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“He’s not [involved], to my knowledge,” screenwriter David Koepp told Collider. “I’ve had no contact with him.”
Ever since Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney, his input into creations has been very limited. He put forward ideas for Star Wars: Episode VII – later re-titled Star Wars: The Force Awakens – but they were all rejected.
Koepp also offered a brief update on the film’s progress, stating that: “I’m deeply immersed as we speak. All I can say is that there’s lots of aliens and Indy dies at the end (laughs). Lots of hiding in lead-lined refrigerators, aliens, and he dies. Should go over very well. It feels like it has a lot of momentum behind it. »
- Luke Owen
In a recent interview with Bustle, Aquaman director James Wan shed some light on what we should expect from the King of Atlantis' highly anticipated solo movie. Interestingly, he compares the upcoming 2018 release to both Raiders of the Lost Ark and Romancing the Stone, and added: "I really want to get the classic action-adventure-romance aspect through that, and I think that’s kind of fun." Don't expect your typical movie romance though as it sounds like Aquaman and Mera will have something of a love-hate relationship, something we'll likely get our first taste of in Justice League next year. "It starts off initially with them not quite clicking with each other," Wan explains. "But then as the story progresses as they learn to try and work together, they get closer and closer. I think those stories are always such a great place for a filmmaker like myself to have fun with my actors. »
There is no denying that Jason Momoa is a strong man. And he shows off all the reasons why he landed the role of a fierce new Aquaman in next year's DC ensemble Justice League in a new video he posted on Instagram. Bare chested, the man roars, picking up the special Aquaman ice sculpture crafted for his personal wrap party. He then proceeds to smash it on the floor. While it is a piece of art, it was just going to melt anyway, right? Jason Momoa says this about his last days and the party that ensued this weekend.
"My home away from home. The bull. Going away. I'll miss u I love u Wrap party lets go. @bullchinashope1 I love you. A safe place for a savage Aloha England You have been so wonderful I am very sad to leave all my friends I'll see u in my »
The Important News Marvel Cinematic Universe: James Gunn wants to make a Nebula spinoff. Letitia Wright joined Black Panther. The next Spider-Man movie is in the works. X-Men: Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Lizzy Caplan are on the shortlist to play Domino in Deadpool 2. D.C. Extended Universe: Ben Affleck's The Batman begins filming in the Spring. James Wan says Aquaman will be like Raiders of the Lost Ark. Star Wars: Donald Glover is the new young Lando Calrissian. Joss Whedon wants to make a Star Wars movie now. Transformers: John Turturro and John Goodman are returning for Transformers: The Last Knight. Sequels: Anna Camp will be back in Pitch Perfect 3. Michael Dougherty...
- Christopher Campbell
Killer Greek scenery in CinemaScope graces Jean Negulesco's relaxed thriller about art theft in the Aegean. But viewers are more likely to remember Sophia Loren's sexy wet diving costume that insured that her American debut didn't go unnoticed. Boy on a Dolphin Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1957 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 111 min. / Street Date October 25, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Alan Ladd, Clifton Webb, Sophia Loren, Alexis Minotis, Jorge Mistral, Laurence Naismith, Piero Giagnoni, Gertrude Flynn, Marni Nixon (voice), Scilla Gabel (Loren underwater). Cinematography Milton R. Krasner Film Editor William Mace Original Music Hugo Friedhofer Written by Ivan Moffat, Dwight Taylor from the novel by David Divine Produced by Samuel G. Engel Directed by Jean Negulesco
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- Glenn Erickson
Between the dour Man Of Steel, the even dourer Batman V. Superman, and the dour-but-desperate-to-be-fun Suicide Squad, the general glumness of the DC Extended Universe has become an easy source of mockery these days. And while it’s a little unclear whether the upcoming Wonder Woman, Justice League, and Flash movies will be more of the same, there’s one DC superhero franchise that definitely plans to set itself apart: Aquaman.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, director James Wan reveals that he plans to turn his film into a rollicking good time. “I kind of don’t want to give too much away but know this,” he explained, “The spirit that I’m going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story. It’s ultimately a quest story in the spirit of Raiders Of The Lost Ark meets Romancing The Stone.”
