Director of the original version of crime drama "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Niels Arden Oplev again met on the set with the star of his film Numi Rapas. Oplev will shoot thriller Dead Man Down, where the main male role is played by Colin Farrell.
Dead Man Down will be English-language debut of Danish director. Despite the fact that Hollywood has offered Niels several projects (for example, adaptation of a novel Egan, Jennifer "Citadel"), none of them has not been shot.
Colin Farrell plays Viktor, leader of the right hand of the gang from New York. Victor has been seduced and blackmailed later by Beatrice (Num Rapas), seeking revenge. At the result, relations of the characters lead to a bloody end.
The script is written by JH Wyman. For some time he has been working on the TV series "Fringe," and of his most famous film projects can be noted, "Mexicans" Gore Verbinski.
The producer of Dead Man Down is Neil H. Moritz, on account of which the franchise, "Fast and the Furious" and projects such as "I am - a legend," "Vantage Point" and a remake of the sci-fi thriller "Total Recall".
Budget of Dead Man Down - $ 30 million. Shooting will begin in early 2012.
Numi Rapas debuts this winter in the English-language project - the actress starred in the thriller "Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows." As for Colin Farrell, the actor, for the time being stuck in the author's projects, the return to commercial cinema. After the "Night of Fear" he can be seen in the remake of "Total Recall". Now the actor is busy on the set of criminal comedy "Seven Psychopaths".
Finally, distributors will be able to totally screw up so justly beloved city in the name of the film: the director of "King Arthur" by Antoine Fuqua attached to the adaptation of the book by John Huddi "Storming Las Vega".
The book is not fiction, this documentary narration, whose name sounds something like a cavity, "Storming in Las Vegas". As a soldier, born in Cuba and educated in the Soviet Union, to the skin robbed five world-class hotels, three armored cars, and received millions of dollars.
The hero of the Huddi book - a former Soviet commando Jose Vigo was born in Cuba - fought in Angola and Afghanistan, and then came to the U.S., because of the lack of Jose for a while selling drugs, which led him to jail. After serving time, Vigo planned robbery of the five largest casinos in Las Vegas.
All robberies occurred from 1999 to 2000. Then Las Vegas was trying to change the image in place for a family vacation that does not correspond to stay on the streets of the former Special Forces soldiers. Strangely, the police for a long time could not find him on council. Vigo made mistake of holding the famous casino, "Bellagio".
Since the hotel was equipped with the latest technology, the appearance of Jose police became known. After exhausting chase gunman was arrested. Vigo received 500 years in prison.
Antoine Fuqua last film was the crime drama "Brooklyn police." The director has long thought to make a film about drug lord Pablo Escobar, but can’t find financing. Storming Las Vegas Fuqua will shoot with the studio Summit Entertainment and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
1). Over the past few days, once the two channels have announced the launch of series production on a pirate theme. FX and international FOX channels will be engaged in the development of series called Port Royal, and the American channel FOX is planning to launch in the summer of 2012 miniseries of "Pyrates", presumably from 10-13 episodes.
For the first time on the Port Royal spoke at the recent MIPTV, where the project immediately laid eyes FIC and FX ("canal, which is never shy away from provocative stories, ideal decadent and dangerous world Port Royal"). The series, staged in the late 17 th century in Jamaica, will talk about becoming a notorious port both the "rich and vile city" in the New World, and as a refuge for the ruthless pirates, corrupt politicians and ruthless traders.
Pyrates was created by Barry Schindele (Law & Order, Numbers). Project will produce Ensemble Entertainment and Scott Free, a company of Tony and Ridley Scott. The first episode will remove Stephen Hopkins (24). The project, based on historical events, will talk about the largest robbery in the history of pirates - the capture of the Spanish silver fleet in 1628.
2). A week ago the head of NBC, Bob Greenblatt was confident that talks with Chris Meloni successful, and the actor will return to the show Law & Order: SVU on the thirteenth season. But in fact it was not so - there is no new contract, Meloni leaving the show, and producers are already looking for another actor.
The partner of Meloni on the screen Mariska Hargitay will remain in the show at least one more season. Under the contract, she will play in the first 13 episodes of the new season and only a few among the remaining nine. NBC, as we have said, plans to introduce a new detective series (one of the candidates was listed Jennifer Love Hyutt).
