Continuation of the cartoon by Andrew Stanton's "Finding Nemo" will be called "Finding Dory”. His main character will be blue fish Dory with a bad memory. Her voice again be Ellen DeGeneres. The sequel will be released on November 25, 2015.
The original film was released in 2003, was worth 94 million and earned 921 million worldwide box office. Clownfish Marlin raises only son Nemo and tries to protect him from the dangers inherent in the ocean. But the curious Nemo goes in search of adventure, and homebody Marlin nothing left to do but look for his son. This helps him royal blue fish Dory, characterized cheerful character, but it has a very short memory.
Stanton made a film with Lee Ankrich. Subsequently Ankrich alone put a third of the franchise "Toy Story." After an unsuccessful attempt to shoot a feature film ("John Carter" flopped at the box office and caused serious financial losses of Disney), Andrew Stanton returns to the fold of animation.
"Finding Nemo" has received the "Oscar" for best cartoon and in the fourth place of highest-grossing animated projects.
To continue the story, Stanton had to obtain the consent of DeGeneres. "Without Ellen could not be Dory", - said the director. The actress agreed to voice her character in the last year, and we now know that the main character Dory will continue.
"I'm so glad that they finally will shoot cartoon - Ellen admitted. - I read the script - it is gorgeous! Funny, cute - well, just a what you would expect. "
According to Stanton, the action of the sequel will be developed on the coast of California about a year after the events shown in the original cartoon. Nemo and Marlin will return, but in the center of the plot will be searching of Dori by relatives.
Premiere of "Finding Dory" is scheduled for 25 November 2015.
Summer is around the corner, and that means that your favorite essential serials go on hiatus, and will give way to the cable. This year, the channels prepared a couple of surprises - Fox, for example, launched a summer animation lineup, and CBS is preparing Under the Dome, TV series based on the novel by Stephen King. A full schedule of summer season premieres and finales already had shot Fox, CBS and The CW, news from ABC and NBC are expected in the near future.
First on Fox will take a long break extended “Raising Hope”, then “Touch”, “Bones” and “The Following” - all these series will go even before May. Fox left for the summer “The Goodwin Games” with Becky Newton in the title role. In Saturday night Fox will launch a line of "adult animation", which will be released in the rotation such series as “Axe Cop”, “High School USA!” and “Golan the Insatiable.”
Thursday, March 28
09:00 Raising Hope, the final third of the season (two episodes)
Friday, April 26
09:00 Touch, the second season finale
Monday, April 29
08:00 Bones, the eighth season finale
09:00 The Following, the first season finale
Tuesday, May 7
09:00 New Girl, the second season finale
09:30 The Mindy Project, the first season finale
Thursday, May 9
09:00 Glee, four finale season
Sunday, May 12
08:30 Bob's Burgers, the third season finale
09:30 American Dad, the eighth season finale
Sunday, May 19
07:00 The Cleveland Show, finale of the fourth season (two episodes)
08:00 The Simpsons, ending the twenty-fourth of the season (two episodes)
09:00 Family Guy, the eleventh season finale (two episodes)
Monday, May 20
08:30 The Goodwin Games, Premier
Saturday, July 27
11:00 Animation Domination High-Def, premier
No surprises here, just one episode goes before May - “The Carrie Diaries”. All the others, starting with “Hart of Dixie” and ending “Cult”, complete their show in the traditional period.
Monday, April 8
08:00 The Carrie Diaries, final of the first season
Tuesday, May 7
08:00 Hart of Dixie, the second season finale
Monday, May 13
9:00 90210 series finale
Wednesday, May 15
08:00 Arrow, the first season finale
09:00 Supernatural, season eight finale
Thursday, May 16
08:00 The Vampire Diaries, season four finale
09:00 Beauty and the Beast, the first season finale
Friday, May 17
08:00 Nikita, the final third of the season
Friday, May 24
09:00 Cult, the first season finale
NBC ... and the rest of their schedule has not yet announced, but some dates are already known.
Friday, March 22
08:00 Last Man Stansing, the second season finale
08:30 Malibu Country, the first season finale
Wednesday, March 27
08:30 The Neighbors, the first season finale
Wednesday, April 3
09:30 For the Rest of Your Life, the series premiere
Monday, May 27
10:00 Mistresses, series premiere
From CBS surprises least. The first will take “The Good Wife” on April 28, “Criminal Minds” last May 22. Of the two-hour finals - “Elementary” and “Criminal Minds”. If there will be summer premiere, except “Under The Dome”, something about them yet unknown.
