• [NEWS] 'Sci-fi western "Dracula"' in development

    From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films, rec.arts.sf.movies on Fri Feb 5 08:24:34 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Draculaproject as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
    for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
    The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
    and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
    a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
    project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed dramaNomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
    work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
    nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
    Marvel Cinematic Universe projectEternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Draculais part of thegrowing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield,Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
    Matt Stawki's Monster Mash,Ryan Gosling'sWolf Man, in which he
    pitched the story for the film and will star whileThe Invisible Man
    writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Armyand anotherDraculaproject being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>




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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Thu Feb 4 14:58:52 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/4/2021 2:24 PM, Your Name wrote:

    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character.  :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


      Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
      iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
      Dracula project as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
      for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
      The Hollywood Reporter.

      "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
      and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
      a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
      reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

      While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
      project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
      write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
      original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
      living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
      work, most notably with her recent acclaimed drama Nomadland.

      "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
      Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
      work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
      beloved character."

      Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
      alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
      history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
      nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
      touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
      Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently
      slated for a November 5 release.

      Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's
      upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
      about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
      Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he
      pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible Man
      writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
      Paul Feig's Dark Army and another Dracula project being co-produced
      with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
      (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.

    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    "I never drink..... old wine in new bottles."

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060168


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  • From Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha@taustinca@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Thu Feb 4 13:44:50 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    I think I'll stick with Adam-12 reruns. That I've already seen.

    --
    Terry Austin

    Proof that Alan Baker is a liar and a fool, and even stupider than
    Lynn:
    https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration
    (May 2019 total for people arrested for entering the United States
    illegally is over 132,000 for just the southwest border.)

    Vacation photos from Iceland:
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  • From RichA@rander3128@gmail.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Thu Feb 4 22:21:31 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Thursday, 4 February 2021 at 14:24:37 UTC-5, Your Name wrote:
    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Dracula project as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
    for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
    The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
    and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
    a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed drama Nomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
    work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
    Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
    Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he
    pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible Man writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Army and another Dracula project being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    They did it in the 1960s. "Dracula meets Jessie James." And "Near Dark" was a vampire/western.
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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Fri Feb 5 19:27:41 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2021-02-05 06:21:31 +0000, RichA said:
    On Thursday, 4 February 2021 at 14:24:37 UTC-5, Your Name wrote:
    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Dracula project as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
    for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
    The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
    and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
    a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
    project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed drama Nomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
    work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
    nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
    Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
    Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he
    pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible Man
    writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Army and another Dracula project being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>


    They did it in the 1960s. "Dracula meets Jessie James." And "Near
    Dark" was a vampire/western.

    Someone else posted about that slithgly less silly one before (at least Dracula and Jess James were around teh same timeframe), but this adds
    sci-fi into the stupidity as well.


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  • From Paul S Person@psperson1@ix.netcom.invalid to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Fri Feb 5 09:10:22 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Draculaproject as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
    for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
    The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
    and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
    a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
    project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed dramaNomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
    work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
    nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
    Marvel Cinematic Universe projectEternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Draculais part of thegrowing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield,Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
    Matt Stawki's Monster Mash,Ryan Gosling'sWolf Man, in which he
    pitched the story for the film and will star whileThe Invisible Man
    writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Armyand anotherDraculaproject being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017
    abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.
    --
    "I begin to envy Petronius."
    "I have envied him long since."
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  • From Dimensional Traveler@dtravel@sonic.net to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Fri Feb 5 11:09:30 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Dracula project as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
    for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
    The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
    and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
    a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
    project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed drama Nomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
    work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
    nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
    Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
    Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he
    pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible Man
    writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Army and another Dracula project being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017
    abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    --
    I like living in the suburbs of Sanity. I can commute there when I need
    to be serious or mature but otherwise I can do as I please.
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  • From Paul S Person@psperson1@ix.netcom.invalid to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Sat Feb 6 09:33:55 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 11:09:30 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:

    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining >>> --------------------------------------------------------------------- >>> While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Draculaproject as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) >>> for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to >>> The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
    and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in >>> a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
    project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed dramaNomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
    work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
    nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
    Marvel Cinematic Universe projectEternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Draculais part of thegrowing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield,Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
    Matt Stawki's Monster Mash,Ryan Gosling'sWolf Man, in which he
    pitched the story for the film and will star whileThe Invisible Man
    writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Armyand anotherDraculaproject being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017
    abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    The one with the sole surviving member of The League of Extroardinary
    Gentlemen popping up toward the end.

