It seems that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller decided to add the weight to the sequel of film adaptation of the graphic novel "Sin City" and hired the author of "The Departed," William Monahan for polishing of an already existing script.
Monahan wrote scripts to Ridley Scott's two paintings - "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Body of Lies." He shifted to Western-style Hong Kong thriller "Infernal Affairs", making it a crime drama "The Departed." This work brought an “Oscar” to the screenwriter.
Now, Monaghan will revise existing script of Frank Miller "Sin City 2". In July of this year's Robert Rodriguez said that the financing of the sequel is finally settled, and the shooting will start as soon solved the problem with the script. It is likely that even before the end of this year.
Who of the actors return to the continuation of "Sin City" is not reported. By using a shooting Rodriguez did not need to have all the heroes on the court. Therefore, the actors schedule will be flexible and will even get very busy stars. According to rumors, the central characters in the sequel will be the heroes of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, but again, accurate information on this issue yet not proved.
William Monahan after receiving a prestigious award is not sitting idly by. He tried his hand at directing, shooting thriller "The Bodyguard", wrote scenario to "Horizons" - the project by Joseph Kosinski with Tom Cruise, and will soon be working again with the director of "The Departed" - Martin Scorsese's, with whom he recently signed on to shoot a remake of "The Gambler".
John Rhys-Davies, who played Gimli, Gloin's son in an interview spoke about his meeting with Peter Jackson on the set of "The Hobbit".
- In the last "photo report" Peter Jackson has footages of you on the set of "The Hobbit". What was it like to once again plunge into a familiar atmosphere, and is there any chance that we'll see you at least in cameo?
I would like it! My life made a turn 180 degrees! After I starred in the trilogy "Lord of the Rings" I do not like gun-shot approach to all kinds of masks, and still do not want to, but honestly, I was not eager to play a gnome. Why should I be one of the thirteen, if I may be the only one? Now, when I've almost forgotten what the horror is a many hours of makeup - I'm starting to look at everything through rose-colored glasses. Yes, I went and met with Peter, and yes, I almost began to grovel and fawn (laughs)! I am sure that Peter noticed this!
- This means that you have not received confirmation that you are in the game?
I have not received confirmation that I was not in the game, but actually, no, never got it. I'm sure any of us would be happy with the invitation. Let me tell you ... I am sure that Peter Jackson has everything that should have director. Just look at his organizational talent! I think his desire to raise the bar all the time in his work, he sets the tone for all filmmakers in the world. 48 frames per second - it will provide unprecedented clarity and depth of the picture, and I think Peter will blow everything else about the representation of 3D. Peter is very thorough person, while having all the qualities necessary to the great director. Add to this the fact that the film industry he has built on international level from scratch. Excellent mind and an amazing humility – he has this all!
- What feeling did you have being on the set?
The feeling was similar to the one you feel coming visit the old school where you were the coolest pepper, and suddenly, you realize that everywhere there are a lot of cool guys from new generation. They very politely look down on you, as one of the ever popular alumni, but make it clear that now is not your name in the title of a morning news release. I felt nostalgic. Time flies. "The Lord of the Rings" was the crown of creation, but now ... Long live "The Hobbit", which will be the next crown!
- You were not in the "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull", is there any chance that we'll see you in the fifth Indiana Jones movie?
If you ask me, I will consider this proposal (laughs)! Actually, I was invited to make a small cameo in the fourth movie. I had to sit in front of a green screen studio, and then cut out this footage would get married or Indy some awards like that. I think Salah deserves more respect and the audience more beautiful scenes with his participation.
- How would you compare your collaboration with Jackson and Spielberg? They have a similar style of work or vice versa, different?
Both are geniuses. Both possess extraordinary abilities for the splendid work that come out of their shops. They have different styles, but one, and another genius. I have worked with many famous artists: Blake Edwards, Franklin Schaffner. Spielberg - one of the giants. If the films could not say, Steven Spielberg would be the greatest director of all time. He knows how to tell a story in pictures better than anyone else. PJ. Well, I love PJ! In fact, you can’t compare Spielberg and Jackson, because they are both giants. They both are good in choice of actors and different roles for these actors. I think Jackson has a rare flair for literary material, which gives him a great advantage as a filmmaker. In general, I admire them both!
