Another abandoned project has recently come back to life. A screen adaptation of comic book "The Strange Case of Hyde”, who tried to run in production a couple of years ago, has found a new writer and became a little closer to realization.
At the heart of Cole Haddon comics is a famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," published in 1886. According to the plot of the novel, Dr. Henry Jekyll as a result of the experiment was able to find his way to a negative "I", so that it has reigned supreme. Thus, there is a monstrous man named Edward Hyde and strikes fear into London.
Action of Haddon comics are also developed in Victorian London. This is both a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, and the version history infamous Jack the Ripper. Dr. Jekyll is released from prison. It is assumed that he has completely healed, and Mr. Hyde is no longer disturbed. However, the streets of London haunting new killer, no less terrible that pushes doctors on a new experiment. He wants to keep track of the Ripper, who, according to Jekyll, was born thanks to the improved formula of his own serum.
Jekyll and Hyde story - one of the most popular themes in films and theaters. Stevenson's book was first made into a movie in 1908, but no copy of the film has not survived. One of the most famous early versions took Rouben Mamoulian in 1931. For the role of Jekyll Fredric March won the "Oscar".
A film, based on the comic was shoot by Dark Horse Entertainment, Skydance Productions and Mark Gordon Productions.
The first version of the script wrote himself Cole Haddon, but now hired a new writer. Processing will take Albert Torres, screenwriter of melodrama "Henry Poole Is Here" as well as one of the many authors have not held the film version of anime "Akira."
This year, at the invitation of Torres producer Joel Silver was working on a screenplay for a feature film cartoon "Ben 10."
After the spring of 2011, the studio Universal frozen the project "Memphis" on Martin Luther King, Paul Greengrass took the staging drama "Captain Phillips" with Tom Hanks. However, the "Memphis" was a dream project of director, so it's no surprise that there are talks about it again.
Greengrass and producer Scott Rudin did intend to tell the story of the last days of the life of Martin Luther King. King became the first active fighter for civil rights in the United States black, fighting against discrimination, racism and segregation. Actively campaigned against colonial aggression U.S., particularly in Vietnam. For his contribution to the democratization of American society was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Died April 4, 1968 from the bullet of a James Earl Ray.
According to insiders, Universal shut down production "Memphis" not only due to funding, but also because the relatives of the deceased policy are not approved a movie script. Moreover, the former attorney defender of civil rights of the black population of America Andrew Young personally appealed to the studio with the requirement to give up shooting.
Paul Greengrass script tells the story of King's attempt to organize a protest march of black garbage workers in Memphis. In February 1968, the workers declared a strike to protest against unequal wages and terrible working conditions. These developments contrasted search for the killer of Martin Luther, and the killer heels are the same FBI agents who had just followed the King himself.
Financial support of the "Memphis" can offer a French film company Wild Bunch, dedicated international sales and rental of movies.
Greengrass called his future work Oscar-winning, but in our time director is harder to find funding for such projects. Lee Daniels also tried to shoot his vision of the last days of life of King. The project called "Selma" and also has been frozen due to problems with the script and the budget shortfall.
Four actors are considered for the vacant role of Harry Osborn, Peter Parker's best friend, in the continuation of "New Spider-Man." Among the candidates, is Sam Claflin, who stars in the sequel to "The Hunger Games", and Eddie Redmayne, the star of the drama "7 days and nights with Marilyn."
It is interesting that the other day were called very different actors - representatives of independent cinema rather than commercial. Among them was Dane DeHaan of "Chronicles" and Alden Eyrenrayk of "Tetro." The idea was that Harry was a dark type, but they were not taken.
Now Marc Webb listens very different four. Actors prettier and better composed, as Harry Osborn, according to the comics, took his father, the Green Goblin, and to revenge Spiderman.
Perhaps the most famous in the four today is Eddie Redmayne. British actor became famous for his role in the drama of Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd." Filmed in historic paintings "The Golden Age" and "Another Boleyn Girl" and the series "The Pillars of the Earth." This year, he can be seen in the film "7 Days and Nights with Marilyn" and in the musical "Les Miserables".
Compatriot of Eddy, Sam Claflin is quickly gaining popularity. He starred in the fourth film of the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean", played the prince in "Snow White and the hunter," and is currently shooting in Finnik Odeyra role in the film "The Hunger Games: And break out the flame."
