On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, and Dennis Tzeng discuss the following:
- Talking with screenwriters of Deadpool
- Final Batman v Superman trailer
- Sonic the Hedgehog animated movie
- Battlestar Galactica movie
- The Purge: Election Year trailer
- Mr. Right trailer
- The Brothers Grimsby red band trailer
- Opening this week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Movie backlash
- Creed 2
- and much more…
We may still be waiting for the next great video game film, but that hasn’t stopped studios from giving more gaming adaptations the green light. Back in 2014 it was announced that Sonic the Hedgehog would get his own movie, and yesterday it was announced that Sega and Sony Pictures would be making it a live action/CG animation hybrid set for release in 2018.
All of Battlestar Galactica may be happening again. According to reports, the popular TV franchise will be heading to the big screen in hopes of becoming a massive event franchise for Universal Studios. Producer Michael De Luca is teaming up with Scott Stuber and Dylan Clark to revive the property that ran as a critically acclaimed Syfy series from 2004 to 2009. De Luca most recently produced 50 Shades of Grey and Dracula Untold.
A bevy of trailers have just dropped, and first up is The Purge: Election Year. When an idealistic young senator wants to put an end to the annual “purge”, it makes her a target by fellow politicians. Luckily, on her security team is Frank Grillo, who’s bad-assery helped a band of survivors make it through The Purge: Anarchy.
Also hitting the web is the first trailer for Mr. Right, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. In the Max Landis-penned comedy, Kendrick falls for Rockwell’s character despite the fact that he’s a hitman. The film also stars Tim Roth as the FBI agent tracking the odd couple.
A new trailer for the Sacha Baron Cohen/Mark Strong comedy The Brothers Grimsby has been released. The red band clip showcases Cohen as the dim-witted but well-meaning brother of spy Strong. When they reconnect after decades apart, all hell breaks loose.
OPENING THIS WEEK – Brought to you by AMC Theatres
Deadpool – Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when the evil Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Negasonic Teenage Warhead and Colossus, Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
How to Be Single – After four years of college, young Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.
DC Bolling writes:
What’s up guys? I watch Movie Talk everyday after my classes and even watching it on Wednesday made me feel better. My question is what movies do you feel have gotten massive backlash over the years? For me it’s movies like The Dark Knight Rises, Star Trek Into Darkness and Forrest Gump are some that I think are still great.What do guy guys think?
Kaneiah Williams writes:
Hey Collider. It was recently announced that Creed II was slated for a November 2017 release, which that put the film in direct competition with Thor: Ragnarok (opening on the 3rd) and the first Justice League film (opening on the 17th). Should Creed 2 stay in the November month or be pushed to October to avoid the chance of not getting destroyed by or be in the middle between two separate superhero films? I don’t think a boxing film can handle that and Rocky is too old to be in the middle of that as well. What are your thoughts? Thanks.