Director Hong Sang Soo last year won the main prize of the program "Un Certain Regard" at Cannes for the melodrama "Hahaha." This year, on the Croisette could be seen his new movie "The day when he came." Soon Hong Sang Soo will begin shooting new film, starring French woman Isabelle Huppert.
The film production is in full swing, but even Madame Huppert does not know what this picture is.
"I’ve agreed to shoot from him, because I love his movies – said the actress. - I know about the project only that the action develops in a small town three hours drive from Seoul, and there are five main characters. "
Hong Sang Soo, which in Europe is called the Korean Eric Romero, can be considered under the microscope the relationship of characters of his films. He is particularly good at films about filmmakers who shoot films ("Film Oka"), or the directors, who can not remove anything ("Woman on the Beach," "As if you know all this.")
"Hahaha" - the story of how two friends tell each other about their recent travels, unaware that they were in the same city and met with the same girl.
It seems that Yu Jung-Sun, starring in the two films will appear in a new picture of Sang Soo.
Isabelle Huppert has worked with Asian cinema - actress recently finished shooting the drama "Captured" from Philippine filmmaker Dante Mendoza.
Director Frank Darabont and producer Gale Anne Hurd in an interview with the resource Collider talked about their TV series "Walking Dead", which was awarded Best Television Presentation at the annual festival of Saturn Awards.
- About, how to kill zombies in the second season.
Darabont: I declare to you right now: in the second episode you will see a unique scene, which previously was not shown. If you find an analogue, I’ll jump off a cliff. This scene is also unique as one in which a zombie chopped to pieces in the second episode of first season.
- About blood.
Darabont: There is no too big ax. It is the philosophy of the show, which I grasped for myself. Too big axes do not happen!
- About the rumors that suggest that freelancers write the script for the show.
Hurd: Do not believe everything you read.
Darabont: The most sensational headline last year was this one: "Darabont dismiss all of the writers!" It looked like I came to have committed mass murder of 12 people and threw their bodies in a landfill. In fact, I'm not invited to the second season of the two writers who worked with us last year for reasons that are not make sense to go. We formed a really good and strong team this year, and work in full swing in all. The only condition that I submit to the guys (the guys and a girl) is that I inspire them to move away from traditional television scripts, and create something unique. And they really take this challenge.
- About information on when the fans finally will be able to see Michon again.
Darabont: Officially, I tell you, Michon will appear in the third season.
Heard: If the third season will be. So it is better to see a second season.
- About favorite heroes.
Darabont: I knew it.
Heard: Because people do not expect that she will be such a great war.
Darabont: Oh, God. I love them all, and truly care about each of them, and hate when we have to kill someone. I feel at this lousy.
- About the future of Darabont as the director of horror films.
Darabont: Oh, yes! I would like. I'm not planning anything special, someone spends his life in search of good material, in the hope that this will be found. He then spends the second half of life to ensure that anyone interested in what he found.
- About the murder of seven-year-girl in the first scene of the first episode.
Hurd: We are killing the girl-zombie.
- In the very first scene.
Darabont: The whole message of the show is demonstrated in this scene. When I say "message" I mean that this is a cool scene, we would like to invite you to the reality.
We deliberately did not plan to start a teaser from that, it just came out with cutting. I then told Gail, "Wow, look, we kill the seven-year-girl in the first scene." But this is the premise of the show, is not it? These shots really set the tone and chained audience's attention, and if you do not respect such things, better switch on another channel.
At the exhibition of "CineEurope" director Ridley Scott came with stars of his "Prometheus" Noomi Rapace and Michael Fassbender. Trinity came in straight from Amsterdam to London from the set, but did not bring any prepared material.
Given that the project is covered by a veil of secrecy, the director and actors meeting with representatives of the theater was in trying to ferret out the last details and diligent perseverance first not blurt out too much.
Ridley Scott said that the "Prometheus" is not a direct prequel of "Alien", but develops in the same universe. Film grew from a desire to explore the mystery of "cosmic wanderer", a huge alien with a torn chest, petrified in the chair of his ship.
