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    • Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom Final Trailer Shows A Whole Hell Of A Lot Of The Movie!

      21 hours ago

      ericvespe

      I'm holding out hope for the new Jurassic World film, mostly because I dig Chris Pratt in this universe and JA Bayona is a great filmmaker, but these trailers haven't been great. The footage itself is fine. I dig the moody, horror movie look Bayona is bringing to this universe and that he's clearly utilizing some practical dinosaur effects again. But the editing of these trailers have been head scratching at best. 


      This latest one has some really sweet footage, but all of it just seems jumbled together. That's not necessarily indicative of the final product, of course. Trailer editors aren't the ones cutting the actual movie, after all, but I am a little concerned that they're just shotgunning footage and seeing what sticks with people and in doing so have shown most of the movie at this point.


      Here's the trailer, let me know if you agree with me or not:





    • I introduced my young nephews to THE SHINING before watching Ready Player One. Here's how that went...

      2 days ago

      ericvespe

      When I was sitting in the Paramount Theater watching the SXSW world premiere of Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One a thought ran through my head: the kids are going to flip their shit for this movie.


      Yes, that includes all children who like big, goofy, fun adventure stories, but “the kids” in this particular fleeting thought referred to my nephews, Max (7) and Rocco (10). One of the greatest joys of my life over the last few years has been introducing these kids to various movies, some obvious kid stuff, some a little more challenging, and watching Ready Player One that first time it felt like I had been building them up to this moment where it would all pay off.


      We've seen all three Back to the Futures on the big screen. They were intrigued by my Iron Giant poster hanging in the guest room of my house and saw that. I've had them on a steady Spielberg diet pretty much since the very first time their parents let me take them to the movies.


      On top of that, the oldest has been getting really into video games lately. I've walked him through some Destiny quests and more recently have been playing a goodly amount of Overwatch with him.


      So, they were ready for Ready Player One.


      Almost.


      There was one glaring omission from their cinematic education, a movie pretty adult even for these little monsters. Of course I'm talking about The Shining.



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      Here's the deal. The older one's great with horror movies. Rocco watches them the way I did at his age. Open enough to be creeped out, but focused more on how fun and awesome they are. He flipped out for It last year and I've had the absolute pleasure of introducing him to stuff like An American Werewolf In London and The Sixth Sense.


      The younger one, Max, isn't so hot on horror movies. He loves big smash-em-ups and giant monsters and stuff, but it's tone that gets to him more than gore or something. He was there when we watched The Sixth Sense and I heard from his father a few days later that he had nightmares about “the boy with the bloody head.”


      So I typically save the scary stuff for when it's just me and Rocco, but I knew the second key quest wasn't going to land for them if they didn't see The Shining first... plus I honestly didn't want their first impressions of that film to be from the glimpses we got in Ready Player One.


      So I sat them both down on my couch yesterday, told them to buckle in because we were going to watch The Shining. They asked why we had to watch this movie. I said “I'll tell you after we watch Ready Player One.”


      Max was nervous. He only knew of the movie by title and DVD cover. Rocco seemed down, if not super enthused especially when I reassured them it's not “jump scare” scary. I said it's mostly a lot of people talking and that's true.


      I remember watching The Shining when I was about their age and I remember being engrossed in it, but that was before the Internet changed attention spans forever. Could a movie as talky and deliberate of The Shining work for today's youth?



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      The answer is, as always, it depends on the kid. Rocco was in it the whole way through, but Max needed an escape. In that sense it worked a charm because the tone was getting to him. He wasn't antsy so much as he couldn't handle the tension so about halfway through I let him play Splatoon 2 on the Switch while Rocco and I stayed focused on the movie.


      That said I'd look over at Max from time to time and he'd be watching the movie, the game still in his hands, going unplayed. I think he just needed the ability to check out for a minute if things got intense.


