Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Hereafter 2010

George (Matt Damon) is a ‘handsome, shy, soft-spoken’ factory worker who can talk to the dead but prefers not to. Meanwhile, across the world, two different plotlines play out that are touched by tragedy:
Beautiful French journalist Marie (Cecile De France) recovers from a near-death experience in the 2004 tsunami, then becomes increasingly gripped with questions about what she saw before she was revived. At the same time in London, a drug-addicted English single mother, played by Lyndsey Marshal, loses one of her twin 10-year-old sons in a car accident…
The three parallel stories eventually intersect: three lonely people, cut off from the ones they love, searching for answers about what lies beyond life.
Below: Hereafter 2010 UK Quad Poster design 30 x 40

Below: Hereafter 2010 Blu ray / DVD / Digital combo release from Warner Home Video Inc Extended version of The Eastwood Factor in Full HD

Below: Hereafter Japanese mini poster design (Front and Back)

I've found around 50 shots so far of Clint filming in London (from October 2009) and a couple while filming in Chamonix. The shots were obviously taken between set ups, are nothing too exciting, so I'll just post a few here for now.

In an interview with LA Weekly, Eastwood elaborated:

"There's a certain charlatan aspect to the hereafter, to those who prey on people's beliefs that there's some afterlife, and mankind doesn't seem to be willing to accept that this is your life and you should do the best you can with it and enjoy it while you’re here, and that'll be enough. There has to be immortality or eternal life and embracing some religious thing. I don't have the answer. Maybe there is a hereafter, but I don't know, so I approach it by not knowing. I just tell the story."

Hereafter went into production in October 2009 in Paris (coinciding with a November ceremony in which Eastwood was made a French Legion of Honor Commander) before moving on to London for a three-week shoot at locations including:
The Heygate Estate (Pictures above)
Petticoat Lane Market
Cafe Le Jardin in Bell Lane
A Red Lion Square auditorium redressed to become a “Center For Psychic Advancement” in the film.

In the months ahead, the production plans to shoot key scenes with Damon in San Francisco studios before returning to England to film the movie’s final scenes.



Excellent pictures. The Red Lion has quite a history. Even before Mr. Eastwood entered the scene.

Hereafter said...

love Clint Eastwood movies! and sick on the drama-fantasy genre. the combination can born just good things!