On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 19th, 2016) Dennis Tzeng, Kristian Harloff and John Rocha discuss the following:
- San Andreas 2 announced with Dwayne Johnson
- Blade Runner 2 gets a release date
- Emily Blunt in talks for Mary Poppins
- Christian Bale to re-team with Out of the Furnace director
- Jessica Chastain in talks for Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut
- Box Office Predictions (brought to you by AMC theatres)
- Memorable films
- Good movies with bad endings
- and much more…
Dwayne Johnson’s heroic leading man, Raymond Gaines looks to be returning in a San Andreas sequel. Johnson and New Line are developing a sequel after the original crossed $473 million internationally last year. New Line has hired scribes Neil Widener and Gavin James to write the script, taking over for Carlton Cuse, Andre Fabrizio and Jeremy Passmore, who penned the first film. Much of the original team is expected to return for the second installment.
Alcon Entertainment, the studio behind the next installment to the cult favorite Blade Runner has finally dated the release in a very odd place – Martin Luther King Weekend, January 12th, 2018. The movie is the brain child of original director Ridley Scott enlisting Blade Runner co-writer Hampton Fancher to pen the script alongside Michael Green. Prisoners and Sicario director Denis Villeneuve will take the helm that will see the return of Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard alongside a new character played by Ryan Gosling.
Disney will be reviving one of their most iconic characters with a new Mary Poppins movie and now it looks like Emily Blunt is in talks to take up the umbrella in the latest re-imagining. The report also confirms the new Mary Poppins film will take place 20 years after the original in Depression-era London, and will draw its source material from existing works by original author P.L. Travers’ book series.
BUY OR SELL
After dropping out of Michael Mann’s biopic Ferrari, it looks as though Christian Bale has found his next project. Bale will re-team with his Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper in the 1892 set Hostiles. Cooper will write and direct the movie that tells the story of a legendary Army captain who agrees to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief and his family back to tribal lands. Together, they must join forces to overcome the punishing landscape and hostile Comanche tribes they encounter along the way.
One of the most respected screenwriters in Hollywood, Aaron Sorkin, is set to make his directorial debut with a film entitled Molly’s Game. Now, it looks like Jessica Chastain will be taking on the lead role. Chastain would play the title role of Molly Bloom, a driven world-class skier and Political Science major who, through a bizarre series of circumstances, ends up running an elite high-stakes poker ring for eight years before ultimately being brought down by the FBI.
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.
Dave Perez writes:
Hello Collider, First, let me just thank you all for providing the best and most enjoyable source of entertainment news for so many like me. Are there any lesser known/underrated films that are special to you for emotional reasons, good or bad? Maybe it reminds you of a specific moment in your life or you just happened to see it at a time you were experiencing something similar. For me, one particular film is the 1993 Michael Keaton film “My Life”, in which he begins videotaping lessons for his unborn child because he has terminal cancer. It is particularly memorable for me because I first saw it during my own father’s battle with cancer, which he sadly lost soon after. Thank you and keep on keepin’ on.
Hey guys, love the show. I’ve been listening for several months now. Quick question: Are there any movies that you were really liking UNTIL you saw the ending for it and thus ending up hating the film? For me, it’s High Tension and The Prestige. Stupid clones! Keep up the great work, gang.
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