Director and actor Eddie Murphy refused to conduct Oscar ceremony, but the very ceremony will produce the Brian Grazer.
Murphy commented his actions: "The first thing I would like to note that I fully understand and support the decision of each of the parties regarding the change in producer Film Academy Awards. I really wanted to be a part of the show, which was already in development, but I am sure that the new team will also perfectly coupe with the task".
Academy President Tom Sherak said: "We understand how Eddie feels the resignation of his creative partner Brett Ratner, and wish him good luck."
Of course, the decision to Eddie Murphy immediately rushed to comment on the film industry representatives, as always, wished to remain anonymous. "This is a major career blunder - says one of cinema academics. - What was he thinking at all? "His colleague also believes:" Eddie would show a fuck to the Academy and the whole film industry. "
"Eddie could become the hero of the ceremony - said one of the producers. - He had to take advantage of the situation and save his movie career. He needs popularity, not only here but abroad. "
Note that Murphy was not the first time show disrespect to the "Oscar". In 2007, he left the room when Alan Arkin won for supporting actress in drama "Little Miss Sunshine," and Eddie himself was out of work (actor nomination for his work in the musical "Dreamgirls").
Now, the producer became Brian Grazer - a friend of director Ron Howard, who worked including on tape Ratner, "Tower Heist". Grazer is involved in various projects - from the "Nutty Professor" to "J. Edgar". The decision of cinema academics to work with Brian Grazer is safe and unlikely will affect the ceremony, as opposed to producing its by Ratner.
The new producer has already begun searching for a new host, so that in the coming days we will know who will perform at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood February 26, 2012.
While Americans simply can’t run the new version of the adventures of Captain Nemo in theaters, British had hurried up and found $ 10 million on their own project "The Return of Captain Nemo." The project has joined Hugh Bonneville, David Morrissey and star of "The First Avenger" Hayley Atwell.
In November 2009, Disney stopped project of McGee "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo." The film was among the priority projects, while the studio was headed by Dick Cook, but with his departure, much has changed. Then in the spring of 2010, the project surfaced again as the ship "Nautilus", but with David Fincher at the helm. Fincher has promised his support to James Cameron, but to date project status is unknown.
Meanwhile, producer Amy Krell said about the launch of production of the film "The Return of Captain Nemo," with Hugh Bonneville in the title role. Krell has found funding from American, Asian and British investors, and from January 14, director Theo Pirrie begins shooting, which will take place in Romania.
Shooting of "The Return of Captain Nemo" will be in the pavilion on the green screen as a movie "300" and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow." "If we worked in the U.S., it would have to double the budget", - says producer.
Hugh Bonneville, who won the role of Captain Nemo, now enjoys great popularity in Europe due to the TV series "Downton Abbey." The actor starred in "Notting Hill" and "Mansfield Park", as well as in the series' to animated book of Jane Austen.
David Morrissey is well known in the UK TV series "Red Riding". He will play the chief advisor of President Ulysses S. Grant, liberating Nemo from prison that he discovered the mysterious sea creatures that drowned ships near the Atlantic coast.
Hayley Atwell is known to viewers thanks to Woody Allen's drama "Cassandra's Dream" and the role of the beloved Captain America in "The First Avenger." The actress recently auditioned in "Horizons" by Joseph Kosinski, but it seems to no avail, once consented "The Return of Captain Nemo." Here she plays Sarah, the daughter of David Morrissey's character.
Director of the original version of crime drama "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Niels Arden Oplev again met on the set with the star of his film Numi Rapas. Oplev will shoot thriller Dead Man Down, where the main male role is played by Colin Farrell.
Dead Man Down will be English-language debut of Danish director. Despite the fact that Hollywood has offered Niels several projects (for example, adaptation of a novel Egan, Jennifer "Citadel"), none of them has not been shot.
Colin Farrell plays Viktor, leader of the right hand of the gang from New York. Victor has been seduced and blackmailed later by Beatrice (Num Rapas), seeking revenge. At the result, relations of the characters lead to a bloody end.
The script is written by JH Wyman. For some time he has been working on the TV series "Fringe," and of his most famous film projects can be noted, "Mexicans" Gore Verbinski.
The producer of Dead Man Down is Neil H. Moritz, on account of which the franchise, "Fast and the Furious" and projects such as "I am - a legend," "Vantage Point" and a remake of the sci-fi thriller "Total Recall".
Budget of Dead Man Down - $ 30 million. Shooting will begin in early 2012.
