Spinning Headlines – Week 24: Stargate, David Brent, Guardians 2, Fast 8, Alien: Covenant, Beverly Hills Cop 4, Rob Zombie’s 31, South Park, Moana… Spinning Headlines – Week 24: Stargate, David Brent, Guardians 2, Fast 8, Alien: Covenant, Beverly Hills Cop 4, Rob Zombie’s 31, South Park, Moana…
New "Stargate"-films in development, "Guardians 2" wraps filming, Helen Mirren joins "Fast 8", trailers for Rob Zombie's "31", "Moana", "Pete's Dragon", next "South Park"-videogame... Spinning Headlines – Week 24: Stargate, David Brent, Guardians 2, Fast 8, Alien: Covenant, Beverly Hills Cop 4, Rob Zombie’s 31, South Park, Moana…

And a good friday again; lot’s to cover, so lets get to it. Some previous news of the week here covered that the “Ghostbusters“-reboot has the Marshmallow Man in it, J. Michael Straczynski‘s comic book-series “Rising Stars” is nearing a movie-adaptation and then a bit of videogame-news, as the E3 Trailer for the new “Zelda”-game surfaced.

Other things…

 

CINEMATIC RETURN TO “STARGATE” COMING UP?

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Apparently Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are also looking into returning to the world of “Stargate as the premiere of “Independence Day: Resurgance” nears. It’s gonna be a reboot trilogy, naturally. Wouldn’t expect anything less. As they have always said that they had nothing to do with the hit TV-series “Stargate SG-1“. “It was taken away from us, and it’s tough to have your children raised by other parents, even if they do a very good job. … For us, it’s not putting down what has been done. It’s to let us finish telling our story. Stargate was initially conceived as part of a trilogy,” Devlin says, “and because of what happened with the rights and changes at the studio and all kinds of strange things, we never got to do parts two and three.

 

THE FULL TRAILER FOR THE RETURN OF DAVID BRENT

Well – it looks a bit more like it, and is not solely focused on dick jokes as the previous teaser was.

 

“GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY  VOL.2” JUST WRAPPED FILMING

…as writer/director James Gunn informed.

 

“MCGYVER” PILOT SCRAPPED, JAMES WAN DIRECTS A NEW ONE

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Remember that preview trailer for CBS’s upcoming “McGyver“-reboot from a couple weeks ago? Remember how horrid it looked? Well – apparently it was, as news now broke out that the network is scrapping the David Von Ancken-directed episode and the series’ Executive Producer James Wan will take a tiny break from prepping his Warner/DC “Aquaman” movie to direct a new pilot from scratch. Only lead actors Lucas Till(McGyver) and George Eads(Jack Dalton) will be the returning castmembers. Funny thing is, that the original pilot DID convince CBS to give a green light to start official production on a full series – tells something about network quality-control, doesn’t it…?

 

ASK, AND THOU SHALT RECEIVE – HELEN MIRREN JOINS “FAST 8”

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It started as a kinda sidenote: back in 2015, Helen Mirren said in an interview that she would love to be a part of the “Fast & Furious“-franchise. Of course, this started to create some buzz in the olde Internet – after all, we just had british actors play the main villain in the last two movies; Luke Evans and Jason Statham as the Shaw Brothers(I just love pointing out the ‘Shaw Brothers’-thing) so why not have Helen Mirren as the matriarch of th Shaw family? Well – one part of this has now come through as Mirren confirmed this week, that she will indeed be the most recent addition to the ensemble of “Fast 8“.

Of course, there’s no word on what part she will play, so we’ll see. Mirren was pretty much the best part in the two “RED”-movies, so she can certainly handle action with the best of them – even at the age of 70.

 

ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER “ALIEN: COVENANT” SET PICTURE

Just a behind the scenes-still, but one thing comes clear: Michael Fassbender‘s android David has gotten his head back in it’s place.

