An independent project CBGB about the eponymous cult New York music club in the strong pace adds to its cast. Casting tape head Alan Rickman, who plays Hilly Crystal, the permanent owner of the famous institution.
This week, Briton joined Malin Akerman. For the stars of "Watchmen" is prepared the role of Debbie Harry, front-woman of the group Blondie, regularly performing on the club scene, considered a mecca of punk rock and new wave and rave popular place for infrequent visitors were such persons as Andy Warhol and William Burroughs.
At CBGB, which existed from 1973 to 2006, also gave concerts bands like The Ramones and Talking Heads. Male Vocalist of the first team, Joey Ramon, perform, Joel Moore ("Avatar"), the role is assigned to the Ramond Johnny Julian Acosta ("Castle"). Chita Chrome guitarist of punk band The Dead Boys, which had great importance in the development of institutions Hilly Crystal, will play the star of "Harry Potter" franchise Rupert Grint. The actor, incidentally, is part of another project, and the musical theme. He has been involved in the drama "Drummer" on The Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson, who is going to shoot Randall Miller, who is also director therefore CBGB. The script of the tape of the New York club director wrote with Jody Savin.
Producing the project take on the authors themselves, as well as music business guru Brad Rosenberger. Crystal's daughter Lisa is also planning to take part in the production of the film, whose filming should start next month in Savannah, Ga., and after move to New York.
Malin Akerman will appear soon in one of the roles in the musical "Rock of ages" with Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin. Rupert Grint in this year has already seen in the war drama "Snow Prison" coming out in cinemas in January 2013th. Joel Moore, who in February of this can be seen in the thriller "The game of survival," with Amanda Sayfred in October, will appear in Oliver Stone's "Savages".
Christopher Nolan shoots his movies one camera and doesn’t believe in 3D. Excerpts from an interview resource DGA read below.
- When did you realize that the direction - your destination?
"To be honest, I've always made films, and never stopped doing it, starting with experiments on puppet animation, which are conducted with the help of the Super 8 camera of my father. In my understanding, all of this - a continuum, a set of closely related events in film and I never changed this hobby. I usually wandered around with a camera, but not graduated from high school on this profile. I studied English literature in college and was intended for academic excellence, while continuing to make films. I took my first feature film "Following" with the help of friends and sponsoring it from my own pocket. We were all busy at work all week, so going on the weekends throughout the year, taking 15 minutes of raw material every Saturday for two or three takes of each scene, with the result, about 5 minutes, ready for the film material. Then, in 1998 we went to a film festival in San Francisco (San Francisco Film Festival) and the studio Zeitgeist Films invited to speak to our distributor, that really helped me in the future to do the project "Memento" . I was hired as director, in my truck lay millions of dollars, and at my disposal were hundreds of people. "
- You are a longtime fan of detective novels, which are often used flashbacks. Hence the love of your non-linear narrative?
"Well, I was influenced a couple of things. When I was 16, I read a novel by Graham Swift's" The Water ", which co-existed in an incredible way and different times of the parallel measurements, and it was absolutely coherent and comprehensible. About the same while I watched on television music video of Alan Parker's "The Wall", which used similar methods of playing with imagination, memories, dreams, dreams are superimposed on the other. All of this firmly lodged in my head, along with detectives James Ellroy, Jim Thompson, as well as the films in the style of noir, such as stunned me, "Out of the Past" by Jacques Turner. Then, it is unclear how, in my hands was a script to unreleased still rolling, "Pulp Fiction" and I was absolutely fascinated by what Tarantino has done. "
- For your early movies you yourself have written script, filmed, mounted, even doing decorations. The only thing you did - you did not play. How do you work with actors? What have you learned from them in the early stages of their work?
"I try to provide them with everything necessary in the process of filming. Perhaps this is not what they think, and, indeed, is that they get something contrary to their desires, but I really try to be different and adapted to each actor. I'm trying to build them the conditions under which they would feel comfortable trying to help them show their talent to the maximum extent. "
"My uncle, John Nolan - an actor, he starred in several of my films. When I started working on the "Following", he studied acting, so I asked him what I need to know. He gave me a couple of books of Stanislavsky, one of which was "An Actor work on himself," and said they would give me ideas about the basics of acting. "
- How scary was the leap from "Insomnia" with a budget of $ 45 million to "Batman Begins," with a budget three times bigger?
