Love cannot conquer all. I would like to believe it could. I like movies where love can overcome misunderstandings, doubt, and various illnesses. Kieran Evans‘ Kelly + Victor is an anti-love story. It doesn’t argue that love is false or it can’t exist. But it presents love as something that’s powerless to penetrate the damage done by physical and emotional abuse. Love becomes not an affliction or a panacea, but perhaps something far worse: an illusion. However, as the film slowly pushes us to its painful and powerful conclusion, we’re left with a sentiment that’s not only bitter but hollow as well.
Slated to start production in March, director Roland Emmerich (2012) is looking to cast the male lead for his next sci-fi project, Singularity. Set 40 years in the future, Singularity is not the disaster-fare we’ve come to expect from Emmerich, but something else entirely. He’s not saying much about the project, co-written with Harald Kloser, but it occurs at a time when our technology is so advanced, there is the potential that we lose control of it. The lead of the film will be Adam, a young man composed entirely of a swarm of nanobots which grant him amazing powers.
A number of relative unknowns will meet to read for the role this week, including TV stars Luke Grimes (Brothers and Sisters), Logan Marshall Green (Dark Blue) and Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars). Hit the jump for more on Singularity.
by Jason Barr Posted: December 16th, 2010 at 9:24 pm
Teri Polo and Dermot Mulroney have signed on to star in the thriller Beyond. Directed by Josef Rusnak (The 13th Floor), the film follows a detective and a television psychic as they attempt to find a missing child. Polo and Mulroney join a cast that features Jon Voight and Julian Morris (ABC’s shortlived My Generation). According to Heat Vision, Polo will be playing the role of the missing child’s mother/Voight’s daughter while the details of Mulroney’s turn are left to the imagination. While no release date has been set, the film is currently shooting in Alaska.
As for upcoming work, you can catch Polo in Little Fockers which hits theaters on December 22nd. In Mulroney’s case, the actor is appearing alongside Kristen Bell, Drew Barrymore, and John Krasinski in the upcoming Ken Kwapis (He’s Just Not That Into You) romance, Everybody Loves Whales. He also recently starred in the drama Inhale; a film from Iceland’s own Baltasar Kormakur that received only limited release in the States.
Following the rousing success of Modern Family’s debut last season, ABC originally slotted two new mockumentaries for this fall: Detroit 1-8-7 and My Generation. Over the summer, 1-8-7 dropped the structure, which is not the one I would’ve picked if polled.
But for better or worse, the format is more integral to Generation, which catches up with a group of 28-year-olds ten years after they graduated from an Austin, Texas high school together in the year 2000. An interesting premise, to be sure, and one I was looking forward to. My review after the jump.