News Roundup

  • Spider-Man: Homecoming grabs three highly talented individuals for the already excellent cast. Donald Glover – not as Spider-Man. Logan Marshall-Green joins as another supervillain alongside Michael Keaton’s rumored appearance as Vulture. Martin Starr will also appear; hopefully as an eccentric, apathetic teacher. RUMOR: While Vulture is the main villain, Spencer Smythe and Miles Warren are set for appearances. (THR THR Deadline)
  • Helen Mirren joins Fast 8 proving there is still good in this world (Elle)
  • Beverly Hills Cop 4 is finally happening maybe and will be directed by Belgian duo Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Variety)
  • 30 minutes of The Day the Clown Cried were leaked onto vimeo but darn copyright took it down (Vimeo but not anymore)
  • Sicario will have two sequels (TheFilmStage)
  • Ghostbusters has an awesome Taiwan poster (Twitter)
  • All Eyez on Me the Tupac biopic has a trailer (Youtube)
  • Alien: Covenant has our first look at Michael Fassbender’s android body. Nobody knows how he got it but it has vest. (Twitter)
  • X-23 might be in the final Wolverine movie (MyComicPlanet)
  • Conjuring 2 gets a spinoff for the scary nun keeping you up at night (THR)
  • Vera Farmiga joins The Commuter with Liam Neeson and will be directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (Deadline)
  • Corin Hardy director of the short film Butterfly will direct Hell Bent, a movie described as “The Dirty Dozen Goes To Hell” which is just all sorts of fantastic. In the same report, there is mention of The Crow reboot – a movie people are still trying to make happen. (Deadline)
  • Ben-Hur gets a trailer. Hoo boy. (Youtube)
  • Pete’s Dragon gets a full trailer. It’s much better than the trailer right above this link (Youtube)
  • The Mechanic got a sequel without us realizing it and now it has a poster to prove it! (ManlyMovie)
  • Suicide Squad cast punched each other during set as if this movie needed anymore odd-world publicity (Yahoo)
  • Suicide Squad has an official album sure to be played In every hot topic around the globe (Amazon)
  • Let Me Make You’re a Martyr trailer shows Marilyn Manson as a hit man working for Mark Moone Jr. (IndieWire)
  • Jason Bourne gets a not-so-great international poster (TheFilmStage)
  • Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction film starring Amy Adams officially opens November 11, 2016 (TheWrap)
  • Middle School: Worst Years of My Life has an official trailer (Youtube)
  • Hard Target 2 is effing real and it stars Scott Adkins jump kicking two fools in the face (Youtube)
  • Rob Zombie movie has a Rob Zombie trailer (Facebook)
  • Sylvester Stallone will be directed by Jim Mickle at some point in his life (Empire)
  • Steven Spielberg promises to not let Indiana Jones die. He will keep him on life support and use blood sacrifices to stitch him together, probably (THR)  Spielberg will also work on a Walter Cronkite Vietnam film (EW)
  • Transformers 5 movies news. That’s all I got. (JoBlo)




Trailers this week haven’t been great. There have been some fun ones and some exciting ones but nothing quite popped until The Lovers and the Despot. This is a true story. My words won’t justify it. Here is the description:

THE LOVERS AND THE DESPOT tells the story of young, ambitious South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee, who met and fell in love in 1950s post-war Korea. In the 70s, after reaching the top of Korean society following a string of successful films, Choi was kidnapped in Hong Kong by North Korean agents and taken to meet Kim Jong-il. While searching for Choi, Shin also was kidnapped, and following five years of imprisonment, the couple was reunited by the movie-obsessed Kim, who declared them his personal filmmakers. Choi and Shin planned their escape, but not before producing 17 feature films for the dictator and gaining his trust in the process.





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