Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'Noah' Moving Forward, Steven Spielberg's 'Tintin' Premiere and 'Lincoln' Reception, Revitalizing Iowa Film

Movie News in 60 Seconds: 'Noah' Moving Forward, Steven Spielberg's 'Tintin' Premiere and 'Lincoln' Reception, Revitalizing Iowa Film

Oct 04, 2011

 

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Darren Aronofsky's Noah is hoping to start production next spring; toward that end, Paramount will be partnering with New Regency to distribute the project. There is no word yet on who will be aged convincingly to play the 600-year-old title character. (Deadline)
 
The picture above is from a 2008 exhibit at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. As far as we know, it has nothing to do with Aronofsky's vision for his film, but, hey, the picture looks cool. (Photo by Grant Mudford; Daily Journal of Commerce)
 
World Premiere: Steven Spielberg's highly-anticipated The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn will enjoy its world premiere at the Rome International Film Festival, which runs from October 27-November 4. The film opens in the U.S. on December 21. (The Hollywood Reporter)
 
Spielberg and the Governor: The director is starting production in Virginia this month on his next film, Lincoln, and to thank the crew for choosing Virginia, Governor Bob McDonnell hosted a reception for 200 at his home (AKA the governor's mansion) last night. (Washington Post)
 
The Next 'Field of Dreams'?: Film-loving business people in Iowa are seeking to revitalize the local entertainment industry after the state's film tax-credit incentive program was shut down two years ago due to a scandal. Field of Dreams may be the most famous film shot on location in the state. (The Gazette)
 
Casting: Tobe Kebbell is set to be reteamed with his Sound of My Voice director Zal Batmanglij in The East, a tale of eco-terrorism and undercover romance that will also star Brit Marling, Ellen Page, and Alexander Skarsgard. (Twitch)
 
Latest submissions for Academy's Best Foreign Language Film category: Argentina has chosen a Western titled Aballay, the Man Without Fear; Turkey is backing Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Once Upon a Time in Anatolia; Egypt is pinning its Oscar hopes on Lust; New Zealand is openly rooting for home-grown Orator. Yesterday was the last day for countries to submit their picks. (Variety)
 

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