The patient is more dead than alive: video game adaptation of "Bioshok" Gore Verbinski conceived back in 2008, is not an object of desire for software developers. At least so says the creator of the game, Ken Levine.
The other day in conversation with IndustryGamers Levin said: "We were very close to the screening - all signed contracts that have caught the director. But we have no immediate need to make a film just for the sake of it. For us at Irrational Games and for the company Take-Two movie on this game should be, firstly, the embodiment of all the expectations of fans, and secondly, the right to present a "Bioshok" to those who are not familiar with the game. "
"Bioshok" actions develop in the underwater city in which the passenger is the wreck of the aircraft. Over time, the hero enters into a struggle for power, but discovers that he is not so free in his actions, as it seems.
The film had planned to shoot in the studio Universal, and to the script writing was called John Logan, author of "The Aviator" and "The Last Samurai." By the spring of 2009 budget for the project grew to $ 160 million. Universal has asked Gore Verbinski to find a way filming abroad to reduce the cost of production.
Then the director left the project, which briefly caught Juan Carlos Fresnadilo. Verbinski retained the functions of producer, but because occasionally talked about the suffering fate of the movie. In the summer of 2010, Gore said that work on the "Bioshok” is difficult because of the planned "adult" rated R, but the problem with the budget will not go away.
And then we come back to the words of Levin. "Between the play and film, of course, there is a difference, but the film must be maintained by game DNA, showing its native world and story. But, you know, this adaptation is not so necessary for us”.
Universal Studio is developing the film "Charles Fort" of the compilers of handbooks on sensationalism and pioneer of UFO movement. Speaking the language of Hollywood, it would be "Ghostbusters" of early XX century. Robert Zemeckis took over producing the picture and Evan Spiliotopulos writes a script.
In the early twentieth century American Charles Fort has inherited his uncle's business, dismantled it and got enough money to indulge his hobby - watching all the filings of the scientific and popular publications in English in search of facts, inexplicable in terms of the Science. For 30 years, Fort was filing a data of unexplained cases and has written several novels. In one of his books, he suggested that all events on Earth are made by aliens, but in a fit of depression, the author has burnt his works. The main work in the life of Charles Fort was the "Book of the Damned," published in 1919.
Charles Fort was one of the first authors who tried to explore all sorts of anomalies - from levitation and teleportation to abduction by aliens. After Charles death his novel has filed 60 000 notes. About his work has been written many books and in 2002 the publisher Dark Horse Comics released a series called "Fort Prophet inexplicable. " In it Charles acts as an adventurer, who faced with various aliens and paranormal phenomena. The action takes place in late XIX - early XX century.
Along with Zemeckis to produce "Charles Fort" will be also Mike Richardson from Dark Horse. The script writes Evan Spiliotopulos who worked on the fairy tale "Snow White and the Hunter" and "Ouija". It is safe to assume that "Charles Fort" will be far from dull biopic.
Robert Zemeckis himself is preparing to shoot his first in a long time feature film "Flight" with Denzel Washington. Will he direct "Charles Fort" we shall see soon.
1). Studio Fox, taking advantage of the window arose before the shooting of "Wolverine", has hired Mark Bombek that he went through the script by Christopher Macquarie, though, as far as we know, the company was pleased with his choice.
Bombek is familiar to the public for his work on the paintings "Die Hard 4", "Witch Mountain" and "Unstoppable". In addition, the screenwriter wrote a new draft text of Bryan Singer, "Jack - the giants killer" and the remake of "Total Recall", implemented by Len Wiseman.
Filming of "Wolverine" will start in spring 2012. Producers of the pictures are self Hugh Jackman, John Palermo and Lauren Shuler Donner. Film will be shot in Tokyo and Vancouver, before it's finished Jackman in the musical Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables", which is produced by Universal.
In the story, the action sequel will be developed in Japan, as the main source of inspiration for the film was a series of comic books in 1982, when the story about Wolverine has been doing Frank Miller and Chris Claremont.
Previous movie dedicated to this hero and shot Gavin Hood, was released in 2009, collecting more than 370 million with a budget of 150 million.
