Where did the Indian Tonto, handy main character in "Lone Ranger", took a crow on his head? On the origin of their makeup in the film Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp told the publication Entertainment Weekly.
For Johnny is no stranger himself to think for his hero makeup. When the actor confirmed the role of Jack Sparrow, Depp has completely changed the character. According to the script was originally the captain sober and positive guy, nothing like an unstable profligate with his eyes circled in the "Pirates of the Caribbean." Images of heroes Johnny in the movie "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Alice in Wonderland" is also not without its participation.
In the "Lone Ranger" Johnny Depp plays the Indian Tonto, who, judging by the first pictures is not similar to his predecessor from the series of the fifties. In the face bleached actor spread out the black bars, and head crowned effigy of a crow.
"I saw a picture of the artist Kirby Sattler, looked at the face of a warrior and I thought that's what we need - says Depp. - His face painted stripes is as if the different facets of his personality. " The actor explains that section divided by the face, as it seems, is the different sides of the emotional life of man. "There is a quarter-wise, exhausted, angry and violent, and very understanding and unique. It's as if the division of the brain. Make up picture inspired me. "
As for the crow, the Depp explains it thus: "It so happened that Sattler wrote a bird, flying right behind the head of a warrior. It seemed to me that she was sitting on his head. And I thought, at the Tonto on the head is a bird. As a sort of spiritual mentor. For all he seems to be dead, but not for Tonto. For him, the raven is even alive".
The picture shows a soldier Sattler Crow, while Tonto, in fact, refers to the Comanche tribe. At the very same Depp's blood flowing in the veins of Cherokee Indians and the cries, so that his Tonto in the movie will not belong to any particular tribe.
Recently on the set of pictures, and Depp in the role of Ranger Armie Hammer met with the leaders of the Navajo Nation, who warmly praised the work of Johnny and pledged their support.
Last Friday, a month after reports that a fantastic action game, "John Carter" brought to its creators 200,000,000th losses, president of Walt Disney Studios Rich Ross left the company where he worked for a total of more than 15 years. His last post in which he has held since October 2009.
In a farewell address to staff of the studio Ross said:
"I have always said that our success is created and developed by people with whom we work, and I think they are the best in the business. However, the best people should be in their places on the roles that they carry away, they need to do a job that uses the full range of their abilities. This is one of the management lessons I received in my career.
I believe in the outstanding team of Walt Disney Studios, and I believe in our strong list of projects in our ability to capture and promote the film better than anyone else. But I do not believe that the role of head of the studio is for me. For this reason I have decided to resign as chairman. "
In turn, the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, who sent Ross to retire on Friday released an open letter, paid tribute to the now former president of the studio:
"More than ten years of creativity, business acumen and personal qualities Rich Ross possible to achieve results key business areas Disney, to succeed in the field of children's and family entertainment, as well as run the franchise, which represent great value for our company. His vision and leadership opened the door for Disney around the world, making our brand a part of everyday life for millions of people. "
Ross joined the company in 1996 and most of his career within the corporation devoted to developing and supervising the television areas of his activity, becoming in 2004 the head of the network of Disney Channels. That he is credited with launching such successful projects like "Hannah Montana" with Miley Cyrus and "Lizzie Maguire" with Hilary Duff, as well as franchise "High School Musical", Zac Efron glorified. Even as Head Studios, Rich Ross, which won in 2009, he achieved an agreement on co-production with China, which is now one of the fastest growing film markets in the world.
At the same time during the work of Ross in the studio of the company suffered heavy losses, losing considerable sums on the "Prince of Persia," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and, of course, "John Carter". Team Disney has lost faith in his boss.
"He could not overcome the transition period. He grabbed the trappings of work, but not its specificity. We all saw how stupid he admitted mistakes, focusing on such things as parties and celebrities that were not really matter. People who had to deal with our company in the movie business, complained that it is difficult to work with him "- quoted one of his sources edition of Deadline. Moreover, among the most ardent detractors were Ross Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter, creative director of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Lasseter, director Steven Spielberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Absolutely sensational results were no signs of pre-finished nothing special in the international arena on April weekend. The victory was celebrating its return to the world hire "Titanic", due to record charges in China earned 106.1 million dollars in 10,066 movie theaters in 69 territories. This enabled the re-release of 164.4 million dollars of international duties and 209.1 million for worldwide theatrical distribution of some eleven days.
