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.
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.
nDirector of "Sahara" Breck Eisner is attached to the project of studio Summit Entertainment «The Last Witch Hunter». The main role in the film can play Vin Diesel.
The script of "The Last Witch Hunter" wrote Corey Goodman, one of the authors of the mystical thriller "Priest". Among the recent works of Mr. Goodman is processing comic "Tradition", a film on which is going to make Barry Sonnenfeld. Note that "The Last Witch Hunter" entered the "black list" of best non produced movies of 2010.
The new project of Summit will tell of the immortal witch hunter who teams up with his enemy, a witch, to stop her New York colleagues, gathered unleash a plague on mankind.
Breck Eisner - son of the former head of Disney's Michael Eisner. The director does not use his full name (his name is Michael Eisner Breckenridge) to avoid confusion with a famous father. He started with amateur productions on campus, put tehnonuar Recon with Peter Gabriel, then went to shoot commercials.
Success in advertising allowed Eisner flop on TV, where he worked on the TV series "The Invisible Man" and "Taken", the latter being produced by Steven Spielberg. The first major project of Breck Eisner became an occasion for gossip in the press: adventure thriller "Sahara" with Matthew McConaughey and is still considered one of the most losing Hollywood projects.
"Sahara" cost the studio Paramount 160 million, even 80 million was spent on advertising, but the movie has gathered a total of 122 million at the box office. Producers had to pass judgment with author Clive Cussler. The writer claimed that no one consulted him when writing the script. Cussler has lost the court.
After the scandal with "Sahara" Breck Eisner had disappeared from view. He returned to television, where he worked on the show, and reminded himself only in 2010, by shooting relatively budget horror "Mad Men." Last summer, Eisner was attached to the movie "Stretch Armstrong", but the project has passed into oblivion. Now Eisner will try again to get into the highest league of Hollywood.
Vin Diesel has not given final approval to film in the project and is in the early stages of negotiations. The actor will appear this year in "The Fast and the Furious 6" and "Riddick 3D”.
While the script of "Godzilla" reboot is on polishing at Frank Darabont, Legendary continues to pick up the ensemble cast of stars for a picture of Gareth Edwards. The talks with the studio are conducting Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen.
For the main role in the film company is previously invited Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but he preferred to go to the set of "Sin City 2." In January to head the "Godzilla" suggested Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The actor is still considered attached to the project, however, as emphasized by Hollywood analysts deal with the star of "Anna Karenina" will finally be made only with the completion of improvements of scenario.
Due to the alteration of the text (in fact, it appends Darabont) all the details of the movie are kept in secret. Some sources tipped stepfather actor role of the protagonist, who can fulfill Taylor-Johnson, whose character, in turn, will be a soldier.
Production is scheduled to begin next month. At the box office update "Godzilla" (Darabont promises a return to the roots, and the insiders - the emergence of at least two monsters) may turn out May 16, 2014-th. Producers of the picture will be Thomas Tull and Jon J. Dzhashni with Mary Parent, who produced for Legendary “Pacific rim."
Brian Cranston last year was rich in projects. Star of TV series "Breaking Bad" can be seen in "John Carter", "Rock of ages," the remake of "Total Recall" and "Argo". In 2013, the actor received his fourth nomination for the "Golden Globe", but lost to award fight Damian Lewis.
Elizabeth Olson, whose best-known work in the movie is the drama "Martha Marcy May Marlene" is not changed to her roots in the independent film industry. This year, she will appear in one of the roles in the biopic "Kill Your Darlings."
The movie of Steven Spielberg "Lincoln" has received 10 nominations for the January 12 "Oscar" before put forward in 13 categories for the award Critics' Choice Awards. But critics have called the best film of the picture of Ben Affleck's "Operation" Argo "," and its director as the best director of the year. Spielberg project also took statuettes for acting (Daniel Day-Lewis), adapted screenplay (Tony Kushner) and music (John Williams).