2). The hero of Stu in both series of "The Hangover" Ed Helms will play in the remake of French comedy "Le Mac". Production of the new version will be the company of Ben Stiller Red Hour Films.
The original film, produced by Laurent and Michel Petina (sponsored series "Taxi"), talked about the two brothers. First - pimp Ace, leading an idle life, but whose big mafia boss suspected in the deal with the police. Such is indeed the case, so Ace, sensing danger, fakes his own death.
Guardians of the rule of law instead decided to bring to the operation of an imaginary brother of the deceased, Chapelle. It the opposite of relative quiet and unassuming. Therefore, for the introduction of a gang he will have to learn to pimp manners - manners of gait to the question. As a result, having joined the criminal environment, Chapelle begins to think about his own plan.
The roles of both brothers in the film played Jose Garcia, a remake of them will embody Helms. Scenario for an American painting will write Johnny Rosenthal. Most likely, the tape in the English version will get a completely different name.
Star fighter of 80th Jean-Claude Van Damme is going to shoot in sci-fi thriller "UFO" - on which work is already underway in the UK. Director of the film - Dominic Burns and in the roles are also occupied Sean Brosnan and Simon Phillips.
Van Damme came to get quite interesting - the director wrote the e-mail to actor's wife. "I was amazed when he agreed," - said Dominic Burns. "UFO" will be the third project of British producer. A former employee of the radio station he worked for a long time on television, then moved to cinema.
Filming of "UFO" has already begun in the English town of Derby. "I've heard that Jean-Claude was in Derby on a show of martial arts, but then he spent in the city just a few hours - says director. - I heard he liked it here, so this time he delayed a little longer. "
Burns describes his "UFO" as "Independence Day" plus "Monsters," and all this in terms of "Signs." The main characters, five friends from the English heartland, wake up in the morning, find that there is no electricity, mobile phones do not work as well on the radio just white noise.
Jean-Claude Van Damme recently stars rare. After a successful drama, "J. K. VD "actor refused a number of proposals, including actions " Expendables" but starred in the movie " Universal Soldier 3: The Rebirth". Release of "UFO" is expected in the coming year.
If you are married to a director who has shot two films of franchises "Resident Evil" of four, then sooner or later you will shoot and in the fifth. Milla Jovovich and Paul Anderson complete their cooperation in the "Musketeers" and preparing for "Resident Evil 5."
The first film of series has been released in 2002 with the budget of 33 million and brought in worldwide box office over 100 million dollars. Then franchise has changed director, but remained unchanged heroine - the deadly beauty Alice. The latter series, which also shot Anderson earned in the United States only 60 million (the same part of the budget picture), but added the rest of the world has 236 million. That’s why, there were no doubts about the start of the fifth part.
"Resident Evil 5" was subtitled "Retribution" and, according to Bloody Disgusting, Paul Anderson is going to make a film on his own script. It is not known whether will return in the next extension Sienna Guillory, who plays Jill Valentine, but in her Twitter, actress wrote that she would return. Insiders say the opposite and argue that this role is already looking for another star.
Filming of "Resident Evil 5: Retribution" will begin this October.
Alice will demonstrate her ability to fight with the mutants in Toronto and Tokyo. Plot details are kept in secret.
Release of the fifth part of franchise is scheduled for September 14, 2012.
Surpassed all expectations in North America, fantastic film "Rise of the planet of the apes" in a debut weekend has earned 23.8 million dollars on the screens of 3454 cinemas and 23 territories. The largest revenue in 5.16 million dollars in 1012 cinemas has provided Russia, gave it quite a bit Australia (4.98 million in 359 theaters) and Spain (5.02 million in 504 theaters).
Animated sequel "Cars 2" got 23.4 million dollars in 6570 cinemas on 40 territories, bringing the total to 265.1 million cash dollars of international fees and 449.9 million worldwide. Premiere on this cartoon was held in Norway (1.99 million in 128 cinemas), Sweden (1.97 million in 162 cinemas) and Denmark (1.7 million in 181 cinema) bringing the first places in each of the three Scandinavian countries.
