Trollhunters cast

It’s going to be a while before we see Guillermo del Toro‘s next movie, which hasn’t even started shooting yet. But in the meantime, he’s got a new small-screen project coming our way, the Netflix animated series Trollhunters. And in typical del Toro fashion, he’s managed to round up quite a cast. Kelsey GrammerRon Perlman, and Anton Yelchin will all lend their voices to the fantasy adventure, which is produced by DreamWorks Animation.  Read More »

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pete's dragon poster

“The weird thing, for me, is that the reason I felt this was the right movie to make was because the tone didn’t feel that different [compared to my past work]. Sometimes I would joke that we’re just remaking Ain’t Them Bodies Saints with a dragon instead of Casey Affleck,” director David Lowery says, comparing his upcoming fairy tale, Pete’s Dragon, to his meditative and somber 2013 drama. “All the movies I make I can’t help but to make them incredibly personal, try to make them mine. That’s just the way I do it.” The co-writer/director didn’t expect to follow up his acclaimed tone poem with a Disney remake, but once he and Toby Halbrooks finished the first draft of the script, he thought, “Of course this is the next movie I’m going to make.”

Below, check out our Pete’s Dragon preview.

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star trek beyond trailer

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Zachary Quinto and Zoe Saldana talk about their roles in Star Trek Beyond.
  • Fast 8 offers you a tour of “automotive Valhalla.”
  • Disney gives the green light to Descendants 2.
  • A prop from the Ghostbusters remake now exists in the real world.
  • HP helped design some of the technology seen in Star Trek Beyond.
  • The Jason Bourne soundtrack features a familiar song.

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the bfg featurette

There’s a new Steven Spielberg movie in theaters in less than a month and that is a reason for celebration. Or it should be a reason for celebration. The BFG seems to be flying under the radar, lost in a sea of other big summer releases. And that’s a shame because it certainly looks lovely. Spielberg’s inherent humanity and author Roald Dahl‘s sly wit feel like perfect complements for one another. Plus, how can anyone with good taste not want to see another collaboration between the greatest populist director of all time and the wonderful Mark Rylance, who took home an Oscar earlier this year for Bridge of Spies?

A new featurette about the film focusing on the casting of Rylance as the titular “Big Friendly Giant” has arrived and it only confirms my suspicions that I could listen to Mr. Rylance talk all day long.

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fast and furious 8

In today’s Sequel Bits:

  • Crazy new footage from the set of Fast 8 arrives in official and unofficial forms.
  • Composter Thomas Newman on scoring Finding Dory.
  • Karl Urban almost didn’t return for Star Trek Beyond.
  • Producer Joel Silver talks up The Predator.
  • Independence Day: Resurgence reveals an IMAX poster.
  • Watch a new clip from Ice Age: Collision Course.
  • MacGruber 2 may still happen.

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Phantom Boy Teaser Trailer

Directors Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol previously collaborated on the Oscar-nominated animated film A Cat in Paris, and now they’re back with their latest cartoon effort, Phantom Boy. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, and while it would be easy to say this is just another superhero movie, this looks like something truly special.

The first Phantom Boy teaser trailer has just arrived online from GKIDS, and it shows off the gorgeous animation and unique story about a young boy with cancer who is able to leave his body and fly around New York City for short periods of time. With this power, he may be the only one who can help stop a criminal mastermind. Watch the Phantom Boy teaser trailer below. Read More »

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Monster Trucks trailer

Monster Trucks‘ road to the screen has been a long and winding one. Originally put into development in 2013, it finished shooting in 2014 for release in summer 2015… only to be delayed to Christmas 2015, and then to spring 2016, and then all the way to early 2017. But Paramount is finally ready to offer us a little peek of what’s in store. And what’s in store is far weirder than we would have guessed.

Lucas Till, who can currently be seen playing a middle-aged man in X-Men: Apocalypse, stars as a teenager named Tripp, who befriends a squishy subterranean creature that lives in and powers his junky old car. Yup, turns out the title “Monster Trucks” is very, very literal. Jane LevyHolt McCallany, Thomas Lennon, and Danny Glover also star. Chris Wedge directed.  Read More »

the last knight

In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Transformers: The Last Knight heads to Cuba and Megatron gets a redesign.
  • Star Trek Beyond reveals new story points, photos, and posters.
  • New clips and featurettes from Independence Day: Resurgence arrive online.
  • Finding Dory would like you to talk like a whale on June 11.

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Cars 3 Concept Art

In case you’ve forgotten, Disney and Pixar Animation still have Cars 3 on the way to theaters. With Finding Dory coming to theaters in June, I wouldn’t be surprised if some kind of short teaser trailer debuted with that Pixar sequel in order to get families excited about the return of Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and his trusty tow truck sidekick Mater (Larry the Cable Guy).

But when Cars 3 arrives next summer, Mater won’t be the only friend that Lightning McQueen has on the road. Some new concept art and details about the animated sequel introduce us to a new character, one who will help Lightning McQueen adapt to the fast-changing world of racing that seems to be leaving him behind as newer, more high-tech cars start leaving him in the dust.

See the Cars 3 concept art and learn more about the new character after the jump. Read More »