Film digest: new “Avatar”, series about Tarkovsky and other news
Shot from the movie "Avatar"
New trailers, accusations and gossip – we talk about the most interesting things that happened in the world of cinema this week.
Jude Law as troubled businessman in The Nest teaser
The network has a teaser trailer for the drama "The Nest» (The Nest) with Jude Law in the title role.
The actor played a talented and successful entrepreneur Rory, who already has everything you could wish for: a thriving business, a luxurious mansion, a beautiful and clever wife, obedient children. However, the hero is attracted by new heights, and in pursuit of power and money, he moves from the US to the UK. In a new country, Rory gets into trouble, and now he is forced to lie, betray and dodge to stay afloat.
Directed by Sean Durkin, who has only one feature film under his belt, 2011’s Martha Marcy May Marlene. The Nest premiered back in January at the Sundance Film Festival.
Kirill Serebrennikov will shoot a series about Andrei Tarkovsky
The artistic director of the Gogol Center, Kirill Serebrennikov, will film a mini-series about the outstanding Soviet director Andrei Tarkovsky, whose films Stalker, Andrei Rublev, The Mirror and others are considered classics, along with the works of Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, and regularly included in the lists of the best films of all time.
Alexander Kaidanovsky in Andrei Tarkovsky’s film "Stalker"
– said one of the producers of the series, Ilya Stewart.
Serebrennikov himself will write the script, other details of the project are still unknown. The premiere date is also: it is possible that the release will be scheduled for 2022, when Tarkovsky could have turned 90 years old.
The first photos from the filming of "Avatar-2"
James Cameron has resumed filming the sequel to Avatar in New Zealand and is back on set with photos showing that work is well under way. So, the producer of the franchise Jon Landau shared a picture from the site on Instagram:
Filming was supposed to start back in April, but was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now that the epidemiological situation in New Zealand has improved, the country’s government has removed a number of restrictions on the film industry. James Cameron immediately flew to the shooting and, after serving 14 days in quarantine, finally got to work.
Little is known about the plot of Avatar 2. Most likely, the action will take place a few years after the events of the original film: the main characters, Jake and Neytiri, will have a daughter, and together they will leave their home and begin their journey across Pandora.
Released in 2009, Avatar became the highest-grossing film of all time in virtually the entire world—a record only broken ten years later with the release of the superhero blockbuster Avengers: Endgame. Avatar won three Academy Awards, became a cultural phenomenon, and is considered by many to usher in a new era in science fiction filmmaking.
Actor Ansel Elgort accused of raping a minor
Problems with the law threaten 26-year-old American actor Ansel Elgort: the star of the films "Divergent", "The Fault in Our Stars", "Baby Driver" and many others are accused of raping a minor. According to the injured girl Gabby, in 2014 the actor met her on Snapchat: Gabby at that time was 17 years old, Ansel was 20. On the first date, the young man raped the girl:
Ansel Elgort in the movie The Fault in Our Stars
She noted that all these years she was silent at the request of the actor: Elgort allegedly asked her not to tell anyone about what had happened, as this could harm his career. Gabby stated that she herself still suffers from post-traumatic disorder and panic attacks and now goes to a psychotherapist.
Ansel Elgort himself has not yet commented on this information.
Ansel Elgort in the movie "Divergent"