365体育下载采用百度引擎6（Baidu 4）Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo are reteaming with Tom Holland, but the project is a dramatic change of pace and scale from their previous work: In Apple TV+’s drama Cherry, Holland plays an army medic who returns home with PTSD and turns to crime – and, crushingly, drugs – to deal with his trauma. Ahead of the movie’s release in theaters and then on streaming, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Erik Davis spoke with the Russo Brothers, Holland, and co-star Ciara Bravo about bringing a story to the big and small screens that they hope will open people’s minds about the substance abuse crisis in the US. Plus, the filmmaking duo reveals why they chose Cherry as the follow-up to the biggest film in history and tease a return to the superhero genre sooner than we think (potentially outside the MCU), while Holland says he wants to work with them for as long as he possibly can.Cherry is in theaters Friday, February 26, 2021 and on Apple TV+ from Friday, March 12, 2021.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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King of the Crop: Shazam! Could be the Ant-Man of the DCEU(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)DC’s Shazam! led the box office with .45 million this weekend, on top of the .3 million it earned in early preview screenings. That was higher than projections. Even though that is the lowest opening in the DC Extended Universe, knocking the film for that fact would be like giving Ant-Man a hard time for not living up to the numbers of Captain America or Iron Man. Shazam! is a different beast than the mostly darker offerings from the DCEU, something that critics appear to dig. Shazam! has scored a 91% on the Tomatometer, just shy of the 92% of Wonder Woman. That is also higher than two of the Christopher Nolan Batman films – Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises – which are a universe apart from the current DC crop.Shazam! now currently owns the ninth-best opening weekend ever in April; that will be knocked back to 10th on April 26 when Avengers: Endgame opens. Among the 10 films that had the biggest ever April openings, the low bar for ultimate totals has been set by Fast and Furious (5 million) and 2010’s Clash of the Titans (3.2 million). The two best multiples among April’s top 10 were earned by A Quiet Place (3.74 times its opening weekend) and 2016’s The Jungle Book (3.52). Their Tomatometer scores were both 95%. Audience word-of-mouth looks to be solid for Shazam!, which bodes well for its future. The R-rated Hellboy is unlikely to eat into the DC hit s core audience, and if it can maintain a drop less than 45% it should be on track to earn at least 2 million, and potentially out-earn the original Ant-Man’s 0 million.Rotten Returns: Best Of Enemies Struggles to Find Allies (Photo by @ STX)The Best of Enemies opened with .5 million from 1,705 theaters, representing STX Entertainment s seventh-lowest opening per-theater-average. Critics were mixed on the the movie – it has a 52% Tomatometer score – and audiences didn t show up in impressive numbers. STX had a better month back in January with their Weinstein Co. pickup, The Upside, which remains one of the five highest-grossing films of the year with 7 million. That was the second-best tally (behind Bad Moms) for the studio in its nearly four-year history.The Rest of the Top 10 and Beyond: Stephen King Continues to Draw Crowds, but Can Sematary Match the Original?(Photo by Paramount Pictures)A smart bit of counter-programming from Paramount Pictures saw the newest take on Stephen King s Pet Sematary land in second place with million, despite a less than stellar response from critics. The movie received glowing reviews after its premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival, but is now just barely Fresh with 61% on the Tomatometer. That is better than the reviews for Mary Lambert’s 1989 verion of Pet Sematary (48% with 31 reviews), but without strong word-of-mouth there may now be some doubt that the new movie can reach the .4 million that the original film made 30 years ago. (That is about 7 million in today’s dollars.)There seems little hope that directors Kevin Kölsch Dennis Widmyer’s version can match those inflation numbers off of a million weekend. Among eight horror films that have opened between million and million, only The Visit and 2005’s The Amityville Horror managed to pass million. (Each actually made .2 million.) Another two films – the 2013 s Evil Dead and 2015 s Poltergeist – appear to be more in line with audience response and dropped a respective 63.2% and 64.4% in their second weekends. Tune in next week to see which way Pet Sematary goes.(Photo by @ Universal)Meanwhile, another horror film is climbing the charts of the all-timers. Jordan Peele’s Us is now ahead of 2018’s Halloween after 17 days, with 2.3 million vs. the latter film s 0.2 million total. That’s the second-highest ever for a horror film. It also bested Halloween’s third weekend (.8 million to .8 million). Pet Sematary took some viewers away from Us this weekend but more people will still be talking about Us next week as it continues to forge a path towards 0 million. Its international total is 6.5 million.One film not headed to 0 million – at least not on the domestic front – is Tim Burton’s Dumbo. It is the 13th film from Disney released in over 3,000 theaters to drop 60% or more in its second weekend. With million after 10 days that puts Dumbo behind 1999’s Tarzan, Lilo Stitch, and Wild Hogs on the Disney charts. The film has made an additional 7.5 million internationally for a total of 3 million to date. It is going to need more than half-a-billion to break even.Good thing that Captain Marvel’s numbers are still looking super. Its 4 million domestic take is the 19th highest gross ever after 31 days of release. And the .6 million it earned this weekend is the 21st best fifth weekend ever. It is now the 37th film to cross the billion mark globally (and the seventh Marvel Cinematic Universe film to do so) and it continues to climb both of those charts. This weekend it also become the 30th highest-grossing film ever.This Time Last Year: A Quiet Place Began Its Record-Breaking Run(Photo by Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount)John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place opened to .2 million, beginning its run towards becoming one of the biggest horror films of all time. The Universal comedy Blockers came in third with .5 million and the Ted Kennedy drama Chappaquiddick opened in seventh with .7 million. