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Month: June 2020

Margot Robbie to Headline New ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Movie

Mia Galuppo and Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter:

Margot Robbie is setting sail with help from her Birds of Prey writer Christina Hodson.

Hodson has been tapped to write a new, female-fronted Pirates of the Caribbean for Disney, with Robbie attached to star.

While plot details are being kept in Davey Jones’ locker, the project, in early development, is not intended to be a spinoff of the long-running franchise that had pirate Jack Sparrow at its center but rather a wholly original story with new characters under the Pirates moniker, itself inspired by the long-running attraction at Disneyland.

The new project is said to be separate from the already announced reboot of the popular franchise that has Pirates scribe Ted Elliott and Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin developing the story.

I loved Birds of Prey, and I love the idea of Margot Robbie as a wild pirate, so I’m 100% in for this.

New Trailer for ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ – ‘The Gig’

Watch the brand new trailer showcasing the world, characters, story, and action of Cyberpunk 2077!

Looks damn good, but I wish it was third person instead of first person. I’m that guy.

Also, I’m wondering if I should just wait to play it on a PS5 or whatever because I think the base PS4 I have may chug along trying to play this.

Cyberpunk 2077 lands on November 19, 2020.

Nintendo Reveals Wave 1 of Summer Updates for ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’

Cool off this summer by diving into the Animal Crossing: New Horizons free Summer Update – Wave 1, arriving July 3! Put on your wet suit to dive and swim in the ocean, and even meet a couple of new characters! Stay tuned for info on Wave 2, planned for release in early August.

It’s time to dive, y’all!

And in turn, it’s time for me to blow the dust off of my game of Animal Crossing. I have a feeling my island citizens are worried about me…

I Guess We’re Getting a ‘Twister’ Reboot?

Variety:

Universal Pictures is looking to reboot the classic tentpole “Twister,” and looks to have found a director to weather the storm.

Sources tell Variety that Universal Pictures is developing a reboot of the 1996 blockbuster and is in negotiations with “Top Gun: Maverick” helmer Joseph Kosinski to direct.

Frank Marshall will produce the pic and the studio is currently meeting with writers to pen the script.

Plot details are vague on this latest version, but the original film starred Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt, who play storm chasers and a couple on the brink of divorce. They team up to chase tornadoes in order to deliver their advance weather alert system that has to be placed in the path of the Twister.

Kosinski is a great choice, but I don’t understand why this can’t just be a new movie about a giant tornado? But then again, I’m an old who still “blogs”, so what do I know?

’Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: An oral history of Edgar Wright’s super-powered cult classic’

Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly:

They don’t make movies like 2010’s Scott Pilgrim vs. the World anymore — but then again, they never did. Based on a series of graphic novels by Canadian writer-artist Bryan Lee O’Malley, this box office bomb-turned-beloved cult classic is — deep breath — a superhero film, martial-arts epic, coming-of-age comedy, rock musical, exercise in magical realism, and love letter to vintage videogames. The story revolves around Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera), bassist for fictitious Toronto band Sex Bob-omb, who dumps his high-school student girlfriend Knives Chau (Ellen Wong) for a Rollerblading Amazon courier named Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). The problem? Ramona’s most recent partner, Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman), has formed the League of Evil Exes with Ramona’s other former beaux, many of whom Scott battles in fantastical fights. Directed by up-and-coming British filmmaker Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead), the $60 million-plus Universal Studios-backed movie adaptation was shot in Toronto with a cast full of notable young talent: Chris Evans played one of the Evil Exes, action-movie star Lucas Lee, while another future Marvel Cinematic Universe hero, Brie Larson, portrayed Scott’s former girlfriend, rocker Envy Adams. Other future stars included Kieran Culkin, Mae Whitman, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Pill, and more. “Imagine doing a gym class all together with [these actors],” says Wright. “It was extraordinary.”

Ten Years?! Wow.

Well, I can say this is an awesome read, and definitely worth looking back if you were ever a fan of the flick.