The fact that David Fincher is not even found the female heroine in the American version of the adaptation of "Girl with the Dragon tattoo" by Stig Larsson, does not stop Sony from launching continue. Stephen Zeyllyan received an offer to write a script.
Zeyllyan worked on the first book of the trilogy "Millennium" by Stig Larsson. Filming of David Fincher's "Girl with dragon tattoo" will begin this fall. The role of the journalist Mikael Blomqvist is approved by Daniel Craig. The actor has signed a contract to participate in all three adaptations of the cycle.
The same is to be an actress who will play companion Blomqvist in his investigations. On the role of net-runner Lisbeth Salander claimed several actresses who last week had to pass cast in costumes. Craig was also present at the cast: Fincher checked "screen chemistry" for future aspirants to the leading actor.
Stephen Zeyllyan now leads the final touches on the script "Girls with the Dragon tattoo". He is one of the executive producers of the film. Studio wants Zeyllyan immediately precede scenario in order to harmonize schedules of Craig. It is possible that the franchise of the 007 come to life and the movie "Cowboys and Aliens" is already scheduled the second part.
Trilogy "Millennium" immortalized in the name of its creator, Swedish journalist Stig Larsson. The author died at age of 50 from a heart attack, never having seen his triumph. His books have been dispersed around the world selling more than 27 million copies.
Perhaps, such question will arise and on you after watching a masterpiece movie by Alen Culter "Remember Me".
Almost all my life people struggling with their complexes, fears to themselves, winning the right to live just as they want, or at least try to do what they dream. Spending time in a quarrel with those who you most loved and protests against all many people are now living in anticipation, but when will the real life, forgetting that it has already started, and how long they will live is unknown to anyone.
The main hero of this drama is Tyler, a student and a laid-back person whose life is not going well. He does not know and does not understand what he wants out of life. The only bright person in his life who understands and loves him is his sister.
But once in his life, everything changes ... He finds the meaning of life.
Note that Robert Pattinson (Tyler) is not only played in the movie the most complex role, but also became its executive producer and, in fact, the second director. At the very least, he has created an erotic scene with Australian actress Emilie de Ravin, as he had imagined her when reading the script (by Fetters this scene was registered only in very general terms).
"If you want to understand what a year of life is, ask questions of the students who flunked the annual exam. If you want to understand what a month, ask a mother who gave birth to premature baby and waiting to get rescued from the incubation chamber.
If a week - ask someone who works on an assembly line or in a mine to feed his family. If the day - ask the lovers who are waiting for the meeting. If the hour - ask claustrophobic man who got stuck in the elevator. If a second - look at the facial expression that is in the thousandth of a fleeting moment escaped death, or ask an athlete who just won a silver medal at the Olympics instead of gold, for which he trained for all his life. "- Mark Levy, "Between Earth and Sky".
The film is very colorful, very vital. After watching it, you ask a question that must be addressed while at a young age.
I want to thank the entire crew. They did their best. Intrigue was extended through the entire movie.
Piercing, touching and tragic drama, in which a seemingly banal form has been hidden real philosophy of life, love and death, which can be understood only at the film final. Another success of "Summit Entertainment" and brilliant benefit of Robert Pattinson.
At a press conference during the Comic-Con, held recently in San Diego, director JJ Abrams talked about the new "secret" project "Super 8" and about what kind of work once he did for Steven Spielberg.
- You grew up shooting your films with Super 8 cameras. Also you've adored works by Steven Spielberg from childhood. Now you are going to shoot the film "Super 8" with Steven Spielberg. Is this a pure coincidence?
Dreams come true. It's very wonderful story. When I was 16 years old, Matt Reeves and I ... Matt - director of "Monster", and together we took off series "Felicity." So, we were with Matt at the festival Super 8 in Los Angeles, and LA Times wrote about us an article.
The next day we called Steven Spielberg's assistant, it was Kathleen Kennedy then, and she said: "Steven began shooting when he was the same age as you and his earlier films break down: pieces of the film peels off. Well, guys are you ready for their restoration?" We say: "Well, newspapers write about us, so perhaps we could fix film for a Spielberg." She: "Well, then we will send you a courier."
So, we brought two films: "Escape to Nowhere" and "Firelight" which Spielberg shot in childhood. And it was ... the original film. There were no copies. And at the end of each movie it was written: "Written and directed by Steven Spielberg."
I said: "Matt, we should take a couple of frames. We just must". And he said: "No, no, we can't do that. They know that the films are with us!" In general, we do not steal. Well, okay, one of the unsuccessful thefts of my childhood (laughs).
We have restored these films. They were filmed on a normal 8-mm film, not the Super 8-mm. We had to scrape the damaged pieces and glue them back. But what we enjoyed watching these early film Spielberg, it was crazy, inspiring feats on the feeling.
