"The Village" (2004) - ursprünglicher Arbeitstitel "The Woods" - ist ein weiterer Thriller vom Kult-Regisseur M. Night Shyamalan (u.a. "Unbreakable")...
In einer kleinen Gemeinde versetzen mystische, dunkle Kreaturen,
die in den nahen Wäldern leben, die Einwohner in Furcht und Schrecken...
Es wirken mit...
Ashton Kutcher (u.a. "Ey Mann, wo is' mein Auto?"),
Joaquin Phoenix (u.a. "Signs", "Gladiator"),
Bryce Dallas Howard (u.a. "Grinch"),
Adrien Brody (u.a. "Der Pianist"),
William Hurt (u.a. "A.I."),
Sigourney Weaver (u.a. "Alien")...
Die Dreharbeiten begannen am 14. Oktober 2003 in und um Philadelphia... "The Village" kam - inkl. dem schönen deutschen Untertitel "Das Dorf" ;-) - am 9. September 2004 in die deutschen Kinos...
"The Village" auf DVD !!!
Am 24. Februar 2005 erschien "The Village - Das Dorf" auf DVD... Jetzt bei Amazon bestellen !!!
Der TV-Sender Pro7 zeigt heute um 20.15 Uhr "The Village - Das Dorf" als deutsche Free-TV-Premiere... Die Wiederholung läuft um 2.30 Uhr...
Heute startet "The Village" in den deutschen Kinos...
Spiegel Online liefert eine Kritik...
Bei AICN-D gibt es eine Kritik...
Bei Blickpunkt:Film gibt es eine Kritik...
Blickpunkt:Film berichtet über die US-Charts...
Bei IGN FilmForce gibt es ein Interview mit Adrien Brody...
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Moriarty...
[...] The truth is that M. Night Shyamalan is obviously an enormously talented man, and for that reason, giving him a pass on a film like this is a disservice to him. He is capable of better, and no matter how much talent he brings to bear on this story, there’s simply nothing underneath. It’s a magic trick with no finish, a joke with no punchline. THE VILLAGE is going to buckle under the weight of word-of-mouth, and only his most ardent apologists are going to buy into this one. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Harry Knowles...
[...] I feel that Manoj has once again crafted an exquisite story of simple beauty and scope. A small tale with universal strengths to touch and affect. I loved in particular the performances of Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver and the precociously beautiful Bryce Dallas Howard, the latest Howard to grace the screens. Also a special shout out goes to James Newton Howard’s wonderful score, again, this is a composer that has found his Director to do his best work with. Great work!
Shyamalan’s direction is again at his patient pace. Told deliberately and purposefully. Allowing the story to breathe, the actors to perform and the scenes to unfold. However, with all things... there will be different perceptions. [...]
Bei AICN gibt es eine Kritik von Quint...
[...] I'm a huge M. Night fan, but I can not be an M. Night apologist. I was pulling for THE VILLAGE to work, I really was. But it doesn't. Sure, there are a few moments of great tension (the first arrival of Those Who Are Not Talked About and the run-in with one of them in the woods, specifically) and there is one really strong relationship (the quiet love between Joaquin Phoenix and Bryce Dallas Howard, resulting in one great scene with them together on a porch). But, most tension is broken by taking away the threat so early on or giving away a plot point right in the middle of the scene [...]
Bei AICN gibt es enttäuschende Kritiken...
Bei AICN gibt es ein Interview mit M. Night Shymalan...
According to the Associated Press, the Sci Fi Channel admitted Friday that it lied last month in claiming it was at odds with filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and was making an unauthorized biography about his "buried secret." The hoax was part of a "guerilla marketing campaign" that went too far, network president Bonnie Hammer said.
The network announced in December that the reclusive Shyamalan, maker of The Sixth Sense and Signs, had agreed to participate in a documentary about his life to run in connection with this summer's release of his new movie, The Village.
Sci Fi said last month, however, that Shyamalan had soured on the documentary when the questions got too personal. Documentarians Nathaniel Kahn and Callum Greene pressed on and made a three-hour film, "The Buried Secret of M. Night Shyamalan," without his cooperation, the network said.
In an interview, Greene described how Shyamalan's "cooperation dried up." A network spokesman told the AP that Sci Fi was confident it had legal grounds to air the film and would probably never work with Shyamalan again. In a news release, Sci Fi said Shyamalan had attempted to shut down production of the "disturbing expose."
It was all a lie, and there is no buried secret, Hammer said Friday. "We created a fictional special that was part-fact and part-fiction, and Night was part of the creation from the beginning," the network chief said. [...]
Bei Shyamalan.net gibt es ein neues Teaser-Poster...
Bei AICN gibt es einen lesenswerten Artikel zu der Dokumentation "The Buried Secret of M Night Shymalan" - ehemals "Making of The Village"... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
Bei CS! gibt es das Teaser-Poster...
The Philadelphia Daily News reports that M. Night Shyamalan and crew quietly set up shop in Chadds Ford, Chester County, this week to shoot additional footage for The Village.
Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, Joaquin Phoenix, and Bryce Howard were present for a three-day shoot, which, several crewmembers say, was the filming of a new ending.
The Gladwyne-based director's sixth film is scheduled for a July 30 release and had filmed in Chadds Ford last year, from October through December.
A studio spokesperson said the shooting did not involve a new ending, but since the ending has been leaked online already there's always a possibility that this is indeed the case.
Der "The Village" Trailer ist online !!!
On April 26th at 8pm US-EST, M. Night Shyamalan will host an ABC Network telecast of "The Sixth Sense," during which he will present an exclusive, world premiere trailer of his next film.
Bei CS! gibt es ein paar Szenenbilder...
Empire Online sprach mit Sigourney Weaver über ihre Rolle in "The Village"...
"I play Alice Hunt who's a widow - she's one of a group called The Elders of the village. It's a kind of a communal village and there's a group of people who run things very democratically. I'm Joaquin Phoenix's mother and he plays a very extraordinary, shy young man who's also very brave. It's a fabulous story on a lot of levels - not just scary but very interesting. I had nightmares for two weeks just reading it - so I think it's going to be very scary!"
Der "The Village" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!
Die Offizielle Website ist online !!!
Tune in this Friday night, December 19, for the exclusive broadcast premiere of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village. Access Hollywood will debut the teaser from the Academy Award-nominated creator of The Sixth Sense and Signs.
The Village is the chilling tale of a close-knit community that lives with the frightening knowledge that creatures reside in the woods around them and the courage of one young man who challenges the unknown. Check your local listings for the correct channel and time!
On December 24, you can watch the teaser trailer again at TheVillage.Movies.com.
Bei Empire Online gibt es Bilder vom Set !!!
Bei Reuters gibt es einen Artikel zu den Dreharbeiten in Philadelphia...
Bei DH gibt es einen Set-Bericht von 'Casey'...
"Shooting did indeed begin on M. Night Shaymalan's "The Village" in a very remote location within Delaware County in Pennsylvania, which is about 30 minutes from Philadelphia proper - close to the border with Delaware. What I can tell you is that the village is made up of about 7 or 8 buildings that are made to look as if they were built in the early part of the 19th century. A good part of the filming that took place on Friday occured around a community supper amongst large brown tables outside of the schoolhouse and meeting house - scenes which included William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, and Adrien Brody. The action in the scene, which included about 100 other actors, is interrupted by a horribly disturbing noise coming from the surrounding woods.
Speaking of the woods, the village is in the center of acres of grassy and slightly hilly land. The perimiter of the land is surrounded by a thick forest, of which an eye is kept, for the protection of the village, by two large lookout towers at opposite ends of the property, and old-style lantern light poles with long, yellow flags line perimiter as well. In one spot lies a small cemetary on a hill near the border. The village is very cut off from others, making the fact that, in the 1800's, villages are far and few between and has troubles of its own, is believable. Try that idea NOW in 2003, where town properties overlap each other. You couldn't find this set if you wanted to, as it is very tucked away and the crew is carted in from a separate location".
Horror-Report meldete kürzlich...
[...] Shyamalan was frustrated by the weather's refusal to frost, now going to far as to hold off on filming until the first frost, and until golden leaves are evident in the background of shots...
A source close to the film reported today that filming is on hold until further notice...
Colder temperatures are expected to return later next week...VILLAGE staffers are hoping for only a short delay...
Principal photography was slated to begin October 14...now that date is in question...weather pending..
"This proves how much of a perfectionist he is," one souce said...
Principal photography is scheduled to begin on October 14, 2003 on M. Night Shyamalan's, Blinding Edge Pictures' and Scott Rudin's Scott Rudin Productions' The Village for Touchstone Pictures. The Village stars Joaquin Phoenix, newcomer Bryce Dallas Howard, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, and Sigourney Weaver. Buena Vista Pictures distributes. [...]
The Village is scheduled for release in August 2004.
The Woods: The M. Night Shymalan's new flick will change the title to "The Village".
Moriarty verfasste für AICN ein Script-Review: Es sei derart schlecht, dass er an ein Fake-Script glaube... Tja, entweder er hat recht oder... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
[...] Shyamalan wouldn’t pull one twist ending only to try to convince us of the same thing a second time, and then do the exact same twist again. He would realize how incredibly insulting that is, and he would come up with something far more clever. He wouldn’t turn the last act into something as lame as a blind girl being stalked for cheap thrills, especially with a payoff as lame as the one here. He wouldn't turn his entire film into a rather pedantic and obvious attack on the notion of a society based on capitalism, especially not if sending the mixed message that modern science might be worth such minor inconveniences as greed, the dissolution of the family, and murder. Nope. I have faith. I have faith that this is all an elaborate prank, played on the Internet, by a storyteller who has something fun and original up his sleeve that he doesn’t want to see spoiled.
