Straight up fact. There are only 3,500 tigers left in the wild in the world today.
Leonardo DiCaprio has pledged $1 million to help solve the issue of tiger poaching/ hunting. DiCaprio flew to Russia for a summit meeting on tiger salvation and preservation. He met with Vladimir Putin. It was an arduous flight. A Delta Airline plane DiCaprio was travelling in on Monday was forced to make an emergency landing after losing an engine. A second plane Leonardo was aboard was forced to make an unscheduled refuelling stop in Helsinki.
When Putin saw Leonardo arrive at the 13 nations summit meeting to save tigers, he stopped his speech and praised the actor for his tenacity to endure. ”A person with less stable nerves could have decided against coming, could have read it as a sign – that it was not worth going,” Mr Putin said. The Russian prime minister said that, in Russia, DiCaprio’s efforts made him a “muzhik” – or “real man”.
Dicaprio responded by revealing that he had two Russian grandparents and is looking forward to reconnecting with St Petersburg where they were both from. Meanwhile the outcome for tigers is to double their numbers in the wild by the year 2022.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.27.10~
“Gloria Stuart was a force both on and off screen,” DiCaprio says in a statement. “An amazingly sweet person, a fantastic actress, and someone who always fought for what she believed in.”–Leonardo DiCaprio on Titanic costar, Gloria Stuart‘s passing this weekend at 100.
Source – US Weekly
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.28.10~
New York Daily News has this to say about stalker situations: “A Canadian woman accused of mollywhopping “Inception” star Leonardo DiCaprio in the face with a beer bottle (don’t know if it was cobra beer or not) in 2005 was ordered on Wednesday to stay at least 500 yards away from the actor.
DiCaprio was at a private Hollywood party in June 2005 (private parties are always the ones to watch in California; because sometimes egocentric types use their houses as traps to trap stars), when he was hit on the side of his head with broken beer bottle. The injury sent the actor to the hospital, where he received about a dozen stitches to his face and neck.
Sometimes woman stalkers (the one’s behind closed doors) can be more vicious than men are. But hey, I’d know very little about that, right? But if I did, I would say such woman are laws unto themselves. They need a spanking. Just not from Leo. Because Leo is too busy, just trying to work.
[Image of Leo the Lion, courtesy of Toru Hanai. Chaa! Toru the photog could be Maori. Love it. However Toru is Japanese, and this pic is snapped at Inception's Japanese premiere.]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.5.2010~
… manipulating on their cover with Angelina Jolie‘s American life. This reads like war at the box office. Tabloids. Gotta love ‘em. Angelina and Leonardo DiCaprio? What next!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 8.5.2010~
Tonight Casa Emile rocked out to Inception. Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page and Ken Watanabe did Chris Nolan proud.
Uncle Emile’s comments: That was a good film. The science of filmmaking and the special effects were enough to hold your attention, even without the good actors. I only fell asleep for five minutes once.
That wasn’t bad. I think I fell asleep for five minutes three times! It was like a Peter Jackson film in parts, too long.
My thoughts though: A film that takes an audience on a journey that delves into dreams, depicting the subconscious, dreams of the subconscious within dreams of the subconscious–indicates that people the world over (as gaged by box office takings) are basically recovery from shock and looking for purpose, truth and meaning for their life’s direction.
Chaos, like a global economic crises, a gulf oil spill disaster etc are all dream chompers. Perhaps too these are all signs that dreams are being threatened by ‘systems’ that haven’t worked for the earth’s people, or the earth too. Good people need to meet with good people and share, nurture, grow and build new dreams together.
When we are, our dream and a nation’s future (combined, the world’s future) are the summation of our abilities to dream new dreams bravely, like dream architects, I am reminded of Joseph in the bible, who could dive into King’s dreams (like Dan Cobb and friends of Inception), and expose the deeper truth’s like Christopher Nolan, alluded in cinema, needs to happen for a whole generation of people.
Psychoanalysis much in cinema? This is that defining film. Expect this cerebral filmmaking motif, to generate similar films. Cerebral for Nolan, is a game of ‘pass the parcel’ truth for grown ups, fused with a timeline shuffle as a story telling, narrative device.
A good film. I like the way that a team works together to uncover the truth, extract the lies and rebuild on truth and what’s real for each other, in a collective of dreams. The more eyes that can see, the better, in these times. Thanks Uncle Emile.
