Matt Damon's directorial debut is delayed: the actor decided not to make a film scripted by John Krasinski and Dave Eggers. However, the actor will still stay in the project and will act in the title role. The director's chair now takes Gus Van Sant.
For the first time about his desire to be on the other side of the camera Damon said in May last year. Then he looked for a script from the "Black List" about father and daughter, robbing banks and hiding. This was followed by silence, and in October, Matt changed his mind and took for scenario from Krasinski and Eggers.
The main role Damon is going to play himself. Salesman arrives in a small town, and then the situation is developing on the basis of the film like "Erin Brockovich": the hero learns that the town was poisoned, his life is also threatened, and he takes action. Accept Matt, in the film were approved John Krasinski and Frances McDormand.
The plot is very vague - it looks like it's not just a brief (and very short!) content, but the project scenario. According to the blog Vulture, the problem with the scenario completely changed the intention of the actor. He does not want to be director, but will stay as the leading man. At the same insiders believe that a modest budget by Hollywood standards ($ 12 million) will not increase.
What actually caused the failure of Damon from the film will remain behind the scenes. There is an option that Matt does not have time: now he is busy on remake of "Elysium," which lasted a little longer than planned. In this case, the actor did not have time to properly prepare for his debut project.
Update: According to reports, Damon during the holidays managed to persuade the director Gus Van Sant's to pick up his orphaned project. Van Sant filmed Matt's in the drama "Good Will Hunting", so that the actor and director have good relations. Now they are looking for funding. The picture originally was based on Warner, but now the producers have to find a new studio. Filming is scheduled for the spring.
Despite the fact that Justin Timberlake was first introduced to the famous convention, made a splash not his appearance on the stage, and shown the material from the film "Time" by Andrew Niccol, where the actor became a partner of Amanda Sayfred.
Screenwriter of "The Truman Show" and the director of "Gattaca" presented his new film, where we discuss how in the future humanity has managed to conquer and transform the aging time at a bargaining chip. People are genetically programmed to live next to 25 years, but with time, having a loan, they can live much longer, staying young.
In one of the featured scenes you may notice that a cup of coffee now costs four minutes of your life, instead of three - it turns out, that even the time is subjected to inflation.
Matthew Bomer, star of TV series "White Collar" play a 105-year-old man, but he looks all the same 25 years. He gives the hero Timberlake Will in use a whole century, but died suddenly. Will suspects some murder, so he is forced to jump into the race. On his trail is a rich and immortal hero of the police with Cillian Murphy in the head.
The dose of a good laugh from the audience raised a scene in which one of the rich on behalf of Philip Weiss (Vincent Kartayzer of "Lunatics") is his mother, wife and daughter - all the women are actresses in 20 years. Just daughter Weiss, Sylvia (Amanda Sayfred), and steals the Will, but eventually it turns into a hostage of the same kind of fugitive.
Describing the film, Niccol said: "This is a child of "Gattaca". Particular difficulties for the director was casting. "For example, we had to find 105-year old man in the body of a 25-year old actor."
Hero Justin Timberlake, a kind of Robin Hood of the future, while stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Of course, the actor asked if he wanted to play this superhero. Justin refused, saying that he afraid to get into the tights already existing character.
After the fourth film of franchise has collected $1 billion, it would be strange to think that the adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow will end on this. But Johnny Depp has expressed doubts about a speedy return to Caribbean waters. However, a billion is doing its work: it became known today, actor officially started negotiations with the studio.
In early May of this year, Depp said he wanted to relax a bit from Jack. "I do not want to say: "Let's take a month extension to the Christmas of 2012 was ready. " We must wait a little longer. Films must be special for the audience - just as they are special to me. "
At the same time producer Jerry Bruhaymer said that the script is ready to fifth film (it was written by Terry Rossio, this time working without his constant collaborator Ted Elliott).
"I hope that Johnny will return to the role of Jack. But everything will depend on the script - said Bruckheimer to "LA Times". - Johnny is very important, that the material won’t disappoint the audience. "
Apparently, Depp liked the work of Rossio. According to The Wrap with reference to anonymous sources close to the project, the actor began talks about the fifth picture. Moreover, Bruckheimer and his colleagues spend three to four meetings per week, working on improving the script.
In December, there were rumors that Disney would take the fifth and sixth series of "Pirates" at the same time as it was in the second and third. But while insiders are silent about this.
Johnny Depp's fees from the "Pirate" franchise are totaled $350 million.
Author of financial drama script "Wall Street" Stanley Wiser will write a script about Rod Serling, creator of the cult series "The Twilight Zone." Serling, whose work on television has had an enormous influence on the development of fiction, was also co-author of the classic "Planet of the Apes."
Predisposition to the entertainment industry Rod Serling showed even being a child. As a six-year child, he could spend hours playing with himself seen scenes from movies or books he read. At school, the future creator of "The Twilight Zone" behaved as a clown than incredibly angered teachers. The habit of going against the system will remain with him throughout life.
