Since 2007, the director of "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" tried to make a movie about the moon, but now Doug Liman has found money for the project. Now it's called "Luna" - and starring are Bradley Cooper and Chris Evans.
From the very beginning to the project has been attributed Jake Gyllenhaal, but the actor is no longer involved in "Luna". But last year, the news flashed the names of Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch and Chris Pine. However, the main role in the project means over a woman. Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Rachel McAdams, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde were among the contenders for the vacant seat.
Unable to find financing, Lyman has started other projects. Who, among the actresses will try for the lead role - is not known yet. But Variety reports that the primary roles can get Bradley Cooper or Chris Evans. Cooper, this year became a global star, thanks thriller "Limitless" and the comedy "Hangover". It also emerged that the actor is fluent in French that has given his popularity in Europe.
Chris Evans last year, got his own franchise, and we will soon see him in the role of Captain America in the blockbuster "The First Avenger". Now the actor is busy shooting in the film of Joss Whedon "The Avengers", which collected almost all the comic book superheroes Marvel, which appeared in recent years on big screens.
"Luna" - a conceptual project, about a group of renegade astronauts, headed by a woman from Eastern Europe. Heroes collect stolen equipment to get to the moon and capture the energy source. To complete the plan they have to do one thing: to grab the former employee of NASA, without which nothing happens.
Company New Regency and Skydance Pictures are invested in the project of Lyman, and to show the film in the U.S. will be Paramount. We recall that the studio needs a hit in the summer of next year due to withdrawn of "Star Trek 2" for the winter, so the expedition on the Moon will be gathered and sent to the set as quickly as possible.
In Los Angeles, was held on 20th film awards ceremony from MTV channel. And the third consecutive year the best film was the tape "Twilight" saga, while Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart claimed the award for best male and female roles, and for best kiss.
Actor Jason Sudeikis has led the ceremony. In America, Jason is known primarily as the leading satirical program "Saturday Night Live." The monologue of the actor prefaced parody comedy "Hangover", where Sudeikis loses Taylor Lautner.
As usual, the ceremony of the MTV film awards boasts moments, not inherent to the usual ceremonies.
In his monologue, anticipating the ceremony, Jason Sudeikis paced the infidelity of Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently became known, is the father of an illegitimate son. As far as old as the world of matter, for whom he has - for Jacob or Edward - the comedian replied: "My heart is for Jacob, but the penis for Edward. Eggs have not decided yet. "
Presenting the first award in the evening, Justin Timberlake grabbed his partner in the film "Sex Friendship" Mila Kunis for the chest, saying that these two for him are almost like a brother and sister.
Jim Carrey, as promised, has appeared on stage in a suit, which could project anything you want - the actor was completely in the green.
Robert Pattinson, received the award for best kiss, refused to kiss Stewart, said that in the room sits a man who will appreciate it more, ran off the stage and kissed Taylor Lautner. And suppose it was a rehearsed scene but many stars and especially their fans, didn’t expect this.
Introducing the Generation Award, which this year awarded Reese Witherspoon, Pattinson swore obscenities, but the F-word escaped from the strict censors and leaked to the live broadcast.
List of winners was as follows:
Best film - "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse"
Best Actress - Kristen Stewart "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse"
Best Actor - Robert Pattinson, "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse"
Breakthrough of the Year - Chloe Morets, "Kick Ass"
Best Comedic role - Emma Stone, "Easy A"
Best Villain - Tom Felton, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1"
Best Fight - Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel
Best Kiss - Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse"
Best Scared-As-Shit-Performance - Ellen Page, "Inception"
The coolest - Chloe Morets, "Kick Ass"
Generation Award - Reese Witherspoon
It should be reminded that MTV grants awards as voted viewers.
1). American channel HBO and Britain's BBC commissioned a five-hour miniseries "Parade's End", whose action will occur during the First World War. Starring are Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) and Rebecca Hall.
Behind the scenes meet not less famous team - wrote a script Oscar winner Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love), and the director of the project was Suzanne White, the nominee for an Emmy for another action miniseries on HBO - Generation Kill. Michele Buck and Damien Timmer became executive producers.
At the heart of Parade's End is the book of British writer Ford Madox Ford. The novels were first published in the period from 1924 to 1928. In the center of the plot - the conservative English aristocrat (Cumberbatch), his charming but cruel wife (Hall), and a young energetic suffragist. They are all connected with love triangle.
