Daily Podcast: The Pros & Cons Of Disney Buying Fox, Slaughterhouse-Five, WarGames, Little Mermaid, Phantom Thread

On the December 6, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film Managing editor Jacob Hall, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and /Film writers Chris Evangelista and Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest news, including the Gotti biopic controversy, a Slaughterhouse-Five tv series, a WarGames tv series reboot, Disney's The Little Mermaid live-action film gets a director, and the first reactions to Paul Thomas Anderson's The Phantom Thread. And in Our Feature Presentation, we'll be taking a look at the pros and cons of Disney's potential acquisition of Fox.You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

In the News:

  • Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' Remake Eyes Rob Marshall to Direct
  • Lionsgate Drops 'Gotti' Biopic Starring John Travolta 10 Days Before Release
  • 'Slaughterhouse-Five' TV Series in the Works With 'Happy!' Showrunner
  • 'WarGames' Reboot Teaser: The '80s Hacker Movie Gets Upgraded as an Edgy Interactive Series
  • 'Phantom Thread' Early Buzz: Daniel Day-Lewis Dazzles in Another Paul Thomas Anderson Masterpiece
  • In Our Feature Presentation: If Disney Buys Fox: The Pros and Cons of the Potential Acquisition

  • Positive: X-Men and Fantastic Four Could Join the MCU (Hoai-Tran Bui)
  • Negative: The R-rated and Audacious Superhero Movie Dies? (Chris Evangelista)
  • Positive: Marvel Can Stop Trying to Make the Inhumans a Thing (Jacob Hall)
  • Negative: We Could Lose Edgier, More Mature TV Shows (Ben Pearson)
  • Negative: Disney Would Be Giving $60 Billion to Fox to Invest in Fox News (Ben Pearson)
  • Unclear: Disney Would Gain Majority Ownership of Hulu (Peter Sciretta)
  • Positive: Fox Movies and Shows on Disney's Upcoming Streaming Service Makes It a Better Value for Consumers (Ben Pearson)
  • Negative: Disney Already Has Too Many Movies to Promote (Ben Pearson)
  • Negative: Mid-Budget Movies Could Become Even More Endangered (Chris Evangelista)
  • Positive: Disney Could Keep 20th Century Fox as Their Adult Branded Entertainment Arm (Peter Sciretta)
  • Positive: Disney Would Finally Own Full Rights to A New Hope (Peter Sciretta)
  • Negative: What Will Happen to Blue Sky Studios? (Peter Sciretta)
  • Positive for Disney: Disney Gets Ownership of Avatar (Peter Sciretta)
  • Negative for Disney: Disney Gets Ownership of Properties Already in Competing Theme Parks (Peter Sciretta)
  • Negative: A piece of Hollywood History Gets Swallowed and Possibly Spit Out in A Corporate Merger (Jacob Hall)
  • Positive: Disney's Recent Trend Toward Diversity Gets More Powerful (Hoai-Tran Bui)
  • Negative: Disney is One Step Closer to a Movie Monopoly (Hoai-Tran Bui)
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