make a film about Abraham Lincoln.
It remains to add that "Jurassic Park 4" existed in 2007, at least in the form of a script.
Director of Oscar-winning drama "The King’s speech" Tom Hooper is preparing to take the musical "Les Miserables" on the novel by Victor Hugo. The role of Jean Valjean suggested to Hugh Jackman, while the police inspector Javert could play Paul Bettany.
The novel of Hugo develops in the early XIX century. An escaped convict Jean Valjean, who was sentenced to imprisonment, forced into hiding for years of brutal justice. Inspector Javert from Paris police said his capture of all of his life. After the death of Fantine - women, which has gave birth to the only person close to him - daughter Cosette. For the happiness of the girl, Jean is ready for anything.
The premiere of the musical "Les Miserables" was held in Paris in 1980. Five years later came the English version - its premiere was in London. The play has been taken place in 221 cities and in 38 countries. The plot differs from the novel by Victor Hugo, but any changes will affect the film Hooper, is not reported. Script was written by William Nicholson had a hand in projects such as "Gladiator," "Golden Age" and "First Knight."
Hugh Jackman has already established himself not only as the hero of actions, but also as a great singer and dancer. Recall that the actor has a prestigious award for his role as Tony in the musical "Man of Oz." "Les Miserables" could be the first cinema musical of Jackman. The only question is whether actor will agree to filming "Les Miserables" with work on the sequel to "Wolverine" - the project just got a director and studio Fox is hardly going to wait a long time.
Tom Hooper was going to shoot "Les Miserables" at the end of this year. According to Deadline, the role of policeman Javert had already auditioned for Paul Bettany.
American Academy once again has changed the rules for selecting candidates for the best movie of the year. In the future, the number of applicants in this category can range from five to ten, but how many of them will become clear only in the day of the announcement of nominees, 24 January 2012.
Academy president Tom Sherak explains the situation this way: "With the help of PricewaterhouseCoopers, we followed the nominees over the past two years, and figured that would happen, we choose each year with 10 nominations over the past 10 years."
It turned out that, cinema academics punctually manifest their support for more than five films. "Nominated for best film has to be an indication of the outstanding assessment. And if only eight films deserve the honor nominated in this category, we do not have to rounding this number"- the executive director of Academy - Bruce Davis, recommended Sherak to make changes at the regulations.
If the system worked from 2001 to 2008, according processed ballots, the number of nominees would be as follows: 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Also were changed the rules of nomination of pictures in category "Best Animated Film". If issued from 8 to 12 movies, then allowed two to three nominees. If the box office turned out to be from 13 to 15 movies, you can nominate a maximum of four. If released sixteen and a full-length animated projects, on Oscar can claim only five of them.
Previously, animation has suffered from more stringent regulations: if the box office turned out 8 to 15 movies, only three of them could pretend for an Oscar.
84th awards ceremony "Oscar" will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 26, 2012.
The Battle of Universal Studios and Relativity over attempts to move to the big screen the story of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' takes a new turn. Project scenario of Universal "Snow White and the huntsman" with Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron will overwrite Hossein Amini, author of "Drive" and "Wings of the Dove".
Last time Amini was listed in polishing the script to "47 Ronin" - a film with Keanu Reeves now shoots Carl Rinsh.
Confrontation between two relatively similar project has been going for several months. Recall that Tarsem Singh shoots for Relativity "Snow White 3D", where in the title role is occupied Lily Collins, the evil queen played by Julia Roberts, and handsome prince was listed to Army Humvee.
The director of "Snow White and the huntsman" is a newcomer Rupert Sanders, which specializes in video games. Actor's name was the most different from Johnny Depp to Viggo Mortensen, but as a result of the hunter who will save Snow White from death in a forest, will be Chris Hemsworth. The role of the Prince in this project will play Sam Claflin, who played the priest in "Pirates of the Caribbean 4".
Looked particularly ugly history on the transfer of the movie release dates. Studios move their projects so that they face nose to nose in the middle of the summer of 2012, but relativity eventually made a sudden movement and brought the picture of Tarsem in March 16, 2012. Thus, the studio has less than a year before the premiere. Shooting will begin in Montreal. The director has almost no margin for error: release schedule for next year is already fully packed.
Universal will have more time left, so the decision to invite Hossein Amini rework the existing scenario looks at least reasonable - the studio does not want to rush right off the bat and overtake competitors. Instead, Universal takes time out to refine the material that may provide better results at the output.