Debuting in China on Tuesday for the first six days "Titanic" has earned it record 74.2 million dollars in 3500 cinemas. Record third "Transformers" (62.7 million) was defeated with a fair margin. During these sessions, six days of film release by James Cameron visited 10.5 million viewers, which, together with 18 million of the original rental provided the total audience of 28.5 million people. This immediately brought China into first place among all the international territories. At the same time, the total box office (44 million and 74.2 million) due to much lower ticket prices that China is still behind Japan, Britain, France and Germany.
Re-released in 3D this past weekend and took the start in Mexico (a place with 1.89 million in 422 cinemas), Brazil (third place with 1.68 million in 240 cinemas), Argentina (1-e place with 784 thousand dollars in 85 cinemas), and other Latin American countries. Two European Premieres finished first place in Norway (856 thousand in 108 cinemas) and third in Poland (351 thousand in 70 cinemas).
At the same territories purely for the weekend at the current leadership of Russia has retained earnings of 3.12 million dollars at the drop of 39% (total 10.4 million). Ahead of its total box office for the UK provided 2.87 million dollars at the drop of 37% (2nd place, only 12.7 million). France has allocated 2.51 million dollars at the drop of 24% (third place, just 7.16 million) and Germany - 2.09 million in the fall of 30% (third place, only 6.9 million).
The phenomenal results has allowed the Chinese premiere of the legendary "Titanic" shoot like a whirlwind two billion by the turn of the world's fees. As a result of the weekend total in the account of James Cameron's film has already been 1.4068 billion dollars of international fees and 2,052,300,000 worldwide.
Compete with the unsinkable "Titanic" on the oceans has come up quite a different kind of ship. Fantastic action, "Battleship" a month before U.S. premiere earned at the start of the international hire a decent $ 54 million in the 5356 movie theaters in 26 territories. According to the film studio Universal Pictures, debuts on charges of first film markets were respectively 70% and 72% better on their way recently, "John Carter" and "Wrath of the Titans."
Its best results "Battleship", as befits an action, has shown in East and Southeast Asia. In South Korea (7.86 million in 734 cinemas), Malaysia (2.95 million in 181 cinema), Singapore (1.67 million in 65 cinemas) and Thailand (1.85 million in 238 cinemas), film by Peter Berg and does updated the record studio Universal Pictures. Relatively high charges emerged first in Japan (third place with 4.43 million in 545 cinemas), Taiwan (3.4 million) in Hong Kong (1.21 million in 70 cinemas) and the Philippines (1.08 231 million in the cinema).
In Europe, a leader in revenue starting from 5.96 million in 496 theaters became Britain. Victory were won in Germany (4.33 million in 632 theaters), Italy (2.78 million in 420 theaters) and Spain (2.75 million in 451 cinema). First place with 4.09 million dollars in 369 cinemas have been recorded in Australia. Only in France, "Battleship" was second with 3.98 million dollars in 602 theaters for the weekend. In the second week of rental blockbuster joins 38 other territories, including Russia and China.
Studio Paramount Pictures is going to get a picture of "The General” of the first U.S. president George Washington. As director of the project is attributed to Darren Aronofsky. It is interesting that the writers of the film are Adam Cooper and Bill Kolladzh responsible for the youth comedy "We have taken," and crime comedy "Tower heist".
If in the coming days, Paramount will not get a project, then it can find another buyer: after the "Black Swan" has collected 329 million dollars in worldwide box office, the name of Aronofsky became more interested in the large studio. As for Paramount, then it has "the right of first night" on all projects, was up by Darren Protozoa Pictures.
Plot details are kept secret, but Variety indicates that the script is more like a western "Unforgiven," rather than the typical historical drama.
George Washington was born to a landowner in 1732. As a thirty-year, joined the militia, took part in the hostilities against the French and Indians, was in captivity. In 1758 he retired with the rank of colonel. Over time, became one of the richest planters in Virginia. In 1787 he was elected chairman of the Constitutional Convention, developed in the 1787 Constitution of the United States. Two years later he was elected the first president of the United States. Portrait of Washington to this day adorns the dollar bill.
Darren Aronofsky is currently casting the project of his dream - the biblical drama "Noah." Russell Crowe got the title role, but what his wife could play Jennifer Connelly, has withdrawn from the director of "Requiem for a Dream."
