Peter T Chattaway

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  1. I think this film is supposed to be taking place in Arabia, but they obviously filmed it in Morocco. At the 1:35 mark, you can even see the exact same hill with a building on top that I visited two and a half years ago (a picture of which is at the top of my Facebook page; and come to that, my Facebook profile picture was taken at the top of that hill, too).
  2. I think there are at least two different shots of Scarlett Johanssen "disrobing" in this trailer. (Though to be fair, we see one or two guys whip their jackets off, too.)
  3. Amy Schumer Drops Out of ‘Barbie’ Movie (EXCLUSIVE) Amy Schumer has parted ways with Sony’s live-action “Barbie” over a scheduling conflict, Variety has learned. “Sadly, I’m no longer able to commit to Barbie due to scheduling conflicts,” the actress said in a statement to Variety. “The film has so much promise, and Sony and Mattel have been great partners. I’m bummed, but look forward to seeing Barbie on the big screen.” The big screen adaptation of Mattel’s iconic toy line was expected to start production this summer on June 23, but Schumer’s busy schedule includes a lengthy promotional tour for her new Fox comedy “Snatched,” which opens in May, as well as an upcoming shoot for Rebecca Miller’s “She Came to Me” opposite Steve Carell. Sony needed to stick to its June 29, 2018 release date since Mattel already has merchandise and product cycles in motion–shifting the production to accommodate Schumer would have put on a strain on other partners on the film, according to insiders. . . . Variety, March 23
  4. Amazingly, it is possible to make a Christian film called Champion that does *not* star Carman.
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  6. Ratner's an idiot if he thinks Batman v Superman was "incredibly successful". It had a huge opening weekend, but that's no credit to the film; that's to do with marketing and audience interest in pre-sold franchises as much as anything else. A more telling metric is the fact that Batman v Superman was one of a very few wide releases last year that failed to double its first-weekend gross. In fact, among the top 130 films of 2016 (i.e. all the films that grossed at least $11.5 million in North America), the only other films that failed to double their first weekend were Warcraft (the #70 film of the year) and Fifty Shades of Black (the #129 film of the year).
  7. From 1988 (the same year that Tin Toy, the first CGI short to win an Oscar, came out): I
  8. Links to our threads on other DC Cinematic Universe films Man of Steel (2013), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Wonder Woman (2017), Justice League (2017), Aquaman (2018), Shazam! (2019), Cyborg (2020), Green Lantern (2020), Black Adams (in development), Dark Universe (in development), The Flash (in development) and Gotham City Sirens (in development), as well as the not-yet-dated standalone Superman, Batman and Justice League sequels. Link to our thread on director Chris McKay's previous film The Lego Batman Movie (2016). - - - Batman Spinoff ‘Nightwing’ in the Works With ‘Lego Batman’ Director Warner Bros. is developing a live-action “Nightwing” movie, based on the DC character, with “The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay in negotiations to helm. The Nightwing character first appeared in a 1963 DC comic book as an alias used by Superman in stories set in Kandor, a Kryptonian city that was preserved in a bottle. Nightwing was later re-imagined as a vigilante character, taken on by Dick Grayson when he left behind his Robin identity. Michael Cera voiced the Dick Grayson/Robin role in “Lego Batman.” Bill Dubuque, who wrote “The Accountant,” is writing the “Nightwing” script. The project is part of Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, which launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel,” followed by last year’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” Variety, February 23
