Funny bald white men with round noses from the comic "Bone" will be the heroes of the full-length animated film that put director of "Peter Pan" and "Shopaholic" P. J. Hogan.
Comic book author Jeff Smith drew three stories of fun characters from 1991 to 2004. In comic books, "Bone" has ten prestigious awards, "Eisner", eleven "Harvey" and several other prizes. In 2005, Time magazine included "Bone" in the top ten English-language graphic novels.
Brothers Foyn Bone, Smiley Bone and Foni Bone had been expelled from Boneville the Valley after a failed break out Foni for mayor of the city.
The original comic tone later replaced by a more serious, and partly caused the popularity of the "Bone."
Film rights to Jeff Smith's comic book has acquired studio Warner in 2008. Dan Lin is producing the project, who worked on duologue "Sherlock Holmes", "The Departed" and fourth "Terminator". Australian screenwriter Justin Monge worked on the screenplay for the animated film and has written several versions. The company Animal Logic even had time to develop a test character animation.
It would seem that the process will go faster now. However, studio Warner recently gave the script to rework. This will do Patrick Sean Smith, creator of the popular U.S. television series "University". He will work in partnership with Hogan, who will shoot the film in his native Australia, where based Animal Logic.
Now, Jay P. Hogan suggests putting the finishing touches on comedy Mental, which in the title role is Toni Collette, the star of his film "Muriel’s Wedding".
The actress has already tried her hand at short films, and now going to take her first feature film. Scarlett Johansson is going to film debut novel, Truman Capote, "Summer Cruise".
For the first time Scarlett stood on the other side of the camera for the "New York, I love you." However, her short film with Kevin Bacon has not been included in cinema almanac and was issued as a bonus disc with the film.
Now Johansson will work serious. Producer of "The Deer Hunter" Barry Spaykings, received "Oscar" for best film, is in charge of adaptation of Truman Capote novel.
"Summer Cruise" is the debut work of the writer. Draft dated 1943 year. After 10 years, Capote returned to the novel, something copied, but the first book was published only after his death in 2005. For 50 years, the manuscript was considered lost.
"Summer Cruise" action is developing in New York in the hot summer of 1945. Parents of 17 year old Grady McNeil sail to Europe, leaving their daughter alone in the big city. The girl falls in love with the employee of car park, marries him and is expecting a baby.
The script writes a New York playwright Tristayn Skyler.
Scarlett Johansson is currently in Scotland, where she filmed in the thriller "Under the skin" directed by Jonathan Glazer. In the near future, the actress will be seen in the melodrama "We bought a zoo," and in the comic movie "The Avengers."
1). Studio Fox, taking advantage of the window arose before the shooting of "Wolverine", has hired Mark Bombek that he went through the script by Christopher Macquarie, though, as far as we know, the company was pleased with his choice.
Bombek is familiar to the public for his work on the paintings "Die Hard 4", "Witch Mountain" and "Unstoppable". In addition, the screenwriter wrote a new draft text of Bryan Singer, "Jack - the giants killer" and the remake of "Total Recall", implemented by Len Wiseman.
Filming of "Wolverine" will start in spring 2012. Producers of the pictures are self Hugh Jackman, John Palermo and Lauren Shuler Donner. Film will be shot in Tokyo and Vancouver, before it's finished Jackman in the musical Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables", which is produced by Universal.
In the story, the action sequel will be developed in Japan, as the main source of inspiration for the film was a series of comic books in 1982, when the story about Wolverine has been doing Frank Miller and Chris Claremont.
Previous movie dedicated to this hero and shot Gavin Hood, was released in 2009, collecting more than 370 million with a budget of 150 million.
2). The hero of Stu in both series of "The Hangover" Ed Helms will play in the remake of French comedy "Le Mac". Production of the new version will be the company of Ben Stiller Red Hour Films.
The original film, produced by Laurent and Michel Petina (sponsored series "Taxi"), talked about the two brothers. First - pimp Ace, leading an idle life, but whose big mafia boss suspected in the deal with the police. Such is indeed the case, so Ace, sensing danger, fakes his own death.
