The creator of the series "Sex and the City" Michael Patrick King is most often forced to respond to a question, not whether he intended to shoot the film, a prequel about the acquaintance of four characters - Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte. As it turns out, the director of two successful feature films according TV series doesn’t want to shoot other stories of four friends.
For a long time in the network there were rumors about the upcoming prequel of "Sex and the City." Ostensibly the heroines in it will still teenagers, and the film will trace the history of their childhood. At the heart of the book could be Kendes Bushnell "Carrie Diaries" and "Summer in the City. "
However, all these conversations will remain rumors because Michael Patrick King this week denied them.
"I'm not working on a prequel of "Sex and the City". I do not even read these books of Bushnell. While it is recognized that it was a great satirist, and writes beautifully. "
"My Carrie Bradshaw started in 33, and I brought her up to 43 years. I totally uninteresting to know who were her parents, because she exists only in Manhattan. I can’t imagine how I rolled back and simplify Carrie"- says King.
The series "Sex and the City" started on HBO in 1998 and ended in 2004. Four years later, followed by extension in the form of a feature film, which proved to be great at the box office - the film with a budget of $ 65 million earned in the world 415 million.
"Sex and the City 2," released last year, showed less impressive results.
Creative duo of brothers Hughes somehow quietly disintegrated: Albert Hughes offered to shoot, "Akira" and Allen Hughes - a political drama "Broken City" with Mark Wahlberg. However, Albert plans have changed. The director left the film version of anime and looked closely at the draft of Motor City, where the main role proposed to Chris Evans.
Departing from the project "Akira," Albert Hughes stayed with the studio Warner on good terms. Moreover, the studio assured him employment in another projects, which seems to be and the Motor City.
Chris Evans can play a small rascal, who, being substituted, gets into the jail. Coming from it, he would take revenge on his oppressors. It would seem a trivial subject. But why did the script of Chad St. John appear in the famous "Black List" of best non-released scenarios of 2009? The thing is that the protagonist of the film says only one replica. Moreover, in all scenarios there is only one replica.
In our days, to shoot a silent film in the Hollywood is a real suicide. Some time ago the Coen brothers were trying to break through a silent film about World War II, but failed, despite the consent of Brad Pitt filming at them.
But at this year's Cannes Film Festival has done a lot of noise and black and white silent film "Artist". Jean Dujardin won award for best actor, critics were ecstatic, Harvey Weinstein bought the rights to immediately release the picture in the U.S. It is possible that the script of Motor City has been taken from the shelf on the wave of interest in the film of Michel Hazanavichusa.
The film produces Joel Silver, who will not give up the ability to find future hits. Chris Evans after the release of "The First Avenger" has proved that he can make on his shoulders the entire movie, even if one-third of these pictures are narrow shoulders. But if he refuses, there are already some candidates to replace: Jeremy Renner and Joel Edgerton.
In any case, Hughes has accepted the offer to film. Work will begin in early January. Whether Evans will accept the project or not we will get to know soon.
Given that the classical image of Snow White is still connected with the Walt Disney film, the long reluctance of studios to take on the game version of the story of the girl, the evil queen and the Seven Dwarfs caused at least puzzling. Now Disney shook off the dust from the project about Snow White and the Seven Shaolin monks, renamed it and changed the concept.
The project, formerly known as "Snow White and the Seven", was known from 2002. Some time ago to it was assigned director of the thriller "I - a legend" Francis Lawrence. But since then much water has flowed, Lawrence took "Water for Elephants," a story about a girl and seven Shaolin monks seem to have forgotten.
Now, when studios Universal and Relativity raced off their version of "Snow White", Disney came to its senses. The script for "Snow White and the Seven", which put a number of famous writers' hands up to the writer Michael Chabona, got down from the shelf and handed over to the young visionary Michael Gracie.
Gracie was an animator in the company Animal Logic, which worked on the cartoon "Happy Feet", and then teamed up with colleague Pete Commins, special effects specialist, founded the company Partizan Lab, and went to shoot commercials. One of them, you know very well:
The film, with which Michael Gracie debuts in cinema, will be called "The Order of the Seven". From the stories about Snow White will be only a girl and the number of her defenders. The action will be transferred to China of the 19th century, however, seven characters will be recruited from around the world.
