Spinning Headlines – Week 10: Ken Adam RIP, “Dunkirk”, “The Darkness”, David Fincher, Laika Studios, “Guardians Vol.2”, “X-Men Apocalypse”… Spinning Headlines – Week 10: Ken Adam RIP, “Dunkirk”, “The Darkness”, David Fincher, Laika Studios, “Guardians Vol.2”, “X-Men Apocalypse”…
This week, Sir Ken Adam passes away, Christopher Nolan casts leads, Kevin Bacon fights the supernatural, David Fincher gets another show going at Netflix,... Spinning Headlines – Week 10: Ken Adam RIP, “Dunkirk”, “The Darkness”, David Fincher, Laika Studios, “Guardians Vol.2”, “X-Men Apocalypse”…

Hello. A bit of a “late” edition today due to some Interweb issues and other stuff. But here goes… as always, check out the “News”-section here at the Supernaughts for daily updates; this week we got plenty of that from “Justice League” casting news to Arnold possibly reprising his role in the upcoming “Predator”-film, capping it all with the Trailer That Blew Up The Internet – “Captain America: Civil War”.

But before we go into anything else, it’s time for what has been happening loads in the past few months: Let’s have a moment of silence for Sir Ken Adam, the production designer who pretty much created the style of the James Bond-movies – starting with the futuristic sets in “Dr. No”.

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The volcano set from “You Only Live Twice”

Besides working on seven Bond-movies (his last being “Moonraker“), Adam’s set design can be seen in Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove” and “Barry Lyndon” (for which he won the first of his two Academy Awards) as well as many other films. Adam died on Thursday at his home in London after a short time in hospital, at the age of 95. Thank you for the memorable visuals, sir.

 

NOLAN CASTING “DUNKIRK”

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Christopher Nolan’s next film, set around the WWII evacuation of Dunkirk, is set to start filming in May as it has a set release date worldwide on July 21, 2017. The film already has some castmembers locked in – such as Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance, but Nolan is still in the search of his leads. Young leads. Nolan is reportedly set sights on a newcomer named Fionn Whitehead – previously seen on an ITV three-part drama “Him”. As is the case with Nolan’s productions, all plot details are being kept under the wraps. All that is known from the project so far is that film will be shot on real locations with a combination of IMAX 65mm and 65mm large-format film photography for “maximum image quality and high-impact immersion“.

 

KEVIN BACON VS. SUPERNATURAL, ROUND 2 IN THE TRAILER FOR “THE DARKNESS”

Remember “Stir of Echoes”? Not that many people do. It’s one of THE most underrated supernatural horror films of the last 20 years or so. That film starred Kevin Bacon. And now Bacon is gonna be set against the supernatural forces once more, in Australian director Greg McLean‘s(“Wolf Creek 1-2”, “Rogue” – all definitely worth seeing) upcoming film “The Darkness” – opening friday the 13th of May. Looks interesting.

 

LEADS CAST ON FINCHER’S NETFLIX SERIES

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After striking out with HBO, David Fincher sure isn’t resting up – he’s very quickly set up another series at his other home: Netflix, called “Mind Hunter“. No – this isn’t a TV version of Renny Harlin’s “Mindhunters“, but it still DOES deal with FBI profilers. It is based on a 1996 book “Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit” by John Douglas and Mark Olshanker. If the name John Douglas seems familiar, he was one of the first ever profilers and was pretty much the basis for the character of Jack Crawford in Thomas Harris’ novels “Red Dragon” and “Silence of the Lambs“. The series is said to revolve around two FBI agents in 1979 who interview serial killers in an effort to help them solve current murders.

The two leads are going to be played by Holt McCallany and Anna Torv. McCallany will play Bill Tench, the “inquisitive, skilled and forward-thinking detective” and Torv will play a psychologist named Wendy.

Fincher back in the world of serial killers? Count me in.

 

SECOND TRAILER FOR LAIKA STUDIOS’ “KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS”

Look, I don’t care if the reception of “Boxtrolls” was a tad underwhelmed. I love stop-motion AND Laika Studios. They are doing Holy Work as far as I’m concerned.

