Over the past decade, intellectual science fiction films have been few and far between. The last decade has seen some noteworthy attempts, from Inception in 2010, to Looper and Her in 2013 and 14, and Ex Machina and Arrival shortly after. In the last year, however, Blade Runner 2049, directed by Arrival Director Denis Villeneuve, underperformed at the box office, leading many Hollywood executives to believe that more challenging … Continue reading Are Netflix And HBO Providing A Home For Intellectual Science Fiction? – ScreenHub Entertainment
At Cinemacon, producer J.J. Abrams offered an update about “Overlord” to audiences. While the cast, director and plot summary remain in tact, Abrams denies that his upcoming historical horror film is part of the Cloverfield universe. Now, this could all be a ruse to distract audiences but Abrams did say that a proper Cloverfield sequel would be hitting the big screen “soon” and that Overlord is very much it’s own, R rated thing (an apparent first for Bad Robot). So why the sudden shift? It could be that Overlord was never meant to be part of the sci-fi universe that is Cloverfield, or that the poor reception to The Cloverfield Paradox has Abrams and company shifting the attention of this movie away from the franchise for the time being. Time will (maybe) tell.
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