||[Apr. 17th, 2006|01:16 am]
Alfonso Cuarón: latest news, projects and info.
Wow, I have some sweet update for "The Children of Men"
At a recent interview for the new film "Kinky Boots" IGN FilmForce
had the chance to ask actor Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Serenity")
about his work on Alfonso Cuaron's upcoming film.
Ejiofor explains the plot: "It's sort of set a short time in the future with general sort of political societal collapses as well as these issues of fertility that have created a very enraged and complex society, and it's based on the Peter James novel. Alfonso, I think, has adapted and written a terrific script, and a really good cast of people have come together to shoot the film. And I think he's an amazing director. And I think the work that we were doing on the film is just exceptional. It's one of those things that I don't think anybody's ever really seen before... in terms of a visual sense, and the nature of the way he's pulled out characterizations and so on, I think, is very unique, so it would be an intriguing time... I think it's really going to be quite interesting to see when it comes out.""I play, along with Julianne Moore, the heads of an anti-government group that is sort of existing on the fringes of society, and we sort of try to get the allegiance of Clive Owens' character."
"Serenity" and "Children" both have futuristic themes, but Ejiofor says the similarities end there. "I mean, Serenity was different in the sense that it was a very kind of broad, operatic science fiction with all the great stuff that that has. And this is much more...it almost feels like a drama that just has a scientific, or a sci-fi touch because it's set in the future, but could easily be set in the present. So they were very distinct in that sense, and there's not that kind of idea of loads of green screen and massive wires. You know, there's not that kind of operatic science fiction feel to it...to Children of Men."
Source: IGN FilmForce
Cool, eh? Visuals certainly going to be great. There is no other way, if you have Emmanuel Lubezki.