"I do not know whether anyone else experiences similar to my mind, but the difference between filming "Following" with a group of friends, who stars in their own clothes and eating sandwiches, cooked by my mother, and 4 million of somebody's money given to me to "Memento" with hundreds of people, and there is the biggest jump I ever did, bit like the way you learn to swim at depth: no matter how much beneath you to the bottom - 2 feet or 10, or you'll drown, or not. "
"The difference between "Insomnia" and "Batman Begins" was mostly in the large-scale scenes. And "Batman” was my first film in which there were so many visual effects. Otherwise, for me the process of shooting remains the same: you stand and stare to the place where will the next scene. Everything else disappears. "
- Why do you prefer to shoot a camera?
"I use multiple cameras, when shoot tricks, for dramatic action, I take a camera. Working with one camera means that I have seen every frame while shooting a scene, because my attention is not distributed across multiple machines. So, I see everything when shooting live, look through the evening dailies. If you shoot multiple cameras, you have accumulated a lot of footage and you have at the end of the day to start from scratch. "
- Did you shoot all of your big-budget films with IMAX cameras?
"We have not filmed on IMAX "Inception” because it tried to convey more realistic dreams, and not the wonderful nature, so we used a handheld camera and filmed it spontaneously. As for the "Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight 2: The Legend Continues", just in these cases, the large size of the IMAX frame is the best conveys the drama of the situation. Thus, the choice of camera depends on what movie you want to shoot. But in any case, as a director, is trusted by a large budget, I feel a responsibility to the audience to shoot, using the technology of the highest quality that will help and make a film the way I want it to be turned. "
- While many of your fellow directors, working on the set, dressed in casual clothes, you prefer light or dark suit jacket with pants. Why do you "wear it"?
"I went to public school where we wore uniforms, and I used to use all the pockets in my jacket. (Laughs) I'm just in this user-friendly. I do not like to think, what would I wear this, so every day I wear the same thing . In short, I dress like going to work in the office. It's easier. "
Melissa Rausch got a role in the romantic comedy "You're here." In the feature directorial debut of Matthew Weiner, creator of "Mad Men" are also employed Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler.
The painting, which the script was written by the author of telesaga of advertisers of the 1960s, tells the story of meteorologists Steve (Wilson) and his buddy Ben infantile (Galifianakis). The latter, on learning of his father's death, sent along with a friend to the funeral and learns that his rather eccentric disposition parent left his son a legacy of not only money. While Ben is trying to overcome a lot of leaning on his issues, Steve is busy courting the young widow. Gradually the trip becomes a challenge to the once strong relationship of devoted friends.
Sister of the hero Galifianakis in "You're here" will play Amy Poehler. In addition, there will shoot Laura Ramsey and Joel Gretsch.
Melissa Rausch assigned the role of a bright vulgar call girl. Although on account of actress there are several secondary images in the movies such as "I Love You, Man", she, nevertheless, better known as the Bernadette Rostenkovski of the "Big Bang Theory." Participation in the project of Matthew Weiner will increase the chances of the series stars a career in cinema.
Filming "You're here," will start later this month in North Carolina. It should be noted that the launch of the tape in the production of the creator of "Mad Men", he said, wanted for eight years. In November 2009, Weiner was as close to the implementation of his ideas. Then in dramedy were interested Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Aniston, and eventually became part of the project Zach Galifianakis. A year later, the director said that the film will attend other actors - Jack Black, Matt Dillon and Renee Zellweger.
James Cameron on Twitter village spoke about his immersion into the Mariana Trench.
"I made a lot of diving. Sense of isolation, awareness of how tiny you are in this huge, black, possession of an unknown place of you."
"Whenever you make another dive, hoping that you'll see something new. Sometimes the ocean gives you a gift, sometimes - not."
"We're going to get samples of the next dive."
"History is always close to people. We all want the giant sea monsters, we can not exclude this possibility, but I bet - they are not there."
