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".
Continuation of the cartoon by Andrew Stanton's "Finding Nemo" will be called "Finding Dory”. His main character will be blue fish Dory with a bad memory. Her voice again be Ellen DeGeneres. The sequel will be released on November 25, 2015.
The original film was released in 2003, was worth 94 million and earned 921 million worldwide box office. Clownfish Marlin raises only son Nemo and tries to protect him from the dangers inherent in the ocean. But the curious Nemo goes in search of adventure, and homebody Marlin nothing left to do but look for his son. This helps him royal blue fish Dory, characterized cheerful character, but it has a very short memory.
Stanton made a film with Lee Ankrich. Subsequently Ankrich alone put a third of the franchise "Toy Story." After an unsuccessful attempt to shoot a feature film ("John Carter" flopped at the box office and caused serious financial losses of Disney), Andrew Stanton returns to the fold of animation.
"Finding Nemo" has received the "Oscar" for best cartoon and in the fourth place of highest-grossing animated projects.
To continue the story, Stanton had to obtain the consent of DeGeneres. "Without Ellen could not be Dory", - said the director. The actress agreed to voice her character in the last year, and we now know that the main character Dory will continue.
"I'm so glad that they finally will shoot cartoon - Ellen admitted. - I read the script - it is gorgeous! Funny, cute - well, just a what you would expect. "
According to Stanton, the action of the sequel will be developed on the coast of California about a year after the events shown in the original cartoon. Nemo and Marlin will return, but in the center of the plot will be searching of Dori by relatives.
Premiere of "Finding Dory" is scheduled for 25 November 2015.
Hollywood continues its expansion into the Asian market. Last November, the producers of the film of Michael Bay, "Untitled Transformers Sequel" began talks with Chinese companies on joint production of the picture. This week it was announced China agreement.
Studio Paramount signed a deal with two Chinese companies - with China Movie Channel, under the wing of the state organization of radio, film and television, and Jiaflix Enterprises. "Untitled Transformers Sequel" will be partly filmed in China and with the participation of Chinese actors. A number of post-production work will be conduct in China. So robots of Michael Bay this time will literally made in China, as well as games of Hasbro company, which owns the franchise.
The director notes that will be extremely happy to work with Chinese companies, but more will be happy producers: China in recent years has become one of the largest markets. In particular, the "Transformers 3" started there with exorbitant sum of 56 million dollars, having collected a total of 145.5 million dollars.
In China there hard quota on the number of Hollywood films at the box office. Earlier, it was allowed only 20 foreign films per year, but in February 2012, the state has increased this figure to 34 tapes.
The Chinese care about the fate of their own movies, the attendance of which due to the increased rental Hollywood projects is declined. In 2012, charges of Chinese films accounted for about 40% of the total. It is expected that in 2014, the figure will be 35%.
And it all began quite simply, stars like Kevin Spacey, Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale starred in Chinese films, providing them with international distribution, but now it is not enough. Producers want to grab an extra piece of the Chinese pie, even for this and we have to go shoot in a foreign country with unfamiliar customs.
Co-production with Asia is bearing fruit. For example, released this year, action comedy "Journey to the West", filmed by the newly formed company Village Roadshow Pictures Asia, has already earned at the Chinese box office of more than $ 200 million. During the first weekend, the picture attracted a record amount of 93.5 million dollars for China.
Village Roadshow Ltd. - an Australian company with a U.S. subsidiary of Village Roadshow Pictures - founded its Chinese branch in 2011.
Note that the films made by Chinese companies get a different status in the Chinese box office and have a chance to earn much more than their pure American counterparts.
More recently, it was reported that China will own version of "Iron Man 3", which will include additional material and storyline with actress Fan Bingbing.
"Untitled Transformers Sequel" will be released in China on June 27, 2014th.
Producer Jon Landau said that filming sequel to "Avatar" by James Cameron will be held not only on land, but under water. Motion capture technology has not yet been used in the water, so Cameron will be a pioneer in this field again.
"We have kept a team of experts on digital technology of "Avatar" to see how to shoot underwater with motion capture, - says Landau. - We have turned the simulation of water, but it is impossible to simulate the behavior of the actors. So we will do motion capture in the pool. "
In essence, the process is still the same: the camera will record the signals from reflective markers on the actors' costumes. That's just before that no one did.
At the same time Jon Landau denied rumors that Cameron went down into the Mariana Trench for material for the sequel of "Avatar." "He is a researcher! Of course, he was shooting a lot, but it is not connected with "Avatar".
