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The Impossible Trailer. Juan Antonio Bayona‘s The Impossible (2011) teaser trailer stars Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Geraldine Chaplin, Marta Etura, and Dominic Power. The Impossible‘s plot synopsis: the film features “a family caught up in the terrible Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, which killed as many as 300,000 people at the time.”
I am one of few horror movie fans that has not seen The Orphanage. I know, get on it. I actually think I have it somewhere but never got around to watching it. Needless to say, The Orphanage put Juan Antonio Bayona on the directorial map. His new film, The Impossible, immediately reminded me of Hereafter but hopefully it will turn out better than that film did.
Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona’s last film, The Orphanage, was very well-received when it was released a few years ago and found a large audience beyondSpain, earning praise from English-speaking critics as well, and taking almost $80m. at the international box office, an impressive feat for a horror film, particularly one in Spanish.
With The Impossible, Bayona makes what looks to be an impressive English-language debut, with the terrific Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in the leads, and , reuniting with The Orphanage writer Sergio G. Sánchez. We saw the first poster for the film over a year ago at the end of 2010, and we’ve now got the first teaser trailer to share with you, via Collider.
- Kenji Lloyd
It’ll be five long and grueling years by the time director Juan Antonio Bayona will return with his follow-up film to The Orphanage. Thankfully in those years, many film fans have discovered the brilliant debut feature film from the Spanish director that was sadly overlooked upon its initial release. Time has been good to the 2007 horror outing that tells the ghostly tale of a young woman, her son, and a haunted old building. The Impossible is scheduled to be released by Summit sometime in 2012. Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, the films tells the real-life horror of a family caught in a devastating tsunami. The two previously co-starred in the 2005 thriller Stay. Rope of Silicon points out that a previous story found by The Playlist stated that Bayona hoped to recreate the terror of the real-life event that took place in Thailand “through a script with hints of horror »
- Michael Haffner
Director Juan Antonio Bayona impressed a lot of people back in 2007, myself included, with his feature directorial debut The Orphanage. His name was then mentioned, along with others, as the potential director of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse. Thankfully, that didn't happen, no need to sully a career so young with material so terrible. Instead he reteamed with Orphanage screenwriter Sergio G. Sanchez for The Impossible, a film based on the true story of a family caught in the 2004 tsunami that hit the coast of Thailand. The film stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and will be released by Summit in 2012. An early report on the film said Bayona would attempt to recreate the Indian Ocean tsunami "through a script with hints of horror and mystery and large doses of science fiction." Now you can get a slight look at just what exactly that may mean as a Spanish-language teaser trailer »
- Brad Brevet
Screenterrier posted the details of the open casting call back in January 2010 to find the three young boys to play the brothers in The Impossible, the story of a family caught in the tsunami that hit South East Asia, seven years ago on Boxing Day, and the casting news back in September 2010.
Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.
Henry grabs the two youngest boys, »
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
One of my most-anticipated movies of 2011 was The Impossible…but it didn’t show up this year in any form. We actually haven’t heard more than a peep from the disaster drama all year, including no solid plans for release. But it is fitting that the first piece of footage would show in the form of a Spanish teaser, as this is the English-language debut of Juan Antonio Bayona, who gave us the fantastic horror flick The Orphanage.
Starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts, who were last seen together in Marc Forster‘s undderrated drama Stay, the film follows a family caught in a horrific tsunami. Bayona told He this summer that “they are on schedule and working really hard on the editing and visual effects.” They’ve finished shooting last February and did some other touch-ups this summer, but with a completion timeframe around early 2012, we could be seeing this by next fall. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
Today we have a teaser (dubbed in Spanish) for "The Impossible," the true story of one family's experience during the 2004 tsunami. The new movie stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Check out the teaser below. Plot: An account of a family (Watts, McGregor) caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. "The Impossible" is directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, the man behind "The Orphanage," which became a huge hit in Spain. Summit Entertainment is on board to distribute the film, but has yet to set a release date. Teaser: If you cannot see the player, click here. »
I like this kind of stories. What can be more terrifying on a big screen than a tsunami? Snakes on a plane? Oh, please, give me break – I’m sure you’re going to love this movie! After all, we have Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts on board and a great title – The Impossible. Check [...]
