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G   /   August 08, 2014   /   2 Comments

By Russell Holly

 

Our next dive into the violent, sexy, and visually arresting world of Sin City is right around the corner, and to help get you ready to temporarily exchange color for carnage we spent a few minutes with Eva Green to talk about what it was like to be A Dame to Kill For.

Much like the first film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For takes us into Frank Miller’s epic neo-noir comic series. The upcoming film explores multiple comic book arcs in order to make a whole movie, but there’s a clear focus on Miller’s second comic book arc. In the comics, Dwight McCarthy finds himself finally moving away from all of the dark things in Sin City that pull you in and make you bad just as his old flame comes back into his life and sends him on a crash course down to the bottom. Ava Lord, who we learn later is the title dame, turns out to be the perfect combination of temptress and monster. With her history of playing dark characters, it sounds like Eva Green was perfect to play the role.

So, what was it like playing Ava Lord?

Eva Green: She’s such an extreme character. Very forlorn, a real femme fatale. A man-eater, enchantress, kind of a chameleon who can kind of change her skin and become what men desire. She has all these women insider here, so it was kind of fun to play all these women and to be kind of the damsel in distress, the princess, the goddess, the bitch. It was fun.

She’s a dark character across all of that, not just when she needs to be. You get the feeling that she’s just always this dark person.

Eva Green: She is dark. I mean, she is like 200% so dark. Her heart is so cold and hard, and you wonder what happened in her past to make her like that. Maybe she was born like that, just completely bonkers. I’ve played evil characters but that one is, yeah, pretty full on dark.

Sin City is this incredibly visual experience for the viewers, because it’s so black and white with these flashes of color. What is that experience like on your side of the lens?

Eva Green: I knew the first Sin City, so I knew it was in good hands and it would look really cool. But it’s true, I mean there’s green screen and then there’s green screen. I’ve done green screen before but here we had no furniture, no doors, no walls. There were a lot of scenes where it was just me and the other person in the scene, which is fine. It’s fun when you can use your imagination, but really when you have another actor in front of you that’s all that matters.

In preparation for the role, did you read any of the comics or anything?

Eva Green: I only read A Dame To Kill For. I knew that Frank and Robert had used it as a storyboard, and that they were going to be very faithful to that. Reading it helped so I knew what would be surrounding me. You have to bring your own flesh to the role, though. It was nice to see how she was moving and it helped a lot to embrace Frank’s vision. I tried my best, anyway.

 

Source: Geek

G   /   August 07, 2014   /   4 Comments

By Eric Spitznagel

 

The U.S. has come a long way in the last decade. Same-sex marriage is now legal in 19 states. Medical marijuana is legal (with a “note from your doctor”) in 23 states. But if there’s one thing we still have no tolerance for, it’s lady nipples. Even worse if those nipples belong to a French seductress like Eva Green, ass-kicking star of blockbusters like Casino Royale and 300: Rise of an Empire.

A poster for her new film, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For — in theaters August 22 — was banned by the MPAA for, in their words, the “curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown.” And then a commercial slated to air on ABC was pulled for more or less the same reason. Too much Eva Green nipplage.

Green recently said that boobs “have never killed anyone” (though she did add that suffocation is a possibility). I called up Green recently, and she talked quite a bit more about the controversy — and about her obsession with stuffed dead animals.

ESQUIRE.COM: I have a lot to ask you about Sin City, but we should probably start by talking about taxidermy.

EVA GREEN: I’m sorry?

ESQ: I heard that you’re a repeat customer at Deyrolle in Paris, the taxidermy shop.

EG: [Laughs.] Oh yes, yes, that’s right.

ESQ: I was there decades ago, when I was doing the backpacking-across-Europe thing. The place is insane.

EG: It’s a very beautiful shop. It’s like being in a fairy tale or something.

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G   /   August 05, 2014   /   4 Comments

By Natalie Finn

Eva Green does not get the fuss.

“I mean…the poster, you don’t see anything!” the French actress exclaimed to E! News, her response in a nutshell to the hullabaloo over what was deemed to be a too-sexual teaser image for the upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, featuring Green’s Ava Lord in a flimsy white robe, gleaming pistol in hand.