At least, that’s what I’d be praying if I had money in this thing. Because if I’m wrong... if by some chance this is the actual script that’s going to be used... then a few things are apparent. One, everybody who’s reviewed it so far has been polite, overly respectful, when the script deserves open scorn. Two, this will be this director’s BATTLEFIELD EARTH or SHOWGIRLS, an epic miscalculation that gets stuck in the audience’s craw for a while, and it will take something really special to buy his way out of the cinematic doghouse this will earn him. Three, this will infuriate audiences across the board. They’ll feel cheated, and they’ll be right.
But like I said... can’t be. It just can’t. [...]
Bei Screenwriter's Voice gibt es ein negatives Script-Review... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
Michael Pitt, Cherry Jones, Jayne Atkinson, Celia Weston and Brendan Gleeson have joined the ensemble cast of director M. Night Shyamalan's "The Woods" [...]
"Blue Car" star Agnes Bruckner will team with Patricia Clarkson to star in "The Woods" for United Artists and director Lucky McKee. Shooting is scheduled to start Sept. 15 in Montreal. In addition to casting the rest of the film, MGM's specialty arm and the producers are clearing up any potential title dispute with M. Night Shyamalan's "The Woods" at the Walt Disney Co., and it looks as if McKee's project will get to keep its name. A Disney spokesman said Wednesday that Shyamalan's "The Woods" is just a working title.
Bei FilmJerk.com gibt es ein Script-Review... Vorsicht SPOILER !!!
The star-studded lineup of director M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming thriller "The Woods" continues to expand as Oscar winner Adrien Brody is in negotiations to join the film's ensemble cast. [...] Brody, whose breakout role in last year's "The Pianist" earned him a best actor Academy Award, can next be seen in the upcoming Paramount Classics musical "The Singing Detective," scheduled for an Oct. 24 release. Brody is repped by CAA and the Firm.
Harry von AICN berichtet über Lucky McKee's "The Woods" und M. Night Shyamalan's "The Woods"...
The big one of significance to all us geeks is what is going on with Lucky McKee's project once known as THE WOODS. Well, when M. Night Shyamalan announced that his project was called THE WOODS, the folks at MGM advised Lucky that he needed to change the name of his film, lest being confused with M. Night's project, which... well obviously you'd never want to be confused with an M. Night film and the stigma that that leaves one with.
However, try as Lucky may, he hasn't been able to quite nail the title yet. I've suggested THE THICKET, SHRUBBERY and TREES, but Lucky just sort of... well, he ignored me. The Great News regarding Lucky's timber affair is that it has the GREEN LIGHT! Yes, that's right, the all systems go news, which means that Lucky is as of now busily assembling his cast and crew, which I'm sure will include the amazing fantastic Angela Bettis and the film is supposed to shoot up in Toronto I hear.
[...] I just got the drop and had it confirmed that Sigourney Weaver will be teaming up with William Hurt on the film for the first time since that really great suspense thriller EYEWITNESS back in 1981. Wonder if M. Night is a fan of that flick? Best thing about that film is the charisma between Sigourney and William... surprised that it has taken 22 years for somebody to pair them up again.
Hollywood Reporter meldet...
William Hurt is the latest name to come aboard director M. Night Shyamalan's next project, "The Woods" for the Walt Disney Co. Hurt joins Joaquin Phoenix and Bryce Dallas Howard in the thriller's ensemble cast. Set in 1897, "Woods" revolves around a close-knit community that lives with the frightening knowledge that a mythical race of creatures resides in the woods around them. Shyamalan, who penned the "Woods" script, is also producing along with Scott Rudin and Sam Mercer. Walt Disney Studios chairman Richard Cook and production president Nina Jacobson are overseeing for the studio. Hurt's resume includes roles in such hits as "The Big Chill" and "Broadcast News." Although this marks his first time working with Shyamalan, he has worked with Disney before on last year's "Tuck Everlasting." Hurt is repped by WMA.
[...] Kirsten Dunst has left the M. Night Shyamalan project "The Woods", the role will be taken over by Ron Howard's daughter Bryce Dallas. [...]
Welche Kreaturen lauern wohl in "The Woods" !?! Bigfoot, Panther, Albatwitches, Steingiganten !?! Stax hat für IGN FilmForce ausgiebig recherchiert und kommt zu dem Schluss...
[...] Basically, I have no freakin' idea what's in The Woods! Shyamalan has probably invented some completely original "mythical race of creatures." As I've explained, though, that would be out of step with his history of taking established lore, assuming it's true and then having everyday people encounter a certain fantastic something. Perhaps that "something" is one of the above.
Bei Blickpunkt:Film gibt es erste Infos zu M. Night Shyamalans neuem Filmprojekt...
DVD & Video
The Village - Das Dorf
FSK: Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren
DVD Erscheinungstermin: 24. Februar 2005
James Newton Howard
Erscheinungstermin: 9. August 2004
13 Titel: u.a. Noah Visits; What Are You Asking Me?; Bad Color; Forbidden Line
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