    The one managed to produce a Mr Hyde that was actually /boring/. Not
    that Dr Jekyl was any better.

    So, yeah, that one.
    --
    "I begin to envy Petronius."
    "I have envied him long since."
    --- Synchronet 3.18a-Linux NewsLink 1.113
  • From Dimensional Traveler@dtravel@sonic.net to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Sat Feb 6 09:57:56 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/6/2021 9:33 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 11:09:30 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:

    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage. >>>> If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining >>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------- >>>> While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's >>>> iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Dracula project as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) >>>> for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to >>>> The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked >>>> and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in >>>> a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created." >>>>
    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the >>>> project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of >>>> living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her >>>> work, most notably with her recent acclaimed drama Nomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to >>>> work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a >>>> beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe >>>> nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the >>>> Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman, >>>> Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he >>>> pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible Man >>>> writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair, >>>> Paul Feig's Dark Army and another Dracula project being co-produced >>>> with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017
    abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    The one with the sole surviving member of The League of Extroardinary Gentlemen popping up toward the end.

    The one managed to produce a Mr Hyde that was actually /boring/. Not
    that Dr Jekyl was any better.

    So, yeah, that one.

    I never saw the 2017 'The Mummy'. I just remember the ad campaign made
    it look like a Mission Impossible franchise entry. So I'll take your
    word we're referring to the same movie.

    --
    I like living in the suburbs of Sanity. I can commute there when I need
    to be serious or mature but otherwise I can do as I please.
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  • From Mr Flibble@flibble@i42.REMOVETHISBIT.co.uk to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Sat Feb 6 18:39:12 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 04/02/2021 19:24, Your Name wrote:

    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage. If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it should have nothing to do with the Dracula character.  :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


      Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
      ---------------------------------------------------------------------
      While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
      iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
      Dracula project as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
      for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
      The Hollywood Reporter.

      "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
      and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
      a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
      reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

      While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
      project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
      write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
      original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
      living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
      work, most notably with her recent acclaimed drama Nomadland.

      "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
      Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
      work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
      beloved character."

      Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
      alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
      history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
      nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
      touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
      Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently
      slated for a November 5 release.

      Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's
      upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
      about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
      Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he
      pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible Man
      writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
      Paul Feig's Dark Army and another Dracula project being co-produced
      with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
      (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    Vampires are not scientific ergo movies about vampires are not sci-fi.

    /Flibble

    --
    😎
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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.sf.movies,rec.arts.movies.current-films on Sun Feb 7 08:25:55 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2021-02-06 18:39:12 +0000, Mr Flibble said:
    On 04/02/2021 19:24, Your Name wrote:

    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage.
    If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it
    should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another
    Draculaproject as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
    for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
    The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked
    and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
    a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
    project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to
    write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed dramaNomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to
    work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made
    history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe
    nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the
    Marvel Cinematic Universe projectEternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Draculais part of thegrowing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film
    about Dracula henchman Renfield,Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman,
    Matt Stawki's Monster Mash,Ryan Gosling'sWolf Man, in which he
    pitched the story for the film and will star whileThe Invisible Man
    writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Armyand anotherDraculaproject being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>


    Vampires are not scientific ergo movies about vampires are not sci-fi.

    /Flibble

    In the normal sensible world, yes.