      It was amazing to me to see how quickly they grasped the geek minutiae. The carpet pattern, the bloody elevator visions, the twins, Room 237, the hedge maze, redrum (they figured that one out much quicker than I did. “That's murder backwards,” Rocco exclaimed waaaaay before the mirror shot revelation), etc. 



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      All those things they commented on. And, being young boys, they of course still snickered at a character being named “Dick,” but boy did they love Scatman Crothers. They kept saying over and over again how awesome he was, so you know they're wired right in the head.


      There were two moments I was worried about. I knew they could handle the deeper horror at play, that of a parent turning against their child. Jack Nicholson is cartoony enough and their real life dad is good enough that I didn't think any of that would get to them. But there were two things I wasn't sure about. One was the use of the “N word” in reference to Dick Hallorann and the other was the naked lady in the bathtub, which is pretty important they see because the whole point of watching The Shining at this moment was to give them a context for the sequence in Ready Player One.


      For the racial slur I was a little curious if they would know it and what it meant or if that would have be an uncomfortable conversation. When Grady utters the “N word” in the bathroom with Jack Torrance both boys instantly said “He's racist.” So they knew it and knew it was bad and that using it means you're a bad person. Phew.



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      As far as the nudity, I gave them a little warning as Jack entered Room 237. “There's some nakedness coming up, so prepare yourselves.” They're at an age where I'm sure there's some curiosity digging in, but right now they're still embarrassed about sexuality, so they self-censored, looking all over the room and not at the TV while the naked lady gets out of the tub, stealing an occasional glance to see if the movie's moved away from the naked lady.


      When the big reveal happens next and the pretty naked lady becomes the creepy decomposing old lady ghost they were totally engrossed. I don't think they registered her body as something to be embarrassed about witnessing, which is interesting. Instead they were focused on the horror on display, with Rocco even commenting about how good the makeup was.


      Funnily enough the nudity to get the biggest reaction was Hallorann's giant-afro'd goddess portraits. It painted a completely different picture of the kind old dude they loved at the beginning of the movie and they're so of a different time and place that they thought they were the funniest things they've ever seen.


      When Hallorann met his fate they seemed a little upset... less that he died, but more that he went all that way just to get hacked up in the Overlook's lobby, which is a reaction I love because today everything is so streamlined and truncated that it really is shocking to see something where a guy spends 25 minutes of a movie trying to get somewhere and then almost instantly drops dead.


      We'll see if I hear any reports on nightmares from their parents but I don't think The Shining scarred them permanently. They were still curious why today of all days we watched this movie, but they figured it out soon enough.


      Going into Ready Player One they knew next to nothing. I told them it was kind of like Willy Wonka with video games and made by Steven Spielberg, the guy behind a ton of stuff I've showed them like Jaws, the Indiana Joneses, Jurassic Park, ET, etc, but they hadn't seen a trailer or poster or anything.



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      They were so into the movie from the get-go, just like I thought they'd be. The constant barrage of references had them always excitedly pointing out stuff. Rocco went especially nuts when he saw Tracer from Overwatch because that's his favorite character to play.


      The whole movie played like gangbusters, the I was anxiously awaiting The Shining section. When they realized what was about to happen they both went “Whoa!” Which is exactly what I did when I saw the movie for the first time. They laughed at Aech talking to the creepy twins, they shook their heads “no” when Aech goes into Room 237, pointed at the July 4th, 1921 photo. They were in on the reference in a way they absolutely would not have been just a few hours before and it absolutely grabbed them.


      I could see their engagement go from passive to damn near interactive. In that moment they were collaborators with Spielberg. He was talking directly to them and you could see it on their faces.

      That is movie magic right there and I'll never forget it.


      I liked it so much that I had to share it with you guys. I felt compelled to write about this experience, which was so emotional and powerful to me that it refused to be kept bottled inside. I have no idea if anyone will give a shit, but it meant a lot to me. Plus it was an excuse to talk about Kubrick and Spielberg again!

    • New Incredibles II trailer! New Incredibles II trailer!

