With Johnny Depp‘s schedule quickly filling up and a Summer 2015 release date already locked in, Disney is feeling the pressure to hire a director for Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Rob Marshall, who directed the last film, was rumored to return but he’s already working on Into The Woods. That leaves the door open for someone new.
Deadline reports Disney will make a decision very soon and have narrowed it down to three choices, all of which are very pretty unconventional. They are Fredrik Bond (The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman), the team of Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) and Rupert Sanders (Snow White And the Huntsman). Read More »
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In terms of message, there isn’t really much to The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. It’s a film about love and the trials and tribulations we endure for it. Which, in a way, is pretty much the theme of half the movies ever made. What makes the film so entertaining is that it’s kind of insane. Shia LaBeouf plays the title character, who ignores society and goes on a seat of his pants adventure across Bucharest, embracing every impulse and never knowing what’s coming next. The audience can probably see what’s coming next, but getting there is a wild, frivolous ride.
Making his feature film debut, commercial director Fredrik Bond has made a visually impressive, thematically pointless joyride tainted with drugs and blood. And if that sounds like your kind of thing, you’ll love The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
Before we launch into the Andrew Garfield era of the Spider-Man movie franchise, Sony would really like it it you revisited the Tobey Maguire age one last time with its upcoming Blu-ray reissues of the Sam Raimi films. Also after the jump:
- Sony drops the first TV spot for Men in Black 3
- Blade 2‘s Blu-ray reissue will feature Guillermo Del Toro commentary
- Damon Lindelof explains why Prometheus isn’t exactly a prequel
- Dumb and Dumber 2 is happening, say the Farrelly Bros.
- James Bond will be sipping Heineken in Skyfall
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Posted on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
The first time we heard about The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, it was set to star Shia LaBeouf with commercial director Dante Ariola helming. Since then, fellow Disney alum Zac Efron has taken over LaBeouf’s role, and a different commercial director, Fredrik Bond, has stepped in for Ariola. Also, it’s not called The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman anymore. A lot can change in a year. Read more after the jump.
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Revisiting The Wachowski’s Speed Racer on DVD, I have wondered if the movie was released a couple years later and filmed in 3D, if it would have been a hit. Well it looks like we might find out, and this time without the hokey characters.
Walt Disney Pictures is developing Hovercar 3D, based on an online serial which resulted in a popular young-adult book series from the Australian novelist Matthew Reilly. The film project is being described as “a live-action techno-thriller” which follows a hovercar racer “tasked with escorting an informant to safety as the two come under fire from corrupt government operatives.” The books have often been compared with Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game or Harry Potter.
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His name is Bond, Fredrik Bond. And this wildly successful commercial director is now attached to direct Year 12, a sci-fi action film produced by Joe Roth, based on a spec-script by Edward Ricourt. The film is set 12 years after an alien invasion of Earth in which the human resistance recruits an underwater uranium miner to help them blow up an alien mothership. The project was set up at Paramount, who recently put it into turn around.
Bond’s name might sound familiar because he shares one with a famous spy but also because he’s attached to direct Hack/Slash for Rogue and the American remake of The Host for Universal. The Wrap, who broke the story, didn’t say which film might be made first. If you’d like to see more of Bond’s work, check out this post which highlights several of the commercials that put him on the map.
The potential film version of the comic book Hack/Slash has been making news for over a year now. Two reasons. One, it’s classic fanbait: hot girl plus skimpy clothes plus violence. And two, it was originally handed to screenwriter Justin Marks, the guy who became blog fodder for having a bunch of high-profile writing gigs with no produced credits. Then the Marks-penned Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li came out, and suddenly we weren’t writing about Marks nearly as often. As is so often the case, the lousiness of Street Fighter may or may not actually have anything to do with the Marks script, but with nothing else bearing his name it’s harder to give him the benefit of the doubt.
After being announced, Hack/Slash was passed from director Todd Lincoln to Fredrik Bond. Now there’s a report that a new screenwriter is on board, as well. In retrospect, when you think like a production company, hiring the same guy that is writing the new Texas Chainsaw Massacre for Twisted Pictures probably seems like a slam dunk. Read More »
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Rogue Pictures has hired commercial and music video director Fredrik Bond to direct a big screen adaptation of Hack/Slash, the popular comic book created by Tim Seeley and Stefano Caselli.
The series follows a horror victim named Cassie Hack, who strikes back at the homicidal maniacs and serial killers, known as “slashers”. Justin Marks( He-Man and the Masters of the Universe) wrote the screenplay, which is said to be heavy on the comedy and horror. Rogue hopes to go into production this Winter or early next year. Todd Lincoln was previously attached to the project but moved on to other things.
Who is Fredrik Bond? The Swedish commercial director has been nominated , and ranked by Campaign Magazine as one of the “World’s Hottest New Directors”. Check out some of his commercials here. He is/was also attached to the American remake of Joon-ho Bong’s The Host.