Warner Bros. has made some excellent progress when it comes to adding diversity in their DC films. They were among the first to have a solo female superhero film to be directed by a female director. And now they’ve taken another huge step with Birds Of Prey, an all-female DC superhero ensemble. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film will see Margot Robbie reprising her DCEU role as Harley Quinn, who will be joined by DC characters Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya in a fight to defend Gotham City against one of Batman’s most notable villains, Black Mask.
While Robbie is the only confirmed actress to board the film, a new report says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado,, and more are being considered for various roles. More on the story here below.
Netflix’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017 previewed a pair of upcoming titles. One was Bright, a movie starring Will Smith and directed by David Ayer which is set in an alternate present-day Los Angeles where fantasy creatures such as orcs and elves exist. The other was their live-action adaptation of Death Note, the popular Japanese manga.
We’ve already seen an official trailer for the movie, which included some peeks at Ryuk. For Comic-Con, they shared a clip of the scene where Light meets Ryuk for the first time.
Netflix has released an official trailer for Death Note, a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga of the same name being directed by Adam Wingard (The Guest, Blair Witch, and the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong).
The movie stars Nat Wolff, Margaret Qualley, Lakeith Stanfield, Paul Nakauchi, Shea Whigham, and Willem Dafoe as the voice of Ryuk.
Continue below for a brief description of Death Note, and to check out the trailer as well as a bonus filmmaker featurette video with those who made the movie talking about it, including Wingard, the cast, and even an appearance from Heroes star Masi Oka, who’s a producer on the project.
A movie adaptation of the Japanese manga series Death Note has been in the works for a while now. Back in September of last year the movie was set up at Warner Brothers and The Fault In Our Stars and Paper Towns star Nat Wolffwas signed on to play the lead.
Now the project has moved from Warner Bros. to Netflix, and it’s being reported that two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire, Platoon) has joined the cast. According to the report, Dafoe will be voicing the character Ryuk, who is a Shinigami or “death god.” The Shinigami are described as extra-dimensional beings who extend their own lives by killing humans.
The Nice Guys Director: Shane Black
Screenwriter: Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi
Cast: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice, Matt Bomer, Margaret Qualley, Keith David, Kim Basinger
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Rated R |116 Minutes
Release Date: May 20, 2016
“Before we deal with the crime of the century, let’s get rid of the fucking rotting corpse.”
30 years ago, Shane Black sold his first screenplay to producer Joel Silver. An action flick about a strait-laced detective forced to team with an unhinged cop, Lethal Weapon was a huge success, spawning multiple sequels. Black’s storytelling set a new standard for action comedies and redefined the “buddy film” genre. He was one of the highest paid screenwriters in Hollywood, writing movies like The Last Boy Scout, Last Action Hero, and The Long Kiss Goodnight before disappearing in the late ’90s.
Black resurfaced in 2005 with Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, his directorial debut. A neo-noir buddy comedy, the film follows a thief impersonating an actor and a private eye as they attempt to solve a murder. In 2013, he returned with Iron Man 3, a Marvel comic book movie that doubles as one of Black’s signature action-comedies. A snarky superhero and his by-the-books sidekick have to rescue the President of the United States from a terrorist who isn’t a terrorist at all, but rather an actor portraying one. Oh, and it’s set at Christmastime, too. It’s the most Shane Black thing ever, until The Nice Guys that is.