Wednesday, July 18, 2012

In Other News...

Steven Spielberg's next film "Lincoln" starring Daniel Day-Lewis finally has a release date: November 9th. I'm sure we'll see a trailer for the film by the end of the month. [thewrap]

David O. Russell's next film "The Silver Linings Playbook" comes out in November as well, but there's already news about the film he's making after that. Titled "American Bullshit" (for now), the film already has Jeremy Renner and current O. Russell fave Bradley Cooper. Well, now Amy Adams has joined the film as well. [Hollywood Reporter]

The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson's next film and the top of my most anticipated films of 2012 list has just gotten an R rating. Good sign that the film is finished. Usually, this isn't news, but fuck it. PTA hasn't had a film come out in five years, any news about a PTA film is worth posting about. [RopeofSilicon]

Last year, film fans were bummed to find out that Guillermo Del Toro wouldn't be able to make his highly-anticipated film and HP Lovecraft adaptation "At the Mountains of Madness" which was to star Tom Cruise. Sounds like a no-brainer? Well because of a possible R rating and a massive budget, Universal pulled the plug on it. So, Del Toro moved onto another project, Pacific Rim, which is coming out almost exactly a year from now. That doesn't mean Mountains of Madness is completely dead though. He's been further discouraged when he heard about Prometheus. Apparently Prometheus has a lot of similarities to Del Toro's project. Still, he says he hasn't gotten the chance to see Prometheus. Long story short, we may get two awesome Del Toro films in the next few years. [Empire]

Teaser poster for Edgar Wright's new film "The World's End."

Also on the Edgar Wright front, there's a strong possibility that the long-gestating Ant-Man film from Marvel Studios, which is to be directed by Mr. Wright, was officially announced at Comic-Con last week. While there's no official release date yet, there's a teaser poster and word is it may come out in late 2014. We'll see if Edgar Wright can do two films in a row like that, especially considering how time-consuming and involving Ant-Man will be.


Could The Hobbit films be turned into a trilogy? Peter Jackson is hoping so, I hope not. [ScreenCrush]

According to a top Italian newspaper, La Repubblica, both Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" and Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master" will be premiering at the Venice Film Festival. Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" and Derek Cianfrance's "The Place Beyond the Pines" are reported to be making their debuts there as well.

Lastly, Wes Anderson's next film already has a title: "The Grand Budapest Hotel." Hmm, sure sounds like a name of a Wes Anderson film. At any rate, Johnny fucking Depp is confirmed for the movie. So yeah, that's kinda awesome. Depp's acting resume of the last ten years has contained one too many Pirates films and Tim Burton collaboration. Let's hope him collaborating with Wes Anderson will be the start to him continuing to take on more interesting roles in the future. [The Playlist]

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