After all the whitewashing talk, it turns out that Matt Damon plays one of several heroes in Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall – which also stars Jian Lian, Andy Lau and Pedro Pascal – as shown in a Chinese poster I found online.
A new trailer was screened today at New York Comic-Con 2016. Check it out after the jump.
Warcraft has fans either drooling with enthusiasm, or weeping at how it looks so wrong. As someone who has never played the game, I find my curiosity piqued.
Humans and orcs – hated enemies for centuries – having to join forces to face a bigger threat? Neither side willing to completely trust the other? C’mon, that’s practically Shakespearean! And its directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code)!
Check out the new TV spot after the jump. It looks pretty darned cool! Warcraft opens on June 10th.
Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) has a feel for genre so I’m hoping that Warcraft (based on a video game I’ve never played) is a great movie. I love the idea of humans and orcs banding together to face a greater foe – it reminds me of a Bill Murray bit about the end times. Sue me.
Anyroad, the first trailer for Warcraft is here and it actually looks like it could be fun. Check it out after the jump. Warcraft will be in theaters on June 10th.
Jurassic World is as solid a summer blockbuster as you could ask for – it’s smart (but not too smart), flashy (maybe a hair too flashy) and filled with great visual effects that never (quite) overwhelm its basically decent heart.
It has an old-fashioned hero, kids in peril, a heroine who goes from stick in the mud to tuchus-kicker, an amoral scientist, an incredibly mercenary would-be visionary and… DINOSAURS!
Crimson Peak is Guillermo Del Toro’s passion project – the one he has worked on for years (as many as his H.P. Lovecraft adaptation? Probably). It’s a classic ghost story set in a big old mansion in which there are areas that ‘are not safe.’
The cast – which is pretty awesome – includes Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam. Legendary Pictures has released a new trailer that you can see immediately following the jump.
So, you’ve got elements of Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones; overt references to Dante and less overt references to Sartre; a strong (maybe even ridiculously strong ) female lead and the Philosopher’s Stone. What could that possibly add up to? A movie that is significantly better than its pathetic trailers (as with the folks that did the trailers for And So It Goes, the people who did these trailers should really never be allowed to work again). Just don’t go if you’re really, really claustrophobic.
With vampires of the monstrous, non-sparkly variety about to make a comeback on FX’s The Strain, it’s interesting to discover a trailer for Dracula Untold – Legendary Picture’s first big release in partnership with Universal Pictures. It’s a tale of sacrifice, as Dracula surrenders his humanity for the power to save his family and his people.
It looks like it could be either a brilliant reimagining or an utter flop. Either way, you can check out the trailer following the jump. Dracula Untold hopes to pump other people’s blood into theaters on October 17th.