Working with George Miller is like "Going to University"
'Here Out West' to open SFF, Anya Taylor-Joy on the joy of George Miller, 'Lightyear' gets a trailer, another Spidey sneak peek.
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🍿 ‘Here Out West’ is set to open this year’s Sydney Film Festival on Nov. 3. It’s an anthology film that follows eight interconnected stories after a baby is stolen from a hospital. The film, which is based on Western Sydney and was shot in Blacktown, explores themes including racism, assimilation and aspiration. Tickets are sold out but if anyone wants to give me one I would be much obliged 😂😂
🍿 Anya Taylor-Joy hasn’t met George Miller yet, even though she’s set to star in Miller’s ‘Furiosa’, the prequel to 2015’s ‘Mad Max': Fury Road’. Per THR, she’s had conversations with him, talking about the character and the “story as a whole”. “Even at this stage in the process, working with him is like going to university,” she said.
I’m not sure I would take this as a compliment only because I feel like I spent $30,000 to go to university and all I got out of it was a thick piece of paper. I’m not Anya Taylor-Joy though.
‘Furiosa’ is set to be the biggest production ever in New South Wales and is due to start rolling in June 2022. Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (seen next in ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’ will also star.
🍿 Pixar released a new trailer for the Buzz Lightyear movie, with Chris Evans voicing the astronaut. The film will follow the “hero who inspired the toy”. It’s very cute and I really hope it features this shot of Buzz in that Chris Evans sweater.
🍿 This week Inverse spoke to Sung Kang, who plays Han in the best franchise ever about the importance of family time — ‘The Fast and the Furious’. Kang talks about his career in Hollywood, and his breakthrough in Justin Lin’s ‘Better Luck Tomorrow’.
“If there aren’t writers and decision-makers from our community within the system, the world doesn’t change,” Kang says. “[Better Luck Tomorrow] put me in a leading man category in Hollywood that never existed.”
He’s set to appear next in Disney+’s ‘Kenobi’ and ‘Snakehead’.
Why it matters: Asians and Pacific Islanders make up less than 4% of leads and co-leads in Hollywood films. Leads starring Asian-American actors are so rare it prompted the social movement #starringJohnCho, which photoshopped Cho’s face onto blockbuster movie posters in a bid to advocate for more representation in Hollywood.
🍿 RELATED: Kumail Nanjiani spoke about his experience on the set of the upcoming ‘Kenobi’ Disney+ series; his role is substantial, his character chats to Obi-Wan and is intimidated by him! Ewan McGregor is super nice and they shot on a set that kind of looks like a warehouse!
🍿 Here’s another sneaky peak at ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. Apparently this shot has no CGI according to Tom Holland. I have a question: What if this is a secret bamboozle and Tom Holland isn’t in this photo but Tobey Maguire??? (Our Frankie’s Milkshake poll shows people are expecting three Spider-people in the upcoming film!)
🍿 NPR has an interesting look at villains and toxic tropes, tied to Safin, Rami Malek’s villain in ‘No Time to Die’, who has facial scars. This is a somewhat of a tradition for Bond villains — Mads Mikkelsen’s Le Chiffre, Christoph Walt’s Blofeld, and Jarvier Bardem’s Raoul Silva all have or end up with some sort of facial disfigurement.
🍿 Last Shakes 🍿
Succession is getting a season 4. Dune has been greenlit for part 2. The new trailer for Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ is very stylish. ‘National Treasure’ is getting a Disney+ series. Ana De Armas is in talks to appear in ‘John Wick’ spinoff ‘Ballerina’. Edgar Wright on working with cinematographer Chung Chung-Hoon on ‘Last Night in Soho’.
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