The Fast and the Furious franchise is known now for being an over the top, goofy action series that’s best described as a Saturday morning cartoon. Well, looks like the good folks at Netflix saw that comparison and decided to make it a reality as the streaming platform has just ordered a Fast and Furious animated spin off series with their new partners.
(Disclaimer: this post contains spoilers for Annihilation and for The Southern Reach trilogy that the film was based on) Earlier this week, the film adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy dropped worldwide on Netflix having only gone through cinemas in China, Canada, and the USA when Paramount sold it to Netflix after predictions that it wouldn’t make enough money as it was ‘too intellectual’. This at … Continue reading What Went Wrong With ‘Annihilation’? – ScreenHub Entertainment
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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