We just had a couple of official snapshots earlier today and the trailer debuts in a few hours, but right now there is one minute of footage from Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet available for streaming. We’ll have the full trailer when it goes online, but in the meantime you can get a pretty good idea of the film by looking at this clip. Read More »
Posted on Monday, June 21st, 2010 by Russ Fischer
We’ve seen quite a few behind the scenes and on-set photos from Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen as the title character and Jay Chou as his sidekick Kato. Now Sony has released the first two official photos, in advance of the trailer that will premiere tonight. These images are much like the previous non-official ones we’ve seen, but you might want to check ’em out anyway. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 23rd, 2010 by Brendon Connelly
If you’ve seen the hideous monstrosity that is Clash of the Titans, replete with its horrendous and eye-torturing attempts at 3D imagery, you probably don’t have much love at all for post-production dimensionalisation. I’ve seen the online reaction to two upconvert projects that have been announced in just the last 24 hours, Michel Gondry‘s Green Hornet film and M. Night Shyamalan‘s The Last Airbender, and it wasn’t pretty.
Now, though, key creative personal on each movie have issued statements to the effect that these films were actually planned and possibly even shot for 3D, though don’t confuse that for them actually being shot in 3D. I’ll give you the quotes after the break, so you can judge for yourself if we’re being told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Posted on Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
Sony has announced that they have decided to push the release date of Michel Gondry‘s The Green Hornet back three weeks. The reason given is that Sony is releasing the film in 3D and the original December 22nd 2010 release date was overcrowded with 3D films.
Posted on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010 by Russ Fischer
Michel Gondry has quite a few projects coming up, from The Green Hornet to some sort of project with Bjork, and Megalomania, an animated film based on the imagination of his son. In the meantime, however, he’s got The Thorn in the Heart, a documentary about his family that evidently features some of Gondry’s characteristic flights of fancy. Check out the trailer, after the break. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 15th, 2010 by Brendon Connelly
Scanning across the web it seems at first glance that Michel Gondry has a slate of upcoming projects to compare with even Guillermo Del Toro’s monster heap. On closer inspection, however, it might appear that he’s only got a handful described in various different ways, and certainly not too many to handle. Every one sounds like a winner, though.
After The Green Hornet, which is hitting cinemas in December, Gondry’s pick for his next picture is The We and The I. Originally set to go last summer it was postponed when he went to play big budget games with Seth Rogen and co. Here’s how he describes it:
It’s about the group effect, how people in groups transform when the group is dislocated, because everyone jumps out of the bus at different times, there is a smaller group and how the relationships evolve.
Bus? What bus?
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 by Devindra Hardawar
Michel Gondry and Bjork aren’t exactly strangers. The two have worked together for several of Bjork’s music videos, and Gondry initially wanted her to star in The Science of Sleep. but she refused to return to acting after her miserable experience with Lars von Trier in Dancer in the Dark. Now it seems that the two are working on some sort of secret project — but don’t hold your breath for a film.
The South By Southwest Film Festival have announced their complete Feature Film line-up for their 2010 fest, which runs March 12 – 20, 2010 in Austin, Texas. Notable films include the Saturday Night Live movie MacGruber, Jay & Mark Duplass’ Sundance hit Cyrus, Bernard Rose’s Mr. Nice, Tim Blake Nelson’s Leaves of Grass, Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Micmacs, Michel Gondry’s The Thorn in the Heart, Alexandre O. Philippe’s documentary The People vs. George Lucas, Steven Soderbergh’s And Everything Is Going Fine, and Floria Sigismondi’s The Runaways.
They join previously announced films such as Opening Night film Kick-Ass, Hubble 3D, Lemmy, SATURDAY NIGHT and The White Stripes: Under Great White Northern Lights. Read the full line-up after the jump.
Posted on Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010 by Brendon Connelly
There’s two new music promos of note for film enthusiasts, one from a music video director who branched into movies and the other, vice versa.
You can see both Michel Gondry‘s promo clip for Mia Doi Todd and David Lynch‘s introduction clip for Ariana Delawari‘s album Lion of Panjsheer embedded below the break. There’s no way you’d get them mixed up: these works fall quite comfortably inside the expected output of their respective creators. But bear in mind that it’s a post Inland Empire digital sketch-artist Lynch we’re dealing with here, not the more painterly artist of his previous works.
Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
Some thought the idea of Seth Rogen playing The Green Hornet was weird enough, and then we heard about Michel Gondry‘s plans for timewarping action sequences. Then after that we heard that the band Anvil were being recruited to play themselves in the film and I think it was about then that the room really started spinning for a good handful of folk. Just what kind of film are they making here? What sort of tone will it have?
To those of you not sure how much more of this beautiful oddness you can take, grab onto something solid right now. Embedded below the break is a video of Anvil! The Story of Anvil director Sacha Gervasi discussing just what the band get up to in their cameo.