For the fifth "Die Hard" has been approved director. It will be John Moore. The producer is known for his movies "Behind Enemy Lines" and "Max Payne" and the remake of the classic film "The Omen" and "Flight of the Phoenix."
Formerly the director offered to place Noam Murro, but he chose to do a prequel movie "300" – tape of "Xerxes." The script for the new film about McLain wrote Skip Woods, who worked on the project "X-Men: Origins. Wolverine "and "A Team".
In addition, the studio has a list of potential directors, which considered such names as Joe Cornish, Justin Lin, Nicholas Vinding Refn and actually John Moore. Additionally, on hearings, among other candidates for the director's position were Gary Flider, Paul McGuigan and Michael Hofstra. In Moore was very confident the studio Fox, but this version is not quite liked Bruce Willis, who spent a series of meetings with the director, but ultimately decided that the way of director is quite suitable for the glorified actor.
The first picture from the series "Die Hard", filmed by John McTirnan, published in 1988 and raised more than $ 130 million with a budget of 28 million. The sequel, has been shot by Renny Harlin, was released two years later, his budget was equal to 70 million, but the charges were more than its predecessor - 239 million. Release of the third part, for which again took McTiernan, took place in the mid-1990s, and again the "Die Hard" with success, for with an impressive one hundred millionth budget picture collections have exceeded 300 million.
The most recent film series was released in 2007. Its directing was engaged Len Wiseman. The tape also was in demand at the box office, collecting more than $ 380 million.
Coming soon Oscar ceremony will produce director of the trilogy "Rush Hour" Ratner Brett. He also suggested that the leading man of film events became Eddie Murphy. If the organizers and the actor reached an agreement, then for comedian this experience of "Oscar" will be the first. It is noteworthy that Ratner and Murphy have recently worked together on the movie "Tower Heist."
Before Murphy was nominated for the award only once - for his film "Dreamgirls" in the category "Best Actor of the second plan", but lost to Alan Arkin, who played in the movie "Little Miss Sunshine."
For the star of "Beverly Hills Cop" such an active part in the "Oscars" will clearly be a good option to attract more attention. With the exception of the fourth "Shrek" actor recent projects were such as "Meet Dave" or "Imagine" have failed miserably at the box office.
Careers of Murphy and so during the last decade has evolved quite chaotic, but from the recent successful works at the moment only "Norbit" in 2007, where he traditionally has played multiple roles (including embodied the image of the Asiatic character is the father of the main hero).
In addition, it is discussed candidature of Billy Crystal, in charge of "Oscar" for eight times. In favor of Murphy says that he just started his career with appearances on the stage: Eddie was a prominent stand-up comedian, and his film-concert "Delirious" and "Raw" have become iconic.
It is known that if the choice of the organizers still fall for Murphy, Billy Crystal is most likely in any case will take part in a ceremony in tribute to Bob Hope.
Leading of the past "Oscars" were James Franco and Anne Hathaway.
Universal and Hasbro contract was concluded in early 2008. According to the agreement for six years, the studio had to shoot the four films on the most famous series of game conglomerate. Peter Berg has already filmed "Sea Battle", but what are the other three? The list is constantly changing. Earlier plans were listed Stretch Armstrong game, board game "Monopoly", "Clue", Candy Land, "Ouija" and Magic, The Gathering.
To date, there are only projects to turn Taylor Lautner in stretchy man and screening of the game Candy Land. In early August it was announced that Universal refuses to "evidence" that was planning to shoot Gore Verbinski from "Monopoly" and Magic, The Gathering. However, these projects are not dead, but only parted with the studio. In particular, Hasbro is now looking for funding for Verbinski picture and hired screenwriters.
A lot of directors wanted to make a film about the Spiritist board. As a result, Universal stopped at McGee - director of "Charlie's Angels" has presented very interesting concept. Michael Bay company Platinum Dunes has produced the project. According to insiders, when it was time to give the green light to the “Ouija” the studio came to the conclusion that the film with this budget is too heavy for them. The cost of "Ouija" was not disclosed, but it was planned to turn the tape in a big adventure movie in the style of "The Mummy". Universal will pay $ 5 million penalty for refusing the draft. It seems that the budget really was decent, and the studio that is going through hard times, decided to get rid of a little blood.
Hasbro, Michael Bay and McG went with their project to other studios. The first was the Paramount, where the Bay shot his "Transformers." The studio will make a decision today. In case of refusal of Paramount "Ouija" can find refuge in the studio of Fox, where McGee had just finished work on the spy comedy "This means war."