 

THE ROCK INSTAGRAM-TEASES “BAYWATCH”

(I really can’t think of anything to say here)

 

TRAVOLTA GOES ALL JOHN WICK

I dunno – this trailer was actually released a few weeks ago but only got noticed this week by various sites: John Travolta (and his hairpiece) stars in “I am Wrath” as Stanley, an unemployed everyman who goes on a quest for bloody revenge after corrupt police officers fail to bring his wife’s murderer to justice.The film is directed by Chuck Russell (“Nightmare on Elm Street 3″, “The Blob”, “The Mask“), who I guess has been in Director’s Jail ever since 2002’s “The Scorpion King“. Which is odd, actually – because that was guilty pleasure-ish.

 

BTS OF “GUARDIANS Vol.2”

James Gunn keeps posting behind the scenes-stuff on social media whenever he can. There’s the latest group photo.

ALSO, Tommy Flanagan (“Sons of Anarchy”) has been added to the cast roster as one of Yondu’s(Michael Rooker) ravagers AND – there have been persistent rumors this week that Sylvester Stallone may have been filming a cameo for the film, In “a costume that looks a lot like Judge Dredd“. If that’s the case, he’s probably one of the Nova Corp or something. We’ll see….

 

“PREACHER” IMAGES SURFACE

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After spending a couple decades solidly in development hell, Garth Ennis‘ comic “Preacher” is finally arriving in fron of our eyes. The AMC series – developed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg of all people – will premiere with a 10 episode season “later this year”. They did release some stills this week, with Dominic Cooper as the titular character above.

 

“X-MEN: APOCALYPSE” POSTERS FEATURING THE TEAM-UPS

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Oh, you know – “Detroy”/”Defend”, “Whose side are you on?”, “Where do you stand?” Oh, wait – these were not the presidential campaign posters. Well, they do bring the message home.

 

SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK

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That would be Sascha Baron Cohen‘s revelation on what made him walk out of the Freddie Mercury-biopic. Actually, that would have been “Freddie Mercury-biopic” with quote marks, as Cohen explains what ideas an “unnamed menber of the band” acting as a producer had in store for the film:

[After] my first meeting, I should never have carried on because a member of the band —I won’t say who— said, ‘This is such a great movie, because such an amazing thing happens in the middle of the movie.’ I go, ‘What happens in the middle of the movie?’ He goes, ‘Freddie dies.’ I go, ‘So you mean it’s a bit like ‘Pulp Fiction,’ where the end is the middle and the middle is the end? That’s interesting.’ He goes, ‘No no no.’ So I said, ‘Wait a minute. What happens in the second half of the movie?’ And he said, ‘Well, we see how the band carries on from strength to strength.’ And I said, ‘Listen, not one person is going to see a movie where the lead character dies from AIDS and then you carry on to see [what happens to the band].

That would be either Brian May of Roger Taylor who had that brilliant idea. Probably May, as Cohen also said: “Brian May is an amazing musician, but he’s not a great movie producer.

 

That is all.

 

 

 

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  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    That is enough.

  • I_am_better

    I thought so too.

  • Dee

    Very intrigued about Mind Hunters. When is that coming?

  • Dee

    The Darkness looks like crap, yo.

  • I_am_better

    No official date yet.

  • I_am_better

    Okay, so there IS that rumor that Harry Styles would join Dunkirk, but that’s so effing crazy that I’ll leave that out for now.

  • franks_television

    Is Fincher’s music video series not happening, then?

  • franks_television

    May have to see Baywatch

  • Sagamanus

    I blame Dee for The Darkness really.

  • Sagamanus

    Cheap scares. They could have done plenty with those handprints. Like some guy finding one on his dick, or half-way in their rears. But nope. Had to play it safe.

  • Sagamanus

    Baywatch. I really don’t know about that to be honest. You think KnightRider would have gotten a remake before that one got to screen.

  • Sagamanus

    Yeah but what does Dennis O’Keefe think about all this?

  • Sagamanus

    Too bad Fincher is no longer associated with Utopia, his version would have been great. And yes I do think the Brit TV series was the greatest ever. Canceled too soon because of the lingering violence factor, as opposed to the cartoon violence that is acceptable. And no it isn’t going to go well in someone elses hands. I did like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo after all.

  • Sagamanus

    I’m sure The Darkness sounded great on paper.

