Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, who shot fantastic satire "Iron Sky", already picks up the cast of the film adaptation of comic "Jeremiah Harm" publisher Boom! Studios. The project supports the producer of "Die Hard 4.0" Arnold Rifkin, and funding will again be partly done by using crowdsourcing.
Recall that needed money for filming of "Iron Sky" Finns gathered in parts, donated one million euros ordinary Internet users who participated in the creation of the project. Work on "Iron Sky" lasted a long time, six years, but the process will go much faster.
Jeremiah Harm - the name of a brutal anti-hero, whose mission is to capture and destroy alien criminals. When three of the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy escape from the prison planet and are on the ground, authorities are turning to help Carmi. Jeremiah has to find the fugitives and stop them. The Finns have already filmed video showing what will be the key of the painting.
Finnish director Bichar shared details of the project and said what interested him the script. "Throughout his life, Jerry had to deal with all sorts of alien universe, but in this mission for the first time he will have to face with people. He had never been in the world and have never seen a living person. We can say that our hero is looking for his place in the universe, because he is always the black sheep."
"We are currently casting. The script read by many actors, which we would like to see in the role of Jerry. But we also seek out the actress for the role of a villain. "
Although the Hollywood trades write that script is just found, comics adaptation has long been written. Screenplay - Dalan Musson. "By the way, this is a very good script, so I decided to take on the film - says a big fan of science fiction Vuorensola. - The main character is very cool discharged, and he is not only cool bounty hunter, but surprisingly emotional character. Plus there is plenty of action, but, unlike many science fiction movies, this action is not for the sake of action games. Dalan managed to take advantage of the many film genres - this is above all fantasy - and use a lot of gadgets. "
Filming will take place in Europe. However, we could not resist and asked how's comic book adaptation of "I Killed Adolf Hitler" Timo was going to shoot in May. "Yes, this project is still alive and well, we are looking for funding - says director. - I'm sure they'll do, but not now. It looks like Jerry will overtake him. However, this is the movie business, there's nothing we can say for sure. Things can change in a day! "
Another abandoned project has recently come back to life. A screen adaptation of comic book "The Strange Case of Hyde”, who tried to run in production a couple of years ago, has found a new writer and became a little closer to realization.
At the heart of Cole Haddon comics is a famous novel by Robert Louis Stevenson's "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," published in 1886. According to the plot of the novel, Dr. Henry Jekyll as a result of the experiment was able to find his way to a negative "I", so that it has reigned supreme. Thus, there is a monstrous man named Edward Hyde and strikes fear into London.
Action of Haddon comics are also developed in Victorian London. This is both a sequel to Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, and the version history infamous Jack the Ripper. Dr. Jekyll is released from prison. It is assumed that he has completely healed, and Mr. Hyde is no longer disturbed. However, the streets of London haunting new killer, no less terrible that pushes doctors on a new experiment. He wants to keep track of the Ripper, who, according to Jekyll, was born thanks to the improved formula of his own serum.
Jekyll and Hyde story - one of the most popular themes in films and theaters. Stevenson's book was first made into a movie in 1908, but no copy of the film has not survived. One of the most famous early versions took Rouben Mamoulian in 1931. For the role of Jekyll Fredric March won the "Oscar".
A film, based on the comic was shoot by Dark Horse Entertainment, Skydance Productions and Mark Gordon Productions.
The first version of the script wrote himself Cole Haddon, but now hired a new writer. Processing will take Albert Torres, screenwriter of melodrama "Henry Poole Is Here" as well as one of the many authors have not held the film version of anime "Akira."
This year, at the invitation of Torres producer Joel Silver was working on a screenplay for a feature film cartoon "Ben 10."
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."
The last time we reminisced about the multi-volume adaptation of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" in March of 2012, when Ron Howard proposed a project to the studio Warner. To date, prospects of fantasy-western re-emerging from the fog: in the next two weeks, Warner will make a decision and Russell Crowe is able to help them in this. Howard invited the star of his "Mind games" to play Roland Diskein.
Previously, this role was confirmed by Javier Bardem, but then the "Dark Tower" is owned by Universal.
Ron Howard, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and producer Brian Grazer planned to remove three feature films, and between them run the show for two seasons on television. But last summer, Universal has put an end to the project and Howard decided to look for the "Dark Tower" a new home.