2). Patrick Dempsey said in an interview with Vanity Fair, that he plans to shoot from the TV series Grey's Anatomy at the end of the eighth season.
"The eighth season will be my last," - says the actor. "I do not know what will happen to other characters, for me it's over." Dempsey's contract at this time has just expired. "It was a great part of my life. But I cannot shoot anymore".
If Dempsey had already determined his future, here's Ellen Pompeo, Sandra Oh, Chendra Wilson and Justin Chambers, whose contracts also expire next year, their plans for ninth season have not been yet sounded.
Shonda Rhimes is already configured on the most pessimistic variant.
"Next season could be farewell to many of them, it’s difficult to guessing," - says Shonda. "Everyone is free to do as decided, and I will accept any of their decision."
Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting an exhibition of works by Tim Burton, and journalists interested in the director how he was going to shoot his new movie "Dark Shadows". It turns out that Burton has no plans to return to the 3D fashion and thinks that viewers should have a choice.
"I do not plan to shoot in 3D, - says the director. - I enjoyed working on "Alice" in 3D, "Frankenweenie" will also be in this format. People are divided into those who think all movies should be in 3D, and those who hate 3D. I think the audience should have a choice. Nobody can force viewers to watch movies in 3D".
Filming of "Dark shadows" began a week ago. This film version of the eponymous television series of 60s, who was very fond of Johnny Depp, and now he carries the dream of youth - playing vampire Barnabas Collins. In fact, "Dark shadows" have been a soap opera, but with the evil spirit. Burton confirmed that his film adaptation, is likely to be in a playful tone, but he has not yet decided on the general mood of the painting.
Besides Depp in the film are involved Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Morets, Jonny Lee Miller and Jackie Earle Haley.
In 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins along with their son Barnabas went from England to America to start a new life. But even over the ocean does not help avoid a mysterious family curse. Held for 20 years. Barnabas (Johnny Depp) becomes wealthy and powerful playboy. However, the game senses the charming Angelica (Eva Green) turns into a deadly mistake: the girl with a broken heart is a witch, Barnabas doomed to a terrible fate. She turns him into a vampire and buried alive. After a couple of centuries Barnabas released back to his destroyed Collinwood mansion, whose occupants hide their dark secrets.
The film release is expected to be in May 11, 2012.
In the autumn of last year, George Lucas said that re-released in theaters whole saga "Star Wars" in 3D. Movies will go in chronological order. The "Phantom Menace" will be shown in the U.S. since February 10. Meanwhile, the director explained that 3D would be different from the others converted pictures.
"We have long talked about the release of "Star Wars" in 3D format, - says Lucas. - 15 years ago we moved to 3D fragment of one of the film and showed it to the association of theater owners. With me then were Jim Cameron and Bob Zemeckis. Then I tried to explain the cinemas that they need to put digital projectors. Jim wanted to make "Avatar", and Bob has developed his film about the train. We were all ready to work with 3D, but we needed the theater, where we can show such movies, so we have been working hard".
Cinema began installing digital projectors in 2005. One of the first experimental releases in 3D animation studio was Disney "Chicken Little". It was shown in 3D format, but not earned success at the box office.
By mid-2006, 400 cinemas in the U.S. set a figure. Today in the world, there are over 36,000 rooms with digital projectors.
"When I first saw the test piece, I realized that convert a movie in 3D can be easy - continues the director. - However, it must be translated into this format the whole entire movie, and here we are faced with some difficulties. The fact that this is an incredibly creative process, and I needed to find for this work rather creative people. So we spent a lot of time teaching professionals, who could step conversion. They were willing to 3-4 years ago. My company Industrial Light & Magic had to do the supervising of the project to transform "Star Wars" in 3D. There are well aware what are the problems encountered during conversion. The fact is that people, who are engaged in, often have no idea looks like a movie set, where are the actors - and this is one of the main problems. And our people were on set and everyone knows. "
Lucas insists that his team is able to transform the film in 3D, as if it was originally filmed in this format. As we know, the pictures transferred to the stereo, suffer many problems. A lot of criticism expressed towards the "Clash of the Titans" and "Last Airbender".
