A Dog's Purpose Films (Lasse Hallström, 2017-?)

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A Dog's Purpose Films (Lasse Hallström, 2017-?)

#1 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:26 pm

swo17 wrote:- Lasse Hallström remembers how much people liked his last movie about dogs
He probably won't be making any more movies about dogs. Or at least, let's hope not. [warning: if you think animal cruelty might make you too squeamish, might not want to watch the video embedded here]

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#2 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:41 pm

Incredible comment from that article
Anita all animals can now be done with CGI there is no longer any need to use real animals in any production. The CGI is now so advanced that any animal can be made to look 100% real. If dinosaurs and fantasy creatures can look real then so can dogs and other regular animals. California should pass a state law that prohibits all animals from being used in movies or TV or commercials or any other type of internet video.

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Re: The Films of 2017

#3 Post by swo17 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:48 pm

AVClub wrote:Apparently, Hallström was present while this was happening
Lasse Hallström wrote:I am very disturbed by the video released today from the set of my film A dog's purpose. I did not witness these actions. We were all committed to providing a loving and safe environment for all the animals in the film. I have been promised that a thorough investigation into this situation is underway and that any wrongdoing will be reported and punished.
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#4 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:37 pm

domino harvey wrote:Incredible comment from that article
Anita all animals can now be done with CGI there is no longer any need to use real animals in any production. The CGI is now so advanced that any animal can be made to look 100% real. If dinosaurs and fantasy creatures can look real then so can dogs and other regular animals. California should pass a state law that prohibits all animals from being used in movies or TV or commercials or any other type of internet video.
Wendy & Lucy with a CGI dog would have been truly wild.

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#6 Post by MoonlitKnight » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:55 am

Wait, this isn't Hallström's long-awaited sequel to "My Life as a Dog"? #-o

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#7 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:01 am

I would go ahead and say not much, unless "hillyosaurus" is any sort of actual animal trainer and not just an articulate online guy who wants to play devil's advocate

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#8 Post by zedz » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:48 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
I would go ahead and say not much, unless "hillyosaurus" is any sort of actual animal trainer and not just an articulate online guy who wants to play devil's advocate
Well, that's what he claims to be in the first line, so the alternative isn't "devil's advocate" so much as "fraud".

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#9 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:46 pm

Is the film technically finished?

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#10 Post by knives » Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:51 pm

Yes, it's being advertised even and has a release for next week.

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#11 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:33 am

I can hear the pitchforks being sharpened already.


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#13 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:21 am

Can't believe I'm saying this, but A Dog's Purpose did so well in China that a sequel is coming, possibly to only be widely released in China

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#14 Post by zedz » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:51 am

mfunk9786 wrote:Can't believe I'm saying this, but A Dog's Purpose did so well in China that a sequel is coming, possibly to only be widely released in China
They're already shooting, and shots from the set are starting to leak:
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#15 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:54 am

zedz --

For realz?

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#16 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:56 am

I edited zedz' post because while the joke was solid, I don't think we need to see a pic of the butchered cadavers of dead dogs. The spoiler box is now 100% alive dogs

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#17 Post by Michael Kerpan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:58 am

domino harvey wrote:I edited zedz' post because while the joke was solid, I don't think we need to see a pic of the butchered cadavers of dead dogs. The spoiler box is now 100% alive dogs
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Re: A Dog's Purpose Films (Lasse Hallström, 2017-?)

#18 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:58 am

domino harvey wrote:I edited zedz' post because while the joke was solid, I don't think we need to see a pic of the butchered cadavers of dead dogs. The spoiler box is now 100% alive dogs
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#19 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:08 am

:roll: Glad I was late to this thread.

Regardless, never mind China, the film grossed $64 million in the U.S. alone. It may be a lot lower than the overseas total, but that's still pretty damn good, especially for a $22 million film. Scorsese's $40 million The Silence was hoping to do that kind of business, and they only got $7 million and change.

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Re: A Dog's Purpose Films (Lasse Hallström, 2017-?)

#20 Post by lacritfan » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:27 am

The sequel should have one of the reincarnated lives be a dog in China that's about to be skinned alive for its fur that escapes just in time.

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