Thanks to George for the link. 🙂
Recently some of the stars of Tim Burton’s next feature, a film version of the gothic soap opera Dark Shadows, have been out and about talking about the director’s take on the show. MTV caught up with Helena Bonham Carter who revealed her reluctance and excitement about playing Dr. Julia Hoffman, the “alcoholic psychiatrist.” While promoting Rango, Johnny Depp, who’s set to lead as the vampire Barnabus Collins, told Collider, “Maybe Barnabus, in this version, is maybe a little bit more, maybe waxes a little more poetic now and again, you know? But it’s definitely in keeping with the original series.”
Well, another member from the cast had a bit of a different take on the film’s connection to the source material. While promoting her upcoming film Cracks, Eva Green, who’s onboard to play the witch Angelique, explained that the film is so different, referring back to the show wouldn’t help her develop her character. Instead, she’s going for a cross between Bette Davis and Janis Joplin. Check it out for yourself in the clip below.
Thanks to Isabell for the link to the new interview. 🙂
We’ve been wondering how Tim Burton was planning to compress over 1,200 “Dark Shadows” episodes into one feature film. The answer, it seems, is to keep some things the same while also taking great creative liberties.
To wit, while Johnny Depp told us his take on Barnabas — the vampire at the center of the ’60s-era supernatural soap — won’t stray far from the character pioneered by Jonathan Frid on the TV series, co-star Eva Green’s Angelique will be a far different creation than the one Lara Parker portrayed back in the day.
The official German Womb site located here was recently updated with a new trailer for the film, which is embedded below. Thanks to George for the link. 🙂
Womb will be released in cinemas in Germany on April 7, 2011.
The gallery has also been updated with a few new stills from the film as well. Enjoy!
• Womb > Promotional Shots & Stills
Don’t forget that the show is getting its global premiere at MIPTV. 😉
A look behind the scenes of Camelot, the new GK-tv series based on the legend of King Arthur, starring Eva Green (Morgan), Joseph Fiennes (Merlin) and Jamie Campbell Bower (Arthur), all of whom are interviewed in this video, along with other members of the cast and crew.
All three stars will be in Cannes April 4 for the World Premiere TV Screenings at MIPTV, where two exclusive episodes will be unveiled to delegates.
Camelot is produced by GK-tv, and broadcast in the US by Starz.
Big thanks to Lorna! 🙂
• Scans > SFX (UK) – May 2011
Yet another Camelot trailer has appeared online. Watch it right here. Screen captures are in the gallery. As usual, some scenes are new and some are old.
I’ve also updated the Camelot photo category these past few days with new stills, official wallpapers, and promotional shots.
• Camelot > Trailer #06
GK-tv president Craig Cegielski, producer of Camelot — the new epic series premiering at MIPTV with Joseph Fiennes & Eva Green — explains its origins.
Was it difficult getting Fiennes and Eva Green (Morgan) on board?
It was tough! With Joseph, Flashforward was still shooting during the Camelot casting process. But I was thinking of how he made Shakespearean nuances seem so contemporary in Shakespeare In Love, and knew he would be the perfect Merlin. So the moment Flashforward was cancelled, we told our casting director to get on the phone with his agent! But yes, it took some conversations. Eva, on the other hand, is a film actress. So that took some time and some listening. She’s never done a TV series. So locking in someone like that for five years (the objective is ten episodes per year) is quite a coup. It notably took a lot of conversations about how we were going to present the show. You don’t just lob in an availability request to Eva Green! We got on the plane and met with her…
So what’s next?
We basically got all of our financing partners secured at MIPCOM and MIPTV 2010. Signing Eva Green was considerable proof of concept during that phase. That’s just one of the reasons people bought in early; and I think they’ll be well rewarded when the ratings come out. So bringing the show to MIPTV’s International Screenings is a celebration of that. Dealwise, we’ll round out 100% of the world at MIPTV; but it’s really about celebrating with our broadcasters and revelling in the grandeur of the show with them. After all, Camelot is the biggest universal story; we all share it somehow!
Forget everything you thought you knew about Camelot — the hulking round table, the wizened Merlin, the Lerner and Loewe book and score. This “Camelot,” the latest historical epic from Starz, skews young and sexy with a “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” alumnus (Jamie Campbell Bower, as King Arthur), a Bond girl (Eva Green, as Morgan) and an MTV Movie Award winner for best kiss (Joseph Fiennes, as Merlin).
“What if you took the guys from ‘Friday Night Lights’ and put them in the middle of the Dark Ages, how would they respond?” Chris Chibnall, the show runner, as well as an executive producer and writer, said of his concept for the series, which has a sneak peek on Friday night at 11. (The series begins officially April 1.) “It’s a stripping away of the dressing of the legend and trying to look at the emotional truths that lie behind the myth.”
And that cast? “We went for all of the best actors, a lot of whom are hot, which is fortunate for us,” Mr. Chibnall added.
In a recent phone interview from his home in Dorset, England, Mr. Chibnall spoke with Kathryn Shattuck about strong women among warring men, leaders bearing promises of hope, and why the idea of building an idyllic society from the ground up resonates today. Excerpts from the interview follow.
• Camelot > Trailer #05
HD screen captures from the pilot of Camelot are now in the gallery. They have mature content, so consider this your warning!
Starz plans to give viewers an early look at its upcoming drama “Camelot.” Network sources have confirmed to the site exclusively the show’s debut installment will follow the finale of “Spartacus: Gods of the Arena” on Friday, February 25 beginning approximately at 11:00/10:00c.
“Camelot” then will formally launch Friday, April 1 at 10:00/9:00c as previously announced.
Starz however will offer up the full 64-minute premiere of “Camelot.”
Richard Gere (Pretty Woman, Primal Fear) is currently in final talks to star opposite Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking) and Eva Green (Casino Royale – 2006) in the high finance thriller Arbitrage.
Deadline reports that the official signing should be announced shortly, with filming due to begin in New York City as early as mid-April.
However, whether or not Gere may be able to accept the deal may depend on the viability of upcoming film State Of The Union — which has seen little action since adding the Pretty Woman star to the film and announcing the production last year.
Despite having no less than 4 producers and an estimated $40 million budget, State Of The Union has yet to sign any other key players or provide a filming schedule for the movie originally set for release some time in 2011.
Meanwhile, Arbitrage has added Aubrey Graham (Charlie Bartlett, TV’s Degrassi: The Next Generation) to join director and screenwriter Nicholas Jarecki (The Informers, The Outsider) as a cast member.
If accepted, Gere would be featured as a Wall Street player in a desperate struggle to sell off his trading empire and forced to turn to Sarandon to survive when his plans go awry.
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