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Now playing in theaters is director Bill Condon’s WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate. The pic centers on the relationship between Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) and Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch), as the story follows the early days of WikiLeaks, culminating in the release of highly controversial information leaks. I caught the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, and Condon has done a great job crafting a fascinating and entertaining look at WikiLeaks and the current landscape of news and information sharing. The Fifth Estate also stars Laura Linney, Stanley Tucci, Anthony Mackie, Peter Capaldi, Alicia Vikander, Dan Stevens, and Carice van Houten. For more on the film, read Matt’s review or watch these clips. At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an extended video interview with Bill Condon. During our wide ranging conversation he talked about the challenge of telling a story that’s still happening, balancing dramatization with facts, the level of interest in the film while it was in production, casting, his editing process, deleted scenes, and more. In addition, Condon talked about his extended cut of Dreamgirls that he’d love to release (it's never been seen), his supercut of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Parts 1 and 2, what drew him to A Slight Trick of the Mind and how tough was it to get Ian McKellen to play Sherlock Holmes, and much more. Hit the jump to watch. If you missed my video interviews with Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Dan Stevens, click the links. Bill Condon Time Index: :29 – The challenge of telling a story that’s still ...
After concluding the Twilight franchise by helming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts One and Two, director Bill Condon has moved incredibly fast in choosing his follow-up projects. He went directly into helming the WikiLeaks film The Fifth Estate with Benedict Cumberbatch, and we just recently learned that the Oscar winner will next be reteaming with his Gods and Monsters star Ian McKellen for a film about a retired Sherlock Holmes called A Slight Trick of the Mind. The pic finds an aged Holmes attempting to solve one last mystery without his trusty Watson and his side and with his mental acuity slowly dwindling. Steve recently spoke with Condon at the Toronto International Film Festival to support The Fifth Estate, and during the course of the conversation Condon spoke a bit about A Slight Trick of the Mind. He confirmed that they’re aiming for a late 2014 or early 2015 release and talked a bit about the film’s intriguing central premise. Hit the jump to read on. Though the classic Arthur Conan Doyle character appears to be everywhere nowadays with a major film franchise and two TV series devoted to Holmes, Condon said that A Slight Trick of the Mind puts a fascinating twist on the character: “It’s a great idea: who is Sherlock Holmes without his mental acuity? The thing that defines him is fading, is going away; what’s left? But he has enough of it—just [to reassure] Holmes fans—to figure out one final puzzle.” Condon went on to praise Jeffrey Hatcher’s script ...
Opening tomorrow is director Joe Wright’s adaptation of the classic Leo Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina. The film takes place in late 19th century Russian society and stars Keira Knightley as an adulterer who questions her happiness. In true Wright fashion, this isn’t exactly a straightforward adaptation; the director has set much of the film in a lush theater that uses over 100 interconnected sets to allow the action to move fluidly through a door and into a separate setting entirely. The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Matthew Macfadyen, Kelly Macdonald, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, and Olivia Williams. For more on Anna Karenina, here’s Matt’s review, five clips, and all our previous coverage. At the press day, I spoke to Jude Law. We talked about what it was like to collaborate with Joe Wright and his unique camera angles, how he found out Wright wanted to tell the story in an unconventional way, the status of the 3rd Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr., and a lot more. Hit the jump to watch. Finally, click here if you missed my video interview with Keira Knightley. Jude Law: We talked about Superman and Law mentions he thinks Aaron Johnson looks a bit like Terrenace Stamp in the film Talks about how he found out that Joe Wright was changing the way he wanted to tell the story Talks about collaborating with Joe Wright and his unique camera angles What's the status of the 3rd Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey Jr.
Though Robert Downey Jr. is currently busy shooting the third installment of his Marvel franchise Iron Man, he has another popular series that’s poised to get the threequel treatment at some point in the near future. The success of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (it grossed over $540 million worldwide) spurred Warner Bros. to get working on another entry in the action sleuth series, as the studio hired Iron Man 3 scribe Drew Pearce to handle the screenplay last October. Word on the project since then has been quiet, but Steve recently sat down with Jude Law at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about his upcoming romantic drama Anna Karenina. Towards the end of the conversation, Law provided a brief update on Sherlock Holmes 3, expressing his excitement at the prospect of reuniting with the Sherlock team for another go-around. Hit the jump to see what he had to say. Towards the end of the interview, Steve asked Law if he knew when they were going to start shooting Sherlock Holmes 3: “No I don’t yet. I mean there’s certainly talk of it and I know there’s a script being played around with, but Downey’s a busy boy and I’m a busy boy so we’ll see. But we want to [do another one]. We’re a very happy team and we have a lot of fun and we also think there’s still a lot of legs in the duo.” It’s a minor update, but Law certainly seems game to return for more Sherlock ...
