13 items from 2017
This is the year horror fans return to Derry, Maine in New Line Cinema's It movie. Due out in September, the latest adaptation of Stephen King's seminal 1986 novel is highly anticipated, and in a recent interview with Collider, producer Dan Lin confirmed that the film will have an "R" rating, and he also briefly discussed the movie's potential sequel.
When asked by Collider's Steve Weintraub at the press event for The Lego Batman Movie if the new It movie will be rated R, Lin confirmed the rating:
"It is a rated-r movie... It is a scary clown that’s trying to kill kids. So of course that’s going to be a rated-r movie... They do have a scary crown that’s taken over the town of Derry, so it’s going to be rated R."
- Derek Anderson
After a short teaser that debuted yesterday, Warner Bros. has released the full-length trailer for The Lego Ninjago Movie. We also have the first poster, all of which can be seen in your local theater this weekend as Lego Batman Movie makes its premiere. The Lego movie universe is expanding, and as evident in this latest footage, there's going to be some bad blood raging through the rivers of Ninjago.
A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise, The Lego Ninjago Movie} stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan. In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, »
Chan says in the voiceover that he’s forming a secret ninja force and assembles his friends, asking, “Are you ready to risk your life for Ninjago?” Everyone replies in the affirmative, followed by one voice saying “maybe.”
Justin Theroux, Dave Franco, and Olivia Munn star, with the secret ninjas voiced by Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods. The film marks Charlie Bean’s feature film directorial debut, with a screenplay by Hilary Winston & Bob Logan & Paul Fisher.
The animation closely resembles that in 2014’s hit “The Lego Movie” and the upcoming “Lego Batman.” It’s based on Lego’s ninja-themed toys. Producers are Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, who previously collaborated on “The Lego Movie, »
- Dave McNary
Yesterday, we got to see three images from the hugely anticipated animated comedy adventure The Lego Ninjago Movie. It is the second spin-off of The Lego Movie following this weekend's Lego Batman Movie, which is in theaters Friday. The first sneak peek at Ninjago will be followed by the full trailer reveal sometime tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8.
A new animated adventure in Warner Bros. Pictures' Lego franchise, The Lego Ninjago Movie stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Fred Armisen, Abbi Jacobson, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña, Zach Woods, and the legendary Jackie Chan. In this big-screen Ninjago adventure, the battle for Ninjago City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors.
Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd's dad. »
This weekend, Warner Bros. will release the first of their highly-anticipated Lego Movie spin-offs, The Lego Batman Movie, which brings back Will Arnett as the voice of Batman. Later this year, fans will be introduced to another corner of the Lego universe with The Lego Ninjago Movie, slated for release on September 22. While we wait for the first trailer's release, Warner Bros. has shared new images, featuring Jackie Chan as Master Wu, Justin Theroux as the villainous Lord Garmadon, Dave Franco as Garmadon's estranged son Lloyd, and the ninjas in his "super squad," Kai (Michael Peña), Zane (Zach Woods), Cole (Fred Armisen), Jay (Kumail Nanjiani) and Nya (Abbi Jacobson).
USA Today debuted these images, and also spoke with Dave Franco and Justin Theroux about their characters. Justin Theroux is described as the "black-helmeted, four-armed supervillain" who tries to rule over Ninjago City. Standing in his way is a team of teenage ninjas, »
He’s replaced Rob Schrab on the project, which is set for a Feb. 8, 2019, release. Producers are “Lego Movie” directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with Dan Lin and Roy Lee. Jill Wilfert from Lego Group, Chris McKay and Jinko Gotoh are executive producing.
Lord and Miller wrote the first draft of the script for the sequel with Raphael Bob-Waksberg taking care of a re-write. Matt Fogel has written the latest draft. Schrab departed due to creative differences.
Mitchell’s credits include “Shrek Forever After,” “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” and “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water.” He also directed live-action titles “Sky High” and “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo.” “Trolls,” produced by DreamWorks Animation and released by Fox, generated a solid $338 million on worldwide box office following its opening in November. »
- Dave McNary
The Hollywood Reporter has the scoop, confirming that Mitchell, best known for his recent work on DreamWorks’ animation Trolls, now steps into the director’s chair left vacant by Rob Schrab, who parted ways with Warner Bros. citing “creative differences.” Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the original brains behind Warner’s 2014 sleeper hit, recently turned in the sequel’s first script before Disney and the Han Solo anthology movie came calling. Since then, BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has hashed out another draft, though it remains to be seen whether Mitchell will fine-tune any aspects of the screenplay now that he’s officially on board to direct. Meanwhile, Dan Lin and Roy Lee will produce alongside Miller and Lord.
