A bit overwhelmed by the Sony email hacks? Yeah, me too.
I’m gonna break down the latest news in this epic hacker nightmare, and I’m gonna do it quick. Firstly, the hacking itself is being perpetrated by aomysterious group calling themselves “Guardians of Peace.” They’ve already caused a lot of company damage, leaking employee salaries (revealing a troubling gender pay gap), racist jabs at President Barack Obama and insults at A-listers like Angelina Jolie, Kevin Hart, and Leonardo DiCaprio, to name a few.
So what’s happening right now? A spiderman reboot, female spidey movie and two music biopics: Destiny’s Child and Kanye West!
New leaks reveal a Spider-Man reboot (again),with interesting plans for Peter Parker. In an October 13 email from co-president of production for Columbia Pictures Michael De Luca to co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Amy Pascal, De Luca reveals plans for a Spider-Man three cameo in the third Captain America film, Captain America: Civil War, which is scheduled to hit theaters May 6, 2016.
“I really feel, in my heart of hearts, that the new spiderman [sic] in cap 3 could just appear in his own film, be it sinister six or a kick ass spidey film of his own, after that intro in cap 3 and people would be cool with it,” wrote De Luca via The Daily Beast.
Also, a female spidey movie?! According to The Daily Beast:
In an email dated September 20, De Luca to Pascal discusses plans for not only a “female spidey movie,” but an Avengers-like superhero extravaganza incorporating characters from different upcoming Spider-Man-related projects—in an attempt to emulate what De Luca reveals is a planned Fox crossover of the X-Men and Fantastic Four teams (X-Men: Apocalypse is due in 2016, while The Fantastic Four hits theaters in 2015).
Also, some big music Biopics were on the docket! In an email from Screen Gems honcho Clint Culpepper to Pascal on Dec 4th, Culpepper reveals a Destiny’s Child movie in the works.
“Matthew Knowles, Beyonce’s Father wants to make the film of Destiny’s Child and came to me first,” wrote Culpepper. “He’s going to Universal next. Do we think it would be a successful film? They’re on Sony label. I’m just not sure that it’s not too soon.
Finally, in an email dated August 4, 2014, Kanye West’s creative director Elon Rutberg to Pascal discusses a potential pitch for a Kanye West feature film.
“I supervise all of Kanye’s film and media projects, and we have a major film project coming up that involves both cinematic and technological innovation, so I naturally thought Sony and wanted to reach out,” wrote Rutberg. “We premiered a multi-screen cinema experience to great response at Cannes 2012, and are looking to take the storytelling to the next level with a feature length film, shot for an immersive cinema experience.”
Woah. So many projects exposed. Which ones do you feel are the most exciting? Do you think this email hacking will jeopardize any of these projects?
Posted Monday, December 15th, 2014 at 9:09am
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