And “if an idea” is the most powerful thing that can alter the world, which is why we’d “have to steal it” (consumer culture suppliers 101 rhetoric), I’d steal the idea of “war” and re-alter it to become peace.
~Posted b y Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.30.2010~
Alright, this is a bit of a Hollywood studio glory story. Here we go.
According to IMDB News, Warner Brothers announced that on Sunday, July 25th, the dubB. Studios rocked it out to become the 1st film studio in Hollywood history to earn $1 billion at the domestic box office, with non stop movie action across to solid years in a row.
Adding to their modest efforts for Tinsel Town achievement in cinema, Warner Brothers also have crossed the billion-dollar threshold for eleven of the past twelve years.
Dan Fellman, Warner Bros. Pictures President of Domestic Distribution made the annoucement. Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” gave the studio the wings to reach this benchmark as the film has taken in $142.9 million to date.
The year began well for the dubB with Guy Ritchie’s “Sherlock Holmes,” opening on Christmas Day last year with good box office earnings. Alcon Entertainment’s action adventure “The Book of Eli” also gave Warner Brothers a good lift. Bullish entertainment. Good to see.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.26.2010~
CHRIS NOLAN’S INCEPTION SCRIPT’S TIMELINE SHUFFLE: LEONARDO DICAPRIO AND KEN WATANABE ARE AT THE CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD FILMMAKING
Chris Nolan‘s ability to go back to his beginnings of Momento styled flashbacks, flashforwards and fiddling with Hollywood’s holy grail of a scripts ‘timeline’, fused with high action, like The Dark Knight box office success, has got Hollywoood in a tail spin, this weekend.
It’s clear that Nolan wants his Oscar, he’s like an auteur with his distinctly ‘different’ approach. He’s picked Leonardo DiCaprio to be the face of his brilliance. Thankfully Ken Watanabe is at the center of Hollywood too, in Inception‘s casting line up. Go Ken. More Asians and Asian-Americans in Hollywood films needed. America is changing.
It has to be said, that already I’m kind of bored with every Tom, Dick, Harry, Aunt Mary and their wannabe filmmaker or a film critic dog, commenting on Nolan’s filmmaking messages, when it comes to ‘dream sequences’ and their ‘meanings’ in this film.
It’s like rehashed Freud and Jung, critical theory lectures from college, without an original thought of analysis from most critics, spewing out across supposedly respected sites of news and entertainment news in America. I can’t believe many of these people are actually paid journalists or arts critics in the land of the brave and free. It’s like, grow an original set of creative brain cells to do some worthy arts and entertainment analysis with. Lol!
Anyway, here’s one of the better ones, A.O Scott and his take on Nolan’s allusive ‘mind altering’ cerebral filmmaking motifs–which to be honest, goes back to messing with Hollywood filmmaker’s ‘holy’ (or ‘tapu’ as we’d say back in New Zealand) measuring stick of the film narratives timeline structure and how this is always didactically used in Hollywood. Go here to read A.O.
To really get Nolan’s script, as this film hinges on this (Leo and Marion Cottilard‘s eye candy aside), you need to think of a pack of cards. They are all in order, all the cards (pictures, scenes needed to make the film) Nolan already put in the pack, but then for a distinct point of difference, you shuffle the pack (of movie scenes).
The shuffle determines a ‘new’ kind of card game, then you just make a film with the shuffle. Everyone thinks you’re brilliant. And for having the confidence to just mix it up and back that methodology, as an artist, Nolan is. More Courage in America needed.
[This image: Ken Watanabe, top, and Lucas Haas in Inception]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.25.2010~
Look at Emile Kanim, writer of the book Plentitude, a book about earth sustainability, shining a green lantern light on Hollywood’s leading lady of action movies, Angelina Jolie this weekend, while (um) studying hard doing research for his upcoming book.
“Salt of the earth research?” Yea. Too funny!
Angelina Jolie had stiff competition this weekend against Inception‘s stranglehold on the box office. News articles like this from the California Chronicle, describe Jolie as having only two expressions, “stony pout” and “sexy pout” as female critics drunk her blood sounding more like medical 420 commentators here in California, than supportive critics of chick flicks that are action oriented.
