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In one week, The Wolf Pack returns to theaters for their final adventure, and now one final red band trailer for The Hangover Part III goes back to the beginning to remind everyone of the chaos that led them to this. Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper and Zach Galifianakis are more desperate than ever as they find themselves forced to track down Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong) for a ruthless criminal mastermind (John Goodman). The cool thing is there are some familiar faces from the first film thrown in to make this conclusion a nice bookend to this surprise comedy franchise. Will The Wolf Pack survive? Watch below!
Disney and Pixar Animation's summer sequel Monsters University isn't too far away, and following that cute little Mother's Day wish last weekend, the film is now getting some hype courtesy of the trendy online t-shirt company Threadless. They've teamed with Disney and Pixar to sell some custom shirts inspired by Monsters University and Monsters Inc. The cool thing about these shirts is the designs on sale were chosen from 487 submitted designs from artists around the world. Some truly amazing artwork is on these shirts, to the point that I would almost want some of these images up on my wall instead of my shirt. Look!
After writing Tangled and Crazy Stupid Love, a script from writer Dan Fogelman certainly gets my attention, and that's part of the reason this teaser trailer for Last Vegas excites me. It's essentially The Hangover for geriatrics as Michael Douglas plays an old ladies man who calls three childhood friends (Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline and Robert De Niro) together for a wild bachelor party in Vegas before he settles down with a girl half his age. It's a short teaser, but the last scene with Freeman debating with himself about dancing after having some alcoholic drinks with Red Bull is pretty great. Watch below!
With all the Pixar sequels that have been coming lately, from Monsters University this summer to Finding Dory in 2015, many fans have been wondering, where's the sequel to the film that could so easily have one: The Incredibles. Well, director Brad Bird has always said he doesn't just want to do a sequel because it's easy to make another superhero movie, and he wants to have a story about the family to tell with as much heart and substance as the first one. But that doesn't mean he doesn't want to do it. When THR sat down with Bird recently, they asked about The Incredibles 2 and he remarked, "I have been thinking about it."
After the footage from WonderCon for Guillermo del Toro's summer blockbuster Pacific Rim surfaced, audiences should already be sold on this epic battle of human-driven robots fighting skyscraper sized monsters. But just in case that didn't do it for you, a new trailer has come along with some exposition to explain the struggle against these giant creatures. But the real star is the amazing special effects as the Jaeger robots deal crushing blows to the Kaiju creatures, and these monstrosities just dish it right back. While I wish there was more of the human side of the story highlighted, this is still a great trailer. Watch!
It's not exactly a trailer, but Disney just release this gorgeous new promo for their Cars spin-off Planes (which was not created with Pixar Animation), that has some truly stunning animated landscapes and scenery. Using a lot of the flying sequences from the film (of which there are many when the main characters are actually airplanes), the promo uses a very uplifting score by the film's composer, Mark Mancina (Training Day, August Rush). The promo really makes it feel like the film has some heart, but the sneak peek with all the dialogue still has me a little leery. Maybe Disney can pull this one off without Pixar?
Just yesterday news surfaced that Scarlett Johansson would reunite with her Iron Man 2 star Robert Downey Jr. and director Jon Favreau for the latter's indie project Chef (though the title may change due to another project with the same title). Now the actress is heading into a new part of her career behind the camera. Variety reports Johansson has signed on to direct an adaptation of Summer Crossing, the first novel by Truman Capote, which was actually considered "lost" for over 50 years before it was published in 2005. The film is on sale at Cannes from Aldamisa, the same company that's handling Favreau's project.
Most entertainment gurus will know actor John Slattery for his role as Roger Sterling on the AMC drama series "Mad Men," but soon he might be making a name for himself as a film director. While Slattery has directed a handful of episodes of the aforementioned Emmy-winning series, the actor is looking to make his film directing debut with God's Pocket, an adaptation of Pete Dexter's novel, scripted by lower profile writer Alex Metcalf. And for his first directing gig, Variety reports one hell of a cast is turning out, including Philip Seymour Hoffman in the lead and Richard Jenkins and John Turturro in supporting roles.
The last name to join Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's book Inherent Vice was Owen Wilson, but now a trio of co-stars have just been added to the comedic detective story. Deadline has word that Reese Witherspoon is taking the female lead, a role once rumored for Charlize Theron, while The Wrap has pegged Martin Short to make his first live-action film appearance since The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, along with the addition of Jena Malone, who will be seen in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire this fall. That's quite an eclectic blend of talent, and none have worked with Anderson yet.
Last year director Drew Goddard blew audiences away with his meta horror movie Cabin in the Woods (though it was finished and sitting on a shelf for a little while before that), and now he's finally lined up his next project. The Wrap has word that Goddard is in talks to write and direct a film called The Martian for 20th Century Fox. The project is based on an e-book of the same name by Andy Weir, and the story follows an astronaut who finds himself stranded on Mars, struggling to figure out how he can survive long enough in order to make it back to Earth. That sounds like it might be similar to Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, right?
Earlier this year, there were rumblings about a sequel to Alex Garland's adaptation of Dredd being very unlikely after a less than stellar box office performance left the lower budget comic book film out in the wind. However, the film seems to have found a decent sized audience on the home video market, and there are plenty who have come to embrace and enjoy the film. In fact, a big enough audience has found this film that star Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) says that a sequel is "not off the agenda." Right now the power seems to lie with the fans, and they have to let the higher powers know they want a sequel. Read on!
This year Michelle Williams battled evil in Oz: The Great and Powerful, and Joel Edgerton got pretty glitzy in The Great Gatsby, but now the two are entering thriller territory. Deadline reports Williams and Edgerton are set to star in The Double Hour, a remake of a 2009 Italian film with the same title from writer and director Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace). The story follows a chambermaid and an ex-cop meet at a speed dating event and spark a romance. But when the two take a romantic getaway, the two lovers who suddenly become the victims in a dangerous and extremely well-planned robbery. Read on!
Just last month, Garden State director and "Scrubs" star Zach Braff turned to Kickstarter in order to help get his new directing effort, Wish I Was Here, off the ground as an independent production. Well, the film raised more than $2.6 million from more than 38,000 people, exceeding the $2 million goal, in about a week. Nice job, Kickstarter! Well, maybe not. THR has news that the Kickstarter response to Braff's film has actually inspired Worldview Entertainment to fully fund the project, and it seems like the campaign was just a pawn in getting a real company to back the project as opposed to just going the indie route. More below!
If you didn't catch the horror anthology The ABC's of Death, don't feel bad. The film didn't have a very big or successful theater run, but the VOD response has been pretty impressive, and the film hits Blu-Ray and DVD next Tuesday. In fact, the film found a big enough audience to warrant a sequel, and the names turning out to direct segments this time are pretty damn impressive. For those who aren't aware of the original film, it features different segments for each letter of the alphabet, depicting a gruesome way of dying that begins with any of the 26 letters of the alphabet. The sequel is doing the same thing over again.