Newbie to the series will now have to look among men, NBC are now doing this. Moreover, the agencies tasked to seek eminent actor. As for the Meloni, some sources say that the reason for leaving was the issue price, while others argue that the actor just tired and ready for new chapter in his life.
One gets the impression that the star of "Hurt Locker" is gradually implementing a plan to capture Hollywood. Jeremy Renner starred in the franchise "Mission: Impossible", will be the heir to Jason Bourne, has gotten the role of Hawkeye in "Avengers" and now formed his own production company. The first project of Renner will be a biopic about Steve McQueen, the actor who played himself.
A company called The Combine has already attracted producer of crime drama "We Own the Night" James Gray. The film will shoot Marshall Terrill ("Portrait of an American Rebel" and "The Life and Legend of the symbol of Hollywood").
In his directorial debut will be Czech director Ivan Zacharias.
After roles in such films as "The Hurt Locker" and "The Town" Jeremy Renner has become one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. Now he is in Berlin, where he acted in the translation of stories by "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters", in the near future will voice a role in "Ice Age 4", should begin shooting in Tony Gilroy "The Bourne Legacy" and in February 2012 may be on the court of thriller "The Fall of virtue." And this does not include the role in "The Avengers".
In 2009, the rights to the book of Terrill "Portrait of an American Rebel" have gotten producers Michael and Christine Peters. Terrill book focuses on how McQueen loves motorcycles and racing cars, and his addiction to drugs.
At the same time, former press agent Steve McQueen and producer David Foster bought the film rights to the memoirs of the first wife of actor Neal Adams. It planned to focus on the romantic line in the life of Hollywood legend.
When Jeremy Renner will play Steve McQueen, it is not clear. But the actor will soon be a frequent guest on the big screen.
Sooner or later the actor Russell Crowe wants to sit in the director's chair and personally shout "Action!" Russell Crowe is eager to make his debut in directing for several years. For his first film, he chose a criminal drama "77", the effect of which will unfold in the seventies of last century.
The plot of the film has based on the story of writer James Ellroy, the master of detective, whose "LA Confidential" was filmed in 1997. The film "The Black Dahlia" based on the novel, has been filmed by Brian De Palma, and for the "White Jazz" for a long time has been watched George Clooney.
The movie is based on real events. In 1974 there was a shootout between the LA police and simbionistic Liberation Army. It lasted for five hours and was like a scene from some westerns, but unlike a movie in the life of casualties. Heroes - two cops, black and white, against this background, were investigating the murder of their colleague.
Most likely, one of the characters will play Crowe himself, but whom, is not yet known. The actor already has some experience in directing. He shot a documentary about his band "Thirty Odd Foot Of Grunts", entitled "Texas."
Russell Crowe is attributed to a number of projects, including the history of Australian surf-gangs "Bra Boys", a criminal drama "The Long Green Shore", film version of the series "Equalizer", as well as musical "Dirt Music". Crowe is going to wait until the script of "77" will be correct, and depending on the result he will begin shooting. Or will implement one of many current acting projects.
Zack Snyder - one of the most extraordinary filmmakers of modern times, with his unique and inimitable style. Moreover, despite the attractiveness of the visual component, his films did not yield in the plot and the emotional component.
The actions of the film "Sucker punch" take place in 1950. To remove all traces of his crime, the evil stepfather sends a young girl, the witness of the crime, to a psychiatric hospital, where he pays a local doctor in order he makes lobotomy for her as soon as possible. A girl, which hospital staff simply calls a doll, submerged in her own fantasy world, where imagines her escape from the crazy hospital. On this deal she has only 5 days.
Unfortunately, this story is the most disastrous part of the picture. Hallucinogenic delirium and nothing more. As the story, offscreen voice will always talk about a guardian angel, fight for our own destiny, but it exists in complete isolation from what is happening on screen. Even the final monologue is not quite fit in with what are doing the main character at this moment.
In addition to the impressive design of the characters and scenery, it should be noted, and local action. Filigree use of slow-mo at the time of the most spectacular shots - trade mark of Zach, and here he has not changed his style. Almost no shaky camera, but because the viewer always sees what is happening on the screen and can savor every frame fisticuffs.
The same can be said about the music, which is ideally complements the picture. Very interesting decision of filmmakers to re-sing known hits like "Sweet Dreams". It turned out very atmospheric and key episodes from the music just chills run.