Subdued during the week billionth milestone "Transformers 3" collected 21.3 million dollars in 8229 cinemas on 61 territory with a common fund of 697.8 million international fees and 1.042 billion worldwide. 700,000,000th bar international revenue was officially passed a day later, on Monday.
After several weeks of almost complete neglect of awakened from their slumber fiction film "Super 8". JJ Abrams film earned 16.4 million dollars in 2864 cinemas on 28 territories, raising its capital by 76.8 million international sales.
7.9 million dollars in 2255 cinemas on 21 territories have mastered over the weekend, "Horrible bosses." At the start of release the comedy was the third in Russia (1.69 million on 538 copies), fourth in Mexico (727 thousand in 313 cinemas) and fifth in Brazil (808 thousand in 114 cinemas). In addition, it managed to get 1.84 million dollars for the third British weekend (6th place, only 12.6 million).
The top ten international box office with a $ 6 million in 3093 cinemas on 33 territories has completed "Mr. Popper's Penguins" (80.9 million total). Family comedy without much luster started from third place in Britain with 2.47 million dollars in 453 theaters.
Participated in the Berlin Film Festival, an Australian family film "Red Dog" with Josh Lucas starring earned 1.92 million in 245 theaters at the start of home release. Under conditions of high competition from Hollywood blockbusters, this result is high enough to put it in fourth place in the chart of the weekend.
The right to stage a new, not yet published novel by Stephen King has gotten Jonathan Demme. The director himself will write the script, and produce sci-fi thriller "11/22/63." The numbers in the title - date. On this day has been killed President Kennedy.
The protagonist of a new book by Stephen King called Jake Epping, he worked as a teacher in the town of Lisbon Falls, Maine and works part-time, teaching adults. Once he receives from one of his students an essay: grim first-person story about how 50 years ago, his father returned home and killed his mother, sister and brother.
Over time, the mystery will be revealed as an accurate description. It turns out that in the back room of the local diner is the portal in 1958. Then Jake decided to prevent the assassination of Kennedy and moved to the past. Now his name is George Emberson, he lives in an era of Elvis, large cars and trying to find Lee Harvey Oswald.
Jake falls in love with the beauty librarian and tries to lead a normal life.
The novel "11/22/63" will be released in the United States in November 8, 2011.
Jonathan Demme after the filming of "The Manchurian Candidate" has forsworn to work in feature films, saying that he was going to shoot only documentary films. Fortunately, he caught the script of the drama "Rachel Getting Married" and then director combines feature films with documentary ones. He filmed the tape “Neil Young Trunk Show” and “I'm Carolyn Parker”, which will be shown at the Toronto Film Festival. In addition Demme observed the adaptation of the novel by Michel Faber, "Quintet" Courage ".
Filming on King will begin until the fall of 2012. Prior to that, the director will not be easy work to transform the 1,000-page volume in the script. The writer himself will serve as executive producer.
In the United States was held their annual awards ceremony Teen Choice Awards. The leadership in number of awards was divided into two series, the final part of "Harry Potter". Teens said "Deathly Hallows 2" in the category "best film of the summer" and "the best film in the fantasy genre." In addition, Emma Watson received the prize in the category "Best Actress of science fiction films and films in the genre of fantasy" and "Best Actress of the summer season," and Daniel Radcliffe as the best actor of the summer season. Tom Felton received another trophy as "best villain".
As for the "Twilight", Taylor Lautner won the Teen Choice Awards in the category "Best Actor of science fiction films and films in the genre of fantasy," and Robert Pattinson as the best in the category "best dramatic actor."
Also, Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene became the winners in the category of "actors, which chained attention".
Recall that as the prize winners get a surfboard!
Now, few words about hot Harry Potter news. The film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" made a historic breakthrough, becoming one of the three highest-grossing feature films in cinema history. As reported at Boxofficemojo, global box office reached one billion one hundred and thirty three million dollars. Earlier, in third place in the ranking was the film "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King", who earned one billion one hundred and nineteen million dollars.
