Here is a brief interview with a future superstar Jason Momoa.
- The role in "Conan" was very important for you, because it's your first feature film, and you have signed up for two more sequels to it. Are you worried about the film and that it will not fail at the box office?
Sure, this is my first movie, and I am interested in its success. But I have the feeling that everything will be great. I'm not afraid that it will fail and be booed. I think one of the reasons I agreed to appear in "Conan" is that after I became a Hal Drogo (the "Game of Thrones") and played that role, I realized that I can to play Conan, and that those who are engaged in the film, they know what they do. I knew that they would make a wonderful world that is based on the vision of director Marcus Nispela. In those stories that I read. I knew that inside me there is potential and I am able to present it to the world. I have no even doubts on this occasion.
- Are not you afraid that get stuck in the role of a warrior forever?
Not really, because I write scripts. I just wrote the screenplay for my second film and have received funding for it. I'm going to be director, and I want personally to shoot what I see. I know all this from inside the kitchen ... Hal Drogo was terrific, but I would not want to be anyone other than Conan. I do not want to be Superman or Batman. Conan - it's just mine, and no, I'm afraid that get stuck in that role. And if they get stuck - well, let them, I like it ... I'm a big kid, and I am high from it all. On the other hand, I want to shoot my films and I want to show my skills in other areas. So at the first we can shoot big-budget movies and then switch to trifle with a budget of 5 million, and create my own art with friends. The world hasn’t seen anything like this, but soon it will get a weak punch in the stomach.
Yes, happily, I have two children.
- Is there any actors who you really respect, who admire?
Yes, of course. Johnny Depp is just super. Marlon Brando. Gary Oldman is one of my favorite actors. Daniel Day Lewis - just a father. Benicio Del Toro. Jeffrey Wright and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
- What scares you?
(deep breath) The Future. Career, and death. I think that we always need something a little wary. The only way to live.
Absolutely! It teaches a sober outlook on life.
Director of three recent films franchise "Fast and the Furious" Justin Lin provided a job for the next two years. His company is located at Barnstorm Pictures Universal Studios, and will develop at least eight projects, including "Fast and the Furious 6" and the new "Terminator".
Justin Lin, best known for the film "Better luck tomorrow" got in the competitive film festival "Sundance." Before into the life of director has plunged "Tokyo Drift", he managed to put the drama "Annapolis" with James Franco. We also note, that Lin has put three episodes of one of the most successful American comedy series of the last time - the "Community".
The nearest future plans of director include five films.
First of all, this adventure spy thriller "Leading Man". The film has long been in development at the studio Universal. At the heart of comic book publisher Oni Press on a global movie star who uses his work and the ability to constantly move around the world as a spy.
The second project will be an unnamed action movie about the 442nd army, which consisted of Japanese American descent who, after World War II became the most titled in the history of the U.S. Army.
Justin Robert Glikert assistant who worked with him during the filming of "Fast and the Furious 5" will debut in directing with a fantastic picture, which is not known.
The fourth film, which will be shot by Justin Lin Company - is the "Fast and the Furious 6." Recall that Universal wants to shift the focus from the beautiful and fast wheelbarrows on the history of the robberies. The release of the sixth franchise is scheduled for May 24, 2013.
The director is assigned to the western "Brigands of Rattleborge", whose script at one time headed the famous "Black List" of best scenarios, as well as the psychological drama "We Disappear" by Scott Helm novel.
In parallel, Justin Lin is developing a film adaptation of Samurai manga "Lone Wolf and pup." Interestingly, this material formed the basis of the graphic novel "Road to Perdition," which was filmed by Sam Mendes of the same name.
Finally, Lin is attached to one fifth of the franchise "The Terminator". What major studio takes up the picture is not yet known.
The director says that is not going to dwell exclusively on big-budget films. The jurisdiction of the Universal is the studio Focus Features, charge more modest projects. Given that Lin began his career with low-budget movies, it would be easy for him to work on the Focus.
Lin has been repeatedly pointed out that Universal had straightened a great relationship.
They gave me the opportunity to prove myself - says Justin. - I came to them with the festival "Sundance", and they handed me a "Fast and the Furious." I have a feeling that I grew up at this studio. "
This weekend, Pixar announced about two future projects. To them will be attributed Bob Peterson and Pete Docter. Both shot cartoon "Up", but now each of them will work on different movies. Peterson got a story about dinosaurs, while the Docter project will tell us about the activities of the human brain.
The first of the planned films will be in theaters in November 27, 2013. It has no name, but you know what will be discussed. The action will unfold on an alternate Earth. Magicians from Pixar will dream on the theme of "what would happen if in our planet has not hit an asteroid, destroying all the dinosaurs." That is, this story will be dinosaurs co-exist with humans. Behind all this is Bob Peterson, a veteran of the company. He is also a screenwriter of "Finding Nemo," "Ratatouille" and "Up." Cartoon about dinosaurs will be his second directorial work, which Bob will do on a par with Peter Sonoma.