MTV has renewed for second season its new comedy Awkward. The series has started on July 19 and then collected 1.7 million viewers. The latest episode has 1.9 million visitors, rating in the category of 12-34 was also the highest - 2.0.
"What I love about the show, so this is what it is primarily a comedy, but it is not afraid be sincere and emotional"- says the head of MTV show David Jenollari. 12 new episodes will be released next summer.
Another serial of the channel, The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, was less fortunate. Comedy series closed down after two seasons. The premiere of the second season attracted a record 3.1 million for itself, thanks largely to the timeslot, after the reality hit Jersey Shore. However, May episodes collected less than 1 million viewers.
In August the channel has scheduled the series premiere of Death Valley (29 August) and show the pilot episode I Just Want My Pants Back (August 28, a full launch in 2012). In the autumn will start animation comedy Beavis and Butt-head and Good Vibes (October 27).
About other news:
- BBC spy drama Spooks has closed (also known as MI-5), which this September will begin its tenth and final season.
- TNT renewed for a fifth season Leverage, which has received an order for 15 episodes. The first part of the fourth season has end on August 28, the channel will show the rest of the series in November. TNT also extended the earlier Rizzoli & Isles, Falling Skies and Franklin & Bash. Is not clear yet and the fate of Hawthorne Memphis Beat.
The director, who opened with his melodrama "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" a new glance to Italy and France, now is going to show how charming the Germany is.
"Midnight in Paris" became the highest grossing film of the director's entire career: the picture, which opened this year's Cannes Film Festival, has earned more than U.S. $50 million. In total, on account of melodrama is already 84 million. Recall that in this film Owen Wilson plays a writer who manages to be in Paris on the 20-ies. Moving from past to present, the hero completely changes his view of the world.
As it became known today, the studio has begun negotiations with Bavaria in order to attract director Woody Allen in Munich. The German city will become a new stop in the "European tour" of Allen, as already referred to his recent work. The cost of a new tape will be about $ 25 million, and Bavaria will fully fund the project.
Allen has already mapped out shooting on the next summer. As is usual in his case, there is not a single word about the plot, and no hint of a possible cast. Woody admitted that he was already in Munich: "Every time I like this city more and more! It is a home of cultural and educated people around the magnificent architecture, and beer is excellent! "
"The Bop Decameron", which continued filming in Rome, boasts no less than brilliant ensemble cast, rather than "Midnight in Paris". The film gathered Jesse Eisenberg, Ellen Page, Alec Baldwin, Penelope Cruz, Greta Gervig, Roberto Benigni, Ornella Muti, and Woody Allen himself.
The film's director of "J. Edgar" Clint Eastwood, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, and performer starring Jay Edgar Hoover Leonardo DiCaprio in a brief interview talked about their relationship to the head of the FBI.
J. Edgar Hoover - the man, which had forced to live in fear not only ordinary Americans, but also those who ruled the country. He abused his power by manipulating the major officials and intimidates the leaders of civil rights.
Dustin Lance Black: "I wanted to get the answer to "why". Hoover did a lot of good for the country, but why at the same time her actions sometimes have been destructive? I think the reason lies in his attempt to fill the void in the absence of love, the universal admiration. After all, he instilled at an early age that he should never show the love that feels".
Clint Eastwood: "I grew up with Hoover in the 30s-40s, when he was an FBI agent. He was always respected, always a cop from the top. Naturally, the FBI is a kind of organization to which we all stand in awe of. When we're talking with FBI agents who worked with Hoover, each of them has their own opinion about him. A lot of people loved him, and they liked working with him. "
"This guy started Bureau of Investigation, which later became a federal, and directed it for 48 years under eight presidents. Of course, nobody could fire him because Hoover had incriminating evidence on each."
"He knew that he could dig up any information he needs on his former life of his opponents, but what concerned exactly him, he trusted only Helen and Clyde Tolson Gandy."
"Now, about a possible homosexual relationship between Hoover and Tolson. Some may interpret their relationship in this way. Others may find them inseparable friends. Maybe it's platonic love story. I do not know. But, as Lance stated this point in the script, very interesting. It is described perfectly. There are no obvious conclusions. "
Leonardo DiCaprio: "They were ordinary guys who went up and asked questions. Just as it is done by journalists trying to dig up a story and then present it to the local police, in whose hands is concentrated the whole power. As soon as our country was divided into small city-state with its jurisdiction, there comes a person who creates the federal police, being a member of which, you are responsible for the country for your actions and deeds. "
"Hoover did not just rely on eyewitness accounts, which can often be misleading and can lead you in the wrong direction. It employs forensic medicine. Enhanced sentencing attraction to court and use of evidence - all this is the result of the work that had Jay Edgar Hoover, conceiving FBI".