Guardians of the rule of law instead decided to bring to the operation of an imaginary brother of the deceased, Chapelle. It the opposite of relative quiet and unassuming. Therefore, for the introduction of a gang he will have to learn to pimp manners - manners of gait to the question. As a result, having joined the criminal environment, Chapelle begins to think about his own plan.
The roles of both brothers in the film played Jose Garcia, a remake of them will embody Helms. Scenario for an American painting will write Johnny Rosenthal. Most likely, the tape in the English version will get a completely different name.
After several years of talk and rumors of the original Star Novels Dan Aykroyd appeared on the radio program of Dennis Miller and said that "Ghostbusters 3" will start production in spring of next year. The actor added that Bill Murray has not yet agreed to participate in the project but the creators of the third part are making every effort to persuade the intractable artist.
"Yes, we will shoot the film. And, hopefully, with Mr. Murray - said Aykroyd. - At least we hope so. We have a great script".
In March this year Ivan Reitman said: "The script is very good. All the actors read it and were delighted. We are waiting for Bill Murray to read it".
However, if Murray will continue to resist, the project can start and without his involvement. Before this, even out of the question, but now things have changed.
Aykroyd has finally shed some light on the subject of a future film. The story begins with the problems at the main characters - they can’t catch a ghost so quickly as before. So they have to recruit a team of young hunters.
"My hero, Ray went blind in one eye and can no longer drive a" Cadillac " – says Dan. - He has a sore knee, and Igon (Harold Ramis hero) did put on weight and could barely move. We need new blood, and that was constructed plot. We will give it the younger generation. "
Who will star in "Ghostbusters 3" is not reported. "We need three guys and a girl," - says Dan Aykroyd. Dan himself would like to see in one of the roles of the star series "Criminal Minds" Matthew Gray Gubler.
Will the third "Ghostbusters" have a fourth team member Ernie Hudson? In April, the actor, complained that none of the original members did not offer him a place in trilogy.
- Preparing for the role, do you think that you should avoid any stereotyping when you put together an image of Peter Parker and Spider-Man?
I had to make so many that I have not had time to think about what I need something to avoid. I did not consider the task set before me, from this point of view. I wanted Peter Parker had fun. I would like to make it clear that he can not only try to save the world but the fun never ends, that he enjoys life even after he was responsible for saving the city. Inspired by the work of many filmmakers in recent years, I really wanted to use physical force to do something natural. Physical data of Spider-Man - that's what I was obsessed and admired.
- If you look back and remember the very first comic book, it becomes clear that the image of Spider-Man has always been synonymous with grace ...
Yeah, right. What would have happened if we had a spider DNA, representing the percentage of our blood? So I decided to study spiders, their movements, how they act, and tried to use the data I obtained in the maximum. The way, Peter moves it should be clear that he is half boy, half - a spider, and the matter is not in a suit. The mutation affects the communication and interaction with people. Spider is incredibly sensitive, and his skin is sensitive to everything, and it's very important detail. Imagine for a moment that all of your skin would be as fragile as a spider: the slightest gust of wind would be like passing around tornado. It was necessary to pay attention to the number of hands and feet: you would always rush somewhere. We had to figure out how to adapt to this Peter, and simultaneously to the movement in space - because the spider moves up, down, side to side, all around. He does not move linearly, and, taking into account this feature it must be understood that he could be here, and in a split second - in a totally different place. The immobility of the spider and its lightness also caught my attention.
- Very soon you will see yourself as a toy figurine, in the form of images on billboards, on plates, on magazine covers, in short, everywhere. Around the world people will not identify you as an actor, Andrew Garfield, but a comic book hero like - Spider-Man. How do you prepare for this part of the job?
