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.
Matthew Lewis for the past ten years has been represented on-screen image of Neville Longbottom in the saga "Harry Potter". Now that before the series premiere of the final "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" only a matter of days, actor is ready to say goodbye to the clumsy student in the Faculty of Gryffindor, who improbably became a true hero. Here is an interview with Matthew.
- Have you been a fan of Neville Longbottom from the beginning?
"By the time I was invited to the role of Neville, I've already read the first four books, so I knew who Longbottom is, but I had no clue about who he will become in the end. JK Rowling sometimes throwing some hints, but she never said anything to me directly because I knew exactly how I'm a big fan of her books. In general, the fact that Neville has become such a brave guy is really cool. "
- Are you ready to say goodbye to "Harry Potter"?
"I was very fortunate to be a part of franchise for so many years. I feel honored. Each year, returning to the set, I felt that stealing a slice of time. I so enjoyed it all. When we came to an end, I do not grieve - I proud of us all, and burned with impatience see what we have. "
- Will you miss for your close friends: Dan, Emma and Rupert.
"Friendship has always been one of the main reasons contributing to ensure that I got to shoot from year to year. As in the film, and real-life rapport was very strong. I starred in two films in addition to "Harry Potter" and it was very strange to be in the company of strangers. I'll miss the guys, but we still live in England, and England is not so great, so I hope we will meet. Yet I will miss them as partners. Maybe someday I will meet with anyone of them in one place. "
- Do you remember the first casting?
"It was held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, in the city where I live. Since I was a huge fan of the book, I begged my mother to take me to casting. We stood in line for five hours - a number I pulled in the lottery. I remember it - 463. We just stood and waited, and when at last we entered, I was asked to read an excerpt from the book in which Harry talks about the egg dragon. In general, I have read and gone, that's all. Two months passed before they called me and asked me if I wanted to meet with director Chris Columbus, and then everything started to happen at breakneck speed. I can not explain how I felt, I remember, it was delicious. "
- Have you taken some souvenir from the set?
"I’ve hidden away little false teeth of small Neville. My parents made a kind of temple on the shelf in the corner. There are relics, pictures of movies of all years, and teeth are also located there. They were my bane for a couple of years, but I'm glad that I have them. It's a kind of reward".
- As far as we know you lead a modest lifestyle
"I live in Leeds, about 200 miles north of London. On the shoot I went to London and after returned home and hung down with friends, went with them to football and in pubs. I began recognizable by paparazzi, but they don’t bother me. I walk into a store and buy bread and milk, and no one bothers me. I feel so lucky in my work and in life! "
- What is your favorite character (except Neville, of course)?
"I've always liked Professor Lupin. I remember reading "The Prisoner of Azkaban" was filled with great sympathy for him. And I still like Sirius Black, because Gary Oldman managed to create a special aura around him".
- What is your favorite memory about Harry Potter?
"It was the first lesson in riding on broomsticks, that Madame Hooch spent, and Neville sat on his broom and destroy everything around him. It was my first day of filming, and I was very excited, and then, when I was told that the whole scene will be constructed around me and my flight on a broomstick with a stunt to catch it, and I completely panicked. I was eleven years old, all seemed unreal. "
- Will you come back if there will be filmed the next episode of the movie?
"Certainly, I would be delighted if there will be new books and read them with pleasure. As for the film, I have been shooting there for eleven years now and would be happy for a new role. I am ready to say goodbye to Neville and find out what else I can do. But if the next story by JK Rowling will be brilliant, and I would be invited, then, yes, I am happy to agree. But I think our story is over. And I am very pleased with how it happened. "
Long ago, exactly 10 years ago, muggles of the world first saw the screen incarnation of "boy who survived." It was a risky venture, since by that time only three Harry Potter books were published, and, despite their popularity, it was unknown what will be the end of the whole story. And now it has over once and forever. David Yates, who was widely considered almost the worst of directors of "Harry Potter", suddenly shot a powerful film, exactly that film, which has met all the expectations of the muggle all over the world.
As you know, Warner Bros. planned to release the first part in 3D, but inconsistency in the actions of business units led to the fact that to ensure adequate quality stereoscopic projection for the remaining time before the premiere, it was not possible. Naturally, it was already on the conversion of footage, because the shooting took place in the traditional way.
Released in November 2010, the picture, despite some of the viscosity of the plot, fully met the expectations. From the outset it was clear it will relinquish only "Philosopher's stone" in box office, which eventually happened. In theory, this would convince the Warner Bros. that the great interest of the audience for the final "Harry Potter" does not need any makeup in the form of stereoscopic video. But it is not convinced.
David Yates has done the impossible. It seems that he considered all claim to his first experiments with "potteriana" and created dark, dynamic and full of real drama, focusing in particular characters movie.