  • Stalkeye

    The DESTROY poster looks cool and as for “Defend”, If Mystique is now the central character of the X-men, then this is Bullshit. Cyclops is supposed to lead the team, not “Katniss”! Sometimes I could just choke Singer!
    Cohen would have been excellent as Mercury since he’s very capable of portraying flamboyant characters. Unfortunately, those idiots at Queen wanted his role lessened out of fear of being overshadowed. It was Freddie who made Queen the band it was, not Brian May!

  • Stalkeye

    Too SOON!! (;’

  • Stalkeye

    Not this Darkness? Then fuck this Movie!
    https://images3.alphacoders.com/126/126419.jpg

  • I_am_better

    Guess not.

  • franks_television

    Might have been cool.

  • I_am_better

    Unless he takes that to Netflix too. I understand he was developing this for HBO originally as well

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “If Mystique is now the central character of the X-men, then this is Bullshit. ”

    The “Mystique and Wolverine show” is all those Singer X-Men movies have ever been. Really no difference with this one at all. I wish he’d get his claws out of the franchise for good and let someone else captain the ship.

    “Sometimes I could just choke Singer!”

    He’d probably enjoy that!

  • Toruk_Makto

    Speak for yourself pal. I make it a point to watch “Stir of Echoes” at least twice a year.

  • Toruk_Makto

    They should have shot the Millennium series back to back. I’m extremely pissed I’ll never get to see Rooney Mara in “The Girl Who Played With Fire” the empire strikes back of the series.

  • Sagamanus

    Is that what it’s called? The Millennium series? Yeah he did a good job with it. I liked the foreign versions as well as Fincher’s.

  • Toruk_Makto

    Yeah, the novels are known as The Millennium series or Trilogy.
    I liked the ones with Noomi Rapace as well. I just wish I had the complete set…rotten bastards.

  • Toruk_Makto

    You can either look at The Rock and accept the fact that nature sometimes produces some awe-inspiring biological specimens.

    Or you can look at The Rock and secretly feel bad that the poor guy has to live with having a baby penis.

    It’s totally up to you.

  • Dee

    Paper napkin?

  • Dee

    What about Miles O’ Keefe? Who thinks about him?

  • Dee

    that was a great game

  • Dee

    HGH?

  • Holt McCallany, Holt McCallany…where has I heard that name before….

    OMFG THE GUY FROM LIGHTS OUT!!!!!!!

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    FUCK FX FOR CANCELLING LIGHTS OUT AFTER ONE SEASON, FUCK THEM RIGHT IN THE ASS!!!!!!

  • Travolta looks like a mannequin.

  • Sagamanus

    Nobody apparently. A shame really.

  • Dee
  • Sagamanus

    One of the greatest films ever made.

  • Dee
  • Tarmac492.1

    great show

  • Tarmac492.1

    chuck russell?? 😂😂😂😂

  • Tarmac492.1

    refurbished mannequin

  • Tarmac492.1

    imagine face/off with travolta and PISCOPO
    castor, you killed my kid once. once

  • Toruk_Makto

    It’s better to imagine he was born that way. poor fella.

  • I_am_better
  • KilliK

    Da..da….da…da…dada….dada…daddarios

  • KilliK

    He-Man?

  • KilliK
  • KilliK

    Judging by the Preacher image, the idiots have already missed the entire point of the comic. Yo, fucking retarded producers: Jesse doesnt have this self-confident, dont give shit attitude until later, until the experiences he accumulates changes him as a man. That’s his personal journey in the comic. Now smoking and sitting on the chair in this cocky manner, doesnt happen when the fucking story starts because that’s not who Jesse as a person is at that specific point of time. FFS.

    Looks like this is turning into Banshee v2.

  • KilliK

    Durkin is the first movie from Nolan, I am genuinely looking forward to since the disappointing Inception. I have a feeling this will turn out as one of his best works.

    and Stir of Echoes is great, wth are you talking about?

  • KilliK

    wasnt there going to be a tv show based on the comic?

  • KilliK

    coincidentally, last week, I watching a documentary about those FBI profilers and how the writer of the Hannibal novels based his work on them and how Jodie’s character in the movie was inspired by the only woman in that team. here it is:

  • Dee

    Haven’t heard of it.

  • Dee

    Tarzan

  • Dee

    No wait, that is Sir Gawain

  • Zed

    Cosmic radiation.