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Tron 3 with Jared Leto should come after all New director found [Update]

“Tron 3” with Jared Leto should come after all: New director found [Update]

It’s been a few years since “Tron 3” was pushed again – as a new story, a kind of reboot, with Jared Leto in the lead role. Now the project is suddenly moving forward.

As the industry magazine Deadline reports, the Australian Garth Davis has convinced those in charge at Disney to sign him as a director for a new “Tron” film. Davis has so far been known for smaller films – above all the six-time Oscar nominated “Lion”.

the Australian Garth Davis convinced those responsible at Disney to sign him as a director for a new “Tron” film

But according to the information from Deadline, the director really wanted the job – and was able to convince Disney to give him the chance to prove himself despite a lack of experience with projects of this size.

First step, but not yet the green light

With this a project lives again that already seemed dead. After the cult film “Tron” from 1982 was continued with “Tron: Legacy” in 2010, a sequel that followed it failed. In 2017 a new attempt was then decided: “Tron 3” as a kind of reboot with Jared Leto (which is why the final title should not contain a “3”). But in the end it didn’t really make headway.

Davis builds on the 2017 idea. “Suicide Squad” joker Leto is still on board and will also produce the film. A current script by Jesse Wigutow (“It stays in the family”) is the starting point. However, Davis now has the task of developing the project further from this point on. At the deadline it is therefore pointed out that insiders emphasize that the green light has not yet been given.

“Suicide Squad” joker Leto is still on board and will also produce the film.

But it is a first step that makes it clear: The new “Tron” film is still to come!

Both “Tron 3” predecessors on Disney

If you want to watch the predecessor until the release of the film, which will initially continue to trade as “Tron 3”, is still in the distant future, you will find it at Disney, among others. *

Both “Tron” and “Tron: Legacy” are available on the Maushaus streaming service as part of the subscription.

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Update: Title “Tron: Ares”?

As soon as we wrote that it will probably not stay with the title “Tron 3”, there is a possible title: “Tron: Ares”.

He comes to us personally via Jared Leto. He tweeted enthusiastically about the new project and named the film “Tron: Ares”. The tweets were quickly deleted, however, because apparently this title is not yet intended for the public. Instead, there are two tweets on the actor’s profile that do not include a title.

I am so very excited and proud to confirm that YES – I will be starring in TRON.We will work as hard as we possibly can to create something that I hope you all will love. We have some very special ideas in store for you all 123movieshd… 🤗See you in the grid! 👨🏼‍🎤— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) August 10, 2020

I am so very excited and proud to confirm that YES – I will be starring in TRON.We will work as hard as we possibly can to create something that I hope you all will love. We have some very special ideas in store for you all 123movieshd… 🤗See you in the grid! 👨🏼‍🎤

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This Marvel fan favorite could have been in The Avengers

This Marvel fan favorite could have been in “The Avengers”

Marvel is said to have offered its co-production company DMG to show the hero Shang-Chi or the legendary, popular villain Mandarin at the end of “The Avengers” – for financial reasons that have to do with China.

In interviews with cinema viewers, Hollywood representatives like to pretend that blockbusters are always about telling great stories. But of course it’s also a lot about money, because the expensive films are (risky) bets – in which for a few years the money that is earned on the Chinese cinema market has played a large, growing role.

Chris Fenton was head of the DMG Entertainment Motion Picture Group, which with its money u. a. Co-produced “Iron Man 3” and thus helped Hollywood to open up the Chinese market – where foreign films, however, are subject to rules that are politically controlled.

Put simply, Hollywood has an interest in ensuring that the films reach the Chinese authorities (through which there is an influence on the content) and of course the Chinese audience.

Fenton describes Hollywood’s considerations regarding China in his book “Feeding The Dragon” * also using the example of Marvel, where it is said that either the Chinese martial arts hero Shang-Chi or the popular Chinese super villain Mandarin at the end of “The Avengers” to appear briefly yesmovies.

either the Chinese martial arts hero Shang-Chi or the popular Chinese super villain Mandarin appear briefly at the end of “The Avengers”.

