Not only teenagers franchise movies tend to partition in half. Lars von Trier joins this trend and, according to his producer Peter Jensen Olbek will share a new picture into two parts. The main role in "Nympho" has gotten Charlotte Gainsbourg.
For the third time the actress is working with one of the most controversial directors. Gainsbourg first collaboration with von Trier, the drama "Antichrist," Charlotte brought the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival - "Palme d'Or" for Best Actress. Then, Gainsbourg starred in "Melancholy" in supporting roles, as in "nymphomaniac," she will once again be as the first violin.
In a conversation with the publication Screen Daily producer refused to reveal the secrets of casting, but said: "We have gathered very well-known actors in this film, which proves that they appreciate the work of Lars, despite his strange words at Cannes."
Filming will begin in August this year and will be held in Germany, near Cologne. "We are doing two films - said Jensen. - A rather ambitious venture. Personally, I hope that the movie will be ready for the Cannes Film Festival 2013th. We shoot two films simultaneously and immediately installed to complete both parts simultaneously. " And here again the question arises: Why, Mr. Producer talks about Cannes, considering what a scandal broke out in connection with the careless words of Lars? Despite the apology, and he was declared persona non grata, and then sworn never to give interviews.
Peter Jensen Olbek didn’t give the answer to this question, but notes that the film company Zentropa, and it belongs to von Trier, is extremely proud of the fact that the film "The Hunt" by Thomas Vinterberg entered in the competition program at the Cannes Film Festival this year. "This proves relationship between Zentropa and the great festival" - says producer.
"Nympho" keeps track of erotic woman's life from birth to 50 years. The first part will be in childhood and adolescence, whereas the second part will focus on the adult stage. As to the manner in which the film is, then, according to Jensen, it will be a mixed style: "Something will remove in the style of "Dogma", hand-held camera, something to take off nicely, with the help of a crane and a good camera."
As mentioned earlier, von Trier will give two versions of the film - hard and relaxed, in which all the "dangerous" parts of the bodies of actors will be blurred.
Interestingly, Lars von Trier still keeps in touch with Martin Scorsese, discussing their long-conceived project, based on "Taxi Driver." Peter did not disclose details, but confirmed that directors continue to communicate.
When on your account two films, which gathered in worldwide box office total of one billion dollars, you can choose the projects, guided solely by your own interests. Todd Phillips considered the performances of four different versions of films, but so far focused on the adaptation of Toni DiSousy "Mule”, and has already found the writers for it.
Adapt the book for the big screen will be brothers Mark and Jay Dyuplassy. They have already proved themselves in the independent film, removing the black comedy "Cyrus," where John Hill, John C Reilly prevented to meet with Marisa Tomei.
The main characters of "Mule", James and Kate - representatives of the gilded youth of the late twentieth century. Before them, the sea of opportunities that suddenly dries up because of the economic crisis and an unexpected pregnancy of Kate. Winter in the mountains of California, County Cisco suddenly presents them to solve financial problems. A friend who grows marijuana, offers James to move the grass from California to Florida to earn enough money for several months in advance.
James does not stop at simple drug courier work, and eventually begins to move up the criminal ladder.
While the brothers Dyuplass write a script to "Mule", Phillips will staging the third "Hangover." Recall that this film will be the last in the "Hangover" series. Also director is producing an English version of the Danish TV series "The Clown", which is busy in the lead role Danny McBride.
Supporters and opponents of the three-dimensional cinematography will be curious to know the results of a study conducted by Opinion Research Corporation among Americans older than 18 years. 52% of respondents saw the movie in 3D, and 71% of them prefer usual two-dimensional session.
Opinion of Research Corporation surveyed 1,011 Americans aged 18 years. Of these, only 52% saw at least one film in 3D in the past three years. Among the 71% watched stereoscopic viewers said they would choose a session in 3D, while 31% said viewing experience "incredible."
The results of each case study with a strong desire can be interpreted in different ways. Hollywood and companies promoting 3D, clung to the figure of 71% and warn that the majority of Americans prefer three-dimensional movies.
