A new trailer has been released for director Kenneth Branagh's fantastic looking feature film adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express. I'm a fan of the Agatha Christie's 1934 novel and I think this movie looks so good! I love this new trailer as it features a ton of new footage and offers up more details on the story. One thing that I absolutely love is the visual style and tone of the film.
The movie also has a star-studded cast that includes Branagh as Detective Hercule Poirot; Penelope Cruz plays Pilar Estravados; Willem Dafoe as Gerhard Hardman; Judi Dench portraying Princess Dragomiroff; Johnny Depp takes on the role of Ratchett; Josh Gadappears as Hector MacQueen; Derek Jacobi is Edward Masterman; Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. plays Dr. Arbuthnot; Michelle Pfeiffer portrays Mrs. Hubbard; and Daisy Ridley plays Mary Debenham.
What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.
Murder on the Orient Express is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 10th, 2017. Watch the trailer below and let us know if you're excited about watching the movie.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle explodes into theaters this weekend and so far most reviews have not been too kind, but not horrible. The good news is, if you want more Kingsman in your life, you’re in luck because director Matthew Vaughn wants to make a third installment of Kingsman and then some spinoffs to boot.
Vaughn and 20th Century Fox are drawing up plans to make one more sequel before branching off into standalone character spin-offs. Vaughn recently told CinemaBlend that he has more Kingsman stories to tell:
"I think there’s a story in my head which will be finished by the end of the next one. And then after that then, of course, there could be Statesman movies, there could be spinoff character films. The universe could continue with new agents. Or, you know, Colin (Firth) could become Arthur (…) or new characters could come in. Or new kids get trained. There’s so many options, but I also think it’s better not to be too greedy."
Vaughn hasn't revealed yet which characters could get their own spinoffs, and there is also a possibility that they could make a movie/movies that take place before the Kingsman trilogy.
Kingsman: The Golden Circle opens in theaters on September 22. WOuld you want to see some more Kingsman movies!?
We've already known that HBO was developing a few possible Game of Thrones spinoff series, but now EW is reporting that a fifth prequel series in the works and Game of Thrones co-executive producer Bryan Cogman is writing a drama series follow-up to the cable TV blockbuster. Cogman worked closely with George R.R. Martin when developing the project.
Since GoT showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are not involved with the prequels, Cogman is arguably the next-best possible option for the show.
Cogman has been with Game of Thrones since season 1 when he started on the production as an assistant to Benioff and Weiss. Cogman has written plenty of great episodes along the way and ranks as the show’s third-most prolific writer.
“‘If [Dan and David] have been the kings of Westeros for these past seven seasons, Bryan Cogman has surely been the Prince of Dragonstone … Bryan’s series will be an adaptation, and one that will thrill most fans of the books, I think, set during a very exciting period of Westerosi history. And I’ll be working with him every step of the way … we could possibly see two or even three make it to the pilot stage, with one series emerging on air in 2019 or 2020.”
In a 2011 interview with Westeros.org, Cogman explained how he joined the series and described the first time he read A Song of Ice and Fire.
“I immediately fell in love with the book from page one, as most people do. It’s probably the most fun I’ve ever had reading anything. It’s inspired storytelling, that’s all there is to it, and the characters are so rich, the themes are so varied. I love it.”
Little is known about the story on any of the new GoT projects except that all of them are set before the events in Game of Thrones and do not involve any members of the current cast.
Game of Thrones is expected to return to HBO for its final season in either late 2018 or 2019.
Since taking the reigns on the Untitled Han Solo movie, Ron Howard has been giving us plenty of behind the scenes looks without revealing any major story points. But Howard's most recent tweet might just be teasing that the film might include the smuggler's famous 12-parsec Kessel Run.
In the photo he tweeted, you can clearly tell its some sort of underground facility, or mine. Along with the caption "spicey" it instantly cues memories of the spice mines of Kessel from the Star Wars films.
In Star Wars: A New Hope, Han Solo brags to Obi-Wan Kenobi about how his ship made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. And since the spinoff film takes place before the events of the original film, it is very possible that we'll see the famous journey unfold over the course of the film.
Until the movie comes out the best we can do is make presumptions about these breadcrumbs that Howard has been dropping since the day he took over.
The Han Solo spinoff film will hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
During a recent interview with Variety, IT star Jaeden Lieberher, who played Bill in the film revealed an alternate scene at the end of the movie that was ultimately cut from the film. I thought the way the movie ended was great, but this scene actually sounds pretty climatic.
When asked what he favorite scene was that was cut from the movie, Lieberher said:
"I did have this scene where I climb up the tower at the end. When I’m chasing after Georgie, I climb the tower and I’m at a one-on-one confrontation with Pennywise and then I say that I’m not afraid of him, that none of the losers are afraid of him, and that’s how we beat him. But they took those lines and put toward the end, right after our big fight. So I had this whole thing where Bill Skarsgard is grabbing me and pushing me off the ledge, and I had to wear this harness. That was a more difficult scene."
That giant tower of stuff that Pennywise the Clown collected from his victims over the course of his existence in Derry was pretty cool and a little eerie. I'm sure there are a ton of Easter eggs in there that we can find.
I wonder if we will see this scene included the director's cut of the film, which will include 15 extra minutes of extra footage.
The actor was then asked who he would like to see play the adult version of his character in Chapter 2 and I can totally get behind his answer!
