With the decline of the franchise "Shrek," which brought full-length animation to a whole new level, the film studio DreamWorks Animation has just obliged to find it an adequate replacement. Otherwise, its leading position in this segment of the film industry very soon would be put under doubt. With the release of the animated film "Kung Fu Panda" there was hope that a new successful combination of flawless animation and utterly devoid of humor, vulgarity was found. The second part cartoon confirmed: in front of us the franchise, managed to raise the banner of DreamWorks even higher.
It is difficult to describe all the advantages of "Kung Fu Panda 2", while not being desperate spoilers. The animation of the highest class is so closely intertwined with a brilliant script that dissect these two ingredients that distinguish the animated masterpiece of mediocrity, separately is quite impossible.
In the case of a panda named Poe we are dealing with this hurricane action, organic and sometimes quite suddenly passing in touching the staging, which in turn disrupted really funny jokes.
In any other animated movie so much pathos not diluted so successfully, as in "Kung Fu Panda 2."
Characters of the cartoon have been deepened. Almost all the main characters appear "past" in some of these mysteries, and some, like the praying mantis, even bored for her second half, which in the heat of passion tradition bites the male's head. Even minor villains magicians from DreamWorks Animation able to give stories and experiences that led them from the category of expenditure weight and forced some to empathize them.
As for the notorious stereoscopy, it is absolutely flawless, and justifies all the possible extra charges on tickets. "Kung Fu Panda 2" - is that rare project that is absolutely no room detractors stereoscopic revolution in the cinema once again contemptuously wrinkling his nose. What was lacking in "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" - depth of the projection, the competent work of the "camera" during filming of battle scenes and demonstrate the scale of what is happening - it's all there in the continuation of the history of Poe and his associates.
In short, "pandamania", which began in 2008, took more animated space in the current year, and threatens us all the inevitable sequel. In any case, it is clearly hinted at the last shots of "Kung Fu Panda 2."
According to insiders of website Deadline, as soon as JJ Abrams will be announced director sequel "Star Trek". True, the director for all his desire is not be able to release a picture of the planned release date June 29, 2012, so that Paramount is considering moving the premiere in December 2012.
Maintain the participation of Abrams to date are in the category "rumors", but a desire to move the release date is quite natural. Hollywood in recent years provides less and less time on the production of costly projects that affect the quality of graphics - see the recent problems with the "Green Lantern". "Star Trek 2" today exists as a 70-page treatment, that is, in fact, the movie has not a normal scenario. Roberto Orci, Damon Lindelof and Alex Kurtzman are waiting for JJ Abrams.
"We are waiting for Jay Jay will have time to read our story - says Orsi. - We need to listen to all of his recommendations to the story before we continue. As soon as he gives go-ahead, we will instantly finish the script. So far we have painted a detailed story on 70 pages. Each of us was busy on another project".
Kurtzman leaned in the direction and removes the drama "Welcome to the people." Orci worked on "Cowboys vs. Aliens" and is now preparing "Ender's Game" for Gavin Hood. Lindelof changed the concept of "Prometheus" by Ridley Scott.
It’s not seemed that trinity spent time working on a sequel "Star Trek". Meanwhile, before the expected release date is 13 months. From an interview with Orci that preparations for the shooting can begin on the existing Treatment. However, given that "Star Trek" - a complex in the production of fiction, such a scenario is unlikely. In addition, the need to work in a hurry over the special effects, will significantly increase the budget.
Therefore, there is a strong possibility that the release will move from the summer of 2012 in December. But as long as Abrams does not wish to shoot "Star Trek 2", Paramount will wait.
Mid-summer of 2012 is generally very popular time. Just recently, the battle unfolded studios Universal and Relativity for withdrawal of their "Snow Whites". Both projects were close after its Universal moved the film with Chris Hemsworth and Kristen Stewart on 1 June. Relativity, whose "Snow White" of Tarsema Sinha with Army Hummer and Lily Collins was supposed to be shown on June 29, after a little reflection changed premiere on March 16.
Restarting of movie about tireless journalist Fletch finds the first shape: the movie picked up a screenwriter. Them became the author of "Eurotrip" and "Cat" David Mandel. In addition, he is known for his work on the series "Saynfild" and show "Saturday Night Live."
Fletch for the first time appeared in the second book of Gregory McDonald's in 1974. The novel won several genre awards, and became the first in a series of 12 books devoted to this hero. Screen adaptation of Michael Ritchie was released in 1985, the central role has played Chevy Chase. His hero is writing a report about a beach drug trafficking, but accidentally received a proposal for a big sum to kill a terminally ill businessman who decided to take this step on his own. Trying to understand what is behind this affair, Fletch finds out about a major scam, which started his employer. The film became one of the most popular and recognizable in the career of Chevy Chase, and the comedian calls this image his favorite one.
