In an interview with Collider director of the dramatic thriller "Trance" Danny Boyle spoke about the work on the project, why he does not want to make films about James Bond and how he applies to comics.
- What engaged you this project?
"Along with a very complex answer, there is a very simple answer - I've never made a film in the center of which was a woman, so this story is stuck somewhere in my head and hid there for the time being. And I first thought about it, and realized only in the process of filming. I am very glad that it was a woman, not a man reigns throughout the film. "
- With reference to your recent success, would it easily to get out the budget for "Trance" or is it always a battle?
"Always a battle. After the "Oscar" you get a Joker. We were able to remove the "127 Hours" and for the studio it was a difficult decision, but we had a trump card in the form of a statue. So in reality it is. Then you're going 'down to the level of the average player on the field and start writing a song, "Hey! How is it? What do you think? Cool story? Do you want us to shoot it for you? "
- How hard studio dictates you whom take the leading roles? For example, on the other hand it requires you to take in a movie star, but in exchange, you can control the rest of the casting?
"Of course, they would be happy to control it. Example, with studios Fox Searchlight and Pathé we entered into an agreement under which we're making a film, keeping within a limited budget, and they give us freedom to casting. Clear that the studio will put pressure on and you try to influence your decisions. This is understandable - $ 20 million is still a lot of money. And I understand their train of thought: if the film something goes wrong, we have a star, and she can save release. They love it when there's a star in the film, and it's a natural part of the system. But as we work for a relatively modest pay, sometimes we can attract lesser-known actors, though, "Trance" we are busy pretty popular actors. Moreover, allows you have to make a budget trick with the course of the narrative, change it, manipulate it, move away from the classical canons, thus turning everything upside down. I like to be able to control the viewer's sympathy with regard to this or that character."
- In the course of the film did you conduct a special studies in the arts, hypnotherapy and looting?
"Yes, we all did it. Here in the film was involved tough guy from the auction Sotheby's. He is a senior auctioneer, his name is Mark Paltimor, and he gave us a tour of Sotheby's, we visited with him auctions, which exhibited works of art, real rarities. We all learned in this area, and in that regard robberies similar to what you saw in "The Thomas Crown Affair." We also explored hypnosis, hypnotherapy - it was exciting. Fact that we have found - and it plays a big role in the film - suggests that those sessions undergone by the character of James McAvoy, though, from an ethical point of view and quite uncertain, but it is clinically possible. Though hardly any practicing hypnotists openly admit it. "
- Right now, there is a search for a director for the next James Bond movie. If you were asked, would you agree?
"It's not for me. Budget is too large. I accustomed to work with less money, because I was disciplined thought that, in spite of limited resources, I have to cope with the task. Based on this, I'm not the best candidate for the director's chair for this film. On the other hand, a film about the 007 with a stellar team, I had already taken off for the Summer Olympic Games of 2012 in London, in which James Bond (Daniel Craig) gives Queen Elizabeth II at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. "
- What do you think about comic books? Now this genre is more popular than ever. Have you ever wanted to make a film about a superhero?
"Actually, I'm not a big fan of this genre. I never really liked comic books. I'm always amazed when I meet people who love them. Superhero movie that I liked, it's" Chronicle. "The other day I met with Joshua Trunk, together we gave an interview Q & A. He is working on "Fantastic Four." And he's got big plans for this. But it's not my world. I'm not attracted to it".
Creator of the show "Breaking Bad," Vince Gilligan and lead actor Bryan Cranston in an interview with Collider talked about the final season of the series. Excerpts from the interview are available below.
- Vince, when you first started thinking about this show, did you imagine the approximate duration of the show?
Vince Gilligan: No. I swear, I didn’t think I got such a long history. Scientists say that according to their calculations, bumblebees can not fly because their wings are too small to fly up their body weight. That's according to our calculations, no one could have predicted how long the story of how middle-aged man finds out that he was dying of cancer and decides to cook crystal meth. And all this happens in the first 15 minutes of the first episode.
- But you have in fact had some blueprints for the development of the plot? On how long period of time did you schedule the action plan after you started to think about the show?