The second film will be in theaters later, on 30 May 2014. It also has yet no name. According to the site Playlist, the script writer had a hand in the third part of "Toy Story" Michael Arndt. All the same site found out that the film tells of how a human head formed ideas.
This will be an incredibly ambitious project even by the standards of Pixar. Going to shoot the new movie - Pete Docter, the author of "Monsters, Inc.". "The action of my film developed, where we all were, but never seen," - says the director.
Another cartoon of Pixar, film "Braveheart," will be released in June 22, 2012. In the summer of 2013th we will be surprised with the adventures of rejuvenated Mike Vazovsky and thinner Sally at the prequel "Monsters, Inc.".
At a press conference marking the world release of political thriller "The Debt" Sam Worthington talked about a sequel to "Clash of the Titans" - "Clash of the Titans' 2", and discussed his participation in the process of filmmaking and how it affected on his choice of projects. Excerpts from an interview with actor:
- Is it difficult to balance between participation in independent films and blockbusters?
"I think I was very fortunate from the beginning. If you get into such a big project like" Avatar ", before you, is automatically opened door to a great movie. Long ago, I shared with a friend:" There is a cool script for an independent film and classy script for a blockbuster, but in the first scenario, I have more chances to show myself as an actor." And then my friend asked:" And which of those movies you'd go to see at the cinema? I said that I'll go to blockbuster. "Now, I did choose - I would go to the cinema on "The Debt". Thus, it turned that I have no any balances. In front of me did not face a dilemma: "I will shoot in blockbuster for all of them, and then - in a film with a modest budget for myself." When you hang out with Christian Bale, there is a feeling that he decides: "One for them, one for myself," he thinks: "For myself - what story I want to tell?" That's how he chooses "Terminator" or "Fighter".
- After such weighty "Texas killing fields" must have been difficult to return to the "Clash of the Titans 2"?
"We need to make "Clash of the Titans 2" rather heavy. First film - this is a video game. A second will be more serious. You take into account all the shortcomings of previous work, in order not misled again and look for a serious script for a blockbuster. This is the landscape in the industry, business and great movie.
In the blockbuster it is very hard to work, because this is a huge production, and you are is a simple cog in a big machine. So you're trying to bring to the kind of individuality and independence that you possess in low-budget projects, and to prove to the whole number of people who you are. That's all I wanted to say on this case".
- You need to do it on stage, writing the script or in working through the image of your character during filming?
"You're doing it all the way from start to finish. You work in a studio, you think of a hero, reading the script, you discuss it with everyone and get an idea of what the character is supposed to be at the end. And the most difficult in blockbusters, because everything happens very quickly. You give five months before release date. And if you want to see blockbuster an excellent, and your character looks well, you will have to work hard. Blockbusters - not an easy thing, as you might think. "
- You probably have in mind the seriousness and magnitude of material similar to that which we see in the "Fields"?
"We need to bring this weight. It is necessary to bring the weight of "Tron", you know what I mean? You should try. And sometimes it's very difficult because the battle is not for the life but for the death."
The producers of "Matrix" Andy and Lana Wachowski and German director Tom Tykwer ready to start shooting the film adaptation of the epic novel by David Mitchell "Cloud Atlas". Work on the painting will begin in mid-September at the German studio "Babelsberg". The main star of the film was listed Tom Hanks.
Shooting an ambitious project delayed because of the production company X Filme Berlin froze funding in order to reduce the budget. Stefan Arndt, the head of the film company was confident that "Atlas" will cost much cheaper than 100-120 million dollars, which was threatening to crawl into the budget. The exact amount is not reported. Arndt also confirmed that 80% of the picture will be filmed in Babelsberg and Berlin.
Bestseller of Mitchell is quite complex in its structure. Just six story lines develop at different times and in different places. Geography of film extends from Australia of the 19th century to the post-apocalyptic Hawaii.
"Many believed that this novel is impossible to film, but Tom and Wachowski have found a way to tell these stories remarkable, linear and very cinematic way," - said Stefan Arndt.
Tykwer and Wachowski will work in parallel, with two crews. Director of "Perfume" will take the segments associated with the past, while the Wachowski will be engaged in a fantastic segment. Another curious part of the concept is the execution of six roles each one of the leading actors. The film employed Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon, Ben Wishaw and Jim Broadbent.
Thus, the "Cloud Atlas" is a German project, as before, "Hannah" and "Unknown." But this film will not be like "Hello from Germany", as, for example, the story of amnesiac Liam Neeson. "Atlas" will be the full picture with Hollywood scale, but filmed with German money.