The producer says the use of the latest technologies in the work on "Avatar 2" and "Avatar 3", but what about the high frame rate (HFR)? Cameron has repeatedly referred to the opportunity to work with this standard, first tested on Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey". "HFR better for the viewer - says Landau. - But no one should dictate directors, at what frame rate to make a film - 24, 48 or 60 frames per second. "
Landau was weighed a lot of compliments to the work of Jackson, but notes the difference between movies. ""The Hobbit"- another movie with a different history and a different tone, and Peter has chosen the right creative solution for that he must be respected."
While we are talking only about the format 3D. And then the producer is sure to continue to shoot "Avatar" in stereo.
Among other innovations, the continuation of "Avatar" will get a new sound system, developed by Cameron and Landau's Lightstorm Entertainment studio in Manhattan Beach. However, the producer recalls that attention is not to focus on the special effects, and the story, "The audience comes to the cinema not for a new technology, and for the emotional component of history."
Once it became known that the film "Oz: The Great and powerful" in the United States will gather somewhere around $ 80 million for a weekend, the studio Disney has announced the launch of its continuation and hired screenwriter. As it turned out, for good reason. The film has already earned 150 million worldwide box office, becoming a contender for the title of the first blockbuster of 2013. Director Sam Raimi is not going to shoot a sequel.
Raimi movie sequel will write Kepner Mitchell, who worked on "Oz" with David Lindsay-Ebeyron. That Kepner invented the concept of the new version of Oz, based on the books of Baum. Writer himself introduced the idea of the project to producer Joe Roth, then "Oz: The Great and powerful" was in the studio Disney.
The budget of the film "Oz: The Great and powerful" is 325 million dollars. This amount includes a massive advertising campaign of the film.
Kepner Mitchell worked on the script for the comedy "The Whole Nine Yards" and "The Whole Nine Yards 2", as well as the thriller "Romeo Must Die." According to insiders, he began developing the sequel "Oz" a few months ago - so the studio was confident of success.
Since Frank Baum's works are already a part of the public domain in America, Kepner will have material for a sequel, but he will not be able to use the elements, invented in 1939 for the film "The Wizard of Oz" by studio Warner.
Rumor has it that Disney will not proceed with the sequel. However, for this studio will have to find a new director. Sam Raimi, who worked on "Oz," said that he was not going to shoot extension. "I do not plan to put a sequel to" Oz, "", - said the director during one of the interviews for the film "Evil Dead" which he produced. - I left some blueprints for a new director, if the studio decides to shoot it. I was interested in history, but I doubt that the sequel will be something that will appeal to me. "
Sequel to the thriller "Jack Reacher" is on a thread of: Paramount is seriously thinking to kill nascent franchise to Lee Child's books. Film with Tom Cruise will have to collect a lot of money in Asia, in order the studio decide to continue production.
As the debut of the new hero adventures was selected the ninth book about Jack Reacher "The Shot." Christopher McQuarrie film cost is relatively inexpensive $ 60 million. But thriller should gross 250 million, and then will be given the signal to shoot a sequel.
"Jack Reacher" was released in the U.S. in late December and has shown itself very poorly at the box office, earning only $ 15 million. In total, the film scraped nearly 73 million at home. Foreign film release has brought 80 million. Roughly speaking, the film with its 153 million has already been paid off, but the studio is not happy with these figures.
The fate of Jack Reacher will solve Korea (premiered this week), China and Japan (in these countries the film starts in February). In China, the picture of McQuarrie will have only one week before the country will be swallowed with "The Hobbit." Asia must put in the treasury of the project 100 million, but will it or not, will be known towards the end of February.
The biggest chances of the movie are in Japan, where Tom Cruise has not lost his star status, in contrast to the U.S. Last week, Cruz has been in Tokyo since the first night, so there is hope for the support of the fans of the artist.
Analysts believe that the rolling of "Reacher" in the U.S. will stand at around 85 million dollars. Even if the world rolled yet overcome the hidden figure of 250 million, the studio will have to reach an agreement with Cruise, the actor starred in the sequel to the same conditions. Paramount is not going to increase the budget of the sequel.
Movies with Tom Cruise, unfortunately, are no longer consistently profitable to their creators. Suffice it to recall the fiasco of thriller "Knight and Day", which brought to the United States only 76 million. "Operation "Valkyrie"" - 200 million. "Rock of ages" - 56 million.