Shang-Chi or Mandarin?

According to Fenton’s account, the Marvel film division, represented by former Chief Operating Officer Tim Connors, made the following offer to DMG:

If DMG could have raised more money for “The Avengers”, there would have been an opportunity to include a teaser for the Chinese market at the end of the film (presumably a post or mid-credit scene). “This would have made it possible to incorporate either the Mandarin or Shang-Chi. It was our decision which one of them ”, says Chris Fenton in his book (via bleedingcool.com), in which he explains how u. a. Hollywood is becoming more and more dependent on China and thus also on the authoritarian regime ruling there.

Advance obedience

When deciding whether to want the hero Shang-Chi or the villain Mandarin, the DMG development team in Beijing leaned towards Shang-Chi – simply because it would have been better to sell to the propaganda authority in China to have a Chinese hero in the film instead of a villain. That had directly to do with the image that China wants to have spread of itself in the world.

And in a swipe against Hollywood, Chris Fenton goes on to say that Chinese actors there often get the roles of opponents, also so that you “don’t waste the hero part on a Chinese actor”.

And what spoke in favor of choosing the Mandarin?

Alan Chu, the Vice President of the Beijing development team at DMG, saw the Mandarin as the more interesting, because more complex, figure compared to Shang-Chi. But the risk of choosing the villain Mandarin in “The Avengers” was too great for DMG.

But the risk of choosing the villain Mandarin in “The Avengers” was too great for DMG.

They were afraid that the film would not even be allowed to start in China (which later worked with “Iron Man 3”, where DMG was on board and the “Mandarin”, contrary to the comics, is not supposed to be a Chinese character).

After a Chinese state agency signaled that the Mandarin was not liked, the matter was finally decided: Neither should Shang-Chi be at the end of “The Avengers”, nor the supposedly more interesting Mandarin. DMG canceled the deal with the teaser. “Too much effort and not enough time,” Alan Chu is quoted in the book.

Chris Fenton then justified the rejection to his Marvel contact person Tim Connors with the fact that Mandarin corresponds too closely to the stereotype of an evil Chinese man.

Nothing came of the short appearance of Shang-Chi or the Mandarin at the end of “The Avengers” (which might have only been seen in the Chinese version anyway), but Marvel is now planning its own “Shang-Chi” film, which should come to the cinemas on April 29, 2021 – by the way with the Mandarin as the villain (after he was just a con man in “Iron Man 3”, which was not well received by many fans).

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Horror classic One of the most legendary uncut versions in film history will soon be available for little money

Horror classic: One of the most legendary uncut versions in film history will soon be available for little money

After many, many years, the wait finally came to an end in 2019: “Psycho” was officially published completely uncut for the first time – but only in an expensive collector’s edition. Now the inexpensive standard version follows.

“Psycho” (1960) is without a doubt one of the greatest horror milestones in film history – and not only because the Hitchcock classic was the first American film in which a toilet flush could be seen and heard.

Almost as famous as the film itself is also the fact that “Psycho” was only available in the cut version for decades. Uncut fetishists didn’t have any peace of mind, just like the 40 minute longer Director’s Cut of “Batman Forever” or the lost original version of “Event Horizon”. “Psycho” was at least repeatedly shown in full length on TV until the official home cinema premiere followed in 2019 – in the comprehensive “Psycho – Legacy Collection” *, for which fans had to or have to dig deep into their pockets .

From September 8th, the uncut version of “Psycho” will finally be available as an affordable standard version on Blu-ray * and for the first time in 4K *.

From September 8th, the uncut version of “Psycho” will finally be available as an affordable standard version on Blu-ray * and for the first time in 4K *.

If you’ve always wanted to see the classic in the notorious version, whose reputation has almost resembled a gloomy legend over the decades, but can confidently do without the three sequels, the remake and background documentaries, the new edition is without all of them Extras just right for you. Because you can pre-order it now for 10 euros. Just make sure to get the right version – this * is the well-known, cut version.

For everyone else, there’s still the new edition of the “Legacy Collection” *, which was added after the first limited edition.