"Life of Pi" Ang Lee surpassed all competitors for the prizes "Best Visual Effects" and "Best Cinematography." David O. Russell tape "My boyfriend - Psycho" took first place in all the comedy categories. Statuettes went to Bradley Cooper ("Best Actor in a Comedy"), Jennifer Lawrence ("Best Actress in a comedy") and the director himself ("Best Comedy"). In addition, the film got the award for overall cast.
In addition, Lawrence received a statuette in the category of "Best Actress in an action-movie" for the blockbuster "The Hunger Games."
The star of "Beasts of the Wild South" Kuvenzhani Uollic was the best young star. Quentin Tarantino left the statuette for best screenplay and makeup criticism appreciated above all in "Cloud Atlas."
List of winners in major categories is as follows:
"Operation" Argo ""
"Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Life of Pi"
"The Kingdom of the full moon"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Zero Dark Thirty"
Bradley Cooper - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Denzel Washington - "Crew"
Daniel Day-Lewis - "Lincoln"
John Hawkes - "Surrogates"
Hugh Jackman - "Les Miserables"
Joaquin Phoenix - "Master"
Jessica Chastain - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Marion Cotillard - "Rust and Bone"
Jennifer Lawrence, "Silver Linings Playbook"
Emmanuelle Riva - "Love"
Kuvenzhani Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
Naomi Watts - "Impossible"
Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin - "Operation" Argo ""
Javier Bardem - "007: Coordinates" Skyfall "
Robert De Niro - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Master"
Tommy Lee Jones - "Lincoln"
Matthew McConaughey - "Super Mike"
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams - "The Master"
Judi Dench - "007: Coordinates" Skyfall "
Ann Dowd - "Experiment" Obedience ""
Sally Field - "Lincoln"
Anne Hathaway - "Les Miserables"
Helen Hunt - "Surrogates"
Best Young Actor or Actress
Elle Fanning - "Bomb"
Kara Hayward - "The Kingdom of the full moon"
Tom HOLLAND - "Impossible"
Logan Lerman - "Good to be meek"
Suraj Sharma - "Life of Pi"
Kuvenzhani Wallis - "Beasts of the Southern Wild"
"Operation" Argo ""
"Hotel" Marigold ": The best of the exotic"
"The Kingdom of the full moon"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
Ben Affleck - "Operation" Argo ""
Kathryn Bigelow - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Tom Hooper - "Les Miserables"
Ang Lee - "Life of Pi"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Steven Spielberg - "Lincoln"
Best Original Screenplay
Quentin Tarantino - "Django liberated"
John Geytins - "Crew"
Ryan Johnson - "Time loop"
Paul Thomas Anderson - "Master"
Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola - "The Kingdom of the full moon"
Mark Boal - "Zero Dark Thirty"
Best Adapted Screenplay
Chris Terry - "Operation" Argo ""
David Magee - "Life of Pi"
Tony Kushner - "Lincoln"
Stephen Chboski - "Good to be meek"
David O. Russell - "Silver Linings Playbook"
Danny Cohen - "Les Miserables"
Claudio Miranda - "Life of Pi"
Janusz Kaminski - "Lincoln"
Mihai Malaymer Jr. - "Master"
Roger Deakins - "007: Coordinates" Skayfoll "
Best Animated Film
"Keepers of the Dream"
Best Action Film
"007: Coordinates" Skayfoll '"
"The Dark Knight: The Legend Continues"
"Odd Man Out"
"Love is a grown-up"
"Silver Linings Playbook"
"Macho and nerdy"
The best science fiction film / horror
"Cabin in the Woods"
Best Foreign Film
"Rust and Bone"
Being happy with quite fruitful partnership with Legendary Pictures, with whom he worked on "The Pacific rim", Guillermo del Toro hopes to continue his cooperation with the company. That, in turn, is not against further joint plans. The next film of director and studio will be a horror about ghost "Crimson Peak”.
