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After Mark Romanek stepped down from directing The Wolfman and Joe Johnston took over, a lot of the prep work remained intact and many of the designs were used with very little modification. I can’t help but wonder how much this is also true of Cinderella, which Romanek had developed until fairly shortly before production.
Kenneth Branagh was the man to take over this time, and his resume reveals a strange kind of double personality. There are those projects he seem to have made for love and passion, and those he appears to have taken as a job in between. Not to say, of course, he didn’t apply that same love and passion to those work-for-hire gigs, or at least a measure of it, once he had the megaphone in his hand.
Cinderella does look, no matter how it wound up on the screen, like a very lavish, »
- Brendon Connelly
Ender's Game star Asa Butterfield has signed on to star in the sci-fi adventure Out of This World for Relativity Media. Relativity Studios is behind the project, which has Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness) set to direct. The story begins with a billionaire entrepreneur's mission to colonize Mars, which results in a female astronaut becoming pregnant on the planet.
The astronaut died during childbirth, but her infant son was raised in secrecy on Mars. 16 years later, after returning to Earth, the teenage boy (Asa Butterfield) enlists the help of a mission specialist and connects with a young woman he has been communicating with. They both set off on a road trip across America to find the father he never knew.
Allan Loeb (21, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, The Dilemma) wrote the original screenplay, with Peter Chelsom and Tinker Lindsay (Hector and the Search for Happiness) providing the most recent revisions. »
2 items from 2015
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