NCIS is renewed for eleventh season
CBS confirmed that has signed a contract with Mark Harmon and NCIS is officially renewed for next season. "Despite the current trends on television, NCIS is a popular, and Mark Harmon is the most important part of the # 1 show on TV - the executive director of CBS Corp. Leslie Munves. - NCIS - the type of franchise, which dreams of any company: a quality story that attracts viewers and revenue on any platform. "
Details of the transaction of Harmon are really unknown. Reportedly, the contract was extended for two years, and the fee was increased to $ 500,000 per episode to $ 700,000.
Episode two weeks ago brought the second-largest audience with the repetition in the series history (22.86 million viewers), and with all the repetitions audience exceeded 25 million (25.36 million). At its tenth season, NCIS is still one of the biggest hits. In this season the show has become the most watched program on television, beating Saturday Night Live (NCIS collects an average 21.48 million viewers). Among viewers 25-54 5.9/15 drama shows, and in the 18-49 category stable 4.2/12.
Premiere: House of Cards
Netflix continues to delight us with the full seasons of its TV series. So yesterday in the network have appeared all 13 episodes of the first season House of Cards, producing and directing himself to David Fincher, and starring - film stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. Incidentally, the second season of the show is already booked, it will be shown in 2014.
Official description: House of Cards is based on the British miniseries of the same name. This is a political drama about the immoral, dark behind the scenes of modern Washington, where are running the show greed, sex, love, and corruption. Exploring the power, ambition, and the American way of life, the series revolves around Francis Underwood, Secretary of the majority in Congress. Underwood politician - virtuoso manipulator, charismatic and ruthless. He and his equally ambitious wife Claire will stop at nothing for the sake of success.
Joan Watson, who plays in the TV series "Elementary", which started on the channel CBS, Lucy Liu in an interview with PARADE told about how to turn the legendary assistant of the famous detective in a woman, and whether the romance between her and Sherlock Holmes played by Jonny Lee Miller.
On the dynamics of the relationship between Joan and Sherlock.
"He really had to start listening to, allow himrself to be more open and mature. Genius of Sherlock Holmes - in his brilliant mind and competence, but he has no humanity, which has Joan. Watson gently begins to teach him certain things. When you're dealing with people possessed by something, you can not get them to stop abusing it. You have to let them deal with the addiction itself. Thus, Joan sows a field, watered it, and allows the sun to warm her with its rays. Between Joan and Sherlock are relations, and Sherlock can not stop them. Partly he enjoys it. I think it is - a great start".
How Joan was involved in the case.
"Joan Sherlock holds on a long leash, allowing him to do what he wants, but when it gets out of control, she can always pull the reins and make it fully dedicate her the ropes. You must take me into account. Listen or stop. This is a very effective mechanism, which forces him to stop and bluff. You will see how he comes out of himself. But it allows him to be who he is, occasionally pressing the brakes."
On the romantic relationship between Joan and Sherlock.
"I do not think that the producers have ever uttered" no "romantic relationship between Holmes and Watson, but I think they would like to see this stage will not come so quickly. I do not think that love in crime series can help by on the contrary, it creates a barrier. She can focus on all the attention. Maintaining the same interest in the development of the individual, on the contrary, draws attention. Therefore, we will not turn the relationship into a major bottleneck in their companionship and the motive for the audience to see the show. Occur between them something or not, it will depend on their personal development. "
"She's smart, and she can raise the intellectual level. She is not forced to look stupid. If you are next to a man like Sherlock, and did not win his respect in the first day, you will not long enough."
Director of the original version of crime drama "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Niels Arden Oplev again met on the set with the star of his film Numi Rapas. Oplev will shoot thriller Dead Man Down, where the main male role is played by Colin Farrell.
Dead Man Down will be English-language debut of Danish director. Despite the fact that Hollywood has offered Niels several projects (for example, adaptation of a novel Egan, Jennifer "Citadel"), none of them has not been shot.
Colin Farrell plays Viktor, leader of the right hand of the gang from New York. Victor has been seduced and blackmailed later by Beatrice (Num Rapas), seeking revenge. At the result, relations of the characters lead to a bloody end.
The script is written by JH Wyman. For some time he has been working on the TV series "Fringe," and of his most famous film projects can be noted, "Mexicans" Gore Verbinski.