The director confirmed that the "Prometheus" - the name of a spacecraft sent from Earth, an influential corporation, similar to the one so familiar to fans of "Alien." According to Greek mythology, Prometheus stole the titanium fire from the gods to give it to people. Scott does not hide that he named his new film with intent.
"Space travel - is, metaphorically speaking, a call to the gods, - explained Scott. - If from the above we did not receive any aid, then to get where we are now, would be virtually impossible from a mathematical point of view. Even NASA and the Vatican agree. Here we are trying to figure out how did appear humanity, with some of the ideas of Erich von Däniken. "
Erich von Daniken - Swiss writer known for his views about the nature of alien origin of humanity. In 1968 he published his book "Chariots of the Gods. Unsolved mysteries of the past", in which he hypothesizes about the involvement of aliens in the development of ancient civilization on Earth.
Fassbender and Rapace actually didn’t give any information about the film. Michael hinted that his hero is David, known version of the android, which plays a key role in four films. Noomi said that filming for Ridley was physically hard, and that the 73-year-old director has an enviable stock of energy which "would be enough for all us".
"Prometheus" will leave for its trip next summer.
Dinosaurs once again attracted the attention of Steven Spielberg. Recently, the director met with screenwriter of "Thor" Mark Protasiewicz and discussed the possibility of extending the franchise of "Jurassic Park."
Heroes go for 85 million years ago, when Earth still roamed the dinosaurs. Perhaps the director had already figured out how to revive interest in these creatures on the big screen, but Universal Studios said that the screenwriter for the project has not yet been chosen.
Mark Protasiewicz is familiar with Steven Spielberg since work on the remake of Korean hit "Oldboy." In 2008, the director had planned to put his version of the famous movie with Will Smith in the title role. However, the producers could not solve the problem with the rights to stage, which eventually led to stopping the project.
"Jurassic Park" on the novel by Michael Crichton, was released in 1993. Film with a budget of $ 63 million in worldwide box office collected 914 million and raised the special effects in movies to a new level. The sequel, released in 1997, earned 618 million. The third film Spielberg did not shoot, limiting producers' functions. Joe Johnston completed the trilogy with fees 368 million dollars.
With the advent of the format 3D, Spielberg got the idea to revive the dinosaurs with all the advances of modern technology.
Spielberg is now finalizing the first part of a planned trilogy of Tintin. Further, the director is going to make a film about Abraham Lincoln.
It remains to add that "Jurassic Park 4" existed in 2007, at least in the form of a script.
From this week, the director place of the film adaptation of video game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" is vacant. David O. Russell dropped out of the project due to creative differences. Sony will have to look for a new candidate for the post of director, as well as new writers.
Russell's decision came as a surprise, given how the director was interested in the project. It was expected that starring Mark Wahlberg and his company will make Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Last December, David O. Russell said that the script to the movie is almost ready. In February, he excitedly told that he wanted to attract on the female lead role Scarlett Johansson, but he looked to the side for other films.
Among interested David projects was tape "The Silver Linings Playbook" where the lead role was going to play Mark Wahlberg. The film was in development since 2008. The protagonist, a former high school teacher who comes from a psychiatric hospital, where he spent the last four years, and moved to his mother. He will have to remake himself completely in order to be reunited with his wife. Wahlberg, long flirted with the project, signed in mid-May.
According to one version, Russell chose to shoot "The Silver Linings Playbook", where once again would remove the star of "Fighter". However, insiders say otherwise. The reason that Sony sold by the director, was his version of the script. Russell handed over 200 pages, teeming with characters that are absent in the original game.
The original script is written by Thomas Dean Donnelly and Joshua Oppenheimer. Studio liked it, so most likely, their work will form the basis for a new script, the author of which is now being actively sought.
The game "Uncharted: Drake's Fortune" was released in 2007. According to the plot in the coffin of the famous explorer Sir Francis Drake was found a mysterious key clue that leads to the treasures of El Dorado. Since then have passed over 400 years. But the adventurer and a descendant Sir Francis Nathan Drake decides to try his luck and goes on a journey. Point of destination - the coordinates in the Pacific Ocean, where they find all the forgotten island.
