Saturdays are always a great day to relax, and even more so due to these weekly updates! This week, the details on Christopher Nolan’s next movie are revealed, news on a Peaky Blinders movie is shared, and a trailer for Netflix’s Love Hard has been released. Read about all this, and more, below!
Paramount Pictures responds to Bam Margera’s lawsuit
Paramount Pictures, one of the production companies behind Jackass Forever (which has been delayed to February, 2022), has responded to former Jackass star Bam Margera’s lawsuit against the company, after he was fired from the upcoming project.
Margera was cut from the fourth Jackass movie due to his failure to adhere to his sobriety contract. Sadly, instead of perhaps coming to terms with his substance abuse issues and seeking help, the actor filed a lawsuit against co-stars Spike Jonze and Johnny Knoxville, Jackass director Jeff Tremaine, and Paramount.
The lawsuit claims that Margera was forced to take pills from a doctor hired by Paramount, and was fired for taking said pills. Paramount has told The Wrap that the suit is “riddled with lies”, and seems to believe that Margera is fighting back against the cast and crew of Jackass Forever as a form of retaliation.
Christopher Nolan’s next movie details released
While many films that come to the surface have tightly-kept details, Christopher Nolan’s (The Dark Knight trilogy) new movie isn’t afraid to play all its cards.
The title, release date and lead actor have all been revealed in recent days. The feature will be titled Oppenheimer, with a release date set for July 21st 2023, and has cast Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, A Quiet Place: Part II) in the main role.
The movie will focus on J. Robert Oppenheimer, the man responsible for creating the atomic bomb. The film is not only Nolan’s next project, but it also marks the end of his and Warner Bros. relationship; a dispute following Tenet (2020) lead to the end of their partnership.
No Time To Die box office openings tops James Bond record
No Time To Die, the latest James Bond movie and the final journey for Daniel Craig in the role of the iconic spy, has become the highest grossing preview opening night of any other film in the domestic box office, earning $6.3 million.
The beloved franchise began with Dr. No back in 1962; since then, 24 films (including the most recent instalment) have been released, making it one of the longest running film franchises today.
No Time To Die had been delayed multiple times due to the coronavirus pandemic, so it makes sense that its opening night was such a success, as fans of 007 rushed to the cinema to witness the final stop in Craig’s Bond experience.
Black Adam behind the scenes images show the characters in action
The new trailer for DC fan event, Dc FanDome, unveiled some behind the scenes (BTS) clips from Black Adam, showcasing Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell) and Black Adam.
Black Adam is, as we’re sure you’re aware, being played by former wrester Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, whose film career has only headed upwards since his break into the industry.
The trailer offered fans a first look at Swindell’s Cyclone, and another look at Johnson’s incredible version of Black Adam. Johnson’s images show a rather blue hue as the actor looks deep in thought; Cyclone’s costume is also seen, although it is rather blurry, meaning excitement still runs high to see these two in action when the film releases on July 29th, 2022.
Peaky Blinders movie will begin filming in 2023
Steven Knight, creator of the Peaky Blinders period crime series, has confirmed that a movie will be made and will begin shooting in 2023.
The popular show is loosely based on a real youth gang of the same name that were active in Birmingham near the move into the 20th century. The series focuses on Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and the actions of his criminal family after World War I.
The final season of the show is on its way, but fans have nothing to miss just yet, as Knight states filming for the feature film will begin in 2023, which will put a real end to the story that (by the time the film releases) has run for six seasons.
The trailer for Netflix rom-com, Love Hard, has landed
In the first official trailer for upcoming rom-com, Love Hard, we see Nina Dobrev travel across America – only to find out that she has been well and truly catfished.
The trailer introduces audiences to Natalie (Dobrev), a journalist who isn’t exactly thrilled with the world of online dating. Her opinion seems to change however, when she meets Josh online. However, when she arrives in New York, she meets the real Josh (Jimmy O. Yang).
This rom-com seems like a perfect winter watch, as the trailer shows the film to be a funny, feel-good comedy about the hang-ups of modern dating. Love Hard will be on Netflix on November 5th, 2021.
Hellraiser reboot casts female Pinhead
Clive Barker’s classic horror from 1987, Hellraiser, is getting a reboot, as well as a new, female lead.
Pinhead has been recast, and Jamie Clayton (The Snowman) now stands in the light of a rather iconic horror villain. The upcoming reboot will be the 11th in the franchise; it will be directed by David Bruckner (The Night House), and will land on Hulu sometime in 2022.
Pinhead is the main antagonist of this long-running film series, and is head of the Cenobites, beings of both pain and pleasure.
The 2022 movie marks the first time Pinhead will be played by a woman, so many fans of the series, and of horror, will be keen to see what Clayton can offer them.
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal