Academy Award nominated director Denis Villeneuve is most known for his tense, atmospheric dramas like Prisoners and Enemy. Though that last title definitely has touches of the surreal, the Canadian filmmaker has never really delved into the realm of science fiction, but he’s diving in head first over his next couple of films. It came out recently the he will helm the upcoming Blade Runner 2, and he is also set to take the lead on the sci-fi film Story of your Life, which just added two big time stars to the cast: Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner.
Disney’s Tomorrowland is one of the more intriguing movies coming out this summer. We have a bare bones synopsis, and what footage we’ve seen looks fantastic, though it creates far more questions than it answers. But considering the source, and that it comes from writer and Mystery Box enthusiast Damon Lindelof, that’s not a surprise. A new trailer is set to drop Monday, March 9, along with a Facebook Q&A with Lindelof and director Brad Bird (The Iron Giant). To tide you over until then, however, the studio has released this new poster.
This does, however, lead to one big question. The one sheet shows megastar George Clooney standing in the field in front of futuristic city that we suspect is the titular Tomorrowland. That’s fine, it lines up with what we know of the movie and with what we’ve seen thus far.
When we’re talking about a movie the size of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the trailers get more hype and attention than most of the other films that hit the theaters in a given year. Every single frame of the one that dropped back in November has been examined, poured over, and milked of every last drop of potential information. And now it’s time to move our attention to the next trailer.
We’ve heard that the next look at The Force Awakens will show theatrically with Avengers: Age of Ultron, and the most recent news has it making its public debut at Star Wars Celebration in mid-April. Latino Review has been all over the Star Wars beat since day one, and they’ve had contact with multiple sources, all claiming to have seen a similar trailer, and shared the description with the world. There are spoilers for the trailer beyond this point, if that’s even a real thing. This report is, obviously, unconfirmed.
Neill Blomkamp has been a hot topic of conversation lately. His robot drama, Chappie, just opened wide today, and stealing a lot of the spotlight from that release, talk of his upcoming Alien movie has been everywhere (I actually almost feel bad for the guy, he can’t open his mouth about his new movie without being asked about his next one). Both of those things are pretty big, but that’s not even everything, as he’s once again been chatting about a sequel to his debut feature, District 9.
It’s been a rough week for the Star Trek family. First, beloved actor Leonard Nimoy passed away at the age of 83, and now writer and producer Harve Bennett has died at the age of 84. According to reports, Bennett passed away on Wednesday in Medford, Oregon.
Bennett had a long, distinguished career that included things like The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, and The Mod Squad, but it is his work on the Star Trek movies that we most remember him for.
Last summer, Luc Besson’s Lucy was something of a surprise hit. The Scarlett Johansson-starring actioner is crazy and over the top and lets just say there are some jumps in logic, but it’s also a damn ton of fun. You probably already guessed this was coming, and now Cinema Sins has unveiled one of their ubiquitous “Everything Wrong With…” videos for Lucy.