"I always wanted to shoot anything on the studio "Babelsberg", - says Arndt, producer of "Good Bye, Lenin!" and "White Ribbon". - It means we can work not only on low-budget German projects or to be pick-up at the major Hollywood studios. We are able to shoot something own".
From America side in the production will participate producer Grant Hill, and to release a "Cloud Atlas" in the United States and in several countries around the world will become Focus Features.
Parker Posey will be in one of the October episodes of The Good Wife in the role of the wife of Eli Gold, the character of Alan Cumming. Robert King, the creator of the last season, said: "Alan has played this role perfectly, but we want to see how become to change relationship when they become more closely associated with the work". In the September season premiere will play Peter Jacobson (House).
Josh Groban, more known for his vocal talents, will appear in the upcoming season of The Office as Andy Bernard’s (Ed Helms) brother, who, as we know, is also a music fun. Earlier it was reported that the head of the Bernard’s family will play Stephen Collins (No Ordinary Family), and his mother - Dee Wallace.
Kelly Williams (Lie to Me, Practice) will play in the new season of The Mentalist- Beth Flint, who appealed for help to Patrick Jane, that he found her missing son. The catch is that in the past when he was not particularly honest about his 'professional' skills, she has hired Jane and continues to believe that he possesses supernatural powers.
James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) will play a husband and wife in the fifth series of the 7th season of Supernatural. The couple will, of course, not simple, but supernatural with a witch in the face of Carpenter, which is due to something, was very angry to her husband, at the result of this anger the man as well as the whole town will be in some frustration.
Bobby Cannavale (Will & Grace, Cupid) will visit as many as 10 series of Nurse Jackie. Emmy Winner plays hospital administrator, sent by the owner of the newly made to establish a new order. The series returned in early 2012.
Last week, the Disney studio has shocked cinema world by its decision to stop work on the project "Lone Ranger" of Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. However, Western could still come back to life, if the director finds a way to reduce the bloated budget. But why the film budged is 250 million dollars? The answer to this question is finally known.
In the original script of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio were present supernatural wolves, coyotes and legion-eating Wendigo spirit. Then the script has changed Justin Hayes, and the great number of these expensive computer creatures vanished from the pages of "Lone Ranger".
However, according to insiders, the film has only three scenes, which are very expensive. One of them involves a train wreck, and the staff was so enormous, that would be a record for similar scenes in the movie. These scenes have to be revised in order to save the project. But on the other hand, what's the point in producing a blockbuster without vivid scenes?
Gore Verbinski has a reputation, piercing big budgets for his projects. While working on the third "Pirates" Gore regularly clashed with Bruce Hendricks, who headed the production department of Disney. As a result, budget of the film exceeds 300 million, so take the fourth part called Rob Marshall.
In the case of the "Lone Rider" Verbinski also be able to fly from the director's chair, if it curbs his appetite. According to The Hollywood Reporter, now only depend on it will the "Ranger" jump on a lighter budget. They say that the director has already reduced the figure to 242 million but he need to get about 215, and even lesser amounts. As a result, Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer refused from the part of the fee, which totaled $ 10 million.
But it seems the filmmakers are not inclined to cut the budged for further. For the studio it is a problem: in order to properly promote movie with $ 250 million in production, you need to spend at least 150-200 million on its advertising. So, to pay off, the film will need to earn at least 800 million. For original paintings, whose subject is not known abroad, and even for a Western, "The Lone Ranger" is a very risky undertaking. And even the name of Johnny Depp cannot give anything.
It is necessary to recall the recent words of Representative of Walt Disney Animation Studios Andy Hendrickson: "Well, "Alice in Wonderland" had a bad story, but there were stunning special effects, which attracted the audience." Many were shocked by these words, but not should be considered studio bosses idiots - they know what they produce and for what purpose. The viewer expects blockbuster visual feast, and the studios are spending huge money on a visual component to the detriment of the scenario.
Will Depp stay in "Ranger" if the studio dismisses Verbinski? We may recall that the actor has worked fine with Marshall in the next series of adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. Yes, and to the "Lone Ranger" Johnny was attached much sooner than Gore.
In the meantime, we can "thank" not only an appetite of Gore, but "Cowboys and Aliens." According to rumors, the project has been cost 300 million (budget plus advertising), but it is now clear that the picture of Jon Favreau does not discourage the box office. Western - a very delicate matter. Unless it is in the hands of Coen brothers and John Hillcoat. But they do without hundreds of millions!
