Director David Yates got rid of the excessive load on the film adaptation of "Harry Potter" and is open to new suggestions. And they did not take long. Warner offers Yates a choice of adaptation of "confrontation" by Stephen King or a gangster saga "Cicero", where the role of Al Capone is attributed to Tom Hardy.
Insiders blog Vulture of edition New York Times argued that "Confrontation" is a top priority for the studio. Warner, losing such a lucrative franchise like "Harry Potter", frantically looking for a replacement, so the film by King may partly help: the studio is going to divide the book into three parts. It seems that Warner in this respect, listened to the proposal of writer. Decides whether to remove Yates "Confrontation" or not, we will know within the next two weeks.
The argument against adaptation of Stephen King could called the tape "Cicero", which is also expected to initiate a series of films. At the heart of the picture - pilot television series, written by Uolon Green.
Green - writer of one of the masterpieces of Sam Peckinpah "Wild Bunch." The series was never put into production, but on the basis of the existing scenario the pilot will be rewritten in a feature film.
Hero of "Cicero" will be Al Capone, who can play Tom Hardy. The film (or series of films) tells of the ascent to the upper gangster criminal world and its incidence. True, in order to secure the candidacy Hardy, studios will have to somehow resolve the schedule of the actor - in spring next year he starts to shoot in "Mad Max 4."
But if these two options do not satisfy the director, he can always return to the genre of fantasy, which he mastered the last 4 years. I own the rights to Warner luxurious Fables comics publisher Vertigo, waiting in the wings.
Australian Xavier Samuel, starring in the film "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse", this year appears in the new Roland Emmerich movie "Anonymous". However, his promotion to Hollywood actor pauses for work at home - make the company compatriot Samuel Sam Worthington in a drama about surfing, entitled "Drift."
The film develops in Australia in 70th. The main characters of "Drift" - Fisher Brothers. Andy and Jimmy (Xavier Samuel) more than anything love to ride the wave. When the Fishers were young, their mother moved from Sydney to a small coastal town of Margaret River, famous for its surf. For 12 years, the boys developed their surf skills to find a perfect wave. But despite his talent, freedom-loving Jimmy tries to help the family get out of debt and begin to slide into the criminal world. Then Andy makes an important decision. He quits his job and helping his younger brother to start a business sells surfing equipment.
Although Sam Worthington is the main star name of the project, his role will be far from the main. He plays a photographer and filmmaker, who helps the brothers to start a business.
Older brother, seems will play Miles Pollard? He is listed as one of the producers of the project.
Xavier Samuel recently won the MTV for the best fight in the movie. The actor shared it with Robert Pattinson and Bryce Dallas Howard. Filming of "Drift" will begin in August 1 in Margaret River. The budget is 11.3 million dollars. Release is scheduled for summer 2012.
In the autumn of last year, George Lucas said that re-released in theaters whole saga "Star Wars" in 3D. Movies will go in chronological order. The "Phantom Menace" will be shown in the U.S. since February 10. Meanwhile, the director explained that 3D would be different from the others converted pictures.
"We have long talked about the release of "Star Wars" in 3D format, - says Lucas. - 15 years ago we moved to 3D fragment of one of the film and showed it to the association of theater owners. With me then were Jim Cameron and Bob Zemeckis. Then I tried to explain the cinemas that they need to put digital projectors. Jim wanted to make "Avatar", and Bob has developed his film about the train. We were all ready to work with 3D, but we needed the theater, where we can show such movies, so we have been working hard".
Cinema began installing digital projectors in 2005. One of the first experimental releases in 3D animation studio was Disney "Chicken Little". It was shown in 3D format, but not earned success at the box office.
By mid-2006, 400 cinemas in the U.S. set a figure. Today in the world, there are over 36,000 rooms with digital projectors.
"When I first saw the test piece, I realized that convert a movie in 3D can be easy - continues the director. - However, it must be translated into this format the whole entire movie, and here we are faced with some difficulties. The fact that this is an incredibly creative process, and I needed to find for this work rather creative people. So we spent a lot of time teaching professionals, who could step conversion. They were willing to 3-4 years ago. My company Industrial Light & Magic had to do the supervising of the project to transform "Star Wars" in 3D. There are well aware what are the problems encountered during conversion. The fact is that people, who are engaged in, often have no idea looks like a movie set, where are the actors - and this is one of the main problems. And our people were on set and everyone knows. "
Lucas insists that his team is able to transform the film in 3D, as if it was originally filmed in this format. As we know, the pictures transferred to the stereo, suffer many problems. A lot of criticism expressed towards the "Clash of the Titans" and "Last Airbender".
