Posts Tagged ‘John Lithgow’

Christopher Nolan Kept the Plot of INTERSTELLAR a Secret from Hans Zimmer

Friday, April 11th, 2014

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It’s no secret that director Christopher Nolan only lets us know what he wants us to know while he’s making a movie.  In the case of Interstellar we still don’t know too much more than it has wormholes and a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass “the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage”.  Take that in for a moment if you have to.

Well it turns out Nolan’s go-to-composer, Hans Zimmer, didn’t even know that much before he began work on the film’s score.  Speaking with British GQ (via WDEF), Zimmer said:

“All I will say is this: before I began, last January, Chris said to me, ‘Hans, I will write one page of text for you. And you will give me just one day. Just write whatever comes to you from this one single page.  It [the page] wasn’t about the film… in a peculiar way, what Chris wrote down that day, and what he wanted from me, had more to do with my story than the plot of the movie. He knows how to get under my skin. That’s the game we play.”

That is a strange form of collaboration isn’t it?  Well if Nolan does that with him often it’s working, because Nolan’s films have had some seriously notable scores from Zimmer including Inception and The Dark Knight.  I’d love to see what was on that one page though.

Interstellar opens on November 7 and stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Casey Affleck, Ellen Burstyn, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, John Lithgow, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, David Gyasi and Matt Damon.

Watch the trailer here.  Try and figure out what it’s about here.  Notice that it’s on our movies to see in 2014 list here.

A Trailer for Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

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The first trailer for director Christopher Nolan’s new film Interstellar is here and it’s quite the tease.  The sci-fi flick stars a stellar (ah?) cast and is believed to involve “time travel” and “alternate dimensions”, so that’s awesome.  The film features a team of space travelers going through a newly discovered wormhole on a voyage through to transcend previous limitations on human space travel.

The project began development in June 2006 when Paramount Pictures and filmmaker Steven Spielberg announced plans for a science fiction film based on a treatment by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist.  That fact among others you can read in our “What is Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar?” post.

The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bentley, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy, Bill Irwin, Timothée Chalamet, and Matt Damon.

Interstellar opens November 7, 2014.

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What Is Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR?

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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When a Christoper Nolan movie is set to be released, it’s safe to say anticipation is high.  The directors track record is one of the best of the last fifteen years, he’s making great movie is what I’m getting at.  His next film is Interstellar, and while a lot of what the movie end up being is still up for speculation, we do know a few things that lead us to believe he’s once again in line to make something great.

The plot is believed to involve “time travel” and “alternate dimensions”, so that’s awesome.  The film features a team of space travelers going through a wormhole, when the wormhole is newly discovered, a team of explorers embark on a voyage through it to transcend previous limitations on human space travel.  It’s said to be based mainly on the scientific theories and script treatment of renowned theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne.

This will be Christopher Nolan’s  first major film project since completing his Batman trilogy and “taking a break” when he produced Man of Steel.  Interstellar will be filmed with a combination of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography. Principal photography began in August 2013 in Alberta, Canada.

nolan-rottenRecently it became known that Matt Damon will be playing a minor role in Interstellar, as he’ll only be on set for two weeks in Iceland out of the four month shoot.  The actor joins an incredible cast as you can see below.

Release date: November 7, 2014
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Written by: Christopher Nolan, Jonathan Nolan
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Matt Damon, Michael Caine, John Lithgow.

The Fort Macleod Gazette is reporting that the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown.

In regards to how this project came to be and how the likes of Friday the 13th and South Park are related, let’s take a look:

  • The project began development in June 2006 when Paramount Pictures and filmmaker Steven Spielberg announced plans for a science fiction film based on a treatment by Kip Thorne, a theoretical physicist.
  • By March 2007, Jonathan Nolan was hired to write a screenplay for Interstellar.
  • In January 2013, Christopher Nolan entered negotiations with Paramount and Warner Bros. to direct Interstellar.
  • By the following March, Nolan was confirmed to direct Interstellar, which would be produced under his label Syncopy and Lynda Obst Productions.
  • Though Paramount and Warner Bros. are traditionally rival studios, Warner Bros., who released Nolan’s Batman films and works with Nolan’s Syncopy, sought a stake in Nolan’s production of Interstellar for Paramount. Warner Bros. agreed to give Paramount its rights to co-finance the next film in the Friday the 13th horror franchise and to have a stake in a future film based on the TV series South Park.

Here are some set pics:

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New Trailer For Judd Apatow’s THIS IS 40 Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

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A new trailer [here is the first one] for director Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 is here, it’s a follow up to Knocked Up.  The movie follows Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann’s characters as they approach middle age.  I expect some laughs and crude humor, as well as some sweet moments; it’s an Apatow movie after all.  Albert Brooks plays Rudd’s father, now that’s something to see.

The movie also stars Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Lena Dunham, Ryan Lee, Charlene Yi, Robert Smigel, Wyatt Russell, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel and John Lithgow.

This Is 40 opens on December 21st, watch the trailer below:

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Trailer for THE CAMPAIGN Starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis

Friday, May 11th, 2012

The-Campaign

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Will Ferrell showed the first trailer for The Campaign starring Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell, and it looks surprisingly funny.  I say surprisingly because I haven’t laughed at much of anything these guys have done in some time.

The film also stars Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott, Brian Cox, John Lithgow, and Dan Aykroyd.

The Campaign opens August 10th. After the jump read a full synopsis and watch the trailer:

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International Trailer for Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Now With John Lithgow!

Monday, June 20th, 2011

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Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco now has an international trailer, it continues to look better and this could be a surprise hit people are not expecting.  The apes rise August 5th 2011, watch the new trailer below and tell us what you think.

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Oh, Chimpanzee That! Another Trailer For Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

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Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton has a second trailer, and it’s awesome. The reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise takes place in present day and might serve as a message to all those animal testers out there.  Apes will rise!  These apes rise August 5th 2011 and check out the first trailer here.  Watch the new trailer below and tell us what you think. (more…)

Oh, Chimpanzee That! Trailer For Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

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Rupert Wyatt‘s Rise of the Planet of the Apes starring James Franco, Andy Serkis, Frida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, and Tom Felton has a trailer for your viewing below. The film is a prequel/reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise if you couldn’t guess from the title.  I’ll just say this: Congo in the city?

Synopsis: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES is an origin story in the truest sense of the term. Set in present day San Francisco, the film is a reality-based cautionary tale, a science fiction/science fact blend, where man’s own experiments with genetic engineering lead to the development of intelligence in apes and the onset of a war for supremacy.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes will hit theaters on August 5th 2011.