Movie Talk: ‘Young Han Solo’ Movie Hires ‘Arrival’ Cinematographer; ‘Rings’ Shifts Release Again

     September 23, 2016

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (September 23rd, 2016) John Campea, Mark Ellis, John Rocha, Perri Nemiroff and Sinead DeVries discuss the following:

  • Rings shifts release dates. Again.
  • First trailer released for Fist Fight starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day
  • Box Office Predictions
  • Mail Bag

rings-posterRings, the long delayed third movie in The Ring franchise is getting delayed yet again. The sequel that brings the series into the modern age has been pushed back, as revealed in an announcement from Paramount Pictures. This marks the third time Rings has shifted on the calendar, and while this year has shown us that horror can succeed at any time of the year, audiences are especially looking for it in October. Now the only horror film opening next month is Ouija: Origin of Evil. Rings will now open on February 3, 2017.

Young Han Solo directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have just revealed that Bradford Young has signed on to be the film’s cinematographer. Young got his start on the indie scene before moving on to 2013’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Most recently, Sicario director Denis Villeneuve enlisted him to shoot his sci-fi drama Arrival. The yet untitled Young Han Solo film is slated for a release on May 25, 2018.

While hosting an IMAX screening of The Magnificent Seven, Collider’s own Steve Weintraub moderated a Q&A with producer Todd Black who officially confirmed that director Antoine Fuqua would be returning for The Equalizer 2, reuniting him yet again with frequent co-star Denzel Washington. The movie will commence shooting around Labor Day 2017. Additionally, the film’s current release date of September 29, 2017 is clearly going to have to be pushed back since the sequel will go into production around that time.

After years of uncertainty, Pacific Rim 2, now subtitled Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, is finally and officially happening with Daredevil Season 1 showrunner Steven S. DeKnight at the helm. Variety reports that Aftermath star Levi Meaden and Chinese actress Jing Tian have both joined the film, with confirmation that production begins this November in Australia, with principal photography also planned to take place in China. Pacific Rim Maelstrom is slated for release on February 23, 2018.



Image via Saban Entertainment

The casting and marketing for Power Rangers continues cranking it up for the fans with the official twitter account for Power Rangers tweeting early last night that Bill Hader has joined the cast of the movie as Alpha 5, the robot tasked with helping the Power Rangers. As of now, the report only says he will be doing voice work so we won’t know if Alpha 5 is pure CGI, practical effects or a mixture of both or if Hader will be doing any motion capture work. The movie lands in theatres on March 24, 2017.

The first trailer has been released for the new comedy Fist Fight. The movie stars Ice Cube and Charlie Day in a story about a mild-mannered high school English teacher trying his best to keep it together on the last day of school. But things go from bad to worse when he accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague, Ron Strickland, who challenges Campbell to an old-fashioned throw down after school. The movie lands in theatres on February 17, 2017.

jack-reacher-never-go-back-posterParamount has released three new Jack Reacher: Never Go Back TV spots. The follow-up finds Tom Cruise’s Jack Reacher character returning to his roots where he discovers that the women chosen to take over his role as head of the MP (Cobie Smulders), has been arrested for espionage. The film opens in theatres on October 21st.


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.


Sam Dean writes:

Hello Collider keep up the great work. Something that has become very noticeable in the box office is the complete underperformance of TMNT2, especially in comparison to its predecessor. The sequel made $239,192,233 worldwide; a significant drop down from the predecessors $493,333,584. Do you think this incarnation of TMNT is dead or will we see a threequel in the years to come?



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