"There are two types of 3D, - says the director. - One of them drags you into the screen and the other a more traditional style. I call it the effect of 3D - this is when the screen in the hall as if popping up all sorts of things. I do not really believe in poking objects into face the viewer. In my view, 3D view should be greater than watching a movie in its original format. And in general it is a transition from black and white film to color: watch it more interesting, much more pleasant experience. And just that you will get from the new "Star Wars"".
Confirmed comeback of Arnold Schwarzenegger gives rise to occasions for curious speculation. According to the publication Deadline, Universal's is eyeing to the "Terminator" with the intent to remove the fifth part of the franchise, the director of which may be the author of three "Fast Five" Justin Lin.
If everything goes well, the script for the film will write creative partner of director - Chris Morgan.
Now the rights to the saga are in the possession of the Pacificor fund, located in Santa Monica and pays for the franchise 29.5 million dollars.
It is this fund was one of the catalysts for bankruptcy of Halcyon, who has gotten hold a license for the "Terminator" from its former owners Mario Kassar and Andrew Vajna. The financial fiasco of the firm has stalled the process of creating a fifth series of the Terminator movies, once it had planned to shoot the author of the fourth film franchise McG.
Whole saga of the "Terminator" has four movies and a television series - "The Sarah Connor Chronicles." The first picture has been taken by James Cameron and collected in world box office about 80 million dollars with a budget of six million. Triumphant sequel has shown results in half dollars with a budget of one hundred. Commercial results of the third part (by Jonathan Mostow) have collected more than 400 million of fees for two hundred of the budget. The fourth movie in McG's authorship seem not so welcome cash up - $ 370 million with 200-million budget.
In the cast of the film "Cosmopolis" by Don DeLillo novel is new replacement. Instead of Colin Farrell's main role will be performed by Robert Pattinson. According to the plot he will get a spouse in the performance of Marion Cotillard.
Recently, David Cronenberg took to the project Paul Giamatti. The actor will play one of two stalkers in pursuit of the protagonist. A young billionaire just got married, manages to change his wife, escapes from persecution, and then loses his fortune. All the events of the film develop over 24 hours. Despite the fact that the action takes place in the future, most of the scenes will be shot in the limo in which the hero moves.
Colin Farrell has been approved for the lead role in May last year. But since then much water has flowed, and the actor agreed to star in a remake of the sci-fi thriller "Total Recall". It seems that Cronenberg does not want to wait until his star will be released. Farrell will start shooting in March and will be busy throughout the spring.
For Robert Pattinson the role in the Cronenberg film is the high point of career: in the directors of such level, the actor has not yet acted. For him, work in "Cosmopolis" will be the first after the shooting in the second part of the final series of "Twilight" saga.
This year, Pattinson will be seen not only in the role of vampire Edward, but in the drama of Francis Lawrence's "Water for Elephants". Also, the actor starred in the adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's "Bel Ami".
Looking at the names of creators, I was very scared for this tape ("Vampire Suck"). Of all the films made by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Zelcer are scary movies, which is an order of magnitude better than any other movie-parody.
Other films - nightmare: no plot, no humor, and no relevance. And now, we have their new creation - Vampire Suck. So, this film should be completely ridiculing the famous vampires saga - Twilight.
Vampire Suck - it's not even a parody, but the film, which should show the world a side of the coin called Twilight. This, of course, is not propaganda, but I hope Vampire Suck will calm down fans of this saga. I am not against the Twilight, as another way to enslave the youth, but I've already tired of this movie.
In terms of plot, "Vampire Suck" is terrible. But if you close your eyes to all the madness and illogical, then there is a bright example of compression of the plot. Writers put in 76 minutes of this movie two story saga. And the writers have removed a number of very unnecessary moments, showing everyone how the plot of the first two films saga is really simple and stupid.
"-You know who we are, don't you?
-Aha. Black Eyed Peas!"
In terms of acting, this movie is disappointing. Everything is very silly and not natural. None of the actors doesn't even try to play better.
