Inspired by successful experience of "Veronica Mars," which collected via the site Kickstarter 5,7 million to launch a full-length film on the show, Zach Braff also appealed to the method of crowd-funding. To start the production of his new tape “Wish I Was Here”, cinematographer will have to find $ 2 million. The star of "Scrubs" announced the launch of the campaign to find the money for the project in the morning on April 24, and at the moment the fans of artist has contributed more than 1.2 million.
The script was written by Zach in collaboration with his brother Adam last summer. The tragicomedy story will be about Aidan Bloom - poverty-stricken actor, father and husband (will play Braff), who in 35 years of age is still trying to find his purpose in life. His financial affairs are moving with difficulty, and the hero spends his time imagining himself a space knight, his former ideal of childhood. When the father of the character became ill and can no longer afford to pay for private school for the two children and the only available public institution barely making ends meet, Aidan reluctantly agrees to teach siblings at home. As a result, he finds himself in a quality not previously suspected.
Motivating his address to the site Kickstarter, Zach Braff said that before, he also donated money on some projects, considering the format of crowd-funding a revolutionary tool that can help artists. However, before "Veronica Mars" the actor had no idea how phenomenal this method may work for such big ideas like shooting a movie. Thanks to the help of fans Zach plans to keep the creative control over Wish I Was Here, which he could lose if contacted with studio bosses usually require filmmakers to give the right to the final assembly, the choice of cast and locations and to change the script.
Tragicomedy will shoot operator Lawrence Sher, who worked on a full-length debut of Braff, "Garden State" and "The Hangover" trilogy. Production designer of the project is Judy Becker ("Brokeback Mountain", "The Fighter").
For the support of the movie, Zach’s team promises fans a variety of benefits: access to production-diary, the first opportunity to hear the soundtrack, an invitation to first release and participation in Q & A-session in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and London, movie poster with autograph, audio - video recording from the actor, the chance to give his name to one of the characters to star in the film, etc.
A week ago it was reported that producer Joel Silver will reboot movie of John Carpenter "Escape from New York", now we have some news of the casting. According to insiders, for the role of Snake Plissken are tried two steep Britons.
The role, first played by Kurt Russell in two films, tried Gerard Butler. However, since then has passed a lot of time. A remake of "Escape" with Butler was conceived in the studio New Line in the summer of 2007. Then, in the director's chair was planning to settle Len Wiseman.
In 2011, New Line, having tried different options, rejected setting a new version of the film, and two years later the option to shoot reboot acquired Joel Silver. The Company of producer Silver Pictures will work on a painting in collaboration with the French conglomerate Studio Canal.
Restart should provide start of a new trilogy, with the first film will tell the story of the origin of Snake Plissken. But who will play the one-eyed hero?
As reported by insiders, the main contenders for the role of Jason Plissken are Jason Statham and Tom Hardy. Studio Canal is determined to sign the actor for the role of the snake before the summer. Then the project can be safely sold at the Cannes Film Market.
Statham has long been stuck in quite the same type of action movies, but soon comes the crime drama "Calibri", where the actor will be working not only with his fists, but also to show his dramatic talents. Jason appears in the action movie "Fast and Furious 6". The plans of the star of "The Transporter" is a remake of the film "Anger" in 1986, where he played the role previously held Burt Reynolds.
As for Tom Hardy, the actor is now occupied by a couple dozen projects. It is important to remember that in the filmography of the actor is already a very symbolic role, Hardy starred in a new version of "Mad Max", which embodies the on-screen character, made famous Mel Gibson. In essence, Tom has already has a franchise on the famous movie in his hands. Does he need another one?
In an interview with Collider resource Kristen Stewart mentioned the work on the last part of the franchise - "Twilight. Saga. Dawn: Part 2."
- How was it to play Bella-human and Bella-vampire at a time?