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One was just two days away from passing 0 million domestically. That movie s .6 million second weekend helped the top 10 films gross a total of 0.86 million with an average Tomatometer score of 60.9%. This year’s top 10 grossed an estimated 8.59 million and averaged 64.7% on the Tomatometer.On the Vine: Hellboy Offers Darker Fare, Little Riffs on Big(Photo by Eli Joshua Ade /@ Universal)If Shazam! was too family-friendly for you and you cannot wait until Avengers: Endgame, then Lionsgate’s reboot of Hellboy with Stranger Things’ David Harbour might satisfy your hunger for R-rated comic-book fare. Once there was Tom Hanks in Big, now Universal presents Regina Hall in Little, a modern reversal in every respect that sprung from the mind of 14-year-old black-ish star Marsai Martin. Laika Animation is back with its latest, Missing Link, and Aviron releases the adaptation of young adult novel, After. Then for one night only on Wednesday, April 10, you can see Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, a film 21 years in the making.The Full Top 10: April 5-7Shazam! (2019) 90% – .45 (.45 million total)Pet Sematary (2019) 57% – million ( million total)Dumbo (2019) 46% – .22 million (.27 million total)Us (2019) 93% – .81 million (2.4 million total)Captain Marvel (2019) 79% – .69 million (4.13 million total)The Best of Enemies (2019) 53% – .5 million (.5 million total)Five Feet Apart (2019) 53% – .7 million (.59 million total)Unplanned (2019) 42% – .2 million (.47 million total)Wonder Park (2019) 34% – .04 million (.98 million total)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) 90% – .99 million (6.69 million total)365体育下载很多玩家的眼里，这样对硬件要求极高的游戏似乎很难移植到手机端，因为要把整个宇宙做成手游本就是一个相当大的工程了，更何况还要承载数量如此庞大的玩家群体进行对战，所以就算是EVE推出了手游，人气显然还是没有端游那样高。
Today s Ketchup brings you another 10 headlines from the world of film development news, covering titles such as Silver Surfer, and Spider-Women, and new roles for John Boyega and Ansel Elgort.This WEEK S TOP STORYINTO THE SPIDER-VERSE SUCCESS INSPIRES SPINOFF AND SEQUEL(Photo by Sony Pictures Animation)In its first weekend in domestic box office alone, Sony s innovative animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has already earned back over half of its initial million production budget. The film was always part of Sony s ambitious plans for its Marvel properties, and this week, we leaned a lot more about possible future films. Development has reportedly begun on both a sequel and a spinoff of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, although there may also be others. The sequel is described as focusing on the romance between Miles Morales and Gwen Stacey, which will then lead into the spinoff Spider-Women, featuring Gwen, Silk, and the original Spider-Woman (in the comics), Jessica Drew. (Spider-Woman also had her own Saturday morning cartoon back in the late 1970s, which you can sample right here.) Former Saturday Night Live writer John Mulaney, who voiced Peter Porker A.K.A. Spider-Ham, is also teasing his ideas for a Spider-Ham movie, which he compares to Spotlight (but for kids). The post-credits sequence also teased a new character voiced by Oscar Isaac (who we won t identify just yet to avoid second week spoilers). Another possibility is the MCU version played by Tom Holland, who is reportedly not off limits for a future animated film. Finally, there are still other hints and teases throughout the film as to where the Spider-Verse may someday go, as you can also see discussed at THR and here at RT.Fresh Developments1. SAOIRSE RONAN AND KATE WINSLET DIG UP AMMONITE FOSSILS(Photo by Kerry Brown/Fox Searchlight Pictures, Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros.)Kate Winslet is currently in the midst of a 10-out-of-11 Rotten streak, but perhaps this week s new project will help her right that ship, as she is now signed to star alongside Saoirse Ronan in the historical drama Ammonite. Winslet will play 19th century paleontologist and fossil hunter Mary Anning, who begins a romantic relationship with a London woman of means [Ronan] to whom she must unexpectedly play nursemaid. Mary Anning is also considered the inspiration for the tongue twister, she sells seashells by the seashore (though it s arguably an anti-science slur by 21st century standards). The film takes its title from ammonite fossils, which are generally spiral shells related to modern squids and cuttlefish. Ammonite will be the second film from British director Francis Lee, whose first film God s Own Country (Certified Fresh at 97%) was also a gay romance.2. 