  9. Backup Films Boards Ari Folman’s Animated ‘Anne Frank’ Feature (EXCLUSIVE) PARIS – Backup Films, the Paris-based outfit behind “Still Alice” and “Submergence,” has come on board “Where Is Anne Frank,” Ari Folman’s 17.5-million-euro ($18.8 million) animated follow-up to “The Congress” and “Waltz With Bashir.” Because “Where Is Anne Frank” is the first movie to be supported by The Anne Frank Fonds Basel, Folman has been granted privileged access to Anne Frank’s diary, various texts and family archives. “Where Is Anne Frank” is now set to go into production this month after spending two years in development. The feature-length film follows the journey of Kitty, the imaginary friend to whom Anne dedicated her diary. A fiery teenager, Kitty wakes up in the near future in Anne Frank’s house in Amsterdam and embarks on a journey to find Anne, who she believes is still alive, in today’s Europe. While the young girl is shocked by the modern world, she also comes across Anne’s legacy. . . . In line with Folman’s Oscar-nominated “Waltz With Bashir,” an intimate animated documentary shedding light on Folman’s experience as a soldier in the Lebanon war of 1982, “Where Is Anne Frank” will draw parallels between past and present turmoils in a thought-provoking way. But unlike “Waltz With Bashir,” “Where Is Anne Frank” is meant to appeal to children and families as well as young adults, said Jean-Baptiste Babin, founding partner of Backup Films, whose animation credits include “Minuscule” and “Song of the Sea.” “We aim to make a radically modern animated film. The overall ambition of the film is to ensure that Anne Frank’s diary remains relevant to millennials for the next decades,” said Diana Elbaum, who is producing the film and previously teamed with Folman on “The Congress.” . . . Variety, February 3
  10. Links to our threads on the Swedish and American versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Swedish and American versions of The Girl Who Played with Fire, and the book series that started it all. Link to our thread on Alvarez's previous film Evil Dead (2013). We don't seem to have a thread on Don't Breathe (2016). - - - ‘The Girl In The Spider’s Web’ Director Speaks Out About Recasting Lisbeth Salander The Girl In The Spider’s Web is moving forward at Sony with Fede Alvarez taking the reins as director. Monday’s announcement revealed that the followup to David Fincher’s 2011 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo would feature an entirely new cast, which meant replacing Rooney Mara in the Oscar-nominated role of Lisbeth Salander. Now, the Don’t Breathe helmer has spoken out about the recasting decision, tweeting that it’s a director’s job to choose the right person for the role. “It’s said that 50% of the director’s work is casting. If I’d just take Fincher’s (amazing) casting, I wouldn’t be doing half of my job,” he wrote after a fan asked what the reason was for recasting. Based on David Lagercrantz’s 2015 novel of the same name, the fourth in the series, the film will follow Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist after they enter a world of a ruthless underworld of spies, cybercriminals, and government operatives — some willing to kill to protect their secrets. Steven Knight and Alvarez and Jay Basu penned the script. . . . Deadline.com, March 14
  11. So, like, this is what the DC Comics people would refer to as an "Elseworlds" story, right? It clearly isn't taking place on the timeline of the first six X-Men movies, because that timeline came to an abrupt end in 2023, and *this* film takes place in 2029. But can it be taking place on the rebooted timeline (which currently consists of First Class, Days of Future Past and Apocalypse, plus whatever pre-1973 flashbacks the other movies had)? I ask because Days of Future Past ended with a "happy ever after" set in 2023, in which pretty much everyone who died on the first timeline is alive again, and Professor X has a levitating chair, etc., etc. Logan, on the other hand, takes place six years after that "happy ever after" and features a world in which virtually all of the X-Men are dead, and the few who aren't are dying. And Professor X has a crappy regular wheelchair again. (Plus we are told that Professor X's dementia had disastrous consequences one year earlier, in 2028.) If we take this film to be part of the same timeline, then the "happy ever after" in Days of Future Past has been completely undone, and then some. But wait: apparently Logan also tells us that no mutants have been born for something like 25 years? So, no new mutants since 2004? How old were the students in Professor X's school in the "happy ever after" that we saw in 2023? Were *none* of them under 19? Less problematic, to me, is the fact that Logan and Professor X talk about certain events from the first movie (e.g., finding Logan when he was a cage fighter, an incident that took place at the Statue of Liberty). Yes, that movie never happened any more, but something like it *could* have happened. Plus, the Wolverine who woke up in the "happy ever after" version of 2023 had memories of the *first* timeline's past but not the "happy ever after" timeline's past, and I assume he shared these memories with Professor X. So there are multiple ways of addressing these references to the first film even if we *don't* write the new movie off as an "Elseworlds" kind of story.