 

“BEVERLY HILLS COP 4” BACK IN BUSINESS, GETS NEW DIRECTORS

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Unlike Eddie Murphy‘s career, the fourth movie in the “Beverly Hills Cop“-franchise refuses to die and fade away. When we last heard of it, it was “go” with Brett Ratner in the director’s seat. Then that one scandal happened where Ratner was forced to quit as the director of the Academy Awards-gala and the project was canned, only to re-emerge as a possible TV-series, focusing on Axel Foley’s son or something. Well – that never got past the pilot episode-stage. Now the film has resurrected again, and it’s got a brand new pair of directors: Belgian filmmaking-team Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, who previously won a TIFF 2015-award with their gang-drama Black. Apparently that film was enough to convince Murphy and producer Jerry Bruckheimer to hire them.

 

TRAILER FOR ROB ZOMBIES “31”

Well, it looks like a Rob Zombie-movie all right.

 

SOME “OCEANS 11”-SPINOFF DETAILS

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Director Gary Ross shed some light on the spinoff-film he’s been planning with producer Steven Soderbergh, who helmed the “Oceans”-trilogy. First, the film will be titled “Oceans Eight”. There’s no official casting news yet, except that  Sandra BullockCate BlanchettHelena Bonham CarterMindy Kaling, and Elizabeth Banks have all been rumored to star in it at some point. And here’s what Ross had to say about the movie when compared to the previous ones:

I think it’s a pretty similar tone. You know, Steven Soderbergh and I are incredibly close friends, and we would not have done this if we weren’t. I don’t think he would’ve wanted anyone to do it if we weren’t. This is very much an extension and a continuation. He’s a producer on the movie. In one way or another, this has been a 20-year conversation between Steven and I, collaborating in ways the whole world doesn’t know about: I helped him on the previous Ocean’s Eleven films; he shot second unit on The Hunger Games; I’ve done ADR lines for him; and he reads all my scripts. It’s a very long, ongoing collaboration. This, I think, is a very seamless process. We’re different filmmakers, obviously, so there will be those differences, but one of the things I’m drawn to is the amazing tone Steven was able to create, and we discuss that a lot. We discuss the cinema a lot, the shooting style, the rhythm, the editing style, and the music. We discuss it all. I’m in no way trying to reinvent the tone, and I’m thrilled and honored to be extending it. It’s really fun to work with.”

 

THE E3-TRAILER OF THE NEW “SOUTH PARK” GAME TOTALLY DISMANTLES THE MARVEL/DC-FANBOY FIGHT

…’nuff said.

 

STEVEN SPIELBERG ADDS PROJECT NO.356 TO THE COOKING POT

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His movie based on Roald Dahl‘s “The BFG” is about to open soon, he’s just about to start production on the adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s novel “Ready Player One” and he’s got “Indiana Jones” Number five in development – amongst who knows how many other possible features, and now Steven Spielberg has added another possible film to his workslate: a film about newscaster Walter Cronkite, his relationship with the Vietnam War and “the role that America’s most trusted newsman played in turning public opinion against the increasingly un-winnable conflict.” So – another more serious affair, sort of in vein of last year’s “Bridge of Spies“, I assume. Story still developing…

Oh, and Mr. Spielberg: where in the development hell is the next “Tintin” movie…?

 

FIRST TRAILER FOR DISNEY’S “MOANA”

Official synopsis for this film – also co-starring the voice of the busiest man in Hollywood: Dwayne Johnson:

Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast South Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors’ unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), and together, they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. Directed by the renowned filmmaking team of Ron Clements and John Musker (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin,” “The Princess & the Frog”), and produced by Osnat Shurer (“Lifted,” “One Man Band”), “Moana” sails into U.S. theaters on Nov. 23, 2016.

 

…AND ANOTHER DISNEY TRAILER

Pete and his uncharacteristically fuzzy dragon in the live-action adaptation of “Pete’s Dragon“.

 

“SICARIO” TO BECOME A TRILOGY NOW

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Well – just as we learned a while back, that director Stefano Sollima will direct a “sequel” – titled “Soldado” – to last year’s “Sicario” which will focus on the Benicio Del Toro character from the first film, we now learn that that will not be the end of it: there’s a third film in development as well. “The idea is to make three anthology movies with some of the core actors and [set] in the same world,” Sollima said. “It’s not a real sequel, it’s absolutely a standalone movie – a completely different story with just two of the characters that you met in Sicario. “The reason that I love [Soldado] is because it’s not exactly a sequel; it’s something you can catch and enjoy even if you haven’t watched the first one.”  