    But this is Hollyweird where any stupid idea can be made. This
    ridiculous movie is going to be a "sci-fi western" - whether that means something futuristic like the "Firefly" series or something olde worlde
    like "Cowboys vs. Aliens" remains to be seen ... by those silly enough
    to bother watching it.


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  • From Paul S Person@psperson1@ix.netcom.invalid to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Sun Feb 7 09:13:55 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 09:57:56 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:

    On 2/6/2021 9:33 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 11:09:30 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:

    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage. >>>>> If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it >>>>> should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining >>>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------- >>>>> While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's >>>>> iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another >>>>> Draculaproject as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) >>>>> for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to >>>>> The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked >>>>> and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in >>>>> a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created." >>>>>
    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the >>>>> project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to >>>>> write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of >>>>> living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her >>>>> work, most notably with her recent acclaimed dramaNomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to >>>>> work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a >>>>> beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made >>>>> history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe >>>>> nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the >>>>> Marvel Cinematic Universe projectEternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Draculais part of thegrowing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film >>>>> about Dracula henchman Renfield,Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman, >>>>> Matt Stawki's Monster Mash,Ryan Gosling'sWolf Man, in which he >>>>> pitched the story for the film and will star whileThe Invisible Man >>>>> writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair, >>>>> Paul Feig's Dark Armyand anotherDraculaproject being co-produced >>>>> with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama
    (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017
    abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    The one with the sole surviving member of The League of Extroardinary
    Gentlemen popping up toward the end.

    The one managed to produce a Mr Hyde that was actually /boring/. Not
    that Dr Jekyl was any better.

    So, yeah, that one.

    I never saw the 2017 'The Mummy'. I just remember the ad campaign made
    it look like a Mission Impossible franchise entry. So I'll take your
    word we're referring to the same movie.

    I, my mistake.

    It is not a Mission Impossible franchise movie. I saw a couple of
    those, and I didn't like them very much, but they were /much much/
    better than this one.

    I'm not going to try and describe it further, except as "totally and irredeemably trashing the Universal Monsters franchise".

    You are lucky to have not seen it.
    --
    "I begin to envy Petronius."
    "I have envied him long since."
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  • From Dimensional Traveler@dtravel@sonic.net to rec.arts.movies.current-films,rec.arts.sf.movies on Sun Feb 7 14:10:41 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/7/2021 9:13 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 09:57:56 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:

    On 2/6/2021 9:33 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 11:09:30 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:

    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com>
    wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage. >>>>>> If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it >>>>>> should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's
    iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another >>>>>> Dracula project as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland)
    for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to
    The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked >>>>>> and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in
    a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the
    project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to >>>>>> write, direct and produce, the film is being described as "an >>>>>> original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of
    living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her
    work, most notably with her recent acclaimed drama Nomadland. >>>>>>
    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the >>>>>> Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to >>>>>> work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a
    beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner >>>>>> alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made >>>>>> history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe >>>>>> nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final >>>>>> touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the >>>>>> Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently >>>>>> slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's >>>>>> upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film >>>>>> about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman, >>>>>> Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he >>>>>> pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible Man
    writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair,
    Paul Feig's Dark Army and another Dracula project being co-produced
    with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama >>>>>> (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>

    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017
    abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    The one with the sole surviving member of The League of Extroardinary
    Gentlemen popping up toward the end.

    The one managed to produce a Mr Hyde that was actually /boring/. Not
    that Dr Jekyl was any better.

    So, yeah, that one.

    I never saw the 2017 'The Mummy'. I just remember the ad campaign made
    it look like a Mission Impossible franchise entry. So I'll take your
    word we're referring to the same movie.

    I, my mistake.

    It is not a Mission Impossible franchise movie. I saw a couple of
    those, and I didn't like them very much, but they were /much much/
    better than this one.

    I'm not going to try and describe it further, except as "totally and irredeemably trashing the Universal Monsters franchise".

    You are lucky to have not seen it.

    Oh, I know it wasn't actually part of the MI franchise. The ads just
    happened to be exactly like the MI ads. :-P But they did have the
    benefit of convincing me to not see it.