Eighteen months ago, Sylvester Stallone said that he is sure on 99% in the completeness of franchise for John Rambo. As it turned out, one percent probability - a very high percentage. Screenwriter of thriller "Conan the Barbarian" Sean Hood has already completed his work on the fifth script to the "Rambo" and gave it to the studio Millenium.
Interestingly, the representatives of the studios did not react to the words of Sly. In August 2009, Nu Image and Millennium Films gave the green light to the next film franchise. Shooting planned for the spring of 2010, but the hype around the "Expendables" somewhat delayed progress of the fifth "Rambo", and eventually forgot about it.
Magazine "Empire" has found out that participation of Sean Hood - is not just a whim of the studio.
"I met with Mr. Stallone, twice a year - says Hood. - He gave me a book, his old script and scribbled some twenty pages, which inspired him at the last part of the saga about Rambo. "
What kind of book Sylvester Stallone has given to Sean is not known. However, all goes to the fact that all previous ideas can be forgotten. There was talk that John Rambo will save a girl stolen by drug cartels near the Mexican border. Also said that the fifth film will be a prequel - and this is also true.
"Today I do not know if Mr. Stallone will star in" Rambo 5 "- continues Sean Hood. - He is very busy working on "Expendables 2" and "Bullet to the head." But Millenium hired me to finish the script and finish the story. I hope that he will agree to one more "Rambo" in style of "Unforgiven" from Clint Eastwood ".
For the past four years, Studio Fox is trying to shoot remake of "Fantastic Voyage" in 1966. This is the third director now heads the project and things are still there. Director of Novels "Night at the Museum" Shawn Levy cannot find the actors. The main role proposed to Will Smith, but on the whole the future of the project is somewhat vague.
Roland Emmerich and Paul Greengrass are already numbered among the potential producers of a new version of "Fantastic Voyage." The third could be Shawn Levy. Director of "Living Steel" took up the project in February this year, but it is likely that it will not come to the end. According to insiders, the work on the project stalled because of the difficulty in finding actors, and Levy has already started glancing at the other films. In the story of five scholars reduce itself to a miniature submarine to join the blood of his colleague and save his life. To produce "Fantastic Voyage" are going James Cameron and Jon Landau. A picture with a big budget is a priority for Fox. But there are pitfalls.
Shawn Levy wants to see at the lead role an actor of class A. The studio could not support the idea of the director, as in this case and without a big budget are inflated fees for the stars.
According to insiders THR, Levy is going to meet with Will Smith. If the actor agrees, then the director will stay in the project. Moreover, Fox would not object to Smith, because it is one of the few actors whose name guarantees high fees.
In case of Smith refusal studio will have to find another star. If Levy doesn’t like the new star, he will leave remake. Shawn Levy will not stay without work - he has already proposed a film about Frankenstein, and the arrangement of "Sleeping Beauty", entitled "Malefisent", which is preparing at the studio Disney.
1). Given the pace at which Terrence Malick earlier shot his movies, I want to say that the director switched to assembly line. His new picture with the alleged name "The Burial" has been completed and will be released next year, and at the beginning of 2012 Malik will start shooting a new, unnamed project so far with Christian Bale in the title role.
From 1973 to 2010, Terrence Malick took only four films. Just in the fourth scene, the drama "New World", one of the roles played Christian Bale. The fifth film of director, an existential drama "Tree of Life," received the "Golden Palm" at Cannes.
Malik was going to shoot Bale in "Burial", but the actor failed to settle the shooting schedule, so the role went to Ben Affleck. Also, the project involved Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz, Javier Bardem, Jessica Chastain and Olga Kurylenko.
The site Twitch argues that in the new picture will be much less master cast. It is expected that this will be the story of men and women. It remains only to find an actress who becomes a partner of Bale. According to rumors, Malik has four contenders: Rooney Mara, Haley Bennett, Clemence Poesy, and Mia Wasikowska.
2). Considering how many projects has taken up in recent years Brian De Palma, it is hard to say which of them eventually will be on the big screen. The other day the director signed up to stage thriller "The Key Man".
Scenario to the picture will write Joby Harold. To date, writer has only one work, which was filmed - crime drama "Awake".
Harold also wrote the script for the manga "All You Need Is Kill".
"The Key Man" - the story in the style of "Three Days of Condor" and "Marathon." The main character, a single father, forced to hide from government agents, because his body hidden by the answers to some very important state secrets.
Brian De Palma for the last time was going to shoot a remake of the French thriller "Criminal Love". It was assumed that the director will announce the cast in May at the Cannes Film Festival, but not a word about the project has been said.
The last film of director of "Untouchables" was a picture of "Redacted", published in 2007. Last summer, Brian De Palma was going to film the novel of Gardner McKay Toyer. It seems that the project is postponed again on the shelf.
Shooting of "The Key Man" is scheduled to begin later this year.