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Solaris  

Solaris Expected Release Date U.S. : December 13th 2002 (unconfirmed)
Expected Release Date U.K. : Unknown
Expected Rental Release Date : Unknown

Solaris Cast : George Clooney, Natascha McElhone
Director :
Steven Soderburgh
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Solaris Based On : Remake of Solaris originally Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
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Genre :
SciFi

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Solaris Status : Early days

How excited are we about Solaris : 8 Out Of 10
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10/4/02
An anonymous scooper sent me an email earlier saying that he has word that Solaris is to be released in the US on December 13th of this year. I haven't been able to confirm this yet, but i'll keep you posted.


12/3/02
Natasha McElhone (Ronin) has joined the cast of Solaris. She will line up opposite George Clooney in this Steven Soderburgh directed sci-fi fare.


1/3/02
Cinesite are in talks to create the visual effects for Solaris. The Hollywood Reports states that the VFX work on the project will include 2-D and 3-D effects. Shots will include spaceship exteriors, CG waterscapes, the creation and healing of CG wounds and greenscreen-composited planetscapes.

"We always look forward to working with Steven because he understands the possibilities of today's digital technology," said Tom Smith, Cinesite's "Solaris" VFX supervisor. "Working with him on a project like 'Solaris' creates ideal conditions for excellent effects."
Also appeared at Coming Soon.



11/2/02
Some information was sent to me on the locations that the Solaris shoot may take in when it kicks off shooting later this year.

"The next movie to be filmed on the North Olympic Peninsula could be a science-fiction thriller. 20th Century Fox officials are considering a rural West End location as the setting for the upcoming film, “Solaris,” starring George Clooney. Free-lance location scout Michael Allison confirmed Tuesday that the major studio is considering the Forks area because of the frequent rain and overcast skies. Allison would not comment on when a final shooting site will be selected or discuss other locations currently under consideration. Forks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Diane Schostak said Tuesday the community hopes to learn if the movie crew is coming in the next few weeks.
“They’ve been climbing all over out there,” she said. “They’ve been looking since October.” According to Schostak, the location manager and other movie officials have visited the Forks area about 15 times since October. Schostak said the chamber has been working with Allison and other movie officials to find a secluded waterfront cabin as the setting for the movie. “We’ve helped them narrow it down to a handful of places,” she said."

“The weather will help to develop the characters,” Allison said. If the West End is selected, Allison said filming is expected to take place in May. That’s fine with Schostak, who said the West End needs the economic boost during a month that is considered off-season. “We’ve got room,” she said. “The impact would be welcome and appreciated.”

"James Cameron’s Lightstorm Entertainment — the company in charge of
special effects for “Titanic” — is handling effects for “Solaris,” a science-fiction thriller about a cosmonaut who arrives at a space station on a distant planet where a ghostly alien life form haunts him.Allison said the movie company is considering the Forks area, in part, because of an article published last summer in Farmers Almanac about Quillayute Prairie Airport".


Thanks to Roger Harnack for sending in the news.

27/12/01
Solaris is the movie that George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh are planning to team up on after Ocean's Eleven.

Solaris was originally directed by Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky, and was somewhat of a critic's fave but enjoyed as a movie by hardly anyone due to its dreary nature and dull as dishwater pace.

The story of Solaris follows a cosmonaut arriving at a space station to replace a deceased colleague, then it heads into ghost territory with hints at alien lifeforms. So far so so good. Bu then it goes up its own arse for a deep rumination on phsychological subtexts.

But this is Steven Soderbergh who is directing, the man who turned a Channel Four documentary into one of the most complex, involving and thought provoking movies in years. Oh and George Clooney is starring. Oh I also forgot, Lightstorm Entertainment are handling FX duties. And for those who don't know Lightstorm is James Cameron's FX house the groundbreakers behind Titanic.

So if all they are doing is using Solaris as a base point and then making their own entirely new movie then we might have a big hit in the making.

More news on Solaris as we get it!

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