Director of "Winter bone" is preparing to make the transition from independent films to the mainstream. Debra Granik is working on adapting the novel by Astrid Lindgren's "Pippi Longstocking".
Given that the heroines of the previous Granik films carefully sipped grief, the director will have to turn 180 degrees and make a film about one of the most fashionable girl of children's literature, which can be safely called a superheroine. While it is unknown whether Debra herself will be director of the film, but the work on the script for her direction is already underway.
Pippi - she's Peppilotta Viktualiya Rulgardina Efraimsdotter Longstocking - freckled redhead girl has incredible physical strength. Daughter of the captain, who became leader of the black tribe, Pippi is independent both morally and financially, thanks to suitcase with gold.
She takes on hands her own horse, won the famous circus strongman, puts out two police officers, who came to forced her to the orphanage, and immediately throws the cupboard thieves who decide to rob her.
Astrid Lindgren's books about Pippi were repeatedly transferred to the screen, but mostly in Europe. The first movie was filmed in 1949 at the home of writer in Sweden. There, in 1969 launched a TV series. Given that Lindgren didn’t like the film version, she wrote the script for the show. To date, it is the most famous adaptation of the books. In America, it was divided into four films.
Animated version of the adventures of Pippi wanted to make Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki. In 1971 he came to Sweden, conducted the necessary studies and met with Lindgren. Unfortunately, Miyazaki did not get permission to shoot, so the project was closed. Cartoon version of Pippi adventure still exists: the Swedes have released it in 1997.
The Hollywood Reporter has published a shortlist of contenders for the main female roles in the film "The Dark Knight Rises". As you know, one of the actresses will be villain, and another - love of Bruce Wayne.
In the next two weeks, five actresses will record a sample for a new film by Christopher Nolan. According to sources there are: Keira Knightley, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Kate Mara and Charlotte Riley. The sixth contender could be Gemma Arterton, but the English actress last week agreed to star in a fairy tale "Hansel and Gretel: Hunters for witches", which can cause mismatch of working schedules.
If Knightley, Hathaway and Bill are already well known, the other two actresses are not yet popular in a star league. American Kate Mara has been filmed more than 10 years ago. Soon it will be seen in the drama "127 hours", as well as in the film "The tenth year." Recently, Kate has eclipsed by her younger sister, Rooney Mara, who has got the role in the thriller "The Girl with the dragoon tattoo".
Charlotte Riley was born in the UK. His most important role was in "Wuthering Heights", filmed for television. Riley played Cathy and Tom Hardy has played Heathcliff, who is known, is also engaged in a third "Batman". Among other things, Charlotte starred in "Easy Virtue", where the lead female role was played by Jessica Biel.
Nolan still does not tell exactly who will be the main heroine. It is rumored that one of them will be the daughter of Ras Al Ghul - Talia Al Ghul. According to the comics, it is not only the protagonist but also the beloved of Bruce Wayne, who gave birth to a son. Another heroine can be a reporter Vicki Vale, whose image is embodied on the screen by Kim Basinger in "Batman" by Tim Burton.
News about Christopher Nolan's project are popular in recent days. Someone has read carefully merged into the network scenario of new "Batman", and someone gives his head on pruning, that the main female roles approved by Naomi Watts and Eva Green. Because all Nolan movies are surrounded by dense veil of secrecy, then the amount of distributed rumors is quite natural.
Financial woes of MGM are behind and the studio returned to their projects. The 23rd Bond film goes into production later this year. Now in the director's chair is officially Sam Mendes and in the role of 007 for the third time will be Daniel Craig.
The legendary British spy once again will appear on the world screens on Nov. 9, 2012. The film has no title, and the plot is kept in a secret. It is only known that the action will begin, where finished "Quantum of Solace."
The script is written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. If the two first screenwriters were related to the last two Bond films, then this is Logan's first experience in the franchise. He was nominated for an Oscar for his work in "The Aviator" and "Gladiator." Among other scenarios, Logan's "The Last Samurai," "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", "Coriolanus" and "Hugo Cabra”.
Sam Mendes, previously was listed in the project as a consultant, but is now officially takes over the director. The last Mendes' movie "Away we go" not gained popularity with audiences and critics, in contrast to the "Revolutionary Road" and most famous project director of "American Beauty".
It is expected that in the coming days will begin casting. Daniel Craig will have to somehow pack all his projects, which took over the idle time "Bond 23". In particular, the actor took on a yet another franchise - the trilogy "Millennium" on the novels by Stieg Larsson.
Do not know which studio will be taken to roll another film about an agent in the service of Her Majesty. Rather, in this battle will join Sony, Fox, Paramount and Warner.
This summer, CBS and Warner Bros TV waiting for talks with actors from "The Big Bang Theory" who want to raise their salaries. Raising fees is well deserved - series draws huge ratings, and was recently sold into syndication for the fabulous price.
Few times critics have already compared The Big Bang Theory with Friends. Both series are sitcoms, the main characters - the twenty-year boys and girls, most of them live in two apartments in the neighborhood, both series are extremely popular, and from next season TBBT move on Thursday, the former timeslot of Friends.
Actors from Friends have always participated in the negotiations for higher wages together, and thus achieving remarkable success. After two seasons, they have increased to 100 thousand for the series, and later to the 10 season they brought the fees up to a million per episode. But it seems that the actors of The Big Bang Theory will go the other way. One of the three major actors is Jim Parsons, decided to negotiate separately from Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki.
Parsons strategy makes sense – he is an undoubted star of the show, and only one was nominated for an Emmy for his work in The Big Bang Theory, so it can count on the largest increment. On the other hand, Parsons has not too many other options, unlike Kaley Cuoco, who recently received three proposals for the shooting in the movie, and was forced to accept only two of them, because it is banal that in the third she has no time to shoot. Cuoco, seems, could become the second Jennifer Aniston, if we will continue the analogy with "Friends." Nevertheless, Cuoco, as a veteran of television Galecki agreed to negotiate with other actors, in contrast to Parsons.
The irony in the fact that at the very beginning and Cuoco, and Galecki have earned more than Parson, as both were more experienced and famous (Cuoco played in 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, and Charmed, Galecki - in Roseanne). By the end of the third season the trio have equalized in royalties - all received 60 thousand for the series. That is, Parsons, and had been receiving greater gain. However, this does not mean that he will be able to get greater and an increase at this time. Studios like to pay the actors from the ensemble series similar fees. So, ladies of Desperate Housewives, too, started with different salaries, but with the fourth season each of the four actresses received 250 thousand for the series.
The Big Bang Theory actors has already signed multi-year contracts (Parsons, Cuoco and Galecki have contracts until the sixth season), in which there is not provided significant improvement of fees. However, the studio may well want to sign a new contract, extending the contractual obligations of the actors a few more years, and "paying" for this increase in fees. Since the series is already sold in syndication for 9 seasons, the studio clearly does not want a repetition of the situation with Charlie Sheen in a few years.
While forecasts for negotiations are rather favorable - the actors most likely will get generous allowances and to extend the contract for 2-3 years. But the situation with Friends at the time also differs - after the second season the actors threatened to strike and collapse of shooting, if the studio refused to give them their 100 thousand per episode.
Following the approval of Elijah Wood in dilogy "The Hobbit" was followed official confirmation from the studio to participate in the Peter Jackson project Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.
Magician Gandalf and heavily modified with the One Ring Gollum are the characters of Tolkien's book "The Hobbit", which is not about Frodo, whom will play once again Elijah Wood. In addition, according to The Hollywood Reporter, producers are negotiating with Orlando Bloom, causing him to be the elf Legolas. His presence in the Novels can also cause a big issue in the camp of Tolkien’s fans.
Apart from the aforementioned veterans "Lord of the Rings" in "The Hobbit" will act and Cate Blanchett, who played in the trilogy, queen of elves Galadriel.
For the role of Gandalf, Ian McKellen was nominated for an Oscar. After the shooting at Jackson, an English actor mostly filmed on TV and doing voice acting. McKellen on the site have written repeatedly about the progress of the preparatory works on "The Hobbit", and indeed has long been almost the only source of information about the project.
Filming of "The Hobbit" will begin on February 14 and will be held in New Zealand.
