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With director Ben Affleck’s The Town premiering at the Toronto Film Festival, I got to sit down with the producer Basil Iwanyk to talk about making The Town and his other projects like Clash of the Titans 2, the remake of A Star is Born, The Seventh Son (with director Sergey Bodrov), and he even gave me an update on The Expendables 2 because he just spoke with Avi Lerner.
The big news about A Star is Born is he thinks in the next 6 to 8 weeks the film might be coming together and they’re aiming to shoot in the first 4 or 5 months of next year. He also tells me that he’s incredibly happy with the script for Clash of the Titans 2 and that it takes place 5 or 6 years after the first film and it’ll be more realistic – including the depiction of the monsters. He also reveals Gemma Arterton will be back. »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
The Last Photograph revolves around a photograph which sets a journey two men undertake through war-torn Afghanistan.
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- Brad Levi
Almost three years ago we heard about an original project titled The Last Photograph. The idea for the film came from Zack Snyder, who was developing it with much of his 300 creative team, including screenwriter Kurt Johnstad. All that was and is still known of the drama's plot is that it's about the following: "a photograph that becomes the catalyst for a journey two men undertake through war-torn Afghanistan." Now Pajiba is finally hearing updates on the project and reports that Christian Bale is locked to star, I assume as one of those two men (Snyder's reps have since denied that the casting is "solid," but you may want to trust Pajiba's sources more than publicists). The site also relays a rumor that Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) is a front-runner to direct.
Who should undertake that journey with Bale? I'd love to see »
- Christopher Campbell
Aside from lining up some work with Terrence Malick on his next untitled film and making sure he can still fit into the Bat suit for whenever Christopher Nolan is ready to start making the latest trip to Gotham City, Christian Bale’s schedule is largely full of vapourware projects that show no sign yet of developing into Actual Films. But he may now be filling some of that time on war drama The Last Photograph, which Zach Snyder is producing.Photograph has been a pet project of the Watchmen/Sucker Punch director for some time now. Announced back in 2007, it’s based on an original idea from Snyder's own brain, which cooked up the scenario of a war photograph that sparks two men to travel through conflict-ravaged Afghanistan. Given that the war in the country shows no sign of letting up, it’s still topical, though development has largely »
- Garth Franklin
Our favorite mumbling bat is latching onto "The Last Photograph", a feature based on the idea created by "Watchmen" director Zack Snyder. Bale slides into one of the lead role in the story, by Kurt Johnstad, said to center on a photograph that brings two characters on a journey through war-torn Afghanistan. Although there's no word on who else is being eyed to co-star with Bale, the choice of directors for this film is interesting.Previously "Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan" director Sergey Bodrov was attached, but now word is that Niels Arden Oplev is trying to snatch the position. Oplev directed this year's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" which is currently being re-made for American audiences with David Fincher on the project. It's a guessing game once more on whether or not filming will begin this year, who knows.What is well known is that Christian Bale »
Christian Bale has signed up to star in Zack Snyder-produced war drama The Last Photograph, according to Pajiba. The Warner Bros movie centres on two men who are inspired to journey through war-torn Afghanistan by a photograph. The project was first announced last year with Sergey Bodrov attached to direct, however it is now thought that Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) will helm the picture. (more) »
- By Simon Reynolds
Russian director Sergei Bodrov will be in Berlin today to talk about the sequel to his 2007 film 'Mongol'. Appropriately titled 'Genghis Khan'.
This second part of his Genghis Khan biopic will be shot in 2011 in China, Kazakhstan, Germany and Mongolia, and will be produced by Bodrov Film Production with the Us-based Tengri Production, Kinofabrika and Skady Lis' new independent production and financing company Getaway Pictures.
Our glorious leader, Todd, is in Berlin so we hope we can update this posting today with specifics about the upcoming film from Bodrov.
8 items from 2010
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