Gabby July 18, 2017 0 Comments

Dakota gave a phone interview to Collider.com recently, and she talked about getting involved with Neill Blomkamp’s short film Zygote, wanting to work with him, why this character was appealing to her, the physical challenges of this shoot, why she feels like she’s in a good place, creatively, and more. You can read the complete interview below.

From filmmaker Neill Blomkamp and made through the experimental Oats Studios (which is looking to make original short film content that will eventually lead to full-scale feature films and series from the titles they create), the sci-fi short Zygote follows two lone survivors (Dakota Fanning and Jose Pablo Cantillo) who are forced to fight for their lives. Stranded in an Arctic mine, they must evade a horrific and terrifying creature that can anticipate any move they might make.

During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actress Dakota Fanning talked about how she got involved with this short, wanting to work with Neill Blomkamp, why this character was appealing to her, getting to see the creature come alive, the physical challenges of this shoot, being open to further exploring this character, if they were to make a full-length feature, and why she feels like she’s in a good place, creatively.

Collider: I have to say, I really enjoyed this short, but the creature has stuck with me since I watched it. What did you think of the creature, once you saw the final visuals?

DAKOTA FANNING: I saw images of what it was going to look like, but of course, it was completely computer generated, so when I saw it for the first time, it was so much grosser than I had pictured. It was cool to see it come alive. The noise, the movement and realizing what it’s made of was so gross.

When and how were you approached about this project, and what were you told about what this would be?

FANNING: I worked with Neill Blomkamp on his BMW commercial (The Escape) last summer. We shot for 10 days and got to know each other a bit, and then a few months later, he asked if I would be interested in doing an experimental project – a short film – for his studio and he sent me the script he had for it, at the time. I loved working with him so much and I think he’s so talented, and I thought that this idea was super cool. I was excited to be a part of something I’ve never really done before. This was the kind of character I’d never played. And then, when I got there and saw what everything was going to look like, in the end, I saw how talented the people were who were working on it. With the special effects, I learned a lot and was excited by it. Just from working with him before, he thought of me for this and the timing worked out, so here it is.

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Gabby July 15, 2017 0 Comments

In a new interview about “The Beguiled”, a film that also stars Dakota’s sister Elle Fanning, actress Kirsten Dunst briefly talked to Metro about her directorial debut with The Bell Jar, in which she is set to direct Dakota. There isn’t much information in the quote, but she did mention the script is currently being rewritten.

‘It was my favourite book growing up,’ says Dunst, who will direct her friend Dakota Fanning in the lead. The script is in a re-write phrase. ‘I’m very patient in the projects I pick,’ she says. ‘I don’t feel I have the world at my fingertips whatsoever.’

Gabby July 13, 2017 0 Comments

Hey guys! My friend Mouza has just launched a fansite dedicated to actor Luke Evans, who will be starring with Dakota in TNT’s series The Alienist, in which he’ll play crime illustrator John Schuyler Moore. He can be seen in many films, such as “Dracula Untold”, “Fast and Furious 6”, “The Hobbit” and more. As a fan of Luke’s myself, I’ll be giving her a hand every once in a while, and I hope you pay the site a visit! It is called LUKE EVANS ARCHIVES, and the URL is luke-evans.org.

Gabby July 12, 2017 0 Comments

Dakota’s latest short film, Zygote, is out now! It was produced by Oats Studios and directed by Neill Blomkamp, and it opens with two people trapped in a mining facility somewhere in the Arctic Circle. They’re fleeing a horrific creature made of body parts from other members of the station (x). Our gallery has been updated with screen captures from the film, as well as a couple of promotional stills and the poster shared by Dakota and the studio on Instagram.

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Gabby May 19, 2017 0 Comments

Dakota was photographed earlier today while walking in New York City. Our gallery has been updated with the images.

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