This year marks the 25th anniversary of two very special Keanu Reeves films: Point Break and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey. But what makes this particular anniversary so significant is that these movies weren’t released within a few months of each other — they were released just seven days apart. It may very well have been the weirdest and most wonderful week in new movie release history, and one that hasn’t really been replicated since.
The Hollywood Reporter has a whole post about it, but John Boyega summed this whole situation up in 140 characters:
We’re likely going to see HBO on a tear of new original pilots, given new management and some notable recent flops, and the first new drama orders are certainly promising. One new series ordered to pilot from Anchorman team Adam McKay and Will Ferrell sounds like Arrested Development as high drama, while another from Kathryn Bigelow will take us to Mogadishu, Minnesota.
Just a couple of weeks ago, Marvel’s Kevin Feige said that the studio will probably reveal who’s directing and starring in the Captain Marvel solo film sometime this summer, or by fall at the latest. What followed was a particularly interesting scoop suggesting that the director and lead actor being eyed for the project both share the same first name, which kicked off a bunch of hopeful speculation among fans. Today brings a small but interesting piece of info to add some fuel that particular rumor mill.
Kathryn Bigelow hasn’t made a film since Zero Dark Thirty, but given the greatness of her last couple of features, it’s hardly surprising that the director has taken her time in carefully selecting her next project. We’ve been patiently waiting to see what Bigelow will deliver next, and it looks as though she’s finally lined up another film. Bigelow will re-team with Zero Dark Thirty screenwriter Mark Boal for a true crime drama set in Detroit in the ’60s.
Back in February the rights to Tomb Raider landed at Warner Bros. with the studio tapping Divergent screenwriter Evan Daugherty to help reboot the franchise. And in July we heard rumors that WB and MGM were looking to hire a woman to direct the new Tomb Raider film — specifically that they were seeking a “Michelle MacLaren type” to fill the director’s chair. A new rumor suggests that the studios now have a shortlist of directors which unsurprisingly includes Kathryn Bigelow. Dream big, guys.
Released in 1991, 'Point Break' starred Keanu Reeves as Johnny Utah, an FBI agent who infiltrates a crew of surfing bank robbers in an attempt to bust them, but unwittingly bonds with their leader, Bodhi (Patrick Swayze). The classic action flick was directed by Kathryn Bigelow, way back before she directed 'The Hurt Locker' (which earned her an Oscar for Best Director, making her the first woman to win that award) and 'Zero Dark Thirty.' Twenty-three years later, after a remake has been announced with Gerard Butler succeeding Swayze, we take a look back at the cast of this cult favorite and see what they're up to now.
Sam Mendes is not returning for the next James Bond movie. Citing scheduling conflicts, the 'Skyfall' director is taking the cash and clout that comes with making the highest grossing film in the history of a fifty year old franchise and escaping...
Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' is getting some serious awards buzz as we head into statue season, and it only seems fitting they released the final trailer today on the heels of the film's Golden Globe nominations.
In 2008, Kathryn Bigelow became the first woman to win the Oscar for best director with 'The Hurt Locker,' her harrowing depiction of soldiers surviving the war in Iraq. After years of shuffling from genre to genre, it looks like she's finally found her niche. The critical success of 'Zero Dark Thirty' (read our review here) suggests that she may once again be heading for Oscar gold. Since the film doesn't open wide until January, you can whet your appetite for Bigelow's cinematic return with the clip below.