Roland Emmerich’s Midway tells the story of a pivotal moment in World War II when, following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the American fleet strikes back against the Imperial Japanese Navy – despite being greatly outnumbered. It is considered the turning point in Pacific theater.
Otto Bathurst’s Robin Hood aims to out-Ritchie Guy Ritchie in this weirdly familiar take on Robin Hood – weird because it emulates Ritchie’s directing style; is influenced more than a little by Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins; Irish leading lady Eve Hewson sounds very American, and, like Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger, it’s a bit of a mess but still a fun ride.
Plus, machine gun crossbows; ninja-like moves and slow-mo archery.
Turner today announced M.D. Live (working title), the first live, non-fiction series that taps into the worldwide phenomenon of medical crowdsourcing.
The two-hour weekly event set to premiere in 2019 will feature patients battling various ailments that are undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or uncured – seeking help from a panel of doctors and medical crowdsourcing.
TNT has ordered 10 episodes of the series from Lionsgate Television.
Paul Feig’s A Simple Favor is inspired – from its Saul Bass-like question mark poster (above) to its double and triplecrosses – by the breezy sophisticated mystery-thrillers of the ‘60s and early ‘70s.