Celebrated “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” filmmaker Celine Sciamma says that Patty Jenkins’ 2017 “Wonder Woman” film adaptation was a turning point for cinema and female film fans. She tells The Independent:
“It’s about feeling seen as a viewer. ‘Wonder Woman’ is thinking about me. It’s thinking about my pleasure, about my sisters, about the history of cinema and women’s representation. It gives us joy but also rage. Like, ‘Why do I not get this more often?’ Now, we get it more and more, because there’s new writing for women, but it’s an addictive feeling. Once you know it, you want it.”
MGM has acquired North American rights to distribute “Dog” which stars Channing Tatum and is co-directed by him and Reid Carolin. Carolin wrote the script based upon a story he hatched with Brett Rodriguez. Filming begins in May.
Tatum will play an Army Ranger who, along with his dog companion, race down the Pacific Coast in time to catch their best friend’s funeral. One of them has a week to live, the other lives like every day is his last. [Source: Deadline]
Sony has set a Christmas Day 2020 release for Melanie Laurent’s feature adaptation of Kristin Hannah’s international bestselling novel “The Nightingale”. Elle and Dakota Fanning will play on-screen sisters in the coming-of-age story, set on the eve of World War II, and their struggle to survive and resist the German occupation of France. [Source: Deadline]
Three Men and a Baby
Screenwriter Will Reichel (“Hot Air”) has reportedly signed on to write the script for the “Three Men and a Baby” remake currently in the works for the Disney+ streaming service. The story follows an NYC bachelor and his two single friends is turned upside down when a girlfriend dumps a baby in his lap and disappears from his life forever. [Source: Geek Vibes Nation]
Sony Pictures has premiered a new behind-the-scenes featurette for the Vin Diesel-led action film adaptation of the comic “Bloodshot”. The comic’s creators Bob Layton and Kevin VanHook and various members of the cast talk about the film which follows a former soldier killed and brought back to life with technological upgrades that fill his body with billions of nanobots. The film opens March 13th.