The Fantastic Four reboot and Amazing Spider-Man 3 have both gotten new writers. See Katniss and Gale cuddling on the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. And set photos reveal Game of Throne's new Daario. Spoilers ahead!
In an interview with Wired, Alfonso Cuarón says he is never going to do a space movie again:
I think I’d prefer to go to space. I will never do another space movie. I’m very proud of this; I loved every single second of the experience. But that’s it. It took me four and a half years—I’m ready to move on.
Why was it so hard?
We had to do the whole film as an animation first. We edited that animation, even with sound, just to make sure the timing worked with the sound effects and music. And once we were happy with it, we had to do the lighting in the animation as well. Then all that animation translated to actual camera moves and positions for the lighting and actors.
We did a whole exploration of the screenplay, every single moment; we made judgments about everything. Once we began shooting, we were constrained by the limitations of that programming.
We shot space scenes in a sort of virtual-reality box that had the characters’ environments projected on the walls. The actors had very little room to change their timing or their positions. But we adapted. Sandra Bullock trained like crazy to be able to be a part of all these technological challenges. It was choreography for her. I think her background as a dancer helped a lot. It was so much by numbers. After all the training and all the rehearsals, she was able to just focus on the emotional aspect of her performance
More at the link. [Wired]
The Amazing Spider-Man 3
Apparently Sony's liking what they see on Amazing Spider-Man 2, because the studio's already secured the writing team (Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, and Jeff Pinkner) for another outing. They also want to bring Marc Webb back to direct. [SlashFilm]