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Jordan Peele has successfully established himself as one of the most prominent voices in blockbuster horror today. After the success of Get Out and Us, Peele can pretty much guarantee an audience for his films in the horror genre. And now a rumor is doing the rounds that his next film under Universal Studios is looking to cast Will Smith in the lead role. And it is tied to their Universal Monsters franchise.
Last year, Universal signed Peele on for a five year, first-look deal. The studio will also produce Peele's next two movies, and it is for Jordan Peele's Untitle Universal Monsters movie that the filmmaker is rumored to be keen on casting Will Smith. In the past, Peele has voiced his desire to use his films to promote black actors, and while Smith, being one of the biggest stars in the world, is hardly in need of promoting, his collaboration with Peele under Universal can help give a boost to both their careers.
Despite owning the rights to some of the most influential monsters in the horror genre, Universal has had a bit of a mixed bag in terms of success so far. Their desire to set up their own cinematic universe comprising of Dracula, The Mummy, The Werewolf and other famous characters crumbled in the face of a negative reception to the individual movies, whether it was The Mummy with Tom Cruise or Dracula Untold with Luke Evans.
This made the studio hit reboot on their plans. Their next offering was the low budget thriller The Invisible Man, which proved to be much more profitable. It is now being said that Universal intends to continue producing low budget horror films under the direction of auteur filmmakers, which is where Jordan Peele comes in. The actor-comedian turned director has proven that he can make provocative, hard-hitting horror that gets talks about for years without needing a giant budget to do so.
As for Smith, he has not dipped his toes in the world of pure horror films so far, but his turn in I Am Legend, the post-apocalyptic action drama with tinges of horror, has proved he can be a good fit for that kind of roles. Will Smith may not be as much a mainstay of summer blockbusters these days as he once was, but his recent outings in Aladdin and Bad Boys for Life have proved that audiences worldwide still very much enjoy watching him onscreen.
Apart from Peele, Universal is also reportedly looking to have John Krasinski, of A Quiet Place fame, make a horror film for them as well. Time will tell whether all these former Dark Universe projects under Universal will finally allow the studio to properly kickstart their own cinematic universe. For now, Krasinski is busy with preparations for the release of his latest offering, the sequel to A Quiet Place, whose release got postponed due to the global lockdown. As far as Peele is concerned, he is gearing up for the release of Candyman, the reboot of the 1992 horror classic that he helped produce. This rumor comes from Full Circle...
Have you ever wanted to go to a movie premiere? Well, even in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, you can finally attend one, all from the comfort of your home. Indie distributor Gunpowder & Sky and their sci-fi label DUST will be hosting the first-ever live stream movie premiere for the film Sea Fever. The event will allow viewers to watch the movie from their couch, and they’ll even have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with the film’s cast and director. Don’t know what Sea Fever is? Find out everything you need to know below.Sea Fever Trailer
Siobhán’s a marine biology student Hermione Corfield who prefers spending her days alone in a lab. She has to endure a week on a ragged fishing trawler, where she’s miserably at odds with the close-knit crew. But out in the deep Atlantic, an unfathomable life form ensnares the boat. When members of the crew succumb to a strange infection, Siobhán must overcome her alienation and anxiety to win the crew’s trust, before everyone is lost.
Sea Fever has drawn comparisons to thrilling classics like Alien and The Thing, with /Film critic Jason Gorber calling it “a cerebral and emotionally rich film that still provides a genre kick, resulting in something quite extraordinary by being both respectful of classics past and feeling very much its own film.” It’s just a shame that audiences won’t be able to experience that kind of movie in theaters with a crowd. But Gunpowder & Sky is making the best of the situation. Janet Brown, the company’s EVP of Acquisitions and Global Distribution, said in a statement:
“Like everyone else, we are adjusting to life’s new challenges on a daily basis and feel Sea Fever is more relevant than ever. We are psyched to host the first-ever live experience of a film screening, and can’t wait to share it with audiences!”
The live streamed premiere for Sea Fever will take place on Thursday, April 9 at 6:00 P.M. PST. To purchase access, you can head over to the DUST website to get an online ticket for $4.99. Hermione Corfield Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Connie Nielsen Wonder Woman 1984, Gladiator and BAFTA award-winning director Neasa Hardiman Happy Valley, Jessica Jones will participate in a Q&A after the credits roll, and you’ll be able to ask questions. Hopefully the portal for streaming the premiere will allow for access that isn’t glitchy when the event starts.
Sea Fever was intended to be released in theaters on April 10, 2020 in a partnership with Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest, but now, after the live stream premiere, it will arrive on VOD on that date instead.
In this edition of Sequel Bits:Roland Emmerich hopes Disney would take on Independence Day 3 Jordan Peele “has no intention” of making a Get Out sequel A new No Time to Die IMAX poster has been released.
Independence Day: Resurgence was supposed to mark the halfway point for a trilogy that would be completed with Independence Day 3 — but with the “disappearance” of Fox following the studio’s acquisition by Disney, director Roland Emmerich doesn’t have much hope for his sci-fi action franchise. Fox made both the beloved 1996 blockbuster and its less-beloved 2016 sequel, but despite the bad reviews and disappointing box office performance of Independence Day: Resurgence, Emmerich still has hope that the third film could be made. Perhaps now with a House of Mouse logo in front of it. In an interview with CinemaBlend, Emmerich spoke about the state of the Independence Day franchise, and Independence Day 3:
I don’t know. I really haven’t even gotten to it. I had naturally talked with Fox about it, and then when they got bought, I kind of said, ‘Well, that’s probably [over.]’ But I don’t know. We’ll see, it’s kind of like it could happen, it could not happen. Hollywood is like a strange, strange place these days, because I have a feeling Disney would maybe be interested in doing it. They like that kind of franchise movie.
Disney is not opposed to appealing to nostalgia, but is there still enough goodwill toward Independence Day after the truly boring Resurgence? Maybe enough for a Disney+ release.
Get Out was a pop culture phenomenon in 2018, but director Jordan Peele still has “no intention” of making a sequel, despite the abundance of horror movie sequels in our current movie landscape. In an interview with The Observer, producer Jason Blum said that any plans of a Get Out sequel would be up to Peele, despite the producer suggesting back in 2018 that Peele was flirting with the idea.
“I think that was taken out of context. I think what I said and what I would still say is, I would love to make a ‘Get Out’ sequel, but we would only do it if Jordan wanted to do it and as far as I know, he has no intention of doing that.”
Peele has since released his sophomore effort Us and kept himself busy on the producing side with his Monkeypaw banner, developing both TV and movie projects like CBS All Access’ The Twilight Zone reboot, HBO’s Lovecraft Country, Amazon’s Hunters, and more.
Check out the exclusive #NoTimeToDie IMAX poster. The 25th Bond film is the first to have select sequences filmed using IMAX cameras. pic.twitter.com/THzVCrGq7j
— James Bond @007 February 20, 2020
A new IMAX poster has been released...