This user hasn't shared any profile information
Home page: http://www.darkhorizons.com
Posts by Dark Horizons
It turns out that it wasn't just the scenes of Iron Man in his suit in "Iron Man 3" that didn't include Robert Downey Jr. actually acting out the scene.
As previously reported, Downey was forced to take six weeks off during production to recover from an ankle injury. That kind of delay would've destroyed the studio's plans to get the film into theaters by May 3rd.
Instead, a special effects team was brought in to continue filming. Essentially a body double shot the scenes live action, while Downey's face was shot acting out the scenes and digitally inserted over the double.
Visual effects supervisor Chris Townsend says: "We were able to reconstruct [Downey] as Tony Stark on set, with the help of a body double and the facial captures we collected afterwards."
Similar techniques were used in films such as the early scenes of Chris Evans in "Captain America: The First Avenger," and the way Armie Hammer became his own twin in "The Social Network".
The entire beach house/cliff scene at the end of "Iron Man 3" was reportedly constructed using this technique.
Universal Pictures has scored the rights to Soman Chainani's just released novel "The School For Good And Evil". Joe Roth will produce.
The first in a proposed trilogy, the story follows two girls who are kidnapped from their homes and sent to The School for Good and Evil, where they are trained to be fairy tale heroes and villains, princesses and witches.
The studio has also begun negotiations to pick up "Rosaline," the comedic revisionist take on "Romeo & Juliet" that was previously setup at Fox 2000.
The story set in the classic period of the play and told from the viewpoint of Rosaline, Romeo’s first love, whom he dumps for her cousin, Juliet. Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ("500 Days of Summer") penned the script, while Shawn Levy is producing.
Later this year actor Ray Stevenson reprises his role of Volstagg, one of the Warriors Three, in Marvel's upcoming sequel "Thor: The Dark World".
Talking with The Wall Street Journal about returning to the character, the actor revealed how the different look of Asgard in the film will actually be explained in the film's narrative:
"In the first 'Thor' Asgard had this tremendous peace among the 9 realms. They were riding at the heights. Everything is working and looking as it should be.
In this one, the realms are being whipped up into various rebellions. There is a darker malignant force out there and we are in the process of engaging in long protracted skirmishes and battles.
The luster and shine of the city has been taken off and it all leads to a huge assault, an attack at the heart of Asgard. It could be completely wiped out, the stakes are a lot higher."
Stevenson adds that he gets a lot more fight scenes in this film than he did in the first, and that his character is "great on a battlefield."
Sons of Anarchy
CCH Pounder has scored a role in the sixth season of FX's biker drama "Sons of Anarchy" which premieres on September 10th.
Pounder plays Tyne Patterson, a San Joaquin district attorney who gets involved with bike gang SAMCRO. [Source: Digital Spy]
Paddy Considine ("Hot Fuzz") and Fares Fares ("Zero Dark Thirty") have joined the cast of "Child 44". Considine's role is unknown, Fares will play one of the trusted associates of the lead character.
Set at the height of the first Cold War, Tom Hardy will play a Soviet policeman who becomes the target of his own government's suspicions as he investigates a series of child murders. Noomi Rapace, Joel Kinnaman and Gary Oldman also star. [Source: Digital Spy]
Isabelle Fuhrman ("Orphan") is set to star in Kevin Connolly's coming-of-age story "Dear Eleanor" about two teenage girls who set out on a road trip in search of Eleanor Roosevelt. Said trip takes place during the chaos of the Cuban missile crisis.
Amy Garcia and Cecillia Contreras wrote the script, and Chuck Pacheco, Hillary Sherman and Caleb Applegate are producing. Filming is currently underway in Colorado. [Source: Deadline]
Kate Walsh, David Boreanaz, Tom Felton, Billy Campbell, Minka Kelly, Julian McMahon, Keke Palmer, Devon Gearhart, Noah Silver, Ally Sheedy, Cheyenne Jackson and Robin Weigert are all set to star in Neil LaBute's drama series "Full Circle" for DirecTV.
Each episode takes place in a restaurant and feature a conversation between two characters, with one of the character's story lines carrying over into the next episode through a conversation with a new character. The final episode brings the characters together. [Source: The Live Feed]
Gael Garcia Bernal is set to star in Jon Stewart's feature directorial debut "Rosewater" at OddLot Entertainment.
The project is adapted from Maziar Bahari's 2011 true story book "Then They Came For Me". Stewart co-wrote the script with Aimee Molloy, and will produce with Scott Rudin and Gigi Pritzker.
Bernal will play the journalist who left his pregnant fiancée behind in London while he travels to Iran to spend a week covering the country's presidential elections.
Instead, he winds up spending nearly four months in a notorious Iranian prison where he is brutally interrogated by a man whose defining trait was that he smelt of rosewater.
Stewart is about to take a twelve-week hiatus from hosting "The Daily Show" in order to make the movie.
Source: The Wrap