Zachary Quinto in an interview with The Huffington Post reported on his participation in the "American Horror Story" and "Star Trek Into Darkness."
- Just come to the end the second season of the show "American Horror Story", based on a play by Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" in which you play Tom Wingfield, appeared in repertory ART just the other day and fans of sci-fi movie "Star Trek Into Darkness" will be able to assess it in May. Three completely different projects, almost very tightly to each other ... How did you do it?
"The process of work in each of these projects was a little different, but I was lucky that I was able to combine them. I finished shooting "American Horror Story" on Friday, and first appeared on stage in the play "The Glass Menagerie" on Monday. Actually, I'm totally going to head into the project which will come. Details may be different in each scenario, but the goal is always the one, so I always work the same way, regardless of the scale and structure of the project. I really very grateful and appreciate the opportunity to work in so many different genres, and I would like to keep it as further".
- How did you managed to create an image of Dr. Tredson "American horror story? Maybe, it’s due to your experience with the role of serial killer Sylar from "Heroes"?
"Unconsciously, as the similarities between the two characters were sometimes obvious, I'm sure. Great was the fact that as many as five episodes I have kept secret the true identity of Dr. Tredson, while in "Heroes" it was clear from the very beginning. Role of Oliver Tredson was a boon for me as an actor, because it gave the opportunity to create, and then "sell" the audience the first version of the character, knowing what a dark and sinister turns the second, his true identity. This was a lot of fun, and I think that even if there was similarity between Tredson and Sylar, it showed up later when the dark side of Dr. bloomed full color. I was fortunate enough to work in the warm company of friends, so the work on it was incredibly exciting, because each participant was a real professional. And we tried very hard to keep the lights and let the darkness of the world, which was created in the show, to get inside. "
- What would you like to see the third season of the show?
"I do not know. I did not engage with anyone talks about returning to the third season, so do not think I would be a part of it, while the other actors discussed this issue. But it was planned originally, when I signed a contract to participate in the second season. From Ryan Murphy, we agreed on an annual collaboration, and, given my current situation and future plans, I'm sure that some of the relative freedom I can not hurt. So I really do not plan on coming back, but from what I have heard and I know - Lily Raby, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy and Evan Peters. I'm all in anticipation. "
"I’ve never felt any pressure, taking part in both films of franchise, but only support. I realized that my job - to be a part of something that viewers want to wait and see. "Star Trek Into Darkness"- it's a little more development because we shot it in 3D cameras and IMAX, and I think the story itself will make a big explosion of films of the summer season. I'm very excited and looking forward to its release, so that the audience finally saw it.
JJ Abrams - a genius, and everyone who works with him, are incredibly talented people, so I'm sure that the audience will be not disappointed - of course, this is just my opinion. "
- The trailer shows that the franchise has become murkier.
"Yes, darker, longer. So, I think people would be interested."
- What should viewers expect from the film?
"More action, more danger, and, as I said, much is at stake for the members of the crew, this time".
- How would you describe your approach to the role of Spock in the new movie "Star Trek"? You relied on the image of the Commander, who created the Leonard Nimoy, or is it basically your own interpretation of the character?
"Definitely, this is my own interpretation. We spent a lot of time together with Leonard, working on the first film, and became good friends. We are still very close and discuss Spock from time to time. Leonard has made it clear that he waited on who can pass his hero, who will be able to trust, and who will respect Spock as he is. We are very different people with him and we look at our character from a different perspective, and Spock will always be for me the only one of its kind, in spite of what made him Leonard."
- What do you think about Abrams directing of the first series of a new trilogy?
"I support the desire of Jay Jay to expand his entertainment empire. I think he's one of the narrators, who is able to radically change the traditional foundations. And I think this is a bold, ambitious move on his part in the creative plan to revive this great franchise. As franchise itself is incredibly impressive, I think JJ - a great candidate".
Good news for fans of the comic book of John Constantine, a different evil hunter. Guillermo del Toro is going to shoot the film "The Dark Universe" based on the comic book of DC publisher. To led the team of superheroes, prepared by Guillermo, is going to John Constantine. This time the blonde.
