Pullman doubts ‘Golden Compass’ sequel
18 July 2008 11:28 PM, PDT | From Digitalspy
Author Philip Pullman is not convinced that New Line Cinema will complete the His Dark Materials trilogy after the adaptation of his novel The Golden Compass underperformed in cinemas. Pullman told The Daily Telegraph that a film based on second book The Subtle Knife is unlikely to make it to the screen for its intended 2009 release date. He said: “I think people were hoping it would be out then but without the film actually having a production start date there can’t be a due date.”
Like last year, Grandes Ecoles City Circle is launching the “Francais of the Year” 2008 awards, celebrating the most talented French people who live and work in the UK.
The nominees are split into the following categories: Chefs, Artists, Sportsmen, Bankers and Chief Executives, to which have been added this year, at the request of numerous electors, three new categories: Entrepreneurs, Rising Stars and Talents.
Vote online on http://www.grandes-ecoles-city-circle.com
The vote will be open until the 30th September 2008 and the awards ceremony will take place in October 2008 in a prestigious London venue.
Eva didn’t win last year. Who knows, maybe she will this year… So, vote!
Attention Londoners! Eva is featured in today’s issue of ES Magazine. There’s a whole page dedicated to Miss Green and “her London”. That’s a very interesting reading!
I’ve added a scan to the gallery! Enjoy!
Thanks to Lorna for the heads-up!
Guess what? Eva is featured in the August issue of Glamour France! Thanks to Clémentine for letting me know and for Tango_down for kindly buying it and scanning it for us. You rock! The pictures are from last year’s Vanity Fair and already known to us, but the 1 page interview is new.
Have a wonderful day. We all wish you all the best and hope all your dreams come true!
Deal is for U.K., French and Benelux rights
By Stuart Kemp
July 3, 2008
LONDON — StudioCanal has inked a deal for U.K., French and Benelux rights to Jordan Scott’s “Cracks” in a multiterritory deal that will see British indie Optimum Releasing roll out the movie out here.
The British boarding school-set period drama, which is about to wrap shooting, stars Eva Green, Juno Temple and Sinead Cusack.
The film also has attracted Alain Goldman, who will executive produce through his Legende Enterprises production banner.
“Cracks” is produced by Future Films’ Kwesi Dickson, Industry Entertainment’s Rosalie Swedlin, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Scott Free’s Julie Payne. Ridley Scott, Tony Scott, John Wells, Michael Costigan, Stephen Margolis and Guy Collins are exec producers.
The picture has secured funding from the Irish Film Board.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
I know that many of you worried, wondering about what happened and why the site was offline. But we’re back! My awesome host unfortunately had technical difficulties. We’ve also lost the June updates, but we’re back! That’s what counts!
As for my latest post, it was about Eva not having any confirmed project after “Cracks”. At least not yet. Contrary to rumours, she didn’t sign for the new Tim Burton movie, even though that would have been awesome! Eva is still filming in Ireland, and “Cracks” will be an amazing film according to her management. We’ll only know about eventual new projects after the end of the summer. Last but not least, “Franklyn” is set for release in October of this year.
Oh, and did you see that Vesper appears briefly in the brand new “Quantum of Solace” teaser trailer?
She’s used to the trappings of life on the set of multimillion-dollar blockbusters, but former Bond girl Eva Green is still happy to get down and dirty in the wilds of Co Wicklow.
Locals in the village of Redcross were given lashings of Gallic charm as the Parisian actress rolled into town with a film crew.
It didn’t take much to transform the sleepy one-street village, nestled in the Wicklow mountains, into a 1930s-era thoroughfare for the new film ‘Cracks’.
Local extras, dressed in heavy tweeds, milled about vintage cars between takes — and even members of the local sheep population got walk-on roles.
It’s not the first visit to Ireland for the stunning actress, although last time round she didn’t have a personal hairdresser and make-up artist on hand.
“When I was 15 I went to Galway on an exchange. It’s one of my best memories,” she recalled during a break in filming yesterday.
“Coming back from a work point of view is very different … the countryside is magnificent and mysterious. This is the best role I’ve ever read. It’s amazing, quite dark,” she added.
Photos taken today:
EDIT: 16 new HQs were added to the gallery.
EDIT2: Even more HQs were added.
PS: The strawberry blonde lady is director Jordan Scott.
Surprise, surprise! The first on-set pic of Eva on the set of “Cracks” has surfaced! There she was photographed in Dublin on May 23rd. She didn’t look very happy though. Imogen Poots was one of the girls filming this very same day. No sight of Juno Temple or María Valverde yet.
EDIT: Six more HQs were added. This time you can really spot Miss G.’s 30s look.
The photos are the same, but now we have new Ads from the UK, Italy and Brazil thanks to Laura, Beatrice and Roberta! If you emailed me a Montblanc ad too and it wasn’t posted, please email me again. Real life has been very busy.
Here is a link to a new book of James Bond called James Bond Encyclopedia, only goes up to Casino Royale.
Thanks to Lorna for the heads-up.
‘Casino Royale’ star Eva Green begins work on her new film ‘Cracks’ in Dublin today.
Along with Green, the film will also star ‘Atonement’s Juno Temple and ’28 Weeks Later’ actress Imogen Poots.
Set in a boarding school in 1930s England, the film tells the story of a girl’s unhealthy bond with her teacher which is threatened by the arrival of a new student.
Wendy Mitchell in Cannes
19 May 2008 05:45
Juno Temple, Imogen Poots and Maria Valverde have joined Eva Green in Jordan Scott’s Cracks.
The film starts shooting in Ireland this week.
HandMade Films International is handling worldwide sales. Garage producers Element Pictures and the IRish Film Board have now joined the project.
It’s the new – but decent – V For Vendetta…
Cinema release date:
December 1st, 2008
At the Abbey Mills Pumping Station in East London, where a grimy waterworks has been fashioned into a bureaucratic dystopia, the whiff of Gilliam hangs heavily in the air. From the extras dressed as chavvy Camden Market regulars to the forbidding line of registration booths, today’s set detail is so saturated in Gilliamana, you half expect ol’ Terry to poke his head out and start giggling. “I will hold my hand up,” chuckles Franklyn’s writer-director Gerald McMorrow, “and say that I’m a child of Gilliam and Tim Burton. There are elements of Brazil here, but it’s more Victorianism via the Kingdom of Brunel.”