Vince Gilligan: Not for a long as you might think. We have six wonderful writers. We do not know where to take us very long history. In the beginning, I thought of three seasons, to be honest. When we realized that our story can have development and beyond - and all thanks to the fans, the critics, the guys from TV networks - that we have come to the conclusion that 62 episodes - this is just what you need. But we did not know how this story will end. Absolutely.
- When did you know that what happens in the last scene of the last episode, will affect dramatically the development of the plot? Walt Whitman's book is something that you planned in advance?
Vince Gilligan: It happened in 10-12 episodes so far. We worked on the fourth season, when began to figure, “What if Hank Schrader (Dean Norris), this wonderful, intelligent agent of DBS, doggedly chasing this guy, who turns out to be his brother-in-law, after all this hard work, just sitting on the toilet, notices the book, given to Walt and which Walt probably should not have been kept in the house?"
- What an idea came to mind first: the book or the toilet?
Vince Gilligan: First, about the book, and then the toilet.
- Brian, when you start shooting, could you imagine what a dark and winding road awaits Walter White?
Bryan Cranston: Well, I first met Vince introduced me to the basic idea - turning Mr. Chips to Scarface. I thought, "How can turn Scarface? Is that a lite version?" I didn’t know the answer. Walter White a likable gentleman from the south. When you talk to him, he is charming and polite, sweet and smart. I just could not imagine the stress and darkness, which is hidden behind all this. It was a surprise to all of us who worked closely with Vince every time to read the script and say, "Oh, my God," to which he replied: "Yeah, I think it's cool!" But personally, I knew from the start that what he is trying to do in the history of television has never been done before. He showed us the hero, we found it on the one hand, and then he took it and turned it into someone completely different. To carry out this conversion was a real adventure. We had no idea whether we will come out something of this.
- What can you say about the fact that viewers still sympathize with your hero, despite the fact that he is in many ways has become a real monster?
Bryan Cranston: I liked this adventure. Vince and his team of writers are simply injected into the drama of the story, but done the same thing with the audience. The audience when they met my hero, presented his portrait painted by certain colors. Vince brilliantly used their shades. He threw the bait and you got caught. Walter - a nice guy who tries to do the right thing. He has limited time to spare, so he takes a rash decision. We ourselves sometimes act recklessly, maybe just not the way Walt had. So, you're on his side. And then you start testing. The audience went through testing at certain points several times in 6 years, and all of you still waiting for one turn, change of direction in the plot, but the turn is purely subjective. Some say that the changes have taken place in Season 2. Others believe that it happened when died Jane (Krysten Ritter). Still others insist on something else. Personally, I believe that it all happened in the first episode, when Walt tried to be what he is not. It's a slippery slope, once set foot on it, you risk everything. He lost his soul, let her to disappear under the pressure of circumstances. He's in trouble.
- Who now represents the main threat to Walt? After all liquidated enemies - is it Hank?
Bryan Cranston: These last eight episodes will be a real surprise as to how things work out. I can only say what I think, I'm sure that whatever happens, will satisfy fans of the series to 100 percent. When I read the script ending, I thought, "Oh, yes, yes!"
- Vince, the idea to finish the production of the show now, when it is an absolute hit, seems crazy. Have you thought about continuation of the show for a few seasons?
Vince Gilligan: This temptation was present. I myself could not decide how the story should be long, and how many more seasons to do. This question was difficult to answer. Thank God we found the answer about the end of the fourth season - we still have 16 episodes. Then we locked ourselves in the writers room, painted a board into 16 equal squares and began to discuss what we still have left to tell. We had to weigh and consider not to stretch the ending to the story does not end too quickly for it was logical and without any blunders. I am now sad. But, despite the sadness with a bitter-sweet taste, I am very happy that at no time in the past few months have not said, "Oops, we made a mistake. We had to renew the show for another year." Everything must have an end.
- How do you celebrate the end of work on the show?
Vince Gilligan: Chilled champagne.
Bryan Cranston: During the filming of the last episode, whenever one of the actors delivering his last remark, we raised a glass. That's why it ended so well. It's funny that in the last day, many began to say: "I'm going to get a tattoo." They wanted to make a sign, type "Br Ba". In general, plucked a crowd of people, and our doctor said that everything organized. And it so happened that one very talented artist on tattoos from our art department, Richard, was going to just open a salon and get tattoos. Lesson in the style of "Breaking Bad." Therefore, I also signed up for this thing. People of my age group do not do tattoos. When I was a kid, tattoos had the fans of "Hell's Angels" or those who served in the Navy. So, I decided that I, too, will have the tattoo, and it remains only to find a place to do it.