"I think Ewan McGregor would be interesting. I don’t want to offend him or anything, but he might be too old. I love Ewan McGregor, and I think he’s a great actor. I think he could play Bill very well."
McGregor seems like a perfect choice to play Bill. It's not hard to imagine him in the role and I know he'd be great. What do you think?
Get Out director Jordan Peele has set up a new drama series called The Hunt. Peele is involving himself in all kinds of projects right now and this one sounds especially interesting because it deals with Nazi hunters in the 1970s.
The series is inspired by true events, and according to Deadline, the story follows "a diverse band of Nazi hunters in 1970s America as they set out on a quest for revenge and justice — tracking and killing hundreds of Nazis who, with the unconscionable help of the U.S. government, escaped justice and embedded themselves in American society."
I remember reading about this years ago and I always thought that the story would make a great film. Now it's getting a drama series and you can bet your ass that I'll be watching it!
The show is being written by David Weil (Moonfall) and as of right now no network is attached. This is a project that is currently being shopped around but it should t be hard for it to find a home.
I'm looking forward to seeing what comes of this series.
J.J. Abrams already ditched Paramount Pictures once to make Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now he's doing it again to direct Episode IX, and the studio is kinda pissed off.
Paramount Pictures has had a terrible year of movies with films such as Monster Trucks, Rings, Baywatch, Transformers: The Last Knight, and mother! all underperforming at the box office.
The studio's new CEO Jim Gianopulos had one positive thing going for him when he stepped in to lead the studio... J.J. Abrams. Paramount has been the filmmaker's home since 2006 and Gianopulos was hoping that Abrams would get back to work and direct a film for them. Those hopes were dashed when Abrams signed on with Lucasfilm to direct Star Wars: Episode IX. Now the studio is forced to wait until Abrams is free again. The film is going to keep him tied up for at least two years.
Abrams was apparently obligated by contract to direct his next film at Paramount Pictures, but a source says that when the director was enticed by a "once-now-a-twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity," and all parties understood and Gianopulos accommodated the move even though he was not happy about it. According to THR:
The studio chief is said to be irked to see Abrams get poached again — this time despite a specifically negotiated obligation. But fighting Abrams would have meant alienating the filmmaker and taking on major adversaries: Lucasfilm, Disney and possibly even Steven Spielberg, who isn't involved with Star Wars but has a long-term association with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and has taken credit for luring Abrams to helm The Force Awakens in the first place. And then there are Abrams' reps at CAA. With Paramount in need of all the support it can get, Gianopulos had to be realistic.
It seems like they really had no choice. Paramount did end up getting some money in the deal, but it's not revealed how much. I imagine it's not enough to cover a two-year absence. The report goes on to say:
Paramount likely will attempt to renew Abrams' deal; he's valuable enough that two years is not too long to wait for his services. "You might not put him in the pantheon [alongside Spielberg]," says one studio insider, "but he's a writer, producer and director. There aren't too many of those guys." With Star Wars again beckoning, says this person, "You can't be an asshole and say no. You do the right thing, and hopefully people repay that."
Here's the thing, though. The studio shouldn't be putting the success of their company in the hands of a single filmmaker! There are a ton of great filmmakers in the world and many of them are better than Abrams. Paramount's problem is they obviously don't pick good projects to develop! They need to get a good staff of executives and creative talent to develop good quality content that audiences would want to see. Paramount has the means and ability to deliver great content and they can do it without Abrams. They just need to find people to help them develop better marketable movies that will make money.
Gal Gadot is in talks to join Bradley Cooper in a cool sounding ocean exploration adventure thriller called Deeper. The film was written by Max Landis (Chronicle) and it's set to be directed by Kornel Mundruczo (White God). Here's the story description:
A disgraced astronaut embarks on a mission to reach the bottom of a newly discovered oceanic trench, theorized to be the lowest point on Earth. He encounters an increasing level of danger and soon finds himself in a psychological (and physical) fight against mysterious forces.
There's no word on who Gadot would play if cast, but there's no doubt that it will be the lead female role. We just don't know how she will fit into the story.
I'm intrigued by the concept for the film. It sounds like it will be an intense story and I'm curious to see what these "mysterious forces" are. This seems like a fun project for Gadot to be a part of so I hope she is able to work out a deal with them and join the film.
David Goyer (Man of Steel) is also a producer on the project. Other than this project, Gadot is also set to reprise her role of Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 2.
This fan-made mashup video Independence Day: A Star Wars Story does a great job of editing together a scene in which we see Will Smith's Captain Steven Hiller and Jeff Goldblum's David Levinson being pursued by Darth Vader and a couple other TIE Fighter goons as they embark on a mission to destroy the Death Star. This is one of the best movie mashups that I've seen in a long time and I'm sure you'll all enjoy it!
Netflix has released a new trailer and four new posters for their fantastic looking new film The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected). The film comes from writer and director Noah Baumbach and it stars Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Driver, Judd Hirsch, Elizabeth Marvel, Grace Van Patten and Emma Thompson.
The filmis the "emotional and comic intergenerational tale of adult siblings (Sandler, Stiller, Marvel) contending with the long shadow their strong-willed father (Hoffman) has cast over their lives."
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) looks a wonderful and comical movie that I would enjoy. I've also enjoyed many of Baumbach's previous films which include Kicking and Screaming, The Squid and the Whale, Margot at the Wedding, Greenberg, While We’re Young and Mistress America.
The movie will be released on Netflix on October 13th.