The Buzz is a feature in which we round up the Top 3 most-buzzed-about movie/TV stories of the week (in chronological order). Why go through pages of blogs just to find out what everyone is talking about? We’ve got it all right here.
1) “Bourne Legacy” Scared of Batman
No matter which way you slice it, Warner Bros.’ The Dark Knight Rises will be a juggernaut at the box office when it opens in theaters on July 20th. Universal was apparently feeling the heat, because they have pushed back their release of The Bourne Legacy, a spin-off to the Matt Damon-starring Bourne series that now features Jeremy Renner, a full week from August 3rd to August 10th. Marvel’s The Avengers made over $55 million in its 3rd weekend, and it took almost a month for the box office to see another strong opening. So, this is a smart move since Rises is tracking to have an Avengers-like effect on the box office. In other Bourne news, Damon and Renner could possibly team up in a future sequel.
2) All Three “Avatar” Sequels To Be Shot At Same
Over a month ago, we told you about James Cameron’s plan to make only Avatar sequels for the rest of his career. We know that there are up to 3 sequels planned, with the first one coming no earlier than 2014. The reason we have to wait so long may be because Cameron is planning to film all three at the same time, according to Sigourney Weaver. Weaver’s dead character (spoiler alert?) will be back in the sequels, so I’m sure figuring out a way to write that is also taking some time. Hopefully this means that once the first sequel is released, it will only be one year in between the rest, and we can get on with our lives.
3) Martin Scorsese Goes Digital
Legendary director Martin Scorsese’s next film is the corporate crime drama The Wolf of Wall Street. Scorsese is a big proponent of shooting in film instead of digital (except when shooting 3D), and he was expected to use film his latest project. However, his longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker told Empire that he would be going digital for the first time on a non-3D movie. She stated, “It would appear that we’ve lost the battle. I think Marty just feels it’s unfortunately over, and there’s been no bigger champion of film than him.” Film has recently started to die in favor of digital, which is easier to use and can produce better, more consistent, quality.
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