Eight years have passed since the release of the mystics "Constantine" by Francis Lawrence, and fans still can not forgive the creators of the paintings brunette Keanu Reeves in the lead role. The fact that the prototype of the hero became the musician Sting (artists Stephen R. and John Bissett Totlbin were fans of The Police).
At first, John Constantine was like Sting from "Quadrophenia", but changed over time. However, the character's hair remained blonde.
Guillermo del Toro will start "Dark Universe" after finishing horror "Crimson peak" with Emma Stone. Director has already painted the scene and soon will announce the name of the writer, who will take the project design.
Except John Constantine, in the "Dark Universe" will include such heroes of DC publisher, as Swamp Thing, the demon Etrigan, Deadman, Spectrum and magician Zatanna. "John, in fact, is trying to recruit them to the team" - explains Guillermo and suggests that the picture may eventually get the title "Justice League Dark”.
However, the main story line of "Dark Universe" will revolve around Jason Blood (this guy is bound demon Etrigan), which is a relative of the wizard Merlin. Blood relations with the knights of King Arthur and Merlin himself become a problem for our time.
Del Toro said that basically did not want to be distracted by the story of each character origin. All details will be announced during the film. "I can say that the Swamp Thing is at peace with itself, but Dead Man is still trying to find out who shot him."
"Dark Universe" is far from the big screens. First, the world will see "Pacific rim" del Toro, then "Crimson Peak", and after already "Justice League Dark". Unless, of course, Guillermo not change his mind.
Leading specialist of the company Rhythm & Hues Phillip Bros on the pages of professional edition VFX Soldier wrote an open letter to "Oscar 2013" winner - director Ang Lee.
Dear Mr. Lee,
Commenting on the situation related to the bankruptcy of Rhythm & Hues, which created an incredible special effects for the film "The Life of Pi", you stated:
"I would like to have the services cheaper, and business - not so cruel. Easy to say but hard to accomplish. Such companies are not so easy to make money. Research and technological development are expensive, and each such studio weighs heavy burden. They have both: good and bad moments, but when it has hard, some studios do not survive. "
In this regard, I note that, despite the fact that research and development activities can be really expensive, and for making movies like yours, it requires modern technology and more computing power, it's not computer chips and hard drives that are so expensive to you. The matter is in artists, that help you create your movies.
So when you say, "I wish to have the services cheaper," - I, as an artist, take it to a personal account. It took hundreds of hours to experienced artists, coordinators and producers have the environment and the characters for the film "The Life of Pi." Not to mention the engineers who wrote the code and built the communication channel R + H. That's where your money gone. Judging by the results of last night you made a great bargain.
By the way, the honor of creating these magnificent sunsets and prospects your operator Claudio Miranda attributed to himself ("Oscar" in the category "Best Cinematography"), a word without thanking to our artists. And the same cartoon characters helped you win the statuette "Best Director." Very nice of you mentioned the team working at the pool. But, perhaps, it was worth to remember about those guys who turned the pool into the ocean and put a tiger into boat?
In the end, it was the work of world level. And after incredibly abusive and negligent representation with the "Avengers" nomination "Best Special Effects", R + H won the award for their contribution to your beautiful film. And at a time when the issue of bankruptcy had sounded from the site, on the national TV, our representative speech was interrupted by the theme song from the movie "Jaws."
Mr. Lee, I truly believe that you are attentive and wonderful person. And the talented director. But I also believe that you and other filmmakers, which have business relationships with us, are completely indifferent to the pain and anxiety that cause artists. Our employers are fighting for receiving illegal subsidies to shoot films on the order of film studios. The magnitude of these subsidies are growing, have a great impact on the market and inhibits the growth of wages in this complex, in terms of the economy. Visual effects to your movie are much cheaper than they should be.
