Get Out may seem like yesterday’s news, but when you think back over the biggest horror films of the past decade, Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut looms large. Now fans of the film can explore it in even more detail with Inventory Press’s Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay, a 224-page book which features the screenplay along with Peele’s in-depth notes, more than 150 stills from the movie, and behind-the-scenes information about how this modern classic came to be. Sounds like it’d be a great holiday gift for the horror movie fan in your life. Get the details below.
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It’s hard to believe, but we’re coming up on the ninth installment of the Fast and Furious franchise. What started off as a throwaway action movie in 2001 has become a muti-billion dollar film franchise that is popular around the world. But the Fast and Furious franchise has never forgotten its roots, especially when it comes to family. Now it seems like Fast and Furious 9 might take us back to an event in Dom’s life that was first mentioned in that original movie from 18 years ago. Read More »
Chances are, you’ve all been watching and appreciating Chris O’Hara‘s work for a long time without even realizing it. He’s been in the stunt world going back to the early ’90s and worked on Fight Club with frequent collaborator, stunt performer-turned-Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch. Since then, the stunt performer-turned-stunt coordinator has worked with the Wachowskis, he contributed to the John Wick films and, undoubtedly the most dangerous stunt job of them all, We Bought A Zoo. He’s brought his expertise to huge franchises, including Jurassic World and The Hunger Games. During a press day for the Blu-Ray release of Hobbs & Shaw, we got a chance to talk to him about his latest work.
After speaking with O’Hara, I actually got to recreate a stunt from the movie with the help of a few very cool stuntmen. Just as you might exactly imagine, I made Dwayne Johnson’s skills pale in comparison. “It’s like a dance,” the stuntmen would say, breaking down the specific steps required to properly kick someone in the groin. (Keep your foot flat facing downward, if you’re interested.) Experiencing the specificity of the subtlest of moves, really, made the fight scenes in Hobbs & Shaw all the more impressive and artful. It truly is like a dance — except with more liability and danger. Go too far with an elbow hit and, well, it’s not pretty. Imagine an elbow landing on a temple and try not to cringe. Even seemingly minor moves are ripe with danger. Another observation from working with these stuntmen: as shown by the Academy Awards, they just don’t get enough of the love or acclaim they deserve. One of them even remarked it was nice to see excitement and appreciation over what they do for a living.
Below, you can find a few nuggets of information we learned from speaking with O’Hara about his take on the next-level fights in the John Wick franchise, finding stuntmen to fight alongside Dwayne Johnson, and the athleticism of Jason Statham.
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Don’t say the word “grounded” to director David Leitch. The filmmaker behind Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and most recently, Hobbs & Shaw, wants his big blockbusters to live in a fantasy land far, far away from gritty reality. He wants his escapism to look cool and stylish, not familiar. It’s probably why his sensibilities were suited for the Fast & Furious franchise, which are basically superhero movies with cars instead of capes.
Hobbs & Shaw is probably the most fantastical entry in the series, with minor elements of science-fiction and superhuman acts performed by the titular duo. Realism has no place in this franchise, which allowed Leitch to have as much fun as possible with all the franchise’s toys and staples. While staying true to the family spirit and ridiculousness of the franchise, Leitch also brought his eye-popping graphic novel style to the Fast & Furious franchise.
Recently, at a press day for the Hobbs & Shaw Blu-Ray release, the filmmaker told us about bringing his style to the series, his fondness of John Woo and Jackie Chan, and his distaste of the word “grounded.”
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Fans are already excited about the prospect of Jurassic World 3 bringing back original Jurassic Park cast members Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. It’s the first time they’ve all appeared in a Jurassic Park movie since the first one in 1993. But don’t forget, there are new characters from the Jurassic World franchise who are still alive and kicking, and two young characters introduced in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom have been confirmed to return.
Justice Smith (Detective Pikachu) and Daniella Pineda (The Detour) will return to reprise their respective roles as the panicky systems analyst Franklin Webb and hacker Zia Rodriguez, both previously employed by Claire Dearing’s Dinosaur Protection Group. Read More »
Elisabeth Moss is in serious trouble in The Invisible Man, a new take on the classic Universal horror movie. Far removed from the original H.G. Wells story that inspired it as well as the original 1933 movie directed by James Whale, this new The Invisible Man comes from Leigh Whannell, writer of Insidious and director of Upgrade. Elisabeth Moss plays a woman who escapes an abusive relationship only to find herself tormented by an invisible force. Watch The Invisible Man trailer below.
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At this point, there are probably enough Jaws prints available that you could fill an entire room with only imagery from Steven Spielberg‘s 1975 classic. But it may be worth making some extra room for this new one from artist George Bletsis, which takes us underwater and gives us a shark’s-eye view of some unsuspecting Amity beachgoers.
/Film is happy to exclusively debut the new Jaws poster from Vice Press and Bottleneck Gallery in advance of this weekend’s Thought Bubble Comic Convention in the United Kingdom. Check it out below, along with some close-up shots that give you a better look at the details in the piece.
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You may still be tidying up after last night’s Halloween celebration, but Universal already wants you to lock down your plans for Valentine’s Day. That’s when the studio is releasing The Photograph, a new romantic comedy/drama starring Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure) and LaKeith Stanfield (FX’s Atlanta). Check out the film’s first trailer below. Read More »
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When Colin Trevorrow brought dinosaurs back from extinction (again) with 2015’s Jurassic World, it marked a new chapter for the science fiction monster franchise, paying homage to Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic while bringing the series into a new era with new leads played by Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
But last month, we learned that the original Jurassic Park trio, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, and Jeff Goldblum, will be returning to run with the reptiles once again. And there’s a reason that the three of them will be united onscreen for the first time in 26 years, Trevorrow recently revealed.
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Universal is sitting on a horror goldmine: the Universal Monsters. Sadly, they haven’t been able to figure out what the hell to do with them. Their initial attempt to launch the Dark Universe with The Mummy failed immediately. Now, they’re taking a different approach. They have Leigh Whannell’s Invisible Man on the horizon. And then there’s the mysterious Dark Army, a film from Paul Feig. Feig’s movie will feature both classic Universal Monsters and new characters, but details on the project have been vague at best.
Feig opened up in a new interview about what he’s trying to do with the movie, and to a Universal Monsters fan like myself, it sounds exciting.
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