Midway (2019)

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In the biggest deal made at this Cannes Film Festival, Bona Film Group has closed a deal near $80 million to lead the investment on director Roland Emmerich’s next feature Midway, based on the seminal WWII battle, for The Mark Gordon Company.
The Chinese company has acquired worldwide distribution rights excluding the U.S., and Bona will release the film in China. Wes Tooke wrote the script, and Bona’s Yu Dong will produce with Emmerich, MGC’s Mark Gordon and Matt Jackson, along with Harald Kloser. CAA brokered the deal and will rep the U.S. rights.
The film is an epic telling of the Battle of Midway, a turning point in the Pacific theater of World War II. The story follows the real soldiers and aviators who pulled off the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war in June 1942. Emmerich and Gordon are extending a their relationship that began with The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. Josh Clay Phillips will oversee the project on behalf of MGC.
http://deadline.com/2017/05/midway-rola ... 202101145/

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When was the last time Emmerich made a movie based on a true story where it didn't receive so sort of historical inaccuracy controversy?

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BlairCo wrote:When was the last time Emmerich made a movie based on a true story where it didn't receive so sort of historical inaccuracy controversy?
When's the last time anyone made a film of a true story that was historically accurate?

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Deadline is reporting that Nick Jonas (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Olympus Has Fallen), Dennis Quaid (Fortitude), Tadanobu Asano (Thor: Ragnarok), Keean Johnson (Alita: Battle Angel), Luke Kleintank (Man in the High Castle), Jun Kunimura (Kill Bill: Vol. 1), and Etsushi Toyokawa (Love Letter) have signed on to the cast of the World War II epic Midway.

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these movie poster designers are o b s e s s e d with negative space

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They are, but I do think it's an okay poster.

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Poster looks good, and assuming that they are using CGI to recreate the ships and planes, I actually am super curious to see how WW2 can look with today's top-of-the-budget 2019 graphics.

It's an un-tapped demographic too, considering that the last big-budget WW2 movie focused on naval combat that we got was what, Pearl Harbor in 2001? (Don't say Dunkirk!)

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I'm curious to see how Emmerich works an world-ending apocalypse into this story.

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