2018 BLACK LIST SPOTLIGHTS BIOPICS ABOUT SNAPCHAT, GAWKER, AND THE DRUDGE REPORT (Photo by Lev Radin/Everett Collection)Ever since The Black List of Unproduced Screenplays survey began in 2005, the projects selected each year have regularly included several biopic (or otherwise historical) projects of note. Movies that have actually been produced after Black List success have included American Hustle, Argo, The Founder, I Tonya, The Imitation Game, The King s Speech, and Spotlight. The 2018 Black List continues this trend, with a particular focus this year on true stories involving such online resources as Gawker (Just the Facts), The Drudge Report (Drudge), and Snapchat (in Frat Boy Genius, which was this year s top selection). The #2 project, King Richard, is another fact-based drama, as it tells the story of Richard Williams, the hard-nosed and uncompromising father of tennis prodigies turned superstars, Venus and Serena Williams. Other historical adaptations towards the top of the results include The Seventh (about Colonel Custer and the Battle of Little Bighorn), Rub Tug (which Scarlett Johansson almost starred in), and Tillman (about NFL player Pat Tillman).3. THIS WEEK IN DEL TOROS, PART 1: GUILLERMO S TERRIFIED AND SCARY MOVIES(Photo by Kerry Hayes/Universal Pictures)It was just three weeks ago that The Shape of Water director Guillermo del Toro revealed 15 produced screenplays that he has ready to go. This week, del Toro addressed the likelihood that he will make most of those films in an interview, sadly saying, First of all I weigh more than 300 pounds and I’m 54 so no. I can’t. There are about 20 projects and I won’t live that long. The good news is that GDT now has a production company based at Fox Searchlight, so he is in position to shepherd some of these projects for other directors. One new project in that vein is an English-language remake of the 2017 Argentinian horror/thriller film Terrified, to be directed by the same director, Demian Rugna. Terrified was set in a neighborhood in Buenos Aires where a doctor specializing in the paranormal, her colleague, and an ex-police officer investigate horrifying events and attempt to stop the evil before it spreads. Guillermo del Toro is also producing Scary Movies to Tell in the Dark, which is now scheduled for release on August 9, 2019 (up against Disney s Artemis Fowl, also adapted from a children s book series).4. THIS WEEK IN DEL TOROS, PART 2: BENICIO JOINS DORA THE EXPLORER (Photo by Jonathan Olley/Walt Disney Studios)Ever since we first heard about a live-action remake of Dora the Explorer (and especially when we first saw Isabella Moner as the character), the question has been about how much live action it would feature. Although Dora the Explorer had many human characters, her main sidekick was Boots the Monkey, and she had a talking backpack. This week, we learned that Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy, Sicario) will be voicing Swiper the Fox. Filming of Dora the Explorer actually wrapped up two weeks ago, but Swiper will indeed be a CGI animated character, so Del Toro didn t need to be on set. James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted) is directing Dora the Explorer, which Paramount has scheduled for August 2, 2019 (up against Fox and Marvel s The New Mutants and the Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs Shaw).5. ANCHORMAN, VICE DIRECTOR S DREAM MARVEL PROJECT IS SILVER SURFER (Photo by 20th Century Fox Film Corp.)The idea of a live action Silver Surfer movie has been bouncing around since at least 1994, when this student short film was produced. That was also why 20th Century Fox introduced the character in 2007 s Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, but that film s box office and critical reception most likely cooled any plans for a solo movie. With Disney preparing to assimilate various Fox projects (including Fantastic Four and X-Men) in the next few years, it appears that Silver Surfer may now have a chance at getting his own movie. That is, if writer/director Adam McKay gets any say in it, as the Vice director (and Ant-Man cowriter) revealed this week that it s his one dream Marvel Comics project. McKay was quoted this week as saying, I would do anything to do Silver Surfer because, visually, you could do what the Wachowskis did with Speed Racer with the Silver Surfer. Setting aside the 40% Tomatometer score for Speed Racer, Adam McKay s Tomatometer is the more relevant statistic here. Unfortunately for him, neither Fox nor Marvel currently has a Silver Surfer project in development.6. JOHN BOYEGA MAKES A LEGAL CASE FOR A NAKED SINGULARITY It s not yet known what will become of some of the characters who debuted in Star Wars: The Force Awakens after Star Wars: Episode IX, but some of the actors appear to be seeking other work. This week, John Boyega, who plays Finn, signed to star in a legal drama A Naked Singularity, based on a 2008 novel by Sergio De La Pava. Boyega will play a public defender who begins to strain under the weight of his work and starts to question everything after he loses his first case. The screenplay is being adapted by screenwriters David Matthews (of TV s Narcos and HBO s Vinyl) and Chase Palmer (cowriter of 2017 s IT).7. BABY DRIVER S ANSEL ELGORT PRETENDS TO BE THE GREAT HIGH SCHOOL IMPOSTER (Photo by Wilson Webb/TriStar)Both of the 21 Jump Street movies starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum were relatively successful (8 million and 2 million globally), and there has been talk about a possible third female-centric film with both Tiffany Haddish and Awkwafina reportedly in consideration to star. Those movies are obviously fictional, but this week, a true story with a halfway similar premise emerged as a new film project. Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver, The Fault in Our Stars) is now attached to star in The Great High School Imposter, a true story drama based upon the GQ article of the same name. It s relevant to point out that Elgort is currently 24, as he will be playing a Ukrainian immigrant who pretends to be five years younger so he could be adopted by a childless couple in a small Pennsylvania town, all to stay in the country after a short stint in a work exchange program. Elgort also has the novel adaptation The Goldfinch (10/11/2019) and Steven Spielberg s West Side Story (in which he will star as Tony) in the works.Rotten Ideas2. BEN AFFLECK DECIDES I AM STILL ALIVE (Photo by Universal Pictures)Ben Affleck has been associated with Warner Bros. for the past several years, as it was the studio for whom he directed his Best Picture-winner Argo, played Batman in two films (including Justice League), and also starred in The Accountant and Live by Night (which he also directed, wrote, and produced). That said, he s taking his next project to Universal Pictures. Affleck will produce and star in an adaptation of I Am Still Alive, a book by Kate Alice Marshall, a