Scenario to the tape bought Universal several years ago. In the following "Pan's Labyrinth" was listed on the draft text of the first line. Del Toro is going to take over the development, but then there was a second "Hellboy" and later departure to New Zealand, where the film-maker is waiting "The Hobbit", which he wanted to do. As a result, Guillermo asked to step aside and remain in office only producer of "Crimson peak."
After collaboration with Legendary on the "Pacific rim" bosses of the company, Thomas Tull and Jon J. Dzhashni asked the director about his plans for the future and in response got a few scenarios. Among them were the long-suffering "Mountains of Madness", a Gothic Western novel by Duma “The Count of Monte Cristo" and finally "Crimson Peak". Regarding the latter del Toro did not even think to get a reaction, considering that this is unusual for Legendary stuff. To his surprise, the producers keenly responded to the idea of ghosts horror, fascinated by reading the script and calling it the most suitable for the studio. Universal has allowed the development of the project and may become an investor in terms of obtaining shares in the picture.
The script was created with the participation of Guillermo Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon. The director describes the story as a classic, yet modern version of ghost stories, which, according to del Toro, will allow him to flirt with the conventions of the genre, which he loves, and at the same time destroy the old rules.
The director plans to start shooting "Crimson peak" in 2014, when finalize pilot television series "Strain", based on his book about vampires, written in collaboration with Chuck Hogan. Creator of "Hellboy" does not give up the idea of the "Mountains of Madness", hoping that the Legendary may help in realization his beloved project.
The big novel by Stephen King's "Under the Dome" will form the basis of the same series for the channel CBS, ordered 13 episodes. To produce a project is going the company of Steven Spielberg Amblin Television, the script was written by Brian K. Vaughan, one of the authors of "Lost" and the first episode will shot the director of the original "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" by Niels Arden Oplev.
Action of the book is developed in the near future. A small American town Chester's Mill covered invisible force field. The dome is not spherical, and therefore it becomes a cause of a number of major accidents and multiple deaths. The city state of emergency, but the U.S. government can not influence events in Chester's Mill, which gradually is becoming a dictatorship.
As the website Deadline, Brian K. Vaughan has left a number of characters in the script of the book, but he has introduced new characters and changed some of the already existing parts in the book. All the changes have been agreed with Stephen King, so wait in the film adaptation of the forehead is not necessary. In addition, the ending of the novel, so violently perceived by readers and divided the King's army of fans into two opposing camps, for the show will be modified so that in case of success and good ratings channel can order a second season.
Mystical thriller, based on the book King, originally planned for production on Showtime in 2011. Since the series does not move in its development, Amblin could buy up the rights and approved it for CBS.
Stephen King's novels have regained favor in Hollywood. Next year will be released horror "Telekinesis" on the book "Carrie", Warner develops epic "Confrontation", which is attributed to Ben Affleck as director, producer of "Jane Eyre" Cary Fukunaga will shoot the two-part movie based on the novel "It".
Unfortunately, the ambitious project of Ron Howard's series of novels, "The Dark Tower" is still stalled.
"Under the Dome" will air next summer.
Head of entertainment TV channel Showtime, David Nevins in an interview with Collider reported on the status of some of the popular TV series such as "Dexter," "Borgia," "Californication," "Homeland". He also mentioned a new project, "Masters of Sex" and drama "Conquest", on which is working Ron Howard.
- The decision on the fact that 7 and 8 will be the last season for "Dexter" are right or hope to continue depending on whether what the outcome of Season 8?
I think this is the most likely scenario, but no statements today I can do. Plans can always change. In season 7 of the case took an interesting turn, considering that Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) found out who is her brother. In general, we look where we will make history. I'm not trying to change the tone of our intentions, but it would be foolish of me not to leave the door open for someone who can say: "We've got an idea. We want to do things differently." But I think I know exactly what will happen this year, and what happens next. Thus, there will be 2 seasons of Dexter, as planned. I just do not make any definitive statements.
- It seems that the TV series "Masters of Sex" is pretty bold. The script is based on the book of Thomas Mayer?
