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Black Panther coming for your ticket moneyWhile Captain America v. Iron Man didn't prove to be that much hotter a ringside ticket than Batman v. Superman did in its opening weekend (there's just a 15 million difference or so), the gap will surely widen. The movie's general quality will help it outlive and outperform that earlier embarrassment. One thing the two films do have in common is that the audience excitement appears to be primarily wrapped up in the new characters (Wonder Woman then & Spider-Man/Black Panther now) as opposed to the familiar faces. In related news, Bunny v Fox aka Zootopia overtook Batman v Superman this weekend to become the second highest grossing film of the year thus far.
- NATHANIEL R
Rome – Fernando Di Leo, the late Italian exploitation-pic maestro exhumed from oblivion after Quentin Tarantino started citing his works as inspiration, is getting a first remake with plans underway for a contempo redo of his violent 1980 noir “Madness,” about an escaped con seeking to retrieve some loot from under the floorboards of an isolated cottage.
“Madness” (pictured) which starred Andy Warhol alumnus Joe Dallesandro (“Flesh,” “Trash,” “Heat”) as multiple murderer Joe Brezzi, is a lesser-known title by Di Leo whose titles comprise 1970’s gangster pics “Wipeout!,” (Aka “The Boss”) – known to be among Tarantino’s favourite grindhouse movies – “Mister Scarface,” and “Italian Connection.” It’s also being touted as the first of a trio of planned Di Leo remakes.
“We are starting with this one, which is considered a minor Di Leo work, in order to be humble and not put too much pressure on the director,” said Gianluca Curti, »
- Nick Vivarelli
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