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Ocean's 8 looks quite good, but then I love Sandra Bullock. And also heard that Mortal Engines is being made(has been made?) into a film, so that'll be good!
 

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After initially being announced in 2014, there has been progress on a film for one of my childhood favourite book series - Enid Blyton's Magic Faraway Tree. I only bought the books to re-read a few months ago and thought the proposed film had come to a dead end.

Sam Mendes' production company have teamed up with StudioCanal (behind Swallows and Amazons, Paddington etc.) for a live action film.
 

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Sure! A little black jack. Some Texas Hold'em. Maybe even some roulette if I'm feeling lucky. What I would not do is bet that they will make a good D&D movie. I might as well spend my whole check on Lotto. Same chances. (Secretly I spend $2 a week on Lotto just in case).
 

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Thing is DnD should be perfect Hollywood material.
It's full of tropes that make it super easy to setup a world and scene and quest; its got a focus on action and monsters, dragons, magic etc.... And the quest structure fits into a film time-line. It's actually surprising they've never managed to get it to work properly. Done right a big DnD should be the kind of thing that unseats the dominance of Marvel/DC
 

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A live action Jonny Quest has been in the planning stages for years. Robert Rodriguez was set to be both director and co-writer, but the project stalled a few years ago. Now apparently it's on again. As a fan of the original JQ, I'd love to see this done right.

I'd also like to see Hanna-Barbara release an unedited DVD box set of the original series, but that's extremely unlikely as there were plenty of politically incorrect moments. It'd be cool though.
 

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I'm looking forward to seeing a new Polish black and white film Cold War. It's competing right now in Cannes film festival and got some excellent reviews. Directed by the director of Ida - also black & white, brilliant film.
 

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Lot of news back in August about Apple greenlighting Asimov's Foundation. Can't say I have seen much about it since. This is a case where a story needs to be 'actionified' , they did a good job on Man in a High Castle. Foundation is more 'conventional' science fiction (so to speak) but will have to be handled with care.
 

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Dune. There has been news about Dune. Villeneuve will be using a different director of photography and Timothée Chalamet confirmed that he will be playing Paul.
I guess Legendary Pictures came up with the money for Dune? If two films this has got to be a 200 million plus movies. I had heard production was to begin in March but not seen that confirmed.
 

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Dune. There has been news about Dune. Villeneuve will be using a different director of photography and Timothée Chalamet confirmed that he will be playing Paul.
I guess Legendary Pictures came up with the money for Dune? If two films this has got to be a 200 million plus movies. I had heard production was to begin in March but not seen that confirmed.
That is something to look forward to
 

Al Jackson

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That is something to look forward to
You know I can't think of a serious science fiction film in 2018. I don't count The Predator as SF (I didn't like it anyway). Since 2010 there have been just about one each year.
...Monsters , Gravity . Ex Machina , Predestination , Interstellar (tho that needed a better narrative) ,Arrival , The Martian, Blade Runner 2049 ,
Annihilation
is 2018, is good enough but not sure why Alex Garland picked that story ... and about a half dozen others that were OK .
We still get the klunkers , right now Mortal Engines, but things are not as bad as they used to be.

I don't count the comic book movies they are , when they have SF, just too pulpy for me.

So Dune on the horizon , which may be 2020 is about the only big SF I know.
 

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Will this Dune have any connection to the work Jodorowsky has done?
No.
I really don't understand the interest in Jodorowsky's Dune. Watching that documentary made me conclude that Jodorowsky did not have an idea how to make the novel into a film. His money man figured this out fairly quickly. I thought the art designs did not fit the story, Lynch had a better eye.
 
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