"Drake's Fortune" is not the first draft, which left David O. Russell. Last autumn, he declined the film adaptation of the novel "Pride and Prejudice and zombies," motivated his decision to a low budget film.
Released in 2006 movie of Bryan Singer "Superman Returns" had to start another franchise with a new superhero. However, the picture proved to be poorly at the box office, and now, as you know, Zack Snyder again changes the story of one of the most famous superheroes. What were the problems of his "Superman" and Singer has tried to understand himself.
"I think in "Superman Returns" there was a lot of nostalgia and romance - the director says. - A viewer is unlikely to expect this, especially in summer. I noticed that women rarely go to movies about superheroes, but are in line to buy a ticket for "The Devil Wears Prada". I wanted to somehow fix it. But when you shoot film, you don’t think about this. You have an idea like this: "I would like to shoot romantic film that respectfully treats a tape of Richard Donner, which I love so much." That’s what I did".
Recall that on his romantic movie Bryan Singer has spent about 209 million dollars. Charges in worldwide box office barely exceeded 390 million.
Many viewers have criticized the third part of the movie, in which Lex Luthor strikes Superman kryptonite fragment, and then both disappear from the screen until the very end. In defense of the scene Singer said he tried to give the history the religious painting, but perhaps it was too much for a summer movie.
"I always thought that the story of Superman - is the story of Moses: the child is sent on the spacecraft to perform his mission. Also, it was the story of Christ - the whole point in self-sacrifice. He gets stabbed and flies to Earth, as if crucified. Of course, the analogy has turned in my forehead, but I liked it because I always thought the myth of Christ, exciting and exhilarating. Well, I decided to shoot my variant. But it turned out that for the summer movie it is too much".
If he is now entrusted to re-shoot "Superman," Singer would restart the franchise, making a remake of the original with plenty of action scenes.
As for Snyder's film, then, according to Diane Lane, playing Martha Kent, we were again waiting for the story of superhero becoming.
Film about the babbling mercenary with disfigured face has finally found the director. "Deadpool" will be filmed by Tim Miller, who previously worked on special effects in "X-Men." The script written by the authors of the black comedy "Zombieland" Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.
Mercenary Wade Wilson first appeared on screen in the image of Ryan Reynolds in the movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". The image of the cynical humorist has long been fond of comics’ fans, but Deadpool is differed from the usual hero in the movie.
Reynolds promised to shoot a spin-off under his control, which resulted in a scenario with a hard-rating R. Hopefully, the studio will keep the intention not to make children's movies, which "Deadpool" can’t be.
Last summer, Fox asked the comics adaptation of Robert Rodriguez. Director has tried to harmonize his schedules for a long time, but in October, dropped out of the project. Insiders attributed to the project Swedish clipmaker Adam Berg. But he could not resist in director's chair.
Now it will take Tim Miller, owner of Blur Studio, where he set a number of mind-blowing clips to video games.
Here are examples of the Blur Studio:
It remains to add that Blur Studio is currently engaged in visualization of "Dark Tower" by Ron Howard. In addition, the studio plans to work on animated project "Heavy Metal", in which will participate several directors: James Cameron, Zack Snyder and David Fincher.
At the last convention of WonderCon in San Francisco, Ryan Reynolds, presenting excerpts from "Green Lantern" and noted that after the shooting in "Deadpool" will no longer add to his resume the role of superheroes.
"I think I have exhausted my limit," - said the actor. Responding to the sensitive question, whom from superheroes he likes more - Green Lantern or Deadpool, Reynolds tried to dodge: "I like Green Lantern more because he is like nothing else captures your imagination. I do not want to talk about "Deadpool" - there is still much not known. But if we would get to shoot this film, we will do everything bests".
Speaking of chatty mercenaries. Producer Lauren Shuler Donner, in his conversation with the magazine "Empire" has informed that "Deadpool" will differ from the version of the character, which can be seen in "Wolverine." "This is a complete reboot, - says producer. -The movie will be insane, but definitely a comedy. The script will be in rating R, it is very arrogant and cruel". Donner said that Ryan Reynolds is largely involved in the project, and even working on the script.
Meanwhile, rumors about the possible involvement of David Slade's directorial project have not been confirmed. Who exactly will shoot "Deadpool" is still not known. According to rumors, the studio is looking for a comedy director.
