Before I get to the stuff that happened last week, I want to direct your attention to THIS:
Well, holy shit. That actually looks DAMN good. October 2nd can’t come fast enough, as I think I’ve found my next binge-able series.
THOR ON A BREAK
We’ve heard about this clip, telling what Thor was up to during the “Civil War“, ever since it was showed at Comic Con. Now it has been officially released online and it is BRILLIANT.
“DON’T BREATHE” KICKS “SQUAD” OFF THE WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE LEAD
Well that was about damn time, too. After hanging needlessly there at #1 for THREE WEEKS, “Suicide Squad” was finally dropped to #2(apt) by Fede Alvarez‘s second feature film “Don’t Breathe” – which has also been getting some excellent reviews.
Here’s the weekends Top 10 numbahs:
|3.||Kubo and the Two Strings||$7,909,000||$24,920,378|
BULLETPROOF LUKE CAGE
Well, here’s a little clip that Netflix put out as another tease for the upcoming series. “Luke Cage” Season 1 is out September 30th.
DENZEL WASHINGTON TO STAR IN DAN GILROY’S NEXT?
This once again goes into the “circling”/”in talks”-folder, but that’s the news: Denzel Washington might star in writer/director Dan Gilroy‘s next movie, “Inner City“. Gilroy’s follow-up to his 2014 film “Nightcrawler“(which was one of the absolute best films of that year) is described as a legal drama and would be a “character study in the vein of Paul Newman’s 1982 classic ‘The Verdict’“.
HORROR MOVIE TRAILER OF THE WEEK #1
“Jack Goes Home” – from writer/director Thomas Dekker(who is probably most known for playing John Connor in “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles”) looks VERY promising.
SAM MENDES TO DIRECT A DISNEY LIVE-ACTION ADAPTATION?
Well, of course he is. Disney is definitely sparing no expense in their efforts to turn every last movie in their catalogue into live action. The latest in their plate? “James and the Giant Peach“, another Roald Dahl story which was last made into a stop-motion film by Henry Selick in 1996. Mendes is in early talks to get in the director’s seat. Writer Nick Hornby(“High Fidelity”) will write the screenplay. Like I said – they spare no expense.
CHRISTOPH WALTZ TO JOIN “BATTLE ANGEL”
Not much has been heard from the Robert Rodriguez/James Cameron manga-adaptation “Alita: Battle Angel” since it was announced that the titular character would be played by actress Rosa Salazar. Until last week, when Hollywood reporter announced that Christoph Waltz is in negotiations to play Doctor Dyson Ido, the “cybersurgeon who finds the cyborg and becomes her mentor.” To those who know the Manga that might mean more. I just hope Waltz gets a character with some serious meat this time – his sleepwalking through “SPECTRE” was one of last years biggest disappointments.
HORROR MOVIE TRAILER OF THE WEEK #2
“The Disappointments Room” – from director D.J. Caruso (“The Salton Sea”, “Taking Lives”, “Disturbia”, “Eagle Eye”) looks a bit more usual fare. ALTHOUGH it’s scripted by Wentworth Miller – whose previous filmed screenplay was Chan-Wook Park‘s “Stoker” and that was a damned good one, so I’m probably gonna check this out.
DOUG LIMAN OFF “GAMBIT” AND INTO “DARK”
Yeah – all is not well in the camp “Gambit“; after several delays and problems in the Channing Tatum-starring “X-Men“-spinoff project, director Doug Liman left the film and made a hop from the Marvel Universe into the DC Universe. He is now going to direct “Justice League Dark” – which is now being called “Dark Universe“. Anyways, it’s dark. Kinda figures, as the DC Cinematic Universe certainly has not been a ray of sunshine so far.
Justice League Dark consists of John Constantine, Swamp Thing, Deadman, Zatanna and Etrigan the Demon, so I guess this one could be called the Supernatural Suicide Squad. The project was being developed into a film before by Guillermo Del Toro, who will still apparently be on it as a producer. More news to follow, I’m sure.
ANOTHER “BLADE RUNNER” SEQUEL ADDITION
Kinda a non-surprise really, but composer Jóhann Jóhannsson has now joined the “Blade Runner“-team. Non-surprise, because he already composed music to Denis Villeneuve‘s “Prisoners” and “Sicario“. I’m just curious if Jóhannsson will in any way follow the more synth-laden approach that Vangelis had in the original, or will he go with his trademark atonal, almost guttural approach.
Anyways, here’s a little concept art-piece from the sequel – courtesy of Entertainment Weekly:
HORROR MOVIE TRAILER OF THE WEEK #3
Yeah – it’s “The Ring” again…or “RingS“, as it’s called. Didn’t this franchise already jump the shark with the first sequel…?
THE FULL TRAILER FOR “BATMAN: RETURN OF THE CAPED CRUSADERS”
And to cap all this off before the spit-take of the week, I’ll just report that if there wasn’t already enough movie-based TV series in development, a few MORE have been added to the roster:
Martin Scosese‘s “The Departed” coming to you via Amazon…
And Guy Ritchie‘s “Snatch“, from Sony’s streaming network Crackle.
SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK
Well, that would be the story that popped up during the weekend where producer Gale Anne Hurd said that before “The Walking Dead” found a home at AMC, it was passed around to other networks and the most hilarious response they got was from NBC. They were considering doing it as “procedural zombie crime drama” – and to top that, Hurd said that the first question NBC asked them was “Do there have to be zombies?”
That is all.