"The audience wisely choose which movies to watch in 3D, but according to our results, they clearly understand that watching a movie in 3D is much more entertaining, more interesting and more valuable," - says the president of the international community to 3D, Jim Chebin. The survey was commissioned by the community, so anywhere in the message are the words of its president.
However, the numbers tell a somewhat different, as the authors website / film. Of the 526 people in 1011 saw the films in 3D, and if you take from the 52% even 71%, you get that from 1011 only 373 people surveyed would prefer a three-dimensional two-dimensional films. It's a little more than a third of the respondents.
The name of the article in Variety says: "The poll showed the audience that the best movies are in 3D." It would be more correct to call it a "One-third of Americans prefer to watch movies in 3D», but Hollywood would love it a lot less.
Theater owners congregate in Las Vegas for a convention CinemaCon, ambiguously estimated 10 minutes of the film Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit", submitted after the opening words of the director. Despite the increased clarity, filmed and shown at 48 frames per second, and many are unhappy.
The presentation touched on various Warner studio projects, including "Dark Shadows" by Tim Burton, "The Great Gatsby" Baz Luhrmann and "The Dark Knight: The Legend Continues" by Christopher Nolan.
Timur Bekmambetov received an award as best foreign film director working in Hollywood. The award was presented by Tim Burton, the producer of the upcoming movie Timur "President Lincoln: Vampire Hunter."
"Timur Bekmambetov - one of the few directors who can make the Russian film understandable and attractive to the world" - said the managing director of CinemaCon Mitch Neuhauser.
Coming on the scene, Tim Burton joked that he could not imagine who of directors may be better to make a film about an American president, rather than Russian. Accepting the award, Bekmambetov said a few words about a new project: "This is a very unusual film. Not a sequel nor prequel. It's a different story about the great man who changed the world in the nineteenth century. "
But back to Peter Jackson. For years, filmmakers have made films at 24 frames per second, but when James Cameron said that the continuation of "Avatar" will shoot at 48 frames per second, the film industry has a serious cause for reflection. The first initiative supported by Cameron Jackson, began to work on the "Hobbit" at double speed.
Since the director is in New Zealand, he wrote an appeal to the visitors of CinemaCon, which read: "The new rate gives the illusion of real life, the movements are smoothed out and lost strobe effect." Indeed, 10 minutes, is shown after Jackson appeared. The first frame in which the camera flies over the rock, struck viewers clarity - even documentaries about nature, can not be removed with such quality.
However, when it came to the emergence of actors in costumes, the effect is somewhat blurry. Every movement of the characters were so clear that many of the audience began to complain of a lack of cinematic seen. "It looks like a TV movie - said one of the projectionist blog LA Times. - Too reliable, too clearly. In contrast, something is wrong - or dark or too bright. "
One of Los Angeles reacted to what he saw Booker with great enthusiasm, but said: "The question is whether audiences are ready to watch such realistic films. I expected a small difference, but it was great! Will this affect the narrative? I do not know. But judging by the ten minutes I will not. "
The realism of "The Hobbit" recalled one owner of a small chain of movie theaters effects blu-ray: «When I first saw the movie on blu-ray, we noticed that the heat is gone perception. The whole movie seemed to me material about the shooting, shot at a normal video camera. " Among other comparisons, and called soap operas, which are captured on video.
Jackson has another eight months before release, and it is likely to respond to words such as visitors CinemaCon. But now a new technology begins to cause skepticism, both in time and promoted by James Cameron 3D.
Career of once popular actor Mel Gibson in Hollywood can not return to normal after a series of scandals. Mel Gibson and now at the center of the proceedings with screenwriter Joe Esterhas. But Mel does not care about the reputation of Robert Rodriguez: director called him in his film "Machete kills."
The picture will be blockbuster sequel to "Machete" which, in turn, resulted from the specially shot trailer for "Graindhouse" Rodriguez and Tarantino.
The film with a budget of 20 million was released in 2010 and earned a world of more than $ 44 million. Note that the sale of the film on home video has made Rodriguez continue the adventure bruising life of the agent. The director spoke about plans for the sequel, which should have been called "Machete kills" and "Machete kills again ... In space! ".
