Director of the original version of crime drama "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Niels Arden Oplev again met on the set with the star of his film Numi Rapas. Oplev will shoot thriller Dead Man Down, where the main male role is played by Colin Farrell.
Dead Man Down will be English-language debut of Danish director. Despite the fact that Hollywood has offered Niels several projects (for example, adaptation of a novel Egan, Jennifer "Citadel"), none of them has not been shot.
Colin Farrell plays Viktor, leader of the right hand of the gang from New York. Victor has been seduced and blackmailed later by Beatrice (Num Rapas), seeking revenge. At the result, relations of the characters lead to a bloody end.
The script is written by JH Wyman. For some time he has been working on the TV series "Fringe," and of his most famous film projects can be noted, "Mexicans" Gore Verbinski.
The producer of Dead Man Down is Neil H. Moritz, on account of which the franchise, "Fast and the Furious" and projects such as "I am - a legend," "Vantage Point" and a remake of the sci-fi thriller "Total Recall".
Budget of Dead Man Down - $ 30 million. Shooting will begin in early 2012.
Numi Rapas debuts this winter in the English-language project - the actress starred in the thriller "Sherlock Holmes: The Game of Shadows." As for Colin Farrell, the actor, for the time being stuck in the author's projects, the return to commercial cinema. After the "Night of Fear" he can be seen in the remake of "Total Recall". Now the actor is busy on the set of criminal comedy "Seven Psychopaths".
Fan of "Twilight" saga hardly have dreamed of such turn of events: Taylor Lautner, who plays in the films on the books by Stephenie Meyer a werewolf Jacob, moved to author’s movie. Lautner has acquired film rights to the article from the magazine "The New Yorker", a film on it will shoot Gus Van Sant.
In 2009, Taylor Lautner and his father founded a production company Tailor Made Entertainment. We can not say that the company has a lot of orders - thriller "Cancun", which was in development two years ago, well sunk into oblivion.
Details of cooperation between Lautner and Van Sant were not disclosed, but insiders of The Hollywood Reporter promise that in the next few days become known: what the article from «The New Yorker» so interested in Taylor and who will write the script.
Becoming a star of international scale in 2008, Taylor Lautner has been attributed to a number of projects. Among them are even two games - Max Steele from Mattel and Stretch Armstrong from Hasbro. The actor is assigned to the film "Incarceron," but the studio Fox is planning to sell the project to the side.
This year, Lautner had a chance to prove that apart from his "Twilight" colleagues, he can become the hero of actions, but the thriller "The Chase" showed itself rather weak in the U.S. box office, earning only 27 million. True, for a total picture of the account with a budget of more than 35 million 71 million dollars, so that the "chase" at least paid off.
Work with Gus Van Sant's career can lead Lautner in the other direction. The actor has said repeatedly that he intends to work with the best directors, and it looks like his wish come true.
In the meantime, starting from November 17, Taylor returned to the screen in the image of Jacob Black.
The life story of Linda Lovelace for several years is warring Hollywood producers – about the first porn star have been launched two projects. One of them was going to shoot directors of the drama "Scream" Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman. Amanda Sayfred was invited to play Linda, and on the role of her husband is invited Peter Sarsgaard.
This film has also joined Anna Faris, Rose McGowan and Kate Hudson. The latest version of the project with Hudson had shot James Franco, but both actors dropped out.
The film "Lovelace," which is going to shoot Epstein and Friedman will be based on the book by Eric Denvilla "The Complete Linda Lovelace", which explains how Linda Bormen became an icon in porn business, and then in the feminist and opponent of pornography. Denvill wrote the book, starting from three interviews with Lovelace at different stages of her life.
Future porn star grew up in a strict Catholic family, but at 23, starred in a porno movie "Deep Throat." Was married twice. According to Linda, her husband, Chuck Traynor at gunpoint forced her into prostitution, and then forcibly brought to the shoot in pornography. Lovelace tried to escape three times from a spouse - even before she became famous. Over time, Linda managed to escape from the clutches of her husband and to engage with the porn industry.
