亚博网采用百度引擎5（Baidu 9）When you look up the numbers for James Cameron’s Avatar, they are impressive: fastest film to cross the billion mark (after just the 19th day of its international release), highest opening weekend for a non-franchise movie (2 million), .789 billion at the global box office.When you look at the fanbase: crickets.How is that possible? How can a movie not just any movie, but a science fiction movie be this huge and have no discernible fanbase? No visible, active, enthusiastic devotees who dissect it and repurpose it and build stories around it like almost all genre fans do. The word “Ewok” is never spoken in Return of the Jedi, but if you stop anyone on the street and ask them to name the cuddly Star Wars teddy bears, everyone knows what they are, even if they aren’t an avowed fan. If pressed, it’s doubtful anyone could even name a single Avatar character.Mind you, we re not talking about Avatar s industry impact here. As a delivery system for the next evolution in 3D technology, it was truly groundbreaking, and it sparked an obsession with 3D movies that still hasn t quite abated (although audiences have seemingly caught on to the idea that not everything needs to be seen this way remember Baz Luhrmann s disastrous The Great Gatsby?). No, what we re talking about here are fans. Rabid, canon-obsessed fans, who pick apart every detail, cosplay in meticulous costumes, cover their desks and computers with figures and collectibles, and perhaps most importantly, keep the story alive on their own through fanfic, home made movies, and artwork. It s here that Avatar s impact is barely felt at all.Ryan FujitaniSci-fi fans don t need a ton of fodder to latch on to a property, either. Joss Whedon s Firefly didn t even air a full season and fans rallied around it so passionately that they willed a movie into existence, kept spin-off comic books on the shelves, and still show up at conventions and fests proudly displaying their browncoat allegiance. Star Trek was a ratings flop when it first aired, but planted enough fan seeds that it eventually went from cult series to movie franchise to extended, multi-timeline, multi-format colossus. Akira was a single, standalone anime film from 1988 and you still see its iconic poster repurposed for everything from Batman to Seinfeld. Blade Runner was a bomb but still got comic book spinoffs and unofficial merch. When was the last time you saw someone wearing an Avatar shirt? A quick Google search for “Avatar fan films” brings up a lot of results… for the Avatar: The Last Airbender anime series.In honor of the movie’s 10th anniversary, let s consider some of the factors that may contribute to Avatar s struggle to gain a fandom foothold, and whether or not the planned sequels can help.Avatar Was An Experience, Not A Story(Photo by ©20th Century Fox. All rights reserved courtesy Everett Collection)It’s kind of fitting that Avatar got a recent boost from the announcement of a Disney World theme park based on the planet Pandora (albeit a short-lived boost; interest waned the minute the ribbon was cut on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge), because Avatar has always been about an immersive experience more than a gripping story. Soon after the film’s release, you began to see stories about “Avatar Depression” – people who loved virtually sailing through Pandora so much that they were sad they couldn’t actually live there (America being neck-deep in a throttling recession didn’t help). The idyllic jungle world was so detailed and beautiful – especially in 3D – that people just wanted to exist inside it. The characters and plot, neither of which were especially well crafted, seemed to just get in the way. Cameron himself even hinted at this during the press tour, saying to the Los Angeles Times:“You’ve got to compete head on with these other epic works of fantasy and fiction, the Tolkiens and the Star Wars and the Star Treks. People want a persistent alternate reality to invest themselves in and they want the detail that makes it rich and worth their time. They want to live somewhere else. Like Pandora.”Avatar the film had become like one of those videos they show while you wait in line for a theme park ride. You sort of half pay attention – yeah, yeah, blah blah blah – while you anticipate strapping in and blasting off. People didn’t see themselves in the characters the way Trekkies saw their own scientific curiosity reflected in the crew of the Enterprise, or leave the theater wanting to be any of them the way every young boy left Star Wars believing Han Solo was the coolest person in any star system. Which brings us to…It Was Populated by Bland, Forgettable Characters(Photo by ©20th Century Fox. All rights reserved courtesy Everett Collection)Who left Avatar wanting to be Jake Sully? (And again, raise your hand if you actually remembered that Jake Sully was the name of Sam Worthington’s main character.) Part of it can be blamed on Worthington’s thoroughly charisma-free performance, but it’s not like bad acting in sci-fi has ever been a hindrance (take a bow, Mr. Shatner). It’s more that the characters seemed stock and, again, like an afterthought. A fanbase grows when you capture the audience s collective imagination, but that has to go beyond visuals. No one wants to necessarily live on Tatooine, but you want to imagine more adventures for Luke. The crew of the Serenity is made up of scoundrels and misfits scouring the intergalactic old west – they can literally go anywhere and run into anyone. You like them, so you want to see them in new adventures, even if it means writing them yourself.Between the generic scientists, the stoic, one-note Na’vi, and the bland corporate villain, Avatar just provides no grist for the fan mill. Who’s writing the further adventures of Norm Spellman (Joel David Moore)?It’s All In the Timing, Maybe? (Photo by Mark Fellman TM & Copyright ©20th Century Fox. All rights reserved/Courtesy Everett Collection)Some argue that Avatar, being an original standalone movie without any pre-existing source material, faced a steeper hill to climb than some others. But a lot of sci-fi films could claim that very same thing at the time of their release and still have fanbases to show for it. Of course, the intense labor involved in making one of these films made it impossible for Cameron to strike while the iron was hot. In fact, he just recently announced completion of principle photography on Avatar 2 (which was received with very little fanfare) and that movie still won’t be done until December 2021. Without fans keeping the flame lit through fanfic and cosplay and general enthusiasm, it just feels like an anti-climactic, “Oh yeah, Avatar. I remember that.” For a movie that made billion in 19 days, this is an incredibly unlikely place for it be.Cameron is also no George Lucas, in the sense that Lucas never had qualms about selling Star Wars, and in fact devised new ways to sell and re-sell it over the years to keep that enthusiasm firing away. There were new theatrical versions, new toys, new games, and new fashion brand tie-ins seemingly every year. Cameron doesn’t have that kind of hucksterism in him, and is content to let the movie speak for itself. Which may be why it’s lost some steam over the past decade.But for better or worse, the sequels (plural, as Cameron has teased at least three more installments) will really be the test of whether or not Avatar can develop anything close to a rabid fandom. He has promised to go deeper into the mythology and ecosystem of Pandora, which may help stoke some of the dormant wanderlust people experienced in 2009. But it’s a gamble — a big, unwieldy, expensive gamble. Not only do the films have to reignite interest in the story after 12 years, they have to overcome the fact that the franchise may not have the wow factor it once did, now that bloom is off the 3D rose. It’ll be a challenge, and so far, Avatar has found an enthusiastic core of fans to be mostly unobtanium.Avatar was released on December 18, 2009.