wilderness survival drama about a 16-year-old girl who is sent to live with her long-lost, and off-the-grid, father in the Canadian wilderness. Meanwhile, Affleck is also currently filming (as actor and producer) a Warner Bros. sports drama about high school basketball called Torrance.1. NETFLIX REMAKING JIMMY STEWART COMEDY CLASSIC HARVEY Nearly a decade before Steven Spielberg started active work on a remake of West Side Story, he had been reported back in 2009 to be working on a remake of the 1950 Jimmy Stewart comedy classic Harvey, about a man with a six foot tall imaginary rabbit friend. As it often happens, Spielberg eventually moved on from the Harvey remake, but this week, we learned that just such a film is still in development, now at Netflix. Netflix has hired screenwriter J. David Stem and David N. Weiss (The Smurfs 2, Shrek 2) to adapt the 1950 film (and the play it was adapted from) in collaboration with the Mexican production company behind Netflix s and Martin Scorsese s The Irishman.
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6.58.5 4月喜迎1. ALFRED MOLINA TO RETURN AS DOC OCK IN NEXT TOM HOLLAND SPIDER-MAN MOVIE(Photo by (c) Columbia courtesy Everett Collection)Well before Disney made their dozens of announcements yesterday about almost every other Marvel movie, the next Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland (we ll just call it Spider-Man 3 for now) repeatedly popped up in social networking news. Having said that, it might be important to look at the various stories with caution, as not all of them have been confirmed. Let s start with the most official announcement, which is that Alfred Molina will be reprising his role as Spider-Man 2 (Certified Fresh at 93%) villain Doctor Octopus. Setting aside his apparent death in that film (sorry for the spoiler, but you only had sixteen years to see the movie), Molina s character also comes from what we could consider a separate movie reality (in which Tobey Maguire plays Spider-Man) than that of Tom Holland s Peter Parker, in the same way that Jamie Foxx s Electro was in a movie starring Andrew Garfield s Peter Parker (The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Many writers are interpreting these particular announcements as possible confirmations that the next Spider-Man could be a live-action take on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Certified Fresh at 97%), including stories like this one that state that Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, and Emma Stone are returning as well. In truth, none of those actors has been officially announced yet, though it is worth mentioning that Emma Stone recently dropped out of Damien Chazelle s Babylon due to scheduling conflicts; we just don t know what those conflicts were. Elsewhere, it was also rumored that Charlie Cox, who played Daredevil in the popular Netflix series, might also appear in the film, but again, it s still just a rumor until it s confirmed. Sony Pictures has scheduled the next Spider-Man for December 17, 2021; you can read our own in-depth breakdown here.2. PLASTIC MAN GETTING FEMALE-CENTRIC REVAMP (PLASTIC WOMAN?) (Photo by DC Comics)The idea of the original super-stretchy superhero Plastic Man (who predates, say, DC Comics own Elongated Man, Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four, Elastigirl of The Incredibles, and Ms. Marvel) getting his own movie has been bouncing around since the 1990s when the Wachowski siblings wrote a Plastic Man screenplay as a potential project to take up after The Matrix. Warner Bros. has once again revived the Plastic Man project, but this time, it s being described as female-centric, although it s unclear what exactly that means (for example, will Plastic Man now be a woman, or will there be another lead character who s a woman?). The new creative lead on Plastic Man (Plastic Woman, maybe?) will be relatively new screenwriter Cat Vasko, who has worked on several not-yet-produced projects, including Fierce Kingdom, Margot Robbie s Queen of the Air, and an adaptation of the award-winning comic book series Lumberjanes.3. DIRECTOR STEVEN SODERBERGH IS MAKING A SEX, LIES VIDEOTAPE SEQUEL (Photo by Outlaw Productions)It s difficult to imagine now, with all that has happened and changed in the last few decades, but there was a time (1989, to be precise), when the Sundance Film Festival was a relatively sleepy little film festival up in the mountains that wasn t besieged every year by the film industry and aspiring filmmakers. The movie that arguably started the indie revolution of the 1990s was Steven Soderbergh s debut feature film, sex, lies videotape (Certified Fresh at 96%), starring James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, and Laura San Giacomo. Over 30 years later, Soderbergh revealed this week that he is now working on a sequel to that film with its two female leads, Andie MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo, both agreeing to reprise their roles as sisters. Soderbergh didn t reveal anything else about the sequel, except that one of the sisters now has an adult daughter who is about the same age as the characters were in the original 1989 film.4. DREAMWORKS TO ADAPT POPULAR DOG MAN GRAPHIC NOVELS (Photo by Scholastic)Although Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (Certified Fresh at 87%) may have been unfortunately titled (since it has yet to be followed by a second epic movie), the film also has a Fresh Audience Score of 61%. (Instead of a sequel movie, the story continues on Netflix as The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, which is now in in its fourth season.) The good news for Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey this week is that another of his popular children s graphic novels is now being developed as an animated feature film as well. DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures have acquired the rights to Pilkey s graphic novels series Dog Man for a feature film that will be directed by Peter Hastings, who has previously worked on the popular animated