Yes, it will be a serious drama. It filmed by Michael Sheen, a great dramatic actor. But the show also will be a lot of humor. Since the book covers a large time period, we hope that this project is not for one year.
- What can you tell us about the drama, which takes place at the time of the Aztecs Ron Howard's "Conquest"?
The series is in the very early stages of development. On the one hand, it was about him for many years and we have repeatedly discussed this issue with Ron. On the other hand, we do not have a script. Can get a very interesting show with elements of genre supernatural and horror, it was really awful, full of terrible things about the clash between two very different cultures in the old days, when the magic and mysticism were the basis of the views of the Spanish Catholics and the Aztecs. It was very advanced, advanced civilization in many areas, including math and science, but the brutal and intense. It was a mixture of such utter. Nobody has filmed TV series of that period, and I'm always in search of new territories. One of the reasons that I really do not want to talk about this show, due to the fear that someone else wants to use our idea, which, no doubt, is hidden a huge potential.
- For your personal forecast how many seasons of "Borgia" will we see? Who removed the third ...
The initial plan is envisaged four seasons. Now we are given a "green light" to the 3rd. At this point, removed the first two episodes. Likely, as planned, will be filmed for another season, but I have not yet applied for a fourth. And who said that after the fourth we do not want to shoot next? But we are trying to make decisions about when to end the series, from an artistic point of view. Thus, the final word always rests with the creators.
- What is the status of the series “Episodes" ?
We are discussing the details right now, but I expect that the "Episodes" will return. Unlike our other series, the show is aired out the schedule and basically it depends on its creators - David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik. I respect their desire to do a show just by hand: they write and edit every episode of their own. Thus, the air is slightly delayed. But I intend to continue to cooperate.
- What about the "Weeds"?
I read the final version of the script, and I think it contains answers to many questions. It is very carefully planned. As for Mary-Louise, she is gorgeous and can do everything, so I'll be happy to continue working with her. And then there is our contribution that we came up with a heroine that she wants to play. But I'm sure the audience has every chance to see Mary-Louis and the Showtime even after "Weeds" will end.
For it, there are opened all the horizons. I look forward in anticipation of the release the second season, and I am sure it will be up to par. This season, the writers present us a very courageous decision. So expect that by the end of the second episode, you exclaim," Damn damn! "By the end you will get the third path on which the story will go into the second season. And we keep the door open, I think you understand what I mean.
- What about "Californication"?
To be honest, I'm not sure. I think next year will be success for the show. A successful combination of comedy and heartfelt. This season we will have two great guest stars. See. We will put episode aired, and then take appropriate action. But in my opinion, the writers have prepared us a lot of fun.
- How are you doing with the TV series "The Big С"?
I want to announce today that we complete "The Big C" four-hour series. The show has always required delicate handling to it, and I can not help but mention the three most talented people - Darley Hunt, Jenny Bix and Laura Linney, with whose help was made this risky idea. From the beginning, this show was unique in its premise and tone, and I am extremely proud that we came up with a unique and non-trivial way to end the history of Katy.
Director of horror film "The Possession" Ole Bornedal in an interview resource ShockTillYouDrop spoke about his project.
- Please tell us in a few words about the story, "The possession".
This is a story about divorced couple, the parents are Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Kyra Sedgwick. Over a broken family is always hovers the spirit of sadness. They have two daughters - Natasha Calis and Madison Davenport - who, as all children, feel the blame for the divorce of their parents. One of them buys box on the local market and it turns out that this is - box Dibbuk. According to Jewish tradition, the box is imprisoned exiled evil demon or spirit. Part of the film is based on real events: in 2002 one of these boxes was sold on eBay and virtually destroyed the family. So, in the hands of a little girl enters a dangerous thing, from which it is necessary to stay away, and the child becomes possessed by a demon.
- Usually you shoot movies, which you write the script. "The Possession" scenario has already been written. What's in someone else's script made you to make a movie?