The none-too-subtle hint at what’s underneath Green’s robe was considered too naughty for public display by the Motion Picture Association of America, prompting Dimension Films to release an edited version of the poster. ABC later refused to air the trailer that was initially made for broadcast because Green “appear[ed] to be naked.”

“Just wait for the movie then. It’s in 3-D as well. Enjoy yourself, you know!” Green said, laughing. “It was nothing on the poster, it was lots of noise for nothing.”

She marveled over how the violence in the film, implied by her brandishing a weapon, was fun with the MPAA but the hint at nudity was being censored.

“I’m holding a gun on the poster—no big deal about the gun, it’s all about my t-ts?!”

 

Source: E! Online

 

G   /   August 05, 2014   /   4 Comments

By Claudia Canavan

The gorgeous Sin City 2 actress talks her favourite restaurant, wine, and what you should be wearing.

Sultry blue eyes, Bond girl pedigree and a recent US ban for an overly sexy film poster: it’s no wonder Eva Green is a woman we love.

Her latest incarnation, as Ava Lord in Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For, might just be her most impressive role yet, as she takes on mantle of the ultimate femme fatale in Frank Miller’s graphic novel sequel.

We caught up with the French native to get her thoughts on London, wine, and what she thinks you should be wearing.

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G   /   August 05, 2014   /   0 Comments

By Jonathan Broxton

Penny Dreadful is a Gothic horror/drama series on the American Showtime network, set in Victorian London at the turn of the 19th century. Taking inspiration from the classic writings of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde and others, as well as the “penny dreadful” magazines which told lurid tales of serial killers, highwaymen and cowboys, creator John Logan re-imagined these classic characters in a new setting, interacting with each other, and working together to defeat an ancient evil. The story follows Ethan Chandler (Josh Hartnett), a charming American gunslinger sojourning in the motherland, who is recruited by the mysterious Vanessa Ives (Eva Green) to help Sir Malcolm Murray (Timothy Dalton), a famed African explorer, rescue his daughter Mina, who he believes has been kidnapped by a vampire-like creature. Needing help of a medical nature, Sir Malcolm also obtains the help of Victor Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway), a brilliant young surgeon, who has a problem of his own: unknown to the others, Frankenstein has been conducting experiments involving death and resurrection, and one of his creations, the fearsome Caliban (Rory Kinnear) has come looking for his father…

The world is in a Golden Age of television at the moment. With massively popular shows such as Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Downton Abbey, True Detective, Homeland, Fargo and others airing to enormous critical acclaim, it is currently de rigeur for major movie stars to feature in episodic series where, before, working in TV was considered ‘slumming it’, a step down from theatrical motion pictures. Similarly, television music is undergoing a renaissance of its own, with composers like Bear McCreary, Ramin Djawadi, John Lunn, Nathan Barr and Jeff Beal re-defining the quality of TV scores, and in many cases rivaling the best film music in the 2010s. Now you can add Abel Korzeniowski’s sumptuous music for Penny Dreadful to that list. Korzeniowski has slowly but surely been making a name for himself over the past few years as a composer to be reckoned with, him having received Golden Globe nominations for his scores for A Single Man and W.E. in 2009 and 2011 respectively, and having been the recipient of significant critical acclaim for his work on Romeo & Juliet and Escape from Tomorrow last year.

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G   /   August 03, 2014   /   0 Comments

By Dave Lewis

For her part, Green added another deliciously over-the-top villainess to her resume (she recently stole the show as the baddie in “300: Rise of an Empire”). She said that in playing the duplicitous seductress Ava, it was a challenge to “still be believable and lie all the time…she’s so bad, so that was very fun. No conscience. No sense of right or wrong. She’s pretty evil.”

Rodriguez praised Green’s abilities, noting a scene in which she dupes a pair of cops into believing her innocence after attempting to murder someone close to her.

It’s been nearly a decade since “Sin City” hit theaters, but fans will soon be able to return to the seedy, crime-ridden cesspool known as Basin City in the upcoming “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.” 

Dimension held a press conference earlier today with stars Jessica AlbaJosh BrolinEva Green and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, where they discussed the sequel’s original storylines, green screen technique, the possibility of further “Sin City” yarns and Alba’s dance moves. 