As a young man Serling showed his interest to writing scripts. He enjoyed listening to the radio, especially thrillers and horrors. During the Second World War he served in the Rod Parachute Infantry Regiment, as well as the demolition team. Participated in one of the largest naval battles in history - the Battle in the Leyte Gulf between the U.S. and Japan.
In 1950 Rod Serling began professionally to write scripts for radio broadcasts. Then he came with the idea of a program about ghost boy and a girl who died during the war. Heroes travel the country and commenting on daily life. His idea was heavily redesigned, but the program was on air. Since Serling has tried to run something in the genre of mystery. In the mid '50s, he wrote not only for radio but for television. The constantly changing scenarios lead to thoughts of Rod to create his own program. Thus, 2 October 1959 in air CBS-TV appears the first episode of "Twilight Zone".
The series about collisions with the paranormal has lived on CBS for five years. Serling himself wrote 92 episodes. He was leading the series, whose voice could be heard at the beginning and end of the program. Rod died at age of 50 from complications related to addiction to smoking.
"Rod Serling was one of the true visionaries in the history of television - says Andrew Mayeran, whose company, Bureau of Moving Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a film about Serling. - He single-handedly turned the television into a powerful professional tool that is capable of with proper application to change the world. "
Mayeran himself came to cinema from the world of real estate, but this year he is directing and producing melodrama "Highland Park".
Star of the show "Gossip Girl" Chace Crawford continues to progress on the big screen. Actor is assigned to the adaptation of Nobel Prize laureate for novel of Nadine Godimer "The House Gun". Crawford father will play Pierce Brosnan.
The novel Godimer developed in South Africa. Harold and Claudia, great professionals in their field (she is headed an insurance company, he is - a doctor), comfortably settled in South Africa, arriving at a post-apartheid. Their life becomes a nightmare when her only son Duncan accused of killing a neighbor. The young man shot him from the usual "home gun", purchased for protection. However, Duncan does not deny his guilt, than introduces parents to a screeching halt. Boy defends a black lawyer who does not have much experience in court.
Pierce Brosnan will play the father of the hero Chace Crawford. The actor has always willingly acted in independent projects. In particular, this year at the Berlin Festival has shown a low-budget film "Salvation Boulevard" with Brosnan, and last year the former Bond appeared in the drama "Remember Me".
Chace Crawford has repeatedly tried to get out of the TV series in a great movie, but no thriller "The Haunting of Molly Hartley" or crime drama "Twelve" did not help the actor. Recently, Crawford was forced to abandon filming a remake of the melodrama "Free" because of the busy schedule filming in "Gossip Girl."
Director's chair of the project "The House Gun" is yet vacant.
In an interview with PARADE Rupert Grint, aka Ron Weasley - Harry Potter's best friend in all the eight franchise films, says that still is not ready to leave this chapter of his life.
- What were the last days on the set of the second part of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"?
Harry Potter is a huge part of my life. I can’t even remember what was before it. Yes, the last few days were full of emotion. It was sad, felt a void. I remember when I packed my things in bags and boxes, I stumbled upon the toys, which are played when I was 10 years old. It was strange.
- What do you think about the future?
Everything is fine. It was great, but I'm looking forward and ready for changes.
- Did you like the idea to divide the last book into two parts?
I think it was a good idea, because what we have gotten two different films. The second part is more like an epic action game.
- Hogwarts is attacked. How did you feel watching the collapsing scenery?
It was very strange to observe how a place so familiar and habitual, your second home, have been razed. Everything happened at once - the film ends, faded film set. I was amazed when I saw that the Great Hall turned into a pile of burning rubble. For the fans it will be a real shock.
- Do you like to participate in the action and perform tricks?
Yes, it was great to shoot all of it. We're very much running, but because I do it infrequently, the feeling was quite unusual. There will be a great scene in which I was running from the courtyard from pursuing giants and spiders. I liked every tricks and I served them with pleasure. And never is injured, by the way.
- If JK Rowling will write another book, whether you will agree to participate in future projects?
I'm not sure. I've always been a big fan of books about Potter and for many years to stick with Ron. Now, we are as if the same person. But I still can’t give an answer now. Of course, I would like to play Ron's of middle age. Let's wait, and then understand what to do.
Rumors, wandered on the project "Oblivion", have been confirmed. Actor Tom Cruise will play a major role in the film, but instead refused from the film studio Disney the movie picked up the company Universal. The author of "Oblivion" is a music video director of the blockbuster "Throne: The Legacy" by Joseph Kosinski.
The original version of the script belongs to the author of "The Departed", William Monahan, but it overwrites the text of Karl Gaydusek. The basis for the film was a graphic novel, created by Kosinski, Arvid Nelson and Andrew Wallin.
Future. In the center of the story an ex-soldier named Jack. His path - fix aircraft, on them earthlings patrol the planet that has become uninhabitable.
