Saturday, September 4, 2010

Something had to give

[Photo by Philip Sinden, found at ONTD!] I was a little bummed out when I learned that Michael Fassbender is no longer attached to the 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' film, and has been replaced by the equally lovely and rising star Tom Hardy. Because of Michael's production schedule with 'X-Men: First Class', he could not commit to 'Spy'. When it was first announced that Michael was going to be in this all-star cast, we all were excited of course, but it made me wonder about his other long discussed projects such as 'A Single Shot' and 'Birdsong', two movies I was and still am very interested in seeing him complete.

Leaving a film project happens daily in Hollywood, so it should not come as a shock or reflect badly on Michael, it just demonstrates how busy the man is and how much in demand he is. And according to reports, Ralph Fiennes may no longer be attached to 'Spy' either, so it is undergoing some steady casting changes.

Meanwhile, Michael is in London filming X-Men, and some comments around the Internet express concern in his project priorities. Firstly, Michael was committed to X-Men long before 'Spy', and secondly, although 'Spy' was a fascinating film project, the franchise of 'X-Men' will expose Michael to an audience fan base that will really increase his image and allow him to obtain other high profile roles in the future. Just like how 'Inception' exposed Tom Hardy to the producers of 'Spy' to replace Fassbender. And Tom has been around for nearly a decade and he's the same age as Michael.

And late last week, it was announced that Michael will be in a yet to be titled project directed by Jim Jarmusch that will also star the outstanding Tilda Swinton. And let's not forget the 'At Swim Two Birds' British film that may start filming after X-Men. So if you look at the larger picture, Michael is busy as hell and filming schedules conflicted with another film so he had to pull out of it, and sticking with 'X-Men' made dollars and career common sense.

Although I have been denied the theatrical experience of watching Centurion in my area, it seems to be in extremely limited release and based on the film's US box office performance, I ain't never going to see it near me. I reckon I'll be able to rent it at Redbox or stream it on Netflix in a few weeks or next month.

4 comments:

Elena and Olga said...

The message was sent to the owner of this blog.
Please, do not repost the photo from this entry anywhere else, because the copyright on it belongs to photographer Philip Sinden and he gave the rights to place these shots exclusively on 'His name Michael Fassbender'
http://www.michaelfassbender.org/
Thanks for your support.

Simone said...

I found this photo at ONTD!, I do not visit your website so I did not "steal" it from there.

Elena and Olga said...

Yes, you don't visit our site, but you were asking about these photos and we refused, because we didn't have a right to give them to anyone (we made our promise to Philip)...
When you found this photo you must have known that it was taken from our site, because these shots can't be placed anywhere else...
Now, because of you, we have to write and upset him...
And why you didn't link the source from which the photo was taken?
It's very painful for us, because we speak the truth and working a lot on our source, and other people take anything they want for their oun sources just like that...
We can not preserve the integrity of what we have, but you as the owner of the resource should not support people who violate others' copyrights.

Simone said...

This will be the final pubic comment I will make about this image. Yes, many, many months ago I inquired to you about those photos and you expressed a lack of interest in collaborating or sharing of those photos. I moved on, and never visited the site again.

I found this image at ONTD about two weeks ago and I copied it from there. The photographer's name was not listed and now that you have reminded me of who he is, I will give credit to this photographer. I don't know the person who posted this photo at ONTD, but if you want to track them down, then good luck.

I am in Toronto right now for TIFF and only upon my return home in a few days will I make the decision to keep or remove said image. until then, do not pollute FF with harassments about 'copyrights' to an image you did not create. It's so ironic your feelings about images being posted elsewhere supposedly from your site when you do quite often what I'm being accused of for the first time!

Any additional comments from you in this thread on this topic will be deleted.