This is the introduction / first episode of REELATER. REELATER is a digital platform that will document and archive the thoughts and experiences of an independent filmmaker as he navigates his way through the film industry.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
DOING SOME "DUMBSHIT"
After a fan screening in San Francisco for Furious 7, Tyrese Gibson was supposed to catch a flight back to LA, he over slept, missing his flight in the process. He then took to Social media to try and find a fan willing to give him a ride to LA. The trip is filled with laughs, rapping, crying and getting pulled over by the cops. Certainly a memorable trip for any fan. Tyrese took to social media and uploaded videos throughout the entire trip. The video below is simply a compilation of all those videos from Facebook and Instagram.
At the end of the trip not only did Tyrese take him with to the interview with Big Boy, he also set up the Fan (@JayRG on Instagram) in suite at a hotel with $1000 for his trouble.
He also promised to take him as his personal guest to the Furious 7 Premier.
Yep this is every fans dream.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
THE X-MEN APOCALYPSE AND BEYOND
X-Men: Days for Future Past releases on May 23 and yet all we have seen from the film was that little teaser trailer a few months ago. We expect to see a full trailer pretty soon, but in the mean time it would seem that Bryan Singer is already looking to the future or should I say the past for the next instalment, X-Men: Apocalypse
“We’re currently breaking the story,” said Bryan Singer speaking with TotalFilm. “We’re almost ready to go. Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty (X-Men 2) and Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Last Stand and Days of Future Past) are in the office across the street from me, working on story stuff right now. It’s great to have Dan and Michael back.”
Singer then continued saying, “We’re going to deal with the notion of ancient mutants – the fact they were born and existed thousands of years ago. But it’ll be a contemporary movie – well, it’ll take place in the ’80s… The ’80s is a period now – it’s hard for me to believe that!”
“Apocalypse will have more of the mass destruction that X-Men films, to date, have not relied upon. There’s definitely now a character and a story that allow room for that kind of spectacle… I don’t want to get too specific, but we’ll introduce familiar characters in a younger time. That’ll be fun to show the audience. I call these movies in-between-quels. It’s a mind-fuck sometimes in terms of where things fall in the timeline!”
The director then went on to say that there quite a few more stories that he would like to tell beyond Apocalypse and that the idea of looking into the past of the original X-Men intrigued him:
“Yeah, there actually are [more stories I want to tell]. It all stems back to when I did [the first] X-Men. You always want to know where a character’s going to go, what their future’s going be like. You can always sequelise. But on that film I also had actors asking ‘Who am I? Where did my character come from?’ So as a director you always need a backstory to give your actors. It may not be the right backstory, but it’s one you can give the actor to help them understand their character. These prequels are really exciting for me because they give me a chance to explore ideas I came up with more than a decade ago.”
So this goes without saying that X-Men: Apocalypse might be featuring a younger yet familiar popular line up of the X-Men we come to love. Speaking of which, many fans have been calling for the Academy Award Winner, Lupita Nyong’o, to play the part of Storm in Apocalypse or a future instalment taking over the roll from Halle Berry.
Halle Berry’s name has been popping up in the rumour mill of late in regard to her role in Days of Future Past. If the rumour mill is to be believed then Berry might only be popping in the film for a cameo with her character only having one line, as most of her scenes have ended up on the cutting room floor. This is just a rumour but it was reported by NY Daily News however, SuperHeroHype have contacted their sources and have refuted these claims. So take it however, you will, all I want to see is Lupita as the next young, badass AFRICAN Storm.
We also got some Wolverine news! Director James Mangold who directed The Wolverine, a film that I truly love, has stated that he will be directing the next instalment in Logans solo adventures, but that it will only come after Apocalypse. X-Men: Apocalypse will be releasing in 2016, meaning that Wolverine 2 or 3 depending on how you counting (I just ignored origins), the next Wolverine film will possibly only arrive in 2017 or 2018.
Let me know what you think about what Bryan Singer has said about Apocalypse, Lupita as Storm, and Wolverine most likely being released by the time Hugh Jackman hits 50.
STAR WARS EPISODE 7 LOOKS TO LUPITA
Every possibly young star and veteran actor has been linked to a role in the next Star Wars film.
A new report has recent Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o being added to the list of possible cast members, as she apparently met with Abram’s to read for a part as recently as a couple of weeks ago.
While details on the role are far and few between, there is a rumour that she might be in part a descendant of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Lupita as a Jedi? I’m Sold! This would be pretty cool if she does get the part and it would be amazing for her career as well
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
(Scorsese longest film, New Tarantino and Vin wants Ang Lee)
THE WOLF ON WALL STREET
The Wolf of Wall Street opens on December 25th and now we know just how long the Martin Scorese film will be. France distributor Metropolitan Filmexport tells Allocine [via The Playlist] that the movie runs 179 minutes, which would get it just in under the 3-hour limit usually set by most studios. Early reports also said the film was NC-17, so even with that material cut, there’s still plenty left for the true story of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) raiding Wall Street during the 1990s. This is definitely one film you do not want to miss.
If Allocine is correct, then the movie will be Scorsese’s longest film to date, beating out Casino by one minute. The film stars. Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner. The Wolf of Wall Street opens on December 25th.
NEW TARANTINO WESTERN
We finally know what Tarantino’s next film will be, sort of anyway.
With Django Unchained having earned over $425 million at the worldwide box office, Quentin Tarantino is sticking with the Western genre for his next film.
Appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Tarantino talked about the project.
"I can't talk that much about it, but I will say one thing. I haven't told anyone about this publicly, but I will say the genre. It's a Western," he said. "It's not a 'Django' sequel, but it's another Western, and the thing is I had so much fun doing 'Django' and I love Westerns so much, that after I taught myself how to make one, it's like 'well okay, now let me make another one now I know what I'm doing.'"
Last year Universal Pictures' announced that Kojak would be coming to the big screen and Vin Diesel is set to headline it.
"Kojak… New York… Ang Lee…" was the message Diesel posted on Facebook when asked what director he'd like to work with in the future.
Although it's entirely possible that Diesel is merely pointing out his top choice, to specifically name Kojak as the project coupled with the fact that the film has not yet announced a director suggests that Diesel's dream is about to come true.
Screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Skyfall) are providing the screenplay to the television series adaptation. The original show, which ran on CBS from 1973 to 1978, starred Telly Savalas as NYPD Detective Lieutenant Theo Kojak, known for his penchant for lollipops and his catchphrase, "Who loves ya baby?"
Kojak has never before been brought to the big screen but a short-lived series reboot was attempted in 2005 with Ving Rhames in the Kojak role.
Diesel is also set to produce the feature version alongside Samantha Vincent.
The true story behind The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien is in the works with a biopic tentatively titled Tolkien. The LA Times reports that David Gleeson will be providing the screenplay.
Tolkien is said to focus largely on the author's young life, including his time at Pembroke College and his military service during the first World War. The film will tie his experiences as a young man to those depicted in his iconic fantasy novels.
It is unknown whether or not Tolkien's estate will be involved in the biopic's production in any capacity. Christopher Tolkien, J.R.R.'s son, is infamously not a fan of Peter Jackson's big screen adaptations, the latest of which hits theaters December 13 as The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.