Last year, Michael Fassbender pleased his fans by frequent appearances on the screen: "Jane Eyre", "X-Men: First Class," "Knockout," "Dangerous Method," now here "Shame." But on 2012 the actor has not so much plans, but the projects are no less interesting to them and today added another - the screen of Celtic myths.
As you know, the life of every actor comes a point when he decides to do his own project, not only embody the wrong idea. And Michael - it is impossible not to notice pretty quickly - went up to this step in his career. Together with his friend Ronan Bennett, author of the script "Public Enemies", Fassbender is going to make a long-standing dream - to move on cinema screens ancient Iceland myths and one of their central characters - the warrior Cuchulain.
This character is known rather badly in the world. In the comics, as the Torah, it is not skidded, so the circle of friends with him, we can say is limited to the Irish, Celtic culture lovers, the former at the height of fashion in the mid-90s, and those who are lucky enough as a child to read customized legends and fairy tales of Ireland.
But the film adaptation of this figure is worthy of no less than others. The first legend about the exploits of Cuchulain was laid in the VII-VIII centuries. According to this legend, he was born in the thirties, BC. for the first time he took arms in 7 years (this is a separate event tells the legend), he spent his youth, as it should be a hero, in deeds and died at age 27. Ethnicity as it is described in different ways, and he looked quite bizarre, according to all descriptions. In another characterization meet all the stories about Cuchulain: he was very cunning, strength of mind close, for example, Odysseus.
The greatest feat of Cuchulain and the central legend of him - "The Rape of Kualnge bull." In this story, the queen of furniture attacking Ulster, the ancient capital of Northern Ireland. The nephew of King Conchobar, Cuchulain, alone and without any tricks keeps the defense, while the entire army for five days is struck witchcraft.
Apparently, on these grounds, and wrote his script Ronna Bennett. It is expected that he Fassbender, in whose veins flows an Irish blood will perform the title role. True, the actor twice as old as the time of his hero, "Abduction," but it is not seen as a significant hindrance.
Well, the first in the list of the most anticipated projects with Michael - this, of course, "Prometheus" by Ridley Scott. Next comes the sequel to the project "X-Men: First Class" - its script is still in development, and the release date is still in question. But the authors promise that the extension will be even more devoted to the hero Fassbender, Magneto.
Kate Beckinsale in an interview to resource Collider talked about returning to the role of the vampire Selene in the thriller "Underworld 4: The Awakening" and its involvement in the remake of Len Wiseman "Total Recall," in which she has to struggle with her counterpart on the site - Jessica Biel.
"The Awakening" ends in a way that comes to mind about a possible sequel. When you see what has turned out a film that you are not thinking, "Well, will I watch and the following"?
"I should be asked about this in the end. I have always maintained that the fourth film will not be. So you have no reason to trust what I say. I do not know. Part of me thinks that part of the franchise "Underworld" brings a variety of in my career. I have no experience in long-term projects in television, where I would have played a role for, say, a couple of years. One and the same person for several years - to me it seems a little strange. But I love Celine and others like she too. So, who knows? Another part of me thinks that perhaps it would be good to go beaten track and turn in time of action heroine, undergoing menopause”.
It sounds funny.
"Yes, but you seem to feel sick of my words. Why?" (Laughs)
Your husband is in the process of installing another picture with your participation - "Total Recall". Definitely I have to ask you, how about this movie, and what is your version of Laurie from version Sharon Stone?
"Well, things are going well. The film will be really cool, and we're all very excited about this. I believe that in the interpretation of Sharon Stone Lori looked cautious, but in the film role of my character much more ... It's - Lori, but a mixture of Lori and Richter. So I think that one of the differences in our films is that at some point, they needed a loyal assistant. And I was faithful assistant and Lori into one. In general, got two in one".
At the exhibition of Comic-Con was shown an excerpt, which presented a scene of battle. It looked terrific. Please tell us a little about the tricks that you performed for this film, and that, in your opinion, will be remembered for the fans?