All actors play wonderful! Especially Alan Rickman! The scenes with his participation have always been a decoration of the series, but in the case of "Deathly gifts", he literally "stole" the whole movie. The episode, in which Severus with absolutely lifeless face, which nevertheless reflected an incredible storm of feelings, enters into the wrecked apartment of Potter, sneaks up to the coccyx. And believe me, this author does not belong to particularly sensitive moviegoers.
Certainly good and himself Daniel Radcliffe, who was able to manifest his potential inherent like dramatic actor. There were feelings that at some early draft script writers have underestimated the possibility of an actor and put his talent in too narrow limits. Diligently to cope with their images and Rupert Grint with Emma Watson, though not implemented in the final of all the possibilities, but give the audience, without a doubt the most passionate kiss of the whole saga.
And the conclusion follows. For all conceivable claims, the final "Harry Potter" has turned out. Moreover, in my opinion, this is the best part of the saga, which easily will earn a billion to the whole Harry Potter episodes.
Unfortunately, the movie was over. But, honestly, did any of us Muggles would mind if a few years later, JK Rowling will suddenly announce that the story of the "boy who survived" not yet completed?
James Phelps, who plays one of the twin brothers Ron Weasley Fred's in an interview said that the final part of the franchise, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" "will boggle the minds of fans"!
About the last episode of "Harry Potter".
"It's very cool! In fact, cool. I was not entirely confident that will be honest, but it boggled my mind."
About the death scene of his character.
"It was surreal. I felt that my best friend has died. Battle at Hogvarse is more like a scene from "Saving Private Ryan" than a scene from "Harry Potter" and it's great, because each of us wanted to shoot in action movie, and this, in fact, was the gunman. But I personally, just lay there and pretended to be dead. I think for the rest of the guys in this episode was shot a lot harder than me. Rupert (Grint) and Oliver (Phelps) really outdid themselves in this scene. I hope the viewers like what happened. "
About how his real twin brother, Oliver suffered a dramatic scene.
"I think it was a very busy day for everyone when we were shooting a scene of death of Fred. We generally got five takes, and then emotionally exhausted Oliver. It was very difficult from time to time to imagine that everything happens for real, and your brother dies. "
About how the brothers discuss the film together.
"It's cool. You come home and told your family about what happened during the day. But even cooler to share your experiences with family members on equal terms. We can discuss everything with each other to infinity."
Gemini borrowed their screen pranks for everyday life.
"We, however, repeatedly staged rallies on the set, and then built out of a simpleton, and said: "We are not blame, it's Fred and George".
He managed to grab a souvenir.
"I always wanted to pick up after the shooting my wand, but I couldn’t do that because it is needed for any exhibitions, etc. It would be nice if one day it was mine forever. On the other hand, I had to steal some coins from Gringotts Wizarding Bank. And I should note that the coins to be extremely plausible. "
About fan basis of Fred and George.
"It's cool. I did not realize its significance until we made it and not revealed to the fans. The reaction of fans has been amazing: many said they had received great satisfaction from how we got to its execution."
About his favorite character in "Harry Potter".
"I think it's Woland de Mort, honestly. He is not like the other villains. Usually, though sometimes the villains repent, but Voldemort has never indicated that he regretted what he done. He's incredibly tricky in this sense. Those who read the book, remember it will all end, but, nevertheless, when you watch a movie, all the time to ask: "How to confront this guy, dammit."
Remembering the first day of filming.
"I remember everything very clearly. We were in a small village in Yorkshire, literally in the heart of the province, and shot the last scene of "Philosopher's Stone" in which Harry gets on the train. This was the first scene we shot, and I remember that I was too nervous".
About how the film came to an end.
"We always thought that we would not know what to do when that day comes, until it began the final promotional tour. Now that day has come indeed. I think the premiere in London will be very emotional."
Studio Warner is going to adapt the novel by Glen David Gold's "Carter Beats the Devil" - the plot is talking about magician, who will create the greatest illusion of his career. List of candidates on the main role is headed by Johnny Depp.
The actions of Gold’s bestseller unfold in twenties of the last century. Main hero, magician Charles Carter, "sawed" in half President Warren Harding. However, shortly after the submission of the President mysteriously dies, so that Carter throws on the run. Or not? This is one of the many mysteries of the novel. Over the following pages magician disappears from the sluggishness of the FBI agent falls in love with a beautiful blind woman, and faces an old enemy.
Attempts to film the Gold’s book were made from 2002, when "Carter Beats the Devil" was published at the first time. Then the project took Tom Cruise, but nothing came of it. Now, as says "LA Times", studio Warner intends to pursue the case.
Insiders report that the studio has a new version of the script and the actors have already chosen the main roles. At the head of the list of contenders is Johnny Depp, who is an obvious candidate for the role of eccentric magician. In parallel, seeking studio director, so there is a chance that "Carter Beats the Devil" will appear as soon as possible.
Films about the circus jugglers, recently, gained the popularity. Tape "Water for Elephants!" if not become a sensation box office, but earned 114 million with a budget of 38. Steve Carell is going to star in the comedy "Bert Vonderstoun" about the rivalry between two magicians. In addition, Hollywood has long risen to screening history the life of one of the most famous magicians - Harry Houdini.
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.
The Battle of Universal Studios and Relativity over attempts to move to the big screen the story of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' takes a new turn. Project scenario of Universal "Snow White and the huntsman" with Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Stewart and Charlize Theron will overwrite Hossein Amini, author of "Drive" and "Wings of the Dove".
Last time Amini was listed in polishing the script to "47 Ronin" - a film with Keanu Reeves now shoots Carl Rinsh.
Confrontation between two relatively similar project has been going for several months. Recall that Tarsem Singh shoots for Relativity "Snow White 3D", where in the title role is occupied Lily Collins, the evil queen played by Julia Roberts, and handsome prince was listed to Army Humvee.
The director of "Snow White and the huntsman" is a newcomer Rupert Sanders, which specializes in video games. Actor's name was the most different from Johnny Depp to Viggo Mortensen, but as a result of the hunter who will save Snow White from death in a forest, will be Chris Hemsworth. The role of the Prince in this project will play Sam Claflin, who played the priest in "Pirates of the Caribbean 4".
Looked particularly ugly history on the transfer of the movie release dates. Studios move their projects so that they face nose to nose in the middle of the summer of 2012, but relativity eventually made a sudden movement and brought the picture of Tarsem in March 16, 2012. Thus, the studio has less than a year before the premiere. Shooting will begin in Montreal. The director has almost no margin for error: release schedule for next year is already fully packed.
Universal will have more time left, so the decision to invite Hossein Amini rework the existing scenario looks at least reasonable - the studio does not want to rush right off the bat and overtake competitors. Instead, Universal takes time out to refine the material that may provide better results at the output.
Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA) is hosting an exhibition of works by Tim Burton, and journalists interested in the director how he was going to shoot his new movie "Dark Shadows". It turns out that Burton has no plans to return to the 3D fashion and thinks that viewers should have a choice.
"I do not plan to shoot in 3D, - says the director. - I enjoyed working on "Alice" in 3D, "Frankenweenie" will also be in this format. People are divided into those who think all movies should be in 3D, and those who hate 3D. I think the audience should have a choice. Nobody can force viewers to watch movies in 3D".
Filming of "Dark shadows" began a week ago. This film version of the eponymous television series of 60s, who was very fond of Johnny Depp, and now he carries the dream of youth - playing vampire Barnabas Collins. In fact, "Dark shadows" have been a soap opera, but with the evil spirit. Burton confirmed that his film adaptation, is likely to be in a playful tone, but he has not yet decided on the general mood of the painting.
Besides Depp in the film are involved Eva Green, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeiffer, Chloe Morets, Jonny Lee Miller and Jackie Earle Haley.
In 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins along with their son Barnabas went from England to America to start a new life. But even over the ocean does not help avoid a mysterious family curse. Held for 20 years. Barnabas (Johnny Depp) becomes wealthy and powerful playboy. However, the game senses the charming Angelica (Eva Green) turns into a deadly mistake: the girl with a broken heart is a witch, Barnabas doomed to a terrible fate. She turns him into a vampire and buried alive. After a couple of centuries Barnabas released back to his destroyed Collinwood mansion, whose occupants hide their dark secrets.
The film release is expected to be in May 11, 2012.
Producer of the film "X-Men: First Class" Bryan Singer in an interview with LA Times spoke briefly about his new project "Jack - the giant killer", which will be shown in summer 2012.
"The film is set in England. Things do not have any timing to a certain historical period.
The English folk tale "Jack" is about a poor peasant boy who kills the evil giants during the reign of King Arthur. This story is often confused with another fairy tale - "Jack and Beanstalk" in which the hero faces to face with the giant. Singer, based on an original idea, the viewer will focus on the farmer, accidentally opened the door between worlds and let the giants in our universe. In order to correct this problem, Jack attempts to kill the giants and to rescue a princess".
The battle between humans and non-human beings implicitly makes an analogy with the franchise "X-Men." However, the director of the first two films of franchise assures that at least one new film will be different from his famous works on comics.
"The first time my work will be one of the only romantic story, and no love triangles. The simplicity of this novel - it's my cure to all love problems, prevailed in all the series "X-Men" (laughs).
In "Jack – the giant killer" was filmed Nicholas Hoult, who played the Beast in "X-Men: First Class" and Ian McShane - Blackbeard from the "Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides."
"I spoke to McShane few weeks ago before the premiere of "Pirates" at Disneyland, and he was glad to be able to demonstrate its positive part of nature, playing a king in "Jack", suffering because his daughter was kidnapped. He told me: "At this time I'll play a good guy good king, if ever, in nature there is such a thing - a "good king". As Diderot said there? - "Man will not be free until the last king is not quell domestic last priest." I've always loved that quote".