Another representative of Albion - Douglas Booth. The actor starred in the series "Great Expectations," but his finest movie will come next year, when there will be a romantic drama "Romeo and Juliet", where Booth played Romeo. Now Douglas is shot in Darren Aronofsky "Noah."
The only American in the team - Boyd Holbrook, who began his career as a model, and is now gaining fame for western "Hatfield and McCoy". Holbrook starred in the film adaptation of the novel by Stephenie Meyer's "The Guest", as well as a new project of Terrence Malick's "Outside the Law." In addition, the actor took part in the filming of Steven Soderbergh's biographical drama about the pianist Liberace.
Of course, the studio Sony has not commented on this information, so there is hope for the film industry insiders.
"The new Spider-Man 2" will be released on May 2, 2014.
British actor Andy Serkis, became the hallmark of Peter Jackson's films, playing Gollum and King Kong, will act as the director of the film adaptation of George Orwell's "Animal Farm." As glorified Serkis role, the film will be shot using motion capture technology.
Work on the film will take place on the studio of Andy Serkis The Imaginarium, created especially for projects with motion capture.
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter Serkis said that he found a fresh approach to the classic novel by George Orwell. "We will definitely seek the help of mocup, but in general to create the environment we use a mixture of different shooting techniques."
Interestingly, the entire political background Andy intends to put aside and make a film for the family audience. "We're not going to put pressure on policy - says Serkis. - The emotional story will focus in a completely unexpected place. The point of view we have a little different from the usual view of the characters. We will show the familiar story in a new light. "
Andy Serkis not just shots "Animal Farm", but also can play a role.
Recall that "Animal Farm" - Orwell's dystopia, published in 1945. Animals that revolted at the farm, experiencing the complete rebirth of limitless freedom go to dictatorship pig named Napoleon. The book made a symbolic phrase "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." Perhaps the most famous adaptation of Orwell's by far the animated "Animal Farm" in 1954.
Serkis has already tried his hand in the director's chair when he helped Jackson to shoot "The Hobbit." Actor lead a second crew and spent a total of 200 hours as a director. The Imaginarium Studio will also book series adaptation of Samantha Shannon “The Bone Season”, the first of which will be released in August of next year.
At the Film Festival in Austin, Texas, actor James Franco has admitted that director Paul Thomas Anderson invited him to his drama "The Master" for the role that eventually went to Joaquin Phoenix. Franco refused, because he was not, he said, "quite scared." Phoenix himself because of his words can not be nominated for "Oscar".
Someone from the audience asked whether in his career was a role that James was afraid to play. "I do not know whether you will find the story amusing, but it is real, - said Franco. - Paul Thomas Anderson was ready to film "The Master" and called me. We met and talked. First, we didn’t talk about "The Master". Then he called me again and again, but could not tell what he wants to talk. We were always fooling around on the phone. And once he started talking about the role and asked me, "How do you think, can you?" And I was like, "Yes, easily. You're like the best director of America. I am confident in myself, so that all will". And he told me, "But I want you to be afraid of this role".
As a result, James did not get the role. "Maybe I was not scared enough? - Reflects the actor. - But then I saw Joaquin in the movie, and I got it. Oh, I think, but he wanted me to be crazy. But in general, as a rule, I’m not afraid of any roles".
Joaquin Phoenix plays Freddie Kuella sailor who meets with the founder of a religious cult in the performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Both actors received "Volpi Cup" at the Venice Film Festival.
Meantime, Phoenix the other day significantly reduced his chances of getting a nomination for "Oscar." In the magazine "Interview" the actor said, why he will not take part in the events of the season award. "I'm not saying that I think it's crap. I think it's complete crap, and I do not want to take part in it. I do not believe in awards. This is the carrot, but the taste is the most disgusting in the world. When "Walk the Line" was nominated for awards, I have experienced a lot of inconvenience and do not want to repeat them. "
Joaquin Phoenix is not the one, who expressed hostility to the "Oscar". By Academy Awards were also skeptical Humphrey Bogart, Luis Bunuel, Marlon Brando, Woody Allen, Dustin Hoffman, Bill Murray, Javier Bardem, and even Daniel Radcliffe.