I did not have the slightest idea why it happened, that the work entrusted to us. This seemed like a joke. Is there somewhere in the studio Universal Pictures solid company dedicated to the restoration of the Steven Spielberg film, shot in his childhood?
"In short, when us paid 300 bucks for the work, I realized why they have chosen us (laughs).
In any case, years later ... it happened a couple of years ago ... I called Steven and said: "I have an idea for a film entitled "Super8". And I was able to intrigue him. He was delighted. I knew how to catch him on the hook, because, while working on those two of his films, I realized what he felt when shooting them in a childhood.
- What can you tell us about this project? Or it is too early to talk about something?
You are right, too early. I would be glad to show you the material, but we have not taken off. With regard to this project, I love to represent that when someone goes to the cinema and see a trailer for our film, he will say: "Oh, my God, look awesome", and not even realize who is in the lead roles. We begin filming in September.
- And what is your collaboration with Spielberg?
It's unbelievable. It is really unreal. Genre of the movie is that it is impossible to work with Steven, without referring constantly to his past work, and try not to look at this silly admirer of his work. But it was incredibly interesting, and Steven was very courteous. The film, I think, will be filmed in the spirit of those pictures that Steven did for film production company Amblin Entertainment in recent years.
In general, the dream becomes a reality. I could not imagine that I would work on something so personal. The film is not an autobiography, but it would appear quite a lot of personal moments.
- Will the "Super 8" filmed in 3D format?
Long and detailed article in the Financial Times about the fate of MGM studio confirms fans fears about "Robocop" will not restart. The future of the film is still unclear.
As you know, MGM has big problems with finances and debt of $ 3.75 billion dollars. Because of this delays the twenty-third "Bond", has been postponed "The Hobbit" and die other projects. Died a heroic death and "Robocop."
FT writes that over the past two decades, MGM reputation among writers and directors is extremely deteriorated. Studio has become the ultimate authority for agents, desperate to push its project. However, after the MGM invited fashionable producer Mary Parent, the name of the studio again flashed in the news. It was Parent who attributed Darren Aronovsky to "Robocop", acquired the rights to "The Matarese Circle ", called to the project director David Cronenberg and actor Denzel Washington.
One problem: the studio had money only to pay for the script and run the project, but then donate the money to shoot big-budget film with blockbuster manners MGM was no longer able to.
"They spent money as if working at Universal, - said one of the employees, working closely with MGM. But they forgot that Universal owns General Electric and has no debts".
As the result, Cronenberg took up another project. Aronovsky shot the "Black Swan" and generally left "Robocop."
"That's all. Robocop is kaput!" - says an insider of MGM. - It was one of the first losses. In any case, Darren has long lost interest to this project, as far as I understand.
Concerning the largest value of MGM - Franchise to 007, then James Bond is, as it is now fashionable to say, in the limb. Uncertainty of the studio has shattered the world's most famous spy. In the meantime, after "Quantum of Solace" has already passed two years, and another movie hasn't put into production yet.
Former MGM insider in conversation with Hollywood Reporter says that James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are greatly concerned.
"They believe that even five or six years without Bond films and they may bury franchise forever. No one wants to cut the goose that lays the golden eggs."
By the way, the change of the Timothy Dalton on Pierce Brosnan was six years ago, did not prevent the "Golden Eye" to collect $ 352 million in worldwide box office and set the most lucrative period in the history of the 007.
Amateur talk on the phone with raised voices Mel Gibson was forced to return to home in Australia. The project about Vikings with Leonardo DiCaprio is in question: the star of "Inception" preferred to shoot from George Clooney's political drama "Farragut North".
In December last year, the scriptwriter of "The Departed", William Monaghan set to work on the historical drama about the Vikings. It was planned that DiCaprio will play a major role, and Mel Gibson will be in the director's chair. However, recent developments related to the behavior of Gibson do not contribute to the launch of his project.
Most likely, DiCaprio will refuse to participate in the "Viking". Although there is no official information about this only rumors in Hollywood for several weeks. As say insiders, the movie still has no script, and no contracts have yet been signed.
According to those same insiders, "The Vikings" more dead than alive. For today, few want to see their name in conjunction with Gibson. And especially not the actor of category A, in which is DiCaprio.
Leonardo returns to political drama "Farragut North", which three years ago, wanted to make George Clooney. Interestingly, even when DiCaprio was assigned as the leading actor.
Farragut North - Based on a book of Beau Willimon, which is based on the election campaign of Howard Dean in 2004. The main character named Stephen spokesperson and to his relatively young age managed to build a career, which would be the envy of people half his age. However, during the presidential campaign star Steven rolled falls victim of jealous rivals.
It seems that Clooney and DiCaprio had met on a joint project, as well as a couple of times gone through the script. Farragut North will be removed at the Warner studio and the company Appian Way, owned by DiCaprio will produce the film.
