Movie Talk: Margot Robbie to Co-Produce ‘Harley Quinn’ Movie; ‘Rogue One’ Replaces Composer

     September 16, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (September 16th, 2016) Dennis Tzeng, Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff and Sinead DeVries discuss the following:

  • Margot Robbie get’s first look deal at WB, will co-produce Harley Quinn movie
  • Rogue One replaces its composer with Michael Giacchino + new international posters revealed
  • Mean Girls director Mark Waters to make Magic Camp with Steve Martin for Disney
  • First trailer released for Bastards starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms
  • Box Office Predictions
  • Mail Bag


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The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Margot Robbie has signed a first look deal with Warner Bros. Pictures to develop and produce projects for the studio, along with the previously announced Harley Quinn spin-off film. Robbie will serve as a producer on the project through her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. The Harley Quinn is said to feature a number of female DC characters, with the likes of Batgirl and the Birds of Prey reportedly in the mix. No release date has been set.

According to THR, Michael Giacchino, the composer behind Star Trek and Pixar’s The Incredibles and Inside Out, will replace Alexandre Desplat to score Rogue One. The outlet reports that the extensive reshoots altered the scoring calendar and Desplat was no longer available. On the heels of this news, Disney also released two new international posters for the movie with one from Japan and the other from South Korea. Rogue One is set for a release this December 16th.


According to TrackingBoard, Mean Girls director Mark Waters has signed on to direct a Disney live-action family comedy called Magic Camp with Steve Martin in talks to star. The film follows a rigid and cautious banker who returns to the summer camp he attended as a boy which just so happens to be magic camp. There’s no word on a release date or start of production.


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Focus Features has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Nocturnal Animals, the long-awaited follow-up film from A Single Man filmmaker Tom Ford. Based on the Austin Wright novel Tony and Susan, the film stars Amy Adams as a successful art dealer whose former flame (Jake Gyllenhaal) sends her an intense and thrilling manuscript for a novel inspired by their relationship. Nocturnal Animals opens in limited release on November 18th and opens wide on December 9th.

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming comedy Bastards, starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms. The film revolves around a pair of adult brothers whose eccentric mother, played by Glenn Close, raised them to believe their father died of cancer when they were young. They then discover it was a flat-out lie. The duo then set out to find their real father as their mother narrows down the list of possible candidates. The movie opens on January 27, 2017.

the-bye-bye-man-logoSTX Entertainment has released the first trailer for their upcoming horror film The Bye Bye Man. From the producers of Oculus and The Strangers, the film centers on a group of college friends who discover the horrific Bye Bye Man, an ancient evil that grows ever-more powerful the more you think or speak about him, and once he’s powerful enough, he’ll possess you entirely and make you do terrible things. It opens on January 13, 2017.


Now it’s time for Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions on what movies are opening this weekend and in what order they will top the weekend’s box office.


Courtney Rose writes:

G’day from Down Under!

I found you guys through an episode of Jedi Council over a year ago and have been ub-sessed with all your shows ever since.

You have broadened my movie knowledge and viewing incredibly.  If I haven’t heard of a movie you’re talking about I’ll look it up and often if I can get my hands on it, watch it.  I’ve also watched movies that I’ve previously not been interested in, because of positive comments you’ve made.  For example, I always remember John at some point that said he enjoyed Cinderella.  It stuck in my head and after having had no interest and skipping over it many times, when it popped up on Netflix again the other night I decided to watch it, purely based on John’s comments and…..I absolutely adored it!

What movies have you not been interested in at all and purposely avoided to then watch due to others enjoyment and ended up loving?

Thanks and love your work!



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