Zachary Quinto in an interview with The Huffington Post reported on his participation in the "American Horror Story" and "Star Trek Into Darkness."
- Just come to the end the second season of the show "American Horror Story", based on a play by Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" in which you play Tom Wingfield, appeared in repertory ART just the other day and fans of sci-fi movie "Star Trek Into Darkness" will be able to assess it in May. Three completely different projects, almost very tightly to each other ... How did you do it?
"The process of work in each of these projects was a little different, but I was lucky that I was able to combine them. I finished shooting "American Horror Story" on Friday, and first appeared on stage in the play "The Glass Menagerie" on Monday. Actually, I'm totally going to head into the project which will come. Details may be different in each scenario, but the goal is always the one, so I always work the same way, regardless of the scale and structure of the project. I really very grateful and appreciate the opportunity to work in so many different genres, and I would like to keep it as further".
- How did you managed to create an image of Dr. Tredson "American horror story? Maybe, it’s due to your experience with the role of serial killer Sylar from "Heroes"?
"Unconsciously, as the similarities between the two characters were sometimes obvious, I'm sure. Great was the fact that as many as five episodes I have kept secret the true identity of Dr. Tredson, while in "Heroes" it was clear from the very beginning. Role of Oliver Tredson was a boon for me as an actor, because it gave the opportunity to create, and then "sell" the audience the first version of the character, knowing what a dark and sinister turns the second, his true identity. This was a lot of fun, and I think that even if there was similarity between Tredson and Sylar, it showed up later when the dark side of Dr. bloomed full color. I was fortunate enough to work in the warm company of friends, so the work on it was incredibly exciting, because each participant was a real professional. And we tried very hard to keep the lights and let the darkness of the world, which was created in the show, to get inside. "
- What would you like to see the third season of the show?
"I do not know. I did not engage with anyone talks about returning to the third season, so do not think I would be a part of it, while the other actors discussed this issue. But it was planned originally, when I signed a contract to participate in the second season. From Ryan Murphy, we agreed on an annual collaboration, and, given my current situation and future plans, I'm sure that some of the relative freedom I can not hurt. So I really do not plan on coming back, but from what I have heard and I know - Lily Raby, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy and Evan Peters. I'm all in anticipation. "
"I’ve never felt any pressure, taking part in both films of franchise, but only support. I realized that my job - to be a part of something that viewers want to wait and see. "Star Trek Into Darkness"- it's a little more development because we shot it in 3D cameras and IMAX, and I think the story itself will make a big explosion of films of the summer season. I'm very excited and looking forward to its release, so that the audience finally saw it.
JJ Abrams - a genius, and everyone who works with him, are incredibly talented people, so I'm sure that the audience will be not disappointed - of course, this is just my opinion. "
- The trailer shows that the franchise has become murkier.
"Yes, darker, longer. So, I think people would be interested."
- What should viewers expect from the film?
"More action, more danger, and, as I said, much is at stake for the members of the crew, this time".
- How would you describe your approach to the role of Spock in the new movie "Star Trek"? You relied on the image of the Commander, who created the Leonard Nimoy, or is it basically your own interpretation of the character?
"Definitely, this is my own interpretation. We spent a lot of time together with Leonard, working on the first film, and became good friends. We are still very close and discuss Spock from time to time. Leonard has made it clear that he waited on who can pass his hero, who will be able to trust, and who will respect Spock as he is. We are very different people with him and we look at our character from a different perspective, and Spock will always be for me the only one of its kind, in spite of what made him Leonard."
- What do you think about Abrams directing of the first series of a new trilogy?
"I support the desire of Jay Jay to expand his entertainment empire. I think he's one of the narrators, who is able to radically change the traditional foundations. And I think this is a bold, ambitious move on his part in the creative plan to revive this great franchise. As franchise itself is incredibly impressive, I think JJ - a great candidate".
Good news for fans of the comic book of John Constantine, a different evil hunter. Guillermo del Toro is going to shoot the film "The Dark Universe" based on the comic book of DC publisher. To led the team of superheroes, prepared by Guillermo, is going to John Constantine. This time the blonde.
Eight years have passed since the release of the mystics "Constantine" by Francis Lawrence, and fans still can not forgive the creators of the paintings brunette Keanu Reeves in the lead role. The fact that the prototype of the hero became the musician Sting (artists Stephen R. and John Bissett Totlbin were fans of The Police).