The article goes on to say: “Her earnestness, both as an actress and a celebrity, just sort of bugs me, and any movie I’ve ever seen that she’s in has worn me out. Too much crazy! Too much brow furrowing! Shooting! Cutting! Pouting!” –In a weird Hollywood way, this could be viewed as a great compliment if you were kind.
Although earning a whopping $36.5 million at the box office with Salt, Chris Nolan‘s Inception clocked in at #1, retaining the crown from Jolie with $43.5 million earned in its second weekend, reports U.S Weekly.
Congratulations to Nolan/ DiCaprio & Phillip Noyce(dir)/ Jolie for making Hollywood the hottest place in filmmaking entertainment this weekend. A good result.
Jolie however sits at the top of IMDB’s website, Hollywood’s industry working “bible” website for actors, directors, producers profiles. Needless to say Oscar nominees will most probably be on their way for both Angelina and Leo, next Oscar nods round. Good work.
~With thanks to Emile. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.25.2010~
2,151,268 and counting is the number of total views of this one Inception movie trailer by Christopher Nolan starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and cast.
Here in Hollywood, the box office is exciting.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.25.2010~
Angelina Jolie and Leonardo DiCaprio battle it out like a tennis match for Hollywood’s #1 box office movie this weekend. At the moment Inception has earned $13.2 million, while Jolie gains at $12.7 million with Salt. Angelina is the only woman capable in Hollywood (bar Zoe Saldana‘s box office potential) of opening a movie this big. She’s one of a kind. Go Angie!
And, in the spirit of sharing the spotlight of talented performance artists with you, Horiwood went to the [theatrical] Circus tonight in Santa Monica where The Martini Players turned out the rock musical Sounds of Asteroth: Into The Florescence. Feral glitter. Wild sparkles. Alien shine. They were fun. This was Hollywood today. And here’s your votes. Enjoy.
1. About Horiwood–> Authors Denver Moore & Roger Hall groove
2. Oksana & Mel
Rising Posts: Ellis & Jolie for Beverly Hills top media real estate & Robbie Deans for good rugby football coaching.
[Top image: Angelina, Image 2: The Martini Players: Aram Kirakosian, Jean Spinosa, Martin Bell, Image 3: Dan Ervin, Robyn A. Roth, Suzy Henschel, The Roosevelt's Jason Fulk, Image 4: Sounds of Asteroth: Sarah Musser, Amanda Mullins, Image 5: Leonardo DiCaprio, Image 6: Paper Roses at the Highways Theater's Press Room, Santa Monica]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.24.2010~
Being Hollywood’s leading lad of the minute, with the box office success of Inception, comes easily these days to actor, Leonardo DiCaprio. However this wasn’t always the case. Leo had to survive a myriad of obstacles on his journey to be a leading boxer at Hollywood’s box office.
He talks about survival as a once new arrival to Hollywood with Rolling Stone. Says DiCaprio:
“My two main competitors in the beginning, the blond-haired kids I went to audition with, one hung himself and the other died of a heroin overdose… . I was never into drugs at all. There aren’t stories of me in a pool of my own vomit in a hotel room on the Hollywood Strip.”
A good story. I’m having a day in Hollywood today, where I feel like I could vomit, so I like this story a lot. It’s gritty and honest.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.22.2010~
Inception a film by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) and starring Leonardo DiCaprio is estimated to take in $21 million at the domestic box office this weekend.
The film is important as it deals with, ‘dream invasion,’ and a nation (like America for example) is only as strong as the dreams of our children and our elders. In Inception Nolan posits that lies are placed in peoples dream lives, that need to be extracted. I have said before on this blog, that sometimes whole nations (Nazi Germany is a good example from our world’s past) can be overtaken and built on lies. Such lies, (not people that we can all too easily victimize, but the ideological lies in peoples heads–and as humans, we all have lies or counterfeit ideas in our heads in varying degrees) need to be challenged and extracted. This is normal and healthy, if we do, and remain open to let others dialogue with us, from many different cultural perspectives. I call it ‘a lifestyle overhaul check up from the neck up.’ For this reason, I dig this film.