This is new in the uncut version

Warning, spoilers will follow.

Warning, spoilers will follow.

There are no lavish expansions in the form of completely new scenes or even storylines. Because there are only a few brief moments that once pissed off the censors – but these are hardly worrying nowadays.

The well-known theatrical version does not show the shot in which Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) takes off her bra while Norman (Anthony Perkins) watches her through a hole in the wall, as well as Norman’s bloody hands after he removed their light. In the uncut version we also see several punctures on Detective Arbogast (Martin Balsam), which were removed for the cinema Fmovies.

Previously unthinkable: Cult horror shocker appears uncut – in a spectacular edition

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Goosebumps sound The Netflix intro was pimped up for the cinema by Hans Zimmer

Goosebumps sound! The Netflix intro was pimped up for the cinema by Hans Zimmer

“Ta-stupid”. With this short noise over the Netflix-N, the streaming service rings in its own productions. In the cinema, however, something minimalist doesn’t work so well – and that’s why there is its own sound, composed by Hans Zimmer.

If you think of the sought-after Hollywood composer Hans Zimmer, you will definitely think of his striking scores for “The Lion King”, the “Dark Knight” trilogy and of course “Inception” – “BRAAAAMMM”!

But now you can also link rooms to Netflix. No, not with the simple “Ta-Dumm”, with which the streaming service’s in-house productions begin and which is now probably one of the few sound snippets that you just have to hear to know what it’s about.

But besides this Netflix sound for the streaming service, there is also one for the cinema – and Hans Zimmer composed it.

But besides this Netflix sound for the streaming service, there is also one for the cinema – and Hans Zimmer composed it.

Here you can listen to the Netflix cinema intro posted by Twitter user Siqi Chen:

The Netflix “ta-dum” soundmark is one of the all time greats, but doesn’t work as well in a theater because it’s only 3 seconds long.So Netflix commissioned Hans Zimmer to extend it for theaters and … it’s .. . so … good.pic.twitter.com/RGw26vCAGY— Siqi Chen (@blader) August 9, 2020

The Netflix “ta-dum” soundmark is one of the all time greats, but doesn’t work as well in a theater because it’s only 3 seconds long.So Netflix commissioned Hans Zimmer to extend it for theaters and … it’s .. . so … good.pic.twitter.com/RGw26vCAGY

N / A? Has a lot of dramatic oomph, right? When the N appears at the end, there is a modification of the classic “Ta-Dumm” to be heard, but a little different and less distinctive than the knocking sound of the streamer intro.

Netflix in the cinema?

A new background music for a longer intro sequence for the cinema was necessary because the Netflix intro with its 3 seconds is simply too short and minimalistic to be effective on the big screen. So they commissioned Oscar winner Zimmer to compose a longer, cinema-compatible sound.

because the Netflix intro with its 3 seconds is simply too short and minimalistic to be effective on the big screen.

But why a Netflix logo for the cinema at all? Well, as a film production company, Netflix is ​​now getting involved in international awards such as the Oscars. And it is often mandatory that the films are shown in cinemas and not just online (unless it’s Corona and the rules are being changed). For example, the Netflix films “The Irishman” and “Roma” also had cinema screenings.

But why a Netflix logo for the cinema at all?

Wedding ring on wood

Incidentally, the concise double knock in the classic Netflix intro came about when sound designer Lon Bender knocked with his wedding ring on the wooden bedside table in his bedroom and then alienated the sound. Sometimes it can be so simple and yet so effective!

This and many more exciting stories about Netflix sound can be heard in the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, where it is also reported that the Netflix intro for the cinema comes from Zimmer. The story of the goat, for example, is also interesting …

The story of the goat, for example, is also interesting …

Goat complaining as a Netflix intro?

The shortlist for the Netflix audio logo was the current “Ta-Dumm” with a modification – the grumbling of a goat at the end.

“I liked the sound of the goat,” said Netflix Product Vice President Todd Yellin on the podcast. “It was funny, quirky, and our version of Leo the lion [roaring in the MGM logo].”

But the end of the story is known: The decision was made for the “Ta-Dumm” without the goat.

