U2 are planning to release their first 3-D concert film next year and will draw on more than 700 hours of footage shot during the South America leg of their Vertigo tour.
The film is being directed by Mark Pellington, who began his career by shooting U2’s One video. A representative for the band called it “the first-ever 3-D multicamera live shoot.”
Editing is underway in New York with discussions under way with several major studio distributors for a release in late 2007. It’s expected the film will use the Real D technology installed by cinemas showing the digital 3-D release of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Sacha Baron Cohen (Ali G creator) has reportedly signed a £22m film deal. The film will centre on his comic creation Bruno who is a gay Austrian fashion obsessive. Baron Cohen has previously starred in films using his creations Ali G and Borat. According to Hollywood Reporter, Universal Pictures has agreed to pay the sum for the film rights, and a production budget of up to £13.1m.
Donald Sutherland has joined the cast of Fool’s Gold. The comedy will also star Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
The story revolves around a husband and wife who have spent eight years searching for a lost treasure and are on the brink of bankruptcy and divorce when a clue to the money surfaces.
Sutherland will play Nigel, a billionaire who invites the couple to join him on his boat in the hunt for the treasure.
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