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Kieran and Michele Mulroney are the husband and wife writing team behind Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. Tackling the task of writing a sequel and making it more compelling than the original was a challenge, but one that they had a lot of fun with. During this exclusive interview with Collider, Kieran and Michele Mulroney talked about the challenges that come with writing a sequel when you didn’t write the first film, the changes that were made throughout the process of developing the story, how they came up with the backstory for Moriarty, even though they decided to cut it out of the script, and getting to use efficient warfare and more modern weapons. They also talked about currently working on adapting the Victor Hugo classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with Josh Brolin attached to star and produce, wanting to remain faithful to the story while doing some new things with the character of Quasimodo, and also adapting the young adult novel Matched, which is set in the future. Check out what they had to say after the jump: Here’s the film synopsis: Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room – until now. Criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris) is not only Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. As Holmes’ investigation into Moriarty’s plot becomes ever more dangerous, it leads him and Dr. Watson (Jude ...
With a career that spans three decades and encompasses well over 100 films, Hans Zimmer is one of the film industry’s leading and most influential composers. At the press junket for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Collider got the opportunity to talk to him for this exclusive interview about the challenges of scoring a sequel, incorporating the culture of the characters, particularly with the Gypsy music in the film, how much fun he had scoring for Moriarty, and that he enjoys the family atmosphere of this franchise. He also talked about his attempt to create a sound for The Dark Knight Rises that nobody has ever heard, opening it up for the fans of the franchise to record themselves chanting, the influence that reviews and online posts have, especially when it comes to The Dark Knight franchise, and his anthem for Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary. Check out what he had to say after the jump: Question: What are the challenges in scoring a sequel? HANS ZIMMER: The challenge is, how do you not get bored? The only way around that one is to go, “Okay, let’s throw everything out that we had before and let’s just see it as an autonomous movie, and let’s just start again.” And then, down the road, once you’ve invented some new things, it’s a bit like having old friends come to visit. Don’t let them stay too long, but bring the old themes back in, here and there. But, what’s so great about this crew is ...
Warner Bros. has released four more character banners for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. There's nothing particularly eye-catching about them, but for this movie WB could throw up a 27" x 40" poster reading: "Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law return to play Sherlock and Watson and you liked when they did that the last time." I'm also a bit curious as to why these posters have the characters standing in flames. The characters look like they don't know they're standing in flames. The flames aren't crazy, but they're still flames. You don't want to stand in them. Hit the jump to check out the banners. The film also stars Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, and Jared Harris. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows opens December 16th. Banners via Yahoo! Movies. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="1"] Here's the official synopsis for Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows: Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large -- Professor Moriarty -- and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder -- a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor ...
With director John Carpenter's The Ward opening in limited release this weekend, I recently conducted an extended interview with Jared Harris. In The Ward, Harris plays Dr. Stringer, the head of a mental institution which houses a young girl (Amber Heard) who is being terrorized by a ghost. During the interview, Harris talked about how he got involved in The Ward, what it was like to work for John Carpenter, and how his character changed over the course of filming. In addition, Harris also talked about his upcoming work as the villain Moriarty in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, what it was like to make the movie, his character arc on Fringe, what's up with Mad Men and what it's really like to make the show, what the last few years have been like as he's landed some high profile jobs, great movie villains, and he reveals that he's a big Star Trek fan,. Hit the jump for the interview. Before every extended interview, we like to offer a few bullet points. Here's five things I learned while talking to Harris: Harris is a Trekkie. He attended the Hero Complex Film Festival to see Wrath of Khan on the big screen, and talks quite a bit about the Star Trek series as a whole. They shoot seven or eight pages a day on Mad Men—which is a lot compared to most shows. He says the cast and crew work at incredibly high standards. Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is extremely particular about the scripts. ...