Reporting on his retirement from the cinema, Steven Soderbergh did not specify that he will stay on TV. Completed the picture "Behind the candelabra" for HBO channel, director will take up the classic novel by John Barth "The Sot-Weed Factor" and make a TV series.
Bart's book, written in 1960, is the debut work of a writer in the genre of post-modernism.
"The Sot-Weed Factor" - a satirical epic of the colonization of Maryland, the effect of which is developed in the late XVII century. The novel is based on the life of poet Ebenezer Cooke, who wrote the poem "The Sot-Weed Factor." Bart Cooke - a poet and a virgin, an innocent young man who moved from London to Maryland, where inherits his father's farm of tobacco. He is trying to write an epic poem, but gradually sinking into a satire.
Soderbergh promised to leave the cinema and start painting and writing books. But soon the director has staged two musicals in the theater (one based on the movie "Super Mike", the other - the rock musical "Cleopatra"). To these have been added and more long-standing project of director, the film adaptation of "The Sot-Weed Factor."
About the desire to make a film, based on the novel of Bart, Soderbergh told long ago. In 2010, the director said that the movie does not work, most likely, "The Sot-Weed Factor" will be a mini TV series. And so it happened. The project is spread over 12 episodes, but what channel will be taken to assist the director, is not known.
"I think I figured out a way to shoot it cheap - said Stephen in an interview. - I don’t want to shoot a 12-hour comedy for $ 85 million, the effect of which develops in the XVII century. And I started to think about how to change it. "
Rather, Soderbergh has found a way to take action in our time - the only way, which greatly reduce the cost of production.
A year ago, March 26, 2012, director James Cameron sank to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This week, the director of "Avatar" announced his intention to transfer bathyscaphe Deepsea Challenger to Oceanographic Institute in Woods Hole.
Institute authorities reported on the formation of collaboration with Cameron earlier this week. Director sends bathyscaphe Deepsea Challenger for further studies of the ocean depths. According to Cameron himself, it was in Woods Hole - the place where developed system will be a "living, functioning and dynamic program that will help move forward."
Single unit of Deepsea Challenger was designed and built specifically for the James Cameron in Sydney and contains not only the scientific equipment, but also 3D-high-resolution cameras. For the construction of the unit were spent 8 years.
Cameron became the third man in history which has reached the deepest point of the oceans. Deepsea Challenger was equipped for photo and video and special lighting equipment. Cameron got to the Abyss Challenger - Basin area at a depth of 10,898 meters. The director took rock samples of living organisms and filmed with 3D-camera. Captured footage became the basis of scientific and documentary channel National Geographic.
But James Cameron is not going to throw his experiments with the oceans. Speaking to The New York Times referred to the director that he would like to go down to another recess Mariana Trench, called the Siren-Dip. Deepsea Challenger arrives in Woods Hole in June of this year.
Oscar-winning directorial debut of operator Wally Pfister continues casting in his new movie “Transcendence." A role in the project has gotten Kate Mara. Johnny Depp was the first actor in the approved project, and most recently joined Paul Bettany and Rebecca Hall.
The script for “Transcendence” is from the pen of Jack Paglia and originally was in a "black list" of best non made scenarios.
Although the plot is not officially announced, it is believed that it will tell about a scientist (Depp), whose mind before his death has managed to load into a supercomputer. In the scenario, there are only two female roles, and, as suggested by the blog Playlist, Rebecca Hall will play the wife of Johnny Depp's character, while Kate Mara won the role of terrorist, a member of the small group.
It is likely that the script for a long time has been changed, so that all the talks about who will play whom, should be considered only predictions.
Kate Mara recently starred in David Fincher's producer project - the TV series "House of Cards." The actress was seen in the TV series "American horror story" and in the film "127 Hours," "The Iron Knight" and "Blackbird." Kate soon will overtake for fame her younger sister Rooney, who starred in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
It is interesting that Kate Mara was one of the contenders for the role of Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's film "The Dark Knight: The Legend Continues."
