Jude Law Boards Fernando Meirelles' 360published: 2011-02-15 21:07:49 Author: Mack Rawden
Production is finally beginning on the long-anticipated Fernando Meirelles drama 360, and the high profile names attached to the picture are only becoming more numerous. Jude Law has now officially joined the cast, adding to the already stellar lineup of Anthony Hopkins, Rachel Weisz, Maria Flor and Karl Markovic. The talent is certainly there. Now it's just up to everyone to execute.
According to 02 Films, preproduction has already begun and principal photography will start March 21st and run through the end of May. The comprehensive story written by Peter Morgan of The Last King Of Scotland fame follows an expansive number of individuals as they make choices that ultimately effect not only their relationships but locations. Seven languages will be used at one point or another and shooting will take place in Paris, Vienna and Bratislava.
It's important for any film to gain critical acclaim, but it's especially important for a film like 360. With a nuanced product and multiple languages, it's going to take positive word of mouth to make the average American fork over his or her money. It worked for Babel; let's see if it'll work for 360.
Watch 6 Minutes Of The Adjustment Bureaupublished: 2011-02-15 17:06:42 Author: Josh Tyler
If you’re not interested in seeing The Adjustment Bureau now, maybe you will be after watching these clips. From the trailers you know that the film seems a little bit like Dark City meets Inception, the story of a man (Matt Damon) who attempts to deviate from the path laid out for his life, only to discover that the hand of fate is a very real thing (comprised of guys wearing cool hats) and it isn’t happy about his choices. But these clips hint at something more.
Maybe I’m just reading into this, but a couple of these clips seem to indicate there’s an almost religious element to what’s going on, as if Matt Damon is in a fight against the almighty Jehovah himself. Religious people will find comfort in the idea that there really is someone out there, keeping an eye on them, and non-religious people are sure to cheer for the idea of someone sticking it to that bearded bastard up in the sky. If that’s what’s really going on here. Watch the clips and tell me what you think is up with The Adjustment Bureau in the comments below.
for more; http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Watch-6-Minutes-Of-The-Adjustment-Bureau-23179.html
Is D.J. Caruso The Next In Line For The Preacher Director's Chair?published: 2011-02-14 17:56:27 Author: Eric Eisenberg
Fans of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic series Preacher have been waiting years to see a movie adaptation, but their wishes have never been fulfilled. The project saw plenty of false stars in 2010, with Sam Mendes, Darren Aronofsky and Joe Carnahan all being linked to the project, but nothing has ever stuck (Mendes is now doing Bond 23, Aronofsky is doing The Wolverine and Carnahan is making The Grey). Now another rumor is putting yet another director in the big chair.
SlashFilm has gotten word from an unnamed source that D.J. Caruso, whose newest film, I Am Number Four, gets released this week, is now in talks to take on Preacher. Adapted by Big Fish and Go screenwriter John August, the series tells the story of an ex-preacher named Jesse Cutter who becomes possessed by a supernatural creature that gives him the power of God. After learning that God has abandoned heaven, Jesse goes on the road searching for him, and is accompanied by his ex-girlfriend and a vampire named Cassidy.
Having read a few of the books, I can't say that I'm too surprised that this project has been stuck in development hell for so long. The stories have some seriously graphic content that some studios would definitely balk at. To that same idea, I'm not sure if Caruso is the right man for the gig. While his early films, like The Salton Sea and Taking Lives have some of those elements, Caruso has largely been making PG-13, teen-oriented films since 2007. Perhaps he's ready to get back to his roots.