Michael Bay’s pandemic thriller Songbird may have trouble taking flight. The Songbird production has been hit by a “do not work” order from SAG-AFTRA, which is warning its members that they could be disciplined if they take an acting job on the film. The order comes a little more than a month after it was reported that Songbird filmmakers had screened their production plans by the guilds.
UPDATE: Since this story broke, SAG-AFTRA has rescinded the “do not work” order for Songbird. Union members are free to work on this production effective immediately. Our original story from July 3 follows below.
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Director Guillermo del Toro is one of the busiest filmmakers in Hollywood. If he’s not behind the camera directing, he’s usually writing away in his notebook or producing a film from the next big name in horror. But right now, he’s stuck at home waiting for Hollywood to let him get back to work.
On the bright side, that means Guillermo del Toro had the time provide a status update on his psychological thriller Nightmare Alley, which Fox Searchlight had in production when the coronavirus pandemic struck the United States. There’s also some news on shooting resuming for the stop-motion animated Pinocchio he’s directing. For both of the projects, del Toro is taking a vested interest in keeping his crews safe with extensive safety protocols that he wrote himself for when production resumes. Read More »
Following the most recent delay of Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated espionage thriller Tenet to mid-August, Warner Bros. has released a new poster with the new release date. The poster, which features star John David Washington in front of a tilted cityscape, suggests that Warner Bros. is set on the new August 12 release date, despite delaying the film once before, from its original July 14 release date to July 31. See the new Tenet poster below.
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David Ayer, director of Suicide Squad, Fury, and writer of Training Day, returns to the world of the crime thriller with The Tax Collector. This looks like Ayer treading familiar ground, and bringing his Fury actor Shia LaBeouf along for the ride. LaBeouf plays a “tax collector” in the criminal underworld, and he and his partner (Bobby Soto) are soon caught up in something dangerous.
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HBO and the Duplass Brothers have been delivering some wild, trippy, hilarious, scary, and weird stories in the late night half-hour anthology series Room 104. Each season features new episodes which all take place in the same titular room of a typical American chain motel, but they’re all remarkably different, each with a different plot, tone, and even time period, featuring various characters having all sorts of experiences. Now the anthology series is coming to an end, and if the Room 104 season 4 trailer is any indicator, we’re in for some crazy shit. Read More »
The Byrde family is taking their final flight with their fourth season. Netflix announced that its critically acclaimed drama series Ozark will be ending with a “supersized” season 4, which will run 14 episodes instead of the show’s usual 10. The fourth and final season will be split in two parts, each consisting of seven episodes.
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When Split arrived in 2016, audiences were blown away by one of M.Night Shyamalan‘s biggest surprise endings yet. The thriller starring James McCavoy as a kidnapper with dissociative identity disorder was revealed to exist within the same universe as Unbreakable, the gritty superhero drama starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson. Both of the movies came to a head last year in the questionable Glass, concluding what is known as the Eastrail 177 Trilogy. And now you can get the soundtracks to all three films on vinyl. Read More »
Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet and Disney’s remake of Mulan have been pushed back into August, which has shaken up how soon movie theaters will be reopening. That means several more movies are shifting their release dates too. The thriller Unhinged starring Russell Crowe and the return of Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in Bill and Ted Face the Music have each been pushed back slightly, but Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse starring Michael B. Jordan has been delayed four months to early in 2021. Read More »
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The movie business is in rough shape right now. Christopher Nolan’s Tenet just got pushed back again, this time to mid-August, and we’re not even sure if the movie will be able to meet that release date. But fear not, because Hollywood is still set on getting back to work in the near future. And when the cameras start rolling, it sounds like there will be Den of Thieves and Angel Has Fallen sequels, with Gerard Butler waiting to help resurrect cinema with a bang. Read More »
Perhaps it’s cruel fate that Christopher Nolan‘s new movie, Tenet, deals with the concept of time, because the release date for his highly-anticipated spy thriller is hopping all over the calendar. A new report says that after Warner Bros. recently delayed Tenet from its original July 14 release date to July 31, the film has now been pushed back yet again, this time to August 12, 2020.
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