Today at a press conference for Whiteout, the producer of the film Joel Silver spoke about two of his upcoming project that about about to be released, Ninja Assassin which was pushed from the start of the year to the end, the highly anticipated Sherlock Holmes with Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law, and the possibility of yet another remake, but with a 3-D twist.
Silver, didn’t reveal too much new information. If there is some big secret about why Ninja Assassin’s got the push to November, he certainly wasn’t giving any away…
Ninja Assassin was supposed to be released at the start of the year, why are we getting it in November?
Nov 25th is a great date for the movie. It really felt the right time. It’s a fall picture. It’s a full on martial arts movies and we really felt like that was the best place for it so that’s where it went.
Same kind of goes for Sherlock Holmes, although he did convince me that this is very much a Guy Richie film.
What we don’t know about Sherlock Holmes is about any of mystery behind it. What can you tell us about it?
Sherlock is spectacular. It’s a retelling of the original stories. It’s a re-invention of what Sherlock was at the time in 1891. And it’s a much closer to the original character was like in the books as opposed to what it became in the movies. And Robert Downey and Jude Law make a great team as Holmes and Watson and it’s a great mystery. It’s a legendary tale about how he figures things it out, which is really part of the essence of the story and what Guy has done very effectively is show how he does that. I think the movie works really well.
Guy Ritchie slowly divulging a complex plot while giving us jokes and action scenes? We’ve never seen that before (except for of course Lock Stock, Snatch, Revolver, etc.) I happen to like a number of Guy Ritchie films, so that coupled with two great actors. Sure why not!
It’s designed to keep people guessing?
Absolutely. It’s got it all
Of course Joel, of course.
He also talked about another remake he might have up his sleeve, one in which he’s considering using 3-D for:
I’m developing a picture now that I’d like to do… Swamp Thing, which is a movie we’ve had for a long time. We think that would be great to do in 3D. There are a couple of projects I’m thinking about (for the format) but not everything.
This is actually a film I wouldn’t mind see updated, although I am by no means excited for it… yet.
What say you oh faithful readers on his upcoming movies? Are you excited for another Swamp Thing?