A new report from Deadline reveals that Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) is set to appear in the upcoming — and very troubled — DC Extended Universe movie, Flashpoint. This should come as good news considering the film has suffered from multiple directors leaving due to creative differences, amongst other issues. However, confirming that a beloved character like Wonder Woman will have a role to play in the film is at least a move in the right direction. The character’s growing demand in the DCEU is surely due to the phenomenal success of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman back in summer, and so it’s clear the Amazonian superhero’s prevalent inclusion will only continue to grow. Let’s hope she and The Flash (Ezra Miller) can find a way to get along.
Flashpoint is currently without a release date or director. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Netflix has released a new trailer for The Meyerowitz Stories. Directed by Noah Baumbach (Frances Ha), the film follows the titular Meyerowitz family as they gather together to celebrate the work of their father. This type of dysfunctional family drama is something Baumbach often incorporates into his films, particularly with While We’re Young and Mistress America. The Meyerowitz Stories premiered to strong critical acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, so it’s quite possible this one could be in contention this awards season. What’s even better is that star Adam Sandler looks to finally be getting back into more the complex characters that we’ve missed from him over the last few years.
The Meyerowitz Stories also stars Ben Stiller, Elizabeth Marvel, Dustin Hoffman, Adam Driver, and Emma Thompson. The film will be released on Netflix and in limited theaters on October 13th, 2017. Check out the new trailer below.
Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for the Tomb Raider reboot. The studio previously released two short teasers yesterday, but this latest look gives fans a deep look into the video game adaptation. Starring Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Tomb Raider is based off the bestselling video game series about young female adventurer Lara Croft who explores ancient tombs and lost civilizations. The studio is hoping to successfully reboot the series after Angelina Jolie’s two ill-received Tomb Raider movies back in 2001 and 2003. And luckily it looks as though Vikander and director Roar Uthaug (The Wave) have found a great balance between pleasing Tomb Raider fans while also creating a strong female action hero for a modern audience.
Tomb Raider also stars Walton Goggins, Dominic West, and Nick Frost. The film will swing into U.S. theaters on March 16th, 2018. Check out the new trailer and poster below.
Source: Warner Bros.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was one of the most divisive films of the summer. Not only that, the sci-fi epic has currently only grossed approximately $220 million worldwide against an estimated budget of $180 million. So clearly the film has struggled in many ways — but luckily there seems to be some hope for it yet. In an interview with Italian website Bad Taste, director Luc Besson teased that a sequel is still a possibility due to the film’s growing fanbase. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that that’s enough.
“I value the Italian option. And there’s still Japan also to open. We still have a couple of countries. But so far there’s a huge, huge fanbase for Valerian. I’m very surprised. Like I receive messages every day, I mean like people screaming for Valerian 2 already. So there’s a community for sure. So it’s positive.”
Valerian the City of a Thousand Planets will be released on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD on November 21st, 2017. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Source: Bad Taste
Episode 14 of The Film Buds Podcast will cover Darren Aronofsky’s wild new horror film mother! and Guillermo Del Toro’s haunted house gem Crimson Peak (2015). We’ll also tackle new trailers for Tomb Raider and Pixar’s Coco, some listener questions, and more!
Directed by Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan), mother! tells the story of a married couple living in tranquility out in the countryside when suddenly a stranger shows up on their doorstep. As the couple learns more about the stranger, suspicious activity begins to occur as the wife (Jennifer Lawrence) begins to completely unravel. The film also stars Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Crimson Peak (2015)
This supernatural haunted house thriller follows a young woman who marries a newfound love and travels to his family’s home out in the country. But (much like mother!, wink, wink), the woman begins noticing strange things around the house and soon begins to question her husband’s true intentions. The film is directed by Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), and stars Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston. Jessica Chastain, and Charlie Hunnam.
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THR reports that Angelina Jolie’s First They Killed My Father is officially Cambodia’s submission for best foreign-language film at this year’s Oscars. Directed and co-written by Jolie, First They Killed My Father tells the horrifying true story of a young girl’s experience through Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge genocide. The film was shot entirely in Cambodia and also employed thousands of native workers. And despite it being financed entirely by Netflix, First They Killed My Father is currently screening at major theaters in Cambodia. Jolie’s approach to the film is clearly an incredibly progressive move for the movie industry — in more ways than one. Let’s hope it has some staying power in the coming months.
The U.S. released First They Killed My Father theatrically on September 15th in the Top 10 markets, and it’s also currently available for streaming on Netflix.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri just upped its Oscar potential by winning the top audience prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. The report from Deadline reveals the edgy drama by director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) managed to beat out competitors like Luca Guadagnino’s romance drama Call Me by Your Name and Craig Gillespie’s I, Tonya, the wild Tonya Harding biopic with Margot Robbie. Previous winners of the coveted Grolsch People’s Choice Award include La La Land, 12 Years a Slave, Silver Linings Playbook, The King’s Speech, Slumdog Millionaire, amongst many others. So it will be interesting to see how Three Billboards does this year now that it holds such an impactful accolade.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri stars Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell. The film had its World Premiere in Venice earlier this year, and Fox Searchlight has it slated for U.S. release on November 10th, 2017.