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We'll soon enough see Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in The Batman, but what if the Twilight Saga star had been the one to play the caped crusader in Batman Begins? That question has been answered in a new 'DeepFake' video with Pattinson replacing Christian Bale in the first installment of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy. Although we've gotten our first look at Pattinson in The Batman, the DeepFake video helps paint a picture of what we can expect to see from him as the next big screen Bruce Wayne. See what I mean by watching the video below.
As seen in the video, Pattinson stars as Nolan's version of Bruce Wayne in a scene where the billionaire playboy is speaking with his trusty confidante, Lucius Fox, played by Morgan Freeman. In the clip, Lucius reveals several new Bat-gadgets for Batman to play with as Bruce looks on, intrigued. While Bruce retains the voice of Bale, it's pretty interesting to see Pattinson taking a look at the Batsuit ahead of him doing it for real in his own movie. Of course, the DeepFake video stops short of showing us Pattinson suited up as the Dark Knight, but The Batman director Matt Reeves has already shown us what that will look like.
Because there are many who have a difficult time disassociating Robert Pattinson from his role as sparkling vampire Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, there has been some fan backlash to the announcement of his casting. This is not unlike what Tim Burton's Batman star Michael Keaton went through in the '80s when he was cast as Bruce Wayne, as many people were quick to write him off as a comedy actor unsuited for such a role. As we know now, Keaton proved the naysayers wrong and to this day remains one of the most popular Batman actors. Considering Pattinson's performance in The Lighthouse and other dramatic movies, he had a very good chance of doing the same thing.DeepFake videos like the one shown above have gotten to be pretty popular with many going viral with millions of views. Recently, a Back to the Future DeepFake video replaced Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd as Marty and Doc with Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. with very interesting results. Another DeepFake parodies Home Alone by replacing Macaulay Culkin with Sylvester Stallone, which is definitely one of the strangest videos of this type you'll ever see. Of course, the one with Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman as every character in Full House probably takes the cake.
These kinds of videos are fun to watch, but for those wanting to see the real movie with Pattinson playing Batman, you'll have to wait until next summer when The Batman premieres in theaters on June 25, 2021. Hopefully, the result will see success similar to Batman Begins and the other Nolan movies and less like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The DeepFake video shown above comes to us from DeepCaked on YouTube.
Before McMillion$ became one of the most captivating, must-watch docuseries on HBO, the insane Monopoly game heist started out as a The Daily Beast article by Jeff Maysh that instantly went viral in the summer of 2018 and launched an intense bidding war for the films. Less than a week after the article was published, Ben Affleck walked away with to the film, which he planned to direct with Matt Damon to star. But it was no easy task. Hollywood wanted this story, and it wanted it bad. Deadline reports:
Sources said that bidding was ferocious for Maysh’s How An Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game And Stole Millions. Lining up to bid were Universal for Kevin Hart, Warner Bros for John Requa & Glenn Ficarra and Steve Carell and producer Andrew Lazar, and Netflix, which bid for producing partners Eric Newman & Bryan Unkeless, Robert Downey Jr & Susan Downey, and Todd Phillips. The auction was handled by IPG’s Joel Gotler, who repped Maysh.
However, Affleck was set to direct the tentatively titled McScam for 20th Century Fox, which has gone through some changes since being acquired by Disney and talk of the movie fell to the wayside. But with McMillion$ pushing the unbelievable story back into the headlines, Collider checked in with Affleck for an update on his adaptation, which he says is still in the works.
“We’ve gotten a new draft. That’s really good. Hollywood’s a weird place, because the person who was running the studio when they bought that script, just left that job. And the studio that was going to make it got bought by another studio. So there’s these moments where things sort themselves out, and you sort of see ‘Is this still a priority, or are they really interested in different kinds of movies?’ And I’m not sure whether or not, McScam, what kind of priority it is. We really like it. We’re still developing the script.”
Of course, the big question is whether a movie version of Agent Doug can compete with the real thing. Will audiences settle for a fictionalized version of the gung-ho maniac when there are six hours of pure Agent Doug waiting for them on HBO? We’ll find out if McScam can Hamburglar its way out of development.
Via Collider, Deadline
Cursed Films, Shudder’s new series about the urban legends surrounding classic horror films, is a must-watch. They’ve already debuted an episode on The Exorcist, and this week they’ll be premiering a new ep devoted to Richard Donner’s 1976 classic, The Omen. We’re debuting an exclusive Cursed Films clip that features Donner and more talking about some of the spooky happenings that surrounded The Omen‘s production.Cursed Films Clip
Do you believe in curses? I don’t, but I sure love hearing about them. Especially when they’re curses associated with classic horror films. Shudder’s new series Cursed Films covers this very topic, and it’s a wonderful show. Rather than just sensationalize the material, the series – directed by Jay Cheel – actually takes the time to dig for the truth, and get to the bottom of it all.
One of this week’s new Cursed Films episodes focuses on The Omen, and in the clip above, you can hear all about the admittedly alarming amount of plane-related mishaps surrounding the pic. We learn that star Gregory Peck’s plane was struck by lightning when he was flying to England to shoot the film. Then, just a few days later, screenwriter David Seltzer was also flying to England and his plane was also struck by lightning. Lastly, we learn that still another plane Peck was supposed to be on actually crashed. And not just crashed, but crashed into a car carrying the wife and child of the plane’s pilot. Is that extremely bad luck…or the work of a sinister, supernatural curse? Cue the spooky Jerry Goldsmith music.
Cursed Films is a “five-part documentary series that explores the myths and legends behind some of Hollywood’s notoriously “cursed” horror film productions. From plane accidents and bombings during the making of The Omen, to the rumored use of real human skeletons on the set of Poltergeist, these stories are legendary amongst film fans and filmmakers alike. But where does the truth lie? Cursed Films reveals the events that haunted these productions through interviews with experts, witnesses and the cast, directors and producers who lived through the real-life events. Were these films really cursed, as many believe, or just the victims of bad luck and bizarre circumstances?”
The episode devoted to The Omen and another episode focusing on Poltergeist premieres on Shudder April 9.Source: Slashfilm.com