Though details on the film’s plot are scarce, we now know just a little bit more about Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming 9th movie.
It’s been revealed that it’ll be based on the infamous and horrible Manson murders, but it has now been reported by Deadline that Leonardo DiCaprio has signed on to star in the film.
DiCaprio will not be playing Charles Manson himself, but instead, his character has simply been described as an “aging actor” with no further details given. Tom Cruise is reportedly also being eyed for a role in the movie, as is Margot Robbie, who has been asked to play Sharon Tate.
This will be DiCaprio’s first role since starring in The Revenant, which won him an Oscar in 2016. With that said, the actor has a lot to live up to if he’d like to continue his hit streak.
Tarantino’s movie is set to premiere August 9th, 2019, which would mark the 50th anniversary of the brutal murder of Sharon Tate at the hands of Manson’s followers.
Is this decision in poor taste? An exploitation of these people’s tragic lives? Quite possibly, and you can be sure that the question will come up more than once before the film’s release – and most likely discussions after, depending on how the movie actually plays out.
What do you think? Are you excited by the movie, or repulsed even by the prospect of it happening?
Regardless, we can all rejoice in knowing that the film will not be produced by the Weinstein Company, who has previously released all of Tarantino’s films thus far. The movie will be in direct competition with Disney’s Artemis Fowl adaptation, a suitable alternative to those who have no desire to continue the notoriety of the now-deceased cult leader.
Stay tuned for more news on Tarantino’s upcoming film as we learn.
‘Final Destination 6’ Coming to HBO Max From ‘Freaks’ Filmmakers
Freaks filmmakers, Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein have been brought on board to direct an upcoming Final Destination 6 for HBO Max. Jon Watts is on as producer with Lori Evans and Guy Buswick as writers.
“I will say that it’s not just going to be another kind of ‘we set up a group of people, they cheat death, and then just death gets them.’ And there’s one wrinkle that we kind of added to every movie to kind of like change it up a little bit: this one is… a true Final Destination movie, but it doesn’t follow that kind of formula that we’ve kind of established.” Jeffrey Reddick told Dread Central.
The synopsis for the first Final Destination went like this:
Alex Browning (Devon Sawa), is embarking on a trip to Paris. Alex experiences a premonition — he sees the plane explode moments after leaving the ground. Alex insists that everyone get off the plane and 7 people including Alex, are forced to disembark. All watch as the plane actually explodes in a fireball. He and the other survivors have briefly cheated death, but will not be able to evade their fate for very long. One by one, these fugitives from fate fall victim to the grim reaper.
We will keep you updated on all things Final Destination.
Stranger Things Season 4 Blooper Reel
As part of the TUDUM: A Global Fan Event releases, Netflix has given Stranger Things fans a nice little treat. I’m a huge fan of behind-the-scenes and blooper reels! I loved seeing the characters we know so well break the 4th wall when overwhelmed with a case of the giggles. Even the powerful Vecna couldn’t escape landing on the Stranger Things season 4 blooper reel!
Watch our favorite actors break character in this brand new blooper reel below. 🤣
We also found some other behind-the-scenes videos from Stranger Things Season 4 that we thought you would like. With the news of Stranger Things Season 5 being the end of the series, we’re watching all these videos before we have to say our final goodbye. I don’t think we’re ready for this story to end. 😭 Until then, have a laugh with our friends from Hawkins, Indiana!
‘Cloverfield’ Film Finds a Director To Helm Next Entry
We have seen an incredible three Cloverfield-based films so far. The latest being Cloverfield Paradox on Netflix. The latest in the series also managed to lose steam for the secretive franchise. It went too far into the explanation of secrets that we had seen in the first two films. Once the wizard is discovered behind the curtain the game loses its momentum and fun. The upcoming Cloverfield film has found its director from Under the Shadow’s Babak Anvari.
The director’s Under the Shadow was a great piece of horror. It was entirely effective in its scares and story.
There is no word on where the fourth Cloverfield film will take audiences. But, that is for the best. These films have always been shrouded in secrecy and that is what has made them fun. Well… the first two films anyway.
The synopsis for Cloverfield went like this:
As a group of New Yorkers (Michael Stahl-David, Mike Vogel, Odette Yustman) enjoy a going-away party, little do they know that they will soon face the most terrifying night of their lives. A creature the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city, leaving death and destruction in its wake. Using a handheld video camera, the friends record their struggle to survive as New York crumbles around them.
We are happy to see that Anvari is going to helm this entry. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the franchise and to see what direction this entry takes.
What has been your favorite Cloverfield chapter?