He’s everywhere isn’t he? I think I’ve written about him 3 times in the last week. The man I’m referring to is of course Jason Blum; producer, shaman, philanthropist. Blum has had a hand in many movies as master of horrors at Blumhouse Production, one of which was 2017’s wildly successful Get Out. As always with a big hit, clamour for more is banging at the door (enough with the rhymes). So, would Blum be interested in making a sequel? The answer is yes, but with a caveat. Not without Jordan Peele. That’s what he told Bloody Disgusting in this snippet:
Earlier this year, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hit a speed bump when Scott Derrickson split from the project due to creative differences with Marvel. The news that Spider-Man director Sam Raimi is likely taking over the reins is exciting, for sure, but fans of Derrickson are disappointed that we won’t get to see him make the horror-infused comic book movie he’s been waiting to make since he signed up to do 2016’s Doctor Strange and had to tone down the weirdness to keep the studio happy.
When The Conjuring came out in 2013, film universes were still in their infancy. But off the back of Marvel’s burgeoning box office billions, seven years later we’re drowning in them. Dark Universe this, Monster Universe that, sometimes you just want to watch a movie in its own right. Let’s get back to the topic at hand before my cinematic universe rant derails this article for good.
A new deepfake video from DeepCaked gives us an early idea of what The Batman star Robert Pattinson might look like as Bruce Wayne.
After the misguided Dark Universe experiment failed at the first hurdle following the highly-publicized tales of behind-the-scenes woe, scathing reviews and disappointing box office that greeted Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, Universal took a step back and decided instead to focus on smaller-scale, more filmmaker-driven projects for their stable of classic monsters, with even the studio head admitting that the interconnected franchise idea was a failure.
Leigh Whannell’s The Invisible Man draws from multiple Blumhouse catalog influences to ensure a chilling monster remake with ferocity and urgency at its core.
You’d be forgiven for forgetting that the G.I. Joe franchise even existed despite it being around for over a decade, with the series having little in the way of forward momentum following 2013 sequel Retaliation. Both installments suffered from tepid reviews and underwhelming box office totals, not even coming close to matching the numbers posted by Transformers, Hasbro’s marquee property when it comes to making blockbuster movies.
This week has brought some major Star Wars news in the form of the announcement of a brand new corner of the franchise that’ll stretch across the mediums. The High Republic brand will encompass comics, novels and more and consist of interconnected stories taking place 200 years before The Phantom Menace, during a period when the galaxy was a place of peace and prosperity and the Jedi were at their peak.
The seemingly never-ending saga that is the court battle between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard took an interesting turn the other week when an audio clip leaked out that saw the actress admitting to hitting her ex-husband. This, coupled with other allegations against Heard, now has tons of fans abandoning her and calling for the star to be removed from various Hollywood projects she’s attached to.
YouTuber Stryder HD has pieced together a really rather epic fan trailer for Godzilla Vs. Kong, the crossover event of the year.