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"Brace your boobies." There's plenty of slick heists, from Ocean's Eleven to Inside Man, but the story at the heart of Masterminds doesn't seem to be one of them. In the action comedy from Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), a robbery is planned by a ragtag team of dimwits including Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson, and somehow they get away with it. But that's just where the chaos seems to begin. It's hard to tell what's going on in this chaotic teaser trailer for the comedy, but Jason Sudeikis already seems like he will be the high point of this flick, with the low point being that terrible wig Galifianakis is wearing.
Earlier this month, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow landed a new project at DreamWorks with Intelligent Life, an original sci-fi project that was birthed out of a previously developed concept known as The Ambassador. However, it sounds like that won't be the director's next immediate project as Deadline reports Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has hired Trevorrow to be at the helm of Book of Henry, an original screenplay written by novelist Gregg Hurwitz. Unfortunately, no plot details are available at this time, but the project is hoping to start production in New York in this fall and Trevorrow is pretty excited.
Hot on the heels of the success of Cinderella, it's time for the House of Mouse to turn another one of their animated hits into a live-action film. THR reports Disney is now developing a live-action retelling of Mulan, the Chinese legend about a female warrior who disguises herself as a man in order to go to war in place of her father. Writing duo Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek (in their first feature film deal) have been hired to script the first pass at the project, but there will likely be a rewrite by another more established scribe before it goes in front of cameras. It's great that they brought female writers on to start.
If you're a fan of the 1960s TV series adaptation of Batman, and you've been wanting to see Adam West and Burt Ward back in action as The Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder, we've got good news. West and Ward will be back as Batman and Robin, but this time they'll be animated. Consequence of Sound (via SlashFilm) reports that the Mad Monster Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina had a panel with Adam West and Burt Ward where they two stars of the original series revealed they'll be lending their voices to an animated feature film with the 60s versions of the DC Comics superheroes back in action. Read on!
Last month, director Bryan Singer revealed some concept art from the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, seemingly showing off the title villains ship and a shadowy figure. Now the filmmaker is teasing more of the mutant sequel, this time with a little less mystery. The artwork in question looks to be in a theater with a caged attraction, a winged man that must be none other than Angel. It looks like he's become a sideshow attraction of sorts, but we can't imagine he'll be there for long and will end up crossing paths with the X-Men. But will we get to see him become Archangel this time? That would be cool. Look!
"He thinks you can fix the future." Along with last night's new TV spot for Jurassic World, a new TV spot for Tomorrowland from director Brad Bird also played during the season finale of "The Walking Dead," and it's now online. This one shows some new footage that wasn't seen in the most recent US trailer, but did appear in the completely different Japanese trailer that has since been taken offline. Britt Robertson is pegged as being the key to saving the future by George Clooney, though Hugh Laurie seems to be a bit skeptical. What's that cool gun that blasts through a comic book shop? We'll have to wait and see. Watch!
"The wolves, if they're not already at your door, they're gonna be there very fucking soon." If you though the previous US trailer and international trailer for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River were weird, then this new extended trailer for the Cannes selected film is really going to creep you out. For some reason, it's labeled as a featurette, but this is clearly an extended red band trailer with salty language, unnerving peeling of Christina Hendricks' face, Ben Mendelsohn dancing and some gorgeous cinematography. It certainly looks beautiful, but feels like it's trying to be weird for the sake of being weird.
Earlier this year a viral video introduced us to Vincent D'Onofrio's character in Jurassic World, and we definitely got the vibe that he could be some sort of villainous character in the summer blockbuster. Plus, let's not forget that he's playing Kingpin in Netflix's series adaptation of "Daredevil" from Marvel Studios. Now the actor has lined up another key bad guy role as Variety reports D'Onofrio will be giving Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke some trouble in MGM and Sony's remake of The Magnificent Seven, which in itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai. So who will he play?
While Kevin Smith is rounding up the cast to shoot Mallrats 2 next year, right now he's getting ready to shoot Clerks 3. And coincidentally, this fall will bring a biopic about how the filmmaker launched his career with the original Clerks, an indie hit at Sundance in 1993. Shooting Clerks will feature familiar faces like Smith himself, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Scott Mosier, Walter Flanagan and more, but they won't be playing the character's from Smith's film or even themselves. Instead an unknown cast is bringing to life these characters in the story of how Clerks came to be, and a teaser trailer has just arrived. It looks like a student film, but in a charming way, and seems to be something that Smith's fans will enjoy. Watch?
"As the world fell, it was hard to know who was more crazy. Me or everyone else." Now that it's spring, we're getting closer and closer to the May release of the insane action extravaganza Mad Max: Fury Road. The film will play at Cannes Film Festival in France, but only one day before it's unleashed here in the United States. And to continue hyping the film, a new extended TV spot for the film starring Tom Hardy (with an unrecognizable voice again) and Charlize Theron has arrived with some new footage. It seems like this film is one massive car chase across the post-apocalyptic desert, and that's just fine. Watch!
The blockbuster summer of 2015 is almost upon us, and we should be getting some new glimpses of the tentpole releases sooner than later. And since last night brought the finale of "The Walking Dead," and studios new that millions would be watching, Universal Pictures unleashed a new TV spot for Jurassic World. There's not tons of new footage, but there's definitely some stuff we haven't seen before. In fact, this spot reveals that the Indominus Rex had already killed its sibling before it begins trekking across the park and killing for sport. This hybrid dinosaur is certainly going to be a force to be reckoned with. Watch!
Nearly a year ago, Hugh Jackman indicated that the sequel to The Wolverine (which we can basically say is Wolverine 3 if we count X-Men Origins) may be his last time putting on the claws as the nearly invincible mutant he's been playing since X-Men in 2000. But the next month, he pulled back the reins a bit saying he was less sure of that sentiment as time went on. Since then, he's been said to be in talks for the next solo Wolverine movie and even an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse (though maybe not a key role like in Days of Future Past). Jackman was even quoted last month as saying he wanted to play Wolverine until he died. But a new post from the actor on Instagram seems to indicate otherwise now. Look below!
Last night, action superstar Dwayne Johnson returned to "Saturday Night Live" as host of the staple late night sketch series. Every time the wrestler turned actor comes back to Studio 8H, the episode is that much better. Johnson just throws himself into every sketch, has surprisingly great comedic timing, and just has a bunch of fun. Over the past few years, Johnson has become known for reinvigorating franchises, and last night "SNL" felt that thunder with one of the best episodes of the season so far. Coincidentally enough, in that episode, he also had an opening monologue about how he's "franchise viagra" and tossed out some ideas for how he can join other film series'. Oh, and he was also a badass Bambi out for revenge. Watch!
After Judd Apatow's latest comedy Trainwreck played South by Southwest earlier this month, the reviews frequently said that this might be the filmmaker's best work yet. Thankfully, in addition to Amy Schumer making a big screen splash as the leading lady, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader is also a force to be reckoned with as the comedienne's love interest, and now he's getting ready to work with another Hollywood heavy-hitter. Deadline reports Skeleton Twins star Bill Hader has joined the cast of The BFG, the adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book of the same that that is being directed by Steven Spielberg.