Director Zack “Watchmen” Snyder continues shooting his R-rated action movie Sucker Punch in Vancouver.
Production started September 10 and will shoot through to January 22, 2010.
Snyder calls his new film “…Alice in Wonderland with machine guns…”, co-writing the screenplay with Steve Shibuya.
Set in the 1950Ã‚â€™s, Sucker Punch follows a girl confined to a mental institution by her ‘evil’ stepfather, who plans to have her lobotomized.
As a coping strategy, the girl retreats into an alternative, imaginative reality, complete with “…dragons, B-52 bombers and brothels…”, according to Snyder.
Snyder is also producing the film with his Cruel & Unusual Films partner, wife Deborah Snyder. Line producer is Jim Rowe, DP is Larry Fong and production manager is Brendan Ferguson.
Cast includes Emily Browning as ‘Baby Doll’, Carla Gugino as ‘Mrs. Schulz’, Abbie Cornish as ‘Sweetpea’, Vanessa Hudgens as ‘Blondie’ and Jamie Chung as ‘Amber’.
Sucker Punch is due for release March 25, 2011.
Tooth Fairy is the new Vancouver-lensed comedy/fantasy feature starring Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Abigail Breslin, Chris Noth, Billy Crystal and Julie Andrews.
The Walden Media film is scheduled for release in the US January 22, 2010 and in Canada February 15.
Premise follows pro hockey player ‘Derek Thompson’ (Johnson), nicknamed ‘Tooth Fairy’ for his ability to knock out other players’ teeth, who is ordered by ‘Lilly’ (Julie Andrews) to serve one week of hard labour as one of the ‘Tooth Fairies’.
Music score was composed by George S. Clinton, recorded Spring 2009 with an 80-piece ensemble of the Hollywood Studio Symphony at the Newman Scoring Stage, 20th Century Fox studios.
Vancouver-lensed 2012, directed by Roland “Independence Day” Emmerich, has become the top movie hit of all time in China, earning 460 million yuan ($67.3 million), according to the state film body, China Film Group.
Opening November 13 on 1,900 screens, Chinese audiences reacted positively to the pro-China subplot in which the Chinese build arks to save a portion of humanity.
With 4,500 screens available, China enforces a quota of 20 foreign movies allowed each year on a revenue-sharing basis, rather than a flat-rate that the Hollywood studios prefer.
2012, in which every available performer in Vancouver worked on in some capacity, (including yours truly as an ‘Ark Boarding Officer’), uses ‘end-of-days’ prophecies to depict the world’s demise after a solar meltdown.
The ensemble cast includes actors John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Woody Harrelson, following the aftermath of a global cataclysm in the Year 2012, leading to the ‘end of the world’, with survivors struggling for their lives.
Premise of the feature is inspired by theories that posit the ancient Mayans predicting a doomsday event occuring during the 2012 winter solstice.
On a production budget of $200 million, box office earnings for 2012 is $161,490,680 domestic and $572,791,842 foreign for a worldwide total of $734,282,522.
Cinemas, schools and film studios have been closed for two days in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to mark the death of film superstar Vishnuvardhan at the age of 59.
Actor Patrick Stewart and film writer and director Peter Jackson will now be known as Sir Patrick and Sir Peter, respectively, in their home countries.
Marvel Entertainment, Inc. announced that at a special meeting held this morning, Marvel stockholders approved the adoption of the Agreement and Plan of Merger entered into by Marvel and The Walt Disney Company, which provides for a merger in which Marvel will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney.
The Weekend Warrior runs though his worst 25 movies of the year–some of which you may have actually seen!
James Cameron’s Avatar grossed another $18.29 million on Tuesday to push its domestic total to a massive $250.4 million after just 12 days. The $18.29 million is an increase over last Tuesday’s $16.1 million and both trail only The Dark Knight ‘s $20.9 million on the all-time non-opening Tuesday list.
Universal Pictures has launched the official website for The Wolfman timed with tomorrow’s full moon! At the site, you can read the synopsis, watch videos, check out features including sections on “Lycanthropy” and the “Universal Monster Legacy,” view photos and get downloads such as wallpapers and icons.