      5 days ago

      ericvespe

      Brad Bird is back in the super comfy Pixar saddle for Incredibles II, which sees Mr. Incredible having to grapple with his biggest challenge yet: being Mr. Mom. I dig the starting point here... Elastigirl being the face of the new renaissance of supers while her supportive, yet a bit disgruntled, husband handles the more mundane, yet personally more important, role of managing the day to day of the Parr family.


      It's just nice to see everybody back and I can't wait to see how it all comes together. Check out the new trailer below:





    • Yep, Rogue One's reshoots were a Hail Mary pass to save the picture, according to Tony Gilroy!

      1 week ago

      ericvespe


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      Credited screenwriter and guy brought on to finish Rogue One opened up about the the process on a podcast called The Moment With Brian Koppelman, being pretty frank at how dire the situation was when he was brought on board. 


      He reshot the ending and apparently ghost directed a significant amount of the movie. He did enough work to warrant a screenplay credit in arbitration. He wouldn't say how much of the movie is his exactly, but consider that Gareth Edwards had locked his director's cut before Gilroy came on board and Gilroy "easily won" arbitration to have his name added to the screenplay roster. What does that mean? According to the WGA's website you are given a screen credit if a WGA board, who goes over every draft, determines you have provided at least 33% of the final film's content.


      So, a panel at the WGA determined Tony Gilroy at rewrote at least a third of the movie and gave him the credit.


      To twist the knife further, Gilroy said when he came on "they were in such a swamp... they were in so much terrible, terrible trouble that all you could do was improve their position." Yikes.


      Still, I'm extremely curious as to what Edwards' original cut looked like. Was it really awful or just not going in the right direction? I guess we'll never know...

    • Is Steven Spielberg Finally Getting Around To Making The Talisman?!?

      1 week ago

      ericvespe

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      As a big fan of both Steves, I've been wondering what the hell Spielberg was going to do with The Talisman since I found out he had the rights to King's fantasy epic. And he's had the rights for a very, very long time. Universal bought the eternal rights to The Talisman and gave them to Spielberg before the book even came out, so we're talking 35 years here, people.


      Over the years there have been a few almosts with this property, some for TV, some for the big screen. House of Sand and Fog's Vadim Perelman was going to direct a film version at some point and truly awful screenwriter Ehren Kruger (all the recent Transformers) has taken a stab at a script. I've read some of these scripts and none of them have worked 100%.


      It seems like Spielberg might finally be revving up on this one again, though. He told Entertainment Weekly that he wants it to become a reality in the next two years, although he didn't necessarily say he'd direct it, which is a shame because it's about the most ideal Steven Spielberg-y story.


      The book follows a young boy name Jack Sawyer who embarks on a journey to visit his dying mother, sure that he can save her from the cancer eating her alive. The twist is he does it by jumping back and forth between this reality and a fantasy world called "The Territories" that is a mirror image of our own except they have werewolves and monsters and stuff. Each person that exists in our world has a twin in the other.


      It's a dark, but ultimately uplifting fantasy adventure and is so totally Spielbergian in its awe and fantasy and kid lead that I'm shocked it hasn't happened yet.


      Now, Spielberg isn't saying he'll direct it, only that he wants to usher it into being as producer, but I really hope he reconsiders. It's the perfect material for him and he's got such a great eye for these big, emotional set pieces. 


      Anyway, that's the news. The Talisman is back on Spielberg's plate. Here's hoping it comes together and comes together correctly!

    • The Russo Bros Politely Ask You To Not Be Dicks And Spoil Infinity War

      2 weeks ago

      ericvespe

      We are only 24 short days away from Avengers: Infinity War hitting screens all across the world and its directors have officially asked everybody to be cool and not spoil every moment of the movie via a clever note posted to social media


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      Word on the street is that we're not just talking about a surprising twist (a la Civil War). What I've heard is that there are multiple big choices made in this movie and that's why the studio isn't screening it much prior to release. No junket press see it, regular press screenings are, like, two nights before release... sometimes that's a bad sign, indicating the studio doesn't want critics to tell their readers that the movie sucks. I don't think that's the case here. I think they're genuinely wanting to preserve some of these big choices.


