7 items from 2016
Bad Boys III is a project that's been in development for some time. Given the success of the first two films, it's a bit of a shock that it didn't get made sooner. It's only been in the past year, however, that this film has received any momentum. Around June of last year, it was confirmed that Joe Carnahan, director of such films as The A-team and The Grey, was in talks to helm the picture. Not much has been heard since then about his involvement.
The photo had the following caption from the director:
"...who is this man? ...and how bad is he? #BadBoys3 "
While I'd already considered Carnahan's involvement a foregone conclusion, we can »
- Joseph Medina
Blowing many people away with the Liam Neeson survival drama and masculinity deconstructionism study that is 2011's "The Grey," filmmaker Joe Carnahan has since kept fairly quiet - helming several pilots and TV episodes for shows like "The Blacklist" and "State of Affairs" along with tackling the little seen dark comedy feature "Stretch".
Now though he may be coming back to film in a very big way. Collider reports that it's looking like Carnahan is directing "Bad Boys 3". At last report back in June the helmer was in talks to write a new draft and possibly the direct the third installment of the action franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
Carnahan stopped short of confirming those reports at that time. This week though he's shared a pre-vis image from pre-production on the film which teases his likely sitting in the director's chair. If so, Carnahan would take over »
- Garth Franklin
Bad Boys 3 is happening in a big way, and it promises to take the action over the top. While he hasn't been officially confirmed to direct yet by Sony Pictures, action maestro Joe Carnahan is already in the previsualization stage for the movie, and is now teasing a freeway chase involving a motorcycle on his official Twitter page. This may be all the confirmation we need that the man behind such action favorites as Smokin' Aces, The Grey and the big screen A-Team adaptation is joining forces with returning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith. Though, he won't reveal the identity of the man on the motorcycle, only saying this.
"...who is this man? ...and how bad is he?"
After years of speculation, Sony officially set a release date for Bad Boys 3 last August (along with Bad Boys 4), although there was no word on whether stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith would be returning for the next instalment.
Well, we now have confirmation direct from Smith himself, with the star revealing on BBC Radio 1 (via Complex) that: “I saw Martin [Lawrence] a few weeks ago. haven’t seen him for about two years. We just looked at each other. We hugged. In that moment, we knew we were making another Bad Boys. We’re definitely doing another one.”
- Amie Cranswick
The operation will handle sales and distribution on all MadRiver films as well as films from Vendian Entertainment, which has made a strategic investment in MadRiver Pictures.
MadRiver titles include Burr Steers’ “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” starring Lily James and set for release Friday; John Hillcoat’s “Triple 9,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul and Anthony Mackie, which will be released by Open Road Films on Feb. 26; and James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” starring Charlie Hunnam.
Fox will separately continue to run the Annapurna International label and represent all Annapurna Pictures titles for the international marketplace, including Annapurna »
- Dave McNary
Hitting cinemas this week is the brand new comedy Dirty Grandpa, which pits Zac Efron’s uptight lawyer Jason, against Robert De Niro’s Dick, his grandpa who forces him to take him on a road trip to Daytona Beach in Florida for spring break. Also along for the ride is Dermot Mulroney, the father caught between the two of them. This week, we caught up with Mulroney, the stars of such films as Young Guns, My Best Friend’s Wedding and The Grey, to talk about Dirty Grandpa, parenting and playing the cello.
What did you think when you first read the script?
I thought it was the next in a list one movies where you really get grossed out; the raunchiest of raunchy humour, and for me those are great movies and I’m proud to be in one. I could;t believe it when i got tasered »
- Paul Heath
Probably one of the more overlooked aspects of the filmmaking process is sound design, which can be a crucial element to any movie, but especially when it comes to genre projects. Sound can elevate a mood, hint at impending dangers, set the stage for the unusual and so much more.
Daily Dead recently had the opportunity to catch up with one of the busiest sound designers out there, Katie Halliday, who recently worked on The Strain, Alleluia! The Devil’s Carnival, Pay the Ghost, as well as Antibirth, which is set to make its world premiere later this month at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
Check out what Halliday had to say on the inspiration to pursue a career in sound, some of the earlier projects she worked on, and her thoughts on the misconceptions of sound design.
What made you decide to pursue a career in sound design?
- Heather Wixson
7 items from 2016
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