Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category
M.   /   April 17, 2008   /   43 Comments

Thanks to the lovely Clarisse for informing me that the French/German TV channel ARTE will air “The Dreamers” tonight at 9pm for the first time on open TV in those countries. Be sure to watch it if you can!!!

M.   /   March 30, 2008   /   7 Comments

“It’ really like nothing else you’ve ever seen,” he says. “That’s the kind of stuff I try to find. It’s really original. The closest description I can come up with is: ‘Batman’ meets ‘Magnolia.’ So, it’s really going to be interesting.”

Source: timesleader.com

M.   /   February 21, 2008   /   31 Comments

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Jordan’s film, Cracks, meanwhile, recalls the contained nature of her father’s 1977 debut The Duellists. It is a tale of “misguided love and obsession” set in an English all-girls boarding school in the 1930s. Eva Green, star of Casino Royale, will play Miss G, a charismatic teacher. “It reminded me a lot of Lord of the Flies,” says Jordan, who co-directed the short Jonathan with her father for the 2005 anthology movie All the Invisible Children. “It was interesting as you always see that kind of story played out among boys. You never see it presented with a group of girls.”

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Source: Times Online

M.   /   February 08, 2008   /   44 Comments

Thanks to Ms Green’s management, I can announce you her next official film project. Eva is set to star as ‘Miss G’, a charismatic teacher, in “Cracks”, to be directed by Jordan Scott, Ridley Scott’s daughter. They need to complete the financing, which should be done soon – and shooting is set for March, April and May. This film isn’t on IMDb.com yet, so don’t bother going there for info. “Cracks” is a British boarding school-set period drama. “It’s about misguided love and obsession, as told through the eyes of a group of elite girls in this boarding school,” said Jordan Scott.

PS: I’ll also have something else to announce you this week end. But don’t ask now. You’ll know about it when it’ll be the right time. In the meantime, enjoy these fabulous news! 😉

M.   /   January 25, 2008   /   31 Comments

Is it true that Eva Green makes an appearance in this film in flashback?
Barbara Broccoli:
No, she doesn’t appear in flashbacks, but she’s certainly on Bond’s mind.

M.   /   December 08, 2007   /   5 Comments

Daniel Craig, Eva Green and others are pining for an extended version of the flick to appear on its DVD.

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Also shot but not included in the theatrical release of “Compass” — and therefore available for inclusion in the extended version — is more back story relating to the love narrative between the witch Serafina and Farder Coram.

“She had a love affair 50 years ago,” explained Eva Green, who plays Serafina, “when Farder Coram was 30-something. They had a child together, but the child died, and she had to go back to her world and become queen, while he just became an old man.”

In the world of “The Golden Compass,” witches live for hundreds of years, so while Farder Coram got old, she did not. So in the scene that was shot (but not used), she doesn’t wish to remind him of their heartbreak when she visits the boat he’s on, so she turns invisible for a moment.

“He can’t see her, and it’s painful for her too,” Green said. “So when he goes up on deck, she disappears, and he can sense her, or at least he senses something, but he goes back under, and he’s very sad. It makes her cry.”

Green says she understands why the scene was cut from the film. “You can’t have everything in a movie like that,” she said. “You have to make sacrifices.” But she’s hopeful it’ll be returned to a director’s cut. “It’s such a sad story,” she said.

“There’s a lot of those little kinds of detours along the way that didn’t serve the movie or move the plot forward. There can’t be that many more versions, like the X-rated version,” Weitz joked, “but there are some aspects, like more time with the Gyptians, that can be brought out in a director’s cut. It would be fun for the readers of the books.”

Source: MTV

M.   /   November 29, 2007   /   6 Comments

New Line Cinema will present special sneak previews of its highly anticipated fantasy-adventure The Golden Compass on Saturday night in 800 theaters nationwide prior to the film’s worldwide opening on December 7th, it was announced today by New Line’s President of Domestic Distribution David Tuckerman.

Based on author Philip Pullman’s bestselling novel, The Golden Compass tells the first story in the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. The film is set in an alternative world populated by talking bears who fight wars, witches, Gyptians, and daemons. In the world of The Golden Compass, a person’s soul lives on the outside of their body in the form of a daemon, an animal spirit that accompanies them through life.

At the center of the story is Lyra (played by newcomer Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend — and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well. The movie stars an ensemble cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Sam Elliott, Eva Green and the voices of Ian McKellen, Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore, Kathy Bates, and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The film is written and directed by Chris Weitz and produced by Deborah Forte and Bill Carraro.

Source: ComingSoon.net

M.   /   November 28, 2007   /   9 Comments

Rotten Tomatoes visited the set of Franklyn! Be sure to read what they have to say about this experience and to see two new Eva stills.

Thanks to Tom and Caladonia for the heads-up!

EDIT: The new stills are now in the gallery too.

M.   /   October 31, 2007   /   9 Comments

# IMDb has listed The Golden Compass to be featured on HBO: First Look on November 20th. Its a good bit in advance, and hopefully they will have completed editing on more footage and will show new scenes with the actors.
Thanks to Holli for the heads-up.
Hopefully we’ll get a video!

# Patrick sent me a cool video clip that has Eva talking about the “Golden Compass”, her flying and being a witch. It was on the bottom of his msn instant messenger menu. Here‘s a link to it.

New scans coming soon.

M.   /   October 28, 2007   /   10 Comments

He’s midway through work on a new film, Franklyn, in London.