没想到“小小”一个《天谕》手游，竟然卧虎藏龙。不知道是现在的玩家水平都有了质的飞跃，还是《天谕》手游激发了这些玩家的潜力呢？ It s estimated that between 75 and 90 percent of films made before 1929 are either lost or only exist in incomplete form. As part of our RT Archives project, we are collecting contemporaneous reviews for those films – see a full list here and read what critics said about them at the time – and shining a spotlight on the stories and people behind them. Learn more about the RT Archives project here. Mr. Babadook – the tall and top-hatted monster from Jennifer Kent’s acclaimed film The Babadook – might be the most iconic horror villain of recent times. (Don’t believe us? Check out the memes… or just leave your house on Halloween evening.) But while the Babadook is a marvel of modern horror, its roots date back to the earliest days of cinema, and to one film in particular: the Lon Chaney-starring London After Midnight. Here, as part of our RT Archives project, we take a look at that film and how its distinctive visuals inspired one of recent horror’s most celebrated works.To read reviews of director Tod Browning’s 1927 London After Midnight, a murder mystery flavored with ghouls and hypnosis, is to know that it is terrifying. The Film Daily wrote that “Lon Chaney s latest chill raiser [has] a story certain to disturb the nervous system of the more sensitive picture patrons.” But modern audiences will never know just how nerve-wracking the film is. Although it has been reconstructed by Rick Schmidlin with the help of recovered still photographs, a script, and new score by Robert Israel – you can find details of that effort at TCM – audiences can no longer see London After Midnight in its original form: the only known remaining copy was destroyed in an MGM vault fire in the 1960s.(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)Trawl through contemporary reviews, though, and you see that a major contributor to the film’s overall creepiness was a mysterious character who – spoiler alert! – is later revealed to be Scotland Yard Inspector Professor Edward C. Burke in disguise. Of the limited imagery from the film that remains, it s this figure, with his bulging eyes, pointed teeth, and distorted grin, that stands out. The Sydney Morning Herald’s April 30, 1928 review addressed the effect of the creature at the time: “The few moments when a squat black figure like a bat, with glaring eyes and enormous teeth, is seen coming down the stairs in company with a woman in grey robes, whose face is terrifying in its corpse-like absence of expression, imprint themselves very strongly on the mind.”The role was fittingly played by famed character actor Chaney, known as “the man of a thousand faces” due to his ability to apply his own makeup and prosthetics, and distort his body for the many roles that required it. He utilized those skills to deliver memorable performances in The Phantom of the Opera and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, among others. But it was the wide-eyed, grinning Professor Burke that might have been his most singularly disturbing; at the very least, according to a 1928 Photoplay review, the costuming and makeup used “was as gruesome as any [Chaney] had ever worn.” In December of 1927, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle wrote, “Mr. Chaney obligingly applies a figurative bit of ice to the vertebrae by walking in and out of scenes in properly horrifying makeup.”(Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection )Keen-eyed movie fans immediately saw similarities between “The Man In the Beaver Hat,” as Chaney’s London After Midnight figure came to be known, and Mr. Babadook, the creature from a mysterious pop-up book who enters the home – and/or minds – of a grieving mother and her young son in Kent’s The Babadook. There’s the hat, the black-rimmed eyes, and the exaggerated mouth and teeth. In 2014, Kent told the Mountain Express that the image of Chaney in the 1927 movie “really impressed itself upon me.”She added in the same interview: “What I loved about that particular image – and you can also see it in the footage we used of [Chaney] in the movie on TV from Phantom of the Opera – is that you can see that it’s a person’s face. It’s just a face that’s been distorted – without CGI obviously – but manipulated so that it looks human, but almost not. And I think that London After Midnight, shot with his face and his mouth pulled apart like that, is really frightening.”There is a thematic similarity, too, between how both creatures are handled in Browning and Kent’s films. In The Babadook, the creature is more than a terrifying specter who must be vanquished for Essie Davis’s Amelia to move on – he becomes something that the protagonist must learn to make space for in her life. In London After Midnight, Chaney’s mysterious figure is misunderstood as well: He’s ultimately not a villain, and becomes a key part of solving the film’s mystery.(Photo by ©IFC Midnight)That turn resonates with something Chaney told journalist Ruth Waterbury in the same issue of Photoplay in which London was so well reviewed – and his performance deemed “perfect.” “I’ve tried to show that the lowliest people frequently have the highest ideals,” Chaney said. “In the lower depths when life hasn’t been too pleasant for me I’ve always [had] that gentleness of feeling, that compassion of an under dog for a fellow sufferer.”London After isn’t Chaney’s only lost film. Many of the short silent films from his early career are considered lost, like The Chimney’s Secret, An Elephant On His Hands, Father and the Boys, Almost an Actress, as well as later film The Big City, another collaboration with director Tod Browning from 1928. You can our guide to cinema s lost films and read reviews of those films here.London After Midnight was released in theaters December 3, 1927. The Babadook was released in U.S. theaters November 28, 2014. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
实况足球百度版是一款足球类型的体育运动游戏，游戏的画面非常的精美，游戏中有很多的角色供玩家选择帮助玩家组建自己的队伍，守门员在实况足球手游中起到了至关重要的作用，一款随时随地都能玩的游戏，帮助玩家度过闲暇时间，感兴趣的小伙伴来下载实况足球体验并安装哦。亚博网This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering new titles like Firestarter, The Lion King 2, and Thing One and Thing Two.This WEEK S TOP STORYJAMIE FOXX WILL RETURN AS VILLAIN ELECTRO IN SPIDER-MAN 3(Photo by ©Columbia Pictures)For the most part, the recent Spider-Man movies starring Tom Holland have made it distinctly clear that they don t take place in the same world as the previous Spider-Man movies starring either Tobey Maguire or Andrew Garfield. On the other hand, there have been some small hints, including the re-introduction of J.K. Simmons as J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: Far from Home (Certified Fresh at 90%) and, of course, the whole notion that Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is about alternate reality Spider-heroes, that might have indicated otherwise. The latter movie might indeed be the best way to explain yesterday s news that Jamie Foxx is set to return as Electro in the next solo Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland. Foxx previously played Electro in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Rotten at 51%), which was the last film to feature the Andrew Garfield version of Peter Parker. For now, we re left to wonder exactly how Foxx s Electro fits into the new film, but the two most obvious explanations are either that his Electro will be introduced as a new character (as if The Amazing Spider-Man 2 never happened), or Electro will come from another alternate reality (such as the Andrew Garfield movies). Of