What’s Ben Affleck going to direct subsequent? We all know it isn’t The Batman. He isn’t going to star in that both. However he does have numerous irons within the hearth on the writing and manufacturing entrance, and he is hoping at the very least certainly one of them might be prepared for him to direct on the finish of this yr. Greater than two years in the past, he was introduced to direct and star in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution. This is what Affleck stated when requested if that would be the subsequent movie he directs:
It is not simple to get a film made, even for somebody with a stable report of success within the business and two Oscars (Argo, Good Will Searching). Collider requested Ben Affleck if the initiatives he has in growth are all issues he is written, or if he may direct one thing that he hasn’t written. This is what he needed to say:
The final function Ben Affleck directed was Dwell by Evening in 2016. It wasn’t precisely the success of Gone Child Gone or The City, by no means thoughts his Oscar-winning Argo.
He is actually saved busy on each different entrance, although. Proper now he is selling his position within the Netflix movie Triple Frontier. He is additionally govt producing the TV collection Metropolis on a Hill. We’re additionally ready to listen to extra about that true crime film he is alleged to be directing, starring his buddy Matt Damon, following a rigged McDonald’s Monopoly recreation.
On the appearing and producing entrance, Ben Affleck will star in Torrance, which is about to return out this October, directed by Gavin O’Connor. O’Connor directed Affleck in The Accountant and supposedly they’re nonetheless planning to make a sequel. Affleck additionally has a task within the political thriller The Final Factor He Needed, directed by Dee Rees, which was picked up by Netflix for a launch … sooner or later.
We have seen how simply plans come collectively and collapse with regards to making motion pictures. In spite of everything, Ben Affleck was alleged to direct, write, produce, and star in The Batman film. He is stated to nonetheless be on board as one of many producers, however he admitted he and his fellow screenwriter could not “crack” the script. Slightly than simply push ahead with one thing subpar, he walked away. Now Matt Reeves has that venture and appears to know what he desires to do with it.
When Ben Affleck is nice, he is nice. He might have had his confidence shaken a bit after Dwell by Evening and the back-to-back essential bashing of Batman v Superman and Justice League (which he did not direct, however nonetheless). He is additionally been coping with issues in his private life. However I am hoping the items come collectively for him with the proper venture, and I am trying ahead to seeing what he proclaims as his subsequent directing venture for the top of 2019.
Within the meantime, sustain with all the things headed to the massive display this yr with our useful 2019 film information.