Based on Miller’s Dark Horse Comics series, the sequel includes two chapters based on existing storylines — “A Dame to Kill For” and the brief “Just Another Saturday Night” — plus the original stories “The Fat Loss” (originally titled “Nancy’s Last Dance”) and “The Long, Bad Night.” 

It brings together characters seen in the first film — Alba as Nancy, Bruce Willis as Hartigan, Mickey Rouke as Marv, among others — along with some new faces, most notably Green as femme fatale Ava, Gordon-Levitt as the new character Johnny, and Brolin as Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film). 

Since the original 2005 film’s release, some actors have been replaced (Jamie Chung took over for Devon Aoki, while Dennis Haysbert stepped in for the late, great Michael Clarke Duncan).

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G   /   August 03, 2014   /   0 Comments

By Gregg Kilday

Fox has set a release date for Paper Towns, its adaptation of the 2008 novel by The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. The film reunites Fault‘s Nat Wolff with screenwriters Scott Neustadter andMichael H. Weber. Temple Hill’s Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are producing.Paper Towns will hit theaters on July 31, 2015.

That release date had originally been slated for Tim Burton’s next movie, Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars, an adaptation ofRansom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which is just getting underway. Its release has been moved to March 4, 2016.

The studio also moved up Ridley’s Scott’sThe Martian, starring Matt Damon, from that March 4, 2016, date to the earlier date of Nov. 25, 2015.

In addition, the studio shifted the release date of George Tillman Jr.’s The Longest Ride, an adaptation of the novel byNicholas Sparks, by one week. The film, starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin andJack Huston, will now be released April 10, 2015 (rather than April 3, 2015).

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

 

G   /   July 28, 2014   /   9 Comments

By Justin Kroll

With a February start date line up, Tim Burton is going with a familiar face to lead the away in his next pic.

Eva Green is in negotiations to star in the Fox pic “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” which Burton will direct.

Based on the Ranson Riggs’ novel about a teenager who finds himself transported to an island where he must help protect a group of orphans with special powers from creatures out to destroy them. Green would play the title character, who acts as a guardian for these orphans.

Chernin Entertainment is producing the pic.

If the deal closes, the film would be a step closer to giving Burton another supernatural feature to tackle. Green and Burton had previously worked together on “Dark Shadows” and Burton has always enjoyed reteaming with thesps he has worked with in the past.

Green, who is repped by UTA and Tavistock Wood Management, was last seen in “300: Rise of an Empire” and can be seen next in Robert Rodriguez’s “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.”

She has also stayed busy on the TV front with her Showtime show “Penny Dreadful,” which was recently renewed for a second season.

Source: Variety

G   /   July 26, 2014   /   1 Comment

Penny-Dreadful-Blu-ray

Following the Penny Dreadful panel at Comic-Con where John Logan and the cast answered questions on the making of Season 1 and teased what’s ahead, Showtime announced that the first season will be making its way to Blu-ray and DVD in October:

The acclaimed SHOWTIME® original series PENNY DREADFUL – SEASON ONE will arrive on Blu-ray Disc and DVD October 7, it was announced today during the PENNY DREADFUL panel at San Diego Comic-Con International 2014.

From Showtime Networks, CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution, the Blu-ray and DVD collections will include every episode of the series’ first season, celebrated by critics as “scary, seductive, surprising, and smart” (NPR) and “solidly entertaining, well cast and oozing with atmosphere” (Variety). Both Blu-ray and DVD collections also boast extensive special features that delve into the gripping thriller.

From three-time Oscar® nominee John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo, Gladiator) and Oscar winner Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Skyfall),PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychosexual drama that weaves together classic horror origin stories into a gripping series that is “moody, mystical and wonderfully twisted” (Cleveland Plain Dealer). PENNY DREADFUL, starring Josh Hartnett (Black Hawk Down), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights) and Eva Green (Casino), completely reinvents literature’s most famous characters. Icons of terror such as Victor Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and timeless figures from Dracula join a core of original characters in a dark and brutal quest to save a soul – even as they grapple with their own monstrous temptations.