“It’s with Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green. I can’t really say too much about the story line, but it’s pretty far-out. . . . It was the most interesting script I read after Control, and one of the only ones that didn’t involve me killing myself, either. Not to say I’ll never play another depressed individual, but not immediately after this.”

Source: Philly.com

M.   /   October 10, 2007   /   22 Comments

The New Golden Compass Trailer!
Source: New Line Cinema

New Line has revealed the new trailer for writer/director Chris Weitz’s The Golden Compass, hitting theaters on December 7. The fantasy adventure is set in an alternative world where people’s souls manifest themselves as animals, talking bears fight wars, and Gyptians and witches co-exist. At the center of the story is Lyra (Dakota Blue Richards), a 12-year-old girl who starts out trying to rescue a friend who’s been kidnapped by a mysterious organization known as the Gobblers – and winds up on an epic quest to save not only her world, but ours as well.

Click here to watch the trailer!

M.   /   October 10, 2007   /   4 Comments

Principal photography has begun on Ryan Phillippe’s new film, Franklyn.

The feature debut for writer/director Gerald McMorrow also stars Eva Green, Sam Riley, Bernard Hill, Susannah York and Art Malik.

Set between the parallel worlds of contemporary London and the “futuristic faith-dominated metropolis” of Meanwhile City, the flick weaves a tale of four lost souls, whose lives are intertwined by love, fate and tragedy.

Produced by Jeremy Thomas and co-produced by Alexandra Stone and Nick O’Hagan, Franklyn marks the feature film debut of award-winning director Gerald McMorrow, whose short film Thespian X won the TCM Classic Shorts Film Competition. Peter Watson is executive producer.

Jeremy said: “We’ve had wonderful experiences working with first-time directors such as Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) and David Mackenzie (Young Adam) to bring their talent to audiences around the world and we are very excited by Gerald’s creativity and convinced that this will be a powerful and dynamic film.”

Source: This is North Scotland

M.   /   September 20, 2007   /   15 Comments

Phillippe, Green, Riley join ‘Franklyn’

McMorrow directs futuristic thriller
By ARCHIE THOMAS

Ryan Phillippe, Eva Green and newcomer Sam Riley will star in first-time director Gerald McMorrow’s futuristic thriller “Franklyn” for the Recorded Picture Co.

Pic, set in contemporary London and a future metropolis dominated by faith, weaves the tale of four lost souls divided by two parallel worlds on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.

Jeremy Thomas produces, with Alexandra Stone and Nick O’Hagan co-producing. Peter Watson is exec producer.

Brit thesp Riley turned heads in “Control” for his portrayal of troubled Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis. The cast also includes Bernard Hill, Susannah York and Art Malik.

McMorrow previously directed award-winning short “Thespian X.”

The feature’s $12 million budget is being financed by the U.K. Film Council’s Premiere Fund, Film 4 and Aramid. HanWay Films is handling international sales.

Source: Variety.com

Ryan Phillippe and Eva Green to Star in Futuristic Thriller ‘Franklyn’

Posted Sep 20th 2007 5:33PM by Patrick Walsh

The upcoming futuristic thriller Franklyn will offer something for the fellas (the gorgeous Eva Green) and something for the ladies (the man-gorgeous Ryan Phillippe). The film will be set simultaneously in both contemporary London and a faith-dominated future metropolis without separation of church and state. According to Variety, the film will tell the story of “four lost souls divided by two parallel worlds on course for an explosive collision when a single bullet will decide all their fates.” It’s Sliding Doors meets The Matrix! Sounds mighty confusing, but I’m intrigued. The film will co-star Sam Riley, who plays Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis in Control (read James’ positive review here).

First-time director Gerald McMorrow wrote the screenplay and will direct the film. According to IMDb, John Hurt is in the Franklyn cast as well, but since that’s not part of the Variety announcement, take that with a grain of salt for now. The movie has undergone a lot of casting changes, it seems. Last we heard about the project, Ewan McGregor was attached to star, but it appears that is no longer the case. Paul Bettany was attached to the Riley role at one point. I don’t know much about Riley, but I do know getting Phillippe for McGregor is something of a step down. Phillippe is improving, though, I must give him props for holding his own against an incredible Chris Cooper performance in the too little-seen Breach. Green is probably best known as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, but holds a special place in my pants heart for her almost entirely nude performance in The Dreamers. Dreamy.

Source: Cinematical

M.   /   August 23, 2007   /   7 Comments

(…) “The next two (movies) I do are both in the UK. I have a film starting in a month here, with Eva Green, which is a really original piece that goes between present day London and a futuristic European city that’s non-descript.”

Credit: Sky Showbiz and lola

EDIT: Apparently, young English actor Sam Riley landed the role of Milo. So, Phillippe will play Preest.

On another note, I’d like to let you know that Mawi decided to close Eva Network after only two weeks. She has a new project coming soon, and even though she still loves Eva, she thought that she couldn’t handle 3 sites, especially because her updates at Eva were mostly about older stuff and it’s enough reason to demotivate most webmasters. I wish her good luck with her upcoming site. In the meantime, we can all visit her Kate Walsh fansite.

M.   /   August 02, 2007   /   12 Comments

Thanks to Eva’s management for informing me that “Franklyn” is due to start filming in the middle of September. Unfortunately, the producers decided that the cast should be a little younger: the three leads in their twenties rather than their thirties. The new cast is yet to be announced. Eva’s still in it, but the rest of the cast will be about her age. Even though this is sad news for everyone who wanted to see her co-star with Paul Bettany and Ewan McGregor (me included), we have no reasons to worry as the new cast should be very good too.