Fashion for Scandinavian detectives has touched director of "The Departed". Now Martin Scorsese is in talks with the studio Working Title, which owns the film rights to the novel of Norwegian writer E Nesbit "Snowman." Scorsese seriously interested in the novel and can add it to his already long list of upcoming projects.
The protagonist of "Snowman" Harry Hole is a senior inspector in the police Homicide Oslo. He investigates the disappearance of some Birte Becker and runs into several unsolved murders of women - each of them was married and on the crime scene has been found a snowman. Hole realizes that in his hands is the first ever Norwegian serial killer. All the victims were abducted on the day of the first snow. The offender, who was nicknamed Snowman, as if mocking the senior inspector, bringing him to the last verge of insanity.
"Snowman" - the seventh novel of Nesbit from the series of detective Harry Hole. Books about this hero were sold in 5 million copies. Therefore, adaptation of detectives of Norwegian writer automatically becomes franchise.
Adaptation of "Snowman" for the movie, most likely will take Matthew Michael Carnahan, the screenwriter of "Lions for Lambs" and "The Great Game."
The new film of Martin Scorsese "Hugo" will be released in January 5 next year. In the future, director has a lot of projects, one of which is remake of the drama "The Gambler", based on the novel of the same name Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
More recently, studio Summit acquired the rights to remake the Norwegian film "Bounty Hunters", based also on the novel of S Nesbit.
Pierre Morel thriller "District 13" will turn into remake called "Brick Mansions". The movie script has been written by Luc Besson seven years ago with a view of American reality. David Bell, who played a major role in the original, will back in the English version together with Paul Walker.
The film was developed in Paris in 2010, which because of rampant crime, some very dangerous areas fenced off from the wealthier districts by a concrete wall. Behind the wall is thriving trade in arms and drugs, the schools and hospitals don’t work, the police protects only themselves, and a ball is ruled by gangs. The leader of one of them had acquired himself a neutron bomb, and to eliminate it, in the 13th District is sent special forces officer Damien. Damien together with Leyte (David Belle), whose sister kidnapped by the same gang leader, starts the war inside the district.
"District 13" was the directorial debut work of Pierre Morel. His second picture has become "Taken" thanks to which the director has received worldwide recognition.
City, where there will be actions of "Brick Mansions" is not yet known, but most likely it will be Chicago. Paul Walker plays undercover detective, searching for weapons of mass destruction, stolen by drug dealer of ghetto brick mansion. Detectives appealed for help to an expert on the region Lino (Belle), the only person who is not afraid of the bandits.
It is known that many Hollywood actors would get the role of Leno, but Luc Besson did not want to run a remake in production, if this role is played by David Belle, parkour founder of the global movement.
Remake is produced by Europa Corp, owned by Besson. While not called a name of director, but most likely it will be another protege of Luke.
Paul Walker will star in "Brick Mansions" before go to the set of "Fast and the Furious 6."
In an interview with the resource Moviefone the star of "Transformers" Megan Fox was talking about her love to Shia LaBeouf, his public image and a new film with her participation - "Friends with children", which was shown as part of the International Film Festival in Toronto.
- I liked the movie and your character. She is not like a bitch.
It's true. It is certainly not an absolute cutie, but not a complete bitch. Otherwise, she would not the hero Adam. There would be no meaning in their couple".
- Watching your career, it seems to me that at this point it is a good role for you...
I have already been said about this. I understand what you mean, I think I understand.
- This role makes you a ...
Makes me look like a human?
- Well, I would not speak so harshly. But after all those events with you in the past, you are currently starring in the role of an ordinary person in the cast. Do you agree?
- That was your plan?
I always wanted to be a part of the ensemble. Besides the fact that you feel supported by my colleagues, I think, much more fun to work with the company. When people are busy with one common task, they are responsible for its execution in equal measure. Besides the fact that Jen wrote the script for the film, she was also director and she starred in it. She had almost everything to shoulder. But it seems to me to work in such films is very interesting ... at least to me.
- In the recent interview with LaBeouf and the situation with "Transformers 3", why do you keep silent and not defend yourself?
I did not say anything while they were on a promo tour, because I did not want to water them with dirt. I do not want to hurt the film. Besides, I love Shia. It was important that the film had success for him. I did not want to contrive this big war in the media, which would have been stupid, and put to me selfish, trying to attract attention. Of course, there will be moments when I’ll want to tell my version of the story. I just found it inappropriate to do this at a time when they were in a promotional tour.