      Funny way of asking nicely, though. The Russos should know by now that the internet is full of dickheads and they'll delight even more at spoiling the shit out of the movie, but for the nice people out there... play it cool. At least give superhero movie fans the weekend to see the movie before blabbing all over social media at the universe-changing events that happen in this one.

    • Guillermo del Toro sets up multi-picture deal at Fox Searchlight!

      2 weeks ago

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      It was a given that doors would open for Guillermo del Toro after The Shape of Water took home the Oscar for Best Picture (not to mention him nabbing Best Director) and it looks like the first sign of that happening is with Shape of Water's home studio.


      Fox Searchlight has struck a multi-picture deal with Guillermo del Toro for horror/sci-fi/fantasy stories that he will either write, direct, produce or some combination of all three.


      Per Deadline, the first movie out of the gate is a project he will produce called Antlers about a troubled elementary school student "with a mysterious family secret" and his relationship with his teacher. Scott Cooper will direct a script written by Nick Antosca and Henry Chaisson. 


      del Toro has always been supportive of young genre voices, having produced the first features of people like J.A. Bayona (The Orphanage) who is now wrapping up the Jurassic World sequel and Andy Muschietti (Mama) who hit a home run with his adaptation of Stephen King's IT last year.


      I'm sure we'll be getting some signature del Toro movies in this deal as well as his nurturing of young talent projects. I've still got my fingers crossed he's putting together a deal to finally make his take on HP Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness.

    • Creed II Officially Filming!

      2 weeks ago

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      It's time to get excited for more boxing movie goodness! Creed was great, a surprisingly emotional reconnection to the world of Rocky Balboa that launched director Ryan Coogler into superstardom and really showed the world just how great Michael B. Jordan was. Let's also not forget Tessa Thompson.


      The point is the first Creed was a springboard for so many people and many of them are returning for the sequel, which has officially begun production (although I think they've been shooting for a bit already). Sadly Coogler isn't directing (that duty falls on Steven Caple Jr. this time around), but he is producing and Jordan is back as Adonis Creed, Thompson is back as well and, of course, Sly Stallone as Rocky.


      Joining them this time out is Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) and his son (Florian Munteanu). This confrontation was inevitable. Remember Ivan Drago is the one who killed Adonis' daddy, Apollo, way back in Rocky 4. 


      So, this is going to be emotionally taxing for our new lead in this franchise, not to mention for his mentor watching his protege follow in his own footsteps. 


      Rocky himself made the announcement on Instagram live from the set. 


      We don't have long to wait for this one, which sees a November 21st release date. 


    • Some Surprise MCU Characters To Appear In Captain Marvel Movie!

      3 weeks ago

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      We all know that Captain Marvel has been filming, but now Disney has officially announced that filming is underway. Not only that, but they released a cast list with some surprising names on it.


      Remember that Captain Marvel will take place in the '90s, so some of these now deceased people were still very much alive and kicking. Yes, we knew Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury was going to be involved, so it shouldn't be much of a shock that Clark Gregg's Agent Coulson is also around. What is interesting is that Guardians of the Galaxy's bad guy, Lee Pace, and bounty hunter dude Korath (Djimon Hounsou) is in the cast list. 


      That definitely tips its hat to the cosmic side of the MCU playing a significant role in the film. Comic fans know that Carol Danvers' powers originate from the cosmos, so it makes sense, but it is still a nice surprise to see some Guardians crossover.


      I'm sure there are a ton more little surprises and Easter eggs to discover in the film. Very much looking forward to seeing what they give us with this one and just how majorly it impacts the MCU. I'm guessing it'll change just about everything. That's what happens when you introduce villains like The Skrulls. 

