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Nicolas Cage klimt aan boord van de USS Indianapolis

Er zijn schijnbaar twee films over de rampzalige gebeurtenis van 30 juli 1945 in de maak.

door Jan-Peter Rook op 10.02.2015 om 09:39 in Algemeen
Vorige maand hoorden we dat Warner Bros. en producent Robert Downey Jr. The Help-regisseur Tate Taylor hadden ingehuurd om een film te maken over de Japanse torpedo-aanval op de Amerikaanse kruiser USS Indianapolis. Nu blijkt dat dit niet het enige project is met dit onderwerp, want Mario van Peebles is schijnbaar ook bezig met een film over de ramp. Variety meldt nu dat niemand minder dan Nicolas Cage de hoofdrol voor z’n rekening zal nemen.

In USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage, zoals de film zal gaan heten, speelt Cage de rol van kapitein Charles Butler McVay, die in de zomer van 1945 verantwoordelijk was voor de levering van de eerste componenten van de atoombom Little Boy aan het eiland Tinian. Op de terugweg werd het schip onderschept door een Japanse onderzeeboot. Deze schoot zes torpedo’s af, waarvan twee doel troffen. Er kwamen bij de aanval direct 300 man om het leven en het dodental liep later zelfs op naar 879. De ramp wordt nog steeds gezien als het grootste verlies voor de United States Navy op zee.

Van Peebles schreef het script samen met Rionda del Castro en Cam Cannon. Het ziet ernaar uit dat USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage wordt uitgebracht op 27 mei 2016.

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Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

Under the deal, the new Spider-Man will first appear in a Marvel film from Marvel's Cinematic Universe (MCU). Sony Pictures will thereafter release the next installment of its $4 billion Spider-Man franchise, on July 28, 2017, in a film that will be co-produced by Kevin Feige and his expert team at Marvel and Amy Pascal, who oversaw the franchise launch for the studio 13 years ago. Together, they will collaborate on a new creative direction for the web slinger. Sony Pictures will continue to finance, distribute, own and have final creative control of the Spider-Man films.

Marvel and Sony Pictures are also exploring opportunities to integrate characters from the MCU into future Spider-Man films.

The new relationship follows a decade of speculation among fans about whether Spider-Man – who has always been an integral and important part of the larger Marvel Universe in the comic books – could become part of the Marvel Universe on the big screen. Spider-Man has more than 50 years of history in Marvel's world, and with this deal, fans will be able to experience Spider-Man taking his rightful place among other Super Heroes in the MCU.

Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company said: "Spider-Man is one of Marvel's great characters, beloved around the world. We're thrilled to work with Sony Pictures to bring the iconic web-slinger into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up fantastic new opportunities for storytelling and franchise building."

"We always want to collaborate with the best and most successful filmmakers to grow our franchises and develop our characters. Marvel, Kevin Feige and Amy, who helped orchestrate this deal, are the perfect team to help produce the next chapter of Spider-Man," said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. "This is the right decision for the franchise, for our business, for Marvel, and for the fans."

"Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios share a love for the characters in the Spider-Man universe and have a long, successful history of working together. This new level of collaboration is the perfect way to take Peter Parker's story into the future," added Doug Belgrad, president, Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion Picture Group.

"I am thrilled to team with my friends at Sony Pictures along with Amy Pascal to produce the next Spider-Man movie," said Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. "Amy has been deeply involved in the realization on film of one of the world’s most beloved characters. Marvel's involvement will hopefully deliver the creative continuity and authenticity that fans demand from the MCU. I am equally excited for the opportunity to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU, something which both we at Marvel, and fans alike, have been looking forward to for years."

Spider-Man, embraced all over the world, is the most successful franchise in the history of Sony Pictures, with the five films having taken in more than $4 billion worldwide.


UPDATE: While separate reports confirm that Andrew Garfield is definitely OUT as Peter Parker (in case that wasn't clear in the annoucement), Deadline reports that The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach "will become exec producers going forward." What do you think?

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Ik heb dit ook al gelezen vanochtend, en FT plaatst een Nic Cage bericht XD

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xHessen "Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marvel Studios announced today that Sony is bringing Marvel into the amazing world of Spider-Man.

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Gast... Dit heb je ook al onder het artikel over de Vijftig tinten grijs film gepost. Doe dat ff op de dagelijkse off-topic.

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