The Irishman was so expensive that the late Brad Grey passed despite his love of his association with Marty. After all, says a knowledgeable source, Scorsese had gone more than 100 percent over budget on Silence. Only Netflix would take on The Irishman, and whether the streamer thinks it got its money’s worth is known only within its secretive walls. (Netflix supposedly was in the mix for Killers, but it's hard to say whether the streamer's heart was really in that battle.) … [Read more...] about Behind Scorsese’s ‘Killers’ Apple Deal: $200M+ Budget, “Low-Risk” for Paramount
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It would be pleasantly ironic to report that this reassessment of Eastwood’s career has come on the heels of declining popularity at the box office, but the man who formerly had No Name is, by some accounts, the most popular movie star in the world. Theater owners named him the top moneymaking star of 1984 and 1985, a distinction he also won in 1972 and 1973. Since 1955, his forty films have grossed more than $1.5 billion, a figure that rivals the gross national product of some nations (Malta, Mauritania, the Netherlands Antilles, Rwanda, Tonga, Togo, Chad and Lesotho, among others). Moreover, a recent Roper poll found that Americans aged eighteen to twenty-four picked Clint Eastwood as their number-one hero. Ronald Reagan was a distant third (behind Eddie Murphy), which may account for the fact that the president of the United States has begun quoting from Clint Eastwood films when issuing challenges to Congress. … [Read more...] about Clint Eastwood’s American Dream
"The challenge is to approach it as you would a much smaller movie, and not get caught up in the fact that you have $100 million-plus to spend and start thinking about the biggest set pieces you can construct. Rather, focus on the stuff that makes it special and makes an audience invest - and that's the characters. That's in the stuff you don't need a lot of money to do right. That's how we approached The Flash and that's how we're approaching D&D." RELATED: Dungeons & Dragons Directors Are Taking a Fun Approach, But It's Not a Comedy Apart from The Flash, the duo also dipped their toes in the world of the MCU when they wrote the screenplay for Spider-Man: Homecoming and that experience was also a valuable lesson in the importance of the smaller moments in a big-budget spectacle film, as Daley explained. … [Read more...] about What the Dungeons & Dragons Directors Learned from Working on The Flash and Spider-Man
As for the animated prequel being discussed there, that is something that has been in the cards for a couple of years now. Paramount first announced those plans back in 2015, but this Empire article reiterates that the animated Transformers movie, which will be something of an origin story written by Ant-Man scribes Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, is still very much a part of the plan. Since we haven't heard anything about that movie for a while, that is definitely worth noting. It is also becoming more common for studios to supplement their big franchises with animated movies, like Sony is doing with their animated Spider-Man movie. Also, many fans still consider the 1986 animated Transformers: The Movie to be the best Transformers movie, that may not be a bad idea. … [Read more...] about Next Transformers Spin-Off Takes Place in Ancient Rome?
Vidya Balan is regarded as one of the finest actors in the country. She has starred in a number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films such as Kahaani, The Dirty Picture, Paa, and No One Killed Jessica. But Vidya has never collaborated with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur, who is a producer. For her, this is an intentional decision to avoid unnecessary friction which may arise from working together. Read what she said. … [Read more...] about Vidya Balan Won’t Work With Hubby Siddharth Roy Kapur To Avoid Friction