"Sphere cools, does not receive light. Walls are covered with condensation. You are in a world without the sun and heat."
"I'm doing yoga and a lot of running around to get ready physically and mentally, knowing how everything will be hard."
"The space for the pilot is very small, stuffed with electronics. I felt like a real astronaut. There was no room to move."
"Description of the construction of submersible expedition itself will certainly find its place in my future films."
"A lot of people who saw "Avatar", caught the connection to the oceans. All I could see under the water, feeds my imagination."
"Reaching the bottom, you become a real witness. I stopped and absorbed the feeling."
"I took part in designing submersible design. I know every part of it. When the hatch battened down, I believe that it will stand the pressure."
"I hope I can do two things at once in parallel: research and Avatar 2 and 3."
"You go down to bottom, following the plan of aggressive play. This does not mean that the technique will always work correctly."
"You should be able to maintain the correct attitude. This is not "one-off" deal, which will be decided by one immersion and immediate answers to all questions."
"The bottom of the submersible was devoid of any marked outlines. I thought that this way we adapt for the environment, but I do not think we notice it."
"It's limitless limit, to realize that we need time. It was pale and lifeless, isolated."
"I expected to find life, and I found that it is incredibly small. I have not seen large jellyfish, sea anemones."
"The ocean has given me a choice: you either make your dream come true, or walk down the red carpet London premiere of "Titanic".
"Most people know me as a filmmaker, but the ocean, and research has always interested me more than anything else."
In Wired magazine published a long article, which has analyzed reasons that prevented adaptation of the game Halo, which was planning to shoot Neil Blomkamp under the control of producer Peter Jackson. The main problem lies in the fact that Microsoft does not understand the principles of Hollywood.
Text of Wired is an excerpt from the book by Jamie Russell "Generation XBOX: How video games took over Hollywood." Because the text is very large, will highlight the main points.
Microsoft aggressively pushing Halo to the big screen. The company could realize that the game is an ideal material for blockbuster. High-octane action game based on the mythology of a decent, full of special effects and has a huge fun team - is not a dream for Hollywood? The first two parts separated by Halo world with a circulation of 13 million copies, earning a total of over 600 million over four years.
Legal details of the transaction engaged in agency CAA. Pitching has been unprecedented. With the knowledge of all the majors (Universal, Fox, New Line, DreamWorks), June 6, 2005 CAA sent a courier to the offices, uniformed Master Chifa, a soldier of the future of the game. Each arrived at the studio and delivered by Alex Garland script, which was given to the reading of 24 hours. For each scenario, accompanied by the paper on which was written, how much Microsoft wants for filming, someone must take the director and was put the necessary condition, required to immediately start the film in production.
All the studios, except for one, tried to bargain. Only the script came from Fox with a "Yes." As a result, the studio has agreed to merge with Universal - co-financing has helped to overcome the costly picture. Fox took over international distribution, while Universal has got to bed. Signed agreement is unparalleled to this day. Studios managed to negotiate a purchase option for $ 5 million and 10% of the final fees.
What is not taken into account in Microsoft, so it is that Hollywood will not dance to their tune. According to Russell, in order to reduce the reluctance of Microsoft terms of the contract, they will have to kill the movie. In particular, the company is required to retain the approval of the director and cast, plus 60 tickets for the little things first class for the staff of Microsoft and their guests at the premiere.
Microsoft saw only the director Peter Jackson. However, he failed to press: the director took only for producing, offering, as directed by his protege - the author of "Area number 9," Neil Blomkamp. Of course, this decision led to Jackson's enthusiasm for Microsoft. At that time, Blomkamp has on his account only the short film "Surviving in Yoburge", which spawned the famous film about aliens. But since Halo is launched in the design, the company had to accept the candidacy of the Nile. In addition, the studios were happy to get the cheapest producer - Jackson.
The process has moved. Jackson's company Weta Workshop has worked on the creation of dummy weapons, vehicles and developed the armor for the heroes. The resulting test short films form the basis of advertising the game Halo 3: Landfall. Get close to the film so close and failed.
