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Justice League and the dangers of extensive reshoots

Ryan Lambie Nov 17, 2017

They're pricey, and can prove to be a huge risk. In the wake of Justice League, we look at the rise of extensive reshoots...

Nb: the following contains very mild spoilers for Justice League, but nothing you couldn't glean from the trailers.

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You only have to look at the news that came out of the Warner-dc camp to see how plans for its Justice League team-up movie changed over time. Only two years ago - a relatively brief window, in blockbuster filmmaking terms - the studio announced that Justice League would comprise two parts, one scheduled for release in the autumn of 2017 and the second slated for the summer of 2019.

One year later, director Zack Snyder revealed that the plan had changed
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Netflix Is Recruiting a Will Smith Army to Promote Bright

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Netflix Is Recruiting a Will Smith Army to Promote Bright
Is your name Will Smith? If so, Netflix, and the star of such movies as Independence Day and Suicide Squad, Will Smith, needs your help to promote their upcoming movie, Bright. That's right, apparently, the actor Will Smith is far too busy to handle the busy press schedule for Bright and he is in need of some other people with his same name to help fill in for him. At this point, we have more questions than answers, but this is a very real thing that is really happening.

Netflix recently released a video via their official Twitter account featuring Will Smith, who stars in Bright alongside Joel Edgerton. The video features Smith discussing the busy schedule Netflix has him on to promote the movie and, since he's a busy guy, he apparently can't do it all himself. So, he's requesting that anyone named Will Smith reach out to Netflix so they can help.
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New poster for Netflix cops & monsters movie ‘Bright’

Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic,
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New Bright Trailer Is Lord of the Rings Meets Training Day

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New Bright Trailer Is Lord of the Rings Meets Training Day
Netflix has been releasing a ton of original movies lately, and they plan on increasing that output next year. But few movies they release are going to be as high-profile as Bright, which arrives on the streaming service later this year. Now, a brand new trailer has been released that gives us a much better idea of what to expect, which pretty much looks like Lord of the Rings meets Training Day, as hard as that may be to believe.

The first teaser trailer for Bright gave us a very general idea of what to expect from the fantasy/sci-fi movie. Humans, Orcs and other fantastical creatures live together as if it's no big deal. Magical weapons exist. Stuff like that. But this full-length trailer actually gives us a sense of the story. Joel Edgerton is playing the first ever Orc who becomes a cop and Will Smith is stuck being his partner.
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Will Smith and Joel Edgerton Take on a Mystical World of Crime in New Trailer for David Ayer’s Bright

  • DailyDead
Even in a world populated by humans, orcs, and elves, there isn't perfect harmony, and that divisiveness—and the friendship that could overcome it—is highlighted in the new trailer for David Ayer's Bright ahead of its December 22nd premiere on Netflix.

"Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.

Bright is available only on Netflix this December. Bright is directed by David Ayer (Training Day,
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New trailer for Netflix cops & monsters movie ‘Bright’

Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic,
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Will Smith Fights the Supernatural in 'Bright' Trailer

Will Smith Fights the Supernatural in 'Bright' Trailer
Will Smith is shining a light on his next film, Bright.

The new trailer shows off more of the fantasy tale of a cop (Smith) and his Orc partner (Joel Edgerton).

The new look comes a few months after a spirited panel at San Diego Comic-Con, where David Ayer introduced the first trailer for the film and praised Netflix (while also knocking movie studios): "This ain't no bullshit PG-13 studio movie. I was able to do my shit. I was able to do my thing."

Bright was written by Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis, and finds its cop progatonist forced to outrun law enforcement, criminals and...
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Chronicle Scribe Max Landis Wants To Bring Horror’s Slasher Icons Together For An Epic Crossover

Look away now, Universal, for Max Landis has conjured up a pitch that would bring together horror’s slasher icons for an unforgettable event movie.

While appearing on Nerdist’s The Writers Panel podcast (via Bloody Disgusting), the Chronicle scribe revealed his far-flung idea for a franchise crossover, one in which Freddy Krueger, Chucky and even Jason Voorhees inhabit the same universe. It’s a little out there, and Landis is known for pitching crazy ideas for shits and giggles – sometimes they stick (see: Bright), whereas others fade into obscurity.

