Spielberg on Tintin
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Spielberg on Tintin
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, and Edward Burns for Summit Entertainment:
is an incredible suspense thriller with a powerhouse cast.
I look forward to producing this project and once again working with
Summit Entertainment with which we just released the action comedy RED."
Empire slowly revealing our first look at the new CGI Tintin
"No matter how different someone like Jamie Bell looks on-screen with Tintin’s likeness, “it will be Jamie Bell’s complete physical and emotional performance. If Tintin makes you feel something, it’s Jamie Bell’s soul you’re sensing.” -
Spielberg on Tintin
Friday, October 29, 2010
Summit Entertainment & MOAL, LLC will be filming exterior scenes
for the feature film "Man On A Ledge" centered at Madison Avenue
and 45th street beginning on Sunday, October 31st 2010 from
approximately 5 am to 10 pm.
"They took down the pink signs for Man On A Ledge
this weekend and put a long letter instead."
Thursday, October 28, 2010
A last bit of eye-witness information on RETREAT
from a new friend, Richard, in Wales. He writes...
"There were two days filming, Thursday and Friday,
the latter late into the artificial moonlit night on the rocky
north coast of the Lleyn Peninsula at Porth Ysgaden,
which happens to be a property belonging to friends.
I was there for a bit, but not able to be when there was
a shooting from a helicopter..."
"On the following day, Saturday, there was a final mornings
filming at Black Rock, a rocky promontory at the end of
Morfa Bychan Sands, in view of Criccieth Castle.
Here Cillian was filmed on a run along the tops, sometimes
stopping to gasp for breath. (That bit of land happens
to belong to my cousin) That was the finish of the filming."
Black Rock Sands - Morpha Bychan - Wales
THANK YOU RICHARD !
Come back for info on Jamie's next project:
'Man on a Ledge'
which I hear begins filming on October 30th in NYC.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
The Cambrian News
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Barry Davis, @motcat of Tudweiliog wrote on Twitter:
"filming Retreat with Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton
still filming now in the rain
with a huge false moon brilliant"
practically the whole of Retreat is being filmed in and around
Plas Llandecwyn and outbuildings.
The only scenes to be shot elsewhere were the arrival by boat
on the island from the mainland...
and the end scene which was to be filmed October 14 & 15
on a rocky location on the coast about 12 miles from Plas Llandecwyn.
Apparently that was in Tudweiliog...
On the northern coast of the Llyn Peninsula in the county of Gwynedd...
Where they were still filming late into the evening on Friday.
Here are a few 'Climatic Mood Boards' by UK artist Stephen Trumble
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
(click to watch film)
This is the same photo cropped and zoomed in to show detail...
(Click All Photos To Enlarge)
This photo shows the large massive light that lights up the whole valley...
You can see the light fixtures here in this day photo of the set....
credit: Robert Beames
Meurig went on to say:
Special THANKS to Meurig for sending these photos and information!
Monday, October 11, 2010
had the opportunity to visit the set of RETREAT,
which has been filming in North Wales,
where he saw a rehearsal and short action sequence...
He was kind enough to take the time to email me saying:
"The cottage is a private house being used as the film set by the production company.
The shooting I saw was taking place in the living room in front of a fireplace."
What he wrote reminded me of one of the original 'Mood Boards'...
But I was most excited with what he wrote to me about Jamie Bell:
"Despite the fact that production of RETREAT was coming to the end of a packed four week shooting schedule, Jamie Bell was showing no signs of fatigue as he bounded onto the set near Porthmadog in North Wales. He seemed to be sharing a joke with co-star Cillian Murphy as they prepared to shoot a climactic scene with Thandie Newton in an old cottage. I later learned when speaking to him that he was doing an impression of Stephen Fry. Between takes he played on an acoustic guitar with some members of the crew and seemed in high spirits. The film casts Jamie in a much darker, more complex, role than he has had previously and he seemed to be relishing the opportunity to showcase his range and to work with the other two cast members: both talented actors in their own right. I interviewed him for around ten minutes and he seemed like a really nice, down to earth guy."
Read about Robert meeting Director Carl Tibbetts and the cast of RETREAT at 'Beames On Film'...
Sunday, October 10, 2010
"On my way to North Wales now to visit the set of a British thriller due for release next year."
"On a remote film set in North Wales. It's cold, but bloody lovely. What scenery! Lakes, mountains and greenery like I've never seen."
"Just had a chat with Cillian Murphy in a film set mess hall. Nice laid back guy with intelligent cliche-free things to say about acting."
"Spoke to Jamie Bell on a hill near a lake with some sheep. He's pretty hyper, quite sweary and very down to earth."
"And then a chat with Thandie Newton on the grass. A strange and wonderful day in North Wales!"
Thanks for tweeting this info Robert! Look forward to hearing more...
Plas Llandecwyn: Site of filming
Friday, October 1, 2010
Three Hollywood stars have descended on a Gwynedd village as filming gets under way for a new psychological thriller.
The Retreat will star Billy Elliot's Jamie Bell, Cillian Murphy of the smash hit Inception and Thandie Newton of Mission Impossible II and Crash.
They will be spending most of their time at Plas Llandecwyn, a remote farmhouse near Talsarnau, Harlech, which will double up as a secluded island hideaway.
In the film Murphy and Newton play a married couple who are spending some time alone to repair their relationship.
But they're soon confronted by a bio-hazard suited soldier (Jamie Bell) who says a fatal airborne disease has swept the planet and they're the only people left alive.The Retreat is a debut for British director Karl Tibbetts and is a co-production between Irish film-makers, Ripple World Pictures, and British company Magnet Films.
It's due for release in December 2011 and is the latest in a long line of film and TV productions to use north Wales locations.