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Todd Phillips has been very transparent during the filming of his standalone Joker film. Production has taken place in very public areas of New York City, from DUMBO to subway platforms. He also officially revealed Joaquin Phoenix in full makeup as the titular character. Joker does not have a release date yet. (/Film, Gothamist, Instagram)
On the other side of Gotham, director Matt Reeves is gearing up for production of The Batman. Reeves revealed that the script, rumored to be completed, is inspired by the 1886 Gothic novel Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. “One of the things I’ve found interesting…[is] the idea of your shadow-self, and the idea of, we are all multiple things,” said Reeves. The Batman is set to focus on a younger Bruce Wayne as a prequel to Zack Snyder’s Justice League. (ScreenRant)
Warner Bros. has slated Margot Robbie’s Birds of Prey for a February 7, 2020 release. Robbie will reprise her role of Harley Quinn in the film, starring alongside “a team of superheroes including Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya” to battle Black Mask. (Variety)
Mission: Impossible FALLOUT director Christopher McQuarrie is open to directing a DC movie. In response to a fan tweet asking if the director would helm a DC film, McQuarrie replied “They still know where to find me.” Thor and X-Men: First Class screenwriter Zack Stentz jumped in offering to write a Superman movie for McQuarrie. (Cinema Blend)
Whoopi Goldberg confirmed a new Sister Act movie is in the works. According to Goldberg, “it won’t be Sister Act 3, it will be a brand new rendition of Sister Act.” Goldberg continued by saying her involvement in the remake would be no more than a passing cameo. The original 1992 Sister Act grossed $232 million worldwide. (Her)
Less than a week before last night’s Dark Phoenix trailer release, X-Men fans noticed reshoots around Montreal. The reshoots involved Professor X (James McAvoy) and Magneto (Michael Fassbender) playing chess, as well as Dark Phoenix herself (Sophie Turner) filming fight scenes with Smith (Jessica Chastain). (MTL Blog)
Will Smith confirmed that he and DCEU executives are in talks over a standalone Deadshot film. Smith played Deadshot in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and quickly became a fan-favorite. “If a good idea comes around, we’ve been having meetings,” said Smith. “I would love to [do a standalone film]. I love Deadshot.” (Metro)
In a Vudu Movies poll of over 2,000 Americans, Indiana Jones was voted as the best movie trilogy of all time. Jurassic Park and The Godfather trilogies ranked second and third respectively. However, the original Jurassic Park was voted as the best standalone film within a trilogy. (New York Post)
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- Night School: A group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.
- Smallfoot: A Yeti is convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” really do exist.
- Hell Fest: A masked serial killer turns a horror themed amusement park into his own personal playground, terrorizing a group of friends while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show.
- The Old Man & The Gun: Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
- Little Women: A modern retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, we follow the lives of four sisters – Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March – detailing their passage from childhood to womanhood. Despite harsh times, they cling to optimism, and as they mature, they face blossoming ambitions and relationships, as well as tragedy, while maintaining their unbreakable bond as sisters.