HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN Director Will Helm a Feature Film Adaptation of His Short ONE LAST DIVE

The director behind the insane action-thriller Hobo With a Shotgun, Jason Eisner, has teamed up with producer Wes Ball to adapt one of his short films as a feature film. The movie will be inspired by his short called "One Last Dive," which revolved around on a diver investigating an underwater crime scene.

There's no word on what the story for the new film will tell, but the short, which I embedded below, will give you a good idea of where they are going with it. The script is being written by Lewaa Nasserdeen, who works on The Goldbergs.

Eisner has made a ton of great shorts over the course of his career, and they all tend to have a fun and crazy dark twistedness to them, which I've enjoyed. One of my favorites is "Treevenge," which you can watch here if you want. This new thriller that he's working on will be his first full-length film since Hobo With a Shotgun.

Via: Variety

Legendary Pictures Reveals Titles for GODZILLA and PACIFIC RIM Sequels

Legendary Pictures has revealed the official title of two of their biggest sequels that are currently in development. The sequel to Gareth Edwards' Godzilla will be called Godzilla: King of Monsters. This is basically the same title that was used for the 1956 American release of the original Godzilla movie, which was called Godzilla, King of the Monsters! Edwards will not be back to direct the sequel. That job goes to Trick 'r Treat and Krampus director Michael Dougherty, who will do an awesome job with it! It will be released on March 22, 2019.

The second title is for the studios upcoming Pacific Rim sequel. It has more of a generic title. They are going with Pacific Rim: Uprising. The title of the film was previously Pacific Rim: Maelstrom. Not sure why they changed it, but that's that. John Boyega (The Force Awakens) is set to star in the film which is being directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Marvel’s Daredevil). It will be released on February 23, 2018.

Here's the full press release from Legendary announcing the producing teams that are helping develop the films:

Legendary today announced the hiring of three veteran production executives to its feature film operations including Herbert W. Gains, who has been named EVP of Physical Production, Valerie Flueger Veras who has been named SVP of Post- Production and Sara Flamm who will take on the SVP Physical Production role. The new additions were announced by Mary Parent, Legendary’s Vice Chairman of Worldwide Production.
“Herb comes to us with a tremendous body of experience working alongside some of the most prolific filmmakers in our industry,” said Parent. “His strong business acumen and commitment to supporting the vision of storytellers with preeminent production resources makes him an excellent complement to our team here at Legendary.” Gains will report directly to Parent, effective immediately.
Best known for his work as Executive Producer on such films as Warner Bros’ The Judge and Watchmen, as well as the recently released Jack Reacher: Never Go Back from Paramount, Gains’ responsibilities will include overseeing production of Legendary’s feature film slate including such highly anticipated projects as Pacific Rim: Uprising, Pokemon’s Detective Pikachu and Godzilla: King of Monsters. Gains will also work closely with the post-production team insuring that the filmmaker’s vision remains intact through production to final distribution.
“I’m extremely gratified to be entrusted with this unique opportunity,” said Gains. “Legendary’s evolution over the past decade has been nothing short of remarkable. I am proud to take a key role in the company’s continued growth in feature film production and excited by the potential of its established franchises and the diverse slate of films currently in development.”
Reporting to Gains at Legendary, is Valerie Flueger Veras, who will assume the role of SVP of Post-Production. “I have had the good fortune of working closely with Valerie on multiple films over the last few years,” said Parent. “She brings experience from all aspects of filmmaking to the post-production process and really understands how to support filmmakers whether they are making an intimate character drama or a big VFX driven tentpole.”
Flueger Veras is a seasoned executive who has lead the post-production efforts on some of the most critically-acclaimed films of the last decade including Oscar-nominated feature films, The Revenant, Selma and Nebraska. As SVP of Post-Production, Flueger Veras will immediately begin overseeing post on the upcoming Spring action film, Kong: Skull Island.
“I’m thrilled to be joining Legendary,” said Flueger Veras. “In addition to having an opportunity to re-team with Mary Parent who I have long respected, I am extremely excited to be working alongside such an imaginative and highly respected team of professionals and can’t wait to dive in on this truly iconic slate of films.”
Rounding out Legendary’s production team is Sara Flamm, who will step into the SVP of Physical Production role and will also report to Gains. “Sara brings with her a wealth of experience working on the types of genre films that Legendary is best known for,” said Parent. “We’re excited to be adding her expertise to this skilled new team.”
Most recently Flamm worked alongside Gains as Unit Production Manager on on Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and the upcoming film Geostorm. She has also worked as Production Supervisor on numerous hit films including The Judge as well as comic adaptations, Green Lantern and Legendary’s own Watchmen. In Flamm’s new role she has already begun work on the production of Pacific Rim: Uprising, currently shooting in Australia.
“Having worked with Legendary in the past, I’ve long admired their focus on delivering a truly elevated cinematic experience to their audiences,” said Flamm. They’ve had an incredible history of blockbuster films, and I’m looking forward to being a part of this team’s continued success.”

