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This episode we discuss:
CINEMA SQUAD 9/11/16
UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS
- Trailers released for: “Collateral Beauty,” “Underworld: Bloodwars,” “Goat,” “Free Fire,” “The Siege of Jadotville,” “The Promise,” “Gold,” and “Live By Night.”
- ‘The Crow’ remake to start filming in January
- Reese Witherspoon & Mindy Kaling to join “A Wrinkle in Time.”
- Rebecca Ferguson cast in “The Greatest Showman.”
- Joe Manganiello will play Deathstroke in upcoming “Batman” standalone film.
- Billy Crudup to play the father of Barry Allen in the upcoming “The Flash” film.
THE BOX OFFICE REPORT
1st with $35-Million is Sully
2nd with $15-Million is When the Bough Breaks
3rd with $8-Million is Don’t Breathe
4th with $5-Million is Suicide Squad
5th with $3-Million is Wild Life
THEATER – NETFLIX – OR NEVER
Opening next weekend we have “Bridget Jones’s Baby” – “Blair Witch” – “Snowden” – “Wild Oats” – “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week”
THE HOT LIST
- Johnny Depp to star in adaptation of “Labyrinth: A Detective Investigates the Murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.”
- Jeff Nichols to write & direct a remake of 1988’s science-fiction thriller “Alien Nation” for Fox.
- First Look Media to finance “We Do Not Forget,” a drama to star Daniel Radcliffe and Zachary Quinto.
- “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess to helm a new “Shanghai Noon” sequel titled “Shanghai Dawn” for MGM.
TRIVIA – JACKIE CHAN!
With “Shanghai Dawn” making headlines this week, as well as the news that Jackie Chan will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards, I thought we should honor Mr. Chan with some Cinema Squad Trivia!
DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND
- Showrunner Greg Berlanti to direct Fox 2000’s “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.”
- Director Mark Waters to helm the upcoming live-action family comedy from Disney, “Magic Camp.”
- Jennifer Kaytin Robinson set to adapt the funny and irreverent book “Hold My Gold: A White Girl’s Guide to the Hip-Hop World.”
- Tom Hanks has written (and hopes to star in) “Greyhound,” a WWII drama that “Get Low” helmer Aaron Schneider will direct.
Closing Segment: Best & Worst Movies of the Summer
With Labor Day Weekend marking the unofficial end of Summer (as well as the summer movie season), let’s look back and discuss the Best & Worst Films of Summer 2016.