Warner Bros. is working on Bradley Cooper's "A Star is Born" remake, "Aquaman", "Ocean's 8" and a really big shark back to its former glory.
The once mighty Warner Bros. is no longer the tail of the trek between the big studios. (That's Disney.) A year ago, after disappointing results, chairman Kevin Tsujihara has appointed New Line boss Toby Emmerich for studio production. This January, he promoted Emmerich to Chairman, not only responsible for production, but also for global marketing and worldwide sales.
In other words, Tsujihara lets his new studio boss sink or swim. This includes setting up the DC Universe, which has been disappointing since the glory days of Dick Donner's "Superman" and Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan's serial cracking on "Batman." Despite Tsujihara's brave announcement of 201
Emmerich presented his first Warner presentation at CinemaCon and looked nervous when he announced the $ 5.1 billion boxing and blockbuster "Wonder Woman" worldwide. "And" Dunkirk "and praised Steven Spielberg's $ 500 million" Ready Player One. "Inevitably, Patty Jenkins # 80s set" Wonder Woman 2 "(November 1, 2019) and" It Chapter 2 "( September 6, 2019), which will go into production this summer, "It's a scary and intense experience," promised director Andy Muschietti, "Take your adult diapers to the theater."
Will Arnett (" Lego Batman "), polite and reassured in a white suit, energetically fulfilled his interlocutor function and gradually decoded the star content of the Warner corporate jets – greats like Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Cate Blanchett helped him promote a series of DC Tent poles, the Femme sequel "Oceans 8" (June 8) and David Yates's "Return to Hogwarts," "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes" of Grindlewald "(16th Novembe r), with the young Dumbledore Jude Law and the shocked rogue Johnny Depp, as well as returning Redmayne and Katherine Waterston.
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Arnett flirted nicely with Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson, stars of James Wan's work-in-progress "Aquaman," which is ambitious in scale but hard to measure (can it truly be a combination of "Indiana Jones," "Star Wars," and "Lord of the Rings?"). And he was really curious about Bradley Cooper's directorial debut "Bradley Cooper" ("A Star is Born," October 5), which was the hit of the night. It looks like a potential Oscar candidate.
Emmerich's promise to supply a distinct slate plate supported the first Hollywood-produced film in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, John M. Chu's "Crazy Rich Asians" (17 August). "Anyone can relate to a crazy big family," said Star Constance Wu, who praised the film because of Kevin Kwan's worldwide bestseller. "This distinguishes the Asian experience from the Asian-American experience, we do not check contingent, it shows that our culture is more than just a skin color, it shows our similarities and the way we are different." Chu found her Love interest, played by Henry Golding, a London hairdresser and tour operator, via Skype.
Jon Turtletaub's" The Meg "with marine diver Jason Statham can only be seen in Genre B genre in a" Jaws "outburst on a giant ancient shark named Megalodon as well as several low-budget sentry parties such as Melissa McCarthy's "Life of the Party" (May 11) and boys-be-guys action comedy "Day" (June 15) featuring Ed Helms, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm and Jake Johnson
It's hard to imagine, based on the footage shown here, that Andy Serkis' live-action "Dark" portrayal of Rudyard Kipling's classic "The Jungle Book" (October 19) may possibly be the last Jon Favreau Disney blockbuster – despite a stellar cast (Blanchett plays Kaa and Benedict Cumberbatch the tiger Shere Khan)
In Hollywood, you win a lot, you lose something Blanchett said that her performance was a YouTube bout between an anaconda and one Crocodile in was inspired. "The crocodile lost," she said.