John Krasinski, who is directing and acting alongside wife Emily Blunt in A Quiet Place, said it was a treat to see her perform in front of the camera. Krasinski said he felt lucky to direct Emily in the thriller about a family that hides from a supernatural evil attracted to sound by avoiding making sound and communicating in sign language. “The air changes in the room when she starts doing what she does. It’s so honest and so pure and so powerful. It’s like a superpower that she can just unlock and do so specifically with not many attempts. For me, I love acting, and I’m so lucky to be doing it. But she’s on another plane. This weird intersection happened while filming where I totally forgot I was her husband. I was just watching her performance and was lucky enough to be in the front row,” he told Vanity Fair. The movie will release later this year.
Rian Johnson, who will shift focus on a new Star Wars trilogy after achieving resounding success with The Last Jedi, will begin shooting for the film in Scotland. The new films will be set in the Star Wars universe, but it would not be a part of the Luke Skywalker storyline, according to Contactmusic. Scottish newspaper The Daily Record reported that filming would begin in June in the north of Scotland.
Oscar winner Jodie Foster has found herself in the middle of scathing attack from filmmaker James Gunn, who called her “old-fashioned” over her criticism of superhero films. Gunn said her belief system, although common, was not “totally without basis”. The Guardians of the Galaxy director posted a six-tweet response disagreeing with Foster’s remark, in which she blamed the big-budget fantasy movies for “ruining” the viewing habits of audiences worldwide. “I think Foster looks at film(s) in an old-fashioned way where spectacle films can’t be thought-provoking. It’s often true but not always. Her belief system is pretty common and isn’t totally without basis. I say not without basis because most studio franchise films are somewhat soulless — and that is a real danger to the future of movies. But there are also quite a few exceptions,” he wrote.
Actor John Cho, who played the mild-mannered Hikaru Sulu in the last three Star Trek films, doesn’t know if he would be asked to be a part of Quentin Tarantino’s instalment of the franchise, which was announced to be in the works back in December. Cho spoke to Larry King recently, where he said he would like to see what sort of challenge it brought. “I don’t know. I hope so,” Cho said. “I think he’s brilliant.” Sulu might stand out like a sore thumb in the context of an R-rated Tarantino Trek film, but Cho believes it would be fun.
Prabhas, who immersed himself in the Bahubali process, wants to build upon his success and take his career forward with projects that have universal appeal. “Regional cinema is different, so now I am trying to choose stories that cater to my audiences across the country. I will do stories which most of the audiences like,” he said. There has been speculation about Prabhas’ Bollywood debut, and the actor said he is “open to working anywhere in the country,” if the script is good.