Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt have been circling amid headlines for superhero adventure, Ball And Chain, for some time now and the word as of Thursday is Netflix will house the pic. The two stars of Disney’s Jungle Cruise will star from a script by Academy Award Nominee Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick, Little America), based on Scott Lobdell’s 90s comic book by the same name.
On Friday, Mike Fleming Jr. over at Deadline confirmed interest at Warner Bros. in a sequel to the 2014 hit sci-fi, Edge Of Tomorrow (a.k.a. Live. Die. Repeat for its home release). The film featured Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt in the story of an untrained public relations officer swept into a timeloop forcing him to re-live his death as he trains to survive amid an alien invasion.
Director Tate Taylor’s latest endeavor, The Girl On The Train, looks to be one very chilling and taut thriller. The film opens this October in the UK with further releases pending and we now have an official trailer to help get the pace going as led by its terrific cast.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR Comes Home In The U.S. On DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K Ultra HD And Digital HD This August
The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron (Mad Max: Fury Road, Monster) as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya (Emily Blunt: Sicario, Edge of Tomorrow) with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric (Chris Hemsworth: Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness). Alongside fellow warrior Sara (Jessica Chastain: The Martian, The Help) — the only woman who has ever captured his heart — Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity.
Director Denis Villeneuve‘s latest crime pic, Sicario, has had a fantastic run this year with rave festival reviews and approval from critics since then. The film is currently rolling out in select theaters as of last week with box-office figures currently standing at $401,288 with over $66,000 on average per screens since then, which stands as good news for Lionsgate before releasing the film in more cities leading up to a wide release on October 2.
For this, the prospects of a sequel remain positive for actor Benecio Del Toro whose depiction of the mysterious character, Alejandro, is reportedly being developed for one, according to Variety. Villeneuve and writer Taylor Sheridan are reportedly working on the film although it’s not yet known if the film’s director will return to the helm.
Actress Emily Blunt leads the current film along with Del Toro and actor Josh Brolin which centers on a tough FBI agent who gets assigned to a task force on an off-the-books mission back-and-forth into the U.S.-Mexican border in the escalating war on drugs to take down a major cartel. With all the great press the film is getting so far, the signs seem good for a follow-up it it’s suitable, and Sicario is a film I haven’t had time to check out yet. But I’m definitely going to.
Not a bad lead-in for a filmmaker behind the upcoming long-awaited Blade Runner sequel, I’d say.
In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman.
I’m kind of a fan of former Goonie, actor Josh Brolin. No, I haven’t Spike Lee’s version of Oldboy yet, and I will, eventually. But I don’t really feel like he’s gotten his just dues as an actor, although he has earned some approval among filmgoers and film producers on the level, so much so that he was once a named candidate for the role of Bruce Wayne in the then-untitled Batman V. Superman movie.
Furthermore, I have also enjoyed seeing him on screen since appearing in films No Country For Old Men, American Gangster and Gangster Squad – films that didn’t need to rely heavily on special effects to appeal to me as opposed to just applying human talent through acting and physical performance. And it just so happens that filmgoers like myself will get to see more of that when Brolin joins the production of the upcoming crime thriller, Sicaro, from producer Basil Ilwaynk for Thunder Road Pictures, Edward McDonnell, ans also produced by the film’s financier, Black Label Media.
The film was announced at Cannes earlier this month upon North American and international pick-up by Lionsgate with Prisoners helmer Denis Villeneuve attached to direct. Brolin will be joined by actor Benecio Del Toro, with the film’s leading lady, Emily Blunt from a script written by Taylor Sheridan that centers on a law enforcement officer from Tucson, Arizona who travels to Mexico with a pair of mercenaries to track down a drug lord… Yes, my interest is pretty peaked!
Sicaro begins shooting this early June. In the meantime, action fans will be able to continue their summer blockbuster binge with Del Toro reprising his role from Thor: The Dark World as The Collector, and Marvel’s newest addition of Brolin as intergalatic villain, Thanos in the upcoming releases of Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy on August 1, 2014, followed by the May 1, 2015 release of Marvel’s The Avengers: Age Of Ultron; Blunt will appear nationwide in the critically-acclaimed upcoming North American release of Doug Liman’s new live-action manga sci-fi adventure, Edge Of Tomorrow, starting this Friday in theaters everywhere.
Keep an eye open for more updates!
H/T: Deadline, Variety
Right about now, actor Tom Cruise and actress Emily Blunt are kicking off their three-city tour headling the gloval event premiering their newest live-action feature-length graphic novel sci-fi action adventure, Edge Of Tomorrow, from Warner Bros. The film has already gained positive reviews from MANY critics around the web who have attended advanced screenings before the film’s nationwide North American release on June 6. And this week, netizens now get to see a new 13-minute featurette discussing the film below, as well as TONS of other video material you can now catch below, with Cruise and Blunt joined by co-star Bill Paxton, director Doug Liman, and much more.
On the other hand, you may want to grab asnack first. Enjoy!
The story unfolds in a near future in which a hive-like alien race, called Mimics, have hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, shredding great cities to rubble and leaving millions of human casualties in their wake. No army in the world can match the speed, brutality or seeming prescience of the weaponized Mimic fighters or their telepathic commanders. But now the world’s armies have joined forces for a last stand offensive against the alien horde, with no second chances. Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously demoted and then dropped—untrained and ill-equipped—into what amounts to little more than a suicide mission. Cage is killed within minutes, managing to take an Alpha down with him. But, impossibly, he awakens back at the beginning of the same hellish day, and is forced to fight and die again…and again. Direct physical contact with the alien has thrown him into a time loop—dooming him to live out the same brutal combat over and over. But with each pass, Cage becomes tougher, smarter, and able to engage the Mimics with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt), who has lain waste to more Mimics than anyone on Earth. As Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated battle becomes an opportunity to find the key to annihilating the alien invaders and saving the Earth.
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