Best Stories of the Week

If you’re not too distracted by the little voices inside your head from this weekend’s release of Pixar’s Inside Out, then it’s time to catch up on some entertainment news with the Best Stories of the Week.

This time we’ve got updates on Fox’s mutant spin-off Gambit with Channing Tatum, development of Pitch Perfect 3, casting for Star Wars: Rogue One and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and new details on the Ghostbusters reboot. There’s also new trailers for the animated Peanuts movie, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell‘s latest comedy Daddy’s Home and Emily Blunt‘s new thriller Sicario. There’s also some great features from the SlashFilm team, including interviews and a farewell from one of our longtime staff members.

Check out the Best Stories of the Week after the jump!

#37. Paramount and Sony Skipping Comic-Con in July


We already know that Marvel won’t have a panel at Comic-Con this summer, and two more movie studios have joined them. Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures have confirmed that they won’t have panels at the pop culture convention in San Diego either. Some of their big films on the horizon include Ghostbusters, Zoolander 2, Spectre, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes 2, Goosebumps and Angry Birds. While those projects may still have a presence in San Diego, they won’t be previewed in Hall H.

#36. Jemaine Clement in the Trailer for People, Places and Things

The film hits theaters and VOD on August 14th.

#35. Eli Roth Planning Killer Shark Movie Meg

Eli Roth

After killing Nazis in Inglourious Basterds and tourists in Hostel, director Eli Roth is looking to get bloody again with a killer shark movie called Meg. But this wouldn’t just be another Great White Shark thriller, as this would focus on the massive carcharodon megalodon. To find out more about the project set up at Warner Bros. Pictures, read our original report.

#34. Trailer for Insane Indie Turbo Kid Speeds In

The movie arrives in theaters and on VOD on August 28th.

#33. Kenneth Branagh to Direct Murder on the Orient Express Remake

Kenneth Branagh directing Jack Ryan

Thor and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit director Kenneth Branagh is heading into remake territory with the update of the classic Murder on the Orient Express. To find out what we know about the remake of the original thriller, read our full story here.

#32. Robin Williams Gives One Last Performance in Boulevard Trailer

The drama arrives in limited theaters on July 17th.

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