This weekend brings Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to theaters, which means millions of Harry Potter fans will be flocking to theaters to see if this new five film franchise will be worth their time. That also makes the release of the movie a prime opportunity for other studios to promote the movies they have coming up to a huge audience, and one of those appears to be Paramount Pictures looking to reduce their projected money loss from next year’s Monster Trucks.
Hoping to pick up some new excited viewers, a new Monster Trucks trailer has just arrived, and it is positively desperate to win over Harry Potter fans, even going so far as to use an orchestral arrangement that sounds like a rip-off of John Williams’ signature score. Find out what I mean after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Angie Han
The Conjuring 2 has already come and gone from theaters, but James Wan‘s got another directorial effort coming our way this fall. A couple of months ago he was tapped to direct the pilot for a MacGyver reboot at CBS, with Lucas Till as the resourceful lead. Now the show is on track to premiere this fall, and you can get a peek at the new MacGyver trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Fred Topel
Lucas Till was part of CBS’s MacGyver panel for the Television Critics Association. As the new lead, he was excited to talk about being Angus MacGyver. Before the series, Till filmed a role in the Monster Trucks movie and he was just as enthusiastic about that. Speaking with reporters after the MacGyver panel, Till described the film’s unique take on the title vehicles, which in real life refer to trucks that perform in stadium arenas.
“Basically it’s a creature that comes from somewhere and it gets into my truck,” Till said. “I’m a kid who wants to get away from my hometown that I’m in because it sucks, I hate my dad. It’s like How to Train Your Dragon but half live-action. How to Train Your Truck.” Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 by Angie Han
Monster Trucks‘ road to the screen has been a long and winding one. Originally put into development in 2013, it finished shooting in 2014 for release in summer 2015… only to be delayed to Christmas 2015, and then to spring 2016, and then all the way to early 2017. But Paramount is finally ready to offer us a little peek of what’s in store. And what’s in store is far weirder than we would have guessed.
Lucas Till, who can currently be seen playing a middle-aged man in X-Men: Apocalypse, stars as a teenager named Tripp, who befriends a squishy subterranean creature that lives in and powers his junky old car. Yup, turns out the title “Monster Trucks” is very, very literal. Jane Levy, Holt McCallany, Thomas Lennon, and Danny Glover also star. Chris Wedge directed. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
X-Men: Apocalypse opens in theaters in one month, so the first official clip from the film has arrived right on schedule. If you’re looking for some footage showcasing superpowered beings exchanging blows or glimpses of the villainous Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) leveling entire cities, you’re probably going to feel a little let down. However, this clip does feature Rose Bryne‘s Moira MacTaggert – returning to the X-Men series after sitting out X-Men: Days of Future Past – giving James McAvoy‘s Professor X and Lucas Till‘s Havok a briefing on the subject of just how screwed they really are, and that’s nifty enough.
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Posted on Monday, March 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
CBS is hoping MacGyver will be the next beloved ’80s / ’90s hit to make a roaring comeback, and to that end they’ve cast a lead who has some experience with rebooted classic properties. Lucas Till, best known for playing mutant Havok in Fox’s X-Men series, has clinched the role of the resourceful agent, while Joshua Boone (Fan Girl) will co-star as MacGyver’s BFF. Read More »
Last week saw the release of the first official X-Men: Apocalypse photos. Now we’ve got those pics in high resolution, allowing you to check out more details than before. But there’s one notable omission in this release of pics, which you can see for yourself below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2015 by Angie Han
Thought ditching the old-timers from X-Men: Days of Future Past would make X-Men: Apocalypse a bit less cumbersome? Maybe so, but there are still members of the younger cast roster signing on for the new movie. Bryan Singer‘s mutant extravaganza continues to grow with the confirmed return of Lucas Till, who played Alex Summers a.k.a. Havok in X-Men: First Class and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
See the official X-Men Apocalypse Lucas Till announcement after the jump.
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Jason Momoa is probably only a small part of Wolves, the movie from writer/director David Hayter, but he looks like one of the best parts. Hayter jumps from screenwriter (X-Men, Watchmen) and voice actor (he was Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid games until Kiefer Sutherland took over) to feature director. Wolves is about — brace yourself — a bunch of werewolves. Lucas Till plays a high school kid who has some hairy stuff developing in his blood. He hits the road and ends up in a town full of secrets and werewolves. I’m sure there’s a coming of age metaphor here somewhere, but you’ll have to give me a minute to pin it down. In the meantime, watch the Wolves red-band trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
For a while there, it looked like Hollywood might be learning a lesson about toy-based films. Yes, the Transformers franchise continues to rake in the dough, but Battleship was one of the floppiest flops of the year, and Universal scrapped their plans to make movies based on other Hasbro board games.
Then The Lego Movie hit theaters, dominating the box office and earning stellar reviews besides. Suddenly, a Monster Trucks movie looks like a good idea. Such a good idea, in fact, that it’s begun casting, with Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy and X-Men: First Class‘s Lucas Till eyed for the leads.
After the jump, find out more about that, as well as why Warner Bros. is considering making Ninjago before it gets around to The Lego Movie 2. Read More »