Golden Geek Globes: Fanboy Tidbits From the Day
In case you missed it, the Golden Globes were announced this morning.
THR was all over the reactions, talking to everyone from London to L.A. -- check out the exhaustive list -- and I managed to touch upon some topics of geek interest.
-- In a strange synchronius twist, Inception producer Emma Thomas was channeling the dream world this morning, just as the movie she made with husband and partner Christopher Nolan was getting Globe love.
“I woke up around the same time as they are announcing them, having an anxiety dream about being at an event and having my kid spill something on my dress!” she exclaimed. “In some way, my dreams were telling me what’s going on.”
She then woke up Nolan who was on the other side of the world.
Where was he? India.
What was he doing there? He’s on a big worldwide scouting tour trying to figure out where they’re going to be shooting The Dark Knight Rises. (”Don’t assume he’s going to be shooting there!” she warns.)
“He’s trying to figure what our next two years are going to be,” she says.
-- David O. Russell is working on a couple of projects as his follow-up to The Fighter, which got six nominations. One of them is the already-reported video game adaptation Drake’s Fortune, a departure for the director who usually operates outside the mainstream.
“I think it can be a really intense movie on a big scale,” he said. “I’m taking all the things with family and character that I did in The Fighter and putting it on a bigger scale with an action picture. I think it can be very cool. Mark (Wahlberg) and I would like to do that together again.”
-- Helena Bonham Carter has a ringtone that is Colin Firth’s F-word-filled monologue from The King’s Speech, the same speech that forced the MPAA to stamp an R-rating on the movie.
-- Composer Alan Menken hoped the success of Tangled, both financial and critical, renews Disney’s interest in animated movies that don’t come from the Pixar house.
“Before Tangled was released, and going back six months, this was done. The plug was pulled on new animated projects. Now, who knows? I don’t know. I think there is a renewed interest in doing more. As long as it proves to be something that people still respond to, I think the studio is going to want to do them. I couldn’t be happier.”