It seemed like the weekend was filled with news from the silver screen.
We learned that the following movies are coming to a movie theatre near you in 2019:
- The third Kingsman movie will be released November 9, 2019 and Matthew Vaughan will be back to pen the script and to direct.
- The Joker movie that stars Joaquin Phoenix will be released October 4, 2019.
While we are talking about The Joker, the director of the movie posted the following and it is kind of unnerving:
The director also posted our first look at Zazie Beetz in the movie.
DC is in the midst of testing actresses for the upcoming Birds of Prey movie. THR stated that Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smolett-Bell, and Justina Machada are just a few of many that are testing for the movie that will star Margot Robbie as fan favorite, Harley Quinn.
The main group of the Birds of Prey consists of Barbara Gorden/Oracle, Dinah Lance/Black Canary, Helena Bertinelli/Huntress, and more. These female superheroes go on special missions around the world.
Marvel has tapped Chloe Zhao to direct The Eternals movie. The is just the latest example of Marvel looking at the indie circuit to find some highly talented Directors that give its movies a less formulaic look and feel. Variety The Eternals are a race of humanity that are described as an offshoot of the evolutionary process that created sentient life on Earth.
Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective, The Alienist, Maniac) will take on the task of helming the next James Bond movie, which will mark the last movie starring Daniel Craig as 007 and the 25th James Bond movie.
Fantastic Fest is still going on in Texas and over the weekend people were raving about two upcoming horror movies:
- Overlord – The story of two American soldiers behind enemy lines on D Day. But, that synopsis makes it sound like you will be watching a sequel to Dunkirk. That is not the case. Remember, in J.J. we trust. Moviegoers called it a ferociously gory war/monster movie and they loved it. It will be released November 9.
- Suspiria – A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. This is not Black Swan. It is actually a remake of a movie that came out in the 70s, which to me is the height of classic horror movies. Some viewers left the movie speechless, in a good way. Others stated that it was spellbinding and the scariest movie they had ever seen. It will be released November 2.
Finally, a director listened to the audience at a showing of a movie at a festival and takes action. Deadline noted that after the response from viewers at TIFF, David Mackenzie trimmed 20 minutes from The Outlaw King, which starts Chris Pine. I, personally, do not think that this is a bad thing, People’s attention spans are short and sometimes the vision of a dedicated director can’t hold a movie goer. So, sometimes, snipping away until you find a movie that is under two hours and makes the viewer want to stand up and cheer is a must.
The movie is a true David v Goliath story of how the great 14th Century Scottish ‘Outlaw King’ Robert The Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat and repel the much larger and better equipped occupying English army. It will air on Netflix on November 9.
That’s it for me.
Have a great day!