course, the second option would be something of a fake-out, since much of the marketing of Spider-Man: Far from Home hinged upon the idea that the evil villain Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) was actually a superhero from another dimension. The third Spider-Man movie starring Tom Holland doesn t have a title yet, but it does have a release date of November 5, 2021 (COVID-19 delays notwithstanding).Other Top Headlines1. DISNEY RECRUITS BARRY JENKINS TO DIRECT A LION KING SEQUEL(Photo by Steven Ferdman/Everett Collection)Let s start this story by specifically addressing some language, because you will see all sorts of answers online. The version of The Lion King (Rotten at 52%) that Walt Disney Pictures released last year is probably best described as being photorealistic CGI, and not live action, since all but a few seconds of the movie was computer animated. Although that Rotten score may have stung a little, the film was absolutely an astounding success for Walt Disney Pictures, ending 2019 as the year s second-highest-grossing box office hit, behind only Avengers: Endgame (the highest-grossing movie ever). So it s perhaps not at all surprising that Disney is moving forward with plans for a sequel. The studio, possibly hoping to earn a stronger critical reception this time around, is upping its game by hiring director Barry Jenkins, who is probably still best known for his 2016 film Moonlight (Certified Fresh at 98%), which won three Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, and in a historic reveal, Best Picture. It s not yet known if the Lion King sequel will serve as a remake in any way of the sequels that the original animated movie received, which included The Lion King II: Simba s Pride (Fresh at 62%) and The Lion King 1 1/2 (Fresh at 78%). Early word seems to suggest that instead of adapting either of those sequels directly, at least some of the film will serve as a prequel depicting the early years of Mufasa, Simba s father. The Lion King sequel is being written by screenwriter Jeff Nathanson, who also wrote last year s film.2. RECENT EMMY WINNER ZENDAYA NABS LEAD IN RONETTES BIOPIC(Photo by Lev Radin/Everett Collection)Zendaya became the youngest person ever to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for HBO s Euphoria on September 20th, and within nine days, she has already scored her next major lead role. Recent awards-friendly distributor A24 (Moonlight, Room, The Florida Project) is preparing an adaptation of the memoir Be My Baby by 1960s pop music icon Ronnie Spector of the singing group The Ronettes. As part of the deal, A24 has attached Zendaya to star as Spector, and for Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Jackie Sibblies Drury (Fairview) to adapt the screenplay. Similarly to the way in which Aretha Franklin endorsed Jennifer Hudson to portray her in the upcoming biopic Respect, Ronnie Spector reportedly personally chose Zendaya to depict her in the film. The role of music producer Phil Spector will also be a major one in the film (possibily like that of Ike Turner in What s Love Got to Do with It?), but it has not been cast yet. Zendaya will next be seen in Dune (12/18/2020), the drama Malcolm Marie (with Tenet star John David Washington), and as M.J. in the next Spider-Man movie (12/17/2021).3. IDRIS ELBA WILL TAKE ON A KILLER LION IN BEAST(Photo by Michael Gibson/STX Entertainment)It s probably a coincidence, but the new Idris Elba movie announced this week bears some surface similarities to not just one, but two of Elba s most famous films. Beast (not to be confused with Beasts of No Nation, Certified Fresh at 91%) will be a survival thriller about a killer lion (not to be confused with last year s Cats). Although more specific details of the premise are being kept secret for now, Universal Pictures is comparing Beast to the shark thriller The Shallows, except that it s set in the African savannah, and the threat is a killer lion instead of a killer shark. Beast will be directed by Baltasar Kormákur, who has plenty of prior experience with survival stories like Everest (Fresh at 73%) and Adrift (Fresh at 69%) both true stories, by the way, presumably unlike Beast and the screenplay was adapted by Ryan Engle (co-writer of the video game adaptation Rampage, Rotten at 51%). In related news, Idris Elba will also reunite with John Cena (one of his co-stars from next year s The Suicide Squad) in an Amazon Studios action movie Heads of State.4. IT LOOKS LIKE WE RE GETTING AN ANIMATED DR. SEUSS CINEMATIC UNIVERSE(Photo by ©Universal Pictures)During his career as a children s author, Dr. Seuss (A.K.A. Theodor Geisel) wrote and illustrated dozens of books that might seem perfect for adaptation as feature films, but there have actually been only a handful of them: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, The Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, and The Grinch. J.J. Abrams Bad Robot production company is teaming up with Warner Bros. to correct those omissions, starting with two animated features to be released in 2026 and 2027. The goal appears to be something like a Dr. Seuss Cinematic Universe, (also possibly to be called the Seussiverse ) which will start with an animated adaptation of The Cat in the Hat in 2024 (separate from the Bad Robot productions), and then be followed by a spin-off of that book called Thing One and Thing Two in 2026. The third animated movie will be an adaptation of Oh, The Places You ll Go! (also the last Dr. Seuss book to be published during his lifetime), which Warner Bros is targeting for release in 2027.5. OSCAR ISAAC AND JAKE GYLLENHAAL TO CO-STAR IN FRANCIS AND THE GODFATHER (Photo by Eli Winston, Jason Smith/Everett Collection)Although this year s awards season has been shaken up COVID-19, some Oscar-friendly movies will still see release, and one of them that appears more pandemic-proof is David Fincher s Mank, about the making of Citizen Kane, because it s a Netflix film, so streaming is built into its model, pandemic or not. Time will tell if Mank will indeed be one of the year s major awards contenders, or whether it will find its audience (which was always part of the problem with Citizen Kane, too), but Hollywood is already preparing for another movie about the making of one of its greatest epic dramas. Oscar Isaac and Jake Gyllenhaal are both attached to star in the drama Francis and the Godfather, which will tell the story of how young film director Francis Ford Coppola (Isaac) struggled with Paramount chief Robert Evans (Gyllenhaal) to get his vision of The Godfather (Certified Fresh at 98%) produced, including his fight to get the studio to back his casting of Marlon Brando in the title role. Francis and the Godfather will be directed by Barry Levinson, whose own classic films include Rain Man, Good Morning Vietnam, and Wag the Dog.6. BLACK ADAM FINDS ITS HAWKMAN IN ALDIS HODGE (Photo by Jess Miglio/©Paramount)One of the most enticing revelations about the upcoming Shazam! spinoff Black Adam (starring Dwayne Johnson) is that it will also serve as an introduction to the first live-action big-screen appearance of DC Comics original superhero team, the Justice Society of America. The first of the JSA members to be cast was Atom-Smasher, who will be played by Noah Centineo. That was a few months ago, but we now know that Centineo will also be joined by Aldis Hodge (The Invisible Man, Hidden Figures) as Hawkman, who, unlike Atom-Smasher, was one of the original JSA members back in the 1940s (Atom Smasher s JSA membership is much more recent in the comics). Hawkman is one of DC Comics heroes with the longest and arguably most convoluted backstories, and because he has been depicted a number of ways over the last 80 years, and it s unclear which version will appear in Black