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 »
Jordan Peele may be horror’s new favorite son, but the ever-busy writer/producer/director is finding ways to acknowledge his comedy roots. Jordan Peele and former Key & Peele writer Charlie Sanders teamed up to create the YouTube Premium series Weird City, a sci-fi anthology that brings the funny to futuristic dystopias. Set in a society where classes are starkly divided by the haves and have-nots, labeled in this case as “Above the Line” and “Below the Line,” Weird City stars LeVar Burton as a mad scientist who introduces all kinds of bizarre gadgets to better optimize love and life — to hilarious results according to the Weird City trailer.
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For 10 years and four Transformers movies, Bumblebee was charmingly mute, only able to communicate through the radio. It was a fun quirk that suited the iconic character, but it all changed in last year’s Transformers: The Last Knight when we heard Bumblebee’s voice for the first time. In that film, Optimus Prime says he hasn’t heard Bumblebee’s voice (voiced in The Last Knight by sound designer Erik Aadahl) since Cybertron fell, and now it sounds like audiences are going to have the chance to hear what the big yellow Autobot used to sound like.
That’s right – Bumblebee is going to speak in the upcoming Bumblebee movie. And he’s going to sound a lot like that guy from Maze Runner.
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In this edition of Casting Bits:
- Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) joins a Facebook Watch show
- Martin Freeman (Black Panther) will star in an espionage thriller
- Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter) boards a new drama
- Eiza González (Baby Driver) signs on for the Kung Fury movie
- And many more!
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This YA dystopian movie has everything: zombies, explosions, deadly missiles, and Giancarlo Esposito in a fabulous coat. Aiden Gillen’s also rocking a sweet turtleneck, but the fashion choices of the prestigious character actors is besides the point: the Maze Runner trilogy is officially reaching the end of the labyrinth.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is closing out the YA dystopia series — admittedly, one of the better ones we’ve seen in the past decade — with a bombastic third and final act. That means the Gladers, led by Dylan O’Brien‘s Thomas, will be going back into the deadliest maze they’ve faced yet. Because as everyone knows, the only way to move forward is to go back.
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Fans have been patiently waiting to see the concluding chapter of the Maze Runner trilogy after Dylan O’Brien was injured during a stunt gone wrong while the film was shooting in 2016. Originally set for release earlier this year, Maze Runner: The Death Cure is now coming to theaters in February of 2018, and the first trailer has just been unleashed.
At the end of Maze Runner: Scorch Trials, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) was preparing to take the fight to WCKD to rescue Minho, kill Dr. Ava Paige (Patricia Clarkson), and bring the rebel group The Right Arm and the rest of his fellow Gladers with him. The first Maze Runner The Death Cure trailer, which debuted during the finale of Teen Wolf on MTV, shows us that Thomas isn’t screwing around anymore. Read More »
Maze Runner: The Death Cure has had a troubled production, to put it mildly. The third and final film in the Maze Runner series was originally set to be released earlier this year, but a near-fatal accident befell the film’s star and put production on hold. Now Mazer Runner: The Death Cure is set for an early 2018 release, and this new batch of photos gives us our best look yet.
See the Maze Runner The Death Cure images below.
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The trailers for American Assassin are a tad generic, but the filmmaker behind the thriller doesn’t make generic movies. Michael Cuesta knows how to craft a drama with some real firepower. The director of 12 and Holding and Kill the Messenger has never made a thriller quite like his adaptation of Vince Flynn‘s novel, which stars Dylan O’Brien and Michael Keaton. The trailers paint a movie you’d probably watching during daytime TNT (which I intend as a compliment), but since Cuesta directed the film, I suspect there’s more to American Assassin than the trailers suggest.
Below, watch the American Assassin red band trailer.
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It’s been some time since we’ve seen Taylor Kitsch, mostly because he starred in a stream of bad movies that included Battleship and Savages, as well as the sorely underrated and underseen box office bomb that was John Carter. He had a bit of an uptick by being part of the ensemble cast of Lone Survivor, but now he’s playing for the bad guys in a new action thriller.
American Assassin adapts Vince Flynn’s novel of the same name, which introduces us to CIA black ops recruit Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien), a recurring character in 15 of the aforementioned author’s books. Rapp is recruited by Cold War veteran Stan Hurley (Michael Keaton) to join his team, tasked by the CIA to find the source of some recent attacks on both civilian and military targets. As we learn in a new American Assassin trailer from our friends across the pond, it turns out that the man behind these attacks is a former trainee (Kitsch) of Hurley’s, and that makes him quite the formidable opponent. Read More »
Back in April, the first trailer for American Assassin introduced us to Mitch Rapp, the recurring character from Vince Flynn‘s series of 15 novels following the counterterrorism operative and all the danger and intrigue he’s gets involved with. He’s basically a carbon copy of Jack Ryan, but seemingly a little more deadly, and a new red band trailer shows us just how dangerous he can be.
Watch the new red band American Assassin trailer after the jump. Read More »