A sequel to follow up on Before Sunrise and Before Sunset has been rumored for years now, pretty much since Sunset premiered in 2004. In June, Ethan Hawke suggested the sequel—rumored to be titled Before Midnight—was supposed to shoot this summer (although co-star Julie Delpy believed they were at least a year away). As you may have noticed, we are running out of summer. Is it possible that Hawke and Delpy already started shooting Before Midnight with director Richard Linklater? A bit of detective work places Hawke and Delpy in Greece right now, working on a project that very well may be the sequel of interest. It’s best to pass along the info in bullet form after the jump.
Joel Schumacher’s Twelve came in to Sundance 2010 with a lot of buzz, but left with a rather tarnished reputation. The hyper-stylized nature of this new trailer seems to be true to the film, which follows 17-year-old “philosophical drug dealer” White Mike and his interactions with a new drug nicknamed “twelve”. Chace Crawford stars as White Mike (can’t get enough of that character name) in this adaptation of the Nick McDonnell novel; Emma Roberts, Rory Culkin, and a non-emaciated 50 Cent co-star.
If nothing else, the slick trailer did introduce me to the too-hip sounds of The Phenomenal Handclap Band, making good use of their “15 to 20.” Maybe Twelve can beat the bad buzz when it arrives in theaters on July 30, 2010. Check out the clip after the jump.
While walking around ShoWest yesterday, I came across some promotional artwork for Hannover House. On the poster they had info for their upcoming releases and it revealed the release dates for Joel Schumacher’s Twelve (June 18), Racing Dreams (May 14), The Wild Hunt (May 28), and Thru The Moebius Strip (August 6). The artwork also had posters for all the movies.
While I hated Schumacher’s Twelve when I saw it at Sundance (video review here), it’s one of those films you won’t believe is as bad as everyone tells you until you see it for yourself. Also, with the cast – it also stars Emma Roberts, 50 Cent, Ellen Barkin and Rory Culkin – you’ll probably end up seeing it. But trust me, it’s a hot mess of a movie . The only reason it sold at Sundance is the cast. If you’ve seen Gossip Girl, Twelve takes place in a similar world – super rich upper east side New Yorkers. But Gossip Girl is like a Scorsese film compared to Twelve. Hit the jump to check out the posters.
With Sundance wrapping up this weekend, buyers are finally picking up some of films that premiered at the Festival. In the last 24 hours, Joel Schumacher’s Twelve, Spencer Susser’s Hesher and Lisa Cholodenko’s The Kids Are All Right have been purchased by Hannover House, Newmarket Films and Focus Features.
I’ve seen two of the three films (Twelve and Hesher) and am not surprised that either sold. While I didn’t care for Twelve, it’s about upper East Side rich kids in New York City and it stars Chace Chawford from Gossip Girl – so it’s an easy sell. Hesher has an awesome performance from Joseph Gordon Levitt who has some great dialogue to work with. And The Kids Are All Right has a great cast featuring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Josh Hutcherson and Mark Ruffalo. The film is about two teenaged children conceived by artificial insemination that get the notion to seek out their birth father and introduce him into the family life that their two mothers have built for them.
This weekend will see which films win the big Awards, so look for more films to sell soon. We’ve been provided press releases for the sales of Hesher and The Kids Are All Right, so hit the jump if you want to read them:
Earlier today I saw the first Sundance screening of director Joel Schumacher’s Twelve, which stars Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, 50 Cent, Ellen Barkin and Rory Culkin. If you’ve seen Gossip Girl, Twelve takes place in a similar world – super rich upper east side New Yorkers. Did the movie tell a new story in the high school genre? Is Joel Schumacher going to be forgiven for Batman & Robin? Hit the jump to see what Peter from Slashfilm and I thought of the film…
You can never go wrong making a movie about privileged kids on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. No matter if the film is good or bad, people love to watch the adventures of rich kids and their problems. Thankfully, director Joel Schumacher is more than happy to give us our yearly fix, as he is premiering his latest film Twelve at next month’s Sundance Film Festival.
According to IMDb, Twelve is about “a young drug dealer watches as his high-rolling life is dismantled in the wake of his cousin’s murder, which sees his best friend arrested for the crime.”
Sundance has the synopsis as:
A chronicle of the highs and lows of privileged kids on Manhattan’s Upper East Side involving sex, drugs and murder. The film stars Chace Crawford, Emma Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, 50 Cent, Zoë Kravitz, Ellen Barkin and Rory Culkin.
While some films at Sundance need early buzz to get people into the first press screening, with Schumacher directing and this cast, it’s going to be one of those films everyone wants to see. While we have to wait till next month to hear if the film is a return to form for Schumacher, you can check out a few images after the jump: