On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 25th, 2016) John Campea, Dennis Tzeng, and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:
- James Mangold replaces David Fincher on Disney’s Captain Nemo
- Minecraft Movie Logline revealed
- Pam Anderson in Baywatch movie?
- Disney releases Zootopia parody posters
- Box Office Predictions
- Movie Talk and how it has changed over the past year
- The differences in culture and ratings between domestic movies and international movies
- Live Twitter questions
- And much more…
Back a few years, Disney set David Fincher to direct a new iteration of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea that would feature an entirely different take on the source material. Due to a difference in opinion with casting, Fincher left the project leaving the director’s chair open for another name. Now Deadline is reporting that The Wolverine director James Mangold has been brought on to helm the picture. Entitled Captain Nemo, the project is described as an origin story for the character as he creates and builds his Nautilus. No word yet on any casting or a release date.
John, what do you think of James Mangold directing Captain Nemo?
One of the most popular video games of all time is Minecraft is getting the video game to movie adaptation. Thanks to Steven “Frosty” Weintraub of Collider.com who spoke with producer Roy Lee, we now have some details on the adaptation. The movie will target the same audience as Jurassic World and will be about a “multiverse where humans can enter the world and feel what it’s like to have a live action version of a Minecraft experience.” The movie is currently being written by It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Rob McElhnney who will also direct. No word yet on a release date.
Dennis what do you think of the premise of the new Minecraft movie?
BUY OR SELL
The Baywatch movie already has a number of A list talent attached including Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron and San Andreas’ Alexandra Daddario. What most fans want to know, however, is whether or not Pamela Anderson will be included in the movie. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, Anderson confirmed the filmmakers have reached out to her, saying:
“I haven’t turned it down completely yet. But I have turned down what they offered me. But we’ll see what happens…I haven’t even read the script. I have no idea what it’s about… ‘Baywatch’ was such a huge part of my life. And really they’re trying to do an homage and you know it’s an honour to have them to want me to be a part of it so bad.”
Kristian, buy or sell Pamela Anderson appearing in the new Baywatch movie?
Disney has released a number of Zootopia parody posters poking fun at this year’s crop of Oscar movies as well as some of the box office blockbusters from last year. Including in the posters, Steve Paws, Bridge of Sloths, The Hibernant and a parody of Star Wars the Force Awakens. This is all to drum up some interest in the latest animated movie which stars the voices of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Shakira, Idris Elba and J.K. Simmons. Zootopia opens in theatres March 4th, 2016.
John, buy or sell these Zootopia parody posters?
BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS
Now it’s time for Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions on what movies are opening this weekend and in what order they will top the weekend’s box office.
Juan Somarriba writes:
Hello guys and gals of Movie Talk.
I really hope John gets to answer this question before he leaves Collider. Do you like how what you started all those years ago evolved to the type of show Movie Talk is now? Did you have a different vision for the show and if so, can you explain what were the things that you tweaked along the way to make Movie Talk the way it is today? Maybe things you tried that did not work and things you changed that worked for the better? Maybe even how the transition from AMC to Collider affected the content of the show? Good luck in your future projects. I hope you will still post things on your own You Tube channel and congrats on doing a great job with Movie Talk and finishing your novel. Thanks for Movie Talk and the other shows and for bringing in the Schmoes to Collider. Can’t wait to see the next phase.
The filthy has left the building.
Nelson Valoura writes:
Hello, Collider Crew!
Watching the latest Movie3Some with ex-Collider John Campea (ouch, that was painful to write), I was wondering what is your opinion to some of the cultural differences in the movie going experience?
Being a Portuguese person, I’ll talk about the example I’m more familiar with: Portugal. Like Campea said, we have pre-assigned tickets, and I recently found out that in the US such a thing doesn’t exist, and that really intrigues me because I can’t even imagine a life without pre-assigned seatings, it would be mayhem!!!
Besides that, the ratings in here are not nearly as extreme (Deadpool is 14+, for example); and the movie tickets are way cheaper (in Portugal a movie ticket costs what is equal to 7 dollars – 6.4€ – but most people – myself included – have a 2 for the price of 1 type of discount which ends up making my trip to the movies cost roughly 3.50 dollars, or 3.2€).
All of that said, is there any other cultural movie-related subject that you guys know that exists some place else and you wish existed in the US, or something you would change in the movie going experience?
Thanks, and the best of regards from Portugal!
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