Posts Tagged ‘Trilogy’
Clooney buffoonery at last comes to those who wait, hopefully, as Deadline reports that the Coen brothers are finally getting to work on the long-planned Hail Caesar. Long thought to be a closer to the directors’ uneven “Numbskull Trilogy” (as seen previously in Intolerable Cruelty and O Brother, Where Art Thou?), the film is still described as a comedy but now comes with a very different logline than has previously been described.
While the Coens previously alluded to it starring Clooney as an old matinee idol making a biblical epic, now it’s said to focus on Eddie Mannix, the real-life Hollywood fixer of the ’50s who climbed the ranks and eventually became VP of MGM. Mannix was also still-arguably involved in Superman star George Reeves’s death, which was deemed a suicide despite the fact that Reeves left no prints on the suicide weapon and had been sleeping with Mannix’s wife. It’s unclear how much of the real-life tale the Coens will stick to in their telling, nor is it yet certain if Clooney will still be in it. Jon Polito totally will be, though. That’s not up for debate. Put your pencil mustache on, Jon.
Question by localsdrocker: Will they ever finish the last two movies in the His Dark Materials trilogy?
Just wondering, because when they released the Golden Compass movie they left out a lot of the controversial stuff and in the second novel, the Subtle Knife I don’t think they can make a standard pc children’s movie out of it while trying to ignore the strong undercurrent of religion again. What do you think?
Answer by Academy Award Boy
Well the first did bad at the box office and I heard that it received bad reviews so I guess not
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Kevin Smith’s plans for retiring, staying at home, and slipping into a really roomy pair of shorts have been put on hold for the sake of telling the full dramatic arc of Clerks.
Smith had previously expressed the desire to do only one more feature, that being his The Goon-like hockey film Hit Somebody, based on the Warren Zevon song of the same name. Only problem is, that film has now apparently expanded to six hours of hockey dialogue that is all too good to cut, which makes it pretty hard to put in theaters, even if he does go around showing it himself. So now, just as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back ended up not quite being the View Askewniverse finale it was originally pitched as, Hit Somebody will no longer be Smith’s final directorial effort: now Hit Somebody will be a six-hour miniseries, and, per Smith’s own words, “with the HIT SOMEBODY shift, the minute Jeff Anderson signs on, my last cinematic effort as a writer/director will be CLERKS III.” And thusly, Kevin Smith will still get his official, premeditated “last cinematic effort.” And he will also get his Roots, apparently.
Confirming rumors from last week, Peter Jackson has made official his plans to somehow stretch The Hobbit from two films into a full trilogy. Read the director’s statement below, and if you’re Orlando Bloom, go ahead and click “buy” on all that stuff you’ve had sitting in your Amazon cart. You’re still employed!
It is only at the end of a shoot that you finally get the chance to sit down and have a look at the film you have made. Recently Fran, Phil and I did just this when we watched for the first time an early cut of the first movie – and a large chunk of the second. We were really pleased with the way the story was coming together, in particular, the strength of the characters and the cast who have brought them to life. All of which gave rise to a simple question: do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes.’
We know how much of the story of Bilbo Baggins, the Wizard Gandalf, the Dwarves of Erebor, the rise of the Necromancer, and the Battle of Dol Guldur will remain untold if we do not take this chance. The richness of the story of The Hobbit, as well as some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings, allows us to tell the full story of the adventures of Bilbo Baggins and the part he played in the sometimes dangerous, but at all times exciting, history of Middle-earth.
So, without further ado and on behalf of New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Wingnut Films, and the entire cast and crew of “The Hobbit” films, I’d like to announce that two films will become three.
It has been an unexpected journey indeed, and in the words of Professor Tolkien himself, “a tale that grew in the telling.”
At last, “some of the related material in the appendices of The Lord of the Rings” will come to life.