A team of soldiers belonging to an ancient order, meets fugitive from England, pursued by an ancient evil. Warriors no longer follow the rules of their order, so that the meeting with the evil will become for them a kind of redemption. By the way, each character will have his own unique fighting style. Michael is a wonderful dancer and choreographer, so he will put the stage of fighting.
In the near future Gracie will start working on storyboards and design of the film. Shooting will begin next year.
Director of "Ocean's Eleven" doesn’t stop to amaze the film world. Once he shoots porn star in the title role, then decides to retire, in order to draw, but now he has surpassed himself. Steven Soderbergh is headed by second crew of the film "The Hunger Games."
In recent days on Twitter might find mention of the presence of Steven Soderbergh on the set of "The Hunger Games." Remember, this is an adaptation of the eponymous bestseller Suzanne Collins who composed a trilogy about the harsh world of the future, where teens are forced to take part in a deadly battle.
Director of the project is Gary Ross. Production designer of "The Hunger Games" is Eddie Mills wrote on Twitter: "This weekend we've got Soderbergh! Very cool!"
As the number of exclamation marks rolls over, it seems that Stephen really came to the shooting. But in what capacity? And then tweet illuminator Chris Blackstone helps: "Wow! Just found out that Steven Soderbergh comes to us to lead second crew! "
Sources of Playlist blog confirmed the rumors: Soderbergh and really helps Gary Ross to shoot "The Hunger Games." But again, all is not as sudden as it seems from the outside. Stephen and Gary are actually old friends. Soderbergh has produced one of the best films of Ross "Pleasantville". Another link was Philip Messina, costume designer of "The Hunger Games", who worked on many films with Soderbergh - "Traffic," "Solaris," "Erin Brockovich" and Danny Ocean's trilogy.
Given that the movie should be in theaters for 22 March next year, Soderbergh's decision to help his friend is very correct. Stephen is famous for his ability to work very quickly. Like Matt Damon said, while working on the "Contaminated", Soderbergh is mounted a picture and in 20 minutes has shown amazing material, which has been shooting for the whole day. Generally Damon sometimes talks too much, for what Soderbergh at the recent Comic-Con convention has called him a 14-year old girl.
The attractiveness of such commercial project as "The Hunger Games" for a number of snobs instantly increased. And let the second work crew does not affect the overall perception of the film, the degree of expectation of the project has actually increased.
Screen adaptation of Irvine Welsh's novel "Dirt" is finally taking shape. Apparently, the shooting will begin in January next year, and in the lead roles will be seen James McAvoy, Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming.
The protagonist - the corrupt Scottish cop Bruce Robertson, obsessed with sex and cocaine. He ought to investigate the murder, but he strongly interferes with his own peculiarities, the habit of playing colleagues and running for the girls. Robertson is looked after his partner Ray Lennox Head and Bob Toal.
Irvine Welsh has confirmed that McAvoy not only has taken the lead role, but him have joined Jamie Bell and Alan Cumming.
"James will play the main character, Jamie – Lennox, his running mate, and Alan will be the boss."
Welsh is also a producer of the picture, while the film itself will be shoot by Briton, John S. Baird.
"John has filmed his biopic about Cass Pennant who was excellent in the UK, and many critics have compared it to the "Its - England." John and I met and became friends instantly, - says Irvine Welsh. - He has already invested a lot of work in "Dirt." I kept trying to film the book with various producers, directors, actors for many years. And then came John, rewrote the script and turned out great! "
James McAvoy mentioned this film earlier this year - in an interview, the actor hinted that he drew on the horizon, a potential project. McEvoy called it "extreme" and "furious." Given that such words are difficult to apply to the crime drama "Welcome to the trap," in which he is filmed now, it can be assumed that he has spoken about "Dirt."
Star of the new sci-fi thriller "The First Avenger" Chris Evans in an interview with the resource Popsugar talked about how to build muscle in order to play the classic hero Captain America from the universe Marvel.