Numi Rapas debuts this winter in the English-language project - the actress starred in the thriller "Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows." As for Colin Farrell, the actor, for the time being stuck in the author's projects, the return to commercial cinema. After the "Night of Fear" he can be seen in the remake of "Total Recall". Now the actor is busy on the set of criminal comedy "Seven Psychopaths".
Popular producer Jerry Bruckheimer in an interview with THR talked about how he had to cut the budget $ 260 million to negotiate with the studio Walt Disney on the set of "Lone Ranger" with Johnny Depp in the title role, and shared his thoughts on the new release date of the movie.
Jerry Bruckheimer says he never doubted that the film "The Lone Ranger" with Johnny Depp certainly will be shot. However, the project has become one of the most difficult tasks for his career, which he had to decide, after the Disney studio has suspended production of "Ranger" in connection with its budget of $ 260 million. One of the directors of the studio, Robert Iger, has offered to reduce the amount to 215 million, and only then begin to renegotiate.
- How has the studio frozen the project?
"We had a script, and we worked on it, and developed, so to speak. Everything was fine, though, when you view the menu in a restaurant and say, "I love all the local desserts. I want to try each of them." You make an order, and someone say to you: "We can’t afford it." And then you start to cut down the order. The studio wanted us to cut the budget in accordance with voiced their boss (Aigerim) number and receive from us a positive answer to a specific date - August 12 - but we could not. We just did not have time for this. And they said: "We have to stop the bleeding." We understand their motives, but we would like to continue working on the project. "
- You were shocked when the project has been shut down?
"When it takes such a turn, it is always shocking. However, I was absolutely convinced that we can make a movie. It took us about 5-6 weeks to calculate on what we can save."
- And how did you do it?
"We have altered the production plan. Initially, we tried to avoid the winter and plan to shoot in California, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. If today we have a big crowd shot, and tomorrow we only work with Ranger and Tonto, the whole crowd is idle, and together with it and a bunch of staff: make-up artists, hair stylists, stuntmen, costume designers, technical workers. Therefore, we grouped separately scenes in which involve a large number of people and scenes in which there are only Ranger and Tonto. This is a huge savings, about 10 million.
Then we began to look for states that provide tax benefits. It was found that in Louisiana it is more profitable to shoot than in New Mexico, and it is still about 8 million. We are trying to negotiate tax representatives of New Mexico to provide similar benefits as Louisiana."
- Had you cut the script? There were rumors that have been cut episodes connected with the train.
"We cut out the scene of the attack coyotes – supernatural coyotes - and a small piece of animation. The episode with the train is slightly reduced, but not cut out: Gore has a creative approach to all kinds of victims, so the film as a whole it was not affected. The studio, of course, would prefer that we have reduced the material in the script. But the competition is very fierce. We can’t compete with the "Hobbit," we can’t compete with the "Transformers" if we save on the script. Spectators will stay home".
- What if you can still leave within your budget?
"We're all at risk, including Disney".
- What do you think about changing the date of the studio for movie release in December 2012 on May 31, 2013?
"The new release date is better. First we'd have to compete with the "Hobbit" and "World War Z". Now the "Lone Ranger" will be released in a couple of weeks before "The Man of Steel" and a week after "Fast and the Furious 6". This is a good company.
- There were your most difficult negotiations?
"They were tough. Because there are difficult times now. Many of the films that I produced, is also covered: the first "Pirates", "Pearl Harbor", "Armageddon". So for me - it is quite common. Therefore, in such cases, I say: "Let's be realistic. Let's work on the budget. "
- How important is this film for Verbinski?
"He's definitely interested in it."
- Will you be engaged in "Pirates 5"?
"We're at the stage of sketches and drafts. The story is in development. We have a script, but we decided that it could be even better."
Fan of "Twilight" saga hardly have dreamed of such turn of events: Taylor Lautner, who plays in the films on the books by Stephenie Meyer a werewolf Jacob, moved to author’s movie. Lautner has acquired film rights to the article from the magazine "The New Yorker", a film on it will shoot Gus Van Sant.
In 2009, Taylor Lautner and his father founded a production company Tailor Made Entertainment. We can not say that the company has a lot of orders - thriller "Cancun", which was in development two years ago, well sunk into oblivion.
Details of cooperation between Lautner and Van Sant were not disclosed, but insiders of The Hollywood Reporter promise that in the next few days become known: what the article from «The New Yorker» so interested in Taylor and who will write the script.