The producer of Dead Man Down is Neil H. Moritz, on account of which the franchise, "Fast and the Furious" and projects such as "I am - a legend," "Vantage Point" and a remake of the sci-fi thriller "Total Recall".
Budget of Dead Man Down - $ 30 million. Shooting will begin in early 2012.
Numi Rapas debuts this winter in the English-language project - the actress starred in the thriller "Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows." As for Colin Farrell, the actor, for the time being stuck in the author's projects, the return to commercial cinema. After the "Night of Fear" he can be seen in the remake of "Total Recall". Now the actor is busy on the set of criminal comedy "Seven Psychopaths".
Despite the news on the participation of Christian Bale in the new project of Terrence Malick, the actor stressed that will decide with his next film only after the fall, when finished shooting the thriller "The Dark Knight Rises". Bail will not stay without work – in his plans at least five films, including remake of "Oldboy" Spike Lee.
Work on the final film of the trilogy by Christopher Nolan on Batman will end in November this year. Consequently, to the shooting of the new project the actor will start until January 2012. Let's see what is in the plans of Christian Bale.
Perhaps the most interesting of all is a remake of the Korean crime drama "Oldboy." Director will be Spike Lee, and Christian Bale may be in the role of villain. It was rumored that Lee wants to see in the film Josh Brolin, but to date the vacancy is open to a major role.
Bail can flop in a lighter genre and play in the musical "Star Is Born." And let it is also a remake, it will be filmed by director Clint Eastwood himself. Apparently, Leonardo DiCaprio, look for the title role, is no longer interested in the film, but the female leading role is attached to Beyonce Knowles.
Michael Mann in April, said about the desire to shoot the painting in the style of "Treasure of Sierra Madre." The project entitled "Gold" can join Christian Bale and Mann starred in his "Public Enemies." Note that in addition to "Gold", Mann has a work to do: in his plans are a gangster saga "Big Tuna" and the historical drama "Agincourt" about the British archers who fought on the side of the French in 1415.
Bail can also play in a film "Out of the Furnace" from the director of "Crazy Heart" Scott Cooper. Cooper is now rewriting the script of the famous "Black List". The action will unfold in Indiana in 1986. The main character, coming out of prison, wants to marry his friend, but instead of a peaceful life again drawn into a world of crime, holding investigate the murder of his brother.
And finally, this summer it was reported that Darren Aronofsky wants to see Christian Bale in the role of Noah in his eponymous epic about the creator of the ark. To date, there is no any news about "Noah", but Aronofsky will take up his duties as chairman of the Venice Film Festival jury soon.
To the project of Zack Snyder "Last Photo" actor is no longer relevant.
Next year you will see Bale in "The 13 women of Nanking" and, of course, in the form of Bruce Wayne.
Finally, distributors will be able to totally screw up so justly beloved city in the name of the film: the director of "King Arthur" by Antoine Fuqua attached to the adaptation of the book by John Huddi "Storming Las Vega".
The book is not fiction, this documentary narration, whose name sounds something like a cavity, "Storming in Las Vegas". As a soldier, born in Cuba and educated in the Soviet Union, to the skin robbed five world-class hotels, three armored cars, and received millions of dollars.
The hero of the Huddi book - a former Soviet commando Jose Vigo was born in Cuba - fought in Angola and Afghanistan, and then came to the U.S., because of the lack of Jose for a while selling drugs, which led him to jail. After serving time, Vigo planned robbery of the five largest casinos in Las Vegas.
All robberies occurred from 1999 to 2000. Then Las Vegas was trying to change the image in place for a family vacation that does not correspond to stay on the streets of the former Special Forces soldiers. Strangely, the police for a long time could not find him on council. Vigo made mistake of holding the famous casino, "Bellagio".
Since the hotel was equipped with the latest technology, the appearance of Jose police became known. After exhausting chase gunman was arrested. Vigo received 500 years in prison.
Antoine Fuqua last film was the crime drama "Brooklyn police." The director has long thought to make a film about drug lord Pablo Escobar, but can’t find financing. Storming Las Vegas Fuqua will shoot with the studio Summit Entertainment and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Tom Cruise may perform the role of the seven foot blond Jack Richer, the hero of detectives from Lee Child. A former screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie is going to film "The Shot" - one of fifteen novels about the Richer, which was sold in 40 million copies.
