A trend in audio commentaries for comic book movies? They’re often much lighter than, say, a historical drama or a war movie. The participants are typically jovial, and perhaps it’s because they finally see the light at the end of the tunnel after a two or three experience, or maybe even more than that in some instances.
After spending a few years on a project, and coming out of that high-stakes process with a movie they’re actually proud of, the filmmakers in commentary tracks for comic book movies seem more than happy to go down memory lane. If you’re in the mood to get some insights into some of the finer comic book adaptations from the past few years, here are five recommendations on where to get started.
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Last year Jennifer Lawrence was circling the lead role in Red Sparrow. A deal must’ve been made because now Joel Edgerton is in talks join her and director Francis Lawrence (The Hunger Games sequels) on the project. The thriller — which at one point interested David Fincher and Rooney Mara — is based on retired C.I.A. officer Jason Matthews‘ spy novel.
Below, learn more about the potential Joel Edgerton Red Sparrow project.
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Posted on Friday, June 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
A Battlestar Galactica movie has been in on-again, off-again development for years, and a few months ago we heard Universal still wasn’t ready to give up. We’ll see whether this latest incarnation of the project gets any further than the earlier ones did, but as of this week it is one step closer to liftoff. Westworld scribe Lisa Joy has just been set to pen the adaptation, and word is the studio is trying to get The Hunger Games‘ Francis Lawrence on board to direct. Read More »
The previously released trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockginjay – Part 2 did a little more than hint at a big spoiler for the franchise’s finale, at least for those who haven’t read the young adult franchise on which the movies are based. Thankfully, the latest Mockingjay Part 2 trailer keeps the spoilers to a minimum, and shows off plenty of the action to come in the conclusion of the blockbuster film series. Read More »
The Hunger Games has been good to director Francis Lawrence. His career was set in a new, more firm direction by the success of the second film in the franchise, and he’s soon to see the release of his third Hunger Games movie, and the final movie in the film series.
That leaves him with options, and among the other projects Lawrence has cooking (which include a film version of The Odyssey, and the movie Red Sparrow), he’s now set to exec produce and direct two TV series. One is based on Neil Gaiman‘s ’90s novel Neverwhere, and the other adapts the novel House of Thieves. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Hunger Games franchise is about many things — revolution, propaganda, teen romance — but it all started as a story about two sisters. It was Katniss’ (Jennifer Lawrence) devotion to Prim (Willow Shields) that led her to volunteer for the 74th Hunger Games, and that’s kept her fighting ever since.
A new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 trailer puts the focus back on the Everdeen sisters, celebrating their moments together throughout the franchise. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Hunger Games franchise ends with Mockingjay – Part 2 this fall, but director Francis Lawrence and star Jennifer Lawrence‘s professional relationship may continue. As Francis Lawrence nears a deal to direct Red Sparrow — a spy thriller that previously caught the eye of David Fincher and Darren Aronofsky — Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly circling the lead.
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Posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 by Angie Han
Hugh Jackman may have found his next big-budget franchise, just as he prepares to sheathe those Wolverine claws for good. He’s reportedly looking to lead Francis Lawrence‘s adaptation of the epic Greek poem The Odyssey, envisioned as a multiple-film series for Lionsgate. More about the Hugh Jackman Odyssey casting after the jump. Read More »
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The fight against President Snow heats up in a new trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the rest of District 13 turn their weapons to The Capitol for the concluding chapter of this sci-fi sensation.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 by Angie Han
Now that the Hunger Games movies are just about done, director Francis Lawrence is making plans for post-Panem life. One project on his radar is Red Sparrow, a spy thriller that previously had Darren Aronofsky and then David Fincher circling. More about the Francis Lawrence Red Sparrow movie after the jump. Read More »