Anyway, Rhythm & Hues fantastic place to work with a really strong group of people who treat their employees honestly and respectfully. As Zoic Studios, a great company, cooperation with which I am proud. But I'm beginning to wonder whether I have cited the example of companies are able to survive in such a hostile environment. Survive if the horror stories about unpaid overtime and illegal methods of recruitment will be the norm, because of the fact that you and your colleagues "would like to have the services cheaper."
With this I can not cope alone. Please join me.
Best wishes and congratulations,
Director Rob Marshall returns to the genre, thanks to which his name became known to a wide audience - the musical. The director of "Chicago" will make a movie, based on the Stephen Sondheim musical "Into the Woods” for the studio Disney. The project has already engaged Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp.
Musical "Into the Woods" debuted on Broadway in 1987 and managed to win several "Tony" prizes, snatching them from the world's favorite "Phantom of the Opera." At the heart of the story are familiar from childhood fairy tales, but in an unexpected interpretation. And all kinds of fairy tales - from Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood to Jack and the evil witch.
At the beginning, the narrator presents the characters, each of whom has a wish: Cinderella wants to go to the ball in the royal palace, a young man, named Jack wants his cow gave milk; baker and his wife want a child. When Little Red Riding Hood buys a bread from baker to bring it to her grandmother, the mother of Jack tells him to sell the cow, and Cinderella's stepmother and sisters mock dream of the girl. It turns out that the baker and his wife can not have children because of the curse of old and ugly witch who lives next door. When a baker and his wife will be able to find four ingredients needed to make a special potion, the spell will be lifted.
By the end of the first act performed by the desire of all the heroes, well, while the second describes how they live on. Ironically, the desire of characters have not gone away. The baker and his wife got a baby and now dream of a bigger house. Cinderella lives with Prince, but she was terribly boring. Jack and his mother became rich, but Jack does not have enough of the kingdom in the sky, where are the magic beans.
Johnny Depp has starred in the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Depp has also worked with Rob Marshall. Director shot him in the fourth installment in the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean".
Soon Johnny Depp will begin shooting in the directorial debut of the operator Wally Pfister "Transcendence." Also in the plans of actor is a gangster drama "Black Mass" and the fifth episode of "Pirates of the Caribbean".
Meryl Streep showed off her vocal talents in the musical "Mamma MIA!". This year, the actress will be seen in the drama "August: Osage County" and now she is shot in the western of Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman".
When Marshall will take his third musical, is not reported.
Minus Ryan Reynolds and Reese Witherspoon, plus Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams - this is a casting decision of the new project of Tim Burton's "Big Eyes", which tells the life story of the artist Margaret Keane, who loved to paint lovely kids with great big eyes.
Margaret Keane, was born in Tennessee in 1927. Deeply respected the Bible since childhood, but her work has influenced not only religion, but also the relationship with her grandmother. In 1960 the artist was selling her works under the name of her second husband, Walter Keane. Having gone through a painful divorce (the husband was trying to win back the rights to her works), with the time Margaret joined the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, which, she said, has changed her life for the better.
Keane was famous for his works with big-eyed kids. Reproductions of her works sold almost all U.S. gas stations and stores in the 1950s and 1960s.
Back in the spring of last year the movie were going to shot Scott Alexander and Larry Karatsevski. They are the authors of the script and familiar with Burton, he wrote the script for "Ed Wood." Tim was listed first exclusive producer of "Big Eye", but in the end he will settle in the director's chair. Scott and Larry will produce the picture.
"Big Eyes" are in the works for a total of 6 years. First, in drama about the artist has interested Kate Hudson, but last year the main role was aimed to Reese Witherspoon. On the role of Walter Keane confirmed Ryan Reynolds.
A half later, the concept has changed. Not only Tim Burton decided to shoot the film, but the main role was taken by other actors. Amy Adams will play Margaret and her husband - Christoph Waltz, twice received the "Oscar" for the supporting role in Quentin Tarantino. Analysts say that such a change of actors will benefit the project.
