I may not like "2012" that much, but I enjoyed Chiwetel Ejiofor as one of the film's heroes. Here's what I said in my movie review about the actor:
One of my favorite scenes involves actor Chiwetel Ejiofor who plays the president’s chief science advisor. He’s warning his cruise-ship singer father, played by Blu Mankuma, about the imminent disaster. These two great actors are not even shown in a scene together – they’re talking on the phone – but their performances resonate emotionally.
So when I interviewed the actor via satellite, we talked about:
His experience working in "2012"
Working with director Roland Emmerich
Does he believe in 2012?
Here's more info on "2012" from Yahoo:
Action/Adventure, Science Fiction and Thriller
November 13, 2009
Rated PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language.
John Cusack, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Thandie Newton, Danny Glover and Woody Harrelson
Never before has a date in history been so significant to so many cultures, so many religions, scientists, and governments. A global cataclysm brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors.
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Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy and Thriller
Release Date: November 13th, 2009 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense disaster sequences and some language.
Sony Pictures Releasing
Centropolis Entertainment, Mark Gordon Company
Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Los Angeles, California, United States
Los Angeles, California, USA
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Produced in: United States
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Like its reported over bloated budget of $260 million, everything about “2012” is huge and expansive. From the film’s length (158 minutes!) to the special effects, and all the way to its believability factor, “2012” is a film of massive proportions.
Different kinds of epic proportions awaits us in the year 2012. According to the film, the apocalypse is near. The Mayan calendar is set to reach the end of its 13th cycle on December 21, 2012 – and nothing follows that date. “2012” tells the story of what’s to come. Read More...
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It's a mystery. When is the fourth "Twilight" installment going to go into production? We all know about the third one, "Eclipse," but not a word about "Breaking Dawn."
(For all "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" news, click here)
Well, it's not a mystery no more, at least for now.
Our friends at Collider spoke to Robert Pattinson about "Breaking Dawn" and he said:
"I think the tentative time for “Breaking Dawn” is fall next year. They may well change that.”
Change as in, the last film may take the "Harry Potter" route and get divided into two films? Then, production will definitely change!
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I'm getting really excited about this supernatural project called "Black Swan." First, I respect Darren Aronofsky as a director. He made Mickey Rourke ("The Wrestler") cool again!
Second, the paranormal angle is intriguing. The film is set in the world of New York City ballet about a ballerina (Natalie Portman) who's competing with a rival dancer. But is the rival a ghost or is Portman's character just having a mental breakdown? Mila Kunis is set to star as Lilly, the mysterious rival dancer.
Now, Winona Ryder is joining the cast as a rival dancer. Barbara Hershey and Vincent Cassel complete the cast.
Fox Searchlight is very close into co-financing and distributing the film which was written by Mark Heyman based on an original screenplay by Andres Heinz.
Production is set to start in New York before the end of the year, and the budget is reported to be between $10 million - $12 million.
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"Sgt. Rock" based on the DC Comics World War II hero is finally being adapted for the big screen by director Francis Lawrence and scriptwriter Chad St. John.
The caveat? It's now set in the future.
The Hollywood Reporter tells us that producer Joel Silver has been trying to get this film made for nearly 20 years. And now, it seems, the project is moving forward.
Sgt. Rock, a leader of his infantry unit, Easy Company, first appeared in a 1959 issue of "Our Army at War." Then in 1977, the comic was renamed "Sgt. Rock" and ran until 1988.
Warner Bros. is hoping that by setting the film into the future, the project will become marketable.
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