May 4th, 2012   M. Dark Shadows, Events, Gallery Comments Off

GALLERY LINK:
- Events: Dark Shadows Press Conference – April 29, 2012

May 4th, 2012   M. Dark Shadows Comments Off

The Dark Shadows movie is the cover story of the latest issue of magazine Entertainment Weekly. Featuring interviews with director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (Barnabas Collins), along with other members of the cast and crew, it details the project’s development and confirms the film’s final budget at $125 million, considerably higher than the $60 million figure Variety reported at the end of last year.

“Barnabas extols the virtues of family and rejects people who are insincere and selfish,” explains Johnny Depp. “We wanted to pit this selfless family-first hero against the ‘Me’ decade.” Depp also speaks about filming scene with original Barnabas actor Jonathan Frid: “He was incredibly sweet about my taking on this character… Putting his eyeballs on me for the first time, all decked out as a slightly different version of him… it had to be pretty weird for him.” The issue is available on newsstands now and can also be downloaded in iPad format.

In other movie news, it’s been confirmed that the official tie-in book for the movie, Dark Shadows: The Art of the Film, will now be available in the United States. The large-format hardback book was originally announced for publication in the United Kingdom last November, promising production artwork, interviews and unseen photography. US readers can now pre-order the book by clicking here.

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May 3rd, 2012   M. General Comments Off

I received an email from Ms. Elisa Favreau from StudioCanal on March 20th and this might be really interesting to many of you.

Are you an aspiring writer? This might be your chance! StudioCanal is looking for a brand new novel written by an unknown, unpublished writer. If you wrote an original, unique, interesting, captivating, well-written novel that’s not available on the interwebs or in print, keep reading. Plagiarism won’t be accepted! The novel must be original and you musn’t be a published writer. StudioCanal wants to encourage new writers. They want to adapt and eventually co-produce the best novel in partnerships with small independent production companies from the UK and Italy. Nobody is looking for the new Twilight!

If you think you have a chance, please submit your full name, place of birth, city of residence, resume, synopsis of your novel (they’ll probably receive many submissions that they’ll need to read a synopsis before reading the entire novel), your major inspirations behind the novel, favourite books and authors, what made you want to be a writer, and, finally, a pdf file containing your novel. By submitting your novel, you give you on rights to it, meaning that they’ll belong to the database of StudioCanal now. You may be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. Languages accepted are English, French and Italian.

You must be older than 18.

Your deadline is up until June 1st, but, in case this is a success, the deadline can be extended.

The email you have to use is Elisa Favreau favreau.elisa [REMOVETHIS] @ [REMOVETHIS] gmail.com

All legal stuff, payment and detailed info will be then discussed via them. I’m just passing the news forward.

May 3rd, 2012   M. Dark Shadows, Media Comments Off

May 3rd, 2012   M. 300: Rise of an Empire, Media Comments Off

May 3rd, 2012   M. 300: Rise of an Empire, Article Comments Off

by TJ Dietsch

Between roles in Casino Royale and Kingdom of Heaven, Eva Green has played some pretty tough women. While her upcoming role as Angelique Bouchard in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows flexes a few different muscles, she’ll return to the realm of ass-kicking ladies in Noam Murro’s follow-up to 300, which may or may not be subtitled Battle of Artemisia.

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Green dropped a few hints about her character Artemisia, noting that the character is based on an person from history. “She’s a commander of the Persian armada,” she said. “So she fights – she’s like a man.” The actress went on to say, “She’s another very, very strong woman that has some balls, that’s for sure.”

Directed by Murro from a script by 300 collaborators Zack Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, the follow-up initially was touted as a prequel based on Frank Miller’s forthcoming Dark Horse miniseries Xerxes, which takes place 10 years before Thermopylae. However, there are now indications that the film is neither a prequel nor a sequel, and could instead chronicle the Battle of Artemisium, a series of naval engagements that took place simultaneously with the more famous Battle of Thermopylae depicted in 300. The film is set for an Aug. 2, 2013, release.

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May 3rd, 2012   M. Dark Shadows, Gallery Comments Off

Eva Green is featured in all her gorgeousness in 13 pages of InStyle UK!!!

