The Latest News from the World of Movies – May 2020

Attention movie-lovers! Cinemas may still remain closed in response to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stay up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of movies!

Here are some of the big announcements made in May 2020:

 

A Wonder Woman 3 is in the works

Image Credits – Omaze

 

While the word eagerly awaits the release of Wonder Woman 1984, and even though there is no official on the big screen, Patty Jenkins has story ideas for Wonder Woman 3 and the planned Amazonian spin-off.

But of course, Wonder Woman 1984 needs to release first.

“I’m not going to nail down a fresh thought about it until [Wonder Woman 1984] comes out, because I kind of want to give myself a palette cleanser, and be fresh of mind. But yeah, there’s an arc that I have in mind for the first movie, and then the second movie, and then the Amazon movie, and then the third movie,” said Patty Jenkins.

Read more on this at ScreenRant and CinemaBlend

 

Newly released image of 'Dune'

Image Credits – Warner Bros./Instagram

 

Warner Bros. has unveiled a new image from the Dune adaptation from director Denis Villeneuve – due to hit cinemas in December this year, which also features the sandy landscape of Abu Dhabi in the background.

Scenes for this highly anticipated sci-fi movie were filmed in Jordan and the UAE, as well as Budapest.

Read more on this at The National and Empire

 

Cruise is partnering with NASA to shoot a movie in space

Image Credits – ScreenRant

 

One small step for Tom Cruise, one giant leap for moviemaking?

Cruise is partnering with NASA to shoot a movie, at least in part, aboard the Intl. Space Station – the first narrative feature to be shot in space.

It’s unclear how Cruise will pull off this feat, but one thing’s for sure, knowing him, even at 57 he’ll probably insist on doing his own stunts (remember the freefall at 200 mph in 2018’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout?)

Read more on this at Variety an ScreenRant

 

First Look at batman 2021

Image Credits – Warner Bros.

 

Yes, it’s highly unlikely that anyone will ever win an Oscar for playing the caped crusader – Batman, but this does not mean that the pressure is off when portraying the character.

Robert Pattinson – the new Caped Crusader, says he has found a ‘gap’ to make Batman his own – in contrast to the likes of Val Kilmer’s cheeseball effort.

“I kind of like the fact that not only are there very, very, very well-done versions of the character which seem pretty definitive, but I was thinking that there are multiple definitive playings of the character,” said Pattinson.

You’ve seen this sort of lighter version, you’ve seen a kind of jaded version, a kind of more animalistic version. And the puzzle of it becomes quite satisfying, to think: Where’s my opening? And also, do I have anything inside me which would work if I could do it? And then also, it’s a legacy part, right? I like that,” he added.

Read more on this at: The Guardian

 

New Star Wars Movie to be Directed Taika Waititi

Image Credits – ScreenRant

 

You know who’s great at spicing things up and adding much-needed levity to franchises that have become somewhat bogged down in their own mythology? Taika Waititi!

Disney has announced that Taika Waititi will direct and co-write a new Star Wars movie for theatrical release.

Rumors of a Waititi-helmed Star Wars movie first surfaced in January, though it’s unclear if this movie is the one that Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige is reportedly developing.

Read more on this at The Verge and Wired

 

Paramount Pictures - Transformers

Image Credit – Paramount

 

Paramount Pictures has dated a new, untitled live-action Transformers film to be released in theaters on June 24, 2022.

As Paramount and Hasbro press forward to revamp the franchise, two new Transformers projects are being developed simultaneously, with Joby Harold (Army of the Dead) and James Vanderbilt (Zodiac) each penning a script. Plot details are being kept under wraps and no directors are currently attached to either.

Also, An untitled animated prequel to the Transformers franchise is in the works at Paramount Pictures and Hasbro’s eOne with Toy Story 4 director Josh Cooley.

Read more on this at TheWrap and Variety

Experience Deadly Silence in A Quiet Place Part 2

A Quiet Place was one of 2018’s surprise hits – a tense thriller featuring a young family trying to survive in a world where terrifying blind but noise-sensitive creatures hunt anything that makes a sound.

A Quiet Place Part 2 – releasing 19th March 2020, brings back director and screenwriter John Krasinski behind the camera, and picks up where the first film left off.

Distributed by Paramount Pictures, the second installment will witness the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe) tackle terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence.

Here’s what you should know about A Quiet Place Part 2:

 

Rating

Due to depiction of terror and bloody images, it can be presumed that the movie’s rating in the Middle East will end up being PG-15.

 

Director 

John Krasinski is back in the director’s chair. Krasinski successfully shook his public persona as The Office’s Jim Halpert with A Quiet Place (2018), and is now respected as a masterful horror filmmaker of suspense that few directors working in the genre today seem to have.

This time around, Krasinski is not just the director, but also the sole credited writer on the sequel’s screenplay with Bryan Woods and Scott Beck credited only as the creators of the characters from the original film. This adds yet another level of control for Krasinski.

 

Returning Cast

 While John Krasinski isn’t reprising his role from the first movie, due to his character’s shocking death, the other three leads from the original – Emily Blunt returns as Evelyn Abbott, Millicent Simmonds as Regan Abbott and Noah Jupe as Marcus Abbott.

 

New Cast Members

Actors Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou will be joining the cast.

Murphy is well known for his starring role as Tommy Shelby in the crime drama series Peaky Blinders, while he’s been seen on the big screen in Christopher Nolan movies such as Dunkirk (2017), Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight trilogy. Hounsou has appeared in both Marvel and DC movies such as Captain Marvel (2019), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), and as the Wizard in Shazam! (2019).

 

Check out the trailer which featured during the Super Bowl 2020:

 

 

Box Office Statistics for A Quiet Place (2018):

Worldwide Box Office – $336,157,526

UAE Admissions – Ran for 13 weeks and did approximately 162K admissions.

 

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Sources: Looper, Box Office Pro, The Numbers and MVM Analysis.