"Machete kills" along with Rodriguez is producing Alexander Rodnyansky. Filming begins in the near future. "Machete" Rodriguez shot the pair with Ethan Manikis, but the sequel is going to do himself.
"Let's see, maybe we need a second director, if I have to work on “Sin City 2"- says Robert. - Everything will depend on how will go shooting of "Machete kills." While there is a feeling that we can handle quickly. "
The director admits that he likes the script, so he gladly remove "Machete kills" on their own. By the way, to the sequel will return Jessica Alba and Michelle Rodriguez. Robert is also planning to call in the draft Michelle Williams. The main role is still played by Danny Trejo.
What is the role of Mel Gibson suggested, has not been disclosed. We only know that it is not the most important. Interestingly, the fall of 2010 Gibson had nearly returned to the big screen in a major Hollywood project. Mel offered the role of the owner of a tattoo parlor in the comedy "The Hangover 2", but, after the actors protested, Todd Phillips decided not to risk.
Now Gibson has once again found himself in the center of the scandal. Screenwriter Joe Esterhas has threatened to make public a tape on which Mel is back in a dangerous direction: swearing, threats and anti-Semitism.
As often happens, Hollywood runs ahead and preparing the sleigh is not even in the summer, and the previous spring. "The new Spider-Man" will be released in the U.S. only 3 July, and Sony back in March of 2011 has hired James Vanderbilt write the script to the the sequel. However, his work will not be final: This week the studio has invited Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, so they rewrote the further adventures of updated Peter Parker.
The sequel is scheduled for May 2, 2014. Picture production scheduled for the first quarter of 2013th. All this testifies to the confidence the studio in a good reception "New Spider-Man" and its large gatherings. James Vanderbilt, who became one of the writers restarted franchise, working on the fourth part of the "Spider-Man," which was shot with the old structure - Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire.
The second film starring Andrew Garfield in the role of Peter Parker will not be complete without the help of the duo Kurtzman-Orci. Natives School JJ Abrams, the guys worked on his TV series "Alias," and composed his own screenplay for the film "Mission: Impossible 3" and "Star Trek" as well as a hand to the draft "Transformers" and "Cowboys and Aliens."
This year, Alex Kurtzman has a directorial debut with the melodrama "People like us."
"Alex and Bob has a unique ability to prescribe different characters and spectacular action scenes, - says producer Matt Tolmach. - They have a very interesting approach to the franchise. "
In addition, producer Avi Arad believes the writers understand what makes Peter Parker is not just a superhero and a hero to us all.
In a statement, Kurtzman and Orci said: "We grew up big fans of Spider-Man, so for us to work on this franchise - is like a holy grail."
The latest duo work is on the screenplay "Star Trek 2." In addition, Alex and Roberto are producing movies, including "Ender's Game" and "Now I have seen."
Where did the Indian Tonto, handy main character in "Lone Ranger", took a crow on his head? On the origin of their makeup in the film Gore Verbinski Johnny Depp told the publication Entertainment Weekly.
For Johnny is no stranger himself to think for his hero makeup. When the actor confirmed the role of Jack Sparrow, Depp has completely changed the character. According to the script was originally the captain sober and positive guy, nothing like an unstable profligate with his eyes circled in the "Pirates of the Caribbean." Images of heroes Johnny in the movie "Edward Scissorhands," "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Alice in Wonderland" is also not without its participation.
In the "Lone Ranger" Johnny Depp plays the Indian Tonto, who, judging by the first pictures is not similar to his predecessor from the series of the fifties. In the face bleached actor spread out the black bars, and head crowned effigy of a crow.