Adam. Black Adam is expected to start filming in either late 2020 or early 2021 for a release date of December 21, 2021. As this piece points out, the introduction of Hawkman and the Justice Society of America in Black Adam may eventually lead to the team (or some of its members) getting their own spin-off movies as well.7. BLACK-ISH STAR YARA SHAHIDI TO PLAY DISNEY S LIVE-ACTION TINKER BELL(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)The two young actors who play Anthony Anderson s sons on Black-ish (Marcus Scribner and Miles Brown) have mostly stuck with just doing the show, but the actresses who play their sisters have been much more active, as Marsai Martin starred in last year s Little (Rotten at 46%), and Yara Shahidi starred in The Sun is Also a Star (Rotten at 51%), as well as getting her own spin-off series, Grown-ish. It s also relevant to point out that ABC (the network behind Black-ish and Grown-ish) is owned by Disney, which may be relevant to the news that Walt Disney Pictures has cast Yara Shahidi to be the new Tinker Bell in their live-action remake Peter Pan Wendy. As suggested by the title, this new take on the classic Disney animated feature Peter Pan (Fresh at 81%) appears to place an extra emphasis on the friendship between Peter (Alexander Molony) and his friend Wendy Darling (Ever Anderson), in addition to the regular bits about the villainous Captain Hook (Jude Law). Peter Pan Wendy will be directed by David Lowery, who also previously worked with Disney on their 2016 remake of Pete s Dragon (Certified Fresh at 88%).8. ZAC EFRON TO STAR IN REMAKE OF STEPHEN KING S FIRESTARTER (Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)Author Stephen King had such a flurry of successful novels in the 1970s and 1980s (and so many of them were adapted as films) that it s easy for some of them to be forgotten over time, as more attention goes to titles like The Shining, Carrie, Pet Sematary, Creepshow, and The Dead Zone, and not so much to movies like Cujo, Silver Bullet, and Firestarter. Released in 1984, Firestarter (Rotten at 34%) was far from a critical darling, but its cast was relatively impressive, as the title character was played by a young, post-E.T. Drew Barrymore, her caretaker was played by George C. Scott, and in a smaller role, her father was played by David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman). The first casting news for Blumhouse s Firestarter remake seems to suggest that the father character may have more screen time, as Zac Efron has signed on to play that role. That character was also more central in Stephen King s novel, but the 1984 movie relegated most of his story to flashbacks; the choice of Efron suggests that the remake may stick closer to Stephen King s original narrative. Firestarter will be directed by Keith Thomas (The Vigil, Fresh at 91%) from a screenplay adaptation by Scott Teems, co-writer of the upcoming sequel Halloween Kills.9. 2020 IS NO TIME TO DIE FOR JAMES BOND AS HIS LATEST OUTING MOVES TO 2021 (Photo by MGM)It might feel like a lifetime ago, but it was less than seven months ago that the James Bond movie No Time to Die was one of the first major films to delay its release several months because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as it was moved by MGM from April 10th to November 25, 2020. Following the disappointing box office of recent films like Tenet, MGM announced today that they will be delaying the release of No Time to Die until Easter weekend next year, April 2, 2021. That was the same weekend that the next Fast and Furious movie, F9, was set to release, before Universal quickly responded by also pushing back that film more than a month to May 28, which is about a year after the film s original release date back on May 22, 2020. The delaying of No Time to Die also means that there will be no major Hollywood films between now and Pixar s Soul on November 20, and then after Soul, there are only two major blockbuster-level films still scheduled for 2020: Dune (12/18/2020) and Wonder Woman 1984 (12/25/2020). Will those three films hold on to their release dates, or will they also be delayed? And if they are delayed, what impact will the loss of most of 2020 have on the theatrical exhibition industry? We ll have to wait and see.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic; 20th Century Fox)Temuera Morrison will return to the Star Wars universe to play Boba Fett in season 2, THR revealed on May 8. Morrison previously appeared as the character s father, Jango Fett, in 2002 film Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. In the original Star Wars trilogy, Jeremy Bulloch portrayed Boba Fett, who tumbled into Jabba the Hutt s Sarlacc pit in 1983 s Return of the Jedi and was presumed dead.It is also possible Morrison will play an older version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars fan favorite Captain Rex. The character is based on the clonetroopers Morrison played in Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, but voiced throughout Clone Wars by Dee Bradley Baker.The Mandalorian season 1 teased Boba Fett s return when the character s distinctive set of spurs appeared onscreen in episode 5, The Gunslinger, approaching the seemingly lifeless body of Fennec Shand.(Photo by Phillip Chin/Getty Images)The Terminator’s own Micheal Biehn will also be making a Mandalorian appearance, but his role has been successfully kept under wraps since word first broke of his casting back in March. As Carano told EW, actors were shuttled to sets in black cloaks concealing their characters identities from would-be scoopers. Despite the lack of leaks, Biehn s character is said to be a bounty hunter with ties to Djarin s past. Is it possible he s the member of the Mandalorian Death Watch who saved Djarin during the last days of the Old Republic? It would be a great part for Biehn, particularly if he isn t the sort of Mando who is required to keep his helmet on at all times.(Photo by ©Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection; Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)Ex-Jedi Ahsoka Tano will make her long awaited live-action debut in season 2. She will be played by Rosario Dawson, a nerd herself with credits in geek-leaning productions like Sin City, Clerks 2, and Netflix’s corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.The character (as voiced by Ashley Eckstein) debuted in the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars feature as Anakin Skywalker’s bratty Padawan. But that starting point was part of Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni’s master plan for the character. Across the seasons, she grew up learning about the Force and the nature of war. Those experiences led her to leave the Jedi Order.Clone Wars was cut short during Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm — although Disney+ eventually commissioned a final season, streaming now — but Filoni soon found a way to add her into the cast of the Star Wars Rebels animated series. Set a number of years after Clone Wars, it revealed a more mature Ahsoka assisting the emerging Rebel Alliance. Her story continued, and even led to a fateful fight with Darth Vader in the season 3 finale. Her survival after that battle was a mystery for the rest of that series’ run until its closing moments. As it turned out, Ahsoka lived into the post-Empire era.Because Filoni always finds a way to include her — and because he was part of The Mandalorian’s development from early on — Ahsoka’s eventual appearance was not entirely unexpected by fans. That it might come so soon (and the casting of Dawson) was more of a surprise — though welcome, to be sure.