Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week.
Disney was busy this week with the release of two new movie trailers. Check out the teaser trailer for Incredibles 2, in theater June 15, 2018 and a new trailer for A Winkle In Time, coming to theaters March 9, 2018. (Disney)
Director Colin Trevorrow shared a short but sweet first look at Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. In the clip, Chris Pratt can be seen with a newborn dinosaur. A full trailer is expected early next month. (/Film)
Andy Serkis is stepping out of the motion capture suit to join the cast of dark comedy Flarsky starring Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron. Serkis will play an international media mogul who employs Rogen’s character, a political journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush and Secretary of State, played by Theron. (Hollywood Reporter)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is on track to earn $200 million during opening weekend. This would make The Last Jedi the second-highest opening of all-time behind its predecessor, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. (Deadline)
The Independent Spirit Awards nominees are in, and Call Me By Your Name leads the field with 6 nominations including Best Feature, Best Director and best acting roles for Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet. Get Out and Good Time were tied for a close second with 5 nominations apiece. (Hollywood Reporter)
A sequel to Murder On the Orient Express is already in the works. In the next Agatha Christie adaptation, Hercule Poirot must solve a new mystery in Death on the Nile. Michael Green will return to write the script, while it is very likely Kenneth Branagh will reprise his role as the mustachioed detective. (Hollywood Reporter)
Exactly one year before its theatrical release, Warner Bros. revealed a cast video of the highly-anticipated sequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, coming to theaters on November 16, 2018. (Warner Bros.)
Justice Smith, breakout star of Netflix’s The Get Down and one of several new leads in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, will star in the first live-action Pokemon film titled Detective Pikachu. Universal Pictures will handle distribution outside Japan. (Variety)
Filming for the remake of cult classic Halloween has been delayed until mid-January 2018. One possible explanation for the delay is the ongoing casting calls for several open roles. Despite these concerns, the film is still on schedule to meet an October 19, 2018 release date. (Bloody Disgusting)
Sony won the bidding war for Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, set in Los Angeles during the time of the Charles Manson murders. Fox, Universal, Annapurna and Lionsgate were also vying for distribution rights. (Deadline)
- Coco: Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family’s ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to work out the mystery.
- Darkest Hour: During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
- Call Me By Your Name: In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father’s research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
- The Man Who Invented Christmas: The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.