There was a lot of public talk about the casting process for Alfonso Cuarón‘s film Gravity, but once the cast was locked down — Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are the two key players — the film went pretty quietly intro production and we’ve heard little about it since.
The film is in post-production now, and there could be a way to go yet, as the film is said to be heavily based in CGI, potentially with only a handful of ‘shots’ making up the final cut. Those shots would be like the famous car sequence from Children of Men — that is, smaller shots digitally stitched together to look like one continuous take. Still, the prospect is appealing. So check out the current info on the film below. Read More »
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Warner Bros is in talks with Christopher Nolan, Michael Bay, Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men), Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and David Yates (Harry Potter films) for a new movie adaptation of The Twilight Zone. The 1983 Twilight Zone movie was presented as an anthology, each of the four stories helmed by A-list directors: Steven Spielberg, John Landis, Joe Dante and George Miller. Hollywood no longer likes the idea of an anthology film (note Warner Bros’ handling of the highly praised 2007 horror anthology film Trick ‘r Treat), so the new movie is one storyline, and will require a single director.
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After months of delays, a very publicly drawn-out casting process and some rewrites and re-budgeting, Alfonso Cuarón is finally shooting his space-set thriller Gravity. The film features Sandra Bullock as an astronaut who, after a disaster, has to make her way back to Earth and safety. We’ve heard that the film is quite ambitious, possibly with a 20-minute+ opening shot and more than half of the film being created via CGI.
Other filmmakers seems to be wowed by the ideas going into the film. Guillermo del Toro is now on record saying quite a few enthusiastic things about Gravity, with the very del Toro-like summation that the project is “completely mind-blowing.” All his comments are below. Read More »
Warner Bros. is going for some Oscar gold this year, and not only with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, which the studio is hoping might turn into a Return of the King-style contender. The studio also has a couple of possible prestige pictures in Clint Eastwood‘s J. Edgar and Stephen Daldry‘s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.
Info on those, plus the date for Alfonso Cuaron‘s new sci-fi thriller Gravity, is after the break. Read More »
Most of us who had the misfortune of seeing Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides probably had two thoughts as the credits rolled: “Did that really just happen?” and “No longer is a pirate’s life for me.” While the film has been a global box office sensation, in mere weeks grossing nearly as much worldwide as the first film did in its entire run (thank you 3D), it took a deserved critical drubbing. Still, the script for the sequel was commissioned well before On Stranger Tides opened, has been finished for weeks and Johnny Depp made it clear he’d (eventually) do another installment. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 is imminent.
But who will direct? An offer is on the table for On Stranger Tides director Rob Marshall to come back but if (fingers crossed) that doesn’t happen, Disney’s reported contingency plan is almost enough to get fans excited again.
According to Cinema Blend, if Marshall doesn’t return Disney’s dream is to woo Tim Burton. And if not Burton, Sam Raimi, Shawn Levy, Chris Weitz or Alfonso Cuaron. Read More »
There was a great bit of buzz last year about Alfonso Cuarón‘s upcoming film Gravity. The casting process was intricately detailed in the press as a search for an actress to lead the film finally led to Sandra Bullock being cast. Robert Downey, Jr. was set for a small role for some time, but the film’s schedule was pushed multiple times, leading to his departure and eventual replacement by George Clooney. Since then, news on the project has been scant.
Now producer David Heyman says that the film, about a woman trying to return to Earth after disaster strikes her mission in space, will finally shoot in May. And post-conversion 3D is in the cards, as well. Read More »
Briefly: The cast for Alfonso Cuarón‘s 3D sci-fi space film Gravity has finally come down to Earth. After months of shuffling both the male and female leads, it seems that George Clooney will star opposite Sandra Bullock, replacing Robert Downey, Jr., who dropped out not long ago. Read more after the jump. Read More »
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The last time we reported on Alfonso Cuarón‘s Gravity, which has had a hell of a time assembling a core cast, the production was reportedly in danger of losing Robert Downey, Jr. He had long been set to play a key supporting role in the film, even through the process where a series of actresses from Angelina Jolie to Natalie Portman and finally Sandra Bullock were courted for the lead.
Now he has, in fact, left the production. Read More »