After a week of seeing pretty much every film under the sun have a trailer released, this week feels quite quiet in comparison. Well, that is until you scroll down! Here’s a bunch of stuff that happened this week, including more for a couple of insect heroes, a flying elephant, a creepy house and a terrifying nun.
Trailers and Posters
Ant-Man and the Wasp
Not exactly a poster but some beautiful artwork on the cover of this months subscriber’s issue of Empire. Take a look at Marvel artist Andy Park’s cover for the release of Ant-Man and the Wasp. They did have an actual poster out this week, so I’ve included that as well. But let’s be fair, the Empire cover is MUCH BETTER. There’s also a couple of images which came out this week, courtesy of Empire. No surprise that the film is receiving this much promotion, the 20th MCU movie is out in a month for America and 2 months for the UK.
This looks fucking terrifying and I rarely say that about horror films, mostly because they look as if they suck. This time however it feels as Conjuring spin off The Nun will be fairly old school, and genuinely scary. Check out the trailer and the poster just below.
The latest animated Disney classic to get a live action update is Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, the trailer and a new poster were released this week. There is no other director who would suit a film with psychedelic imagery and a flying elephant. Starring Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Michael Keaton (in full on moustache twirling villain mode), Eva Green, Nico Parker, Finely Hobbins and Alan Arkin, Dumbo is due to be in cinemas in March 2019. For more about the film including trailer, take a look here.
The Little Stranger
After the success of Room, in which Brie Larson won an Oscar for Best Leading Actress, director Lenny Abrahamson is back with The Little Stranger. I’m not sure how little this stranger is be I think you should keep away. Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Will “the eyebrows” Poulter and Anna Madeley, the film depicts a doctor who take on a new patient at an old house with a creepy history. Check out the trailer and more here.
House of Cards
A few images have been released of the upcoming and final season of House of Cards, with Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) taking centre stage.
Taika Waititi as Adolf Hitler. Just try to comprehend that sentence… this is the first image from the director’s film Jojo Rabbit, which…well it’s an odd one. Let’s just leave it at that
The podcast called S-Town is to be made into a film with Tom McCarthy apparently in talks to direct. The show, which is produced by This American Life, is about the story of John B. McLemore who hates his hometown in Alabama and an investigation into a murder, here’s more.
In weirdest news of the week, Ewan McGregor is to play a middle aged Danny Torrance in sequel to The Shining, Doctor Sleep based on the book by Stephen King. Here he will try to shed his alcoholism, after he meets a young girl with the strongest shining since himself and must confront the demons of his past.
Wonder Woman 2
Production is ramping up for the Wonder Woman sequel with a couple of images shared by Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins, including one of Steve Trevor who was **SPOILER ALERT** thought to be dead 😱 the plot thickens!
The new poster for The Grinch is perfectly depicting just what morning people look like when they first wake up. It’s not pretty!
With the trailer dropping in July at Comic Con, it’s about time we see something from the upcoming DC movie. Aquaman, starring Jason Mamoa, Amber Heard and Nicole Kidman (almost certain no one knew she was in it!), is out in December 2018. Here are some new images to keep you thirsty until the trailer.
Unfriended: Dark Web
I have a feeling that no one knew that there was a sequel to Unfriended in the works. Did you know? Tell me if you did! This is a new twisted poster which looks pretty freaky and included the excellent tagline “Death wants some face time”. I bet you really want to watch this now!
HBO And IFP Launch A Fund To Develop New Writers
It was announced earlier this week that HBO Documentary Films and Independent Filmmaker Project have created a new fund to enhance, identify and nurture storytellers with fresh and compelling perspectives as they develop their work. Called the IFP/HBO New True Stories Funding Initiative, it has been created to sponsor grants for multi-format, non-fiction storytellers with development funds at the earliest stage of bringing new work to a visual format. More on this story here.
Pinar Toprak To Become First Female Marvel Composer
Marvel announced its first ever female composer this week, and it’s going to be Pinar Toprak who will be scoring Captain Marvel. The 21st movie in the MCU stars Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in the film which is a prequel to almost the entire MCU. Check out more about Pinar and what she had to say here.
Discussing the late fashion designers career and life, Alexander McQueen’s life is looked at with great detail in the incredible documentary by Ian Bonhôte and Peter Ettedgui. The pair have crafted a fascinating insight into one of the greatest icons of the fashion world. Check out my review here.
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