With a budget of $100 million, Cloud Atlas marks the return of the successful Andy and Lana Wachowski. Collaborating heavily together on the screenplay and co-directing the film, the duo is now heavily into promoting the feature with co-director Tom Tykwer. So the Wachowski Starship (they have seriously been calling themselves that lately) have been busy, just not to busy to co-create a super secret new television series with Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski.
Variety reports that the Wachowskis and Straczynski have been pitching a mysterious new show to several networks called Sense8. The overall concept of the show is shrouded in secrecy for now with the only known information being that Sense8 will be an hour long series, that Straczynski will serve as Sense8‘s show runner, and the Wachowski siblings will direct several episodes.
Currently Straczynski is in the process of pitching a new thriller series for ABC, while the siblings are juggling press before the October 26th release of Cloud Atlas as well as prepping the production for their next mind-bender Jupiter Ascending, so do be surprised if we have to wait on Sense8 whatever the hell it is.
Before we get too far I will let you know this clip has one darn, spoilery ending. That being said, I don’t believe it’ll ruin the movie for you – otherwise, why release it? – and it’s likely this event won’t play out as we’re led to believe. It’s my understanding Cloud Atlas is throwing the accepted rules of a narrative’s flow out the window.
Still, here at the risk of a slight spoiler? Good for you, watch away,
Now tell me what the fuck is going on!? Intrigued me they have, but I really hope this flick isn’t too ambitious for its britches. I did like Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, which this reminds me a lot of, so maybe I’ll love Cloud Atlas and everyone else will hate it. That’s what happened with The Fountain, anyhow.
So now that the summer of superhero movies have come to a close, what’s there to look forward to? Well, there’s a number of exciting films on the horizon actually. One flick in particular, though, would have to be Andy and Lana Wachowski (the Matrix trilogy) and Tom Tykwer‘s(Run Lola Run) Cloud Atlas .The trailer for it hit just a few days ago, and my lord…it’s poised to be one heck of a Sci-Fi spectacle! I for one, am astonished at how wildly imaginative it is. There are six stories in the movie that the characters will appear in that cross through different genres and take place of over the course of a thousand years. (Basically, all the actors play different characters in different time frames of the story). I mean come one, how ambitious does sound? Plus, with this being a Wachowski joint, you know it’s going to be a visual treat.
If you haven’t checked out the trailer I implore you to do so (I’ve embedded it after the jump). I think you’ll be impressed. For the rest of you, Warner Bros. has launched the official website for the film, and included in the website are photos from every single character in the film. In these photos you’ll see variations of actors Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant.
Sure, some of the make-ups look like they were done from booted contestants from SyFy’s Face-Off, but it’s kind of remarkable how distinctly different each actor looks. Some of them are completely unrecognizable.
As the Dark Knight Rises cast made it’s way through the pre-movie opening press, Anne Hathaway sat down with Digital Spy and answered the question:
“(Nolan) has said as well that Catwoman deserves her own movie, what do you think about that?”
“I think it would be lovely to see more of her but only if it’s with the right people,” Hathaway said. “She lives in this Gotham City and so it would have to be established by the people who have made this Gotham City. For me, at least.”
You can check out the interview in the video below. What do you think about this idea? Can Hathaway break the Catwoman movie curse?
Yes, there is a curse, it was put there by Halle Berry.
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
08-15-11 • Comics, FilmPosted by Veronique Medrano
Batman : The Dark Knigh Rises is pushing pretty hard on the PR leaks. This is no mistake, they want to build up the hype for the last movie of the Nolan Batman series. So, let’s get started with the character that has been getting the most buzz recently, Catwoman.
After an interestingly confrontational interview with MTV on the negative/positive feedback from the outfit reveal, a source gives the Daily Mail a positive appeal to fans that this new Catwoman’s will be the sexiest we’ve ever seen. Here an excerpt of their report:
“…Meanwhile, Anne, who changed into a pale yellow dress for the film’s[One Day] after-party, is taking the transformation into Catwoman pretty seriously. The actress, who follows both Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, is said to have been putting in some intense preparation for the role. A source told the Mail: ‘Anne is working out five days a week. She’s taking it very seriously and wants her body in tip-top condition. ‘Secretly she hopes to upstage Halle Berry, who last played Catwoman. She’s doing dance classes, weight-training and cardio – she wants to be the sexiest Catwoman ever.”
To just put in my two cents, I think that with the current footage released of the stunt double in action, it won’t be hard for Hathaway to beat Halle Berry , ‘cause no offense, but Halle Berry was just a woman in a bondage outfit. I always call that Catwoman rendition, “She who shall not be named.” Secondly, if you notice they do not mention her outshining Michelle Pheifer. (hehe ‘cause she can’t) Anyways, below is some youtube footage of the stunt double in action, along with some clearer shots of the outfit. No offense Hathaway, but it’s just a rip off of Marvel’s Black Widow outfit…you can’t see any surprise hiding in that material.