These live-action updates just keep coming. Disney has found massive success with reimagining their classic animated films, so obviously they’re going to keep going back to the well. The studio’s latest update is maybe their most ambitious remake to date. If the The Jungle Book Russian trailer is any indication, director Jon Favreau has some pretty high aspirations for the film.

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Idris Elba - star trek beyond villain

Ever since it was announced that Idris Elba had joined the cast of Star Trek Beyond, details on who he plays has been kept tightly under wraps. We have been told nothing more than that his character would be the antagonist of the new Star Trek sequel. But now Idris is finally talking about his role in the upcoming threequel, albeit in vague terms. Elba promises that his Star Trek Beyond villain character will have an interesting complex journey and be an groundbreaking twist on the classic Star Trek villain.

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The Jungle Book

As you’ve surely noticed, Disney is obsessed with turning their animated classics into new live-action movies. Just this year alone we’ve gotten word of Tim Burton directing Dumbo, Alex Ross Perry writing Winnie the Pooh, and Reese Witherspoon starring in a Tinkerbell movie, not to mention live-action takes on Mulan, Pinocchio, Prince Charming and now an Aladdin prequel called Genies. And that’s not even all of them.

But the next one hitting theaters is The Jungle Book from Elf and Iron Man director Jon Favreau. The footage that played at D23 last month blew people away, and now you can get a sneak peek of that footage in a quick tease from the movie before the full trailer arrives on Monday. Watch The Jungle Book teaser below! Read More »

Beasts of No Nation

Netflix’s first foray into prestige drama seems to be off to a good start. Beasts of No Nation premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, immediately attracting high praise for leads Idris Elba and Abraham Attah and director Cary Fukunaga.

Unfortunately, those of us not currently hobnobbing with movie stars on the Lido still have several weeks to go until we’ll get to see it. But in the meantime, Netflix has unleashed the first full-length Beasts of No Nation trailer to whet our appetites. Watch it after the jump. Read More »

Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix’s first real Oscar campaign begins this week with the world premiere of Beasts of No Nation at the Venice Film Festival. On paper, it sounds strong: Directed by Cary Fukunaga and based on the book by Uzodinma Iweala, the harrowing drama follows the making of an African child soldier (played by newcomer Abraham Attah) in the hands of a charismatic yet monstrous warlord (played by Idris Elba). So how does it play out in practice? Get the Beasts of No Nation early buzz after the jump.  Read More »


After the jump:

  • Outlander‘s Tobias Menzies signs up for Underworld 5
  • Dave Franco is also moving back in for Neighbors 2
  • Jack Reacher 2 is gearing up for a fall shoot
  • Jurassic World returns to IMAX 3D for one week only
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 reveals first images; John Stamos joins the cast
  • Mrs. Doubtfire 2 definitely won’t happen without Robin Williams
  • LeBron James is hoping for a Space Jam 2
  • Sinister 2 drops a new clip and a featurette
  • Lionsgate’s latest Hunger Games ad is accidentally NSFW
  • Simon Pegg talks about feeling “pressure” as the writer of Star Trek Beyond
  • Chris Pine and Idris Elba bicker (for charity) on the set of Star Trek Beyond

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Beasts of No Nation trailer

Cary Fukunaga‘s touch has been sorely missed on True Detective this season, but his fans can rest assured they’ll be seeing more from him in the not-too-distant future. Netflix has just debuted the first promo for Beasts of No Nation, Fukunaga’s intense new war drama.

Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation unfolds during a civil war in an unnamed West African country. A young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) is torn from his family and forced to join a guerrilla fighter unit. Idris Elba plays the warlord who takes Agu under his wing, and molds him into a soldier. Watch the Beasts of No Nation teaser trailer — and get new theatrical release details — after the jump.  Read More »

Sinister 2

We’ve got a lot of ground to cover today, so let’s get right to it. After the jump:

  • Arnie is optimistic about Shane Black‘s Predator sequel.
  • Terminator 5 scribes talk James Cameron, time travel, and deleted scenes.
  • Samuel L. Jackson is totally up for another Unbreakable movie.
  • Quentin Tarantino wants to make a third Kill Bill someday.
  • The M:I5 plane stunt was inspired in part by Uncharted.
  • Pacific Rim 2 could help get Hellboy 3 made… if it’s a hit.
  • Sinister 2 distributes a series of creepy “collector’s cards.”
  • Patrick Wilson shares a photo from the Conjuring 2 set.
  • Milla Jovovich gets to work on Resident Evil: The Final Chapter.
  • Donate to charity for a chance to win a role in Star Trek Beyond.
  • LeBron James (jokingly) pitches an idea for Trainwreck 2.

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Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix recently began making inroads into distributing theatrical-quality films, and now they’re just about ready to show off the results. The company has announced scheduling for four upcoming movies: Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation, Adam Sandler‘s The Ridiculous Six, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, and Pee-wee’s Big Holiday.

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