Tobey Maguire plays Spider-Man

To achieve both critical and commercial success of his career Maguire recently starred alongside George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, Steven Soderbergh is a good German. Maguire credits include the critically acclaimed performance as horse jockey Red Pollard in Seabiscuit by Gary Ross. Horse racing epic received seven Oscar ® nominations including Best Picture.

An actor since childhood, Maguire has appeared in numerous films and television projects, including the life of this boy, in which he played opposite Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio, and Griffin Dunne Academy Award nominated short ® 1996 Groove Duke, starring Kate Capshaw, Uma Thurman and Kiefer Sutherland. In 1997, Maguire continued with the release of Fox Searchlight's The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee. The film put Maguire in the arena of critics and audiences for his portrayal of misunderstood youth.

Maguire has other credits include Woody Allen's literary satire Deconstructing Harry, afraid of Terry Gilliam and Loathing in Las Vegas, which is based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, and the fantasy Pleasantville New Line in 1998, directed by Gary Ross and co-star Reese Witherspoon. Maguire cemented his career as an actor convincingly turns Homer Wells, Lasse Hallstrom's poignant coming-of-age drama, The Cider House Rules (film nominated for seven Oscars ®), Jake Roedel in Ang Lee's lap with the Devil, the story for a discharger young American trying to define themselves in reshaping its image to the center of social unrest, and James Leer in Curtis Hanson's Wonder Boys, in which Maguire starred opposite Michael Douglas, a student with a tendency to romanticize their family history.

Maguire out for the first time as a producer was the film adaptation of David Benioff's novel "The 25th Hour" for Walt Disney. The film was critically acclaimed directed by Spike Lee and Ed Norton star.

Maguire is developing several projects through Maguire Entertainment, including Tokyo Suckerpunch, an adaptation of writer Ed Solomon of Isaac Adamson's novel, which tells the story of a young writer who is portrayed as a hero who lives in a fictional version of modern Tokyo. Maguire Entertainment produce with Red Wagon Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. Also in development is the big screen adaptation of the bestseller Jonathan troops, everything changes, as Dan Futterman (Capote) is currently writing. Maguire will produce with Wendy Finerman for Columbia Pictures. Maguire will also produce plastic hot with Radar Pictures and Ted Tally for Focus Features. Based on the novel by Peter Craig (who is adapting the screenplay), hot plastic is about a father and son con both fall for the same woman.

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Sony Pictures has found a new Peter Parker: British palpitations, Andrew Garfield.

The study said Thursday afternoon that he had thrown the star of the next 26 years "Never Let Me Go" and "The Social Network" in one of the casting decisions in Hollywood followed in recent history. Garfield also starred in "Lions for Lambs," "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" and the acclaimed British miniseries "Red Riding".

The fourth film in the series was designed for the story "Spider-Man" earlier this year that Sony originally said that focusing on "teen struggling with two problems of contemporary man and amazing super-human crisis."

Sony, fear that a fourth film with the original director Sam Raimi and Tobey Maguire would be too expensive and decided to reduce and to reboot the series. The studio hired Marc Webb, director of "(500) Days of Summer" at the helm of the project. This is due in theaters July 12, 2012.

"From the first time we've seen in the movie" The Social Network ", with its glorious screen test, which floored all of us knew we had found our new Peter Parker," Amy Pascal, co-president of Sony Pictures, said in a statement.

Among them was said to be part of Josh Hutcherson ("The kids are okay"), Aaron Johnson ("Kick-Ass"), Anton Yelchin ("Star Trek") and Jamie Bell ("Billy Elliot").

- John Horn

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Hollywood Pioneer by Laura Ziskin, producer of Pretty Woman and Spider-Man movie, which was the driving force behind the movement Stand Up to cancer research, died Sunday at home in Santa Monica. He was 61


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Ziskin, who became the first woman to produce Academy Awards telecast in 2002 alone was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 3 in 2004.

In May 2008, Ziskin, with Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the Noreen Fraser Foundation and Ellen Ziffren, announced the creation of Stand Up to Cancer. The initiative, held fundraisers televisedfund in 2008 and 2010, is designed to enable cutting-edge research aimed at all types of cancer managed by "dream teams" of doctors.

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We see a close-up pictures of this bad, when 80 or 90 foot long creature, as he did throughout his alter-ego of Flint Marko, and remember Thomas Haden Church, and while the zoom is a cloud of dust between the buildings.

The sequence in which the original Sandman team a pile of sand begins with the camera focuses on a few grains of sand. "You can not tell whether they are rocks or sand," said Ken Hahn, digital effects supervisor. "There is no frame of reference."

This is a coup in 2700 chassis, a power of 10 types of strokes. The camera pulls back, the rocks look like rocks, and soon we are in an environment that is perhaps 50 by 50 square feet. Suddenly, the sand on the floor is moving in a coherent way and we see a creature rises out of it.

"The awareness of Flint Marko is a drawing in the sand of a human physical form," says Hahn. "Then the camera sweeps around and you can see from the hip to the head." S All fired a continuum. We had to make sure nothing jumped out. "

During processing, Marko falls into a pile of sand at a time, then gathers strength and begins to form into a human form again. Some sandy rises in form, some sliding down, as if you were to let a handful of sand slip through your fingers.

