Kaena the prophecy sexy
Besson is probably best known to wider audiences as the creator of The Fifth Element, the special effects filled Bruce Willis blockbuster, though I have been a fan of his since his earlier French pictures Subway, The Big Blue and La Femme Nikita.
When Arthur was announced – as the biggest animated undertaking in French movie history – opinions were split on whether this would be some groundbreaking new direction for animation, or if it would just be the result of another live-action director packing up his cameras for the safer, warmer climes of the computer studio.
That some people were surprised the director of such violent action hits as Nikita and fan favorite Leon: The Professional was moving into animation didn’t both me…we’ve recently seen Mad Max director George Miller liaise with dancing penguins, for instance, and a filmmaker’s best weapon is diversification.
Unfortunately the Weinstein Brothers, who seem to be snapping up animation rights left right and center, sensed something unique, picked up Arthur during production and did their usual thing: bringing in celebrity voices, altering the film (trimming it from its French 104 minute run time to a US-friendly 94) and generally sounding as if they were “dumbing it down” for American audiences.
Gifted director Jeff Nichols takes on another genre in his fourth film with actor Michael Shannon, after Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter and Mud. As the characters are thrown into an extraordinary situation, the story gradually reveals its fantastical secrets without resorting to the usual overblown blockbuster formula, which makes the movie remarkably resonant and genuinely thrilling.
The girls and their headmistress Miss Farnsworth take him inside to care for him, locking him in a room to keep him separated from the girls, but during his stay he manages to charm the likes of teacher Edwina Dabney and one of the elder students, Alicia, not to mention Martha herself.
Deadline reported on Thursday (July 21st) that 34 year old Dunst has written the script with the help of Nellie Kim.
Dakota Fanning is named as a co-producer, along with Lizzie Friedman, Karen Lauder, Greg Little and Brittany Kahan, and filming is expected to get under way in early 2017.
With Granny’s considerable estate under threat of possession, Arthur follows Archibald’s instructions to find his way into the world of the Minimoys, the ancient family of creatures that may hold the key to where his Grandpa disappeared to, and be able to help save both their homes…
Not so long ago I sat through – actually, make that endured – a “delightful” animated outing named Boo, Zino And The Snurks, or whatever the thing was called.
Did I tell you my eyes literally fell out of my head. Sure, she didnt see him in the sense that she was always looking beyond him, but I still think its a stretch that if she was such a great gal that shed never have seen our guy Pete.