Anyway, money begets money, so already a sequel is being talked about and planned for Inception. Actor and leading Hollywood lad, Leonardo DiCaprio steps up to the plate to bat for Nolan’s intended film franchise. In particular, the final scene of the film, leaves the film open to many possibilities of a sequel. Here’s what Leo has to say, via MTV:
“I have my own specific take on that final scene,” DiCaprio told MTV News, leaving his opinion out of the public debate, adding instead that he hopes the viewers make up their minds for themselves. “This is an interesting movie, because I really believe people can extract what they want from this film and interpret that in a lot of different ways. I think that’s something that doesn’t come from the Hollywood studio system very often nowadays. Oftentimes, I get scripts that came to me recycled from other ones. Chris [Nolan] pulled off something pretty ambitious, pretty existential, pretty cerebral and daring with this movie, and I jumped on the opportunity to do it and work with him.”
Dileep Rao adds: “If we’re talking about dreams, couldn’t anything happen?” Well said. Dreams start, at precisely this point. Nice job Mr Nolan.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.18.2010~
Melissa Noble is doing way too many hot things on her blog today, so she gets yet another mention today here in Hollywood. Say’s Ms Noble, of this poster featuring Leonardo Di Caprio in his upcoming sci-fi flick Inception –July 11th, opener.
“According to IMDB, Inception’s plot: “In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset.”
This thought is really sobering. One day–someone emailed me to say “why don’t you start a blog.” In that moment I did, I believed I was a blogger and all of a sudden I was busting out Perez Hilton Arianna Huffington stylez … aka techonologized into a geek–drinking way too many starbucks coffee a day, and losing all my social skills as the hours wizzed by. For that–I have no regrets, because the joy of blogging was the gift –this friend gave me.
I think what Melissa is referring to above of “a single idea in one’s mind, can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset, ” is that whole Cities, nations even, can be built on a lie. ” I once read a book by a guy named Francis Frangipane (no he’s not Hawaiian, he’s actually Italian American], who posits that whole kingdoms can be built on a single lie in one person’s mind. He was totally scary to read, because like Leo in this film, Francis is just so full on. He has no qualms, that people have lies in their head that need extracting. That’s one scary (good) dude, for even having the balls to write and verbalize that.
For want of an example we can all relate to (and with no offense to the German people) “Adolph Hitler” once built Germany on a single lie (that Jews were inferior to Germans and black people, people of color).
We all know that horror story of World War II! (more…)
Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Israeli supermodel leading lady, Bar Refaeli asks the question: What’s in a rainbow? for V Magazine‘s Summer scorcher issue.
According to Bar–it is Hawaii–where this stunning photograph was shot in the coco-locious, Pineapple state of the U.S.A. Love it.
Bar Refaeli always makes beauty look so natural. A supermodel indeed.
[Image courtesy of Melissa Noble of Cover Awards]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.4.2010~
LA’s leading celebrities enjoy LA Lakers games. Here’s Leo and Bar and Seal and son dong just that.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.28.2010~
Um… they sure don’t make Israeli girls good any more, like they used to… like how you would read about in the Torah. I kid!
Leonardo DiCaprio loans out his Israeli supermodel girlfriend, to give America’s favorite guido’s some star power as Refaeli says, “Hey, more Italian-American leading lads are needed in show biz in America, thank you!”
She seems to like their entertainment sandwhich. Says the Egotastic website: “Here’s Bar Refaeli in a bikini with all the meathead, Guido douchebags from Jersey Shore, as photographed by Terry Richardson for Interview magazine.”
That was a bit harsh from Egotastic. What a sweetheart Bar Refaeli is for rocking out with these lads in a photo shoot as Jersey Shore hitch their star to her bikini wagon. This is how stars are created. And Bar is a very funny girl!
The current cultural environment is that America is leading with a “Pussy Wagon” publicity rhetoric to create its male superstars of today. Think Jesse James, Tiger Woods (again) etc. A “pussy wagon” publicity blitz is how they get themselves noticed and become percieved as male sex symbols and America’s leading lad stars.
I’m not saying it’ s right or wrong, but this is America’s cultural rhetoric at this second. James and Woods in particular trucked in a lot, to get their headlines this year. Incidentally, Woods was renowned to be having affairs before even marrying Elen Nordegren and at the same time he married her. This was common knowledge in entertainment circles.
Sandra Bullock married Jesse James at the same time Woods married Nordegren, 5 years ago. Five years later, a bevy of women were “exposed”/ revealed/ presented to the world–for them to become two of the biggest stories in the last year. It tooks Sandra Bullock and Tiger Woods big news headlines to bump the death of Michael Jackson off the celebrity radar. The onas being, that extra-marital affairs with women, was certainly a better look for America than child molestation rumors that plagued Michael Jackson’s life and career. In light of that, yes… a pussy wagon trail is better than that torrid picture from American entertainers. But the current version that replaced that old one, is just not a good message to send to women, children, families to be treated this way like James and Woods depicted from American men, in garnering their media attention and breaking their stories.
