Daily Podcast: Avatar: The Last Airbender, NYCC, Tenet, Seth Macfarlane, Three Men And A Baby, Tron 3, Fear Street & Martin Scorsese

On the August 12, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Avatar: The Last Airbender, NYCC, Tenet, Seth Macfarlane, Three Men and a Baby, Tron 3, Fear Street and Martin Scorsese.

In The News:

  • HT: 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko Exit Live-Action Netflix Series Over "Creative Direction"
  • Peter: Would you still be excited to watch a live action series after this?
  • Brad: Martin Scorsese Strikes a First Look Deal for Movies and TV Shows at Apple TV+
  • Peter: Does this mean Apple will just be getting some tv shows executive produced by Scorsese and some documentary few people are interested, or will we get more big narrative films directed by him?
  • Ben: 'Three Men and a Baby' Remake Will Star Zac Efron (But Probably Not as the Baby)
  • Peter: Any love for the original movie? How do you modernize this concept?
  • HT: Seth MacFarlane is Switching Gears to Develop Epic Drama 'The Winds of War' 
  • Peter: Will MacFarlane be able to make a good serious movie?
  • Ben: New York Comic Con 2020 Will Be Entirely Virtual, and Seems to Have Learned a Lesson from Comic-Con at Home's Failure
  • Will interactivity make NYCC feel more lifelike than SDCC?
  • HT: 'Tron 3' Title May Have Accidentally Been Revealed by Jared Leto
  • Peter: What might this title tell us about the sequel?
  • Brad: 'Tenet' Has Fewer VFX Shots Than Most Romantic Comedies, Described as "the Hardest Movie Any Editor Has Ever Had to Cut"
  • Peter: "portraying time running in different directions" what do you think that means?
  • Ben: Netflix to Release a Full 'Fear Street' Trilogy Next Summer, Based on the R.L. Stine Novels
  • Peter: Wasn't 20th Century Fox trying to adapt this into a movie a while back?
  • All the other stuff you need to know:

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