The wole world remebers ‘BORAT’, a character created by Sacha Baron Cohen and made famous to the whole wide world in 2006’s film ‘Borat:(Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan)’, where the made-up Kazakh TV personality travels around the US and is basically pi**ing people off.
It was huge at that time, with a budget of aprox $18 million and grossed over $260 million worldwide ($128 million is US alone).
Reports about an upcoming sequel surfaced on the Internet a couple of weeks ago and were soon proven to be true. Amazon bought it and will be be streaming on October 23.
Even this time the complet title is trippy: ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan and is another mockumentary comedy film.
‘Free Guy’ is a take on what may possibly happen if an NPC (non-playable character) would become aware of the fact that this world he’s living in is a videogame.
As you’ll see in the trailer below: ones own (repeatedly) death, looting and violent behavior is normal and happens on daily basis. But happens when one of the exposed starts defying it?
Because of the global pandemic the initial planned release in July has been postphoned to December. I hope there’ll be no further delay, I mean – you’ve got a great concept, Ryan Reynolds (amazing actor) as the lead and some romance going on. Will he be able to save his world?
The next epic sci-fi adventure is ‘Dune’. Based on the classic work with the same name, written by Frank Herbert, it follows a brilliant and gifted young man – Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet) – destined for greatness.
It has a STELLAR CAST with Jason Momoa (‘Game of Thrones’) , Josh Brolin (‘Avengers’), Dave Bautista (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’), Oscar Isaac (the ‘Star Wars’- sequels), Stellan Skarsgård (‘Chernobyl’), Rebecca Ferguson (‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’) and Zendaya (the new ‘Spider-Man’- trilogy).
While we’ve already seen photos of the new designed Batmobile , we finally have a closer and more detailed look.
The project is being directed by Matt Reeves, whose credits includes directing ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ (2014) and my first impression is that we’ll see something simillar to Christopher Nolan’s ‘The Dark Knight’- trilogy; in other words, a closer-to-reality Batman.
That is supported by the fact that Reeves’ is said to have “re-worked the story to focus on a younger Batman, hoping to emphasize the detective aspect of the character to a greater extent than previous films“.
The role as the caped crusader at night and billionaire Bruce Wayne in the day will be portrayed by Robert Pattinson, known for his role as vampyre Edward in the ‘Twilight’- saga.
Because of the Co-vid19 pandemic, the project has been postponed since March and the release pushed. It was initially planned for June, 25th 2021, and moved to October 1st, 2021.
The Guardian has reported that high-end movies- and TV- projects are now greenlit to resume production and that includes ‘The Batman’, ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ and the second season of Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’.
While the whole world has stopped because of the Co-vid19, so have a lot of expensive projects.
The Guardian reports that some among the biggest such “have been given the go-ahead to restart filming after the UK government and health bodies signed off on new coronavirus safety rules“.
UK’s film and high-end television industry is worth £3.6bn and could rise now that Hollywood monsters as Matt Reeves-directed ‘The Batman’ – starring Robert Pattinson, the third ‘Fantastic Beasts’- film, set in the Harry Potter- universe, and Netflix’s second season of epic-fantasy series ‘The Witcher’ with Henry Cavill’s in the main role – “is understood to be keen to resume production as soon as is safely possible“.
Two of the most popular shows on British television are ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. Back in mid-March those were the first UK productions to suspend filming.
There’s even a very likely time-frame till the production may resume as the article states that: “This is a green light that signals that the UK is open for business again for film and high-end TV production,” said an industry source. “Many productions have to get up and running again in the next two months or they won’t get made this year as they rely on summer weather and conditions.”
I’m sure we’ll see some release dates pushed back but it’s good to see things are beginning to recover and soon to return to normal.
Almost two weeks ago, news that the Snyder cut will see daylight stunned the Internet.
It’s ‘Justice League’s original director Zack Snyder’s vision of the fifth film in DC Comics’ based movie universe, also known as DCEU (DC Extended Universe). It gathers Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman and The Flash. The theatrical cut was around 2 hours long and severe edited due to Snyder’s withdrawal from the project. It will however premiere on HBO Max next year and it’s said to double up the fun – it’s a 4 hours long footage that has yet to be decided upon if it will be released as a movie or splitted into a 6- parts series.
To top this great announcement, Comicbook.com has learned that Henry Cavill, the actor playing the role of Superman in ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman v Superman’ and ‘Justice League’ will make a return into the DCEU franchise. It is however, according to the same source, likely that he will be used in supporting roles or cameos, BUT they also state that “Warner Bros. and DC Comics are still figuring out where the character best fits in upcoming films“.
I can’t wait for the Snyder Cut to finally arrive and see where the DCEU will be heading. ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ (‘Wonder Woman 2’) should hit theaters in August and there are more DCEU- tied projects planned, among these a solo ‘Batman’ feature. The first ‘Wonder Woman’- installment, ‘Aquaman’, Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘Joker’ (Oscar winner) and ‘Shazam!’ were very well received by critiques and audiences.
Jon Landau is the producer helming the production of the ‘Avatar’- sequels. He has been working under James Cameron’s (writer and director) supervision in the past with: ‘Titanic’, ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ and the first ‘Avatar’ film.
The production for the upcoming films of the franchise (there will be FOUR more!) has been put on hold because of the virus around the world, but the same Jon has published an Instagram post that reveals it will resume next week.
Christopher Nolan is the mastermind behind ‘The Dark Knight’- trilogy, ‘Inception’ and ‘Interstellar’.
He is accredited to be both writer and the director of ‘Tenet’- a project that seems to contain elements of espionage mixed with sci-fi; such as bending time.
I am a fan of his works and I’m pretty confident to state that I’ve NEVER read a single post criticizing his works.
‘Tenet’ will arrive soon in theaters (do we dare to hope on July,17th?) and the plot summary on IMDb describes it as:
“Armed with only one word — Tenet — and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.”
John David Washington (picture at the top of the article) will play the main role. Glad to see Robert Pattinson (‘Twilight’, and the upcoming solo ‘Batman’- film) and Michael Caine (previously worked with Nolan in ‘The Dark Knight’- trilogy) on the cast list.