F9 behind the scenes

If you’ve seen one of the latter period Fast & Furious movies, it should come as no surprise that not every outlandish, over-the-top stunt in those films was accomplished practically. But a surprising number of them actually are – they literally dropped vehicles with parachutes on them out of a plane, for example.

After taking two movies off, director Justin Lin has returned to the franchise for F9, the long-delayed and highly anticipated sequel that’s slated to arrive this summer. And it looks like he brought that love of practical stunts with him, because Lin shared some behind-the-scenes footage which reveals that the biggest moment in last night’s F9 Super Bowl teaser was, astonishingly, done for real on a set and not entirely created using CG. Read More »

old trailer

M. Night Shyamalan is back, and he’s inviting you on a beach getaway! Surely nothing will go wrong, and there will absolutely be no twists to worry about. Maybe. Shyamalan’s latest is Old, a film inspired by the graphic novel Sandcastle, where things go very wrong and get very weird for a group of people on a secluded, idyllic beach. Watch the Old trailer below.

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nobody teaser

Bob Odenkirk is ready to become an action hero with Nobody, a new shoot-em-up from writer Derek Kolstad, creator of the John Wick series. In the movie, Odenkirk plays Hutch Mansell, a seemingly ordinary guy who actually has a past filled with violence. When thieves break into Hutch’s home and terrorize his family, his ass-kicking instincts come out. A new Nobody teaser just dropped for the Super Bowl, and you can watch it below.

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Dark Army movie

In September of 2019, word came out that Bridesmaids and Spy director Paul Feig would be writing and directing Dark Army, a film which included original characters as well as characters from Universal’s roster of classic movie monsters. Now Feig has delivered an update about his Dark Army movie, in which he says he’s “so obsessed with making that movie” but reveals that the studio seems to think it’s too expensive. Read More »

Chloe Zhao Dracula

Universal’s attempt to revive their classic monsters continues with a new take on Dracula, but this doesn’t sound like any other Dracula movie we’ve seen before. The studio has hired Chloe Zhao, director of Nomadland and the upcoming Marvel movie Eternals, to adapt the classic tale of the bloodsucking count. Zhao’s approach will be a futuristic, sci-fi Western take on the material. Yes, really.

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Save Yourselves TV show

Save Yourselves!, a science fiction comedy that debuted at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, had a fun premise: a couple decides to go on a vacation to an isolated cabin and leave their phones off the whole time…but wouldn’t you know it, that’s the exact time that an alien invasion happens nearby.

Now Universal Television and Keshet Studios are taking that premise to the small screen with a Save Yourselves TV show.
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wicked movie director jon m. chu

Wicked, the big-screen adaptation of the Broadway musical, has found a new director: Jon M. Chu. Universal has been trying to get a Wicked movie made for over a decade now, and at one point, the plan was to release the movie in 2019 with Billy Elliot filmmaker Stephen Daldry at the helm. But Universal pulled the movie from its 2019 release date, and Daldry eventually left the project. Now, Crazy Rich Asians director Chu, who also directed the upcoming musical In the Heights, has stepped in.

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dear evan hansen movie release date

Here’s something slightly unexpected: Universal plans to open their Dear Evan Hansen movie in theaters this year. The movie adapted from the hit Broadway musical started shooting last September and supposedly wrapped in December. That itself isn’t news, per se, but movie release dates are in a weird place right now as everyone waits to see what’s going to happen with the COVID-19 situation. Up until now, Dear Evan Hansen had no release date in place, but today, Universal revealed they’re moving forward with plans to open the movie in theaters this September.

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Last Night In Soho release date

Update: Disney has reshuffled a few releases in the wake of the No Time to Die delay as well. See more information below.

In no time at all, No Time to Die has set off a domino effect of release date reshuffles from Sony and Universal. Following yesterday’s delay of the Bond flick, the release dates for Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, the Bob Odenkirk-starring Nobody, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, the Tom Holland-starring Uncharted, and Jared Leto’s Morbius have all been reshuffled.

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Bios release date

Bios, a new sci-fi film from director Miguel Sapochnik that stars Tom Hanks as a guy who builds a robot to watch over his dog (yes, really) is moving from April to August. The Universal Amblin Entertainment title was supposed to arrive in theaters on April 16 but will now arrive in August. The release date change is just the latest example of Hollywood studios trying to figure out when and where to release their new movies as the coronavirus pandemic continues to interfere with the traditional theatrical model.

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