Humanist story and the character of the story resonated in my soul. I needed to bring to the studio and producers, that the main focus of "Possession” is based on the relationship between a divorced couple and children affected by parental break. I saw the story more as an allegory, the symbol of divorce, rather than as a typical horror film. I wanted to tell the true story of a mentally sadness, sadness that the family was going through, but on the background of all this starting to happen, crazy things. So I bribed the script very beautiful and sad story of the family.
- Have you made any changes to the script?
No, but we made many modifications. I think we paid more attention to the relationship between parents and the psychology of the characters. I do not like horror movies as a genre, not very much. I find many of them ugly or too gory or tasteless, or deprived of real heroes. For me, regardless of genre, the main hero is on the first place. If you can not give this film the characters, the film does not succeed. I was very lucky to work with such wonderful actors who were engaged in our project. They managed to catch and convey the feelings and emotions of their characters.
- Is there a lot of violence in the film?
I do not think that the film is so full of violence and horror. That's what I'm trying to work, more concerned silence and noise. Silly old-fashioned cliché to assume that sounds are terrible. In fact, the opposite is true. I think that silence is terrible. If you're sitting in a big dark house, you're not afraid of the noise. You scared the absence of noise. More viewers will be forced to reflect on the lack of sound, the better. Then I start to cry to their fantasies, inner demons, and neurotic disorders. In my opinion, this is the psychology of a true horror movie.
I think they will have a chance to experience a deeper horror, because some aspects are beyond the movie special effects or crazy, bleeding, maniac. You will see the real people who are hurting something invisible, something shocking, what makes an innocent little girl into a monster. Fans of the genre can look forward to new, more profound experience.
- Had you made some sacrifices to keep the rating PG-13?
Yes, there were several casualties. As a director, you do not want to humiliate yourself by cutting scenes that you think is extremely good. I do not understand the American Motion Picture Association, and who knows? On the other hand, watching a movie, I knew its secret. I know served as some of the scenes.
- Perhaps we will see the director's or any additional material later on?
I do not know. Maybe.
The project of brothers Weinstein studio “The Ends Of The Earth” has interested a star of “Hunger Games” Jennifer Lawrence. Drama, written by Chris Terry (“Argo”) will tell about the flirt of oil tycoon with a stepdaughter.
The film is based on real events. Lydia Miller Roberts, as a teenager, was in the foster home of her uncle, a businessman and oil tycoon Ernst Whitworth Merlend. Ernst and his wife Virginia were childless, but incredibly rich. In 1924 Virginia died and two years later Merlend annulled the status of Lydia as adopted daughter and married her.
In 1928, Ernst has lost much of his wealth, went to Washington with Lydia, and in 1932 ran for U.S. Congress. In 1934 he was elected governor of Oklahoma. Despite the difference in 26 years, Ernst and Lydia lived happily until his death in 1941.
Lydia cared about the welfare of workers, convinced her husband to raise salaries, but also introduce unprecedented at the time health care benefits. Over time, gained the nickname Prairie Princess. After her husband's death Lydia gradually moving away from the "Palace on the prairie," as they called the house of spouses in the small town of Ponca City, and in the early 1950s and disappeared completely from sight, having appeared only in 1975.
Costume dramas are nothing new for the filmography of Lawrence. Jennifer recently completed filming the drama by Suzanne Bier "Serena," where she played the wife of the owner of the timber empire. The action of "Serena" is developing in 1929.
Young actress last year became part of two major franchises. She plays a blue-skinned mutant Mystique in the film adaptation of comic book "X-Men: First Class" and Katniss Everdin of a trilogy of Suzanne Collins “Hunger Games”. By the way, for her role in the sequel to "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," Jennifer Lawrence will receive $ 10 million - the contract with the actress changed. For her work in the film of Gary Ross, she received only 500,000 dollars and bonuses from the rental. According to the original contract, Lawrence was removed in all the films on the books of Collins (and there will be four) for a modest fee, but due to the success of the first part, producers decided to change the terms of transaction.
In October, Jennifer can be seen in horror, "The house at the end of the street," and in November will be released drama "Silver linings playbook" with her participation.