The second draft about the star of "Deep Throat" was meant to Lindsay Lohan, but given the problems with the law of the actress, directors prefer not to work with her. Major role in the drama "Inferno" gave Malin Akerman in November last year. Filming is scheduled for January, 2012, in parallel with the film "Lovelace."
Amanda Sayfred this year starred in the thriller "The game of survival," and recently completed work in the comedy "Adrift". Now the actress can be seen in sci-fi thriller "Time".
Peter Sarsgaard last appeared on the big screen adaptation of the comic book in the "Green Lantern".
Tom Cruise in a few words described his attitude to the image of his new hero, Jack Richer, which he played in the thriller "One Shot" from director and co-writer Christopher McKuorri. The full interview with the actor, you will be able to see at the December issue of Empire.
Between the studio Paramount Pictures and director Christopher McKuorri there were some differences, mainly relating to candidates for the role of Tom Cruise - Jack Richer, the hero of English writer Lee Child.
"I have to say, I am very scrupulous in this matter," - Tom Cruise explains his agreement to play Richer.
"This is a Lee book and this is his hero. He has blessed me in this role, and that was the only reason I play Richer. If it were not for Lee, I would not pretend to the role of Jack."
The biggest question from the fans is the difference in growth between Richer and Cruise. Artist says: "Lee told me that the reason he gave Jack 38 size of shoes is that this size is one of the constituent elements of the image of his character, which opens all the doors in front of me, metaphorically speaking."
"Richer - great character," - adds the actor. "He does not use a cell phone, as well as he does not have an e-mail. He pays cash. People look at things through the prism of colors that make up their lives, Jack does the same as we would like to do sometimes, but were afraid to do it. In this he looks like a Dirty Harry, James Bond and Josie Wales.”
Announced premiere date of "One Shot" - February 8, 2013.
- Kristen, you have almost affinity with your heroine Bella. How did you together survived the transformation from human to vampire?
"Normally, but it was a strange feeling. We were so long at the same time shooting two films that, for me they are merged. For the film-making process in the order of things to shoot a scene not in chronological order, so I tossed back and forth between Bella, the person Bella-vampire and Bella pregnant. There were so many different physical states of Bella, just drive you mad. I remember my first scene in which I play a vampire, because before I just looked at it, as did my friends on the site. Of course, I looked unconvincing, on the other hand, it is Bella the vampire has become my favorite way. She - a typical representative of the elders, the heads of the clan. She has an incredible intuition, almost on psychic level, what of it was not expected, and it is very interesting. Perhaps it is as something to do with Stephanie, because she obviously does not receive a significant share of respect due to her amazing abilities and talents. So, becoming a vampire, Bella gets what so long wished for, and the new status does not scare her. "
- Now you're busy on the set of film "Snow White and the Huntsman" in which Snow White appears as a hateful princess-warrior. What fighting style do you prefer?
"You know, it is difficult to play an "action heroine", which in combination is the most pitiful girl in the world. You can’t hate. You heal suffering heart. Snow White is a kind of last ray of hope for their land. She has divine, spiritual relationship with her people - she really gets into the essence of things - and so we like and do not want her to empathize. With this film I did a couple discoveries . I think if you care about other people's suffering, not just mentally put yourself in the shoes of the victims and then say, "Oh, my God, I feel so sorry for them." The meaning of your struggle is to eliminate the reason why people suffer. Most of all Snow White is struggling with evil - fighting with the most vile bastards, and it is reat when they die. It makes her suffer, suffer, literally. She does not find pleasure in that pain at least to someone else. I was physically exhausted and had recently thought, "Well, soon begin to shoot scenes of fighting, maybe it will not be so bad." But then I realized that these scenes are likely to be the most emotional and yet, because I, Snow White, kill people.