Speaking about the challenges of taking the reins from Denis Villeneuve, Sollima had this to say: “I loved Sicario. I feel the movie was quite similar to my approach so, to me, I’m just shooting another movie. Soldado will be much more cinematic than Sicario was; it’s got an incredible amount of huge action sequences in there. It will be a different journey in the same world. Even the theme is different – it’s not drug dealing, it’s more on immigration.

Whaaa? “Sicario” NOT cinematic? Come on now – did he even see the same fuckin’ movie?

 

SHANE BLACK’S “THE PREDATOR” WILL BEGIN FILMING IN SEPTEMBER

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So – Shane Black is getting to be a real busy man now; after his “The Nice Guys” just opened and his adaptation of “Doc Savage” is in pre-production and just added Dwayne Johnson as it’s lead actor, he will start filming “The Predator” in British Columbia this fall. No official casting has been announced yet – not counting the rumors that Arnold Scwarzenegger is “in talks” to reprise his role from the original film in some capacity – and no real plot details have been available yet., except that the story takes place “in present day” and it’s definitely R-rated. But here’s some tidbits from a recent interview with co-writer Fred Dekker:

“I used to just want to come up with quips and just smart alecky lines and what not. Now I’ve begun to look at the characters as attitude, really. This is something we’re doing on The Predator now. I can’t talk a lot about it but I tell you about the process of writing it. One of the things is that every character has kind of an attitude. Who is this person? What do they want? Why are they doing what they’re doing? And just by having each of those characters have a different agenda and a different life experience they start sounding different and they can bounce off each other like ping-pong balls. It’s really exciting and it’s relatively new to me.”

When asked about the writing process, he said: “It’s relatively simple. Our idea was “we know that story already”. What’s behind the curtain? Why are they here? What are they doing? What’s the bigger picture of this? They’ve touched on it a little in the other films, in the AvPs and whatnot.There’s a world out there…we know the Predators come from somewhere…we know they do. How did they get here? Why are they here? Those are questions I think you can answer, or at least explore, without defeating that sense of scariness. Who knows if their agenda has changed?”

 

SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK

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No real competition here. The new trailer for director Timur Bekmambetov‘s upcoming “Ben-Hur“-remake was one giant piece of WTF. And also has one of the strangest trailer song-choices ever made.

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That is all.

 

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  • Stalkeye

    Sicario wasnt that good to warrant a trilogy. And Rob Zombie should cease making films altogether since Hillbillyween. I’ll just stick to his Music instead.

  • Dee-abolik

    “Stargate” is a good choice for a reboot, hopefully someone else than Emmerich will direct it. I like the new dragon from Pete’s dragon but the bad guys are so generic, they can’t hold a candle to the originals.

  • I_am_better

    I wonder if Bryce Dallas Howard runs in high heels in “Pete’s Dragon”…

  • I_am_better

    I dunno. His Halloween-films were crap, but I keep hoping he could once again reach that nihilistic glee that is Devil’s Rejects.

  • I_am_better

    It sorta looks like the Neverending Story-dragon, doesn’t it?

  • Dee-abolik

    Which had no fur in the novel either.

  • I_am_better
  • Tarmac492.1

    I am convinced one day he will direct a classic that ranks up there with Romero and Carpenter. He needs more substance over style. Motherfucker has all the horror style and then some.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Word. First half of Sicario was brilliant. 2nd half was so so.

  • Tarmac492.1

    SHe was the best thing about Jurassic World. Except her clothes stayed on 🙁

  • I_am_better

    I liked it. One of the best films of last year. Not really sure of it’s sequel-worthiness though.

  • Tarmac492.1

    High hopes for Shane Black’s The Predator. At least he can write. Black is the anti-Koepp. I can forgive him for IM3.

  • I_am_better

    And let’s not forget its Black and Dekker – the “Monster Squad”-team back together again!

  • Tarmac492.1

    I liked it. Just liked the first half much better. I think a simple police procedural would have been better without the revenge twist.