Spanish cinema academy announced nominees for its top award. Maximum awards - 15 - in the drama of Alex de la Iglesia about the circus love triangle "Balada triste de trompeta", which received two awards in Venice Film Festival.
Among the nominees for "Goya" Award for Best Actor is Ryan Reynolds in "Buried alive".
A certain piquancy to the future ceremony gives the fact that the director of "Balada" is headed the Spanish Film Academy. Announcing the nominees, Alex de la Iglesia drew journalists' attention, that not all movies are filmed in Spanish. For example, the drama of Rodrigo Cortez "Buried alive", which received 10 nominations, filmed in English, and the tape "Pa negre" ("Black bread") (14 nominations) – in Catalan dialect. "We should be open. To survive the crisis, it is necessary to enter the international market", -said Iglesia. In addition, the director is going to move the awards from Madrid to Barcelona and to continue to expand the audience for the ceremony.
"Balada triste de trompeta"- a story that originated during the Spanish Civil War. Son of a clown miraculously survived and decided to avenge his dead father. But time is running out and a chance to find the killer and not folded. The hero grows up, hired a white clown to the circus and begins to battle for the heart of the beautiful gymnasts in which is also in love a despotic red clown, he is the owner of the circus.
At the Venice Film Festival picture has not received an unambiguous assessment, but the jury awarded the film for direction and screenplay.
"Goya" for the best film can get four movie: "Balada triste de trompeta", "Pa negre", "Buried alive" and "We are under the rain" ("También la lluvia").
Alex de la Iglesia, Augusto Villaronga, Rodrigo Cortes and Isiar Bolyain (the only woman in the foursome), who shot these movies claim to the title of best director.
Among the Spanish actors Ryan Reynolds American's name looks unusually. It competes with Javier Bardem ("Beautiful"), Antonio de la Torre ("Balada triste de trompeta") and Luis Tosarom ("We are under the rain").
Interestingly, the film by Alejandro González Iñárritu "Beautiful" has gotten only 8 nominations for the "Goya". Spanish cinema academics have ignored tragedy in the categories of Best Picture and Best Director.
25th awards ceremony "Goya" will be held on February 13.
Actor and director Luc Bellevue from Jan. 21 starts filming crime drama "Une nuit", based on a history of the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. In starring role will be Charlotte Gainsbourg, her husband, Ivan Attal and Natalie Bay.
Kitty Genovese's name became popular not only in history but also in psychology textbooks. On March 13, 1964 in New York the killer has killed the woman in front of several witnesses, but none has seen fit to intervene. Such phenomenon is called "Genovese Syndrome" or "outsider effect".
Someone Winston Moseley struck twice Kitty with a knife, then fled. But after a while he returned to the scene found the wounded victim, raped her and inflicted several stab wounds. At least a dozen people saw what was happening, but did not realize what was happening. Most felt the cries of the dying Genovese as a drunken quarrel.
Public response, which caused the death of Kitty, has led to reform of the receiving phone messages about crimes.
Murder of Kitty Genovese, not only stirred the public, but also left a legacy in pop culture. In particular, in the graphic novel "Watchmen" grim vigilante Rorschach decides to fight crime after the murder of Genovese and wears the face mask, made of her dress.
It is not reported, what will be the roles of Gainsbourg, Attalia and Bai, but it can be assumed that Charlotte will play the victim of infamous crime. The last film with the actress was the drama "Tree", which has closed the last year Cannes Film Festival, most likely this year Gainsbourg appears again on the Cote d'Azur with a new picture of Lars von Trier's "Melancholy".
Outstanding Englishman director Sam Mendes with his previous work has earned a substantial "credibility", which he largely lived in his new film "Away we go".
Taking as a basis not so convoluted plot and not so well known to the public actors, but nevertheless sufficiently experienced while getting the budget for the film, where there are no computer graphics, no stars of first magnitude, is very significant. Such are the source of this movie, of course, the result was not commensurate with the source, that is surpassed them. And I thought the point here is not the money spent on film.
"Away we go" is representative of those rare films about which one can say that they are made "with love". With love to the viewer and to the film as a whole.