For the realization of the world of Stephen King on the big screen, the director had to sacrifice a part of the budget, but Howard attracted to the project his old friend Russell Crowe, whom he shot in two films. Of course, participation of such actor will have some impact on the "Dark Tower", the studio is easier to allocate funding for the well-known worldwide star.
Russell Crowe is now withdrawn from Darren Aronofsky in the biblical epic "Noah" in the title role. In the future, the Crowe can be seen as a father of Superman in the movie "Man of Steel" as well as in the musical "Les Miserables."
It is assumed that a component of the project will undertake a television channel HBO, which for two years and provided very successful film adaptation of one of the most popular multi-volume novels in the fantasy genre - "Game of Thrones."
Stephen King calls the "Dark Tower" his reply to "Lord of the Rings." Given that Warner loves the franchise and at the end of "Harry Potter", "Batman" and "The Hobbit" will need to launch another large-scale film project, the prospects for King’s adaptation once again are looming in the rosy light.
Visitors of Comic-Con have liked fragments of "The Hobbit" even without 3D, and the infamous demonstration of the speed at 48 frames per second. Since Peter Jackson decided before the fans come out to the suffering and provide 12 minutes of the long-awaited first part of future Novels. However, there is a chance that the "Hobbit" could become a trilogy.
The decision of Jackson is clear: all the memorable demonstration of the trailer, "The Hobbit" at the convention CinemaCon, where the video in 3D, and 48 fps was honored with a very cool reception. Of course, the fans - more than a loyal audience, but it should be used sparingly, and to whom, if not the director of "Lord of the Rings", know this.
Peter Jackson took the stage, holding the phone at arm's length. Shot the set especially for those who did not get to Comic-Con. Jackson introduced the co-writer Philippe Boyens and his wife Fran Walsh. Then the lights went out and started cuttings form the film.
The longest stage was in the beginning of the movie. Gandalf, Bilbo and the dwarves are at Bag End and argue about how to get back the treasure from the dragon Smaug. A lot of funny moments, and most of all laughter caused Bilbo reluctant to go along with the dwarves on a journey. This was followed by shots of Rivendell, Saruman (Christopher Lee), replaced by Gandalf galloping on a horse with a sword at the ready - he is clearly running somewhere. Galadriel and Gandalf talking about how Saruman will fight against evil. The trolls, giants, goblins, Legolas. Bilbo and Gollum ask each other riddles, there Smigol (a split personality in the performance of Andy Serkis is always great!) and is torn between a desire to play and eat Bilbo alive. Bilbo finds the ring and follows it to Gandalf. "I found something in the goblin tunnels," - he says the magician, but when he asks what it is, the hobbit hiding the ring in his pocket, saying: "Courage." Gandalf approves: "Good. We will need it".
Jackson called to the scene the actors. Andy Cerkis, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage and Sir Ian McKellen came out from behind the scenes by the roar of the crowd, and when the surprise came Elijah Wood, the hall joy knew no bounds. More about the "Hobbit" became known to some curious facts.
Composer Howard Shore for the next six to eight weeks start recording music with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jackson has not removed his cameo appearance, but once back in New Zealand will do it.
Philippa Boyens explained the presence of Galadriel in the movie: "It was the most powerful in the creation of Middle-earth in the days of "The Hobbit", so we decided to include it in the film."
Tauriel played by Evangeline Lilly, was invented specifically for the film to enhance a woman's presence.
Freeman joked that he did not complain about hairy legs of hobbits, since around was full of colleagues in the makeup of the Dwarfs.
Does Jackson want to make a film on the "Silmarillion"? "I am unlikely to live more than a hundred years!" - Joked the director, but then seriously added that the rights to the book are in Tolkien's relatives who are not enthusiastic about the film adaptations of his authorship.
Peter Jackson also said that rumors about the transformation of "The Hobbit" in the trilogy, though premature, but not unfounded.
"We have the right to use the 125 pages of additional notes of Tolkien in which he expanded the world of "The Hobbit". We talked with Fran with the studio about what we could not shoot. It may be possible to persuade them to a few weeks next year. But what form will these surveys, it is too early to say. In this story there are other parties that we would like to tell you. "
"The Hobbit: an unexpected journey," will be released in cinemas in December 20, 2012.
Writer and producer Alex Kurtzman advertises his directorial debut, "People like us" and at the same time responding to questions about future projects. In particular, Kurtzman is going to restart the movie about undead hunter Van Helsing, and hints on what will look like the picture.