Very rare trailer of a movie deserves a separate discussion, but the movie "Iron Man 3" - a special case. Not only because it is one of the most anticipated projects in 2013, but also because the third part will actually reboot, with new steering and a new concept. Premiere of the first trailer, for sure, has caused many viewers a strong feeling of deja vu. Is obvious. The film was struck a very dangerous disease - Nolan virus.
As you know, even now, many scientists offer to treat serious diseases, including cancer, by viral proteins. Often you can even hear that on these techniques is a future of clinical medicine. To draw an analogy with the film, it can be said that the complexity of the virus, Nauru, invented by Christopher Nolan, has saved the franchise, "Batman", devouring the cancer cells as "Batman and Robin."
Judging from the movie "Iron Man 3", this is what happens.
Deliberate gloom, the pathos, the grotesque villain with enough force to shatter the ordinary world, the plot itself, suggesting the fall of the hero to the bottom and it certainly magnificent revival. Is not it, sounds alarmingly familiar. Even the style of the next continuation of the story of Tony Stark is very similar to "The Dark Knight 2."
All this indicates that the virus is now firmly gripped Nolan even has an excellent body immunity studio Marvel. Will there be a benefit of such a vaccine for franchise of "Iron Man"? Absolutely not.
Suffice it to recall what exactly captivated viewers all the first film, which has remained the best. It was a comic book come to life. Funny places, sometimes melodramatic, sometimes inspiring heroic, but, more importantly, very light, despite the danger of villains and shrapnel in the heart.
It is very well understood the creator of "The Avengers" Joss Whedon, who shot though not undisputed, but very accurately reflects the essence of graphic novels of Marvel movie.
If the new steering "Iron Man" can not win a virus Nolan, nothing good is waiting audience in the future. With all the special effects and charismatic of Robert Downey Jr.
Tony Stark has to be fun, brash, slightly drunk, surrounded by sexy babes and can not lose his ability to survive in unimaginable trouble, honoring them at short definition - "not a weak".
French company Ubisoft, which created the video game "Assassin's Creed” has a very serious approach to adaptation. Because of this, the future of the film with Michael Fassbender a few times was hanging in the balance, but it seems that all the problems are behind us. French would make a film in collaboration with film company New Regency, and to roll the tape is going to 20th Century Fox.
The right to screen the picture has acquired Sony studio in October 2011. Given that the game has sold over 30 million copies, Ubisoft thinks logically dictate the rules of Hollywood studios. Part of the agreement was the desire of the French to fully control the shooting process. Sony had to get agreement Ubisoft around issues ranging from the budget, the script and the casting and ending on the date of release.
Around Hollywood outcry. Insiders have even felt that the game will never be made into a movie, because in the world of big budgets only majors control projects. Before the screening of Sony were sizing Universal and Warner, but requirements of Frenchmen were unacceptable. Among other items in the contract uncomfortable and freezing work on the film at any stage, if deemed necessary Ubisoft.
In July of the 2012 draft again resurfaced. On the role of Desmond Miles, who is going through the actions of their ancestors decided to Michael Fassbender. Actor personally supported the project, nearly sunk into oblivion. Fassbender have brought to Assassin's Creed studio Fox, are rolled his film as "Prometheus", "X-Men: First Class," "Shame" and the upcoming "Twelve years of slavery."
Ubisoft hopes that by the summer of 2013 in the film version of video game "Assassin's Creed" will be a script, director and cast. In addition, the release of the film will have to coincide with the release of the next part of the game. But the head of Ubisoft Motion Pictures Jean-Julien Baronnet said: "We do not want to make games for the movies. We want to make films that are compatible with games. " Ubisoft Special Branch was established in January of 2011, to oversee the development of video game adaptations of the company.
October 30 comes Assassin's Creed III (first for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), the action of which takes place in colonial America in the mid-18th century, during the American Revolution.
Starring in the TV series "The Walking Dead" Andrew Lincoln and Sarah Wayne Callis in an interview with Collider talked about what should expect fans of the series from the third season. WARNING, spoilers!
- What does it happen between your characters in the third season?
