- This year was even more clearly visible marasmus of nominations for the miniseries and TV series. Of the six nominees for the Grand Prize three are actually for many serials (Luther, Sherlock and the American Horror Story). American Horror Story became a mini-soap, as the series is an anthology in which each season will tell a single complete story. Therefore, AHS will nominated as a miniseries in the next year, even if it is extended to the third, fourth and so on seasons. From Downton Abbey in this and last year there was a different story. Last year, Downton Abbey went on U.S. television with double episodes, so did not get the required number of episodes - at least six - to go by the rules in the category of "drama". Producers had to file it as miniseries. This year the situation has changed, and Downton Abbey has become a drama that does not negatively affect the number of nominations compared to last year (the number of nominations has increased from 11 to 16), but is likely greatly reduce the number of received statuettes. Sherlock is forced to file a separate series as minifilm because the Academy did not recognize its mini-soap and to drama series Sherlock is not enough. At the same time the Academy recognized the mini-soap for some reason Luther, who successfully nominated in this category for the third consecutive year. It remains unclear why, for example, in categories such as directing and script, which even for the full series will still be accepted for consideration, miniseries and TV movies are a separate nomination.
- Downton Abbey made a serious bid to win among the dramas with 16 nominations. From this chance of Homeland to get award for best drama is sharply decreased. Now, Mad Men will compete with Downton Abbey. In favor of Mad Men talk as much as three nominations in the category "Best Script" against one in Downton Abbey and Homeland. If Mad Men gets fifth consecutive statuette for "Best drama" episode beat the record for most wins in this category. Now the record is shared by Hill Street Blues, LA Law, The West Wing itself Mad Men, series, each with 4 wins. However, neither of which certainty can not speak, but academics are always full of surprises.
- A vivid example of what a few nominations for best script does not guarantee anything - Parks and Recreation. In this series as much as two nominations for the script, but nevertheless it was nominated for "best comedy". Moreover, the six nominees for best comedy nomination for the screenplay is only at Girls. An absurd situation for television, in which the script is considered an important creative component.
- Glee almost completely disappeared from the radars of Emmy - only 3 nominations (and all non-main) to 12 nominations a year ago and 19 two years ago.
- Ratings, apparently, are still important for academics. Of course, they do not guarantee the nomination, but academics, at least pay attention to the ratings on the series, even live TV, not only on the cycle of premium cable. Significantly in the rankings who has passed The Good Wife took off from a nomination for best drama. Instead, popular with viewers essential comedy has not gone unnoticed.
- Of course, the fact that academics has finally noticed the Community, should rejoice. But some of the series seems to go unnoticed. Sons of Anarchy and the Fringe, for example, (the list is not exhaustive) simply do not exist for the TV Academy. But things are changing, as we have seen in Friday Night Lights. It is a pity that the Community may be too late.
- The most unexpected sorrows were the lack of nominations for The Good Wife, for KELSY Grammer (especially given its Emmy-story), for John Slattery (who was still beautiful in Mad Men), Nick Offerman and of course, for leaving the TV House MD with Hugh Laurie.
Rejecting the further shootings in films like "Transformers," Shia LaBeouf continues to prove that he was a serious actor. Recently, LaBeouf began talks with Lars von Trier about participation in the project of maestro "Nymphomaniac."
Shooting of "Nymphomaniac" begins in September, so in recent years are reinforced talks about the casting. Nicole Kidman said that will play a small role of von Trier, but official confirmation of this has not happened. Work on the painting will take place in North Rhine-Westphalia, where the director was filming "Antichrist."
LaBeouf has become a frequent visitor to the European film festivals. He came to Cannes with a film of Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is represented in Cannes “Lawless”, and in September of this year will be in Venice with the movie "Dirty Game", which is shown out of competition.
"Nymphomaniac" will be released in two parts and two versions - a soft, rolled to a relatively wide audience and the other - is a hardcore, pornographic. Charlotte Gainsbourg plays a woman for the erotic of formation of which would see the picture.