The actress, who plays the Bekie role looks much better and nicer than Kristen Stewart. Matt Lanter just ruining his career in such terrible roles. The other actors are, of course, better, but only because they are older and more experienced. But, of course, this is not a movie where an actor's game - the main thing.
The main thing here - humor. It is a satirical part of this movie made me write a positive review. "Vampire Suck" has derided all that pathos all that unnecessary attachment to the heroes of the famous saga. And Edward, and Jacob got what they deserved. The movie is such a joke that can rightly be called a benchmark in this genre. Such concerns may be the funniest and topical joke about Jacob. And in the end the movie there is one very funny dialogue between Edward and Zolturi.
- "Why did you take off your T-shirt now?
- It was written in my contract that I must take off a T-shirt every 10 minutes of screen time".
One of the best movies of sweet couples Friedberg and Zeltser. In its genre, this film also stands out for its originality and relevance. Silly, no plot, no acting movie, which full of funny moments. Not the best quality product that you want to watch with friends.
Franchise of "Twilight" saga is coming to the end, so that the studio looking for its replacement. It seems that Lionsgate have found another option: a series of books by Suzanne Collins "Hunger games".
The main character of the two Collins novels (the third book comes out in a month) - a strong spirit girl named Katniss. She lives in the near future, in which after the collapse of the world and natural disasters the United States of America no longer exists. There is a Capital and 12 districts.
Every year from each district are chosen by lottery, with two representatives, who participate in the "hunger games". Select only among adolescents. When the younger sister of 16-year Katniss was chosen to represent their district, Katniss decides to take her place. She and her partner, a boy named Pete, son of a baker, nothing like the other players - strong and resilient. Brutal fighting for the life, reminiscent of "The Running Man" and "Road" along with "Royale Battle" is seasoned with romantic relationship, but completely devoid of vampires and werewolves.
However, the "Hunger Games" is pretty tough book where the heroine more concerned with survival than the choice of boyfriend.
The first version of the script has been written by Collins itself, but soon it was rewritten by Billy Ray. Among his works - "Hart's War", "Flightplan" and "State of Play". He must shift the series "24 hours" for the big screen.
Fans of the novel already wondering who will take on the role of Katniss. Among the favorites - Chloe Moretts, Dakota Fanning and Saoirse Ronan. But it is too early to talk about the casting: Lionsgate has started to find a director. This can happen fairly soon, because the script of Ray in the near future will be on the producers table.
Finally we have waited! Cautious talks about upcoming filming of the new series across BSG universe come true. Thank the gods! And now, we have a first season.
First of all, it should be noted that this series is positioned as "science fiction family saga. What does this mean? This means that there is no such great variety of shots as in BSG, no space ships and the action takes place mostly in a few locations. In general, as in the case of Bloody Mary, I mean a drink - more Mary, less blood. What absolutely does not spoil the impression!
So, why should you watch it, if there is a little action, a lot of talks, mysticism and religion based on the plot? And then, to find out about the Earth and its inhabitants.
Religion - the confrontation of polytheism and monotheism, the intervention of divine powers, mysticism - all this is, and as in BSG plays the role of non-ultimate.
From a technical point of view, all (or almost all) made rather good. The sequence without criticism, especially in the depiction of the virtual world called New Caprica - monochrome world, entourage 30-es, airships in all their glory. Need to watch!
Some may be confused with the discrepancy level of technology in "Caprica" and BSG, and yet the action "Caprica" takes place fifty years before BSG. But an attentive viewer remembers that after the first Cylon War, people covered technophobia abandoned many advances in science and technology, which dropped them many years ago.
The atmosphere of the series differs from the BSG, less dramatic, is not that gloomy, but we see there the other times, which are called the Golden Age of the 12 colonies, when the power of human reason has prevailed over all, when a person is creating an artificial life felt like a God, for which he pays as a result.
I can recommend this series to those who saw the BSG is not only space-shooter, and more, those who are not confined to just watching BSG, but looked and read a lot of additional films and materials on this universe, those who are interested in how it all began because what it was over, we already know.
The cast is picked up well, everything in its place, all of which cause - the emotion from positive to extremely negative. Characters are alive.
Music - Bear McCreery, and it says everything!
Estimated ticket sales for the third film in the saga "Twilight" ("Eclipse") have today been revised downward for the second time in three days, although the vampire supposedly "love story" continues to attract a large number of lovers of mystical sappy melodramas.
