Friday, April 11, 2014

TGIF 411

When I found out that X-Men: Days of Future Past cost 20th Century Fox $225 million (the studio's second most expensive film, behind Avatar!), I knew then we were going to be blasted with a lot of PR and promotion for the film. Isn't it amazing what one tabloid that is known for stretching the truth can print, and have a ripple effect for the rest of the week? Incredible! The other news that was overshadowed by gossip was confirmation about Michael starring in 'Genius' with Colin Firth, and Nicole Kidman. This film was briefly mentioned over six months ago and like a lot of films that are initially mentioned with Michael being a part of, so much time passes that you forget about it and he has since left the project. So that's why it was great to learn through the casting of Kidman that the film was still a go. Also, 'Assassin's Creed' got new writers on board this week and they are set to write a kick-ass story for this trilogy series. And with the English/Irish filming of 'Trespass Against Us', Michael's going to have another very busy back to back filming and promotion schedule this year, and that's great news for Fassinators!

Coming very soon, FF will have a cosmetic change that I hope you all like, along with another minor admin announcement.



Vera said...

I wonder how much of these 225 bln were spent on the gorgeous Fassy hat from the trailer???

Simone said...

I complained early on about so many actors being in this film. There's at least a primary cast of 15 mutants, and 20 other mutants. You gotta pay these people, esp the top stars, and all the CGI effects. I hope it does well - but it will need to be strong in both the US and foreign box office to recoup the cost and promotional monies invested.

Snootiegirl said...

Mr. Darcy and Mr. Rochester in one film together? We might all die of rich, handsome men who love strong women syndrome! But what a way to go. ;)

For that kind of money, I wonder that there hasn't been more on the web about XMDOFP. Seems like the same two previews have been out forever. And I'm tired of hearing James say, "I don't want your future!" But I can never get enough of MF saying, "Maybe you should have fought harder." Chills! I so want to side with Magneto in this argument.

Kruschelkasten said...

Just saw your layout changes. It works very well with my small tablet. And I like it.


Simone said...

Fantastic Christine, thank you for confirming how the layout appears on your tablet! xoxo