Recall that in May this year, Alex Kurtzman and his counterpart Roberto Orci signed an exclusive two-year contract with the studio Universal. The company duo K / O Paper Products will be accepted for remakes of well-known studio projects, including the films "Van Helsing" and "The Mummy", which took off Stephen Sommers.
Recall that "Van Helsing" cost the studio $ 160 million. Despite Hugh Jackman in the role of a hunter for vampires and werewolves, the picture got a lot of negative criticism. Fees of the movie exceeded 300 million, but the number of negative reviews sank "Van Helsing", so to start a new franchise back in 2004, did not work.
The new version some time ago was interested in Guillermo del Toro, director of "Hellboy" even tried on Tom Cruise for the lead role. However, who will reboot as a director, to date is not yet known.
"I do not want to give out a lot, because we are at a very early stage - said Kurtzman in an interview with Crave Online. - But it seems to me that Van Helsing, played by Anthony Hopkins in "Dracula" - a sort of parody version of the hero, Van Helsing, Hugh Jackman - also a very different character. These movies have changed a lot lately. More than anything in this genre and the history of superheroes has influenced "The Dark Knight." Now they are as close to reality. That I would like to reflect the new "Van Helsing", without sacrificing the elements of fantasy. In "Star Trek" we have tried to stick to realism. "Van Helsing" - quite different than "Batman," but we will move in that direction. "
Whether Kurtzman and Orci will be able to repeat the success of "The Dark Knight" with the hunter on an imaginary evil, we shall see later.
VMan Magazine published an interesting article in which the former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire interviews the next Spider-Man - Andrew Garfield. Excerpts from their conversation, read below.
T. Maguire: So, "The New Spider-Man" ...
A. Garfield: Yeah! Do you know about this movie? (Laughs)
T. Maguire: Yes, I know! In fact, when the project is in its infancy, I was delighted by two things: first, because it director is Marc Webb. I think it's interesting and cool choice. And, secondly, naturally, I was very interested, who will play Peter Parker. When I heard that they'll be you, I just gave: "Perfect!
E. Garfield: Oh, God!
T. Maguire: I really wanted to get it cool, and I thought, "What a wonderful actor, Andrew, and I am glad that this film will be shot."
E. Garfield: Very sweet of you.
T. Maguire: What was the selection process? How did you get the role?
E. Garfield: The samples as samples, except for the fact that they were the most exhausting, difficult and dramatic of all, through which I have ever held.
T. Maguire: I understand what you mean. How did it affect on you?
E. Garfield: The main thing I think and worry - what happens after the film will be released. What was your experience when you're in people's eyes became Spider-Man? I'm curious to hear what you say about the changes that have occurred in your life, and what kind were these changes. I have a weight of fear, yet nothing has happened, but I'm sure everything will be much worse than I imagine. I admire you as a great actor, what you've always been and will be. Probably, it is very difficult to adhere to the simple fact that you want to play that you continue to tell stories and do not let your display image to be more yourself. Have you preserved the memory of some specific changes that occurred after the release of "Spider-Man" or everything has happened very smoothly?
T. Maguire: I think with our film the situation was slightly different, because at that time did not evaluate the success of the picture on the box office in its opening weekend, as now. The first "Harry Potter" was released 6 months prior to our film and demonstrated phenomenal results with the premiere. The success was so great because it was something completely new, I'm not saying that it happened the first time in the history of cinema, but at the time it was really a breakthrough. And then the same thing happened with our project. Nobody expected this. Before the premiere conducted public opinion research, and provided data on the demand for tickets, were based on forecasts of the premiere collections. For me personally, it was unexpected. The changes that have occurred in my life for the first weekend, shocked me.
E. Garfield: I feel a great responsibility before the history and to the fans because I know how much this means to be the hero for the audience and for myself. For those who care about Spider-Man and roads as well as me, I want to breathe life into it and make sure that the fans were satisfied to the extent possible.
T. Maguire: It's cool. Much of what you say, for example, the relationship between you, the fans and history demonstrates your respect for the hero.
E. Garfield: Absolutely. Peter Parker - an incredibly positive person - a pure dream come true, a true outsider. When I was a kid, I was not interested in comics as long as didn’t see the first film with your participation. I was then 19 years. I bought a pirate DVD-ROM, and we with my friend Terry McGuinness went to my dilapidated flat in north London, and watched it twice in a row.
