Monday, June 25, 2012

Michael has started filming TYAS

Now that all the Prometheus promotion has come to an end, Michael has now started filming today, down in Louisiana, Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave'. And as you can tell from the image of the ground crew sign, and a cast member comment from twitter, filming is well underway.

Pinned by Hupsakeek @ FF Pinterest.

@atwizzles has the role of 'Ben' on TYAS!

Other than these two small pieces of info regarding the start of production on TYAS, it's been the calm after the Prometheus storm. Which BTW, according to Box Office Mojo, it earned another $18 million in this past week at the US Box Office, bringing it's total to just shy of $109 million, a record for a film in the 'alien' genre. The total worldwide is $260 million, with its production budget at $130 million, so it has earned double it's cost. Surely the film will earn at least another $25-35 million before it cools off and gets ready for the Fall DVD/Blu-ray release.

Have fun in NOLA Michael, and don't forget to wear sunscreen!

Should I wear 70+ sunscreen down in NOLA ya'll?


Anonymous said...

Can't wait until we get our first set pic of Michael!

Also, if Prometheus opens in mainland China, it will make WAAAAY more than that for its total gross.

Simone said...

Oh yeah! It's just a matter of WHEN it opens in China, it will make a killing!

Veronica said...

I can’t wait to hear his southern drawl! Think there will be any ‘ya’lls’ in his dialogue?

Dionne said...

@Veronica, I sure hope so! LOL

I'm so excited, a lot of people on twitter have spotted members of the cast these last couple days.

Good advice about the sunscreen! It's hot as hell in NOLA right now. ;)

Anonymous said...

Just a little something: A movie needs to make money on it's opening weekend in the USA, because the studios take a bigger cut of domestic revenue. the studio's cut is smaller when it comes to overseas profits. not that overseas profits dosn't matter, it does, but still, movies needs to do strong in North-America.

Here is a very interesting article about how all of that works:

émilie said...

I love the comment on twitter of another actor who was lucky enough to meet Michael on the first day of shooting: "he's funny but serious as a heart attack when camera rolls". That's why we love him!

Simone said...

@Anon 12:37a

Thanks for posting a link to that article.

Here is an interesting bit:

So how do you know if the box-office gods have smiled enough on your favorite movie that studios are likely to greenlight similar films?

The short answer is, it depends on a number of factors, but a rule of thumb seems to be that the film needs to make twice its production budget globally.

So, Prometheus is doing fine and as stated previously, and including China, the film will go over $300 million in the near future. This is great for an R-rated Sci-fi horror.

Anonymous said...

Let's just hope it doesn't get banned in China then. Wish I were vacationing near the filming. I am reading TYAS at the moment. It's very sad though. Maybe I can read a little more over the weekend.

MLM said...

NOLA just got tighter with Fassbender in town and soon the Cumberbatch.