Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan at Cannes for DRIVE

Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, is based on the novel by James Sallis and stars Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan. The film follows a stunt driver (Gosling) who moonlights as a getaway driver-for-hire and gets mixed up with the wrong crowd. The film also stars Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Issac.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Earthseed screenplay to be written by Melissa Rosenberg

TheWrap writes:

Like The Hunger Games– Lionsgate’s new franchise –Earthseed is set in a dystopian future.

In this one, a group of teens has been born from the genetic bank of a spaceship and have no traditional parents.

“Ever since I was a kid, it’s been a goal of mine to see Earthseed get to the screen in an awesome way,” Paramount Pictures Film Group president Adam Goodman said in a statement. “To have Melissa Rosenberg and her Tall Girls company writing and producing this material is truly a dream.”

Mandy's Mind - I am so excited to see so many YA novels becoming movies. It's awesome to see!


Tobey Maguire cast in Life of Pi

Hollywood Reporter writes:

Tobey Maguire has booked a part in Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel Life of Pi.

The story centers on a 16-year-old Indian boy, played by Suraj Sharma, whose passage to a new life in America aboard a freighter ends in a shipwreck in the Pacific. He is left to fend for himself on a life raft with an orangutan, hyena and Bengal tiger.

Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) is playing the adult Pi, who is being interviewed by a reporter. Maguire will play the reporter in a bit role consisting of several days worth of work.

The movie is currently shooting in India.

Maguire’s next major role will be that of Nick Carraway in Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby.

I really loved this book and was excited to hear it was finally being made into a movie. I am glad to hear his name attached even if it is a small role.


Ender's Game to be made into franchise

Playlist writes:

Summit has acquired the rights to the movie and are planning to turn into a youth-oriented franchise and no surprise given the mammoth success of the “Twilight” serires. Next month, foreign buyers will get a chance to take look at the project as Hood will give a visual presentation of what he has in store at the Cannes Film Festival. Things are moving along and plans are get this one rolling by early 2012.


Breaking Dawn International Release Dates

International release dates for The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, releasing on November 18th of this year in the United States, have now been unveiled.

Per, the follow worldwide release dates have been announced for these nations:

France: November 16th, 2011
Australia: November 17th, 2011
Hungary: November 17th, 2011
New Zealand: November 17th, 2011
Canada: November 18th, 2011
Italy: November 16th, 2011
Norway: November 18th, 2011
Poland: November 18th, 2011
Spain: November 18th, 2011
Sweden: November 18th, 2011
United Kingdom: November 18th, 2011
Germany: November 24th, 2011
Malaysia: November 24th, 2011
Singapore: November 24th, 2011
Belgium: November 16th, 2011
Turkey: November 18th, 2011

If your country isn't yet listed, don't worry. More release dates will undoubtedly be released down the road. This post will be udpated as more information becomes available!

Mandy's Mind - who wants to go to France for the 16th? ha ha ha


What if Rob loses best kiss? as if!

Ooh la la New Bel Ami Still


Cannes and Twilight Stars

Breaking Dawn has wrapped and Twilight Cast will have a ton of promotion to do over the next couple years with the releases of the two part film, however, it is onward and upward for the Twilight family. Cannes is a great spot for them to pitch new films and there they are working it.

Lexicon writes:
The Cannes Film Festival is THE film festival by which all others pale. It’s power brokers, see and be seen, splashy film debuts, early OSCAR buzz…you name it.

Well there are multiple projects being pitched in Cannes over the next two weeks or so that are in some way connected to Twilight actors and Stephenie Meyer. Cannes is where they hope to garner interest for financial backing, distribution and more.

So here goes the list which has been changing like crazy, it’s the most Twilight connected Cannes list I’ve seen in three years!

Peter Facinelli’s Loosies

Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene Warrior’s Heart (filmed just post filming of Twilight, before Twilight hit theaters)

Alex Meraz City of Gardens

Jackson Rathbone The Idiot (Jackson’s name was just attached to this film today!)

Michael Sheen Midnight in Paris (a Woody Allen film, and film debut)

Bryce Dallas Howard Restless (film debut)

Stephenie Meyer The Host.

Oh to be there, one day... I have always wanted to go!


Jackson Rathbone

Collider writes:

Jackson Rathbone and Erika Christensen have signed on to star in the feature adaptation of the Fyodor Dostoyevsky novel The Idiot. The thriller centers on “a man of pure spirit who thinks he can save the world but is caught between a wildly beautiful and fragile woman, a woman he is falling in love with and a friend who is trying to destroy him.” Variety reports Paul Williams will direct with an eye toward a September shoot in Los Angeles. Donald Kushner (Tron: Legacy) will produce. Intandem Films is currently shopping the package to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival.

Several notable international filmmakers have taken on The Idiot. Akira Kurosawa filmed a sprawling 265-minute adaptation in two parts that was eventually cut down for release. As one of Russia’s preeminent directors, Andrei Tarkovsky likely would have produced the definitive version, but he died before he could start work on it. As far as I can tell, this is the first major English-language attempt to adapt The Idiot.

Rob Turns 25 Today!


Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Host Director: Andrew Niccol

Deadline reports:

EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Niccol has been set as the director of The Host, directing his scripted adaptation of the bestselling novel by Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer.

The project, which is being shopped here at Cannes by Inferno Entertainment and producers Nick Wechsler and Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz, will star Saoirse Ronan.

After resisting overtures to sell the book, Meyer finally entrusted it with the producers, who gave her strong creative input. She chose Niccol originally because she was a fan of his film Gattaca and script for The Truman Show. While Niccol adapted the book into the current script, he exited to make the film Now, which he has completed with Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy starring. The producers went down the road with several directors, but talks with Niccol to return started heating up in recent weeks. Ronan ramped up interest in the film when she was set to star.

Ronan will play Melanie Stryder, one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls. These parasites invade human bodies, fuse to each person's consciousness and systematically erase their personalities. The story follows Melanie as she is captured by the aliens and implanted by a Soul called Wanderer, something of a legend because of all of the "hosts" she has attached to on numerous planets. Wanderer's goal is to get Melanie to give up the remaining pockets of humans, but instead the alien finds Melanie to be unique in her unwillingness to surrender her consciousness. Wanderer is so overwhelmed by Melanie's memories and feelings that she is driven to reconnect with Melanie's old life, which includes falling for Melanie’s boyfriend. The result is a complex, romantic and emotional human/alien love triangle.

More at Deadline

Monday, May 9, 2011

Breaking Dawn Cast do their own Stunts

Next Movie writes:

According to Next Movie, Ashley Greene says a lot of what you’ll see on screen is not stunt doubles.

“They’re working with special effects but actually our cast as a whole is pretty athletic,” she tells NextMovie exclusively. “Everyone really wants to be able to do their own stunts. We all worked really hard to do as much as production would possibly allow us do insurance-wise.

“A lot of what you see will actually be us doing it.”

See more on Next Movie

On previous movies Ashley did a number of “stunts” and physical items herself. In Twilight she learned how to pitch, in New Moon she learned to drive stick shift and maneuver the yellow Porsche in some tight corners, and in Eclipse she did some of the newborn battle sequences.

This always makes me laugh. Yes, they do some of their own stunts but there is no way they do them all. How do I know this? Besides being common sense I know people who WATCHED stunt doubles doing stunts - So yes maybe they did do some stuff themselves, which is awesome, but CLEARLY they can't do them all - they are far too pretty for that - -

[via twilight lexicon]

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