To shoot expensive movie with Tom is possible only if there are words in the title of "Mission Impossible" - the fourth series of the popular franchise has earned the world's more than 694 million dollars, becoming the highest grossing film of the series.
In a telephone interview to Collider director and producer Guillermo del Toro spoke about projects "Rise of the Guardians," "Kung Fu Panda 3", the sequel to "Puss in Boots," "Pacific rim" and plans for the future.
- Cartoon "Rise of the Guardians" got serious, however, there are many jokes. What's especially nice is the lack of black humor. How did creators manage to stay on the proper level?
"The reason that I was working on three animation projects by studio Dream Works - "Kung Fu Panda 2", "Puss in Boots" and “Rise of the Guardians" - was that they attracted me with its sincerity and romance. "Puss in Boots" has turned the Spaghetti Western, combined with the tale, of "Kung Fu Panda 2" has left a really strong martial arts film, accompanied by the psychopathic villain, and "Rise of the Guardians" is more reminiscent of a classic fairy tale out of time. I remember in the beginning we are committed to avoiding post-modernism, any display of pop art, but rather strive to create images that are similar to what we see in books, and used luxury and vibrant colors to create a feeling everything that happens on the screen has no time limits".
- Worldwide box office of "Puss in Boots" made $ 550 million. Is this enough for you to think about sequel?
"Yes, we've done a couple of sketches of the script (laughs). Cartoon turned cool, because in the process of production, we have done quite a risky thing. The main among them is that the "bad" guy Humpty expiate his guilt at the end, in the last minutes his life, he becomes a hero. He was able to change. I wanted to make a film that would show children that despite good or bad things we do, we can change. It was very difficult to implement this idea in a children's film, because it is unusual".
- Of course, you will not discover any secrets, but at least give us a hint of what will be a sequel?
"Hmm, we send the Cat in a completely different place, very exotic. When Chris Miller said: "I do not want to place the adventures of the Cat in the same universe, which starred all the Shrek movies, I'm determined to do spaghetti westerns", he therefore insisted on the adventure film. Generally, we will send the Cat in exotic country".
- What is your status as producer in the studio DreamWorks?
"Well, our relationship with DreamWorks began from the moment when I turned to ше and said that wanted to remove the animated film, and we started to develop the script for "Trollhunters" three years ago. Now we have the fifth sketch and I'm going to take its design, and will be ready when the final version of the script, and the designers have completed their part of job, I'm going to dedicate a half years of my life to animated film".
- Can you tell in few words, what is this project about?
"We are talking about a group of children who, for night hunting for trolls, and a day do math and writing tests, they have braces on teeth and they have to cope with the ever increasing pain. I like the idea of creating detailed portraits of children, full of nuances, indicating that they are not perfect. They seem to be not adapted to the environment, but they are real, real children, which are not always cool (laughs). "
- Issue of concern to all the fans of your works: when we will see the trailer for “Pacific rim"?
"About five months before release, that is, somewhere in the middle of December."
- Did you take part in the Digest for the trailer to "Pacific rim" and is engaged in the marketing department, and you just give or not give the "green light"?
"No, no, they bring me a cutting, I check it, give recommendations for sound design, and then we process all over again, and then I'm doing synchronization of color and sound. So anything that you saw in San Diego and New York, was to me very relevant. "
- Have you thought about the sequel of "Pacific rim" in case of successful release?
"Of course, we are discussing this possibility and even recorded with Travis Beacham couple of ideas, but at the same time I know I do not want to do a sequel. I want to make something completely different, in a different genre and not so big. So I still not sure what lies ahead, but I know that next year, in July, I will present "Pacific rim," and then, so help me God, have a soundtrack for "Pinocchio" and then a pilot series to the project "The Strain" on FX channel".
- How does the footage to "Pacific rim" look like in 3D?
"We have two forms of 3D content: the first concerns the CG-images, which are fully engaged in the creation studio ILM. John Knoll, the greatest mind in this case, is in charge and we would not have to create miniature models for these frames. Material looks superb. Remaining material we shot stereoscopic cameras, and it is also fantastic”.
Most recently, the star of "Descendants" Shayleen Woodley won the role of Mary Jane Watson in the sequel to "New Spider-Man," and now the actress is congratulated on getting her own franchise.
Woodley will play the lead role in the film adaptation of the novel Veronica Roth "Divergent".
The action develops in a post-apocalyptic future (a favorite place of teenage fiction writers), where in America people are divided into five factions: the love of truth, altruism, bravery, partnership and learning. When a child is 16 years old, he has the right to change faction or remain among his own. The selection is made by specific tests.
