Welcome to our weekly review-recaps of Better Call Saul season 4. Each week, we’ll delve deep into the Breaking Bad prequel series, with spoilers galore. This week kicks-off with the the second episode of season 4, “Breathe.”
Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
The movie business can be fickle, especially when you’re dealing with a movie that a studio hopes can launch a new franchise. Cowboy Ninja Viking, a comic book adaptation starring Chris Pratt as an assassin who channels three deadly personas, was supposed to enter production next month. But Universal has pulled the film from its schedule and delayed it indefinitely.
Posted on Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
The comic book adaptation Cowboy Ninja Viking was announced back in 2014, but the project has stalled out for a while. Now, the Chris Pratt film has finally found its director: television veteran Michelle MacLaren. This, along with the upcoming Nightingale, will be the acclaimed TV director’s first official foray into feature filmmaking. More on the Cowboy Ninja Viking director below.
Posted on Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 by Ben Pearson
Earlier this week, we wrote about how there’s a chance The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray might not return for the upcoming Fast 9. But this is one of Universal’s biggest moneymakers, so somebody has to take on the tremendous challenge of leading the massive production as the series barrels toward its planned ending. Who could successfully shoulder the weight of a long-running film franchise yet still deliver an entertaining spectacle in a quick and efficient manner? I’ve come up with 10 filmmakers I think are up to the task, so read on for my list of who could be the Fast and Furious 9 director.
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Posted on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by /Film Staff
Yesterday brought the shocking news that directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller had been let go from the Star Wars spin-off focusing on a young Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich.
At first, only creative differences were cited, but since then we’ve heard more specific details about why the acclaimed and respecting directing team were removed from the project with three weeks of principal photography left on the schedule. The reasoning for a parting of the ways is said to be a clash in filmmaking style. The fast and loose, improvisational approach that Lord & Miller have compared to the more calculated and structured style that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan never really met in the middle, and disagreements finally came to a head.
Now Lucasfilm has to find a new director quickly as the studio hopes to be back in production by July 10 (or so we’ve heard), and while Ron Howard is said to be the frontrunner, with names like Joe Johnston and Lawrence Kasdan himself also in consideration, we have a list of filmmakers that we’d like to see finish the Han Solo movie instead.
Check out our own Han Solo director replacement candidates after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 by Jacob Hall
Yesterday, Ben Affleck stepped down from directing The Batman. One day, someone is going to write a book explaining exactly what was going on behind-the-scenes at Warner Bros. that led to this revolving door of filmmakers on all of their projects. We’ll surely know someday. But not today.
So today is a day of speculation. As Matt Reeves and Mat Ross emerge as apparent frontrunners, it’s time to do that thing where we make a list of people who should direct the next Batman movie. Some of these names are totally plausible. Some are wishful thinking. Others are here just because the thought of them directing a big-budget superhero movie makes me giggle uncontrollably. Most of all, this an excuse for us to just goof off and daydream while Warner Bros. figures everything out.
Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
HBO has released the trailer for the penultimate episode of Westworld season one, and if you know anything about HBO shows, you know some big stuff usually goes down in that next to the last episode. Hit the jump to check out the Westworld episode 9 trailer, learn more about the episode.
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Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Michelle MacLaren was initially attached to direct Wonder Woman. MacLaren, who’s directed episodes of Game of Thrones (“First of His Name”) and Breaking Bad (“One Minute”), would’ve been the first woman to direct a superhero movie. Ultimately, she left the project due to creative differences. Now, MacLaren has signed up for another project, an adaptation of Kristin Hannah‘s “The Nightingale,” that may be her feature directorial debut.
Below, learn more about the potential Michelle MacLaren movie.
Posted on Friday, June 12th, 2015 by Ethan Anderton
At one point, Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren was signed on to be at the helm of Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s adaptation of Wonder Woman. However, creative differences resulted in MacLaren leaving the project, with former Thor: The Dark World director Patty Jenkins stepping up to replace her.
However, now it seems Michelle MacLaren may be taking steps to replace another departed director on a different high profile franchise project. News surfaced today that MacLaren has met with Lucasfilm about potentially directing the second Star Wars Anthology spin-off that director Josh Trank left behind recently. More on Michelle MacLaren directing Star Wars below! Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
From the outside, director Michelle MacLaren‘s departure from Wonder Woman came as a surprise. Even as Patty Jenkins stepped up to replace her a few days later, we kept wondering what the heck had happened. From the inside, however, the split was far less abrupt.
A new report delves deeper into the “creative differences” that drove MacLaren away. Among other things, it reveals MacLaren envisioned Wonder Woman as a Braveheart-esque origin tale, while studio Warner Bros. wanted… not that. Get the inside story of the Wonder Woman director shakeup after the jump. Read More »