The new film of director of the second "TRON:Legacy" Joseph Kosinski is required just two actresses. Tom Cruise has long been attached to the project, which was formerly called "Oblivion". Now the picture is called "Horizons", and among the contenders for the major female roles are Olivia Wilde and Olga Kurylenko.
Initially, Kisinsky project took root at Disney, but in March this year, the studio felt it too old and refused funding. The picture was picked up by Universal, which today looks unusual: in the light of the closure of several big-budget projects to run a fantastic picture on original material is at least risky. And judging by the actions of the studio, Universal is not going to risk.
The protagonist of "Horizons", a former soldier named Jack, is engaged in repairing aircraft, which patrol the surface of his earth dwellers of the planet, more unfit for life after the alien attack. Earlier descriptions of the plot came across a woman, returning from an expedition to Mars. Jack showed her in an aircraft, crashed in front of him. Now, however, this precision is lowered.
Over the weekend, Kosinski will try a few actresses in leading roles in "Horizons." For a film takes two actresses. One of them will play Victoria, assistant and lover of Jack and the other - Julie, on which the hero is going to marry before the alien attack on Earth.
Pretenders are: Jessica Chastain of the "Tree of Life," Olivia Wilde from "House", Olga Kurylenko of “Quantum of Solace", Numi Rapas from "Prometheus", and Brit Marling - actress, screenwriter and director, whose name in recent days often glimpsed in the news.
The plot of "Horizons" is based on graphic novel of Kosinski. Comic has been published by Radical Publishing, but the name does not change, and leaves "Oblivion." The producers decided to rename the picture for video game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
By the way, no day is complete without news of the closure of certain Universal projects. It became known today about the refusal of the studio from the movie of Mary Herron “Wicked Lovely”.
Author of "The Vault" is Sam Serkar. This is a fantastic thriller, action which develops near the island of Oak, which is located near the coast of Canadian New Scotia. The main characters - treasure hunters. A team of researchers and scientists use the latest achievements in the field of diving to discover broken ships near the island.
Once during a storm, the team takes a number of decisions that lead to an important discovery. Heroes of the mysterious sarcophagus found and released to freedom of evil, whose existence had no idea.
The creator of comic Sam Serkar grew up near the Oak Island and have first-hand familiar with the legend of the treasure. In 1795, two teenagers were playing pirates and accidentally discovered the so-called Money pit. As adults, they continued digging and found a stone with the words "at a depth of 40 feet under the stone buried two million pounds." Even President Roosevelt was going to organize expedition into the money pit, but it did not happen.
Yet Oak Island is constantly attracted treasure hunters. This fact became the basis for the comic book "The Vault". Mini-series, consisting of three issues, was first presented at a recent convention Comic-Con.
The company GK Films, owned by King and Infinitum Nihil is now owned by Johnny Depp bought rights to film this graphic novel.
Director of "Ocean's Eleven" doesn’t stop to amaze the film world. Once he shoots porn star in the title role, then decides to retire, in order to draw, but now he has surpassed himself. Steven Soderbergh is headed by second crew of the film "The Hunger Games."
In recent days on Twitter might find mention of the presence of Steven Soderbergh on the set of "The Hunger Games." Remember, this is an adaptation of the eponymous bestseller Suzanne Collins who composed a trilogy about the harsh world of the future, where teens are forced to take part in a deadly battle.
Director of the project is Gary Ross. Production designer of "The Hunger Games" is Eddie Mills wrote on Twitter: "This weekend we've got Soderbergh! Very cool!"
As the number of exclamation marks rolls over, it seems that Stephen really came to the shooting. But in what capacity? And then tweet illuminator Chris Blackstone helps: "Wow! Just found out that Steven Soderbergh comes to us to lead second crew! "
Sources of Playlist blog confirmed the rumors: Soderbergh and really helps Gary Ross to shoot "The Hunger Games." But again, all is not as sudden as it seems from the outside. Stephen and Gary are actually old friends. Soderbergh has produced one of the best films of Ross "Pleasantville". Another link was Philip Messina, costume designer of "The Hunger Games", who worked on many films with Soderbergh - "Traffic," "Solaris," "Erin Brockovich" and Danny Ocean's trilogy.