- Why have you rejected the role at first?
There were two reasons why I was not in a hurry to give my consent to participate in the project. The first was the agreement under which I was supposed to star in nine films (later this number had decreased to 6). What if suddenly my desire to play goes away, if I want to write or make movies or simply don’t want to work - I'll go to the mountains, get married, give a birth to children and start to live a normal life? I will not have that right! And I think that I was not 100% sure that my ultimate goal was to turn into mega-star of the cinema. The second reason for a change of my lifestyle. I can still get to play with the ball, I can go to the supermarket and lead normal lives. There is a difference between popular and very popular and extremely popular.
- Why did you finally said "yes"?
I did not agree, because the project scarecrows me. I am confident that we can not make decisions based on fear. I think it's a big mistake, and I think that people are more sorry about what did not, and not about in that venture. I started thinking, discussed the issue with family and friends. I have very good friends who told me: "Look, Chris, if you're afraid of something, then you must throw yourself into the very epicenter, and see what may be. No obstacles in life will not stand under such pressure." And I did a 180 degree turn. Surprisingly, this is exactly what I wanted to do. "
- Was it fun to shoot the film?
So, guys, let's be realistic: Do not matter how long the list of minuses is, there are still more pluses. I'm shooting a movie, I sit here and give you an interview, I have a shield, and I get paid for what I'm running back and forth and trying to portray something.
- Tell us about your training for the role of Captain America.
We were filming in Boston, and I trained with an instructor for about four months for two hours a day, and it was tin. I love working for wear, crock as hell and then say:" I did it! "Here were all on differently. Leaving the train, I thought: "I feel like throwing up. I hate the coach. I hate this movie. I want to sleep for a week! "It was very difficult. I have a fast metabolism and I am losing weight easily, so in order to gain weight, I need to eat a lot. There comes a point when you no longer can even look at another piece of chicken. You feel that growing on the eyes, but continue to absorb protein. It was a nightmare.
- What is your favorite moment in the film?
I liked the underwater shots. Before, I had never shot under water. Week filming an episode when I was chasing a submarine, was very fun, and I just squeaked in delight. I sank to a depth of scuba in the mouth, and when the shooting began, I selected the scuba. And so from time to time. In short, I was under water for very long, and it was great and very unusual.
- "The First Avenger" VS "Avengers."
In "The First Avenger" shooting schedule is much better. This is the advantage franchise, consisting of six pictures, as you can safely classify an incredible amount of material. I can not imagine that will start before the premiere of "Avengers"! You guys will want to talk with Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo, and this time I'll take a break and sit on the sidelines.
The project of Barry Levinson's "Gotti: In the shadow of my father," has found a hero artist to the role of son of John Travolta. It will be Ben Foster. The actor will have to play a man who tried to resist the fate of the father, but nothing came of it.
When John Travolta got the role of gangster John Gotti, many people thought that the actor went to the main party in the project. But over time, much has changed. Director Nick Cassavetes has gone, and the film was renamed from "Gotti: Three Generations" in "Gotti: In the shadow of my father."
It also turned out that the elder Gotti - it is not so enviable role. The main hero will be the son of John Gotti, John Gotti Jr. His play, Ben Foster, who last was seen in the blockbuster "The Mechanic".
The project also involved Al Pacino and Kelly Preston. The real John Gotti Jr. has gotten the position of consultant.
"Gotti: In the shadow of my father," will start shooting in early January of 2012, but still at the stage of conflict erupted.
Joe Pesci sued the producers, claiming that it was originally approved for one role, but now his appearance in the film greatly reduced, and cut fees. The story of Pesci has not yet ended.
As for Ben Foster, the actor with a great respect for Barry Levinson, as director actually gave him his first major film role he took it in the "Heights of freedom."
"My career has developed, thanks to Barry - says Foster. - His new film about family, about fathers and children. Opportunity to appear at Barry - a huge honor for me. "
Ben Foster has recently finished filming in crime drama "Contraband," and also starred in the film of Fernando Meyrellish "360." Next year he will be seen in "Prometheus" by Ridley Scott. Last year, the actor spent considerable time in Armenia, acting in the drama "Here."
