The Tracking Board posted an article about the possibility of Rachel and James McAvoy starring in the upcoming drama “Ecstasia“, written and directed by Wayne Kramer. The article is only accessible for subscribers of the site, but thanks to a James McAvoy forum we have the article.
We’re hearing James McAvoy and Rachel McAdams are both the frontrunners for Relativity Media and Wayne Kramer’s upcoming sci-fi love tale ECSTASIA. The film, which is ambitious both in scope and idea, takes place in an alternate universe where love doesn’t exist, but can be artificially simulated through a very expensive procedure known as “commitment”, which implants both people with computer chips that link up. The story follows one couple as they struggle to make their monthly “commitment” payment, or forever be turned off, and lost to one another.
McAvoy, who was most recently seen in “X:Men: First Class” is currently in preproduction on “Welcome To the Punch”. McAdams, who was most recently seen in Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” has four films set for release, including “The Vow” and the sequel to “Sherlock Holmes”.
The story centers on a time in the future when love only exists through artificial creation at a high price, through a procedure simply known as “commitment,” and follows a couple who goes to desperate measures to try to afford the high price of love.
We reported earlier Rachel is also considered for the upcoming “Luna” project from Doug Liman, but no official cast is announced as of yet. You can read the full list of in development projects over here. Keep in mind no official future project is confirmed for Rachel as of yet, but it’s good to know she is still considered for a bunch of project.
We have a small update today, we added some additions to the “Midnight in Paris” section in our gallery. First of all one new production still was released, we added the medium quality version in our gallery. With the expansion of the movie world wide the international movie poster are coming in slowly, we added two new international posters.
The movie also premiered in Brazil last week (June 17th) and the official website for Brazil was launched. We added captures of the website in our gallery, and you can visit the website by clicking here.
Midnight in Paris > Production Stills
Midnight in Paris > Posters
Midnight in Paris > Official Website: MeiaNoiteEmParisoFilme.com.br (Brazil)
We added various magazine clippings from Rachel in magazines from the US from the last few weeks including from The Hollywood Reporter, Hello! Canada and US Weekly. US Weekly published a new candid photo of Rachel with Michael Sheen and his daughter Lily Mo and his parents out & about in LA on June 12th. We are trying to find the actual photo/set.
We didn’t publish magazine clippings before, but we are planning to change that. We will try to gather as much magazine clippings from US but also international magazine and add them in our gallery. If you would like to donate some yourself, feel free to contact us.
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Sony Pictures announced the international release dates for Rachel’s upcoming movie “The Vow” with Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman and Jessica Lange. The movie will be released February 10th, 2012 in the US and United Kingdom.
The current released are between February 9th, 2012 (Bolivia) until May 16th, 2012 (Belgium). Sony Pictures also put the temporary official website for the movie online and be sure to “Like” the official facebook account if you haven’t. You can find out all the international release dates via this link. The trailer was released a few weeks ago.
“Midnight in Paris” was expanding weekly since the limited New York/LA release on May 20th after the successes of the opening weekend and Cannes film festival opening. It was the 13th best opening weekend of all time.
This weekend Sony Classics will expand the movie to 1038 screens according to Deadline, making it the widest-released film of Allen’s career. You can find out if the movie will come to a theater near you via the official website. Earlier the Hollywood Reporter reported the movie is breaking records, also overseas. The movie is still not world wide released but at this moment release dates for outside the US are announced until December of this year. If you live overseas, keep an eye on your local cinema website for a release date.
The movie still has a high rate at Rotten Tomatoes with a 92% ‘fresh’ rate of critics and a 77% ‘fresh’ rate from the audience.
Late March we reported Rachel met with director Doug Liman for the untitled, rumored to be titled “Luna“, project. The movie didn’t got the green light then depending on the casting but according to Variety Paramount has put the “finishing touches” on the deal, working with Skydance Pictures and New Regency to co-finance.
It’s still not confirmed Rachel will be joining the movie but with the fact that the movie actually got the green light we can expect the official casting announcement in the next weeks. The possible male lead(s) are rumored to be Andrew Garfield, Emile Hirsch, Chris Pine and the latests additions are Bradley Cooper (Rachel’s ‘Wedding Crashers’ co-star) and Chris Evans. The female lead(s) that are rumored to be considered are, besides Rachel, Rosario Dawson, Megan Fox, Eva Mendes, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde.
