On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, and Mark Ellis discuss the following:
- Power Rangers gets a new title
- Captain America: Civil War trailer rumor to show before Spectre
- Elizabeth Banks returns for Pitch Perfect 3
- Paddington 2
- Monopoly origin story
- The Discovery
- Lack of Luke in The Force Awakens trailer
- Rewind (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Marvel’s Infinity War
- TV CGI vs Movie CGI
- and much more…
Collider.com reports the announcement of the upcoming Power Rangers movie will be titled “Saban’s Power Rangers”, with a budget in the $35 million range. Saban’s Power Rangers is directed by Dean Israelite, and stars Naomi Scott, Dacre Montgomery, Ludi Lin, and RJ Cyler.
Pitch Perfect 2 was a phenomenal success for the studio. The sequel took in almost triple of what the original film made when it took home over $285 million dollars at the box office on a measly $29 million dollar production budget so it should come as no surprise that a third film is on the way. Now Elizabeth Banks has signed on to direct the third film as well.
Paddington director Paul King has agreed to return to helm the sequel, Paddington 2. King will also be co-writing the script for the new film picking up on the success of the original which made almost $260 million worldwide on just a $55 million dollar budget and scored an outstanding 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. There is no release date yet for the new film as producers want to give King time to develop the new project.
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Yet another Monopoly movie is in development. This one however will be a little different as it will focus on the true story of how the game came into existence… and it’s a little more interesting than you may think. The film will be based on 2 separate books, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game as well as The Billion Dollar Monopoly Swindle.
It was announced that Academy Award nominee Rooney Mara and Nicholas Hoult have signed on to star in the upcoming film The Discovery, a science fiction love story set in a world where the existence of the afterlife is scientifically proven. The Discovery is set a year after the world changing discovery of a provable afterlife. Hoult plays the son of the man responsible for the discovery and Mara plays a woman he falls in love with whose life is tinged by a tragic past.
If there was ANY negative feedback at all from the most recent and final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, it was the complete lack of Luke Skywalker. When asked about the absence of the quintessential Star Wars hero from any of the marketing, director JJ Abrams said the following: “These are good questions to be asking. I can’t wait for you to find out the answer… It’s no accident.”
REWIND (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
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Ben Qualls writes: Hey Collider crew, I have two questions for you. Since almost everyone will appear in Marvel’s Infinity War, who would be on your top 5 list of superheroes to die? And, who do you think the new Avengers lineup will consist of after Part 2? Thanks, and keep up the great work.
Alex Colon writes: I have always been curious in regards of good CGI between Movies and TV. Does the TV production use the same equipment as the movies? If they do, why put so much money into CGI if there both using the same equipment. Love to hear from you, thanks and keep up the great work.