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New Pretty Little Liars series from today finally in Germany – but dont be too early

New “Pretty Little Liars” series from today finally in Germany – but don’t be too early!

Good news and bad news for “PLL” fans. Sixx will finally show the new spin-off “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” on German television from August 13th, 2020. The joy about it does not last long, however …

The series hit “Pretty Little Liars” came to a great conclusion in 2017 after seven seasons. But that was not the end of the story. With “Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” a new offshoot was added in the USA in spring 2019, in which there is a reunion with Alison (Sasha Pieterse).

After the traumatic experiences in her home town of Rosewood, she wants to make a fresh start as a university tutor in the idyllic town of Beacon Heights, but stumbles straight into a new murderous mystery when the pressure to perform here drives one of the residents to an act of desperation. At least Alison gets support from another “PLL” returnee: Mona Vanderwaal (Janel Parrish).

“PLL: The Perfectionists” new at Sixx

Local “Pretty Little Liars” fans had to wait a long time until the follow-up series made it to Germany, but now it’s finally here:

“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” will run from August 13th, 2020 every Thursday at 9:10 pm on Sixx – right after the second season of the “Charmed” reboot. However, there is one big catch …

“Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists” runs from August 13th, 2020 every Thursday at 9.10pm at Sixx

Open ending after season 1

Although two original stars returned and the “Pretty Little Liars” maker I. Marlene King was personally responsible for “The Perfectionists” (and again relied on a book by Sara Shepard for this), it was of no use in the end:

Like the first “PLL” spin-off “Ravenswood” in 2014, “The Perfectionists” was also canceled after only one season with just ten episodes due to insufficient ratings. And the worst part: The first season ends very openly. Only in the finale does the central mystery get a new twist and a larger dimension, but it can no longer be resolved.

Like the first “PLL” spin-off “Ravenswood” in 2014, “The Perfectionists” was also canceled after only one season with just ten episodes due to insufficient ratings. And the worst part: The first season ends very openly.

Even “Pretty Little Liars” fans should think twice about whether they should really risk a look at “The Perfectionists”.

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New Star Wars Holiday Special comes to Disney – and ties in with the infamous original

New “Star Wars Holiday Special” comes to Disney – and ties in with the infamous original!

The curious “Star Wars Holiday Special” from 1978 is considered by many to be THE low point of the cult franchise. Nevertheless, more than 40 years later, there will be a new Christmas special – but thanks to LEGO charm, it should be better.

No matter how much prequel and sequel trilogies divide the “Star Wars” fan base, everyone can probably agree on one thing (at least everyone who is also familiar with the more abstruse excesses of the “Star Wars” universe): The infamous “Star Wars Holiday Special” is probably the blackest chapter in the long history of the space saga.

In the one and a half hour television film, which was intended to fill the gap between “Episode IV: A New Hope” and “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” in 1978, Chewbacca returns to his family on Kaschyyyk for the so-called Life Day holiday, where he then One bizarre idea follows on from the next, from shameful musical interludes to misplaced gags and cooking tips – and all of this, mind you, with the participation of the original stars from the films.

Apart from a Life Day allusion in “The Mandalorian”, a cloak of silence was put on the Holiday Special for a long time, but now there is a small about-face: As Disney has announced in an official press release, there is now really a new Holiday Special produced, which shines in a different guise, but actually has a connection to the dubious original …

As Disney announced in an official press release, a new Holiday Special is really being produced

LEGO-Rey and Co. celebrate Life Day

The biggest difference between the two Holiday Specials: This time the new one will not feature real actors, but will be completely animated – and not somehow, but in LEGO style. This ties in with popular “Star Wars” LEGO offshoots such as “The Yoda Chronicles” and “The Adventures of the Freemaker”, which are aimed at a younger audience and are characterized above all by their tongue-in-cheek humor.

will not come up with real actors this time, but will be completely animated – and not somehow, but in LEGO style

Despite this different approach, “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will again be about Life Day on Kashyyyk ffmovies. Instead of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Co., this time Chewie has his new friends Rey, Finn, Poe and Rose, known from the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, in their luggage – at least that’s the plan.

