This is a discussion on Another poker movie is in the works within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Oscar Isaac will star as a military veteran and poker player in Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter.” The Card Counter will be the first follow-up
Oscar Isaac will star as a military veteran and poker player in Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter.” The Card Counter will be the first follow-up for Schrader since his critically-acclaimed “First Reformed,” which was released in 2017 and starred Ethan Hawke.
After you read some of the plotlines in the article, do you think this will be a poker movie worth watching?
Paul Shrader- excellent. Oscar Isaac- excellent....
That said, the plot as has been outlined, seems a little overwrought. Perhaps just clumsy PR, but I am not sure whether its a thriller shoehorning poker into the plot, or a poker movie tying to shoehorn action and menace.
Be interesting to hear a broader take on the script as with this first PR release it seems a little contrived.
As has been discussed elsewhere, the possibility of a film about the Ivey/Sun edge sorting scandal would seem a lot more engaging.
I would rather see Rounders 2 although I can not imagine it being better than the first, like most sequels.
My feelings also. Double dipping into Rounders for a sequel appears to be on the cards, but it should have been made at least ten years ago when the characters would have somewhat of a credible story arc.
That said, with the popularity of Billions and the original (and long standing) popularity of Rounders, Brian Koppelman and anyone else involved will ensure this is a nice pay day regardless, just by getting it made.
i hope this will be a awsome movie but my hopes are not very high. many tried but only a few movies were decently good in my opinion. i can recommend rounders and shade but other than those two nothing else. lets see what the future will bring