Universal is investing heavily in "Snow White and the Hunter", having spent "47 ronin" and "Battleship." The project of Peter Berg cost $ 200 million. Hope on the profit from the western "Cowboys and Aliens" was not justified - the film proved to be poorly at the box office. Studios are increasingly afraid to invest big money in risky projects. Much more likely to have adaptations of famous comics and books, remakes, prequels and sequels.
We recall that the studio has recently abandoned the project of Guillermo del Toro's "At the mountains of madness" and the film adaptation of the "Dark Tower" by Stephen King.
1). Studio Fox, taking advantage of the window arose before the shooting of "Wolverine", has hired Mark Bombek that he went through the script by Christopher Macquarie, though, as far as we know, the company was pleased with his choice.
Bombek is familiar to the public for his work on the paintings "Die Hard 4", "Witch Mountain" and "Unstoppable". In addition, the screenwriter wrote a new draft text of Bryan Singer, "Jack - the giants killer" and the remake of "Total Recall", implemented by Len Wiseman.
Filming of "Wolverine" will start in spring 2012. Producers of the pictures are self Hugh Jackman, John Palermo and Lauren Shuler Donner. Film will be shot in Tokyo and Vancouver, before it's finished Jackman in the musical Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables", which is produced by Universal.
In the story, the action sequel will be developed in Japan, as the main source of inspiration for the film was a series of comic books in 1982, when the story about Wolverine has been doing Frank Miller and Chris Claremont.
Previous movie dedicated to this hero and shot Gavin Hood, was released in 2009, collecting more than 370 million with a budget of 150 million.
2). The hero of Stu in both series of "The Hangover" Ed Helms will play in the remake of French comedy "Le Mac". Production of the new version will be the company of Ben Stiller Red Hour Films.
The original film, produced by Laurent and Michel Petina (sponsored series "Taxi"), talked about the two brothers. First - pimp Ace, leading an idle life, but whose big mafia boss suspected in the deal with the police. Such is indeed the case, so Ace, sensing danger, fakes his own death.
Guardians of the rule of law instead decided to bring to the operation of an imaginary brother of the deceased, Chapelle. It the opposite of relative quiet and unassuming. Therefore, for the introduction of a gang he will have to learn to pimp manners - manners of gait to the question. As a result, having joined the criminal environment, Chapelle begins to think about his own plan.
The roles of both brothers in the film played Jose Garcia, a remake of them will embody Helms. Scenario for an American painting will write Johnny Rosenthal. Most likely, the tape in the English version will get a completely different name.
"Generally speaking, from the word to "judge" I'm scared, so I promise just watch movies and find in them something good" - has promised the chairman of jury of the 68th Venice Film Festival Darren Aronofsky. Today, the Lido offers one of the most interesting film festivals of this year.
Aronofsky second consecutive year, comes to the Lido, but the last time he presented his film "Black Swan" - the picture opened the festival, participated in the contest, but the winner came just Mila Kunis, winning award as best young actress.
In addition to Aronofsky and Marton this year's jury is consisted of director Todd Haynes, musician David Byrne, the Finnish director Eija-Liiza Ahtila, actress and screenwriter Rorvaker Alba, director Andre Teshine.
To be honest, the press conference of the jury is rarely interesting. This is mainly answer questions about "how are you going to judge movies" and "how you work with each other in Venice." However, each time hoping for a miracle and stubbornly takes place in the hall. Alas, the revelation was not.
"I can’t remember when I watched such interest catalog - he said. - Only the names are intriguing!"
The word "judge films" the director does not like, he sluggishly disown this notion, saying that the important thing for him - to be open to all films. Like it or not, namely the decision of the President of the jury affects the fate of films-winners.
Statistics of the festival is impressive. A total of three main sections of the program - 65 new movies. 22 paintings compete for the "Golden Lion", out of competition will show 19 films, and in the "Horizons" - 24 films. A total of 5208 hits take place, 2511 of them feature films, 566 films the average timing and the 2131 short film.
In an interview with Vanity Fair Angelina Jolie spoke about her new project, "In the land of blood and honey," which became her first directorial debut.
"Brad thinks that I’ll turn into a shrew" - jokes Jolie, explaining her first experience with directing film "In the land of blood and honey".
"I had a good experience of cooperation with directors, and Brad is worried that now I'll be impatient to them, as I’ve already become a filmmaker."
"I never got tired so much before. Throughout my career, I was hiding behind the words of others," - says Jolie on her debut as writer and director.
"Now, I say. You feel stupid when something turns out not as it should."
