Movie Talk: ‘Gears of War’ Movie in Development; ‘Logan’ Story Details Revealed

     October 6, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (October 6th, 2016) John Campea, Kristian Harloff, Dennis Tzeng, Cody Miller and Natasha Martinez discuss the following:

  • Logan story details revealed
  • Opening this Week
  • Netflix movies seeking Oscar eligibility
  • Mail Bag
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During a livestream for the upcoming release of Gears of War 4, Microsoft announced that a feature film adaptation of the popular video game series is being developed with producers Dylan Clark and Scott Stuber. Gears of War is a military sci-fi shooter that centers on the soldiers of Delta Squad in their last-ditch fight to save the human inhabitants of the planet Sera from an invasion of unstoppable subterranean creatures known as the Locust Horde. No release date has been set.

For our next story, we are issuing a spoiler alert. If you’d like to remain clear of story details for the newly titled Wolverine 3 movie, Logan, turn the volume down or skip ahead.

OPENING THIS WEEK

The Birth of a Nation – Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner’s quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.

Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life – Rafe Khatchadorian (Griffin Gluck) has an epic imagination and a slight problem with authority. Both collide when he transfers to a middle school where students are expected to follow the rules.

BUY OR SELL

harrison_ford_empire_strikes_back_han_solo_02According to a new report from Variety, it looks like the upcoming Han Solo spin-off movie is moving a bit closer to adding another lead opposite Alden Ehrenreich’s scruffy looking nerf-herder. Sources tell the outlet that Zoe Kravitz, Creed star Tessa Thompson, and Power Rangers’ Naomi Scott have all tested in London this past week for the female lead in the yet-untitled Star Wars Story.

Netflix has become one of the most exciting studios of the moment but the main thing that’s kept their films out of the Oscar race is the theatrical rule. Now, The Wall Street Journal reports that Netflix has struck a deal with iPic Entertainment, a luxury theater chain, that will see Netflix films screened in iPic theaters in NYC and L.A. at the same time as their streaming premieres. This means that the films that screen in this manner are now eligible for Oscar consideration.

The first image from the upcoming sports drama Borg/McEnroe has been has been released, revealing actors Shia LeBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason playing McEnroe and Borg respectively. The movie tells the story about the rivalry between hot-headed tennis star John McEnroe and Swedish player Björn Borg in the late ’70s and early ’80s, with the movie chronicling the 14 times the two rivals met on the court. Borg/McEnroe is expected to hit theaters in 2017.

New trailers:

patriots-day-posterCBS Films has unveiled the first trailer for Peter Berg‘s Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg. The movie opens in theatres on December 21st before opening wide on January 13th, 2017.

The first trailer has been released for The Edge of Seventeen, the new coming-of-age movie that is an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it’s like to grow up as a young woman in today’s modern world. It stars Hailee Steinfeld and opens on November 18th.

Open Roads has released the first trailer for Sleepless, the American remake of the French action hit Sleepless Night, starring Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, and Gabrielle Union. The movie follows Foxx, an undercover police officer attempting to hunt down the people who have kidnapped his son following a botched robbery. It opens on February 24th, 2017.

Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer for the buzzworthy biopic Jackie, which stars Natalie Portman as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Directed The Club filmmaker Pablo Larraín, the film chronicles the hours and days in the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The film opens on December 2nd.

Paramount Pictures has unveiled a new, full-length trailer for Oscar-winning Forest Gump filmmaker Robert Zemeckis’ World War II thriller Allied starring Brad Pitt as an American intelligence officer who encounters a French Resistance fighter played by Marion Cotillard. It opens on November 23rd.

MAIL BAG

Eric Pena writes:

Is it just me or do the special features on home video seem like they are lacking nowadays. Back in the early 2000’s (when selling 2 discs was not a special edition), there used to be hours upon hours of bonus content, some of it even interactive. Today it seems like there isn’t much to look at in terms of bonus content, even if you buy some super, ultimate, overpriced collector’s edition. What’s your take?

Ryan Boucher writes:

Hey guys, love the show, with The Simpsons entering its 28th season, what are the chances of ever getting a sequel to The Simpsons Movie? Or what about ending the series with the movie? Love to hear what you think.

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