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The Impossible was present at the American Film Market in both 2010 and 2011, but we haven't heard much outside of Afm. Warner Bros. has released the first teaser trailer---it is stylish and striking and accomplishes everything you want from a teaser trailer. Impressively, the teaser does all this while dubbed in Spanish. The Impossible is the English-language debut of Juan Antonio Bayona, director of The Orphanage, which was a massive hit in Bayona's homeland Spain. So it makes sense that the first big promotional push is in Spanish. Luckily for the rest of us, the disaster genre is a universal language. Led by Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, The Impossible tells the story of a family caught in the tsunami that hit Thailand seven years ago today. Watch the trailer after the jump. Twitch kindly translated the intertitles: On December 26, 2004, a devastating tsunami hit the coast of Southeast Asia. The lives »
- Brendan Bettinger
Juan Antonio Bayona burst onto the film scene in 2007 with his brilliant ghost story The Orphanage. One of the most successful films in Spanish box office history, it found a huge audience abroad as well. Last year, Bayona spent several weeks in Thailand filming his English language film debut, The Impossible. Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, it tells the true story of one family´s experience during the Southeast Asian tsunami of 2004. The first official teaser trailer has now arrived.While the film is in English, this teaser features the Spanish dubbing. However, the teaser introduces some amazing haunting and terrifying images both reminiscent of Bayona´s earlier work, and something new and different than your standard disaster movie fare. And as his previous film »
Producers of a movie depicting the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami hired the biggest water tank in Spain to recreate the horrific tidal wave.
Director Juan Antonio Bayona refused to use computer-generated special effects to recreate the enormous wave, and he was so determined to make the movie realistic, the cast and crew decamped to a huge man-made reservoir in Spain to shoot the crucial scenes.
They also filmed at a Thai hospital where the injured were treated after the disaster - and Bayona reveals victims of the horror are glad the movie will remind the world of their suffering.
He tells Empire magazine, "The hospital thanked us for doing the movie. It was the right moment to do this. We've been very close to survivors and what they have seen about the movie, they are very grateful. It's a story that has to be told."
More than 230,000 people in 14 countries perished in the tidal wave in December 2004, which was sparked by an enormous earthquake on the bed of the Indian Ocean. »
She tells Total Film magazine, "I have a family now so my choices are all about how it works with family life. It's like, 'Where does it shoot, how long for?'
"(Picking movies is) always about the director first, because if there's a director attached you'll want to read the script. This actually came up after I'd spent six months in Thailand and Spain working on The Impossible, but when Clint calls, you're instantly interested.
"Plus it was just three weeks work for me so it was really doable." »
[insert Gilf joke here] THR has reported this weekend that actresses Naomi Watts (The Impossible, J. Edgar) and Robin Wright (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Rampart) will be starring in a new "erotic tale" from director Anne Fontaine (Coco Before Chanel, Nathalie...) called The Grandmothers. "The erotic tale of misguided love and a celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship, The Grandmothers tells the story of two lifelong friends who fall in love with each »
- George Merchan
Never mind me wittering ten to the dozen about TV's greatest ever series, it seems that the world and his wife want to talk about Doctor Who these days. Especially when a brand spanking new series hits the airwaves – that's cause for all sorts of newspapers, magazines, websites and TV shows to promote, discuss and analyse the latest escapades of the good Doctor.
Take the latest season – NuWho Season Six - or Season 32 if we're including the entire history. There's been plenty of drama happening in the latest season, but equally, there's been equal helpings of drama dished up by various critics and scaremongers who can't resist making a meal out of the slightest issue. So before entering the maelstrom of The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of The Moon (Impossible Moon), it's worth having a look at some of the furore surrounding its début. With that in mind, here then is »
The American Film Market has been in full swing this week with lots of very early photos and pieces of artwork being revealed.
Today the photos include Selma Blair and Amy Smart in the heiress thriller "Columbus Circle", Michael Angarano and Juno Temple in indie film "The Brass Teapot", Eric Bana in the spy thriller "Blackbird" and various cast members in "Piranha 3Dd".