"The Shot" - the ninth book in the series of Lee Child. Under this pseudonym hides a British author Jim Grant. Debut novel about Richer "The Killing Fields" was awarded two prestigious literary awards genre - Anthony Award and the Barry Award.
According to the plot in the heart of the city, near the new office building unseen sniper starts shooting people. Six shots - five of the victims. City is thrown into terror. However, a few hours later the police finds offender. And though all the evidence points to him, the suspected man denies everything. He said that police had arrested the wrong guy, and needs to find Jack Richer. But what could link a complete psychopath with a former military police?
Tom Cruise's company Cruise / Wagner Productions has acquired the film rights to "The Shot" five years ago. McQuarrie, who worked on the screenplay for "Valkyria" starring Cruise, took the adaptation of the Child novel last summer.
Tom Cruise is fundamentally different from the hero of novels by Lee Child. Jack Richer - according to the books, a healthy six-foot blond with blue eyes. So it is unlikely fans detective single will be delighted. But Cruz has a long history of interest in a series of Richer.
As reported by Deadline, the writer himself has nothing against Tom as an actor he has all the qualities of his hero. The fact that Cruise does not look like him in appearance, Child does not consider criminal. "Growth Richer in the books - a metaphor for his irresistible force - says the writer. - Cruise will be able to show it to his game". Recall that Cruz had once played irresistible blonde in Michael Mann's thriller "Collateral."
If Tom Cruise will decide to lead, then began to shoot the "The Shot" after the finish work in the fantasy thriller "Oblivion".
1). Over the past few days, once the two channels have announced the launch of series production on a pirate theme. FX and international FOX channels will be engaged in the development of series called Port Royal, and the American channel FOX is planning to launch in the summer of 2012 miniseries of "Pyrates", presumably from 10-13 episodes.
For the first time on the Port Royal spoke at the recent MIPTV, where the project immediately laid eyes FIC and FX ("canal, which is never shy away from provocative stories, ideal decadent and dangerous world Port Royal"). The series, staged in the late 17 th century in Jamaica, will talk about becoming a notorious port both the "rich and vile city" in the New World, and as a refuge for the ruthless pirates, corrupt politicians and ruthless traders.
Pyrates was created by Barry Schindele (Law & Order, Numbers). Project will produce Ensemble Entertainment and Scott Free, a company of Tony and Ridley Scott. The first episode will remove Stephen Hopkins (24). The project, based on historical events, will talk about the largest robbery in the history of pirates - the capture of the Spanish silver fleet in 1628.
2). A week ago the head of NBC, Bob Greenblatt was confident that talks with Chris Meloni successful, and the actor will return to the show Law & Order: SVU on the thirteenth season. But in fact it was not so - there is no new contract, Meloni leaving the show, and producers are already looking for another actor.
The partner of Meloni on the screen Mariska Hargitay will remain in the show at least one more season. Under the contract, she will play in the first 13 episodes of the new season and only a few among the remaining nine. NBC, as we have said, plans to introduce a new detective series (one of the candidates was listed Jennifer Love Hyutt).
Newbie to the series will now have to look among men, NBC are now doing this. Moreover, the agencies tasked to seek eminent actor. As for the Meloni, some sources say that the reason for leaving was the issue price, while others argue that the actor just tired and ready for new chapter in his life.
One of the most original competition films of the main program filmed by Denmark director. And it's not about "Melancholy" by Lars von Trier, but of "Drive" by Nicolas Winding Refn. Neonuar in the style of "Bullitt" and "Samurai" with Ryan Gosling in the lead role won the most critics. Nicholas and Ryan told how they met and how came the idea off this unusual action, appeared in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
Press conference on the film was full of expletives, does not shun any way the director. In the hall there was always laughter while watching a movie on during certain scenes was heard applause. While standing ovation at the end of the picture was not, during the title "Drive" after the press showing the audience applauded, not sparing the hands.