Director Sam Raimi in an interview with Vulture talked about his new, old and failed projects.
- Do you remember your first impressions of the meeting with James Franco, when he auditioned for the role of Peter Parker in "The Amazing Spider-Man"?
"Then, I thought that he was an incredibly talented young man, though, and a little smug. But as I got to know James, he confirmed his acting, I saw how he gradually comes out of his shell and becomes a great actor. It's even more to do with the movement of his soul, his growth as a person. It is very pleasant to deal with him, as all his many ideas for his characters, I have used in my films. "
- My friend, who worked on the first "Spider-Man," said that in between Franco, huddled in a corner, was reading James Joyce.
"I think he always feels the need for stimulation. If the path to the set you talk to him about the sport, his eyes visibly fading. He enjoys painting, art, literature, history, he always needed "injection of creativity" to survive. It's like a disease - this penchant for creative stimulation. It's charming."
- When you were doing film franchise of "Spider-Man", there were not so many superhero movies. Since then, the situation has changed radically. Do you compare your work with other filmed comics?
"Sure, I watched "The Avengers" and I like them very much. I think the movie is great. Joss Whedon is incredibly talented filmmaker. In 1994 I shot western "The Quick and the Dead" and I have had problems with the script. I came to the studio and said, "Give me someone from the writers. I've made the film, but the ending does not work." Because of this, of course, did not work and the film itself. I was offered to turn to Joss Whedon, who was then engaged in "Buffy". We met, Joss saw the film and helped to solve the problem of final in one day. I thought, "Damn, you're a great writer! I wish you to rewrite the entire script for the film, and saved it! I'll never forget how good he was, what neat and precise recommendations he gave. So when I saw "The Avengers", I'm not surprised to see in the credits his name. This is a very difficult task - to collect all the characters together, and all of their stories together and know exactly what the public wants or doesn’t to see."
- I hope it's been a long time, so we can ask you a question about "The Amazing Spider-Man"? The project was under production, casting has begun, but it fall apart before filming began. What happened?
"In fact, it was the most peaceful and tranquil end to work on the film of all: we simply do not meet the deadline. I did not have a reasonable scenario that would provide me a job at the right level. I was unhappy with the "Spiderman 3" and wanted "The Amazing Spider-Man" to finish our story on the highest note, and became the best film out of four. But, as I said, the script was not ready, and that was my fault, I told the management of the studio Sony: "I do not want to make a film about which will not say that it is steep, so I guess I should not shoot the picture. You can do reboot, which in any case, you are planning to do". At this head of the studio Amy Pascal said, "Thank you. Thank you for the money, which will not be wasted by the studio, and I really appreciate your frankness". We parted in the best way - both sides have tried to do everything possible for the fans to maintain the good name of Spider-Man and studio Sony Pictures".
- I know you wanted to invite Anne Hathaway in the forth film...she was supposed to play Felicia Hardy, is not it?
- Did you see her first debut in the comic - "The Dark Knight 2: The Legend Continues"?
"Not yet, because I worked non-stop on the "Oz: the Great and Powerful", but I heard she is awesome. I'm not surprised, because I loved Anne in samples of the fourth "The Amazing Spider-Man."
- Your film "Oz: The Great and Powerful" you have revived the franchise, while the other directors - Mark Webb and Federico Alvarez - picked up the franchise that you left behind - "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "Evil Dead", which will be released this year.
"I have not watched reboot of "The Amazing Spider-Man". I know Marc Webb is a great director, and I love Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone".
- And what do you think about a remake of "Evil Dead"? You are acting as producer here, and the expectations of the fans are great. Gratifying to know that one low-budget movie that you took in 1981, still has a devoted audience on him?
"I do not see this project with such a view. Perhaps more so: "In what bad state our world is, once the story is still alive? "(Laughs) Low-budget film of class "B", which was shown in open cinemas, elevated to such a status? This is how I look at it!"
