Valerian 2

French filmmaker Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) has Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets coming out this week, but he’s already hard at work writing the script for Valerian 3. What’s that, now? Oh, Valerian 2? Pssh, that script is already done. Who do you think you’re dealing with, here? This is Besson, baby! He finished that sucker a month ago, got bored in the interim, and started crafting yet another sequel.

While he may or may not ever get to make those films, Besson is secure in the knowledge that the first Valerian movie can’t bomb because of the way he and his wife, producer Virginie Besson-Silla, raised the financing for it. Or, perhaps more accurately, he knows that even if the first film becomes a notorious flop, he’s not in danger of being locked in director’s jail because of it.
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Valerian opening scene

Update: A new clip from the film has arrived online and we’ve added it below.

Ever since the first trailer for The Fifth Element director Luc Besson’s sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets premiered, I had a sinking feeling that the movie could be one of those films that’s beloved by the people who seek it out, but had the potential to be largely ignored by general moviegoing audiences. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if it bombs at the box office but ultimately gains a cult classic reputation on home video.

But it looks like the film’s distributor is doing everything it their power to avoid that outcome, and they’ve made a pretty savvy move to make sure as many people as possible know that Valerian exists: the entire unedited opening scene will play in front of Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming in select theaters next week.
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Glasses-Free 3D

You may have seen a lot of headlines in the past 24 hours about how James Cameron’s long-awaited Avatar 2 will feature glasses-free 3D technology. Cameron’s an innovative filmmaker who has been working on developing brand new tech for underwater motion capture for his ambitious sequels, and his entire career has basically been about pushing boundaries of what’s possible when it comes to filmmaking. So yeah, it’d be easy to believe the hype about glasses-free 3D.

Unfortunately, the promise of that particular bit of technology is not anywhere near as definitive as many of those headlines may have led you to believe. The truth is a lot less sexy, and much less headline-friendly.
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Skyscraper synopsis

Here’s something I didn’t see coming: Scream star Neve Campbell has signed on to star in Skyscraper, the new Dwayne Johnson-led action film from Dodgeball and Central Intelligence director Rawson Marshall Thurber. Plus, there’s a new synopsis that fills in a bit more of the movie’s plot, which involves Johnson’s character’s quest to rescue his family from a burning building.
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avatar universe

I learned a long time ago to think twice before doubting James Cameron. When everyone in Hollywood thought he was in the midst of an over-budgeted disaster, Cameron delivered what became the highest grossing movie of all time. The fact that the previous sentence could be referring to either Titanic or Avatar and be equally accurate is absolutely nuts, and while I’ve made my fair share of jokes about the upcoming Avatar sequels never getting off the ground, we now know exactly when Cameron will be diving back into the alien world of Pandora to begin filming.

Plus, each of the sequels are now being described as “stand-alone” stories that connect to form a larger saga. Find out the official Avatar 2 start date below.
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Avatar sequels

A former Game of Thrones actress has booked a ticket from Westeros to Pandora. Oona Chaplin, who played Robb Stark’s wife Talisa on the HBO fantasy series, will join Sam Worthington (remember him?), Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore, and Cliff Curtis in James Cameron’s upcoming Avatar sequels. Either that, or this is just the latest development in Cameron’s ongoing, elaborate prank to convince the world that these sequels are really happening, and we’re all being Punk’d like crazy. Those are clearly the only two options here.
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Cars 3

Cars 3 premiered over the weekend in Anaheim, California and I was in attendance, despite the fact this Pixar mega-fan does not love the Cars franchise. So, what did I think? And what are the other critics saying? Read on to check out the reaction to Pixar’s latest in the first Cars 3 reviews.

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Transformers: The Last Knight Poster - Bumblebee WWII Mode

Yesterday, a new Transformers: The Last Knight TV spot revealed the Autobots’ secret history of fighting the Nazi’s during World War II. With 14 Transformers movies in development, it seems like the plan is to intertwine their story with that of the human race. Michael Bay’s new film explores how the King Arthur story combines with the Transformers mythology, and the full movie seems delve further into faux WWII history, a plot point that was criticized during production.

Now, a new Transformers: The Last Knight poster reveals Bumblebee’s WWII mode.

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Terminator 2 Arnold Schwarzenegger

When it comes to the Terminator franchise, one thing is certain: no one really knows what the hell is going on with it right now. Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to make another one, but a sequel to the forgettable Terminator: Genisys is apparently dead. But since the franchise revolves around time travel, let’s take our eyes off the future for a moment and look to the past. The glorious, glorious past.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a hallmark of sci-fi and action cinema, and very soon, we’ll have the chance to see the 1991 classic on the big screen in a way we’ve never seen it before: in face-melting 3D. A conversion has been in the works for years, and now it’s finally happened. Flip cock your shotguns, rev up your motorcycles, and meet me below to watch the Terminator 2 3D trailer.
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guardians of the galaxy vol 2 imax

The best way to experience Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is probably in IMAX. Filmmaker James Gunn designed a good portion of the movie to include an expanded aspect ratio. In those sequences, the picture expands to fill the full IMAX screen, allowing moviegoers to see 26% more of the image than standard theaters. IMAX has given us a featurette to exclusively premiere which demonstrates the aspect ratio difference. So if you’re not sure if you should see the film in IMAX, hit the jump and watch the video to see the IMAX difference.

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