More scans and photos from the Dark Shadows press conference to come later. ;)

GALLERY LINK:
- Scans: InStyle (UK) – June 2012, thanks to the wonderful Lorna

May 3rd, 2012   M. Dark Shadows, Interview, Media 1 Comment

Thanks to np001 and spot for the links! :D

May 3rd, 2012   M. Dark Shadows, Events, Gallery Comments Off

More scans and photos from the Dark Shadows press conference to come later. ;)

GALLERY LINK:
- Events: Dark Shadows Press Conference – April 29, 2012

May 3rd, 2012   M. Article, Dark Shadows, Gallery, Interview Comments Off

Eva Green is featured in all her gorgeousness in 13 pages of InStyle UK!!!

More scans and photos from the Dark Shadows press conference to come later. ;)

GALLERY LINK:
- Scans: InStyle (UK) – June 2012, thanks to the wonderful Lorna

May 2nd, 2012   M. Media 2 Comments

May 2nd, 2012   M. Dark Shadows, Interview Comments Off

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet-or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Bouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive. Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harbouring their own dark secrets. ’Dark Shadows’ stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath. The film is released in cinemas May 11th. Look out for a more in-depth interview with Chloe Moretz and Eva Green closer to the films release date.

May 2nd, 2012   M. Article, Dark Shadows, Interview Comments Off

(Thanks to Nausicaa for the heads-up)

It’s hard not to fall under the spell of French actress Eva Green. She has an almost hypnotic way of looking at you, seeming to delight in flashing her luminous blue eyes which stand out against her porcelain complexion. Blessed with a sharp intellect and tantalising beauty, Eva is the very definition of the femme fatale. There’s an exotic quality to her. Her conversation oscillates between serious self-analysis and a delightfully random observations on life, just as she can switch effortlessly between French and English. It’s this kind of duality which sharpens the many contradictions that define her personality. Despite her chronic shyness, she often plays strong, domineering women as a means of compensating for her own insecurities. Though she loves acting, she is terrified of auditioning for parts. But whether she’s playing Vesper Lynd in 2006’s ‘Casino Royale,’ or King Arthur’s runtless half-sister Morgan in 2010’s ‘Camelot’ TV series, or sitting down for an interview, Eva Green is irresistibly enchanting, albeit mysterious!

‘I think I confuse people. I have a dark side and I also have this very playful and provocative sensibility – it depends on my mood,’ Green explains. ‘I have a lot of insecurities and so to protect myself I often project this confident air and sometimes people think I’m being cold or arrogant because of this. I would rather just relax and be my natural ironic self and I’m working on that! (Laughs) Maybe I should do a comedy instead of playing all these dark characters I’m drawn to.’

Green’s latest film is ‘Dark Shadows,’ Tim Burton’s remake of the campy Gothic soap opera that was first broadcast on the American ABC network in the late 60s. Eva plays Angelique, a lusty sorceress who is obsessively in love with Johnny Depp’s rakish patrician, Barnabas Collins, whom she turned into a vampire a few centuries earlier after he fell in love with another woman. When Barnabas reawakens in 1972, he re-joins his family descendants (led my matriarch Michelle Pfeiffer), only to find himself pursued once again by Eva’s wacky witch, resulting in acrobatic sex and other mayhem.

May 2nd, 2012   M. Article, Dark Shadows, Interview 1 Comment

Eva Green felt like an “old maid” during her childhood.

The French actress buckled down and studied hard when she was growing up. She admits she was wise beyond her years as she understood the importance of education.

“I went to a prestigious school. I was always studying, you know, I was an old maid!” Eva told the latest issue of UK magazine InStyle. “I didn’t feel like I was blooming, though. I was very shy.”

At 17, Eva enrolled at The American School in Paris where she felt “less judgment” before going on to drama school.

The 31-year-old star’s hard work has paid off as she has played a Bond girl in Casino Royale and also appeared in Kingdom of Heaven.

As she continues to see her star rise in Hollywood, she refuses to promote her status on social networking sites such as Twitter.

“Why would I do that? It’s masochistic. It’s not healthy if you become very self-conscious as an actor,” she said, shaking her head.

Eva can next be seen in Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp and Michelle Pfeiffer. She plays the role of powerful witch Angelique Bouchard who imprisons a vampire when he refuses to give in to her advances.

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