Collider Movie Talk: ‘Justice League’ Filming, Plus ‘Triple 9’ Director John Hillcoat Joins the Table

     February 23, 2016

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On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 23rd, 2016) John Campea, Mark Ellis and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:

  • Justice League Part 1 Tweets first production photo
  • Martin Freeman’s Captain America: Civil War role revealed
  • Stephen King’s IT adaptation begins filming this year
  • New Civil War image of Crossbones released
  • New Dungeons & Dragons movie details
  • Opening this week Triple 9 (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
  • Director of Triple 9John Hillcoat interview
  • Filming movies back to back
  • And much more…

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Image via WB

Warner Brothers and DC Films have officially announced that Justice League Part 1 is a “go” with production slated to start on April 11th. Meanwhile, showing that he is indeed still hard at work on the project, Zack Snyder tweeted out a picture of him and Aquaman star Jason Momoa posing behind the scenes in front of a number of costumes from the film. Justice League Part 1 will star Ben Affleck, Henry CavillGal GadotEzra MillerJason Momoa and Ray Fisher with part 1 coming to theatres November 17th 2017.

Aside from all the Spider-Man questions concerning his appearance in Captain America: Civil War, another big question has been the identity of Martin Freeman’s character and who he might be from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thanks to a report from Empire Magazine, we now have the answer. In their upcoming issue, it has been revealed that Freeman will play Everett Ross, a character that will be very familiar to fans of the Black Panther comic series. In Civil War, Freeman’s Ross will be part of the Joint Counter Terrorist Centre working alongside Emily VanCamp‘s Agent 13. 

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In an exclusive interview with Steve “Frosty” Weintraub at Collider.com, producer Roy Lee revealed that the Stephen King adaptation of IT will begin filming this year. He also revealed that the Cary Fukunaga and Chase Palmer’s script was in fact rewritten by Gary Doberman with help from new director Andy Muscetti. Lee also said that the movie is “very close to the source material” and that the adaptation will be cut into two movies – the first being from the point of view of the kids and the second movie from the point of view of the adults. He also confirmed that both movies will be rated R.

dungeons-dragons-shadowplagueContinuing his interview with producer Roy Lee, Frosty was able to ask him about the long in development Dungeons & Dragons movie and how he was going to bring it to the big screen. Lee’s response as to the approach they are taking to the movie is sure to be a very interesting take for fans. He said:


“This new Dungeons & Dragons will be a Guardians of the Galaxy-tone movie in a Tolkien-like universe. Because when you think of all the Hobbit movies and The Lord of the Rings, they have an earnestness to them, and to see something fun, a Raiders romp inside that world, I feel is something the audience has not seen before.”

David Leslie Johnson, writer of Orphan, has penned the current version of the script which Lee believes will get a greenlight this year.

Empire magazine continues to reveal new bits of information from Captain America: Civil War along with some new images from the movie. Along with a new cover image featuring Cap’s shield and Iron Man’s helmet, the magazine also debuted our first, official look at the villain Crossbones, played by Frank Grillo. 

OPENING THIS WEEK – brought to you by AMC Theaters

triple-9-posterOpening this weekend is Triple 9 directed by John Hillcoat. Scripted by Matt Cook, the story centers on a crew of dirty cops who are blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist. The only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, the police code for “officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck, action-packed finale filled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. Triple 9 stars Casey AffleckWoody HarrelsonKate WinsletChiwetel EjioforAnthony MackieGal GadotNorman Reedus,Aaron PaulTeresa Palmer, and Clifton Collins Jr.

JOHN HILLCOAT INTERVIEW 

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Michael Campos writes: 

Hey movie talkers. For the longest time shooting back to back was only a good thing; it makes shooting movies cheaper with less time in between movies. But now it’s different I think with the whole Mockingjay situation. The audience had an underwhelming reaction to Mockingjay part 1 and with part 2 the director couldn’t do anything to course correct because they shot it back to back. The result was that part 2 was the weakest and lowest grossing of the series. Do you think audience reaction should be taken in before shooting a movie back to back and will it affect Star Wars and Avengers Infinity War?

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