On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea and Mark Ellis discuss the following:
- Transformers franchise
- Booster Gold and Blue Beetle
- Bryan Singer takes on 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
- New Point Break trailer
- Red band clip for The Green Inferno
- Star Trek: Beyond pushed back
- Guillermo del Toro talks Pacific Rim 2
- Box Office Predictions (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- …and a few things more!
As many of you know the most recent Transformers film, Transformers: Age Of Extinction was a colossal box office success bringing in over $1.1 billion dollars at the worldwide box office. Paramount Pictures assembled a special writers room to brainstorm and plot out the future of the series and it appears the first fruits of their labor has been set. According to a report in Deadline, Paramount is now planning 2 feature films to start. The first will be Transformers 5 which will once again star Mark Wahlberg with director Michael Bay in talks to direct once again, and the second is an animated feature which will serve as an origin story for the Transformers set on Cybertron. Academy Award winner Akiva Goldsman is set to write Transformers 5 while Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer & Gabriel Ferrari will script an animated origin story.
A number of unconfirmed reports have emerged online suggesting that Warner Bros is currently developing a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle movie. The project is being described as a superhero buddy cop comedy movie which would be supposedly directed by Arrow, Flash and Supergirl executive producer Greg Berlanti.
While X-Men: Apocalypse director Bryan Singer is busy putting the finishing touches on the film, he has taken to social media to announce his next project. According to a post in his instagram account, Singer will next be working on an adaptation of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Originally published in a serialized form beginning in 1869, Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea tells the story of Captain Nemo and the crew of his submarine vessel, the Nautilus, as they embark on incredible adventures and encounter fantastic sea life beneath the surface. In the post, Singer also assures readers that he is not abandoning the X-MEN universe, which suggests he may also already have plans for another X-MEN film following 20,000 Leagues.
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A brand new trailer for the upcoming remake Point Break has just hit the web. Point Break, a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes – led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. Point Break hits theatres on December 25th.
A brand new red band clip for the upcoming Eli Roth film The Green Inferno has just hit the web. In The Green Inferno, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. The Green Inferno marks Eli Roth’s return to directing for the big screen for the first time since his Hostel franchise, and tells the story of what happens when “slacktavism,” the well-meaning social media response to global catastrophes, turns into terror in the depths of the Amazon rainforest.
The upcoming 3rd installment of the relaunched Star Trek franchise, Star Trek: Beyond, was scheduled for release on July 8th 2016 where it was going head to head with Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates and The Secret Life Of Pets. However, it has just been announced that the movie is being bumped 2 weeks back and will now open on July 22nd against King Arthur and Ice Age: Collision Course.
On yesterday’s Movie Talk we discussed a report in The Hollywood Reporter claiming that Pacific Rim 2 has been put on indefinite hold. However, director Guillermo del Toro later spoke with Entertainment Weekly where he said the following: “We are still turning in a screenplay and a budget in three weeks. As far as I’m concerned, it’s not gone. We’re still on it.” The director admitted that production is going to be delayed, and that the project will move further down the release calendar. As a result, he will make another film before working on Pacific Rim 2.
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
John and Mark predict the weekend box office results.