TV series Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain. As the title suggests, Dog Man is a canine superhero who fights crime alongside his kitten sidekick Li l Petey. The various Dog Man graphic novels have sold nearly 40 million copies in print to date and have been translated into 40 different languages.5. JENNIFER HUDSON TO STAR IN HER OWN CHRISTMAS MUSICAL (Photo by Derek Storm/Everett Collection)If the COVID-19 pandemic had never happened, the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect, starring Jennifer Hudson, would have come out this past August, instead of its new release date of August 13, 2021. While we all wait for that movie to come out, it sounds like Jennifer Hudson might already be preparing her next movie musical, as she is now producing and expected to star in a new project for New Line Cinema. The untitled musical comedy will revolve around Christmas songs both classic and new ones written for the movie in a story about a down-and-out singer’s life being turned upside down when she is mistaken for writing the next Christmas hit. The untitled Christmas comedy is currently being written by TV writer Ira Madison III (Daybreak, Nikki Fre$h).6. CHRIS PRATT TO EARN THE BLACK BELT IN MARTIAL ARTS COMEDY (Photo by Chuck Zlotnick/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)This was obviously a big week for all things Marvel, but one of their stars lined up a project this week completely separate from all things superhero-related. Chris Pratt will star in the independent coming-of-age martial arts comedy The Black Belt, which he will also produce. The premise, written by TV writer Randall Green (Billions, The Perfect Date), revolves around a shy teenage boy who s trying to learn karate, with Chris Pratt attached to play the uncle who serves as a mentor in the boy s quest. Chris Pratt s Indivisible Productions will partner with a relatively new company called Monarch Media, which recently wrapped production on its first feature film, A Week Away. Other projects on Chris Pratt s schedule include the science fiction action movie The Tomorrow War (7/23/2021), the recently wrapped sequel Jurassic World: Dominion (6/10/2022), a supporting role as Star-Lord in Thor: Love and Thunder (5/6/2022), and, as of yesterday, a Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special for Disney+ in late 2022, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 sometime in 2023.7. KINGSMAN PRODUCER REVEALS PLANS FOR SEVEN MORE SUPER SPY MOVIES (Photo by Giles Keyte/©20th Century Fox Film Corp.)It was just eight years ago when comic book writer Mark Millar first published his indie series Kingsman: The Secret Service, but since then, those comics have given us Kingsman: The Secret Service (Certified Fresh at 74%), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Rotten at 51%), and coming soon, the prequel The King s Man (3/12/2021). Talking about his company s ambitious expansion plans, Marv Group CEO Zygi Kamasa revealed this week that producer and director Matthew Vaughn has plans for something like seven more Kingsman films, as well as a Kingsman TV series, and two or three other franchies. It s unclear what those seven additional Kingsman movies might be, but it could be that the prequel The King s Man, starring Gemma Arterton and Ralph Fiennes, could serve as a launching point for additional prequels, in addition to further Kingsman movies starring Taron Egerton. Kingsman could also inspire spin-off movies, and Mark Millar s comics are part of a Millarworld shared universe that also includes Kick-Ass (Certified Fresh at 76%), which, incidentally, Vaughn also directed.8. JURASSIC PARK SCREENWRITER GOING OLD SCHOOL WITH THE GREEN HORNET AND KATO (Photo by ©Columbia Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Although we regularly hear about new movies based on comic books and video games, it s been quite a while since this writer remembers writing about a new project based upon a radio serial from the 1930s. That, however, is exactly what Universal Pictures is now developing as The Green Hornet and Kato (titled thus to put emphasis on the martial arts expert sidekick), which has its roots both as a radio serial and as a short-lived-but-well-remembered 1960s TV series starring Bruce Lee as Kato. Universal s new project should not be confused with Sony s 2011 comedy The Green Hornet (Rotten at 44%), directed by Michel Gondry and starring Seth Rogen, which was considered a box office bomb and failed to launch a franchise. To get The Green Hornet and Kato revved up, Universal Pictures has enlisted one of their heavy hitter screenwriters, David Koepp, whose impressive filmography includes the first Jurassic Park, the first Spider-Man, David Fincher s Panic Room, and Tom Cruise s War of the Worlds (he s also also currently working on Harrison Ford s Indiana Jones 5 (July, 2022) and a remake of Bride of Frankenstein). Universal won the rights to The Green Hornet following a bidding war in January.9. CHRISTOPHER NOLAN (AND OTHERS) RESPOND TO WB S HBO MAX ANNOUNCEMENT(Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount Pictures)Last week, Warner Bros. made the monumental announcement that their entire 2021 theatrical slate will also premiere day-and-date on the studio s HBO Max streaming service. That slate of 16-17 movies actually does not include Tenet (Fresh at 71%), since that movie already came out this past summer, but that hasn t deterred the film s director, Christopher Nolan, from speaking out against the move. Nolan described the HBO Max move as a bait and switch against filmmakers who thought they were making big screen experiences for what Nolan called the worst streaming service. Other directors who voiced dissatisfaction with the deal included Patty Jenkins, Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7), Judd Apatow, and the Directors Guild of America. Of the directors whose films are included in the 2021 move, the most vocal has probably been Denis Villeneuve, who was quoted as saying that Warner Bros might just have killed the Dune franchise. As for Christopher Nolan, there is now concern and speculation that Warner Bros. might lose the acclaimed director who gave them such films as Inception and the three Batman movies starring Christian Bale. All that being said, there are also people who back Warner Bros, especially considering that the COVID-19 pandemic is limiting theater attendance anyway, with director Steven Soderbergh being among them. 