In London has been held a press conference of the founders of a new series of James Bond. 23rd film will be officially named Skyfall. The director is Sam Mendes, the 007 continues to play Daniel Craig, and the role of chief villain - Javier Bardem. Filming begins today.
As usual, another spy franchise series will be filmed in various parts of the world. According to Mendez, the shooting will take place in London, Shanghai, Istanbul, and in some cities in Scotland. "I am a childhood fan of the films" - confessed director. For the first time Sam saw Bond in "Live and Let Die", but only after "Casino Royale" wanted personally to take part in bondiane.
Mendez praised screenplay by John Logan, Patrick Marber and Neal Purvis and reported that it contains all the elements of classic films about 007 and, of course, lots of action scenes. If he has six months work on the painting will remain all the same excitement, in which the director resides today, he will gladly take up the next series of James Bond. Unless, of course, the producers would not be opposed.
In addition to Craig, Judi Dench and Bardem, playing M in Skyfall will star a star of "Perfume" Ben Wishaw, but who exactly he will play, Mendes did not disclose. Also it has been confirmed participation of Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney.
Bond girls will be French Berenice Marlowe and English Naomi Harris, a friend of the audience for the franchise, "Pirates of the Caribbean." Marlowe plays a mysterious beauty named Severin, and Harris got the role of Agent Eve. To enter into the role, Naomi learned masterful driving, ran three times a week for yoga, as well as addicted to shooting a machine gun.
Javier Bardem, who has long been attributed to the project as the main villain, has admitted that he and Bond connected with lots of good memories from childhood: "In those films were amazing stories!" No details about his character Bardem did not say, but gave an excellent sentence: "Who told you that villain must be a bad person? Someone thinks I'm good! "
What is Skyfall? Producer Barbara Broccoli responds: "This word means an emotional context, which will be explained in the film."
Note also that the segment Skyfall is not related to previous series with Craig. This is an original story, but the director refuses to call the names of heroes of Wishaw, and Finney Fiennes as James Bond fans may recognize them.
With the successful launch of the "Lion King" in 3D Studio Disney announced about coming release of its other classic cartoon with three-dimensional images. "Beauty and the Beast," "Finding Nemo," "Monsters Inc." and "The Little Mermaid" will receive a new life on the big screen.
"The Lion King" in 3D has earned in the U.S. box office for 80 million dollars. The reason for this success is called artful studio practice to limit DVD-releases of its films. "The Lion King" for some time now is not available on digital media, so parents were happy to take their children to the cinema on classic cartoon. In addition, in September U.S. release was short of pictures for family viewing than Disney and benefited.
The absence in January release of the new family film, prompting the studio to plan edition of "Beauty and the Beast" in 3D for January 13, 2012. “Finding Nemo” will begin in September 14, 2012-th, while “Monsters” will scare kids in January 18, 2013 on the eve of the premiere summer sequel. Finally, “The Little Mermaid 3D" will be in U.S. cinemas in September 13, 2013.
Conversion of "Beauty and the Beast" in 3D-format has already been completed. Originally scheduled for release before the cartoon "King Lion", but limited to a two-week show at the Hollywood cinema "El Capitan" followed by a wide release in January 2012.
Typically, the process of converting an ordinary film into 3D format takes five to eight weeks - this is depending on the length and complexity of the film. Given that the film "Beauty and the Beast" is ready, the studio can work quietly on "Finding Nemo."
In the future, the viewer expects an influx of old movies in the new format. In April we will be able to see "Titanic" of James Cameron, spending much more time to convert than other companies.
But before Cameron, his new version of the old movie will show George Lucas. What will be the first episode of "Star Wars", an American viewer will learn in February 2012. If these films do good box office in a few months of new releases will have to push in a rolling schedule with proven hits in 3D.
The company Alcon Entertainment, dedicated to creating a sequel, "Blade Runner", has announced a remake of Kathryn Bigelow film "Point Break". For the script to the new version of the famous painting is responsible Kurt Wimmer.
Three years ago, there were reports about the possibility of production of the sequel to the Bigelow movie, who was put Jan De Bont, but judging by everything, whether venture has been delayed, or transformed into a remake. Wimmer is also the producer of the future picture, but the director's seat is still free.
Hero of "Point Break" was a young FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) investigating the cause of the gang bank robbers. Trail leads to a group of surfers, in trust for which attempts wormed his way, and Utah. Over time he begins to penetrate more and more sympathy for this company as well as their charismatic leader Bodie (Patrick Swayze). But what Johnny would do when he, if suspicions are confirmed, will have to detain surfers?