David Ayer Is Set to Reteam With Margot Robbie for GOTHAM CITY SIRENS

Earlier this year we learned that Margot Robbie was developing a female DC villains movie with Warner Bros. in which she would reprise her Suicide Squad role as Harley Quinn. Well, the project just took a huge step forward as Suicide Squad director David Ayer has stepped in to helm the film which is currently going by the title Gotham City Sirens

Gotham City Sirens is the title of a DC Comics series that centers around Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Poison Ivy. I imagine those three characters will be involved with whatever story Ayer and Robbie are setting out to tell. I'm a huge fan of all three of those characters, and it would be incredibly awesome to see them come together on the big screen.

The current script for the film is being written Geneva Robertson-Dworet, who is also writing the script for the upcoming Tomb Raider remake as well as the script for Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes 3.

I'm excited that Ayer ended up taking on the directing gig! I loved what he did with Suicide Squad. Regardless of its problems, it was an insanely fun movie, and if he can bring that kind of fun to Gotham City Sirens with a solid story then hopefully they'll deliver something that the fans will enjoy.

What do you all think about Ayer and Robbie teaming up again for this new DC movie? 

Source: Variety

Does STAR WARS Even Need Movie Trailers? Adam Driver Doesn’t Think So!

Star Wars is such a huge brand and it's so popular, do you think that Lucasfilm and Disney really need to release trailers for it to be successful? Adam Driver, the man who plays Kylo Ren, doesn't seem to think so. 

While talking about his upcoming film project, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, with CinemaBlend he was asked about the Star Wars: Episode VIII trailer and if he'd be ok with the film being released in theaters without one. To that he replied:

"I think that’d be bold. I’d love it, yeah! Then no one would know anything. The less people know, I feel like, the more exciting… the more of an event it is."

I actually do kind of like the idea of going into a big Star Wars film like this knowing absolutely nothing. That would just be so thrilling! It'll never happen, though, and as fan it's so damn cool and fun to watch these trailers, break them down, and speculate what it could all mean.

I do kind of like what Netflix is doing with their original properties. They are releasing trailers for stuff a week before they air. It would be interesting to see how that would work with big tentpole films instead of getting trailers four to six months in advance. 

Again, I seriously doubt there will be any big changes like this in the industry. Hollywood needs to market their films as much as possible to ensure people go see their movies regardless of how popular the franchise is.

Even though this is something that will never be implemented by a major studio, what would you think about doing away with trailers so that when you see a movie like Star Wars it would be a completely fresh experience?

Does STAR WARS Even Need Movie Trailers? Adam Driver Doesn’t Think So!

Star Wars is such a huge brand and it's so popular, do you think that Lucasfilm and Disney really need to release trailers for it to be successful? Adam Driver, the man who plays Kylo Ren, doesn't seem to think so. 

While talking about his upcoming film project, Martin Scorsese’s Silence, with CinemaBlend he was asked about the Star Wars: Episode VIII trailer and if he'd be ok with the film being released in theaters without one. To that he replied:

"I think that’d be bold. I’d love it, yeah! Then no one would know anything. The less people know, I feel like, the more exciting… the more of an event it is."

I actually do kind of like the idea of going into a big Star Wars film like this knowing absolutely nothing. That would just be so thrilling! It'll never happen, though, and as fan it's so damn cool and fun to watch these trailers, break them down, and speculate what it could all mean.

I do kind of like what Netflix is doing with their original properties. They are releasing trailers for stuff a week before they air. It would be interesting to see how that would work with big tentpole films instead of getting trailers four to six months in advance. 

Again, I seriously doubt there will be any big changes like this in the industry. Hollywood needs to market their films as much as possible to ensure people go see their movies regardless of how popular the franchise is.

Even though this is something that will never be implemented by a major studio, what would you think about doing away with trailers so that when you see a movie like Star Wars it would be a completely fresh experience?