The movie will be start filming later on this year. At this moment no new projects for Rachel are confirmed. All her current projects are in post-production and awaiting for release, so we really hope this project or another project will be announced soon.
Last week we reported “Midnight in Paris” made $579,000 for the first estimated box office stats in only 5 theaters in New York and LA taking the 15th place in top weekend average ever. The actual box office was $599,003 for it’s opening weekend, and with that number the movie takes the 13th place beating “Aladdin” and “Evita”.
This week the movie expanded to more theaters (58 theaters in total) and it takes the 7th place in the box office. The total box office is now $2,824,000 million and $11,529,644 Foreign. In the next week the movie will be released in even more theaters and in foreign countries as well.
Placing No. 7, Midnight—which debuted last weekend to a per location average of $99,834—grossed $1.9 million as it expanded into a total of 58 theaters for a 10-day cume of $2.8 million, according to Rentrak.
Another article was released by LA Times about ‘What’s next for Terrence Malick after Tree of Life’. His latest movie (Tree of Life) premiered at Cannes and was released (limited) this weekend in the US. We already reported it was reported the movie will be more experimental then Tree of Life, but the new article has some new bits.
It looks like the movie is officially wrapped (for now, because with Terrence Malick you never know). We really look forward to this movie, it sounds like an interesting movie so far! According to the article Terrence Malick is expecting to finish the editing this summer since he wants to shoot a new project by then, if so we can expect a 2012 release which was questioned by a lot of reporters. In February of this year we already got the first look because a production still of Rachel and Ben Alleck was released.
Malick has finished shooting his new film, a drama once titled “Burial” and now without a title. Starring Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko, its contents have been shrouded in mystery, as is typical fora Malick project.
What is known: It’s a love story, and it uses some of the same radical slice-of-life production techniques used on “Tree.” One person who worked on the film described it as even more experimental, in fact. It’s also the first film Malick has made that’s not in period, which should make for a switch for viewers used to his visions of throwback America.
There’s no U.S. distributor yet for the Affleck movie, but one person who saw a few minutes that are being shown to foreign buyers said that the meditativeness for which Malick is known is there in spades. There was no discernible story or a voice-over in the footage, but shots of Affleck and McAdams in Malick’s trademark man-in-nature style.
Of course, given the gaps between Malick’s movies, the big question is when the 67-year-old’s new project will reach theaters. There were at least two sets of reshoots that had the actors flying back to a Paris location after the production was complete, suggesting an elaborate, Malickian level of tinkering.
But compared with “Tree,” whose haul of effects bogged down the production, Malick’s sixth project has considerably fewer visual arabesques. And Malick himself may have offered the biggest clue as to when his new movie might be ready: He has told members of his production team to keep the summer and fall open for a possible shoot of yet another film –- which means he expects to be finished with this one in a matter of months.
With Rachel wrapping up promotion for “Midnight in Paris” and currently no confirmed new projects coming up we only can hope we more information on the projects that are already filmed. It’s always though to get new information on the Terrence Malick project since Malick’s work method is low-key. But since his latest film “Tree of Life“, which won the The Palme d’Or during the Cannes Film Festival, was released during Cannes we have a little bit more information on the project with Rachel, Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem and Barry Pepper.
The movie was shot late 2010, Rachel confirmed she was shooting around October/November 2010 and returned for re-shoots/additional shoots March 2011. There were also sightings of Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko in Paris last week, no confirmation if Rachel was there as well. The movie is still untitled (rumored title “The Burial“) and is set to release in 2012.
24 Frames reports that Malick recently wrapped reshoots and finished photography on the film and that according to their source it is “even more experimental than ‘Tree of Life.’” Of course, that’s fairly vague and could mean anything, but given that Malick has taken fusing drama with much larger spiritual and existential questions in “The Tree Of Life,” we’re not surprised that his next effort may be even more boldly freeform in its approach. But “experimental” means many things to many people so don’t cling to that descriptor too hard.