In the world there are not many people, almost every word or action which is perceived as a direct order, and sets in motion a huge mass of people and capital. No, we are not talking about the presidents of nuclear powers, since their impact on the reality of much more modest and where short-lived. In the high-tech industry such person was Steve Jobs, in the entertainment industry - James Cameron and Peter Jackson. The first has already moved the film industry back on track stereoscopy, the second is preparing to modify one of its core standards. The only question is whether it can keep up with the ardent revolutionaries.
Anticipating the inevitable protests from detractors of duty, just clarify: yes, nothing revolutionary, as in stereoscopy, as in shooting with a high frame rate. Similar experiments with varying degrees of success were at the dawn of cinema. However, only now they are able to withdraw beyond the fun rides and give them the status of locomotives across the industry.
Suffice it to recall that director of the same "Avatar" was transferred several times. Basically, not because James Cameron wanted more time to bring the project to the mind, but as a global box office because of the unavailability of the new rules of the game. Now, however, the presence of stereoscopic movies of all stripes on the screen is absolutely commonplace, and only a fantastic blockbusters without 3D-version and look at all anachronistic.
Something similar should happen with the standard frame rate. He finally established itself with the advent of sound film, since the rate of 16 frames per second, used in silent film, could not provide adequate quality of the optical sound track. Since then, numerous attempts to overcome the 24-HR barrier, but the world standard remained unmoved.
And now for the first time the situation may change. Is precisely because the initiators of change were James Cameron and Peter Jackson. And if the first one in this case so far only as a theorist, the second is almost biblical mission, which is to test the readiness of industry to this "new covenant".
Already, many projection systems company Barco, Christie, Sony and NEC are able to show movies with such frequency after minor modifications and software updates, but after the first part of "The Hobbit" this additional option has the potential to become the main one. Hence, the frequency standard is about a hundred children will very soon become the lot of reactionaries and artists, as his time in black and white photography.
Well, then we expect the continuation of "Avatar", the creators of which may go even further. For good reason James Cameron once said that the experiment not only with new ways to create a stereo effect, but with a frequency of 60 frames per second and above.
So, if in December 2012 End of the World did not come, we will witness the beginning of a new revolution, the origins of which were only two people with their ideas, phenomenal capacity for work and a desire not to create new movies, but new worlds.
1). Director of blockbuster "Terminator: Salvation" McGee has won the right to occupy the director's chair in adventure film "Untitled Ouija Project" in the fight with Breck Eisner. Universal Studios has not been able to make a choice, but finally decided.
The project is produced by Michael Bay company - Platinum Dunes. The script is written by the authors of the movie "Tron: Legacy" by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. The plot of the movie about a magical board was not disclosed, but apparently it will be an adventure family film in the style of "The Mummy" and "Indiana Jones".
The search for director was a long, until the remaining two candidates. Director of "The Craziest" Breck Eisner has interested in this film in early December last year, and McGee presented his vision in the twentieth of December. It seems that the second version of the studio came to taste.
Ouija - a plaque with the painted letters and numbers. It is attached to the arrow on the player puts his hands. If you can make contact with the other world, the needle begins to point to the letters, folding into words.
McGee had just finished work on the spy comedy "This means war" with Chris Pine, Tom Hardy and Reese Witherspoon.
2). The legend of Japanese cinema will step back to the big screen by British director Gareth Edwards, whose debut film became the sensation of the low-budget movie in 2010.
The company Legendary Pictures, which appear in the asset hits like "Dark Knight" and "Inception", has acquired the rights to develop a new film about Godzilla in March last year. Partial funding and release will be assured by Warner studio.
"Monsters" of Gareth Edwards, shot on ridiculous price, by the standards of Hollywood's (500,000 dollars), talk about the journalist accompanying the rich heiress to home through Mexico. Because of aliens attack, the zone is in quarantine, but the heroes have no choice. Painting has earned a worldwide box office of almost 2.5 million dollars.
Once the studio is determined by a screenwriter, Edwards will start working with it.
The debut English film-maker won three awards of British Independent Film Awards, including the prize for Best Director.
Producers of the new "Godzilla" promise that their child will be much better than the movie, that he gave of 1998 by Roland Emmerich.
Release is scheduled for 2012.