"I was lucky that I was playing Bella for so long. Best thing about vampires, with all their abilities - this is what turned, they are an improved version of those who are, as human beings. Bella vampire - a more realistic option, of who she was before. I think this moment touches people very much. Bella have enough faith in herself, not ignore her feelings and try to understand the nature of her origin. Surrounding consider her crazy, because she goes weird. Nobody unaware of the fact that all her decisions are taken under her feelings. And now she can loudly say: "I told you so! It was worth it!"
- Have you left yourself something of props or clothing?
"Yes, the ring. Rings were very important to me. Early mom gave Bella a ring with a moonstone. Whenever I look at it, it reminds me of Catherine Hardwicke."
- When did you realize that the "Twilight" turned into something more than a normal project?
"The first time it happened at Comic-Con, I just physically felt energy coming from the people. Then I felt that what affects you, just blows the mind and other people. This is the most wonderful thing that can happen to an actor. It fills you with a real sense of excitement. "
- Playing Bella vampire, have you learned some tricks?
"I broke my thumb in the first or second day of our training. Was disappointing, but funny. Taste of tricks that I first felt when we were in Italy. Then "physical” scenes were important, and now it is time to return to them".
- Bella's life forever stopped at 18-years. If you had the opportunity to put your lives "on pause", what age would you choose?
"I have not lived up to it and it is not certain. Can not wait to come this time. Someone recently asked me this question, and I could not answer. Sorry, that give the most boring in the light of the answer."
- What was it like to see the installation, bringing together all the things you're working on all these years?
"Actually, I saw the installation of a while back, and sorry that I did not have the words, but this is just great! Bill Condon himself put a hand to it, he did not shy away from any work. It was very romantic. This is the whole appeal. This is very exciting. I think if everyone decided to treat with lukewarm assembly, it would be a shame. Bill has devoted himself to him completely, and I'm sure you will feel it. You will see how a big fan of history, he is. This is really cool. "
- Are you ready to have children of your own?
"I can not wait to become a mother, but I can wait."
- Are you glad that the films are finally shot?
"I am happy that the story is told. Normally you have five weeks or five months to meet the deadline, and you think, "This day is approaching. Now it is close”. We had five years. And the realization that film was made, and nothing more does not prevail over us, enthralls. Do not want to look like I'm happy to the end of work, because it was a special time. Of course, I'll miss, but I'm sure that a warm feeling to the project is not going anywhere. Nothing should stand still. You have to move forward. "
- How would you react to proposal to participate in another franchise?
"It is difficult to subscribe to something before you learn the essence. Probably, I would not agree. Really, really find something special, so you can devote yourself without reserve. So, for the moment, no, but never say "never."
Freed from the burden of supervising work on the series "The Walking Dead", director Frank Darabont took up another TV project, but took the time to adjust the script for the film, "Godzilla", which will start shooting in March.
The company Legendary Pictures, financing the project, agreed that the script by Max Borenstein should be fixed. Recall that "Godzilla" already gave to the flattening. In October, the 2012 was engaged Drew Pearce, writer of "Iron Man 3". Initially, the project of the script should be written by David S. Goyer, who worked on the trilogy by Christopher Nolan on The Dark Knight, but at the last moment Goyer refused, and Borenstein has taken up the project.
But at this, mishap of Japanese monster in America do not end. As the website Deadline, Legendary fighting with producers representing distributors - studio Warner. Dan Lin and Roy Lee themselves have come to Legendary, to finance the company of a new version of "Godzilla", securing the rights of the Japanese studio Toho - the progenitor of famous movies about giant lizard. Legendary some time ago decided to refuse the services of Lin and Lee for unspecified reasons.
Now in reboot will be engaged remaining producers Thomas Tull and Jon Dzhashni and Brian Rogers, who was behind the deal with Toho. Insiders believe, Lin and Lee could refuse to lower their fees at the request of Legendary. Hollywood waited another trial.
The director of the new version of "Godzilla" is listed Gareth Edwards. Frank Darabont will have six months to correct the script and the project should be run in production, as already scheduled release date - May 16, 2014.
