The Matrix reboot is still happening, Ben Affleck & Oscar Isaac head to Netflix, and Renee Zellwegger IS Judy Garland. Plus Pacific Rim Uprising director Steven DeKnight live in-studio!
On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (Tuesday, March 20th, 2018) Mark Ellis, Perri Nemiroff, Kristian Harloff, Jay Washington, with special guest Steven DeKnight discuss the following:
1) ‘Matrix’ Reboot Still in the Early Stages; Screenwriter Zak Penn Provides Update
2) ‘Triple Frontier’ Back on (Again) with Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac at Netflix
3) Disney’s ‘Lady and the Tramp’ Live-Action Remake Lands ‘LEGO Ninjago Movie’ Director
4) First Look at Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in Biopic ‘Judy’
5) Rian Johnson’s Star Wars trilogy/ Spielberg Indy 5 updates
6) Live Twitter Questions
Screenwriter Zak Penn is out promoting his latest, Ready Player One, and in doing so has offered up some new details about where he is with the new The Matrix reboot. When asked by ScreenRant for an update, Penn replied: “I’ve been working on Matrix right now. Which is in…a phase right now. That’s a franchise I desperately want to see brought back and, I can’t go in to too much detail, but I’ve been harassing Warner Bros. for years to try to get it going again.
THR reports that both Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac are in negotiations to star in Triple Frontier, the long-in-the-works crime drama that is now in pre-production at Netflix. J.C. Chandor is directing, and will begin shooting on March 26th in locales such as Hawaii, California and Colombia.
THR reports that LEGO Ninjago director Charlie Bean has closed a deal to helm the live-action/CG hybrid remake of Disney’s animated classic Lady and the Tramp; which will be made exclusively for the Disney streaming service that will launch sometime in 2019.
The first image from the Judy Garland biopic Judy has been released online, offering a first look at Oscar-winning actress Renee Zellweger as Garland. The film, now in production, comes from Tony-nominated director Rupert Goold, working from a script by The Crown’s Tom Edge.
Speaking to Empire magazine from this weekend’s Rakuten TV Empire Awards (via Screenrant) Rian Johnson’s long-time producing partner Ram Bergman gave an update on the status of the new Star Wars Trilogy at Lucasfilm, saying: “We’ve started. Slowly, slowly, but we’ve started.
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