In the Works: Hong, Watanabe, and More

On Film / The Daily — Sep 18, 2017

Hong Sang-soo has begun shooting his twenty-second feature, reports the Yonhap News Agency. This one stars Kim Min-hee and Kwon Hae-hyo, both of whom appeared in Hong’s Cannes competition entry, The Day After. Kwon's management agency tells Yonhap: “We understand (the movie) recently went into filming. We don't know the name and other details of the film yet.”

“The upcoming Blade Runner 2049 will be accompanied by an animated short tie-in Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 directed by Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame,” reports Amid Amidi at Cartoon Brew.

“John Carpenter recently gave Danny McBride and David Gordon Green his blessing to make a new Halloween movie, one that’s more scary than funny, with a twisted killer who’s still decidedly less immortal than his predecessor,” writes Danette Chavez at the A.V. Club. “But Carpenter, who established the franchise in 1978, will still executive produce along with Blumhouse Productions. And as part of a ‘back-to-basics approach,’ the franchise will welcome back scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis.”

On Friday, Curtis tweeted a photo of herself on the set: “Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18.”

Speaking of Curtis, True Lies, James Cameron’s 1994 action comedy movie in which she co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger, “is headed to television,” reports Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva. Legends of Tomorrow co-creator Marc Guggenheim will write the hour-long reboot, Cameron will produce, and McG will direct.

Claire Foy, star of Netflix’s The Crown, “will play Lisbeth Salander in The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” reports the Playlist’s Kevin Jagernauth. “Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) is directing the movie, and co-wrote the script with Jay Basu and Steven Knight (Locke, Eastern Promises).”

It director Andy Muschietti and his producer and sister, Barbara Muschietti, have confirmed to Marcus Errico of Yahoo Movies that there will be a director’s cut when the DVD and Blu-ray appear. “Meanwhile, the Muschiettis said that they are already outlining the story for It: Chapter 2, which will bring back the Losers as adults for a final, fateful confrontation with Pennywise.”

At the Tracking Board, Edward Douglas has a synopsis for Nightmare Cinema, a horror anthology with segments directed by Alejandro Brugues (Juan of the Dead), Joe Dante (Gremlins), Mick Garris (The Stand), Ryûhei Kitamura (Downrange), and David Slade (Hannibal): “A series of down-on-their-luck individuals enter the decrepit and spine-chilling Rialto theater, only to have their deepest and darkest fears brought to life on the silver screen by The Projectionist [Mickey Rourke]—a mysterious, ghostly figure who holds the nightmarish futures of all who attend his screenings. By the time our patrons realize the truth, escape is no longer an option. For once the ticket is torn, their fate is sealed at Nightmare Cinema.

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