The company Alcon Entertainment, dedicated to creating a sequel, "Blade Runner", has announced a remake of Kathryn Bigelow film "Point Break". For the script to the new version of the famous painting is responsible Kurt Wimmer.
Three years ago, there were reports about the possibility of production of the sequel to the Bigelow movie, who was put Jan De Bont, but judging by everything, whether venture has been delayed, or transformed into a remake. Wimmer is also the producer of the future picture, but the director's seat is still free.
Hero of "Point Break" was a young FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) investigating the cause of the gang bank robbers. Trail leads to a group of surfers, in trust for which attempts wormed his way, and Utah. Over time he begins to penetrate more and more sympathy for this company as well as their charismatic leader Bodie (Patrick Swayze). But what Johnny would do when he, if suspicions are confirmed, will have to detain surfers?
"Point Break" was relatively well in worldwide box office over the years was able to overgrown cult fame, and a similar plot scheme used another hit - the movie "Fast and the Furious."
Estimated release date of remake remains unknown.
Actor Liam Hemsworth, who played in "Knowing" and "The Last Song", has joined the cast of second "Expendables".
Earlier there were rumors (provoked with the help of speech of Dolph Lundgren), that the younger generation in the film can impersonate Channing Tatum but, as it has become clear now that they were not justified, because the nomination is approved by Hemsworth and picture production begins in October this year in Bulgaria. In addition, Hemsworth will appear in upcoming film adaptation of "The Hunger Games."
Not so long ago their participation in "Expendables 2" have confirmed Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, whose occasional role will be significantly expanded. In addition, the main initiator of the project Sylvester Stallone has certified the public that in the movie will shoot Jean-Claude Van Damme (he embodies the negative character with whom the hero Stallone will have fight), and Chuck Norris. Also talks about the work in the sequel are made by Nicolas Cage and John Travolta.
In the first film played such stars of action-genre, like Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and others. But it is not known who of them will return to the sequel for sure.
Second release of "The Expendables" will be held in August 17, 2012.
1). Studio Fox, taking advantage of the window arose before the shooting of "Wolverine", has hired Mark Bombek that he went through the script by Christopher Macquarie, though, as far as we know, the company was pleased with his choice.
Bombek is familiar to the public for his work on the paintings "Die Hard 4", "Witch Mountain" and "Unstoppable". In addition, the screenwriter wrote a new draft text of Bryan Singer, "Jack - the giants killer" and the remake of "Total Recall", implemented by Len Wiseman.
Filming of "Wolverine" will start in spring 2012. Producers of the pictures are self Hugh Jackman, John Palermo and Lauren Shuler Donner. Film will be shot in Tokyo and Vancouver, before it's finished Jackman in the musical Tom Hooper's "Les Miserables", which is produced by Universal.
In the story, the action sequel will be developed in Japan, as the main source of inspiration for the film was a series of comic books in 1982, when the story about Wolverine has been doing Frank Miller and Chris Claremont.
Previous movie dedicated to this hero and shot Gavin Hood, was released in 2009, collecting more than 370 million with a budget of 150 million.
2). The hero of Stu in both series of "The Hangover" Ed Helms will play in the remake of French comedy "Le Mac". Production of the new version will be the company of Ben Stiller Red Hour Films.
The original film, produced by Laurent and Michel Petina (sponsored series "Taxi"), talked about the two brothers. First - pimp Ace, leading an idle life, but whose big mafia boss suspected in the deal with the police. Such is indeed the case, so Ace, sensing danger, fakes his own death.
Guardians of the rule of law instead decided to bring to the operation of an imaginary brother of the deceased, Chapelle. It the opposite of relative quiet and unassuming. Therefore, for the introduction of a gang he will have to learn to pimp manners - manners of gait to the question. As a result, having joined the criminal environment, Chapelle begins to think about his own plan.