Zachary Quinto in an interview with The Huffington Post reported on his participation in the "American Horror Story" and "Star Trek Into Darkness."
- Just come to the end the second season of the show "American Horror Story", based on a play by Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" in which you play Tom Wingfield, appeared in repertory ART just the other day and fans of sci-fi movie "Star Trek Into Darkness" will be able to assess it in May. Three completely different projects, almost very tightly to each other ... How did you do it?
"The process of work in each of these projects was a little different, but I was lucky that I was able to combine them. I finished shooting "American Horror Story" on Friday, and first appeared on stage in the play "The Glass Menagerie" on Monday. Actually, I'm totally going to head into the project which will come. Details may be different in each scenario, but the goal is always the one, so I always work the same way, regardless of the scale and structure of the project. I really very grateful and appreciate the opportunity to work in so many different genres, and I would like to keep it as further".
- How did you managed to create an image of Dr. Tredson "American horror story? Maybe, it’s due to your experience with the role of serial killer Sylar from "Heroes"?
"Unconsciously, as the similarities between the two characters were sometimes obvious, I'm sure. Great was the fact that as many as five episodes I have kept secret the true identity of Dr. Tredson, while in "Heroes" it was clear from the very beginning. Role of Oliver Tredson was a boon for me as an actor, because it gave the opportunity to create, and then "sell" the audience the first version of the character, knowing what a dark and sinister turns the second, his true identity. This was a lot of fun, and I think that even if there was similarity between Tredson and Sylar, it showed up later when the dark side of Dr. bloomed full color. I was fortunate enough to work in the warm company of friends, so the work on it was incredibly exciting, because each participant was a real professional. And we tried very hard to keep the lights and let the darkness of the world, which was created in the show, to get inside. "
- What would you like to see the third season of the show?
"I do not know. I did not engage with anyone talks about returning to the third season, so do not think I would be a part of it, while the other actors discussed this issue. But it was planned originally, when I signed a contract to participate in the second season. From Ryan Murphy, we agreed on an annual collaboration, and, given my current situation and future plans, I'm sure that some of the relative freedom I can not hurt. So I really do not plan on coming back, but from what I have heard and I know - Lily Raby, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Lange, Frances Conroy and Evan Peters. I'm all in anticipation. "
"I’ve never felt any pressure, taking part in both films of franchise, but only support. I realized that my job - to be a part of something that viewers want to wait and see. "Star Trek Into Darkness"- it's a little more development because we shot it in 3D cameras and IMAX, and I think the story itself will make a big explosion of films of the summer season. I'm very excited and looking forward to its release, so that the audience finally saw it.
JJ Abrams - a genius, and everyone who works with him, are incredibly talented people, so I'm sure that the audience will be not disappointed - of course, this is just my opinion. "
- The trailer shows that the franchise has become murkier.
"Yes, darker, longer. So, I think people would be interested."
- What should viewers expect from the film?
"More action, more danger, and, as I said, much is at stake for the members of the crew, this time".
- How would you describe your approach to the role of Spock in the new movie "Star Trek"? You relied on the image of the Commander, who created the Leonard Nimoy, or is it basically your own interpretation of the character?
"Definitely, this is my own interpretation. We spent a lot of time together with Leonard, working on the first film, and became good friends. We are still very close and discuss Spock from time to time. Leonard has made it clear that he waited on who can pass his hero, who will be able to trust, and who will respect Spock as he is. We are very different people with him and we look at our character from a different perspective, and Spock will always be for me the only one of its kind, in spite of what made him Leonard."
- What do you think about Abrams directing of the first series of a new trilogy?
"I support the desire of Jay Jay to expand his entertainment empire. I think he's one of the narrators, who is able to radically change the traditional foundations. And I think this is a bold, ambitious move on his part in the creative plan to revive this great franchise. As franchise itself is incredibly impressive, I think JJ - a great candidate".
Noomi Rapace, who performed the lead role in the thriller of Niels Arden Oplev "Dead Man Down," in an interview talked about working on a project.
- So, you met again at the same set with Niels Arden Oplev.
