Tuesday, August 31, 2010

"THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY" NEW WW2 $200 MILLION EPIC. DARREN ARONOFSKY MIGHT DIRECT "WOLVERINE 2". RYAN REYNOLDS AND BRADLEY COOPER AS COP PARTNERS

Here's a movie for the guys: Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper will star together in an untitled action-comedy penned by Sheldon Turner ("Up in the Air"), in which the story follows two friends, who are also San Francisco cops, whose fathers were once partners on the police force. The older generation is forced out of retirement to help their sons crack a case, with typically antagonistic results. I'm guessing they will also find some cool Bruce Willis type of actors to play their fathers :) It could be fun.

Warner Bros. will make a $200 million WW2 epic "The Battle of Midway" from the creator of "The Pacific". As a turning point in WW2 the battle of Midway took place six months after the demoralizing surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. When it was over, the supremacy of the Imperial Japanese Navy was lost along with four of its aircraft carriers and 1 heavy cruiser. The Japanese never recovered.

Darren Aronofsky, the hubby of our dear Rachel Weisz, is a potential new director for "Wolverine 2". The project has changed a lot of directors so far, but as you know Aronofsky already had a project with the main star Hugh Jackman, back when they made "The Fountain" together.

13 comments:

  1. Darren Aronofsky would be the better pick in my opinion, if Fox actually wants a better movie.

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  2. Midway could be good but I wonder how long World War 2 will continue to hold the interest of newer generations. I hope there is not too much history revision like they did in Pearl Harbor--it was an entertaining movie, but the knowledge that they were playing with history took away something for me. Tora, Tora, Tora was a more authentic account of the attack on Pearl Harbor and From Here to Eternity was a better dramatic account.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  3. @Jaccsy
    I agree with you, Jacssy

    @Arlee
    yes, Lee, that's the problem when Hollywood starts making war movies - they always mess with the history and we know that at least 70% of kids learn about history only through films and TV :((( I liked THE BAND OF BROTHERS because it didn't really talk about politics but more about the lives of individuals and soldiers in the war mayhem.

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  4. I haven't seen the Fountain. Was it any good?

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  5. I really loved it, but it depends whether you like profound and refined mix of fantasy, magic, history, love and drama :)

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  6. "The Battle of Midway", wonder if it will be historical or more epic then factual?

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  7. probably more epic than factual, dear Avalon :(

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  8. i think my hubby will really enjoy those first two. the fountain was great... so that might help wolverine out!

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  9. Guess I've been around a while - doesn't seem possible Bruce Willis could play an older generation person.

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  10. @Vics
    THE FOUNTAIN really was great

    @Alex
    ah, Alex,I believe Bruce is now old enough to play both your and my father on film :)

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  11. They better as hell give Midway the effort it deserves! I think it has great potential to be a great war film, especially if it's from the guy who did The Pacific. As for Wolverine II, let's just hope it's better than the first.

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  12. I never would have expected Darron Aronofsky to go on to something like this....
    Still love him, though.

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  13. @Brian
    the fact that THE PACIFIC was done by the authors of BAND OF BROTHERS gives me some hope for this one as well.

    @Andrew
    that was my reaction as well, Andrew!

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