Sunday, April 28
09:00 The Good Wife, season four finale
Sunday, May 5
10:00 The Mentalist, the fifth season finale
Friday, May 10
09:00 Vegas, the first season finale
10:00 Blue Bloods, the third season finale
Monday, May 13
08:00 How I Met Your Mother, the eighth season finale
09:00 2 Broke Girls, the second season finale
Tuesday, May 14
08:00 NCIS, tenth season finale
09:00 NCIS: LA, the fourth season finale
10:00 Golden Boy, the first season finale
Wednesday, May 15
10:00 CSI, thirteenth season finale
Thursday, May 16
08:00 The Big Bang Theory, the sixth season finale
09:00 Elementary, the first season finale (two episodes)
Monday, May 20
08:30 Rules of Engagement, the seventh season finale
09:30 Mike and Molly, the third season finale
10:00 Hawaii Five-0, the third season finale
Wednesday, May 22
09:00 Criminal Minds, the eighth season finale (two episodes)
Monday, June 24
10:00 Under the Dome, the series premiere
Monday, March 18
10:00 Deception, the first season finale
Thursday, April 11
9:30 1600 Penn, the first season finale
Tuesday, April 23
09:00 Go On, the first season finale
09:30 The New Normal, the first season finale
Thursday, May 16
09:00 The Office, the series finale (watch episode)
Fantastic band, appearing in the Oscar-winning project of Ben Affleck "Argo" will see the light. It will be called the "Lord of Light”, like the novel by Roger Zelazny, a famous script writer, who saved the lives of several Americans in the late 1970s.
Recall that, according to recently declassified CIA documents, in 1979, science fiction script called "Argo" was allegedly put into production. About this project wrote only Hollywood publication Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. However, the picture has not seen the light, as it has become a cover for the CIA special operations agent Tony Mendez to extract six U.S. diplomats who have appeared in the Canadian ambassador's house during the seizure of the Embassy by Iranian students in Tehran.
The situation in reality was somewhat different from those shown in the film of Affleck. If you take only the Hollywood component, then it was out the producer, which in the "Argo" brilliantly played by Alan Arkin. In fact, a fake movie run with two make-up artists, one of whom was John Chambers (in the film portrayed by John Goodman).
"Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny, which became the basis of Barry Ira Heller scenario, was written in 1967. In the story after the death of the Earth the crew of the ship "Star of India" founded a colony on a planet in another star system. Having won almost all the original inhabitants of the planet, the crew is building a city on one of the poles of the planet. During the colonization of the planet people achieve technological power and immortality, and declare themselves gods. The colonists are divided into two parts: the gods who live in the heavenly city, and on the technical benefits, and ordinary people, strongly pushed around deities and living in the medieval cities on the planet. Develops celestial hierarchy in the image of the Hindu pantheon of deities.
Geller’s scenario was a part of an ambitious project "Science Fiction Land”, which was conceived as the first amusement park with elements of sci-fi. Geller enlisted the support of a number of science fiction, including Ray Bradbury, and the legendary artist Jack Kirby, who thought the visual solution. That was the art-concept of "Science fiction land."
After Chambers showed Mendez scenario of Geller, CIA decided that the name "Lord of Light" is not appropriate, and changed it to "Argo". Make-up artist joined to the project his colleague Robert Sidell, who worked on "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial".
After painting of Affleck received the "Oscar" for Best Picture in 2012, the studio Warner has decided to buy Heller’s script and run it in production. Presumably work on the existing scenario is still the same Chris Terry, who wrote the "Argo".
Note that, in contrast to the false "Argo", the new film will be called "Lord of Light" and will become more similar to Zelazny novel rather than a parody of the "Star Wars", as it was presented in the film of Affleck. Negotiations are underway with the Kirby family about the possibility of the use of his drawings in the new incarnation of the "Lord of Light."
Recently, we often witness the disastrous failures of movies. And it's not just about the film projects worth hundreds of millions, but even movies with modest budgets. May be it is time to stop cutting budgets of entire genres and attempts to save money, but to adopt some new business model that directly appeals to the viewer? For example, crowdfunding.
For those who are not familiar with the concept of "people's funding," briefly explain its essence. Imagine the kind of web site by logging on which absolutely anyone can leave a detailed description of the project and the exact amount required by a certain date. If the idea is supported by the others, they are using one of the popular payment systems to transfer money. Everyone decides by himself how much he is going to give. If by that date the final amount will be collected, the author of the project can get it and spend, followed up by the report. If the amount is not collected, the project is not well served support, and funds are returned to investors.