Edwards is now casting. According to the latest data, the main role offered to Joseph Gordon-Levitt, but he refused.
Thus, among the contenders for the lead role appear Scoot McNair of "Argo", "Caleb Landry Jones of comics "X-Men: First Class" and Superman himself - Henry Cavill. Gordon-Levitt and Cavill - choice of studio, and McNair and Jones - choice of the director. Who will win in the end, we learn in the near future.
November 14, 2012 fans of "Star Wars" posted on the website for the White House petition "On raising funds and start construction in 2016, the space station “Death Star". Less than a month, the petition has gathered more than 25,000 signatures.
The other day, on behalf of Paul Shawcross, chief scientific and space industry in the Department of Management and Budget of the White House, received the following reply:
"While the White House shares our interest in creating new jobs and strengthening the national defense, the creation of "Death Star" is not in our plans for several reasons:
Such construction project is estimated at about 850 quadrillion dollars (850 000 000 000 000 000), which will significantly increase the budget deficit, while we make every effort to reduce it.
White House does not support the policy of destroying planets.
It is advisable to spend a huge amount of taxpayers' money on the "Death Star", the weak point in the design of which can take advantage of a loner on a spaceship?"
Paul Shokrass and his department were also good knowledge of the theme, mentioning that they do not have anything that can "overcome Kessel run in 12 parsecs".
Also, authors of the resolution "This is not a response to a petition that you are looking for a" recalled, providing a message appropriate references, some of the achievements in space and technology. In particular, the fact that the Earth's orbit already has a gigantic size of a football field, the International Space Station, and on the surface of Mars there are two droids, one of which is equipped with a laser system, the solar system is ready to leave the two spacecraft, the Galaxy open hundreds of new planets, NASA has a program with the acronym C3PO, being developed prosthetic arms, flying and walking droid (and Barack Obama is also handy with a lightsaber).
P.s. Death Star - imperial military space station, 160 km in diameter, equipped with a superlaser capable of destroying any large military ships and planets.
In the episode "New Hope," thanks to the rebels schemes were uncovered weakness "Death Star" - external heat exhaust - and Luke Skywalker was able to destroy the station during the Battle of Yavin.
Kessel Run - in the universe of "Star Wars" name of the route smugglers from Kessel to Si'Klaata length in 18 parsecs. Han Solo on the "Millennium Falcon" was able to cut it to 12 parsecs, spending way closer to a dangerous accumulation of black holes, and mention it in the same episode.
The reference to the famous quote Obi-Wan Kenobi from the same episode: "These are not the droids you're looking for."
The only surviving son of the author of "The Lord of the Rings" Christopher Tolkien for 40 years did not communicate with the media and prefers reclusive. But last summer, Tolkien was interviewed by the French newspaper Le Monde. 88-year-old Christopher quite sharply talked about adaptations of the book of his father.
It should be remembered that the relationship of the studio New Line with successors of Tolkien soured after the trilogy's release. Christopher Tolkien, is the CEO of Tolkien Estate, manages the rights to the works of his father. Since 2003, the legal battle dragged on, related to royalties. The producers argued that the films were not profitable, so Tolkien Estate is not supposed to take income. The agreement was achieved only in 2009 - producers trilogy heirs paid writer 7.5% of the total fees.
