Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on October 25, 2009
By DAVE MCNARY – Variety.com
The 23rd James Bond film will start shooting late next year, according to Daniel Craig.
The thesp made the disclosure Friday in New York in response to a fan’s question as he exited the stage door for “A Steady Rain,” a Broadway play in which he’s starring with Hugh Jackman.
MGM had no comment about Craig’s comment. He’s starred in “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” which took in nearly $1.2 billion in worldwide box office.
The most recent announcement on the Bondpic came in June when Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Prods. and MGM disclosed that Peter Morgan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were writing the script for the film, which does not have a director attached yet. Purvis and Wade most recently worked on “Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale.”
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on August 3, 2009
Sarah Cooper – ScreenDaily.com
The UK Screen Association, the film and TV industry body, has revealed the shortlist for its annual Conch awards, which honour audio post production in film, TV and advertising
The shortlist has been voted for by the industry and the contenders how have to submit material for the final judging round. The winners will be announced on September 22.
Pinewood Studios Group, Film London and the UK Film Council are sponsors of the awards, which are now in their fourth year.
Further shortlisted nominees in four other categories – Film Facility of the year, TV Facility of the year, Commerical Facility of the year and Most Promising Newcomer - will be announced in September.
The 2009 nominations include:
Film Soundtrack of the Year under £10m
Man on Wire
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
Film Soundtrack of the Year Over £10m
Quantum of Solace
The Boat That Rocked
Best Foley project
Quantum of Solace
Man on Wire
Red Riding Trilogy
Production Sound Mixer of the Year
Julian Howarth, Bang Post Production
Film Sound Editor
Audio on TV/Film Documentary
Man on Wire, Molinare
The Animal’s Guide to Survival, Halo Post
Film Re-Recording Mixer
Paul Cotterell, Lipsync
Mike Prestwood Smith
Ian Tapp, The Pinewood Studios Group
Richard Pryke, The Pinewood Studios Group
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 19, 2009
Photo from the set of new 'Clash of the Titans'
Today we have a new photo from the set of the upcoming Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, Transporter 2) remake/update of Clash of the Titans. The image depicts a giant scorpion that was constructed for the movie (reportedly) on the Spanish island of Tenerife.
If you’ve seen the original Clash of the Titans, you’ll remember the giant scorpions that Perseus (originally played by Harry Hamlin) has to do battle with after he defeats (and collects the head of) Medusa. No telling if this remake will follow the original to the absolute letter, although I think we can speculate that scenes like battling the giant scorpions will raise the spectacle level, an inevitability when the studio has today’s amazing CGI technology to work with (although the original, I imagine, at the time would’ve been quite a sight to behold).
The giant scorpion snapped on the new movie’s set looks pretty bad-ass, and I imagine even more so when it’s been implemented into the final movie and in full action mode. Below is the new set photo (apologies for the small-ish size) plus a still from the original 1981 movie to compare
Scorpion from original 'Clash of the Titans'
The original Titans scorpion obviously looks a bit more impressive since it’s fully within the movie, in action with its pincers at the ready. The scorpion from the new movie doesn’t look as lively, but I’m sure that will change once it’s been brought to cinematic life!
With an impressive cast and some great images (one in particular of Sam Worthington in action), the remake of Clash of the Titans is shaping up very well, indeed. Leterrier is a choice of director I didn’t see coming for this project, simply because he’s only ever directed modern (action) movies. However, he has shown he really knows how to do action with the likes of The Incredible Hulk and the second Transporter movie, so I’ll be interested to see how he does his usual thing in a period setting.
Clash of the Titans stars Sam Worthington (Terminator Salvation, Avatar) as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) as Io and Danny Huston as Poseidon. It is currently shooting and is set for a March 26, 2010 release.
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on July 13, 2009
Scource: Hollywood Reporter, IMDB
Ridley Scott’s still-not-officially-titled Robin Hood has added another name to its already-impressive cast list, with the news that Danny Huston has signed on to play Richard the Lionheart.
Last seen getting his bad guy on as General Stryker in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Huston will this time be playing a character who’s (traditionally anyway) a good guy in the Robin Hood universe. Richard the Lionheart was the King whose departure for the crusades, and subsequent capture and imprisonment, left the power vacuum filled by the cowardly lion Prince John and the big fat grey wolf the Sheriff of Nottingham. This being a reworking of the franchise, it’s always possible that the Lionheart’s a rather more complex character – as indeed he was in real life.
Russell Crowe is co-writer and will star as Robin Hood. Cate Blanchett has been tabbed to play Maid Marian
Paul Engelen (Gladiator, Quantum of Solace, Troy) is the makeup designer
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Posted by GoreMaster Special Effects on June 12, 2009
Daniel Craig as Agent 007
Jay A. Fernandez – Hollywood Reporter
Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have co-written the past four James Bond features, will be joined by “Frost/Nixon” scribe Peter Morgan on the latest installment of the franchise for MGM. Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd. will produce.
The three writers will collaborate on the screenplay for the 23rd Bond film, which will once again star Daniel Craig as Agent 007. The triple hiring fits the pattern of the two most recent pictures, “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace,” which saw Purvis and Wade drafting the initial script and Oscar-winning “Crash” writer-director Paul Haggis coming on to augment it.
MGM, which shared “Royale” and “Solace” with Sony, retains full control of the newest edition in the blockbuster franchise. “Solace” grossed $570 million worldwide, “Royale” $588 million. Start of production on “Bond 23″ has not yet been scheduled.
Purvis and Wade, who are represented by Endeavor and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates in the U.K., have written on “The Italian Job,” “Johnny English” and “Plunkett & Macleane.” They have an adaptation of John Le Carre’s “The Mission Song” and the sequel “The Brazilian Job” in development.
Morgan, who is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group in the U.K., has written or co-written “The Last King of Scotland,” “The Other Boleyn Girl” and “The Queen,” which earned him an Oscar nomination. His scripts for “The Special Relationship” and “Hereafter” are in development at HBO and DreamWorks, respectively.
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