That idea »
- Caroline Siede
A couple of weeks ago Zack Snyder gave us our first look at Amber Heard’s Mera, Queen of Atlantis, from next year’s Justice League movie, and now Aquaman director James Wan has briefly shared his thoughts on the image, as well as the pairing of Heard and Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, and the tone of the 2018 solo movie.
“I think Amber and Jason Momoa, in their moments in Justice League, (are) going to give the rest of the world a flavor of what their own standalone movie could be,” Wan told Entertainment Tonight (via Batman-News). “And that is just scratching the surface of what I plan to do.”
Asked about the solo movie, Wan responded that: ““I kind of don’t want to give too much away but know this: The spirit that I’m going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story. »
- Gary Collinson
As the DC cinematic universe continues to expand and find a tone which brings out the very best of its pantheon of characters, details are emerging about future chapters in the saga. One of the most intriguing of the new heroes on the horizon is Aquaman. We have seen Jason Momoa in his guise as […]
- Jon Lyus
One of the big questions DC Films has to grapple with is how they’ll pivot from the Very Serious and Very Important attitude of “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and “Suicide Squad,” to something a bit more….fun. Certainly, Geoff Johns and co. have been promising sunnier days are ahead, and if things go the way James Wan wants them to, “Aquaman” is aiming to go big on adventure while staying light on its feet, tonally speaking.
- Kevin Jagernauth
“Aquaman” director James Wan won’t say much about Jason Momoa‘s upcoming DC film, except that it will be made in the spirit of an “Indiana Jones” film. “I kind of don’t want to give too much away, but know this: The spirit that I’m going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story,” Wan told Entertainment Tonight. “It’s a quest story potentially in the spirit of ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ meets ‘Romancing the Stone.'” “Aquaman,” which will hit theaters on July 27, 2018, also stars Amber Heard as Mera, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Upon taking the reins on Warner’s solo Aquaman movie, horror maestro James Wan had but one goal in mind: to alter public perception so that Arthur Curry is no longer ridiculed as a joke among the superhero world.
A dramatic overhaul for the King of the Seven was needed, then, and although we’ve yet to clock eyes on any footage from Wan’s solo effort, thanks to that enticing Justice League sizzle reel, Jason Momoa has all but silenced critics claiming that the former Game of Thrones actor wasn’t suited to the lush underwater world of Atlantis. We’ll see both Momoa and Amber Heard (Mera) in action late next year thanks to Zack Snyder’s ensemble piece, and while chatting to Entertainment Tonight, Wan teased that fans will get a very small taste of Aquaman through Justice League in 2017.
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- Michael Briers
Last week, Warner Bros. unveiled the first look at Amber Heard in her full costume as Mera in the highly-anticipated Justice League movie, which recently wrapped production. After that movie hits theaters on November 17, 2017, Mera will return alongside Jason Momoa in the highly-anticipated Aquaman, which arrives on July 27, 2018. Aquaman director James Wan recently spoke about the Mera first look, teasing that their appearance in Justice League is just the beginning. Here's what he had to say below.
"I think Amber and Jason Momoa, in their moments in Justice League, [are] going to give the rest of the world a flavor of what their own standalone movie could be. And that is just scratching the surface of what I plan to do."
"I kind of don't want to give too much away but know this: The spirit that I'm going for is like a classic sort of swashbuckling action adventure, sort of high seas adventure story. It's ultimately a quest story in the spirit of Raiders of the Lost Ark meets Romancing the Stone."
Wan had this to say about that:
- Kellvin Chavez
Joe Johnston is returning behind the camera to helm the $100 million budget sci-fi film “Starfall.” Per Deadline, the action movie will be shot at Wanda’s new Qingdao Studios in China and will be produced by Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam and Infinity Pictures’ Dede Nickerson.
Plot details for “Starfall” are under wraps, but the screenplay is written by David Coggeshall and will take place on a space station. Lionsgate, Wanda and Infinity Pictures will co-finance the film.
News of the project was announced Monday during Wanda chairman and CEO Wang Jianlin’s presentation for the new massive studio facility and entertainment complex, which includes a 56,000-square-foot green screen stage that will be used for the film.