To say that cinematography is not familiar with this notion will be not true. For example, in 2012, in this way, David Fincher has collected the necessary funds to continue the work on the animated film "Bandit" who has not interested the major Hollywood film studios. Likewise, in March 2013 were collected money to finance the filming of the full-length version of the popular series "Veronica Mars." And if in case the project of Fincher it was about 400 thousand dollars, so here donations were in millions.
So. What if even the most ambitious movies will begin with crowdfunding? Say, well before the start of filming of the next big-budget film, the studio offers potential viewers to vote for it with their money. Of course, we are not talking about the formation of the entire production budget, which now can be up to two hundred million dollars, but only part of it. Say, one-tenth.
Thus, the basis for any decisions on large-scale investments will be based not on abstract ambitions of unnamed film company managers, who are concerned primarily about holes in the financial statements, and a very real audience's request, expressed in completely tangible form.
This scouting all the more important in a situation where the share of international box office is steadily increasing. According to the size of donations can be with the help of simple mathematical calculation to present the film and the estimated return to a particular region of the world.
Naturally, the donation should not be gratuitous. If now, in the era of "wild crowdfunding" investors receive only souvenirs with symbols of the project and other bonuses depending on the amount, in the future should be provided a clear bonus system.
In a telephone interview to Collider director and producer Guillermo del Toro spoke about projects "Rise of the Guardians," "Kung Fu Panda 3", the sequel to "Puss in Boots," "Pacific rim" and plans for the future.
- Cartoon "Rise of the Guardians" got serious, however, there are many jokes. What's especially nice is the lack of black humor. How did creators manage to stay on the proper level?
"The reason that I was working on three animation projects by studio Dream Works - "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Puss in Boots" and “Rise of the Guardians" - was that they attracted me with its sincerity and romance. "Puss in Boots" has turned the Spaghetti Western, combined with the tale, of "Kung Fu Panda 2" has left a really strong martial arts film, accompanied by the psychopathic villain, and "Rise of the Guardians" is more reminiscent of a classic fairy tale out of time. I remember in the beginning we are committed to avoiding post-modernism, any display of pop art, but rather strive to create images that are similar to what we see in books, and used luxury and vibrant colors to create a feeling everything that happens on the screen has no time limits".
- Worldwide box office of "Puss in Boots" made $ 550 million. Is this enough for you to think about sequel?
"Yes, we've done a couple of sketches of the script (laughs). Cartoon turned cool, because in the process of production, we have done quite a risky thing. The main among them is that the "bad" guy Humpty expiate his guilt at the end, in the last minutes his life, he becomes a hero. He was able to change. I wanted to make a film that would show children that despite good or bad things we do, we can change. It was very difficult to implement this idea in a children's film, because it is unusual".
- Of course, you will not discover any secrets, but at least give us a hint of what will be a sequel?
"Hmm, we send the Cat in a completely different place, very exotic. When Chris Miller said: "I do not want to place the adventures of the Cat in the same universe, which starred all the Shrek movies, I'm determined to do spaghetti westerns", he therefore insisted on the adventure film. Generally, we will send the Cat in exotic country".
- What is your status as producer in the studio DreamWorks?
"Well, our relationship with DreamWorks began from the moment when I turned to ше and said that wanted to remove the animated film, and we started to develop the script for "Trollhunters" three years ago. Now we have the fifth sketch and I'm going to take its design, and will be ready when the final version of the script, and the designers have completed their part of job, I'm going to dedicate a half years of my life to animated film".
- Can you tell in few words, what is this project about?
"We are talking about a group of children who, for night hunting for trolls, and a day do math and writing tests, they have braces on teeth and they have to cope with the ever increasing pain. I like the idea of creating detailed portraits of children, full of nuances, indicating that they are not perfect. They seem to be not adapted to the environment, but they are real, real children, which are not always cool (laughs). "
- Issue of concern to all the fans of your works: when we will see the trailer for “Pacific rim"?
"About five months before release, that is, somewhere in the middle of December."
- Did you take part in the Digest for the trailer to "Pacific rim" and is engaged in the marketing department, and you just give or not give the "green light"?
"No, no, they bring me a cutting, I check it, give recommendations for sound design, and then we process all over again, and then I'm doing synchronization of color and sound. So anything that you saw in San Diego and New York, was to me very relevant. "
- Have you thought about the sequel of "Pacific rim" in case of successful release?