And now, let us summarize. This is a very stylish, fascinating picture, with a completely empty plot and not very interesting characters. I was quite satisfied with the picture, albeit with some disappointment.
Actor and director Luc Bellevue from Jan. 21 starts filming crime drama "Une nuit", based on a history of the brutal murder of Kitty Genovese. In starring role will be Charlotte Gainsbourg, her husband, Ivan Attal and Natalie Bay.
Kitty Genovese's name became popular not only in history but also in psychology textbooks. On March 13, 1964 in New York the killer has killed the woman in front of several witnesses, but none has seen fit to intervene. Such phenomenon is called "Genovese Syndrome" or "outsider effect".
Someone Winston Moseley struck twice Kitty with a knife, then fled. But after a while he returned to the scene found the wounded victim, raped her and inflicted several stab wounds. At least a dozen people saw what was happening, but did not realize what was happening. Most felt the cries of the dying Genovese as a drunken quarrel.
Public response, which caused the death of Kitty, has led to reform of the receiving phone messages about crimes.
Murder of Kitty Genovese, not only stirred the public, but also left a legacy in pop culture. In particular, in the graphic novel "Watchmen" grim vigilante Rorschach decides to fight crime after the murder of Genovese and wears the face mask, made of her dress.
It is not reported, what will be the roles of Gainsbourg, Attalia and Bai, but it can be assumed that Charlotte will play the victim of infamous crime. The last film with the actress was the drama "Tree", which has closed the last year Cannes Film Festival, most likely this year Gainsbourg appears again on the Cote d'Azur with a new picture of Lars von Trier's "Melancholy".
Despite the fact that the latter union of two great actors did not become a sensation - crime drama "Righteous Kill" earned negative comments of critics and $ 77 million in worldwide box office, there is a chance that Al Pacino and Robert De Niro will film together again, but this time in the gangster drama of Martin Scorsese "The Irishman".
Two years ago, Scorsese and De Niro planned to tackle the adaptation of the novel by Charles Brend
"I Heard You Paint Houses". The book's title refers to the mafia slang, means that a person that is accessed in this way, works killer, mercenary, and after the murder on the walls and floors of houses are still stained with blood.
In his work Brend described the life of a real-life killer Frank "Irishman" Sheeran, with whom he met shortly before his death. He confessed to the writer that worked at one of the biggest underworld crime bosses, and that he killed Jimmy Hoff, the former U.S. trade union leader, suddenly disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
In addition to Pacino, the project looks closely and Joe Pesci, who worked with Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro on the "Casino", "Goodfellas" and "Raging Bull". Script from a book has been written by Stephen Zeyllyan, author of "Gangs of New York" and "American Gangster".
Now Martin Scorsese takes his three-dimensional project "Hugo Cabra" by a graphic novel by
Brian O. Selznick. "Irishman" is on the line along with several other films. In particular, maestro wants to film the book Shusako Endo "Silence" in 1966 on heavy everyday life of the Jesuits, seeking to bring Christianity in Japan 17-th century. At the draft have been already attributed such actors as Benicio Del Toro, Daniel Day-Lewis and Gael Garcia Bernal, but shooting was postponed indefinitely.
Crime series - one of the most popular topics. Not for nothing there are dozens of excellent, spanning from the head, interesting TV projects on criminology. This topic was overtaking virtually all sides. Starting with Colombo and finishing with Dr. Laitman (from the famous series "Lie to me").
"The Shield" shows criminal world quite differently. Here are, are ruling streets. The world is cruel and mercy can be expected. Not anyone can be trusted. The atmosphere of crime created an incredibly realistic. And the operator's work leaves its mark.
Detective Vic Mackie is the central figure of the "Shield". He does not recognize the rules, he acts on his methods. And only by such methods he can reduce crime. He violates all the laws, and get out of scrapes in various ways. And his steeper and charisma virtually have no limits.
The Strike Team consists of detectives: impenetrable and going to ram Wick Mecca, the restless Shane Vendrell, a peaceful and responsive Lem (Curtis Lemanski) and sensible and quiet Ronnie Gardokki.
