"An upcoming film from a renown French film maker is getting a 3D treatment. The director has an off-beat visual style of directing, which should translate well into 3D.
According to SlashFilm, the upcoming film is called T.S. Spivet and the director is none other than Jean-Pierre Jeunet. You may be familiar with his only English-language film, Alien Aresurrection — after all, it was the last, so far, in the Aliens franchise (T.S. Spivet is also being shot in English).
“French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet has a very specific, immediately recognizable visual style as seen in films like Delicatessen, Amelie and his most recent feature, Micmacs. He takes quite a bit of time between features, and since his 1991 feature debut with Delicatessen he has made only six films, and one English-language film: the not terribly good Alien Resurrection.”
The film maker has a wide range of genres he covers, but visual affects and surreal landscape seem like his trademark. It will be quite a show I imagine seeing how T.S. Spivet turns out. The report from Slashfilm seems to agree:
“Given that Jeunet is all about visuals, the prospect of seeing his first foray into 3D is more tempting than would be the case from may other directors.”
T.S. Spivet is based on a novel from author Reif Larsen, called “The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet”. The story will focus on a young, amateur cartographer. The 12-year-old boy will end up going on a cross-country journey across the U.S. That starts in Montana and goes to Washington, D.C.
Here is how Amazon outlines the book’s plotline:
When twelve-year-old genius cartographer T. S. Spivet receives an unexpected phone call from the Smithsonian announcing he has won the prestigious Baird Award, life as normal-if you consider mapping dinner table conversations normal-is interrupted and a wild cross-country adventure begins, taking T. S. from his family home just north of Divide, Montana, to the museum’s hallowed halls.
There are some answers here on the road from Divide, and some new questions, too. How does one map the delicate lessons learned about family, or communicate the ebbs and flows of heartbreak, loneliness, and love?
Expect to wait about a year before the film is finished. According to Deadline, the film will start getting shot in spring 2012 (in Canada) and hit theaters in late 2013.
Next year, especially holidays of 2012 should see a number of great 3D releases hit theaters. This holiday hasn’t been too bad either, but in terms of stereo 3D, it will be hard to beat the 2012 calendar.”
You’ve always wanted a bit more privacy with your monitor (porn jokes notwithstanding) and if you’re willing to tear apart a spare LCD monitor and a pair of 3D theater glasses (thanks, Dreamworks and Pixar!), you’ll get it. In lieu of a thicker tinfoil hat, Instructables’ dimovi…
"Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese makes his first foray in 3D cinema with ‘Hugo’ - a children’s tale starring Sir Ben Kingsley that is being universally praised by critics.
The movie follows 14-year-old Hugo, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station and is wrapped up in mystery involving his late father. Kingsley plays old miser George - a character who turns out to be French filmmaker George Melies, considered one of the first great pioneers of modern cinema. During an interview with CbsNews.com, Scorsese spoke of the initial difficulties he faced shooting in 3D, saying, “Everything changed every shot. Every shot.The placement of the actor. The nature of the performance…The first couple of weeks it was really frightening”. Still best known for his hard-hitting classics Taxi Driver, Goodfellas and The Departed, it was suggested Scorsese could be out of his comfort zone with Hugo, but the reception has been overwhelmingly positive. Critic Andrew O’Hehir of Salon.com wrote, “I have seen the future of 3-D moviemaking, and it belongs to Martin Scorsese, unlikely as that may sound”, while Andrew Pulver of the UK’s Guardian newspaper noted, “Scorsese has created an exquisite jewel box of a movie, polished and honed to glittering, diamond-hard brilliance”.
Following the reception, Hugo has been slashed to the 8/1 fourth favorite to win Best Picture at the 2012 Academy Awards. Also starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Christopher Lee, the movie hit cinemas in the U.S. on Wednesday (23 November 2011).”