Connect with us

Movies

David Cronenberg Turned Down RETURN OF THE JEDI

Stylish and inventive director David Cronenberg say’s he turned down an opportunity to direct STAR WARS VI: RETURN OF THE JEDI.

Published

on

For fan’s of the master of all things strange and ultra-violent, hearing that David Cronenberg (EASTERN PROMISES, THE FLY) turned down the opportunity to direct a movie in the Star Wars series is insane. 

Worstpreviews is reporting that before the job went to Richard Marquand, Cronenberg was approached for the job, but at the end of the day, the stylish and inventive director would not give up his own creative freedom for the picture:

“I was approached by Lucasfilm about that and it didn’t take them long to realize that maybe that wasn’t a good idea…Well you’re really restricted by the format that’s been established…So for a really inventive or innovative director, that’s being put in a straitjacket. And the visual style has been established and the characters have been cast – I mean, you’re not involved in casting the leads, which is of course, for a director, a hugely important thing.”

One can only imagine how strange and different RETURN OF THE JEDI would have been if directed by Cronenberg. The Canadian director does not normally work with big budgets, and has been making classic indie flicks for years. His most recent work includes the Robert Pattinson starring COSMOPOLIS, the Viggo Mortensen vehicles A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and EASTERN PROMISES, and most recently A DANGEROUS METHOD.  (Cronenberg is working again with both Mortensen and Pattinson on MAP TO THE STARS which is a complicated and fictional expose on life in Hollywood.)

If you have not seen a Cronenberg movie before and don’t know his style check out the trailer below for COSMOPOLIS, which in its purest form, is just about a billionaire in his limo trying to get to a haircut on the other side of Manhattan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvYyKTZtUG0

Movies

Check Out The Trailer For HUSTLERS, Starring J Lo, Lizzo, and Cardi B!

Published

on

At long last, we are getting a look at the star-studded film “Hustlers.”

The movie seems to have it all for the 2019 world – stripping, revenge and a great heist.

Constance Wu of Crazy Rich Asians is the lead character, but today the buzz is all about Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B.

Let’s also give a shout for girl power! “Hustlers” is directed and scripted by Lorene Scafaria.

The movie hits US Screens on September 13.

Continue Reading

Movies

TRAILER: The New ‘Child’s Play’ Movie Looks So Chuckin’ Scary

Published

on

The new Child’s Play movie launches Chucky into the 21st century for some technologically advanced terror.

After watching this trailer, you may be packing your bags and heading to Amish country because Child’s Play looks like a technological nightmare brought to life. In the reboot of the classic 1988 film, Buddi Dolls are the toy on every child’s wishlist because their connection to technology allows them to truly become your best friend. These new and improved Buddi Dolls come complete with an app that links the doll to every electronic device in your home…enter updated, terrifying plot twist! When a young boy’s Buddi Doll, Chucky, becomes corrupt, he goes on a killing spree that promises to be even more gory than the film’s original!

Mark Hamill voices the murderous Buddi Doll, Chucky, as the film stars Gabriel Bateman as Andy, Chucky’s 13-year old owner, Aubrey Plaza as Andy’s mom and Brian Tyree Henry as the detective investigating the strange string of murders. The film is set to release on June 21 and you can bet I will be avoiding toy stores for the entire summer.

Check out the frightening trailer below!

Like what you read? Follow @ChrisSiretz on Twitter and Instagram

Continue Reading

Broadway

B’WAY BUZZ: Ryan Murphy Announces Netflix Film Adaptation Of ‘The Prom’

Published

on

At a charity performance on Tuesday, Ryan Murphy took to the stage to announce his plans to adapt the Broadway musical for Netflix. Theater lovers everywhere were like:

Back in November a new musical hit Broadway and before you knew it everyone wanted to be back in high school. The Prom follows an Indiana teen who simply wants to bring her girlfriend to her high school prom. Once the PTA catches wind of the news, the openly gay teen is banned from going to dance altogether. A gaggle of Broadway performers with questionable intentions decide to head to Indiana to help the teen get to the prom of her dreams. The musical made history when the cast performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and featured the parade’s first same-sex kiss ever. The shows jam packed with talent as it is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and features such stars as Beth Leavel, Brooks Ashmanskas, Christopher Sieber, Caitlin Kinnunen, Angie Schworer, Josh Lamon, Michael Potts and Isabelle McCalla.

On Tuesday, there was a benefit performance at the Longacre Theatre which helped raise money for the Hetrick-Martin Institute, GLAAD and the Trevor Project. Ryan Murphy hosted the special performance and it was there where he made the big announcement. Murphy obtained the rights to turn The Prom into a Netflix film! It’s no surprise that Murphy has chosen to take on this project as he is a huge advocate for LBGT+ community having created such inclusive projects such as PoseThe Normal Heart, and Glee. The audience – filled with celebs such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Glenn Close, Jane Krakowski, Ben Platt, Gus Kenworthy, Sandra Bernhard, Laura Dreyfuss, Janet Mock, Matthew Morrison, Bernadette Peters, Billy Porter, Andrew Rannells, MJ Rodriguez, and Christian Siriano – went wild when they heard the news. Murphy told the overjoyed crowd:

“I know, it’s exciting. I’m really tired of hearing about bad news and Trump. I want to see entertainment that is optimistic and uplifting. I was absolutely blown away by Casey’s work and the incredible cast. I cried at the end from pure joy, which has not happened to me since Patti LuPone was the flower girl at my wedding. I wish this show was around when I was a kid.”

It remains to be seen if any of the Broadway cast will appear in the film but what has been confirmed is the expected release date; September 2020. It’s no coincidence that the release date falls right around the 2020 election as Murphy closed his speech by saying “We want to change hearts, minds and votes.”

Like what you read? Follow @ChrisSiretz on Twitter and Instagram

Continue Reading

Trending