In 1989, on the screens has out the sequel, only the tape has not been linked thematically with any of the books of Gregory McDonald. Fletch received an inheritance from his aunt, consisting of a dilapidated mansion with a black clerk in addition. Since the arrival of the hero him is constantly trying to kill, and local movers and shakers trying to buy the land belonging to Fletch for the sum is clearly divergent with real value.
The third movie about a character "Fletch won", unlike its predecessor is still being the screen version of McDonald's, trying to break through to the screens since the early 2000's, when a project had been secured by Chevy Chase and Kevin Smith as a director.
After, both filmmakers left the project. For a long time among the contenders for the role were Zach Braff and Jason Lee.
1). Star of TV series "Knight Rider" and "Baywatch" and in 1980 a successful singer David Hasselhoff will play in the sequel to "Piranhas". Prior to his presence in the project also confirmed by Gary Busey.
A remake of Joe Dante's movie "Piranha," shot by Alexander Azha, was released in August 2010 and became a hit, collecting $80 million in $25 million budget.
The movie was about the incident on Lake Victoria. The earthquake woke the sleeping soundly very ancient and bloodthirsty piranhas. Their first victim is a fisherman in the performance stars "Jaws" Richard Dreyfuss.
The popularity of painting so inspired the producers that they have announced the launch of the sequel a few days after the start of the film in worldwide box office. Instead Azha has been appointed Frenchman director of the film trilogy, the author of "Jaws" John Gulazher. Producer Mark Canton did not preclude the appearance of characters, it would seem, had eaten in the first film in the sequel, the story will focus on water park Wilderness Waters, which also got carnivorous fish.
The world premiere of tape is scheduled for September.
2). Playwright and author of the film "In Bruges" Martin McDonagh picked up the actor's team for his new project "Seven psychopaths". Starring in the film is played by Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Mickey Rourke.
Farrell will embody the image of a writer who is in search of inspiration for his text "Seven psychopaths." Eventually he gets involved in a scam to the abduction of dogs with his eccentric friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken). And one of the animals they manage to steal from a local mafioso (Mickey Rourke). It is noteworthy that the star of "The Wrestler" and the second "Iron Man" is famous for his devotion to the dogs.
Among other projects of Rourke is the sequel to "The Expendables" in which actor dies on the job, and the plot will revolve around rescue his daughter.
For Farrell and McDonagh this will be the second joint work experience after Bruges. The director has won an Oscar in the Best Short Film at the tape "Full clip". Producers of "Psychopaths" advocate Graham Broadbent, Peter Chernin, Tessa Ross and Meghan Allison.
Last week in the U.S. has been released a new comedy by Peter and Bobby Farrelly "Hall Pass", so that directors are already planning their next film. Given that shooting of the film "Three stooges" has not formed, producers are considering to revive the heroes of their debut comedy "Dumb and Dumber" in the sequel.
Painting with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels became the first brothers’ movie in 1994, firmly occupying cinemas around the world. Tape with a budget of $ 17 million in worldwide box office has earned 247 million. Heroes of the film - two friends, who are pursuing a pretty girl to give her a lost diplomat, but it turns out that she threw it specifically to deliver the security deposit for the kidnapped husband.
Being in Australia, with promo visit for "Hall Pass”, Peter and Bobby Farrelly said that would not mind to shoot a sequel. "If we can agree with Jim and Jeff, you can get a good continuation. By the way, we are working in this direction. We started thinking about what would happen with these dope in 20 years. We hope to come up with something worthwhile for the sequel. "
Jim Carrey has long been attributed to the "Three stooges". After the "Dumb & Dumber" actor starred in Farrelly brothers’ comedy "Me, Myself and Irene." Jeff Daniels did not cooperate with brothers anymore, but spoke warmly of working with them. Sequel to "Dumb and Dumber" to date is written in the section of rumors, but given the low fees of recent tapes by Peter and Bobby, there is a chance that producers will want to return to familiar characters.
One of the most iconic fantasy films of the last century, the movie of Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" can get a prequel or sequel. The company Alcon Entertainment completes deal to acquire the franchise rights from the executive producer Bud Yorkin, who will also work on future projects based on the cult Scott movie.
Alcon has no right to shoot remake of "Blade Runner". However, the company has right to shoot films or television projects, based on the presented situations in the Scott film.
Alcon Entertainment is behind such projects as "The Blind Side," "The Book", "Jeans mascot," "Insomnia" and "P.S. I Love You." For the founders of Alcon Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosovo working with Bud Yorkin is a great honor.
"This is a solid acquisition for our company and our favorite film - Johnson said - We are aware of the responsibility for any produced by us in the future prequel or sequel to "Blade Runner." We have ambitious plans for the franchise and a desire to expand media framework in which we will work with it. "
Scott's classic film based on the novel by Philip K. Dick was released in 1982. Work on it was fraught with difficulties, but the result and to this day can compete with many modern science fiction films.
