Movie Talk: ‘Pacific Rim 2’ Secures Release Date; ‘Tintin 2’ Still in the Works

     July 1, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (July 1, 2016) Dennis Tzeng, Mark Ellis, John Rocha, and Sinead DeVries discuss the following:

  • Steven Spielberg confirms Peter Jackson working on Tintin 2 + secret Amblin project
  • Pacific Rim 2 release date announced + Scott Eastwood joins cast
  • IT begins principle photography with new images from set
  • Box Office Predictions
  • Mail Bag


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Peter Jackson has been taking some time off for the past year and a half since his last effort, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, with zero news about what the Oscar-winning director will be doing for his next project. Now, thanks to a report from New Zealand’s Time Out Magazine, we have some answers. Speaking with Steven Spielberg about The BFG, the director revealed that The Adventures of Tintin 2 is still alive, with Jackson working on the script along with a secret project for the filmmaker’s Amblin Entertainment. There’s no word yet on a release for Tintin 2 or when we can expect the secret Amblin project Spielberg mentions.


pacific-rimOver the past few months, news has been slowly rolling out about Pacific Rim 2. We know that Daredevil: Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight would be taking over directing duties from Guillermo del Toro with Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly penning the script. And a few weeks back, we learned that John Boyega had been cast in the lead role as Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost’s son. Now, add a release date on to the news. Yesterday, Universal and Legendary Pictures announced that Pacific Rim 2 will open on February 23, 2018, one week after Black Panther and one week before the killer shark movie Meg as well as an untitled Fox/Marvel movie that may possibly be Deadpool 2 or New Mutants. Later in the day came word from The Hollywood Reporter that Scott Eastwood would also be joining the movie, alongside Boyega in a role that hasn’t yet been revealed. The 3D epic adventure will be produced by returning Pacific Rim producers Thomas Tull, Guillermo del Toro and Mary Parent.

Two new trailers were released for Bad Moms, one green band, and one red band. The R rated comedy features the principal trio of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn alongside Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith and Annie Mumolo. Bad Moms is about Amy and her seemingly perfect life, great marriage, over-achieving kids, and beautiful home and career. However, she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence. Written and directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, Bad Moms is set to open on July 29.

pennywise-it-remakeHollywood has been trying to adapt Stephen King’s massive horror novel IT for the big screen for some time. Through the process, True Detective filmmaker Cary Fukunaga was originally attached to direct but left over creative differences before Mama director Andy Muschietti took over. The two-film adaptation is now moving forward with the first movie beginning principle photography. Muschietti announced the start of filming taking to his Instagram to share some behind the scenes shots including a sketch of what Pennywise might look like in the movie. If the sketch is any indication, we will be getting a truly terrifying version of the iconic villain. IT is led by Hemlock Grove actor Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise and Midnight Special breakout Jaeden Lieberher as well as Finn Wolfhard, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jeremy Ray Taylor as the main group of teens. It is slated for release on September 8, 2017.

Deadline is reporting that Paramount Pictures has picked up the rights to the book series Clifford the Big Red Dog from Universal and is now developing the film as a live-action/CG Hybrid film. Justin Malen, who wrote the script for the upcoming Baywatch movie, will pen the script. The children’s book series was created by Norman Bridwell in 1963, producing over 75 different books that have sold over 126 million copies worldwide. The series follows the canine and his owner, the young Emily Elizabeth, and the misadventures that a 25-foot-tall dog finds himself causing. The books were previously adapted into a video series in the 1980s and later two television shows. Universal Studios previously had the film in development for a number of years with Astro Boy director David Bowers attached and even a 2016 release date previously announced. An animated movie, Clifford’s Really Big Movie, was released in 2004.


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Vinnie Jones took to Twitter announcing he’d be reuniting with his Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels producer now director Matthew Vaughn in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. On Twitter, Jones posted a pair of videos from the set of the film holding up the day’s newspapers to show fans he’s telling the truth and later, posted photos of himself in costume next to Vaughn and his new co-star Julianne Moore. It’s unclear at this time who exactly Jones is playing, though the England flag on his shoes suggests he could be a Kingsman, or perhaps one of the baddies, given his photo with Moore. Taron Egerton returns as Eggsy alongside other returning members Mark Strong and Edward Holcroft. They’ll be joined by newcomers Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, and music icon Elton John. Kingsman: The Golden Circle is scheduled to debut in theaters on June 16, 2017.


Now it’s time for Box Office Predictions brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. This is the part of the show where we make our predictions on what movies are opening this weekend and in what order they will top the weekend’s box office.


Chris Har writes:

Greetings and salutations guys,

Just a quick question. You talk about embargoes that film distributors impose on you and other reviewers. What are the ramifications if you break the embargoes, and would they really impose them if you give an ultra-positive view of the film???


A UK version of Mr Glasses

Adam.sandoval96 writes:

What’s one thing that you love in a movie that you hate with rage and what’s one thing that you hate in a movie that you love? I’m expecting to hear Independence Day 2, the Godfather 1&2 Transformers and Jaws in your answer and I give you permission to give me the shit rat face to the max!!!



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