Hearing about the leading actor in the film version "Girls with the Dragon tattoo" has finally come to an end. Daniel Craig has signed a contract and will play a journalist Mikael Blomqvist is not only in the upcoming film by David Fincher, but also in its two sequels.
The Craig participation was under question, since he contracted as early double-play 007. However, the Bond producers have froze the work on the 23 film studio MGM still does not come from the financial crisis.
The trilogy "Millennium" by Stig Larsson will allow Craig to take a time between movies about the famous spy, but at the same time and play an interesting role. His Mikael Blomqvist - journalist, writing about the economy. Another investigation was to Blomqvist fatal: the hero article applies to the court, and Michael can lose his magazine "Millennium".
To temporarily retire, and at the same time earn a journalist is taken to investigate the case forty years ago. A middle-aged tycoon asks him to find the murderer niece. Blomqvist starts, and over time he has an unusual helper - young and incredibly talented girl, Lisbeth Salander.
Who will play antisocial net runner Salander, is still unknown. Fincher chooses from the five actresses. Last week it became known a few candidates, but added to the list of another contender, which was Mia Vasikovska.
As for Craig, he found himself in an interesting situation. No one actor before, who has played Agent 007 didn't take such an active part in other franchises while Bond filming. Besides the three movies on the Larsson books, Daniel Craig might be in the franchise, "Cowboys and Aliens", where he is stared together with Harrison Ford.
The shooting of "The Girl with the Dragon tattoo" will be held in Sweden. Time to start has not yet specified.
European movies can be a good entertaining and exciting. There is something extraordinary, sensual in European films that Hollywood has, unfortunately, lost in the pursuit of the box office. "Ondine" by Nil Gordan is just such a film, a series of low-budget, but such sincere and emotional, entraining not 3D or high-quality special effects, and the old-fashioned interesting plot and decent acting.
The entire film slides on the brink of a fairy tale and reality, fiction and truth, the fairy tale about a fisherman, fished in the sea a very unusual catch, and the true story of a former alcoholic and a failed father, who is caught up in everyday life and troubles. Which of these two stories is the primary? This question is not answered.
The viewer decides believe it or not, is it true or fiction, fairy tale or a lie. And there's a beautiful girl, sea siren, rescue fisherman from death. Who is she really a mermaid or a runaway? Throughout the movie I made several radical changes in response to this question. And in other matters what's the difference ... If you so want to believe in a fairy tale, believe, as a little girl. All the wonderful and marvelous (c).
The film is very beautiful. Blue-green colors, seascapes, Ireland, the coast - unbelievable. Its such a feeling that you are in the water, all around in the water, you feel the cool drops of water in your face ... well shot movie. The plot is intriguing, too. Very much like a fairy tale beginning. But as the development of more and more realize what's what, and plunged into a reality. Illusion at the beginning - though in the end. The unexpected finale.
Colin Farrell is simply stunning. Yet again, amazed at his talent and charisma. Alicja Bachleda-Tsurush also coped remarkably, although I see her first, but she definitely has talent.
Sound for the film is really magic. Sigur Ros - forever! Unusual film, an unusual story with an unexpected outcome!
P.s. Those who still remain in ignorance, and rack their brains concerning director, I open the map, it is talented person, whose record includes such pictures as "Interview with the Vampire," "Breakfast on Pluto". He also holds an Oscar for his screenplay "The Crying Game", where he was director. In this film, he is also a screenwriter and director, he can show us how city views, and create the right atmosphere going on.
As we know, the new actor playing the Hulk in the film "The Avengers" will be Mark Ruffalo. The publication of Entertainment Weekly has talked about this with the actor where he has explained that the green monster on the complexity of translating on screen in no way inferior to Shakespeare's Hamlet.
EW: Rich on events week for you, right?
Mark Ruffalo: Oh, yes. With no doubts!
EW: The cast of "Avengers" is very impressive. Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner and you. What were your feelings when you were in such impressive company in front of 6500 screaming fans at the Comic-Con?
Mark Ruffalo: Impressive. It was then that I fully realized and the full measure of responsibility. Beside of me there were my heroes of comic books since childhood. I really liked both Hulk and the Avengers all, and now I am a member of this team. Very strange feeling. Of course, nothing of the sort I never dreamed I could have.
EW: You have never been on the Comic-Con?
Mark Ruffalo: No, I was so very nervous. I do not know what I should expect. What sort of opportunities for an instant feel of rock star with a huge army of fans who knew exactly how should look like their hero.
EW: You will play Bruce Banner - the human alter-ego of Hulk. What do you think about this character?
Mark Ruffalo: This guy has to constantly monitor his two personalities - dark and light, and everything he does passes through the filter control. I grew up on the TV show Bill Bihbi, which I think, very accurately conveyed, what it means to be the Hulk in human form. I like that my character has so complex motivation behavior.