    --
    I like living in the suburbs of Sanity. I can commute there when I need
    to be serious or mature but otherwise I can do as I please.
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  • From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.sf.movies,rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Feb 8 18:18:05 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2021-02-07 22:10:41 +0000, Dimensional Traveler said:
    On 2/7/2021 9:13 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 09:57:56 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 9:33 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 11:09:30 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com> >>>>>> wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter garbage. >>>>>>> If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then make one, but it >>>>>>> should have nothing to do with the Dracula character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula reimagining >>>>>>> ----------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram Stoker's >>>>>>> iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is eyeing another >>>>>>> Draculaproject as they are partnering up with Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) >>>>>>> for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the classic vampire, according to >>>>>>> The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked >>>>>>> and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer said in a
    statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she
    reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever created." >>>>>>>
    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on the >>>>>>> project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is set to write,
    direct and produce, the film is being described as "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the theme of >>>>>>> living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously explored in her >>>>>>> work, most notably with her recent acclaimed dramaNomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the
    Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to >>>>>>> work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine such a >>>>>>> beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made >>>>>>> history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe >>>>>>> nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the >>>>>>> Marvel Cinematic Universe projectEternals, which is currently
    slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Draculais part of thegrowing list of Universal's
    upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film >>>>>>> about Dracula henchman Renfield,Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman, >>>>>>> Matt Stawki's Monster Mash,Ryan Gosling'sWolf Man, in which he >>>>>>> pitched the story for the film and will star whileThe Invisible Man >>>>>>> writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the director's chair, >>>>>>> Paul Feig's Dark Armyand anotherDraculaproject being co-produced >>>>>>> with Blumhouse Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama >>>>>>> (Destroyer) on a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>


    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017
    abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    The one with the sole surviving member of The League of Extroardinary
    Gentlemen popping up toward the end.

    The one managed to produce a Mr Hyde that was actually /boring/. Not
    that Dr Jekyl was any better.

    So, yeah, that one.

    I never saw the 2017 'The Mummy'. I just remember the ad campaign made
    it look like a Mission Impossible franchise entry. So I'll take your
    word we're referring to the same movie.

    I, my mistake.

    It is not a Mission Impossible franchise movie. I saw a couple of
    those, and I didn't like them very much, but they were /much much/
    better than this one.

    I'm not going to try and describe it further, except as "totally and
    irredeemably trashing the Universal Monsters franchise".

    You are lucky to have not seen it.

    Oh, I know it wasn't actually part of the MI franchise. The ads just happened to be exactly like the MI ads. :-P But they did have the
    benefit of convincing me to not see it.

    You;re going to be in trouble now ... there are morons around the
    newsgroups who apparently can't understand that watching the trailers
    and adverts is enough to make you realise you don't want to watch the
    full movie / TV show. They fail to realise that trailers and adverts
    are designed to entice you to watch it, and if they can't do that, then
    you're not going to want to waste time watching the full thing.


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  • From moviePig@pwallace@moviepig.com to rec.arts.sf.movies,rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Feb 8 09:35:25 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On 2/8/2021 12:18 AM, Your Name wrote:
    On 2021-02-07 22:10:41 +0000, Dimensional Traveler said:
    On 2/7/2021 9:13 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 09:57:56 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 9:33 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 11:09:30 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com> >>>>>>> wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter >>>>>>>> garbage. If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then
    make one, but it should have nothing to do with the Dracula
    character.  :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula
    reimagining
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram
    Stoker's iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is
    eyeing another Dracula project as they are partnering up with >>>>>>>> Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the >>>>>>>> classic vampire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked >>>>>>>> and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer >>>>>>>> said in a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she >>>>>>>> reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever
    created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on >>>>>>>> the project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is >>>>>>>> set to write, direct and produce, the film is being described as >>>>>>>> "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the
    theme of living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously >>>>>>>> explored in her work, most notably with her recent acclaimed
    drama Nomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the >>>>>>>> Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to >>>>>>>> work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine >>>>>>>> such a beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner
    alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made >>>>>>>> history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe >>>>>>>> nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final
    touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the >>>>>>>> Marvel Cinematic Universe project Eternals, which is currently >>>>>>>> slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Dracula is part of the growing list of Universal's >>>>>>>> upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film >>>>>>>> about Dracula henchman Renfield, Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman, >>>>>>>> Matt Stawki's Monster Mash, Ryan Gosling's Wolf Man, in which he >>>>>>>> pitched the story for the film and will star while The Invisible >>>>>>>> Man writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the
    director's chair, Paul Feig's Dark Army and
    another Dracula project being co-produced with Blumhouse
    Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama (Destroyer) on >>>>>>>> a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>


