Never one to be outdone by a half-naked Alexa Vega in her new, revealing outfit for Machete Kills, David Arquette (Scream) recently tweeted a three-quarters-naked picture of himself from the post-apocalyptic picture, Orion. Directed by Asiel Norton (Redland), Orion centers on a savage hunter (Arquette) who searches for his missing brother in a post-apocalyptic wasteland devoid of infrastructure. The picture, currently filming in Detroit, also stars Lily Cole (Snow White and the Huntsman) and Goran Kostic (Taken). Hit the jump to see the pictures.
In the war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, which marks the writing and directorial debut of Angelina Jolie, Danijel (Goran Kostic) is a Bosnian Serb police officer and Ajla (Zana Marjanovic) is a Bosnian Muslim artist. Together before the Bosnian War that tore the Balkan region apart in the 1990′s, their relationship quickly changes, as violence engulfs the country. When Ajla is taken from the apartment that she shares with her sister, Lejla (Vanesa Glodjo) and Lejla’s infant child, she comes face-to-face with Danijel and his troops, under the command of Danijel’s father, General Nebojsa Vukojevish (Rade Serbedzija). As the conflict takes hold, their connection to one another grows uncertain, and the war takes a physical and emotional toll that neither of them will ever recover from.
At the film’s press day, co-stars Goran Kostic and Zana Marjanovic talked about revisiting this war for the experience of making the film, the difficulty of getting through some of the more emotionally intense scenes, the experience of shooting in both Bosnian and English, and the importance of having somebody like Angelina Jolie bring this particular chapter of history to the world’s attention. Check out what they had to say after the jump:
Last week, we brought you this stylish poster from Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. Now we have a host of new images and clips to share with you from the Bosnian war drama. Set against a backdrop of the Bosnian War in the 1990s, the story centers on the relationship between a Serbian soldier, Danijel (Goran Kostic) and a Bosnian native, Ajla (Zana Marjanovic). In the Land of Blood and Honey explores how the dynamics between the two change with the outset of the war, in which Ajla becomes a captive at a camp overseen by Danijel. Also starring Rade Serbedzija, the film will be released both in English and BHS, the native language of Bosnia. In the Land of Blood and Honey opens in limited release on December 23rd with a wider release in January. Hit the jump to check out the clips and images.
FilmDistrict has released the first trailer for Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey. The drama centers on a Muslim woman (Zana Marjanović) and a Serbian soldier (Goran Kostic) who fall in love days before Bosnian war. If I didn’t tell you that Jolie was the movie’s writer-director, you would still want to see the movie based on the trailer. That’s not to say that Jolie is a distraction, but plenty of actors step behind the camera or try to write screenplay, but not all of them are successful. Jolie looks like she’s nailed not only a serious war movie, but also a tender, heartbreaking love-story. The trailer has certainly put the film on my radar.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. In the Land of Blood and Honey opens in limited release on December 23rd.