There’s something oddly charming about small-scale, off-the-cuff vanity projects from major filmmakers. Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing didn’t radically reimagine the Bard’s original text, but the context of production lent the film an immediately likable vibe. As legend goes, Whedon was having some of his closest chums/collaborators over for cocktails at his Los Angeles mansion when they decided it would be boozy fun to rattle off a little Shakespeare. They had such a good time, Whedon figured it could be cool to shoot it all and keep costs low by staging it around his house. The resulting product is a breezy but minor project with a healthy sense of spontaneity that shows off the filmmaker’s resourcefulness with a budget of practically zero.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Channing Tatum can’t find a director for Gambit, Frank Grillo wraps on Captain America: Civil War, and something strange shows up on the Suicide Squad set.
John Williams has composed the score for every single live-action Star Wars movie to date (and every Star Wars film period, except the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars that came out in 2008.) That will change with Star Wars: Rogue One, Disney’s first standalone spinoff from director Gareth Evans. Making Star Wars spotted a recent interview from Evans’ composer, Alexandre Desplat, claiming that he’ll be the one scoring the film, which stars Felicity Jones.
'The Raid: Redemption' was one of the nicest surprises of 2012; a tour de force by director Gareth Evans that makes most Hollywood action films look like kid stuff. It was quickly announced that a sequel would be forthcoming to continue the adventure of SWAT team badass Rama (Iko Uwais), and today we've got some small but interesting details from the director himself regarding what we can expect.
The horror anthology 'V/H/S' may not have been a huge box office success, but the festival favorite has certainly earned enough of a following for a second go-round with some fresh talent, including directors Gareth Evans ('The Raid') and Eduardo Sanchez ('The Blair Witch Project').