John Campea and the Film HQ crew talk the return of the Blair Witch, Batman’s new tactical suit, and Stan Lee’s super-spy life story. Plus, an exclusive interview with Blair Witch screenwriter Simon Barrett! It’s all right here on the latest episode of Film HQ!
First up is all the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 news you can handle. The movie doesn’t hit theatres until May 5th of 2017, but two of its stars, Chris Pratt and Kurt Russell, tease what fans can expect.
Then it’s on to some Super Troopers 2 news! The production started last week in Boston and, according to Deadline, added Rob Lowe to the cast as Guy Le Franc, a former hockey star now the mayor of a Quebec, Canadian border town.
Records are made to be broken. Even if we are talking about Star Wars. According to the Hollywood Reporter, The Fifty Shades Darker trailer broke the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer record with over 114 million views in the first 24 hours across all platforms.
Zack Snyder took to Twitter again to reveal what Batman will look like in the upcoming Justice League movie. In the photo, Ben Affleck is wearing the newest Bat suit, complete with goggles and much heavier armor. The Batman tactical suit, as it’s so lovingly being called, broke the internet with reactions from everyone.
In more sequel news, director Peter Berg still has hope for a sequel to The Rundown. Especially if it starred Jonah Hill alongside The Rock. That is if The Rock can carve out 600 extra hours it would take to film the movie.
Then, it’s on to our first ever BACK TO BACK with another story about The Rock. G.I. Joe fans WILL have to wait for a 3rd installment of the franchise, thanks to the actor’s busy schedule. Byung-hun Lee, the actor who plays Storm Shadow, confirmed to Latino Review Media that the studio is waiting for actors schedules to clear especially The Rock.
Fox Searchlight has reportedly secured distribution rights to Jackie, the biopic of Jackie Kennedy that follows the hours and days following the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The movie stars Natalie Portman in the title role and will get an Oscar friendly release on December 9th, later this year.
And in what appears to be the funniest, most interesting piece of news this week, Fox bought the life rights to famed comic book writer Stan Lee and plans to turn his life into a 1970’s style action movie akin to Kingsman: Secret Service or Roger Moore’s James Bond. And to be clear, Stan Lee isn’t actually an international spy, right?
And with all that news out of the way, Film HQ then moves on to its segments known as Critics Corner where John and the panel look at Oliver Stone’s Snowden as well as Blair Witch. Join Mark Ellis, Jon Schnepp and Campea as they rate and review the two movies playing now at a theatre near you.
And lastly, a look at the Top Five Found Footage Movies of all time to get you ready for, you guessed it, Blair Witch.
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