While there may no longer be hope for the Dark Universe, the standalone movies continue on full-steam ahead. In an exclusive update, Variety is reporting that Elisabeth Moss will star in the re-imagining of the Universal Studios classic monster story The Invisible Man (with an assist from Blumhouse Productions.) Man (based on the 1897 H.G. Wells novel) was initially slated to be part of Universal’s “Dark Universe”, a series of interconnected films that would reunite all of the original “Universal Monster” characters into a single cinematic universe. However, the box office failure of the Tom Cruise-led reboot of The Mummy in 2017 forced the studio to rethink its plans altogether and to seek a different route to bring back Dracula, Bride of Frankenstein, and all of the beloved horror icons.
According to CNBC, this year’s Super Bowl commercials will cost advertisers $5.25 million for 30 seconds of airtime. This means the new one-minute trailer for Jordan Peele’s Us will set Universal Pictures back $10.5 million (more than half of the film’s production budget!) when it runs during the big game. Such big spending isn’t exactly surprising considering Peele’s previous film, Get Out, earned over $255 million worldwide and netted the auteur an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Given all of the money at stake, Universal likely wants as many eyes on the screen as possible during airtime and lots of feverous anticipation; but Peele himself had a trick up his sleeve for fans who just can’t wait until kickoff to catch another glimpse of this highly-anticipated film. read more
Nothing’s worse than sitting at home somewhere outside of San Diego and reading about all of the wonderful things happening at Comic Con and not being able to see any of it. Lucky for us, M. Night Shyamalan threw us a bone and debuted the brand new trailer for Glass simultaneously at his SDCC panel and online!
Glass is the highly anticipated follow-up to both Unbreakable and Split and it features Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Anya Taylor-Joy all returning to their previous roles. The trailer opens on a new character played by American Horror Story favorite, Sarah Paulson, and the tension builds from there. You can watch the entire new trailer below: read more
Us, Jordan Peele’s follow-up to his award winning smash hit Get Out– already sports an incredible cast including Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss, and Winston Duke… and today’s announcement makes it even more interesting!
Variety reports that Tim Heidecker has been cast in Us in an unspecified role. Mainstream moviegoers may recognize Heidecker from his appearances in big budget films like Ant-Man and the Wasp and Bridesmaids; but legions of die-hard fans love him for his writing, directing, and acting in cult classics such as Tom Goes to the Mayor, Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Check It Out! with Dr. Steve Brule, and Decker. His works are often known for their dark and disturbing themes and a sense of humor which can only be described as “an acquired taste.” Heidecker and longtime collaborator Eric Wareheim recently ventured into the world of horror with their ongoing series, Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories, which explores everything from slapstick hijinks in a haunted house to the terrors of automated exercise equipment in the digitized world. In addition, Heidecker co-hosts a satirical movie review show with Gregg Turkington called On Cinema At the Cinema, which just completed its tenth season. Surely upon its release, Us will deserve the prestigious rating of “5 bags of popcorn” and several additional ceremonial trinkets, which Peele could display with his Best Original Screenplay Academy Award for Get Out! read more
The critical reaction to Jurassic World:Fallen Kingdom is mixed as mixed can be. Sitting at exactly 50% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie teeters precisely at the threshold of being perfectly indecisive. The film seems to have satisfied fans and moviegoers slightly better (as the big blockbusters usually do), given its A- Cinemascore and user ratings in the mid 60s on Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb; but none of these scores are the kinds of numbers Universal would like to see on a movie whose predecessor made over $1.6 billion at the global box office in 2015. read more
The final trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is out, and it delivers diverse set pieces and a ton of new information about the plot of the story. Featuring dinosaurs on rooftops, dinosaurs in a church, and a dinosaur in a kid’s bedroom, the clip shows that the filmmakers have thought of many original and interesting locations to place their prehistoric creatures in this movie!
The trailer shows Chris Pratt’s Owen and Bryce Dallas Howards’ Claire being tricked by an evil corporation into going back to the location of the failed Jurassic World park to “rescue” Blue the velociraptor and other famous reptiles. Turns out, they want to sell the creatures off as trained predators… what could possibly go wrong? read more
Have you still not seen Get Out? Did you wait to see Get Out on home video, and now you’re wondering what it would have been like to watch it on the big screen? Have you seen Get Out plenty of times, but you want to catch it one last time in theaters? Do you like free things? If the answer to any of these questions is “YES!”… then Jordan Peele’s got a surprise for you!
The director of the four-time Academy Award-nominated picture took to Twitter to announce an incredible Presidents’ Day promotion in celebration of the film’s one year anniversary: read more
If you’ve felt some rumbling beneath your feet in the last few days, it may not be just those pesky earthquakes that seem to be more prevalent around the globe. On Tuesday Universal Pictures released the first official trailer for the next installment in the Tremors timeline Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell, which will be the fifth sequel to the 1990 cult favorite. The release was announced by actor Michael Gross on his main Facebook page, complete with link (see below.)
The Tremors 6 project was initially announced back in September of 2016, again on Gross’ Facebook page. Also included in the cast and joining Gross’ mainstay lead character Burt Gummer is Scream‘s Jamie Kennedy and Lost Boys: The Thirst star Tanya van Graan. In this installment, Gummer and his son Travis Welker (Kennedy) travel to Canada to investigate a series of giant worm attacks which have confounded locals. Tremors 6 was directed by Don Michael Paul, who was also involved in the most recent sequel, Tremors 5: Bloodlines. read more