Given that the movie should be in theaters for 22 March next year, Soderbergh's decision to help his friend is very correct. Stephen is famous for his ability to work very quickly. Like Matt Damon said, while working on the "Contaminated", Soderbergh is mounted a picture and in 20 minutes has shown amazing material, which has been shooting for the whole day. Generally Damon sometimes talks too much, for what Soderbergh at the recent Comic-Con convention has called him a 14-year old girl.
The attractiveness of such commercial project as "The Hunger Games" for a number of snobs instantly increased. And let the second work crew does not affect the overall perception of the film, the degree of expectation of the project has actually increased.
Having screened "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons", director Ron Howard is not going to return to the novels of Dan Brown. "Lost character" will shoot another director.
According to the publication of Deadline insider Sony, Howard will be producer of the project, but to shoot another movie about the adventures of Harvard professor Robert Langdon, he will not going.
Ron said producers Amy Pascal and Michael Lynton that he is not going to make films according to Braun anymore. He just doesn’t want to repeat - to remove the same history with the same character.
Despite the fact that the films of Howard from the cycle of Langdon enjoyed success at the box office, critics did not like these pictures. However, other movie of director has recently shown itself. For example, the comedy "The dilemma" in the world box office has earned only $ 69 million the total budget of 70 million. It is known that Howard was interested in film project about the captain of ship "Maersk Alabama" by Richard Phillips with Tom Hanks in the title role. However, the studio offered the project to Paul Greengrass.
"Ron really wanted to shoot this film, but Amy (Pascal) was looking for another director. She needed someone abruptly and fresher, "- says insider. When Howard informed of the refusal of this motivation, it is not surprising that he changed his mind about film "Lost character."
And if you think that the director will now search for a new studio for his ambitious project "Dark Tower", here you are mistaken: Howard has proposed two films. One of them - the film adaptation of the novel "Under the Banner of Heaven." Other - staging a picture of the comic picture "Spy vs. Spy”.
On the panel, devoted to "The Adventures of Tintin" Steven Spielberg has officially announced the launch of the "Jurassic Park 4". For director has joined also Peter Jackson and together they talked about working on the "Tintin" and answered questions from fans.
At 11 am, when in Los Angeles was still a Friday, the scene of the hall to overflowing potted H Exhibition Center of San Diego with a capacity of over 6,500 people came out. We could write something about the smiling elderly grandfather, but who needs the extra words? Spielberg won the convention Inkpot award for achievement in cinematography.
"Without you I would not be here today - said director, welcoming the audience, applause broke out. - All my life I was a kid. Thank you for staying in children. You will be such during all your life. It seems to me we ought to sit in the room with you. "
Then the conversation turned to "Tintin."
"How many of you read comic books about him?" - asked Spielberg. Only a few people in the room responded positively.
"Well, then it would be much easier!"
Director said that the first learned about Tintin in 1981, read a review of French criticism, comparing it to "Indiana Jones" from Belgian comic Erzhe. Spielberg has found his work, and instantly fell in love. In a sense, a young journalist Tintin really looked like Indiana Jones, he also managed constantly to get into the exciting and dangerous adventures.
Film rights to the comic Spielberg bought back in 1983, but for some reason he decided to make a movie about Tintin just now, and even by the technique of motion capture?
"I had to decide to shoot a feature film with the computer or take a dog in fully animated picture," - explained the master.
Yet the main reason for a "Tintin" was chosen as the animation, it was Spielberg's desire to repeat the exact pattern of Erzhe.
"I do not want the audience to say, "Yeah, not bad, but it does not look like Erzhe." I wanted the characters were a hair's breadth, as in the comics. " "But we tried to add most realistic textures to bring the movie to the game"- added Jackson.
This means that the skin pores are heroes, freckles, scars - details of the most realistic, but the characters are similar to the pattern of Erzhe.
Work on the "Tintin" Spielberg compared with shooting on 8-millimeter camera, because he was always in the hands of the controller, like a gamepad on Playstation. In this case the director saw the reality of the actors on the screen and moving computer characters. Spielberg likened the process of shooting with the drawing, since the director is able to monitor personally many aspects, such as: lighting, play, costumes and more. Continuing the story of the impact on the film, Spielberg said he was inspired by many adventure films, as well as silent films with Buster Keaton.
The philosophy of producing on Spielberg: "I hire a director and am going away."
The most pleasant memories of producing the project with Steven stayed to work on the trilogy "Back to the Future." Does Peter Jackson will return to the horror? Someday in the future he would return.