There's also promo posters for a "Step Up 4", the re-teaming of 'Machinist' actor Christian Bale and director Brad Anderson in "Concrete Island", the Osama bin Laden military team flick "Code Name Geronimo", Rob Zombie's new horror tale "Lords of Salem", the all star magician heist flick "Now You See Me", and the Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts tsunami disaster flick "The Impossible".
- Garth Franklin
We’ve got another batch of posters and synopses from the American Film Market, including promo posters and synopses for Tarzan 3D and The Impossible, as well as an official synopsis for the feature film adaptation of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. The new adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ classic tale Tarzan comes in the form of a 3D animated adaptation. Reinhard Klooss (Animals United) is directing from a script that Klooss co-wrote with Jessica Postigo (The Mortal Instruments). Additionally, The Impossible comes from The Orphanage director J.A. Bayona and stars Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, and Tom Holland. The film tells the true story of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, as Watts races to find and save her family from the ensuing flood. Finally, we’ve got the official synopsis for the feature film adaptation of the popular teen book series The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. »
- Adam Chitwood
He's turned 40, moved his family to Los Angeles and spends his time tinkering with motorbikes. Midlife crisis? No fear
In the corner of his regular haunt, a bustling restaurant in the posh suburb of Brentwood, Los Angeles, Ewan McGregor takes a break from his shrimp salad to consider the apocalypse.
"I'm not remotely worried," he says. "For all of the hurtling towards climate change, there's also a lot more understanding of it than there was when we were kids. They don't call environmentalists tree huggers any more, so there's hope!"
Doomsday would be an odd fixation for McGregor. After all, life is rather good. He has five movies coming down the pipe, and promising ones, too. There's Bryan Singer's sword-swinging fantasy Jack the Giant Killer and The Impossible, in which he and Naomi Watts face the 2004 tsunami. He also plays a stuffy scientist who falls for Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, »
- Sanjiv Bhattacharya
You just have to love Sharlto Copley. The guy went from relative obscurity to becoming one of the hottest movie stars of 2009, after starring in director Neill Blomkamp‘s acclaimed film, District 9. Then he goes off and has some geeky retro fun by portraying the big-screen version of the wacky Murdock in The A-Team, and just last year ends up reuniting with Blomkamp for his latest sci-fi flick, Elysium.
Now, Deadline reports that Copley, along with Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) have joined the cast of a space adventure film called Europa, which is currently being shopped at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screenplay was written by Philip Gelatt, and is the story of a six-person team of astronauts from various international space stations who are sent by a private sector corporation to be the first manned mission to Jupiter’s fourth moon.
The film also stars »
- Jason Moore
Since the announcement last year that James O’Barr’s cult classic The Crow would be rebooted by Relativity Media and The Weinstein Company, the production has been fraught with production troubles and fan-backlash. Last October, Stephen Norrington (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), the director and creative force behind the reboot, left the project completely. So that script and “unnamed actor” that Norrington wanted to star in it was scrapped. Relativity then announced in April that Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) would be helming The Crow but trouble quickly followed with a lawsuit by The Weinstein Company suing Relativity Media over the distribution rights to the movie. Norrington’s version of the reboot would not touch the James O’Barr source material, but now, with Fresnadillo aboard, the reboot will “reinvent” the story of Eric Draven and Shelly Webster.
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
(Beverly Hills, CA) June 22, 2011 . Relativity Media.s President of Worldwide Production, Tucker Tooley, and Edward R. Pressman, producer behind the cult-classic The Crow franchise, announced today they have attached Alex Tse (Watchmen) to write their reinvention of The Crow, the 1994 critically acclaimed, sensation based on the comic book series and comic strip by James O.Barr.
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later), The Crow adaptation will be a gritty reboot of the gothic iconic character Eric Draven, who returns from the grave as The Crow on a mission to avenge his wife.s murder, so that his soul can finally rest. Bradley Cooper (Limitless) is attached to star as Draven. The original film is known for its breakthrough visual style as well as its unique production design and cinematography. Fresnadillo and Tse are perfectly suited to bring these beloved characters back to life, and to create a world worthy of this modern classic. »
- Michelle McCue
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