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Alfonso Cuaron Won't Be Directing Harry Potter Fantastic Beasts Spinoff
When we factor in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and more recently, the visual feast that was Gravity, it's not wonder that people were excited by the idea that Alfonso Cuaron might be the one to helm the anticipated Harry Potter spinoff/prequel(ish) film(s) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Alfonso Cuaron Offered The Shining Prequel 'The Overlook Hotel'
But on the other hand, a prequel to The Shining isn't like a prequel to, say, Star Wars or The Thing. There aren't exactly choice puzzle pieces that need to fit into place. If the script has ambition, The Overlook Hotel could be a blank slate for any filmmaker with a bit of imagination.
Alfonso Cuaron Up For Harry Potter Spin-Off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Nikki Finke--despite her scandals of late--is generally a credible source in Hollywood's dealings. So if she says Alfonso Cuarón is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to take on the helm of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, we'd bet she has solid cause.
Alfonso Cuaron Is The Best Director Oscar Winner For Gravity
Gravity traveled through two administrations at Warner Bros., struggling to earn a greenlight as Cuaron pitched a $100 million thrill ride primarily through the eyes of one superstar. Originally that would be Angelina Jolie, with Robert Downey Jr. providing the support, but none of the parties involved expected a daunting technical process that basically involved the invention of entirely new technology.
Gravity Adventuring Onto Blu-ray And DVD In February
The film recently earned a few Oscar nods, and also landed Cuaron the 2014 Golden Globe Award for Best Director. Soon, Gravity’s many fans will be able to bring the film home. On Friday, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced Gravity will hit Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on February 25.
Gravity Featurette Reveals How Alfonso Cuaron Made Movie Magic
The purpose of the video, as you might imagine, is to put Cuaron’s accomplishment back on the radars of Oscar voters as we head into the final days of this year. I pray that it is rewarded with Oscar’s blessings, but understand that this is a very crowded year, and the movie already has plenty of victories under its belt.
George Clooney Wrote The Most Controversial Scene In Gravity
Clooney, to his credit, isn’t exactly some diva leading man who simply wanted to insert himself into another scene (though I doubt Warner Bros. had ANY issue bringing this A-lister back into what’s essentially a two-actor stage play). He’s an Oscar-nominated director with a string of pedigreed dramas on his resume. And I commend him for offering advice to Cuaron … and to Cuaron for actually taking it.
Gravity's Creators Explain The 'Learning Curve' Of Weightlessness
As many incredible technological and visual achievements the film features, however, Cuaron doesn’t want people to solely focus on them. Instead, all of those leaps forward were made because they were what the story needed in order to be told visually. Asked about balancing the sound, visual design and atmosphere, the director said that it was when all three came together to help convey the emotional journey that it was most important.
Gravity's Sound Design Featurette: How Did They Capture The Vacuum Of Space?
You've heard that "in space, nobody can hear you scream." And while the science in Gravity isn't entirely accurate, the fact that sound waves cannot carry in the emptiness of space means that many moments in the film don't have accompanying sounds to go with them
Gravity Looking Strong In Online Ticket Sales
Movie studios have traditional tracking numbers, which can give them ideas weeks ahead of time how their films will perform when they finally open. And while we occasionally get glimpses of those in the press, we mostly rely on something a lot more public and people-oriented: pre-sales at online ticket sellers like Fandango and MovieTickets.com. Fandango in particular is good about sharing their data, and when they promote strong sales, it usually indicates a hit its on its way.
The Gravity You Didn't See, Starring Natalie Portman, Robert Downey Jr. And Many More
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity opens in sneak previews tonight and everywhere tomorrow, and as you might have heard, we're pretty crazy about it. Cuaron's technical wizardry, which creates the actual feeling that you are somehow floating in space, is the big sell, but the performances from Sandra Bullock and George Clooney elevate the film to some surprisingly emotional highs. Sure, they were cast partly because they're big names who can draw audiences, but they add a key human component to what could have just been a special effects extravaganza
Gravity IMAX Clip Explains Why The Biggest Screen Possible Is A Must
So many marketing campaigns use a variation of the recommendation “See It On The BIGGEST Screen Possible” that when a film actually deserves such an accolade, it can fall on deaf ears. Gravity deserves to be experienced on the largest IMAX screen in your town. This new clip explains why.
Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity Poised For Huge Opening Weekend
pre-release tracking for the outer space-set drama that stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney suggests it will make somewhere between $35 to $40 million when it opens next weekend in the US. Part of this could be put down to the A-list talent attached. A portion of this estimate is being allotted to the film’s release in 3D and IMAX 3D. Aside from boosting the sense of a cinematic event, these screenings also mean higher ticket prices.
Gravity Swag: Win IMAX Tickets, A Map Of The Universe, A Telescope And More
Lost in space. You think you understand how terrifying and alienating that would feel, and then you see Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, one of the most visually stunning and visceral movies about space travel, ever. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as a pair of astronauts cut loose in orbit when debris destroys their spacecraft...
Review: Gravity Is The Best Film Of The Toronto Film Festival, And The Year So Far
The director of Children of Men and Y Tu Mama, Tambien produces a stunning achievment in filmmaking – and storytelling – that takes an audience on a breathtaking, break-neck space jaunt that delivers the closest replication of zero-gravity fear and exultation as we’ve ever seen on screen.