Beatrice Pryor goes from altruism in bravery, but the girl has a secret: her choice was not final. She - divergence, the other, there is no clear-cut evidence of a faction. People like her are dangerous to the new society, which is gradually maturing split. The heroine is on the front line when starting a civil war.
Of course, the book of Roth has a place and love interest, as well as the fact that the "Divergent" story does not end there.
Film rights acquired studio Summit in March of 2011, two months before the publication of the book. "Divergent" instantly joined the list of New York Times bestseller and has sold 1.3 million copies.
Book is adapted for the screen by Evan Doherty, one of the authors of "Snow White and the hunter." In the director's chair - the director of the drama "The Illusionist" and the thriller "Limitless" Neil Berger.
Shayleen Woodley was nominated for the "Golden Globe" for her role as the eldest daughter of George Clooney's character in the drama "The Descendants." Actress five years starred in the series "Unknown to parents," and this year began to take a job offer in a full-length projects.
Filming of "Divergent" are scheduled for March 2013, and will premiere in the first quarter of 2014.
In a recent interview with producer Jon Landau has confirmed that James Cameron is currently busy working on the second and third parts of the story of Pandora, but also preparing to make a fourth series of the saga. In an interview with MTV director noticed that really has concrete plans for the film "Avatar 4", which will be a prequel.
The director said that as long, of course, did not undertake the project scenario, but he is already determined what key will form the plot of the movie. As planned by Cameron's fourth action of "Avatar" will center around the early expeditions to Pandora, in which something goes wrong in the relationship between humans and Na'vi natives. Go back and enter a few new characters that will develop in the future - these are the intentions of Cameron. However, the basic outline of the plot will still be completed in the third picture. To avoid comparisons with the "Star Wars", the director focuses on the fact that the shape of the trilogy selected them because, in his view, is the most appropriate structure for such stories.
As for the future of the two films, James Cameron is still busy on scripts for them and works on the text at the same time as one of the great storyline. Among other things, the director team works hard to simplify and shorten the process of creating a visual form of the planet.
Fox studio assign the output of "Avatar 2" in December 2014, while the third series of the franchise will be sent to cinemas in December 2015.
Recall that in May Cameron, being at a film festival in Beijing, said that is no longer interested in the new movie and going to deal only with "Avatar." "It may seem to someone limitation, but the fact is that, as part of" Avatar, "I can say whatever I want and need to say about the state of the world and that, as I think we should do with it," - said the director. Despite this statement, Cameron still going to take up the production of "Battle Angel" - a sci-fi adaptation of the manga, one of the director's favorite stories. But work on the project can be started only after those ubiquitous pieces of "Avatar." According to producer Jon Landau, regularly working with Cameron, all the cases with "Avatar" will take five years or so before 2017 "Angel" can not wait.
The fifth part of the franchise, "Scary Movie" moves smoothly to its production launch. For a long time, rumors about participation of Lindsay Lohan were true, the contract with her was signed. And, perhaps, the actress will take the lead role in the film. In addition to the film join Charlie Sheen.
Before the major star of series was Anna Faris, flatly refused to participate in the fifth part. Now it looks as though Lohan will replace her.
Charlie Sheen was one of the main actors of the third film, and the fourth appeared only in a cameo (by the way, deadly for the character). His character, Tom Logan, has made a parody of Mel Gibson from the film "Signs." But whether he will once again recreate the image in the fifth picture, is still unknown.
Previous series of "Scary Movie" was released already in 2006. Then it was planned that it will mark the end of the story. Talking about the new extension of the popular parody saga has been underway for quite a while.
Tape will be directed by Malcolm D. Lee. The producer of the two previous pictures is David Zucker. It is known that one of the objects of derision in the next "Scary Movie" will be a series of "Paranormal Activity", why is there the assumption that this time the film goes through pseudo style paintings. It also stated that the creators will make fun of the hit and Darren Aronofsky "Black Swan".
Before it was believed that a new tape of the series will be released in April 2013th, however Edition Entertainment Television announced that the new date could be January 11 of that year. In this case, the process of shooting the film clearly will begin shortly.
Charlie Sheen has recently starred in Robert Rodriguez “Machete kills”, which is now at the stage of postproduction. In addition, the actor is busy in the TV series "Anger Management". Among recent projects of Lindsay Lohan is TV drama "Liz and Dick" dedicated to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.