  • I_am_better

    “black and dekker” – I just got it.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Black and Dekker LOL!!!! Dekker deserves another shot, if only for the glory of Night of the Creeps.

  • I_am_better

    I liked the overbearing sense of dread that was looming all over it.

  • Tarmac492.1

    Yes it did feel like all of my Mondays.

  • I_am_better

    Hahahah

  • Tarmac492.1

    Ocean’s 8 excites me about as much as something that can be done by an 88 year old with a bad heart, rattled nerves and a weak bladder without fear of them getting too worked up.

  • Tarmac492.1

    I actually thought Mrs. Zombie was pretty good in the Lords of Salem. Lawrence Hilton Jacobs from Mr. Kotter??? Who’s the killer, zombie Mr. Woodman!!!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Seriously not joking but Piscopo would be great in a Zombie flick!! Seriously!!!

  • I_am_better

    Lords of Salem had some moments. Some cool visuals and atmosphere. And a killer soundtrack. But it also had the absolute fucking worst puppet-effect in recent cinema history.

  • Tarmac492.1

    needed more Crampton. I liked that he was trying a slow burn, build up suspense with it. Mostly successful, I thought.

  • Man that was a lot of news…..

    Poor Toby……

    Shouldn’t they be going for a shared universe of all the Roald Dahl stories ? If Satan is truly real that would happen…

    Im digging the revival of Shane Black and co. Waiting on the official LOBO announcement with Joel Silver as producer.

  • I_am_better

    Roald Dahl Cinematic Universe – you read it here first, folks!!! Giggle.

  • Toruk_Makto

    I thought it was excellent…but not 3 movies excellent. I don’t understand the thought process there.

  • Bop

    LMAO about Rob Zombie. As for Sicario, I found it disappointing.

  • Bop

    Loved Devil’s Rejects to death. What a nasty movie that was and it even had a small role by DDP.

  • CoolHandJuke

    BFG is mentioned in Danny Champion of the World. The best book about drugging pheasants…

  • CoolHandJuke

    Still waiting for her to lez out with Judy Greer…

  • Great book.

  • I’m up for a Stargate reboot, still prefer the original film over the series.

  • Can’t wait for the new South Park game. Loved The Stick of Truth. Hilarious.

  • Moana looks good but I thought this was the one they were doing like the Paperman short. Doesn’t appear to be the case anymore.

  • ErnestRister

    Feast was test for that tech using colored lines — it’s software called Meander — but it’s going to cost a small fortune to use it for an entire feature film, so they passed on it for Moana, which is very disappointing.

  • ErnestRister

    When Al Gore starts spamming your Facebook page in that game and you’re not strong enough yet to beat him, it becomes one of the boss fights in game history.

  • Stalkeye

    Sicario wasnt bad,just overrated. But the way benicio del toro got even with that Drug Kingpin…
    I was like Dayum!!! he practically saved the film alone!

  • Stalkeye

    Exactly.

  • Tarmac492.1

    as long as they play sisters

  • Bop

    That was probably the only part of the movie I liked.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Oh, I hope so…

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Zombie is only successful when making horror films about poor white trash, and that’s why he was the wrong choice for Halloween: Halloween is about the violation of white picket fence suburbia, not hillbilly trailer park communities.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    She bared all for Von Trier early in her career, didn’t she? She probably think she’s too respectable and established to consent to shock tactics anymore. More’s the pity…

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It’ll be directed by Emmerich, for sure. And it won’t feature Russell or Spader, either. So hardly worth making, really.

  • KilliK

    yeah, completely naked and she takes in her arse a BBC in that movie. what a slut.

  • Ben Hur: the movie where a jew trades his religion for another. That should be an easy sell among them.

  • Sicario was suberb, best movie is last year. The reason a sequel shouldn’t be made is precisely because it was so sublime.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I wonder if her father watched that movie and enjoyed it? He’s used to more wholesome fare.

  • Jen 💕

    Gosh thank gudness I got in – I love roaming around here in SN…AB, I will def be seeing Moana, trailer says it all, and Petes Dragon……oh Helen M is my absolute best. class and such an authentic actor – she can def do it! :D…..