- Michael Briers
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Mike Mitchell can't stop the feeling that everything will be awesome.
Rob Schrab was previously named director, but sources say a parting of ways occurred due to "creative differences."
Original Lego Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who recently started production on the Han Solo Star Wars movie, wrote the first draft of the script, which was then re-written by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, the creator of Netflix's animated comedy BoJack Horseman.
- Borys Kit ,Mia Galuppo
Around the holidays, Pennywise poked his head out of a sewer pipe in the above image, but now it’s time to get new looks at The Losers’ Club, the group of young outcasts who stand up to the ancient evil in the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s It.
Revealed by It producer Barbara Muschietti on Instagram, the behind-the-scenes photos from the set of It feature Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier, Sophia Lillis as Beverly Marsh, Wyatt Oleff as Stanley Uris, Jeremy Ray Taylor as Ben Hanscom, Jack Dylan Grazer as Eddie Kaspbrak, and Chosen Jacobs as Mike Hanlon.
It is planned as a two-movie adaptation, with the first film following the Losers’ Club as kids facing evil incarnate in the small town of Derry in the 1980s, with the second movie expected to focus on the Losers’ Club as adults once again tasked with defeating »
- Derek Anderson
Everything is awesome, only this time – Batman-style!
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made The Lego® Movie a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.
Directed by Chris McKay, it is produced by Dan Lin, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, and Roy Lee, with executive producers Jill Wilfert, Matthew Ashton, Will Allegra and Brad Lewis. The screenplay is by Seth Grahame-Smith and Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Jared Stern & John Whittington; story by Seth Grahame-Smith, based on Lego »
- Movie Geeks
WaterTower Music has announced the February 3 CD and digital release of the soundtrack to the new animated adventure “The Lego® Batman Movie,” one week before the film opens in theatres on February 10. The collection features new music from Dnce, Alex Aiono, Patrick Stump, Oh, Hush! feat. Will Arnett and Jeff Lewis, Kirsten Arian, Justin Tranter, and more. The album also includes 16 of the film’s score cues by Grammy-winning composer Lorne Balfe, and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) on drums.
The film’s director Chris McKay describes Balfe as “one of the most talented and versatile people I’ve ever met.”
“Chris is an encyclopedic reference for action hero films, but to him the important thing is the heart of the story, so I didn’t think of it as a comic, but as real, live action,” offers Balfe. “Every scene is amazing. After the first day working on the film, »
- Michelle McCue
Chevrolet, along with students from Detroit's Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and First Lego League, unveiled its life-size Lego Batmobile today at the North American International Auto Show. Measuring 17-feet long and featuring exclusive stud shooters, the Lego Batmobile from Chevrolet was designed to strike fear in the heart of any villain. The vehicle was inspired by Batman's Speedwagon featured in The Lego Batman Movie, which hits U.S. theaters on Feb. 10. In this exciting new animated Lego adventure, Batman, DC's iconic Super Hero who famously prefers to work alone, must learn to cooperate and connect with others to save Gotham City from The Joker. Here's what Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing, had to say in a statement.
When you're an undercover cop in Las Vegas, you don't compare resumes, you compare battle wounds. Open Road Films has released a new clip from their upcoming crime thriller Sleepless, which shows a pointed conversation between Las Vegas undercover cop Vincent Downs (Jamie Foxx) and internal affairs investigator Jennifer Bryant (Michelle Monaghan), which doesn't exactly get off on the right foot. After refusing to shake Vincent's hand, after he surprisingly shows up at a crime scene, both Vincent and Jennifer show off their scars.
Sleepless is actually Open Road Films' remake of the 2011 French thriller Nuit Blanche, which starred Lizzie Brochere and Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2). This action-thriller was supposed to hit theaters on February 24, 2017, putting it up against Lionsgate's animated movie Rock Dog and Blumhouse's thriller Get Out. However, it was recently pushed up to January 13, where it will face Paramount's Monster Trucks and Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man. »
13 items from 2017
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