"Of course, we are discussing this possibility and even recorded with Travis Beacham couple of ideas, but at the same time I know I do not want to do a sequel. I want to make something completely different, in a different genre and not so big. So I still not sure what lies ahead, but I know that next year, in July, I will present "Pacific rim," and then, so help me God, have a soundtrack for "Pinocchio" and then a pilot series to the project "The Strain" on FX channel".
- How does the footage to "Pacific rim" look like in 3D?
"We have two forms of 3D content: the first concerns the CG-images, which are fully engaged in the creation studio ILM. John Knoll, the greatest mind in this case, is in charge and we would not have to create miniature models for these frames. Material looks superb. Remaining material we shot stereoscopic cameras, and it is also fantastic”.
Studio Disney continues to take old stories in a new way. The transformation is waiting for "Cinderella" - it was announced two years ago. Now to the project is attached director Mark Romanek, and the role of the wicked stepmother the studio asked Cate Blanchett.
Simon Kinberg is producing the tape, known in the film world by his association to the degeneration of the franchise, "X-Men" Bryan Singer. The script was originally written by Aline Brosh McKenna, who worked on the romantic hit "The Devil Wears Prada» and "27 Dresses." In February this year the work of rewriting took Chris Weitz, the director of "The Golden Compass."
Cinderella story filmmakers took a long time. One of the most famous version is the animated film studio Disney. "Cinderella," published in 1949, was worth at the time of huge money - $ 3 million. If the film flopped at the box office, at Disney could put a cross. Fortunately, only in the States charges exceeded $ 30 million.
What will be the new version of the famous fairy tale by Charles Perrault, the studio diligently silent. At the head of the project is music video of director Mark Romanek and visionary, famous for his intelligibility. Several years ago, the director left the set of the film "The Wolf Man", explaining his decision to lift the unwillingness picture with a huge budget.
In 2014 Disney will release the fairy tale "Malefisent" where Angelina Jolie plays the evil witch from "Sleeping Beauty."
Cate Blanchett this year will be possible to see again in the form of an elven queen Galadriel in "The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey", and in early 2013, the actress has started filming in the war drama of George Clooney's "People-sites." So if Blanchett agreed to play the evil stepmother in "Cinderella," her work on the film will begin at best in the middle of next year.
Actress this year took part in Woody Allen's new project, and appeared in two films by Terrence Malick.
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.
Team of superheroes of publisher DC, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern can finally appear in the "Justice League". Superhero film was conceived in the studio Warner a few years ago, but was stopped because of problems with finances and the writers' strike.
Just recently, Warner won a court case over the rights to Superman. The heirs of Joe Shuster, one of the authors of the famous character, tried to sue the studio 50% of profits from the sales of all projects with the superhero. Because now Warner will not have to pay a lot of money, "Justice League" can move toward the viewer, as well as the Superman franchise. If Warner lost the court with the heirs of Joe Shuster, any projects related to Superman, would have to freeze until a new agreement.
In 2007, director George Miller has started with the "Justice League". Note that the role of Batman was taken young actor Armie Hammer, who has since won fame for "The Social Network" and is available in the blockbuster "The Lone Ranger." There is a chance that Hammer did try on the costume of Batman, but this is only a rumor.
Miller's project was frozen in January 2008. Australia, which was supposed to make a film, and not determined by tax benefits, and the writers went on strike as a result of which it was impossible to change the script in need of revision.
Four years later, "The League" again gave itself known. In connection with the release in theaters of "Man of Steel" Warner has a chance to build a new team, especially if the movie Zack Snyder will be successful. Warner has wanted to respond to competitors from Marvel, superheroes whose thorough fleecing the pockets of the audience over the years.
As the LA Times, an insider close to the project, claims that Warner is going to make "Justice League" in 2013 with the release in the summer of 2015. There have been attempts to persuade Christopher Nolan producing the picture, but it seems that they failed: removing three movies about Batman and produced "Man of Steel", a British film director does not want to deal with superheroes.
The heroes of the publishing house DC not so lucky in the film adaptation, as their colleagues from Marvel. "Superman Returns" Bryan Singer has not met expectations, "Green Lantern" has suffered, if not deafening, the major failure at the box office. Only Batman trilogy has become part of a cult, but it will remain on the sidelines, neither Nolan or Christian Bale will no longer have a relationship to the franchise.
Warner now has solve the problem with the script, found the director and actors. It would seem simple. But who will be dressed as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash, we will get to know only next year.
In an interview, timed for release in rental animated film "Frankenweenie", Winona Ryder spoke about the impact that has had on her career director Tim Burton, and why she has not become a sex symbol in Hollywood.
- What was it like to work again with Tim Burton?