T. Maguire: (laughs)
E. Garfield: Terry was so characteristic of the focus, and every time I utter thy words, he neighed and spoke with that accent: "No, dude, you'll never be that fucking Spider-Man. You will never become a fucking man -spider!" I was so embarrassed and upset. But I got it, you fucking Terry!
T. Maguire: (laughs)
Manager of movie project Marvel Kevin Feig uttered in an interview with Empire, that the continuation of "Thor," the audience waiting for some surprises. For example, you will see a new main villain, and the plot focuses around the "other side of Asgard."
It is a sequel film by Kenneth Bran is now preparing for the next production of projects Marvel. Filming the third "Iron Man" has already started, well, all "Thor" will come in August.
Both films will be released in 2013, filling schedule of Marvel, which is now calculated on the two paintings a year. The exception was "The Avengers", which in 2012 will remain the only project of the company. As confessed Feig, he did not expect a triumph: "I was just hoping that we will beat the results of the second "Iron Man". It was the biggest launch for all films of Marvel. Something about 80-90 million. But when they started coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday night the numbers, they just grew and grew, and in such amounts, in which I would in a million years have believed. "
The new "Thor," the audience will expect some differences from the first film, though not in all: "We are going to look at the other side of Asgard, in the sequel, it will not be as shiny and golden. The events of "Avengers" will affect the Thor, of course. His relationship with Loki will continue to evolve, and the important role will play Natalie. Thor returns with Jane Foster, "- said in an interview Feig.
In title scene of "Avengers" of Marvel has appeared a villain Thanos, but as it turned out, his new line of "Thor," the creators will not develop, "No, this is the future. But there will be a new main villain. The main antagonist is a new and ambitious. "
However, whether this negative character in relation to the rumors about the involvement of the Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen in the project, so long remained unclear.
The director of the second "Thor" will be Alan Taylor. The initial phase will start filming in London.
Finnish director Timo Vuorensola, whose feature debut "Iron Sky" will appear on screens this summer, will shoot a graphic novel adaptation of "I Killed Adolf Hitler". Norwegian artist named Jason got him a prestigious award in the world of comic book Eisner. In addition, the Finns are going to remove the prequel and sequel to "Iron Sky".
All comic book heroes of Jason - humanoid animals without names (except for the title character). In a world where unfolds the action of graphic novel, "I killed Adolf Hitler", the work of the killer is pretty boring and monotonous task. The main character has his own problems: unmet and boring girl victims (from too loud neighbor to the arrogant boss). But one day the hero gets a very entertaining work. He needs to go back in time to a time machine (which charges 50 years!) and kill Hitler. Of course, everything goes wrong, but the number of unexpected plot twists turns this situation, it would seem a simple story into a fascinating and hilarious effect.
Vuorensola says his Hitler will be made on the basis of Gollum in "Lord of the Rings."
"Just we will make the only step even further, creating him as realistic as possible" - joked director. Udo Kier, who played in "Iron Sky" is already in talks about a role in the new movie of Timo.
Filming will begin in 2013. Prior to that, the Finns will be busy developing a sequel and prequel to “Iron Sky”. Tero Kaukomaa, producer of the film about Nazis on the Moon, confirmed the seriousness of intent during the Cannes Film Festival.
"We are very keenly discussing these projects, and we have ambitious plans," - says Tero.
Recall that the "Iron Sky" was produced with partial funding of Internet fans of the project. The same scheme will be put in the foundation work on a prequel and sequel. It is hoped that this time the Finns will accelerate, as the "Iron Sky" was in almost 7 years.
The story of how the Nazis were on the dark side of the moon will be a mini-TV series of three episodes. The story started in "Iron Sky" will be continued in a feature film.
But this did not stop the Finns. In a conversation in February this year Vuorensola said that he wanted to withdraw a fantastic series, and in May at the Cannes film market, it became known that his wish will come true. Action project called Deus X will be developed in 2245 during a large-scale war for the planet, which is considered a paradise.
Christopher Nolan shoots his movies one camera and doesn’t believe in 3D. Excerpts from an interview resource DGA read below.
- When did you realize that the direction - your destination?