"Point Break" was relatively well in worldwide box office over the years was able to overgrown cult fame, and a similar plot scheme used another hit - the movie "Fast and the Furious."
Estimated release date of remake remains unknown.
Actor Liam Hemsworth, who played in "Knowing" and "The Last Song", has joined the cast of second "Expendables".
Earlier there were rumors (provoked with the help of speech of Dolph Lundgren), that the younger generation in the film can impersonate Channing Tatum but, as it has become clear now that they were not justified, because the nomination is approved by Hemsworth and picture production begins in October this year in Bulgaria. In addition, Hemsworth will appear in upcoming film adaptation of "The Hunger Games."
Not so long ago their participation in "Expendables 2" have confirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, whose occasional role will be significantly expanded. In addition, the main initiator of the project Sylvester Stallone has certified the public that in the movie will shoot Jean-Claude Van Damme (he embodies the negative character with whom the hero Stallone will have fight), and Chuck Norris. Also talks about the work in the sequel are made by Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.
In the first film played such stars of action-genre, like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and others. But it is not known who of them will return to the sequel for sure.
Second release of "The Expendables" will be held in August 17, 2012.
Actress Sigourney Weaver has shared details of her participation in two upcoming major projects - the sequel to "Avatar" and third "Ghostbusters."
Despite the death of the heroine in the film by James Cameron, Weaver confirmed that her character Grace Augustine appears in the following series, which will be removed one by one.
"Do not panic, I'll be back. Jim Cameron said that in science fiction, no one ever dies. He explained to me the next two plots of films. Ready to say that they are extremely wonderful, incredible potential. Now he only has to shoot them"- said the actress during an interview, timed to the release of film "Pursuit", where she played with Taylor Lautner.
In addition, Sigourney said about her participation in trilogy "Ghostbusters", whose shooting will begin next spring (in 2012 and scheduled to work on the project Cameron): "Until I read the script. They called me a couple of times. I know that they rewrite it. Everything I've said it hoped that my son in the film, Oscar, is old enough to be Ghostbusters. Ivan Reitman approved. Besides, I know nothing. I hope that all will be good, as we've already done two remarkable films".
However, American viewers will be able accurately to see the star of "Alien" at the big screen in connection with the "Ghostbusters" in the near future, as the first tape of series studio decided to show, to identify the interest of viewers for the third film franchise.
For the fifth "Die Hard" has been approved director. It will be John Moore. The producer is known for his movies "Behind Enemy Lines" and "Max Payne" and the remake of the classic film "The Omen" and "Flight of the Phoenix."
Formerly the director offered to place Noam Murro, but he chose to do a prequel movie "300" – tape of "Xerxes." The script for the new film about McLain wrote Skip Woods, who worked on the project "X-Men: Origins. Wolverine "and "A Team".
In addition, the studio has a list of potential directors, which considered such names as Joe Cornish, Justin Lin, Nicholas Vinding Refn and actually John Moore. Additionally, on hearings, among other candidates for the director's position were Gary Flider, Paul McGuigan and Michael Hofstra. In Moore was very confident the studio Fox, but this version is not quite liked Bruce Willis, who spent a series of meetings with the director, but ultimately decided that the way of director is quite suitable for the glorified actor.
The first picture from the series "Die Hard", filmed by John McTirnan, published in 1988 and raised more than $ 130 million with a budget of 28 million. The sequel, has been shot by Renny Harlin, was released two years later, his budget was equal to 70 million, but the charges were more than its predecessor - 239 million. Release of the third part, for which again took McTiernan, took place in the mid-1990s, and again the "Die Hard" with success, for with an impressive one hundred millionth budget picture collections have exceeded 300 million.
The most recent film series was released in 2007. Its directing was engaged Len Wiseman. The tape also was in demand at the box office, collecting more than $ 380 million.
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.
It seems that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller decided to add the weight to the sequel of film adaptation of the graphic novel "Sin City" and hired the author of "The Departed," William Monahan for polishing of an already existing script.
Monahan wrote scripts to Ridley Scott's two paintings - "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Body of Lies." He shifted to Western-style Hong Kong thriller "Infernal Affairs", making it a crime drama "The Departed." This work brought an “Oscar” to the screenwriter.
Now, Monaghan will revise existing script of Frank Miller "Sin City 2". In July of this year's Robert Rodriguez said that the financing of the sequel is finally settled, and the shooting will start as soon solved the problem with the script. It is likely that even before the end of this year.