"At this time, I think, has been a little bit different. When we did "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and Lisbeth lived in me, I was much angrier and more aggressive. There was not a drop of patience in me. Sometimes, I came to studio and began to wind up, "Why are we marking time? What are we waiting for? Can already start to move?" In this project, I'm calmer. I think Niels expected some big explosion on my part. Once, when I was so very quiet, he was startled, "Oh, no! We have to move!" He's very quick-tempered, and I do too. We are full of emotions."
- How did Colin Farrell fit in this mix?
"Colin and I have become close friends. Most of the film we shot in Philadelphia, and the site was built in the harbor, that is quite far from the city. On the road took about 40 minutes, so we practically built our own world on the site. We had trailers, we made fires, our kids were running a race with the dog, so it was like a gypsy camp. Sometimes Nils came from the studio and wondered: "What is good? What are you laughing? There's nothing funny!"
- What do you feel looking in the mirror at the scars, furrow your face for the role? How did it affect your perception of yourself?
"I began to think seriously about what beauty means in our lives. For women around the world is very important to be attractive and look good. People are paying more attention to you, if you look a certain way, they listen to you. You can get a lot of bonuses if you are happy owner of a beautiful face. I felt strange when something walking in Philadelphia in makeup, that is, with the scars. I bought coffee and people stared at me. Similar feelings I felt when for the role of Lisbeth shaved half a head, dyed my hair black and get pierced. I had to go to the bank, and I remember that bank employees were rude with me. Then I thought: "Why do they ignore me? What's going on?" To them, I was just a punk. People love to judge. My character has built her life, using her own beauty. She works in the beauty industry, and then one accident destroyed her life. When we see her in the film, she looks terrible. Yeah, it's all scarred, but, in my opinion, it does not make her look like a freak. Since that terrible event a year passed, and she passed through a series of surgeries, but she is not able to realize that changes are actually occurred. She is fixated on the fact that she lost".
- Were you nervous at the thought that you have to be working with such celebrities as Isabelle Huppert, who played your screen mother?
"No. You know, every time I hear about some interesting and complicated person, I immediately want to work with her. I like creative people, and usually also the ones who are full of passion and struggles in what he believes. I find them interesting. I would rather work with difficult people, than with those who all said "yes." Before I agreed to appear in "Sherlock Holmes 2", I was told that Robert Downey Jr. may be completely unmanageable, because he wants to make his own way, and all attention should be focused only to his person. But I did not see it. We read the script, assorted characters, different scenes, and Robert has something to offer, and then I said, "Yes, I agree!" He looked at me and asked, "What are you, cut me off now?" And I replied, "Yes, because I agree with you." To this he said: "Oh, I love you!" I'm not afraid of strong people, just communicating with them is a little bit dramatic shade."
- What happens to your career so far? Do you plan to live in Hollywood?
"I live in London. When you work hard, you have no right home. Next two months I'll be on the set in New York. And then, I'll go to Prague for a month. Then will come back to London. I often travel to Los Angeles, where I have a job."
- Do you want to combine Hollywood and European cinema?
"Yes. I also think that the whole film industry is becoming more and more integrated. Europeans work in Hollywood, and "Sherlock Holmes 2" and "Prometheus" we shot in London. Industry turns into a single organism."
- Are you already fluent in English?
"Yes. I've never been a good student in school, and as a teenager was insane. I went to a school that did not set homework, and I did not know how to write or read up to 14-15 years. So when started the fuss with the Millennium trilogy, and I began to participate in press conferences, I could not properly explain and understand the question. It was horrible. I felt retarded monkey. So I decided to find a way to do this language a native and be fluent in them, not translating in Swedish and Icelandic. This morning I was in the gym and doing sit-ups, thought "Fuck, I unconsciously think in English!" And I have dreams in English. Process has started. "
After a long hiatus, Revolution finally returned to NBC on March 25 with the second half of the season. Executive producer Eric Kripke and actress Elizabeth Mitchell in an interview promised a better future of the show.
"When you're off-air for four months, you can only hold your breath and hope that the fans will return - said Kripke during a teleconference. - The break has given to producers and writers the time to understand what works in this show, and what does not and how to make it better. It allowed us to make TV series better and this is my main priority. The series will be better because of the hiatus".