The roles of both brothers in the film played Jose Garcia, a remake of them will embody Helms. Scenario for an American painting will write Johnny Rosenthal. Most likely, the tape in the English version will get a completely different name.
It seems that Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller decided to add the weight to the sequel of film adaptation of the graphic novel "Sin City" and hired the author of "The Departed," William Monahan for polishing of an already existing script.
Monahan wrote scripts to Ridley Scott's two paintings - "Kingdom of Heaven" and "Body of Lies." He shifted to Western-style Hong Kong thriller "Infernal Affairs", making it a crime drama "The Departed." This work brought an “Oscar” to the screenwriter.
Now, Monaghan will revise existing script of Frank Miller "Sin City 2". In July of this year's Robert Rodriguez said that the financing of the sequel is finally settled, and the shooting will start as soon solved the problem with the script. It is likely that even before the end of this year.
Who of the actors return to the continuation of "Sin City" is not reported. By using a shooting Rodriguez did not need to have all the heroes on the court. Therefore, the actors schedule will be flexible and will even get very busy stars. According to rumors, the central characters in the sequel will be the heroes of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba, but again, accurate information on this issue yet not proved.
William Monahan after receiving a prestigious award is not sitting idly by. He tried his hand at directing, shooting thriller "The Bodyguard", wrote scenario to "Horizons" - the project by Joseph Kosinski with Tom Cruise, and will soon be working again with the director of "The Departed" - Martin Scorsese's, with whom he recently signed on to shoot a remake of "The Gambler".
After the prequel "Alien" turned into a project "Prometheus" by Ridley Scott, one could expect anything. But hardly anyone thought that the director personally take in hand the formulation of the new movie universe of "Blade Runner."
In March this year, the company Alcon Entertainment has acquired rights to the franchise of "Blade Runner" with Bud Yorkin executive producer. The company has no right to take direct a remake of Ridley Scott, however, could put a sequel, prequel or even a TV series based on classic fantasy.
As it became known today, Ridley Scott volunteered to produce and shoot a new film of "Blade Runner" for Alcon. Lets’ call it a sequel, because it is unknown what plans director.
Recall that the original film in 1982 has undergone a lot of problems at the production stage has been modified for release, and in 2007 only became available in the form in which its director intended. So strangely enough, Scott decided to return to the universe of Richard Deckard and the replicants, invented by Philip K. Dick.
In the year of its release "Blade Runner" was a blockbuster. It has collected just $ 32 million in U.S. box office with a budget of 28 million. However, the picture eventually gained cult status and is still considered one of the best adaptations of Dick.
The news about Scott's involvement in the Alcon project automatically raises many questions. What would it be? Sequel? Prequel? Something entirely new? With Harrison Ford or not? Etc,.
Scott has a very tight schedule. The director is currently working on "Prometheus", which is rumored to be very close to the "alien", then he has a lot of options - from screening, "Monopoly" to the American version of "Red Riding". But let's hope that first he will continue the story of "Blade Runner."
In March this year, the company Alcon Entertainment has acquired rights to the franchise, "Blade Runner" with the original executive producer Bud Yorkin. Harrison Ford, who played a detective Deckard, recently expressed his attitude to the possible prequel and sequel.
Recall that under the agreement, Alcon has no right to shoot remake of the classic film by Ridley Scott. The company can make films or television projects, based on presented in the Scott’s film situations, so the filming of sequels or prequels of "Runner" is quite possible.
If fans of the franchise after the March news were ready to crucify Alcon representatives, now they have to think a hundred times: Harrison Ford himself did not see anything wrong with the company's initiative. Moreover, the actor doesn’t feel any sense.
"What do you think about the development of new projects according to the universe of Scott?" - Asked Ford site Omelete.
"Yes, I did not think about it, - said the actor. - Work on the "Blade Runner" was a very interesting part of my career. I am glad that starred in this film, I am glad that it was republished without that stupid voice-over and that's it. I have no opinion about returning to this film. Whenever I was attracted to the sequel, the creators have ambitions for the creation of something new in regard to the characters and the viewer's perception. If these guys have ambition and good ideas on how to bring something new to the project, then maybe they will succeed".