Who can play Shia LaBeouf, has not been announced. "Nymphomaniac" will be the fourth independent movie after western actor John Hillcoat "Lawless" Robert Redford's drama "Dirty Game" and the thriller "The inevitable death of Charlie Countryman," whose capture ended recently.
By the way, the sex scenes should not be confused LaBeouf after the shooting of the clip Sigur Ros.
Producer of "Nymphomaniac" Peter Olbek Jensen believes that Lars will have time to finish the film in time for the 66th Cannes Film Festival, which will be held from 15 to 26 May 2013. But mindful of the incident, after which von Trier was named persona non grata of the festival, his participation in the famous European film festival is open to question.
Attempts of Warner bosses to find the director who will bring to the big screen superhero team in the "Justice League" worthy of respect for originality. The post was offered to Ben Affleck, who directed for the studio "The Town" and "Argo", and he managed to be a superhero himself.
When Christopher Nolan finally disown the universe of Batman, Warner managed to persuade the director to become the curator of "Man of Steel." But Nolan's work on this in the camp of comics will be completed. It is clear the direction, in which is moving the logic of the studio bosses: it is necessary to find a young director, which removes a realistic movie, just such as "Gone Baby Gone" and “The Town”.
To date, Affleck is the only director who has received at the hands of the scenario "Justice League". It was written by Will Bill, who worked on the series "Castle," and the thriller "Hunters in the gangsters”. Bill was hired last summer, but his name surfaced in connection with the "League" this year alone.
"Justice League" is one of Hollywood's long-term projects. To shoot the picture with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash the studio was going for a long time. In 2007, the project just was not implemented by the director, "Mad Max" by George Miller. However, due to failure of the script and soon followed the writers' strike, "League" in 2008 kicked the bucket.
Now the project looks very like the answer to "Avengers." Part of the way it is, but the team of superheroes - a common thing for the comic book publishers, so the answer to "Avengers," "Justice League", in fact, is not.
Given that Affleck makes films in which he finds roles for himself, it will be interesting which of the superheroes he chooses for himself. Recall that in 2003 Ben starred in the role of Matt Murdock - blind lawyer who has received super powers - in the movie "Daredevil."
The publication Variety reported the news of the involvement of Ben Affleck for "Justice league", but a few hours later said the site Deadline, claiming that the representatives have denied any involvement of Affleck to the project. Who exactly will undertake the "Justice League", time will tell, which is running out: Warner wants to see the film on screens in the summer of 2015, as once a year, second release of "Avengers."
Imagine Entertainment film company has planned biopic about one of the best football players in the world - Brazilian Pele. The script will write Zimbalist brothers, Jeff and Michael, who made a documentary film "The Two Escobars". They will share the project director's chair.
According to the bosses of Imagine, the film shows the formation of the future star of football and will trace the life history of Pele from his birth to obtain the title of best player of the World Cup in Sweden in 1970.
Pele, whose real name - Edson Arantes Nascimento, was born in October 23, 1940 in the town of Tres Korosoyns in the family of a former football player. His name was in honor of the American inventor Thomas Edison, but the parents at the last minute decided to delete "and" from "Edison". His father was the first teacher of the boy. At 7 years old Edson began performing in local children's team, which has a very entertaining and rewarding game in attack. One of the coaches of the team, the former Brazilian national team player Waldemar de Brito, organized Edson show at the club "Santos." By the way, the nickname Pele Edson was in school because the mangled name of his favorite goalkeeper Bile from the club “Vasco da Gama”.
On the football field in the "Santos" Pele was released 15-year-old teenager. During his first match he scored a goal right away. The young player made his debut in the national team at the World Championships in Sweden (1958). Pele was just 17 years old when he was recognized by the audience, as well as experts and rivals, becoming the youngest champion in the history of the world championships.
Pele is the best player of the twentieth century by FIFA and according to International Olympic Committee is the best sportsman of the twentieth century.
The film rights to the life history of a legendary football player owns a British businessman, the owner of the club New York Cosmos Paul Kemzli. He turned to Imagine a proposal to shoot a feature film.
