Thursday, August 27, 2009
For whatever reason, multiple websites are running the below video suggesting it may be a teaser for Cloverfield 2. I don't know where that conclusion came from, I guess because they mimicked the filming and editing style of the movie to a degree with an ugly creature (or insect close-up) at the end. To my knowledge JJ Abrams has not begun any work on Cloverfield 2 and there currently is no script either.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
The new season of Fringe starts September 17th and producers/writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman spoke with IESB and answered a few questions about the upcoming season. Part of the interview is below, the full article is here.
Q: What is coming up on the show that you can talk about?
Orci: Peter (Joshua Jackson) is going to really take charge. Walter is going to explore freedom that he maybe shouldn't have.
Kurtzman: Last year, it was very much about Peter finding himself blackmailed into the position he was in, of having to be his father's caretaker. He was always faced with the possibility of running. What was interesting to us was that he was a character who could bail on everyone else, at any second. I think a lot of what happened, towards the end of last season, and what we see at the beginning of this season, is leading to his commitment to say, "I'm the guy. If we're going to do this, we're going to do it my way. I'm taking charge now. If you want me to help in the Fringe division, then you have to go through me to figure out how we're going to get to cases." That's going to be a very different way of approach for the character.
Q: How involved will you guys be this season, and what will J.J. Abrams' involvement be?
Orci: We're divvying it up, so that we'll oversee one, J.J. will oversee one and we're all together, once or twice a month, planning what the next big steps are. Then, we have an amazing staff that divvies up the episodes. We get together on the phone and improve the stories, so we're all in there. Jeff and Joel are the ones who are physically on site, handling all the horrible things that we're protected from, in addition to doing what we're doing. But, we're all in there creatively.
Q: What is different in your alternate realm?
Orci: The White House was hit instead of the World Trade Center.
Kurtzman: Kennedy's still alive.
Q: Where's Walter (John Noble) in the alternate world? How does he feel about our Walter taking his son?
Orci: I'd be pissed. That feels like a juicy train to collide into. That's looming somewhere.
Q: How much of Walter is improvised and how much is written? Do you put it in the script, when Walter goes off?
Orci: Absolutely. You say, "In the background, Walter is inspecting whatever thing is catching his eye. You're not even sure what he's doing yet until you get over there." It's still very written, but John's improvs are underlines and exclamation points on the scene. One line can change a scene. It can do so much to everything that came before. Obviously, you can't make some of that stuff up. It takes a team of people. But, he really knows his character and he can get in an out of character almost without the script.
Q: Do you have to wait for word from Leonard Nimoy that he's available or willing, before you do a William Bell script?
Orci: We do two scripts in advance, at a time. We'll go, "Hey, you up for two more?" It's a buy one, get one free kind of thing.
Friday, August 7, 2009
Friday the cast and producers of Fringe met with the press to help hype the new season of the television. As usually they are remain wonderfully cryptic about the upcoming season as they dropped hints about what is to come to TV Guide.
2:26 pm/PST: How many dimensions will season 2 take place in? Two, according to Pinkner. “[It's] two versions of reality,” he adds. “It’s not time travel.”
2:28 pm: Leonard Nimoy will be back for “several more” episodes, one of which has already been shot.
2:30 pm: Over the course of season 1, Orci says they “got a better handle on the balance of our characters and our plots, and making sure that our plots are character-centric.”
2:31 pm: Noble calls Walter Bishop “the most enjoyable character I’ve ever played in my life.”
2:33 pm: On balancing the show’s two parallel universes, Pinkner says the season “predominantly takes place over here. But what happens over there is impacting what happens over here.” Got that?
2:35 pm: Pinkner concedes that the “mythology overtook the story and the characters” on Alias. “We’re being very careful not to let that happen [on Fringe].”
2:40 pm: The reveal about the parallel universe was originally going to be held off until the end of season 3. But research showed viewers “were open and ready for more,” explains e.p. Kurtzman, “so [we said], ‘Why stall it?’”
2:42 pm: Old news: There’s a spoilery twist in the premiere concerning Kirk Acevedo’s Charlie.
2:48 pm: Jackson calls Noble an “endlessly inventive actor… and [he] makes my life so much more enjoyable.” The sentiment seems genuine.
2:53 pm: Jackson describes his obsession with The X-Files thusly: “I would watch that show six feet under water with my dying breath in my lungs.” Wow, and I thought I was a fan.
2:54 pm: On a possible Olivia-Peter hookup, “As long as the emotion is true, we’re open to anything,” says Pinkner. Adds Orci: “We want it to be organic. Not just something we planned.”