Back in 2012, Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Night at the Museum) was gearing up to direct a film called Monster Problems, a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story based on a script by Brian Duffield (Insurgent, Jane Got a Gun). Time passed, and that version of the movie fell away into the gaping maw of Hollywood’s endless “what if” scenarios.
But Monster Problems is back, crawling out of its early grave. Guardians of the Galaxy actor Michael Rooker has joined the project alongside The Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien. Levy is still on board all these years later, but he’s shifted into a producer role and found a new director. Learn more about Monster Problems below. Read More »
With Bumblebee speeding toward its Blu-ray release next month, Paramount has released several deleted scenes from the film’s special features, including an alternate opening scene that points to a darker, more serious version of the Transformers spin-off movie. Watch the Bumblebee deleted scenes below.
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Last year’s Transformers prequel Bumblebee took a stripped-down approach to its story about an alien robot by eschewing excessive action in favor of an Amblin-style relationship between the eponymous Autobot and Hailee Steinfeld’s human character. But according to the film’s producer, they still haven’t quite landed on the right balance between character moments and action beats.
In a new interview, Lorenzo di Bonaventura (who’s produced every Transformers movie thus far) says he plans to switch things up in Bumblebee 2 and the rest of the planned Transformers films to create “a fusion of Bumblebee and the [Michael] Bay movies” with “a little more Bayhem.”
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Paramount is so determined to scare the hell out of you with Pet Sematary that they’re going to release it in 4DX. You won’t just watch the movie, you’ll live it, complete with rain, fog, scents, rumbling seats, and actual corpses coming back to life! Okay I made that last part up, but you never know. While 4DX tends to be reserved more for big, loud, special-effects driven blockbusters, Paramount must be confident that a totally immersive sensory experience is going to make the new Pet Sematary even more terrifying. More on the Pet Sematary 4DX screenings below.
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Guillermo del Toro hasn’t set up a live-action directing project since winning an Oscar for The Shape of Water, but it looks like that’s about to change. The filmmaker is writing and directing a movie a for Paramount and J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot which is said to be about “young female ninja”, although del Toro himself has weighed in to say that’s not 100% accurate. Let’s call it an action movie for now. In any case, it’s called Zanbato, and the filmmaker has been secretly developing it for the past six years. More on the Zanbato movie below.
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Paramount Pictures has shuffled around their release date calendar for a bunch of their family programming coming in the next couple years, including two Nickelodeon movies.
Clifford the Big Red Dog has been set for a fall 2020 release date. It’s taking the weekend that was previously slated for the new Rugrats movie, which has now been pushed back a few months to early 2021. Meanwhile, Paramount has pulled the Are You Afraid of the Dark? movie from this year’s calendar. Read More »
If Rami Malek won an Oscar largely for lip synching as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, that should mean Hollywood is going to award Taron Egerton with an Oscar in the upcoming Elton John biopic Rocketman for actually singing…right?
Egerton took the stage with the legendary musician to sing “Tiny Dancer,” and the timing of this performance strikes me as interesting: as Malek picked up his trophy on the Oscar stage, Egerton was belting out a tune and potentially kicking off a possible Best Actor campaign for next year’s Oscars. This is very possibly a case of accidental shade, but the timing was amusing nonetheless.
Keep reading to see Egerton rock out with Elton John in the new video. Read More »
Update: The Hollywood Reporter says Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe, the actors who played the children in the first A Quiet Place, are in talks to reprise their roles in the sequel alongside Emily Blunt. Our original article follows, and you can get more updated details below.
After almost a year of talking about how he was just going to return to write the script for A Quiet Place 2, John Krasinski is also coming back to direct the sequel to his 2018 horror hit. Plus, a new report says that Emily Blunt is coming back to appear as well. Learn what we know about A Quiet Place 2 below. Read More »
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Hollywood can’t get enough of musical biopics, but Rocketman is attempting to set itself apart from all the others. The Elton John biopic is shooting for the stars by presenting itself as a “musical fantasy” film rather than a straightforward biographical drama. This means more trippy imagery and fantasy sequences galore in the latest Rocketman trailer.
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Skydance Animation’s Luck is still years away from release, but the movie has just lost one of its stars.
According to a new report, Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson has walked away from the film “because of concerns about working with” John Lasseter, the former Disney/Pixar animation guru who was hired to run Skydance Animation earlier this year. Read More »