Goodbye Lenin: Universal Studios To Bring “Magic Of the Movies” To Moscow. MOSCOW - Universal Studios is bringing its world-famous amusement park to Russia.
"Galactic Park," to be built in Moscow, will include the standard Universal Studios attractions, a water park and a retail-entertainment zone called Universal City Walk. The whole development is being promoted by businessman Sait-Salam Gutseriev, who plans to invest $2.8 billion on the project. Outside experts consider the estimate low, and say the construction alone could cost as much as $11 billion. Gutseriev began negotiations with Universal Studios, for whom this would be the first amusement park in Europe, in 2010. At the same time, he also pursued a partnership with Disney, but failed to reach a deal for the creation of a Russian Disneyland. Universal Studios currently has four amusement parks worldwide - in Orlando, Hollywood, Singapore and Osaka. Read the full story in Russian by Yekaterina Gerashenko, Khalil Aminov and Evgeniy Khvostik.
*Newsbites are digest items, not direct translations. No Joke, Platinum Dunes Getting Behind 'Halloween' Franchise. ‘Prometheus’ Viral Introduces Weyland Android “David”; Second Russian Trailer! /Film Set Interview: ‘The Avengers’ Star Mark Ruffalo. In June 2011, Marvel invited a handfull of journalists to the set of The Avengers.
/Film was a part of this amazing visit to Albuquerque Studios (which you can read about here). While on set we participated in round table interviews with the cast and crew of the film. After the jump you will be able to read our interview with Mark Ruffalo, who plays Bruce Banner and the Incredible Hulk in The Avengers Read our other interviews from The Avengers set: Nobody wants to talk to us about anything so you’re our last interview so you got to. Mark Ruffalo: Buddy, I’m going to let it rip. What were you told as you were walked over here? Mark Ruffalo: “Don’t say anything of interest.”
(Kevin) Feige just showed us a lot of stuff, way more in last hour than we knew in the last two days. Mark Ruffalo: Old Calcutta. Yeah, exactly. Mark Ruffalo: I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Hulk motion capture stuff, actually. Have you see a good representation of the Hulk? We actually can take a picture. Yes. Early Buzz: First Reactions From ‘The Avengers’ Hollywood Premiere. ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ To Get Her Own Superhero Movie. At the multiplex, male superheroes have all the fun.
For every one Elektra, there must be at least five Avengers, Spider-Man or Dark Knight’s. Even the most famous female superhero, Wonder Woman, can’t get her own big budget live-action movie. Sony thinks the market is there though and is turning back into the history books for their female superhero film. They’re adapting the Archie Comics turned popular television property Sabrina The Teenage Witch for the big screen with a bit more edge and a superhero spin.
Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari will write and Mark Waters (Mean Girls) could direct. Deadline broke the news of the project, which they describe as a “live action film will be an origin story in the vein of Spider-Man, about a young girl coming to terms with her remarkable powers.” Most of us know Sabrina from her most recent incarnation, as a character in a movie/ABC and CW show that starred Melissa Joan Hart (above), but the property has its roots much deeper than that. ‘Short Circuit’ Remake Will Star Pre-Teen Actress, Aims To Be Family Friendly Movie About Modern War. Johnny 5 will once again be alive, but this time he’ll befriend a teenage girl set against the back drop of modern robotics in war. So says director Tim Hill (Hop) who has been tasked with co-writing and eventually directing a remake of Short Circuit, based on the popular 1986 film that starred Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens and Ally Sheedy.
In that film, the two men create a Cold War robot who gains human consciousness when he’s struck by lightning. The robot, nicknamed Johnny 5, then befriends a character played by Sheedy. The new film will have elements of that, but the Sheedy character will be younger and the whole film will be set in a modern world where robots are essential to warfare. Read Hill’s quotes on the subject after the jump. Hill spoke to the 24 Frames blog of the Los Angeles Times and said the following about the film: The thing that makes it so relevant is that we live in this age of robots, particularly when it comes to war.