    • A Quiet Place Producers Discuss How They Made The Movie So Scary And What Part The Ninja Turtles Played In It!

      3 weeks ago

      ericvespe

      Hey, guys. While on the ground at SXSW I did a few print interviews with some filmmakers. I ran a story last Friday about the behind the scenes goings-on with the Friday the 13th films. If you didn't see it, don't worry! All the interesting quotes I ran from Platinum Dunes producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form are below


      Platinum Dunes, Michael Bay's company, produced A Quiet Place, which was the opening night film of SXSW and also happens to be a kickass, intense, scary as shit emotional rollercoaster directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt.


      The film focuses on a small family who have adapted to live as quietly as possible after the world is overrun by deadly creatures that are blind, but hear so well that any loud sound means certain death.


      I took the opportunity to grill the producers about how they brought the impressive cast together, how they executed such a menacing creature, why that creature owes a huge debt to the Ninja Turtles and, yes, all the info they could give me about the State of the Friday the 13th Union.


      Enjoy the read!



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      Eric Vespe: Can you guys help me understand why we're not three movies deep in the new run of Friday the 13th movies? Your reboot was good and it made a ton of money. Can you explain what's going on with the franchise?


      Andrew Form: It's so sad. I'm sure the world knows, but we were four weeks from filming in Atlanta with Breck Eisner. We were there and the movie got shut down.


      Brad Fuller: We never got a clear answer from Paramount as to why that movie got shut down. I think at the end of the day that administration, which is no longer there, didn't see horror as a viable part of what they were doing. Also they were coming off of Rings and that didn't help.


      For studio heads who are not fans of horror there's not a tremendous amount of glory in it other than the financial. A lot of these studios want to make big movies with big movie stars and that administration could never get excited about it.


      I think the rights now have reverted back to New Line.


      Andrew Form: Or Victor Miller.


      Brad Fuller: There's a Victor Miller element, too. There's a lawsuit with Victor Miller. I don't know anything about that, but I'll say to you, I'll say to anyone we would love nothing more than to make another Friday the 13th movie.


      Andrew Form: We were right there. We had Crystal Lake. We had the camp. The location was amazing.


      Brad Fuller: It was such a bummer.


      Eric Vespe: Were you bringing Derek Mears back as Jason?

      Andrew Form: No, because we were going way back. We were going to the '70s.


      Brad Fuller: We would have put Derek in the movie (somewhere) anyway because we love him so much.


      Eric Vespe: He's one of the nicest dudes I've ever met.


      Andrew Form: Aaron Guzikowski wrote such a great script. It was what we thought the community would really want. It was such a bummer when that one didn't go.


      Eric Vespe: It seems to me like it's a no-brainer. There's a reason why they pumped one out every year in the '80s. They were printing money.


      Andrew Form: And now you see the hype coming out with the new Halloween movie. I think everybody's now going “Oh, my God. Why didn't we make that new Friday the 13th movie?” The Stephen King movies are getting hot, the IP is still strong, R-rated horror is what's happening. I mean, look at IT being over $700 million worldwide. Right now it's not happening, but we just hope one day that we can get the call that says the rights are figured out, let's go make Friday.



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      Eric Vespe: So it really is just a question of rights at this point?


      Brad Fuller: That's all it is.


      Andrew Form: I believe if the rights were clear we'd be shooting the movie.


      Brad Fuller: We would have shot the movie!


      Eric Vespe: Not to make this all about Friday the 13th, but...


      Andrew Form: No, listen, we'll talk about Friday the 13th all day!


      Eric Vespe: (laughs) The beauty of the Friday the 13th series is that all the audience wants from it is fun. That allows for so much freedom in being able to make something without it being crazy expensive.


      Brad Fuller: And we're just the guys to do that!


      Andrew Form: We had so much fun making the last one!