Blomkamp himself recalls with horror these days. Collision with majors turned to the young director's nightmare. "Instinct told me that if you stir up a hornets' nest, nothing good will come, and here from the very beginning it was..." The studio did not like the direction in which Blomkamp moved. "The fact that I was playing Halo and playing video games - the director says. - I represent a generation for whom this film was made, and there are people who are much older! My version of Halo would be unrealistic to cool! It was much fresher than bushing boring fighters like "Throw Cobra" who are so fond of sculpting in Hollywood. "
As a result, Blomkamp vowed that never again will work with the studio Fox - went so far as it conflicts with its head Tim Rothman. "They are beginning to treat me like shit", - the Nile. Not surprisingly, his second full-length studio project is afoot to Sony.
On the other hand, Blomkamp pressured guys from Microsoft with his "creative control". After paying for the Garland script, written at the request, Microsoft is not going to deviate from the written one iota. Universal miraculously managed to recruit three of the writers, who polished the text, but those cost a pretty penny - in the preparatory development of the film have invested $ 12 million.
Because of the constant delays associated with the creative process and the lack of money, work went slowly. In October 2006, it was time to pay the filmmakers and Microsoft. The costs were so high that Universal demanded to reduce the fee of producers. Jackson refused, took Blomkamp and in November of 2007 went to do "District number 9". There were no money for further development. A screen adaptation of Halo covered copper basin. The end of the film.
Video Games - a sore spot in Hollywood. On the one hand, Mr. Anderson is issuing this year, another "Resident Evil", the fall comes the second "Silent Hill", in front is rebut of "Lara Croft", but the mass of the projects on the game is in limbo. Why do video games do not come to Hollywood? The unequivocal answer is still no.
Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck will appear in the title roles in the thriller, Runner Runner, directed by Brad Furman. The action will unfold in the world of underground gambling online businesses with a multi-billion turnover.
The script writers Brian Koppelman and David Levien are known by "Rounders" and "Ocean's Thirteen" so that the topic of gambling for them is not new. According to Deadline, story in Runner Runner «revolves around the world of offshore online casinos and strained relations between the founder of the business and his protege." Obviously, just play these characters, and Affleck and Timberlake. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has signed a contract with Timberlake, but with Affleck is in the final stage of negotiations. Recall Ben recently called on the political comedy "Nathan Decker» and in front of another and located at the design stage adaptation of Stephen King's novel, "Confrontation", which is attributed to Affleck as director.
Brad Furman, who was invited to New Regency in director's chair, has received critical acclaim for the criminal drama "The Lincoln Lawyer" with Matthew McConaughey, and still was listed director of the project "Men's Tears", in which are interested Clint Eastwood and Arnold Schwarzenegger. There, before the shooting, it never came, but the production of Runner Runner will begin in June this year. Among the producers of the new project appear Leonardo DiCaprio and his company Appian Way.
Ben Affleck will appear on the screens in October in his third directorial project "Argo", and we'll see him in a new Terrence Malick film.
Justin Timberlake is now removed in the "Woven ball" with Clint Eastwood and is involved in the project Coen brothers' “Inside Lewin Davis". The picture of baseball scouts will be released in the U.S. rental in September, and "Inside Lewin Davis" - in February next year.
In the world there are not many people, almost every word or action which is perceived as a direct order, and sets in motion a huge mass of people and capital. No, we are not talking about the presidents of nuclear powers, since their impact on the reality of much more modest and where short-lived. In the high-tech industry such person was Steve Jobs, in the entertainment industry - James Cameron and Peter Jackson. The first has already moved the film industry back on track stereoscopy, the second is preparing to modify one of its core standards. The only question is whether it can keep up with the ardent revolutionaries.
Anticipating the inevitable protests from detractors of duty, just clarify: yes, nothing revolutionary, as in stereoscopy, as in shooting with a high frame rate. Similar experiments with varying degrees of success were at the dawn of cinema. However, only now they are able to withdraw beyond the fun rides and give them the status of locomotives across the industry.
Suffice it to recall that director of the same "Avatar" was transferred several times. Basically, not because James Cameron wanted more time to bring the project to the mind, but as a global box office because of the unavailability of the new rules of the game. Now, however, the presence of stereoscopic movies of all stripes on the screen is absolutely commonplace, and only a fantastic blockbusters without 3D-version and look at all anachronistic.