But let’s entertain this potential doozy for a moment. The elevator pitch for Landis’ horror crossover would center on a “John Boyega from Attack the Block” type 17-year-old who is placed in the care of a picture-perfect suburban family…on Elm Street. From there, things get weird, as our protagonist is poisoned by his new parents and begins to dream of Freddy Krueger.
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7 Reasons Why The Fantastic Four Reboot Deserves Another Chance

Never before has a film with so much potential bombed so hard. This reboot of the 2005 Tim Story movie of the same name was meant to attract a new generation of viewers by cashing in on the superhero craze brought about by The Avengers, whilst still telling an original tale.

The idea was this: the original Fantastic Four had gotten the aesthetics right, but completely flopped with regards to everything else like tone and character motivations, especially as they were depicted in Jack Kirby’s original run. As director Josh Trank, coming off of Chronicle, pointed out, the earlier issues of the Fantastic Four had elements of body horror to them, from the design of the Thing to Doctor Doom’s imposing face plate.

At the same time, it was clear that the original version of four people going into space and getting blasted by cosmic rays was an outdated
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QC Entertainment and Good Universe snap up Max Landis horror Decon

Deadline is reporting that QC Entertainment and Good Universe are teaming up to finance and produce Decon, a horror penned by Max Landis (Chronicle, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency).

The project, which is set to begin production early in the new year, revolves around a young medical prodigy who is pushed to the mental, physical and emotional brink over the course of one night, after joining an elite team of doctors that treat the rarest, most gruesome and dangerous illnesses on Earth.

“Max and his wildly imaginative original screenplay are the type of bold storyteller and storytelling we passionately discover and make at QC,” said QC’s McKittrick and Mansfield. “We can’t wait to make this film with him and our partners at Good Universe.”

Landis’ latest film Bright, which he has written and produced, is set for release this December. He is also attached to direct a
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Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)

Meet Rising Star Alex Russell, the Aussie Actor Making a Mark in Hollywood (Exclusive)
Meet Alex Russell, the 29-year-old Australian actor whose breakthrough role in 2012’s inventive found-footage sci-fi superhero thriller, Chronicle, has paid off in spades. Five years after the release of the film, the not-so newcomer is preparing for the simultaneous release of three projects: real-life, big-screen adaptations Jungle, opposite Daniel Radcliffe, and Only the Brave, with Miles Teller and Josh Brolin, along with the upcoming premiere of the CBS drama, S.W.A.T., starring Shemar Moore.

It’s been a nonstop ride for the actor ever since. Before 2017 rolled around, Russell -- whose first credited role came just seven years ago -- had a whirlwind year filming four movies back-to-back, taking him from Los Angeles to Colombia to Mexico to the Gold Coast with a quick 24-hour respite in between in Nashville to reunite with his love, Goliath star Diana Hopper, for a wedding.

The past several months, though, Russell has called Southern California home while he’s been in production
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New featurette for David Ayer’s Netflix film ‘Bright’

Netflix original film Bright comes from director David Ayer (Training Day, End of Watch, Suicide Squad), and stars Will Smith (Men in Black), Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby), Noomi Rapace (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Lucy Fry (11.22.63), Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone, Zero Dark Thirty), Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva), Ike Barinholtz (Suicide Squad), Jay Hernandez, Andrea Navedo, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz, Brad William Henke, Dawn Olivieri, and Kenneth Choi.

Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a deadly, thought-to-be-forgotten relic,
See full article at Blogomatic3000 »

New Featurette for Bright Explores the Magical, Deadly World of David Ayer’s Fantasy Thriller

  • DailyDead
In a world divided among mystical species, everyone wants to get their hands on a magic wand with the power of a nuclear weapon in David Ayer's Bright. Ahead of the film's premiere on Netflix this December, a new featurette for Bright explores the violent world and dynamic relationships of Ayer's new fantasy thriller.

"Humans, Orcs, Elves... everybody is just trying to get along. Get ready for the world of Bright, a new Netflix Original Film, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Coming to Netflix December 22nd.

Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
See full article at DailyDead »

Experience Mind-Bending Horror & Watch the First Episode of Channel Zero: No-end House Online for Free

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There's no going back. Syfy opened the doors to the No-End House with the second season premiere episode of Channel Zero on September 20th, and if you have yet to experience the mind-warping horror of the show or you need to decipher what you saw in the recent episode, you can now watch the first full installment of the No-End House online for free, courtesy of Syfy.

"Inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, Channel Zero: No - End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, played by Amy Forsyth (“The Path”), who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed. The second six-hour installment will be directed by Steven Piet (“Uncle John”). Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”) will return as executive producer, showrunner and writer for
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Eerie Artwork & Images from Channel Zero: No-end House

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On Wednesday, September 20th, Syfy opens the doors to the No-End House, the second season of the unsettling, creepypasta-based anthology series Channel Zero, and to help prepare you for the mind-bending scares to come (which I'm still recovering from after seeing the premiere episode at Comic-Con), we've been provided with images from the first two episodes and a new poster.