Filming is scheduled for next year and will be held in Brazil. It is planning to release a picture before the next World Cup in football, which will be held in Brazil in 2014.
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.
Studio Disney has officially announced a deal with director Joss Weedon to stage the film "The Avengers 2," which he also wrote the script. Weedon also develop a series for the channel ABC, the action of which will evolve in the Universe of "Avengers."
The film, which brought together several superheroes of Marvel, released in April this year and has earned a worldwide box office of almost half a billion dollars, with interest having beaten the considerable budget (220 million).
Thus, the agreement with Weedon leaves the franchise in good hands. The creator of TV series "Buffy - the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly" was the key to success of "Avengers" and his involvement in the work on the sequel was only a matter of time.
Date of release of "Avengers 2" has not been announced, but, according to insiders, before 2015 the picture is not worth waiting: Marvel has released in theaters continuation of "Iron Man," "Thor," "First Avenger" and run the "Guardians of the Galaxy" and among other things, bring on the big screens of the new superhero - Ant-Man.
Details about the television "Avengers" are not informed yet. Earlier it was reported that Marvel wants to create a show that will be in spirit and mood of the film resemble Weedon, but it does not employ any full-length characters from the strip. However, the Marvel Universe allows us to introduce many new characters.
Joss Weedon will develop a series for the ABC studio and Marvel. On television, the director feels like a fish in water, so for this project, too, do not worry.
It is interesting, that the channel ABC is not abandoned plans for a series about the Hulk, which was attributed to Guillermo del Toro. In May, ABC Entertainment president insisted that the next season (i.e. 2013) TV series will be ready.
October 10 this year, the Fox will expire at the right setting for the movie Daredevil, and the planned reboot and not budge. However, Fox may still remove the picture of the blind avenger. Studio is in talks with Marvel about the extension of the contract and sees Joe Carnahan as director of the tape. However, for Daredevil might have to give rights to some of the characters from the "Fantastic Four".
Fox is in talks with the director of "Team" A "," Joe Carnahan, who can take the place of the director of a new "Daredevil" instead of refused David Slade. Recall that the story of Matt Murdock, who was in the film played in 2003, Ben Affleck, will be reshot in the spirit of Frank Miller's comic book and make the picture a hardcore thriller in the spirit of the seventies. Carnahan has not yet received a formal proposal, but as say insiders, is only a matter of time.
Time in the studio is remained in short supply. If the shooting of the new "Daredevil" did not begin until October 10 of 2012, then Marvel will get back their right to a blind superhero. Given that the change of director the process of preparing for the film will go again (Carnahan will need a minimum of rework for a scenario), the deadline seems quite unrealistic. However, as they say all the same insiders, there is solution.
According to some sources close to the project, Marvel (and if not accurately, then Disney) is ready to prolong the stay of Daredevils in the studio Fox, if it, in return, will give the right to use a pair of characters from the universe of "Fantastic Four", namely the villain Galactus and the Silver Envoy Surfer. According to rumors, these characters play an important role in future projects of Marvel, so the studio is ready to sacrifice Daredevil.
Given that Fox is in the midst of launching a new version of the film "Fantastic Four", the rumors about replacing Daredevil with Surfer and Galactus are seem very strange. Fox has launched the "Four" with the director of "The Chronicles" led by Joshua Tranco. Giving such an important figure, now or later, will not be very reasonable.
What will be important for Fox - "Daredevil" or "Fantastic Four", we will know very soon.
The last time we reminisced about the multi-volume adaptation of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" in March of 2012, when Ron Howard proposed a project to the studio Warner. To date, prospects of fantasy-western re-emerging from the fog: in the next two weeks, Warner will make a decision and Russell Crowe is able to help them in this. Howard invited the star of his "Mind games" to play Roland Diskein.
Previously, this role was confirmed by Javier Bardem, but then the "Dark Tower" is owned by Universal.
Ron Howard, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and producer Brian Grazer planned to remove three feature films, and between them run the show for two seasons on television. But last summer, Universal has put an end to the project and Howard decided to look for the "Dark Tower" a new home.