Thus, the "General" is added to the list of new projects Aronofsky, where, in addition to "November", already in biographical drama studio Weinstein brothers' Get Happy for Judy Garland with Anne Hathaway stars as the legendary "Wizard of Oz." Fox Searchlight is waiting for Darren take the time off for its film "Jackie" and waiting on Warner directed the fantastic drama of Human Nature. However, the Aronofsky is interested in the "General", so that the picture of Washington could be his next project after "November".
Hugh Jackman goes to work for his homeland. In August, the Australian city of Sydney will start filming the second film about one of the most controversial characters of the comic book publisher Marvel. "Wolverine" director at this time will be director of "Train to Yuma" and "Knight of the day" James Mangold.
"Wolverine" will be the sixth film in the franchise of the Fox of the mutants. "X-Men," which appeared on the screen in 2000, turned the attitude and the studio audience to the comic book adaptations. Bryan Singer took a dark drama in which there was no room in yellow suits. Hugh Jackman got the role of a mutant with the adamantium skeleton quite by accident. Initially, the choice fell on Russell Crowe, but the actor refused. When approved by the role Dyugrey Scott could not be removed from the role in "Mission: Impossible 2", just three weeks before the film appeared Jackman.
In 2009, Wolverine got his own movie, but the picture of Gavin Hood did not receive such a warm reception, as movies of Singer. Feed with a budget of $ 150 million earned 373 million in worldwide box office.
The sequel was supposed to shoot Darren Aronofsky, and an action plan to partially move to Japan. But due to earthquake, this idea had to leave. Scheduled for March of 2011 surveys were frustrated, and at the same Aronofsky dropped out of the project. In the summer of 2011 took the director's chair, James Mangold. He has worked with Jackman - shot him in the melodrama "Kate and Leo".
The declared production budget of "Wolverine" makes $ 80 million. Working in Australia will not only save money but to create over 720 jobs for local residents, as well as the type of these extras in 1200. Post production will take place in America with a few Australian companies.
After the cancellation of filming epic scale Alex Proyas 'Paradise Lost', as well as the decision to close the series "Terra Nova" after the first season Mangold film will be very helpful for the Australian cinema production accustomed to Hollywood's biggest projects. More recently, Baz Luhrmann has finished shooting "The Great Gatsby," and now in Melbourne are shooting pictures Stuart Beattie, "I, Frankenstein" with Aaron Eckhart. By the way, this year will return to Australia Alex Proyas - will shoot adaptation of the novel by Robert A. Heinlein's "Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag."
"Wolverine" is expected on the screens in July 2013th.
In an interview with PARADE director of sci-fi thriller "Hunger Games" Gary Ross talking about how important it was for him in the film, to remain faithful to the novel.
- Do you think that is why the book series "The Hunger Games" are so successful?
"Human quality of Katniss attracts people. This girl is fighting for survival and finds something, for what is ready to give her life. The world is full of impermanence. Face an uncertain future in an attempt to save themselves is what makes you a man, to unite the efforts with like-minded people and the struggle for common values - are very positive and encouraging message. "
- How closely did you work with the author of "Hunger Games" Suzanne Collins?
"We had a wonderful working relationship. I wrote a draft script, which she read and approved. She came to Los Angeles to discuss it. Suzanne has been so wonderful, exciting idea that before I realized that happens, we've worked together. "
- What was the most difficult in the film adaptation of the book?
"Watching a movie, people should experience the same feelings that they have encountered while reading the book, this dynamic first-person narrative. I spent a lot of time thinking about what it really means a story from a person hero. I realized that it was reduced to a limited amount of information, which he owns. I made a film so that we could move along a winding path, along with Katniss, and just as she was unsure of everything that surrounds us. "
- What about the cruelty that exists in the book?
"I do not think we've mitigated some of the tense moments. One of the nuances of the story from a person Katniss is that you do not need to dwell on the brutal massacre in order to convey the horror. I do not think that the story would have benefited if we showed a bloodbath. "
- Are you worried about the reaction of fans of the book in your film?
"Not really. We have remained faithful to both the story and its emotional component. Suzanne was pleased with the film and, therefore, pleased with myself. First of all - I'm a fan of the novel "The Hunger Games", and then director. I would like to pay tribute to the books by the movie and give you the same sensations that you experience when reading a novel. I am sure that we got it. So, no, I do not worry, I'm excited. "
During the exhibition WonderCon 2012 director Paul V. Anderson gave an interview to Shock Till You Drop, which shared the details relating to his project, "Resident Evil 5."
