This week in movie news:
10 hidden details in superhero movies; a new featurette on adapting The 5th Wave for the big screen; Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some has a new trailer; Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur film has been pushed back to 2017; The Brothers Grimsby gets a new international trailer; Bad Santa 2 will hit theaters in fall 2016; horror film The Forest has an international trailer; My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 gets a new poster; I Saw the Light lands an international trailer; new details have been released about Bridget Jones’s Baby; and Desierto has a new trailer.
A new featurette on adapting The 5th Wave for the big screen
Sony Pictures has released a new featurette about its upcoming sci-fi thriller The 5th Wave that centers on the adaptation process employed to translate Rick Yancey’s novel to the big screen. Chloë Grace Moretz, Ron Livingston, Zachary Arthur, Maria Bello and Liev Schreiber star in the upcoming film adaptation.
Directed by J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed), the movie stars Moretz as a young woman on a quest to save her brother from deadly alien forces. The 5th Wave — potentially the first in a full trilogy based on Yancey’s novels — is set to hit theaters on January 22, 2016.
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment
Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some has a new trailer
Paramount has released a new trailer for Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some, the “spiritual sequel” to the director’s 1993 comedy Dazed and Confused. Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman, Tyler Hoechlin and Wyatt Russell are among its stars.
Set in the 1980s, the film centers on a college-age group of baseball players and serves as Linklater’s follow-up release to his acclaimed 2014 film Boyhood. Everybody Wants Some is set to hit theaters on April 15, 2016.
Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur film has been pushed back to 2017
Warner Bros. has announced that Guy Ritchie’s untitled King Arthur film will now be released in theaters on February 17, 2017. The adventure film — which will star Charlie Hunnam as the iconic character — has previously been scheduled for July 22, 2016.
In its new release date, Ritchie’s film will face Bad Boys 3 and Maze Runner: The Death Cure at the box office. Horror film Lights Out — produced by Saw director James Wan — will now hit theaters on July 22 in the place of the King Arthur adaptation.
The Brothers Grimsby gets a new international trailer
Columbia Pictures has unleashed an international trailer for The Brothers Grimsby, the latest film from action director Louis Leterrier. His followup to 2013 hit Now You See Me, The Brothers Grimsby is set to hit theaters on March 11, 2016.
The film stars Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen as two siblings — one a black-ops spy and the other a buffoonish football enthusiast — who team up to save the world. Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Ian McShane, Annabelle Wallis and Penelope Cruz co-star.
Bad Santa 2 will hit theaters in fall 2016
After years of development, Bad Santa 2 has received an official release date of November 23, 2016. Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and Brett Kelly are all returning to reprise their roles from the popular 2003 comedy, which also starred the late Bernie Mac and John Ritter.
In addition to the returning cast, Kathy Bates will appear as the mother of Thornton’s character, though plot details for the film remain under wraps. Mark Waters (Mean Girls) will direct the film, which begins production in early 2016.
Horror film The Forest has an international trailer
The Forest — the upcoming horror film starring Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones) — has received an international trailer. The story centers on a young woman who ventures into the Aokigahara forest at the base of Japan’s Mount Fuji to locate her missing twin sister.
Taylor Kinney, Eoin Macken and Stephanie Vogt also appear in the new film, which marks the feature directorial debut of Jason Zada. The Forest is set for release on January 8, 2016.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 gets a new poster
Writer/star Nia Vardalos has revealed a new poster for My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the upcoming sequel to the 2002 sleeper hit. The original film earned $241 million domestically, becoming the highest-grossing romantic comedy and earning Vardalos an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay.
The new image makes clear reference to the first film’s poster artwork and confirms the return of nearly the entire original cast. Kirk Jones (Nanny McPhee) will direct the sequel, which is set to open opposite Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on March 25, 2016.
Source: Nia Vardalos
I Saw the Light lands an international trailer
Sony Pictures Classics has released an international trailer for upcoming Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light. The film stars Tom Hiddleston as Williams while Elizabeth Olsen costars as the country singer’s first wife, Audrey Williams.
Based on the book “Hank Williams: The Biography” by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen, the film chronicles his rise to fame and tragic death at the age of 29. I Saw the Light is set for theatrical release on March 25, 2016.
Source: Sony Pictures Classics
First Look at Bridget Jones’s Baby
Bridget Jones’s Baby — which again sees Renee Zellweger return in the title role — is set for release next fall, and we now have more details on the film’s plot. The film follows Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which hit theaters in 2001 and 2004, respectively.
The new release finds the character pregnant and unsure which of her two suitors — played by returning star Colin Firth and new addition Patrick Dempsey — is the father. Zellweger has revealed that the film allows audiences to catch up with Bridget at a critical point in her life, following a natural progression from her journey in previous films.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Desierto has a new trailer
STX Entertainment has released a new trailer for Desierto, the new thriller from director Jonás Cuarón. The film stars Gael García Bernal and Jeffrey Dean Morgan and is set for release in the U.S. on March 4, 2016.
The story centers on a group of Mexican migrant workers who get caught up in a desperate bid for survival when they realize they’re being hunted by a gun-toting vigilante. Cuarón previously co-wrote the Oscar-winning blockbuster Gravity with his father, director Alfonso Cuarón.
Source: STX Entertainment