MOVIE ROUNDUP (GRAVITY, TRANS4MERS, FF7 & MORE)
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity is grabbing headlines the world over as the film is yet to release and already its widely praised by critics with whispers of its Oscar worthiness.
James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) had no reservations in calling Gravity “the best space film ever done” while praising not just the technical achievements, but the performance of Sandra Bullock.
Here’s what Cameron had to say in reaction to seeing Cuarón’s Gravity speaking to Variety:
“I was stunned, absolutely floored. I think it’s the best space photography ever done, I think it’s the best space film ever done, and it’s the movie I’ve been hungry to see for an awful long time … What is interesting is the human dimension. Alfonso and Sandra working together to create an absolutely seamless portrayal of a woman fighting for her life in zero gravity.”
He then went on to praise Bullocks performance in the film, saying:
“She’s the one that had to take on this unbelievable challenge to perform it. (It was) probably no less demanding than a Cirque du Soleil performer, from what I can see … There’s an art to that, to creating moments that seem spontaneous but are very highly rehearsed and choreographed. Not too many people can do it. … I think it’s really important for people in Hollywood to understand what was accomplished here.”
Gravity looks to be a visual spectacle, as James Cameron explains some of the technical aspects of filming:
“I read the script, and I thought it was tremendously challenging to shoot with a high degree of veracity to get the real look of zero gravity … I’m sure Alfonso had a real uphill battle with the studio, with everyone involved, to get it the way it needed to look. But he knew in his mind how it needed to look, and he went after it.”
Gravity, opens October 4th in the US and the 18th here in SA. Im really looking forward to this film and i think you should too!
In an interview with Beijing News, Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura seemed to confirm the appearance of the Dinobots in the new Transformers film.
We then got further confirmation when the official poster for the film released as it is officially titled, Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles and Bingbing Li, Transformers: Age of Extinction opens June 27, 2014.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY
A contingent of Fifty Shades of Grey fans are so upset over the casting of Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson as protagonists Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, respectively, in the big screen adaptation of the BDSM bestseller that they have created an online petition demanding the roles be recast.
According to Variety, "many loyalists had set sights on White Collar’s Matt Bomer to play the troubled billionaire and Alexis Bledel of Gilmore Girls fame to play Steele, and started a Change.org petition in protest of the decision, which has received more than 7,000 signatures in less than 24 hours." It was up to roughly 12,000 signatures at the time of this article's publish.
FAST & FURIOUS 7
Hollywood veteran Kurt Russell is in talks to join the seventh installment of the Fast & Furious franchise in an undisclosed part for director James Wan (The Conjuring).
Role that Russel is in talks for was originally offered to Denzel Washington, who turned down the role, which looks to be a lot bigger, then many of thought.
Russell has a few more projects in the works including the Jay Baruchel-starring comedy The Art of the Steal, and Bone Tomahawk, a Western with Peter Sarsgaard and Jennifer Carpenter.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook) is set to voice the CG Rocket Raccoon in Guardians of the Galaxy. This is Cooper’s first venture into voiceover work.
He joins Chris Pratt, Benicio Del Toro, Zoe Saldana, Glenn Close, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker and John C. Reilly in the cast, and Vin Diesel has been talking about coming on board to voice the tree-like Groot. Disney is set to release Guardians on August 1, 2014