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Variety reports that Orci is actively pursuing the directing gig on the new movie and has the full backing of Bad Robot, however the studio and financial backers Paramount Pictures are not entirely sold on the idea of handing out the job to someone with no directorial credits to his name.
Orci was of course a massive part of the creative team for the rebooted Trek franchise. He co-wrote the scripts with his long-time partner Alex Kurtzman, a duo also responsible for The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Cowboys & Aliens, Mission Impossible III and two of the Transformers films. With Kurtzman already set to direct Sony’s Venom spin-off, Orci looks to have now caught the bug of wanting »
- Matt Holmes
Before he became one of the more powerful filmmakers in Hollywood, Joss Whedon was known for his quips. These were rattled off and recited by a series of characters who all spoke in the same easily identifiable, highly stylized, pop culture-infused geek language of Whedon himself. (Whedon’s best collaborators, like Drew Goddard and Marti Noxon, knew how to approximate this code better than others.) But there was always another side of Whedon, exhibited in the best episodes of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and its cruelly underrated spin-off “Angel,” one that was incredibly sensitive and sincere. It’s this Whedon, the one more interested in pulling at your heartstrings than tickling your funny bone that is on display in “In Your Eyes,” a new supernatural romance that, if you can get past the occasional sappiness, is a pretty moving, offbeat little love story.The movie begins with a young boy »
- Drew Taylor
When "In Your Eyes," the new supernatural romance written and co-produced by "Avengers" filmmaker Joss Whedon, premiered last night as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, it came with a bonus announcement. As Whedon said in a prerecorded message, played at the conclusion of the film's premiere, "This is not just the world premiere, but also its international release date." That's right -- you can grab the movie right now.
The film stars Zoe Kazan as a woman living in New Hampshire and Michael Stahl-David (tangentially connected to the Whedon-verse through the "Cloverfield," scripted by Whedon confederate Drew Goddard) as an ex-con in New Mexico, who share a metaphysical connection wherein they can share each others senses. Kazan has called it "Joss Whedon does Nicholas Sparks," although it's much better than that. (I really, really liked it.)
You can watch the movie via Vimeo, where $5 will get »
- Drew Taylor
While it's seemingly been an eternity since Steven Spielberg's last directorial effort, 2012's "Lincoln," the filmmaker has yet to lock down his next gig behind the camera. According to the Hollywood Reporter, one potential project has just cropped up in the form of "The Kidnapping of Eduardo Mortara," a historical religious drama based on a true story and written by his "Lincoln" and "Munich" collaborator Tony Kushner. Currently Spielberg is producing the project but he might direct, with the eventual film being a coproduction between the Weinstein Company and Spielberg's own DreamWorks.
The plot for "The Kidnapping..." concerns "the true-life story of an Italian Jew who became the center of an international controversy in 1858 when he was removed from his parents at the age of 7 by authorities of the Papal States and raised as a Catholic. He went on to become a priest in the Augustinian order." So... You know. »
- Drew Taylor
Back in April 2013, Marvel Studios reclaimed the rights to Daredevil, after 20th Century Fox failed to get production started on their proposed reboot, which Joe Carnahan was at one time set to direct. What wasn't known at the time is whether Daredevil characters Kingpin and Elektra came with this deal. Today, Kevin Feige reveals in an interview with IGN that the studio does have the rights to Elektra in full and at least partial rights to Kingpin.
Marvel currently has a shared rights deal for the characters Quicksilver and Scarlett Witch with 20th Century Fox, since these characters pop up in both the Avengers comics and the X-Men comics. The deal includes provisions that Marvel Studios can't reference the characters' X-Men history, »
While promoting "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," producer Matt Tolmach spoke about the upcoming "Sinister Six" spin-off, revealing that director Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) is not sticking to the comics to choose which six villains will make up the team. "Nothing is sacred," he said. "It's going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it's going to make sense in the world that we're building." It's likely that Electro (Jamie Foxx), The Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan) will be part of the six members. Plus, there is the other Goblin, played by Chris Cooper. And since Venom is getting a spin-off, The Lizard (Rhys Ifans) was left alive, and both Doctor Octopus and The Vulture are hinted at in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," they are possibilities as well. This means that the original Sinister Six villains, like Mysterio, Kraven the Hunter and Sandman, »
Sony has told Spider-Man fans that a Sinister Six movie is coming. Heck, we even know that Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard will helm the spinoff film. But before you go assuming which classic members of Spider-Man.s rogues gallery will be front and center in the Sinister Six movie, consider the recent comments of The Amazing Spider-Man producer Matt Tolmach. The producer was speaking with IGN ahead of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening in the UK, and he cautioned that the traditional Sinister Six lineup isn.t Gospel. Said Tolmach: "Nothing is sacred. I mean it.s going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it.s going to make sense in the world that we.re building." Anyone paying attention to the trailers for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 knows that Doctor Octopus and The Vulture were hinted at in the confines of Oscorp: »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in a few weeks, but Sony continues to busily construct the architecture to turn its solo superhero franchise into a multi-spinoff megafranchise, with villain-centric films about The Sinister Six and Venom promising to offer a slightly darker alternative to the glitter-bright Marvel Studios universe. (If you will, Sony’s Spider-verse is the Hot Topic to Marvel Studios’ Pacific Sunwear.) The Sinister Six appears closer to reality, with Drew Goddard apparently onboard to write-direct. But the studio also dropped a potentially big hint about the Venom film on the Daily Bugle Tumblr built for Amazing Spider-Man 2. »
- Darren Franich
The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six is quickly building speed, with many fans excited to see this classic line-up of villains on the big screen. But even though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is working hard to bring these guys together, which is a thread that will be carried over into The Amazing Spider-Man 3, don't expect to see the original comic book characters in the final movie.