"To be honest, I've always made films, and never stopped doing it, starting with experiments on puppet animation, which are conducted with the help of the Super 8 camera of my father. In my understanding, all of this - a continuum, a set of closely related events in film and I never changed this hobby. I usually wandered around with a camera, but not graduated from high school on this profile. I studied English literature in college and was intended for academic excellence, while continuing to make films. I took my first feature film "Following" with the help of friends and sponsoring it from my own pocket. We were all busy at work all week, so going on the weekends throughout the year, taking 15 minutes of raw material every Saturday for two or three takes of each scene, with the result, about 5 minutes, ready for the film material. Then, in 1998 we went to a film festival in San Francisco (San Francisco Film Festival) and the studio Zeitgeist Films invited to speak to our distributor, that really helped me in the future to do the project "Memento" . I was hired as director, in my truck lay millions of dollars, and at my disposal were hundreds of people. "
- You are a longtime fan of detective novels, which are often used flashbacks. Hence the love of your non-linear narrative?
"Well, I was influenced a couple of things. When I was 16, I read a novel by Graham Swift's" The Water ", which co-existed in an incredible way and different times of the parallel measurements, and it was absolutely coherent and comprehensible. About the same while I watched on television music video of Alan Parker's "The Wall", which used similar methods of playing with imagination, memories, dreams, dreams are superimposed on the other. All of this firmly lodged in my head, along with detectives James Ellroy, Jim Thompson, as well as the films in the style of noir, such as stunned me, "Out of the Past" by Jacques Turner. Then, it is unclear how, in my hands was a script to unreleased still rolling, "Pulp Fiction" and I was absolutely fascinated by what Tarantino has done. "
- For your early movies you yourself have written script, filmed, mounted, even doing decorations. The only thing you did - you did not play. How do you work with actors? What have you learned from them in the early stages of their work?
"I try to provide them with everything necessary in the process of filming. Perhaps this is not what they think, and, indeed, is that they get something contrary to their desires, but I really try to be different and adapted to each actor. I'm trying to build them the conditions under which they would feel comfortable trying to help them show their talent to the maximum extent. "
"My uncle, John Nolan - an actor, he starred in several of my films. When I started working on the "Following", he studied acting, so I asked him what I need to know. He gave me a couple of books of Stanislavsky, one of which was "An Actor work on himself," and said they would give me ideas about the basics of acting. "
- How scary was the leap from "Insomnia" with a budget of $ 45 million to "Batman Begins," with a budget three times bigger?
"I do not know whether anyone else experiences similar to my mind, but the difference between filming "Following" with a group of friends, who stars in their own clothes and eating sandwiches, cooked by my mother, and 4 million of somebody's money given to me to "Memento" with hundreds of people, and there is the biggest jump I ever did, bit like the way you learn to swim at depth: no matter how much beneath you to the bottom - 2 feet or 10, or you'll drown, or not. "
"The difference between "Insomnia" and "Batman Begins" was mostly in the large-scale scenes. And "Batman” was my first film in which there were so many visual effects. Otherwise, for me the process of shooting remains the same: you stand and stare to the place where will the next scene. Everything else disappears. "
- Why do you prefer to shoot a camera?
"I use multiple cameras, when shoot tricks, for dramatic action, I take a camera. Working with one camera means that I have seen every frame while shooting a scene, because my attention is not distributed across multiple machines. So, I see everything when shooting live, look through the evening dailies. If you shoot multiple cameras, you have accumulated a lot of footage and you have at the end of the day to start from scratch. "
- Did you shoot all of your big-budget films with IMAX cameras?
"We have not filmed on IMAX "Inception” because it tried to convey more realistic dreams, and not the wonderful nature, so we used a handheld camera and filmed it spontaneously. As for the "Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight 2: The Legend Continues", just in these cases, the large size of the IMAX frame is the best conveys the drama of the situation. Thus, the choice of camera depends on what movie you want to shoot. But in any case, as a director, is trusted by a large budget, I feel a responsibility to the audience to shoot, using the technology of the highest quality that will help and make a film the way I want it to be turned. "
- While many of your fellow directors, working on the set, dressed in casual clothes, you prefer light or dark suit jacket with pants. Why do you "wear it"?
"I went to public school where we wore uniforms, and I used to use all the pockets in my jacket. (Laughs) I'm just in this user-friendly. I do not like to think, what would I wear this, so every day I wear the same thing . In short, I dress like going to work in the office. It's easier. "