trailer round-up damsel

If you’re looking for some professionals to ask for filmmaking advise, you could do worse than the Zellner Brothers. They’ve been making indie features for a decade now and shorts for even longer. They know a thing or two about getting films made.

Their latest is Damsel, a western that asks a lot of questions about its genre and society as a whole. Samuel (Robert Pattinson) is on a mission to rescue his fiancé Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). All is not what it seems with Samuel and Penelope and the old west in which they live, and Damsel gets further and further away from a traditional cowboy movie. (Read our review here.)

David and Nathan Zellner spoke with /Film about Damsel and how to make indie movies in Los Angeles. Some mild spoilers might make this a better read after you see Damsel but nothing too specific for anyone who hasn’t yet. Damsel is now playing in theaters.

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Luke Cage Showrunner Interview

When Luke Cage (Mike Colter) made his first appearance in Marvel’s Jessica Jones, he was the long awaited personification of one of Marvel’s seminal black superheroes. His own show was up next. Now that season 2 is here, Luke Cage is joined by Black Panther in theaters and Black Lightning on network TV – black superheroes are finally coming into their own on the big and small screens.

Season 2 of Luke Cage picks up with Luke trying to keep a low profile in Harlem but it’s even harder now that people have seen his heroics. They even came out with an app to track Luke’s movements. Bad guys try to find a way to hurt him, but even the Judas Bullets don’t pack the punch they used to. That is, until John McIver, AKA Bushmaster, comes to town.

Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker spoke with /Film by phone about season 2, which he hopes “breaks Netflix.” We’ll find out when season two drops Friday, June 22.

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Call of Duty Movie Details

Sicario: Day of the Soldado director Stefano Sollima spoke with /Film this week about the Sicario sequel. We’ll bring you the full interview at the end of June, but Sollima is attached to a movie based on the Call of Duty video game franchise. During the interview, Sollima explained how Call of Duty will differentiate itself from other video game movies and other war movies.

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Creed II Details

Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker spoke with /Film by phone this week about the second season of his show. We’ll bring you the full interview next week, but during the interview, we got to ask him about writing the sequel to Creed, which brings back Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren), with a son of his own to fight Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan).

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Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest Opening

This week, Universal Studios Hollywood opened the Dreamworks Theater with the premiere of Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest. /Film was among the first to experience the new attraction and get the scoop on its potential for the future of Universal Studios.

The opening of the Dreamworks Theater at Universal Studios is significant. Now that Universal is the distributor for Dreamworks Animation, all the Dreamworks characters can join the Minions, King Kong, the Mummy, Jurassic Park’s dinosaurs and The Fast and the Furious gang at Universal Studios theme parks. After Dreamworks SKG stopped distributing, Dreamworks Animation moved to Paramount and 20th Century Fox before settling at Universal.

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doug liman impulse interview

2008’s Jumper made money, but there was never a sequel, even though author Steven Gould continued writing novels. Jumper director Doug Liman decided to go back to this world by adapting the third novel, Impulse, for YouTube Premium.

Impulse stars Maddie Hasson as Henrietta, a high school student in a blended family. When the school jock Clay Boone (Tanner Stine) sexually assaults Henry, she teleports out of his car, crushing the car in the process and leaving Clay in a wheelchair. The town believes it was a hit and run, but as Henry continues to teleport, her stepsister Jenna (Sarah Desjardins) and classmate Townes Linderman (Daniel Maslany) try to help her figure out her powers.

Liman spoke with /Film this week about revisiting the world of his 2008 movie and how different he wanted Impulse to be. He also gave an update on his Edge of Tomorrow sequel, Live Die Repeat and Repeat. The first season of Impulse is available on YouTube Premium right now.

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Cloak and Dagger Showrunner Interview

Marvel is slowly taking over all the television and streaming services. Launching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC made sense since Disney owns both Marvel and the network. Then Netflix became home to their more adult shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and The Punisher. Hulu got Marvel’s Runaways and now Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger is premiering on Freeform.

Tandy (Olivia Holt) and Ty (Aubrey Joseph) are two teenagers from different backgrounds who discover they each have unique powers. Tandy can create daggers out of light, and Ty can teleport with his cloak. They both see into the Darkforce Dimension, too.

Joe Pokaski created Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger for television, coming from the team on Daredevil and working on Underground in-between. Pokaski spoke with /Film by phone about the modern day adaptation of Cloak & Dagger. Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premieres June 7 on Freeform (read our rave review here).

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Gillian Jacobs, Vanessa Bayer and Phoebe Robinson headline the new Netflix original movie Ibiza. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions made the film from newcomer director Alex Richanbach. Well, newcomer by name. You’ve probably seen a lot of his work on Funny or Die and other web shorts.

Harper (Jacobs) gets sent on a business trip to Spain. Her friends (Bayer and Robinson) tag along and Harper falls for the DJ Leo (Richard Madden) at a rave. The trio get into trouble following Leo to his next gigs. Richanbach spoke with /Film by phone about directing Ibiza, which premieres on Netflix on Friday, May 25, 2018.

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Fahrenheit 451 Trailer

Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon come hot off Black Panther and The Shape of Water, but you don’t need to leave the house to see their new movie. Fahrenheit 451 premieres on HBO this weekend, an adaptation of the Ray Bradbury classic. Ramin Bahrani adapted and directed the film.

Shannon plays Beatty and Jordan plays Montag, two “firemen” in a future where the government burns books. This future is more of an extension of our present than perhaps the Bradbury novel, as the firemen also deal with cloud uploads and screens connected to central networks. Bahrani spoke with /Film by phone about Fahrenheit 451 this week. The film premieres Saturday, May 19 at 8PM on HBO.

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cobra kai free episodes

If you binge watched all of Cobra Kai in the first day, you’ve surely got questions about that final reveal. So creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald agreed to talk spoilers as long as this interview ran after the premiere. If you haven’t made it through all 10 episodes yet that’s okay. Savor it, and we’ll save the spoiler talk for the end of this interview.

There’s plenty to talk about up front, just with the idea of revisiting The Karate Kid in this format. The YouTube Red original series picks up in present day with Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) down on his luck, living in the shadow of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). When Johnny reopens Cobra Kai to start training a new generation of students, it reopens old wounds with Daniel, too.

The creators all have credentials when it comes to revisiting popular franchises and genres. Hurwitz and Schlossberg wrote and directed American Reunion. Heald wrote Hot Tub Time Machine, which time travels back to 1986 and features Zabka in a role. The trio spoke with /Film at length, so strap in for a deeb dive into the Karate Kid franchise then and now.

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