Something similar should happen with the standard frame rate. He finally established itself with the advent of sound film, since the rate of 16 frames per second, used in silent film, could not provide adequate quality of the optical sound track. Since then, numerous attempts to overcome the 24-HR barrier, but the world standard remained unmoved.
And now for the first time the situation may change. Is precisely because the initiators of change were James Cameron and Peter Jackson. And if the first one in this case so far only as a theorist, the second is almost biblical mission, which is to test the readiness of industry to this "new covenant".
Already, many projection systems company Barco, Christie, Sony and NEC are able to show movies with such frequency after minor modifications and software updates, but after the first part of "The Hobbit" this additional option has the potential to become the main one. Hence, the frequency standard is about a hundred children will very soon become the lot of reactionaries and artists, as his time in black and white photography.
Well, then we expect the continuation of "Avatar", the creators of which may go even further. For good reason James Cameron once said that the experiment not only with new ways to create a stereo effect, but with a frequency of 60 frames per second and above.
So, if in December 2012 End of the World did not come, we will witness the beginning of a new revolution, the origins of which were only two people with their ideas, phenomenal capacity for work and a desire not to create new movies, but new worlds.
Now Gary Ross and studio Lionsgate finally parted, the continuation of "Hunger Games", entitled "Catching Fire" is orphaned. Studio is looking for a new director, but the network has leaked the names of those who Lionsgate wants to see in the director's chair. Among them is David Cronenberg.
A list of suitable directors was formed very quickly. Only on Monday held talks with Ross, on Tuesday published a press release about its withdrawal from the franchise, but on the night of Friday, there were the names of directors, which the studio plans to drum to the staging of "Catching Fire".
The main requirement for the future of the director - the ability to work quickly (filming begins in August) and the author of novels like Susan Collins, who is more interested in quality film than in the director's ability to hire a hit off.
In the list of seven to eight directors, all men. Today we know three names: Alfonso Cuarón, Alejandro González Iñárritu and David Cronenberg.
Alfonso Cuaron is now engaged in a protracted post-production "Gravity" with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. The picture should get released in late November. According to knowledgeable people in the project an incredible amount of special effects, so the work will last a long time, almost to the release of the tape. But even after finishing post-production, Cuaron is free: the director will need to be involved in the advertising of the picture - to go to premieres and interviews. Of course, all memory of the third film in the Harry Potter series, which performed admirably Cuaron, but if the director wants to take part in another studio project - the big question.
How can be interested David Cronenberg for shooting of "Catching Fire", it is difficult to imagine. Despite the fact that the director used entirely commercial project "Dangerous Method," his new film "Cosmopolis" returns to the screen the audience more familiar Cronenberg - with bizarre images, violence and nudity. However, the action sequel "Hunger Games" is almost an entire book develops in the arena, so that the idea of Cronenberg could remove a very bloody movie. But such a scenario is excluded from ranking. Finally, whether the director's time? The director of "Fly" recently signed up for a TV project about the forefather of modern surgery and must shoot the pilot of the television series.
Work schedule Alejandro González Iñárritu seems relatively free. Director decided not to shoot western and for his painting "The True Story of a fake lie," he has not found funding. Interestingly, Iñárritu seems most plausible candidate of the named trio: producer of "Hunger Games" John Kylix working with Alejandro on the dramas "Babel" and "Beautiful."
Producers of franchise should also pay attention to Takashi Miike, who takes a very quick and bloody.
The decision on the choice, producers of Lionsgate will take in the coming weeks.
The tenth studio album by British rockers The Rolling Stones «Exile on Main Street» is one of the best recordings of the group. The eccentric entrepreneur Richard Branson, founder of record label Virgin, found the story quite interesting record of the plate to turn it into a feature film.
By the spring of 1971, the band was in great debt to its native Britain, but to pay all taxes, Mick Jagger and his friends could not, which led to their departure from London. Jagger settled in Paris, while guitarist Keith Richards rented a villa near Nice. The other band members were scattered in the south of France. Basement Richards' villa converted into a studio where he recorded album «Exile on Main Street».
