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There’s a party line when it comes to Universal’s upcoming monster movies: Don’t worry, guys, they’ll be super scary. Doctor Strange and Passengers writer Jon Spaihts claimed that The Mummy will be “the first Mummy film in the entire Universal canon with the true power to terrify.” Now Eric Heisserer, Spaihts’ co-writer on the Van Helsing reboot, is selling something similar. Speaking with Collider, Heisserer explained that he aimed to give this new take on the story of the dude who goes to battle with vampires and other creatures plenty of frights. “I can say that my intent stepping in was to make it as scary as possible, partly because I know how to do that, and also because when you’re the only human surrounded by a bunch of supernatural creatures, that’s gotta be absolutely unnerving,” he said.
Heisserer’s confidence in his horror »
- Esther Zuckerman
Set for release on June 9th, Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy will officially launch Universal’s new shared monsters universe, and reboots of other iconic properties such as Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Invisible Man and Bride of Frankenstein are also headed our way as part of the Kurtzman and Chris Morgan-conceived universe. We’re also getting a new […] »
- John Squires
Boyega unveiled the new logo on Twitter (and director Steven S. DeKnight did the same on Instagram), less than two weeks after tweeting an image of his character with the caption "I am Pentecost," confirming that he will play the son of Idris Elba's kaiju-fighting character from the 2013 film. Further plot details are being kept under wraps.
Produced by Guillermo del Toro (who directed the first film in the franchise), Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil) from a screenplay by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), with an earlier draft written by Jon Spaihts (The Mummy, Doctor Strange, Prometheus).
- Derek Anderson
The first trailer has arrived for American Sniper 2 — err, sorry — Shooter 2 — no, sorry — Mine! Starring Armie Hammer — coming off what looks to be his best performance yet in Call Me By Your Name — the military thriller follows his sniper Mike who, after a failed assassination, is stranded in the desert with a slew of hostiles and pretty awful weather.
Coming from writing/directing duo the Fabio‘s Resinaro and Guaglione, the trailer boasts some confident cinematography and a seemingly dedicated performance from Hammer. Set for a release in less than two months, see the trailer below, along with a poster and synopsis.
This action-packed military thriller stars Armie Hammer (Free Fire, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) as a U.S. soldier who, stranded in the desert for 52 hours after a mission falls apart, must fight for survival against his enemies, the hostile environment, and the creeping psychological toll of his treacherous situation. »
- Mike Mazzanti
With the Toy Fair kicking off this weekend in New York City, Funko is getting the party started early by revealing a ton of new collectibles, including the concept art for new Pop! vinyl figures based on characters from Universal's new The Mummy movie.
The new Pop! vinyl designs feature Tom Cruise's character, Nick Morton, and both versions of Sofia Boutella's character, Ahmenet, aka The Mummy. Although the designs aren't final, you can get a good idea of what to expect in the images below.
The Mummy is scheduled to come out in theaters on June 9th, so collectors can expect these figures to be released sometime in the late spring or early summer. If you're in New York City, keep an eye out for these designs at Funko's booth at the Toy Fair.
From Funko: "Tom Cruise finally joins the Pop! family!
The Mummy - also starring »
- Derek Anderson
This action-packed military thriller stars Armie Hammer (Free Fire, The Man From U.N.C.L.E.) as a U.S. soldier who, stranded in the desert for 52 hours after a mission falls apart, must fight for survival against his enemies, the hostile environment, and the creeping psychological toll of his treacherous situation.
Mine opens in theaters and On Demand April 7, 2017.
- Michelle McCue
Spare a thought for Armie Hammer. The towering actor is just coming off Ben Wheatley’s star-studded Free Fire, a pulse-pounding action-comedy in which he plays Ord, a shady arms dealer that is thrust into the middle of a full-blown firefight once things go south. But for Hammer, it’s out of the frying pan and into the freezer – or should that be desert? – for Mine, Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro’s wartime thriller that centers on a U.S. soldier left stranded under the scorching desert sun.
