Netflix recently came out on top following a bidding war for Bright. The streaming service will fund and release director David Ayer‘s fantasy cop thriller, which stars Joel Edgerton and Will Smith. Written by Max Landis (American Ultra), Bright is set in a world in which orcs and fairies exist along humans.
Below, David Ayer discusses Bright, the room for creative freedom at Netflix, and what to expect from the film.
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Posted on Thursday, March 10th, 2016 by Angie Han
Netflix is still relatively new to film distribution, but they’re already making a lot of noise. After scooping up what feels like half of this year’s Sundance lineup, the company has set its sights on David Ayer‘s Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. Described as a mash-up of Alien Nation and Ayer’s own End of Watch, the cop thriller unfolds in a world where orcs(!) and fairies(!!) live alongside humans. The project is expected to be Netflix’s biggest movie deal yet. Read More »
Posted on Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
You’re probably already familiar with the work of Max Landis, the writer behind such films as Chronicle, American Ultra, and Victor Frankenstein. But now, prepare to meet Max Landis, the director. Landis makes his feature directing debut with Me Him Her, an indie comedy about a guy (Dustin Milligan) who arrives in L.A. to help out a closeted TV star buddy (Luke Bracey). The men get tangled up with a lesbian (Emily Meade), who’s reeling from a recent breakup.
The very first Me Him Her trailer debuted a few months ago, but Landis apparently wasn’t pleased with how “generic” it felt. So Landis has overseen a new cut of the Me Him Her trailer that really lets its freak flag fly. Check it out after the jump. Read More »
The DC Cinematic Universe is about to get a lot bigger. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opens in theaters this month, but later this summer, we’ll see David Ayer’s Suicide Squad. Following the second trailer, the buzz for Ayer’s comic book adaptation has been strong. Warner Bros. is already planning to get a Suicide Squad 2 up and running soon, but before that, Ayer will direct Bright with Will Smith and Joel Edgerton starring.
Learn more about the fantasy project below.
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In today’s edition of Sequel bits we take a look at:
- Brad Bird teases the origins of The Incredibles 2 story.
- Director Denis Villeneuve talks about why he is taking on Blade Runner 2.
- Screenwriter Max Landis pitches his idea for Man of Steel 2.
- Shaun the Sheep 2 in development.
- Lara Pulver joins Underworld 5.
- Eli Roth has an idea for Hostel: Part IV.
- Two new attraction posters for Jurassic World.
- A new tv trailer for Ride Along 2.
All this and more. Hit the jump to get started.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
We’ve got new posters, clips, promos, really long pitches for movies that’ll never get made… you name it. After the jump:
- Turns out we already saw those new Star Trek Beyond uniform weeks ago
- Chris Hemsworth shares a selfie to mark the end of Ghostbusters shooting
- Steven Knight has just completed the latest draft of World War Z 2
- Ed Boon reveals the Terminator was considered for Mortal Kombat X
- Director Ed Zwick teases some impressive action for Jack Reacher 2
- Katniss and company stand tall in a new Hunger Games: Mockingjay banner
- Bryan Cranston pays homage to Star Wars in the latest Kung Fu Panda 3 promo
- Thomas sits down for a chat in the first Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials clip
- Max Landis reveals what his American Ultra 2 and Chronicle 2 would have been
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Chronicle screenwriter Max Landis may be a relatively new talent in Hollywood (he also wrote American Ultra in theaters right now, and Victor Frankenstein coming next year), but he’s been around the industry his entire life. His father is filmmakier John Landis, director of The Blues Brothers, Animal House, and Michael Jackson’s music video for “Thriller.”
That means Landis always had a fascination and draw towards filmmaking, and he always seems to be cooking up ideas for movies, whether they’re original scripts, or just non-commissioned screenplays for properties that Landis wasn’t hired to write, such as his treatment for Ghostbusters 3 or his crazy-long script for a Super Mario Bros. movie. And now we have a Max Landis Lethal Weapon 5 pitch that sounds like it could actually work, even though it will likely never get made. Read More »
Over the weekend, screenwriter Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra) shared the first four pages of his Fantastic Four pitch on twitter. As you know, Landis was the writer of Chronicle, the debut feature of current Fantastic Four director Josh Trank. What might a Max Landis Fantastic Four movie have looked like? Lets get a glimpse, after the jump.
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Today you’ll be able to see Fantastic Four in theaters everywhere, and while the reviews mostly seem to be negative with few redeeming qualities, it’s always better to see for yourself. However, it’s hard to care about a movie like this when the director goes out of his way to distance himself from the movie.
And that’s exactly what happened last night, on the eve of the release of Fantastic Four as some audiences were emerging from the first screenings. Josh Trank took to Twitter with succinct lamentation of the film that ended up on the big screen, but he deleted it a short time later. But since this is the internet, his words still live on in cyberspace. Read the brief and sad Josh Trank Fantastic Four tweet after the jump! Read More »