Although the last time “Revolution” came four months ago, the premiere of the second half of the season under the title «The Stand» starts right where the last episode ended. Miles (Billy Burke) and Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) finally found Danny (Graham Rogers), and took him and Rachel (Mitchell) from the hands of Monroe (David Lyons). But Monroe used an amp, which gave him Rachel and began a full-scale attack against the refugees.
"The first part of the season and the search for Danny was the prologue and much more exciting story - says Kripke, adding - I like the first half, but the second one is better, no doubt."
Kripke and Mitchell promised us five things to expect from the return of “Revolution”:
- Key issues, including the cause of blackout, will be answered.
"This is my style - says Kripke. - Ask questions, ask more questions and to answer them. In the second half of the season viewers can expect this. I prefer the aggressive, exciting pace of the narrative. In the thirteenth episode, Rachel fully tells the whole story about why there was a blackout. Every time I watch this scene, I think, “Wow, we just take and tell it like it is. " The lack of scenes in which the main secrets are laid in three minutes, is contrary to instinct of director".
- We'll learn more about the history of Miles and Rachel.
"One of my favorite scenes - a future scene with Miles in the moonlight on the water, there are beautiful dialogues and shooting. It was simple and sweet - just the kind of scenes that I like to play and watch, "- says Mitchell.
"You could say that this scene hints at a deeper and more complex story between Rachel and Miles - says Kripke. Basically, the scene is based on looks, but a lot is passed in a little conversation. "
"Well, we'll find out about their relationship - adds Mitchell. -They are deeper and richer than I thought. There is a theory that people are together due to common pain. I think that in the hearts of Rachel and Miles are experiencing the same thing. "
- Mysterious science of Grace (Mary Howell) returns to the key role.
"At the end of the 7th and 8th episode we discovered that Randall (Colm Fiore) brought her to a mysterious place - said Kripke. - On the 11th episode we'll tell you what is this place, why Randall led her of what he called her to and so on. This place is very important to the plot, it became the center of the universe, figuratively speaking. All characters drawn there because of the importance of the place and importance of Grace herself."
- Charlie and Nate (JD Pardo) relationships
"Nate's waiting for radical changes in the relationship with his father (Giancarlo Esposito) and the police - says Kripke. - Charlie "sitting in the front seat" in these dramatic turns. Between them will be attraction. And then we demolish because the main question here is, whether they are together or not, and whether they will pass the obstacles that have to? "
- Let Rachel is no longer a prisoner of Monroe, but her problems are just beginning.
"Events in the first episode ... - Mitchell said warily. - Bet my character can certainly be even higher, but I do not see how. Its primary objective - the protection of the family. Amazingly, it did not break. "
"In the last moments of the 11 episodes you will find a crazy twist - says Kripke of the crucial scene with Rachel. - Everything is so exquisite and so beautiful that I can not believe this is happening. Will be tears and knives. The scene is just gorgeous. "
Reporting on his retirement from the cinema, Steven Soderbergh did not specify that he will stay on TV. Completed the picture "Behind the candelabra" for HBO channel, director will take up the classic novel by John Barth "The Sot-Weed Factor" and make a TV series.
Bart's book, written in 1960, is the debut work of a writer in the genre of post-modernism.
"The Sot-Weed Factor" - a satirical epic of the colonization of Maryland, the effect of which is developed in the late XVII century. The novel is based on the life of poet Ebenezer Cooke, who wrote the poem "The Sot-Weed Factor." Bart Cooke - a poet and a virgin, an innocent young man who moved from London to Maryland, where inherits his father's farm of tobacco. He is trying to write an epic poem, but gradually sinking into a satire.
Soderbergh promised to leave the cinema and start painting and writing books. But soon the director has staged two musicals in the theater (one based on the movie "Super Mike", the other - the rock musical "Cleopatra"). To these have been added and more long-standing project of director, the film adaptation of "The Sot-Weed Factor."
About the desire to make a film, based on the novel of Bart, Soderbergh told long ago. In 2010, the director said that the movie does not work, most likely, "The Sot-Weed Factor" will be a mini TV series. And so it happened. The project is spread over 12 episodes, but what channel will be taken to assist the director, is not known.