The company of brothers Weinstein TWC will finance and roll the tape. For Burton's "Big Eyes" will step away from the last big-budget project: the picture looks like a humble family drama. However, knowing Burton, one can assume that the director will find a way to add a dose of his personal tricks.
Filming "Big Eyes" will begin this summer.
Summer is around the corner, and that means that your favorite essential serials go on hiatus, and will give way to the cable. This year, the channels prepared a couple of surprises - Fox, for example, launched a summer animation lineup, and CBS is preparing Under the Dome, TV series based on the novel by Stephen King. A full schedule of summer season premieres and finales already had shot Fox, CBS and The CW, news from ABC and NBC are expected in the near future.
First on Fox will take a long break extended “Raising Hope”, then “Touch”, “Bones” and “The Following” - all these series will go even before May. Fox left for the summer “The Goodwin Games” with Becky Newton in the title role. In Saturday night Fox will launch a line of "adult animation", which will be released in the rotation such series as “Axe Cop”, “High School USA!” and “Golan the Insatiable.”
Thursday, March 28
09:00 Raising Hope, the final third of the season (two episodes)
Friday, April 26
09:00 Touch, the second season finale
Monday, April 29
08:00 Bones, the eighth season finale
09:00 The Following, the first season finale
Tuesday, May 7
09:00 New Girl, the second season finale
09:30 The Mindy Project, the first season finale
Thursday, May 9
09:00 Glee, four finale season
Sunday, May 12
08:30 Bob's Burgers, the third season finale
09:30 American Dad, the eighth season finale
Sunday, May 19
07:00 The Cleveland Show, finale of the fourth season (two episodes)
08:00 The Simpsons, ending the twenty-fourth of the season (two episodes)
09:00 Family Guy, the eleventh season finale (two episodes)
Monday, May 20
08:30 The Goodwin Games, Premier
Saturday, July 27
11:00 Animation Domination High-Def, premier
No surprises here, just one episode goes before May - “The Carrie Diaries”. All the others, starting with “Hart of Dixie” and ending “Cult”, complete their show in the traditional period.
Monday, April 8
08:00 The Carrie Diaries, final of the first season
Tuesday, May 7
08:00 Hart of Dixie, the second season finale
Monday, May 13
9:00 90210 series finale
Wednesday, May 15
08:00 Arrow, the first season finale
09:00 Supernatural, season eight finale
Thursday, May 16
08:00 The Vampire Diaries, season four finale
09:00 Beauty and the Beast, the first season finale
Friday, May 17
08:00 Nikita, the final third of the season
Friday, May 24
09:00 Cult, the first season finale
NBC ... and the rest of their schedule has not yet announced, but some dates are already known.
Friday, March 22
08:00 Last Man Stansing, the second season finale
08:30 Malibu Country, the first season finale
Wednesday, March 27
08:30 The Neighbors, the first season finale
Wednesday, April 3
09:30 For the Rest of Your Life, the series premiere
Monday, May 27
10:00 Mistresses, series premiere
From CBS surprises least. The first will take “The Good Wife” on April 28, “Criminal Minds” last May 22. Of the two-hour finals - “Elementary” and “Criminal Minds”. If there will be summer premiere, except “Under The Dome”, something about them yet unknown.
Sunday, April 28
09:00 The Good Wife, season four finale
Sunday, May 5
10:00 The Mentalist, the fifth season finale
Friday, May 10
09:00 Vegas, the first season finale
10:00 Blue Bloods, the third season finale
Monday, May 13
08:00 How I Met Your Mother, the eighth season finale
09:00 2 Broke Girls, the second season finale
Tuesday, May 14
08:00 NCIS, tenth season finale
09:00 NCIS: LA, the fourth season finale
10:00 Golden Boy, the first season finale
Wednesday, May 15
10:00 CSI, thirteenth season finale
Thursday, May 16
08:00 The Big Bang Theory, the sixth season finale
09:00 Elementary, the first season finale (two episodes)
Monday, May 20
08:30 Rules of Engagement, the seventh season finale
09:30 Mike and Molly, the third season finale
10:00 Hawaii Five-0, the third season finale
Wednesday, May 22
09:00 Criminal Minds, the eighth season finale (two episodes)
Monday, June 24
10:00 Under the Dome, the series premiere
Monday, March 18
10:00 Deception, the first season finale
Thursday, April 11
9:30 1600 Penn, the first season finale
Tuesday, April 23
09:00 Go On, the first season finale
09:30 The New Normal, the first season finale
Thursday, May 16
09:00 The Office, the series finale (watch episode)
Fantastic band, appearing in the Oscar-winning project of Ben Affleck "Argo" will see the light. It will be called the "Lord of Light”, like the novel by Roger Zelazny, a famous script writer, who saved the lives of several Americans in the late 1970s.