"I saw a picture of the artist Kirby Sattler, looked at the face of a warrior and I thought that's what we need - says Depp. - His face painted stripes is as if the different facets of his personality. " The actor explains that section divided by the face, as it seems, is the different sides of the emotional life of man. "There is a quarter-wise, exhausted, angry and violent, and very understanding and unique. It's as if the division of the brain. Make up picture inspired me. "
As for the crow, the Depp explains it thus: "It so happened that Sattler wrote a bird, flying right behind the head of a warrior. It seemed to me that she was sitting on his head. And I thought, at the Tonto on the head is a bird. As a sort of spiritual mentor. For all he seems to be dead, but not for Tonto. For him, the raven is even alive".
The picture shows a soldier Sattler Crow, while Tonto, in fact, refers to the Comanche tribe. At the very same Depp's blood flowing in the veins of Cherokee Indians and the cries, so that his Tonto in the movie will not belong to any particular tribe.
Recently on the set of pictures, and Depp in the role of Ranger Armie Hammer met with the leaders of the Navajo Nation, who warmly praised the work of Johnny and pledged their support.
Last Friday, a month after reports that a fantastic action game, "John Carter" brought to its creators 200,000,000th losses, president of Walt Disney Studios Rich Ross left the company where he worked for a total of more than 15 years. His last post in which he has held since October 2009.
In a farewell address to staff of the studio Ross said:
"I have always said that our success is created and developed by people with whom we work, and I think they are the best in the business. However, the best people should be in their places on the roles that they carry away, they need to do a job that uses the full range of their abilities. This is one of the management lessons I received in my career.
I believe in the outstanding team of Walt Disney Studios, and I believe in our strong list of projects in our ability to capture and promote the film better than anyone else. But I do not believe that the role of head of the studio is for me. For this reason I have decided to resign as chairman. "
In turn, the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, who sent Ross to retire on Friday released an open letter, paid tribute to the now former president of the studio:
"More than ten years of creativity, business acumen and personal qualities Rich Ross possible to achieve results key business areas Disney, to succeed in the field of children's and family entertainment, as well as run the franchise, which represent great value for our company. His vision and leadership opened the door for Disney around the world, making our brand a part of everyday life for millions of people. "
Ross joined the company in 1996 and most of his career within the corporation devoted to developing and supervising the television areas of his activity, becoming in 2004 the head of the network of Disney Channels. That he is credited with launching such successful projects like "Hannah Montana" with Miley Cyrus and "Lizzie Maguire" with Hilary Duff, as well as franchise "High School Musical", Zac Efron glorified. Even as Head Studios, Rich Ross, which won in 2009, he achieved an agreement on co-production with China, which is now one of the fastest growing film markets in the world.
At the same time during the work of Ross in the studio of the company suffered heavy losses, losing considerable sums on the "Prince of Persia," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" and, of course, "John Carter". Team Disney has lost faith in his boss.
"He could not overcome the transition period. He grabbed the trappings of work, but not its specificity. We all saw how stupid he admitted mistakes, focusing on such things as parties and celebrities that were not really matter. People who had to deal with our company in the movie business, complained that it is difficult to work with him "- quoted one of his sources edition of Deadline. Moreover, among the most ardent detractors were Ross Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter, creative director of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Lasseter, director Steven Spielberg and producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Absolutely sensational results were no signs of pre-finished nothing special in the international arena on April weekend. The victory was celebrating its return to the world hire "Titanic", due to record charges in China earned 106.1 million dollars in 10,066 movie theaters in 69 territories. This enabled the re-release of 164.4 million dollars of international duties and 209.1 million for worldwide theatrical distribution of some eleven days.
Debuting in China on Tuesday for the first six days "Titanic" has earned it record 74.2 million dollars in 3500 cinemas. Record third "Transformers" (62.7 million) was defeated with a fair margin. During these sessions, six days of film release by James Cameron visited 10.5 million viewers, which, together with 18 million of the original rental provided the total audience of 28.5 million people. This immediately brought China into first place among all the international territories. At the same time, the total box office (44 million and 74.2 million) due to much lower ticket prices that China is still behind Japan, Britain, France and Germany.
Re-released in 3D this past weekend and took the start in Mexico (a place with 1.89 million in 422 cinemas), Brazil (third place with 1.68 million in 240 cinemas), Argentina (1-e place with 784 thousand dollars in 85 cinemas), and other Latin American countries. Two European Premieres finished first place in Norway (856 thousand in 108 cinemas) and third in Poland (351 thousand in 70 cinemas).