Pierre Morel thriller "District 13" will turn into remake called "Brick Mansions". The movie script has been written by Luc Besson seven years ago with a view of American reality. David Bell, who played a major role in the original, will back in the English version together with Paul Walker.
The film was developed in Paris in 2010, which because of rampant crime, some very dangerous areas fenced off from the wealthier districts by a concrete wall. Behind the wall is thriving trade in arms and drugs, the schools and hospitals don’t work, the police protects only themselves, and a ball is ruled by gangs. The leader of one of them had acquired himself a neutron bomb, and to eliminate it, in the 13th District is sent special forces officer Damien. Damien together with Leyte (David Belle), whose sister kidnapped by the same gang leader, starts the war inside the district.
"District 13" was the directorial debut work of Pierre Morel. His second picture has become "Taken" thanks to which the director has received worldwide recognition.
City, where there will be actions of "Brick Mansions" is not yet known, but most likely it will be Chicago. Paul Walker plays undercover detective, searching for weapons of mass destruction, stolen by drug dealer of ghetto brick mansion. Detectives appealed for help to an expert on the region Lino (Belle), the only person who is not afraid of the bandits.
It is known that many Hollywood actors would get the role of Leno, but Luc Besson did not want to run a remake in production, if this role is played by David Belle, parkour founder of the global movement.
Remake is produced by Europa Corp, owned by Besson. While not called a name of director, but most likely it will be another protege of Luke.
Paul Walker will star in "Brick Mansions" before go to the set of "Fast and the Furious 6."
Adventure thriller "The Musketeers" of Paul W. S. Anderson has started in the U.S. last week, having collected only 8.8 million dollars at the moment. Film star Milla Jovovich in her Twitter has accused studio Summit in lack of advertising. The studio has answered.
On the way to Tokyo, where the "Musketeers" opens film festival, the actress wrote: "Today, in the U.S. will start "The Musketeers"! Do you think the audience knows about the film? Ask your friends! Do they know that this is a family movie?" Milla continued: “Does Summit generally advertise the film as an adventure and family? Or do they repose on their laurels after the "Twilight" and do not put any effort? Tell me!”
At this Milla has not stopped. "I think, Summit is trying to merge the beautiful rolling adventure family film "The Musketeers" in the U.S. SHAME, SUMMIT”. Then followed the next tweet: "The Musketeers"-entertaining movie for the whole family, nothing to do with "Resident Evil". People do not even know that they can take children with them at the cinemas".
The whole Friday evening Hollywood noised about words of Milla, well, Saturday morning studio Summit replied to Jovovich via the website Deadline.
"As far as we know, the actress was in Canada, where removed in the next part of "Resident Evil", working 15 hours a day and will likely not see an ad campaign of "Musketeers" in the U.S. She has no idea what she is talking about and we are not entirely clear what’s going on with her".
Representatives of the studio are a little upset with behavior of the star: "Oh she would call and say what she thinks."
"The Musketeers" earned a worldwide box office total of just over 73 million dollars. The budget belt is about 90 million. Critics have branded the film and an American audience is also not interested in adaptation of Dumas' books.
Another novel of Don Winslow has gotten into the grip of Hollywood producers. A book, entitled "Satory" is a prequel to the novel of Trevanyan "Sibumi" and tells about the formation of the master of the games “go” and most highly paid political assassin in the world. The main role is assigned to Leonardo DiCaprio.
"Satory" - the fourth book of Winslow, which will be the basis for the film. To date, there is only one adaptation of the book - thriller "The Death and Life of Bobby Z".
The novel "Sibumi" was released in 1979. The protagonist - Nicholas Hale, brought by Russian aristocrat mother and Japanese stepfather, was born in Shanghai, for a long time growing up in Japan where not only mastered the martial arts, but also obtained good skills in “go” game. In his book Trevanan talks about some kind of mysterious organization, which tried in the late 70's to achieve world domination. And only Nicholas is able to enter into confrontation with the organization.