Everything in the movie revolves around the "away" and "road". A road in any art is represented in a metaphorical sense, like searching, career person and soul gad. And the film "Away we go" is just about the quest of life, suffering and joy of the paths of two people whose fate is tied together with very strong thread in the world called Love.
Incredibly powerful drama of human emotions. A young couple is waiting for baby. And they're going to start a new life, change their life almost dramatically, to find for themselves and their future baby a better place to live in this "rolling into the nether" world.
On their own, not as easy as expected, way, Burt and Verona (so called two main characters) meet the parents, friends, who also have their own little problems.
Sentimentality of the film "Away we go" has been diluted excellent with not vulgar humor, sometimes reaching to complete cynicism. All this is mixed. And sometimes you can’t understand where to laugh and where to cry. In any case, the movie "Away we go" came with a soul that begins to occur less frequently in modern cinema. And in the end, the life of a young couple is just starting.
1). Director of blockbuster "Terminator: Salvation" McGee has won the right to occupy the director's chair in adventure film "Untitled Ouija Project" in the fight with Breck Eisner. Universal Studios has not been able to make a choice, but finally decided.
The project is produced by Michael Bay company - Platinum Dunes. The script is written by the authors of the movie "Tron: Legacy" by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The plot of the movie about a magical board was not disclosed, but apparently it will be an adventure family film in the style of "The Mummy" and "Indiana Jones".
The search for director was a long, until the remaining two candidates. Director of "The Craziest" Breck Eisner has interested in this film in early December last year, and McGee presented his vision in the twentieth of December. It seems that the second version of the studio came to taste.
Ouija - a plaque with the painted letters and numbers. It is attached to the arrow on the player puts his hands. If you can make contact with the other world, the needle begins to point to the letters, folding into words.
McGee had just finished work on the spy comedy "This means war" with Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon.
2). The legend of Japanese cinema will step back to the big screen by British director Gareth Edwards, whose debut film became the sensation of the low-budget movie in 2010.
The company Legendary Pictures, which appear in the asset hits like "Dark Knight" and "Inception", has acquired the rights to develop a new film about Godzilla in March last year. Partial funding and release will be assured by Warner studio.
"Monsters" of Gareth Edwards, shot on ridiculous price, by the standards of Hollywood's (500,000 dollars), talk about the journalist accompanying the rich heiress to home through Mexico. Because of aliens attack, the zone is in quarantine, but the heroes have no choice. Painting has earned a worldwide box office of almost 2.5 million dollars.
Once the studio is determined by a screenwriter, Edwards will start working with it.
The debut English film-maker won three awards of British Independent Film Awards, including the prize for Best Director.
Producers of the new "Godzilla" promise that their child will be much better than the movie, that he gave of 1998 by Roland Emmerich.
Release is scheduled for 2012.
Elijah Wood will play again nephew Bilbo Baggins, but this time in "The Hobbit" by Peter Jackson. Also, the actor plans miniseries "Treasure Island" for British television.
Wood representatives began negotiations with the producers of The Hobbit in December last year, but delayed output enabled to read out the information just now. Moreover, the situation with "Hobbit" after moved to address the financial problems of studio MGM, which owns the rights to stage along with New Line.
It is expected that the budget of "The Hobbit" will be 500 million dollars. All costs assume major label Warner Brothers. The same studio gets the rights to the global distribution of films.
How Frodo would fit into "The Hobbit", given that there is no such character in Tolkien's book? Details of the scenario were not disclosed, but it is suggested that Frodo will listen to stories of old Bilbo about his adventure. In the trilogy, Frodo's uncle played the role of Ian Holm in "The Hobbit" will play a young Bilbo Martin Freeman.
In addition, Elijah Wood signed up for the role of Ben Gunn in the next adventure novel adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island". Two-part miniseries will shoot Steve Barron for the English channel Sky TV. Also, the project involves Eddie Izzard.
After a triumphant trilogy by Peter Jackson Elijah Wood was seen in "Sin City", "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind", but not in the lead roles. This summer will be released series "Wilfred" with his participation. In addition, Wood is engaged in voice acting animated films: in November, comes the sequel to cartoon "Happy Feet" and in the summer of 2012 a voice actor can be heard in the animated series "Tron: Uprising", which will be the intermediary between the original "Tron" and its sequel.