The movie "Twilight. Saga. Eclipse" has earned about $ 82.5 million during the 4-day weekend in the U.S. on Independence Day, with the general taxes account for 175.3 million dollars since its release the film on Wednesday.
According to recent estimates, "Eclipse" lags behind its predecessor, "New Moon", about $ 4 million. Twilight. Saga: New Moon has earned $ 179 million for the first six days in November. The company Summit Entertainment, distributor of the film, hoping for a much larger numbers. On Saturday, it representatives predicted $ 106 million of fees for the first four days of the show and 6-day haul to
$ 199 million. Justifying the studio said that it was hard to predict what will be the indicators of the weekend, as the main audience of the film - young girls - was diverted festivities on July 4.
It is not clear, however, what is there to worry citizens. "Eclipse" in any event pay for itself, and not just because the film cost only $ 68 million guys from Summit Entertainment is also highly satisfied with the fact that more male viewers have come to the cinema to see the continuing adventures of teenage Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and the werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Men already make up about one-third of the audience, compared to twenty percent for "New Moon".
How much has collected the film around the world, excluding America, it's not yet clear. On Sunday Studio said that the film gained not less than $ 100 million in box office in 42 countries.
The champion number two of box offices was the family film "The Last Airbender", which has earned quite a lot despite the fact that it had received completely destroying critics. Screen adaptation of Nickelodeon cartoon series, directed by M. Night Shyamalan price of $ 150 million earned 53.2 million dollars for a 4-day period. Including debut Thursday, it total fee is 70.5 million dollars.
Pixar animated cartoon "Toy Story 3" - considered by many one of the best films of the year - has received over the past weekend, 42.2 million dollars with the total charges were $ 301 million dollars making it the third top cashed film of this year, after "Alice in Wonderland" ($ 334 million) and "Iron Man 2" ($ 308 million). In the world "Toys" has earned an extra 153.2 million.
Rounding out the top five of two films that were released over the weekend, and each of which has already managed to fall into two positions: "Grown Ups" by Adam Sandler with $ 26.5 million and "Knight and Day" with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz with a $ 14 million. Their final charges rose to
$85.1 million and 49.3 million respectively.
Since then, as part of a new book by Stephanie Meyer, "Midnight Sun", in which the story is from the person of Edward the events set forth in the "Twilight", was leaked to the Internet, fans of the saga does not cease to hope that Meyer, in spite of her promise not continue the story, will finally finish it.
During a brief meeting with reporters and a small group of fans of the saga, which Meyer randomly selected from a list of user sites on this topic, the writer answered questions about the questionable fate of the "Midnight Sun" and spoke of her other works.
Starting conversation directly with talk about the "midnight sun", Meyer admitted that did not touch the original, because - oh, horror - she was "exhausted to the bottom of books about vampires," and therefore does not want her condition adversely affects her creativity.
"I want to wait until the moment when I'll be happy to return to this material again, when I'll want to meet again with Edward, I need something prompted me to do this. Now it is for me like home task. And when something similar to the task at home, I do it slowly, very slowly. So today I will not tell you: "It will happen!" I want this to happen when I can do it well.
Mayer admitted that part of her reluctance to finish the book due to the fact that she was subjected to pressure from the people of different social layers and classes, including musicians.
"I was at the Fray concert and then went to chat with the guys behind the scenes. I really like them, and I mentioned this to their leader, Isaac Slade. He started to talk about the book and said: "I want you to finish it!". I even struck dumb: "My God, stop it!". You see, I never can escape from it.
Meyer, aware of her own stubbornness, believes that, perhaps, the "reverse" psychology - a good chance her interested in continuing the work on the book. Indeed proof of this - her story based on "Eclipse" - "short second life of Bree Tanner," which she was asked to write in the form of a short story.
Meyer said that Slade gave her a similar motivation.
"When I asked him for an autograph, he wrote me the following: "Stephanie, do not work on this silly book! No one does not want it". "It was the correct reception from him, because I immediately thought: "Hmm, maybe I still need to finish it? I'll even show you! "That's what it means - psychology!"
Knowing how the fans react to it, even the most evasive statements, Mayer added boldly: "In any case, it's "Midnight sun" and certainly it will disappoint everybody!"