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Showing posts with label film. Show all posts

Mila Kunis: "We understood that the film would flop"

 The actress explains how the "Matrix" directors' ambitious "Jupiter Ascending" turned into a disaster.

Most actors have one - that big movie that could be as awesome as you want, but tanked hard at the cinema and was seen by everyone.

 

For Mila Kunis, it's "Jupiter Ascending" that sticks out like a black spot on her resume. But what really happened to the "Matrix" directors' spectacular sci-fi film, named one of the big flops of 2015? Money problems happened.

 

The actress says in a new interview that the film's budget was cut shortly before shooting, which was the death knell for the project:

 

- When did we know the film would flop? Before production even started, because our budget was cut in half. We would have actually received twice as much money, and then you can do so much more, explains Kunis.

 

- This type of script has a good story, but also other things that are really spectacular. But for a thousand different reasons that had to do with the studio and other things, the budget was cut, and it became a different film.


The Wachowski sisters still received around 150 million dollars (possibly over 170, according to other sources) to realize their space opera "Jupiter Ascending", based on a completely original idea. Considering Kuni's comment, they had probably expected over 300 thousand - which would have made the film one of the most expensive in film history. (No wonder Warner Bros. got cold feet and decided to stick it out.)

 

But the film backfired by $100 million, and was butchered by critics. The question is, could a higher budget really have saved it?

"Annabelle 3" in progress - this is what the film is about

 The horror sequel has received an official synopsis.

The last time we saw her was in the summer of 2017, in David F. Sandberg's prequel "Annabelle: Creation".

 

Soon, the anything but playful doll Annabelle will be back in the cinema. Thanks to an official synopsis, we now know what the audience can expect from the sequel, where the couple Ed and Lorraine Warren (from the "Conjuring" movies) get tampas with evil spirits in their own home.


To stop Annabelle from destroying more, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren take home the possessed doll. She is to be locked up "in safety" in their locked room with artifacts, behind sacred glass and with the blessing of a priest. But an unholy night of horror awaits when Annabelle brings to life the other evil spirits in the room, who are all on the same goal - Warren's ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.



"Annabelle 3" belongs to the same horror universe as the "Conjuring" movies and this summer's horror movie "The Nun". Creator James Wan has previously revealed the same story during Comic Son:


- Annabelle activates all the possessed artifacts in the room. So it's like "Night at the Museum", with Annabelle!


The new film is written and directed by horror writer Gary Dauberman, who previously wrote "The Conjuring 2", "The Nun" and "It". Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return, albeit only in supporting roles. The duo are also ready for participation in the future "The Conjuring 3".


The third Annabelle film (which does not yet have an official title) will have its American cinema premiere on July 3, 2019.

"Zack Snyder's Justice League" is divided into six chapters

 Quite helpful if you prefer to watch the four-hour movie as a miniseries.

Do you remember when Zack Snyder announced that his cut version of "Justice League" would be released as a miniseries in four episodes? That idea was quickly scrapped, and what we will see on HBO Nordic in just two weeks is a feature film with an emphasis on long - the superhero party clocks in at a full 4 hours and 2 minutes.

But the idea of a miniseries seems to have followed, because the film is divided into clear chapters. I've seen it and can confirm that "Zack Snyder's Justice League" consists of six chapters and an epilogue. After a few minutes of introduction and subtitles, the first text sign appears.

Four hours of DC action certainly feels sickly luxurious to many, but somewhat impractical to others. Would you rather divide the film into two sessions? Turn off just when part 4 is about to begin, which is about halfway into the story.