What’s Javier doing lately?/¿En qué anda Javier?

In these pictures Javier appears with some members of a spanish company dedicated to music post-production, sound mixing for movies and documentaries, etc. According to their website, Javier was recording his voice in off for a new project in the U.S.

Hmm…very interesting. What do you think?  

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Estas fotos fueron tomadas en un estudio de música en España. De acuerdo a su sitio, Javier estuvo grabando su voz en off para un proyecto que tiene en los E.U.

Mmm… muy interesante. ¿Cuál será ese proyecto?

Source, fuente:Playground estudio

7 thoughts on “What’s Javier doing lately?/¿En qué anda Javier?

  1. I think it was for the Malick’s movie. It doesn’ t seem to me that he has new projects, unfortunately….

  2. They Hollywood Reporter said that The Dark Tower is being rewritten and that Ron Howard may leave the project. I have a feeling that Javier will not be involved with this, which I think is a good thing.

  3. About The Dark Tower, I just saw this on Deadline. It’s a part of a new interview with Ron Howard and producer Grazer and the last question is about Javier….

    DEADLINE: You’ll soon know their capacity for risk taking when you find out if Universal will make The Dark Tower, whose trilogy and TV components make it the most ambitious project a studio has attempted since The Lord of the Rings. How important is it for a couple of guys who’ve been together for 25 years to take big swings?
    HOWARD: If you’re not out there taking some risks, if you’re just coasting along with your wins, then you’re not really trying. But we never take risk for risk’s sake. The Dark Tower seemed like such a good idea to both of us that it became impossible not to try it. It’s impossible to live with ourselves if we don’t take the swing.

    DEADLINE: Why does Dark Tower warrant three movies and two TV series in between?
    HOWARD: The universe Steve King created is so dimensional and creative. It blends scope, sweep, and adventure with some very personal compelling stories. We could have tried to force all of it into one or two or three movies. It became clear to me that the medium of TV has become so bold and cool, we could use it to our advantage creatively and really fulfill the possibilities of this universe of characters King gave us to work with. We can use the intimacy of television when that’s appropriate, and the scope and scale of the big screen with the bigger fantasy ideas. We discovered elements that would probably never have a home either on the big screen or on TV, but would make fantastic narrative gaming opportunities that won’t rehash the movies or TV, but have its own material borne out of the books and graphic novels. We’ve got gaming designers and there is enthusiasm for that. It’s a way to use all the mediums at our disposal to try to fulfill what’s possible. Universal sees this as an asset that can benefit the company in a lot of different ways.

    DEADLINE: Still, there were rumors last month that Universal might let The Dark Tower go. That hasn’t happened but they did push the start date to early next year. Why has it been so hard to get underway?
    HOWARD: The first version represented a bold attempt to fast track, because of weather concerns. It was a little more dramatic to people on the outside than to us. We’d have liked to move forward on that fast track, but it was always Phase One. There was an understanding that if we couldn’t answer all the questions in a way that made sense to all the partners involved, then we would operate on a slightly more traditional timetable. Even if we go in March, that’s still moving quickly for something of this scale.

    DEADLINE: You’ve been asked to bring down the budget. By how much?
    GRAZER: I’m producing it with Akiva Goldsman, who wrote it to be sensitive to cost and is rewriting it to be more so. Without putting a number on it, the cuts aren’t that deep or that radical.

    DEADLINE: Is Javier Bardem set to play the main gunslinger Roland Deschains?
    HOWARD: Nobody is pay or play but he has said he wants to do it. We’ve spent a lot of time together. He’s fascinated by the character and has great instincts for Roland. I’m hoping when we go, he’s available and will join us.

  4. Thanks for posting that Cat. I saw that on Deadline last night. I don’t know why The Hollywood Reporter, which is usually reliable, said that Howard might leave The Dark Tower. From that interview it sounds like hi is committed to the project.

    It certainly is up in the air as far as Javier being in the film(s). My main objection to him doing it is that he would be tied up for years. In the meantime, even if he does it he still has plenty of time to do something else. I hope that he announces a new project soon.

  5. Princess I wish that was me that posted it but Rose beat me to it, but I came here to do just the same thing. I’m still not a fan of this series, but if Javier has this much interest in it, I’m hoping it will rock, but I wish he could do at least a supporting role in something soon. I know he did the Mallick movie but who knows when that will be released, plus Tree of Life is getting no support in the states so I doubt his next movie will get a lot of interest.
    My question to everyone on the board what kind of film would you like to see Javier in next, I loved his role in Mondays in The Sun so I would like something like that…what about the rest of you?

  6. Well, maybe I’m the only one here, but I thinked it was very good for him getting a leading role (and not in a Latin role) in a big Hollywood production like TDT. Yes, it was a big risk but a great chance for his career, at the same time. Yesterday we read that interview with Ron Howard but today is all over the net that he is going to direct a Formula 1 movie this Fall….so…I don’t know what to think, but it would be strange, for a director who is supposed to start shooting in March a movie that big like Dark Tower, to direct another movie just a few months before. So, very likely, things for The Dark Tower project aren’t looking that good like Ron Howard said yesterday…..if Howard is going to direct this Formula 1movie this Fall, it seems very unlikely that TDT will happen next Spring…if it will ever happen.
    There wasn’t any news about him being in Bond 23 for months….so it seems he won’t be in it either. The Coens, some months ago, said they wanted him for a movie with a lot of music in it but in a recent interview they said that are writing this movie with any specific actor in their minds. So, at the end, with 3 potential big projects just a few months ago….now it seems he hasn’t any project at all. I don’t think he’s going to do something soon.
    After Biutiful (in almost 3 years) he just got 2 supporting roles in a bad movie like EPL and in a small one (Malick). I understand that in Hollywood is hard for a foreign actor with his strong accent to get roles….but he’s one of the most important European actors, so how is possible that an actor like him can’t get good starring roles in European movies, at least? He always says he hasn’t good offers from Spain either…it’s strange…

  7. Sorry for that blip Rose. Many thanks for posting that interview with Howard and Grazer. Who knows what Javier has been offered. The Dark Tower could be good for him. I don’t know. He always takes his time with movies. I think he must be weighing his options and seeing what would be the best film for him to do next. He is a highly respected actor and would think that he would have a lot of offers but who knows how good they are. There are so many bad films out there now.

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