Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Kill Switch’ Adds George Clooney, Benicio Del Toro, Amy Seimetz, Frankie Shaw, and Ray Liotta

One of the many interesting feature film projects on the cusp of shooting before the Coronavirus pandemic included the new crime flick Kill Switch from Logan Lucky director Steven Soderbergh.   A 1950s crime drama set in Detroit about a trio of criminals who carry out a home invasion, only to wonder if they’ve been double-crossedContinue reading “Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Kill Switch’ Adds George Clooney, Benicio Del Toro, Amy Seimetz, Frankie Shaw, and Ray Liotta”

Apple Teaming With Paramount For Martin Scorsese’s Pricey Crime Drama ‘Killers of The Flower Moon’

  When various reports surfaced that Martin Scorsese’s next film Killers of The Flower Moon had its budget balloon to $200-230+ million it seemed like Paramount Pictures wouldn’t likely move forward with it.  The project is based on the novel Killers Of The Flower Moon: The Osage Murders And The Birth Of The FBI byContinue reading “Apple Teaming With Paramount For Martin Scorsese’s Pricey Crime Drama ‘Killers of The Flower Moon’”

‘Midsommar’ Writer/Director Ari Aster Describes His Next Film As 4-Hour Long “Nightmare Comedy”

The University of California’s Associated Students Program Board was able to speak with filmmaker Ari Aster (spotted by Slash Film) best known from his horror films Hereditary and Midsommar.  The writer/director revealed to them that his next untitled film will be a “nightmare comedy” that will be 4 hours long.  Aster revealed that he is workingContinue reading “‘Midsommar’ Writer/Director Ari Aster Describes His Next Film As 4-Hour Long “Nightmare Comedy””

‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Expected To Resume Filming In September and Complete By April/May

Paramount Pictures was one of the first studios to halt production on their major film projects as a portion of Mission: Impossible 7 was set to film in Venice, Italy where the Coronavirus in Europe was spreading rapidly. The studio did the responsible thing and placed production on pause out of concern for the safetyContinue reading “‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Expected To Resume Filming In September and Complete By April/May”

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ 2nd Unit Director Victoria Mahoney In Talks For Paramount’s Action Flick ‘Kill Them All’

Earlier in the week, there was some exciting news concerning the next project for Victoria Mahoney, the 2nd unit director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.  The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Victoria (Power, American Crime) is currently in negotiations with Paramount Pictures to direct their feature film adaptation of the Kyle Starks graphic novelContinue reading “‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ 2nd Unit Director Victoria Mahoney In Talks For Paramount’s Action Flick ‘Kill Them All’”

Wes Ball Reveals New ‘Planet of The Apes’ Movie Is Written By ‘Avatar 2’ Screenwriter Josh Friedman – Teases Weta Digital’s Return?

Despite original reports that Wes Ball’s new Planet of The Apes film would be a hard reboot of the franchise, the director has come out publicly to debunk that the film will be ignoring or undoing the work of the last three films.  While speaking with Discussing Film, Wes dropped an interesting tidbit about theContinue reading “Wes Ball Reveals New ‘Planet of The Apes’ Movie Is Written By ‘Avatar 2’ Screenwriter Josh Friedman – Teases Weta Digital’s Return?”

Ridley Scott Still Hopeful ‘Alien: Awakening’ Will Get Made – His Third ‘Alien’ Prequel

You might be unaware but a full year ago it was reported by Variety that 20th Century Studios was still developing a third Alien prequel film (previously referred to Alien: Awakening) from director Ridley Scott attached and script being written. This was reinforced by Scott himself when speaking The Hollywood Reporter that there were discussionsContinue reading “Ridley Scott Still Hopeful ‘Alien: Awakening’ Will Get Made – His Third ‘Alien’ Prequel”

Director Chad Stahelski Talks ‘Highlander’ Reboot

While director Chad Stahelski is waiting for Matrix 4 to complete before he can begin shooting John Wick: Chapter 4, he’s also still developing a feature film reboot of the beloved 1980s action film Highlander starring Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery, and Clancy Brown. The original 1986 film spawned multiple sequels and a couple of televisionContinue reading “Director Chad Stahelski Talks ‘Highlander’ Reboot”

‘Labyrinth’ Sequel Lands ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson

Deadline reported earlier in the week that the long-gestating Labyrinth sequel has finally signed a director with Scott Derrickson. The project will be produced by The Henson Company and Sony’s TriStar Pictures. The original 1986 fantasy musical was directed by Jim Henson starring a young Jennifer Connelly as Sarah and David Bowie as Jareth, TheContinue reading “‘Labyrinth’ Sequel Lands ‘Doctor Strange’ Director Scott Derrickson”

Ryan Gosling Attached To Universal’s ‘Wolfman’ Reboot

Yesterday, it was reported by Variety that actor Ryan Gosling (Blade Runner 2049, Drive, The Nice Guys) is now attached to lead Universal Pictures’ Wolfman reboot. The film is said to be seeking a director with the new horror film set during present time and expected to take tone cues from the thriller Nightcrawler. OneContinue reading “Ryan Gosling Attached To Universal’s ‘Wolfman’ Reboot”