Best of the Week: Sundance Preview, Miles Morales Got a 'Spider-Man' Movie, New 'Logan' Trailers and More
The Important News
Spider-Man: Miles Morales will be the version of Spider-Man in Sony's non-MCU animated feature.
DC Extended Universe: Dwayne Johnson will get his own Black Adam spinoff.
Star Wars: Lucasfilm announced they will not have a digital Carrie Fisher in Star Wars: Episode IX
James Bond: Tom Hardy could be the next 007 and he wants Christopher Nolan to direct.
Sequels: The Eastern Promises follow-up Body Cross is shooting this Spring. Richard Armitage joined Ocean's Eight. Guillermo del Toro is polling fans on the Hellboy III demand.
Remakes: Kenya Barris is redoing White Men Can't Jump. Andre Holland joined the Widows redo. Anne Hathaway joined Nasty...
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT
Today in Movie Culture: Milla Jovovich Recaps the 'Resident Evil' Series, Animated 'Logan' Trailer and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Franchise Recap of the Day:
Get ready for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter by refreshing your memory of the last five installments with Milla Jovovich as your guide (via /Film):
Remade Trailer of the Day:
Nice and quick, Philysteak already redid the new Logan trailer with the old animated X-Men series footage:
Mashup of the Day:
Wouldn't it be fun if there was a cartoon about the Fast and Furious gang as kids? This mashup with the Little Rascals movie is close enough:
Fake Movie of the Day:
BossLogic gave us dreams of a La La Land remake starring the Joker and Harley Quinn out in...
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 05:30:00 GMT
Tom Cruise and Ryan Reynolds Are On the Shortlist of Actors for 'Green Lantern Corps'
It worked for the X-Men franchise. Ryan Reynolds played Deadpool in a terrible movie that fans hated, but they put X-Men Origins: Wolverine behind them and got him back for a new take on the character, and it was a massive hit. Now Warner Bros. seems to want Reynolds back as Hal Jordan for another go at Green Lantern.
According to The Wrap, the studio has a shortlist of actors they're interested in pursuing for the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps, the DC Extended Universe entry that's been described as "Lethal Weapon in space." Reynolds, who played Jordan in the 2011 flop Green Lantern, is on there as are the following mix of actors:
- Tom Cruise, who has not yet been in a superhero...
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 03:30:00 GMT
'The Field Guide To Evil' Introduces a Different Way to Crowdfund a Movie
Crowdfunding has always been a mostly one-way street between backers and creators. The backers are essentially preordering a product before it's created. In the case of movies, it almost always means getting a digital download or a t-shirt in exchange for early financial backing. And that's great if you're just a fan who wants to help kickstart a product into the real world.
But now there's a new way to crowdfund films, and it's one that turns a contribution into a legitimate investment. Every project is bound to have different terms, but basically, your contribution isn't just preordering some movie schwag, it's literally buying into the film. If it makes it profit, you make a profit. Pretty cool, right?
One of the first films to employ...
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 02:00:00 GMT
New Movie Posters: 'Beauty and the Beast,' 'Kong: Skull Island,' 'Personal Shopper' and More
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:07:41 GMT
Comics on Film: A New Spider-Man Swings Onto the Big Screen
Here at Comics on Film, we've spoken about our love for Miles Morales, aka the "Ultimate Spider-Man," for a long time.
While in the past we've speculated about whether or not the character would make the transition to the big screen in live-action, fans of Miles were given a pretty awesome consolation prize in the form of confirmation that he'll be heading up Sony's in-development animated Spider-Man film, due out next year.
One of the coolest things about this news is that it has the chance to provide longtime fans of the character's movies with an entirely new dimension of Spidey's world, especially considering that even immediately upon his debut, Miles was seen as a welcome new perspective on Marvel heroism with deeply relatable...
... Pubdate: Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:30:00 GMT
Miguel Ferrer, Character Actor Extraordinaire, Passes Away at 61
Actor Miguel Ferrer, known for a variety of distinctive roles in movies and television shows, has passed away, according to Variety. He was 61.
The son of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney and cousin of George Clooney began his entertainment career as a musician before turning to acting, landing his first role in 1981. He began popping up in television shows and movies, then broke through in a big way as the nasty and ambitious corporate stooge Bob Morton in RoboCop (above).
Note: clip below is NSFW due to explicit language and bloody violence.
He showed a different side of his acting personality as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield on TV's Twin Peaks, a forensic analyst with a cutting sense of humor.
In Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, Ferrer was...
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:00:00 GMT
Movie News: Anne Hathaway Joins Rebel Wilson in 'Nasty Women'; Watch First 'American Fable' Trailer
Nasty Women: Anne Hathaway (Colossal, above) is in talks to join Rebel Wilson in Nasty Women. It's described as a gender-swapped remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, which itself was a remake of 1964's Bedtime Story, starring Marlon Brando and David Niven. If things work out, Hathaway and Wilson will play con artists who compete to cheat a tech prodigy out of his fortune. Jac Schaeffer wrote the new version. [Deadline]
Crossbreed: Vivica A. Fox is showcased in the first image from Crossbreed. She portrays the president of the United States in the sci-fi movie, which revolves around a mission "to retrieve an extraterrestrial being from an illegal medical facility using its DNA to manufacture weapons." Daniel...
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:30:00 GMT
Sundance 2017: 'An Inconvenient Sequel,' 'I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore,' Kristen Stewart and More
The first day of the Sundance Film Festival is when high anticipation meets cold reality. In the case of Mason Blair's I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, starring Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood, the immediate reaction on social media has made everyone feel quite warm: .
I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore: solid first film @MaconBlair! Moves pretty deftly between comedy & tension #Sundance pic.twitter.com/mPVcUnmRUg
— Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) January 20, 2017
Macon Blair's I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore, or ??: The Movie. Daily anxiety bottled up for a hysterical thriller. #sundance
— Matt Patches (@misterpatches) January 20, 2017
I DONT FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE: A seriocomic PSA for...
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:00:00 GMT
Today in Movie Culture: Pierce Brosnan as 'Deadpool 2' Characters, the Best Shots of Sundance and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:
Casting Rumor of the Day:
Pierce Brosnan is rumored for a role in Deadpool 2, so BossLogic shows us the actor as Cable and Mr. Sinister (via ComicBook.com):
Working with @ComicBook on a @PierceBrosnan cable piece, I never expected this to be a rumour but hey he is a dope actor pic.twitter.com/j8FDsZx5LN
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 18, 2017
And there is that other rumour which I like #brosnan4sinister @PierceBrosnan pic.twitter.com/mEgQxadxcn
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) January 19, 2017
Visual List of the Day:
As this year's Sundance Film Festival kicks off, One Perfect Shot counts down the best shots from the best Sundance films of all...
... Pubdate: Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT