David Cronenberg, who received a career tribute just in time to promote "A Dangerous Method," told The Playlist that he was skipping out on the rest of awards season so he could spend the time finishing "Cosmopolis."
Cronenberg said he's finishing the sound mix in France because the film is financed as a Canada-France co-production. "The movie will be done sometime in January, but it won't be released for about a year, this time next year," he projected. "Robert Pattinson is brilliant in it." No word whether or not Cronenberg means the film won't be released theatrically or hit the festival circuit until next fall is unclear, so we'll just have to wait and see.
Although Terrence Malick wasn't present to accept his award for Best Feature for "The Tree of Life," his producers Sarah Green and Bill Pohlad were -- and they were also able to clear up at least one of the mysteries associated with Malick's follow-up project starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams: It is not called "The Burial. "We don't know what 'The Burial' is," Green said. "Somebody else attached that name, but there is no movie that we're working on called 'The Burial.'" ("Lawless" and "Knight of Cups" are still kosher titles, luckily).
Turmoil at home causes Tye's character to seek new friends, "trying to find an example of love," Nichols said. "So he and his friend find this man who was out on an island in the Mississippi River -- Matthew -- and they start to help him out. It's a love story, more or less, even if it's a dark love story."
"In the first give minutes," Lillard went on, "our hero tries to kill himself, and is saved at the last moment by a guitar savant, so the two of them start a punk band. It's very reminiscent of 'SLC Punk.'" Music for the movie was written by Pearl Jam's Mike McCready. Breakthrough Director winner Dee Rees also has future business with Focus, with her "Pariah" follow-up "Bolo," which she described as a thriller set in the South. "We'll see a world we haven't seen before, and see characters we don't usually get to see," she said. Rees is also developing an untitled HBO half-hour series with Viola Davis, which would involve corruption at a private school, as seen through the headmaster's eyes. "I'm really looking forward to working with her," Rees said. "She's amazing."
Aren't they all? Mike Cahill, director of "Another Earth," offered up possible scenarios for a sequel -- as a joke. "What if the main character goes to the other Earth, meets his other self, and they have a showdown? We could call it 'Another Earth 2: Earth Harder.' Or 'Another Earth 2: Die with a Vengeance,'" he teased. "Or we could follow Brit Marling on the other earth, in the same time period. We should write this together. How about it? Let's do it!"