Fashion for Scandinavian detectives has touched director of "The Departed". Now Martin Scorsese is in talks with the studio Working Title, which owns the film rights to the novel of Norwegian writer E Nesbit "Snowman." Scorsese seriously interested in the novel and can add it to his already long list of upcoming projects.
The protagonist of "Snowman" Harry Hole is a senior inspector in the police Homicide Oslo. He investigates the disappearance of some Birte Becker and runs into several unsolved murders of women - each of them was married and on the crime scene has been found a snowman. Hole realizes that in his hands is the first ever Norwegian serial killer. All the victims were abducted on the day of the first snow. The offender, who was nicknamed Snowman, as if mocking the senior inspector, bringing him to the last verge of insanity.
"Snowman" - the seventh novel of Nesbit from the series of detective Harry Hole. Books about this hero were sold in 5 million copies. Therefore, adaptation of detectives of Norwegian writer automatically becomes franchise.
Adaptation of "Snowman" for the movie, most likely will take Matthew Michael Carnahan, the screenwriter of "Lions for Lambs" and "The Great Game."
The new film of Martin Scorsese "Hugo" will be released in January 5 next year. In the future, director has a lot of projects, one of which is remake of the drama "The Gambler", based on the novel of the same name Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
More recently, studio Summit acquired the rights to remake the Norwegian film "Bounty Hunters", based also on the novel of S Nesbit.
Warner doesn’t leave attempts to make a film on the classic anime "Akira". After going through a number of young Hollywood stars - from Robert Pattinson, Andrew Garfield and James McAvoy for the role of Tetsuo, to Chris Pine, Michael Fassbender and Justin Timberlake for the role Kanedy - studio decided that at the head of the project should be more impressive actor. And proposed the role of Kanedy to Keanu Reeves.
The preliminary budget for the project is an amount that will not risk any one major-studio. It is called the figure of $230 million, with no advertising campaign. It is no surprise that Warner decided to enlist support of the Chosen One - Keanu Reeves a good experience to work on fantastic actions.
"Akira" is divided into two films, the action will be moved from Tokyo to New Manhattan, but the names of the heroes remain the same. The first series will be the adaptation of 1-3 parts of the manga. The head of the bikers’ clan Kanedy rescues his best friend Tetsuo from a terrible medical experiment, in which he could become a new kind of parapsychological weapon, the best example of which was once a boy named Akira.
The role of Kanedy has been offered to Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, but now the main contender is Keanu Reeves. This year actor will be 47 years old, so that the English-speaking sector of moviegoers has already begun debate about the full miscasting of the project.
On the role of Tetsuo Warner will also invite the actor from the stars list - category A.
Director's chair "Akira" will divide Hughes brothers, who shot a detective "From Hell" and "Book of Eli".
Keanu Reeves, currently shooting in the samurai epic "47 ronin".
Super Bowl XLV has set a new record in the history of American television. 45-th in a row NFL championship final assembled 111 million viewers, which is 4.5 million better than last year's Super Bowl. Final of the series M * A * S * H, which has been holding onto the first place from 1983 to 2010, now dropped to third place.
At least, 162.9 million viewers (in the last year the figure was 153.4 million) have seen the match. Pre-game show that started at 2 pm and went before the game, collected an average of 22 million viewers. At the awarding ceremony there are about 66 million viewers, about 14% worse than last year's result.
Immediately after the broadcast of the match, as you know, went out the next series of Glee, which brought 26.8 million viewers, ranking in the category of 18-49. Mini-contest with The Office, which came after the game in 2009, Glee has won, but in 2008 House MD has shown better rating.
Series after the Super Bowl:
2009 - 22.91 million, demo 11.0/28 - The Office
2008 - 29.05 million, demo 12.9/31 - House MD
2007 - 26.31 million, demo 10.0/25 - Criminal Minds
2006 - 37.88 million, demo 16.5/38 - Grey's Anatomy
The half-hour breakdown of the game itself:
06:34-07:00 - 97.2 million
07:00-07:30 - 106.8 million
07:30-08:00 - 111.7 million
08:00-08:30 - 110.2 million (show while a break)
08:30-09:00 - 114.9 million
09:00-09:30 - 116.8 million
09:30-10:00 - 117.2 million
10:00-10:13 - 111.5 million
1). Our favorite character from "Avatar" is returned. Of course, we are not about Sam Worthington, because who needs it, so blue, and with a tail? We are speaking about fair Colonel Kvotriche, or rather, of Stephen Lang, who played this colonel. Leaked rumors that he is negotiating with Steven Spielberg for filming in the new series, which is produced by Steven. The series is called "Terra Nova", and there will be a lot of Dinosaurs - it is actually all we know about future film. Filming of the series will begin in May 2011, and the final product will be seen no earlier than the autumn of that year.
2). Andrew Garfield, who will play Peter Parker (known in narrow circles as Spider-Man) in a new adaptation of comics and cartoons about Spiderman something open up and admitted that he is a huge fan of the guy in the red and blue tights. Moreover, with tears in his eyes he told astonished reporters that in the early childhood, he pulled a piece of blue oilcloth on his emaciated body, painted it red watercolors and pretended to fly among the skyscrapers, saving and do good to all people.
3). Kayley Cuoco, who plays Penny in the series "Big Bang Theory", broke her leg while riding on a horse. Now the next few weeks she will spend in bed, which, however, had virtually no impact on the film schedule - the show still does decide to take a break, a dozen episodes already filmed. Surely Sheldon and Leonard will bring in her hospital a lot of chocolates and books on quantum physics.