    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017 >>>>>>> abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    The one with the sole surviving member of The League of Extroardinary >>>>> Gentlemen popping up toward the end.

    The one managed to produce a Mr Hyde that was actually /boring/. Not >>>>> that Dr Jekyl was any better.

    So, yeah, that one.

    I never saw the 2017 'The Mummy'.  I just remember the ad campaign made >>>> it look like a Mission Impossible franchise entry.  So I'll take your >>>> word we're referring to the same movie.

    I, my mistake.

    It is not a Mission Impossible franchise movie. I saw a couple of
    those, and I didn't like them very much, but they were /much much/
    better than this one.

    I'm not going to try and describe it further, except as "totally and
    irredeemably trashing the Universal Monsters franchise".

    You are lucky to have not seen it.

    Oh, I know it wasn't actually part of the MI franchise.  The ads just
    happened to be exactly like the MI ads.  :-P  But they did have the
    benefit of convincing me to not see it.

    You;re going to be in trouble now ... there are morons around the
    newsgroups who apparently can't understand that watching the trailers
    and adverts is enough to make you realise you don't want to watch the
    full movie / TV show. They fail to realise that trailers and adverts are designed to entice you to watch it, and if they can't do that, then
    you're not going to want to waste time watching the full thing.

    Trailers do well at identifying a movie you won't enjoy. But, for one
    you *will* enjoy, they nearly always lessen that enjoyment.

    --- Synchronet 3.18a-Linux NewsLink 1.113
  • From Paul S Person@psperson1@ix.netcom.invalid to rec.arts.sf.movies,rec.arts.movies.current-films on Mon Feb 8 09:09:38 2021
    From Newsgroup: rec.arts.movies.current-films

    On Mon, 8 Feb 2021 09:35:25 -0500, moviePig <pwallace@moviepig.com>
    wrote:

    On 2/8/2021 12:18 AM, Your Name wrote:
    On 2021-02-07 22:10:41 +0000, Dimensional Traveler said:
    On 2/7/2021 9:13 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Sat, 6 Feb 2021 09:57:56 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:
    On 2/6/2021 9:33 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 11:09:30 -0800, Dimensional Traveler
    <dtravel@sonic.net> wrote:
    On 2/5/2021 9:10 AM, Paul S Person wrote:
    On Fri, 5 Feb 2021 08:24:34 +1300, Your Name <YourName@YourISP.com> >>>>>>>> wrote:


    From Hollyweird's Insanely Stupid Ideas file comes this utter >>>>>>>>> garbage. If they want to make a 'space vampires' movie, then >>>>>>>>> make one, but it should have nothing to do with the Dracula >>>>>>>>> character. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...


    Universal & Chloe Zhao teaming for sci-fi western Dracula
    reimagining
    ----------------------------------------------------------
    While already developing a more faithful adaptation of Bram >>>>>>>>> Stoker's iconic novel and character, Universal Pictures is
    eyeing another Draculaproject as they are partnering up with >>>>>>>>> Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) for a sci-fi Western reimagining of the >>>>>>>>> classic vampire, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

    "Chloe's singular lens shines a light on stories of the overlooked >>>>>>>>> and misunderstood," Universal Pictures President Peter Cramer >>>>>>>>> said in a statement. "We are thrilled to be working with her as she >>>>>>>>> reimagines one of the most iconic outsider characters ever
    created."

