New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#202 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:50 am

An updated A Christmas Carol, a Freddie Mercury/Queen bio pic and Beetlejuice 2....The creativity is flowing.

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#203 Post by beamish13 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:05 pm

I can't think of any other sequel that has had as many announcements regarding its impending production as this one. As far back as 1990, Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian was supposed to start filming with a Jonathan Gems screenplay. I'm guessing we're stuck with whatever Seth Grahame-Smith wrote, which, given his awful track record, is probably going to be an embarrassment for all involved.

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#204 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:13 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:An updated A Christmas Carol, a Freddie Mercury/Queen bio pic and Beetlejuice 2....The creativity is flowing.
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#205 Post by beamish13 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:01 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:An updated A Christmas Carol, a Freddie Mercury/Queen bio pic and Beetlejuice 2....The creativity is flowing.

Yep. Even with Tom Stoppard writing, I fail to see the need for another retelling of A Christmas Carol. I think the Muppets and Richard Williams' animated versions are pretty much the definitive takes.

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#206 Post by beamish13 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:43 pm

Actually, scratch Beetlejuice 2

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#208 Post by knives » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:20 am

You do realize this will be the fourth adaptation, correct?

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New Films in Production, v.2

#209 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Mar 15, 2016 12:29 pm

Yup. I was more or less poking fun at the filmmakers, suggesting that they are playing to plain folks who only know the Heston version and they are working off that premise.


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#211 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:55 pm

James Ponsoldt to adapt I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story Of The Music Video Revolution, the excellent book about the network's early days and first decade. Presumably it'll be mostly about how it was built from the ground up as discussed in it's first chapters.

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#212 Post by knives » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:22 pm

So no discussion of the fight with MJ because MTV was super racist?

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#213 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:28 pm

Those issues are handled in the book, but I think the better movie is in how the idea of a 24/7 television channel dedicated to music was developed and sold to people. More importantly, not sold to some because in the early days they had disputes with the labels over royalties and such.

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#216 Post by John Cope » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:31 pm

Mel Gibson may be returning for The Resurrection of The Christ. It's kind of hard to imagine as he would seem more capable of The Passion narrative but who knows. It will be interesting at the very least to see what his artistic models are this time around--some kind of extension, I would assume, of the same ones he used for the previous film.

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#217 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:43 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:A look at the next blockbuster
The producers realized it was a bad idea to make one Tetris movie, so... they're making three instead

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#218 Post by colinr0380 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:42 pm

What do you bet that the tagline for the third film will be: "now see the pieces all finally fall into place!"

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#219 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Wed Jun 29, 2016 5:04 pm

These are the people who made Foodfight! They will never get to the third film and I'd be surprised if they even make the first.

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#221 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:39 am

That's surprising. I guess they weren't deterred by this.

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#222 Post by lacritfan » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:28 pm

Oceans Ocho (8) - All-female Oceans 11 spin-off.

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#223 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:37 pm

Produced by Soderbergh!


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#225 Post by Ribs » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:34 pm

Because Hollywood Reporter is getting it wrong - the title is not Ocean's Ocho, that's just a fun nickname that Gary Ross and the cast have used for it occasionally. It's just Ocean's Eight, as it should be.

Last reports said Clooney would be too busy to do anything with this, even a small cameo, which makes me honestly wonder what the entire point of this enterprise would be.

(I'm a little confused that the various outfits are saying they've filled seven of the eight slots, though - whilst we know that Bullock/Blanchett are the Clooney/Pitt figures surely one of these others could just as well be the Andy Garcia character?)

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