Ra.One director Anubhav Sinha calls this 10-second promo (slowed down in this video for your benefit; God bless the uploader) a teaser to the first look. A 10-second blink-and-miss that leads to a 30-odd second teaser? Now, Shah Rukh Khan’s nine-month strategy seems to make sense. Or not.
Trained teen killer has a field day in this Sony Pictures India release. HANNA, out April 18, is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice), stars Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones), Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Jason Flemyng and others. Uniquely, Hanna has the strength, the stamina, and the smarts of a soldier; these come from being raised by her father (Eric Bana of Star Trek), an ex-CIA man, in the wilds of Finland. Living a life unlike any other teenager, she is the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission, Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe. As she nears her ultimate target, she faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
If you’ve watched enough “funniest Bhojpuri songs” on YouTube, you will have come to a disturbing conclusion. The girls might be shaking it and flaunting it like there’s no tomorrow, but the guys have such indifference written on their faces, they might as well be taking a dump (going by some of the expressions) or playing marbles. They’re that bored, They won’t even look at the girl. Exceptions to the rule: Ravi Kissen and I guess, Manoj Tiwari and a few others. They’re over-interested in what’s on display. Whole different level of creepy.
Shah Rukh Khan isn’t just content with getting Akon on board Ra.One. He has to have the guy’s ‘discovery’, Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta aka Lady Gaga as well. So he has asked the Senagalese singer-songwriter to do the needful and “convince” her. Oh, he has a backup plan in place. Shakira. Doesn’t translate into equal coverage though. Now, if only SRK found a way to get Justin Beiber to sign on, he’d be set. Not kidding.
Apparently (love that word, don’t ask me why!), some folks over at Facebook love Ranveer Singh so much they’ve gone and added his name to the Facebook Movie Awards 2010, despite the fact that the movie he debuted in (Band Bajaa Baaraat) released in 2011. That trifling fact aside, what’s more PR-worthy is the fact that concerned Facebookers have voted him far more times than Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. Wonder who started these ‘transparent’ awards, anyway?
With there being strong buzz that the Christopher Nolan film might be up for a Blu-Ray release in 3-D or that it might have a theatrical re-release with a possible conversion, the possibility is still quite “up in the air”. Which is to say, it may or may not happen. Given Nolan’s strong dislike for the technology, I think we’re leaning strongly towards a ‘no’. Ah well, there’s always next time…
Rainn Wilson (The Office) is SUPER. Yeah, quite literally. He lives up to the title in this upcoming limited release. Don’t know if this film will find an Indian release despite Liv Tyler, Ellen Page and Kevin Bacon being part of the cast, though. Here’s the first look poster, anyway.
Zac Snyder’s Sucker Punch is out in March. This trailer is really about getting you to head over to the official Sucker Punch site to play with the new “trailer painter”, essentially a tool that lets you take a frame of the trailer and draw all over it with Photoshop-like software, then upload your masterpiece for all to see.