      Brad Fuller: We're not keeping anything from you. This is the first conversation we've had about Friday the 13th in months and when we do talk about it we get sad and we start to cry.


      Andrew Form: But you know, as more and more horror movies work, and Paramount's loving A Quiet Place right now, we're going to keep pushing to get Friday the 13th back. We have to. For us going to Crystal Lake would be so much fun.


      Brad Fuller: We just don't know who's going to make the movie.


      Andrew Form: Is it Warner Bros? Is it Paramount?


      Brad Fuller: It's a complicated jumble, but I have looked into it. I think it's New Line. The rights have expired, or they expire next month, and they revert back to New Line, I think.


      Andrew Form: But there's still an issue with the Victor Miller lawsuit.


      Brad Fuller: Right, and I don't think anyone will touch it until that gets figured out.


      Andrew Form: Yeah, that has to get figured out. It's just too hard with that litigation out there.

      Brad Fuller: Looming litigation does not help movies get made. (laughs)


      Andrew Form: No, it sure doesn't. Not big, high profile IP.


      Eric Vespe: So, on to a happier subject... A Quiet Place! What's so impressive to me about the movie is it has an indie sensibility... it's not afraid to be silent or express dialogue through sign language for three quarters of the film, if not more, but it delivers in a very commercial way. Some of these kinds of genre movies will stay small and have the emotion, but not the payoff, but you were able to have the best of both worlds with this one. I would assume some of your job as producers here was to preserve that balance.


      Brad Fuller: I don't think you can delineate in this movie what the specific roles were. Like, what Platinum Dunes did and what John Krasinski did... at least not in that particular way. John was always up for making a scary movie. He always wanted to make something that had people on the edge of their seat. He is such a dynamic force that we felt it was our job to simply block for him, just let him do what he did and if he needed us... and Drew was on set every day of that shoot, so I say “us” but it was really Drew. If John needed Drew, Drew was there for him. They had a brother-like relationship throughout the movie. To this minute they rely on each other and it's this wonderful collaboration between the two of them.


      Andrew Form: It really was. If he had any genre questions I was an open book for him because he knows I've been on so many of these movies. I could tell him about the mistakes we've made, what we've learned, so if he had any questions about genre I was there. Otherwise I just watched him work with these actors and act himself.


      I've never worked with an actor/director before, so it was interesting because he'd go out there and I'm alone by the monitor! I remember on day one I was like “Do you yell cut? Who yells cut?” I'd never seen that before. But, like Brad said, it was an unbelievable collaboration. It was amazing for us on this one.


      Eric Vespe: The movie's very cinematic. It doesn't feel small, but it is very intimate, which is tricky. This could be a really tricky concept to pull off. Just by the very nature of the concept of the movie there's a ton of jump scares because any sound here is a jump scare! Audiences can turn against a movie with too many jump scares because they're viewed as a cheap way to get a reaction.


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      Andrew Form: And, by the way, we did everything we could to avoid that. We've been in this game for a long time. We know what it's like to have someone jump out and say “Boo!” It's a fake scare and we know how people feel about that, so we did everything we could to avoid that.


      Brad Fuller: I do feel that the jump scares that are created by a sting in this movie are a little different from all our other movies because in this movie it serves to release the pressure. It allows the audience to laugh a little bit because they're so tense and then this thing happens. You don't know if it's going to work when you're in the edit room or on the mixing stage. It was so rewarding last night to see the audience laughing, to see the pressure getting relieved in those situations.


      I want to go back to something that you said. One place that I feel that we were very helpful to John... and I can't take the credit for it... It's really thanks to Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Raphael. Because we made those (Ninja Turtles) movies with ILM we have a great relationship with them. As great as this movie looks, the creature they made heightened it. They gave us great work and that's because of Michael (Bay)'s Transformers and our Turtles. We've done a tremendous amount of work there and we were able to come up with something and put something in the movie that I think is budgetarily almost impossible to do, if it wasn't for the Turtles and Optimus and Bumblebee.


