This morning The Playlist posted a link to the teaser/trailer to the "other" Steven Spielberg film coming out later this year. The unwieldy title is :"The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn" which sounds kind of goofy. The film uses motion capture animation and Peter (Lord of the Rings) Jackson is a producer. The trailer looks very cool, however. The link to the story and trailer is here:
The Tintin IMDb page is here:
Now, I don't really think that there's any chance that this will play in Telluride's 38th edition of the SHOW...but it has dominated a lot of discussion about whether it meets the AMPAS standards for being an "animated" film.
And it looked cooler than I though it would...
FASSBENDER IS FAST
I passed along the information last week that Michael Fassbender (who has a couple of films on the list that could play T-ride this year: "A Dangerous Method" and "Shame) had exited Danny Boyle's 2013 film project "Trance" and that Boyle was looking to snag last year's Telluride tributee and Best Actor Oscar winner Colin Firth for that role. Now comes word, also via The Playlist, that Fassbender has moved into another commitment. He's now expected to be in Brandon Gleeson's directorial debut entitled "At Swim-Two-Birds." You gotta love the title.
The Playlist story is linked here:
So what films that DO have a chance at playing Telluride this year would make my "dream" slate of films? What am I just really hoping will be there?
Three films that have excellent prospects to be a part of the fest that I am definitely looking forward to and that would be on that "dream list" are Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," Jason Reitman's "Young Adult" and Michael Hazanavicius' "The Artist".
Films whose prospects are sketchy that I would love to see on the SHOW list are: Ralph Fiennes' directorial debut of Shakespeare's rarely performed "Coriolanus," George Clooney's sophomore directing gig "The Ides of March" and David Cronnenberg's "A Dangerous Method."
Then there are four big Oscar baity type films that have almost 0% chance to be in Telluride, but it would be cool if any of them made a bow there:
Leo DiCaprio on the set of "J. Edgar"
Spielberg's "War Horse"
and Stephen Daldry's "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"
What about you? What films are YOU looking forward to as we rush headlong into awards season?
TREE OF LIFE