Without any sign of rescue for the next 52 hours, up above you’ll see how Mine transforms into a gritty survival movie, as Armie Hammer’s haggard lead struggles to cope in one of the most inhospitable environments on the planet. To make matters worse, enemy forces begin to swarm in on his location, and it doesn’t take long before Hammer »
- Michael Briers
This summer, The Mummy is back for an all-new adventure that is primed to unlock a whole new world of Gods and Monsters for fans worldwide as Universal attempts to relaunch their classic Monsters universe - which is widely remembered as the first shared cinematic universe in history. Universal has been highly secretive about their upcoming project, having only released a teaser trailer and an awesome behind-the-scenes featurette so far, which shouldn't be all that surprising considering the film is still around four months out. Also, with the impending release of The Fate of the Furious in April, it's probably a safe bet to assume that the studio is holding back the real goods (as in a new theatrical trailer) for when that blockbuster franchise makes its gargantuan return to theaters. In the meantime, Funko has kicked off some of the early promotions with the unveiling of their upcoming line of The Mummy Pop! »
South died peacefully in her sleep last week, after coping with health issues in recent years, Cruise's rep confirms to Et. She was given a memorial service at an undisclosed Church of Scientology this weekend.
She was 80 years old.
The 54-year-old actor and his three sisters -- Lee Ann Devette, Marian Henry and Cass Mapother -- were all in attendance at the memorial, People reports.
Et talked to Cruise at the Jack Reacher premiere in October, when he talked about his mother's unwavering belief in him. "I know that she is just obviously very proud, and kind of I guess, just amazed, you know, because you talk about something, you dream about something, and she knows I used to work jobs so I could make money »
It's not looking too good for the zombie apocalypse as Variety is reporting that Paramount Pictures has officially taken their World War Z sequel off the release calendar, which is not entirely shocking considering the film hadn't even begun filming yet. However, what is shocking is that they haven't provided a new release date for the sequel, which almost definitely suggests fans may have to wait even longer to see part two of Brad Pitt's zombie adventures. The film, which lost its original director J.A. Bayona (Jurassic World 2) in early 2016 and was rumored to be courting David Fincher (Gone Girl) last August, was originally slated to open June 9 opposite Tom Cruise's The Mummy, but its inability to secure a director seemingly sealed its fate. The report adds that Paramount is now eyeing possible release dates in 2018 or 2019, and will use the extra year to further develop the script. »
In the battle between the humans and the Kaiju, Idris Elba left an indelible impression as Jaeger pilot Stacker Pentecost in 2013’s Pacific Rim. With John Boyega playing Stacker’s son, the Pentecost family line looks to continue their tradition of saving the world in Pacific Rim: Uprising, and the actor has now unveiled a new image of his character in the sequel.
Posted on Twitter, the image of Boyega (see below) came with the caption, “I am Pentecost,” and features Boyega having a quiet moment, perhaps before entering the battle against the next wave of Kaiju…
Produced by Guillermo del Toro (who directed the first film in the franchise), Pacific Rim: Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Spartacus, Netflix’s Daredevil) from a screenplay by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World), who was brought aboard to work on the screenplay after an earlier draft was written by Jon Spaihts (The Mummy, »
- Derek Anderson
2013’s World War Z was one of the biggest hits of Brad Pitt’s career, but Variety is reporting that Paramount has just pulled its long-in-the-works sequel from the release schedule. The film was supposed to open this June against Tom Cruise’s The Mummy, so there’s a chance Paramount got scared off, but the fact that we haven’t heard anything about the World War Z sequel for a while does seem like a red flag. Also, as an interesting side note, Variety says the film hasn’t been canned entirely and has been moved to a different release date, but the studio hasn’t actually announced what that date is, so that sounds like another bad sign.
Meanwhile, Paramount has also pulled its Friday The 13th reboot, which was supposed to open in October. There’s even less information about its future, though, so it could ...
- Sam Barsanti
The zombie attack will have to wait. “World War Z 2” will no longer open in June, as originally scheduled. It has been shifted to a different date, but in an unusual move, Paramount, the studio behind the undead adventure, did not provide a new release date.
Nor did the studio offer up timing for when “Friday the 13th” will grace screens, beyond saying that the horror reboot will no longer debut in October. Paramount did reveal that “mother!,” a new film from Darren Aronofsky and Jennifer Lawrence, will hit theaters on October 13, 2017. That was the date when “Friday the 13th” was originally slated to premiere. It also should put “mother!” in the heart of the awards season race.
- Brent Lang
The Mission Impossible franchises has truly been revving up with almost every installment. As the sixth film nears production, a shooting location seems to be set.
Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt has been all over the world for the Imf. Stopping as many world ending catastrophes as he possibly could. Mission Impossible 2 ventured to Australia while M:i 3 hit up America. We famously got Cruise hanging off a building in Dubai for Ghost Protocol, and Rogue Nation was based primarily in London and Vienna. Now it looks like M:i 6 will be shooting in Paris, France.
