The film was criticised by the right-wing press and President Trump as racist but Zobel insisted that the politics of the film have been misrepresented and that the ambition was to poke at both sides of the aisle equally.
If I believed this film could incite violence, I wouldnt have made it, he said.
The film, starring GLOWs Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank, came from Jason Blums Blumhouse Productions and follows a dozen individuals who wake up in a clearing and realise they are being stalked for sport.
We seek to entertain and unify, not enrage and divide. It is up to the viewers to decide what their takeaway will be.
I wanted to make a fun, action thriller that satirized this moment in our culture — where we jump to assume we know someones beliefs because of which “team” we think theyre on… and then start shouting at them.
This rush to judgment is one of the most relevant problems of our time.
On 9 August, just days after the deaths of 31 Americans in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio in separate shootings, President Donald Trump slammed Liberal Hollywood for the film and suggested that those who worked in Hollywood try to blame others after creating violence themselves.
Critics claim Mr Trumps own words have contributed to a combustible climate that has spawned death and other violence.
Mr Trumps motorcade passed El Paso protesters holding Racist Go Home signs, and he spent part of his flight between Ohio and Texas airing his grievances on Twitter, berating Democratic legislators, Beto ORourke and the press.
The El Paso shooter had published a white nationalist, anti-immigrant manifesto in the hours before his actions.
Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! tweeted Trump.
They like to call themselves “Elite,” but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos.
They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country.
The film has not screened but an early script seen by the trade magazine allegedly depicted working-class conservatives as the heroes who were kidnapped and hunted by liberal elites.
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Daniel Craig left bruised and bloodied as he films Bond 25, No Time To Die
Retirement is going well for Bond then (Picture: MEGA)
Daniel Craig has been left bruised and bloodi..
Daniel Craig has been left bruised and bloodied on the set of Bond 25, No Time To Die.
Yep, despite retiring to Jamaica at the end of the last film, Spectre, hes definitely no longer living the quiet life.
The James Bond star is currently filming in Matera, a rocky outcrop in southern Italy and has been pictured in the middle of a brutal battle with an opponent that leaves him without a jacket and more than just a little banged up.
Production is steamrolling ahead in the country for the 25th offering of the titular character, this time directed by Cary Fukunaga.
Set pictures from earlier in September showed Craig in the same outfit, and alongside his body double so Bond fans seem to be in store for one heck of an action sequence.
Lea Seydoux has also been pictured on set, with recent pictures showing Craig and Seydoux getting to grips with one another in an intimate scene shot.
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Colin Firth stars in the new trailer of The Secret Garden
The Secret Garden is being made into another film adaptation but this time its more magical and star..
The Secret Garden is being made into another film adaptation but this time its more magical and stars Colin Firth.
What more do you need?
As with any reboot, there will be a new spin on the story and just from the trailer, it seems the garden is ridiculously large.
Frances Hodgson Burnett released the classic book in 1911 and there have been a few adaptations along the way.
The last time the book was adapted for the screen was in 1993 and there was a steampunk update in 2017 but we dont think anyone wants to talk about that.
Maggie Smith and Kate Maberley starred in the 1993 adaptation and did a phenomenal job at keeping to the original book.
However, it seems the new film might be more loosely adapted from the book, as the existence of CGI will be able to make it more exciting for fans, and it has been brought forward to 1947 England, on the eve of Partition in India, and in the aftermath of WW2 in Britain.
The new childrens movie will be introducing a lot of bright young stars who are on the rise.
Dixie Egerickx stars as Mary and she will be joined by Amir Wilson as Dickon and Edan Hayhurst as Colin.
These stars are already doing wonders with acting as Dixie will be appearing in the Game of Thrones sequel and Amir will be seen in the His Dark Material series.
We cant have a ridiculous film being made without some ridiculously celebrated British actors as part of the mix.
Colin Firth (Archibald Crane) and Julie Walters (Mrs Medlock) will be playing the key adult roles, so not to worry, folks, this film will be great.
The Secret Garden hits UK cinemas on 17 April, 2020.
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Old Town Road Music Video Director To Helm House Party Remake At New Line
EXCLUSIVE: After winning an MTV Video Music Award for bringing his vision and humor to the video for..
EXCLUSIVE: After winning an MTV Video Music Award for bringing his vision and humor to the video for Lil Nas Xs remix of “Old Town Road” with Billy Ray Cyrus, director Calmatic is looking to celebrate with a party…a House Party to be specific. The music video director will make his feature directorial debut with the forthcoming reimagining of the comedy classic House Party at New Line Cinema.
The remake from SpringHill Entertainment will be cut from the same cloth as the original 1990 comedy directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Christopher “Kid” Reid and Christopher “Play” Martin of the rap duo Kid N Play (it was also a dance shown in the pic). The movie, which told the story of a house party to end all house parties, was drenched in 90s hip hop flair and featured Martin Lawrence and Tisha Campbell-Martin before they went on to star in the hit Fox TV series Martin.
The movie became a huge success and spawned two sequels: House Party 2 in 1991 and a third installment in 1994. The movie continued to party on with a direct-to-video sequels House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute in 2001, which did not include any of the original cast. The fifth installment House Party: Tonights the Night was released in 2012 and saw the return of Kid N Play to the franchise.
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