Interestingly, in a press release there is not a word about the company's Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free, as well as no mention of the Web prequels, which the brothers wanted to shoot in 2009.
Zack Snyder has left the director's chair in "Xerxes." Instead of him, the film, which continues the theme of "300" may be withdrawn by Guy Ritchie. According to one version, the decision was made by Warner Brothers studio bosses for higher concentrations of the author of "Watchmen" in developing of a new "Superman". If that does not come in the coming years, the studio could lose the franchise rights and will be forced to re-engage in its licensing.
In addition, it is assumed that such a move could have been caused by not so good results of test shows of upcoming Snyder project "Sucker Punch". In addition, affected not the highest box offices of two recent projects of director - "Watchmen" and "Legend of the Guardians".
"Xerxes" is based on not yet released comic book by Frank Miller, author of the same "300" and "Sin City". Painting tells about the formation of the Persian king. Given that, apparently, the action unfolds ten years earlier than in the film precursor, then Gerard Butler has a chance to re-embody the image of Leonid.
Film "300" was released in 2006, becoming a major hit. With a budget of $ 65 million total project fees accounted for nearly half a billion dollars. The latter Snyder movie "Sucker Punch" is preparing to be released in March 2011.
Guy Ritchie is now engaged in post-production of sequel to his hit "Sherlock Holmes", which is scheduled for release in December 2011.
Confirmed comeback of Arnold Schwarzenegger gives rise to occasions for curious speculation. According to the publication Deadline, Universal's is eyeing to the "Terminator" with the intent to remove the fifth part of the franchise, the director of which may be the author of three "Fast Five" Justin Lin.
If everything goes well, the script for the film will write creative partner of director - Chris Morgan.
Now the rights to the saga are in the possession of the Pacificor fund, located in Santa Monica and pays for the franchise 29.5 million dollars.
It is this fund was one of the catalysts for bankruptcy of Halcyon, who has gotten hold a license for the "Terminator" from its former owners Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna. The financial fiasco of the firm has stalled the process of creating a fifth series of the Terminator movies, once it had planned to shoot the author of the fourth film franchise McG.
Whole saga of the "Terminator" has four movies and a television series - "The Sarah Connor Chronicles." The first picture has been taken by James Cameron and collected in world box office about 80 million dollars with a budget of six million. Triumphant sequel has shown results in half dollars with a budget of one hundred. Commercial results of the third part (by Jonathan Mostow) have collected more than 400 million of fees for two hundred of the budget. The fourth movie in McG's authorship seem not so welcome cash up - $ 370 million with 200-million budget.
Studio Summit hired Erich and Jon Hober to compose a sequel to the comedy thriller "RED". The original film is based on the Warren Ellis comic book came out last year and has earned a worldwide box office of over 160 million dollars.
Budget of "RED" was 58 million - for Hollywood, if it is not a penny, then quite a modest sum. Despite the fact that the picture of Robert Schwentke didn’t bring to the creators of several hundred million, it still paid off, and even received a nomination for the prize "Golden Globe".
Hober brothers had a hand in composing the script for the game "Battleship", filmed by Peter Berg. They also wrote the first "RED" and the thriller "Man on the Edge", which starred Sam Worthington.
It is too early to say where directions will lead their spies in retirement, as well as about who will agree to return. Since the success of the film were impenetrable, Bruce Willis, frightened Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren with a machine gun, John Malkovich, with a pink pig, Brian Cox with a Russian accent and sarcastic Morgan Freeman. With the latter will be more difficult.
Before Christmas, Keanu Reeves met with the Wachowski, but only now the actor said that Andy and Lana have scripted sketches of two paintings that will put him into the world of the Matrix in the image of Neo. In addition, the directors sold the studio Warner futuristic script version of "Robin Hood".
According to Reeves, Wachowski talked to James Cameron, discussing the pros and cons of shooting in 3D, because going back a revolution in technological terms. Keanu also promises that the new dilogy will be more like the first film than the two ensuing pictures. Currently Wachowski working on adaptation of the novel "Cloud Atlas" and Reeves will soon be filming in "47 Ronin".
"Matrix" has been released in 1999 and has collected in world box office 463 million dollars. Its sequel was among the most anticipated films in cinema history and earned 742 million. However, the majority of viewers were dissatisfied with the story, so that the third film grossed less than its predecessor - 424 million dollars.
Reeves spoke about the sequels of the trilogy "The Matrix", while in London, where he promotes his new film "Criminal trick from Henry." News has been debuted on the site AICN.
Also, the actor said that Wachowski had just sold to the studio Warner a script for 5 million dollars. This will be a new look at the history of Robin Hood, where the action develops in the future. Wachowski, have told Keanu that from the visual and technical point of view the project will produce a revolution, like "Terminator 2". Major role in the film is tipped to Will Smith.