2 High-Energy TV Spots for RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER Takes Alice Back to the Hive

Two new adrenaline-fueled TV spots have been released for Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and they bring some very high energy to get fans pumped up for the film. Each spot offers some exciting new footage from the film as Alice returns to the hive to put an end to the nightmare that she’s been living all these years. This final film in the franchise looks like it’s going to give fans a spectacular conclusion of death.

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.

The movie also stars Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Fraser James, and Rola. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is set to be released on January 27th, 2017.

2 High-Energy TV Spots for RESIDENT EVIL: THE FINAL CHAPTER Takes Alice Back to the Hive

Two new adrenaline-fueled TV spots have been released for Milla Jovovich’s Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and they bring some very high energy to get fans pumped up for the film. Each spot offers some exciting new footage from the film as Alice returns to the hive to put an end to the nightmare that she’s been living all these years. This final film in the franchise looks like it’s going to give fans a spectacular conclusion of death.

Picking up immediately after the events in Resident Evil: Retribution, humanity is on its last legs after Alice is betrayed by Wesker in Washington D.C. As the only survivor of what was meant to be humanity’s final stand against the undead hordes, Alice must return to where the nightmare began – Raccoon City, where the Umbrella Corporation is gathering its forces for a final strike against the only remaining survivors of the apocalypse. In a race against time Alice will join forces with old friends, and an unlikely ally, in an action packed battle with undead hordes and new mutant monsters. Between losing her superhuman abilities and Umbrella’s impending attack, this will be Alice’s most difficult adventure as she fights to save humanity, which is on the brink of oblivion.

The movie also stars Ali Larter, Iain Glen, Shawn Roberts, Ruby Rose, Eoin Macken, William Levy, Fraser James, and Rola. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is set to be released on January 27th, 2017.

Sleepy Skunk’s 2016 Movie Trailer Mashup Features Over 281 Films in 6 Minutes

2016 is coming to a close and you know what that means for us movie fans, we're going to start seeing everyone's end of the year list and video compilations. This video compilation comes from video editor Louis Plamondon, a.k.a. Sleepy Skunk. It features over 281 films in just a little over six minutes! The creator of the video says that he feels like it was the most challenging one for him to put together yet. 2016 was packed full of a ton of incredible movies, and this video does an awesome job reminding us of how great of a year it's been for movie geeks. 

Sleepy Skunk’s 2016 Movie Trailer Mashup Features Over 281 Films in 6 Minutes

2016 is coming to a close and you know what that means for us movie fans, we're going to start seeing everyone's end of the year list and video compilations. This video compilation comes from video editor Louis Plamondon, a.k.a. Sleepy Skunk. It features over 281 films in just a little over six minutes! The creator of the video says that he feels like it was the most challenging one for him to put together yet. 2016 was packed full of a ton of incredible movies, and this video does an awesome job reminding us of how great of a year it's been for movie geeks. 

ZOMBIELAND Director Ruben Fleischer to Direct Chris Evans in JEKYLL

Lionsgate has hired Zombieland director Ruben Fleisher to helm their new film Jekyll, which will star Chris Evans. The movie is an adaptation of Steven Moffat's 2007 BBC One miniseries, which continued the events of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Evans will take on the role of Tom Jackman, "a modern-day descendant of Jekyll who is beginning to exhibit the trademark split personality. The father and husband abandons his family, without explaining why, and lives in a fortified basement with a psychiatric nurse as his ally. When they strap the doctor to a metal chair, she watches him transform into an alter ego who rages, shows heightened strength and speed and can be a charming, flirtatious scoundrel as well. The two personalities try to co-exist, even though one doesn’t remember what the other does while in control of the body. They use a microcassette to leave messages for each other. Unable to stay away from the family he left behind for their own safety, he visits his wife, Hyde assumes control and learns about them, and things grow very complicated."

The script was written by Anthony Bagarozzi and Charles Mondry, who both also worked on the Shane Black-directed The Nice Guys and the upcoming adaptation of Doc Savage, and the remake of Netflix's Death Note. With these guys on board, at least we know that the film will have a strong script. 

Fleischer is currently developing Zombieland 2 for Sony Pictures, but there's no word on when that will happen. I imagine Jekyll will happen before Zombieland 2 because that sequel is still in the process of trying to lock down the return of its stars. 

It seems like Fleischer is a good fit for this project, and it'll be interesting to see what he ends up doing with it.

Source: Deadline