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As we eagerly await to see what Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow can do with a budget in this summer's anticipated sequel/reboot Jurassic World, the filmmaker has already lined up his next project, and he'll be sticking with sci-fi. THR has word that DreamWorks has picked up Intelligent Life, an original project that Trevorrow wrote with Jurassic World collaborator Derek Connolly. As of now, plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film is said to have roots in a project called The Ambassador that Trevorrow and Connolly had been developing for Big Beach back in 2012 after Safety Not Guaranteed.
After scripting thrillers like The Departed, Body of Lies and Edge of Darkness, in addition to making his directorial debut with London Boulevard, screenwriter William Monahan is back behind the camera for his sophomore effort, a new thriller called Mojave. The film was just announced as being part of the line-up at the Tribeca Film Festival next month, and with that news comes the first photos of the film with future Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac and TRON Legacy lead Garrett Hedlund. There's nothing too revealing, but Hedlund is sporting a new look, and the photos give off a pretty gritty, almost western vibe. Look now!
Next week brings the arrival of Disney's new live-action telling of the classic fairytale Cinderella, and the following week will see The Divergent Series: Insurgent hitting theaters. Both films are also getting releases on the IMAX screen as the giant format aims to expand beyond their normal, giant blockbuster fare (though the latter fits more into that parameters than Cinderella). And if you're seeing either of these films at a Regal Entertainment Group IMAX theater (one of the big chains doing The Ultimate Marvel Marathon), you can get your hands on these posters during opening weekend while supplies last. Look!
"You tell them I am here." Adding more demonic exorcism and found footage to the growing pile of tired horror is the new trailer for The Vatican Tapes. However, the film seems to employ a mix of found footage and basic narrative filmmaking as it follows a young woman (Olivia Taylor Dudley) possessed by some kind of dark force that catches local priest Father Lozano (Michael Pena) off guard, prompting him to call in experts from The Vatican to help. But what they encounter is far more sinister than any average demon as it appears the antichrist has arrived. It's another typical exorcism horror thriller. Watch below!
This summer finally brings the sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland from The Incredibles and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol director Brad Bird. A Super Bowl spot earlier this year gave us a new tease of the film starring Britt Robertson, George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, and now a new trailer is coming next week on Monday at 1:30pm ET, along with a live Q&A with Bird and producer Damon Lindelof. In the meantime, a new poster for the film has surfaced featuring George Clooney, and possibly his son in the film? It gives us another look at the futuristic, title city from the field we've seen in the teaser trailer. Look!
In case you haven't checked out the latest trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, you're missing out of an awesome shot with the entire team leaping across the screen into action. However, some fans can't wait until the team has a new member when Spider-Man enters the Marvel cinematic universe in Captain America: Civil War, and the folks at IGN decided to give them something to keep them at bay. They've taken parts of the new trailer for the Marvel sequel and added in footage from various Spider-Man movies to make him integral to the action. It's a solid edit, and it gets us excited for when he's really part of the team.
Plenty of films from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival got picked up for release sometime this year or next, but one documentary that's still waiting to get distribution is The Russian Woodpecker. The film takes a look at what caused the 1986 nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl in Ukraine, exposing that there might be more to the disaster than initially thought. The film is named after the Duga, a gigantic radio-transmitter wall that produces a wood-tapping sound not unlike that of the woodpecker. We missed this one at the festival, so we can't speak to its greatness, but it won a Grand Jury Prize, so it must be good. Watch below!
Tomorrow brings the release of Faults, the directorial debut of Riley Stearns, to limited theaters, and we've already highlighted the intriguing trailer featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Leland Orser. For those who don't know, the film follows a woman (Winstead) still under the mental grip of a mysterious cult who goes through a deprogramming from mind control expert Ansel Roth (Orser) at the behest of the girls' parents, but with great risk to her health. It certainly looks like one of those indies you'll want to go out of your way to see, and as one last effort to hype the film, check out this new stylish illustrated poster.
After Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink and Zombieland helmer Ruben Fleischer were linked to direct the Disney family comedy Overnight last year, it appears a new director will get behind the camera instead. The film, which is now called Overnight at 42nd Street, will be under the direction of Jared Hess the man who brought us Napoleon Dynamite, Nacho Libre and Gentlemen Broncos. For those just joining us, the film is described as Home Alone in a toy store where a father and son win the chance to sleepover at an incredible toy store, but it just so happens to be on the night that some guys try to rob it.
Ever since the first trailer for Neill Blomkamp's latest sci-fi flick Chappie debuted, there have been plenty of comparisons to RoboCop and Short Circuit. And now the trailer mash-up that we all expected has finally arrived. A clever editor has utilized footage from Short Circuit and edited it to the audio from one of the trailers for Chappie. The result shows that the films definitely share the same concept and basic story between Johnny Five and Chappie, and it's certainly amusing. Of course, I'm hoping Chappie is a little more thoughtful being a contemporary film about future robot technology and artificial intelligence. Watch now!
Ever since Unbreakable was released 15 years ago, writer and director M. Night Shyamalan has been teasing a sequel. Every few years he'll mention that he still wants to make it happen, with the last update coming in 2013 when he said "it's getting closer." But maybe he should listen to a pitch from a somewhat unexpected place: comedian Patton Oswalt. The "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." guest star recently appeared on Screen Junkies to talk about his dream of seeing Unbreakable 2 happen, and he even has a basic idea for the story. But that's not all, because he has a plan to complete a trilogy with an Unbreakable 3 as well.
"All you are is a liar and a fake." You have to give John Travolta credit for trying to keep his career alive, and the latest attempt is a heist thriller called The Forger. In this one, Travolta seems to be channeling a little bit of Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction as Cutter, the world’s best art forger recently released from prison after striking a deal with a crime syndicate to pull off an impossible heist: forge a painting by Claude Monet, steal the original from a museum and replace it with a replica so perfect that no one will notice. And he ends up needing help from his father (Christopher Plummer) and son (Tye Sheridan). This starts of gritty and promising, but then makes and odd tonal switch. Maybe it's just a bad trailer though. Watch?
Though many know Owen Wilson for his more comedic roles in films like Wedding Crashers, earlier in his career he took on a variety of films from Behind Enemy Lines to The Haunting, and two of his earliest films were Armageddon and Anaconda. Now Wilson is getting back into action thriller territory with No Escape (formerly known as The Coup), the story of a man who finds himself and his family threatened in the middle of a political uprising just after moving to Southeast Asia. Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell also star in the film which looks pretty intense, and might open some new doors for Wilson in other genres again. Watch!
Last year, we were teased with a trailer for the crime thriller La French, or The Connection as it's come to be called in the United States. Following a premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the film starring Jean Dujardin (The Artist) was picked up by Drafthouse Films for a release in the US this year. And now the European flipside to William Friedkin's classic The French Connection has just unveiled a red band teaser trailer. It's a stylish 70s set crime thriller following the exploits of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Dujardin) as he tries to dismantle the drug smuggling ring called The French Connection.