For the realization of the world of Stephen King on the big screen, the director had to sacrifice a part of the budget, but Howard attracted to the project his old friend Russell Crowe, whom he shot in two films. Of course, participation of such actor will have some impact on the "Dark Tower", the studio is easier to allocate funding for the well-known worldwide star.
Russell Crowe is now withdrawn from Darren Aronofsky in the biblical epic "Noah" in the title role. In the future, the Crowe can be seen as a father of Superman in the movie "Man of Steel" as well as in the musical "Les Miserables."
It is assumed that a component of the project will undertake a television channel HBO, which for two years and provided very successful film adaptation of one of the most popular multi-volume novels in the fantasy genre - "Game of Thrones."
Stephen King calls the "Dark Tower" his reply to "Lord of the Rings." Given that Warner loves the franchise and at the end of "Harry Potter", "Batman" and "The Hobbit" will need to launch another large-scale film project, the prospects for King’s adaptation once again are looming in the rosy light.
Most of the actresses who worked with Lars von Trier, in the future refuse to cooperate with the director under the pretext. The most ambitious so far was listed Charlotte Gainsbourg, which was withdrawn in the third film, "Enfant terrible" of European director.
In company with Charlotte in the project "The Nymphomaniac" may play Nicole Kidman, which von Trier filmed in "Dogville."
According to interview, Kidman admitted that she look in a couple of days to Lars on the set of "Nymphomaniac." Does this mean that the work with von Trier on "Dogville" is not turned into a full-torture, as journalists like to talk? Recall that the director had planned to shoot a trilogy about America, touts Nicole in "Manderlay", but she refused, so her place was taken by Bryce Dallas Howard.
The official synopsis of the film reads: "The Nymphomaniac"- bright and poetic story of woman’s erotic ways, starting with birth and ending with the fiftieth anniversary, told by self-proclaimed nymphomaniac Joe. A cold winter evening, an elderly bachelor, Seligman found in an alley beaten unconscious Joe. He brings her to his home, caring for her, trying to understand how she could bring herself to such a state, and listens to her multi-faceted eventful history".
Shooting will begin in August and will be held in Germany. Planned to film two parts, as well as two versions: one for wide release, the other - half pornographic. In addition to Charlotte Gainsbourg in the film is busy Stellan Skarsgard. Premiere can take place at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Nicole Kidman recently starred in rather unusual role in the crime drama of Lee Daniels “Paperboy”. The actress is attached to the project, "Grace of Monaco", which will play Grace Kelly, and next year she will be seen in horror, "Stoker" and drama "The Railway Man".
The fifth part of the franchise, "Scary Movie" moves smoothly to its production launch. For a long time, rumors about participation of Lindsay Lohan were true, the contract with her was signed. And, perhaps, the actress will take the lead role in the film. In addition to the film join Charlie Sheen.
Before the major star of series was Anna Faris, flatly refused to participate in the fifth part. Now it looks as though Lohan will replace her.
Charlie Sheen was one of the main actors of the third film, and the fourth appeared only in a cameo (by the way, deadly for the character). His character, Tom Logan, has made a parody of Mel Gibson from the film "Signs." But whether he will once again recreate the image in the fifth picture, is still unknown.
Previous series of "Scary Movie" was released already in 2006. Then it was planned that it will mark the end of the story. Talking about the new extension of the popular parody saga has been underway for quite a while.
Tape will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The producer of the two previous pictures is David Zucker. It is known that one of the objects of derision in the next "Scary Movie" will be a series of "Paranormal Activity", why is there the assumption that this time the film goes through pseudo style paintings. It also stated that the creators will make fun of the hit and Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan".
Before it was believed that a new tape of the series will be released in April 2013th, however Edition Entertainment Television announced that the new date could be January 11 of that year. In this case, the process of shooting the film clearly will begin shortly.
Charlie Sheen has recently starred in Robert Rodriguez “Machete kills”, which is now at the stage of postproduction. In addition, the actor is busy in the TV series "Anger Management". Among recent projects of Lindsay Lohan is TV drama "Liz and Dick" dedicated to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.