When we first heard news that Sony was making a big-budget, feature length movie based on emojis, like the rest of the world, we were pretty apprehensive. But, this “audition” tape featuring TJ Miller gives us some hope that it will at least be self-aware enough to actually be potentially, at least somewhat, funny.
And spoiler alert: Miller did get the part. He plays the “meh” emoji in the upcoming animated comedy called “Express Yourself” due out in 2017.
The latest edition of the Star Wars franchise doesn’t hit theaters until December, but the filmmakers have already released some behind-the-scenes footage that shows just how different the tone of Rogue One might be. As this featurette seems to indicate, the action-heavy epic looks more like a war movie than a sci-fi adventure.
If the clip isn’t enough of a teaser, the studio has also released a stunning new poster for Rogue One. The force looks strong with this one.
It takes a special kind of movie geek who will appreciate this mash-up that asks, “What if [spoiler alert] Rey encountered Monty Python’s Tim the Enchanter instead of Luke Skywalker on top of that mountain in the Force Awakens?”
In case you’re not familiar with the source material, here’s the original encounter with Tim in The Holy Grail, though, really, without the entire context of Monty Python’s insanity, it probably still won’t seem as funny as it is to true fans.
Here’s a first look at Daniel Radcliffe’s upcoming thriller about an FBI agent who goes undercover to take down a group of neo-Nazi terrorists. And from the looks of the trailer, Imperium will be intense. The film, which is based on real events, hits theaters this August. Discuss
If you’re tired of Pixar revisiting the same stories over and over again, then the studio has some good news. Despite the mega-success of Finding Dory, which is in theaters now, the animation studio says that after 2019, there are no more sequels in motion, and they’ll instead be focusing on original movies.
That means after Cars 3, Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2, you will finally get a slate of movies with characters you’ve never met before. Pixar president Jim Morris explained to Entertainment Weekly,
Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on.
A sequel in some regards is even harder [than the original] because you’ve got this defined world which, on the one hand, is a leg up, and on the other hand has expectations that you can’t disappoint on.
Everything after Toy Story and The Incredibles is an original right now.