Early this week, I traveled to Lake Tahoe to cover an early press event for Bad Times at the El Royale, a 1960s-set crime drama written and directed by The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. I spoke with Goddard on camera about his new movie (we’ll be publishing that video closer to the film’s release), but I caught up with him a few minutes after we recorded the interview to ask whether or not he’s directing a recently-announced Cloverfield movie. He also told me about his secret weapon for the upcoming X-Force movie. Read More »
Cynthia Erivo is on the rise, and she’s about to have one hell of a Fall. The British actress/singer is set to appear opposite Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, and more in Steve McQueen’s gritty heist film Widows in November, but first, she’ll make her big screen debut in Bad Times at the El Royale, a 1960s-set crime drama written and directed by Drew Goddard that features a fantastic ensemble cast of its own.
Erivo, who recently made a big splash on Broadway in The Color Purple, puts her singing voice to good use in Bad Times by playing a soul singer named Darlene Sweet. During an early press event for the film this week, I spoke with her about her character’s relationship with Jeff Bridges’ duplicitous priest character, how the cast’s dynamics change as the movie hurtles toward its conclusion, and more. Check out some highlights from our chat below. Read More »
After making a splashy directorial debut with the subversive horror film The Cabin in the Woods, not much had been heard from Drew Goddard. The longtime Joss Whedon collaborator dabbled in TV (Daredevil), and wrote some Oscar-nominated screenplays (The Martian), but he didn’t yet give fans what they wanted: his second feature film. Now, six years later, he finally unleashes Bad Times at the El Royale, and boy, does it looks like he’ll deliver.
Reuniting with his Cabin in the Woods star Chris Hemsworth, Goddard gives us a deliciously sinister horror-tinged noir, which follows a group of seven strangers who are about to experience a night of unsuspected mayhem at a strange, rundown hotel. You can watch the new red band trailer (and a tamer green band version) below.
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20th Century Fox is developing an X-Force film that’s going to be written and directed by The Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard, and while making the press rounds to promote his next movie (a small crime thriller called Bad Times at the El Royale), Goddard has revealed his approach to tackling the superhero sequel. Read about his reaction to Deadpool 2‘s big twist, how he’ll handle the fallout of that film, and more in this X-Force movie update.
Warning: spoilers for Deadpool 2 below.
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We’re only a few months away from seeing a new Drew Goddard movie, and the film’s first official image has arrived. A batch of Bad Times at The El Royale first look photos are here, and one features star Chris Hemsworth showing off his ripped abs as he stands in the rain.
What’s that? You’re not even reading these words right now because you’re already looking at that photo below? Yeah, I’d probably do the same thing if I were you. Read More »
It’s been almost six years since filmmaker Drew Goddard made his directorial debut with the unexpectedly brilliant horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods, and while he’s worked consistently since then as a writer, he has yet to step behind the camera to direct another feature film. That changes this year with Bad Times at the El Royale, a mysterious thriller that stars Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges.
As if that cast weren’t already intriguing enough, Goddard has just added two more top notch actors to his new film’s roster. Learn about the newest additions to the Bad Times at the El Royale cast below.
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Drew Goddard, the writer behind The Martian, World War Z, Netflix’s Daredevil and The Cabin in the Woods, will adapt the new children’s fantasy book Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow into a feature film for Twentieth Century Fox. Nevermoor will hit bookstores on Halloween day, 2017. The Nevermoor movie news awaits you below.
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20th Century Fox is moving full steam ahead with the X-Men franchise, and now one of its biggest spinoffs has found a new director. After Kick-Ass 2‘s Jeff Wadlow spent years attached, a new report says that Drew Goddard, the man who directed The Cabin in the Woods, will write and direct the studio’s X-Force team-up film, which will unite characters like Deadpool, Cable, and Domino in a Black Ops group. Watch your back, Suicide Squad.
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It’s been five years since director Drew Goddard‘s The Cabin in the Woods came out. Now, the screenwriter behind The Martian is getting ready for his sophomore effort behind the camera: Bad Times at the El Royale, which is a great, distinctive title. For his next movie, he’ll reunite with one of his stars from his debut film, Chris Hemsworth, who will star alongside Jeff Bridges in the 20th Century Fox project.
Meanwhile, David Oyelowo (Selma) has boarded the next film from director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow), Chaos Walking.
Below, learn more about Goddard and Liman’s next films.
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Last night, our friends at Collider landed a big scoop about The Grey and A-Team director Joe Carnahan being brought in to write the developing X-Force movie at 20th Century Fox. The mutant team includes Deadpool at the heart of the crew, and he’s frequently accompanied by characters like Cable and Domino, who are supposed to be part of Deadpool 2. So it should come as no surprise that they have the inside track on the development of the Merc with a Mouth’s anticipated sequel.
The studio has been pretty quiet about the development of Deadpool 2, aside from confirming John Wick co-director David Leitch as the replacement behind the camera for the departed Tim Miller, and that appears to be because co-writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are still hard at work on the script. In fact, they’ll be getting some help from another writer with comic book adaptation experience to finish the Deadpool 2 script. Read More »