The first looks at Japan’s rebooted Godzilla franchise have released, and they are terrifying. As Vulture notes, producer Taichi Ueda said that his goal was “for Japan to make a film that will not lose to Hollywood,” and now Toho Studios—the people who created Godzilla—have released two trailers for the much-hyped Resurgence.
These first two trailer show a much scarier, more menacing Godzilla than the recent Hollywood creation, in a film that appears to have more stylistic flare. The movie will have a limited release in the U.S. in October. Discuss
The first trailer for the upcoming war epic The Promise, starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Angela Sarafyan has just been released, and it looks like it is going to be heavy. From filmmaker Terry George, best known for directing Hotel Rwanda, the film takes place during WWI as the Armenian genocide unfolds.
The three immortal, shape-shifting angelic beings in Ava DuVernay’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time may soon be cast. According to Variety, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are in talks to star in the big-screen adaptation of the classic sci-fi novel from Madeleine L’Engle, which is known for its underlying Christian themes. Oprah Winfrey has reportedly signed on to play Mrs. Which with Kaling in talks to play Mrs. Who and Witherspoon to play Mrs. Whatsit.
The Disney production is a massive undertaking. It’s now the first movie with a budget higher than $100 million to be directed by a woman of color.
The film is due out in theaters next summer. Discuss
The team at Comedy Central UK has turned your favorite Harry Potter movie into a ‘90s sitcom. Using footage from The Philosopher’s Stone and some cheesy graphics, they created the intro to the best sitcom that has never existed.
It would have been better with the theme from Perfect Strangers, but this is still pretty good. Discuss
Did you miss your chance to see Gene Wilder’s classic movies Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Blazing Saddles when they played in special showings in theaters around the country last weekend? Never fear. You still have a chance to see the late Gene Wilder on the big screen again.
In honor of the comic legend, who died last week at the age of 83, 500 theaters across the country theaters will air a special screening of this classic comedy Young Frankenstein, along with a live intro from Wilder’s collaborator Mel Brooks.
The event will take place on Oct. 5. And, just in case you somehow forgot, the horror parody is really, really funny. Discuss