The Island – work on the Cold War director’s film has been suspended. The Pole plays Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara
The screenwriters’ strike in the US has been going on since May 2. a greater share in the profits from the distribution of productions and their broadcasting on the Internet, as well as increases in the minimum wage. In addition, they want to normalize the use of artificial intelligence in the film industry. For this reason, the production of many series has been stopped, including The Last of Us, Stranger Things Whether Cobra Kai.
Actors will most likely join the strike on July 1. SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists), which represents over 160,000 professionals from the entertainment and media industry, is negotiating a new contract with AMPTP (Association of Film and Television Producers). The current one expires on June 30 and if the parties do not reach an agreement by then, the actors’ strike will begin on July 1.
And it was the threat of a new strike that began to affect independent film productions. He became the first victim The Island directed by Paweł Pawlikowskiin which they were cast Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara. Filming was scheduled to begin in May in Spain, but the project was put on hold until further notice. The companies refused to insure the film, so work on the set could not start, so the stars returned home.
The latest film by the Polish director, who was awarded an Oscar for I’m going and was nominated for this award for Cold War, was to be insured by a large independent cinema company – Film Finances Inc (FFI). The creators tried to get along with other companies, but to no avail.
The Island – plot
The story is inspired by real events and focuses on an attractive American couple in the 1930s. They decide to abandon civilization to build their own private paradise on a deserted island and live off what the land will give them. When a millionaire passes their island, he inadvertently makes them a tabloid sensation. Then the Countess arrives on the island with her two strange lovers and plans to build a luxury hotel on the island. Quickly, her actions became a threat to the couple’s Eden. The conflict is growing. A psychological warfare ensues as seduction and jealousy lead to sexual infidelity, betrayal and ultimately murder. At exactly the same moment, nature begins a rebellion against the invaders.