At first, John Constantine was like Sting from "Quadrophenia", but changed over time. However, the character's hair remained blonde.
Guillermo del Toro will start "Dark Universe" after finishing horror "Crimson peak" with Emma Stone. Director has already painted the scene and soon will announce the name of the writer, who will take the project design.
Except John Constantine, in the "Dark Universe" will include such heroes of DC publisher, as Swamp Thing, the demon Etrigan, Deadman, Spectrum and magician Zatanna. "John, in fact, is trying to recruit them to the team" - explains Guillermo and suggests that the picture may eventually get the title "Justice League Dark”.
However, the main story line of "Dark Universe" will revolve around Jason Blood (this guy is bound demon Etrigan), which is a relative of the wizard Merlin. Blood relations with the knights of King Arthur and Merlin himself become a problem for our time.
Del Toro said that basically did not want to be distracted by the story of each character origin. All details will be announced during the film. "I can say that the Swamp Thing is at peace with itself, but Dead Man is still trying to find out who shot him."
"Dark Universe" is far from the big screens. First, the world will see "Pacific rim" del Toro, then "Crimson Peak", and after already "Justice League Dark". Unless, of course, Guillermo not change his mind.
Fantastic band, appearing in the Oscar-winning project of Ben Affleck "Argo" will see the light. It will be called the "Lord of Light”, like the novel by Roger Zelazny, a famous script writer, who saved the lives of several Americans in the late 1970s.
Recall that, according to recently declassified CIA documents, in 1979, science fiction script called "Argo" was allegedly put into production. About this project wrote only Hollywood publication Variety and The Hollywood Reporter. However, the picture has not seen the light, as it has become a cover for the CIA special operations agent Tony Mendez to extract six U.S. diplomats who have appeared in the Canadian ambassador's house during the seizure of the Embassy by Iranian students in Tehran.
The situation in reality was somewhat different from those shown in the film of Affleck. If you take only the Hollywood component, then it was out the producer, which in the "Argo" brilliantly played by Alan Arkin. In fact, a fake movie run with two make-up artists, one of whom was John Chambers (in the film portrayed by John Goodman).
"Lord of Light" by Roger Zelazny, which became the basis of Barry Ira Heller scenario, was written in 1967. In the story after the death of the Earth the crew of the ship "Star of India" founded a colony on a planet in another star system. Having won almost all the original inhabitants of the planet, the crew is building a city on one of the poles of the planet. During the colonization of the planet people achieve technological power and immortality, and declare themselves gods. The colonists are divided into two parts: the gods who live in the heavenly city, and on the technical benefits, and ordinary people, strongly pushed around deities and living in the medieval cities on the planet. Develops celestial hierarchy in the image of the Hindu pantheon of deities.
Geller’s scenario was a part of an ambitious project "Science Fiction Land”, which was conceived as the first amusement park with elements of sci-fi. Geller enlisted the support of a number of science fiction, including Ray Bradbury, and the legendary artist Jack Kirby, who thought the visual solution. That was the art-concept of "Science fiction land."
After Chambers showed Mendez scenario of Geller, CIA decided that the name "Lord of Light" is not appropriate, and changed it to "Argo". Make-up artist joined to the project his colleague Robert Sidell, who worked on "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial".
After painting of Affleck received the "Oscar" for Best Picture in 2012, the studio Warner has decided to buy Heller’s script and run it in production. Presumably work on the existing scenario is still the same Chris Terry, who wrote the "Argo".
Note that, in contrast to the false "Argo", the new film will be called "Lord of Light" and will become more similar to Zelazny novel rather than a parody of the "Star Wars", as it was presented in the film of Affleck. Negotiations are underway with the Kirby family about the possibility of the use of his drawings in the new incarnation of the "Lord of Light."
Last summer, David Cronenberg has done a lot of noise, expressed his attitude to films about Batman. A few days ago the director said that in fact it was not so, as he was referring to another.
Recall that Cronenberg considers all movies about superheroes infantile, Nolan's best film is called "Memento" and "The Dark Knight" finds boring. Now director of "Cosmopolis" is ready to clarify some details.
"I have not seen "The Legend Continues"- says Cronenberg. - Do you see how everything is distorted? I asked a question. And when quoting my answer, dropped the question that was asked. The reporter asked me, "By the way, movies on comics are now at the highest level of cinema. Would you like to make a film in the comic books?" I said, "Wait, who told you that? Where is such a level?" And then made his little speech. The answer was to that question. She made the assumption that the new Batman movie - the highest level of cinema. I have not seen "The Dark Knight" or "The Legend", which at the time showed only the press. So I was not referring to a particular film and not criticized it specifically. "
David Cronenberg focuses on the fact that his comments referred directly to the genre, not Nolan.
