An exclusive sneak from upcoming Batman v Superman has aired tonight during midseason finale of Gotham. Tune in to Jimmy Kimmel Live this Wednesday, December 2nd, at 11:35 / 10:35 CT for the worldwide debut of the new #BatmanvSuperman: Dawn of Justice trailer. Watch the sneak below:
Sicario editor, Joe Walker, took part of The Deadline’s 2015 Contenders as part of David Villeneuve’s Sicario campaign, and he was asked about Story of Your Life.
What can you tell us about Story of Your Life, Villeneuve’s next that you also are editing?
It’s a big departure from Sicario, and I suppose it’s in the trajectory moving forward—he’s doing a very, very big sci-fi film next, which is Blade Runner 2. So we’re in the middle, but this is an amazing piece. I don’t know how much I’m allowed to tell you, but it’s Amy Adams and aliens, and it’s not often you say those words together. It all seems to be very hushed up. It’s from a short story that is really great, and we’re about halfway through our final cut. We had a day yesterday, which was just superbly inspiring. Some VFX work came in, and we had a good look at the aliens and where they’re at in the development process at the moment, and we were just dancing around with excitement because it’s really going well. I think it’s going to be phenomenal.
The website Den of Geek has published an article about the film as well, with a brief description of the short work in which the script is based.
Written by Ted Chiang and originally published in 1998, Story Of Your Life is a short work of genre fiction that deals with huge themes in its compact 39 pages. Alien craft appear in orbit around our planet, and a series of strange “artifacts” are discovered dotted around Earth’s continent – over a hundred in total, with nine of them found in the United States.
With the government keen to keep any details of the visitors out of public view, linguistics expert Dr Louise Banks is paired with a physicist, Dr Gary Donnelly, to try to find a means of communicating with the aliens. Dr Banks is ushered to a field containing one of the artifacts – now a maze of tents and military vehicles, surrounded by a concrete barricade designed to block prying eyes.
The artifacts, Dr Banks soon learns, are two-way communication devices. Oval and approximately 20 feet wide, they initially look like gigantic mirrors, but better resemble a pin-sharp video screen once encountered up close. It’s through one of these artifacts that Dr Banks makes her first contact with the visitors – bizarre, multi-limbed beings that are soon dubbed “heptapods”.
Initial attempts to interpret the aliens’ speech – which sounds to human ears like “a wet dog shaking the water out of its fur,” according to Dr Banks’ description – initially prove fruitless. Their written language, a psychedelic spiders’ web of symbols and lines, is even more complex. Dr Banks attempts to decipher the indecipherable, and, at the behest of a fractious military, discover whether the aliens have arrived as friends or would-be conquerors.
The film was filmed back in July in Quebec, and wrapped in August with a gift from Amy and Jeremy Renner.
New photos for the new Max Mara Accessories campaign featuring Amy Adams has surfaced, including some behind-the-scenes images. Some of these pictures you already seen in the Vanity Fair italy magazine we posted a few weeks ago. Check it:
A new sneak peek for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will be unveiled during the fall finale of Gotham, FOX has announced.
The finale is set to air this coming Monday, November 30, at 8/7c. FOX has released a brief promo teasing the sneak peek. See it below (video with geo location restrictions).
The first images of Amy filming her next project, Nocturnal Animals, has surfaced. She’s with Jake Gyllenhaal, in Beverly Hills.
Nocturnal Animals has an all-star cast, including Amy Adams, Isla Fisher, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ellie Bamber and Robert Aramayo. The movie is an adaptation of Austin Wright’s 1993 book Tony and Susan.
The story follows a woman (Adams) who is sent a mysterious manuscript from her ex-husband asking for her opinion. Susan becomes enthralled with the fictional life of the protagonist, Tony Hastings (Gyllenhaal) and his wife Laura (Fisher), and as both stories unfold, Susan is plunged back into her dark past.
Split into two parts, the second half of the movie follows Tony and his family vacation which takes a violent turn. American fashion designer Tom Ford is credited to have written the script and will produce as well as direct the film.
Check the images in our galley, with a huge thanks to Gabby from MatthewGoodeFan.com for helping us to collect them.
The November issue of Vanity Fair Italy has an interview with Amy, featuring a beautiful new session by Mario Sorrenti for Max Mara campaign. Check scans in our gallery.