Sunday, January 29, 2012

Investikudos Weekly Update: January 23 - 29 2012

Current Projects


- World premiere of Bel Ami at Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) is Feb 17 and all major cast-members will attend (of course)

"We are delighted to confirm that the official World Premiere for Bel Ami will take place on February 17th, 2012 as part of the 62nd Berlin Film Festival. Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and our directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will walk the Berlin red carpet and give us the opportunity to complete press and launch the film across Europe in the best possible fashion."

- Release in the UK has been pushed back a week to March 9


- DVD extras plus Bill Condon's commentary (LINK)

Some BTS pictures (More)

- Breaking Dawn Part 1 has made almost 700 million worldwide.
Find links to all the events UPDATED with all available videos etc. here (LINK)

- Cosmopolis wins MTV Movie Brawl:
Pattinson fans came out in full force to elect "Cosmopolis" the winner of the MTV Movie Brawl 2012, a weeks-long tournament that pitted several of 2012's biggest releases against one another to determine which film is the must-see cinematic event of the year. After tense battles against titans like "Bel Ami," "The Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn: Part 2," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Hunger Games," it's Pattinson's upcoming indie thriller that took home the grand prize.

It's a surprising result for many onlookers, given that "Cosmopolis" has yet to release a trailer and only has a tentative release date of 2012. But Rob's fans rallied behind their man, opting to support his future in "Cosmopolis" over his past in "Twilight" — a commanding decision from a massive fanbase that demands attention, to say the least.

- New interview with David Cronenberg from MTV (source)
MTV: David, thanks for talking with us! Have you been filled in on what's happened with "Cosmopolis" over here?
David Cronenberg: You know, I've been following it! I'm shocked! I'm shocked and amazed and really tickled. It proves that movie fans are unpredictable and really interesting and really passionate. It's fantastic. I would have never, ever imagined that this would happen.

MTV: How did the tournament first get on your radar?
Cronenberg: Somebody sent me something and said, "Hey, we seem to be doing OK in this Movie Brawl thing that MTV's got going on." I didn't know about it. At that point, we were struggling with "The Dark Knight," I think. I thought, "Wow, that's pretty impressive!" Because "Cosmopolis," while I think in terms of what it is as cinema is pretty hefty, but in terms of budget and promotion, it's an underdog compared to something like "The Dark Knight" franchise. I really didn't think we would have much of a chance. That really got my attention.

MTV: What's kind of incredible, too, is that right before that battle with Batman, "Cosmopolis" was up against "Twilight." It was Rob versus Rob! In what we saw, it seemed that fans were putting their votes towards Rob's future instead of his past.
Cronenberg: Well, and I think that's one of the things that I meant when I said it was interesting. Because that's not the kind of thing you would predict. But it was really terrific, and in that sense, they're right. As I've said many times, if you're a "Twilight" fan, then you might not be interested in "Cosmopolis" because Rob is not Mr. Cullen. But if you're a Rob fan, then you've got to be interested in "Cosmopolis," because you will see him as you have not seen him before, for sure.

MTV: Clearly, there is a lot of interest in this movie, seeing that it came out ahead over movies like "Dark Knight," "Twilight" and "Hunger Games." There is a lot of attention on Rob, of course. Can you talk about your experience working with Rob, and the kind of actor you found him to be over the course of shooting "Cosmopolis"?
Cronenberg: He's terrific. He deserves the affection that the fans have for him. He's incredibly sweet, he's very funny, he's very bright and he's also very knowledgeable about cinema. Not just movies but the history of cinema. He knows a lot about it. He's just a sweetheart. And he's totally professional. He's always right there. We had a lot of fun shooting [the movie] because, as I say, he has a great sense of humor. We just played a lot. I think that's a really great tone that's set for everybody on the set. The lead actor has a really big influence on the tone of the shoot. If you've got a guy who's very difficult and neurotic or whatever, they can't help but affect everybody's day. But Rob is not like that. He's just a ray of sunshine. In fact, he's in absolutely every scene of the movie, so obviously his temperament would have a huge influence on how the shoot went ... and it was a dream. It was a beautiful shoot.