"If they didn’t invite me, I will not be offended. I understand that they want to infuse a fresh spirit”.
Ford last phrase - a great hint to Alcon guys about the fact that Deckard himself is not against light up in the sequel. The good old horse does not spoil the furrow. But time will show!
Despite the fact that the next movie directed of Terminator will be Justin Lin, resource Wired Magazine presented two views on the possible development of the franchise, made by the director and producer Paul VS Anderson and producer and writer Damon Lindelof.
"I would have focused on the events that follow the "Judgment Day" and combined the epic battle for the future with a history of ongoing in our time, as in the first two films, which were clever and entertaining. "
"I would not change the place of - California. Sun, palm trees, colorful shopping arcade - the perfect backdrop for the strike. This place should not be sinister. I do not need pompous superheroes who defend the destiny of the world."
"I want to see it through the eyes of ordinary people. If I can return to the Arnold this will be my advantage. It is a brand, no one can climb into his skin. But the new, relevant history of the characters, are also needed."
"The best thing in the Terminator, that, it is designed to penetrate into society. I would have built his narrative around that his abilities. You'd have to guess who the robot, and someone - a man. This would be consistent with the style of "Western world".
"But the emphasis in the film would be made on the battle, which I never saw in the first four pictures. Imagine a field of tens of thousands of Terminators - not giant robots of Transformers and Terminator endoskeleton with life-size - ready to battle against all of humanity, as it was in "The Lord of the Rings." It will be spectacular and awful at the same time".
Damon Lindelof ("Lost", "Star Trek", "Cowboys and Aliens", "Prometheus").
“The subject of gloomy, depressive, futuristic apocalypse has outlived itself. Pretty cars, travel around the human skull. We need a COMEDY. Look at the "Hangover" and "Hangover 2". Can you imagine the fees of these movies if there were robots? And, as we admire the work of Arnold, why not combine the Terminator comic with wonderful works of Arnold Schwarzenegger? "
"We were clearly able to be rated PG-13, since no one in the movie will not smoke, but when a child gets shot in the face, we remove the frame in accordance with the classical canons."
About Pixar Animation Studios abilities from year to year please their fans with wonderful projects we can make legends, yet with such fecundity always give the highest quality of work is not given to everyone. Even when it comes to the sequel to an already much-vaunted animated film, the creators managed to exceed the original in all respects. But unfortunately, not this time.
In order to increase the popularity of alternative energy sources in Europe, it has been organized the World Grand Prix, in which all participants must be tucked in biofuels, thus abandoning the traditional gasoline. Our old friends Lightning McQueen and his faithful friend Maitre, of course, will take part in this competition. True, none of them guess that in the end, because of this trip to Europe, they will be involved in a sinister spy plot. Now old friends have not only to confront a gang of "buckets on wheels", but also test the strength of their friendship...
By its plot, "Cars 2" is very different from the original, making a strong bias towards the spyware detective, gradually moving away from the usual racing competition. Of course, the race is still plays an important role for history, but certainly not major. They are only coming out for the background to the foreground spy line, which, in turn, has been very dynamic and swirling. There is even traditional espionage genre with "unexpected ending," which perhaps someone may seem predictable, but certainly not the kids, for which has been oriented this cartoon.
From the new characters, in principle, I can’t notice someone special, except that the driver of Formula 1 and the main competitor of McQueen on the track - Francesco Bernoulli. This is probably the most charismatic character in the cartoon, as spies Holly and Finn assistants of Maitre are a little bit fresh and not very entertaining.
About the visuals, there is also nothing to say something special, because everything here is perfectly expectable. Very colorful water (in the 3D-glasses looks awesome), mobile facial expressions of characters, bright explosions of adrenaline and action-packed scenes under the appropriate soundtrack combine to form on the screen stunner. It is not to find fault.
