Collider Movie Talk: ‘Wonder Woman’ May Land Acclaimed Cinematographer

     September 2, 2015

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, Dennis Tzeng, and Amirose Eisenbach discuss the following:

  • Wonder Woman finds cinematographer
  • Star Wars episode VIII actresses
  • Macbeth trailer
  • Josh Gad cast as Roger Ebert
  • Bourne 5 villain
  • Disney’s Artemis Fowl
  • Rewind (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • When will we see Masterminds?
  • …and a few things more!

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Image via BBC America

With the 2017 Wonder Woman movie set to go into production in the next few months, rumors have emerged that acclaimed cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema, who served as the director of photography for such films as Interstellar, The Fighter and the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, had joined the crew. He joins director Patty Jenkins with a June 2017 release date on the books.

According to a new report, casting for Star Wars Episode VIII is moving full steam ahead and the lead female role is down to a short list. The report claims that actresses Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), and Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) are amongst the finalists for the role. The report also claims that the short list actresses are scheduled to have a chemistry read with John Boyega in a few months.

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A new trailer for the upcoming Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard film Macbeth has hit the web. A new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s period tragedy, Macbeth is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a truthful reimagining of what wartime must have really been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, a story of all-consuming passion and ambition set in war-torn 11th Century Scotland.

macbeth-poster-fassbenderAccording to a story in The Hollywood Reporter, actor Josh Gad has signed on to play the role of Roger Ebert in the upcoming film Russ & Roger. The film is based on the true story of the unique relationship between Roger Ebert and provocative filmmaker Russ Meyer while they made Beyond the Valley of the Dolls at 20th Century Fox, which released to major box office success in 1970. Will Ferrell is already attached to star as Russ Meyer.

As many of you know Matt Damon is currently preparing to return to the role of Jason Bourne in the upcoming Bourne 5. Now we know who will be hunting Jason as the film’s antagonist. Veteran actor Vincent Cassel. Cassel has enjoyed most of his success in European cinema, but is also known for his roles in American films such as Black Swan, Eastern Promises and the Ocean’s Eleven series.


According to reports Thor and Cinderella director, Kenneth Branagh, has signed on to direct the upcoming Disney/Weinstien film Artemis Fowl based on the successful book series. Artemis Fowl is about a 12-year-old Artemis who is a millionaire, a genius – and above all, a criminal mastermind. But Artemis doesn’t know what he’s taken on when he kidnaps a fairy (Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit) to harness her magic to save his family.

REWIND (brought to you by AMC Theatres)

10 years old – Underclassman, Transporter 2, The Constant Gardener

20 years old – Magic In The Water, The Prophecy

MAIL BAG

Dann Giszewski writes: I’ve been a faithful follower ever since I’d discovered the show and never miss an episode. My question is on the upcoming movie Masterminds starring Zach Galifianakis.  The studio producing the movie filled for bankruptcy.  Will this effect the movie? Will it still see the light of day?  Rumors suggest it’s no longer scheduled for release. The trailers for the movie looked really funny. Can we still hold out hope this film makes it to theaters this year? Thank you for your time and all the great work you do.

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