MTV: I think one of the reasons why some are surprised with how this tournament played out is that most of the films that were competing have trailers. This one doesn't — at least not yet! When can fans expect to see a trailer?
Cronenberg: We feel probably that this won't be released until next fall. It's not exactly a summer movie and it won't be ready for a while. The movie is finished, but something that fans maybe don't know is how long it takes a movie to get released. You want to do a couple of film festivals, the studios in each country have to get their materials ready. The photographs, the trailers, everything ... it takes a lot of time, you know? The other thing is, we kind of want to keep things a little bit of a secret until we unleash it on the world. We're pretty excited about it and we don't really want to let too much out about what it is and how it plays.

MTV: In terms of when this is coming out, you said perhaps fall of this year. So there's no firm release date just yet?
Cronenberg: No, not at all. It's been sold to a lot of countries and distributors around the world, but for example, it does not yet have U.S. distribution. That's fine, because we didn't want to look for it until we had the finished film. But frankly, the Movie Brawl results might well help us get some good U.S. distribution! [He laughs.] I just thought of that, but you know, it's possible! It's interesting to hear that indication of interest before you even release a trailer — that's pretty darn good. But you can't release a trailer until you have a distributor, and a distributor has to really have all the material, so it takes a while.

MTV: Well, something close to 6 million votes were cast in this tournament, and almost 4 million were cast in this final poll alone. The numbers do not lie.
Cronenberg: That's fantastic. That's just great. That's just great.

MTV: In the spirit of this tournament, what's the movie you're most excited to see in 2012? What's the film you can't wait to get your eyes on?
Cronenberg: You know, I'm so focused on what I've been doing that I actually don't know what's around! It's strange. I haven't even caught up with last year's films. I have a movie out now called "A Dangerous Method" with Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen. I've been touring the world promoting that, been to a ton of film festivals, but I haven't had a chance to see any of the movies, because I'm constantly having to do interviews and stuff for that. Now, that's calmed down now that the movie has finally been released in the U.S., but the result is that I'm way behind on everything.

MTV: So you've got to catch up on 2011 before moving onto 2012.
Cronenberg: That's right! Let me catch up first, and then I'll start thinking about 2012.

MTV: Finally, any last messages to the "Cosmopolis" fans who pushed this movie to the top?
Cronenberg: They won't be disappointed in Rob. He is fantastic.



- Kristen, Charlize and Chris in L.A. to do a SWATH-photoshoot (Jan 27). (LINK)

On Thursday they did interviews with MTV (Josh Horowitz) Cinemax and Moviefone Unscripted.

Since there is an embargo, not much news, except some tweets and Facebook-info:

From CarlosCastilloFacebook:
So I got to work today on a set where the Thor dude, Chris Helms (can't remember his last name), Kristen Stewart from the Twilight Series, and Charlize Theron were shooting an MTV promo for Snow White and the Huntsman Thanks to my nephew Bryan Campos for the hookup. Kirsten is short, cute, tiny. Good skin. Thor is a tall, in shape (lean) blond dude. CHARLIZE just straight REPRESENTING IN EVERY WAY...she deserves ALL THE BIG BUCKS. Sweet, gorgeous, funny, TALL...CUTE TOES...She's just on another level.
Kristen is super cute though...not in the Betty Boop kind of the short girl, long hair, leather brown shorts with heels, gothic type of way...alabaster skin...tresses of auburn locks.

From @theseanmac: "#SWATH 'Uncensored' cast intvw special will be on Cinemax in a few months though will try [to post] BTS pic of cast shoot soon."
Here's an idea of Cinemax uncensored interviews- The XMen First Class Cast Interview Thanks KStewAngel

From @joshuahorowitz "For those asking about SWATH, bad news: you'll have to wait a while to see it (not my choice!). Good news? You will NOT be disappointed." Going to see if I can at least share a SWATH cast pic soon to tide you Kristen fans over. Will do my best. All I can say...for now.
@samclaflin Good meeting you today! That was a wild interview. Give Charlize a long inappropriate hug for me.

- SWATH in Best Movie Italy February 2012 - scans (SOURCE) and larger

Translation: (SOURCE)
NOTE: Contains Spoilers!