Don Winslow has written a prequel to the novel of Trevanyan, which was published in March this year. At the beginning Nicholas Hale is controlled by American prison in Japan. In the yard is 1951. If Nicholas wants to be free, he first will have to make a suicide mission - to remove George Voroshenin, the Soviet ambassador at China. Hale begins life a French arms dealer and goes in search of Voroshenin. Over time, he will face the American, Chinese, French and Soviet intelligence services, the criminal syndicate of Viet Nam and the Corsican mafia.
The studio sees a potential franchise in a thriller in the style of Born.
Shane Salerno wrote screenplay, adapted "Savages" of Winslow for Oliver Stone, as well as "Armageddon" and "Shaft." It is interesting that DiCaprio met with Stone for his role in his "Savage" but could not agree on work schedule. It seems that Leonardo liked the prose of writer, so he did not miss the opportunity to play in a film adaptation of Don Winslow's new novel.
The question is: when will DiCaprio find the time? Now the actor is shooting in Baz Luhrmann's "Great Gatsby" and in his plans for at least another five films including the "Django Unchained" by Quentin Tarantino.
Cable channel USA extended the three summer series: Covert Affairs (for the third season), Royal Pains (the fourth) and Necessary Roughness (the second). All three received an order for 16 new episodes. This year, the USA showed a record eight in the summer series, and all of them, except for completed Law & Order: CI, were renewed for next season. The rest: White Collar, Burn Notice, In Plain Sight (the last season) and novelty Suits.
ABC Family can’t boast anything like that. Novelty of the channel The Nine Lives of Chloe King was forced to close after one season. But The Lying Game received an order for an additional 12 episodes. Previously also been extended a new Switched at Birth.
Fox increased its seventh season of Bones from 13 to 17 episodes. As you know, showing the series because of pregnancy, Emily Deschanel is divided into two parts - the fall from November 3, and spring (between The Finder). These additional episodes will be released probably in the summer or at the request of the channel will remain for next season. Because of this uncertainty, the plot will end the season on the 13th of the series.
If you have not heard a sudden, it just in case report: AMC shared the show's second season The Walking Dead in two parts. The first six episodes, including a 90-minute premiere of the season, will be released this year (October 16), while the other seven - from 12 February 2012.
Lifetime will not extend the drama The Protector for the second season. Novelty is not too successfully launched in June (1.9 million viewers), retaining only 50% of the lead-in (Army Wives). Another summer novelty, Against the Wall, is still going.
Across the Atlantic there are strict laws of television too. The British channel BBC2 closed comedy thriller Psychoville after two seasons. The last episode was released in June this year.
Award-winning American director Steven Soderbergh has recently announced his retirement from the movie, but at the same time appeared on the site of the upcoming film adaptation of "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins. Moreover, acted as a filmmaker of the second crew.
But everything becomes clearer, given the long friendship of the author of "Traffic" and director of "The Hunger Games" Gary Ross. Just recently Soderberg commented on his participation in the creation of a picture to the blog Moviefone.
"It's very simple. In April, Gary Ross (he is my close friend with whom I exchanged continuously creative suggestions for the last 15 years) received the consent of the shooting. He called me and said, "Hey, in the first week of August I will have a couple of days for the second crew. Do you have the opportunity to come and help me? I prefer that it was you who did it, than to hire someone unfamiliar. " I replied: "Yes. We're just finishing "Infection" and preparing for the "Magic Mike", yes, it can be fun. "
"After a couple of months, I declare and get down to business. Of course, speaking about the general design of the film, the most interesting is that my job was to come in and done exactly duplicate Harry and operated by Tom Stern. Simulate them in terms of style, as far as I can. This is trying to do. But if I'm doing my job properly - I hope that everything just so - in terms of style, you can not say where here is my statement. Because the installation is supposed to give seamlessness footage. That's it. That's why Gary asked me to come to him because I knew that I would do everything in strict accordance with the material. "
The film tells of the harsh world of the future, where teens are forced to take part in a deadly battle with each other. The movie release is scheduled on 22 March 2012.