Andrew Lincoln: We are in the worse situation. I think the events at the end of the second season resulted in permanent estrangement between Lori and Rick. Of course, they are trying to improve relations for the sake of unity in the group and for themselves in the first few episodes. They try to overcome this alienation between them.
Sarah Wayne Callis: I do not think that the current situation, they would be able to find a way, if not the end of the world, and not the fact that all those whom they knew had died. This fact can not be overstated. Now Shane is not there, and Rick and Lori grew up together, they know each other from school. If it was not end of the world, each of them would have gone their way - too much pain and irreparable loss. But in this situation, you feel: "I can not bring myself to leave. I can not bring myself to look in his eyes. I do not know when it will end”.
Andrew Lincoln: We made a conscious decision to avoid eye contact, because every time we see each other's eyes, we experience a sense of shame and guilt for what happened.
Sarah Wayne Callis: The problems started not because I hinted to him to be careful, and he killed Shane. I think we both understood, it will all end. In a sense, it was a great success. I warned my husband that someone would try to kill him, and as a result, won the "right" guy. But then Rick tells me that he wanted Shane to die, and I cringe instead to run to him with open arms and comfort him. This is one of the reasons I like it how the writers have presented their marriage. This couple does not go mad because his wife was having an affair, and her husband killed her lover. It would have been trivial. They are heartbroken, because Lori fears, killing Shane, Rick will like him. He is also necessary that at this point she said: "You're a good man. I forgive you and I love you." Instead, she recoils from him.
- What, in your opinion, is the strength of the series "The Walking Dead"? Maybe, in its singularity, unlike the traditional TV show?
Andrew Lincoln: I do not know. I was attracted to the role because Rick goes to extraordinary journey full of dangers. But in fact, the trick is in all acting faces, not only Rick. We film the show for three years with one team, and all these people are great. Every one of them - a fan of the show, it is expensive. They are eager to tell this story through a cool incredibly complex, but there are real characters.
Sarah Wayne Callis: I recently watched the ceremony Emmy, where everyone was talking about the Golden Age of Television. The fact that the serial drama on cable gave us the opportunity to see not just the same stories that are slightly different from each other with the words and costume characters. I'm thinking of something like "Breaking Bad" or "Mad Men", in which during the season we watch the huge changes in the lives of the characters. What is happening on TV right now, due to the confidence and ability to offer the audience storytellers long history and believe that the audience will watch its development.
- In your opinion, Laurie pretends to support Rick or she actually believes his actions correct?
Sarah Wayne Callis: What Lori certain for sure is that her husband - a man whom she can safely follow. Regardless of the relationship between them, she recognizes a leader in him.
Andrew Lincoln: His story mesmerized me this year.
Sarah Wayne Callis: Carl is not easy. He suffered more than the rest of the rift between Rick and Lori. Children are able to adapt to different situations but parents' divorce or death of one of them. I think nothing of what had happened - the murder of Shane when he turned into a zombie, a sense of responsibility for the death of Dale (Jeffrey Demanov), death of Sophia (Madison Linz) in front of him - was not as heavy as parents problems. His journey in this season will be difficult. Will Rick forgive Laurie whether Lori forgive Rick - these are the main issues. Chandler does his or her part perfectly, the nuances in his game are startling.
Andrew Lincoln: Watch the boy - he is a terrific actor! I'm sure he is 48 years!
- How do you think the relationship between Rick and Lori - this is something that helps everyone else stay sober thoughts?
Sarah Wayne Callis: I like that these two love each other at the cellular level. Lori does not know who she was in this life without Rick. Everything they do, they do in the first place for one another. I tried very hard to save the life of Herschel (Scott Wilson), because I do not want to think about what will happen to Rick. Rick was a prison, and I do not have to worry about the baby. This is a unique gift exchange between two wizards. "I can not look at you. I can not talk to you. I'm so ashamed that my heart aches. But I'm going to kill myself, just to make sure that you will be alright."
- In the first two seasons, we have seen the differences in worldviews of Shane and Rick. What is similar and different perspectives on life of the Commandant and Rick?
Andy Lincoln: They will shoot us if we answer this question. Last season, the enemy was within the group, and now the enemy is outside. Of course, this is for the benefit of history, and it's great that we have a space for the narration.