But let’s get back to the Jersey Shore lads and their Israeli supermodel of the moment who is acting as their pussy wagon star maker. (Without Bar in the pic–these lads would look totally gay, right?! They love their bodies too much to be straight so they desperately need a bikini body making their image look hetero).
Bar Refaeli is more than happy to do the job. Refaeli’s statement today is–my bikini body can rock four guys out–you don’t need a whole entourage to be a man. She’s a hoot! And of course, Bar Refaeli’s #1 fan, Leonardo DiCaprio, her boyfriend gets a lot out of the Jersey Shore lads media presence. Every time you see them, you think Italian-American entertainment which = DiCaprio + Scorcese–the reigning Hollywood Kings of Italian-American entertainment in film at the box office. Gotta love it today. Go Bar Refaeli!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 4.12.2010~
Israel’s Romeo & Juliet Hollywood Story: A bro in Israel seems to think that Bar Refaeli should dump Leo DiCaprio because Leo is not Jewish. Check out this crazy shizzle today. The L.A. Times is reporting:
“It is not by chance that you were born Jewish,” wrote Baruch Marzel in a letter he sent Refaeli through her mother (and that promptly appeared in the press). ”Your grandmother and her grandmother did not dream that one of their descendants would one day remove the family’s future generations from the Jewish people. Assimilation has forever been one of the enemies of the Jewish people.”
Okay then. We have a little bit of racism going on here. No matter what race one is, should one’s heart lead, in romantic choices? I mean, all people are created equal, right? And in Israel’s history, the Jewish King, Solomon wrote a whole book of poetry, for ‘The Shulamite’ (said to be The Queen of Sheba, an Arab Queen) that had captured his heart with her wisdom and beauty. So Baruch Marzel needs to stop going to those wild Israeli clubs so much at night and get his face back in that Torah instead perhaps. :) Hi bro!
Nice Shutter Island publicity today, with a global message, from DiCaprio and Refaeli’s camp.
[Image of Leo and Bar courtesy of This Blog]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.11.2010~
The top ten films at the US Box Office this week as of Friday are:
Here’s the Top 10 for Friday:
1. Shutter Island (Paramount) Week 2 [3,003 Theaters]
Friday $6.7M, Estimated Weekend $21M, Estimated Cume $75M
2. Cop Out (Warner Bros) NEW [3,150 Theaters]
Friday $5.9M, Estimated Weekend $16.7M
3. The Crazies (Overture) NEW [2,476 Theaters]
Friday $5.9M, Estimated Weekend $15.3M
4. Avatar (Fox) Week 11 [2,456 Theaters]
Friday $3.1M, Etimated Weekend $12.5M, Estimated Cume $705M
5. Valentine’s Day (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,578 Theaters]
Friday $2.9M, Estimated Weekend $8.8M, Estimated Cume $100M
6. Percy Jackson (Fox) Week 3 [3,302 Theaters]
Friday $2.4M, $Estimated Weekend $8.8M, Estimated Cume $70.2M
7. Dear John (Sony) Week 4 [3,006 Theaters]
Friday $1.5M, Estimated Weekend $4.3M, Estimated Cume $71.8M
8. The Wolfman (Universal) Week 3 [3,043 Theaters]
Friday $1.1M, Estimated Weekend $3.8M, Estimated Cume $57M
9. Tooth Fairy (Fox) Week 6 [2,249 Theater]
Friday $730K, Estimated Weekend $2.8M, Estimated Cume $53.1M
10. Crazy Heart (Fox Searchlight) Week 11 [1,158 Theaters]
Friday $610K, Estimated Weekend $2.4M, Estimated Cume $25M
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.27.2010~
Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese locked out their competitors at the box office this weekend hauling in $40.2 million in takings at movie theaters in North America this weekend.
The slightly creepy crime thriller depicting life inside a remote insane asylum is the fourth collaboration for Scorsese and DiCaprio and the best opening yet for both the director and star. (more…)
Says Leonardo DiCaprio in his interview with Esquire on the dangerous life of Young Hollywood for actors growing up in it.