The series also stars Reeve Carney (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Danny Sapani (The Bill) and Harry Treadaway (The Lone Ranger). A co-production of Sky Atlantic, PENNY DREADFUL was created, written and executive produced by John Logan and executive produced by Logan’s Desert Wolf Productions, along with Sam Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary Road, Call The Midwife), both of Neal Street.

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M.   /   July 18, 2014   /   0 Comments

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G   /   July 18, 2014   /   1 Comment

The Salvation has been nominated for three (3) Svend Prisen Awards! The film is vying for the Most Popular Danish Film title. Mads Mikkelsen is nominated for Best Actor for his role as Jon Jensen. Mads has previously won the award last year for his film The Hunt. Eva Green (The Salvation) is nominated for Best international Actor in a Danish Film in which she is up against Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac), Fares Fares (The Woman In The Cage) and Mikael Persbrandt (One You Love).

Svend Prisen is the only Danish Film Award giving body where it’s the audience who decides who the winners will be. Voting will start this Sunday and will end on August 24, 2014.

List of This Year’s Nominees

About Svend14

 

Source:  Svend Film Fest

 

G   /   July 10, 2014   /   3 Comments

MILAN, July 10, 2014 / PRNewswire / – Today, Campari ® is officially featuring Hollywood actress Eva Green as the star of the Campari Calendar 2015 The stunning actress born in France to star in this year’s version of the iconic calendar, entitled ‘Mythology Mixology’ , and is dedicated to celebrating the colorful history of Campari and stories related to the intrinsic twelve of his most beloved classic cocktails. Each month will focus on a classic cocktail and thus represent imaginatively anecdotes, stories and beautiful and little known stories behind each iconic recipe.

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G   /   July 10, 2014   /   1 Comment

Music From the Showtime Original Series PENNY DREADFUL

Music Composed by 
Abel Korzeniowski
(A Single Man, W.E., Romeo & Juliet)

Some of literature’s most terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray, and iconic figures from the novel Dracula are lurking in the darkest corners of Victorian London.  PENNY DREADFUL is a frightening psychological thriller that weaves together these classic horror origin stories into a new adult drama starring Timothy Dalton, Josh Hartnett and Eva Green.

The dark and richly textured Gothic score is by one of the most exciting new names in film music, Abel Korzeniowski.

PENNY DREADFUL is currently unspooling its first season on Showtime. 

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 298 8
Release Date: 08/19/14

 

Source: Abel Korzeniowski’s Twitter 

G   /   July 09, 2014   /   1 Comment

We’re excited to announce that PENNY DREADFUL will make its SDCC debut as the opening day headliner on Thursday, July 24th from 6:00PM – 7:00PM with a panel session in Ballroom 20. Featured panelists will include series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and Harry Treadaway and series creator, writer and executive producer John Logan. The panel will be moderated by Emmy® Award-nominated actress (and major Penny Dreadful fan) Aisha Tyler!

Additionally, there will be talent signings, exclusive merchandise offers and more throughout the weekend! Fans can visit the Entertainment Earth Booth (#2343) to purchase a deluxe deck of tarot cards inspired by the ones used throughout the series, along with character action figures, including Ethan Chandler and Vanessa Ives. They can also visit the Titan Books Booth (#5537) to purchase special PENNY DREADFUL deluxe hardcover editions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Oscar Wilde’s A Picture of Dorian Gray, which each contain original black and white illustrations by Martin Stiff, Louie de Martinis and Ian Bass. Furthermore, the over 150,000 lanyards worn by all Comic-Con attendees will be branded by PENNY DREADFUL.

Source: Showtime’s Memo

M.   /   July 06, 2014   /   3 Comments

The French actress would have finally found her niche? She’s back with Penny Dreadful, an American horror TV series. Eva Green reveals her capacity of reinventing herself with genre films.

Sin City reinvented the comic-book movie as dirty, sexy and cool. Now Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller return with sequel Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.

“Eva’s eyes are so haunting… She’s irresistible” – Frank Miller

“She’s a princess, a lover, a goddess and a bitch…” – Eva Green on Ava Lord

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– Magazine Scans > Total Film (UK) – August 2014