Producers Matthew Tolmach and Avi Arad are promising the best 6 villains the Spider-Man universe has to offer, which means the debut incarnation of this bad guy gang may be changed or altered for the big screen. Tolmach explains,
"Nothing is sacred. I mean it's going to be the best Six that you can imagine, but it's going to make sense in the world that we're building."
A clear timeline is finally starting to materialize for the growing “Amazing Spider-Man” franchise.
“Before we know what we do with ‘Spider-Man 4,’ we’re going to do ‘Sinister Six,’ ‘Venom’ and ‘Spider-Man 3,’ “Amazing Spider-Man 2″ producer Matt Tolmach told Den of Geek. “There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we’re just not at ‘Spider-Man 4′ because we still have a whole other ‘Spider-Man’ movie and two other movies. So we don’t know yet what ['Spider-Man 4'] is going to be.”
- Maane Khatchatourian
For the first time that I can remember since I started writing for Collider in 2010, director Peter Weir's The Truman Show made headlines this week when we learned that Paramount is developing a TV series adaptation of the film. While I won't waste any space today discussing my feelings on the adaptation (mostly because there aren't any real details to dissect as of now), I will absolutely take this opportunity to talk about my adoration of the film. The Truman Show ranks among my all-time favorites with ease and, if pressed to name a lone favorite, it would likely make that cut too. I actually didn't watch it until my second year of college, circa 2007, but I credit that first viewing as a benchmark cinematic experience for me; one that helped me begin to understand the impact that a movie could have on a person's outlook and perception of the world around them. »
- Jason Barr
Our weekly round up of the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including The Amazing Spider-Man 2, The Sinister Six, Venom, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daredevil, Marvel Disk Wars: The Avengers, X-Men: Days of Future Past, X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman vs. Superman, Arrow, Batman: Strange Days, Son of Batman, Teen Titans Go! and more….
We’ve already seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier setting box office records, and now we’re just days away from the arrival of 2014′s second superhero offering The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which is due to open here in the UK on Wednesday ahead of a North American release on May 2nd. The Marc Webb-directed sequel is currently tracking a $95 million opening weekend in the States, which would put it roughly on par with that of The Winter Soldier. Flickering »
- Gary Collinson
So it may be a tale of redemption.
“There’s no such thing as just a villain,” claimed Tolmach to IGN. “There are villains by virtue of choices that people make but they always begin as humans, as characters. As flawed people; as tragic people.”
Arad added, “And everybody’s looking for redemption; they’re unforgiven. Would you see one of the Sinister Six starting to feel like that? Yes. And people love it, by the way. They love when a villain finds his way back because we’re all very forgiving.”
As for Spider-Man, the producers are mummed about the hero’s presence in the villains’ movie. Arad admitted Spidey did bring them all together.
“As long as there’s that one thing »
- Gig Patta
Movie News: The Goonies, Wreck-It Ralph and Gremlins may be getting new movies. Oh, and Police Academy may be coming back, too. In more remake news, Timecop is back on. Captain America 3 is definitely happening. And a Mystique spin-off may happen as well. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will direct the Spider-Man spin-off Sinister Six. The Truman Show is getting its own TV show. Sadly, Mickey Rooney passed away this week. The Geek Stuff: The discussions: Who should play a James Bond villain? What is the best movie about nerds? What child actor do you see having a long career? What female superhero should get her own movie first? Did you catch this Easter egg in Captain America: The Winter Soldier? Speaking of Cap, Robert Downey Jr...