Despite this different approach, “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will again be about Life Day on Kashyyyk

Rey is stopped, however, when, while researching an old Jedi temple, she stumbles into a journey through time through various moments in the “Star Wars” story, where she comes across Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader and other heroes and Meet the villains of all nine films in the Skywalker saga.

Then “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will appear on Disney Plus

Although the new holiday special has just been unveiled, the release date has already been set: The “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will be released on November 17, 2020 exclusively on Disney * just in time for the pre-Christmas period.

The “LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special” will be released just in time for the run-up to Christmas on November 17, 2020 exclusively on Disney *.

“Mandalorian” maker wants to do new “Holiday Special”

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Especially in Star Wars 3 Revenge of the Sith Why Obi-Wan is the best prequel figure

Especially in “Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith”: Why Obi-Wan is the best prequel figure

In no other prequel film shows as much as in “Episode 3”: With Obi-Wan, Ewan McGregor and George Lucas have created the best character in the trilogy. Obi-Wan is empathetic, mischievous, saucool – and has a tragic story.

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The “Star Wars” prequels are often and rightly accused of being stiff: the actors acted in front of blue and green screens while they were saying stilted sentences that George Lucas had come up with – who says of himself Not being a good screenwriter (and who let others help write the original trilogy).

But the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi, played by Ewan McGregor, isn’t stiff at all. On the contrary: He is one of the main characters in the prequel trilogy who is still fondly remembered today, 15 years after “Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith”.

There is a reason why Obi-Wan of all people is celebrated with memes and he should get his own series on Disney. He’s a guy who combines three elements that no other prequel figure offers in this combination:

Obi-Wan is personable, cool – and has an interesting, tragic story.

Obi-Wan is personable, cool – and has an interesting, tragic story.

The likeable Obi-Wan

In “Episode 3” Obi-Wan, who was still a hot-headed Padawan in “Episode 1” (and a lousy detective in “Episode 2”), has matured into a sympathetic mentor figure: he has grown old and experienced enough to be one However, having some wisdom has retained the gentle irony with which he reacts to the madness around him:

It’s great how he refuses to go to the meeting with the politicians after the rescue of Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) to Anakin (Hayden Christensen): Obi is talking to himself. a los movies. out that he’s far too modest for the upcoming adulation – but in reality he just doesn’t feel like this meeting with the politicians, and even the otherwise serious Anakin can only grin knowingly about it.

More importantly, Obi-Wan shows feelings and empathy. Like his master Qui-Gon (Liam Neeson), he is likely to be one of those who secretly know that the strict rules of the Jedi Order, which prohibit love relationships, are problematic.

Yes, Obi-Wan admonishes Anakin in “Episode 2” that he should suppress his personal feelings for Padmé (Natalie Portman), but in “Episode 3” it is Obi-Wan who is Anakin after the brutal final duel as “brother.” “Means whom he loved. So he himself has formed a bond that is too tight according to the stupid rules of the Jedi, simply because it’s human.

And before that, when Padmé confirmed to Obi-Wan non-verbally that the fallen Anakin is the father of their unborn children, he reacts with sympathy instead of censure.

The cool Obi-Wan

For this point it is sufficient to show a scene from “Star Wars 3”. In this picture Obi’s hairstyle comes into its own (his best in the prequels, where he first had to wear a goofy padawan braid and then in “Episode 2” a hairstyle where the hair is just too long at the back) – and good too The really cool “I’m ready” pose with which he opens the fight several times in “Episode 3” comes into its own:

The tragic Obi-Wan

Sure, at first glance Anakin Skywalker is the character of the “Star Wars” prequels, who is shaken by tragic circumstances: Anakin loses his mother and changes to the dark side so that he doesn’t lose Padmé as well (which, however, does exactly that causes). Basically, Obi-Wan got it much worse:

He loses his mentor Qui-Gon, his student and brother Anakin and most of his order – and unlike Anakin, Obi-Wan does not contribute to the great downfall through destructive, selfish behavior.