"I would say that the film of the comic strip - it's a movie of the comic strip. Comics, especially those in which I grew up (I loved Captain Marvel), designed for teenagers. To shot comics it is like to be within certain limits, and there is no question of any of the highest levels of cinema. That is my opinion. Of course, I said that, technically, this movie can be very interesting, given what people are attracted to it and what money are spent. But in a creative and artistic terms, these pictures are very limited".
Note that Sam Mendes offered at the time to put "The Avengers," and director of "American Beauty," recalled this episode with a smile. Marvel studio sent Mendes parcel, which was directed to touch up the idea for the movie. "Oh, it was a fun premise! Lots and lots of comics, no script - only release date. Prime dates of these films are often advertised in advance, when nothing, not even a script. The first suggestion I saw was: "The Avengers" will be released May 2, 2012 the first or something like that. And all. "
These parcels have gotten many Hollywood directors, but Mendes is not a bit interested. "It is not my world. I would take my children to such a movie, but to shot it myself - I do not want. "
Team of superheroes of publisher DC, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern can finally appear in the "Justice League". Superhero film was conceived in the studio Warner a few years ago, but was stopped because of problems with finances and the writers' strike.
Just recently, Warner won a court case over the rights to Superman. The heirs of Joe Shuster, one of the authors of the famous character, tried to sue the studio 50% of profits from the sales of all projects with the superhero. Because now Warner will not have to pay a lot of money, "Justice League" can move toward the viewer, as well as the Superman franchise. If Warner lost the court with the heirs of Joe Shuster, any projects related to Superman, would have to freeze until a new agreement.
In 2007, director George Miller has started with the "Justice League". Note that the role of Batman was taken young actor Armie Hammer, who has since won fame for "The Social Network" and is available in the blockbuster "The Lone Ranger." There is a chance that Hammer did try on the costume of Batman, but this is only a rumor.
Miller's project was frozen in January 2008. Australia, which was supposed to make a film, and not determined by tax benefits, and the writers went on strike as a result of which it was impossible to change the script in need of revision.
Four years later, "The League" again gave itself known. In connection with the release in theaters of "Man of Steel" Warner has a chance to build a new team, especially if the movie Zack Snyder will be successful. Warner has wanted to respond to competitors from Marvel, superheroes whose thorough fleecing the pockets of the audience over the years.
As the LA Times, an insider close to the project, claims that Warner is going to make "Justice League" in 2013 with the release in the summer of 2015. There have been attempts to persuade Christopher Nolan producing the picture, but it seems that they failed: removing three movies about Batman and produced "Man of Steel", a British film director does not want to deal with superheroes.
The heroes of the publishing house DC not so lucky in the film adaptation, as their colleagues from Marvel. "Superman Returns" Bryan Singer has not met expectations, "Green Lantern" has suffered, if not deafening, the major failure at the box office. Only Batman trilogy has become part of a cult, but it will remain on the sidelines, neither Nolan or Christian Bale will no longer have a relationship to the franchise.
Warner now has solve the problem with the script, found the director and actors. It would seem simple. But who will be dressed as Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern and Flash, we will get to know only next year.
Studios appoint release dates in advance, but it does not mean that the films will be released in one hundred percent that day. Just two fantastic tapes today changed the premiere date - "Elysium" and "Robocop."
Movies of Neil Blomkamp and Jose Padilla will come later designated dates.
The joint collaboration studios MGM and Columbia, a remake of the classic "Robocop" was to go to the U.S. release August 8, 2013th. Now, robot cyborg will appear on screens only 7 February 2014.
The vacant after the "Robocop" slot Sony put "Elysium", which had expected to see on February 28. Now the movie premiere in the U.S. on 9 August 2013. Thus, the film Blomkamp is among summer blockbusters, like his previous work, "District number 9." Then a film about the complexities of living aliens in South Africa was a black horse, and the surprise of many analysts earned a worldwide box office of over $ 210 million.
Premiered in August will get Sony to "Elysium" additional noise on Comic-Con, despite the fact that Blomkamp and Damon have come to the convention this summer.
