On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Jon Schnepp, and Kristian Harloff discuss the following:
Fantastic Four Review
Sony Pictures film schedule
Universal breaks box office record
Redband trailer for Hitman: Agent 47
Colin Farrell signed on for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Ben Davis talks Doctor Strange
Opening This Week (Brought to you by AMC Theatres):
Ricki and the Flash
Shaun the Sheep
…and a few things more!
Sony Pictures has just released their full release schedule for the next few years. The list contains a number of surprises including Bad Boys 3 and 4 scheduled for February 17th 2017 and July 3rd 2019.
(See full schedule here)
Universal Pictures has put out a release announcing that the studio has just broken the all time single year box office record for a studio. According to the release Universal films have already amassed $5.53 billion dollars in box office returns which breaks the previously held record of $5.52 billion dollars by Fox studios in 2014. The kicker here is that it’s still only August. Universal has had some of the biggest films of the year including Jurassic World ($1.562 billion) and Furious 7 ($1.515 billion), Minions ($875 million), Fifty Shades of Grey ($570 million) and Pitch Perfect 2 ($283 million).
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A new and final red band international trailer for the upcoming video game movie, Hitman: Agent 47 has just hit the web. A genetically engineered assassin (played by Rupert Friend) targets a mega-corporation that wants to use the secret of his origin to create a whole army of killers. Hitman: Agent 47 hits theatres on August 21st.
Speaking of new trailers, the very first trailer for the upcoming Anthony Hopkins, Colin Farrell and Jeffrey Dean Morgan film Solace has hit the web. A former doctor with psychic abilities named John Clancy (played Hopkins) is drawn into a serial killer case only to find that the killer (played by Colin Farrell) also is a psychic, leading to a showdown between the two who can detect each other’s every move. The Watchmen’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Limitless’ Abbie Cornish co-star.
Speaking of Colin Farrell, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that the Irish actor has signed on for the upcoming Harry Potter universe film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. According to the report Farrell will play a wizard named Graves who Newt Scamander (being played by Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne) meets in New York. The film follows Newt Scamander, the Wizarding World’s preeminent magizoologist, who in his travels has encountered and documented a myriad of magical creatures, ultimately leading to his penning the Hogwarts School textbook “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”
Little has been known about the upcoming Marvel film Doctor Strange other than who some of the key players are. Now the film’s director of photography, Ben Davis, is giving us a little bit of insight into what we can expect from the film. In a recent interview with Screen Daily Davis said the following: “Most of the work within it is about other dimensions. And I described it, I think, when I was talking to Marvel as ‘Marvel’s Fantasia’ in a way, because it’s so sort of out there and different to everything else that they’ve done… There’s a lot of previsualisation, and there’s a lot of work which is very hard – you look at it and you see the imagery that they’ve created for it and you think, ‘well how the hell do we shoot that!?’”
OPENING THIS WEEK (Brought to you by AMC Theatres)
First we start off with the new Meryl Streep film Ricki and the Flash. It’s been a roller-coaster ride for Ricki Rendazzo ( played by Streep), a one-time wife and mother of three who left her family behind to follow her dreams of rock ‘n’ roll stardom. Now, the singer and guitarist must face the music when she returns home to Indiana to reconnect with ex-husband Pete (played by Kevin Kline), troubled daughter Julie (played by Streep’s real life daughter Mamie Gummer) and engaged son Josh (played by Sebastian Stan). Filled with regret, Ricki hopes to find redemption for all of the bad choices that she made in the past. Ricki and the Flash opens on 1800 screens nation wide.
Next up is the animated film Shaun the Sheep. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it’s up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Shaun the Sheep opens on 2202 screens nation wide.