UPDATE 09/26/2013: Conflicting reports are still streaming into our inbox and tip line. Some continue to say “it is”, some say “probably not”, while others say, “HACK, you don’t know anything!” We do know that nothing is official until someone yells, THAT’S A WRAP! Unofficially, our most trusted sources say…
As we’ve been covering for you here, here and here…Lucas Film’s out of this worldly, epic saga sequel, Star Wars Episode VII IS INDEED HEADED TO NM – via Disney!
Like Marvel’s record breaking mega flick The Avengers, and the return of The Lone Ranger (more importantly a flood of global journalists, media outlets and film dollars), Disney returns to the desert and to New Mexico’s class A-1 studio facilities and crew base to shoot the first of THREE pending sequels to add to the mega-galactic franchise.
New Mexico will share production duties with Los Angeles and London when filming gets underway in 2014. Original cast members scheduled to return include Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill…all of whom are slated to somehow reprise their roles from the original 1977 film.
BRING IT fanbois and girls! Keep it HERE for up to date details on local casting and info.
Revised 9.17.13 5:33 p.m.
“The actual recording of the Diné dub of ‘Star Wars’ is taking place in New Mexico — right in the heart of the largest population of Navajo speakers,” -The Wrap
The Navajo Nation Museum has announced that the quest to preserve the Navajo language has achieved an intergalactic success!
Star Wars, one of the most iconic and most globally recognized films of all time will soon be translated, performed and again forever immortalized in the Native American language.
Museum director Manuelito Wheeler worked with Lucasfilms over the past three years to bring the project to fruition.
With funding from the Navajo Parks and Recreation Department, Deluxe Studio is in the process of working with linguists, young Navajos and a Navajo actress to translate each spoken word of the film into the Diné language. Acclaimed dubbing director Richard Epcar is on board with the production, which will be casting men and women fluent in Navajo to be voice actors.
Auditions for the roles of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, C-3PO, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Grand Moff Tarkin will be held at the Navajo Nation Museum on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4.
Wheeler tells the Navajo Times that the tribe isn’t necessarily looking for people who sound like Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill or the others, but rather for performers who have the ability to speak the dialogue with the force and emotions of the original actors.
Qualified and hopeful voice talents should call 928-871-7941 to book your time slot. Walk-ins are also welcome!
Actress Olivia Wilde, famous for her stunning looks, beloved for her romantic musings on Santa Fe, now dishes on her love life with fellow NM Filmer Jason Sudeikis.
Monday night, live and on stage at a performance of monologues called, “These Girls”, hosted by Glamour magazine, the star said, among other things:
“We have sex like Kenyan marathon runners.”
Well then…we knew girl had passion when we fell in love with her poetic descriptions of her time filming Cowboys & Aliens here in NM back in 2010.
Wilde’s boyfriend and “marathon” partner Jason Sudeikis is currently wrapping-up filming on “We’re The Millers” here in the Land of Enchantment with ROCK star Jennifer Anistion.
Aniston recently made headlines all over the world flashing her meteoric sized engagement bauble out in about in Santa Fe, the same city where Wilde’s Cowboys co-star, Harrison Ford grabbed global attention for marrying his longtime love Calista Flockhart.
We’re not ones to judge or pressure, but we can’t help but wonder if the “blissfully, hopefully, wildly in love” stars may follow in these GRANDE Romantico New Mexico displays of amor!
It’s that time of year – Love, marriage and EQUALITY are in the air!
Before he walks the red carpet for the up-coming NM epic film Cowboys & Aliens, the gorgeous Daniel Craig walked down the aisle with his private bride Rachel Weisz in a secret ceremony in NYC last week.
Like his co-star Harrison Ford who took the plunge while here filming Cowboys ’round this time last year the screen icon keeps it quiet and keeps it classy with the down-low nuptials!
Homegrown class-act and global icon of all things goodness, New Mexico’s own Neil Patrick Harris took to twitter this weekend to confirm he and longtime love David Burtke have been engaged for some time now!!!!
