Thursday, October 12, 2006

Stardust Approaches

Well, lookie here! La Pfeiffer working her magic (probably literally since she plays a witch) in Stardust [src]. You can see more new photos from the Stardust production here and here.

Methinks Claire Danes looks a little Paltrow-esque suddenly. Somebody translate this please --or at least summarize the pfun parts.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stardust will be amazing! 2007 will be the year of Pfeiffer, I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN has now been set for a Valentine's Day release, Stardust in March, and Hairspray in June or July. and of course she will be getting her Star on the Walk of Fame in 2007 too!

If any of these films are hits, she would have great momentum heading into Awards season, though Hairspray is the most Awards friendly of the 3 since in my opinion, but sadly it's the one most likely to be a disaster, it looks terrible!

Will you be able to handle all the Pfeiffer mania Nat?!?!

NATHANIEL R said...

i am certain to struggle with aphasia and hyperventilation.

but i'm looking forward to it.

JA said...

That pic of Pfeiffer is really gorgeous.

Marcelo said...

I have just finished reading Stardust and Pfeiffer's character(s) is by far the most interesting one. If the genre aspect of awards season does not count heavily, she will have chances to be nominated as supporting.

Anonymous said...

Hmm...am I the only one who thinks Claire Danes is kind of...blah. Not ugly by any means, just an unexceptional actress with an ordinary face (and P.S. a homewrecker). I think the only time I ever found her pretty appealing was in T3 (before she got all dirty -- and it got all stupid). Not trying to be a hater, but she's even less interesting to me than Gwyneth Paltrow, if you can imagine.

Now, that said, come hell or high water, my ass will be seated at the cinema on opening night of 'Stardust' to see Michelle do what she does best. Ooh, I can't wait!

Marco

Anonymous said...

yeah Calire isn't that great, shes really boring on screen as well. but she won this part, she must have knocked their socks off. so we'll see if she brings something great to the role, it's a tricky part.

JavierAG said...

"A romantic fairy tale for adults.

Robert De Niro headlines the stellar cast of the movie adaptation of the novel that triumphed in the 90s.

It's as if the newfound fever for turning graphic novels into movies just had no end: Ghost World, Sin City, A history of violence and V for Vendetta are now joined by 'Stardust', a superproduction based on the novel of the same name, written by Neil Graiman and drawn by American artist Charles Vess, released in 1997 to spectacular editorial success.

The chosen one to translate this magical, epic world to the screen has been Californian director Matthew Vaughn (35), who worked as producer of Guy Ritchie's videoclips and films (Lock & Stock and Snatch), and who in 2004 directed his first feature film, the interesting thriller 'El Crimen organizado' (title in English?), starring Daniel Craig.

To complete his mission, Vaughn has been trusted with a budget of 70 million dollars, and a first-rate cast which includes Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett and Sienna Miller, as well as the leading couple, played by Charlie Cox and Claire Danes.

Both Gaiman and Vess have taken the picture as something very personal: 'There's two ways to face an adaptation -says Gaiman-, take the money and run or get involved with it. We've opted for the second'. 'It's evident -adds Vess-, that the 'look' is very different to that of the novel, but the most important thing, its spirit, remains untouched'.

Such is their involvement that they've been present in almost all of the shooting, since it began in April, 2004, in the harsh coasts of Iceland, to the very last shots in the London-based Pinewood studios, all the way through Wales and Scotland. Besides, Gaines co-produces the picture alongside the director and Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who describes 'Stardust' as 'a film in the line of Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, but more adult and with more of a sense of humor'. "

I could be your official translator =) That pic is stunning.

NATHANIEL R said...

thanks for the translation!

i'm crossing my fingers because i really liked Layer Cake (his previous feature) and this is my favorite Gaiman book.

+, ya know, PFEIFFER.