"It's unbelievable. There are a lot of what I could not conceive and was not sure that this can be up to some of our cars. It will be exciting. As for me ... I'm all beat. I fight with Colin (Farrell), I fight Jessica (Biel). Fight with Jessica will be steep. I like it - a real struggle. Do not just two girls fighting, and one scratched his shoulder and the other has torn her bra. It's not going to be like one of the foolish women's bouts. This is - the real fight. "
Sylvester Stallone has confirmed that "The Expendables 2" will get a PG-13 rating as opposed to its predecessor. Partly to blame Chuck Norris, who agreed to star in "Expendables 2" only if it will have a "child" rating.
Chuck Norris let slip in an interview with Polish newspaper Gazeta. The actor said that PG-13 for movie was one of his terms and conditions upon signing the contract to the shooting.
That's what said cool Walker: "In the script of "The Expendables 2" there has been a lot of foul language in the dialogues, so that young people will be not allowed to see it. But I do not starred in such films. And he said that I will not participate in the project, if the dialogs will not be changed. Producers have accepted my condition, so that now the film was rated PG-13. "
Given that at the "Expendables 2" dialogues, to put it mildly, are not the main thing, but the main in action scenes is a lot of violence. Wondering the same site Slashfilm, has discovered an interview with Chuck.
Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone wrote a letter to chief editor site Ain't It Cool News Harry Knowles, which states: "Harry, the film turned out fantastic, Van Damme played just fine ... But our final battle is over the age of the viewer. Rumors of a PG-13 - it's true. But before you begin your readers to voice their opinions on this issue, believe me, that movie was very ambitious in all respects. Painting involves a range of emotions that we would like to share with the widest possible audience."
The director of "The Expendables 2" is Simon West.
If in 2010 the top position in the list of most downloaded pictures kept "Avatar", then in 2011, the first place has taken the thriller "Fast and Furious 5." However, the number of downloads compared to last year was substantially reduced.
Like last year, the information has been provided by Torrentreactor resource. "Fast and Furious 5” has been illegally downloaded from torrent sites 9.3 million times. Compared with the "Avatar" is somehow not serious: James Cameron's epic downloaded over 16.5 million times.
Torrentreactor notes that the number of illegal downloads has decreased due to tougher action taken against network piracy. In particular, last week the 49-year-old New Yorker Gilberto Sanchez, placing in net working copy of "Wolverine", received a year in prison.
However, the number of users actively using torrents, not shrinking. Given the figures in the report of Torrentreactor, we can assume that the audience simply prefers variety of films.
Top ten most downloaded movies in 2011 is as follows:
1. "Fast and Furious 5" - 9.26 million downloads;
2. "Hangover 2: From Vegas to Bangkok" - 8.84 million;
3. "Thor" - 8.33 million;
4. "Source code" - 7.91 million;
5. "I - Fourth" - 7.67 million;
6. "Sucker Punch" - 7.2 million;
7. "127 hours" - 6.91 million;
8. "Rango" - 6.48 million;
9. "The King’s speech” - 6.25 million;
10. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" - 6.03 million.
Interestingly, the number of downloads this year did not correlate with the box office. Thus, the profit-making film in the top ten was in last place, and "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" and "Transformers 3" have not been included, in contrast to the modest nominated for "Oscar", "The King’s speech" and "127 hours" .
The main hero of Batman in Christopher Nolan's film "The Dark Knight Rises" Christian Bale in an interview to resource Enquirer Entertainment shared his opinion of colleagues on the site: Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
About Anne Hathaway.
"We have much common scenes with Ann. By the way, I was at her screen test. Then I said to Chris that the test for the role of Catwoman come such a great actress. Personally, I’m usually terrible at auditions, so always admire those who, without any training and getting used to the image, can go and demonstrate his vision of the character. This talent I saw in Ann. When Chris looked at a screen test, he agreed that Ann did a great job. In fact, for some reason, I believe that to Anne from the outset was the most difficult task. For example, because some believe that the role of Catwoman is predetermined. As for Batman, then at some point I stopped paying attention to external information sources, and accept only recommendation of Chris, who has his own ideas about the universe of Batman. "
About Tom Hardy.