The first scene shows us a spectacular fight in a forest bewteen two armies: King Magnus's army vs the evil queen's. In the impact against the king's knights, the dark soldiers are literally pulverized as if they were puppets. The scene is visually very effective, and it definetely drops us a hint at how much care they've put into special effects.
In the following sequence, we finally meet Snow White's stepmother Queen Raveena, played by a sensual and dark-charming Charlize Theron, who leaves us no doubt on who is really going to be the leading lady...also because she's the one who admits to completely putting herself in this role. << This movie takes me back to my childhood. I go on set and say 'this is my house , this is my mirror' and I feel like being 12 again. It's an ambitious project, but also very funny >>. In the scene we're watching, the queen is in king Magnus's luxurious bedroom, and after seducing him, she hands him a poisoned wine goblet before heart-stabbing him.
The mix of seduction and violence lets us guess that the movie won't be suitable for children, even if script and direction don't go to far, avoiding nudity and blood. But the emotional charge stays high...
Now it's time to meet her, Snow White. Let's get to know Kristen Stewart and see if, after years of Twilight, she'll finally be able to make us forget Bella Swan and surprise us with a convincing performance. We know we'll see her in different clothes from Disney's fairytales, in fact the princess in front of us dresses in practical and male clothes: leather trousers and boots replace long skirts and little shoes. She's lying on a bed in the corner of a cell; she looks exhausted as she tries to suppress anger and fear developed over the years of captivity. A blond guy (Raveena's brother) steps into the room with everything but noble intentions. Pretending to be harmless, the girl manages to escape and to lock him up in the cell. She does not win our heart like the evil Queen, but we already like this warrior Snow White, also because Kristen's enthusiasm is contagious. << It's a big-heart project, people who don't look at the outward appearance will like it. It's a simple story, but it strikes hard >>.
But now comes the highlight moment, the one that really makes us open our eyes. Raveena is in the hall of her palace (where we are now), standing in front of something we don't identify at first, but which becomes clear as soon as she pronounces 'mirror mirror on the wall who's the fairiest of them all?'. It's no longer the oval-shaped mirror with a bronze and engraved frame, but a shiny concave gold 'plate' which melts in front of our eyes, turning into this statuesque 'lord of the mirror'. A little digital marvel. Our viewing figure has now rocketed upwards.
The male main character, who's not prince charming as you can guss from the title, is still missing. It's another peculiar choice, which really intrigues us. But we're optimistic this time around, since it's Chris-talking six pack abs-Hemsworth. If you've seen Thor, you know who he is, even if Snow White herself tells us: << I cried filming a scene. I had to punch Chris but I put too much strength and he fell to the ground. I didn't expect that and I got so scared that I started crying>>. Sorry figures apart, will this huntsman be just a caveman or will he be able to give depth to the character? Looking at his first appearance (the scene of the trailer where he's dragged in front of the queen who asks him to bring her Snow White's heart), we're pretty positive he will be good.
The last scene takes place in the forest and introduces us to other important characters, the 8 drawrfs. Yes, you got it right. There will be 8 drwarfs. We still don't understand the reason of this modification, but it seems that the group will lose a member at the end. We find them sitting around a fire with Snow White and the huntsman, between whom it looks like there isn't yet the chemistry we expect. From his conversation with a dwarf we understand that the man is considering the idea of involving the girl in a so different mission: creating an army to attack Raveena.
What follows, among dancing, singing and jokes, presents another aspect of the movie: the comic and cheeerful vein brought by the dwarfs themselves with their cutting irony.


Rob and Kristen are E!'s World's Sexiest Couple

- Chances of Rob and Kristen going to the Academy Awards (LINK)

We won't be surprised one bit if we see Robert Pattinson at this year's Academy Awards.
Yes, he's presented at the Oscars already, but... His new flick, Bel Ami, is set for release just a few days after Hollywood's biggest night of the year. A rep for the Twilight star didn't comment on his possible plans to attend.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart is also said to be at the top of the presenter wish list. While Snow White and the Huntsman doesn't hit theaters until June, she'd ideally be paired with her hunky fairy-tale costar Chris Hemsworth.
Mr. Hemsworth actually has two flicks, The Avengers and The Cabin in the Woods, coming out before Snow White, so what better way to promote them all in one big shot than at the Oscars?

- Kristen Glamour UK outakes in color. (SOURCE)

Rob was supposedly spotted in London this week, presumably for Bel Ami related things but that was not confirmed. Since then he's also been spotted in L.A.
Kristen had some SWATH promotion duties in L.A. and arrived in Paris today (LINK)

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