Shooting " Transcendence " will begin in April and will be held in Los Angeles. Studio Warner planned to premiere on April 25, 2014.
So, not long ago at the cinemas has been released the last part of series "Twilight." For four years, the project has managed to evolve from merely popular youth film in a cultural phenomenon that has no rivals in the degree of influence on the minds of the younger generation. Can be arbitrarily intense secretes bile when the Edward and Jacob and laughing over the constantly open mouth of Bella, but we must recognize that the era is ended.
Of course, the main consumers of creativity author Stephanie Meyer and a whole galaxy of Hollywood filmmakers were inexperienced teenage girls and middle-aged ladies, already disenchanted with their men, or the complete lack thereof. Naturally, the plot of "Twilight" is a reflection of the most cherished dream of women's right about the two princes, ready to pursue her location by performing unbelievable feats.
"Twilight" did what could not do another movie franchise: allow girls of all ages to experience the reality of this myth. No, girls are not so stupid to realize that in their environment is not shiny and muscular Jacob Edward, but werewolf-vampire passion helped them, quietly sighed, accept reality. And if only for this, the men should be grateful to the Twilight saga.
It makes no sense to talk about the values of the "Twilight" in the history of cinema. At a minimum, these projects perform a very simple, but necessary for its complex mechanism of function - serve as a good lubricant. After all, as we know, without any good thing will not work.
So, hundreds of millions of dollars "Team Edward" and "Team Jacob" given the opportunity to contemplate his idols, let the independent studio Summit Entertainment to become a major Hollywood player, and an injection of fresh blood actors.
Besides, uncomplicated concept of "Twilight" has generated a lot of imitations in related entertainment industries, especially in television.
Perhaps the only serious mistake made by producers of "Twilight" has become quite inexplicable desire to entrust screen incarnation of female to male directors mentality. After all, with all conceivable claims in the first part of the saga, shot Catherine Hardwicke, and remains the best part of it. No special effects were not able to return to the project the most important thing - a female perspective on a difficult choice between a werewolf and bloodsucker.
"Twilight" ended, and with it ended the era. The era in which for all the men was extremely difficult to sustain a two-hour mockery of the psyche, but then it was easy to get all the girls they want. In the end, it was just fun.
Thank you, "Twilight"!
Last month has died Neil Armstrong. First man on the moon. Torrentreactor can not pass by this sad event and grieve together with the world.
Trip to the Moon (1902)
The first movie trip to the Moon committed a great Georges Melies. Spaceship just shot out of a cannon. Earth scientists running around the planet, met with extraterrestrials, slept in a vacuum and lunar cool, happy, flew home with the best memories of the holidays.
Catwomen from the Moon (1953)
The second large-scale expedition of humans to the moon was even more successful first. Astronauts arrived there have found a crater full of nice and welcoming girls, hatching evil plans to seduce these successful men and beautiful earth people. But our heroes get the most fun of weightlessness in the company with the moon maidens, returning to their home planet.
From the Earth to the Moon (1958)
Step into the past. In the 1860s, the U.S. industry is developing at lightning speed, two of the most talented and eccentric metallurgist decide to build a spacecraft in deep mines and from there to run the ship to the moon. Surprisingly, they do, the ship starts to the moon, but then the problems begin. One of the mechanics, convinced that this whole thing is not pleasing to God, breaks the ship. The heroes landed safely on a Moon, but there is no turning back.
The first official expedition to the moon under the UN flag on the moon UK. It turns out that one British scientist invented something called "Cavor," even before the birth of the Queen. This English gentleman flew to the moon back in 1899, along with a companion and his wife. Unfortunately, instead of beautiful cats on the moon again appeared unsympathetic aliens who felt the British disgusting. Stole their ship and were brutally killed for it. A moon since belongs to Her Majesty.
Film in two parts. The first - the purely scientific and serious, scientists discuss the satellite. The second part - a great fantasy about a future in which the Soviet Union built on the moon amusement park with blackjack and communism.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
The last film to the real moon landing. Stanley Kubrick closed the topic of colonization of the moon, showing it as the first step of mankind to conquer the universe. People find a message of ancient leading into the depths of space. And humanity is leaving behind and the Earth and its satellite with great amusement park.