In the story "Elysium" in the future, there are two classes of people: the rich live in luxury space station "Elysium", and the poor - in a crowded world. Matt Damon's hero is terminally ill, but it can save itself, if the dangerous mission that could lead to the equality of the two worlds.
The reason for the move, "Robocop" is not disclosed, but February is no longer a grave releases. This winter, the hit was "Safe House", in the United States earned $ 126 million, and another 82 million overseas.
Sony removed the calendar next year releases cartoon "Pixels", citing a lack of time to work on the project. Animated film will be released on March 23, 2014th.
"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" will be in theaters on September 27, 2013th.
Drama "Saving Mr. Banks" with Tom Hanks goes to Oscar season, December 20, 2013, and the "Witch hunters" slightly shifted on January 25, 2013, to get more 3D-IMAX-screen and in the States.
Talking raccoon and wise tree in superhero team? There is nothing wrong, says Joss Whedon, who became creative consultant of studio Marvel. Director is sure, James Gunn will shoot great "Guardians of the Galaxy", and reflects on the second "The Avengers."
While in Toronto, where the festival was presented his new film "Much Ado About Nothing", Joss Whedon spoke to MTV's new film about the prospects of Marvel «Guardians of the Galaxy." The picture will be put by director of "Slug" and "Super" James Gunn, confirming that this is one of the main demands of leadership to his studio director: sense of humor.
"I think James will do it, - says Whedon. - Personally, I initially thought, "Well, I was a kid loved Jet Coon, but not sure he will liked to the wide audience." And then Marvel says it wants to take on the post of director James Gunn. And I was like, "Oh, well, all you have by then!" It's so unusual, plague, but a very smart guy and tries with all his heart. "
Joss recalls that Gunn has a direct bearing on the superheroes, "Well this is the guy who wrote the script for the film "The Specials" But this film is very important for the genre: he took the superheroes and made them down to earth! And James took off his "Super".
According to the director, Gunn has just begun work on the screenplay for "Guardians of the Galaxy", but his vision of the film will necessarily lead to the delight of all fans. "He has a very unusual presentation of this comic book, but it's all for love of the material" - adds Weedon.
In a conversation with the publication of 24 Hours Joss slightly covered the second "The Avengers." "Building a team - this is not a happy ending. This is the beginning of something very complex and difficult, so now I can dig a little deeper. And, perhaps, until I dig a little spin the knife. And it makes me happy. " Well, the important thing is not to say Joss, who is from the "Avengers" your favorite character, and that the director is famous for the ability to kill the beloved characters fans.
By the way, the right to hire an American low-budget comedy Weedon "Much Ado About Nothing", set on the play by William Shakespeare, has acquired studio Lionsgate.
"Guardians of the Galaxy" will be released in August 1st, 2014. "The Avengers 2" will appear on the screens of May 1, 2015th.
Even last August it was announced that Universal Studios is trying to obtain the consent of Jim Carrey to participate in the sequel film "Kick-Ass." A few days before the start of filming of the project, the director Jeff Wadlow has hinted in his Twitter that the actor did play in the film.
Carrey officially attached to the role of a character nicknamed the Colonel, who in the original comic, Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr. is a former slave John Genovese mafia. However, having experienced a religious epiphany, the hero says goodbye to the criminal authorities and to initiate a superhero team called "Justice for all." As part of this team, and eventually becomes Kick (it still plays Aaron Johnson).
Commenting on the arrival of Carrey in the project Millar said in his blog that Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow, and he spoke with comedian couple of weeks ago, and have since been so tempted to tell about it, because the energy that the actor is going to invest in the Colonel, comparable with the work on the image of Nicolas Cage's dad.
In addition to Carrey in the sequel will involve Chloe Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage (though his character died in the previous film) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, who participated in the first tape, and Donald Faison ("Skyline") as Dr. Gravity, John Leguizamo ("The Lincoln Lawyer") as the mysterious Javier and Robert Emms ("War Horse") as a man-insect. Negotiations with the studio leads and Lindy Booth ("Dawn of the Dead") - the actress can embody a heroine named Night Bitch, the joining of "fairness" to avenge the murder of her sister.
At the box office film debut will be on June 28, 2013.
Jim Carrey this year has finished filming the comedy "The Incredible Burt Uanderstoun." The last time the appearance of the actor on the big screen was a picture of "Mr. Popper's Penguins," which brought in movie theaters around the world more than $ 187 million, with 55-million cost.
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."
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.