"Oh, it was amazing, all the time I am trying to find any more adjectives to describe this truly special experience working with Tim. He's one of my favorite people in the world, so our collaboration I never regarded as a job though, it is always very rewarding. He is not like other directors. Tim - a unique and very expressive. We do not have to negotiate the proposal through. Even if he is silent, you always feel that you deserve his trust.
If you want to discuss something, you can do it. But you do not need. Everything is telepathically. Despite all that gloom, which is associated with Burton in all his films so much heart. Working on" Ed Wood " I was crying over the "Frankenweenie" - cried over "Edward Scissorhands," I was crying all the time. His films have always a lot of purity, chastity, and no matter what it looks like is not always normal. Elsa, the heroine, I voiced for "Frankenweenie," a bit like Lydia from "Beetlejuice." The reason that Lydia could see ghosts, was the fact that she was young and did not look like her parents. So when kids come up to me and asked, "Are you the one girl from "Beetlejuice"? "- I have a wonderful and warm feeling. The fact that I have been associated with these films, makes me happy!"
- How did you like the process of scoring?
"For me, to be part of something so important to Tim, and what I've heard for 25 years, it was a great honor. He's the one I really, really love. He - especially for me, a person, who laid the start of my career, in the broad sense of the word. Regarding the process scoring, it was a very nice job, not very long ago that I worked from the time of "The Simpsons" and "Dr. Katz."
"If Tim decided to make this movie without me, I would still crook try to get into it, just to hang out. Truth is, I do not consider it a job. Course, when you do your thing, you work, but it is is not, "Oh God, when will be a break?" You can do it forever. And he's the same guy I met 25 years ago. I get from him the same directions as received on the set of "Beetlejuice." Elsa - a younger version of Lydia, in a sense, and I'm stuck in this feeling. Tim sends signals to all of us, and we accept them. This is a magic telepathy. "
- What cartoon story made you think about?
"How technology can be used for good. Message given through science, fine. Many people have a very close relationship with their pets. So it was with me, and the loss has left a very deep impression."
- Do you remember your first impressions of working with Tim Burton on "Beetlejuice"?
"I remember very well the first time we met. I had black hair. I chat with someone in the waiting room of movies, music. After 30 minutes, I asked," Do you know where Tim Burton holds audition because, maybe I went to the wrong house?" And my companion replied," Oh, that's me. "I could not imagine that the director can be so cool in terms of communication. All other directors I've worked with have been very strict".
- You mostly always gravitated to the dark films and characters, and never tried to play a role that would turn you into a sex symbol in Hollywood. Why?
"It's an interesting question, because even on the set of "Beetlejuice" I was still clumsy child under really puberty. Role of Lydia - one of my favorites, because I really like her. It allowed me to get to the project "Lethal drive", but I literally had to fight for the role of Veronica, because I did not look so attractive to claim to be a popular girl. I think I was incredibly lucky that all the directors with whom I worked, did not try to make me into sex-girl".
"I watched "The First Wives Club" and one of the characters said the following: "For women actresses in Hollywood has three roles - tiptoe, District Attorney and Miss Daisy" and I thought, “Oh my God, this is not funny!" what gave me Tim, was somewhere in between. I remember when I was offered the role of a young cop chasing a serial killer, but I do not see myself in this manner. I had a few chances to try to go this route, but I did not feel it's mine. I practiced what I was wondering. I was incredibly lucky that I have the chance, especially in the 90's. "
John Stevenson, engaged in directing of the first cartoon about panda, will now be responsible for both the continuation of last year's three-dimensional animated stories about garden gnomes.
Sequel, subtitled "Sherlock Gnoms” focuses this time on a detective story.
The main characters will be in the center of the investigation of the mysterious disappearance of decorative garden gnomes from suburban of England. To find the culprit incidents, characters will engage support of Sherlock Gnoms, whose reputation is the best in the business of private detective himself, however, does not confirm, and audacious crimes continue to be committed.
Producing picture, as in the case of the first part, will be company of Elton John's Rocket Pictures, building up their momentum in the field of animation, and himself a well-known musician, who also undertake to write the soundtrack for continuation. Return to the project and the original story screenwriters Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley. They are, in addition to study of the plot, will also oversee the production of the film, which will start by early next year.
As a creative consultant sequel will make the first band director Kelly Asbury. Emily Blunt and James McAvoy, who presented the voices of the central heroes, apparently, will participate again in the film, though officially this information is not confirmed yet.
Recall that released in the winter of 2011 animation work, "Gnomeo and Juliet" has earned a total of nearly $ 190 million, with 36-million budget.