It turned out that the information on "Jurassic Park 4", which took place in the news in mid-June - the truth. Spielberg said: "We have a story, which I am very pleased to inform you. Hopefully, we'll shoot the fourth film in the next two to three years. "
The last question was from a guy in a shirt that says "If possible, I'd like to meet with Steven Spielberg, shake his hand and say "Thank you very much". Seeing the sign, the director invited the boy to climb on stage and took a picture of his shirt. The scene was photographed by Peter Jackson. The guy is still Spielberg asked: Will he continue to shoot on film? The director responded that "Tintin" had to take off a digit, and then of course he will return to the film.
"The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn 3D" will be released in cinemas in November 3.
The San Diego convention started Comic-Con - Mecca geeks from around the world. To the bemusement of some fans in the venue now prevails not only comics and science fiction, and movies like "Twilight." A film crew "Breaking Dawn" has presented the first part of the final Novels.
Robert Pattinson looked different - say, that of the familiar to fans of "Twilight" actor cut hair for the filming of a new tape from David Cronenberg. But Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner have not changed.
Despite the spaciousness of the hall H, numbering more than 6,500 locations, turn to the presentation of "Breaking Dawn" yet many took on Monday. According to eyewitnesses, the excitement around franchise was sleeping heavily, and the room got all the suffering.
On Thursday night, came on stage directed by Bill Condon and clarified some points about his film.
"The second part of the first "Dawn" looks like a very cool horror" - said Condon, especially noting the bloody scene in the final delivery.
Visitors at the convention saw a few scenes from the film, including a honeymoon of Bella and Edward. However, the most difficult work was a wedding scene of the heroes, according to Stewart.
"Filming the wedding took place in an atmosphere of extreme secrecy, - says the actress. - A film crew was very evil in all robbed of phones and cameras. But we were very grateful to them. If my dress gets to the Internet, I'm just going to die. "
The dress, of course, has gotten to the Internet, but in a very, very poor quality: the paparazzi have failed to come close enough to make the best pictures.
The scene of honeymoon was filmed in Brazil during the rainy season.
"I had a feeling that they spent their honeymoon in England, playing board games instead of making love on the beach" - joked Pattinson.
Taylor Lautner said a few words about his character.
"At the beginning, Jacob, young and madly is in love with Bella. And then he breaks his heart. He has a very bad deal with it. But then he has forced to grow up and stand up for Edward and Bella. I can’t wait when you see him! "
As writes "LA Times", the reaction of the audience for the material was active, but less restrained than in previous representations of "Twilight" film at Comic-Con. However, the fans were satisfied.
"I'd like to say to Robert, that in the trailer you have very impressive muscles in the back, - said one girl. - Voiced the thoughts of all fans: yum-yum-yum!"
The film company has agreed with the Radical Pictures Hilary Swank to participate in the adaptation of comic actress "Shrapnel". Swank not only play a major role, but will also produce a picture. The film promises to be a fantasy with elements of Westerns.
Talks about the film adaptation of "Shrapnel" have been actual for couple of years. In 2009 the first edition comic book publisher Radical Comics director Len Wiseman are interested. After seeing the first issue of the sale, Wiseman decided to develop a film on it, but it seems that he was never able to break the deadlock.
As it became known to "Variety", twice laureate on "Oscar" Hilary Suenk long looked after herself for a draft of this plan. Because the "Shards" is developing in 2250. People colonized the solar system and formed the Solar Alliance, to control planets. Only on Venus were the ones who try to resist the new system. The main character, Samantha, who formerly served in the Marines, living on this planet in self-imposed exile, trying to forget her former life. But when civil war is near its threshold, she again takes up arms and led insurgency.
To date, the "Shrapnel" are not attributed to any one major studio. But it is unlikely quest majors will take a long time: Radical has sold Universal Studios graphic novel adaptation of "Oblivion" Joe Kosinski. Movie with Tom Cruise will star in 2012.
Hilary Swank was incredibly pleased to find a material able to show her ability to act in movies. "I really like the way the Radical Pictures drawn from comic books - she says. - Thanks to the "Shrapnel" and the heroine Samantha I can create very interesting and controversial character, which is quite rare for such genre. "
Note that the adaptations of Radical comics attached several famous directors. For example, Sam Raimi can make a film on the graphic novel Earp: Saints for Sinners, Wyatt Earp where the famous move from the Wild West in at least a wild future.