"There are two types of 3D, - says the director. - One of them drags you into the screen and the other a more traditional style. I call it the effect of 3D - this is when the screen in the hall as if popping up all sorts of things. I do not really believe in poking objects into face the viewer. In my view, 3D view should be greater than watching a movie in its original format. And in general it is a transition from black and white film to color: watch it more interesting, much more pleasant experience. And just that you will get from the new "Star Wars"".
Producer of the film "X-Men: First Class" Bryan Singer in an interview with LA Times spoke briefly about his new project "Jack - the giant killer", which will be shown in summer 2012.
"The film is set in England. Things do not have any timing to a certain historical period.
The English folk tale "Jack" is about a poor peasant boy who kills the evil giants during the reign of King Arthur. This story is often confused with another fairy tale - "Jack and Beanstalk" in which the hero faces to face with the giant. Singer, based on an original idea, the viewer will focus on the farmer, accidentally opened the door between worlds and let the giants in our universe. In order to correct this problem, Jack attempts to kill the giants and to rescue a princess".
The battle between humans and non-human beings implicitly makes an analogy with the franchise "X-Men." However, the director of the first two films of franchise assures that at least one new film will be different from his famous works on comics.
"The first time my work will be one of the only romantic story, and no love triangles. The simplicity of this novel - it's my cure to all love problems, prevailed in all the series "X-Men" (laughs).
In "Jack – the giant killer" was filmed Nicholas Hoult, who played the Beast in "X-Men: First Class" and Ian McShane - Blackbeard from the "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides."
"I spoke to McShane few weeks ago before the premiere of "Pirates" at Disneyland, and he was glad to be able to demonstrate its positive part of nature, playing a king in "Jack", suffering because his daughter was kidnapped. He told me: "At this time I'll play a good guy good king, if ever, in nature there is such a thing - a "good king". As Diderot said there? - "Man will not be free until the last king is not quell domestic last priest." I've always loved that quote".
Movie "Hangover" in its time created a furor in worldwide box office, collecting at a very modest budget and the adult rating of about half a billion dollars. I must say, the success of this film is really deserved. That's why it is a little sad that the creators of the sequel "Hangover II" have filmed the film with the notion -"All the same, only twice more".
Heroes of the previous film: Phil, Stu, Alan and Doug once again preparing for the wedding. This time to tie the knot has decided Stu. And not just anywhere, and in Thailand. But in order not to repeat their epic adventures in Las Vegas, friends decide to just sit quietly by the fire with a bottle of beer, taking with their minor bride's brother. And suddenly, the next day, all that they are so wary of, is being implemented: the tattoo on the face of Stu, completely shaved head of Alan, it is unclear where the bride's brother, staggering and a complete absence of memories of events of the last night. To find the lost boy, friends once again need to go through fire, water, and a severe headache...
But perhaps the most important miscalculation of the sequel is very much a small number of new ideas and the plot is almost complete copy of the original story. History in the first film was quite complete and did not require continuing, but its concept and style of delivery would be completely amiss and sequel, whether it bigger some of its twists and new characters. Personality, in simple terms.
New faces in the performance of Paul Giamatti and Nick Cassavetes turned out much weaker than the same Chinese and Mike Tyson. The sensational even before the movie was released a scene in a tattoo salon (because of what it should have played a Gibson, then Liam Neeson) in the end proved to be very entrance and memorable.
Nothing bad can be said to the actors, who are undoubtedly the decoration of this comedy franchise. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis excellent play with each other. They are simply fused with the images, and each brings something special to his character, why they got so charismatic. It could be argued, and Justin Bartha, but unfortunately it is too little and came to the fore exactly heroes Cooper, Helms and Galifianakis.
"Hangover II", in general, a good comedy, for one viewing. Not great as the first part, but not quite so disgusting. It simply is not bad, as they say - looked and I do not regret, but will not reconsider. Surely most fans of the first part of this tape will have to taste all the same as if a lot was not said about the second time, not everyone is upset. But the fact remains - the second part of "Hangover" is making no headway, if not a step backwards for the franchise. And if a sequel copying itself the viewer can still accept and remain completely satisfied with what they saw, then the third part director will have something to drastically change.
It was originally planned that the book trilogy by Suzanne Collins' "The Hunger Games" will be filmed like a three movies. This week, Lionsgate announced its intention to remove the four parts - so the studio is confident of the future franchise.