      Andrew Form: 100%. Not on this movie. Scott Farrar was the VFX Supervisor on this movie. He did every Transformers, been nominated for many Academy Awards and he was on set working with John, figuring everything out, shooting the plates... He was an amazing collaborator with us.


      Brad Fuller: And that's what working with Bay gets us.


      Eric Vespe: I'm a big practical effects guy, but I love CG when it's done right. That creature is an example of it done right.


      Brad Fuller: The problem is the aliens we got to shoot just didn't listen, so we had to go the CG route. (laughs)


      Andrew Form: I brought my four year old to set and said “When can I meet the alien?” I said, “He's not here today.”


      Eric Vespe: I assume with a movie like this you still need a couple names to be involved to get the greenlight. I'm not sure the exact progeny of you guys casting this movie...


      Andrew Form: We can give it to you.


      Brad Fuller: It's super boring.


      Eric Vespe: Well, then maybe the quick version, then.


      Brad Fuller: It's boring because there were four names on the list and one of them was John.

      Andrew Form: John had just done 13 Hours with Michael, so he was in our family. We were prepping Jack Ryan. We bought the script and sold it to Paramount. We called John and said, “Would you do a genre film?” He said, “Yeah, of course.” We sent him the script to play the role of the dad, Lee. He called us back and said “I'll play Lee, but I want to rewrite and direct this.” An hour later, after hearing everything he wanted to do with the movie, we were like “Let's go! That's exactly the movie we wanted to make.”


      So, he signed up and started working on the script. He was our director. He flew in from New York to have a meeting at Paramount with us, to talk about the script and stuff, and while on the lot he said to us “Emily wants to be in the movie. She wants to play the wife.”


      Eric Vespe: When you hear that Emily Blunt wants to be the co-lead of your movie do you go “Okay, cool. This movie's actually going to happen now.”


      Brad Fuller: Yes. Some version of that.


      Andrew Form: He kinda snuck it up on us, too. We were just kinda walking and he was like “Oh, by the way, guys...” We were like “What?!?” And Noah Jupe was in Suburbicon and John had a relationship with George Clooney, so we looked over at him and (Millicent Simmonds) was in Todd Haynes' Wonderstruck and that was it. There was no one else we went to. It was just those four people. There were no auditions. That was it.


      Eric Vespe: Well, thanks for talking with me. Good luck with the movie!


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      A Quiet Place opens April 6th! Everybody go watch it unless you don't like good things, then you can skip it. Bring a change of pants, though. You'll need it. 

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    I curate a pretty solid Twitter stream filled with entertainment reporters, aggregators, actors, directors, producers and just plain ol' cinephiles. That means there's commentary for just about every bit of news that comes down the pipe. I also check out the scoopers regularly. Deadline, Hollywood Reporter, Variety, etc. 


    Good luck on the director goal. It's a lot of work, but if you've got stories to tell then you're in the right field! 

    Favorite 80s movie monster and why?

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    This is an excellent question. Do you go by design? Quality of the movie or series they're in? Lasting chills? Design would be between Predator, Pumpkinhead and Gill-Man from Monster Squad (all created by the late, great Stan Winston, by the way). I watched more Friday the 13th movies growing up than I did Nightmare on Elm Street, but I like the character of Freddy more, especially in that first film and Dream Warriors. It might not be the most original answer, but I'd probably go with Freddy.

    Absolutely not. That's what being a geek is all about. I can't tell you how many cool, random, weird movies I've found while chasing down movies with favorite character actors in it or directed by people I dig. That's the fun of all this!

    Honestly (and I know this makes me sound like a politician, but it's true) I love all kinds of movies. It's hard for me to pick between Jaws and Casablanca or The Exorcist and Raiders of the Lost Ark or The Lord of the Rings and The Godfather. I definitely have a soft spot for horror and sci-fi and I'm usually more willing to give a new random horror flick a shot over some drama I've never heard about.

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