Due to release of the trilogy by Peter Jackson, the sales of books by JRR Tolkien rebounded. "For three years, from 2001 to 2003," The Lord of the Rings "has sold 25 million copies, - the representative of the publishing house HarperCollins, David Lyon, a professor in charge of the books (except the U.S.). - Of these, 15 million in English and 10 million in foreign languages. "
Yet Tolkien Estate does not affect the content of the film on the books of JRR Tolkien. Christopher Tolkien has resisted upcoming film adaptation of "The Hobbit," which is why work is constantly postponed. And now it is clear why the writer's son, refused to meet with Peter Jackson. "Book is emasculated and turned into action for youth of 15 to 25 years - said Tolkien about "The Lord of the Rings". - It looks like "The Hobbit" will be the same. "
"Tolkien turned into a monster, devouring its own popularity - lamenting Christopher. - The absurdity of our time absorb it. Between beauty and seriousness of his work and that, in what they have become, is terrifying me abyss. Commercialization has brought artistic and philosophical importance of his work to an end. I have one solution: to turn away and not look. "
The seventh episode of "Star Wars" is a reality, though, and standing away from all the fans and spiteful critics for three years. Let's try to bring together all the rumors and speculation to get even the most advanced idea of what to expect.
Let's start with what is already known for sure.
First, the "Star Wars" will be at least one new trilogy. Secondly, George Lucas has lost after the sale LucasFilm creative control, which means that its participation will be limited to simple consultation of respect for the former merits. Third, the new trilogy will not be based on the numerous books and comic books, which were printed in existence for 35 franchises, and will become a standalone project. And fourth, the first part will be presented to viewers in 2015.
Most likely, the new owners of the "Star Wars" will try not to annoy fans with another prequel. Moreover, that climb even further in the past the Skywalker family does not make sense. It is therefore logical to assume that Walt Disney will focus on creating a direct sequel to "Return of the Jedi." And therefore, we should expect to see in the picture though much older, but familiar faces. Without Harrison Ford and Mark Hamill any extension will have as much sense as the sequel to "Ghostbusters" without Bill Murray.
An indirect confirmation of the validity of these assumptions is George Lucas talk with Hamill, which was before the official announcement of the sale of LucasFilm.
I would suggest that a trilogy is not limited. Most likely, Walt Disney is betting on six films. And if the first three Han Solo and Luke Skywalker will still play a role in maintaining excitement among fans, in the second place it is not there, and we have to get used to completely new characters. Most likely, it will be the descendants, and who find themselves on opposite sides. Naturally, their confrontation over a happy reunion, as it should be in all the movies of the studio.
Now fantasize about who could be the producer of at least the first trilogy.
Steven Spielberg. The most obvious candidate, not only because of the presence of experience in filming big budget science fiction movie, but also because of the proximity to the current head of Lucas and LucasFilm Kathleen Kennedy.
Neil Blomkemp. In 2013 he published his "Elysium," which should make it clear whether the success of "District number 9" random, or in front of us really new James Cameron.
Jon Favreau. Despite the failure of "Cowboys and Aliens" at Favreau has extensive experience in creating fiction family, and most importantly, a contract with Walt Disney to create the movie "Magic Kingdom" based on one of the amusement park.
Joss Whedon. The least obvious candidate, despite a contract with Walt Disney and the success of the film adaptation of his comic Marvel.
Darren Aronofsky. A very interesting candidate, refused to shoot a few big-budget science fiction projects, but foundered in the big-screen version as a graphic novel, "Noah."
There is no doubt that the movie "Star Wars: Episode 7" will be shot in 3D with higher frame rates. And, most of all ... its premiere will be moved to a later date, since in 2015 as chief blockbuster will be employed by one of the extensions of "Avatar."
Ian McKellen in the interview with the resource Stuff talked about his role of wizard Gandalf, to which he returned in Peter Jackson's trilogy "The Hobbit."
Wizard Gandalf is generous and magnanimous by his nature, but when things take a serious turn, it is better not to argue with him. The same can be said of Sir Jena McKellen, who returned to the role of Gandalf in a new trilogy by Peter Jackson.
"I will never subscribe under the now fashionable items of the contract, which states that the actor may not speak negatively about the film, which is removed before the end of his days. This is ridiculous. This that means dying, I will not be able to deathbed to say that I did not like what I have done in a particular picture. It's nonsense. As for the new movie of the trilogy, I think they it is great".