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Starting with two brothers, a beloved Chevy Impala, and some demon-hunting equipment, Supernatural defied the odds to become one of the longest-running primetime shows in television history. It is also one of the few genre shows to break the tenth season mark, joining the classic Doctor Who in a very rarefied club of long, continuous production runs. When Rotten Tomatoes spoke with the cast and producers during a celebration of the program’s 300th episode, they all credited its longevity to two factors: first, stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and second, the on-set family dynamic that now includes a large stable of recurring characters and eventual co-leads like Misha Collins.“I think that my favorite [aspect] is the growing family dynamic of the show where the core cast, which used to be just Sam and Dean, has really become a legitimate group of people who very much love each other and care about each other,” said executive producer Brad Buckner.That family feel was on display in the 300th episode, which aired last month, but it left us wondering where the show can go now. Have the Winchesters driven every highway, rural route, private drive, parkway and surface street in their never-ending relationship with forces beyond imaging? The CW doesn’t think so, considering the network has already renewed the program for a historic 15th season. But let’s take a look at some directions Supernatural could go next.Alien Invasion(Photo by Mars Attacks!: ©Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection; Supernatural: Dean Buscher/The CW)To be sure, this is a pie-in-the-sky idea considering creator Eric Kripke s stated rule that aliens do not exist in the Supernatural universe. Over the years, the show has poked fun at its slight similarities to The X-Files via a handful of episodes in which aliens turn out to be fairies or frauds. It is a completely understandable decision as the show is literally called Supernatural. You really don’t expect to see E.T. or grey aliens plotting with Rowena (Ruth Connell) or Alternate Michael (various actors including Ackles).But now that the image is in your mind, consider this little thought experiment: What if they suddenly arrived and defied everyone’s assumption that they were not real. What if the angels and demons had no knowledge of them and could not account for their existence? Suddenly, the assumed political paradigm of the cosmos is upended because God never mentioned that he created other life in the universe. Alliances would have to be made, as well.It leads to plenty of questions. Are the aliens bound by the same rules of engagement? Do they have their own versions of angels and demons to contend with? Are there alien equivalents of Heaven and Hell? In which case, does each sentient alien race have one of its own and why would God make things so complicated?For the boys, it would start with disbelief and, no doubt, an eventual alliance with at least one extraterrestrial. Similarly, their adversaries would be looking for the angle immediately. And that s before the show even thinks to introduce a second alien species. But on a larger scale, it would be interesting to see all of these impossibly old spirits lose their sense of security because a completely unknown element is in orbit above the Earth.Yeah, it’s a reach, but it would be a funny one.A Return to the Road(Photo by Sergei Bachlakov/The CW)Since season 8, the Winchesters have had a place to call home within the bunker formerly used by the Men of Letters. It offers them a respite from their investigations even if it comes under attack from within and without all the time. But when it was first introduced, it was meant to change one key element of the show: Sam and Dean’s eternal journey across the country solving weird events. Six years later, it feels like the boys could lose the bunker and roam around essentially homeless. The material to write that story is there and, really, losing the sense of security the Bunker offers would be a huge shock to their systems — even more shocking than Sam or Dean getting possessed again.And since it seems neither brother will ever have any semblance of a domestic life, removing their sense of home would reinforce that they are riding or dying together. This could go to the extreme of removing Castiel, Mary (Samantha Smith), and Jack (Alexander Calvert) — which would be a shocking turn at this point – but even if the five of them are forced to move from town to town, it could alter the program’s dynamic in unexpected and interesting ways.Monsters of Myth(Photo by Michael Muller/The CW)There was a time, 14 years ago, when the show was about Sam and Dean following up on urban legends and mythical creature sightings. Their dealings with Lucifer and the political structure of Heaven appeared later (even if it was seeded from the start). What if, suddenly, the forces of Heaven and Hell were gone? In the absence of demons and angels, wendigos, fairy folk, will-o -the-wisps, jiangshi, and other creatures could try to hold sway upon the Earth. One imagines they would try to fill the power vacuum left by the departed angels and demons. It would reframe Sam and Dean’s mission and, possibly, create an end point for their fight as they clear away all of the supernatural creatures. Of course, they would be faced with the existential reality that evil can originate in humans without any supernatural source, but then it would be a different show.Maybe that’s the Supernatural spin-off The CW would actually pick up to series.The Road No One Will Take(Photo by Dean Buscher/The CW)There is definitely one version of the show producers say they will never try to do: one in which either Sam or Dean is gone permanently.