Facilitators used a standard based on the human body, the church with the controls of scale so they can extend their arms and change its shape. "We had a kind of squash and stretch ability," says Spencer Cook, supervisor of the animation. "We had to be careful though to fit this fantastic character in the real world. In human form, he is a criminal bustle. Sandman as when an armored car is stolen, he formed his fist into a giant hammer that is five times the size normal of a fist and hit your way through. "

To the public, it seems that he beat with a handful of sand. When the Sandman character animators as the impact on the performance of the team began to form as part of the sand. The process was not simple.

"The difficult part of this character was that you could not separate from the animation effects," says Hahn. "Usually, artists are able to lead without having to think about problems with the simulation, but on this show, we needed to think about the process differently." Accordingly, character animators and effects often sit side by coast, watching each picture, then changed the characters so that sand would flow, no change abruptly from one place to another and would not hide the facial expressions.

"We tried to respect the physical characteristics and behavior of the sand instead of the fake", Hahn says. "When the sand runs out of his body hits the ground properly and create atmospheric disturbances agree that the volume of sound. A few years ago we would have made the effects of micro dust particles through the field of noise, but the computing power now obtained to the point where we can simulate real. "

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So far not much has been revealed about how the instructor The Amazing Spider-Man is distinguished from the trilogy of films, Sam Raimi directed. Without a trailer out yet, was recently treated fans eager for the first official pictures of January first official look at Andrew Garfield in his costume of Spider-Man and February is the appearance of Spidey to use his webshooters.

Of course, there were many "spy photos" of the Amazing Spider-Man, some of which show that Spidey through the city, while others were more revealing. Some can spy images confirmed that Rhys Ifans could play Dr. Curt Connors aka the Lizard, a fact that Sony has tried to keep close to the vest.

Both of Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2002 cover story of the origins of the character, which is how movies are the same, even if the Amazing Spider-Man, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone) as the love of Peter Parker and Mary Jane, who is a better book comic book origins. An interview with the Los Angeles Times, says Webb, who is a difference between him and Raimi's Spider-Man movie is that it is a nerd is very different than when the character was founded in 1962.

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Doc Ock octopus legs villain stole the show on the effects of Spider-Man 2 and helped the film won an Oscar for visual effects. So what would be the Oscar-winning director Sam Raimi and visual effects supervisor Scott Stokdyk invent for Spider-Man 3 the best? Three villains, two of Sony Pictures Imageworks created new techniques with state of the art computer graphics.

"We have had unique challenges to those we have never met before," said Stokdyk, who led a team of 270 at Image Works, which created 930 shots. Beyond Image Works, Evil Eye Pictures BUF, Furious FX , Gentle Giant Studios, Giant Killer Robots, Halon Entertainment, Tweak Films and X1fx also contributed to the Spider-Man 3 visual effects.

Last of the three Spidey villains are in the New Goblin, Sandman and Venom. Harry Osborn (James Franco), sometimes the best friend Peter, who inherits his father's villainy is the New Goblin. To fight the fire that fly between the elves and the new Spider-Man, Imageworks created digital doubles of Franco and Maguire in which are placed the images captured the faces of the actors with a motion control system developed by John Schmidt.

Sandman and Venom characters are CG. Sandman in his human form is difficult and brutal Flint Marko (Thomas Haden Church) who becomes a shapeshifter, after being accidentally sprayed. The goo, evil incarnate, a symbiote is blown to Earth in a meteorite that attach only to Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) in Spider-Man costume and Eddie Brock handling (Topher Grace). Eddie becomes Venom. Image Works team worked for over two years to develop techniques to create Sandman and Venom.

"We Sandman character was the best combination of particle effects in animation of the characters," says Stokdyk. "And the character of Venom, the symbiote goo all about him, it was incredibly difficult. There, in the bottom layer of the character animation animation director Spencer Cook, and the animators have done and then the effects of the layer of the director David Seager CG animation and fx Ryan Laney leads a team that came up with goo, took her to a new level of visual complexity. "

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As Spider-Man 3 on the heels of its predecessor, which was considered the best superhero movie ever? For starters, take the loose threads of the film, then add some key elements of the Spidey comic book mythos (including fan-favorite villain Venom), black dress, and the characters, Gwen Stacy and her police captain father. At first things are better than ever, Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire): He's doing well in school, his alter ego, Spider-Man, is loved and respected around New York. And his girlfriend, Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), has just been starring role in the Broadway musical. But nothing good can last for Spidey. Mary Jane's career goes downhill fast, has taken the trouble to attractive new classmate of Peter, Gwen Stacy (Bryce Dallas Howard), and the new Daily Bugle photographer, Eddie Brock (Topher Grace) tries to steal his Thunder.

Enter a new villain, Sandman (Thomas Haden Church), that can transform your body in various ways and sand and can be connected to Peter's past in an unexpected way. There is also the son of an old villain, Harry Osborne (James Franco), who unmasked Spidey in the previous movie and still has revenge on his mind. And a new black costume seems to increase the powers of Spider-Man, but affable Peter becomes a means rude and obnoxious (Maguire has fun here).

If this sounds like a lot to pack into a 140-minute film, which is. While director Sam Raimi keeps things flowing, assisted on the screenplay by his brother Ivan and Alvin Sargent, there's too much, and it is inevitable that one of the villains (there are three or four, depending on the calculation methods ) was changed significantly short. However, the cast is excellent, the effects are fantastic and the action is fast and furious. While Spider-Man 3 is not the game Spider-Man 2 is a nice addition to the megamillion-dollar franchise.

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