Who of the actors return to the continuation of "Sin City" is not reported. By using a shooting Rodriguez did not need to have all the heroes on the court. Therefore, the actors schedule will be flexible and will even get very busy stars. According to rumors, the central characters in the sequel will be the heroes of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, but again, accurate information on this issue yet not proved.
William Monahan after receiving a prestigious award is not sitting idly by. He tried his hand at directing, shooting thriller "The Bodyguard", wrote scenario to "Horizons" - the project by Joseph Kosinski with Tom Cruise, and will soon be working again with the director of "The Departed" - Martin Scorsese's, with whom he recently signed on to shoot a remake of "The Gambler".
In March this year, the company Alcon Entertainment has acquired rights to the franchise, "Blade Runner" with the original executive producer Bud Yorkin. Harrison Ford, who played a detective Deckard, recently expressed his attitude to the possible prequel and sequel.
Recall that under the agreement, Alcon has no right to shoot remake of the classic film by Ridley Scott. The company can make films or television projects, based on presented in the Scott’s film situations, so the filming of sequels or prequels of "Runner" is quite possible.
If fans of the franchise after the March news were ready to crucify Alcon representatives, now they have to think a hundred times: Harrison Ford himself did not see anything wrong with the company's initiative. Moreover, the actor doesn’t feel any sense.
"What do you think about the development of new projects according to the universe of Scott?" - Asked Ford site Omelete.
"Yes, I did not think about it, - said the actor. - Work on the "Blade Runner" was a very interesting part of my career. I am glad that starred in this film, I am glad that it was republished without that stupid voice-over and that's it. I have no opinion about returning to this film. Whenever I was attracted to the sequel, the creators have ambitions for the creation of something new in regard to the characters and the viewer's perception. If these guys have ambition and good ideas on how to bring something new to the project, then maybe they will succeed".
"If they didn’t invite me, I will not be offended. I understand that they want to infuse a fresh spirit”.
Ford last phrase - a great hint to Alcon guys about the fact that Deckard himself is not against light up in the sequel. The good old horse does not spoil the furrow. But time will show!
The first half of 2011 is behind us, and it's time to take its preliminary results. The first is to recognize the truth of the creator of "Iron Man" Jon Favreau, who last year predicted a "bloodbath" keeping in mind above all a fight of the potential blockbusters of the summer season. But even he could hardly have guessed that it would be a battle of billionaires.
First, a little history. The first full-fledged multi-millionaire of our time (without any amendments there to inflation) was "Titanic", a stereoscopic version of which we can see in April 2012. While $ 1.8 billion, which earned the film by James Cameron, seemed somewhat incredible and unique.
Next time, a billionth mark was subjected to the third part of "The Lord of the Rings" in six years, and then the time intervals between successive births of billionaires have rapidly lowered. In 2006, more than a billion dollars collected movie"Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" in 2008, crossed the psychologically important milestone "The Dark Knight." The truth here is to make one important reservation. Christopher Nolan's film managed to join the club of billionaires only from the second attempt: the picture was re-released during the voting for nominees for the "Oscar".
In 2009, Cameron has excelled himself with the release of "Avatar." His $ 2.7 billion for many more years will be a guiding light for all the Hollywood producers of blockbusters. Quite possibly, only he can improve and this record.
In a year, billionaires has already begun to arrive in pairs - "Alice in Wonderland" and "Toy Story 3: The Great Escape", and the latter was the only animation project to climb this line.
A second candidate for membership in the club of billionaires was "Transformers 3: The Dark Side of the Moon." After rather pointless second series there were some doubts about the ability of Michael Bay to shoot dignified end of the trilogy, but to the credit of the director he was able to get the job done on most errors. And although at the time of writing this note billion milestone picture has not yet been overcome, but it's only a matter of days. Finally, no one doubts that the "Harry Potter", each time stopping just one step short of a billion, will make this step after the last episode.
So 2011 has already obtained a record number of billionaires. Will have some film to join this list? Most likely not. Although the end of 2011 will come rolling in several "dark horses" like "Adventures of Tintin" and "Puss in Boots." Well, of course, do not forget sequels and blockbusters have already taken place- "Sherlock Holmes 2," "Mission: Impossible 4" and, naturally, the next "Twilight." Each of these projects can present many surprises, such as, did "Fast and the Furious 5," earned more than 600 million.
But the conclusion of the above we can do right now. Beginning in 2009, members of the elite club of billionaires grew only stereoscopic films. Given the number of potential 3D-blockbusters that come out in 2012, we can predict that the population will rapidly expand.
Peter Jackson, Michael Bay, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ridley Scott, James Cameron has made their choice, and when these titans say their word, the future of cinema is evident.