Well, now that the summer movie season has officially fallen upon us with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, we can begin preparing ourselves for the forthcoming onslaught of big-budget features that will be heading our way over the next three or four months, perhaps the biggest of them all being Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight.
Early this morning, Paramount Pictures issued a press release announcing that a new poster had been released for The Last Knight, along with a brief note urging viewers to watch the MTV Movie & TV Awards this Sunday, May 8 at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, for an “exclusive look” at the upcoming studio tentpole. Sure, while that’s exciting and all, the most interesting part of this announcement had nothing to do with this weekend’s awards show or the new poster, but rather the subtle change in the film’s release date.
While the press release clearly states that Transformers: The Last Knight “opens in theaters June 23,” the bottom of the new one-sheet reads June 21, which is just two days earlier than what was originally scheduled. Could Paramount have made a mistake? Nope. As per a report published by Variety today, the film has indeed been moved forward and still “remains the studio’s top prospect for 2017.” So, in a nutshell, The Last Knight will open on a Wednesday rather than a Friday which isn’t too unusual for some summer releases.
The next installment in Bay’s beloved action franchise stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Laura Haddock, and Anthony Hopkins, in a world where humans and Transformers are at war now that Optimus Prime is gone, and the key to saving the future may lie buried deep within the secrets of the past in the hidden history of Transformers on earth. As the film’s official synopsis put it best, “it’s all or nothing in a battle where heroes will become villains,” which is something that is certainly represented in the new poster.
The ‘Uncharted’ movie is probably just one of those things that’s never actually going to get made
Between Spider-Man parting ways with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and now this new development regarding the long-in-the-works film adaptation of Uncharted, it’s been a pretty eventful and rather unfortunate week for Tom Holland.
Dan Trachtenberg, the fifth director to be attached to Uncharted, has reportedly exited the project for unspecified reasons, though it’s likely it had to do with creative differences or whatever bullshit excuse it is that these studios manage to pull out of their asses whenever a director leaves a high-profile project.
Again, Trachtenberg was not the first, second, third, or fourth director to be attached to be Uncharted, but the FIFTH. David O. Russell, Neil Burger, Seth Gordon, and Shawn Levy were all attached to the project at one point or another but ended up leaving for various different reasons.
On the bright side (?), however, Sony is already looking to lock down a replacement for Trachtenberg and a new director should be in place soon in anticipation of the film’s early 2020 production start.
But, like, let’s be real here for a second; what are the chances of the Uncharted movie actually happening at this point? This is a truly cursed production and if it does actually ever get made, I vow to release my tax returns.
Adam Driver and Annette Bening work to expose the CIA’s torture program in ‘The Report’ trailer
Another day, another trailer for a movie starring Adam Driver; a few days after Netflix blessed us with two teasers trailers for Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Amazon Studios has released the first trailer Scott Z. Burns’ The Report.
Driver stars here as idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones, who is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s inhumane Detention and Interrogation Program, which was formed in the wake of 9/11 and used “enhanced interrogation techniques” — that’s government codeword for torture.
“Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public,” reads the synopsis.
In addition to Driver and Bening, The Report features one hell of an impressive ensemble cast that includes the likes of Jon Hamm, Sarah Goldberg, Michael C. Hall, Douglas Hodge, Fajer Kaisi, Ted Levine, Jennifer Morrison, Tim Blake Nelson, Linda Powell, Matthew Rhys, T. Ryder Smith, Corey Stoll, and Maura Tierney.
The film premiered at and was purchased out of the Sundance Film Festival in January and currently boasts a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so it sounds like we’re going to be in for quite a treat when The Report hits theaters on November 15 and Prime Video on November 29.
Despite taking place entirely in a hot, stuffy elevator and featuring little to no dialogue, the first trailer for Jay Roach’s Fox News drama Bombshell about the downfall of Roger Ailes does a pretty damn good job of showcasing what is likely to be a serious contender this awards season.
Written by Charles Randolph, Bombshell chronicles the inevitable collapse of Ailes’ reign at Fox News, where he served as chairman and CEO up until his resignation in 2016 amid dozens of sexual harassment and abuse allegations from several female employees at the conservative media empire.
Among the many women who accused Ailes of misconduct were former Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Gretchen Carlson, who are played here by Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman, respectively, while Margot Robbie plays as a fictional associate producer named Kayla Pospisil.
As if those three stars weren’t enough, the film’s ensemble cast also includes the likes of John Lithgow (who plays Ailes), Allison Janney, Kate McKinnon, Malcolm McDowell, Mark Duplass, Rob Delaney, and Stephen Root.
I don’t know about you, but I dig everything about this trailer (I could literally watch Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron, and Margot Robbie glaring at each other in an elevator all day) and I’m actually pretty excited to see how Bombshell turns out when it drops in December.