“The heart and soul of this show is really the relationship with the brothers,” executive producer Robert Singer told Rotten Tomatoes. “They just deliver and their personal relationship is so close. That really comes through on screen. I ve actually done shows where the two actors weren t quite as fond of each other, and I think that shows up on screen. But these guys are great and they just live in these characters and so it s easy for us to write for them.”Singer and Buckner both agreed that losing one of their leads would mean to end the show.As it happens, Supernatural even offered its own example of what the show would look like with a Winchester brother absent: The survivor leaves the life and settles down. Now, we would love to see Ackles in show where he is a retired hero trying to adjust to the humdrum suburban world, but we wouldn t want that show to be an AfterSupernatural style spin-off or, worse, a Padalecki-less season 16.Nonetheless, Supernatural keeps finding ways to keep its flame alive. It bends the Winchesters into impossible shapes, ports them over to alternate realities, and even reunites them with long-lost family. It also keeps the politics of the Heavens strange and compelling. Maybe that s enough fuel to get the Impala to season 20.Supernatural airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on The CW.
Quentin Tarantino s ninth feature film brings him back to Los Angeles for the first time since Jackie Brown, but it’s a groovy L.A. of hippies and psychedelia, set in the summer of ’69, with the Manson murders around the corner and the Hollywood counterculture at its apex.Tarantino has said Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will focus more on the year 1969, not the Manson murders. And that’s exactly what we get from the movie’s trailer: a pastiche of late- 60s L.A. local color and trippy antics, but virtually no Manson presence, save for one blink-and-you’ll-miss-it shot of a crookedly smiling Charles Manson stepping out of a car.Tarantino said some time ago that he was going to call it quits after making 10 films. Is this really his penultimate film, his almost-swan song? Stay tuned…It Will Premiere at Cannes; Tarantino Has not left the editing room in four months After a game of will-they-or-won t-they, it s been confirmed that the Tarantino movie will play in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a late addition to the festival, and its inclusion is auspicious: It s been 25 years since Tarantino first came to Cannes with Pulp Fiction, for which he won the Palm d or. Cannes Film Festival General Delegate Thierry Frémaux said in a statement, We were afraid the film would not be ready, as it wouldn’t be released until late July, but Quentin Tarantino, who has not left the editing room in four months, is a real, loyal and punctual child of Cannes. Like for Inglourious Basterds, he’ll definitely be there – 25 years after the Palme d’or for Pulp Fiction – with a finished film screened in 35mm and his cast in tow (Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt). His film is a love letter to the Hollywood of his childhood, a rock music tour of 1969, and an ode to cinema as a whole. In addition to thanking Quentin and his crew for spending days and nights in the editing room, the festival wants to give special thanks to the teams at Sony Pictures, who made all of this possible.”What It s About(Photo by Columbia Pictures)Here’s how Tarantino described the film to the Hollywood Reporter last February: “It’s a story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippie Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbor Sharon Tate. Tate, an actress who was married to the director Roman Polanski (and eight months pregnant with their first child at the time), was murdered, along with three of her friends, by the Manson Family on August 8, 1969. Just how the shocking crime will impact the two protagonists’ story – if at all – has been a closely guarded secret. But Tarantino has maintained that the film is about 1969, not the infamous Manson slayings.Structurally, Once Upon A Time is said to be separated into thematic chapters along the lines of Pulp Fiction. If that’s the case, it’s entirely possible that Cliff and Rick’s characters will not intersect directly with the Manson murders.Tarantino also told THR: I ve been working on this script for five years, as well as living in Los Angeles County most of my life, including in 1969, when I was 7 years old. I m very excited to tell this story of an L.A and a Hollywood that don t exist anymore.” In an interesting meta-twist, Tarantino himself is confronting a Hollywood that, thanks to streamers like Netflix, may soon be unrecognizable to many.Speaking at Cinemacon last April, Sony Pictures motion picture group chairman Tom Rothman raved about Once Upon A Time’s script: It s the best screenplay that I have had the privilege to read. High praise, considering QT is a two-time Oscar screenplay winner for Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction.The Cast: Fictional Characters vs. Factual(Photo by Andrew Cooper/Weinstein Company)Once Upon A Time marks the first time DiCaprio and Pitt appear on-screen together. Both have worked with QT before: DiCaprio on Django Unchained, and Pitt in Inglorious Basterds. DiCaprio was supposedly so enamored of the script that he agreed to a 50% pay cut to work on the film (but don’t feel bad – he still earned a reputed million).Tarantino’s longtime cinematographer Robert Richardson, who’s been with QT since the Kill Bill movies, was thrilled to be able to frame both DiCaprio and Pitt in the same shots, as he told IndieWire in October. “It’s beautiful. To work with Leo together with Brad… It’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, sort of the contemporary versions. These are two massive stars, and they’re so talented. Margot [Robbie] is also phenomenal and wonderful to be around. There are a number of people that you will see within the film that haven’t had as much exposure that are remarkable. We’ve got Dakota Fanning in the movie and she — phew, is she a powerhouse. It’s a great cast.”The