"I think I figured out a way to shoot it cheap - said Stephen in an interview. - I don’t want to shoot a 12-hour comedy for $ 85 million, the effect of which develops in the XVII century. And I started to think about how to change it. "
Rather, Soderbergh has found a way to take action in our time - the only way, which greatly reduce the cost of production.
The producers of the upcoming series on CBS “Under the Dome”, based on the novel by Stephen King, gave a brief interview at the festival WonderCon, which will help us to understand what can we expect from the series with Mike Vogel, Dean Norris and Rochelle Lefevre in the lead roles.
In the series, which will premiered on June 24, a small New England town is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world a huge transparent dome. By pressing problems (shrinking supplies, how to get out of the damn thing) soon added personal conflicts. But this is not all. Let’s see what say producers of the show.
The series will differ from the book
Vaughn said the King gave them a blessing to create beyond the book. "He told us that we can use the book as a starting point. To use characters, plots, but were not afraid to add something new. During one of his visits to the writers' room King expressed support for those changes, for which, as I thought he job me"- joked Vaughn.
This is not “Lost”, but we will try to take all the best of the “Lost”
Though in “Under the Dome” will be engaged many graduates as Lost on one side of the camera (Jeff Fahey, who played Frank Lapidus, will play the sheriff in the pilot), and on the other. "The main thing to stay ourselves and create a unique show," - said Bender. But Vaughn added that this does not mean that they would not borrow a couple of ideas. "After Lost there were many series, promised not to repeat its mistakes. So where are those series now? So we will try to take all the best of the Lost. "In particular this applies to characters”, explained Wong. "Our goal - to create characters that will be central to the plot, and thus will complement it. Each week, the characters will get a chance to show you who they are, "- said Lefevre.
This is not a post-apocalyptic TV series
"If there was a dome over Los Angeles, the apocalypse would not come," - explained Bender. “Under the Dome” will talk about chaos going on, and one of the main players on this stage will be the character Big Jim (Dean Norris), a trader of cars, which decides to use the situation and apply the rule over the city. "Dome gives some people (Big Jim is one of them) the opportunity to feel like a dictator and get unlimited power, because they are cut off from the world and nobody can stop them," - said Norris.
Behind it all is a science
"We try not to lose touch with reality," - said Bayer. He described how their team consulted with real scientists about the dome (what can pass through it, its size). When King acquainted with their findings, he gave wise advice: "He paused, and said that it is better just to think out something!" - told Vaughn.
They know what the outcome of series
The first season consists of 13-minute episodes, and in the book there are more than one thousand pages, so producers are hoping for a long life of the series. "But when the end would not come, we are planning a final, which will be different from the book - said Vaughn. - This is a very interesting and unexpected series finale, I think. "
The premiere of trailer of the series is ready, enjoy!
Recently, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Johnny Knoxville, which played together in "The Last Stand" gave an interview to the journalists of our online resource.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: my first film was a project of Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables." I am very grateful to him, because it helped me to know that audiences are pleased me. In "The Last Stand" I'm the sheriff, good guy, a real hero. He's too old, he left the service in Los Angeles, to take a break and came to life in a small town on the border with Mexico. This is a good role, which is not ashamed to go back to the movies.
- Has policy experience helped you in your role?
Arnold Schwarzenegger: My last big job in film was in 2003, when I was filming "Terminator 3." Since then I have become wiser, I gained experience in politics, as governor of California. I would say that political experience helped me to work in film, and experience of actor - in politics.
- Your next job - a joint project with Stallone, called "The Tomb". Please tell us about it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Thank you for the question. I really, really enjoyed working with Stallone, because he is a great professional, and he loves his work. But let's still talk about the project, for which we are gathered here. Ask Johnny Knoxville, he plays a very important role in “The Last Stand”. I know this genre, but Johnny was able to bring to the film a lot of humor.
Johnny Knoxville: I'm happy to work with Arnold, the idol of my childhood. At first I was scared, but Arnold was a very kind and understanding person. Our director Kim Ji Ung shot a great movie, I hope the audience will be happy.
- In the movie there is a lot of music. Do you love music, maybe you spend your workout while listening to your favorite songs? And yet, it would be nice if you could re-unite in a project with James Cameron.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: With James, we are great friends. All of our films have been very successful, he's very talented. We are working together with the protection of the environment, and management of the waste. We took off for the channel Showtime series of documentaries on the subject. On the subject of music, I like country music.