Sarah Wayne Callis: For us it was worse, in any case, since we left the farm of Herschel. In the first two seasons, we watched the confrontation between Rick and Shane, for those whose philosophy is to win, and who of the two will prevail. In a sense, the Commandant develops a similar situation. We have two leaders who have implemented their policies and values.
- How difficult was it to shoot the first episode, in which no one said a word?
Andrew Lincoln: I think that our world has become quieter, and it's scary. By necessity we have become a telepathic group. This family - a strong team, because we have to be a single organism, or we will die or give up. Family for Rick equally his weakest and strongest place.
Sarah Wayne Callis: I think that this method brings us back to the pilot. The pilot episode was incredibly quiet. The danger in this show, as we have, is that you get lost among murderers and zombies. And scenes and moments full of poignant silence - insanely scary. This is incredibly cool.
Studio Warner acquired the rights to series of novels of Mickey Spillane about private detective Mike Hammer. In total, Spillane wrote 13 novels, the first of which was published in 1947. Ian Fleming admitted that Hammer became one of the prototypes of James Bond.
Spillane started his career as the author of comic books and has a hand to writing stories about such famous characters as Superman, Batman and Captain America. In late 1941, Mickey went to the army, and in 1945 he married. In order to provide for his family, he decided to write a novel. Work on the first book, "I, the Jury" spent a total of 19 days. The novel has sold 6.5 million copies in the U.S. alone, providing its creator for the future.
"I, the Jury" adapted for the screen twice. The first version was released in 1953 and became the first film of Mike Hammer. Curiously, the film was shot in 3D. Steep detective played Biff Elliot walked in the footsteps of the murderers of his army buddies, leaving behind a mountain of corpses. Second, "I, the Jury" was filmed already in 1982 and a major role was played by Armand Assante.
One of the most famous adaptations of Spillane novel is noir "Kiss me to death," considered a classic of the genre.
Mike Hammer had many fans among readers and among writers and filmmakers. The image of the tough and unyielding Detective Hammer lives in James Bond thriller with Clint Eastwood and Lee Child's novels. Spillane books were so popular that at one point in the list of the ten best-selling books of all time, published in the U.S. in the 70s, were approved seven novels of the writer.
In total, the books of Mickey Spillane about Mike Hammer were sold on 225 million copies.
Warner has not been announced future policy in relation to adaptations of Spillane. Perhaps the action will be in the forties, or will be transferred in our time. Producers have already held a series of meetings with top writers in Hollywood, as a result of which no decision was taken about the time of the Hammer films.
On a new franchise will run Guymon Kesedi (producer on "Stay," "The Expendables" and the series "Game of Thrones") and Benjamin Forkner, whom Kesedi collaborated on the "The Killing room".
Most recently, the star of "Descendants" Shayleen Woodley won the role of Mary Jane Watson in the sequel to "New Spider-Man," and now the actress is congratulated on getting her own franchise.
Woodley will play the lead role in the film adaptation of the novel Veronica Roth "Divergent".
The action develops in a post-apocalyptic future (a favorite place of teenage fiction writers), where in America people are divided into five factions: the love of truth, altruism, bravery, partnership and learning. When a child is 16 years old, he has the right to change faction or remain among his own. The selection is made by specific tests.
Beatrice Pryor goes from altruism in bravery, but the girl has a secret: her choice was not final. She - divergence, the other, there is no clear-cut evidence of a faction. People like her are dangerous to the new society, which is gradually maturing split. The heroine is on the front line when starting a civil war.
Of course, the book of Roth has a place and love interest, as well as the fact that the "Divergent" story does not end there.
Film rights acquired studio Summit in March of 2011, two months before the publication of the book. "Divergent" instantly joined the list of New York Times bestseller and has sold 1.3 million copies.
Book is adapted for the screen by Evan Doherty, one of the authors of "Snow White and the hunter." In the director's chair - the director of the drama "The Illusionist" and the thriller "Limitless" Neil Berger.
Shayleen Woodley was nominated for the "Golden Globe" for her role as the eldest daughter of George Clooney's character in the drama "The Descendants." Actress five years starred in the series "Unknown to parents," and this year began to take a job offer in a full-length projects.
Filming of "Divergent" are scheduled for March 2013, and will premiere in the first quarter of 2014.