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Film Stories with Simon Brew

Sep 21, 2020

In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a film designed to be something of a surprise, and a comedy that a major studio abandoned.

JJ Abrams joined forces with Steven Spielberg for Super 8, and the plan was to launch the trailer at least as a complete surprise. A successful plan too.

With Good Morning,...


Sep 18, 2020

In a special episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, Simon goes through the prolonged gestation of Bill & Ted Face The Music - and then brings in its director, Dean Parisot, to pick up the story.

They talk of the challenges of realising the film, keeping its tone right, bad weather, the Halesowen branch of Asda,...


Sep 13, 2020

In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, the asteroid movie in a race against time, and the Stephen King adaptation with a casting nightmare.

Three similar films were in the race when Disney greenlit Armageddon - but it committed to spending over $100m on the film without a script in place.

Actor after actor...


Sep 7, 2020

In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a film finally released nearly three years after filming, and a comedy that was a comeback of sorts for Steve Martin

The New Mutants was caught up in reshoots talks, a company takeover, and a rumour that the whole film was going to scrapped and started again.

Bowfinger...


Aug 30, 2020

In the new episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a huge sequel and what was supposed to be the start of a franchise.

The Lost World Jurassic Park was Steven Spielberg's first film as director following Schindler's List - but his interest in making it would slowly wane.

In the case of Salt, it went through...