Collider Movie Talk
On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (June 17, 2016) Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, John Rocha, and Sinead DeVries discuss the following:
- Steven Spielberg adapting West Side Story remake with Lincoln scribe Tony Kushner
- Wicked movie adaptation gets prime holiday release date
- Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho adds more cast members to Okja
- Lady Gaga in talks for Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born remake
- New trailer for Storks released
- Spider-Man: Homecoming adds two new mysterious roles
- Box Office Predictions
- Mail Bag
Rumors have been swirling for years now that Steven Spielberg had his eye on a potential West Side Story remake, and now, according to Spielberg himself, those rumors are have turned out to be true. Spielberg recently sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for a lengthy interview revealing that he has, in fact, secured the rights to remake the Oscar-winning West Side Story with his Lincoln screenwriter Tony Kushner currently working on a script.
The long-anticipated Wicked movie is finally taking flight with Universal Pictures announcing that it will release the film adaptation of the Tony-winning musical on Dec. 20, 2019, bringing the witches of Oz to the big screen once again. Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry is shepherding the movie to theaters with producer Marc Platt. The adaptation will bring back composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz, with book writer Winnie Holzman adapting the musical from the Gregory Maguire bestselling novel of the same name. Holzman and Schwartz are also writing the film’s screenplay.
Snowpiercer and The Host director Bong Joon-Ho continues to form an amazing cast of actors for his next movie, the sci-fi pic Okja, produced by Brad Pitt’s production company Plan B. In addition to adding Tilda Swinton, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano, THR is reporting that Breaking Bad stand-out Giancarlo Esposito is in final negotiations to join the film. The story centers on a young girl named Mija who risks everything to prevent a powerful, multinational company from kidnapping her best friend — a massive, genetically manufactured pig named Okja.
BUY OR SELL
In a report from Deadline, Lady Gaga is in talks to star in Bradley Cooper’s remake of A Star Is Born, for which he is making his directorial debut and will will also star. Gaga tested with Cooper for the studio, who loved the results. This all came to fruition after things didn’t work out with Beyonce, who was originally approached to the role. Cooper is producing the movie with his Hangover director Todd Phillips through their Joint Effort banner.
Warner Bros. has released their newest trailer for Storks, the movie that revolves around the fantastical, famed baby delivery service, with Andy Samberg voicing the company’s top delivery stork, Junior. When Junior accidentally creates a wholly unauthorized baby girl, he sets out alongside Tulip, the only human on Stork Mountain, to make their first-ever baby drop before his boss finds out.
Sony and Marvel Studio’s Spider-Man: Homecoming continue to add to their Spider-Man Homecoming cast list, with THR reporting that Prometheus star Logan Marshall-Green will be taking on a villainous role as a secondary antagonist alongside Michael Keaton’s lead villain, rumored to be the Vulture. At the same time, Deadline reports that Silicon Valley standout Martin Starr has also been cast in a mysterious role that has yet to be revealed as friend or foe to Tom Holland’s Spider-Man/Peter Parker.SuperFable