Cohen, Burton, Carnahan Updates

Three major filmmakers have spoken this weekend about the status of projects they’re working on.

Rob Cohen has updated his blog for the third “Mummy” movie with a description of the final scenes: “After 91 days of shooting and 2,021 shots, “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor” has wrapped. I finished shooting the “Imhotep’s Nightclub” sequence with Isabella Leong slow dancing with Luke Ford and, across the dance floor, Brendan Fraser guiding Maria Bello through the steps in a very romantic ending quickly turning to comedy as upstairs in the lounge, John Hannah gets caught skipping out of town on his partner Liam Cunningham”.

Meanwhile, Tim Burton talked with Sci-Fi Wire about the film adaptation of his own 1984 short “Frankenweenie” and revealed that “We’re going to do that real low-budget. The thing that excites me about it and that will make it different is that when I look at my original drawings, there are certain things that are in those that I couldn’t get in the live action when I made the film. So I’m quite excited to try to get a certain emotion and other characters in the new version, and I want to make it a slightly bigger story.”

Finally, Joe Carnahan revealed that he hopes to shoot his upcoming Pablo Escobar biopic “Killing Pablo” on the new Red HD camera system: “I really want to do a great deal of KP on the Red or another digital format that gives me the same kind of freedom that that particular system grants. We took it out in Sacramento and shot all over the place with it and I was just amazed on how simple the set-up was. Now I don’t think the Red can handle low light like the Genesis. Not yet at least. I think around 1000asa was where we were most comfortable with it. BUT, in its handheld configuration, it’s probably 10-12lbs lighter than the Genesis and that’s huge. It’s ease of use is unsurpassed as far as I’m concerned.”