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Ezra Miller’s ‘Flash’ movie is hitting the reset button once again with a new writer and director

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Another day, another change in directors for the Flash movie: THR is reporting that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein have parted ways with the long-in-the-works DC Comics adaptation and will reportedly be replaced by It and It: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti.

Furthermore, THR adds that the studio has scrapped the Flash script Ezra Miller (who is still attached to star) wrote along with Grant Morrison and will instead be moving forward with a new draft that is currently being written by Christina Hodson, who also wrote DC’s upcoming Birds of Prey movie and last year’s Transformers spinoff Bumblebee.

Like the handful of other directors that came before them, Daley and Goldstein reportedly left the Flash movie because of so-called “creative differences” that had “bogged down the project” and they had finally decided it was time to move on and find new opportunities instead of dealing with behind the scenes issues, which reportedly had to do with the tone of the movie.

“Miller, who has played the character since 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, favored a darker approach while Goldstein and Daley, the duo who wrote Spider-Man: Homecoming and were behind the comedy hit Game Night, wanted the opposite,” according to THR.

Miller, Goldstein, and Daley have supposedly “been working on compromises since last year,” but it seems as though they just couldn’t reach an agreement, which is pretty unfortunate since I was genuinely looking forward to seeing what they were going to do with this project, especially given their work on both Game Night and Spider-Man: Homecoming.

However, if a “darker approach” is truly what Miller and the studio want out of their Flash movie, hiring a director like Muschietti was certainly the right move to make and it should be interesting to see what yet another filmmaker from the horror world can bring to the superhero genre.

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‘The Call of the Wild’ trailer finds Harrison Ford, his dog embarking on an epic adventure

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20th Century Fox has released the trailer for The Call of the Wild, the first live-action effort from Lilo & Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon director Chris Sanders starring Harrison Ford.

Based on the novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild chronicles the story of Buck, a dog whose life is turned upside down when he’s uprooted from his California home and taken to the exotic wilds of the Alaskan Yukon where he meets John Thornton (Ford), a seasoned gold prospector, during the Klondike Gold Rush in the 1890s.

In addition to Ford, the film’s cast ensemble cast also includes the likes of Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, Omar Sy, Bradley Whitford, Colin Woodell, Scott MacDonald, and Cara Gee.

Michael Green scripted the film, which is produced by Erwin Stoff, with Diana Pokorny serving as executive producer and Ryan Stafford co-producing.

The Call of the Wild hits theaters February 1.

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Contest: Enter to win ‘Angel Has Fallen’ on Blu-ray from Lionsgate Home Entertainment

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Lionsgate Home Entertainment will release Angel Has Fallen on Blu-ray/DVD on November 26 and it’s giving Silver Screen Beat readers a chance to win a Blu-ray combo pack (plus DVD and digital) of the film.

Our readers can click this link right now to enter to win an Angel Has Fallen combo pack, which includes several behind the scenes featurettes and a 3-part audio commentary with director Ric Roman Waugh.

The contest is currently ongoing and will end Sunday, November 24, at which point winners will be selected and notified. Below is the official trailer for Angel Has Fallen as well as some additional details about the film.

Directed by: Ric Roman Waugh

Cast: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Alan Siegel, Matt O’Toole, John Thompson, Les Weldon, Yariv Lerner, and Mike Touzard

Rating: R for violence and language throughout

4K UHD / BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Even Angels Fall: The Story” Featurette
  • “Someone to Watch Over Me: New Blood” Featurette
  • “Calling All Angels: Casting” Featurette
  • “True Faith: Authenticity” Featurette
  • “Fight for You: Stunts and Action” Featurette
  • “Earth Angel: Recreating DC” Featurette
  • “Angel Declassified” 3-Part Audio Commentary with Director Ric Roman Waugh

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Paramount taps ‘Fargo’ creator Noah Hawley to write, direct next installment in ‘Star Trek’ series

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Fresh off the release of his feature directorial debut Lucy in the Sky last month, Noah Hawley has been set to write and direct the upcoming next installment in the Star Trek franchise, according to Deadline.

Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, and the rest of the principal cast are all expected to return for Star Trek 4, which Hawley will also produce for his 26 Keys banner along with JJ Abrams and Bad Robot.

The film is not in any way related to the R-rated spinoff Abrams and Quentin Tarantino have been developing with writer Mark L. Smith and will serve as a direct sequel to 2016’s Star Trek Beyond.

S.J. Clarkson had been attached to direct Star Trek 4 as recently as last year and was poised to become the first woman to helm a film in the sci-fi series but reportedly parted ways with the project after development stalled in mid-2018.

Hawley — perhaps best known for his work on FX series such as Fargo and Legion — recently made his directorial debut with the Natalie Portman-led drama Lucy in the Sky, which tanked at the domestic box office amid harsh reviews from critics.

Production on Star Trek 4 is expected to get underway in 2020.

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