Warner Bros Set to Make ‘Tom and Jerry’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movies

Get ready fans of Tom and Jerry, as well as Scooby-Doo, you got movies coming!

According to an article published in Variety, Warner Bros. are in negotiations with director Tim Story to direct a new Tom and Jerry live-action/animated hybrid film, as well as talking to Chris Columbus to be the creative producer on a new Scooby-Doo animated movie.

This announcement comes on the heels of Warner Bros. announcing that they are aiming for a balance of animate movies as well as live-action hybrids.

Tom and Jerry is expected to start shooting in 2019.  The plan is to shoot in the real world with an animated version of Tom and Jerry interreacting with real people.  This sounds like it could be in the very same vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Space Jam.  Sources have also told Variety that, staying true to the characters of Tom and Jerry, they will not talk and will continue to rely on physical comedy as they have been since their inception in 1940.

As far as Scooby-Doo, the fully animated movie is full steam ahead with an expected release date in the first quarter of 2020.  At the moment there is no casting announcement for the voices for the meddling kids, but expect one soon.

What do you think of this announcement?  Are you a fan of any of these properties?  And do you think these movies can work?  Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.  Lets make a discussion about it.

The 90th Academy Award Nominations are here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Today marks the first day of the Oscar season with the announcement of the 2018 Oscar nominations.  Meaning that its time for social media debates about what films were snubbed, and what films deserved to be nominated. Eventually evolving into what film, actor/actress, or director deserves to take home the golden statue come March 4th.

The Shape of Water seems to be the favorite this year after gaining 13 nominations for the 90th Academy Awards.  Making it just one shy of the overall record.  The Guillermo del Toro directed movie depicting the romance of a mute woman and a misunderstood aquatic monster is up for best picture, best director, best screenplay and best acting awards for Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richards Jenkins, as well as other technical categories.

The other standout this year is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, landing 8 nominations, including best picture, best director, and best cinematography.  Surprisingly, this is Nolan’s first ever nomination for best director in his career.

For a full list of nominations check out the Oscar Nominations 2018 list put out by Variety.

The Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time and airs live on ABC on March 4th.

What do you think of these nominations?  Was there something you think was snubbed this year? Who do you think will win in each category? Leave a comment below and let me know!

 

‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success

Currently Suicide Squad is battling very low critic reviews, however that doesn’t seem to be keeping the film down!

According to a report from Variety the film has already been able to bring in $8.1 million across seven international markets, which includes South Korea’s $2.9 Million and France’s $2.7 Million. Looking at these numbers it is already set to pass box office jugernauts Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool – and it shows no signs of slowing down.

The film set to release in another 57 international markets and is tracking to bring in more than $100 million in those markets.

Warner Bros. has got to be happy with the film tracking like this in the international market because they spent a reported $175 Million in making the movie.  So if the film performs as well here in the U. S as it seems to be in the rest of the world then they will be in the black. Continue reading “‘Suicide Squad’ is setting itself up for Box Office Success”

Tony Stark Will Appear in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Its been rumored for a while that we would be getting characters form the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Sony’s new Spider-Man film.  When hearing this I, and many others, assumed that it would be a small cameo from someone like Jeremy Renner‘s Hawkeye or Scarlett Johansson‘s Black Widow.  If reports are to be believed I, and many others, are very wrong.

According to Variety Robert Downey Jr. will be appearing as Tony Stark in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. However at this time it is not known just how big Downey’s role will be. Continue reading “Tony Stark Will Appear in Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’”