In this week’s new trailers, the premise for ‘Men in Black’ gets re-imagined to incorporate zombies, while two highly anticipated action sequels promise to finish the year with a really big and loud bang.
There’s really no pattern or theme to this week’s selection of trailers, except that they all look like pretty decent and fun movies to enjoy this summer. First, we have another remake of a cult horror favorite that devoted fans will argue is completely unnecessary. Then, James Franco and Seth Rogen reunite for another stoner comedy, while Matt Damon faces off against Jodie Foster for the future of humankind.
Trailers for the summer season keep rolling in, and they’re full of CG spectacle, fantasy and mindless explosions. Of the three released in the last couple of weeks, Wolverine bares his claws again while Percy Jackson prepares for battle against the gods once more. Meanwhile, Channing Tatum continues his fantasy quest of being an action star.
Surprise, surprise. The summer blockbuster season this year will come with several sequels. At least one of the movies featured in today’s trailers clearly should have never been made or even conceived in the first place.
In a development that may have huge ramifications for countless TV shows that were canceled before their time, the creator of the short-lived but beloved series ‘Veronica Mars’ is currently raising funds to bring his spunky young detective back for one more adventure in movie form – and he needs our help to do it.
After the blazing success of ‘Skyfall’, Sam Mendes has turned down the offer to direct the next James Bond movie, claiming that he wants to devote himself to theater for a while. All things considered, that’s probably a wise career move on his part. How do you top a billion-dollar blockbuster? Almost anything is destined to be seen as a disappointment. Better to go out on top. Nevertheless, James Bond will return, and somebody will have to direct the next movie. In this week’s Roundtable, we offer some suggestions.
Hollywood’s remake train keeps chugging, but the news isn’t all bad. Niels Arden Oplev will direct a reboot of the 1990 thriller ‘Flatliners‘, which originally starred Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt and Billy Baldwin. You might know Oplev’s name as the director of the original 2009 version of ‘The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo‘. That already gives the project more legitimacy than you might expect.
Mark your calendars: The acclaimed ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ two-part episode ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ will be assimilated into theaters for a special one-night event at specified locations around the country on April 25th. Resistance is futile.