Ever since it was first announced I have been feverishly anticipating Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy and judging by the fascinating trailer above, which features some jaw dropping cinematography, my high expectations for this film may have been met.
The plot for The Revenant rattles along like so:
Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald.
Since this trailer was released last week reports have leaked online that the film is $40m over budget and although it’s release date is December 25th, Iñárritu is yet to film the end of the movie.
Above is the first official trailer for the movie Goosebumps directed by Rob Letterman, (Shark Tale, Monsters v Aliens) and stars Jack Black and is based on the best-selling series of kids books of the same name.
The plot for Goosebumps rattles along like so:
Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine, the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.
It looks like a delicious mix of Joe Dante’s Gremlins, The Monster Squad and Jumanji. Goosebumps is scheduled for release on October 16th.
Unless you live under a wasteland rock, feeding off of two headed desert lizards then you’ll know just how much praise is being heaped upon George Miller’s fourth Mad Max film Fury Road and for good reason.
Even if you’ve yet to watch this action movie masterpiece you can still wonder at the concept art for the project, samples of which have been released ahead of the launch of the official book of Fury Road concept art, which you can buy here.
Apparently 2000 AD comics artist Brendan McCarthy had that much of influence on the project through his art he landed co-writing credit on Fury Road.
Here’s the first official trailer for Vacation, a reboot of the original comedy classic National Lampoon’s Vacation which starred Chevy Chase back in 1983.
The plot of Vacation rattles along like so:
Following in the footsteps of his father Clark and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Christina Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s favorite family fun park: Walley World, as it will be closing forever.
Vacation is scheduled for release on July 29th.
Her’s the official trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new movie Maggie.
It’s an independent feature with a budget of just $8m and tells the story of a mid-western farmer and father protecting his beloved daughter, who is slowly turning into a cannabalistic zombie after a virus infects the world’s population.
From the trailer above it looks like Arnie is exercising his acting chops for once in a low-key performance, much like Stallone in Copland.
Maggie is set for general release on May 8th.
Here’s the second trailer for Disney’s new spectacular looking film Tomorrowland.
It stars George Clooney and Britt Robertson and is directed by Brad Bird, (The Incredibles, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol), with a screenplay from Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof.
The official plot of Tomorrowland rattles along like so:
From Disney comes two-time Oscar winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure Tomorrowland, starring Academy Award winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland. What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.
Tomorrowland is scheduled for release on May 22nd.
This is pretty exciting news if you’re a fan of the Alien movie franchise as film director Neill Blomkamp, (District 9, Elysium, Chappie), has been given the go-ahead to bring his vision of an Alien movie to the big screen.
The director recently uploaded various pieces of concept art for a secret Alien project he was working on for Fox. Unfortunately the project was cancelled but following the amount of positive attention the art received across the Internet a real desire by fans to see this movie started to emerge. Now it seems Blomkamp has signed a new deal with Fox to bring his own installment of the Alien franchise to the big screen with the director announcing on Instagram the exciting news.
Details are sketchy right now but what is certain is that this Alien sequel will have not attachment to Ridley Scott’s current Prometheus 2 project except that the film’s events will take place directly after. There has also been no confirmation that Sigourney Weaver will reprise her role as Ripley or that Michael Biehn will return as Corporal Dwayne Hicks both of whom were featured in Blomkamp’s concept art for the movie.
No word on a screenwriter or scheduled release date either but its early days and more news will surely follow regarding this sequel soon.
(via sister site Sequels Prequels)
Here’s the first official trailer for Guy Ritchie’s The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill, (Superman), and Armie Hammer, (The Lone Ranger).
The film is a big screen adaptation and reboot of the much-loved 1960s TV series of the same name which originally starred Robert Vaughn and David McCallum. The official plot rattles along like so:
Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.
I really want to see Idris Elba as the next James Bond but bloody hell does Henry Cavill also look like a perfect fit for that role too now. The Man From U.N.C.L.E. is slated for release on August 14th.
Here’s the official trailer for Spy the new comedy starring Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law and Jason Statham. It’s a typical ‘fish out of water‘ espionage comedy plot with McCarthy in lead comedic role.
Spy, which is just the most imaginative title, rattles along like so:
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.
Spy is directed by Paul Feig the man who is taking over the Ghostbusters remake and judging from this trailer it’s probably a remake I shall leave well alone.
After the release of a fantastic teaser trailer earlier this year director George Miller has now dropped a glorious and exciting looking theatrical trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road.
The fourth installment in the Max franchise will be released on May 15th and stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Holt and Tom Hardy in the iconic role of “Mad” Max Rockatansky, made famous originally by Mel Gibson.
I don’t know about you but I am ridiculously excited about this film.