The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the final 15 contenders for the 2010 Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
This is only the first cut, though. Next, members of the Academy’s visual effects branch executive committee will select seven of the final 15. At that point, all the members of the visual effects branch watch 15 minute clip reels from those seven films and then select the five nominees. Eventually, one film will be given the Oscar on February 27 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood. After the jump, look at the full list and join along in guessing which films will make the cut and which won’t. Read More »
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Film Junk reminds us that a milestone has just been crossed: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time has become the highest grossing video game movie adaptation of all-time. The film might be a bit of a finacial disappointment as far as Disney is concerned, but Jerry Bruckheimer does have bragging rights. The movie is on the verge of crossing the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office, beating Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, which made $274 million in 2001.
ComingSoon has gotten their hands on the Russian Poster for Mike Newell‘s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Click on through to CS to see it in higher resolution. If you missed the recent movie trailer, which was released earlier this week, click here to see it now.
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Walt Disney Pictures has released a new movie trailer for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time on IGN. The new trailer incorporates some of the new special effects footage from the Superbowl spot and new “Creating of an Epic” featurette, as well as a lot of never before seen sequences.
I’m still not digging the over-the-top voice over from Gemma Arterton, and am a bit worried about the story. But the action sequences are looking bigger, more elaborate, and more epic with every new spot. I’m also really loving the rewinding time effect. I’ll have a chance to see this film in a couple weeks, and I promise to report back with my thoughts afterwards. You can watch it now, embedded after the jump. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Walt Disney Pictures has released a new featurette for the big screen adaptation of the popular video game Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Titled “Creating an Epic”, the three-minute video takes a look at the huge locations with grueling conditions, large set creations, large cast of extras, enormous scope, and “amazing” visual effects. Watch the featurette, embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 by David Chen
When I look at director Mike Newell’s filmography, I’m impressed by its breadth, depth, and quality. It’s difficult for me to imagine that the same man who made Donnie Brasco also made Four Weddings and a Funeral, and also made Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Yet despite (or perhaps because of) his eclectic choices, Newell has been able to craft films that always seem able to bring out a certain sense of authenticity in their characters and in the relationships between them. In a couple of months, Newell will tackle another big-budget adaptation, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. In the past, videogame adaptations have had a pretty spotty record in terms of quality, but I’m holding out hope that Sands of Time will be one of the best videogame-to-film adaptations we’ve seen yet.
I had the opportunity recently to chat with Mr. Newell for a lengthy conversation/interview. Our discussion spanned topics far and wide; we discussed the early days of Mike’s career, why he enjoyed working in film over TV, the tax benefits of working with George Lucas, the “English-ness” he tried to bring to the Harry Potter series, how he chooses his diverse projects, and why he cast Jake Gyllenhaal in The Prince of Persia. You can read the interview below, and/or listen to the audio via the /Filmcast.
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Walt Disney Pictures has released the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Superbowl television trailer. The new television spot gives us a look at some of the film’s tentpole special effects-filled sequences. You can watch it now, embedded after the jump. As always, leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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Disney’s Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, based on the UbiSoft reinvention of Jordan Mechner’s classic video game, doesn’t hit until May 28 2010. But Disney is apparently not so confident that the video game basis will translate to a large audience, so the studio has been pumping out images and footage since the first trailer debut last month. There’s a new featurette out now which explains the movie’s subtitle and gives some context for some of the trailer’s swirling, sandy shots. Check it out below. Read More »