"Tom Hardy - phenomenal actor. I really enjoyed working with him. He plows on all cylinders. I know, Bane and had come across in the film, but in my opinion, little by little Tom creates a new image of his hero and is granted to him in this freedom ".
About Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
"Joseph is very mysterious guy. I watched few films with his participation, as they walked shooting. I think he is a man truly loves a craft that is involved. He is a good smart guy. Working in" Dark Knight ", he has made all the bests that he could."
"We finished filming few days ago, and the last time I rented a cape of Batman. I think that all production is curtailed, in general, everything is finished. Chris and I put an end to this era of Batman."
"It was nice to play Bruce Wayne. From the beginning we always assume that there are three persons: the real Batman, Bruce Wayne is the real, hidden from prying eyes, and its public release - a millionaire playboy."
Filming in two films of Terrence Malick, became incompatible for Christian Bale with the work at the project of Darren Aronofsky "Noah." The director is looking for replacement and the first thing he held talks with Michael Fassbender.
According to insiders, the funding for his epic biblical movie Aronofsky has managed to get under the name of Bale. For the sake of "Noah" director left the "Wolverine" and refused to restart, "Robocop." Note that the story of the creation of the ark worried Darren still at early age: at age 13, Aronofsky won the Poetry Competition UN, writing poems about the end of the world through the eyes of Noah.
"Noah" is in development since 2007, but no one studio wanted to risk their money: the cost of the project was $ 130 million. After the "Black Swan" gathered in worldwide box office $ 300 million, the director has a hope on Christian Bale and support of Paramount and New Regency.
The script, written by Aronofsky, has improved the author of "Gladiator" and "The Aviator" John Logan.
Unfortunately, Bale will not be able to play in the title role, but Michael Fassbender was free. The actor was to play the polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in the drama "Londongrad," but because of director Rupert Wyatt left the project temporarily halted.
Darren Aronofsky has already met with Fassbender, but the actor didn’t give yet a formal proposal. This year the actor appeared in several projects: "X-Men: First Class," "Jane Eyre", "Dangerous Method" and "Shame", for which won the Venice Film Festival, from the hands of Aronofsky, who headed the jury.
In 2012 Fassbender can be seen in Steven Soderbergh's thriller "Knockout" and Ridley Scott's sci-fi "Prometheus". Also, Michael shot in Steve McQueen drama "Twelve years a slave" - this will be the third joint work of actor and director.
The Tower - a luxury residential skyscraper in downtown of New York. The average cost of an apartment there is about 5.6 million dollars. "The Tower" just bustles with cameras and is full of support staff, whose main task - taking care of skyscraper inhibitors. Penthouse of the "Tower" is occupied by one of the largest financiers of America, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). Once, at the request of the manager Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) passed into the hands of Shaw taking care of the pension fund of all employees.
But the financier was not the most honest man that had tried to prove the FBI at the legislative level, but the court was very humane in respect of its influential "client". So a good amount of dollars turned out to be unattainable for ordinary people to altitude. And that's why people had been deceived to solve their own problems in the spirit of the old and kind Robin Hood (which, incidentally, the film does not forget to mention).
The comedy is spiced with bright and colorful characters that make up the backbone of the whole picture, creates exactly atmosphere that captivates the audience of "Tower heist". A welcoming, pleasant atmosphere of mutual support and passion that forces people sitting in the hall alternately laugh, empathize and enjoy the characters on the screen is surprisingly alive and real, in a fit of despair, uniting their forces to the unequal struggle against a common enemy. Incidentally, this is great inspiration, and do not share the joy of the characters in the film successful isolation is simply unrealistic.
In "Tower Heist" the hero of Murphy, with all his flightiness and cunning, with all his improvisation is a kind of counterbalance to the hero of Stiller, prudently, and most of the time, concentrated. Charming, even though some offenses (not to mention his principal "profession"). Needless to say that a good half of the humor in the film is revolve around him.
