On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:
- Christopher McQuarrie confirmed for Mission Impossible 6
- Captain America: Civil War trailer hits 64 million views
- Tupac biopic
- Batman V Superman teaser
- Alicia Vikander joins Submergence
- Opening this week (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Beetlejuice 2
- MoviePass program
- and much more…
A few weeks ago it was being reported that Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director and co-writer Christopher McQuarrie was in talks to helm the upcoming Mission: Impossible 6. Now, McQuarrie has taken to twitter to announce he has agreed to direct the next installment of the Tom Cruise franchse when he tweeted: “Mission: Accepted”. Mission Impossible 5 took in over $682 million at the worldwide box office.
On yesterday’s Movie Talk we discussed how Zoolander 2 set a new record for comedy trailers with over 52 million views in its first week. Now another trailer record has been set with Disney announcing their new Captain America: Civil War trailer had 64 million views in just its first 24 hours. That destroys Marvel’s previous record of Avengers: Age of Ultron which had 31 million views in its first 24 hours.
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For years now Morgan Creek has been trying to get a biopic of Tupac Shakur off the ground with little success. Up to now directors such as Carl Franklin, John Singleton, and Antoine Fuqua all boarded the project at one time or another and all eventually dropped out, with Singleton himself saying “The people involved aren’t really respectful of the legacy of Tupac.” Time is now running out as Morgan Creek will lose the rights to Tupac’s music if a film isn’t in production by the end of the year. Now it’s being reported that Morgan Creek is looking at signing music video director Benny Boom to get the process moving.
Yesterday a new spot for the highly anticipated Batman V Superman hit the web showing Batman/Bruce Wayne in chains as a prisoner of Superman and his soldiers. The spot culminates in Superman tearing off Batman’s cowl and the two starring off at one another. It’s been reported that a new full trailer for Batman V Superman will arrive on Wednesday.
A new report from Variety is claiming that Ex Machina and The Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander has signed on to co-star with the previously-announced James McAvoy in the new film Submergence. The romantic thriller will revolve around two lovers separated by thousands of miles who think back to their intense romance as they navigate life-or-death situations, with her exploring the ocean floor in a submersible and he held captive by jihadists in Somalia.
OPENING THIS WEEK (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
The lone wide release film this week is the new holiday horror Krampus. While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon. As Krampus lays siege to the Engel home, mom (played by Toni Collette), pop (played by Adam Scott), sister and brother must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate.
Jesus Fernande writes: Greetings from Mexico ! Are there any updates on the Beetlejuice 2 movie that was being developed ? Thank you and keep being awesome!
Kade writes: Hey Collider Crew! I’ve been a fan since the 24-hour marathon. My question is regarding the subscription service, MoviePass. I’m a big movie fan, so paying roughly $35 a month to have the opportunity to see a movie in the theater every day seemed too good to be true. I remember John mentioning that he signed up for it and said he get back to us on what he thought. You’re required to sign up for a year and there are cancellation fees if you decide to end before your contract is up…but seeing movies multiple times per week without paying for a ticket sounds pretty sweet. Is MoviePass worth it?