Johnston began his career as an effects artist for the first three “Star Wars” films. He went »
- Liz Calvario
Veteran director Joe Johnston has come on board to helm “Starfall,” a science-fiction action movie that will be shot at Wanda’s new Qingdao Studios in China.
The news about “Starfall” comes on the heels of the unveiling of plans by Wanda’s Wang Jianlin for a massive $8.2 billion production facility in Qingdao at a gala event on Monday night in Hollywood.
Producers are Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam and Infinity Pictures’ Dede Nickerson. The film, which will be budgeted at $100 million, is being co-financed by Lionsgate, Wanda and Infinity Pictures, which is backed by China Media Capital.
Johnston will direct “Starfall” from a script by David Coggeshall, set on a space station. Details of the plot are under wraps.
- Dave McNary
Is there anything worse than the widening pit of quicksand that nostalgia has become?
It’s one thing when we’re constantly forced to deal with the ‘member berry’-centric society of fandom. My expectations of fans is lower that current metrics are able to track. Every time you think that rock bottom has been achieved, some malcontent finds a more ludicrous way to embarrass themselves. Like the fans that created a petition to ‘ban’ Rotten Tomatoes for their negative Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reviews. Because apparently there are those who believe that democracy is somehow applicable and that companies would shut down a profitable website because 28,000 misguided DC comics’ fans said so.
Yes, fans can be the worst. To be fair, they can also be the best. But for every fan who recreates »
- Anghus Houvouras
The Academy recently asked what movie they’ve watched the most in the latest edition of Academy Originals.
Speaking of movies, the biggest awards show is just a few months away – the 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. Et/4 p.m. Pt.
The post Academy Originals Asks Hollywood About Their Favorite Movies appeared first on We Are Movie Geeks.
- Melissa Thompson
When Warner Bros announced they were making a new Tarzan film, the first question among fans was, “Do we really need another Tarzan movie?” The character has had more interpretations and reboots than just about any other pop culture figure from the 20th Century and it felt that his relevance has passed. The answer, surprisingly then, is that yes, we needed this one.
The Legend of Tarzan, out now from Warner Home Entertainment, is very faithful to Edgar Rice Burroughs’ creation, honoring the time-honored story of the infant raised by apes, who just happened to be an English lord. The cleverness in the script from Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) and Adam Cozad (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) which picks up eight years later, after Lord John Greystoke (Alexander Skarsgård) has returned to England with Jane Porter (Margot Robbie) as his bride. They also steep the story in events that were contemporary at the time, »
- Robert Greenberger
The schedule for the 25th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (Sliff) has been announced and once again film goers will be offered the best in cutting edge features and shorts from around the globe. The festival takes place November 3-13, 2016.
Sliff kicks off on November 3 with the opening-night selection St. Louis Brews, the latest home-brewed documentary by local filmmaker Bill Streeter, director of Brick By Chance And Fortune: A St. Louis Story (read my interview with Bill Here)
According to Sliff, the festival will feature more than 125 filmmaking guests, including honorees: Actress Karen Allen (Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Animal House), director Charles Burnett (Killer Of Sheep, To Sleep With Anger), winner of the Cinema St. Louis Lifetime Achievement Award; and director Steve James (Hoop Dreams).
Full information on Sliff films, including synopses, dates/time, and links for purchase of advance tickets is available on the Cinema St. »
- Tom Stockman
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the symphony hall, Jaws will be unleashed this summer as a live-to-picture experience thanks to Film Concerts Live!. Jaws In Concert will feature Steven Spielberg’s original summer blockbuster with a live orchestra performing John Williams’ iconic score, including a theme so memorable that just humming it in a swimming pool at night is enough to terrify people. According to Billboard, the experience “will have its world premiere at the Boston Pops Orchestra (which Williams famously helmed from 1980-1993) next summer, with Keith Lockhart conducting.”
Unsurprisingly, Jaws has been one of the titles that orchestras have been eager to perform since Film Concerts Live! began doing these live-to-picture experiences, usually of Spielberg-Williams collaborations. (E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders Of The Lost Ark, and Jurassic Park have all been done previously.) “It’s not only a testament to the power »
- Mike Vanderbilt
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