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If you've been anxiously awaiting some new/old horror from Paramount Pictures, you'll be waiting a little bit longer. Today the studio shifted around some release dates for Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and the gestating reboot of Friday the 13th. The sixth film in the found footage horror franchise was slated to arrive in March, but now it's been pushed back into Halloween territory on October 23rd this fall. As for Friday the 13th, the movie will now miss this year's 35th anniversary since it's been pushed to May 13th, 2016. Thankfully that's also Friday the 13th, so it won't lose the novelty release date.
With only one more film in The Hunger Games franchise left, Australian actor Liam Hemsworth (brother of The Avengers and Thor star Chris Hemsworth) is figuring out his next step, and it sounds like he may be sticking with blockbuster franchise territory. The Wrap reports Hemsworth currently has an offer for ID Forever, the sequel to the 1996 sci-fi smash success Independence Day. It's just a single film for now, despite earlier rumblings of back-to-back sequels, though if successful, we're sure 20th Century Fox would be interested in continuing the story. However, there's no details on who Hemsworth may play. Read on!
We're just under two weeks away from seeing a new original sci-fi flick from the Wachowski siblings. Jupister Ascending looks truly out of this world, and even though it's getting dumped in February, I really hope people give it a chance, because it looks like the kind of epic, sci-fi adventure that doesn't get made anymore unless it's based on a book or comic. Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in the film, and while they've been featured on the posters for the film, some alternate poster artwork from Art Machine and Little Giant Studios make them look infinitely better than any of the official studio posters released to hype the film thus far. Why can't we get official movie posters that look this good more often? Look!
We've already seen Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman at odds in The Dark Knight Rises, but now they are teaming up in the period thriller Child 44. The film chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov (Hardy), who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa (Noomi Rapace), as a traitor. The two must work with General Mikhail Nesterov (GOldman) to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. It looks like your average thriller, but judging from the first trailer just released, the performances seem likely to make it worth the price of admission. Watch it!
After making huge waves as Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy last year, and probably turning in another solid performance in Jurassic World coming this summer, it looks like Chris Pratt may have even bigger shoes to fill soon. Deadline is reporting that the "Parks & Recreation" star is being eyed to star in Disney's inevitable revival of the Indiana Jones franchise. The studio bought the rights form Paramount in 2013 around the same time they picked up Lucasfilm, so we've known for awhile that some kind of new Indiana Jones adventure would be happening, but we weren't sure if Harrison Ford would come back.
After a first look photo emerged last year, we've been waiting to get a glimpse of the teaser trailer for Ted 2, the follow-up to the 2012 comedy from "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane. The good news is that the trailer will arrive by way of the sequel's official website www.LegalizeTed.com on Thursday. The website is in reference to the sequel's storyline that finds the title bear fighting in court for the right to have a child with his human girlfriend. And now there's a teaser poster to hype the film's release this summer, and it's very familiar to a teaser poster released for the first film. No points for the recycled joke, Universal. Look!
Hot on the heels of last night's first look photo from the set of Fantastic Four, the new adaptation of the Marvel comic book, the teaser trailer for the film from director Josh Trank has arrived. It's been a long wait to see footage from this movie, but man, this looks pretty damn good. This doesn't even feel like a comic book movie, almost having the feel of an indie sci-fi flick. This looks impressive as hell, and I can't wait to see Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. Any worries there might have been about the quality of the film have been pushed away for now, and I'm excited to see this movie.
It's best not to get too sappy, but I can't help it with this film. It had me, and almost everyone in the theater, wiping away tears. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is another wonderful surprise gem from Sundance 2015 that is inspiring, entertaining, moving and made for anyone who has a heart (which is, technically, everyone but you know what I mean). It's a film made by die-hard film lovers that tells a very heartbreaking but sincere story not of young romance, but of young enthusiasm, a love for people and the joy of making them smile. It's built around sadness yet inspired by the pursuit of happiness, and it will make everyone cry.
For anyone who has been wondering why we haven't seen anything from Josh Trank's new adaptation of Fantastic Four, we finally have an answer. The director participated in an exclusive interview with Collider to discuss the film and clear some things up about some troubling rumors about production, and the conscious decision to hold back any sort of marketing materials until they felt ready. Trank also discusses influences on the film, including David Cronenberg's The Fly, and we finally have an image from the set, showing off Michael B. Jordan in what appears to be the suit he will wear as Human Torch.
After rumors swirled that Simon Kinberg was going to step up for the next round of writing for the first standalone Star Wars spin-off that will be directed by Godzilla helmer Gareth Edwards, another writer has the job instead. Gary Whitta finished his job on the first draft of the script for the film rumored to be about the heist to obtain the plans to the first Death Star, and now THR reports About a Boy and Disney's new Cinderella screenwriter Chris Weitz will next step up to take a crack at the script. That seems like an odd hire for Star Wars, but Weitz did get an Oscar nomination for About a Boy, so it's not exactly bad news.
After teaming for the acclaimed Civil Rights drama Selma, director Ava DuVernay and star David Oyelowo aren't going to let their Oscar snubs keep them down. THR reports they will reunite for a new project being developed at Participant Media that is set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina. Details are vague, but the drama is described as a sweeping love story and complex murder mystery set against the backdrop of the devastating disaster that struck the southeast coast in 2005. This will be DuVernay and Oyelowo's third time working together since the two also collaborated on Middle of Nowhere.
After originally being set for release on Christmas Day this year, Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions have just announced that Mission: Impossible 5 will arrive in theaters five months earlier. The studio has set a new release date of July 31st, 2015 (while also pushing back their Monster Trucks movie from this summer to the December 25th slot instead). The film directed by Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher) is still in production, so this is surprising. I can't remember a movie getting bumped up so far, but maybe they were worried about Star Wars: The Force Awakens the week before.