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First Trailer for Greta Gerwig's LADY BIRD Starring Saoirse Ronan
First U.S. and International Trailers for INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY
The creative minds behind the hit Insidious trilogy return for Insidious: The Last Key. In the supernatural thriller, which welcomes back franchise standout Lin Shaye as Dr. Elise Rainier, the brilliant parapsychologist faces her most fearsome and personal haunting yet: in her own family home. In theaters January 5, 2018.
I actually read the book this is based on. This is a very unexpected, and seemingly surprisingly imaginative, adaptation. I had no idea this was even in the works.
Colin Trevorrow Out as STAR WARS: EPISODE IX Director
Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing Star Wars: Episode IX.
Rumors of Trevorrow’s departure have dogged the project since early June, weeks before the opening of The Book of Henry, his thriller that was panned by critics and failed at the box office.
Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that script issues have continued to be the continuing sore spot with Episode IX’s development with Trevorrow having had repeated stabs at multiple drafts. In August, Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, was tapped to work.
Lucasfilm and Disney announced the exit Tuesday. "Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon," read a Lucasfilm statement.
In August, Jack Thorne, the British scribe who wrote the upcoming Julia Roberts-Jacob Tremblay movie Wonder, was tapped to work on the script.
Sources say that the working relationship between Trevorrow and Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy became unmanageable. Kennedy, who had already been through one director firing/replacement on the Han Solo spinoff movie, was not eager for a sequel and tried to avoid this decision.
In June, Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired from the Han Solo stand-alone with only a few weeks left in principal photography. The two were later replaced by Ron Howard, who is finishing out production in London.
Trevorrow's departure now marks the fourth time directors have been replaced on a Star Wars project. Tony Gilroy took over from Gareth Edwards for massive reshoots on 2016's Rogue One. And Josh Trank was taken off of a Star Wars anthology film after reports arose about the helmer's disturbing behavior on the set of Fox's Fantastic Four reboot. Like Trank, Trevorrow's exit occured before the movie has started shooting.
Trevorrow first made waves with Sundance hit Safety Not Guaranteed. The indie sci-fi dramedy caught the attention of Steven Spielberg and Universal, who put Trevorrow at the helm of the Jurassic Park reboot, Jurassic World. The movie went on to gross a mammoth $1.6 billion at the global box office. After that success, the director was tapped to write and direct Episode IX, the supposed end to the Skywalker saga that would follow Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi (due out Dec. 15).
Trevorrow has several projects in various stages of development, including a Jurassic World follow-up, which he co-wrote and executive produced. Prior to getting Episode IX, Trevorrow was attached to direct Intelligent Life, a sci-fi thriller set up at Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment that he wrote with writing partner Derek Connolly. (Rebecca Thomas has since taken over as director.)
Colin Trevorrow Out as 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Director
First Look at MR. ROBOT's Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
There are few people in music history as recognizable as Queen frontman Freddie Mercury — and not just his face, but his four-octave voice and flamboyant physicality. Rami Malek is well aware of that fact.
“When you’re able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror,” Malek says, recalling his first time in hair and makeup, “it’s a very affirming moment.”
The Mr. Robot star is preparing to play Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (out Dec. 25, 2018), the Bryan Singer-directed film that chronicles Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Malek channels Mercury’s look from that global-concert event. Resembling the legendary musician, he says, “only adds to the level of confidence that one would need to play Freddie Mercury.”
Parts of the movie that feature singing will utilize either Malek’s own voice or recordings of Mercury, with a sound alike filling in the gaps.“We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible,” Malek says.“I’m in Abbey Road [Studios] right now if that should say anything to you. I’m not working on my acting.”
Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody first look
SHEENA, QUEEN OF THE JUNGLE Reboot in the Works from Millennium Films
Millennium Films is looking for the next Gal Gadot. With the success of female superhero feature Wonder Woman having smashed box office records, another female heroine is running headlong with sword in hand to the big screen. Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, the fictional American comic book jungle girl, is now poised to return after 33 years, courtesy of Millennium Films.
Ironically, Millennium had Gadot already cast in their 2016 feature Criminal before Warner Bros. picked her up for Batman v Superman. Sheena, the movie, is targeting a summer 2018 start.
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle was actually the first female comic book character with her own title in 1938 and was the first comic book to title-star a female character preceding Wonder Woman in 1941. She was predated in literature by Rima, the Jungle Girl, introduced in the 1904 William Henry Hudson novel Green Mansions.
The story of Sheena is that she was orphaned and then grew up with wild animals and learned to survive fighting with makeshift weapons and later knives, spears and bows and arrows; she would then fight evil out of the jungle.
Model Irish McCalla portrayed Sheena in a 26-episode TV series aired in first-run syndication from 1955 to 1956. Tanya Roberts starred in the feature version from Columbia Pictures in 1984.
‘Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle’ Reboot Feature In Works At Millennium Films (Exclusive)
Billy Magnussen Cast as a New Character in Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN
Prince Ali has got some competition. Billy Magnussen is joining Disney's live-action Aladdin asPrince Anders.
The Guy Ritchie-directed movie based on the 1992 animated pic will star relative newcomer Mena Massoud as the street rat turned prince. Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott will play Princess Jasmine, with Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) portraying the villain Jafar and Will Smith playing Genie.
Magnussen will take on the new role created for the movie musical, with all other character details remaining buried in the Cave of Wonders. He joins Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad, who is set to play the original character Mara, a handmaiden and friend to Jasmine.
John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride) penned the script. Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, is producing through his Lin Pictures banner.
Magnussen has some experience playing a Disney prince. The Tony nominee appeared in Rob Marshall's Into the Woods as Rapunzel's prince, performing the duet "Agony" with Chris Pine.
The actor was last seen in the Aubrey Plaza indie Ingrid Goes West, and appeared in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies and Adam McKay's The Big Short. Magnussen's small-screen work includes Netflix's Black Mirror, Epix's Get Shorty and FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson, in which he played Kato Kaelin. Up next, Magnussen will star opposite Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the New Line comedy Game Night.
Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Casts Billy Magnussen as New Character (Exclusive)
First Trailer for Stephen King's GERALD'S GAME Starring Carla Gugino
When a harmless sex game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house. Among those she confronts are ghosts from her past and a rabid dog. Coming to Netflix on September 29.