1). Filming of the third movie about the adventures of Riddick, with the working title "The Chronicles of Riddick: The Adventures of dead" will start in September 2011. About it informs edition Variety, in addition to the news that Vin Diesel will star in an untitled thriller from writers of the movie "Unknown". Filming of the third "The Chronicles of Riddick" will be held in Canada. Previously, Diesel said that the timing of the project has not been determined, as the film studio seeks to reduce project costs.
In the story, which was announced at a presentation, not all nekromongers recognized the authority of Riddick, and fight back against the charter sent in opposition murderers, Riddick finds agreement with Vaak: he gives him supreme power, and for this Vaak delivers Riddick to his home planet. Vaak agrees, but on the way the ship suffers accident, and Riddick finds himself in alone on a strange planet inhabited by nightmarish creatures, such as "mud-demons."
However, the Diesel and director David Twohy said that work on the script is still going on, so the plot can still change.
2). The film company Warner Bros. intends to continue its collaboration with Guy Ritchie and after the movie "Sherlock Holmes 2: Game of Shadows." According to resource Twitch, the British director has been invited to film comics dedicated to Sergeant Rock. It is noteworthy that Ritchie has planned to shoot the film about brave warriors times World War II many years ago, but then his ideas have not found favor. For a time it was believed that the film will be directed by Francis Lawrence, who has shot such films as "Constantine" and "I’m legend." He intended to transfer the action in the future. Later, however, Lawrence refused to participate in the project. The producer of Guy Ritchie's picture is going to be Joel Silver.
Recall that the Sergeant Rock first appeared in DC Comics in the 50s last century. Since 1977, about this character has appeared the own series, which was published before the end of the 80s. It is worth noting that once on the role of Rock has claimed Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The performers of Professor Xavier and Magneto in the movie-comic "X-Men: First Class" can occur on the set of the new film by Danny Boyle, "Trance". The director suggested one of the roles to Michael Fassbender in May, and now wants to see in the project and James McAvoy.
Boyle is planning to shoot film in 3D before starting work on the production of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London in 2012. After director will work on installing, so that the release of "Trance" is tentatively scheduled for 2013.
At the basis of the "Trance" is the eponymous television tape of a decade ago. The employee decides to steal a London auction priceless picture. Since hero is far from the underworld, he is drawn to these gangsters, so they helped him to translate the idea into reality. As often happens, all plans go awry hero. To dramatize a robbery, the bandits hit hard as the hero's head, causing it to partially lose his memory and can’t remember who put the picture. However, criminals do not believe him and hire a female hypnotist to help to remember everything.
Michael Fassbender might become head of the criminal group, which hires the hero to steal the picture. It seems that James McAvoy got an offer to play the role of the hero, having started the whole story, but lost his memory.
To date, the participation of both actors in the project is not official, but it is hoped that the duo will appear at the Boyle - Michael and James worked very smoothly in the "First Class".
Hollywood legend Warren Beatty decided to go to the movies again after a ten-year break. Last time on the big screen actor and director appeared in the film "Town and Country" by Peter Chelsom, which has failed miserably at the box office.
It is still unknown what the project will take Beattie. According to various sources is a long strip of them conceived by Howard Hughes, or an unnamed comedy. And in the last Beatty will be an actor, producer, screenwriter and director. General Director of Paramount Brad Grey said that "this scenario is just the quintessence of his style, he elegantly written and at the same time incredibly entertainer."
The film production will start later this year. In addition, star of "Bonnie and Clyde," recently spoke about the possibility of a sequel, "Dick Tracy", but, according to analysts, this option is unlikely.
Warren Beatty has worked in the 1950s on television, but the very first role in the movie "Splendor in the Grass" and "The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone," earned him great fame. In 1967, he starred in Arthur Penn landmark film "Bonnie and Clyde." In the 1970s he played leading American directors: Robert Altman ("McCabe and Mrs. Miller"), Alan J. Pakula ("Conspiracy 'Parallax"), Hal Ashby ("Shampoo").
In 1978, he published one of the biggest hits of his career - "Heaven Can Wait". Three years later he became the winner of "Oscar" for his drama "Reds." After less Beatty plays in the movie, trying very selectively apply to future projects. He has been involved in comics "Dick Tracy".
For this moment his last work as a director - the film "Bulvord."