- How was it to play a role of retired person?
Arnold Schwarzenegger: It was difficult to play the old guy, because I'm actually - young (laughs).
Johnny Knoxville: You know, Arnold had to play the old man, but at the set, he worked twice as everyone else, including me.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: I do not know, 3-4 years ago. The fact is that I have a great home theater, and we used to stay home for watching with family, friends, and my children. Our company gathers 20-30 people.
- Which of the characters you have played, is closer to you?
Arnold Schwarzenegger: The first - a hero of movie "Kindergarten cop", he is close to me as a person. Second - is Dutch "Predator", he goes into the jungle and encounters there with strange and dangerous creatures. He reacts to the situation as well as, probably, and I would react. Terminator I like less, the only thing I'm jealous of, it's that he does not need to sleep
- Question for Johnny Knoxville: How was it to work with Arnold?
Johnny Knoxville: Most of the time, I was shocked (laughs). Arnold is very attentive, friendly person.
- Johnny have you made fun of your colleagues around the set?
Johnny Knoxville: Yes, because we had friendly atmosphere here. It was very cool. Arnold above, I certainly was not joking - he can also break me swim.
- In “The Last Stand" your character uses different weapons. In real life, you have purchased a tank. Why?
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Good question. When in the 18 years I served in the Austrian army, I drove a tank. At that time it was my dream. I even drove a huge 16-wheel trucks. I was a good driver, the maneuvers of varying complexity. Then I became a bodybuilder, after - an actor, a restaurant owner. But I always think of the tank, and once seriously considered, and if I do not bring it out of Austria. The Austrian army had contacted the U.S. Army, and I have forwarded this tank. I paid the carriage, but the tank was a gift. Tank Model 331 Release 50-xx, this where I went as a young man. We repainted it, replaced the motor, the caterpillars. What is it to me? I rode on it my children. It is not a weapon, it exhibits. Of course, I do not ride around Los Angeles on it.
James Franco in an interview with Collider spoke about his recent project "Oz: The Great and Powerful".
- You get an excellent image of convincing scam.
"Yes, in a way, I am a swindler, but the audience first met my hero, like a magician, working in a traveling circus. That is, we are not talking about robbing banks or impudent, shameless cheating people. With us on the court worked Lance Burton from Vegas, a very famous magician. He showed me a lot of stunts and tricks. Here's our film about it - to create a convincing illusion of the ability to produce the desired effect. "
- Tell us a little bit about how you got into the project. I remember there were rumors that in the title role will be shot Downey Jr.?
"I think he signed. Sam told me that at the first meeting he gave him the plant, and when they met the second time, he saw that the plant is wilted. This was a bad sign."
- And have you been tested using plants?
"No, Sam did not give me anything. Probably because he was already familiar with me."
- Tell us about your first meeting with Sam about the project, how was it difficult to learn the material.
"Yeah, it was pretty easy decision. Downey Jr. left the project - not sure why - and then negotiated with Johnny Depp, but he refused. Anyway, I met with Sam, read the script, and we briefly discussed. Not know, I think we both like that, on the one hand, the script justice to the heritage of classical works, and on the other, will breathe new life into it. Mostly it concerns the image of the Oz, because in the movie the 39 year old was Oz gentleman, while in our history of Oz - a young man. Generally, you will feel a new spirit in a familiar fantasy world ".
- Closely, your costume looks shabby-chic, but from a distance you look perfect ...
"Well, at the beginning, Oz seems not the most successful magician. And this suit came from Kansas. It demonstrates how Oz seeks wealth and dreams to break out of poverty. I think he grew up on a farm, and his father fought for then, to make ends meet. Overall, the goal of his life - at least when we get to know them - to improve their financial condition. "
- Can you describe your reaction when you first set foot on the path of the yellow brick?
"Yes, the path of yellow brick - is something religious. Indeed, very pleased to stepping on it in the magic world that was fascinated as a child. It is great that Oz represents a recognized hero. Course, there is no danger to justify the confidence of the audience, but I am sure we are going in the right direction. Overall, I think our great script will give us the freedom of using the attributes of child fantasy world, to make a film that will be of interest not only to the children. "