"I was getting the flu and had to spend two days in quarantine, so as not to infect the children," - explains the actress the reason why decided to write the script. "It was in France, and I was in our house, on the attic. I had nothing to do - I do not watch TV, and did not want to read. So I started writing. And write everything from beginning to the end. In another way I can’t. Then I gave the script to Brad that he read it on the road, he called and said, "You know, dear, not so bad."
Jolie admits that initially was not going to engage in self-directing, but then changed her mind: "This is the story I did not want to let out at other hands. That’s why I became a filmmaker."
Her decision to invite to the movie local unknown actors, Jolie explains: "These roles could not be played by anybody. This is their story. It is very important that the actors themselves willing to act in this film. If none of them did want to take part in the project, it would simply not exist. "
Jolie appreciated the support and assistance from Pitt, he had her during the shooting: "He came to the set and said that he likes or what he does not understand. As an ordinary woman, I listened to most of his advice, but with a few remarks argue and defend his point of view. His help was invaluable. But it's hard to criticize a man whom you love, so I do not think this is a fair judge. We judge ourselves. I'm sure that if you shoot a good movie, people will leave the theater, discussing it and debating. "
"Before filming, I sent the script to Bosnian Serb journalists and writers, representatives of nations at war. I checked whether my fantasy is reality ... If they say "no", I would have retreated."
Supermodel Marisa Miller and actor-veteran James Hong received roles in the adaptation of comic book RIPD. They will make avatars of the main characters, the plot of which are dead, but sometimes they can be returned to the ordinary world.
In the film of Robert Schwentke RIPD Ryan Reynolds plays a young police officer who was killed while his work, but in the other world is forced to continue his detective work. In his companions come across a seasoned cop with the Wild West in the performance of Jeff Bridges. In order to find his murderer, the hero has to get out in the living world. And there he will take the guise of Grandpa Chan - he just plays and James Hong. The avatar of the partner will be Marisa Miller.
For Miller, this film will be a debut on the big screen. Model of Victoria's Secret earlier appeared in the TV series "How I Met Your Mother" and "Entourage," but at the big movies actress has not yet starred. In the fashion industry Marisa Miller is known for: a model graced every special magazine Sports llustrated edition from 2002 to 2008, and edition, where she appeared on the cover in a swimsuit, has been sold in a record number of copies.
James Hong is known for such classic movies as "Blade Runner" and "Big Trouble in Little China." He recently voiced the animated "Kung Fu Panda 2", and the last major film project with his participation was fantastic, "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The origins of Hong career start in the 50s of last century. In total, the actor has starred in 500 films. In the near future, James Hong will be seen in the blockbuster "Safe" with Jason Statham.
RIPD will be shot on studio Universal, which has taken in recent years in the habit of closing large projects. In addition to the aforementioned actors, in the film are involved Mary-Louise Parker and Kevin Bacon.
After several years of talk and rumors of the original Star Novels Dan Aykroyd appeared on the radio program of Dennis Miller and said that "Ghostbusters 3" will start production in spring of next year. The actor added that Bill Murray has not yet agreed to participate in the project but the creators of the third part are making every effort to persuade the intractable artist.
"Yes, we will shoot the film. And, hopefully, with Mr. Murray - said Aykroyd. - At least we hope so. We have a great script".
In March this year Ivan Reitman said: "The script is very good. All the actors read it and were delighted. We are waiting for Bill Murray to read it".
However, if Murray will continue to resist, the project can start and without his involvement. Before this, even out of the question, but now things have changed.
Aykroyd has finally shed some light on the subject of a future film. The story begins with the problems at the main characters - they can’t catch a ghost so quickly as before. So they have to recruit a team of young hunters.
"My hero, Ray went blind in one eye and can no longer drive a" Cadillac " – says Dan. - He has a sore knee, and Igon (Harold Ramis hero) did put on weight and could barely move. We need new blood, and that was constructed plot. We will give it the younger generation. "
Who will star in "Ghostbusters 3" is not reported. "We need three guys and a girl," - says Dan Aykroyd. Dan himself would like to see in one of the roles of the star series "Criminal Minds" Matthew Gray Gubler.
Will the third "Ghostbusters" have a fourth team member Ernie Hudson? In April, the actor, complained that none of the original members did not offer him a place in trilogy.
- Preparing for the role, do you think that you should avoid any stereotyping when you put together an image of Peter Parker and Spider-Man?
I had to make so many that I have not had time to think about what I need something to avoid. I did not consider the task set before me, from this point of view. I wanted Peter Parker had fun. I would like to make it clear that he can not only try to save the world but the fun never ends, that he enjoys life even after he was responsible for saving the city. Inspired by the work of many filmmakers in recent years, I really wanted to use physical force to do something natural. Physical data of Spider-Man - that's what I was obsessed and admired.
