Earlier today, the lineup for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival was announced, which means that marketing materials are going online, or in the case of Bennett Miller‘s Foxcatcher, back online. A teaser trailer was released last fall, but then Sony pulled it shortly before announcing that the film would be pushed back to 2014. Now that the movie is playing in competition at Cannes, the Foxcatcher trailer is back online, and I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already. There are also new posters and trailers David Michôd’s upcoming thriller The Rover starring Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson, and for Atom Egoyan‘s The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos. Both films look fascinating, and I’m eager to hear the reaction to all of these pictures after they play at Cannes.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers and posters. The Rover opens in New York and L.A. on June 13th and goes nationwide on June 20th. Domestic release dates have yet to be announced for Foxcatcher and The Captive.
Warner Bros. has unveiled a few new images from some of its upcoming Summer 2014 films. Briefly:
- Jupiter Ascending – A new Jupiter Ascending image from writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski’s sci-fi epic shows that Channing Tatum’s half-werewolf/half-albino character has himself a pair of rocket boots, which come in handy when saving Mila Kunis’ queen character. The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 18th.
- Tammy – A pair of new Tammy images from the upcoming comedy highlight Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon, with McCarthy playing a down-and-out woman who takes a road trip with her foul-mouthed, alcoholic grandmother (Sarandon). Directed by Ben Falcone, the film opens on July 2nd.
- Jersey Boys – Two new Jersey Boys images from director Clint Eastwood’s feature film adaptation of the stage musical show the titular characters, played by newcomers John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, and Vincent Piazza. The film opens on June 20th.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
Warner Bros. has set the Magic Mike 2 release date for July 3, 2015. 2015 is already ridiculously crowded, but I have to admire a studio scheduling the sequel to an indie dramedy about male strippers for one of the biggest blockbuster weekends of the year. Even better, it will face off against Terminator: Genesis, and while audiences are used to getting their big action fix on the July 4th weekend, I wouldn’t rule out Magic Mike 2 as highly effective counter-programming. There’s more than one way to set off fireworks. One of those ways involves cock pumps.
In a recent interview, Magic Mike 2 star Channing Tatum said that “everyone” will likely return for the sequel. I hope that the movie is good and that they’ll be seeing a lot of laaawwwwwbreakers.
Though few can rival Matthew McConaughey in the realm of “career renaissance” at the moment, Channing Tatum has undergone a fascinating transformation over the past few years. He first broke out as a model-slash-actor in the first Step Up, but he began branching out with Steven Soderbergh’s 2011 film Haywire. He subsequently collaborated with Soderbergh on two more films to excellent results—Magic Mike and Side Effects—and proved himself a very skilled comedic actor with turns in 21 Jump Street and This Is the End. His upcoming films range from dark drama (Foxcatchter) to hard sci-fi/fantasy (Jupiter Ascending), and there are also a few more exciting prospects on the horizon.
During a recent interview with MTV, Tatum revealed that he has indeed met about playing Gambit in a potential X-Men spinoff film, expressing his love for the character and willingness to tackle the role. He also provided an update on Magic Mike 2, saying the sequel won’t be as darkly dramatic as Soderbergh’s first film and that he expects the entire cast to return. Hit the jump for much more. Magic Mike 2 opens July 3, 2015.
Sony Pictures has released a new 22 Jump Street red-band trailer. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller return for the comedic sequel, along with stars Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, who move from the halls of high school to the college campus this time around. This trailer put to rest any doubts I had about the sequel. Comedy sequels are rarely funnier than the first movie, but this looks like it could be as funny as 21 Jump Street, which is saying something because I fucking love that movie.
Hit the jump to check out the red-band trailer. The film also stars Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Peter Stormare, Rob Riggle, Dave Franco, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts. 22 Jump Street opens June 13th.
Directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller are quickly becoming some of the most exciting filmmakers working today, and luckily we don’t have to wait long for their follow-up to February’s delightful The LEGO Movie. The directors are currently putting the finishing touches on their upcoming comedy sequel 22 Jump Street (which we here at Collider are very much looking forward to), and the first clip from the follow-up has now arrived online. The film finds Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill’s characters taking their undercover operation to a college campus, and in this first 22 Jump Street clip we see that the two also get involved with a drug cartel (led by Peter Stormare, natch). Unfortunately, Tatum’s character has a bit of trouble nailing down a particular accent.
Hit the jump to watch the clip, and if you missed any of Dave’s set visit coverage be sure to check out his full report and interviews with Tatum & Hill, Lord & Miller, producer Neil H. Moritz, and co-star Wyatt Russell. The film opens in theaters on June 13th.
Given the near universal praise it has received, I doubt that one more voice in its corner will persuade you to check out Captain America: The Winter Soldier this weekend if you weren’t already planning on it (especially when that “one voice” belongs to yours truly). Still yet, that fact won’t prevent me from gushing about it in these next few sentences. The Winter Soldier is fantastic. The action, humor, performances, and storytelling are all on point and work seamlessly together to create what is instantly one of my favorite Marvel movies and, more impressively, a really good film in general. It joins The Avengers on the short list of Marvel movies that I can see myself revisiting outside of canon just to enjoy again as a singular experience. While I believe a healthy dose of skepticism should be retained until you see it for yourself, I feel comfortable in saying that you can believe the hype surrounding The Winter Soldier.