"I think he's always been an outsider. And I think our story is about this, about how he lost touch with reality to put it mildly. Hoover was obsessed with obsessions, suffered bouts of paranoia. "
The star of series "True Blood" Alexander Skarsgård got an offer to star in the thriller "The East». The script was written by the actress and producer Brit Marling, in collaboration with Hall Batmanglig, which will shoot the film.
Today, the name of the director is unknown to a wide audience. However, his feature debut "The Sound of My Voice" was in the contest festival "Sundance" this year. By the way, the script wrote Batmanglig also co-sponsored by Brit Marling.
As an actress Marling will be known to the world after the release of a spy drama of Robert Redford's "The Company you keep", where Brit has the main female role. Steven Soderbergh and Christopher McQuarrie wanted to get Marling in their films "Magic Mike" and "The Shot" respectively, but the actress chose her own project.
"The East" - the name of the group of environmental terrorists, trying to avenge amoral corporations. The representative must enter the security services group, whose leader will play Alexander Skarsgard.
Filming of "The East" will be held in October and November this year.
While the son of Stellan Skarsgard does not portray the vampire Eric Nortman, he starred in the movie. He can be seen recently in "Melancholy" by Lars von Trier, and in the near future will come two more pictures with the participation of Alexander: a remake of "Straw Dogs" and the blockbuster movie "Battleship."
Studio Warner has recently approved an actor for the lead role in the movie about Vikings "Vanguard". Now Skarsgard starred in the drama "What Maisie knew."
A film about one of the most popular members of the team "X-Men" can’t be defined with the shooting schedule. The work on "Wolverine," presumably, has to begin this fall, but the Fox clarified that was never officially announced the date of starting the project.
The sequel to the film "X-Men: Origins. Wolverine" of Christopher McQuarrie for the first scenario was going to shoot Darren Aronofsky. But after the success of the drama "Black Swan" director was able to freely dispose over his plans, so that "Wolverine" was transferred to James Mangold.
According to the scenario, the film will be developed in Japan. However, as reported by insiders of Fox, because of weather conditions in the Land of the Rising Sun is now difficult to find a suitable location for filming. Rumor has it that "Wolverine" will be shot in Canada, but did not specify whether Canada will play a role of Japan, or the script will be changed.
They say also that one of the reasons for the shooting transfer was filming schedule of Hugh Jackman. The actor must first play in the musical "Les Miserables", which makes the Oscar-winning drama director the "King’s speech" Tom Hooper. In "Les Miserables" Jackman will play with Russell Crowe, which is approved as Inspector Javert.
Among the contenders for the major female roles - Hayden Panettiere, Miranda Cosgrove, Lucy Hale and Emma Watson. Most likely, the "Wolverine" will be held despite of the rain or shine, but the release, which was scheduled for the estimations for 2012, will be transferred to the 2013th.
While some directors lured viewers with a long and painstaking work, giving birth to high-quality projects, as well as aggressive advertising, while others, especially without straining the budget being cut a big budget and cram into their own, so to speak, "movie", promoted lovely fragrances that are not pretty and not incense.
I understand that the creators of the popular trilogy, wanted to continue the feast of money, but this picture - the clearest example of the fact that to the process of creating sequels or remakes one should approach seriously and carefully, or doesn’t start work at all. The fourth part of the adventures of the most advanced kids reminded me strongly tetralogy of "Home Alone". It is also the first three parts (the first two admittedly) were funny and interesting, while the fourth has disgraced the entire series. It is sad, but some people just do not know when to stop.
Overcoming yourself, briefly describe all the same eyeballs "of the film." Once upon there were a father and mother, and had their family, complete them and the two children of different sexes. Then the mother suddenly, and it is not clear from what has died (closer to the end of the film I was genuinely sorry that she did) and stayed in the family only father and children. And then the father has a new girlfriend, played by Jessica Alba. And then she became stepmother to his children, and then she became a mother, and all the time she hid from everyone, that she is a spy. So, after the birth of a baby, she resigned, after the imprisonment of a "Guardian of Time". Life has become adjusted, but the villain, quite brazenly, escaped, and newly-mama will have again to take up her old job. Something like that.