- You say it was a bad situation for you?
Yes. For example, the official reason for my lack of participation in the project sounded like: "She tries to get away from the film". So the best solution in this situation was to let them say what they were going to say.
- Tell me, have you seen “Transformers 3”?
Not yet, but be sure to take a look. You know, if I were not so much busy during the tour, I would definitely go to the movie. But I was sick at the thought of how I'm sitting in a cinema packed to capacity. And I did not go. But I have nothing against the film, and I love Shia very much; love him unconditionally. I love the team, I almost use the same makeup, wardrobe and hair in real life, which I invented for the film. I want to watch a movie also in gratitude to these people. I know the movie is good! I've seen the trailers and watching one of them exclaimed, "Oh shit! Cool!" So I think I would get great pleasure from watching.
- I see headlines in the blog: "Megan Fox is watching "Transformers 3"!
I can’t do it. This all will end that they will write as I went to the cinema not to see the movie, and that they all saw as I went there. So I just buy a movie on the disc and see it at home.
- Have you finished filming in "The Dictator"?
Yes, the shooting ended, and the film is supposed to be very funny. I'm not talking about my role, I'm talking about the film as a whole. Sasha is great.
- So, your future - is a comedy?
We'll see (laughs).
Olivia Wilde, who played in the comedy "Butter" tattooed bisexual, stripper, in an interview with THR told about her life, work and future plans.
About admission to acting at an early age by her parents.
"It was a kind of therapy. By acting, my irrepressible energy directed at the creation of something interesting. This had a positive effect on me ... I'm sure that many children are overfed with all sorts of sedatives, while classes are in the drama circle, really help. In general, I am glad that the parents join me in art, and not stuffed with drugs. "
"Well, I did not get into a jet 10 years ago. God, it would be crazy ... I was lucky."
"It has started not so long ago. I'm trying to laugh at it. I understand how strange to look from the lives of celebrities, for example, how you pursue, say, 12 paparazzi every day. You know, I'm not doing anything interesting, I'm trying to warn them when they begin to move me, that just go to the dry cleaners pick up clothes. I want them to believe me and did not spend money on petrol - it is expensive! You must be funny ... I hope they will soon realize how much I bored and stop going over my heels. "
About the presence of her name in the top ratings of the most beautiful and sexiest women.
"I was just twenty when I started to get into these rankings, and it seemed strange to me. You know, whenever someone speaks about you in the superlative degree, there is a lot of people do not agree with this opinion. It should be someone to say: "You - the best!" On all sides until you reach the outskirts begins: "No, not the best!" You feel like a fool. I would never have chosen myself as the most beautiful, sexy, what else there ... You just have to say: "Thank you very much, so kind of you," and then throw out the ratings of the head. "
About the first big roles in the movies.
"This is not always what you expect. For example, my role in "Cowboys and Aliens" I has gotten due to the fact that Jon Favreau is stuck in a hotel room in Hawaii, and his children watched the movie "Year One" in which I starred with Jack Black. The film has not had much success, but John had nowhere to go and he was forced to watch it, he liked my character, that’s why he gave me a role in "Cowboys". So, you never know in advance what might happen. Favreau did not see any episode of TV series "House" ... he did not even know about it!
About the role of the tattooed stripper in comedy "Butter".
"I really liked the script, which, for unknown reasons, long lain on the shelf. Brook - my heroine - a wonderful, sarcastic, extravagant stripper, a very pragmatic and intelligent girl ... Since her character was interesting to work: Brooke is very warm, but she can send you to hell too".
About plans for the future.
"If all goes well, I will continue to combine professional work with the charity ... I am happy to do with directing - I just finished shooting a short film "Free Hugs" - and producing - "Sun City Picture House" - a documentary about the construction of the theater in a refugee camp in Haiti ... I am very proud that I am the producer of this picture. In general, I am interested in documentary and feature films. Right now I'm writing a script to the funny (I hope) film. I am very fortunate that at this stage of life I do what I want, to work with people whom I have admired for many years ... it's fun ... "
Actor Liam Hemsworth, who played in "Knowing" and "The Last Song", has joined the cast of second "Expendables".