Patricia Clarkson will play Tammy 1 in the "Parks and Recreation", the first wife of Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman). The character briefly appeared in the finals of the last season, triggering a wave of rumors about who will play a mentally abnormal precursor Tammy 2, which has played Megan Mullally. Executive producer of the series Michael Schur is assured that Tammy 1 will not be a like Tammy 2.
"Tammy 1 is a special kind of a bitch. We came up to her backstory, which is ridiculous and can respond fully to questions that could arise in the finale".
Clarkson will appear in two episodes beginning from the premiere of the 4-th season on Sept. 22.
Vinnie Jones has joined the pilot of "Powers" on caste FX. On starring are already involved Jason Patric and Lucy Punch.
Martin Starr (Party Down, Freaks and Geeks) will appear in season 3 of "Community" as a political science professor and consultant to the UN model - game, during which the participants are usually students and senior students will play the UN's work, learning diplomacy oratory and ability to find compromises in complex political conflicts. Although this is still a one-time appearance, Starr could be back in the next series. Magnificent!
Monica Raymund (Lie to Me) has gotten a multiserial arch in the police and the family drama "Blue Bloods". She will play the young and totally inexperienced police officer with partner Jamie (Will Estes).
Two-time Emmy winner Eddie Izzard (United States of Tara) has caught the producers of the "The Good Wife". He will represent the British lawyer, who will have to compete with lawyers Lockhart / Gardner, against the British court. Although it is scheduled only one guest appearance, according to the creators and producers of the show Robert and Michelle King, the doors to the show is always open for the actor.
The actress is attributed to the comedy of studio Disney "Wish List". The heroine of Reese Witherspoon will make 10 desires, but they will be fulfilled in an unexpected time. Initially, the project was designed for male stars in the title role.
Hollywood is no stranger to change characters to characters. A recent example - a thriller "Salt", originally intended to Tom Cruise. However, when Tom was out of the project that it has expressed interest in Angelina Jolie, and the spy became a woman.
The plot of "Wish List" meets all the canons of films from studio Disney. A girl with a very bright imagination thinks of 10 wishes and throws a coin into the well wishes. Unfortunately, the coin has not provided at the bottom, so the desire is not true. The girl grows and eventually turns into an ambitious careerist. But 25 years later, the coin still falls to the bottom of the pit, and an adult woman has to face the consequences of fulfillment of 10-year-old girl.
Script was written by the author of "Mrs. Doubtfire" Randy Meyem Singer. His last work was the comedy "Tooth Fairy".
When this project will be implemented, has not been announced.
Reese Witherspoon could be seen in the pictures "How Do You Know" and "Water for Elephants." In the spring of 2012 she will be seen in action comedy "This means war", where for attention of her character will fight Chris Pine and Tom Hardy.
Cary Fukunaga, who shot a new version of the novel "Jane Eyre", accepted the offer of Universal Studios to shoot sci-fi thriller Spaceless. The director will also have to rewrite an existing script. Producer of the project was listed Gore Verbinski.
The film's protagonist - a killer who wakes up and finds that travel through space in a special suit. The only company with him is an embedded computer. Supply of air, of course, will end soon. Some time ago, the hero has entered into orbital space station to kill one of a staff member. Now he must figure out how ended up in space, but over time he begins to wonder how realistic is happening around him.
A native of California, Cary Fukunaga made his film debut in 2009 with social drama about the problems of immigrants - "Untitled."
The tape won the prize for directing and cinematography at the Film Festival "Sundance." Fukunaga then engaged in adaptation of the famous novel by Charlotte Bronte. The leading roles in his version of "Jane Eyre" were played Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Now Cary tries himself in fantasy. However, given his previous work, the director is not afraid to try new genre for himself.
In May this year Fukunaga received an offer from the studio Focus Features to rewrite the script of western “No Blood, No Guts, No Glory” and to shoot the film, but at what stage this project is - remains unknown.