In short, the "Cars 2" is fine for fun. The main thing is not to expect from it the testimony, and the depth of previous creations of Pixar, because from this position cartoon looks not so advantageous. It is funny and cheerful, but not deep in all senses.
1). Despite the fact that the shooting of novels "The Hobbit" by Tolkien's novel, already underway, and director Pitter Jackson continues to argue for important roles of the actors. Luke Evans will play the Bard Archer, while Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock Holmes in the eponymous TV series, the will sound dragon Smaug.
Bard Archer by Tolkien – a Girion’s descendant, the last king of Dale. After the city was destroyed in an attack by the dragon Smaug, the family fled to Giriona Esgarot where Bard went on to become a simple city guard. Famous for his ability to shoot straight and his intuition. He has killed the dragon, during a campaign with Bilbo and Dwarves at the Lonely Mountain.
Luke Evans's character will be revealed in the second film and will become a hero analog Viggo Mortensen in the trilogy "The Lord of the Rings." The actor is recently in demand not only at home in the UK but in America. In the near future, Evans can be seen in the role of Aramis in the "Musketeers", as well as the role of Zeus in the "Immortals".
Dragon Smaug, who is the main enemy in the "Hobbit" will be a computer character, who will present his facial expressions and voice Benedict Cumberbatch. Interestingly, the actor has been involved in the project dubbed dark magician Necromancer. Rumors about the involvement of Bill Nighty as the voice of Smaug are not confirmed.
2). Story by Rick Riordan's first novel in the series about Percy Jackson, the scion of a Greek god, has received many negative reviews of critics and gathered at the box office $ 226 million now receive a sequel. The director of the new sequel will be Thor Fredental.
On account of the director is an unexpected comedy hit "Diary of a wimpy kid." Also, the director filmed the painting "Hotel for Dogs", so there are no doubts about his ability to make family movies.
Fox studio yet officially launched the continuation of the "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" in production, as unknown, whether will back Logan Lerman, who played the main character.
Rick Riordan cycle "Percy Jackson and the Olympians," began in 2005. The second book titled "Percy Jackson and the sea monsters" was published in 2006. In it the hero goes in search of his friend, the satyr Grover, who was trapped for Cyclops Polyphemus. As a result, will not only save Grover, but the whole camp in which live children of the gods.
The script continuation write authors of horror "1408", Scott Alexander and Larry Karatsevski.
Movie with Benicio Del Toro, which was released last year, could acquire a sequel, but eventually the current scenario will turn into a painting titled "Werewolf", which will be actually a restart of another "Wolf Man" of forties.
Classic horror movie with one of the monsters of "Universal" on the idea was to form the basis of the picture, Joe Johnston, but the result, the authors strongly deviated from the original. Was it cause of the low box office - is unknown. Tape with Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins has collected in the U.S. hire only 61.9 million dollars, while its total cash in the world amounted to 142.2 million.
Remake of Universal classic gothic long way toward the viewer. Director Mark Romanek, at some stage left the area, citing the fact that he is not calculated the force, and such big-budget project does not raise. As a result, the film was shooting by Joe Johnston, the budget has grown to 150 million, and the date of release was constantly postponed.
The studio hadn’t franchise, at least to continue the failed at the box office movie at the rare case when it became a hit on video. But about the existence of the sequel script Universal has taken care in advance. They hired Michael Tabby, one of the authors of horror film "Ring around the Rosie". Now his work will be rewritten in the spirit of the original film with Lon Chaney.
Larry Talbot, the hero of the horror film "Wolf Man" in 1941, returned to the family estate and became a victim of creature, which can’t exist in reality. Turning into a wolf Larry can’t control himself and that the worst will never be able to be with his girlfriend.
The shooting of "Werewolf" is planned for this fall. In the near future they will find the director and performers of the main roles.