Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
The guys also talk about what’s next for Hugh Jackman, the possibility of A24 being up for sale, and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which is heading for a $50 million opening weekend.
In reviewing Spielberg’s filmography, what stands out most is his range, as illustrated by the fact that Jurassic Park and Schindler’s List both came out the same year. Those two films couldn’t be more different, and yet they were made by the same singular storyteller. Imagine having that kind of talent!
While insiders have denied that a deal is in the works, one would make sense since Apple is preparing to make a formidable entrance into Hollywood production, and it could use a library to build around.
The second significant New Mutants delay will only lead to increased speculation that the film will forgo a theatrical release and instead debut on Disney’s new streaming platform, once that studio’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox is finalized.
Surely David Fenkel and Daniel Katz have learned by now that there’s a ceiling for arthouse films these days. A24’s biggest success, Lady Bird, grossed $49 million domestically, so can that ceiling support the duo’s ambitions, or will a larger distributor make them an offer they can’t refuse?
Nelson’s leave of absence comes just as Justice League ends its theatrical run as the lowest-grossing entry in the DCEU. According to reports, she needs time to deal with personal matters, including recovering from a recent back surgery.
We also talk about Shane Black’s Predator getting the 3D conversion treatment, the Cannes Film Festival’s new selfie policy, the box office prospects for Pacific Rim: Uprising, and Ben Affleck’s hideous back tattoo.
Gary Scott Thompson (The Fast and the Furious) penned the original spec, which has since been rewritten by Run All Night scribe Brad Inglesby. Storyscape Entertainment is producing with Pioneer Pictures.
“Barry feels like something Shane Black might’ve written, but rather than being big, broad and commercial like Black’s early hits, it’s more in line with the crime comedies he’s been making of late, such as Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and The Nice Guys,” writes Jeff Sneider.
Hot off selling Body Cam to Paramount Players, Richmond Riedel’s new script is set against the backdrop of an aggressive, politically-motivated deportation raid that escalates into an explosively violent standoff in East Los Angeles.
Barber relaunched Orion Pictures, led the company’s $1 billion acquisition of Epix, cut costs across divisions, and squeezed every penny possible out of MGM’s library with the help of streaming platforms that were hungry for content. So what’s behind his abrupt exit?
Sherryl Clark will produce the horror thriller, which follows the sole survivor of a plane crash, who washes ashore on a mysterious island where she faces her worst fears.