"Inspired by Brian Russell’s “creepypasta” tale, Channel Zero: No - End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, played by Amy Forsyth (“The Path”), who visits the No-End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. When she returns home, Margot realizes everything has changed. The second six-hour installment will be directed by Steven Piet (“Uncle John”). Nick Antosca (“Hannibal,” “Teen Wolf”) will return as executive producer, showrunner and writer for the second installment alongside executive producer Max Landis (“Chronicle,
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Gremlins 3 Found Footage Pitch Sounds Like a Blast

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Gremlins 3 Found Footage Pitch Sounds Like a Blast
For years now, we've been hearing word of a possible reboot of the Gremlins franchise, but Warner Bros. just can't seem to crack that particular nut. Or they just don't feel properly motivated to make the movie happen because plenty of filmmakers have pitched their ideas for Gremlins 3. One such filmmaker is Max Landis (Chronicle), (American Ultra) who actually has an awesome idea for a found footage version of Gremlins.

The prolific and outspoken screenwriter appeared last year on the Talkhouse podcast. Per Bloody Disgusting, somehow, Max Landis' pitch went largely unnoticed but it is really worth a look for those who want to see Gremlins 3 happen. The best part? He's actually pitching the idea to Gremlins director Joe Dante. The basic premise is that a kid gets a pair of Mogwai for Christmas one year. One nice and the other not quite as nice. As is usually the case with Mogwai,
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Screenwriter Max Landis Wrote a 150-Page Ode to Carly Rae Jepsen – And It’s Brilliant Storytelling

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Screenwriter Max Landis Wrote a 150-Page Ode to Carly Rae Jepsen – And It’s Brilliant Storytelling
Max Landis is a writer’s writer. While his subject matter is thoroughly accessible, he isn’t the type of guy you hire for your standard studio fare. The screenwriter behind films like Chronicle, American Ultra, and Bright is obsessed with structure, with word play, with the subversion of tropes and clichés. He’s exactly the type of writer […]

The post Screenwriter Max Landis Wrote a 150-Page Ode to Carly Rae Jepsen – And It’s Brilliant Storytelling appeared first on /Film.
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Max Landis discovers music criticism, writes hundreds of pages about Carly Rae Jepsen

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Max Landis, director, writer, and producer on films like Chronicle and American Ultra, has discovered that songs have meaning. In a sprawling, slickly designed website, Landis presents a multi-part article (he calls it “a living document”) discussing his grand theory of Carly Rae Jepsen’s thematic concerns. Because…

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Not Even John Landis Wants His Son Max Landis to Remake ‘An American Werewolf in London’

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Not Even John Landis Wants His Son Max Landis to Remake ‘An American Werewolf in London’
The last time somebody tried to mess with John Landis’ landmark 1981 horror movie “An American Werewolf in London,” audiences got the abysmal spiritual sequel “An American Werewolf in Paris.” The less said about that 1997 movie the better, but it did prove just how impossible it is to capture the revolutionary magic of Landis’ original.

Somebody should probably tell that to John’s son, Max Landis. The outspoken young Landis announced last fall he is planning on writing and directing a new remake of his father’s “An American Werewolf in London,” which sounds kind of cute until you realize just how perfect the original is and just how unqualified Max Landis is to be doing anything remotely related to his legendary father. John may be his son’s biggest supporter, but he also realizes a “An American Werewolf in London” remake is a bad idea.

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Smt Thursday Trailers: ‘The Hatred’ and More

(Aotn) Ok, Smt heads, tonight’s offering “The Hatred” may seem like heavy subject matter… But don’t worry, if Thursday Trailers is going to get deep, we’ll be certain to do it indie horror style!

Anchor Bay’s “The Hatred” comes right here:

The hits just keep on coming!

Coming Attractions: Victor Crowley Update

Dark Sky Films proudly announces Victor Crowley, the surprise fourth film in the fan-favorite Hatchet franchise. Kept tightly under wraps for over two years, the slasher sequel unexpectedly debuted in La shocking fans, celebrities, and industry professionals who gathered to celebrate at an event coined as a “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration.” The film will now be available to fans in select theaters beginning October 2017, as Victor Crowley hits the road. Writer/director Adam Green (and other cast) will travel with and introduce the film at special one-night screening events across America. Additional tour dates will be added.
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