... And it's more or less what we've already seen before!
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On faith, fear, his 9/11 movies and getting braced to serve as General Zod
In "Take Shelter," actor Michael Shannon plays Curtis -- a dad and working man who starts having shadowy and frightening visions of disaster and torments himself wondering if he's merely insane or, worse, right. Directed by Jeff Nichols (who collaborated with Shannon on the excellent indie "Shotgun Stories"), "Take Shelter" has received raves at Sundance and Cannes … but it's also a film that with, no hedging or over-explanation, can play at Austin's genre-based Fantastic Fest. We spoke with Shannon in L.A. about the film's apocalyptic themes, his unlikely fame thanks to "Boardwalk Empire," his 9/11 movies "The Missing Person" and "World Trade Center" and if he's truly ready to step into Terence Stamp's shoes playing General Zod in Zack Snyder's now-shooting "Superman: Man of Steel."
You and Mr. Nichols had done such great work with 'Shotgun Stories.' When did he broach the idea of this story with you? It plays with genre and expectation with a lot of ways that 'Shotgun Stories' didn't.
Shannon: I think people imagine that after 'Shotgun Stories' he wrote another script for us to collaborate on. It didn't really work like that. He was very spent after 'Shotgun Stories.' It took him a long, long time to get that film finished and out. He had this period where he didn't know what to do next, and he was anxious and didn't know if he was going to make another film. He was also anxious about getting married and starting a family, and out of that anxiety came this story. It started for him out of a very personal place, from a very personal experience he was having. The first time I read it, he didn't present it like, 'I want you to play this part.' He just wanted somebody to read it, someone who knew him and appreciated his aesthetic. He wanted some feedback. I read it, and I told him that I thought it was really lovely. Then we didn't talk about it for a long time. One day out of the blue he called and said that he'd gotten some financing and that he wanted me to play Curtis. They were starting in two months or something. When it happened, it was very sudden. That's when I signed on.
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U.S. moviegoers are heading back to the movies after several dismal weeks.
In a turn of events that surprised even Disney, “The Lion King 3D” remained the King of the Box Office for the second weekend in a row, narrowly beating Sony’s just-released “Moneyball” starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. Simba and his pals roared to a $21.1 M weekend (on 1,500 screens) with Pitt’s well-reviewed baseball pic (in 2,993 theaters) taking in $20.7 M. Fans of “Moneyball” are already laying odds on Brad’s Oscar chances. Swimming up right behind Brad Pitt in the #3 position was Alcon Entertainment’s “Dolphin Tale,” a 3D family film that built up steam over the weekend (at 3,507 theaters) for a healthy $20.2 M three-day total. Trailing behind at #4 was teen sensation Taylor Lautner’s first solo vehicle, Lionsgate’s “Abduction” co-starring Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, and Sigourney Weaver. The John Singleton thriller had an $11.2 M weekend (on 3,118 screens) here in the U.S. but was the #1 film in places such as Argentina, Venezuela, and Columbia. ¡Que bueno! Rounding out the top five films for the weekend, Open Road’s “Killer Elite” starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro pulled in only $9.5 M (in 2,986 theatres).
What will the studios make of these developments? Will they start turning every film in their library into a 3D re-release? Will we see a baseball movie starring a team of wayward dolphins? Will Jason Statham join forces with Taylor Lautner for a “Fight Club” remake? Whatever happens, the activity this weekend bodes well for the movie industry following some pitiful weeks at the box office. In fact, according to Deadline, it’s the first September weekend to have three $20 million dollar films. Go, team!