Earlier there were rumors (provoked with the help of speech of Dolph Lundgren), that the younger generation in the film can impersonate Channing Tatum but, as it has become clear now that they were not justified, because the nomination is approved by Hemsworth and picture production begins in October this year in Bulgaria. In addition, Hemsworth will appear in upcoming film adaptation of "The Hunger Games."
Not so long ago their participation in "Expendables 2" have confirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, whose occasional role will be significantly expanded. In addition, the main initiator of the project Sylvester Stallone has certified the public that in the movie will shoot Jean-Claude Van Damme (he embodies the negative character with whom the hero Stallone will have fight), and Chuck Norris. Also talks about the work in the sequel are made by Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.
In the first film played such stars of action-genre, like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and others. But it is not known who of them will return to the sequel for sure.
Second release of "The Expendables" will be held in August 17, 2012.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson has officially confirmed his participation in the new Quentin Tarantino project, "Django Unchained". In addition, the film joined Gerald McReyni.
In the center of the action - slave Django (Jamie Foxx), breaking free he is going to find his wife, Hilda, who is subordinate to cruel plantation owner Calvin Candy (Leonardo DiCaprio). Right hand in Candy is the servant Stephen (as previously voiced it will be Jackson) is sufficiently prudent manipulator. The level of his impact on the host is so great that he can personally offend his master. German Dr. King Schultz (star of "Inglorious Bastards" Christoph Waltz), who hates racism and slavery helps Django.
In addition, according to Tarantino tradition, he likes to involve in his paintings Hollywood veterans, whose fame has faded somewhat. So he did with John Travolta, whose career was revived after "Pulp Fiction", Robert Forster in "Jackie Brown" as well as Kurt Russell in "Death Proof". In the "Django" such role will play Kevin Costner. His character - sadistic coach who organizes slaves battles.
Filming will start in the near future in New Orleans. Release of "Django Unchained" will be in 25 December 2012. For Samuel L. Jackson and Quentin Tarantino that will be the fifth collaboration.
Now Jackson is busy in Broadway performance "The Mountaintop", which embodies the image of Martin Luther King. The premiere will be held in mid-October, it will last until mid-January, immediately after which the actor will join the shooting process.
Legendary director Terrence Malick and actor Christian Bale are seemed to have been spotted on the set of the new movie. And it happened during the music festival Austin City Limits. Filmmakers with a film crew visited the performances of several bands (including Bright Eyes, Pretty Lights and Coldplay), which were sealed by journalists and ordinary viewers.
Initially it was thought that the production of his next film Malik will start in 2012. It is then necessary to properly converged graphics director and lead actor Christian Bale as the project, among other things, now engaged in "Dark Knight Rises." But, apparently, whether the process has started filming a little bit earlier, or the appearance of Malik and Bale at Austin City Limits is a part of the preparatory period. But, it may be just a fact that director lives at Austin, where he was undertaking.
After the "Tree of Life" a classic of American cinema is already engaged in the painting "The Burial" with Ben Affleck, located in the status of postproduction. What will the new unnamed project with Bailey, while is not reported in details. But it really does go to the assumption that, for obvious reasons, the musical theme in the film will obviously present. Filmmakers spent at the festival for at least two days, the emergence of Bale has not gone unnoticed and for ordinary spectators, photographed him standing in the shadow of the scene.
Curiously, before Malik was known for his sluggishness. For 25 years, from 1973 to 1998, he made only three films. The fourth film "The New World" was released in 2005, the recent "Tree of Life" in 2011. And now the master is working on two projects at once. True, it is worth remembering that the director often spends a lot of time on installation. Thus, his film "Days of Harvest" Malik has been edited more than two years.
In an interview with THR Canadian director David Cronenberg shared his memories of his life and talked about his film "Dangerous Method," which premiere took place on September 2, 2011 during the Venice Film Festival. Below are some excerpts from an interview with the director.
Despite the fact that Cronenberg understands the reason for which Christian Bale has declined to the role, the leave from the project of Christoph Waltz still causes irritation in director: "Christophe, one might say, was eager to participate in the project. He persuaded me to give him the role of Freud's, his grandfather was a disciple of Freud. After "Inglorious Bastards" all German sponsors were willing to invest under his name, and when Walz left, disappeared and the money, at least, most of them. "
Funding for the project, which cost $ 20 million, was held with the participation of independent German, Canadian, French and other businesses and sponsors, some of whom continued to sign the agreement after the start of shooting. Cronenberg describes it this way: "It was like the recovery of Frankenstein: 15 organizations were involved, and they all had to sign papers at the same time”.