- Peter Hall
We hope you can forgive us for getting slightly confused about the slate of upcoming "Spider-Man"-derived movies Sony is planning to trotting out in the next few years. In addition to next month's "Amazing Spider-Man 2," they have already scheduled "Amazing Spider-Man 3" for May 27, 2016, and tentatively penciled in three more movies: "Amazing Spider-Man 4," and the villain-centered spin-off movies "Sinister Six" and "Venom." Well at least we know when those movies will be coming.
According to Den of Geek, producer Matt Tolmach has stated that the two spin-off movies will come before "Amazing Spider-Man 4" (which would retain star Andrew Garfield but lose director Marc Webb, who is stepping down after the third movie). "Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3.' There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies," Tolmach explained. "So we're just »
- Drew Taylor
In the wake of confirmation earlier this week that Drew Goddard will be both writing and directing Columbia Pictures' The Amazing Spider-Man spinoff, The Sinister Six , IGN had a chance to sit down with Spider-producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, who dropped a few details about the supervillain team-up. "[E]verybody's looking for redemption," says Arad. "They're unforgiven... As long as there's that one thing in common: they'll hate Spider-Man. They'll hate him because he's so different from them. But then, you know when you sit by yourself somewhere and you think about it, they all had a different life at one time and that's what's so beautiful about the Spider-Man universe." "There's no such thing as just a villain," adds »
Last year, Sony Pictures announced that "The Amazing Spider-Man 3" will hit theaters on June 10th, 2016, which will then be followed by "The Amazing Spider-Man 4" on May 4th, 2018. Now, producer Matt Tolmach revealed that the "Venom" and "The Sinister Six" spin-offs will be released between those two sequels. "Before we know what we do with 'Spider-Man 4,' we're going to do 'Sinister Six,' 'Venom' and 'Spider-Man 3,'" he said. "There is going to be a lot of crossover in those movies. So we're just not at 'Spider-Man 4,' because we still have a whole other Spider-Man movie and two other movies. So we don't know yet what ['Spider-Man 4'] is going to be." It's already been revealed that "Venom" will be directed by Alex Kurtzman, while Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods) will take on "The Sinister Six." »
(Cbr) In space, no one can hear you scream — unless you’re on Mars, in which case, if you listen closely, you might pick up on a few yelps that sound an awful lot like Matt Damon. Damon is being eyed to star in a new space-thriller titled "The Martian", according to The Wrap. The film boasts a premise that evokes memories of "Gravity", the 2013 drama that won Alfonso Cuaron an Academy Award for best director. Like "Gravity", "The Martian" centers on an imperiled astronaut, stranded far away from Earth. Unlike "Gravity", this thriller follows an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and needs to figure out how to survive long enough to return to Earth. Previously, "Cabin in the Woods" filmmaker Drew Goddard was attached to direct "The Martian" for 20th Century Fox. He has since departed the film, due to his commitments to Sony’s "Sinister Six" spinoff »
- Josh Wigler, Comic Book Resources
One of the biggest questions about Sony’s planned Sinister Six and Venom movies is whether or not Spider-Man will somehow be involved in them. After all, a Sinister Six spin-off which serves as an Avengers-level event with Spidey battling six of his greatest foes sounds an awful lot more appealing than an origin story for the team!
Talking to HeyUGuys’ own Ben Mortimer at the world premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 tonight, producer Matt Tolmach was quizzed about Spider-Man making an appearance in Drew Goddard’s Sinister Six, and his refusal to confirm or deny Spidey’s involvement may leave us with a lot to mull over.
“We’ll see. That would be an enormous spoiler I cannot give you. I’ll just say that anything is possible. That’s the fun of that, and that is what you see in some of those Marvel movies. Once you »
- Josh Wilding
According to insider estimates, the movie could earn as much as $100 million when it swing into theaters on May 2.
The $95 million estimate would put Sony’s pic more than $30 million ahead of the “The Amazing Spider-Man” and on par with Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which bowed to a record-breaking $96 million last weekend. “The Amazing Spider-Man” went on to gross $752 million worldwide ($262 million domestic).
Sony rebooted the Spider-Man franchise in 2012, five years after the mega-success of Sam Raimi’s trilogy. However, the movie series has grossed less so far with Andrew Garfield as Spidey. Each of the Tobey Maguire-starring “Spider-Man” movies earned more during their opening weekends and overall, both Stateside and worldwide, than “Amazing Spider-Man.” The final chapter of Raimi’s »
- Maane Khatchatourian
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