"Drive" has turned out like it’s and conceived Refn: viscous mixture of European art-house with the help of American actions, as well as with the addition of Asian cruelty. In this case, the main character looks like a Samurai - quiet, noble, and loyal to his master. Ryan Gosling, like Nicholas, did not believe it, that the producers allow them to remove such a film. Initially it was assumed that "Drive" will be a big Hollywood production. The driver offered the role of a nameless Hugh Jackman, the actor has long been attributed to the project. Then the studio-majors abandoned the idea to shoot a movie about a stuntman, Jackman was eliminated and in the material has interested Gosling – he has persuaded producer to call in the director's chair Danish choreographer.
At day, the driver works a stunt, but at night he earns money on taking the gangsters from crime places. He was silent, not saying too much, but masterfully controlled machine. Meet with a single mother Irene (Carey Mulligan) makes a pleasant break in his life. When Irene's husband has left jail, driver departs. However, his employer Shannon (Bryan Cranston) wants to put him on a real race. To do this he needs a good race car. Shannon appeals to wealthy friend Bernie (Albert Brooks) to invest money. Bernie agrees, but calls his friend Nino (Ron Perlman) to enter into share. Once the driver detected bleeding in the garage of Irene husband and Irene learns that a criminal past does not let him. The driver decides to help - and does it for nothing.
Music does play a huge role in the project. Usually, Refn has really unique approach to the selection of material. For example, he flatly refuses to use rock music, and insists on pop songs and melodies in the style of techno a la Kraftwerk. At the same cars were not the most important stuff - Refn admitted that he had no rights at all and he does not understand in cars.
"We simply chose the cars that look cooler!" – said director.
Warner doesn’t leave attempts to make a film on the classic anime "Akira". After going through a number of young Hollywood stars - from Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy for the role of Tetsuo, to Chris Pine, Michael Fassbender and Justin Timberlake for the role Kanedy - studio decided that at the head of the project should be more impressive actor. And proposed the role of Kanedy to Keanu Reeves.
The preliminary budget for the project is an amount that will not risk any one major-studio. It is called the figure of $230 million, with no advertising campaign. It is no surprise that Warner decided to enlist support of the Chosen One - Keanu Reeves a good experience to work on fantastic actions.
"Akira" is divided into two films, the action will be moved from Tokyo to New Manhattan, but the names of the heroes remain the same. The first series will be the adaptation of 1-3 parts of the manga. The head of the bikers’ clan Kanedy rescues his best friend Tetsuo from a terrible medical experiment, in which he could become a new kind of parapsychological weapon, the best example of which was once a boy named Akira.
The role of Kanedy has been offered to Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, but now the main contender is Keanu Reeves. This year actor will be 47 years old, so that the English-speaking sector of moviegoers has already begun debate about the full miscasting of the project.
On the role of Tetsuo Warner will also invite the actor from the stars list - category A.
Director's chair "Akira" will divide Hughes brothers, who shot a detective "From Hell" and "Book of Eli".
Keanu Reeves, currently shooting in the samurai epic "47 ronin".
One gets the impression that the star of "Hurt Locker" is gradually implementing a plan to capture Hollywood. Jeremy Renner starred in the franchise "Mission: Impossible", will be the heir to Jason Bourne, has gotten the role of Hawkeye in "Avengers" and now formed his own production company. The first project of Renner will be a biopic about Steve McQueen, the actor who played himself.
A company called The Combine has already attracted producer of crime drama "We Own the Night" James Gray. The film will shoot Marshall Terrill ("Portrait of an American Rebel" and "The Life and Legend of the symbol of Hollywood").
In his directorial debut will be Czech director Ivan Zacharias.
After roles in such films as "The Hurt Locker" and "The Town" Jeremy Renner has become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Now he is in Berlin, where he acted in the translation of stories by "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters", in the near future will voice a role in "Ice Age 4", should begin shooting in Tony Gilroy "The Bourne Legacy" and in February 2012 may be on the court of thriller "The Fall of virtue." And this does not include the role in "The Avengers".
In 2009, the rights to the book of Terrill "Portrait of an American Rebel" have gotten producers Michael and Christine Peters. Terrill book focuses on how McQueen loves motorcycles and racing cars, and his addiction to drugs.
At the same time, former press agent Steve McQueen and producer David Foster bought the film rights to the memoirs of the first wife of actor Neal Adams. It planned to focus on the romantic line in the life of Hollywood legend.
When Jeremy Renner will play Steve McQueen, it is not clear. But the actor will soon be a frequent guest on the big screen.