Then the group split with its manager Allen Klein, as a result of losing the right to trial a number of his compositions, written before 1971.
Working in the basement into a continuous party: changing session musicians, guests came, the flowed river of alcohol, and through the veins of Keith Richards with a vengeance ran heroin. Released in May 1972 «Exile on Main Street» was warmly received by critics and is still considered one of the best albums in the history of rock music.
History of the plate has already been shown on the screen recently - in 2010 released a documentary film "Rolling Stones" in exile". The project will be Branson's book by Robert Greenfield, "Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell with the Rolling Stones”, published in 2008. The film tells about the personal and professional relationship between Jagger and Richards, and the script will write brothers Brandon and Phil Murphy, whose studio Sony has recently invited to write a biopic about Steve McQueen.
Branson and Jagger band brings together not just a future film project: a 90-company Virgin Richard has released three albums of rockers.
Note that the "Exile on Main Street" is not the only project on the "Rolling." In September will be released documentary on the fiftieth anniversary of the group, which now takes Brett Morgan.
On the eighth place in the international charts with 9.18 million dollars in 4138 cinemas in 44 territories located the British cartoon "The Pirates: Band of Misfits" (total 45 million). Third weekend home rental earned 2.35 million dollars (5th place) with a good common fund to the 20.4 million dollars. At this good news for the "Pirates" have not ended. After a mediocre animated film come to life starts at three other major film markets. Australia become generous to 1.42 million dollars, with 59% growth charges (7th place, just 4.06 million), Germany has 1.07 million, with 10% confidence incidence (7th place, just 5.62 million) and France - 1.04 million, with 6% growth (9th place, just 4.2 million).
Here, next to the British "Pirates" was a Hollywood "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax", attended by 9.08 million dollars in the 3215 movie theaters in 47 territories (total 75 million). Animated film, like many other films, added the third great Australian weekend. The resulting revenue there was 2.7 million, with 41% growth charges (third place, only 11.7 million). In Spain, "Lorax" also was third with 1.21 million (7.46 million total). Best of Latin America, Mexico has allocated 1.07 million dollars, too, in the third weekend rental (5th place, just 8.55 million).
Close the top ten next film the popular Japanese animation franchise "Detective Conan". Sixteenth tape collected at the start of the movie series to record 7.67 million dollars to 351 theater.
Only at the eleventh position of the international charts at this time was collected 5.98 million dollars in 12 territories, the French hit "1 +1" (a total of 322.5 million). The next line in its extensive track record has start from second place in Poland, with 463 thousand dollars in 98 cinemas. Behind were released there in the same weekend, "Titanic" and "Ghost Rider 2".
Of the remaining progress pictures in the first place is the second largest in Spain with $ 1.5 million for the sixth weekend (total 14.5 million) and fourth in Italy with 979 thousand dollars in the eighth (of 17 million). So long stay in the top five charts of these countries is rarely. No French is losing ground reel of film in Germany.
In the sixteenth line of the international chart debut horror "Cabin in the Woods." Horror earned 3.61 million dollars in 781 cinema, receiving almost all this amount to the two major film markets. 2.54 million in 414 theaters spent Britain (3rd place), and 1.02 million gave Russia (6th place).
French comedy "Radio stars" with the participation of Clovis Korniyyaka started from fifth place in the domestic box office for the first five days, collecting 1.64 million dollars in 296 theaters. Just now got to come back in France last year in the world hire "The Lion King." The famous cartoon was the seventh from 1.49 million in 303 theaters. Total re-release in 3D has brought it an additional 86.4 million dollars of international duties and 180.6 million worldwide.
Steadily increasing its capital the German comedy "Turkish for Beginners". In the fifth weekend it earned 1.78 million dollars (4th place) with a common fund of 18.5 million dollars. In addition, its asset 2.06 million dollars in revenues.
Disney's "John Carter" has completed the premiere of international distribution in Japan. Disappointed his charges failed to please the blockbuster, and there, earning only 2.23 million dollars in 692 cinemas in the first three days of hire (5th place). However, even this revenue, "Martian" movie was enough to conquer the 200 millionth milestone in the international box office fees (201.6 million).