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The Elegant Dandy Fop
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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201X)

#226 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:49 pm

Gone Girl was an R-rated film that made six-times its budget and House of Cards is an incredibly popular show. How much more studio credibility does he need? I don't buy that being the reason he's making this.

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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201X)

#227 Post by swo17 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:51 pm

Dragon Tattoo was an unusually well-made blockbuster but it still left me feeling empty inside. That might not be on Fincher though.

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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201X)

#228 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:31 pm

swo17 wrote:Dragon Tattoo was an unusually well-made blockbuster but it still left me feeling empty inside. That might not be on Fincher though.
And the word is now that Dragon Tattoo will be rebooted without Fincher, Mara or Craig instead of the three of them being involved in the two sequels as originally planned. It's starting to seem that Fincher isn't getting a lot of cooperation these days.


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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201X)

#230 Post by Finch » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:56 am

DarkImbecile wrote:the only upside of Fincher spending months or years on this project (outside of the release of an unusually well-made blockbuster) would be if it earns him enough financial studio credibility to more easily fund a couple more original/personal projects.
^This. Especially if it means someone gives him the budget to do Rendezvous with Rama. One for them, one for him.

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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201?)

#231 Post by tenia » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:57 am

Or, one can dream, WWZ 2 will be a good movie.

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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201?)

#232 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:39 am

All I remember about the first was one was Pitt rescuing that kid in the apartment block (where he might've been saving his own family, I don't remember) then shooting the kid's zombie parents dead in front in him.

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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201?)

#233 Post by tenia » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:56 am

You don't remember the Pepsi ad at the end of the movie ? \:D/

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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201?)

#234 Post by mfunk9786 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:25 am

If he's smart (and thankfully, he is), he'll just make this a sort-of remake of the first one with a much more defined and direct vision. In retrospect, it's a great thing that The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo was left as a standalone thing (that ending is perfect), but it is a little frustrating to know that he's now directing a sequel to a film he didn't have anything to do with instead.

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Re: World War Z 2 (David Fincher, 201?)

#235 Post by Brian C » Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:13 am

I still say that there's a good chance this doesn't actually get made. By Fincher, at any rate.

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Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home (Steve Rogers 2018)

#236 Post by Ribs » Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:16 pm


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Re: Trailers for Upcoming Films

#237 Post by StevenJ0001 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:48 pm

Ribs wrote:Dundee
WTF???

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Re: Trailers for Upcoming Films

#238 Post by Big Ben » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:31 pm

StevenJ0001 wrote:
Ribs wrote:Dundee
WTF???
If it's any comfort this has been the reaction from almost everyone I've seen commenting on it.

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Re: Trailers for Upcoming Films

#239 Post by StevenJ0001 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:02 pm

Big Ben wrote:
StevenJ0001 wrote:
Ribs wrote:Dundee
WTF???
If it's any comfort this has been the reaction from almost everyone I've seen commenting on it.
I had a feeling I wouldn’t be alone! :-D And I have quite a lot of nostalgic fondness for the first CD movie.

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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#240 Post by willoneill » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:44 pm

I’m betting my money on this trailer being a joke.

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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#241 Post by domino harvey » Sat Jan 20, 2018 6:52 pm

Widely being bandied about as a Super Bowl ad teaser, but we will see

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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#242 Post by GaryC » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:26 am

For what it's worth, there is now an IMDB entry.

How am I looking forward to this? Let me count the ways. Er, none.

(I still haven't seen Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles.)

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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#243 Post by colinr0380 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:51 am

This answers the question about whether Danny McBride was allowed to keep the cowboy hat from Alien: Covenant! Maybe he's choosing all of his roles based on headwear now?

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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#244 Post by Cde. » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:23 pm

Steve Rogers, listed as the director on IMDB, has only ever directed TV commercials.

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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#245 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 4:26 am

It looks as if Paul Hogan is going to be in this, though presumably he'll be doing a 'Harrison Ford in any recent film' and making more of an extended cameo after he is finally tracked down to pass the torch of the franchise on?

I'm just not sure that "Son of..." films have ever really worked, especially when they are at their core built around a charismatic central character (do I want to see Son of Axel Foley? Not really, even in slightly sublimated Chris Tucker-in-Rush Hour form!). Someone following in their footsteps, no matter how well intentioned in continuing a series, can only really be a faded copy of the original, and instead of impossibly attempting to replicate another character's unique quality it might sometimes be better to not use the name at all, and let your central character develop into their own person rather than forever existing in another's shadow (unless you are actually going to tackle that idea of existing in another's shadow head on, as arguably the recent Star Wars films are attempting, now that they have (by necessity in some cases) gotten the nostalgic aspects out of the way).

Harrison Ford is at the forefront of this at the moment, which made me realise that, although I know that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and Shia LaBoeuf's character in particular, comes in for some criticism, that is a film (especially in its wedding coda with the hat) which seems to understand that you cannot just replace Indiana Jones with Indy: The Next Generation and expect an audience to easily accept that.

But of course if there is a recognisable piece of intellectual property out there I guess it is understandable why further films would be made even if it is pretty obvious that, if the work is so reliant on the charismatic performance of the central actor, it has no reason for existing! It is as if nobody learnt the lesson that you cannot just replace Peter Sellers with Roberto Benigni and expect the Pink Panther series to continue on as normal! Which is nothing against Benigni or LaBoeuf, or any younger actor trying to follow in the footsteps of the originals, but what made the original characters (and actors who played them) so great and beloved was their unexpected rise to prominence from obscurity, and that just cannot be the same for a younger generation having to deal with a personally unearned focus on their characters as being central to a film.
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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#246 Post by thirtyframesasecond » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:10 am

I feel you've deliberately missed out Son of Mask here...

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Re: Dundee (Dunno, 2018)

#247 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:51 am

I was just holding out hope that it wouldn't be that bad! :)

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Re: Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home (Steve Rogers,

#248 Post by mfunk9786 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:23 pm

Along with Three Billboards, another film that doesn't fit quite right in our subject line. Anyway, this appears to be real, and if it isn't, well... guessing it'll be no big loss.

I had no idea there was any nostalgia whatsoever for these films.

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Re: Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home (Steve Rogers,

#249 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:43 pm

If this is already lined up for a summer release, who's the distributor? Because I'm pretty sure it's not going to be Paul Hogan's production company.

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Re: Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home (Steve Rogers 2

#250 Post by colinr0380 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:23 pm

I presume it would have to be Paramount, since they distributed all of the previous "Crocodile" Dundee films.

This will be first chance to see Paul Hogan on film again since 2009's Charlie & Boots (which is a nice film that, although it doesn't stray at all out of the standard 'road trip with grumpy un-P.C. older chap that touches on issues of mortality and estranged children learning to bond as a parent and child again' genre, covers all the standard beats deftly), so its been a while.

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