Such an impressive result of the final "Harry Potter" is required in many activities of Chinese film fans. In China, the film has started only on August 4, as the whole of July was given a patriotic film made for the anniversary of the Communist Party. Most likely, the final charges of "Deathly Hallows 2" will reach one billion two hundred million dollars.
Star of the new sci-fi thriller "The First Avenger" Chris Evans in an interview with the resource Popsugar talked about how to build muscle in order to play the classic hero Captain America from the universe Marvel.
- Why have you rejected the role at first?
There were two reasons why I was not in a hurry to give my consent to participate in the project. The first was the agreement under which I was supposed to star in nine films (later this number had decreased to 6). What if suddenly my desire to play goes away, if I want to write or make movies or simply don’t want to work - I'll go to the mountains, get married, give a birth to children and start to live a normal life? I will not have that right! And I think that I was not 100% sure that my ultimate goal was to turn into mega-star of the cinema. The second reason for a change of my lifestyle. I can still get to play with the ball, I can go to the supermarket and lead normal lives. There is a difference between popular and very popular and extremely popular.
- Why did you finally said "yes"?
I did not agree, because the project scarecrows me. I am confident that we can not make decisions based on fear. I think it's a big mistake, and I think that people are more sorry about what did not, and not about in that venture. I started thinking, discussed the issue with family and friends. I have very good friends who told me: "Look, Chris, if you're afraid of something, then you must throw yourself into the very epicenter, and see what may be. No obstacles in life will not stand under such pressure." And I did a 180 degree turn. Surprisingly, this is exactly what I wanted to do. "
- Was it fun to shoot the film?
So, guys, let's be realistic: Do not matter how long the list of minuses is, there are still more pluses. I'm shooting a movie, I sit here and give you an interview, I have a shield, and I get paid for what I'm running back and forth and trying to portray something.
- Tell us about your training for the role of Captain America.
We were filming in Boston, and I trained with an instructor for about four months for two hours a day, and it was tin. I love working for wear, crock as hell and then say:" I did it! "Here were all on differently. Leaving the train, I thought: "I feel like throwing up. I hate the coach. I hate this movie. I want to sleep for a week! "It was very difficult. I have a fast metabolism and I am losing weight easily, so in order to gain weight, I need to eat a lot. There comes a point when you no longer can even look at another piece of chicken. You feel that growing on the eyes, but continue to absorb protein. It was a nightmare.
- What is your favorite moment in the film?
I liked the underwater shots. Before, I had never shot under water. Week filming an episode when I was chasing a submarine, was very fun, and I just squeaked in delight. I sank to a depth of scuba in the mouth, and when the shooting began, I selected the scuba. And so from time to time. In short, I was under water for very long, and it was great and very unusual.
- "The First Avenger" VS "Avengers."
In "The First Avenger" shooting schedule is much better. This is the advantage franchise, consisting of six pictures, as you can safely classify an incredible amount of material. I can not imagine that will start before the premiere of "Avengers"! You guys will want to talk with Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo, and this time I'll take a break and sit on the sidelines.
Cary Fukunaga, who shot a new version of the novel "Jane Eyre", accepted the offer of Universal Studios to shoot sci-fi thriller Spaceless. The director will also have to rewrite an existing script. Producer of the project was listed Gore Verbinski.
The film's protagonist - a killer who wakes up and finds that travel through space in a special suit. The only company with him is an embedded computer. Supply of air, of course, will end soon. Some time ago, the hero has entered into orbital space station to kill one of a staff member. Now he must figure out how ended up in space, but over time he begins to wonder how realistic is happening around him.
A native of California, Cary Fukunaga made his film debut in 2009 with social drama about the problems of immigrants - "Untitled."
The tape won the prize for directing and cinematography at the Film Festival "Sundance." Fukunaga then engaged in adaptation of the famous novel by Charlotte Bronte. The leading roles in his version of "Jane Eyre" were played Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender.
Now Cary tries himself in fantasy. However, given his previous work, the director is not afraid to try new genre for himself.
In May this year Fukunaga received an offer from the studio Focus Features to rewrite the script of western “No Blood, No Guts, No Glory” and to shoot the film, but at what stage this project is - remains unknown.