- At what stage of the project are you right now?
"Stuck firmly in the mounting, mount the director's cut”.
- By the way, the trailer is good. It is surprising that it came so early.
"Well, we talked about it during the filming. We wanted to provide a teaser as a statement of intent - we come to the creation of the film globally. I thought that if we're going to do another" Resident Evil ", we must raise the bar and zoom in. I wanted to make the first truly epic film about zombies, epic post-apocalyptic movie, and we got it. "
- Footage that we saw in the teaser was filmed specifically for it and the film will not be included?
"All the footage from the film, except the people standing with the production of Sony's hands (laughs). Nevertheless, I love them because they all have the right to be eaten alive."
- Hence, an excerpt from the White House and those flying creatures ...
"They are from the "Resident Evil 5." The concept of "Raising the Bar" meant the creation of creatures and zombies a level that they become a big problem for our heroes. I realized that the superiority of mankind feels too long. For example, if you could get to the helicopter and take off - you're safe, no one before you do not get. But now it is not, because we use these cool parasitic creatures from video game "Resident Evil 5." In the scene with the White House, they break the big helicopters in the sky. Plus we still have Las Plagas parasite from the video game "Resident Evil 4", which is an infection - people want to eat you - but now they have the motor skills and they have some intelligence. They can go on motorcycles and shot with automatic weapons. All this makes survival more problematic. "
- Since we are talking about increasing the scale, does this mean that we will see how things are going in those who survived in the world? Previously, the emphasis was on Alice and her team ...
"Yes, to achieve the epic, we have added international locations: in addition to the destroyed Capitol building in Washington, we see Times Square, Red Square, Tokyo ..."
- Over time, you realize how much franchise has evolved. One can only speculate on how long you waited for a chance to get a free hand in the study of the universe.
"You dream, and dreams take on reality. I'm incredibly proud of this franchise. When you start with a modest project, funded by, and finish a billionth of a horror franchise ... develop, which takes place in one room, up to a film of epic proportions - it's very nice. I'm a big fan of the "Alien" and when you watch the first two films - Ridley Scott and James Cameron - you know that they are a perfect example of the proper development of franchise. How Cameron has joined the game after Ridley with his claustrophobic film, it was very clever, because the second lift of the "Alien" Cameron could not do. So he made his own film - scary, with all imaginable elements of a good action. It's always served me a lesson, and it is this lesson I want to bring to life now. Allow myself to develop and evolve, save the familiar elements of the fans, but also brought something new. "
- Using the example of "Alien" you are talking about two different directors. As for your movies, especially the fourth and fifth, we're talking about a director who is putting pressure on himself and raises the bar for himself. It must be hard...
"Yes, definitely. I spent a lot of time thinking about it. Clip, which we show at the exhibition, includes a scene in the corridors of the Corporation Umbrella - we stayed so long in the corridors. In metallic corridors, hallways, made of certain materials. What changes do we bring? Production Design in the fifth part of the show is not the world. It's beautiful. We have developed a special design of the glass, they create a unique visual effect - as if lit from within. Light passes through the floor, walls and ceiling. Hard and white. But just beginning to shed blood, you get the color red on a white floor, and Milla in black. This is a graphic, a fresh look. Definitely it is a "Resident Evil". We have Milla, zombie, there is the logo of the Corporation Umbrella, but in this form it has not appeared in the films of the franchise. "
Words by Michael Bay, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be aliens from outer space, not just the fans rocked the franchise, and acted as a red rag to a bull. The director, who is the producer of the reboot, today invited fans to take a breath and relax.
This weekend Bay said: "Due to our children once the film believes that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles really exist. These turtles - representatives of an alien race. They are cool, funny and witty. They are loved by all".
Alien race? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? According to the concept of comics publisher Mirage Studios, conceived of these heroes, Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo were born in New York. Of course, the course of their work, they encountered an alien evil spirits, as well as the usual petty criminals, but to reboot the franchise so dramatically?!
Even Robbie Rist, voiced by Michelangelo in the original film, made his five cents, describing the actions of Michael Bay as "abuse of childhood memories".
Considering how the Internet exploded, Bay could not stay away and wrote a couple of suggestions on their forum Shoot for the Edit: «Fans need to take a breath and relax. They did not read the script. Our team works closely with one of the creators of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He helps us to expand and complicate their history. Quietly, we include in the film everything, so you initially became fans. We just build a richer world. "
The director of a new version of the "Ninja Turtles" - Jonathan Libesman, filmed for the Platinum Dunes horror "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning".