EW: Have you experienced some embarrassment, accepting an offer Marvel, given the resonance that caused the conflict company with Edward Norton?
Mark Ruffalo: Ed is my friend and I truly believe that the situation did not develop a better way. I see this role as a legacy that has left me Ed. For my generation, the Hulk - is something like Hamlet.
EW: When will the shooting?
Marc Ruffalo: As far as I understand - in winter. Specifically I cannot say.
Recall that the film "The Avengers" will be released in May 2012.
Sylvester Stallone is conceived a new film about Rambo. This is after the 2008 Sligh has dunce about half the Burmese army of large-caliber machine gun, 26 years after his character first appeared on screen in the 1982 film "Rambo. First Blood".
After the success of the fourth part of Stallone first announced plans to shoot "Rambo V", but the project was later buried because of the crisis. And then just recently a 64-year veteran admitted that he is too old to play Rambo, but instead it was considering withdrawing a prequel with a young actor in the role of Rambo, to talk about the character's youthful years.
In the interview, he said: "I certainly think about it is worth considering, because it takes - to find all the causes and factors, how people become those who they are. Injuries, losses and tragedies of life in Vietnam, will undoubtedly be the biggest challenge for the young actor and this part will be ironic that the director of the movie about a young Rambo was the old Rambo, after he has played more than 20 years ago."
If the project will acquire real features, it's easy to guess about what will be the film. Again brutish mutants-communists, which would be much younger superhero platoons to tear one left. Mandatory word about the monstrous Soviet Union sends their soldiers into a foreign country for slaughter, of course.
Anti-Russian sentiments are always in fashion unbecoming to lose, much less throw a successful franchise. Russian certainly have to pay for their crimes.
When the agent Evelyn Salt was going to go home to her beloved husband to the office of the CIA came to an elderly Russian, and said that she is conspired Soviet spy, who is going to kill Russian President arriving in the United States. Salt escapes, her former colleagues pursuing her - and starts strong ongoing shooter. Angelina Jolie has finally got her own spy thriller, in which it no one divides the screen: all the attention is focused on the militant tricks of her heroine - the deadly furies named "Salt".
In commercials it seemed that "Salt" will be a long time to play with the audience in boring guessing: is Evelyn Salt a spy or she has been framed? So the movie was quite a surprise when Salt fifteen minutes after the start of the Soviet announce spy, even in childhood implemented in American society in a series of a whole army of other agents.
At the result of a plot "Salt" twisted than specialty heroine Jolie, and around her motivation. Such a plot looks much more interesting - and film could hold the attention throughout, if the KGB organization which dreams of resurrecting the Soviet Union was not represented by the clumsy and ridiculous.
Soviet spies were educated in a convent, converted into a boarding school, of course, drink vodka, and for some reason when meeting and parting kiss the ring of their mentor by the name Orlov (his role played Daniel Olbrychski).
The ring at the same time is made in the form of a medal "For the Victory in Great Patriotic War 1941-1945."
This levity in the image of clandestine Soviet KGB men, who equally hate the new Russia and the United States, killed at the root of good idea about the "X Day" - when covert agents shed the mask and suit of terror in both countries. Just for this sort of spreading cranberries Hollywood movies say nonsense with special effects, and Hollywood figures - fools.
Sweeping and shameless nonsense about terrorists Soviet forces refer to "Salt" not how to mockery, not how to satire. It's impossible to take this movie seriously - and it devalues the whole vexed crazy shooter in the performance of the beautiful Angelina Jolie's. Her militant enthusiasm pleases the eye, but without adequate support scene seems unnecessary.
The shooter in the "Salt" has been made really cool. Jolie, most of the stunts performed by herself - and that it creates on the screen, not words. Jumping on the roofs of buses and trucks, a fight with two, three or more opponents, hurricane shooting - this is an incomplete range of action-values of "Salt." The best episode of the film, perhaps you can take exit Evelyn Salt with five hand grenades and a gun against an enemy barges. Scorching at point-blank from a pistol on a background of swirling fire, explosions and flying fragments Angelina Jolie looks like a stern perfection - stopping up for the belt Bourne, Bond and Ethan Hunt in the bargain.
Angelina Jolie, as already mentioned, one is the main star of "Salt" by watching her audience. However, on the sidelines were clearly Liev Schreiber (the boss of the "Ripper" and saber-toothed in the "X Men") and Chiwetel Ejiofor (quantum physics in "2012").
Genre spy thriller with a weaker sex in the role of a strong reputation raised questions at the start - loud high budget premiere resulted in condescending sneers and joyful recovery in moments of combat. "Salt" in which directors action-scenes and brilliant Jolie have invested so much talent and labor, has promised much more.