At the same territories purely for the weekend at the current leadership of Russia has retained earnings of 3.12 million dollars at the drop of 39% (total 10.4 million). Ahead of its total box office for the UK provided 2.87 million dollars at the drop of 37% (2nd place, only 12.7 million). France has allocated 2.51 million dollars at the drop of 24% (third place, just 7.16 million) and Germany - 2.09 million in the fall of 30% (third place, only 6.9 million).
The phenomenal results has allowed the Chinese premiere of the legendary "Titanic" shoot like a whirlwind two billion by the turn of the world's fees. As a result of the weekend total in the account of James Cameron's film has already been 1.4068 billion dollars of international fees and 2,052,300,000 worldwide.
Compete with the unsinkable "Titanic" on the oceans has come up quite a different kind of ship. Fantastic action, "Battleship" a month before U.S. premiere earned at the start of the international hire a decent $ 54 million in the 5356 movie theaters in 26 territories. According to the film studio Universal Pictures, debuts on charges of first film markets were respectively 70% and 72% better on their way recently, "John Carter" and "Wrath of the Titans."
Its best results "Battleship", as befits an action, has shown in East and Southeast Asia. In South Korea (7.86 million in 734 cinemas), Malaysia (2.95 million in 181 cinema), Singapore (1.67 million in 65 cinemas) and Thailand (1.85 million in 238 cinemas), film by Peter Berg and does updated the record studio Universal Pictures. Relatively high charges emerged first in Japan (third place with 4.43 million in 545 cinemas), Taiwan (3.4 million) in Hong Kong (1.21 million in 70 cinemas) and the Philippines (1.08 231 million in the cinema).
In Europe, a leader in revenue starting from 5.96 million in 496 theaters became Britain. Victory were won in Germany (4.33 million in 632 theaters), Italy (2.78 million in 420 theaters) and Spain (2.75 million in 451 cinema). First place with 4.09 million dollars in 369 cinemas have been recorded in Australia. Only in France, "Battleship" was second with 3.98 million dollars in 602 theaters for the weekend. In the second week of rental blockbuster joins 38 other territories, including Russia and China.
Studio Paramount Pictures is going to get a picture of "The General” of the first U.S. president George Washington. As director of the project is attributed to Darren Aronofsky. It is interesting that the writers of the film are Adam Cooper and Bill Kolladzh responsible for the youth comedy "We have taken," and crime comedy "Tower heist".
If in the coming days, Paramount will not get a project, then it can find another buyer: after the "Black Swan" has collected 329 million dollars in worldwide box office, the name of Aronofsky became more interested in the large studio. As for Paramount, then it has "the right of first night" on all projects, was up by Darren Protozoa Pictures.
Plot details are kept secret, but Variety indicates that the script is more like a western "Unforgiven," rather than the typical historical drama.
George Washington was born to a landowner in 1732. As a thirty-year, joined the militia, took part in the hostilities against the French and Indians, was in captivity. In 1758 he retired with the rank of colonel. Over time, became one of the richest planters in Virginia. In 1787 he was elected chairman of the Constitutional Convention, developed in the 1787 Constitution of the United States. Two years later he was elected the first president of the United States. Portrait of Washington to this day adorns the dollar bill.
Darren Aronofsky is currently casting the project of his dream - the biblical drama "Noah." Russell Crowe got the title role, but what his wife could play Jennifer Connelly, has withdrawn from the director of "Requiem for a Dream."
Thus, the "General" is added to the list of new projects Aronofsky, where, in addition to "November", already in biographical drama studio Weinstein brothers' Get Happy for Judy Garland with Anne Hathaway stars as the legendary "Wizard of Oz." Fox Searchlight is waiting for Darren take the time off for its film "Jackie" and waiting on Warner directed the fantastic drama of Human Nature. However, the Aronofsky is interested in the "General", so that the picture of Washington could be his next project after "November".