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Filmmaker Rupesh Paul doesn't think it's too soon to take the story of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 to the big screen. But when he made the case on CNN Tuesday for “The Vanishing Act,” a dramatic adaptation of the missing Malaysian airline that he has been shopping to potential buyers at Cannes, co-anchors John Berman and Michaela Pereira questioned his sensitivity. Also read: Barbara Walters Slams Don Lemon Over CNN's Missing Plane Coverage (Video) “Obviously, the Flight 370 story is a tragedy and it's a tragedy that's by no means resolved,” CNN's John Berman said. “The families of the people on. »
- James Crugnale
The director of a new movie about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has defended the planned project.
A divisive trailer for The Vanishing Act sparked controversy when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival recently, but director Rupesh Paul has insisted that it is not an exploitative piece of film-making.
"Our movie is a thriller," he told The Hollywood Reporter. "It will not be based on stupid things.
"There will not be a [gun] and there will not be any aliens. The controversy will help indirectly, but we are not cashing in on the flight."
Paul went on to say that his biggest worry is not the sensitivity of the subject matter, but the danger of his film inaccurately portraying the story of the missing flight.
He added: "People ask me one thing - if you're saying a theory and suddenly the flight is found and it's totally the opposite, »
Paul tells THR that the film will not affect any passengers' families: "Our movie is a thriller. It will not be based on stupid things. There will not be a [gun] and there will not be any aliens. The controversy will help indirectly, but we are not cashing in on the flight."
Despite the subject matter, Paul says there is a market for the film: "People do not want a documentary, they want a thriller. Why should I make a movie on anything that does not attract people?". The plan is to have the movie ready for a theatrical release in the Fall.
MH370 vanished without a trace on March 8th with 239 people onboard, despite a thorough search there is still no indication as to what really happened. »
- Garth Franklin
18 May 2014 8:59 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Making a movie about still-missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is a risk, but the film will work as a standalone thriller no matter how the real-life drama plays out, its director tells The Hollywood Reporter. Speaking of his plans to make Vanishing Act, director Rupesh Paul, who also is pushing Kama Sutra 3D in Cannes, says the film “will not affect any passengers’ families.” Authorities still are looking for the missing Boeing 777 plane, which disappeared March 8 with 239 people onboard. Photos: The Scene at Cannes 2014 While aware of the sensitivities surrounding the project, Pauls
- Clifford Coonan
One of the more unusual projects being pitched at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is “The Vanishing Act,” Indian director Rupesh Paul’s drama based on missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
On Saturday afternoon, Paul presented his film idea to financiers with a 90-second teaser trailer, which features a cast of terrified passengers aboard a turbulent jetliner. He also had a poster with the tag line, “The untold story of the vanished Malaysian flight.”
After Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, Paul said that he was contacted by a Malaysian journalist with a theory about what happened. Paul then spent 20 days working on a screenplay with an ending that incorporated this idea. According to Paul, the journalist, who insists on anonymity for now, is one of the film’s investors.
Paul shot the teaser trailer in six days in an Aerobus parked in Bombay, India. He estimates that the budget of his film will be about $3.5 million, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
If you thought that the onscreen contents of the upcoming film Kamasutra 3D will create controversy, then what's happening off-screen is even stormier than that! Earlier this month, Sherlyn Chopra sent out a press release stating that she has disassociated herself from the film Kamasutra 3D. In response to that, the film's director Rupesh Paul too sent out a press release stating that after the launch of a new trailer that didn't feature Sherlyn, she turned against him. Now, the latest update is that Sherlyn has dashed off a letter to Vishwas Nangare Patil (The Additional Commissioner of Police) as well as to the Senior Inspector of Santacruz police station complaining about forgery, cheating and outrage of modesty by Rupesh Paul. In her letter, she blamed Paul for cheating her and compelling her to sign a film contract (for Kamasutra 3D) on false documents and also refraining to pay her »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Rupesh Paul the aggrieved slandered director of Kamasutra 3D has sent his leading lady Sherlyn Chopra a legal notice (a copy with this writer) demanding that she withdraw all her abusive tweets immediately. Rupesh also claims defamation damages of Rs 5 crores from the actress. "I had to do this to preserve my self-respect. Sherlyn who called me Appa suddenly became hostile. She withdrew all support to our film and abused me in the filthiest language. I had to take legal action to protect my film and my reputation," says Rupesh. On Wednesday pinup girl Sherlyn Chopra not only announced her decision to dissociate herself from her much-vaunted film Kamasutra 3D, she also tweeted highly abusive statements about her director Rupesh Paul calling him a 'ga***u' and a 'ha****i'. Rupesh Paul was still reeling under the impact of the unexpected onslaught. Says Rupesh, "First I suffered a multiple injury, »
- Subhash K. Jha
Just recently, we reported that Sherlyn Chopra had apparently walked out of her debut film Kamasutra 3D. Sherlyn went on record stating that she shot for just 5 days for the film after which she opted out owing to the changes in the script of the film. Apart from this, Sherlyn has been pretty vocal on twitter too saying that she shot for the film to help director Rupesh Paul find producers for it. In response to the strong statements made by the actress, director Rupesh Paul went on record to clarify his stand saying, "We'll it's actually a news for me to know that Sherlyn has quit the movie. As a director, I have shot all the scenes with her for my movie except for few promotional ones. Then I fail to understand when did she quit? After being a major part of us in Cannes, American Film Market, Iffi- Goa and more, »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
A couple of days back, the trailer of the much talked about film Kamasutra 3D was unveiled. While the film has been much talked about, thanks to Sherlyn Chopra, her absence at the event certainly raised a few eye brows.
While speculation on the reasons behind her copious absence abound, Sherlyn decided to set the record straight stating, "I shot for Kamasutra 3D for barely 5 days. After which, a series of irreconcilable differences had risen between the makers of the film and myself. The makers had made drastic changes in the story & screenplay of the film which were not acceptable to me. I had made known to the makers that I could not proceed with the shooting of the film as my best interests were being violated by them. I chose to exit from the film without creating a ruckus. I wish Team Kamasutra 3D best wishes. However, I cannot »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
The director of Sherlyn Chopra starrer Kamasutra 3D, Rupesh Paul says that all the producers who wanted to produce Kamasutra 3D wanted to sleep with Sherlyn Chopra and all the other girls from the film.Their first question was 'Is Sherlyn Chopra okay?' They wanted me to become a pimp actually. All the producers who wanted to produce Kamasutra 3D wanted to sleep with all the girls (from Kamasutra 3D), reveals Rupesh Paul. According to him the producers thought he was ma »
Okay, maybe it doesn't promise those things, but those are about the only two things it doesn't promise. The trailer spews lie after lie about Oscar consideration, and then boasts that it will open on 6,000 screens. Director Rupesh Paul and company may not give you a bigger dick, but they certainly have balls the size of Jupiter.Rupesh Paul's 3D erotic action romance "epic of all epics" has a new trailer that shows a little bit more ambition than the previously released boob-centric teaser we shared. In fact, we don't even get cleavage until the second half of this 3 minute monster. This newest trailer is the first to highlight any kind of dialogue, this time in English in an effort to grab the interest...
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11 items from 2014
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