It looks like Star Wars: The Force Awakens details wasn’t the only thing JJ Abrams has been hiding for the past year. In a surprise to everyone, JJ Abrams and Paramount Pictures have released a teaser trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane. Is this a sequel to the 2008 Matt Reeves’ monster movie Cloverfield? Kind of. Here’s what JJ Abrams told us:
“The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.”
Not only did the teaser come out of nowhere, the release date for 10 Cloverfield Lane is actually only a few months away and drops on March 11th this year.
The movie is being directed by Dan Trachtenberg and stars John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Gallagher Jr. as three people that are confined in a cellar due to a disaster that they’ve been told is happening above ground.
A few days ago we discussed some quotes from Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller about not wanting to return to direct the franchise due to the exhausting production of the film. But now it looks like that may not have been the case. In an interview with The Wrap, Miller said the following:
“That was a completely garbled interview. I was in New York and it was so noisy and the journalist was asking me questions on a red carpet at the National Board of Review…She completely got the wrong fragments of information that were just not true. I said no, [another ‘Mad Max’ movie] will not be next, and she took that to mean I never wanted to make another ‘Mad Max.’ It won’t necessarily be next, but I have two more stories.”
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Deadline is reporting that director Jake Kasdan (Sex Tape) will be helm the upcoming Sony remake of Jumanji. The original 1995 film was directed by Joe Johnston and starred Robin Williams and a young Kirsten Dunst. The story revolves around a board game called Jumanji that features jungle animals and hazards leaping into the real world.
James Franco is currently working on directing and starring in an adaptation of Greg Sestero’s book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, the behind the scenes story about the making of the infamously terrible movie The Room directed by Tommy Wiseau. It looks like in addition to himself, his brother Dave, Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zac Efron, Kate Upton, Josh Hutcherson and others, Franco has now added Oscar-nominated actor Bryan Cranston to the film. Sestero, the author of the book announced it on Facebook along with including some new photos.
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Eddie Johnson writes:
Collider Crew Love you guys! Do you think we could ever have a movie with a part 1 & 2 like Avengers: Infinity War or Justice League come out in the same calendar year? Why or why not?
Alex Dunkley writes:
Hey guys, over the last few weeks you have been discussing how George Lucas made a big mess with the prequels and how he is not the greatest director or writer. So I was wondering what your thoughts were on why he wrote and directed the original Star Wars film and why that became such a phenomenon. Thanks and all the best!
Colby Bean writes:
Hey guys, so the other day I watched What’s Eating Gilbert Grape for the first time and I absolutely loved it, but through out the film I kept forgetting Leonardo DiCaprio was in the movie because his performance was so good I kept thinking it was an actor that really had special needs, so my question for you is Have you ever been watching a movie and forgot a certain actor was in it because their performance was so good? Another one that comes to mind is Robin Williams in One Hour Photo.