Birdman is the latest movie from director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Babel, Biutiful) and if this newest trailer is to be believed, it may be one of the best superhero movies in a very long time. Quite a feat, considering there are no superheroes in the movie. Michael Keaton stars as Riggan Thomson, an actor who was best known for his role as the superhero “Birdman” during his younger years. Time has not been kind to Thomson as his younger alter-ego continues to follow him even though he has not worn the costume in many-a-year. After careful consideration, he decides to return to his roots as the iconic character by producing a Birdman Broadway play in which he will write, star and direct. (more…)
My love for Michael Keaton borders on obsession. And, no, I’m not a huge fan of him just because he played Batman. Keaton’s comedic skills and intensity and overall character work is unlike anyone else out there. Often mimicked but never duplicated, Keaton is in a class of his own.
That’s why it’s such a bummer that he’s been below the radar for so long. However, when he does re-emerge in something (even the iffy RoboCop remake) people always say, “Hey, why isn’t Michael Keaton in more stuff? And why isn’t he a bigger star?”
With his new film, Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, Keaton might be getting that comeback he so rightly deserves. (more…)
With director Gary Ross bowing out of The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has started to pull their resources together for a short list of directors to take on the sequel. With production on Catching Fire looking to get started sometime in August, time is starting to run out. Thankfully, the studio has it’s own tribute list all ready to go.
So far, the list contains Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Children of Men) , David Cronenberg (The Fly and A History of Violence), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (21 Grams and Babel) , as well as a few others who have yet to be named.
Any of those three would be a great name to have onboard. Personally, my vote goes to Alfonso Cuaron. Considering his work on Children Of Men, I think he would be well suited for The Hunger Games 2. But I can’t deny that I’m super curious to see what Cronenberg’s take on Catching Fire would be. He and Cuaron should co-direct.
Is there anyone listed that you think should direct? Maybe someone who isn’t even listed?
Catching Fire is scheduled to be released on November 22nd, 2013.
Source: Geek Tyrant