Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012 at 1:25 pm by TeddyBlass
We reported back in March about Wally Pfister stepping down from cinematography to direct a feature film being produced by Alcon Entertainment. Since that time we’ve also learned that Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will serve as executive producers on the project, and that the film’s budget is somewhat substantial. Now, Deadline reports that Johnny Depp is negotiating to star in present-day science-fiction film, which we’ve just learned is titled Transcendence.
The plot of Transcendence, which was written by newcomer Jack Paglen, has been described as in the vein of 2001: A Space Odyssey and Inception. According to THR, the story centers on a man who creates a computer that develops a malevolent awareness. Pfister has met with Noomi Rapace for the film’s female lead, and is considering James McAvoy, Tobey Maguire, and Christoph Waltz for other various roles. According to Deadline, Pfister praised actor Johnny Depp as “a creative and intelligent artist whom I feel will bring great depth to the character and the overall narrative.”
Alcon Entertainment plans on the film going into production in early 2013. We can assume from Pfister’s strong comments in the past that this science-fiction film won’t be getting the 3D treatment.
Posted on Thursday, September 6th, 2012 at 6:14 pm by TeddyBlass
According to TMZ, Christopher Nolan and his wife/producing partner are filing a lawsuit against their current and former agents over commission on movie profits. It appears the duo filed the lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court. They are claiming their current agency WME is asking for a cut of the profits from films that were initially brokered by their previous agency CAA. Nolan and Thomas are stuck in the middle of the conflict, and they’re asking the court to decide who should get the money. The Academy Award nominated director left CAA earlier this year when his lead agent was fired from the agency and then hired with WME.
Sounds like a bit of a sticky situation. Nolan’s films have grossed a massive $3.4
billion dollars and counting. He’s willing to pay the current commissions owed, but doesn’t want to pay one agency only to get sued by the other. Head over to TMZ
to get the latest.
Posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2011 at 7:56 pm by TeddyBlass
For the past decade and change, Christopher Nolan has kept to only making movies of his own. That all began to change last year when it was announced that he would be producing the upcoming Superman film, Man of Steel. Now, according to Mike Fleming at Deadline, Christopher Nolan is getting himself involved in another film he’s not directing — a supernatural thriller based off a yet to be disclosed book. Nolan’s production company, Syncopy, will be producing the film for Warner Bros. and has subsequently hired Keith Gordon to write and direct it. Mike Fleming is reporting that Nolan’s former assistant, Jordan Goldberg, is brains behind the project. Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas will act as executive producers. Keith Gordon is an actor turned director who has recently has been directing episodes of the hit television shows The Killing and Dexter. Hopefully we will get more details on this project soon. What do you think about Christopher Nolan getting into producing films he’s not directing? Comment below.
Posted on Monday, January 31st, 2011 at 3:36 pm by TeddyBlass
Established in 1995, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Modern Master Award was created to honor individuals who have enriched our culture through their multi-faceted accomplishments in the motion picture industry. For 2011, Christopher Nolan joins the illustrious group of past recipients including Michael Douglas, Jodie Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Diane Keaton, Sean Penn, Jeff Bridges, Peter Jackson, George Clooney, Will Smith, Cate Blanchett, Clint Eastwood, and James Cameron. Although it was announced in October that he would be receiving the award for this year, it was last night in Santa Barbara that actor Leonardo DiCaprio presented the director the award.
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Superman The Dark Knight Rises
Posted on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 at 1:38 pm by TeddyBlass
ShockTillYouDrop.com finally published their anticipated (at least by me) interview with producer Charles Roven today. Charles has been a producer on both of Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, and will return again for The Dark Knight Rises, as well as Superman: Man Of Steel. Both films are due next year, summer 2012 and winter 2012 respectively, and yet still almost nothing is known about them. ShockTillYouDrop.com tried to solve that little problem by asking Mr. Roven to speak a little about the films:
We’re really excited to be doing another film with Chris Nolan and Emma Thomas. We’ve had great experiences working together. I just really enjoy making those films and being there to help Chris try and realize this amazing vision that he’s had for his Batman series. I’m also really thrilled that I was invited into the Superman process as well. It’s going to be interesting. Those are two really big films and they both have an exciting and eager fanbase that’s waiting. I’ve been a huge fan of Zack Snyder’s since, really, Dawn of the Dead and had a great meeting with him that resulted in us working together. Chris and Emma are also producing that film with me as is Deborah Snyder. So we’re having a really great time working on both this films right now.
Wondering if a similar team working on both films meant that the two worlds could be connected, ShockTillYouDrop.com asked about the possibility of a cohesive DC Universe. “No. That may be in somebody’s mind but right now the Batman lives in his world and the Superman lives in his world,” said Mr. Roven. They also asked about Christopher’s reputation for having a strong single-movie focus and how that is going to work with both of these massive films coming out in the same year, but I owe it to ShockTillYouDrop.com to send you their way to get the answer. Don’t worry, it’s worth-while to read the full interview.