Becoming a star of international scale in 2008, Taylor Lautner has been attributed to a number of projects. Among them are even two games - Max Steele from Mattel and Stretch Armstrong from Hasbro. The actor is assigned to the film "Incarceron," but the studio Fox is planning to sell the project to the side.
This year, Lautner had a chance to prove that apart from his "Twilight" colleagues, he can become the hero of actions, but the thriller "The Chase" showed itself rather weak in the U.S. box office, earning only 27 million. True, for a total picture of the account with a budget of more than 35 million 71 million dollars, so that the "chase" at least paid off.
Work with Gus Van Sant's career can lead Lautner in the other direction. The actor has said repeatedly that he intends to work with the best directors, and it looks like his wish come true.
In the meantime, starting from November 17, Taylor returned to the screen in the image of Jacob Black.
The life story of Linda Lovelace for several years is warring Hollywood producers – about the first porn star have been launched two projects. One of them was going to shoot directors of the drama "Scream" Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Amanda Sayfred was invited to play Linda, and on the role of her husband is invited Peter Sarsgaard.
This film has also joined Anna Faris, Rose McGowan and Kate Hudson. The latest version of the project with Hudson had shot James Franco, but both actors dropped out.
The film "Lovelace," which is going to shoot Epstein and Friedman will be based on the book by Eric Denvilla "The Complete Linda Lovelace", which explains how Linda Bormen became an icon in porn business, and then in the feminist and opponent of pornography. Denvill wrote the book, starting from three interviews with Lovelace at different stages of her life.
Future porn star grew up in a strict Catholic family, but at 23, starred in a porno movie "Deep Throat." Was married twice. According to Linda, her husband, Chuck Traynor at gunpoint forced her into prostitution, and then forcibly brought to the shoot in pornography. Lovelace tried to escape three times from a spouse - even before she became famous. Over time, Linda managed to escape from the clutches of her husband and to engage with the porn industry.
The second draft about the star of "Deep Throat" was meant to Lindsay Lohan, but given the problems with the law of the actress, directors prefer not to work with her. Major role in the drama "Inferno" gave Malin Akerman in November last year. Filming is scheduled for January, 2012, in parallel with the film "Lovelace."
Amanda Sayfred this year starred in the thriller "The game of survival," and recently completed work in the comedy "Adrift". Now the actress can be seen in sci-fi thriller "Time".
Peter Sarsgaard last appeared on the big screen adaptation of the comic book in the "Green Lantern".
In London has been held a press conference of the founders of a new series of James Bond. 23rd film will be officially named Skyfall. The director is Sam Mendes, the 007 continues to play Daniel Craig, and the role of chief villain - Javier Bardem. Filming begins today.
As usual, another spy franchise series will be filmed in various parts of the world. According to Mendez, the shooting will take place in London, Shanghai, Istanbul, and in some cities in Scotland. "I am a childhood fan of the films" - confessed director. For the first time Sam saw Bond in "Live and Let Die", but only after "Casino Royale" wanted personally to take part in bondiane.
Mendez praised screenplay by John Logan, Patrick Marber and Neal Purvis and reported that it contains all the elements of classic films about 007 and, of course, lots of action scenes. If he has six months work on the painting will remain all the same excitement, in which the director resides today, he will gladly take up the next series of James Bond. Unless, of course, the producers would not be opposed.
In addition to Craig, Judi Dench and Bardem, playing M in Skyfall will star a star of "Perfume" Ben Wishaw, but who exactly he will play, Mendes did not disclose. Also it has been confirmed participation of Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney.
Bond girls will be French Berenice Marlowe and English Naomi Harris, a friend of the audience for the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean." Marlowe plays a mysterious beauty named Severin, and Harris got the role of Agent Eve. To enter into the role, Naomi learned masterful driving, ran three times a week for yoga, as well as addicted to shooting a machine gun.
Javier Bardem, who has long been attributed to the project as the main villain, has admitted that he and Bond connected with lots of good memories from childhood: "In those films were amazing stories!" No details about his character Bardem did not say, but gave an excellent sentence: "Who told you that villain must be a bad person? Someone thinks I'm good! "
What is Skyfall? Producer Barbara Broccoli responds: "This word means an emotional context, which will be explained in the film."
Note also that the segment Skyfall is not related to previous series with Craig. This is an original story, but the director refuses to call the names of heroes of Wishaw, and Finney Fiennes as James Bond fans may recognize them.
The director of the low-budget drama "Once", the Irish director John Carney will adopt Carolyn Parkhurst's novel "The Dogs of Babel." Since February this year, to the film is attached Steve Carell and the script was written by the author of "Dear John" Jamie Linden.
