New Films in Production, v.2

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#601 Post by beamish14 » Mon May 24, 2021 4:40 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 4:19 pm
beamish14 wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:26 pm
Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl's heirs have had a long-running feud regarding which can inflict the most damage to their intellectual properties
I actually like Burton's stranger and nastier Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The bits with Wonka's father got backlash from fans of the book and the Disney movie, but I actually like those parts too - if you strip away the fantastic elements, it's very close to an autobiographical depiction of Burton's relationship with his own parents, from childhood into fame.


Oh, I like many facets of Burton's film, particularly the film-hopping scene with Mike Teavee and Wonka's "flashbacks". The film does have a weird anti-video game message to it, though. I thought Big Fish was also pretty autobiographical, as his desire to take it on was spurned by their passings.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#602 Post by knives » Mon May 24, 2021 5:44 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 4:19 pm
beamish14 wrote:
Mon May 24, 2021 3:26 pm
Dr. Seuss and Roald Dahl's heirs have had a long-running feud regarding which can inflict the most damage to their intellectual properties
I actually like Burton's stranger and nastier Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The bits with Wonka's father got backlash from fans of the book and the Disney movie, but I actually like those parts too - if you strip away the fantastic elements, it's very close to an autobiographical depiction of Burton's relationship with his own parents, from childhood into fame.
It’s not a Disney film believe it or not.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#603 Post by hearthesilence » Mon May 24, 2021 7:17 pm

Ahhhhh, I keep making that mistake.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#604 Post by swo17 » Mon May 24, 2021 7:38 pm

It's an easy mistake to make since his three other PG remakes were for Disney



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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#607 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:17 pm

Oh, that sounds interesting


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#609 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:05 pm

Deadline is reporting that Charles Burnett is set to direct the escape-from-slavery drama Steal Away

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#610 Post by beamish14 » Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:12 pm

I believe this is different from another recently announced project regarding the Middle Passage, although Caldecott Chubb (who co-produced Glass Shield and To Sleep With Anger) was attached to that one as well.

Burnett has turned down a lot of projects over the years. I don't think he cares for Hollywood's development process and he only aligns himself with material he can have absolutely control over. Very little-known fact: he turned down the chance to direct the Eddie Murphy vehicle The Distinguished Gentleman (1992), which would have netted him a salary that was almost as large as the budget of To Sleep With Anger.




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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#614 Post by Maltic » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:08 pm


Late style incoming.

Hill did three of the best Westerns from the last 41 years. Maybe that's not saying much... but still, they're good.

The synopsis here smells a bit of contrived wokeness, but if that was what it took to get the project off the ground, so be it...

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#615 Post by knives » Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:23 pm

Over course his films from the last twenty years, at least, haven’t been so hot.

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New Films in Production, v.2

#616 Post by Mr Sausage » Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:25 pm

I’m super excited for Argento’s next horror film. He made ten of the best horror films of the last 50 years!





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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#621 Post by ianthemovie » Fri Jul 09, 2021 11:39 am

Bill Condon to direct a new film of Guys and Dolls.

For some reason the author of this article seems to think Guys and Dolls is set during the Depression.

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#622 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:32 am

Jordan Peele released a teaser poster for his next film, Nope, starring Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun and set for release next July

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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#623 Post by DarkImbecile » Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:20 pm


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Re: New Films in Production, v.2

#624 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:36 am

*counts on fingers* Divorced, Beheaded, Died, Divorced, Beheaded,.... phew! :)
I wonder if Universal is wanting to go down the Insidious/Conjuring route and have an older lady roaming the world exorcising people. Maybe Burstyn is going to become the new Lin Shaye figure, troubled by events from her past but it being something pushing her forward to keep performing her daily exercises!

I am cautious about this news however as only Exorcist III really captured my interest from the original run of films.


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