Apollo 13 (1995)
The third real flight to the Moon and serious problems encountered on the way. Vehicle accident and attempts by the crew to return to Earth. All ended well, but the Moon has remained only in their dreams.
Sixth Element (2000)
Colony on the moon, too, sometimes built. And without any problems, but then again there have been producing clones and space superspy flew there on a tour. Beautiful lunar spaces and weightlessness, the perfect place for a comedy of nefarious people and aliens who want to take over the world!
The farther into the future, the more pragmatic people are. Spit into space, spit on the moon. Lone engineer monitors the production of a rare substance, and maintains record communicates exclusively with the robot. And of romance - just a sad look at the blue planet in times of mortal anguish.
Apollo 18 (2011)
More than a hundred years since the first film about the conquest of the moon, and mankind continues to inhabit it with something not very nice. For example, in this film a simple mission to collect samples of experimental suddenly confronted with strange aliens and demons die ignominiously. It's still early for mankind to get into space.
The Iron Sky (2012)
Yet people can live on the moon. To build airships, ride mopeds and live in underground bunkers. Moon is ready to shelter even the Nazis, which her lifeless expanse not a burden.
The news that the film series "The Hobbit" efforts of all participants in the project suddenly turned into a trilogy rocked the online community. However, enthusiasm for the storm and darkness of assumptions about what audiences will see in Part III, lost a little, like a wormhole, the truth. Another film is needed not only and not as many fans as Peter Jackson himself and the main investors. It's only money. Or, given the terms of Middle-earth - Beauty.
What could be the third movie? Is it a "bridge" between the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" or simply complement the history and adventures of Bilbo of gnomes? Will there be a scenario based on a literary source, or some notes and comments of Tolkien? Perhaps the final trilogy of the project will be fully copyrighted by Peter Jackson?
Responses to these questions yet, and by and large, they are not very important, and in compliance with one condition: Jackson need to keep the bar at the same height as in the case of the "Lord." If this happens, none of us regret the few hours of life spent on the viewing of "The Hobbit".
This is an important "if." Most importantly of all Legolas, Aragorn, Frodo and Sauron himself. Because the appearance at the frame of painfully familiar characters does not guarantee the success of the project. Moreover, as a rule, manipulation spectator memories so often substitute a good script, and relegates to the level of the staff of new characters.
Alas, while none of the previously demonstrated, does not allow us to assert that Jackson failed to repeat his feat of directing. More than restrained response to the demonstrated at various trade shows fragments of a weak trailer, candid rejection of technological innovation, and most importantly, the obvious fear of investors, expressed in the refusal of the presentations in the format of "48 frames per second," do not inspire optimism. The manual film companies participating in someone obviously very worried.
And here, it is worth thinking about the real reasons for turning Novels in the trilogy.
Yes, we are told that the material is enough to make another film. But it was even more while working on "Lord of the Rings", and that was not included in release version, simply supplemented director, seriously lengthen their timing and turning into real masterpieces.
Yes, we are convinced that there are some records creator of Middle-earth, which significantly extends invented them peace, and may become the basis for a movie. But this was not known at the earliest stages of the project. It is not obvious a couple of months ago, when finished shooting Novels. Why is the idea of creating the third part came up with Jackson and his friends only now, after the appearance not very favorable "sundress"?
After all, it is well known that the original concept of "The Hobbit" is just assumed the existence of a film based on Tolkien's work, and second, based on variety of additional materials and designed to provide a link. But after the resignation of Guillermo Del Toro, Jackson decided to abandon this approach.
Probably the explanation is very simple.
"The Hobbit" - one of the most expensive projects in the history of modern cinema. For some reason, each of its series costs almost as much as all three series of the "The Lord of the Rings." And this despite the fact that there have previously used computer models that are derived from the "Lord" concept art, practiced techniques of image capture, established technological chain of production of costumes, makeup, decorations. Perhaps the point is trivial inflation, and possibly increased appetite of participants. For example, it is no secret that a few minutes of screen time Orlando Bloom earns fees that other stars are for the main role in a feature film.