Hero of tragicomedy of Parkhurst, linguist Paul Iverson, can not get along with the death of his wife, Lexie, who died in the absurd result of an accident. However, Paul believes that Lexi had been killed, but can not prove. The only witness to the incident is a dog, Lorelei. Paul begins to teach Lorelei to talk, to learn the truth about his wife's death.
John Carney specializes in the production of low-budget and independent films. In the early '90s he played in an Irish rock band The Frames, and even shot few clips with it. In the feature film he has debuted in the 1996 in the movie "The November afternoon," which was recognized by the publication of "The Irish Times" the movie of the year.
In 2001, Carney shot the drama "On the Edge" with Killian Murphy and Stephen Rea, then went to work on television, where he shot a series Bachelors Walk, which became the most successful in history of Irish television.
The success of director has brought a musical drama "Once," which starred the leader of The Frames Glen Hansard and a Czech pianist Marketa Irglova. One song was awarded the "Oscar" and Steven Spielberg said: "Thanks to the movie" Once "I had the inspiration to the end of the year."
It is difficult to say when the "Dogs of Babel" will find a place in the schedule of Steve Carell, but given that the project already has a director, there is a chance to shoot it next year.
In the summer of this year have been rumors that Sean Penn will shoot the tape "The Comedian", but only now has been confirmed not only the director but also the names of actors who participate in the project. Robert De Niro plays the outgoing comedian, whose life changes after meeting with the red-haired beauty played by Kristen Wiig.
Jackie Burke (De Niro) - embittered stand-up comedian whose best years have gone long ago. He was still clutching at the remnants of popularity because of being recognized by the character of Burke in the TV series. But during one performance, Jackie can’t stand and he runs the microphone in a particularly stinging viewer. Court sentenced Burke to correctional works, where he met with a bright red-haired Harmony (Wiig). The meeting will turn his whole life.
Art Linson, producer of "Fight Club" and the "Untouchables" together with Jeffrey Ross have written the screenplay. They both will produce Penn’s film.
Robert De Niro has played a comic in Martin Scorsese's "King of Comedy", and also worked with Sean Penn - actors starred in the film "We are not angels" and "What just happened".
Kristen Wiig is familiar to audiences for the role of jealous loser, "Bridesmaids" and the one-eyed companion of Simon Pegg in a fantastic comedy "Paul". Kristen is also best known for the program "Saturday Night Live," where she amuses the audience for six years.
The last time Sean Penn has shot was in 2007 ("Into the Wild"). The actor tried several times to leave the cinema, but for now he is not very good: in May of this year, Penn has represented at the Cannes Film Festival just two films with his participation - "Tree of Life" and "This must be the place."
In a blitz-interview to resource Collider Orlando Bloom tried to hide the details of his role in the project "The Hobbit" and shared his impressions about the shooting of camera Red Epic.
Now, when fans of Orlando Bloom's talent knows for sure what will meet again with Legolas in Novels "The Hobbit", one remains unclear: how big his role in both films. According to Bloom, he "would go and see on the set of all next year." This chart clearly shows that he is not just a cameo.
- When will you start shooting?
"I just came from the shooting. Now I'm involved in a promotional tour of "Musketeers", but then immediately will come back. Over the next year I'll often visit New Zealand."
- We will see you on both sides of the Novels?
"I can’t tell you."
- It has passed 10 years since then, as Legolas appeared on the screen. You are aged 10 years, but in "The Hobbit" Legolas must be younger than in "The Lord of the Rings". How will you solve this problem?
"Dude, it's all magic. Good genes. I do not know what to say, maybe a little makeup. It's weird, but my old wig and all fine for me. And the old costume of Legolas sits perfectly. In fact, I will not in it ... so I'm not going to talk about it, I can’t add anything to my words. "
- You're shooting "The Hobbit" with stereoscopic cameras Red Epic. And "The Musketeers" has been filmed in 3D. What is your impression about filming in 3D?
"Red Epic cameras are quite small. You can shoot with them from tripod and the shoulder, they are very easy to use. Besides, it's stereoscopic camera. I can’t say that I felt a difference when shooting, because it seems that they are the most common cameras - and this is not normal in many ways. But the fact is that things change so quickly. These cameras are lighter and smaller, but with them shooting of «The Hobbit» are amazing. "Musketeers" has been shot on James Cameron's ARRI Alexa cameras. Timing is the same, and the actor does not feel any difference, because still working with partners. But I think the audience will appreciate the quality of the film, shot in 3D ".