I do not like thinking about it. It scares me. I really do not want any glory. I was glad that I was given the opportunity to play a role, which I had dreamed from my 2 years. Ability to become a more prominent actor or just a more well-known person in the world was the only thing that kept me from a final agreement, and which I questioned. Do I want this? I pondered this issue for months. I knew that my life will have changes. I'm going to do the best to remain part of the world. I do not want to lose the opportunity to be an ordinary man, meet people, and make new friends. I do not want, getting acquainted with me, people thought of me biased. I love to be myself and do not want to be someone else. Of course, I realize that much will change, but I will do my best to stay simple guy, who makes his living. I really accepted this role and without a moment's regret about my decision.
- Until today, the franchise, "Spiderman" has been consisted of three films, is one of the projects, which together with the heroic theme of a love theme - the romance between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. "The new Spider-Man" - a new star, new director and ... no Mary Jane. However, the flirt is still a central theme in the movie: this time, Peter Parker is in love with Gwen Stacy, the heroine of Emma Stone. What can you tell us about working with Emma?
She's just super. Emma is very talented, I knew that. But I had no idea how she will be good, funny, sweet and generous as a human. She - the girl who brought cupcakes for the whole team, but does not say that baked them herself. She really wanted to get into the skin of her character and do something real. She is playful, cheerful, likes to fool around, and she always helped me to relate everything easier. It is very important to me because I am quite serious in life, and the seriousness is getting me nerves. So Emma was a real godsend.
The new film of director of the second "TRON:Legacy" Joseph Kosinski is required just two actresses. Tom Cruise has long been attached to the project, which was formerly called "Oblivion". Now the picture is called "Horizons", and among the contenders for the major female roles are Olivia Wilde and Olga Kurylenko.
Initially, Kisinsky project took root at Disney, but in March this year, the studio felt it too old and refused funding. The picture was picked up by Universal, which today looks unusual: in the light of the closure of several big-budget projects to run a fantastic picture on original material is at least risky. And judging by the actions of the studio, Universal is not going to risk.
The protagonist of "Horizons", a former soldier named Jack, is engaged in repairing aircraft, which patrol the surface of his earth dwellers of the planet, more unfit for life after the alien attack. Earlier descriptions of the plot came across a woman, returning from an expedition to Mars. Jack showed her in an aircraft, crashed in front of him. Now, however, this precision is lowered.
Over the weekend, Kosinski will try a few actresses in leading roles in "Horizons." For a film takes two actresses. One of them will play Victoria, assistant and lover of Jack and the other - Julie, on which the hero is going to marry before the alien attack on Earth.
Pretenders are: Jessica Chastain of the "Tree of Life," Olivia Wilde from "House", Olga Kurylenko of “Quantum of Solace", Numi Rapas from "Prometheus", and Brit Marling - actress, screenwriter and director, whose name in recent days often glimpsed in the news.
The plot of "Horizons" is based on graphic novel of Kosinski. Comic has been published by Radical Publishing, but the name does not change, and leaves "Oblivion." The producers decided to rename the picture for video game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
By the way, no day is complete without news of the closure of certain Universal projects. It became known today about the refusal of the studio from the movie of Mary Herron “Wicked Lovely”.
Author of "The Vault" is Sam Serkar. This is a fantastic thriller, action which develops near the island of Oak, which is located near the coast of Canadian New Scotia. The main characters - treasure hunters. A team of researchers and scientists use the latest achievements in the field of diving to discover broken ships near the island.
Once during a storm, the team takes a number of decisions that lead to an important discovery. Heroes of the mysterious sarcophagus found and released to freedom of evil, whose existence had no idea.
The creator of comic Sam Serkar grew up near the Oak Island and have first-hand familiar with the legend of the treasure. In 1795, two teenagers were playing pirates and accidentally discovered the so-called Money pit. As adults, they continued digging and found a stone with the words "at a depth of 40 feet under the stone buried two million pounds." Even President Roosevelt was going to organize expedition into the money pit, but it did not happen.
Yet Oak Island is constantly attracted treasure hunters. This fact became the basis for the comic book "The Vault". Mini-series, consisting of three issues, was first presented at a recent convention Comic-Con.
The company GK Films, owned by King and Infinitum Nihil is now owned by Johnny Depp bought rights to film this graphic novel.
