In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of films that faced their challenges, but one came out of it all better than the other.
A third Blade film was announced even before Blade II had arrived in cinemas. David S Goyer took on the director’s chair, but to say the production had a few problems would be quite the understatement. Gulp.
Things were a little smoother with 1992’s Candyman, although writer/director Bernard Rose was first approached about a different Clive Barker story to adapt. But three different financiers meant there were differing opinions about the film behind the scenes – and distribution wasn’t entirely straightforward either.
Stories of both are told in this episode.
Thank you for visiting! If you’d like to support our attempts to make a non-clickbaity movie website:
Follow Film Stories on Twitter here, and on Facebook here.
Buy our Film Stories and Film Junior print magazines here.
Become a Patron here.
- Podcast: The Insider (1999) and Layer Cake (2004)
In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a hugely risky studio movie, and a bit of a breakthrough role for Daniel Craig.
The Insider, from Michael Mann, was telling a story about a piece of modern history just years old when the movie was made. As such, there was a huge risk of litigation, [...]
- Podcast: Spider-Man 2 (2004) and The Menu (2022)
In this episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a pair of films that both hit problems with one of their lead roles...
2004's Spider-Man 2 is (rightly) regarded as one of the finest superhero films, and that's impressive in itself given the tight turnaround that Sony wanted on the film. However, just weeks before filming [...]
- Nia DaCosta offers frank comments about directing Candyman, The Marvels
Nia DaCosta, director of the MCU's next big cinematic outing The Marvels, was surprisingly candid in a recent interview.
Marvel Studios finds itself in an interesting spot ahead of the upcoming release of its latest film, The Marvels. While several of its latest projects have largely failed to ignite at the box office, James Gunn's Guardians Of The [...]