It is possible that all these assumptions are not true. I want to believe that the creators of "The Hobbit" are guided by a sincere desire to keep the audience in the Middle, and financial statements to its shareholders are concerned about their last.
But ... We know, corrupting force of their charms.
A strange desire to release the third part in the summer, rather than in December 2014, it is quite understandable, and well suited to the proposed version. No one has canceled the premiere of "Avatar," scheduled for December, and investors of "The Hobbit" is meant that such a confrontation, they should be avoided in any case.
It seems, first African-American superhero on the big screen will not Panther, as suggested earlier, and Falcon, who plays Anthony Mackie, known for his films "Changing realities", "Living Steel" and "President Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
Falcon made his debut in the comics, "Captain America" in 1969. The creators of the character - Stan Lee and Gene Colan. Here's how Colan in 2008, recalled the story of the birth of the character:
"In the late 1960s, more frequent news about the Vietnam War and civil protests, and Stan had always wanted to be at the forefront and, therefore, reflect the events in the comics. One of the most important steps in this direction was made in "Captain America". I liked to draw very different people. I drew a huge variety of types of comics, loved to draw black people. The features of their faces always seemed to me very attractive, but also on their faces are clearly reflected the wisdom, strength and spirit. I remember how I proposed to come up with Stan African-American hero, and he immediately took my idea. I took a few magazines and on the basis of photographs of various African-Americans invented the Falcon. "
In real life, the Falcon name is Sam Wilson, he was born in Harlem and lived through many adventures with Captain America in the comics of the 1970s, working as his partner. Superpowers Falcon was taken from a special suit, by which Sam could fly. In addition, the hero was able to telepathically talk to the birds. In modern comics, Falcon is one of the key actors in the adventures of Cap and looks like this:
“In general, Sam Wilson has a dark past. It is known that his parents were respectable people and were killed, and he got on the trail of crime, eventually became a pimp and moved to Los Angeles. Performing regular job mafia in Rio de Janeiro, Wilson crashed on the island, where he has a new friend - the character Red Skull, hiding there with henchmen. Thanks Cosmic Cuba Sam gets new abilities. As time becomes a friend of Captain America”.
Details of the plot of "Winter Soldier" are kept secret, but in this subtitle it is clear that in the center of the plot will be Bucky Barnes, a friend of Steve Rogers. In the story of comics in 1945, Barnes hit a mine, but his body was found a Soviet general Karpov and moved to Moscow, where amnesiac assistant of Captain America Winter Soldier did, working for the Soviet Union.
"Captain America: Winter Soldier" will be released on April 4, 2014th.
Where did the Indian Tonto, handy main character in "Lone Ranger", took a crow on his head? On the origin of their makeup in the film Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp told the publication Entertainment Weekly.
For Johnny is no stranger himself to think for his hero makeup. When the actor confirmed the role of Jack Sparrow, Depp has completely changed the character. According to the script was originally the captain sober and positive guy, nothing like an unstable profligate with his eyes circled in the "Pirates of the Caribbean." Images of heroes Johnny in the movie "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Alice in Wonderland" is also not without its participation.
In the "Lone Ranger" Johnny Depp plays the Indian Tonto, who, judging by the first pictures is not similar to his predecessor from the series of the fifties. In the face bleached actor spread out the black bars, and head crowned effigy of a crow.
"I saw a picture of the artist Kirby Sattler, looked at the face of a warrior and I thought that's what we need - says Depp. - His face painted stripes is as if the different facets of his personality. " The actor explains that section divided by the face, as it seems, is the different sides of the emotional life of man. "There is a quarter-wise, exhausted, angry and violent, and very understanding and unique. It's as if the division of the brain. Make up picture inspired me. "
As for the crow, the Depp explains it thus: "It so happened that Sattler wrote a bird, flying right behind the head of a warrior. It seemed to me that she was sitting on his head. And I thought, at the Tonto on the head is a bird. As a sort of spiritual mentor. For all he seems to be dead, but not for Tonto. For him, the raven is even alive".