About Viggo Mortensen
Mortensen, who worked in two films of Cronenberg -"History of Violence" and "Eastern Promises" - and received an Oscar nomination for the last, has rejected proposal of director to play the role of Sigmund Freud. "Viggo explained his refusal with the health problems of his parents" and that "does not see himself in the image of Freud", - says Cronenberg. After Fassbender and Knightley have signed contracts, the director once again spoke with Mortensen. This time the actor said yes.
During the filming of "Scanners," Cronenberg had to act as a witness in the case of the death of two women, passing on the highway past the film set and stopped to watch the process.
"They slowed down and the guy who was driving behind them - no. His car crashed into them at full speed. One of my men rushed the fence and began to pull women out of the car, but they were already dead. It was the first day of shooting. I thought, if I can survive this - I can survive anything. "
About Martin Scorsese
"He said that he was afraid to meet with me, and said it seriously. He saw the "Cramps" and "Crazy" and said that he thinks these movies devastating. I told him, "Marty, you're the man who directed "Taxi Driver"!"
Despite the fact that "Dangerous method" will be released worldwide until November this year, the director had already engaged in the following project: "I mount my new film, "Cosmopolis", which is an adaptation of Don DeLillo novel."
For the fifth "Die Hard" has been approved director. It will be John Moore. The producer is known for his movies "Behind Enemy Lines" and "Max Payne" and the remake of the classic film "The Omen" and "Flight of the Phoenix."
Formerly the director offered to place Noam Murro, but he chose to do a prequel movie "300" – tape of "Xerxes." The script for the new film about McLain wrote Skip Woods, who worked on the project "X-Men: Origins. Wolverine "and "A Team".
In addition, the studio has a list of potential directors, which considered such names as Joe Cornish, Justin Lin, Nicholas Vinding Refn and actually John Moore. Additionally, on hearings, among other candidates for the director's position were Gary Flider, Paul McGuigan and Michael Hofstra. In Moore was very confident the studio Fox, but this version is not quite liked Bruce Willis, who spent a series of meetings with the director, but ultimately decided that the way of director is quite suitable for the glorified actor.
The first picture from the series "Die Hard", filmed by John McTirnan, published in 1988 and raised more than $ 130 million with a budget of 28 million. The sequel, has been shot by Renny Harlin, was released two years later, his budget was equal to 70 million, but the charges were more than its predecessor - 239 million. Release of the third part, for which again took McTiernan, took place in the mid-1990s, and again the "Die Hard" with success, for with an impressive one hundred millionth budget picture collections have exceeded 300 million.
The most recent film series was released in 2007. Its directing was engaged Len Wiseman. The tape also was in demand at the box office, collecting more than $ 380 million.
Supermodel Marisa Miller and actor-veteran James Hong received roles in the adaptation of comic book RIPD. They will make avatars of the main characters, the plot of which are dead, but sometimes they can be returned to the ordinary world.
In the film of Robert Schwentke RIPD Ryan Reynolds plays a young police officer who was killed while his work, but in the other world is forced to continue his detective work. In his companions come across a seasoned cop with the Wild West in the performance of Jeff Bridges. In order to find his murderer, the hero has to get out in the living world. And there he will take the guise of Grandpa Chan - he just plays and James Hong. The avatar of the partner will be Marisa Miller.
For Miller, this film will be a debut on the big screen. Model of Victoria's Secret earlier appeared in the TV series "How I Met Your Mother" and "Entourage," but at the big movies actress has not yet starred. In the fashion industry Marisa Miller is known for: a model graced every special magazine Sports llustrated edition from 2002 to 2008, and edition, where she appeared on the cover in a swimsuit, has been sold in a record number of copies.
James Hong is known for such classic movies as "Blade Runner" and "Big Trouble in Little China." He recently voiced the animated "Kung Fu Panda 2", and the last major film project with his participation was fantastic, "The Day the Earth Stood Still." The origins of Hong career start in the 50s of last century. In total, the actor has starred in 500 films. In the near future, James Hong will be seen in the blockbuster "Safe" with Jason Statham.
RIPD will be shot on studio Universal, which has taken in recent years in the habit of closing large projects. In addition to the aforementioned actors, in the film are involved Mary-Louise Parker and Kevin Bacon.