As said on Wednesday the head of the studio, John Felthaymer, the material becomes food for the huge number of conversations. "Everything goes to the fact that Lionsgate has a solid franchise in its hands". "The Hunger Games" has become the biggest-selling studio project at the Cannes Film Market.
Practice to increase the number of adaptations in relation to the existing original book to Hollywood is not new. Seventh book about Harry Potter has been split into two films, while the fourth novel "Twilight" series "Daybreak" was also divided in half. The same thing happens with Collins books.
Unlike the cases with Potter and "Daybreak", Lionsgate wisely signed the one cast for four movies. Young actors from the franchise about boy wizard as the stars of "Twilight", made his fortune, increase bargaining fees from film to film. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, engaged in "Hungry games", get a good amount of money, tens of millions. If the movie franchise will hire hit, the studio will certainly find a way to reward its actors, in addition, Lionsgate will always take precedence.
The desire of producers to earn more on the available material is understandable. Director Gary Ross and Suzanne Collins, author of novels for sure coming up with an adequate final for the third film, the viewer does not feel that the action was cut short on the most interesting place. The latter two, are likely to be filmed in parallel, which will allow studios to save a little.
In order to start the development of the third film in the series "The Hangover," from Warner took more time to think, rather than in the case of a sequel. Continued it was decided to withdraw before the premiere of the original, whereas the third film gave the green light only this week.
On Monday, the world's box-office of film "Hangover II" crossed the mark of $200 million. Yet not a single comedy failed to collect such money in such a short period of time.
Warner has begun preparing for the third film by searching for a screenwriter. The first thing the studio turned to Craig Mazin – one of the authors of a sequel. On account of Mazin is comedy "Senseless", "Scary Movie" (third and fourth) and "Superhero Movie". Negotiations have begun with screenwriter, but the details of the plot, of course, will be kept confidential.
Director Todd Phillips in his interviews has repeatedly noted that he has ideas for the third picture. The concept remains the same: the heroes Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis at the bachelor party and get drunk in the morning cannot remember what happened to them. Since the actors have not yet signed contracts, but most likely it is a matter of time.
Note that the budget for the sequel was almost twice the original. "Hangover" cost the studio $ 35 million and brought together the world's 467 million. The second film was worth 80 million. Moreover, the project was in jeopardy because of the requirements of the actors to raise fees. Cooper, Galifianakis and Helms got together for the first "Hangover" is less than 1 million for three. They thankfully, the studio did not sign them to continue, so that after the incredible success of the original guys could haggle.
Warner showed a hefty short-sightedness, signing an agreement with the trio only for a sequel. Given the huge fees of the first rolling weekend, the appetites of the actors can easily become even greater. However, this issue will become a headache only for the studio bosses.
Investors are gradually beginning to raise questions about the need to release movies in 3D. Charges of "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" were regarded as low, but now bad launch of "Kung Fu Panda 2" once again confirmed the trend: audiences are less willing to pay per view movie in glasses.
Animated film from DreamWorks, which cost about $ 150 million, went to American screens last week. Given the prolonged weekends (from the Americans was Memorial Day), the second "Panda" has collected about 53.5 million dollars. At the same time, the comedy "Hangover II", despite the rating R (children under 17 years are permitted only when accompanied by adult), as well as the lack of 3D, earned 117.5 million dollars, twice as much.
Viewers do not want to pay extra money for inconvenient eyeglasses and dull image, analysts say. Now, writes of Deadline, reacted to the collections of films and on Wall Street. Shares of the company RealD, which designs fashionable technology, yesterday, fell by 12%. In total, over the past two weeks, the drop was 23%.
Charges of "Panda 2" is not long in coming and promotions DreamWorks Animation, all their cartoons graduating in 3D. Compared with last year they fell by 20%. Charges of screenings of sequel "Kung Fu Panda" in 3D accounted for 45% of the total fees the film in the States. For comparison: last year's "Shrek Forever" in 3D brought to cinemas 60% of the total fees for the weekend. In this case, it is worth considering that the number of rooms are adapted to show the volume of films, was for 343 less.
One of the biggest critics of the format of Wall Street, a company spokesman BTIG Richard Greenfield recommends getting rid of shares of DreamWorks Animation, as the "movie studios didn’t meet expectations."
The cost of watching a movie in 3D for the American family of three is around $45, which can be added to the cost of popcorn, drinks and pay for parking. Taken together, easily translates into $100.