Sir Ian, despite his 73 years, was one of the pioneers in terms of Internet use during the filming of "The Lord of the Rings." Then, in 2000, when Internet blogs were at an early stage of development, he was the only cast member who wrote about the movie online, and shared components, access to which is not exist in nature. He even put out new photos.
"In fact, I think I invented blogging, because I went on-line daily. Course, I did not come up with the word" blog ", but I send out regular reports from the area around the world with the approval and support of Peter Jackson, who is currently in his own blog. "
At the very beginning of the project "The Hobbit" Sir Ian has posted photos of Gandalf in stereo glasses at Tweeter. In fact it was the first behind-the-scenes shot.
"I remember that picture. I showed it to Peter and asked," Do you think we can put it? "He said," Oh, of course! Fans will be pleased! "But, of course, you should always get permission for such things."
For Sir Ian it was important to return of "The Hobbit" to the way it was Gandalf the Grey.
"Peter and I both prefer Gandalf the Grey, because it is more similar to the common man, in contrast to the advanced" White Warlord "who returned to save the world. So it was nice to meet again with Gandalf the Grey, whom we love."
As well as books from Tolkien, Jackson’s "Hobbit" is different in tone from "The Lord of the Rings."
"In" The Lord of the Rings "they are saving the world, all at stake. Hero dies. Frodo literally dying. The Hobbit "- an adventure novel, narrated in the first person by Tolkien. It is right there, make comments and jokes about heroes. And taking this lighter tone, Peter follows the beaten track of Tolkien, and the result is a movie of a different genre. "
At the stage of pre-production, talking with Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, Sir Ian suggested that relations between Gandalf and Bilbo requires little background. He proposed to shoot a scene in which the magician acquainted with the baby and his mother Bilbo Belladonna Took. And this scene was filmed. The actor is not sure that it will go into the final version of the first part of "The Hobbit: Unexpected Journey", but his idea was taken seriously.
"We see Gandalf, watching this kid, who is full of energy and thirst for adventure. I even gave him a toy to play with the dragon, which I have been."
Sir Ian of the upcoming elections - to stay in the comfort zone and take a chance. His solution was to return to the role of Gandalf.
"In my life there are things that could have made me a little more power, balanced than I would like. I think, in order not to become too boring, it is necessary to have a wide range of friends. And certainly this range should include completely different age groups. "
"I have so many friends of the young age and I think that for someone of my age this is a good reminder that other people are just starting out, and you can pick up their enthusiasm and know that he is and will be in your life, if you did want it to. "
Very rare trailer of a movie deserves a separate discussion, but the movie "Iron Man 3" - a special case. Not only because it is one of the most anticipated projects in 2013, but also because the third part will actually reboot, with new steering and a new concept. Premiere of the first trailer, for sure, has caused many viewers a strong feeling of deja vu. Is obvious. The film was struck a very dangerous disease - Nolan virus.
As you know, even now, many scientists offer to treat serious diseases, including cancer, by viral proteins. Often you can even hear that on these techniques is a future of clinical medicine. To draw an analogy with the film, it can be said that the complexity of the virus, Nauru, invented by Christopher Nolan, has saved the franchise, "Batman", devouring the cancer cells as "Batman and Robin."
Judging from the movie "Iron Man 3", this is what happens.
Deliberate gloom, the pathos, the grotesque villain with enough force to shatter the ordinary world, the plot itself, suggesting the fall of the hero to the bottom and it certainly magnificent revival. Is not it, sounds alarmingly familiar. Even the style of the next continuation of the story of Tony Stark is very similar to "The Dark Knight 2."
All this indicates that the virus is now firmly gripped Nolan even has an excellent body immunity studio Marvel. Will there be a benefit of such a vaccine for franchise of "Iron Man"? Absolutely not.
Suffice it to recall what exactly captivated viewers all the first film, which has remained the best. It was a comic book come to life. Funny places, sometimes melodramatic, sometimes inspiring heroic, but, more importantly, very light, despite the danger of villains and shrapnel in the heart.
