It came! It finally came! It’s Reel Filthy but finally transcribed for the intellectual in written form. A moment of literary importance that rivals Nietzsche’s ‘Beyond Good and Evil’. Anyhow, here are some things from the past week or so that peaked my interest and will make your pop culture obsessed pals think you’re cool by reciting.
HAN SOLO TRAILER 2
I almost forgot this film was happening, what with the lack of marketing until the last month or so, with the film releasing as soon as the end of May. Strange for something as massive as a Star Wars film. Was this down to the apparently sizeable behind the scenes drama that happened over its production with directors being fired? Who knows, but it’s safe to assume that’s had a part in it. The first trailer arrived and had me skeptical with the lack of Solo himself, almost as if the studio weren’t confident in Aldenreich taking on the coveted role. I wasn’t massively impressed, but left intrigued. This time around however, hell with it, count me in.
This new trailer didn’t make the hairs on my arms stand or blow me away by any means, but I am left very curious about this Star Wars spinoff. Yes there’s the whole generic, “I’m putting together a crew” thing going on, but I just want to see the origins of things like Han’s trousers and chin scar. I don’t really care anymore, they’re going to pump at least one of these out every year for the foreseeable future so may as well see what expensive romp they have in store for us. See the new trailer for yourself below.
WAIT. *, SURPRISE RANDOM STORY SWOOPS IN* More Star Wars you say? The Last Jedi VFX Supervisor, Ben Morris has revealed that Lucasfilm are keeping ‘digital clones’ of every actor appearing in their films. This is in the same vein as Tarkin’s appearance in Rogue One, when a dead Peter Cushing was dragged back from the grave to feed Disney’s wallets to the tears of his family. I’ll admit though, whilst it was noticeable that Tarkin wasn’t real, the CG used was still admittedly impressive and will only get better. So there you go, hopefully, this doesn’t mean CG Leia in Episode XI next December, but only time will tell. Scary stuff.
TERMINATOR REBOOT PUSHED TO NOV 2019
Another year, another reboot. This time we have Terminator which already kinda rebooted but was a sequel in 2015 with Terminator Genysis. After being not as successful as was expected, it seems they’ve opted to re-reboot, this time with James Cameron involved in a Producing role. Tim Miller, director of Deadpool is set to direct, with an again returning Schwarzenegger alongside Linda Hamilton, reprising her role as Sarah Connor. Originally set for a July ’19 release, the film is now expected to stroll in on a zimmer frame in Nov ’19. Hopefully, with Cameron involved, this can turn out more like the original two, with the film to apparently ignore Terminator 3, as well as also start a trilogy, but the latter hasn’t been green lit as of yet. Good call perhaps? Learning their lessons? Maybe no post-credits this time with Dr Who?
LORD OF THE RINGS TV SERIES SET TO COST $1BILLION
Also in things you love but didn’t necessarily think you wanted more of, the rights to Lord of the Rings were recently purchased by Amazon for an estimated $250 million dollars after a bidding war with Netflix. This was back at the end of 2017, but now some more spicy tidbits are starting to come out, including that they plan to make five seasons of a Lord of the Rings TV series, a series that is being ballparked as costing around $1billion. As of yet, Peter Jackson who directed the spectacular Lord of the Rings trilogy and the spectacularly forgettable Hobbit trilogy is said to not be involved at this moment in time. Whether this changes or not is yet to be seen. My hope is they simply use the universe available to them make a new story, rather than retread and remake the already great films. Also what if the first series comes out and it’s rank? That’s a damn expensive risk. Essentially this could either be amazing or a sad, disappointing waste of time, but time will tell.
ALFONSO CUARON’S ROMA GETS PICKED UP BY NETFLIX
UH OHHHH, sack your capeshit and Disney nonsense for a second folks, it’s time for Indie… stuff. I haven’t thought of a name for this segment. Ah well. Director of Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron’s new film ‘Roma’, which follows a middle class family in Mexico City in the 70’s centering around the Corpus Christi massacre in which students were killed by Mexican soldiers, has been picked up by Netflix. As a result, however, it’s appearance at the highly coveted Cannes Film Festival next week is now uncertain.
This is due to the recent disputes ongoing in the industry, which puts into question whether streaming content should be considered for awards due to not being screened in cinemas. Personally, whilst I appreciate the experience of watching a film on a big screen, as every Marvel film says, “the world, is changing”. Perhaps these festivals should move with the times too, as the filmmaking process is still intact end of the day, it’s simply where people sit and watch them. As sad as it is to say, even I can acknowledge the kinoplexes like Cineworld are going to disappear eventually. As long as all that’s left are arthouse cinemas for kinophiles like myself to have the option, I’ll be happy.
So ehhh yeh, that’ll do for this one. From here on out, every fortnight we’ll be bringing news in between our own bi-weekly show ‘News and Reviewsss’, right here to BlinkClyro.com. Except minus the reviews, cause who has time for actually watching films am I right? Long as you can rhyme off the trivia, and that’s just what we’re here for. Catch you next time ya filthy animals!