Hello Askars! Watch the 2 teasers for ‘Disconnect’ below:
And another teaser on MSN here.
Ah, the internet/hacker/computer movie. “The Net,” “Hackers,” “Firewall,” “Swimfan,” “FearDotCom”…for every “The Social Network” there are about five of those kinds of movies that leadenly and obviously point out the perils of going online. And thus, “Disconnect.”
Boasting a helluva ensemble — Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Michael Nyqvist, Paula Patton, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård and Max Thieriot — with the Oscar-nominated director of “Murderball,” Henry Alex Rubin, directing, you would think this might have something new to say about life in the modern, connected world. But alas, your credit card info will be stolen, you’ll be bullied, and sexual encounters will go awry. So let’s get a shotgun. Sigh.
We saw the movie last year at the Venice Film Festival where we called it ” ‘Crash’ for the web era” and “a film that feels both old-fashioned and like old news, revealing nothing new that wasn’t already suggested by some half-assed op-ed half a decade ago.” So yeah, keep those expectations in check.
“Disconnect” will hack into theaters on April 12th.
Source: The Playlist
Check the trailer and the new production stills below:
The Toronto International Film Festival schedule was just announced, and two of Alex’s new films are set to premiere. You can check the dates and venues of events for Disconnect and What Masie Knew below.
Tuesday September 11: Princess of Wales at 7:00 PM
Wednesday September 12: Ryerson Theatre at 12:00 PM
Sunday September 16: Scotiabank 3 at 9:15 AM
What Masie Knew
Friday September 7: Roy Thomson Hall at 9:30 PM
Saturday September 8: TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 at 12:45 PM
Sunday September: 16 TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 at 3:30 PM
An Italian newspaper has released some news regarding Alex’s new film Disconnect along with the first promotional still featuring Alex and Paula Patton. Huge thanks to Linda for the translation via SkarsgardNews.
In “Disconnect” , Henry-Alex Rubin depicts a couple receiving treatment for infertility and becomes a victim of online theft. He is an ex-Marine, played by Alexander Skarsgard new sex symbol.
Disconnect by Henry-Alex Rubin displays a mosaic of human suffering , “exploring the consequences of being used to living everywhere, yet staying in the same place”. A couple, who’s relationship is threatened as they face fertility problems, is passionately reunited when the partners have to search for the money that has been stolen from them online, because of identity theft. He is a former marine, played by the new sex symbol Alexander Skarsgard, son of the famous actor Stellan: “In the movie, I’m married to Paula Patton- Alex says- we are both fond of online chatting, our marriage doesn’t work anymore. Then someone steals our identities and, since we think we know who the thief is, we decide to go and search for him together. The journey we start to find the online thief, played by Michael Nyqvist, who’s my friend and lives in Stockholm, two blocks away from me, triggers something between us and we eventually get back together”. For Skarsgard, this has been an exciting experience: “The movie contains many intertwined stories, just like Short Cuts by Robert Altman, I was really into it and I worked well with the director. The whole movie is about the way people relate to the digital era in which we live”. There’s a widowed former policeman who has to deal with his son, who is cyber-bullying a class mate. There are two parents trying to look after their shy and introvert son, who’s a talented musician and has tried to commit suicide many times before. There’s a journalist that wants a teenager, recruited on an adult-only website, to be the subject of a story that will put in danger the boy’s life and the journalist’s career.
Original source: La Stampa
And below, you can check the first still. Enjoy it:
Great news! Two of Alex’s upcoming movies have just been added to the incredible list of movies set to be shown at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
What Maisie Knew Scott McGehee, David Siegel, USA World Premiere Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely from a child’s point of view. Starring Joanna Vanderham, Onata Aprile, Alexander Skarsgård, Julianne Moore, and Steve Coogan.
Disconnect Henry Alex Rubin, USA North American Premiere Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily use of technology that mediates and defines our relationships and ultimately our lives. Directed by Academy Award® nominee Henry Alex Rubin (Murderball), and starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Andrea Riseborough, Alexander Skarsgård, and Max Theriot, as well as Jonah Bobo, Colin Ford and Haley Ramm.
TIFF kicks off on September 6th.