- Tron: 3 will not be moving forward according to THR. Joseph Kosinski would have returned as director as well as Olivia Wilde and Garrett Hedlund in starring roles. #FlynnLives
- THR reports Fantasia will be a live-action movie – at least the “Night on the Bald Mountain” sequence of the film.
- Justin Lin got personal when he spoke to Deadline about the impact Star Trek had on his life, along with some other factors of his directing experience (look for his duo episodes on True Detective this season). Here’s an excerpt.
I thought about how much a part of my life Star Trek was,” Lin said. “Growing up, my parents had this little fish and chips restaurant in Anaheim in the shadows of Disneyland, and they didn’t close until 9 PM. As a family, we didn’t eat dinner until 10 PM, and we would watch the original Star Trek every night at 11. My dad worked 364 days a year, only took Thanksgiving off, and from age 8 to 18, the only time I could hang out with my parents was by staying late. And every night, it was Star Trek on Channel 13 in L.A. That was my childhood. All my friends were Star Wars kids but I didn’t go to the movies, so I was the Star Trek kid. Thinking about this, it became a very personal and very emotional decision.
- On more franchise talk, a Warner Bros. chief spoke about how DC will compare to Marvel.
- Jennifer Kent will direct a lesbian romance-murder-tragedy called Alice + Freda. As far as I’m concerned, after The Babadook, let Kent do whatever she wants. No confirmation on whether or not Alice + Freda is a spiritual successor to unabashed 90s masterpiece, Romeo + Juliet.
- Before Michael Bay finishes his Benghazi Bayghazi movie 13 Hours, he’s already signed on to do another project called Time Salvager. It’s a book that isn’t even out yet so it’s got to be good. Or terrible. Or terribly great.
- Jonathan Levine, Ted Melfi, John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein are in contention to direct the next iteration of our friendly neighborhood webhead.
- The Wrap confirms talks between Fox and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for a remake of Big Trouble in Little China which is all kinds of weird. May have to write a separate article on this one.
- Eddie Redmayne will be starring in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Will he stick around for the whole trilogy? Watch the movie to find out!
- Less stellar news about fantasy drama: Sofia Coppola has left her iteration of The Little Mermaid.
- Marlon Wayans wants to write and star in Fifty Shades of Black. The question isn’t whether or not it will be made. The question is whether or not it will be worse than Fifty Shades of Grey. Only time will tell.
Trailer of the Week
We didn’t do a write up on it but we should talk about how exciting this teaser for The Good Dinosaur is. There’s no sense of story beyond that fantastically funny asteroid missing the planet gag (dinosaurs never went extinct here) but there’s a sense of adventure. Early buzz on Inside Out is overwhelmingly positive. Can Pixar score two big wins in a single year?
Tweets of the Week
I’m so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can’t wait for you to get to know her/me.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Tron fans! Don’t trip. Now I don’t have to live on seaweed juice and tofu dust for 6 months to fit into a rubber suit. 🍝🍻😎 — olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) June 2, 2015
Anybody out there wanna see #HellboyIII as much as I do? Let’s get this muthafucka trending, y’all! Let’s end the trilogy; we earned it!
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) June 3, 2015
HULK MISSES TERRIERS. A LOT. — FILM CRIT HULK (@FilmCritHULK) June 4, 2015
People who say “FURY ROAD has no plot”: You think “plot” means “a bunch of unnecessary bullshit.” So, by your definition, you’re correct.
— DC Pierson (@DCpierson) May 31, 2015
But in the end, the REAL Entourage… was love.
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) June 2, 2015
Batmen at DFW Airport pic.twitter.com/yQCXs5UaVA
— Kevin Conroy (@RealKevinConroy) June 1, 2015
Just a friendly reminder that Dragon Ball: Evolution is a movie that exists and isn’t a YouTube fan vid. Millions of dollars were spent.
— Kevin Ketchum (@Kevin_Ketchum) June 5, 2015