    While exact plot details are currently being kept under wraps on >>>>>>>>> the project, on which the Golden Globe-nominated filmmaker is >>>>>>>>> set to write, direct and produce, the film is being described as >>>>>>>>> "an
    original, futuristic, sci-fi Western" that will explore the >>>>>>>>> theme of living on the fringes of society Zhao has previously >>>>>>>>> explored in her work, most notably with her recent acclaimed >>>>>>>>> dramaNomadland.

    "I've always been fascinated by vampires and the concept of the >>>>>>>>> Other they embody," Zhao said in a statement. "I'm very excited to >>>>>>>>> work with Donna, Peter and the team at Universal to reimagine >>>>>>>>> such a beloved character."

    Zhao is set to produce the film produce via Highwayman banner >>>>>>>>> alongside Universal. The 38-year-old filmmaker, who recently made >>>>>>>>> history by becoming the first Asian woman to receive a Golden Globe >>>>>>>>> nomination for direction, is also currently putting the final >>>>>>>>> touches on her first foray into the world of blockbusters with the >>>>>>>>> Marvel Cinematic Universe projectEternals, which is currently >>>>>>>>> slated for a November 5 release.

    Chloe Zhao's Draculais part of thegrowing list of Universal's >>>>>>>>> upcoming monster projects which includes: Dexter Fletcher's film >>>>>>>>> about Dracula henchman Renfield,Elizabeth Banks' Invisible Woman, >>>>>>>>> Matt Stawki's Monster Mash,Ryan Gosling'sWolf Man, in which he >>>>>>>>> pitched the story for the film and will star whileThe Invisible >>>>>>>>> Man writer/director Leigh Whannell is in talks for the
    director's chair, Paul Feig's Dark Armyand
    anotherDraculaproject being co-produced with Blumhouse
    Productions that is being helmed by Karyn Kusama (Destroyer) on >>>>>>>>> a script from Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay.


    <https://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/1162748-universal-chloe-zhao-teaming-for-sci-fi-western-dracula-reimagining>


    Is there /any/ hope that this will be an improvement on the 2017 >>>>>>>> abomination /The Mummy/?

    Didn't think so.

    You mean that Mission Impossible spin-off?

    The one with the sole surviving member of The League of Extroardinary >>>>>> Gentlemen popping up toward the end.

    The one managed to produce a Mr Hyde that was actually /boring/. Not >>>>>> that Dr Jekyl was any better.

    So, yeah, that one.

    I never saw the 2017 'The Mummy'. I just remember the ad campaign made >>>>> it look like a Mission Impossible franchise entry. So I'll take your >>>>> word we're referring to the same movie.

    I, my mistake.

    It is not a Mission Impossible franchise movie. I saw a couple of
    those, and I didn't like them very much, but they were /much much/
    better than this one.

    I'm not going to try and describe it further, except as "totally and
    irredeemably trashing the Universal Monsters franchise".

    You are lucky to have not seen it.

    Oh, I know it wasn't actually part of the MI franchise. The ads just
    happened to be exactly like the MI ads. :-P But they did have the
    benefit of convincing me to not see it.

    You;re going to be in trouble now ... there are morons around the
    newsgroups who apparently can't understand that watching the trailers
    and adverts is enough to make you realise you don't want to watch the
    full movie / TV show. They fail to realise that trailers and adverts are
    designed to entice you to watch it, and if they can't do that, then
    you're not going to want to waste time watching the full thing.

    Trailers do well at identifying a movie you won't enjoy. But, for one
    you *will* enjoy, they nearly always lessen that enjoyment.

    Provided, of course, that they actually reflect the film.

    Trailers that out-and-out lie to you can be either amusing (if you
    like the film) or appalling (if you do not).
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