On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Friday December 8th, 2017) Dennis Tzeng, Perri Nemiroff, John Rocha, Wendy Lee discuss the following:
1) DC Shake Up in the Works After ‘Justice League’ Stumbles; Ben Affleck will not be in Matt Reeve’s Batman
2) Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Star Trek’ Will Be R-Rated: ‘The Revenant’s Mark L. Smith Frontrunner Scribe
3) First trailer released for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
4) ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Snares Sverrir Gudnason, Replacing Daniel Craig
5) James Mangold to Direct Patty Hearst Drama, Elle Fanning in Talks
6) First Trailer for 7 Days in Entebbe Released
7) Mail Bag
According to a report from Variety, Warner Bros. is planning to shake things up and will be restructuring its DC films operation following the box office disappointment of Justice League. Jon Berg will exit his current job running the comic book’s film production division, with a search now underway for his replacement. Geoff Johns is expected to continue serving as DC Entertainment’s chief creative officer.
This past week, Deadline revealed that Quentin Tarantino and JJ Abrams are developing a new Star Trek movie based in part on an idea from Tarantino himself. Now Deadline again is reporting that Tarantino met for hours in a writers room with Mark L. Smith, Lindsey Beer, and Drew Pearce and its Smith, writer of The Revenant, who has emerged as the front-runner to take on scripting duties.
After a number of trailer teases and a behind the scenes video, the first trailer for Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom has finally landed online. EW recently revealed that the plot revolves around Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard returning to the remains of Jurassic World in an effort to save the dinosaurs from a second extinction after a volcanic eruption threatens the island.
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Variety is reporting that break out star from Borg/McEnroe, Sverrir Gudnason, has landed the role of Mikael Blomquist in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, Sony’s sequel to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. The part was originally played by Daniel Craig. Gudnason joins Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander, in the movie set to be helmed by Don’t Breathe’s Fede Alvarez.
Variety is reporting that Logan director James Mangold has settled on his next project: an adaptation of Jeffrey Toobin’s best-selling novel American Heiress; with Elle Fanning is in talks to play Patty Hearst. The book to movie adaptation will tell the story of Hearst’s kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army where she later re-emerged as a member of the left-wing terrorist group.
Focus Features has released the new trailer for 7 Days in Entebbe, starring Daniel Brühl and Rosamund Pike. The movie is based on the true story of four hijackers in 1976 who took over a plane flying from Tel Aviv to Paris, and forced it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
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