The film with ambiguous title "American Bullshit”, which in January last year has been noticed Ben Affleck, this week was again the hero of the news reports. Hollywood trades were quick to say that the picture will put David O. Russell, but the director of "Fighter" is not sure in this.
"American Bullshit" was included in the "black list" of best non made scenarios. Eric Singer put his hand to thriller "The International." The main plot of the movie is a real special operation conducted in the late 70's - early 80's the FBI code-named Abscam. It was originally aimed at the investigation of trafficking in stolen goods. The FBI was going to introduce into the criminal environment of its agents under the guise of middlemen who buy stolen masterpieces for wealthy collectors in the Middle East. Subsequently, the operation turned into denunciation of corruption at different levels.
Rumors about the involvement of the "American Bullshit" director of "Three Kings" fled to Hollywood publications tonight. Supposedly, Russell not only removes the film, but has already started talks with Christian Bale about the title role. Website Deadline managed to get through to David and to get a comment about his involvement in the project.
"Reports that I have to do with "American Bullshit" are too premature – said director. - I discuss this possibility, but we are at a very early stage. I have a few more pictures in development, but my next project, I have not yet chosen. "
Recall that the director has long been attributed to the production of film for a video game, "The Unknown: Drake's Fortune," but his vision of the story was not accepted by producers. Then Russell began staging the picture "The Silver linings playbook", which will be released in cinemas on November 22 this year.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill talked in an interview about working together in the comedy thriller "21 Jump Street," in which they, as police officers enter the school under the guise of high school students to expose a gang of drug traffickers based in the school.
- What were you in high school?
Jonah Hill: I have bleached hair. I always wanted to look like Eminem!
Channing Tatum: I played football and wore a sports jacket, and waited when I finish school. On the day of school graduation I was so happy that couldn’t find the place. Not that everything was so bad, just school was not that place that I liked.
- What would you change if you could go back to school now?
Jonah Hill: I would organize a drama group. Perhaps I would find like-minded people, and although all of my present friends - school, while I'm embarrassed that they will laugh at me if I'll make theater. And probably I would have met a really good girl because she would have liked that I'm so sensitive.
Channing Tatum: I think I would have done some things differently, but only on condition that all turned out to exactly how it happened. I am satisfied with the current state of affairs. And really regret not having listened to what I was told in school. I always sat in the head by one thought: "I do not understand why I do this or that. I do not know how I will use this knowledge in my future life."
- Anything from what you learned about today's school life, shocked you?
Jonah Hill: I think I'll like the 150-year old man, but it's - technical literacy of young people. They live through Facebook and the like, and I do not use these things. I prefer to talk.
- How much time had you need both to get on the site?
Channing Tatum: I would say that we agreed immediately. John - very funny, funny guy, and I really enjoyed talking with him. If we were friends at school, we certainly would bulling nights on the phone, and then be late for the first lesson, because slept it (laughs).
Jonah Hill: We are asking all the time, we were friends at school, because our screen heroes do not play well. I think we would have been best friends. We are from different places, but have a very similar perception of the laws of friendship. I rarely like to talk with someone so closely as to this guy. We are constantly hangover together. Last night I caught myself thinking: "I missed Channing. We have not seen for several hours." We live in the same hotel, and I wanted to know what he was doing at the moment!
- How does the school, "title" you would have awarded each other?
Jonah Hill: I think "best athlete" or anything else related to sports.
Channing Tatum: Do you know how to be "The best around"? Ask John.
- John, how did nomination for the award "Oscar" for the film "Moneyball" affect your career?
Jonah Hill: I finally got the glory of my family! I noticed that I began to offer roles in different genres, not just in the comedy. And I have this insanely rad. I'm really looking forward to when we start working on the project of Brad Pitt "True Story", in which we, with James Franco will play the main roles. And I plan to play in a movie with all my old school pals - Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, James Franco and over again. It's called "Apocalypse."
- What do you both enjoy doing on weekends?
Channing Tatum: I love to sleep. On Sundays I generally do not do anything but just sit and play with my dog. Our house has a small patio, so we're sitting, lying, sleep there.
Jonah Hill: Watch movies, lying in bed - that's my dream!