(Photo by Lucasfilm/Disney+)In the trailer, WWE wrestler Sasha Banks makes a brief appearance as a potential Force-sensitive or Jedi. At least, the juxtaposition of her cameo with Djarin s dialogue about enemy sorcerors indicates she is related to Force users. Her blink-and-you ll miss it moment and disincentive cloak may leave viewers thinking they ve seen Ahsoka, but what it really means for the character s current state is anyone s guess.Ahsoka s apperance also opens the door for other Rebels characters like Sabine (voiced by Tiya Sircar on the animated series) and General Hera Syndulla (voiced by Vanessa Marshall) to appear as well. Granted, Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau made it clear he wanted the first season to feature all-new characters, so it is possible Ahsoka will be the only familiar character we see for now.Then again, Faveau recently said the show has the latitude to be more like Game of Thrones and shift its point of view away from Djarin to other characters. Perhaps there is room enough in The Mandalorian’s region of space for some fan favorites.Alternatively, Carano s own admission that some of the casting rumors are true while others are definitely false will leave us guessing which established character may find a home on the series until the entire season unfolds across the fall and early winter.And then, in the distance, is the possibility of Seasons 3 and 4. The ever-chatty Esposito has made some claims that real info on Gideon will be parsed out during those theoretical seasons. Considering the show’s early success, it seems more than likely The Mandalorian will continue for some time. But without Disney confirming additional seasons, we’ll have to take Esposito’s comments with a grain of salt.Who s Directing?(Photo by Lucasfilm/Disney+)The latest directors revealed themselves on Star Wars Day, May the 4th: Spy Kids filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and Ant-Man’s Peyton Reed confirmed they will be among the directors helming season 2 episodes.With a tweet of himself smiling alongside “the biggest star in the universe,” Rodriguez shared how excited he is to be a part of The Mandalorian’s sophomore season.I am truly humbled to say I have now had the very rare privilege of directing the biggest star in the universe. @StarWars #TheMandalorian #MayThe4th #StarWarsDay pic.twitter.com/pcmzOHfgaW Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) May 5, 2020Reed tweeted a photo of a director s chair with his name on it and The Mandalorian s helmet in the seat, writing simply, #MayThe4thBeWithYou. Favreau, meanwhile, will make his debut as a Mandalorian director with the second season. Though he wrote most of the first season scripts, he was busy with The Lion King during production and handed off the work to Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa, Deborah Chow, Waititi, and Filoni. Now, with his schedule free, we will get our first glimpse of a Favreau Star Wars film. Weathers will also join the directors circle, as revealed at The Mandalorian premiere event last November. Howard, Famuyiwa, and Filoni also return as episode directors while Chow is off developing the Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+. Additionally, Famuyiwa will also be one of the season’s three writers – the other two being Filoni and executive producer Jon Favreau, who handles most of the scripts himself.What’s It All About?Again, the story could go in just about any direction. But a few things are pretty clear: Gideon will continue his pursuit of The Child while Djarin tries to find some answers to his new ward s mysterious origins and a way to take him home. As seen in the trailer, this means another trip to Tatooine, journeys to planets of snow and water, and at least one close encounter with the New Republic. An additional Special Look trailer released on October 19 added a new wrinkle: Djarin will also be looking for other Mandalorians in the hopes they will guide him on his quest. Weathers has also suggested Karga s attempt at going legit may be laced with some self-interest. Old ways do die hard, after all. Meanwhile, Karga and Dune’s attempts to make Navarro an Imp-free haven will no doubt also get some screentime.With the addition of Ahsoka, though, an additional story may arise: the story teased in the final moments of Rebels. During that series’ climatic battle, main character Ezra Bridger (voiced by Taylor Gray) disappeared alongside Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen). In the series closing scene, set years after that battle and sometime after Return of the Jedi, Ahsoka and Sabine agree that they have to bring Ezra home.Of course, this is still The Mandalorian, so it may not get to this story this year or at all. But introducing a live-action Ahsoka suggests the story will eventually be told in the live-action, Disney+ format. And, to be honest, we’re more excited to see that than an Obi-Wan Kenobi series.Not that we’re not excited about the Obi-Wan series as well. We want all the Star Wars.(Photo by Lucasfilm/Disney+)If Ahsoka’s role in The Mandalorian is more contained, it may see Djarin finding her to answer some questions about The Child. And considering the Mandalorians’ dislike of space wizards, she is, oddly enough, the most approachable Force-sensitive available.Also, we’ll go out on a limb and suggest the season will be a little more plot driven than season 1. Just by virtue of having established storylines now, the series will start to feel more serialized than the initial 8 episodes. The second season will also be eight episodes, with Favreau suggesting they will once again vary in length. Although, this time, that variance may be more than just a few minutes. That works for us as we re far from tired of The Mandalorian’s vision of the Star Wars galaxy — we ll take any extra minute we can get with it.When Is It Streaming?(Photo by Disney+)October 30, 2020! Disney+ announced the season 2 premiere date on social media.
The latest iteration of Swamp Thing, debuting Friday on DC Universe, is perhaps the most ambitious and faithful adaptation of the comic book series yet — which is surprising, considering it s one of the more surprising comic book properties to be adapted over the decades into film and television.The character was created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson in 1971 for a one-shot story in a horror anthology series, and the pair quickly revamped it to exist within the DC Universe of the 1970s while introducing a number of horror elements to that world. It was an innovation at the time, as horror was verboten in mainstream comics during the mid-1950s and 60s. The duo also introduced Abby Arcane, an environmentally conscious Transylvania immigrant with a unique empathetic ability. She and her eventual husband, Matt Cable, would continue to be part of the Swamp Thing supporting cast for years to come — although Matt made his way to The Sandman in the 1990s as the Raven Matthew — while the series continued to innovate within the confines of DC Comics s superhero multiverse.In film and television, the title character found surprising success with Wes Craven’s 1982 Swamp Thing feature film starring Dick Durock as the creature and Adrienne Barbeau as an amalgamation of Abby and Matt named Alice Cable. It eventually led to the 1989 sequel The Return of Swamp Thing, with Heather Locklear as a very loose adaption of Abby Arcane and Durock returning as Swamp Thing, and a 1990s television series with Durock as the title character once again and Kari Wurher as a character called Abigail for just 10 of its 72 episodes. There was also a short-lived animated series to support an equally short-lived Swamp Thing toy line.