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Despite, arguably, being the best part of the wildly disappointing “Suicide Squad,” there’s not much to say positively about Will Smith’s line of films recently. From the aforementioned DC film, to the critically decimated “Collateral Beauty” and films with middling reviews such as “Focus” and “Concussion,” Smith has failed to pick the right projects while filmmakers have failed to capture that charismatic essence that made him such a huge star. Continue reading New Trailer For David Ayer’s ‘Bright’ Starring Will Smith Is A True Genre-Bending Action Flick at The Playlist.

You would think with all the talent involved with Universal‘s remake of “Scarface,” it should have no problem getting made. However, the project is beginning to smell like there are too many creative visions that are clashing and the studio doesn’t know what they want. First, Antoine Fuqua signed up to direct, and Terrence Winter (“The Sopranos,” “Boardwalk Empire“) came into polish the script. Continue reading ‘Scarface’ Remake Needs To Find Yet Another Director at The Playlist.

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Universal has been very keen on getting their remake of “Scarface” in front of cameras, and have even set a release date for next year, and while they have a star in Diego Luna, they haven’t had a director. Antoine Fuqua had been attached for a while, but exited to focus on “The Equalizer 2,” and while David Mackenzie (“Hell or High Water“) and Peter Berg (“Deepwater Horizon,” “Patriots Day“) were said to be possible replacements, another name has landed the gig. Continue reading David Ayer Replaces Antoine Fuqua To Direct ‘Scarface’ Remake at The Playlist.

If you ever wanted a movie that reteamed “Suicide Squad” actor Will Smith and director David Ayer, with a screenplay by Max Landis, well “Bright” is for you. And it ain’t coming cheap. Netflix has thrown at least $90 million into the blockbuster sized effort, which brings together a cast which also includes Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, and Edgar Ramirez all in service of a quirky premise: the story takes place in a world where faeries and orcs live with humans, and will center on an orc cop. Continue reading Will Smith & David Ayer Reteam In First Teaser For Netflix’s ‘Bright’ Penned By Max Landis at The Playlist.

It’s say to say that everyone involved with “Suicide Squad” had wished things had been done a bit differently. Warner Bros. probably wishes they had given writer/director David Ayer more than six weeks to write the script before rushing the picture in front of cameras, and then both parties probably wish they had a unified vision for the movie before filming began, to avoid the warring edits in post-production, and the hasty reshoots to try and fix the problems. Continue reading David Ayer Looks Back On ‘Suicide Squad,’ Wishes He Had Made Joker The Main Villain at The Playlist.