One day the hero finds crashed spaceship, inside which there is a woman. As it turned out, she is an earthling, which has finally returned from a multi-year expedition to Mars. Her arrival raises serious questions, on which Jack is going to find answers.
Among the future projects of Tom Cruise's musical "Rock of ages" and the fourth series of the saga "Mission: Impossible." In 2010, on the large screens we saw a comedy "Night and Day" with the actor, which brought the world more than 260 million dollars with a budget of 117 million.
The provisional release date of "Oblivion" - 2012. Estimated budget of the film is 100 million dollars.
As soon as U.S. President reported about the death of Pakistan's number one terrorist Osama bin Laden, as it became known that Hollywood has prepared a project tentatively titled "Kill Bin Laden". Director of "The Hurt Locker" Kathryn Bigelow for several weeks has been engaged in the development of this independent project.
Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, with whom she worked on "The Hurt Locker", see the new film as a continuation of his Oscar-winning picture of sappers. The story - early and unsuccessful attempts of U.S. intelligence officials to kill Osama, undertaken after the tragic events of September 11. However, now the film of Bigelow will have very different ending.
Representatives of director comment that "Kill Bin Laden" is not a film about the leader of al-Qaida. Details are kept in secret, but some say, that Kathryn Bigelow wants to see starring Joel Edgerton. Australian actor is slowly gaining popularity - he can be seen in the remake of the horror film "Something" and Universal Studios has considered him in such projects as "The Bourne Legacy" and "Snow White and the huntsman."
According to insiders, the project of Bigelow is not the one on this topic. In Hollywood, forging the iron when it is hot, so that the studio-Major, reportedly pulls out from the shelf project about bin Laden, frozen since 2006. Then Paramount bought the film rights to the book of intelligence operative Gary Berntsen Jawbreaker about the attempt of the U.S. military in 2001 to hunt down and kill Bin Laden.
Paramount hired Cyrus Naurasteh, screenwriter of TV series drama "Way to 11" so that he rewrote an existing script from Berntsen book. Oliver Stone wanted to make this film after his film "Twin Towers". But the project was suspended because Stone did not suit the vision of the studio. Then the story of the search for Bin Laden was listed as a story line to restart the franchise about the CIA analyst Jack Ryan, but in the end, it has also failed.
Michael Shannon has been nominated on Oscar. The actor will play a megalomaniac banished from the planet Krypton, where was born Man of Steel. In the movie "Superman 2" it was a role of Terence Stamp.
Zack Snyder himself on his villain says: "Zod is not only one of the most prominent enemy of Superman, but also one of the most significant, because he knows about him a lot of, that many do not know." Which version of General Zod will see the audience has not been disclosed, but according to some comics, he was even Russian.
"Michael - a strong actor who can show both the mind and madness of the hero, so he is ideally suited to this role," - says the director about his choice. Shannon is not the first time play maniacs. In fact, he has become known worldwide for his role as wacky neighbor of characters Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio in "Revolutionary Road." The actor starred in two films from Werner Herzog, playing the charismatic impresario of Runaways in the eponymous film, last year shone in the comics "Jon Hex" and the thriller "13". Fans of the series "The Boardwalk Empire" might remember his uncompromising federal agent Nelson Van Alden.
Thus, the cast of Zack Snyder film looks very promising. Henry Cavill is preparing for the role of Superman, his adoptive parents will play Diane Lane and Kevin Costner, Amy Adams will be a friend, and villain - one of the most talented contemporary actors.
According to recent figures, the film will be called "Man of Steel" - no "Superman" and twos.
English studio Working Title Films, in collaboration with Peapie Films has acquired film rights to the novel of Andy Mulligan's "Trash". The script will write the author of "Real Love" Richard Curtis, in director chair will be Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot").
The action thriller will develop in our time in one of the third world countries. The main characters - three boys living in a landfill. Raphael, Gardo and Rat daily rummage through garbage to support their existence. But once they run into a leather bag, the contents of which forever changes their lives.
Mulligan "Trash" was published in Britain last fall and earned high marks from critics. "From the first page I realized that I have found one of the most interesting and dynamic books of our time", - the head of Peapie Films Chris Tike. Among his production work - the new tape of Madonna "M. Ll.", "Stardust" and "Kick Ass".
The writer believes that the tandem of Curtis Daldry - a real dream team, and especially enjoys the fact that the writer is not going to sugar coat anything in his book.
Tike brought a book to the company Working Title for review, where it attracted the interest of Richard Curtis and Stephen Daldry. It is worth noting that the producer had previously worked for Working Title in the PR department.
Filming is scheduled for 2012.
The latest work by Richard Curtis - the adaptation of the novel by Michael Morpurgo "Warhorse". A film by the book has been filmed by Steven Spielberg. Stephen Daldry now removes the film on the book by Jonathan Safran Foer's "Extremely loud and incredibly close."