In addition to me continuing to high-five the new Cap film, this week’s Top 5 also features the first trailer for director Luc Besson‘s Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson, our 22 Jump Street set visit coverage, the first teaser trailer for The Expendables 3, and a look at our most anticipated films from April to June. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.
I have a conundrum. I want to tell you how hilarious and off-beat Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s comedy sequel 22 Jump Street sounds, but the directors themselves have described their past successes as ones based off of low expectations, so they’d like us to play it down a bit. I don’t know if I can do that. After watching Channing Tatum and Wyatt Russell shoot a delightfully bizarre meet-cute scene on the football field, while Jonah Hill stands awkwardly and uncomfortably by them in full pads, and Jimmy Tatro goes on a curse-filled rant, I can’t lie to you and say you’re not going to laugh your ass off. Sorry guys.
So I’ll do the next best thing and share a list of 35 Things to Know from our visit to the set in New Orleans, where sequel subversion was the theme of the day, and you could just tell that everyone on set was having a good time. Hit the jump to get in the know. 22 Jump Street opens June 13th.
The surprise success of 21 Jump Street was due, in no small part, to the on-screen relationship between Jonah HIll’s Schmidt and Channing Tatum’s Jenko. The boys are back in 22 Jump Street, the follow-up film that finds them graduating from high school to college in an attempt to infiltrate a criminal organization … when they’re not drinking, partying, and wooing the ladies.
During a visit to the New Orleans set, our small group of online journalists had a chance to talk to Hill and Tatum about the sequel. They talked about the expectations for this film, their characters’ thoughts on returning to college, working with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller again, adding a Michael Bay-level of action to the film, and cameos. Hit the jump to see what they had to say, and check out 22 Jump Street when it opens June 13th.
Hot off the presses from our set visit report for 22 Jump Street, we’ve got seven new images from the comedy sequel to share with you. In addition to new looks at returning stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, and Ice Cube, with directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and new faces to the franchise Wyatt Russell and Jimmy Tatro.
Also starring Nick Offerman, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, and Craig Roberts, 22 Jump Street opens June 13, 2014. Hit the jump to check out the new images.
Though reboots and big franchise properties are the main output for studios nowadays, every now and then a smaller film will pop with audiences and become a surprise success. Such was the case with director Steven Soderbergh’s excellent male stripper drama Magic Mike, which grossed a hefty $167 million worldwide against a budget of just $7 million. Obviously with that kind of return it would be financially sound to move forward with a sequel, and star/producer Channing Tatum has been keen on making the follow-up a reality. However, with Soderbergh in a self-imposed retirement and Tatum plenty busy with other projects, the timeline of the follow-up has been a bit murky.
Recently, while we were speaking with Joe Manganiello in anticipation of the ensemble actioner Sabotage, the actor offered a surprising update on Magic Mike 2, revealing that filming is poised to get underway this fall. Hit the jump for his full comments.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures have released a fantastic new trailer for The Matrix Trilogy and Cloud Atlas writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski’s original sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending. The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum plays an ex-military half-werewolf half-albino hunter tasked with tracking her down. One thing is abundantly clear from this new trailer: the scope of Jupiter Ascending is positively epic. The Wachowski siblings appear to have gone all-out with this sci-fi pic, and the result is an ambitious, colorful, and massive world that looks like a whole lot of fun. Eddie Redmayne feels almost Shakespearean as the villain, and I’m incredibly impressed by just how big and other-worldly this thing is.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Sean Bean, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 18th.
Warner Bros. has released a pair of posters for writers/directors Lana and Andy Wachowski’s original sci-fi adventure Jupiter Ascending, and they’re unabashedly out there. The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum plays an ex-military half-werewolf half-albino hunter tasked with tracking her down. A new trailer will be online later today, but I’m still loving the weirdness of the world that was presented in the first trailer and continues with today’s marketing. It’s also refreshing to have a completely original non-sequel, non-reboot, big-budget film coming our way this summer.
Hit the jump to take a look at the posters and check back tonight at 7:30pm ET to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 18th.
Channing Tatum has made no secret of the fact that he’d like to direct sooner rather than later, hinting that he might make his first foray behind the camera on the in-development sequel Magic Mike 2. However, it looks like he may have found a different, albeit interesting project on which to make his directorial debut instead. Deadline reports that Tatum and his producing partner Reid Carolin are in talks to produce an adaptation of Jo Nesbø’s crime thriller novel The Son at Warner Bros., with the hopes of possibly taking the helm of the project as well. Hit the jump for more.
Warner Bros. has released an international trailer for the Wachowski Siblings‘ upcoming sci-fi adventure film, Jupiter Ascending. The story follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who scrubs toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum plays an ex-military hunter tasked with tracking her down. The movie looking like it will be a lot of fun, and it’s also exciting to see a non-adaptation as part of the summer blockbuster season. That probably means fewer people will see it because it hasn’t been pre-sold to them in some other form, but personally, I’m just glad to be getting a new Wachowskis movie this year.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton, James D’Arcy, Tim Pigott-Smith, and Doona Bae. Jupiter Ascending opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on July 18th.