In the same building work and concerted companions in the face of detective Claudette Wims and Dachboy Vahenbah, and officers Danny Sofer and Julian Lowe, detectives Tevon Harris and canny Armando Rent, beautiful and naive agent Olivia Murray and lieutenant John Kavanagh.
The series subjects are very interesting. Manipulations of "bad" cops almost drive them to prison, but they find a way out. Although, I think that sometimes, creators are overdoing with erotic scenes. You do not have to show them in such large numbers. It is worth mentioning that the series is very similar to one of my favorite - "Training Day". Bad cop, own methods, one goal - are the key words that link these projects.
The cast picked up very well. Michael Chiklis was three times nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and once he took the trophy. His character and his game make "The Shield" even more special.
From the first training the series plunges the audience into a kind of bloody meat grinder: murderers, rapists, pimps, pedophiles, freaks, drug dealers, prostitutes, and so each series. The film is very dynamic and filmed in a realistic manner and is replete with naturalistic scenes of violence. The situation is changing literally every minute. Also, there are guest stars - Forest Whitaker is great in the role of one of the antagonists of Mecca officer of the department of internal investigations.
The series looks easy and addicts. If you like tough cops, detective investigation, fire, lie - this series is created for you. There you can find many interesting things!
Yesterday at the Lido competition has been shown a new Ben Affleck film "The Town". Director told reporters about his movie, and then competitive program continued with a bloody "Thirteen murderers" Takashi Miike and bestseller "La solitudine dei numeri primi".
The picture of Ben Affleck "The Town" - the second directorial work of Hollywood actor. As in his first film, the action develops in Boston. According to statistics in his suburb of Charlestown is the maximum number of robberies of banks (over 300 per year) than in other U.S. cities.
"Previously, in Charlestown were located jails, so that relatives of criminals moved closer to them, settled in Boston, and when the inmates are in prison, they stayed with families in Boston - Ben explained at a press conference. - I made a movie about how a person gets stuck in an unpleasant place for him and wants to change his lifeâ€.
Somehow, this story echoes the lives of the Affleck, who started as an actor, and then moved to directing.
At the heart of a thriller - a book of Chuck Hogan's "Beyond Sherwood Forest". Published in 2004, it has won the prestigious Hammett Prize from the International Association of Authors. Therefore, the film got in sight of producer Graham King, who bought the film rights.
The main character is Doug McRae (Ben Affleck) is not like a typical burglar. Rather, his friend Jem (Jeremy Renner) likes a thug, but Doug is another. He never shot at people and generally happy to be tied, but the genes do not allow: his father (Chris Cooper) was a criminal and is serving a life sentence. During a robbery, Doug and his partners were taken hostage employee of the bank Claire (Rebecca Hall). It turns out that the girl lives in Charlestown - in the same area of Boston, where are based robbers. Jem psyches and tells Doug to deal with Claire. Instead, Doug starts a relationship with her, since Claire has no idea that this charming man - the same thug in a mask, holding it on the foreheads of a few days ago.
Over time, Doug decides finally to leave the predatory business and wants to leave the town with Claire. However, the Feds, led by agent Frawley (John Ham) step of the recent robberies, and Jamie begins to doubt in his friend. To engage with the criminal past is not so easy. Doug needs to make a choice: betray his friends, or lose the woman he loves.
At the fest, Affleck quite seriously answered questions. For his second film, he approached no less responsible.
"We had a lot of research. We went to the jail, talked with prisoners, met with FBI agents. And then began to build what we have learned, in the architecture of the plot".
By the way, Affleck changed the final: "I thought it would be better".
Producer grew up in Cambridge, not far from Charlestown and throughout his life believed that the reputation of Boston suburb is exaggerated.
"It turned out that everything is really so, so we are even more interested."
Affleck believes that the casting is one of the major successes of his project.
About Rebecca Hall he said: "She is very beautiful and yet she has some sort of earthiness".
Nominated for an Oscar for "The Hurt Locker" Jeremy Renner has received from the director's only one warning: "Jeremy, do not let us down". "Well, I tried!" - Renner replied curtly to the question "how did you work with Ben."
Star of TV series "Mad Man" John Ham tried to move away from his hero Don Drape director of advertising agency, working in the 60's.
"After the first season, I received 60 scripts a year, where the action comes at a time or hero worked advertisers, - Said Ham. - Nobody wants to be an actor of one role, even if this was a very good role".