There are a bunch of good movies with stars and commercial concepts that will premiere, but buyers and sellers I spoke with predict this won’t be the same as the recent Virtual Cannes Market, where several massive deals were brokered for star-driven packages, many of them to the streamers that have thrived while theaters remained dark during the pandemic lockdown. Toronto fare often appeals to independent distributors. Will they be bold, when their revenue has been dry since March, when they are paying salaries and rent for offices they haven’t been in for six months? Will they bid on greenlight-ready packages when insurers are not writing policies that will cover the debilitating hardship that would happen if a star tests positive for COVID-19 – as Tom Hanks did on Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film and Robert Pattinson did on Matt Reeves’ The Batman? The financial exposure on a film that gets shut down for weeks could be catastrophic. … [Read more...] about Toronto 2020: Who The Hell Knows How Pandemic-Challenged Acquisitions Market Will Unfold
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Zack Snyder confirmed that a sequel was in the works and that he and Patty Jenkins had already started writing the screenplay, which would put Diana Prince in modern times, but even at that time, Jenkins was not officially attached to the movie. Gal Gadot is said to have had an option for Wonder Woman 2 within her multi-picture deal with Warner Bros., but Jenkins was only signed on for one movie, which is a typical Warner Bros. contract for first-time tent pole directors. Since Wonder Woman went on to obliterate all commercial expectations, it has been assumed that Jenkins and Gadot would be able to command a larger salary this time around after negotiations. … [Read more...] about Patty Jenkins Finally Closes Deal to Direct Wonder Woman 2
But keeping Aftermath to a manageable length required the verbose Cook to edit. Walker challenged her to cut verses that didn’t advance her story from tracks like “These Days,” freeing up space for the producer to add what Cook calls his “sonic flourishes.” Like the drum-machine skeleton of “Bad Decisions” and the distorted percussion effects in “Perfect Girls of Pop,” the song with that flag-planting steel solo played by Gravy member Whit Wright. Gravy guitarist Andrew Leahey gives the track its jangly feel, playing R.E.M.-like guitar arpeggios, which Walker doubled on an acoustic 12-string. Leahey and bassist Steve Duerst also joined Cook and Walker in recording the song’s lush background harmonies. … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Cook Is as Country as Cornbread. On Her New Album, She Becomes a Rock Star
Trump’s re-election strategy isn’t as audacious as it sounds when you understand that probably one-third of the country already disbelieves what they see and hear unless it’s coming from Fox News, Ben Shapiro, some other pillar of the right-wing echo chamber, or Trump himself. Remember: A thrice-married, maybe-billionaire from New York City with a long history of bankruptcies and deceptions succeeded at selling himself as the candidate of the Everyman. Trump’s party — for he’s captured it lock, stock, and barrel — denies the science of climate change and has made the simplest of public-health protections, wearing a mask, into a political statement, preferring to risk infection or death if it means they can “own the libs” and show solidarity with the president. The running tally of current and former GOP congressional candidates who have endorsed or lent credence to QAnon, the mega-conspiracy theory about a global cabal of … [Read more...] about How Far Will Donald Trump Go to Win?