If you like the dazzling Cirque du Soleil shows, then you're in for a treat! Deadline is reporting that there will be a movie version of the popular show with James Cameron set to produce.
Andrew Adamson, the guy who gave us the first two "Chronicles of Narnia" movies and the first two "Shrek" films, is set to direct this hybrid film. It will be a combination of narrative storytelling and Cirque performances.
Huh? Narrative storytelling? The life of a circus performer perhaps?
What we do know is that the film will be marketed as a family film, and will be launched as a series. Adamson is a good storyteller though, so this may be worth the wait. Deadline is saying that the director is in New Zealand right now, shooting the narrative part of the film.
The project, which is about one-third completed, is being sold to major distributors right now. What are you waiting for Disney?
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Cate Blanchett will don her Galadriel getup again for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit." Blanchett was so mesmerizing as Galadriel in "The Lord of the Rings" films, and she will sure to light up the screen again as the Lady of Lothlorien.
Blanchett will join Ken Stott as the Dwarf Lord Balin, Sylvester McCoy as the wizard Radagast the Brown, and Mikael Persbrandt as the shape-shifter Beorn. Ryan Gage is set to play Drogo Baggins, Jed Brophy as dwarf Nori, and William Kircher as the dwarf Bifur.
Jackson will shoot "The Hobbit" in February, and was heard saying that Cate is "one of my favorite actors to work with and I couldn't be more thrilled to have her reprise the role she so beautifully brought to life in the earlier films."
The director co-wrote the script with Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, and Guillermo del Toro. Martin Freeman will play Bilbo Baggins aka the hobbit!
Will Ian McKellen as Gandalf and Andy Serkis as Gollum return to Middle Earth as well? You betcha!
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“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is a cinematic journey that was not supposed to happen. Walt Disney Pictures unceremoniously dumped the franchise after the low box-office returns of the second installment, “Prince Caspian.”
But like the great lion Aslan, 20th Century Fox and Walden Media swooped in and saved the day and gave “The Chronicles of Narnia” a fitting third installment that nearly captures the first film’s magical charms. Read More...
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"The Social Network" Has Been Friended by Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics (WAFCA)! Check Out Full Winners List!
More friends for "The Social Network!" The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) gave the David Fincher movie the Best Film trophy.
The Facebook movie also received Best Director for Fincher and Best Adapted Screenplay for Aaron Sorkin. ("The Social Network" movie review)
In acting categories, Colin Firth won Best Actor for "The King's Speech" and Jennifer Lawrence took home the Best Actress award for "Winter's Bone." ("Winter's Bone" movie review)
"The Fighter" received supporting acting awards with Christian Bale winning Best Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo for Best Supporting Actress.
So far, this is shaping up to be one of the most unpredictable awards seasons. There's really no clear cut favorite. "The Social Network" may be winning now, but it doesn't have a stronghold among award-giving bodies yet, and all the acting awards are still up for grabs.
Here's the full list of nominees and winners (highlighted) of the 2010 WAFCA Awards:
***The Social Network
Toy Story 3
Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan)
Danny Boyle (127 Hours)
Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
***David Fincher (The Social Network)
Christopher Nolan (Inception)
Jeff Bridges (True Grit)
Robert Duvall (Get Low)
Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)
Colin Firth (The King's Speech)
James Franco (127 Hours)
Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right)
Anne Hathaway (Love & Other Drugs)
Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
***Jennifer Lawrence (Winter's Bone)
Natalie Portman (Black Swan)
Best Supporting Actor:
***Christian Bale (The Fighter)
Andrew Garfield (The Social Network)
John Hawkes (Winter's Bone)
Sam Rockwell (Conviction)
Geoffrey Rush (The King's Speech)
Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Fighter)
Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech)
***Melissa Leo (The Fighter)
Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)
Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom)
Best Acting Ensemble:
The Kids Are All Right
The Social Network
Best Adapted Screenplay:
Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy (127 Hours)
***Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network)
Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3)
Joel and Ethan Coen (True Grit)
Debra Granik and Anne Rossellini (Winter's Bone)
Best Original Screenplay:
Mike Leigh (Another Year)
Mark Heyman, Andres Heinz and John McLaughlin (Black Swan)
***Christopher Nolan (Inception)
Stuart Blumberg and Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right)
David Seidler (The King's Speech)
Best Animated Feature:
How to Train Your Dragon
***Toy Story 3
***Exit Through the Gift Shop
The Tillman Story
Waiting for 'Superman'
Best Foreign Language Film:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
I Am Love
Best Art Direction:
Alice in Wonderland
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
The Social Network
Clint Mansell (Black Swan)
***Hans Zimmer (Inception)
A.R. Rahman (127 Hours)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network)
Carter Burwell (True Grit)
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Watch "The Beaver" Trailer Starring Mel Gibson from Director Jodie Foster! It Actually Looks...um...GOOD!
Here's more "Beaver" info from Yahoo:
Plagued by his own demons, Walter Black was once a successful toy executive and family man who now suffers from depression. No matter what he tries, Walter can't seem to get himself back on track... until a beaver hand puppet enters his life.
Genres: Comedy and Drama
Release Date: Spring 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic material, some disturbing content, sexuality and language including a drug reference.
Distributors: Summit Entertainment
Cast and Credits
Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster, Anton Yelchin, Jennifer Lawrence
Directed by: Jodie Foster
Produced by: Paul Green, Steve Golin, Ann Ruark
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