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The Best Web: Franco talks The Disaster Artist, Death Day sees $, superhero films everywhere

Oh, Hai Franco! During the production of ‘The Disaster Artist’ director and star James Franco remade 25 minutes of infamous bad flick ‘The Room’.

The Best Web: Franco talks The Disaster Artist, Death Day sees $, superhero films everywhere

Sequel inbound? Den of Geek reports that Luc Besson’s Valerian may be due for a sequel, despite tepid box office returns.

One failure can’t put this director down. Collider is reporting that the box office disappointment known as Justice League won’t stop indie-darling Joss Whedon from helming Batgirl.

Elsewhere on the same publication, Collider has given us a full rundown on DC’s superverse, outlining the almost infinite number of superhero flicks that are currently in development. Next up is Jason Momoa’s Aquaman.

Oh, Hai Franco! Screenrant says that James Franco has remade 25 minutes of infamous bad flick The Room, in preparation for The Disaster Artist. The question is: could it net him an Oscar nomination? We’ll soon find out.

The noblest art is that of making others happy. The Hollywood Reporter details how Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, of La La Land fame, crafted songs for the P.T Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman.

No limits? The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Writers Roundtable saw Fatih Akin (The Edge of Heaven) comment that “there are no limits” when it comes to film, with Jordan Peele (Get Out) adding that the work can be likened to “exorcising a demon”.

Over on The Guardian, James Franco gave a candid interview about his uneven career, saying that he took himself “too seriously before”.

Horror is back, and it’s earning more than ever. Vulture says the horror box office still continues to overperform, with Happy Death Day reaping post-Halloween audiences with a $100m global intake.

Fans demand original vision. As reported by CBR, a petition on Change.org has garnered over 115,000 to release a Zack Snyder-helmed cut of Justice League. You know, the one shot before the film was handed to Whedon and subsequently bombed at the box office.

Indiewire spoke with David Fincher, still promoting Mindhunter, about the auteur theory of filmmaking. Turns out he had quite a few choice words. Sorry – we’re not going to repeat them.

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