Netflix May Acquire ‘Cloverfield 3’ From Paramount Pictures

CloverfieldCloverfield 3 will likely be released this year, but you may be seeing it at home rather than in theaters. It is being reported that the new film directed by Julius Onah and produced by J.J. Abrams may be acquired by Netflix.

Netflix is reportedly in-talks to acquire the rights in most territories for the latest sci-fi entry in the Cloverfield franchise. This will be the third entry in the franchise following Matt Reeves’ Cloverfield in 2008 and Dan Trachtenberg’s 10 Cloverfield Lane. 

When the movie was known as God ParticleCloverfield 3‘s story involved scientists utilizing a particle accelerator in space, only to find that using it made the Earth disappear, with their only contact being a mysterious shuttle that puts the crew’s life in danger. While it’s been suggested that the plot has changed since that version of the movie, the emphasis on theoretical physics and similarly complex sciences suggest that the movie wasn’t significantly reworked mid-development.

At the moment, the currently-untitled Cloverfield 3 remains slated to release on April 20, 2018 under Paramount Pictures. The film’s cast includes David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris O’Dowd, Elizabeth Debicki, Daniel Brühl, Zhang Ziyi, Aksel Hennie, and John Ortiz.

Source: The Wrap

8 Reasons Matt Reeves Is The Perfect Director For ‘The Batman’

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ReevesBatman is a special character and he deserves a special director. He’s had a few through his cinematic lifetime but the most recent addition to the pantheon of Batman directors is one that should excite any fan. Matt Reeves will take the helm of the Ben Affleck-led solo Batman film, tentatively titled The Batman, after Affleck himself vacated the chair to focus on his role.

Reeves made his directorial debut in 2008 on the viral-marketed hit Cloverfield, produced by his childhood friend and frequent colleague J.J. Abrams (which has now spawned an anthology franchise) and made a career hopping from beloved property to beloved property. He remade the hit foreign film Let the Right One In as Let Me In in 2010 and was briefly attached to direct The Twilight Zone film before taking the reins of the rebooted Planet of the Apes series with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014. He returned for the third film, War of the Planet of the Apes, which he is currently in post-production on for a July 14 release this summer.

Reeves is an established name, by dint of his relationships and resume, but he is nonetheless an inspired choice to shepherd one of pop culture’s most venerable characters. His movies are often very dramatic, even sensitive, in way that conveys emotional vulnerability, a powerful tool for maintaining audiences’ suspension of disbelief in the face of the fantastic or ridiculous. His habit of remaking or rebooting properties also makes him comfortable with how to balance the old with the new and, best of all, how to fuse both into something that is both highly personal and very accessible. For more reasons why Reeves is the perfect director for The Batman, click Next!

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