http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/features/432775-cinemacon-the-sony-pictures-presentation Sony was at Cinemacon and while they obviously focused on some of the more high profile releases (or those that will be released sooner than December) they did show a scene from Concussion ... supposedly it looks like a very "dramatic and emotional film" with Smith disappearing into the role due to his south african accent. Here's the excerpt: Concussion (December 25) Directed by Peter Landesmann (Parkland), this drama starring Will Smith involves the very dangerous reality of concussion injuries and deaths in the NFL, and they showed a scene of Smith addressing a meeting of players to talk to them about those they have lost due to concussions. Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu from the Brain Injury Research Institute and Smith’s South African accent really made him disappear into the role as he addressed the doctors in attendance (including one played by Alec Baldwin). There wasn’t much more to this than that extended scene, which made it seem like this is going to be a very dramatic and emotional film.
A big, huge, massive resounding MEH from me on this project. After Concussion and Suicide Squad this just seems like a bit of a step down. I can already see the pitch meeting ... "It's basically THE FUGITIVE ... but with a twist!!!" ;)
And look who apparently entered the race :)
Bernthal was the guy I first thought about when Gyllenhall passed simply because a) he worked with Ayer on Fury and b) he's a terrific actor with that type of personality and charm.
Having said that, ever since I saw WARRIOR I instantly became a massive fan of Edgerton so it would be cool to see him in it as well. Anyway, whichever one they choose. They can't go wrong with either of them.
Well that sucks ... and doesn't. I mean I'm actually not that bothered that he's out. Hardy is a great actor on a great streak so I'm sure there are plenty of goog ideas out there for him ... but if Will dopeed out I'd be upset cus it's one of the few promising things his career is looking at right now :)
I swear to God Ale ... what the hell?? :D Do you have some alert set up somewhere that goes off whenever Will's name is dropped online? :) I mean for tha past couple of months whenever some news broke about him I came here immediately ... to see you already posted about it ... damn ... nice reflexes brother ;)
As for the trailer the only thing that worries me is the chemistry between Will and Margot which seems to be lacking a bit and I don't mean to sound like an old fart but the age difference is kinda bothering me...she is 6 years younger than me and 22 years younger than him ... just seems off.
Other than that I'm really looking forward to it. Like you said elsewhere Ale, with this, CONCUSSION and SUICIDE SQUAD I think we might be finally seeing a different side to Will as an actor.
That interview with the two of them must be the dumbest thing I have ever read!! Seriously, how f**king dumb to you have to be to say stuff like that and actually be serious about it ... "School isn't real because it ends." So everything that ends is not real? WTF? Everything ends you useless plantpot ... you'll end ... are you not real?
Sorry, but it continues to impress and annoy me how entitled rich kids can get and lose all touch with reality. No wonder Will is making less and less movies these days if he has to deal with this s**t every day :)
Dammit Ale, do not give me false hope with this "closed to signing" stuff ... I mustn't give into my geekboy fantasies ... the pain of Edgar Wright leaving ANT-MAN is still too strong for me to let my guard down :)
F**k me, it would be amazing if Will and Tom appeared in this together :)
Oh yeah, definitely CONCUSSION seems like a step in the right direction.
And I also think that him shying away from projects with other big names hasn't stopped me from loving the movies he did. I too find I AM LEGEND and PURSUIT to be fantastic movies with great, nuanced performances from Smith.
I just remember a time when he was 30 and it looked as though we have found the next great actor that will leave a legendary career behind him. Now I'm not so sure and it's because of the choices he makes.
To be honest, I am definitely tired of these "attached" "in negotiations" stories regarding Will. There have been so many great projects that he was at one point supposed to do like EMPIRE with Michael Mann, THE AMERICAN CAN with Ed Zwick and now I hear that the rumoured assasin movie THE ACCOUNTANT was offered to Ben Affleck. Great projects that would surely revive his (let's be honest) worsening career.
Now if this goes through it would be fun to see him tackle sth like that but I fear it wall all die down soon like all those other projects. Have you also noticed that usually whenever Will does a movie he is the only BIG name in it. Look at I, ROBOT, I AM LEGEND, FOCUS, AFTER EARTH, PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, SEVEN POUNDS - it's almost as if he doesn't want to star opposite other big stars. Now he would be acting opposite Tom Hardy and Ryan Gosling - slim chances of that happening.
Still, cool bit of info to talk about, right guys? :)