- If you look back and remember the very first comic book, it becomes clear that the image of Spider-Man has always been synonymous with grace ...
Yeah, right. What would have happened if we had a spider DNA, representing the percentage of our blood? So I decided to study spiders, their movements, how they act, and tried to use the data I obtained in the maximum. The way, Peter moves it should be clear that he is half boy, half - a spider, and the matter is not in a suit. The mutation affects the communication and interaction with people. Spider is incredibly sensitive, and his skin is sensitive to everything, and it's very important detail. Imagine for a moment that all of your skin would be as fragile as a spider: the slightest gust of wind would be like passing around tornado. It was necessary to pay attention to the number of hands and feet: you would always rush somewhere. We had to figure out how to adapt to this Peter, and simultaneously to the movement in space - because the spider moves up, down, side to side, all around. He does not move linearly, and, taking into account this feature it must be understood that he could be here, and in a split second - in a totally different place. The immobility of the spider and its lightness also caught my attention.
- Very soon you will see yourself as a toy figurine, in the form of images on billboards, on plates, on magazine covers, in short, everywhere. Around the world people will not identify you as an actor, Andrew Garfield, but a comic book hero like - Spider-Man. How do you prepare for this part of the job?
I do not like thinking about it. It scares me. I really do not want any glory. I was glad that I was given the opportunity to play a role, which I had dreamed from my 2 years. Ability to become a more prominent actor or just a more well-known person in the world was the only thing that kept me from a final agreement, and which I questioned. Do I want this? I pondered this issue for months. I knew that my life will have changes. I'm going to do the best to remain part of the world. I do not want to lose the opportunity to be an ordinary man, meet people, and make new friends. I do not want, getting acquainted with me, people thought of me biased. I love to be myself and do not want to be someone else. Of course, I realize that much will change, but I will do my best to stay simple guy, who makes his living. I really accepted this role and without a moment's regret about my decision.
- Until today, the franchise, "Spiderman" has been consisted of three films, is one of the projects, which together with the heroic theme of a love theme - the romance between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. "The new Spider-Man" - a new star, new director and ... no Mary Jane. However, the flirt is still a central theme in the movie: this time, Peter Parker is in love with Gwen Stacy, the heroine of Emma Stone. What can you tell us about working with Emma?
She's just super. Emma is very talented, I knew that. But I had no idea how she will be good, funny, sweet and generous as a human. She - the girl who brought cupcakes for the whole team, but does not say that baked them herself. She really wanted to get into the skin of her character and do something real. She is playful, cheerful, likes to fool around, and she always helped me to relate everything easier. It is very important to me because I am quite serious in life, and the seriousness is getting me nerves. So Emma was a real godsend.
The new film of director of the second "TRON:Legacy" Joseph Kosinski is required just two actresses. Tom Cruise has long been attached to the project, which was formerly called "Oblivion". Now the picture is called "Horizons", and among the contenders for the major female roles are Olivia Wilde and Olga Kurylenko.
Initially, Kisinsky project took root at Disney, but in March this year, the studio felt it too old and refused funding. The picture was picked up by Universal, which today looks unusual: in the light of the closure of several big-budget projects to run a fantastic picture on original material is at least risky. And judging by the actions of the studio, Universal is not going to risk.
The protagonist of "Horizons", a former soldier named Jack, is engaged in repairing aircraft, which patrol the surface of his earth dwellers of the planet, more unfit for life after the alien attack. Earlier descriptions of the plot came across a woman, returning from an expedition to Mars. Jack showed her in an aircraft, crashed in front of him. Now, however, this precision is lowered.
Over the weekend, Kosinski will try a few actresses in leading roles in "Horizons." For a film takes two actresses. One of them will play Victoria, assistant and lover of Jack and the other - Julie, on which the hero is going to marry before the alien attack on Earth.
Pretenders are: Jessica Chastain of the "Tree of Life," Olivia Wilde from "House", Olga Kurylenko of “Quantum of Solace", Numi Rapas from "Prometheus", and Brit Marling - actress, screenwriter and director, whose name in recent days often glimpsed in the news.
The plot of "Horizons" is based on graphic novel of Kosinski. Comic has been published by Radical Publishing, but the name does not change, and leaves "Oblivion." The producers decided to rename the picture for video game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
By the way, no day is complete without news of the closure of certain Universal projects. It became known today about the refusal of the studio from the movie of Mary Herron “Wicked Lovely”.