In a summer full of reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels, even a semi-original film can come as a refreshing change of pace. That’s what Charlize Theron’s upcoming Cold War spy thriller, Atomic Blonde, is shaping up to be. We’ve already seen multiple trailers and teasers for the film — all of which showcase the brutal, bloody and sweetly stylish nature of the thriller. But with Atomic Blonde‘s release now only a few short weeks away, Universal has released one final trailer to keep audiences satisfied.
Atomic Blonde follows undercover MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron), who is sent to Germany during the Cold War to uncover the mystery behind a murdered agent. But, as one would expect, things go terribly wrong. Broughton is forced to go on the run with a bunch of sketchy characters, which also entails plenty of kicking the lights out of anyone who crosses her path.
The film definitely has a John Wick vibe, but Atomic Blonde seems to be on a whole other level. Theron, who gave a phenomenal performance in 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road, is already a bonafide action star. But Atomic Blonde will surely convince any skeptics out there of her talent. Theron costars with James McAvoy (X-Men: Apocalypse), Sofia Boutella (The Mummy), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), and Toby Jones (Captain America: The First Avenger).
Theron has apparently been trying to get this story on the big screen for some time now, after she snagged the rights to Sam Hart and Antony Johnston’s graphic novel The Coldest City. Despite the original title sounding intriguing, we can all agree Atomic Blonde sounds way better in this case. The film received praise when it premiered at South by Southwest back in March, and has had people begging for it ever since. Let’s hope the wait pays off. In the meantime, check out Atomic Blonde‘s beautiful poster and final trailer below.
Atomic Blonde hits U.S. theaters on July 28th, 2017.
After his incredible work on The Dark Knight trilogy, Inception and Interstellar, director Christopher Nolan has rightfully earned his place amongst the top filmmakers in Hollywood. And his next film, Dunkirk, will surely only continue that impressive winning streak. We’ve already seen a few amazing trailers that showcase Nolan’s stunning action, frequent use of practical effects, and his ability to completely suck you into the worlds he creates. But unlike his most recent works, this story tells a tragic – yet also heroic – true story.
The film centers around the harrowing evacuation of British and Allied forces in Dunkirk, France during World War II. After the soldiers were completely surrounded by the Germans, a few brave souls set out to save them from complete annihilation. While there were thousands involved in the actual evacuation, Dunkirk follows a few of them, played by Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), Mark Rylance (The BFG), Cillian Murphy (Inception), and acclaimed musician Harry Styles.
One interesting surprise with Dunkirk is its recently-announced runtime of only 107 minutes. That perfectly adequate runtime may not seem that shocking to some, but looking at how long most of Nolan’s previous films have been, it will definitely be a change. But its shorter length is probably due to Nolan’s tease of there being very little dialogue in the movie – so there’s no doubt he’s being very wise about how he tells this story. The film surely be magnificent either way, but it is too bad we aren’t getting a near-three-hour epic like Interstellar and The Dark Knight Rises.
As Dunkirk‘s mid-July release date quickly approaches, Warner Bros. is pulling out all the stops to showcase what the film will be. They recently unveiled a beautiful poster (which you can see below), but they just released the film’s first TV spot. The short clip shows Tom Hardy stuck in a terrifying dogfight, which should get your heart beating a little bit faster. See the poster and TV spot below.
Dunkirk roars into theaters on July 21st, 2017.
Source: Warner Bros.
It was only a matter of time before Hollywood decided to reboot yet another classic like Jumanji in the hopes of it becoming an action franchise. At least, that’s what Sony’s first trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle seems to be shooting for. It’s hard to say at this point if an odd sequel like this one will appeal to fans – or completely deter them from it. But the new footage is definitely not as cringeworthy as you may expect.
Welcome to the Jungle follows a group of four teenagers who stumble across the ancient game known as Jumanji – but upon further examination they are all suddenly sucked into the game’s world as “avatars,” played by Dwayne Johnson (The Fate of the Furious), Karen Gillian (Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2), Kevin Hart (Ride Along), and Jack Black (Tropic Thunder). The premise may not be exactly what some may be hoping for in a Jumanji sequel, but it’s at least trying to incorporate an enticing twist.
The trailer features plenty of big action, thrills and – surprisingly – a few laughs as well. It is important to note, however, most of the jokes that land all come from the hilarious Jack Black. Other than that, this one could go either way.
It’s also no surprise Sony cast such huge stars like Johnson and Hart in this risky blockbuster – although that’s no sure bet for success considering the two acted together in the lackluster Central Intelligence last year. What is comforting about the sequel is there are reportedly some homages to the late Robin Williams, which is plenty good enough for me to give this one a look this Christmas. But you can decide for yourself by checking out the trailer below.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle swings into theaters on December 20th, 2017.
It’s always exciting when talented young stars like Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) and Elizabeth Olsen (Captain America: Civil War) are able to set themselves apart from their well-known projects and explore new areas. And what better way to do that than with a wacky indie movie? Plaza and Olsen star in the upcoming Sundance hit comedy, Ingrid Goes West. The film received strong acclaim during its festival circuit – but the new trailer and Inherent Vice-like poster should convince you not to miss this one.
Centering around the wild social media scene, the comedy follows the unstable Ingrid Thorburn (Plaza), who travels out to California in hopes of becoming the best friend of Instagram celebrity Taylor Sloane (Olsen). Just by the trailer, it’s obvious the partnering of Plaza and Olsen is a match made in heaven. They will surely bring plenty of laughs, thrills, and who knows what else.
Ingrid Goes West marks the feature debut of Matt Spicer, who could easily become a director-to-watch-for after the film hits theaters in August. Alongside Plaza and Olsen, the comedy also stars O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Wyatt Russell (22 Jump Street) and Billy Magnussen (Into the Woods).
Ingrid Goes West looks to have the cast, the style, and the guts to set itself apart. But if you’re not still excited about this one yet, check out the wonderful new poster and trailer below.
Ingrid Goes West hits theaters on August 11th, 2017.
Despite Hugh Jackman’s acclaimed role as Wolverine having come to end earlier this year with Logan, the actor is by no means out of the spotlight. Jackman will appear next as the renowned showman P.T. Barnum in The Greatest Showman. The musical follows Barnum’s epic rise to international stardom and fame, and will obviously do so in spectacular fashion. 20th Century Fox has just given us the first footage.
The film looks to be incorporating a similar style from musicals such as Les Miserables (2013) and maybe even Moulin Rouge. But either way, the footage showcases a visually breathtaking movie, particularly anything involving the musical sequences. What makes this movie even more exciting is the phemomenal cast alongside Jackman. The Greatest Showman also stars Zac Efron (Baywatch), Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation), and pop sensation Zendaya.
What will also be interesting to see is how director Michael Gracey handles his feature debut. He definitely has help on multiple fronts – especially being that the script is co-written by Mean Girls and Beauty and the Beast (2017) director Bill Condon. So while it’s not a sure bet for success, Gracey seems to be heading in the right direction.
Unfortunately the film doesn’t open until Christmas Day, so musical fans still have a long wait ahead of them. But in the meantime, check out the first trailer below.
The Greatest Showman opens December 25th, 2017.
Source: 20th Century Fox