“When I was eighteen, River Phoenix was far and away my hero. Think of all those early great performances — My Own Private Idaho. Stand by Me. I always wanted to meet him. One night, I was at this Halloween party, and he passed me. He was beyond pale — he looked white. Before I got a chance to say hello, he was gone, driving off to the Viper Room, where he fell over and died.
That’s a lesson.”
When you live in Hollwood, life is not a dress rehearsal. (more…)
Former President George W. Bush released this statement: ”I salute Leonardo DiCaprio for his extraordinary generosity. This donation sends a clear message to the people of Haiti that America’s commitment to helping rebuild their country is strong. I thank Leo for setting a wonderful example for all Americans of helping a neighbor in need.”
Two things: a) America loves her neighbors. b) Leonardo DiCaprio strategically donated to the charity representing two US Presidents–one a Republican President and one a Democrat President in a unifying display of patriotism to help others.
A good message from DiCaprio today to send out to the world as America unites to give heart and soul for Haiti in the Hope for Haiti Telethon event that is being broadcast live from both America and the United Kingdom to an expected audience of 64o million people on the planet.
[Image of DiCaprio courtesy of the UK Daily Mirror]
~This post brought to you by the romance novel, Courage To Love by California author, Robert Ellis for the people of Haiti and youth audiences worldwide towards furthering the spirit of World Peace. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.22.2010. Maori Generated Media in Beverly Hills for Haiti — because Yes We Can~
… You know it is. Leonardo DiCaprio for an Oscar in 2012!
Men who are actors spending long hours at the gym who are then cast in film tales of epic battles of good vs evil, heroes vs villains with warlord costuming thrown over the top of muscle… is the future of Hollywood along with SciFi film texts.
What about peace? In a futuristic vision of Hollywood peace time must follow war time. A rather scary prediction in these times.
The female viking look with an artistic Christmas twist in this moment is brought to you by… Lady Gaga of course. :)
In the meantime, Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman lead the Vikings theme with Thor.
~Viking images courtesy of USSA Guard. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.14.09~
Mel Gibson is the dude who brought Scottish highlander warriors to the Hollywood silver screen which won Mel an Oscar.
The Australian is directing a film that will bring Vikings and ther “violent viking culture” to the screen this time round, with his buddy Leonardo Di Caprio cast in the lead role reports the New York Daily News.
Why are Gibson and DiCaprio bringing Vikings back? Because new Hollywood power player of film studios with film franchises in development, Summit Entertainment are making a film franchise featuring Scottish highlanders as the theme- so it will be a Highlander Vs Vikings box office show down in 2011/2012 along with a vampires/ aliens show down in 2011 too.
Summit have Highlanders on the boil, more vampire themed texts in development to capitalize on the Twilight Saga’s huge box office success. Brad Pitt is producing vampire flick Vlad for Summit Entertainment and are also searching for new film franchise ideas. It’s all about action films for Summit these days with Robert Pattinson as the studios big star draw. All studios are either following or competing against Summit’s lead. They have to in order to stay competitive now.
Disney is doing aliens to take on the vampire films, so vikings sound interesting enough to compete with those themes at the movies. It’s all about men of action as Summit drives their film franchise strategy forward. Hollywood just got a huge shake up and a new breed of action star leading lads are emerging to entertain.
These are the hot trends and themes of Hollywood in the near future. Leo as a viking? Way cool! Any chance of Maori action stars landing roles in these films? Hope so, Maori men are warrior fierce, they’d be great in such roles.
Let’s hope Leo gets his first Oscar like Russell Crowe did for playing a gladiator. Can Mel the Australian work his magic as director for Leo?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.14.09~
Ryan Seacrest and Simon Cowell should top this list, for playing ‘Hollywood guys’ who are ‘qualified’ to find America’s next top singing talent.
(Jokes) but Forbes Magazine has released their list of the ten most overpaid actors in the Hollywood film industry for 2009. The findings are based on what actors got paid by studios and what they returned per dollar back to the studio via the box office.
The findings weed out the older talent posturing themselves as big stars and make room for the newbies like the Efrons, Lautners, Pattinsons of Hollywood’s rising stars.
Here’s the list of most overpaid actors:
1. Will Ferrell ($3.29)
2. Ewan McGregor ($3.75)