True, there are some logical inconsistencies, but so slight that you remember about them just as you get home. And, even though they, Happy End does not seem far-fetched, and quite a plausible, and seemingly, a sad little note, which gives it all a bit more realism, not depressing. Rather, it was still too small, which, however, the film does not hurt.
The patient is more dead than alive: video game adaptation of "Bioshok" Gore Verbinski conceived back in 2008, is not an object of desire for software developers. At least so says the creator of the game, Ken Levine.
The other day in conversation with IndustryGamers Levin said: "We were very close to the screening - all signed contracts that have caught the director. But we have no immediate need to make a film just for the sake of it. For us at Irrational Games and for the company Take-Two movie on this game should be, firstly, the embodiment of all the expectations of fans, and secondly, the right to present a "Bioshok" to those who are not familiar with the game. "
"Bioshok" actions develop in the underwater city in which the passenger is the wreck of the aircraft. Over time, the hero enters into a struggle for power, but discovers that he is not so free in his actions, as it seems.
The film had planned to shoot in the studio Universal, and to the script writing was called John Logan, author of "The Aviator" and "The Last Samurai." By the spring of 2009 budget for the project grew to $ 160 million. Universal has asked Gore Verbinski to find a way filming abroad to reduce the cost of production.
Then the director left the project, which briefly caught Juan Carlos Fresnadilo. Verbinski retained the functions of producer, but because occasionally talked about the suffering fate of the movie. In the summer of 2010, Gore said that work on the "Bioshok” is difficult because of the planned "adult" rated R, but the problem with the budget will not go away.
And then we come back to the words of Levin. "Between the play and film, of course, there is a difference, but the film must be maintained by game DNA, showing its native world and story. But, you know, this adaptation is not so necessary for us”.
The main character, Will Salas (Justin Timberlake), by reason of his own boundless generosity (apparently, he grafted his father) saves the wealthy Henry Hamilton (Matthew Bomer) from the "watchmen" - micro-analog of organized crime, not very good people who steal people's time. But it turns out that Hamilton himself, who is 105 years old, not eager to move on, because it just so bored with the seemingly fascinating process. Omitting some details, our hero, the other day, who lost mother (Olivia Wilde), resulting gets 116 years and the money, goes to the city center, the seat of power and time of the haves, the desire to be burnt by the justice and years of life to the masses.
Oh yeah, almost forgot - he's learned the truth, that, say, it is enough time for everybody. Just greedy grabbers snickering do not want to share, because the "immortality is chosen lives of ordinary people."
In short, "In Time" is suffering from a variety of details relating to the main logical component of the film. But there is a painting and one major drawback - it is completely filled up the idea. The idea, apparently, was not just good - it was beautiful. With such a plot it will be able to catch few important awards. But, certainly good attempt to combine dynamism with philosophical delights, Niccol, as often happens when chasing two hares at, stayed out of work.
But let's leave buried meaning under the weight of traffic. Another thing that is unpleasant affects in "Time" - a terrifying absence of thorough the world, which naturally leads to a decrease in believability. In addition to the unusual currency, the only thing that separates what is happening on the screen of what is happening in real life - is the speed of gait characters in different parts of the city. Alas, but that's all. Honestly, I really expected to see the future, with a capital letter. No, I do not mean flying cities and teleportation station, I mean pretty much what it was in "I, Robot" Alex Proyas, "Equilibrium" by Kurt Wimmer, or at least in the "Island" by Michael Bay. At least some little futuristic drop. Yes, even to design cars have changed, so we should not dream of transforming the characters around the world!
Fortunately, the film is stretched in places on its actors. This is, first of all, Justin Timberlake, again proving his acting worth. We can not, however, call his game very different, sometimes he exaggerates the drama, but does his role as it is more than worthy. Another is "tractor" can be named Cillian Murphy, who plays a conditional antagonist, a faithful guardian of their work time.
In spite of its infinite potential, "Time" is not an outstanding film, which boasts perhaps that its eyeballs. Completely bungled idea, ending mess of Robin Hood and our refined version of Bonnie and Clyde, to the finale was unscrupulously ousted sluggish action.
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.