With the passage of marriage equality in New York State the partners, parents and other likewise loving couples are free (as it should be!) to share in the commitment of marriage!
The only thing better than being a June Bride/Bridegroom is equal rights for all to bride/groom it up! Congrats to these happy couples and cheers to equality in coupling!
For your perusing pleasure, OneHeadlightInk presents just a dozen of some of the gentlemen who graced New Mexico over the past year or so with films wrapped or released in and around 2010.
Stay tuned for your selections for Fave Actress, Best Picture, Best Television Series, Series Actors, Fave Local, Dubious Honors, Most Wanted and much more in this year’s version of our annual Golden Tumbleweed Awards!
Click here for the last year’s inaugural round-up! Including the previous winner in this category who is back in the running again…gotta love us some sexy, “repeat offenders”! Many of this year’s contenders are habitual NM Movie Makers!
All Polls close Sunday February 27…Get your vote on!
First they titillated with this now they…tantalize with this (above), the first of what are sure to be many movie posters for the highly anticipated NM Film Cowboys & Aliens.
And the countdown has begun for the first glimpse of the official trailer in T-minus 1 day 23 hours…
We got an early look at Wednesday’s Cowboys & Aliens trailer. We learned Daniel Craig’s alien-fighting cowboy puts James Bond to shame, Harrison Ford has never been nastier, and this really is both serious western and serious alien invasion movie. – io9
The buzz-buzz is that Favs brought HARRISON FORD to his first Comic-Con experience to participate in the Cowboys and Aliens panel this evening…How did Han Solo never go to Comic Con before? Stud.
Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde and Sam Rockwell also appeared. The NM shoot is getting lots o’buzz as Favreau says C&A will be back for Comic Con 2011 just before the release of the much anticipated film – which, as was just disclosed will be in 2 Dimensions…Favs said, “f*ck it” after early digital test shoots.
Just a few weeks into filming the Cowboys ensemble did not disappoint – even bringing a preview reel of the movie that brought the crowd to its feet.
UPDATE 07/06/10: Director Jon Favreau has confirmed he will be at Comic Con in San Diego re: Cowyboys and Aliens on July 24.
It’s been a hot, humid, summer minute since I’ve regaled you with tales about the hottest, sexiest beasts roaming the New Mexico desert right now.
The cast of spectaculars continues to grow as Abigail Spencer, Walton Goggins and Ana de la Reguera have been added to the the call sheet along with Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Keith Carradine and Adam Beach.
The plot has been disclosed and lends nicely to this Sindicator’s postulation that the film will marry West World with Samurai Jack – Whapah!
“1873. Arizona Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.
But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.
Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents—townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors—all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.”
No confirmation yet on whether those rolling cameras are in fact of the 3 to the D variety and more importantly it remains to be first person confirmed whether or not Favs enjoys the Tequila…or as Grandpa calls it, “t’kill ya”.
Keep-up with all other thangs’ Cowboys and Aliens with Platinum Studios FB here.
NM Cowboys and Aliens – Uber director Jon Favreau is meticulously making his personal picks for each individual New Mexican to be cast alongside the growing list of leading roles including Daniel Craig, Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, and Paul Dano for the primarily NM shot film – Which BTW may become the first ever New Mexico made film in 3D – dir., techs and crew are currently testing equipment to do so.
Lucky 7’s – From the Hyatt to NM’s Own Hard Rock the Q is center to quick jaunts about town and outlying hot spots where you can get a quick hit of the VIP feel of Vegas or the old Hollywood glamour vibe in luxurious lounges, poolside or at roof blowing shows and events.
Observe This – The wholly New Mexico film that marries Bad Santa and Super Bad! The irreverent, vulger comedy kicks it up hilarious style in the film that caused leading man Seth Rogen to drop some lbs. and may cause you to lose your lunch over the fantasticness that is the wild Anna Faris – who was known to get out and about in the Q during filming waay back in ’08, spotted at Burt’s celebrating her B-Day. Pick-up this NM flick on DVD.