Recall that, according to recently declassified CIA documents, in 1979, science fiction script called "Argo" was allegedly put into production. About this project wrote only Hollywood publication Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. However, the picture has not seen the light, as it has become a cover for the CIA special operations agent Tony Mendez to extract six U.S. diplomats who have appeared in the Canadian ambassador's house during the seizure of the Embassy by Iranian students in Tehran.
The situation in reality was somewhat different from those shown in the film of Affleck. If you take only the Hollywood component, then it was out the producer, which in the "Argo" brilliantly played by Alan Arkin. In fact, a fake movie run with two make-up artists, one of whom was John Chambers (in the film portrayed by John Goodman).
"Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny, which became the basis of Barry Ira Heller scenario, was written in 1967. In the story after the death of the Earth the crew of the ship "Star of India" founded a colony on a planet in another star system. Having won almost all the original inhabitants of the planet, the crew is building a city on one of the poles of the planet. During the colonization of the planet people achieve technological power and immortality, and declare themselves gods. The colonists are divided into two parts: the gods who live in the heavenly city, and on the technical benefits, and ordinary people, strongly pushed around deities and living in the medieval cities on the planet. Develops celestial hierarchy in the image of the Hindu pantheon of deities.
Geller’s scenario was a part of an ambitious project "Science Fiction Land”, which was conceived as the first amusement park with elements of sci-fi. Geller enlisted the support of a number of science fiction, including Ray Bradbury, and the legendary artist Jack Kirby, who thought the visual solution. That was the art-concept of "Science fiction land."
After Chambers showed Mendez scenario of Geller, CIA decided that the name "Lord of Light" is not appropriate, and changed it to "Argo". Make-up artist joined to the project his colleague Robert Sidell, who worked on "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial".
After painting of Affleck received the "Oscar" for Best Picture in 2012, the studio Warner has decided to buy Heller’s script and run it in production. Presumably work on the existing scenario is still the same Chris Terry, who wrote the "Argo".
Note that, in contrast to the false "Argo", the new film will be called "Lord of Light" and will become more similar to Zelazny novel rather than a parody of the "Star Wars", as it was presented in the film of Affleck. Negotiations are underway with the Kirby family about the possibility of the use of his drawings in the new incarnation of the "Lord of Light."
Producer Jon Landau said that filming sequel to "Avatar" by James Cameron will be held not only on land, but under water. Motion capture technology has not yet been used in the water, so Cameron will be a pioneer in this field again.
"We have kept a team of experts on digital technology of "Avatar" to see how to shoot underwater with motion capture, - says Landau. - We have turned the simulation of water, but it is impossible to simulate the behavior of the actors. So we will do motion capture in the pool. "
In essence, the process is still the same: the camera will record the signals from reflective markers on the actors' costumes. That's just before that no one did.
At the same time Jon Landau denied rumors that Cameron went down into the Mariana Trench for material for the sequel of "Avatar." "He is a researcher! Of course, he was shooting a lot, but it is not connected with "Avatar".
