UNBROKEN (Directed by Angelina Jolie)
Based sa trailer, the cinematography is impeccable. Will Roger Deakins finally win an Oscar after 11 nominations?
Angelina Jolie debuts 'Unbroken' footage at CinemaCon
When prestige is what youre going for, it certainly doesnt hurt to have one of the most famous women in the world as your centerpiece. And so onto the stage strode Angelina Jolie, stunning in white, to introduce her second directorial effort, the adaptation of Laura Hillenbrands Unbroken, to an audience of theater owners at Tuesdays CinemaCon.
According to Universal Pictures chairwoman Donna Langley, it was Jolies chase of Olympian and POW Louis Zamperinis story that pushed this project originally developed by the studio in 1957 as a starring vehicle for Tony Curtis to the big screen. Called a force of nature by Langley, Jolie took center stage to tell the story of Zamperini, a running star in the 1936 Olympics, who was shot down in a B-24 over a Japanese island and taken prisoner along with his survivors.
Jack OConnell is playing Zamperini in a film shot by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins and scored by Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat.
Louis Zamperini is the toughest man I have ever met. A fighter and a true hero. A man full of faith and humility, says Jolie. But he wasnt always perfect. Smoking, stealing, and drinking from the time he was 9. He was convinced he was worth nothing and full of darkness.
She adds her reason for making the movie: In the end its message is one we all need now more than ever the journey of a man finding his way through the darkness and into the light. Its about an imperfect person someone who helps to remind us all what each of us is capable of.
Jolie was the only talent present during Universals slate presentation, which was chock-full of highlights from both 2014 and into 2015.
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