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In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Watch new TV spot for Finding Dory.
  • Fast 8 celebrates the start of production in Cuba.
  • Guillermo del Toro confirms that he’s still writing The Haunted Mansion.
  • Legendary and Warner Bros. face a lawsuit over Kong: Skull Island.
  • A Chinese company is suing Paramount over some Transformers product placement.
  • Watch a new trailer for the Uncle Buck series, if that’s your thing.

Disney revealed a new TV spot for Finding Dory on their official Twitter feed and it’s almost entirely new footage, so feel free to do the frame-by-frame thing. On a surface-level glance, this spot features our first good look at Bailey the Beluga Whale (voiced by Modern Family star Ty Burrell) and additional glimpses of the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where Dory lived with her parents before…something happened. Oh, and there’s some acrobatics from Hank the Octopus (voiced by Ed O’Neill), who seems poised to be the break-out character of this film.

Speaking of Disney news being revealed on Twitter, director Guillermo del Toro recently revealed that yes, the reboot of The Haunted Mansion that he’s supposedly writing is…still something that he’s writing. This may come as a bit of a surprise, since del Toro has a habit of collecting films that he will never make and because his previous haunted house movie (the wonderful Crimson Peak) was a box office bomb and because no one has talked about this movie in some time. But as del Toro pointed out on Twitter, the original Disneyland attraction is his favorite place on Earth. There’s no way he’s going to let this one go without a fight.

ABC has released a new trailer for their upcoming television remake of John Hughes’ 1990 comedy Uncle Buck and it…well, let’s just say that it doesn’t look particularly funny and leave it at that. Then again, I also don’t think the original film is particularly good either, so I may not be the best judge of this. What say you, fans of the movie?

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