The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this week that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall.
“I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum’s development team to ensure that the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will create jobs, support tourism, and pay homage to the industry that helped define our identity as the creative capital of the world.”
“We are grateful to our incredible community of supporters who have helped make this museum a reality,” said Dawn Hudson, the Academy’s CEO. “Building this museum has been an Academy
The video shows the members of the Alpha Squadron, members of the U.S. armed forces, going after a war criminal in the near future Eastern Europe (which is in part where Ghost Recon Future Soldier will be set).
Publisher Ubisoft put this short together alongside Little Minx films, which acts a prequel to the upcoming game, featuring the four playable characters from Future Soldier as members of the cast of characters here. The location in the film will be a multiplayer map from the game and if you look carefully, there's a secret weapon unlock code somewhere in the Ghost Recon Alpha's running time.
Here's the synopsis:
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Alpha boasts a line-up of top Hollywood talent. The film was directed by Academy Award winners Hervé de Crécy and François Alaux, who won an Oscar in 2010 for Logorama,
Variety reported Thursday final negotiations were underway. Other studios showed interest, including Universal.
“Assassin’s Creed” is a third-person adventure game series (four titles since 2007) that has sold more than 26 million copies. In case the title didn’t tip you off, the game centers on a lineage of assassins, but the sci-fi story flips backward in time to explores their secret conflict with the Templars, who have spread their influence across history.
The obvious comparison is Ubisoft’s equally high-flying, slow-motion “Prince of Persia,” which was adapted into a feature by Disney and super producer Jerry Bruckheimer. Despite Jake Gyllenhaal’s glistening abs, the $200 million movie disappointed at the box office, managing to recoup overseas for a $335 million total but dashing any hope of a franchise at the Mouse House.
Des hommes et des dieux (Of Gods and Men), Xavier Beauvois
Sarah Forestier, Le Nom des gens (The Names of Love)
Eric Elmosnino, Gainsbourg (vie héroïque)
Roman Polanski, The Ghost Writer
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Alvaro, Le Bruit des glaçons
So, let’s move to France for the national film award of France, first given out in 1975, with nominations that are selected by the members of the Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinéma.
As we already guessed, Xavier Beauvois’ Des hommes et des dieux, or if you prefer Of Gods and Men – movie that we previously talked about – took the top prize at France’s Cesar Awards.
And you all thought that Roman Polanski‘s The Ghost Writer will win? Ok, you were close, because the movie ended up taking home the most awards, including best adapted screenplay, best editing, best original score, and best director for Polanski himself, who was in attendance.
Looks that France loves Facebook, too, so David Fincher has a reason to be satisfied. He will
The Social Network, Invictus, Inception, Illegal, The Secret In Their Eyes, Bright Star, and Les Amours Imaginaires will duke it out for the Best Foreign Film category.
Jodie Foster will preside over the ceremony and Quentin Tarantino will be given an honorary Cesar award. The 36th Annual Cesar Awards will be held on Feb. 25th.
Here is the full list of nominees:
Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur), dir: Pascal Chaumeil
Of Gods and Men (Des Hommes Et Des Dieu), dir: Xavier Beauvois
Gainsbourg (Vie Heroique), dir: Joann Sfar
Mammuth, dir: Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern
Le Nom Des Gens, dir: Michel Leclerc
The Ghost Writer,
It is also worth noting that there are three American movies among the seven nominees for Best Foreign Film: Inception, The Social Network and perhaps the biggest surprise, Invictus.
The 36th edition of the Césars will take place on February 25 in Paris.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
L’arnacoeur by Pascal Chaumeil
Le nom des gens by Michel Leclerc
The Ghost Writer by Roman Polanski
Tournée by Mathieu Amalric
Des Hommes et des Dieux by Xavier Beauvois
The three American films cited by the Académie des arts et techniques du cinema are Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” David Fincher’s “The Social Network” and Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus,” an Oscar contender in the States last year.
Xavier Beauvois’ “Of Gods and Men” (“Des hommes et des Dieux”) — not one of the nine films still in contention for the best foreign film Oscar — leads with 10 nominations, while Roman Polanski’s “The Ghost Writer” and Joann Sfar’s “Gainsbourg” (“Vie Héroïque”) are also nominated in multiple categories.
Presiding over this year’s awards is American actress and director Jodie Foster.
The full 20-minute short film is expected to be released in conjunction with the launch of the game in early 2011. You'll find the teaser embedded below.
Saturday, July 24
10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films
The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios,
The San Diego Comic-Con has posted the schedule for Saturday, July 24. You can view the full schedule here, but below are the movie and TV events that ComingSoon.net/SuperHeroHype/ShockTillYouDrop.com will be concentrating on.
Saturday, July 24
10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films— The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-dvd animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios, and how they came to be involved with their project. Panelists tentatively scheduled include Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After
The highly classified bio-augmentation procedure is a Spartan candidate's final and most difficult ordeal before joining the ranks of the legendary soldiers. The dramatic interpretation of Carter's rebirth as a Spartan embodies the themes of courage,
Logorama – [Kid Warning: contains adult language]
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