Anyone who has watched the animated series “The Clone Wars” knows that Obi-Wan’s losses are even greater as his beloved Satine Kryz, Duchess of Mandalore, is being executed by Darth Maul in front of his eyes. Obi-Wan’s mental resilience and belief in the good were tested at the end of “Star Wars: Episode 3” like hardly any other character, but he continues anyway.

Like so many other fans, I can’t wait to see Obi-Wan again in his own series on Disney, of course played again by Ewan McGregor, who will be a little wiser there, but is definitely just as mischievous as before. “Hello there!”

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Watching Amazon Prime Video A horror film that really caught me again

Watching Amazon Prime Video: A horror film that really caught me again

I click through Prime Video in search of a cheap horror film, decide on the trashy-looking “Night of the Scarecrow” – and get a biting, creepy and touching horror gem in the dunghill!

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I don’t know where that came from, but I have a thing for stupid, cheap horror movies. It shouldn’t be as cheap as “Ebola Rex” trash, simply because that sort of thing isn’t scary anymore (and I don’t really like trash with the announcement anyway). But after a week has exhausted me, a simple, ambitious monster horror film with clear fronts helps me excellently to relax from the complexity of everyday life.

So last Sunday morning I was after one of those stupid monster films again. Amazon Prime Video seems to have plenty to choose from in this regard, and for some reason I got stuck browsing “Night of the Scarecrow” (perhaps because of the scarecrow sequence from “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark” that I used a few days before, the best thing about this lame high-gloss horror cucumber was and my desire for more scarecrows was hooked).

On the cover of “The Night of the Scarecrow” * visible on Amazon, a creepy bird horror holds its pitchfork threateningly in the direction of the viewer and the title alone promises simple monster horror at its best. The scarecrow had me hooked (ok, this metaphor doesn’t quite fit, but you know what I mean)!

So I was fully prepared to just see a couple of pitchfork murders that alternate with boring “I’ll check Twitter quickly” fill-in scenes, which would have been the perfect program for my Sunday morning.

Instead I got an excellently staged revenge story about the narrow-mindedness of a small village, with an innocent, touching friendship right in the middle.

Instead I got an excellently staged revenge story about the narrow-mindedness of a small village, with an innocent, touching friendship right in the middle.

Horror jewel in the dung heap

I was just simply ignorant, because the television produced “The Night of the Scarecrow” has long since built up its small, fine fan base of people who want more than a cheap monster film. And where I still don’t think there’s anything wrong with cheap monster films, “The Night of the Scarecrow” offers a lot more than that 9MOVIES.

Briefly about the plot, because it is very important: The story of the horror film, which was also marketed under the titles “The Lynched Revenge”, “Night by Night” and “Scarecrow – A Dead Strikes Back” takes place in a small, rural one Village in the USA. On the one hand, it’s really nice there when Bubba Ritter (Larry Drake) and his little friend Marylee (Tonya Crowe) are looking for flowers together in front of a pretty country backdrop.

On the other hand, people live in the village who consider the grown-up Bubba, who is mentally on the same level as a child, to be dangerous and anyway to blame for all the evils in the world.

When Marylee is attacked by a dog in Bubba’s presence, the particularly narrow-minded postal worker Otis P. Hazelrigg (Charles Durning) assumes two things, both of which are incorrect: Marylee is dead and Bubba is her killer (had to happen at some point!). Otis rounds up a lynch mob who kills Bubba. Shortly thereafter, it becomes clear that Marylee is still alive and that Bubba even saved her life.

A touching, creepy story

The members of the lynch mob get away with it, but soon a higher power seems to provide bloody justice: One after the other Bubba’s captors are attacked, which – you can imagine – a scarecrow has to do with. These horror sequences are strong because an oppressive tension is constantly increasing in them and farm equipment – keyword crochet machine – is often used when killing.

Above all, however, “The Night of the Scarecrow” is an oppressive film because the village narrow-mindedness it portrays takes your breath away – without the entire village community coming across as narrow-minded. And above all there is the innocent friendship between Marylee and Bubba, which gives the scarecrow horror an unexpected sweetness.

