The Filmwacht no. 2: Tom Cruise as Green Lantern?.
Because LauraJenny forgot to make the Night Watch and Wammes the Trainee is ill, Wouter saw his chance to make the sequel to his famous Filmwacht from 2016. And in this case the sequel is better than the original, with a bizarre trailer, industrial music and sci-fi horror from the King!
Evening with Beverly Luff Lin trailer
The Greasy Strangler is one of the sketchiest movies I’ve ever seen. I remember it well, it was at the Empire film festival, I was there with none other than PeterKoelewijn plus LauraJenny and we were able to ask the director questions afterwards. IT WAS FAGILE. The director in question, Jim Hosking, is now working on his next film and it is not all of a sudden very normal or anything. Check the trailer. The great thing is that Aubrey Plaza and Jemaine Clement play the lead roles, a duo that already had fantastic chemistry in the crazy good Marvel series Legion. So this really promises to be something special. Something striking, as my mother would say. But both words are probably gigantic understatements.
Legion soundtrack is nice and industrial
Speaking of Legion, I can’t praise that series enough. It is not easy to stay in it, but it is so well shot and there are extremely cool scenes and good ideas. I am therefore very happy that there is a third season, but that is no news anymore. More current is that the album of the series, It’s Always Blue: Songs from Legion, can be purchased digitally from today. The music is composed by Jeff Russo and this guy is doing a good job, because he fixed the tunes for Fargo, Altered Carbon, Star Trek: Discovery and, yes, What Remains of Edith Finch. The vocals were done by Noah Hawley, the creator of Legion and the Fargo series who also seems to be working on a Doctor Doom movie. So yes, credits already on the place here.
Check out a preview of the soundtrack below, it is great music for reading the rest of the Filmwacht:
Iron Fist season 2 and trailer 2
Although I don’t have that much hype left in my body about the Marvel series from Netflix, since this is a bit of a dead end now that Disney is starting its own streaming service, I have a healthy curiosity about Iron Fist season 2 It must be better than the crappy first season, but is it really going to be? After seeing the trailer below, I have not become much wiser, but we will just see it from September 7!
I started reading Stephen King books when I was a 9 year old boy, so now you can see why I got so up. One of the scariest and most fascinating books I used to read of him was The Tommyknockers, because this was about aliens! So not only freaky horror, but also sci-fi, written by the man, the legend, the king; Stephen King. So there is a new movie from The Tommyknockers (I last saw the first 20 years ago, but you can forget about it) and the writer of this Universal flick has just been announced. The man’s name is Jeremy Slater and funnily enough, he first read The Tommyknockers at the same age as me. Slater:
I’m pretty sure this is the first book I ever bought with my own money. It was 1988 and I was 10 years old. Now, thirty years later, I’m beyond thrilled to be part of the team bringing THE TOMMYKNOCKERS to life. It just feels… right, you know? Like coming home… I can’t wait for you to visit Haven. It’s a hell of a town. Just don’t go in the woods.
I am very curious about this, because since the remake of IT, the chances of a good King film are again abundant.
Brothers Paul Walker want his Fast & Furious character to return
For a long time, The Fast & Furious franchise was a bit giggly, because blockbuster stuff, but now it has almost reached the status of Mission: Impossible: good blockbuster stuff! The last 3 films have little to do with the ‘teenagers in fast tuners’ shizzle that the series started with, since they have become practically over-the-top heist films. With an emotional core in the form of a ‘family’ of, let’s face it, criminals. In Furious 7, we said goodbye to the main family members of the Furious fam, Brian O’Connor, because the actor in question Paul Walker had passed away. His brothers, Caleb and Cody Walker, helped with the farewell by serving as stand-ins for Paul, and now they would like it when Brian shows up again in another movie. Caleb:
I just hope we get to… have a little cameo and bring Paul back to save the day and I get to help create that again. That’s my dream and I hope we get to do that in one of the future movies.
Since Brian O’Connor got an elegant and emotional goodbye in Furious 7, the chances are slim that the brothers will let the character return, but hey, I still want them to have a glittering career! That’s how I am again.
Tom Cruise as Green Lantern?
Earlier this year, we were informed that Warner Bros. Christopher McQuarrie wanted to hire to direct the Green Lantern Corps. Considering this guy is known for the last two Mission: Impossible movies and five more Tom Cruise flicks in it, it should come as no surprise that the Cruiser is at the top of the list to play Green Lantern. However, it’s now rumored that that crazy Scientologist who can run so well doesn’t want to, because (and here come potential SPOILERS for Green Lantern Corps) Green Lantern is dying in the current script. And Tom doesn’t want to die! So yes, whether it will happen, only time will tell. It’s all rumors anyway, though McQuarrie has certainly expressed an interest in wanting to direct Man of Steel 2 or Green Lantern Corps on his promotional tour for Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
By the way, immediately check what Tommy would look like as Green Lantern in this fan art:
We all know #topgun is a Hal Jordan origin story @ TomCruise # greenlanternpic.twitter.com / zXPeus5vW6
– BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 16, 2018
Just a little trailer to unlearn it
Okay, in the meantime the Filmwacht really has to be put together, but let me conclude with a final trailer. And not just any one, because this is a seasoning for ROMA, the next film from Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Children of Men, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban). Just enjoy this black and white pearl: