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FUTURE DC MOVIE ‘THE JUSTICE LEAGUE’ IS INFLUENCING THE WAY WE WILL SEE ‘BATMAN V SUPERMAN’ TODAY

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With Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice just over 7 months away. Zack Snyder has ramped up his campaign to bring DC into the light once again. Recently, Empire Magazine who is known for getting exclusive photos and stories on upcoming block busters, recently released its images from the upcoming ‘Batman v Superman: DOJ.’

Batman (Gotham) v Superman (Metropolis)
Batman (Gotham) v Superman (Metropolis)

**POTENTIAL SPOILERS**

The feature released in Empire Magazine had an interview with movie set designer Patrick Tatopoulos. He spoke a bit about his inspiration for the design of The Batmobile, Batwing and the BatCave. He claims his inspiration came from the upcoming Justice League which isn’t set to hit theaters till 2017. Justice League won’t even begin filming until next year. So What does this mean for BvS..?

Robin Suit
Robin Suit

In an interview with Empire, Patrick Tatopoulos has this to say:

With The Justice League coming, it influences my designs of the Batcave, the Batmobile, the Batwing.

He went on to say:

We are creating a world for Batman – every set, every prop, is real. We have to be ready for whats next.

Batman in wrecked Batmobile
Batman in wrecked Batmobile

Tatopoulos explains that:

“He is not driving a Formula 1 car, he’s driving a tank that is very sexy looking,” He adds. “Batman is rougher, tougher, and grungier. So everything is rough: the weapons, the suit and the car.”

Tatopoulos goes on further to say:

“There are machine guns mounted on the front. When you first see the Batmobile, it is being fixed. It is not – boom! – coming out of the garage brand new. It is scratched, damaged.”

Batwing
Batwing

With all that being said, it makes you wonder what exactly DC has planned for the Justice League. Director Zack Snyder even mentioned that they originally had a plan for the Justice League, and all the other movies are just there to set that up.

Snyder and Batfleck
Snyder and Batfleck

Snyder went on further to mention that the DCCU is like a sandbox that has boundaries, but everyone is able to play in that sandbox. In other words other directors of DC properties will have room to play with the style and tone of their perspective projects, but will still need to be mindful of what the overall goal is for DC and the Justice League.

I mean come on, he brought the curl back!!

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COMING SOON: ‘Joker’ Teaser Trailer Drops Tomorrow

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CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR ‘JOKER’ TEASER TRAILER!!

Joker is an upcoming American crime film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on the DC Comics character Joker. It is intended to be the first film in a series of DC-based films separate from the shared DC Extended Universe. -Wikipedia

October 4, 2019


TRAILER DROPS TOMORROW

 

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Warner Bros. Greenlights Joker Origin Movie Starring Joaquin Phoenix

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Warner Bros. Has officially greenlit the “Joker Origin” film starring Joaquin Phoenix. The film will center around the rise of Batman’s arch nemesis and will have a modest budget of $55mil. This incarnation will be a dark crime drama that will operate outside of the DCEU where Jared Leto will continue to play the clown prince of Gotham.

“The Joker” will be directed by Todd Phillips [The Hangover] who will also be co-writing the film with Scott Silver best known for [8-mile.]

Not much is known about the plot for the upcoming drama. But Phillips dropped a tidbit about the direction he is aiming for:

“[An] exploration of a man disregarded by society [that] is not only a gritty character study, but also a broader cautionary tale.”

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RLJE Films Acquires Turkish Horror “Housewife”

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We are four months into the year and film festival season is already in full swing. From huge festivals like Sundance and South by Southwest to more localized ones such as the Phoenix Festival, audiences are getting their first look at the latest in film. One of the most exciting features making the festival rounds has been Housewife. Turkish director Can Evreol follows up the mind-twisting Baskin with a surreal take on cults and the nature of dreams. Thankfully it has found distribution with RLJE Entertainment. While no release date has been set RLJE intends to release the film in fall of 2018. Continue reading for more information.

 

From the Press Release:

LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2018 – RLJE Films, a brand of RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE), has acquired all North American rights to the horror film Housewife.  Directed by Can Evrenol (Baskin), who also co-wrote the film with Cem Özüduru, the film stars Clementine Poidatz (Shut-In) and David Sakurai (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald).  RLJE Films plans to release the film in the fall of 2018.

“We’re truly excited to bring Housewife to audiences,” said Ward.  “Housewife has been well-received by horror fans in Europe and North America at various film festivals and the word of mouth has been tremendous.”

In Housewife, young Holly’s sister and father are killed by her frantic mother. Years later, Holly is married, lonely, and her life is soon about take a turn for the ultra-weird, when she visits the leader of the “Umbrella of Love and Mind.”

Housewife had its world premiere at L’Etrange Festival in France and was an official selection at the SITGES International Film Festival, Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and the Vancouver, Portland and Denver International Film Festivals, winning “Best Director” award at Melbourne’s MonsterFest.

Housewife was produced by Metin Anter (Butterflies), Müge Büyüktalas (Baskin) and Erhan Ozogul (Yaşamın Kıyısında). Clément Lepoutre, Gary Farkas and Olivier Muller of Vixens are associate producers on the film.

Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

 

ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT

RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is a premium digital channel company serving distinct audiences primarily through its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), which have rapidly grown through development, acquisition, and distribution of its exclusive rights to a large library of international and British dramas, independent feature films and urban content. RLJE’s titles are also distributed in multiple formats including broadcast and pay television, theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-ray, and a variety of digital distribution models (including EST, VOD, SVOD and AVOD) in North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Additionally, through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE co-produces and develops new programs and owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited.

 

For more information, please visit RLJEntertainment.com, Acorn.tv, and UMC.tv.

 

RLJE Films’ recent and upcoming features include Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn and written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, I Kill Giants with Zoe Saldana and Madison Wolfe, and Terminal starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers.   www.us.rljentertainment.com.

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