  • southafricanguy

    You didn’t like sicario?… I really liked it. Not saying it should be a trilogy, but Del Toro was badass in it

  • southafricanguy

    I loved it.

  • southafricanguy

    I fucking hate…..hate with a burning passion the sheer mediocrity that is David koepp….he reduces and simplifies every script he rewrites. He is vanilla…..pure fucking vanilla

  • southafricanguy

    I Def have high hopes for a Shane black directed predator

  • southafricanguy

    I will admit to some curiosity regarding what their Stargate trilogy was supposed to be about

  • southafricanguy

    I have not seen it in years

  • southafricanguy

    What do you think of Stargate?

  • southafricanguy

    You two need Jesus

  • Stalkeye

    Southie, I did like like it but as i have saiearlier, it does not deserve a trilogy and the best part of the story was Del Toro’s arc which was fucking awesome!! It’s a decent film but not worth the hyperbole. The Revelant, on the other hand deserved all the praise it has received. One of the best films of 2015, period!

  • Tarmac492.1

    If DK wrote with one tenth the passion you display here he wouldnt suck so bad. That being said, I enjoy the fuck out of Carlito’s Way and prefer it over Scarface. I guess he ran into one(Dee loves American sports terms)

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Thank God for sluts! Hallelujah!! Praise the Lord, and pass me a warm towel.

  • southafricanguy

    Hahahahahah….amen indeed

  • southafricanguy

    Revenant?

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Kinda liked it at the time, but I’ve got a feeling it wouldn’t hold up if I watched it today. To me, Emmerich’s films are time-bound to that mid-nineties period when blockbuster cinema, by and large, took a turn for the worse. His films, though entertaining in a mindless way, felt cheesy and derivative even then; I can only imagine that’s gotten worse with the passing years.

    Never bothered with the multiple TV series.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I think each film was supposed to feature a stargate to a different planet/environment, each corresponding to an ancient civilization or mythology in Earth’s history. Which is exactly what was done with the TV shows, as I recall.

    So, first movie: desert planet/Egyptians. Second: jungle planet/Aztecs. Third: water planet/Atlantis.

  • southafricanguy

    Interesting……I’m not sure Emmerich would be talented enough to pull that off….but it’s a cool idea….the involvement of aliens in ancient civilizations

  • southafricanguy

    I never watched any of them either.

  • Toruk_Makto

    I thought Carlito’s Way was very good (still like Scarface better). I also still enjoy watching Stir of Echoes at least twice a year.

    There are few things more irritating than an inconsistent writer.

  • Stalkeye

    Yes, The Revenant!

  • southafricanguy

    It was really good. Stunning cinematography….I enjoyed it a lot but I’m getting sick of Tom hardys mumbles shtick

  • southafricanguy

    well…I watched Independence Day Resurgence this morning.

  • southafricanguy

    I watched Independence day Resurgence this morning if anyone would like a review

  • Stalkeye

    And the verdict is…..?

  • southafricanguy

    short version or longer version?

  • Stalkeye

    Short but if you wish to publish a review, go all out!!😉

  • southafricanguy

    But how would I do it?

  • Stalkeye

    On the upper right, you will find “Submit an article” from there, you can register for an account, after you have succesfully logged in just click “New post” or something like that. When adding photos or gifs, click in the media buttons. I highly recommed you saving your draft as you write and when you are finished with the article, click the drop arrow where it says “publish now” and click on “pending review” so that it can be proofread prior to submission. It’s very easy and should you run into any problems let me , Dee, IAB and especially Puck Propaganda know.

    Happy Posting! (0=

  • Jen 💕

    Hey a homie! 🙂

  • southafricanguy

    hello?

  • southafricanguy

    I got about halfway and then realized I just didn’t give enough of a shit about such a lame movie to actually write a full review. In short…..it’s bad…..and just boring.

  • Stalkeye

    Well, it wouldve been funny just to read you go on a tirade about the film. 😉

  • southafricanguy

    But that’s the problem….it’s not even worth the tirade. The movie is just such a giant wet fart