You can watch “The Night of the Scarecrow” with a subscription to Amazon Prime Video *. Only the German version is offered, but it’s ok and the film briefly switches to English towards the end.

* The link to the Amazon offer is a so-called affiliate link. If you buy via this link, we receive a commission.

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Were talking about the social media horror Follow Me and our favorite films from the Fantasy Film Festival

We’re talking about the social media horror “Follow Me” and our favorite films from the Fantasy Film Festival

This week we have Frederike Dellert from the director of the Fantasy Filmfest a special guest in the studio, with whom we are talking about the new horror cinema relaunch “Follow Me” and the popular festival (which will take place again soon).

In “Follow Me”, the social media star Cole (Keegan Allen) is taken to Moscow by his friends, where they have organized a special surprise for him: Cole, who has already experienced many extreme things in his videos, should get out of one Break out of the Escape Room, which he will not soon forget – and this promise is actually kept in “Follow Me”, which opens in cinemas on August 20, 2020, albeit in a very uncomfortable way.

“Follow Me” premiered at the Fantasy Filmfest Nights in July. A good occasion to welcome Frederike Dellert, the program manager of the popular genre festival for creepy, obscure or very soulful films. Moderator Sebastian and chief critic Christoph talk to Frederike about “Follow Me”, the film festival in Corona times and about favorite films from the many festival years.

By the way, the Fantasy Filmfest will start again on September 9th:

By the way, the Fantasy Filmfest will start again on September 9th:

The Fantasy Filmfest 2020: Now the full program is set!

Next week: “Tenet”

A look into the near future: If everything goes well, next week we’ll be discussing Christopher Nolan’s new sci-fi thriller, “Tenet”, in which time follows different laws than the usual. A good reason to activate the notification of new episodes in the screen love entry in your podcast app.

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Russell Crowe tells how crazy the plot of Gladiator 2 could have been

Russell Crowe tells how crazy the plot of “Gladiator 2” could have been

“Gladiator 2” could still come, but without Russell Crowe. He said humorously in an interview that “Gladiator” producer Doug Wick once had the idea to let Maximus return in Jesus style.

We have already heard that Maximus, who died as a hero in “Gladiator”, should return in “Gladiator 2”. Russell Crowe, however, has described an idea for a return in such a humorous way that we do not want to withhold it from you.

In an interview with Screen Rant, Russell Crowe explained producer Douglas Wick’s idea as follows:

In an interview with Screen Rant, Russell Crowe explained producer Douglas Wick’s idea as follows:

“I haven’t spoken to Doug in a very, very long time. The last time we spoke he told me he had this great idea: Maximus is carried out of the arena and they toss that thick rock away and pack it in this cave and rub it with oils. And then suddenly the rock is rolled away and it runs out again. And I said, ‘Doug, I don’t think we have the rights to this story’. That was a very long time ago and I don’t think he liked my humor back then. “

Maximus as Jesus

Anyone who is a little Bible versed has recognized the parallels to the resurrection of Jesus that Christians celebrate at Easter. We don’t know how seriously the producer Douglas Wick actually meant this “Gladiator 2” idea at the time, which sounds a bit like Nick Cave’s idea for the “Gladiator” sequel, but in the meantime he has moved away from it.

The script for “Gladiator 2”, which is currently being worked on, therefore does not provide for the return of the popular slave and we can say thank you for Hollywood’s insight that a resurrection of Maximus would be stupid in the eyes of many viewers (especially because it would undermine the drama of death at the end of “Gladiator”).

The script is still being worked on

However, “Gladiator 2” currently seems anything but safe anyway. It has been emphasized several times that producer Douglas Wick and director Ridley Scott want to make the film, but Wick recently also said that the script had to be good enough for that.

Such a statement can generally be understood as Hollywood saying for “we don’t have a script that everyone is happy with”. If “Gladiator 2” actually goes into production, the story could take place 25 years after the first film, with Lucius at the center, the now adult son of the imperial sister Lucilla Xmovies8. At least that is the story that has been reported so far.

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