Wednesday, August 10, 2016

I Am Link

--- The Shadows Know - Last thing we'd heard about about the long-shuffled-about Crow reboot it was going to star Jack Huston in the lead (yawn) and Andrea Riseborough as the bad guy (yes!) and be directed by Colin Hardy, whose horror film The Hallow was actually pretty terrific. Hardy is still attached here a full year later but rumors are rumbling that the film will now star Jason Momoa, who recently posted a picture of himself with the director on his Instagram. (Yup, right next to all the usual shirtless pics, of course.) I can't decide if that's a good or a bad idea. Momoa's awfully bulky for the Crow, who I picture lithe.

--- Everybody's in Crisis - Woody Allen's series for Amazon now has a name, Crisis in Six Scenes, and a premiere date -- set aside the weekend of September 30th cuz that's what you'll be watching. The six-episode half-hour series stars, amongst many, Woody himself and Miley Cyrus. Now there's a duo. It's set in the "turbulent" 60s and it's about, and I quote, "a middle-class suburban family [who] is visited by a guest who turns their household completely upside down."

--- And Speaking of "I can't believe we live in an age where these people are making television shows," didja hear yesterday that David O. Russell is planning on making a series that will star Robert De Niro & Julianne Moore? Yeah, that's something. Info's sparse but Deadline says it is "a crime/cop thriller that might be set in the 1990s." No network's signed on yet but with a pedigree like that...

--- Machete Mixer - The remake of The Crazies is actually not bad, thanks to good performances by Timothy Olyphant and Joe Anderson, so the news that its director Breck Eisner has just signed on to make the new new Friday the 13th movie could be good news for that series? Of course that's if you ignore the fact that since The Crazies Eisner went on to direct Sahara and The Last Witch Hunter, which involves... a whole lot of effort, that much ignoring. But hey it's Jason Voorhees, how can you mess that up... hahaha, right.

--- The Real Horror - Yes Dario Argento gave an interview where he said he doesn't think that Luca Guadagnino should bother remaking his film Suspiria, but honestly at this point, after a couple straight decades of directing absolute garbage, I maybe kind of don't care what Dario Argento has to say? Believe me, I cherish many many films from the man. But I don't trust him or his opinions about movie-making anymore. Giallo and Dracula 3D were so bad I think he might have dementia, honestly.

--- Ridley Me This - I was just now rifling through the notes I make myself for these posts over the course of a week or so and stumbled upon this story and gasped - I'd totally forgotten that it was announced on Friday that Star Wars star Daisy Ridley had signed on to star in the movie version of the Chaos Walking books! Click here to see our previous posts on the series - we're big fans of Patrick Ness' YA trilogy. But it doesn't look like Charlie Kaufman is attached anymore, which had us pretty thrilled - instead Jamie Linden, the writer of Dear John and Money Monster, must exist in Charlie's massive shadow and given his previouslies I am not sure he can handle it. On the positive side Doug Liman is supposed to direct it, and we will always hold out hope for another Go from Doug.

--- But Speaking of screenwriter trade-offs, this one's much less questionable - Sarah Polley is no longer writing the new Little Women movie, which is sad, but you know who is writing it now? Greta effing Gerwig! I can't possibly be upset about that, no matter how much I love Sarah Polley. This is like a lateral move, equally awesome, I think. (thx Mac)

--- And Finally I haven't watched the teaser trailer for Denis Villeneuve's new film Arrival, starring Amy Adams - should I? You can watch it right below. I will obviously see this movie so I'm not sure I should bother with watching a trailer, but if I'm missing something gooseflesh-inducing maybe I will - I did hear whispers of such. A couple of images from the movie were also posted at The Film Experience, with word on who's who and what's what.

1 comment:

Bill Carter said...

The teaser doesn't give anything away.

It will be interesting to see what they do with this. I was blown away by the original Ted Chiang "Story of Your Life" novella, but its exploration of linguistics, determinism vs. free will, etc. seemed unfilmable.

And the aliens in this one are REALLY alien.