But back to the other superhero played by Reynolds. Producer of "Green Lantern" Donald De Line says the film is still being in process. "We have to finish the half-frames with special effects - said De Line. - Because we work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week". In total, the "lantern" has 1500 shots (digital scene) with computer special effects - it's quite a lot, but not a limit for the blockbuster.
A film by Martin Campbell will be released in theaters in June 16. The new trailer will be available in late April, but the material from WonderCon you can see right now.
Gore Verbinski is famous in directing films of various genres, but at this time he has directed his first feature-length animated western "Rango", continuing collaboration with Johnny Depp, which has voiced the main character - a chameleon Rango. Here is an interview with the director.
- One gets the impression that your film was conceived not as a children's cartoon. Did you thing from the very beginning that the main character will be a lizard?
I was planning to shoot the children's cartoon and now I pleased to see, that children and their parents enjoy it in cinemas around the world. Children are constantly overlooked, and yet they always catch the essence. So I do not know the answer to your question.
- On the premiere the whole hall was packed with children, but it seemed that adults were laughing the loudest.
Probably. I do not think that working on the film, you can deliberately choose a future audience for which you shoot it. We must shoot for ourselves and hope that others will enjoy it too.
- Most people from the "Rango" team have worked with you on "Pirates", including your permanent editor Craig Wood. Before them has been set a goal – to shoot an animated film, but for many of them it is a new task.
I think if those people with whom you work, are very talented, you can get from them even more if you weed them out of their usual environment. We have a team of associates, and we together wake up at 3 am in a cold sweat with the thought of how can we realize our plans. And this thought brings us together and makes us stronger. We really wanted to invent a new chip in the field of animation. Too many people create wonderful cartoons, we just did not want to repeat their path, and therefore decided not to refer to the "Rango" as to the cartoon. We’ve imagined that we work with ordinary actors, I have a camera on my shoulder, and I shoot the lizard growth of 5 feet, which speaks with a turtle.
- So summarizing, you were shooting in order to get a live sound track, and did motion capture, is not it?
Yes, but the sound - a very important detail. We filmed with multiple cameras and use this stuff from time to time, for example, told the animators: "Look what Johnny does with his face here and here." There were very useful moments, but basically, we got the pleasure of the work that is considered normal traditional animation, rather than motion capture.
- Your idea worked because, watching "Rango", you forget that this is a cartoon about talking animals.
Thank you. We tried to create characters with character, such as rabbit Dock - city tippler; all the characters are designed in the best traditions of the genre.
- You signed a contract to shoot the film "Lone Ranger" with Depp in the title role, despite the fact that you both had just finished work on westerns. Do you plan to shoot anything else in between these two movies?
Yes, I would like. We're still working on the script for "Ranger" and tried to stick to the schedule. I spent three and a half years staring at a computer monitor, and now I dream to be on that side of it and shoot something, such as "Synoptic".
One of the most iconic fantasy films of the last century, the movie of Ridley Scott's "Blade Runner" can get a prequel or sequel. The company Alcon Entertainment completes deal to acquire the franchise rights from the executive producer Bud Yorkin, who will also work on future projects based on the cult Scott movie.
Alcon has no right to shoot remake of "Blade Runner". However, the company has right to shoot films or television projects, based on the presented situations in the Scott film.
Alcon Entertainment is behind such projects as "The Blind Side," "The Book", "Jeans mascot," "Insomnia" and "P.S. I Love You." For the founders of Alcon Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosovo working with Bud Yorkin is a great honor.
"This is a solid acquisition for our company and our favorite film - Johnson said - We are aware of the responsibility for any produced by us in the future prequel or sequel to "Blade Runner." We have ambitious plans for the franchise and a desire to expand media framework in which we will work with it. "
Scott's classic film based on the novel by Philip K. Dick was released in 1982. Work on it was fraught with difficulties, but the result and to this day can compete with many modern science fiction films.
Interestingly, in a press release there is not a word about the company's Ridley and Tony Scott's Scott Free, as well as no mention of the Web prequels, which the brothers wanted to shoot in 2009.