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Sociedad Geográfica Española Interview


Source: YouTube.
Found By: Iolanthe
Thanks to Iolanthe for this interview from the SGE Awards where Viggo talks about Perceval Press:


© Sociedad Geográfica Española.

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Ed Harris has some interesting comments on Appaloosa


Source: Cowboys & Indians.
Found By: Iolanthe
Iolanthe brings us this little snipper from a nice interview with Ed Harris from Cowboys and Indians .
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C&I: Ten years ago you made Appaloosa, an adaptation of the first in the Cole and Hitch series of western novels by the acclaimed novelist Robert B. Parker. The movie has your imprint all over it, as star [playing Virgil Cole opposite Viggo Mortensen's Everett Hitch], director, and co-writer with your friend Robert Knott. Tell us a bit about the experience of making it.

Harris: I guess it was 10 years ago. Well, I think that Appaloosa is a really good story that we made in a more classical vein than most westerns are filmed today. It felt genuine to me from the horse tack, guns, and other weapons to the historic--style buildings and what was inside them, along with the other set designs and props. It was really fun doing it. We all paid such attention to detail, and all that attention really paid off.

This was the first book in the Cole and Hitch series. My daughter and I were doing a horseback riding trip in Ireland, and I brought the book along on the trip. I think I had just finished the third chapter and was so taken by the characters and story that I called my agent to see if it might be available to option.

C&I: New York Times film critic A.O. Scott had this to say about the film: "One important gunfight goes by so quickly and anti-climactically that even Everett remarks on how fast it was over. 'That's because the folks knew how to shoot,' Virgil says, offering an implicit defense of Mr. Harris's crafty and unassuming approach to filmmaking."

Harris:
There you go. I think my directing was unassuming, although I don't know how crafty it was. But it sure was fun making the movie.

C&I: Appaloosa has also been called a violent period western, as Virgil and Everett make their living as gunmen for hire. But, on another level, it is a relationship movie about the two characters.

Harris:
My buddy and bestselling writer Robert Knott and I co-wrote the screenplay, and I really felt that we captured the relationship that Parker put on the page between those two cowboys. I gave the book to Viggo at the Toronto [International] Film Festival in 2005 when we were there for A History of Violence. There was no one else I really wanted to do the film with, and I certainly never considered anyone else. I just thought he and I would make a strong partnership on screen.

I think Cole and Everett would be a great twosome to have on a well-made television series. We would have done a sequel to Appaloosa, but Viggo didn't want to play to same character twice. He's really a great and creative guy and I'd love to work with him again. He can talk all day long. ... You won't get that from me. ...

Parker wrote four books in the series, and then Robert took over after he passed away and wrote another four or five. I'm really proud of Robert; he's my best buddy who works his butt off to keep the series going.

© Cowboys & Indians. Images © New Line Cinema/Warner Brothers.

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STRONG RUMOR: Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Unabomb’ Nets Multiple Sales for IM Global (EXCLUSIVE)


Source: Variety

Thanks to Philipa for the find. This potential new project for Viggo is getting some serious publicity. This from Variety. Here's hoping this comes to fruition.

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IM Global has inked a raft of deals for “Unabomb,” selling the Viggo Mortensen manhunt movie to distributors across Europe.

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Stewart Clarke
International Correspondent


The film has landed with Eagle (Italy), Metropolitan (France), Odeon (Greece), Splendid (Benelux), Scanbox (Scandinavia), Tobis (Germany), TriPictures (Spain) and Salim Ramia (Middle East).

"It has a high-caliber studio, director and producer, and Viggo Mortensen is an Academy Award nominee and an actor at the top of his game, with unerring good taste across his previous projects," IM Global CEO Stuart Ford told Variety. "It also has a brilliant, fast, twist-laden plot, and distributors have responded to all of these elements."

IM Global is fully financing the feature, which it launched at the Cannes Film Festival. Mortensen plays an FBI agent on the trail of the titular fugitive. His unconventional team of agents track the wanted criminal who they dubbed the Unabomber, traveling across the U.S. and building a picture of the anarcho-terrorist as his attacks become increasingly deadly.

Robert Lorenz ("The Trouble With the Curve") directs. He has been in the running for Best Picture Oscar three times, for "American Sniper," "Letters From Iwo Jima," and "Mystic River," while Mortensen has had two noms, for "Captain Fantastic" and "Eastern Promises."

Michele Weisler and IM Global's president of feature film production Greg Shapiro are producing, as is Lorenz. Shooting starts in January.

The Unabomber, whose real name is Ted Kaczynski, killed three people in a bombing spree that spanned almost two decades. The manhunt for him was one of the largest and longest in U.S. history.

Ahead of the market, "Unabomb" was tipped by Variety as a possible standout this year, alongside another IM Global title, the Johnny Depp starrer "Richard Says Goodbye." Multi-territory deals are in the works for the drama comedy and will likely be announced in Cannes. It is expected to fare well, not least because, by the standards of a Depp movie, it has a modest budget and is a reasonably priced option for distributors.

As well as its in-house fare, IM Global is shopping James McAvoy war drama "Escape," Brian De Palma thriller "Domino" and Keanu Reaves movie "Siberia."

© Variety. Images © Michael Buckner.

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Lovely photo from El Mon from yesterday's press conference:


Found By: Iolanthe

Thanks to Iolanthe for the lovely find.




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Viggo Mortensen Talks to Himself


Source: MSN.
Found By: Kath
Thanks to Kath for bringing us this fun video with Viggo and Matt.




Click HERE to view it.

Images © MSN/Microsoft.


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