(Photo by Brownie Harris/2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Each of those projects featured a modest budget and took liberties with the source material, but DC Universe s Swamp Thing adheres much closer to the comics. For one thing: Abby is finally a major character — so major that it would be safe to say the series is more about her than the title character. And as star Crystal Reed told Rotten Tomatoes recently, the character will get her deepest rendering since the original comic books even if she is a far cry from the empathic Transylvanian immigrant we first met on the page.As the series begins, citizens of Marais, Louisiana — Abby s hometown in the show — come down with a mysterious illness. Some of the victims even start spitting up vines and leaves. Abby, a doctor for the CDC ( a really great one at that, said Reed), heads home to examine the sick residents.“I think the big draw for her is trying to go home and really help figure out what s going on,” Reed said. And while the disease brings Abby home after a decade or so away, she has another reason to take the assignment personally: “[She wants to] make amends, and try and work out what happened with her best friend and her new family.”That new family, the Sunderlands — Avery (Will Patton) and Maria (Virginia Madsen) — controls much of Marais’ economy and took Abby in when her own parents passed away. Unfortunately, a car accident while Abby was in high school broke her bond with the family and sent her out of town.“She blames herself for it,” Reed said of the accident. “Maria Sunderland blamed her as well, and there was this big falling out. And she ended up leaving Marais feeling like she had absolutely no one and couldn t trust anyone. (Photo by Fred Norris/2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)It is an altogether new story for Abby Arcane, who spent many years in the comics carried along by the force of the plot. In the 1980s, she became a central figure in the Swamp Thing series written by comic book legend Alan Moore and illustrated by artists like Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch. The character became more emotionally rich than any of her portrayals in media during the 20th century and Reed wanted to honor what she found on the page.“It was really fun to bring her to life and make her my own, and also make sure that she had a lot of the same characteristics,” she said. There was one aspect she wanted to keep from the comics, but could not realize on screen: Abby’s vibrant white hair. “I thought the fans would really love it,” she said. “But I lost that battle. Maybe in season 2.”Reed went the distance with the Moore era of Swamp Thing, reading the collected editions whenever she found herself with a moment, a coffee, or a drink.“To my surprise, I became quite obsessed with them,” she said. “Alan Moore s run of Swamp Thing is so exquisitely beautiful, and the language is so rich and vibrant, and full of just love, and hope, and also fear.”That run, from 1984 to 1987, famously re-positioned Swamp Thing away from his initial origin into something more horrific and, at the same time, more wondrous. And though it seems the new television series will take its cues from those stories, it is unclear if it will employ the key idea from that era — is Swamp Thing a transformed man named Alec Holland (played by Andy Bean in this series) or a creature who merely thinks he is Alec Holland?(Photo by Brownie Harris/2018 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.)Swamp Thing himself is played by actor Derek Mears in a full body suit. The look of the character is outstanding and faithful to the comic book design. And as Reed explained, having a man on set playing Swamp Thing is part of the point.“There is a life force within what is seemingly a plant, and there s a beating force behind that. Derek really brought his entire soul to this character, and I don t know what I would ve done without him,” she said. “He really gave everything in every single scene that we had together. If I didn t have him in the suit, if I didn t have his eyes to look at, I m not sure how I would ve believed it myself. And it created such a great relationship.”As teased in some of the trailers — and as any Swamp Thing reader will tell you — the relationship between Abby and Swamp Thing becomes surprisingly intimate. Asked if viewers not aware of the Moore storyline will be ready to see a Gothic romance within the series, Reed suggested the success of The Shape of Water primed audiences for unusual love stories.“I think it was jarring to watch that kind of relationship [at first], but inevitably, it was about love and how that will ultimately conquer anything, including tendrils,” she said. “Hopefully, our audience will embrace it.”She added that the Moore comics, where the romance was first realized, continue to be popular because the story comes from a very human place. While she hopes that is what viewers will take from the storyline, but expects the romance will lead to plenty of discussion regardless. I m sure people will love it, hate it, and there will be a lot of jokes and memes. But I can say that it really moved me. And so therefore I hope it moves other people as well. Swamp Thing debuts Friday, May 31 on DC Universe.Like this? 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This Week s Ketchup brings you more headlines from the world of film development news, covering new roles for stars like Tom Cruise, Ryan Gosling, and Tiffany Haddish.This WEEK S TOP STORYRYAN GOSLING TO STAR IN DAVID LEITCH ACTION FILM(Photo by Richard Foreman Jr/©FilmDistrict)About seven years ago, the news broke that Dwayne Johnson was in talks to star in an adaptation of the 1980s action TV show The Fall Guy, which featured Lee Majors as a luckless stuntman who investigated crimes on the side (a formula that dominated TV of that era). That project never happened, and it appears to have fallen deeply out of development, but the premise of a movie about a stuntman is still relevant (and indeed, it s what half of last year s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was about). This week, after a heated auction, Universal Pictures has landed the rights to an untitled Hollywood stuntman action drama project that has Ryan Gosling attached to star for director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, Fast Furious Presents: Hobbs Shaw). Leitch is himself a former stuntman and stunt coordinator, and Ryan Gosling has already played a stuntman in two previous films (Drive and The Place Beyond the Pines). In their coverage of the deal, The Hollywood Reporter leans heavily into comparisons to The Fall Guy and Hollywood s long interest in a Fall Guy movie, but at this point, there seems to be no confirmation that the movie actually is an adaptation of that TV show. Other studios that bid against Universal Pictures included MGM, Paramount, and Netflix.Other Top Headlines1. BOTH BLACK WIDOW AND WEST SIDE STORY NOW DELAYED UNTIL 2021 (Photo by Marvel Studios)There are still some major movies scheduled for theatrical releases in the next few months (including No Time to Die, Pixar s Soul, Dune, and Wonder Woman 1984), but this week, Walt Disney Pictures made big changes regarding several of their upcoming films, delaying more of their most anticipated titles. Marvel Studios first return to the MCU post Avengers: Endgame will be the prequel Black Widow, which is now scheduled for May 7, 2021 after originally being dated for May 1, 2020 and then more recently, November 6, 2020. This shift means that other Marvel movies are also being bumped back, starting with Eternals (now 11/5/2021) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (now 7/9/2021). Disney also pushed back Steven Spielberg s remake of West Side Story almost a full year from December 18, 2020 to December 10, 2021. In an interesting turn of events, that means that Lin-Manuel Miranda s In the Heights (6/18/2021) is effectively opening before