The producer says the use of the latest technologies in the work on "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3", but what about the high frame rate (HFR)? Cameron has repeatedly referred to the opportunity to work with this standard, first tested on Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey". "HFR better for the viewer - says Landau. - But no one should dictate directors, at what frame rate to make a film - 24, 48 or 60 frames per second. "
Landau was weighed a lot of compliments to the work of Jackson, but notes the difference between movies. ""The Hobbit"- another movie with a different history and a different tone, and Peter has chosen the right creative solution for that he must be respected."
While we are talking only about the format 3D. And then the producer is sure to continue to shoot "Avatar" in stereo.
Among other innovations, the continuation of "Avatar" will get a new sound system, developed by Cameron and Landau's Lightstorm Entertainment studio in Manhattan Beach. However, the producer recalls that attention is not to focus on the special effects, and the story, "The audience comes to the cinema not for a new technology, and for the emotional component of history."
Cable channel announced this and many other news at the annual presentation in New York.
Here are some plans of the channel for the future:
- Sister channel of FX, FXX, begins broadcasting on September 2 and will be aimed at a younger audience 18-34 (while FX is aimed at the 18-49 audience). To a new channel will move comedy “It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (renewed for the tenth Season), “The League” (extended to the 5th and 6th season) and “Legit” (renewed for the second Season).
- The new FX tagline will become «Fearless».
- The premiere of the second season of “The Americans” will be hold in January 2014.
- As always, “American Horror Story” will be released just under Halloween.
- The fourth season of “Louie” will be shown in May 2014.
- The premiere of the new drama “The Bridge” with Damian Bishir and Diane Kruger in the lead roles will be held in July this year.
- FX ordered a mini-series, based on the movie "Fargo." Producers of the show will be Joel and Ethan Coen, the directors of the original movie of 1996. Filming is scheduled for December.
- In addition, there will be a lot of miniseries, which will be the basis for another nursing channel FX, FXM (Fox Movie Channel), aimed at an audience of 25 to 54 years: “Grand Hotel” from Sam Mendes about a fictional terrorist plot in Paris; “Sutton” from Alexander Payne and Michael De Luca of the famous bank robber; “Mad Dogs” by Sean Ryan, based on the British miniseries of the same name; “The Story of Mayflower” from Paul Giamatti and Gil Netter of the first settlers of the New World.
- Shooting of the pilot of “The Strain” by Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse will begin this summer. FX president John Lendgraf said that a possible serial "rethink the vampire genre", while del Toro promises "a unique biological approach" to vampirism. “The Strain” is a screen adaptation of the series of books and talks about a group of people struggling with the vampire plague.
Once it became known that the film "Oz: The Great and powerful" in the United States will gather somewhere around $ 80 million for a weekend, the studio Disney has announced the launch of its continuation and hired screenwriter. As it turned out, for good reason. The film has already earned 150 million worldwide box office, becoming a contender for the title of the first blockbuster of 2013. Director Sam Raimi is not going to shoot a sequel.
Raimi movie sequel will write Kepner Mitchell, who worked on "Oz" with David Lindsay-Ebeyron. That Kepner invented the concept of the new version of Oz, based on the books of Baum. Writer himself introduced the idea of the project to producer Joe Roth, then "Oz: The Great and powerful" was in the studio Disney.
The budget of the film "Oz: The Great and powerful" is 325 million dollars. This amount includes a massive advertising campaign of the film.
Kepner Mitchell worked on the script for the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" and "The Whole Nine Yards 2", as well as the thriller "Romeo Must Die." According to insiders, he began developing the sequel "Oz" a few months ago - so the studio was confident of success.
Since Frank Baum's works are already a part of the public domain in America, Kepner will have material for a sequel, but he will not be able to use the elements, invented in 1939 for the film "The Wizard of Oz" by studio Warner.
Rumor has it that Disney will not proceed with the sequel. However, for this studio will have to find a new director. Sam Raimi, who worked on "Oz," said that he was not going to shoot extension. "I do not plan to put a sequel to" Oz, "", - said the director during one of the interviews for the film "Evil Dead" which he produced. - I left some blueprints for a new director, if the studio decides to shoot it. I was interested in history, but I doubt that the sequel will be something that will appeal to me. "