One of the authors of the family comedy "Night at the Museum" Ben Garant adapts to the Disney studio manga Tuxedo Gin, where one of the main characters is a talking penguin. For brevity, the project was called simply "Tux".
Buying process of the rights to the English version of the manga took the American publisher VIZ Media almost two years. With what was responsible for such difficulties, the website Deadline is silent. On the part of Disney are producing the film, Sean Bailey and Rich Ross. Both have been known to not take up the stories with talking animals. Among the projects producer of "Tron: The Legacy", "Earth's core" and "Black hole".
However, in the case of the "Tux" is not so simple. The protagonist, a senior Jinja Kusanagi, is preparing to become a professional boxer, but once on the way to rendezvous with a girl Minako gets in a car accident and learns from an angel that lived his life more selfish. He can reincarnate, but reserves his karma was only enough to become a small animal. Remembering about the love of Minako to the penguins in his new life Jinja is also becoming a penguin.
He hatches from eggs in the aquarium zoo, but know that can not swim. Only by sheer luck Jinja gets to the hands of Minako. And now he will not only protect the girl from adversity and other fans, but also work on improving his karma, latter he will help the penguins at the zoo.
Manga printed in Japan from 1997 to 2000 and has fifteen parts. What turns it into Ben Garant - is unknown, but we can already assume that the action will be postponed at least in America.
It seems we can expect a new explosion of love in Hollywood for the penguins: they brought a lovely comedy "Mr. Popper's Penguins" in worldwide box office $ 135 million, recouped its budget of 55 million.
Having screened "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons", director Ron Howard is not going to return to the novels of Dan Brown. "Lost character" will shoot another director.
According to the publication of Deadline insider Sony, Howard will be producer of the project, but to shoot another movie about the adventures of Harvard professor Robert Langdon, he will not going.
Ron said producers Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton that he is not going to make films according to Braun anymore. He just doesn’t want to repeat - to remove the same history with the same character.
Despite the fact that the films of Howard from the cycle of Langdon enjoyed success at the box office, critics did not like these pictures. However, other movie of director has recently shown itself. For example, the comedy "The dilemma" in the world box office has earned only $ 69 million the total budget of 70 million. It is known that Howard was interested in film project about the captain of ship "Maersk Alabama" by Richard Phillips with Tom Hanks in the title role. However, the studio offered the project to Paul Greengrass.
"Ron really wanted to shoot this film, but Amy (Pascal) was looking for another director. She needed someone abruptly and fresher, "- says insider. When Howard informed of the refusal of this motivation, it is not surprising that he changed his mind about film "Lost character."
And if you think that the director will now search for a new studio for his ambitious project "Dark Tower", here you are mistaken: Howard has proposed two films. One of them - the film adaptation of the novel "Under the Banner of Heaven." Other - staging a picture of the comic picture "Spy vs. Spy”.
The creator, producer and director on the graphic novel series "Walking Dead" Frank Darabont has announced about his withdrawal from the project. Now they are working on a second season of the show, so the incident seems at least strange.
The fact that just last week, on Friday, Darabont has appeared on the convention of Comic-Con panel dedicated to "dead." Externally, there were no signs of such developments. The director talked about the second season that starts from the first series, answering questions from the audience.
Tonight it was announced that director of "Shawshank Redemption" has left the project channel AMC. As soon as the rumors about how hard to work with Darabont, saying that he does not listen to another opinion.
"Frank does not know how to work with the group - writes one of the insiders on the website Deadline. - His ego prevents the TV series to bebetter. Without him a TV series does not lose anything. "
In December last year on a platform of "dead" was a scandal: Darabont fired all the writers of the first season and said that working on the sequel will hire freelancers. The decision was taken without consultation with the director and producers.
At the same time led to the project director Glenn Mazzar and appointed him as executive producer. It is likely that control of the project will go to him, but so far only on the level of rumor. It is known that the current changes will not affect the work on the show - shooting the second season of "Walking dead" continues. In the USA, the premiere will be held on October 16.