What can we say about the actors? Nothing, except that they were not half as charming as the heroes of the first three films. However, there is to say that alleged in the trailer of Alex Vega and Daryl Sabara (the same pair of the very first three films) in the movie were delayed for a longer time than might be expected. They, in fact play full minor characters. But do not rejoice too soon, at least from them, and should, quite reasonably, expect more, they do not put on the full.
Moral of dissolves and sinks in the scenario 95% of screen time to the remaining 5% to splash out on children's heads. In general, the message of the movie is good, I have already described in the title, I would add only that the particular focus on family and family values, say "stay together, appreciate one another, appreciate the time spent with family." Noble, but after a powerful denouement of the third part is rather sluggish and inexpressive.
Despite the news on the participation of Christian Bale in the new project of Terrence Malick, the actor stressed that will decide with his next film only after the fall, when finished shooting the thriller "The Dark Knight Rises". Bail will not stay without work – in his plans at least five films, including remake of "Oldboy" Spike Lee.
Work on the final film of the trilogy by Christopher Nolan on Batman will end in November this year. Consequently, to the shooting of the new project the actor will start until January 2012. Let's see what is in the plans of Christian Bale.
Perhaps the most interesting of all is a remake of the Korean crime drama "Oldboy." Director will be Spike Lee, and Christian Bale may be in the role of villain. It was rumored that Lee wants to see in the film Josh Brolin, but to date the vacancy is open to a major role.
Bail can flop in a lighter genre and play in the musical "Star Is Born." And let it is also a remake, it will be filmed by director Clint Eastwood himself. Apparently, Leonardo DiCaprio, look for the title role, is no longer interested in the film, but the female leading role is attached to Beyonce Knowles.
Michael Mann in April, said about the desire to shoot the painting in the style of "Treasure of Sierra Madre." The project entitled "Gold" can join Christian Bale and Mann starred in his "Public Enemies." Note that in addition to "Gold", Mann has a work to do: in his plans are a gangster saga "Big Tuna" and the historical drama "Agincourt" about the British archers who fought on the side of the French in 1415.
Bail can also play in a film "Out of the Furnace" from the director of "Crazy Heart" Scott Cooper. Cooper is now rewriting the script of the famous "Black List". The action will unfold in Indiana in 1986. The main character, coming out of prison, wants to marry his friend, but instead of a peaceful life again drawn into a world of crime, holding investigate the murder of his brother.
And finally, this summer it was reported that Darren Aronofsky wants to see Christian Bale in the role of Noah in his eponymous epic about the creator of the ark. To date, there is no any news about "Noah", but Aronofsky will take up his duties as chairman of the Venice Film Festival jury soon.
To the project of Zack Snyder "Last Photo" actor is no longer relevant.
Next year you will see Bale in "The 13 women of Nanking" and, of course, in the form of Bruce Wayne.
Another project has ripe for a pair of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. Director and actor have found a common language while working on "Gangs of New York." Their fifth joint picture could be a remake of the drama "The Gambler", which is being plotted at Paramount Studio.
Original released in 1974 and brought James Caan, who played a major role, a nomination for "Golden Globe". Drama of Karel Reis was based on the novel of Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Teacher from New York performed by Kaan was a model for his students, but in life suffered from addiction to gambling. During filming, Kaan has been trying to overcome cocaine addiction, which certainly influenced his work.
Interestingly, the screenwriter James Tobek, who learned about the upcoming remake, says that the story is really autobiographical. This is not the first time that a film scripted by James gets a new interpretation. Crime drama "Fingers" for his script was reshoot in 2005 in France by Jacques Odiyar with the name "My heart stopped beating."
What will become "The Gambler" in Scorsese's version it is hard to say. To the script is assigned William Monahan, the author of the Oscar-winning "The Departed." Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, who worked with the director of "Crazy Bull" and "Goodfellas" will be producers of the new tape.
Martin Scorsese is making the final touches on the graphic novel adaptation of Brian O. Selznick "Hugo". The director veteran had a lot of plans for the future, including the film "The Wolf of Wall Street" with the same DiCaprio, a joint project with Lars von Trier, the history of relations of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. But what kind of film he chooses his next in turn we shall see.