"Stories, they keep making them longer and longer only for economic reasons. After I made Mission: Impossible, Tom [Cruise] asked me to start working on the next one. I said: 'Are you kidding?' One of these is enough. Why would anybody want to make another one? Of course, the reason they make another one is to make money. I was never a movie director to make money, which is the big problem of Hollywood. That's the corruption of Hollywood." RELATED: Mission: Impossible 7 Stunt Rig Test Photos Leak, But Tom Cruise Isn't Filming Yet When it comes to the Mission Impossible sequels, it is hard to argue with De Palma's sentiment that they were made to mint money. While an action series like the original Bourne Identity trilogy featured sequels that were a tight continuation of the story from the original film and can be thought of as three parts of the same overarching plot, the Mission Impossible sequels all essentially recycle the same plot in each new movie. A bad guy threatens to unleash … [Read more...] about Brain de Palma Thought One Mission: Impossible Movie Was Enough
Back in April, Warner Bros. set October 5, 2018 and November 1, 2019 release dates for two unspecified DCEU movies, with many speculating that one of those dates is being held for this Batman movie. The studio hasn't confirmed what movies will be taking those dates at this time, but it's possible that one of the other movies could be Suicide Squad 2, which the studio reportedly wanted to start filming next year. Director David Ayer and his Suicide Squad star Will Smith are currently filming Bright for Netflix, but it hasn't been confirmed if they will return for Suicide Squad 2. Hopefully we'll have more on The Batman in the near future. … [Read more...] about Is Armie Hammer Finally Joining the DC Movie Universe?
In July, Frank Grillo will return to survive the streets yet again in The Purge 3, which promises to be the biggest and best chapter in this franchise yet. Just a few short days later, Universal enters the family film realm with their animated comedy The Secret Life of Pets, which shows just what all those cats and dogs are doing when you're away. The end of July brings one of Universal's biggest movies of the year in the Untitled Next Bourne Chapter, which brings Matt Damon back to the big screen in his iconic role as Jason Bourne. Heading into the dog days of summer, Universal is set to release a new movie experience unlike any other with Spectral. Decsribed as a 3D action adventure movie, an elite Spec Ops team take on a mission to thwart an aggressive phantom threat that cannot be explained. … [Read more...] about Universal Pictures 2016 Movie Preview with New Photos
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness may have found its new director. It's been revealed that Sam Raimi, who previously helped usher in the modern era of superhero movies with his Spider-Man trilogy, is in talks to helm the sequel. Scott Derrickson, who directed the first Doctor Strange, departed the project last month following creative differences with Marvel Studios. Derrickson is set to remain on board as a producer. … [Read more...] about Sam Raimi in Talks to Direct Doctor Strange 2, Marvel’s Horror Movie
RELATED: Weekend Box Office Hits Zero for the First Time in 26 Years This re-closure opens up a host of questions about the uncertain future the movie business faces. For one, there has been much discussion regarding President Trump opening up much of the U.S. again soon, possibly by Easter Sunday. If that does happen and circumstances begin to worsen again, the U.S. could see a similar five steps forward, five steps back situation. This could also impact how other countries handle the re-opening of their respective movie theaters, as virtually every major country around the world has the majority of screens shut down right now, save for a few exceptions. … [Read more...] about China Closes All Movie Theaters Again After a Few Just Reopened