Emerald Fennell‘s feature directorial debut Promising Young Woman has become the unexpected dark horse this Oscar season, earning the writer-director raves for her cotton candy-colored ode to female rage. Now Fennell is set to work her magic as the writer on Zatanna, Warner Bros.’ new comic book movie and the latest female-led DC superhero film after Wonder Woman.
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Chloé Zhao has just added another nomination under her belt on Nomadland‘s road to the Oscars. And in her latest nod, she’s just made Directors Guild of America history alongside Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell. The pair are the first two women to have been nominated in the same year for best director of a feature film in the 73-year history of the DGA Awards. Overall, they’re only the ninth and 10th women to ever be nominated for the category.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, listen as Promising Young Woman writer/director Emerald Fennell breaks down a confrontational scene between Carey Mulligan and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Plus, learn some of the secrets from behind the scenes of Marvel’s Black Panther by way of Disney+’s The Deets. And finally, watch some NSFW bloopers from the fifth season of The Expanse. Read More »
Way back in 2009, before comic book writer Mark Millar had even completed his comic, Nemesis, he was talking about its movie potential. The story, which boils down to “what if, instead of becoming a superhero, a genius billionaire embraced anarchy and became the world’s worst supervillain?”, unquestionably had a hell of a hook, and Hollywood spent years trying to adapt it into a film, with directors like Sam Raimi, Guy Ritchie, Tony Scott, and Joe Carnahan potentially directing at various points and actors like Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp‘s names being bandied about as possible stars.
The comic was published ten years ago, and a Nemesis movie has yet to materialize. But Warner Bros. has just hired the guys behind Netflix’s Project Power as the new Nemesis directors, so the movie isn’t dead yet. Read More »