Hello, it’s news time again.
As always, check out the Supernaughts “News”-section for daily updates – it was a surprisingly uneventful week this week, but be sure to at least pay your respects to the late Abe Vigoda, if you haven’t already. And share the outrage about some reboot-news as well as casting news.
So what’s actually happened during the week? Let’s take a gander:
First off – a little statement from the Disney Head Honcho Bob Iger, regarding the future of Marvel and Star Wars-movies:
“There are five Star Wars films – four more with Episode VII: The Force Awakens – that are in varying stages of development and production. There will be more after that, I don’t know how many, I don’t know how often.”
“Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever.”
STAR WARS EPISODE IX WILL BE SHOT ON FILM
This came from the director of the said episode, Colin Trevorrow, during a press conference at Sundance Film Festival. And Trevorrow has an interesting logic behind this decision – but I’ll let the man himself explain:
“It’s a period film,” Trevorrow joked. “It happened a long time ago. There’s something in my brain that says, ‘well they didn’t have video cameras then…’” I kinda like that logic – it’s both a joke but also makes sense at the same time. The panel in which Trevorrow made this announcement was actually a panel about the olde(well – NOW it’s ‘olde’ already, I’d say) “merits of film vs. digital”-debate. He was joined in the panel by the likes of Christopher Nolan and Rachel Morrison, the cinematographer of “Fruitvale Station.”
Here’s that whole panel, in case you’re interested:
BIGELOW & BOAL GO TO DETROIT
Director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal are returning to U.S. soil after their two previous collaborations (“The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty“) pretty much took place in the Middle East or thereabouts. Their next film – which is still going with the name “Untitled Detroit Project“ will also be co-produced by the two, along with Annapurna Pictures’ Megan Ellison and Matthew Budman. The very scarce synopsis of the film is, that it’s “a crime drama set against the backdrop of Detroit’s devastating riots that took place over five haunting summer days in 1967.” And that’s about all that is known at this point. Their plan is to start shooting the film this summer, with the release targeted at 2017 – the 50th anniversary of the mentioned riots.
“BLADE RUNNER”-SEQUEL SET TO START SHOOTING IN JULY
Yup – the Denis Villeneuve-directed, Ryan Cosling-starring, Harrison Ford-also-starring sequel, from the best script Ford has read in a long time written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green is set to officially begin filming this July. The news comes with the announcement that Sony Pictures has landed international distribution rights for the film. No plot details nor additional casting news as of yet.
“WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS”-FOLLOWUP GETS A TITLE
Taika Waititi, the co-writer/director of the New Zealander vampire mockumentary “What We Do In The Shadows” – which I have yet not seen, to my great dismay – confirmed that he and Jemaime Clement are working on a spin-off for the film which would focus on the werewolves. The title of the film? “We’re Wolves“. Waititi is of course in the middle of the production of Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” right now, so this might take a little while…
WAR MACHINE “PIVOTAL” IN “CIVIL WAR”, SAYS CHEADLE
A lot of people noticed the short shot of Tony Stark kneeled next to the body of a seriously injured/dying War Machine in the “Captain America: Civil War“-trailer, kinda prompting many to ask if Marvel Studios would actually go to those lengths. Well – there might be at least something there, because Don Cheadle had this to say about his character’s story:
“I never know what it’s going to be and they keep their cards very close to their breast with Marvel. I never know where the character’s going to go, but he’s become more and more and in the next one, you’ll see that what happens to Rhodey is a little bit more intense and pivotal to what happens in the rest of the stories.”
So – I’d say that Rhodey’s fate – whatever it will be – might be something of a catalyst to “Civil War“, at least…
KEVIN SPACEY AS A…CAT?
I don’t rally know if this would qualify as a “spit-take of the week” or not. It might be such an insane concept that it might actually….work. And hey; Barry Sonnenfeld finally made a movie that isn’t “Men in Black“. Plus it’s got The Walken!
“50 SHADES OF GREY” SEQUEL ADDS CAST
Oh, wait – I don’t actually give a shit about this film.
Anyways, Kim Basinger is in talks to play a boss/former S/M-partner of
Patrick Bateman… I mean Gabriel Gray…or was it Christian…. no, I mean I really don’t care.
John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9″ opens in theaters on February 26th and they just released a new poster. Pretty cool.
CHRIS CARTER EXPLAINS THE “X-FILES” REVIVAL EPISODE ORDER
I know a lot of people who watched the first two episodes of the “X-Files” revival series noticed that there seemed to be a weird jump forward between episodes 1 and 2. And it turns out that the order of airing the episodes was changed: Episode 2 is now Episode 4, Episode 4 is now Episode 5, and Episode 5 is now Episode 2. As for the others, Episode 3 remains in its original slot, while 1 and 6 are still what they were intended to be. And as a response to fan community’s “Is Fox fucking up the order?(they are known for that – see Joss Whedon’s “Firefly” for further evidence)”- inquiries, Chris Carter told TV Insider what actually happened there: “Because we have a story arc that runs through the middle of the series…we were concerned that, coming right off a mythology episode [and] going right into a standalone episode, people would say, “What’s happened?” So, it actually worked out. It served Episode 2 better to replace it with 5. It created a better continuity…We’ve come and done what we’ve always done: we give you an amazing mix of episodes—we’ve given you thriller episodes, we’ve given you scary episodes, emotional episodes, comedy episodes.”
GARETH EVANS SHOOTS A NICE LITTLE SAMURAI-SHORTFILM AS A “TEST”
This was damned good fun. Gareth Evans – the director of “The Raid 1-2” was testing some fight choreography and tone of violence that would fit inside the PG-13 boundaries, and shot a pretty damned impressive black & white samurai-film as that test. I actually saw this about 1,5 hours after I had watched Akira Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” – and I am willing to bet money that Evans had that in mind at the time of shooting, because there are a lot of shots that are similar here.
SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK
— JERRY BRUCKHEIMER (@BRUCKHEIMERJB) January 26, 2016
That is all.