Christopher McQuarrie returns as the first director to helm two M:i films. While we have no plot details on M:i 6, but at least we know McQuarrie is one of the best writers working today, as well as turning himself into a strong director as well. He has had a great relationship working with Cruise for the scripts for Edge of Tomorrow, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (B.C.)
Two hundred feature films started principal photography in Britain last year with a total U.K. spend of £1.6 billion ($2.01 billion), a 13% increase on the previous year and the highest since measurement began in 1994, according to figures released by the British Film Institute on Thursday.
Forty-eight of those movies were funded from outside the U.K., with a total spend in Britain of £1.35 billion ($1.7 billion), representing 85% of the total. These titles included “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “The Mummy,” “Ready Player One” and “Transformers: The Last Knight.”
“2016 was a banner year for the U.K.’s film and TV industries, which attracted record levels of inward investment, and some of the world’s most ambitious productions,” Adrian Wootton, chief executive of the British Film Commission and Film London, said.
“Our industry offers the complete package in terms of talent, skills, facilities, VFX expertise and competitive tax reliefs, so it’s no »
- Leo Barraclough
Shorter fuse. Bigger bang. Lionsgate has debuted a sweet new poster for John Wick: Chapter 2, which might just give you a Mission: Impossible vibe as it features Keanu Reeves standing tall as a fuse literally prepares to set him off. It also makes you wonder what a travesty it is that we've gotten to 2017 without a single movie starring both Reeves and fellow badass Tom Cruise (The Mummy) as they face-off (or team-up) in a showdown for the ages. Plus, we've received a super awesome behind-the-scenes featurette that shines a spotlight on Reeves and his co-stars as they take us through the ridiculous practical stunt work they completed for the upcoming sequel. Check it out below: Check out the brand new one-sheet, in ultra hi-resolution, and a second action-packed promo image, below Plus, here are thirty-eight stills in hi-resolution: »
The biggest ape of all time is back in a big way this March when Kong: Skull Island hits theaters everywhere. Today, we have some exciting new footage with 4 TV spots. Warner Bros. and Legendary have also released two more thrilling banners. And if that wasn't enough, we have a new Godzilla Vs. King Kong tease as the name of this monster movie universe is unveiled.
Skull Island will be in select IMAX 3D and 2D theaters on March 10. Coming from Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures and Tencent Pictures, the movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts from a screenplay by Dan Gilroy and Max Borenstein and Derek Connolly, with a story by John Gatins. Producers are Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni and Alex Garcia. Executive Producer are Eric McLeod and Edward Cheng.
The exciting ensemble cast for this new take on the King Kong mythos includes an all-star line-up. »
Author: Josh Wilding
For now, we’ve heard nothing about who might play John Stewart, but the names being considered for Hal Jordan makes for interesting reading. For starters, Ryan Reynolds (who starred in the 2011 Green Lantern movie) is among them, a surprise considering the fact that he clearly didn’t enjoy his time working on that and has since moved on to Deadpool.
- Josh Wilding
Warner Bros. is continuing to be very bullish about their plans for the DC Extended Universe. Despite the very mixed response to both Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, the studio is continuing to press ahead with their slate and even expand it, in some regards. They are officially moving ahead with Green Lantern Corps. and it looks like the casting process is underway. Shockingly, it looks like Ryan Reynolds is in the mix.
The Wrap recently published a report that claims to show the actors Warner Bros. and DC are looking at for the role of Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps. The list is definitely interesting, as it includes Bradley Cooper, Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joel McHale, Tom Cruise and yes, Ryan Reynolds. Not only is Ryan Reynolds tied up with Deadpool right now, but he played Hal Jordan in the 2011 Green Lantern movie, which was a box office disaster, »
DC may be willing to forgive and forget when it comes to Ryan Reynolds and Green Lantern.The Wrap has a list of potential Hal Jordans that the studio is considering for Green Lantern Corps, and Reynolds is on it alongside the likes of Armie Hammer, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joel McHale, and Bradley Cooper. Reynolds played the superhero in 2011’s Green Lantern, but made fun of that shitshow in the first installment of his new, far more successful superhero franchise, Deadpool. Perhaps Warner Bros. wants a wisecracker, though: the choice of McHale would imply that it might want to try the Guardians Of The Galaxy route of importing a television comedy star.
Still, the most curious name floated—aside from Reynolds—is Tom Cruise. In his 50s, Cruise is far older than any of the other men with strong jaw lines proposed. However, with The Mummy on the horizon, it ...
- Esther Zuckerman
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