Entries Tagged as 'movie'

HighBridge goes to the movies – again!

April 23rd, 2015 · No Comments · HighBridge at the Movies

We’re delighted to report that Legendary Pictures, the powerhouse production team behind such films as “Unbroken” and “Jurassic World,” has assigned director Jim Mickle (“Cold in July”) to direct the film version of John Maclean’s THE ESPERANZA FIRE. It’s the true story of a tight-knit community of firefighters battling a perfect storm of wildfires near […]

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47 Ronin: Serving a Cold Dish of Honorable Revenge

December 13th, 2013 · No Comments · HighBridge at the Movies

Now a major motion picture starring Keanu Reeves (release date December 25), John Allyn’s definitive telling of this unforgettable tale has been the gold standard of this story for almost 50 years. Allyn lived in Japan for a number of years studying Japanese literature and theater, later earing his PhD in theater history (with an […]

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Casting change for Life of Pi

September 6th, 2012 · No Comments · Hear It Here First, HighBridge at the Movies

According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Ang Lee has replaced Tobey Maguire, who was to play the role of “The Writer” in Life of Pi, with Rafe Spall, recently seen in Prometheus. Apparently, Lee decided that Maguire was too recognizable in a cast of unknowns. I guess he didn’t want the tiger upstaged by a spider(man)!

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Hobbit finishes shooting

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Hear It Here First, HighBridge at the Movies

Peter Jackson’s eighth Hobbit production diary video has been posted! It includes some footage of the director and cast at Comic-Con, plus the video they showed there. We get a few more peeks at the sets and characters, and a look at the last few days of principal photography in New Zealand. Now they’re working on post-production […]

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First Pi scene online!

June 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Hear It Here First, HighBridge at the Movies

The first clip from the upcoming Life of Pi movie has appeared online, and it’s pretty awesome. All 10 seconds of it! If we weren’t excited for November 21 before, we sure are now. See the clip, plus a few new images from the movie, at the official Life of Pi movie site.

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The Search for Hector is successful

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Author/Narrator News, Hear It Here First, HighBridge at the Movies

News out of the Cannes film festival: The movie version of Hector and the Search for Happiness, by François Lelord, has found its leading man. British actor Simon Pegg, known for roles in Shaun of the Dead and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, will play the title role of a psychiatrist who travels the globe trying to […]

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Early Oscar buzz for Life of Pi

April 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Hear It Here First, HighBridge at the Movies

This week, the first images from the upcoming film Life of Pi, based on the book by Yann Martel and directed by Ang Lee, were released, and they’re impressive. Then, 20th Century Fox showed some preliminary footage of the film at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas. According to firstshowing.net, the footage was “…magical, visually […]

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The Hobbit on location

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · HighBridge at the Movies

The latest video diary from the set of The Hobbit actually came out in December, but better late than never! This installment shows the crew preparing for and shooting on location. It’s astounding the number of people and trucks it takes! As with all the videos so far, it just makes us anticipate the movie(s) even […]

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Another dispatch from Middle-Earth

August 4th, 2011 · No Comments · HighBridge at the Movies

Director Peter Jackson has issued a third video blog about filming the two films of Tolkien’s The Hobbit. This one is primarily about the dwarves. Thirteen of them with different looks and costumes, and only one cast member can remember all their names! Check it out.

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New video from “The Hobbit” set

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments · HighBridge at the Movies

The first block of filming for the two Hobbit films has wrapped in New Zealand, and director Peter Jackson has released another production video. Fun facts from the video: Andy Serkis, who performed the voice and movement for Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films, is the second-unit director for The Hobbit. And it […]

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