Here’s the first trailer for the adaptation of the best-selling book Same Kind of Different as Me, starring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight.
The book, which carries the subtitle, “A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together” tells the true story of a former sharecropper, who changes the lives of several individuals he encounters at a homeless outreach. Though faith plays a major role in the book—it was published by Christian book publisher Thomas Nelson—it received crossover success when it was released back in 2009, becoming a New York Times Bestseller.
A new look at Terrence Malick’s upcoming nature documentary Voyage of Time has released, and some of the footage is pretty stunning. Two versions of the film are actually in the works: a 45-minute IMAX experience narrated by Brad Pitt, and a 90-minute theatrical release narrated by Cate Blanchett.
The film is a sort of companion piece to Malick’s acclaimed 2011 film Tree of Life, which the studio describes as a “celebration of the universe, displaying the whole of time, from its start to its final collapse.” Depending on their own views about creation and evolution, the movie may be controversial among some religious audiences, but the early space and nature footage is jaw dropping. Discuss
Audiences at the Venice Film Festival will be the first ones to see a 40-minute preview of what’s being billed as the world’s first virtual reality feature film: Jesus VR – The Story of Christ.
As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the film was shot in “4K 360 Degrees” and tells the entire life story of Jesus, using more than a hundred crew members. THR called it the most “ambitious feature-length virtual reality film ever produced.” The actual theater experience sounds pretty cool. The report says it’s “equipped with 50 VR headsets and individual seats which pivot 360 degrees.”
After the preview next month in Venice, the film will launch on consumer VR platforms around Christmas. Discuss
The next Avengers movie will somehow feature in more superheroes. In a Facebook Live video this weekend, Vin Diesel—who plays Groot in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise—revealed that some new faces will be featured in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. He told viewers,
Now, the Guardians will be included in Avengers: Infinity War and that’s incredibly exciting. You were told before everybody.
But, just because Chris Pratt and company will team up with the Avengers in Infinity War, don’t expect the Avengers to make an appearance in the upcoming addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 when it releases in May. According to director James Gun, it’s a totally stand-alone story:
There will be no Infinity Stones in Vol.2. There will be infinity nothing. It's a story about the Guardians and isn't meant to lead to anything else.