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This episode we discuss:
CINEMA SQUAD 2/12/17
UPDATES, CORRECTIONS, & TIDBITS
- Superbowl Trailers were released for: Baywatch, LOGAN, LIFE, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Transformers: The Last Knight, Ghost in the Shell, & The Fate of the Furious.
- “World War Z 2” removed from Paramount release schedule.
- Paramount also pulled “Friday the 13th” and have cancelled the film completely.
- Jennifer Connelly cast in “Alita: Battle Angel.”
- “Daddy’s Home 2” will debut on Nov. 10, 2017.
- Colin Farrell added to “Inner City.”
- David Gordon Green to direct “Halloween” & will write with Danny McBride.
- Thandie Newton to join the “Han Solo” movie
- Ben Affleck left as director of “The Batman,” but Matt Reeves stepped up in his place.
THE BOX OFFICE REPORT
1st with $56-Million is The LEGO Batman Movie
2nd with $47-Million is Fifty Shades Darker
3rd with $30-Million is John Wick: Chapter 2
4th with $9-Million is Split
5th with $8-Million is Hidden Figures
Opening next weekend, we have: “The Great Wall” – “Fist Fight” – “A Cure for Wellness” – “XX”
- Jack Nicholson will star in the English-language remake of the Oscar-nominated film “Toni Erdmann.”
- Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn to star in “Dragged Across Concrete” written and directed by S. Craig Zahler.
- Viola Davis & Julia Roberts to star in a movie version of Jodi Picoult’s novel “Small Great Things” for Amblin Partners.
TRIVIA – Viola Davis
She’s up for Best Supporting Actress at this year’s Oscars, her hit TV show “How to Get Away with Murder” is killing it on Thursday nights, and she’s just flat out one of the best actresses on the planet right now, so let’s pay tribute to Viola David with some Cinema Squad Trivia.
DEVELOP, DITCH, OR TURNAROUND
- Zoe Saldana to lead the action-thriller “Hummingbird.”
- Leonardo DiCaprio to star in & produce an adaptation of Stephan Talty’s book “The Black Hand” for Paramount Pictures.
- A spoof of the Star Wars franchise is in development with Jason Friedberg & Aaron Seltzer on board to write & direct.
CLOSING SEGMENT: Catching up with our special guest Brittany Curran!
She’s been here chatting movies with us all morning, but now it’s time to catch up with our special guest Brittany Curran!