On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:
- New The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 trailer
- Logan’s Run remake back in the works.
- Toy Story 4 brings back Don Rickles
- Brad Peyton signs on to direct Rampage
- Lebron James signs deal with Warner Bros.
- Opening this week: Paper Towns, Southpaw
- Suicide Squad vs Justice League
- Where’s the next 2D animated film?
- Chris Evans as a director
There have been attempts for years to bring a remake of the 1976 sci-fi classic Logan’s Run back to the big screen with filmmakers like BioShock creator Ken Levine, Ryan Gosling with his Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn and Alex Garland all taking shots at it. Now, X-Men: Days of Future Past writer and producer Simon Kinberg is going to be developing a script for the project and will also produce the film as well.
As many of you know, Pixar is developing a Toy Story 4 movie currently set for release on June 16th 2017. The film is being written by Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones and Will McCormack and will be directed by none other that John Lasseter himself. Now we hear some movement as Don Rickles, the voice of Mr. Potato head in the series, has just confirmed that he is returning for the new film. Rickles said the following: “They just signed me to do the fourth Toy Story. We start work on it in September, and I’m very delighted with that. When John Lasseter approached me for the first one, I said, ‘I don’t do comedy with cartoons, dummies and toys. Leave me alone.’ And he said, ‘No, you’re gonna love this!’ Then he told me the money and how nice it was going to be and, I said, ‘Yeah, I can give it a try.’”
BUY OR SELL
A short time ago it was reported that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson would be headlining a feature film version of the classic video game Rampage. Now, it looks like he’ll be joined by an old friend on the film as Johnson’s San Andreas director Brad Peyton is coming on to direct the film as well. The original Rampage put players in control of one of three monsters: A giant ape named George; a giant lizard name Lizzy; or a giant werewolf named Ralph. The game saw the monsters running amok across the United States, fighting the military, and destroying key landmarks.
Pro basketball player Lebron James has just signed an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Pictures. The new deal is said to cover everything from Film, Television and digital media. Warner Bros. CEO and Chairman Kevin Tsujihara had this to say about the new deal: “LeBron James has one of the most powerful, well-known brands in the world and we are excited to be in business with him and his partner, Maverick Carter, and SpringHill Entertainment. The combination of LeBron’s global media presence and Warner Bros.’ unmatched production and distribution expertise is a big win for fans everywhere.”
OPENING THIS WEEK (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
First up is the new film Paper Towns. The film is based on the novel of the same name by author John Green, who also wrote The Fault In Our Stars and stars Nat Wolff who starred in The Fault In Our Stars and Cara Delevingne who will be appearing in Suicide Squad as the Enchantress. Young and shy Quentin (Nat Wolff) is in for the night of his life when Margo (Cara Delevingne), the most popular student in high school, recruits him to help her play mischievous pranks on the friends who betrayed her. The next day, however, the mysterious Margo is nowhere to be found. With help from a few buddies and some cryptic clues that she left behind, Quentin embarks on an obsessive mission to find the girl who stole his heart and made him feel truly alive. Paper Towns opens on 3,100 screens nationwide.
Next is the boxing film Southpaw directed by The Equalizer and Olympus Has Fallen director Antoine Fuqua and starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams. Billy “The Great” Hope (Jake Gyllenhaal), the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a former fighter who trains the city’s toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most. Southpaw opens on 2,750 screens nationwide.
Miguel Rivera writes: Am I wrong or is DC\WB setting up a Suicide Squad Vs Justice League movie? With batman in suicide squad and the joker references in Batman vs superman do you think this crossover can happen? I haven’t heard anyone talk about this and it’s just something I’ve been thinking about. Can this be true? Is it even possible? Thanks love the show.
Kieran Gleeson writes: Hello Collider Movie Talk crew! Love you all! Is there any news on any kind of 2D animated movie(s) in the coming years, whether it’ll be from Disney or Dreamworks or whichever studios, or (John’s artist voice) is this the end of that form of art? Would this generation still be open to seeing 2D animated films or will it be (Schnepp’s 1940’s businessman voice) meh! 3D animated as usual in the motion picture business, meh! See!? Thanks and bring on the filthy!
Ryan DuBray writes: My question is about the new movie Before We Go directed by and staring Chris Evans. I was wondering what your thoughts were about the movie and if you though Chris Evans might be able to make the transition from actor to actor/director and become the next Affleck or Eastwood. Again, thanks for all that you do.
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