Jean Bentley for Rotten Tomatoes: How is Hostile Planet different from other natural history shows?I think a lot of these other ones that we all grew up with were celebrating the beauty of the world, but sometimes it s almost like you re looking at a picture, but you re not seeing the reality of the hard stuff. Hostile Planet really shows that raw, difficult, heartbreaking, painful, hostile end of what wildlife are going through. And I think animals that have been on the edge already, climate change has now pushed them over the edge, but yet these creatures have this incredible resilience and adaptability and survival instinct. Under that pressure is this really amazing and beautiful and heartbreaking [spirit that is] powerful to see. Sometimes it s a triumph and a lot of times it isn t. But that is what Hostile Planet is showing: just how hostile the conditions are and what the wildlife are having to go through. It will make you cry. The other ones maybe made you cry because it was so beautiful, if you re that way inclined, this one, even if you re not that way inclined, you will cry because it s very powerful.How do you tackle death on the show?Head on — but the thing is the animals tell that story, actually. And I think, again, beforehand maybe the genre just showed the animals, but now it really follows that journey, and often from different perspectives. So instead of celebrating the lion killing whatever, now it s a story of the little fawn who, you know, 99 percent of the fawns are dead within their first hour because they re so vulnerable on these plains. So now this flips it on its head and follows the little fawn deer, and how can they survive when they re surrounded by hyenas? And that s why it s like, “Oh my God” when you watch it.So it s different from a show like Nat Geo s Savage Kingdom, for example, which just focuses on the predators. Right?This turns it on its head. This is about the survivors. How do these animals survive when they re battling climate change, the terrain, and the predators?(Photo by National Geographic/Adrian Seymour)How deeply do you go into climate change and how do you talk about it on the show?We just show how finely balanced so many of these ecosystems are and the change that has happened over the last 150, 20, 10 years and the effects it s having on animals. So when you see baby elephants dying in the drought after walking hundreds and hundreds of miles to their traditional watering holes and there s nothing there, it s pretty heartbreaking when you see it.Is there a call to action at all, or are you just hoping people will be inspired by the message?I think the call to action is awareness, if you can show people [what’s happening]. We live in a cynical world and we re always battling apathy and cynicism, and the animal stories battle that the best.For Running Wild, you ve had an insane list of people on the show. Who do you think coped the best with their surroundings?I always resist singling people out as the best or worst, because I never think that s a particularly good vibe. But what I always say is that people often really surprise you, and I think I ve learned not to judge books by their cover — especially with some of the ladies, who have just been remarkably resilient and strong and tenacious. I think it s inspiring because they often don t expect it themselves because they ve never done anything like this before. And it s a reminder that the wild doesn t care what color you are, what gender you are, how big or small your bank account is. It rewards character and tenaciousness and facing your fears. So that s always been an inspiring thing for me.Which current celebrities would you love to have on the show?I ve always had three that I ve really dreamt of getting on the show. We haven t got them for five seasons, but I think we re going to get them in this season. So that s pretty cool. But we re not going to say who it is.Is there any pie in the sky person you want?Three of them, and we re getting them.(Photo by National Geographic/Oliver Clague)Why do you think people are drawn to shows about nature?I think because it s real and it s often about families. I think we all relate to that. We all care about our families and then you see it in the wildlife sense, and it s often so heartbreaking when families are separated and then worse than that when babies lose their lives. And that s why Hostile Planet is so powerful. It shows warts and all. I think there s always going to be a hunger in all of us for natural things. You can t fight hundreds of thousands of years of DNA in us and to think in 50 years suddenly we re not going to be interested in the wild or adventure or things of the heart because it s deep in our DNA, that’s [silly]. I think that s why people love Running Wild. There is something about starting a fire. Why is that exciting for people? But if they ve never done it before and they re cold and they re shivering and they re desperate and it s a really powerful moment.What was something that surprised you about producing Hostile Planet and not having to be out in the field as much?Well, I still am out in the field. The only thing that s changed is now we re executive producing as well. The privilege of doing that on all of our shows is that it means we pick where we go when we go and the people we go with. And when you spend the amount of time away as we do as a team, it makes a huge difference to be able to have the control to say, “I want to work with great friends and the people that have been alongside me through many adventures.” So for me, executive producing is a privilege of that. And also making sure the stories are told right and truthfully rather than leaving that power to someone else.Hostile Planet airs Mondays at 9 p.m. on National Geographic Channel.Like this? 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