The picture shows a soldier Sattler Crow, while Tonto, in fact, refers to the Comanche tribe. At the very same Depp's blood flowing in the veins of Cherokee Indians and the cries, so that his Tonto in the movie will not belong to any particular tribe.
Recently on the set of pictures, and Depp in the role of Ranger Armie Hammer met with the leaders of the Navajo Nation, who warmly praised the work of Johnny and pledged their support.
The third film of Tarsem Singh "Gods War: The Immortals" was launched recently at the box office, the fourth - "Mirror, mirror" – will be released in March of 2012, and the director looks for material already for the fifth project. It will be a steampunk Killing on Carnival Row, which in 2006 was going to shoot Guillermo del Toro.
Killing on Carnival Row - a curious detective noir in the style of Steampunk. Travis Beacham wrote it before he became one of the writers' of Clash of the Titans. But it is to cope with the script for the new film Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific rim."
Beecham story is a mixture of the spirit of Neil Gaiman's novels and Tea Mevillya. In a world populated by human beings, fairies and other magical creatures, there is a city Burgi, similar to Victorian London. There lives and works detective Raykroft Philostratus. He tracks down the vampire who is suspected of murdering his mistress-fairy. On the part of the story seems a standard investigation, but a world in which Beauchamp settled his characters stand out from all the existing cinema world.
Del Toro was going to shoot Killing on Carnival Row, but the director gave light to the continuation of "Hellboy," so that steampunk of Travis Beecham has orphaned. Once it was interested in Neil Jordan, but nothing came of it. And only now the project has director.
The film's producers, Anne and Arnold Kopelson worked on it from the very beginning, when the project was based on the studios New Line.
Tarsus offered a range of paintings, including the history of the Venetian traveler Marco Polo, but Killing on Carnival Row became a director priority. Filming is already scheduled for June next year and will be held in New Orleans. In the near future Tarsus begins casting.
Playing hobbit Frodo in the trilogy "Lord of the Rings" Elijah Wood has confirmed rumors of Peter Jackson's film in 3D. The actor also expressed his displeasure precedence re-release of "Star Wars" and talked about his return to Middle-earth.
Now Wood promotes the cartoon "Happy Feet 2", where he voices one of the characters.
In particular, there are a lot of rumors about the rerelease of the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings" in 3D.
"It would be great to see, - said actor. - Of course, talk about the release of the trilogy in stereo underway. I normally take the process of conversion, if it takes a long time. Upsets me when the movie has neither the budget nor the time to do it, but still it was transferred to the stereo, and the result is ugly, looks cheap. Translation of "The Lord of the Rings" should be very careful process".
"Look, soon we will be able to see "Titanic" in 3D. And "Star Wars" is coming soon. True, the three films have to wait until it comes good series. When I heard, I thought, wait three years before "A New Hope"? At first release, "The first episode"? What a bummer! "
Considering how many editions of "The Lord of the Rings" on DVD and blu-ray were already on sale, is there any chance that the installation of Peter Jackson's still has some stuff?
"I think it will be a separate DVD with deleted scenes - says Elijah. - I do not know, though, how there are many of them, as a lot of time has flown. Many entered the extended version, but there are scenes where no one has ever seen. Still have a watch, well, at least a couple of hours to be humorous, because the shooting was a great fun! We filmed over a year, so that there is a mass of our premium jokes, so I ask Peter to mount them in a single hour movie!"
Wood will also appear in the "Hobbit", but about his role is very reluctant to say. "I've got very little time. In fact, it's a cameo, as Frodo in "The Hobbit" was not born yet. "
To re-enter into the role, Elijah reconsidered "Fellowship of the Ring" to remember talks Frodo.
While at the official announcement of the re-release of the trilogy there was not Jackson, but the director has already mentioned that he will be not against transformation of the movie into 3D format.