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"While you're watching the game, they are watching the bay." Paramount has debuted a Super Bowl TV spot for the summer comedy version of Baywatch, the movie, from director Seth Gordon. This is a fairly tame TV spot, just selling all the attractive guys and girls that are in this more than anything. Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson play two Baywatch lifeguards; also starring Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra, Pamela Anderson, Ilfenesh Hadera, Charlotte McKinney, Kelly Rohrbach, Hannibal Buress, plus of course David Hasselhoff. I'm still hoping this turns out okay, but this TV spot is not an impressive sell for this movie. You have to take a look at this anyway just because it stars Dwayne Johnson.
"You guys are going to work together." Universal has debuted their official Super Bowl TV spot for F. Gary Gray's The Fate of the Furious, following up the first trailer, from December, for this sequel. This new spot has plenty of totally cheesy footage, but of course fans will eat it up anyway. Vin Diesel leads the way, with a cast including Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Scott Eastwood, Lucas Black, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Elsa Pataky, Nathalie Emmanuel, Kurt Russell, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, plus two newcomers: Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron. This ends with a submarine and a missile evasion action scene, I mean come on, how absurd is that. Of course it has to be this crazy, why not. The wrecking ball scene looks like it will be fun, but I'm not so sure about the sub. Who's excited to see this?
"Rough night?" "Rough night." Lionsgate has debuted their badass official Super Bowl TV spot for the upcoming John Wick: Chapter 2, which hits theaters later this week. This amusing 30-sec spot mocks the trailers for the Fifty Shades of Grey series, playing on the Valentine's Day theme. Keanu Reeves returns as the iconic unkillable assassin John Wick, who has to fight off countless more foes in Rome after taking out the Russian mobsters in the original. Also starring Ian McShane as Winston, with Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Peter Stormare, John Leguizamo, Thomas Sadoski, David Patrick Kelly, Common, Lance Reddick back as Charon, and Laurence Fishburne. I'm so here opening night. Enjoy.
"Your world is dying. Do you seek redemption?" "My maker, I do." Paramount has released early the official 30-second Super Bowl TV spot for Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight, supposedly the final Transformers movie Michael Bay will direct (didn't he also say that a few movies ago?). This TV spot has new glimpses of epic sci-fi footage and the brutal Bumblebee vs Optimus battle (extended version coming on Sunday). The cast includes Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, John Goodman, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Santiago Cabrera, and Liam Garrigan as King Arthur; plus the same voices as before: Peter Cullen, Frank Welker and Ken Watanabe. I dig epic sci-fi movies and cool shots like the ones in this, but I have a feeling this is going to be so bad. Check it out.
"From nothing comes a King." Warner Bros has unveiled a new promo spot + gritty poster for Guy Ritchie's new take on the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword story, hitting theaters in May this summer (after being delayed from release originally in March). This short TV spot features some very cool POV footage as well as some epic shots from the movie, which actually makes more interested in this than I was after the first trailer. Charlie Hunnam stars as the new King Arthur with a cast including Jude Law, Annabelle Wallis, Katie McGrath, Eric Bana, Djimon Hounsou, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Tom Wu, as well as Aidan Gillen. I'm still not sure if it will actually be any good, but I'm intrigued by the new footage. Enjoy.
"You stabbed the Devil in the back." Lionsgate has revealed a new TV spot for action sequel John Wick: Chapter 2, arriving in theaters in a month. Keanu Reeves returns as the legendary unkillable assassin John Wick, who has to fight off countless more foes in Rome after taking out the Russian mobsters in the original. Featuring Ian McShane as Winston, with Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Peter Stormare, John Leguizamo, Thomas Sadoski, David Patrick Kelly, Common, Lance Reddick returning as Charon, and Laurence Fishburne. This new TV spot is awesome, and they've also released a "symphony of violence" supercut containing mostly footage from the first movie, but it's still quite fun to watch. Enjoy.
Looks like we're getting another Christopher Nolan prologue in theaters this December. Reports from TrailerTrack and SlashFilm have confirmed that there is a 7-minute prologue for Nolan's Dunkirk playing in front of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The new solo Star Wars movie opens in theaters December 16th (in just over a week), including in most IMAX theaters all over the world. The reports state that this 7-minute prologue (along with a brand new trailer) will play exclusively in IMAX, and won't end up online. This is the same as the IMAX prologue for The Dark Knight (and TDKR) which only showed in theaters in December before the film opened the next summer. I'm very excited to see this footage, whatever it may be.
"They seemed excited about the amount of work it would take to do this movie…" Lionsgate has released a 4-minute extended featurette for Damien Chazelle's stellar La La Land, going behind the making of this magnificent modern musical. It's one of the most refreshing and exciting movies this entire year, and it's incredibly impressive thanks to the vision of writer/director Damien Chazelle. Chazelle is featured in this video a lot, talking about various aspects of the movie, from choosing the actors to the choreography to the set design. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone play the star-crossed Los Angeles lovers. I'm glad Lionsgate is sharing so much of this movie before release, they seem to be totally supportive of it and that's great. Enjoy.
"The Assassins believe that above all else, mankind should have free will." 20th Century Fox has put out another new featurette for the Assassin's Creed movie, examining the "Creed Mythology" in an attempt to explain some of the context behind the story and what we're seeing. We know that Michael Fassbender plays Callum Lynch, an imprisoned man who is forced into an experimental sci-fi program that allows him to go back in time as his ancestor, Aguilar, in 15th Century Spain. The story is actually about the Assassins vs the Templars, who have "been at war for centuries." Marion Cotillard seems to be on the other side, as one of the Templars, who want to control humanity. This actually looks damn good, I'm quite curious to see.
"Before Harry Potter. Across an ocean. A new world of magic awaits!" Warner Bros + IMAX have released an extended 4-minute featurette with tons of new footage for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates, in theaters this November. A special fan event was held in IMAX theaters around the world on October 13th, where fans were treated to footage and Q&As with cast & crew. To celebrate the occasion, they put out a featurette which explains this new storyline better than any other trailer. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who accidentally lets loose a suitcase full of magical creatures in New York City. This also stars Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Ron Perlman, and Samantha Morton. Fire up the footage below.
"There's a stranger who comes to this village from the sea…" Whoa! Zack Snyder has posted a badass video after wrapping production on Justice League in the UK, with tons of behind-the-scenes footage. They're not holding back at all! This movie is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC universe bringing together six superheroes: Ben Affleck as Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. There may be a few others, and the extensive cast includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Gordon. There's a lot of great stuff in this video, and it's exciting to see so much behind-the-scenes revealed way before release next year. Fire this up below & enjoy.
"I'm going to count to ten… and then it'll be over." IFC Midnight has released a new trailer for the film Evolution, a mysterious sci-fi meets body horror film from France that first premiered at film festivals last year. In the film, Max Brebant stars as Nicholas, a boy living in a mysterious, isolated seaside clinic who uncovers the sinister purposes of his keepers. We first featured a teaser trailer for this film in late 2015, and it's finally going to be released later this year for those interesed. The full cast includes Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier, and Mathieu Goldfeld. This definitely looks weird and freaky and confusing, but still mesmerizing to watch, with plenty of "haunting, otherworldly images of a nightmare." Take a look.