It is very well understood the creator of "The Avengers" Joss Whedon, who shot though not undisputed, but very accurately reflects the essence of graphic novels of Marvel movie.
If the new steering "Iron Man" can not win a virus Nolan, nothing good is waiting audience in the future. With all the special effects and charismatic of Robert Downey Jr.
Tony Stark has to be fun, brash, slightly drunk, surrounded by sexy babes and can not lose his ability to survive in unimaginable trouble, honoring them at short definition - "not a weak".
The news that the film series "The Hobbit" efforts of all participants in the project suddenly turned into a trilogy rocked the online community. However, enthusiasm for the storm and darkness of assumptions about what audiences will see in Part III, lost a little, like a wormhole, the truth. Another film is needed not only and not as many fans as Peter Jackson himself and the main investors. It's only money. Or, given the terms of Middle-earth - Beauty.
What could be the third movie? Is it a "bridge" between the "Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings" or simply complement the history and adventures of Bilbo of gnomes? Will there be a scenario based on a literary source, or some notes and comments of Tolkien? Perhaps the final trilogy of the project will be fully copyrighted by Peter Jackson?
Responses to these questions yet, and by and large, they are not very important, and in compliance with one condition: Jackson need to keep the bar at the same height as in the case of the "Lord." If this happens, none of us regret the few hours of life spent on the viewing of "The Hobbit".
This is an important "if." Most importantly of all Legolas, Aragorn, Frodo and Sauron himself. Because the appearance at the frame of painfully familiar characters does not guarantee the success of the project. Moreover, as a rule, manipulation spectator memories so often substitute a good script, and relegates to the level of the staff of new characters.
Alas, while none of the previously demonstrated, does not allow us to assert that Jackson failed to repeat his feat of directing. More than restrained response to the demonstrated at various trade shows fragments of a weak trailer, candid rejection of technological innovation, and most importantly, the obvious fear of investors, expressed in the refusal of the presentations in the format of "48 frames per second," do not inspire optimism. The manual film companies participating in someone obviously very worried.
And here, it is worth thinking about the real reasons for turning Novels in the trilogy.
Yes, we are told that the material is enough to make another film. But it was even more while working on "Lord of the Rings", and that was not included in release version, simply supplemented director, seriously lengthen their timing and turning into real masterpieces.
Yes, we are convinced that there are some records creator of Middle-earth, which significantly extends invented them peace, and may become the basis for a movie. But this was not known at the earliest stages of the project. It is not obvious a couple of months ago, when finished shooting Novels. Why is the idea of creating the third part came up with Jackson and his friends only now, after the appearance not very favorable "sundress"?
After all, it is well known that the original concept of "The Hobbit" is just assumed the existence of a film based on Tolkien's work, and second, based on variety of additional materials and designed to provide a link. But after the resignation of Guillermo Del Toro, Jackson decided to abandon this approach.
Probably the explanation is very simple.
"The Hobbit" - one of the most expensive projects in the history of modern cinema. For some reason, each of its series costs almost as much as all three series of the "The Lord of the Rings." And this despite the fact that there have previously used computer models that are derived from the "Lord" concept art, practiced techniques of image capture, established technological chain of production of costumes, makeup, decorations. Perhaps the point is trivial inflation, and possibly increased appetite of participants. For example, it is no secret that a few minutes of screen time Orlando Bloom earns fees that other stars are for the main role in a feature film.
It is possible that all these assumptions are not true. I want to believe that the creators of "The Hobbit" are guided by a sincere desire to keep the audience in the Middle, and financial statements to its shareholders are concerned about their last.
But ... We know, corrupting force of their charms.
A strange desire to release the third part in the summer, rather than in December 2014, it is quite understandable, and well suited to the proposed version. No one has canceled the premiere of "Avatar," scheduled for December, and investors of "The Hobbit" is meant that such a confrontation, they should be avoided in any case.