Trailers: One for "Saraband," which director Ingmar Bergman has said will be his last film, here. Features his longtime favorites Erland Josephson and Liv Ullman (whose face seems to grow more fascinating and expressive each year) reprising their characters from "Scenes From a Marriage" thirty years later. It was shot on digital for Swedish television, with Sony Pictures Classics handing the theatrical release here, NY/LA on July 8.
Elsewhere, Sarah Michelle Gellar will continue doing her fighting cutesy girl thing, starring in an adaptation of "American McGee’s Alice," a dark, violent video game take on "Alice in Wonderland." Marcus Nispel, of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake, will direct.
Via ComingSoon, oddly punctuated choreographer-turned-director Franc. Reyes will be writing and directing a remake of Fritz Lang’s "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt." Reyes, who made his directorial debut with John Leguizamo vehicle "Empire," is apparently not afraid of the long shadows cast by the great directors, having previously announced he was working on a remake of Robert Wise’s fantastic 1949 noir "The Set-Up," which has our vote for best boxing movie of all time.
Via CRI, "The World" director Jia Zhang-ke has announced that his next two films will be shot in Shanghai: the first will be a love story set during the Cultural Revolution, and the second about revolutionaries in the city during the 1920s, for which he hopes to recruit some foreign stars.
On that note, via Rediff, director Ashvin Kumar, whose "Little Terrorist" was nominated for Best Live Action Short at this year’s Academy Awards, is reportedly wooing Johnny Depp in hopes of casting him as the lead in a romantic comedy set in Kerala. Kumar is currently working on "The Forest," a bilingual ecological thriller that’s "purportedly the first made-in-India film to be backed by a Hollywood producer."
+ Trailer: Saraband (Official Site)
+ Trailer: Dorian Blues (Official Site)
+ Gellar game for Alice in Wonderland movie (Reuters)
+ Reyes Helming Doubt for Regency (ComingSoon)
+ First Stills From Guy Maddin’s Brand Upon The Brain! (Twitch)
+ Jia Zhangke to Shoot Two New Films (CRI)
+ Johnny Depp in Kerala? (Rediff)
+ Does The Untitled Mike Judge Film Have A Title And A Release Date Finally?! (AICN)