West Side Story again after it was rescheduled from its original June 26, 2020 release date earlier this year. The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to impact the movie release calendar, and these changes likely won t be the last, so stay tuned for more updates.2. WONG KAR-WAI NOW WORKING ON SEQUEL TO 1994 CLASSIC CHUNGKING EXPRESS (Photo by Everett Collection)When Bong Joon-ho won big at this year s Academy Awards for Parasite, including Best Picture, it shed some light on other acclaimed international filmmakers who in the past mostly had to settle for the Foreign Film category. One such director who has shockingly never been nominated for an Academy Award is Wong Kar-wai, whose filmography includes Fallen Angels, Happy Together, In the Mood for Love, and the 1996 arthouse hit Chungking Express (Certified Fresh at 87%). That film might seem like an odd choice to receive a sequel some 26+ years later, but according to Chinese authorities, that s apparently exactly what Wong Kar-wai has planned, as he has submitted a screenplay called Chungking Express 2020 that the Chinese government has approved to move into production. The plot summary offered in the filing is curious, as it first recounts the story of Chungking Express, which followed two separate stories involving police officers, and then describes a new scenario that takes place in the future: In 2036, young Xiao Qian and May are unwilling to be held back by genetic partnerings, and insist on finding their own destiny.' It remains unclear if the new film will revisit the two stories of the first movie in some way.3. TIFFANY HADDISH JOINS NICOLAS CAGE META-COMEDY(Photo by Michele K. Short/Universal Pictures)Production will soon begin on the Lionsgate action-comedy The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, in which Nicolas Cage will play a fictionalized version of himself. The premise of the movie follows Cage as he accepts a million-dollar offer from a wealthy super-fan (played by Pedro Pascal) that leads to Cage being forced to re-enact some of his most popular classic movie scenes. This week, we found out who will be joining Pascal as another fictional character, as Tiffany Haddish has signed on to co-star in The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent as an eccentric rogue government agent who forces superstar Nicolas Cage to go undercover in a crazy, off-book, last-ditch effort to bring one of the largest criminal organizations in Europe down for good. It s unclear if this undercover assignment is part of the main storyline involving Pedro Pascal s character, or perhaps a b-story elsewhere in the movie (but it s probably the former).4. RON HOWARD TO DIRECT BIOPIC ABOUT CHINESE PIANIST SUPERSTAR LANG LANG (Photo by Jaap Buitendijk/©Universal Pictures)Chinese pianist Lang Lang is only 38 years old, but he has already received an international reception more typical of a classical musician twice his age. He s also apparently impressed many within Hollywood s upper echelons, because Ron Howard has signed on to direct an untitled Lang Lang biopic to be based on his memoir, Journey of a Thousand Miles. The planned biopic will depict Lang s journey from a childhood in the northern Chinese city of Shenyang to fame both in China and across the entire world. It s not yet known if Howard or his producing partners plan on casting Lang to play himself. In a statement about the film s announcement, Lang Lang said, Dream big, work hard, and always believe in yourself. This movie, thanks to Ron Howard’s vision, will inspire young people around the world to follow their dreams and never forget they are one in a million. 5. TOM CRUISE S SPACE X TRIP OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED (Photo by ©Universal Pictures)Hollywood may move at its own languid pace, but it s nothing compared to the last few decades of manned space exploration, which seems to have drastically slowed down following the amazing speed at which it developed in the 1960s and 1970s. One of the most surprising movie announcements of 2020 thus far came in May when Tom Cruise announced his plans to become the first movie star to actually film scenes for a major Hollywood production in outer space himself. This project got one step closer to actually happening this week as the official Twitter account for Space Shuttle Almanac formally added Tom Cruise s outer space project to their list of planned missions. Commander Michael Lopez-Alegria will pilot a Space X Crew Dragon Axiom Tourist FLight in October, 2021 with Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman (American Made, Edge of Tomorrow) aboard, presumably with at least one other crew member to aid in whatever they have planned to film in space. There is no release date (or title) for Tom Cruise s space movie yet, but given the late 2021 filming, we can probably expect it sometime in 2022 or perhaps 2023.6. EVA LONGORIA IS READY (TO DIRECT) A NICE LONG SPA DAY(Photo by Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection)After her long run on the hit ABC dramedy series Desperate Housewives, Eva Longoria has increasingly turned her attention towards a new career as producer and director, including several TV shows and plans for the Flamin Hot Cheetos movie (seriously). That film could eventually become Longoria s directorial debut feature, but with pandemic delays wreaking havoc on production schedules, it s anyone s guess when that movie will even be released. In the meantime, Longoria added another movie to her possible future filmography this week, signing on with Sony Pictures to star in, produce, and direct a female ensemble action comedy called Spa Day. The premise is being kept secret for now, but it s pretty easy to imagine what it will be like based on just the title, the genres, and the star and director. We ve all seen movies.7. LONG-RUNNING SONY VIDEO GAME FRANCHISE YAKUZA GETTING ITS OWN MOVIE(Photo by Sega)This story is ostensibly about the long-running Yazuka video game franchise, but let s start by remembering another similar video game. Shenmue was a 1999 game for the Sega Dreamcast set in the world of 1980s Japanese crime gangs (and martial arts), but the reason it s particularly relevant here is that, in 2001, the cut scenes for the game were packaged together as Shenmue: The Movie. Fast forward twenty years, and it s easy to argue that many video games could be adapted as movies that way (it would probably be a lot cheaper too). The Yakuza games also published by Sega are increasingly cinematic in that way, but this week s news of plans for a Yakuza movie describe the film as live action. Yakuza is Sega s second best-selling franchise after Sonic the Hedgehog, who made his super speed jump to the movies earlier this year, so it makes sense that the game publisher is now turning its attention towards getting a Yakuza movie produced as well. Variety describes the first Yakuza game this way: Kazuma Kiryu [is] released from a 10-year prison sentence after taking the fall for the murder of his family’s patriarch, [and as] the entire Japanese underworld is pulled into the search for 0 million stolen from the vault of his former clan, Kiryu is forced back into the lawless world of the Yakuza. 8. UNIVERSAL TO TRY OUT FANCY NEW TECHNOLOGY WITH ICE CUBE SCI-FI MOVIE (Photo by Bob Mahoney/©Warner Bros.)The old school studio system of classic Hollywood may have gone away decades ago, but we do still see today movie stars who have strong relationships with specific studios. Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube, for example, starred in Universal s Ride Along (Rotten at 18%) and its sequel (Rotten at 13%), as well as the upcoming Flint Strong boxing biopic. Ice Cube is now signed to reunite with Universal Pictures on an untitled grounded science fiction project to be directed by frequent music video director Rich Lee. The premise hasn t been revealed yet, except that it was compared to District 9, and the focus right now appears to be on the new screen capture technology that producer Timur Bekmambetov is bringing to the project.9. NEXT FATHER OF THE BRIDE REMAKE TO FOCUS ON LATINX FAMILY (Photo by ©Buena Vista Pictures courtesy Everett Collection)Every once in a while in Hollywood s history, there will be a remake so beloved that it s actually more famous than the original John Carpenter s The Thing is a frequently cited example of that. Another remake that seems to have gone on to overshadow the legacy of the original movie is 1991 s Father of the Bride (Fresh at 70%), starring Steve Martin, which was actually a remake of the 1950 film starring Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. We re getting another reminder of the remake s enduring popularity soon, as Netflix this week released the trailer for a special called Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish), which promises to reunite franchise stars like Steve Martin and Diane Keaton. We also learned this week that Warner Bros. has plans for another Father of the Bride remake, this time revolving around a Latinx family as a father deals with his daughter’s upcoming wedding through the prism of multiple relationships within a big, sprawling Cuban-American family. This new version is also being described as more of a rom-com than previous versions of the film. Screenwriter Matt Lopez, who has previously worked on other remakes like Disney s Race to Witch Mountain (Rotten at 43%) and The Sorcerer s Apprentice (Rotten at 40%) was reportedly influenced by his own cross-cultural nuptials and the many epic Cuban weddings he has attended. On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
亚博网 This Week s Ketchup brings you another ten headlines from the world of film development news, covering such titles for this Friday the 13th as the horror reboots of Dracula and and Scream, as well as Disney s live-action remake of Peter Pan Wendy.This WEEK S TOP STORYBLUMHOUSE EYEING DRACULA AND FRANKENSTEIN REBOOTS AFTER THE INVISIBLE MAN (Photo by Jasin Boland/©Universal Pictures)Much has been written about how the relative disappointment of 2017 s The Mummy led to Universal scrapping its plans for a Dark Universe featuring their classic Universal monsters. Since then, Universal has changed course with those characters and franchises, including Paul Feig s Dark Army project, a possible Monster Mash musical, and the recent reboot of The Invisible Man (Certified Fresh at 91%), starring Elisabeth Moss. The box office opening of million for the latter (from a budget of just million) is seen as a relative success in a period in which other movies like The Call of the Wild and Pixar s Onward had openings that were perceived as more disappointing. The Invisible Man was produced by Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, The Purge, Insidious, Sinister), and it s sounding like Universal wants Blumhouse to revive their other classic Universal monsters. Blumhouse and Univeral are now teaming up on a Dracula reboot (which is bad news for Dracula Untold star Luke Evans) to be directed by Karyn Kusama (Destroyer, The Invitation). (Incidentally, the Hollywood Reporter ran a piece this week about how Dracula can be rebooted for the 2020s.) Producer Jason Blum has also been talking up his interest in rebooting Frankenstein recently, though nothing official has been reported on that film yet. In related news, Aquaman director James Wan is now developing a non-Blumhouse project inspired by Universal s monster legacy (however one wants to interpret that).Other Top Headlines1. THE TEAM BEHIND READY OR NOT ARE READY TO SCREAM (Photo by Fox Searchlight Pictures)From 2003 to 2010, Michael Bay s Platinum Dunes production company began a series of horror movie reboots that would eventually include some of the most iconic franchises, like Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Amityville Horror, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. That eventually led to other horror franchises being rebooted (like Halloween, Child s Play, and this year s Candyman), but one that has quietly still been waiting its turn is Scream, the 1996 movie that arguably first suc
所有掉落的装备不绑定，亦可摆摊交易赚取银票。这个设定，对已经厌恶了当下手游氪金套路的玩家来说，的确是一个吸引人的点。 It s Tom vs. Dom as we pit the most venerable action franchises of the last 25 years for macho movie supremacy. In this heavy-hitting Vs. episode, we re declassifying everything that makes Mission: Impossible a success and going under to hood to see all the moving parts of Fast Furious. Across four categories Box office performance, Tomatometer and Audience Scores, Characters, and Rubbin Is Racin (where we square each franchise s action sequences against each other) and one special wildcard category, we ll find out what s more important: Family, or jumping 25,000 feet out of an airplane. See which franchise emerges victorious, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
After a month of voting, the Rotten Tomatoes community has chosen its winners for each category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday and celebrate the cinematic achievements of a very unusual year. According to RT fans, Chloé Zhao and Oscar frontrunner Nomadland should come away from this Sunday with four awards, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and the big one, Best Picture. Ma Rainey s Black Bottom came next with three awards, including a posthumous win for the late Chadwick Boseman, and Emerald Fennell s Promising Young Woman also claimed a couple of the top honors, namely Best Actress for Carey Mulligan s performance and Best Original Screenplay for Fennell s script.Recommended: Download our printable 2021 Oscars BallotRecommended: The Biggest Snubs, Surprises, and Milestones of the 2021 Oscar NominationsRecommended: Where to Watch the 2021 Oscar NomineesRecommended: The 2021 Best Picture Nominees Ranked by TomatometerOnly a couple of the awards were closely contested Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing among them and the results essentially mirror the odds-on favorites for each category. Will the actual Academy Awards turn out the way our community believes they should? Tune in on Sunday, April 25 to find out, and in the meantime, see below for the full list of winners and the final results of the poll.WINNERSBest Picture: NomadlandDirecting: Chloé Zhao NomadlandActor in a Leading Role: Chadwick Boseman Ma Rainey s Black BottomActress in a Leading Role: Carey Mulligan Promising Young WomanActor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya Judas and the Black MessiahActress in a Supporting Role: Yuh-Jung Youn MinariWriting (Adapted Screenplay): Chloé Zhao NomadlandWriting (Original Screenplay): Emerald Fennell Promising Young WomanAnimated Feature Film: SoulCinematography: Joshua James Richards NomadlandCostume Design: Ma Rainey s Black BottomDocumentary (Feature): My Octopus TeacherFilm Editing: Sound of MetalInternational Feature Film: Another RoundMakeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey s Black BottomMusic (Original Score): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste SoulMusic (Original Song): Speak Now One Night in MiamiProduction Design: MankSound: Sound of MetalVisual Effects: TenetDocumentary (Short Subject): A Love Song for LatashaShort Film (Animated): If Anything Happens I Love YouShort Film (Live Action): Two Distant StrangersAre you as obsessed with awards as we are? Check out our Awards Leaderboard for 2020/2021.The 93rd annual Academy Awards will be presented Sunday, April 25, in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theater and Los Angeles Union Station.