Spinning Headlines – Week 14: Edge of Tomorrow 2, Fast 8, The BFG, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Suicide Squad, Trollhunters, Dunkirk Spinning Headlines – Week 14: Edge of Tomorrow 2, Fast 8, The BFG, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Suicide Squad, Trollhunters, Dunkirk
Sequel news on "Edge of Tomorrow", "Fast 8", "Kingsman: The Golden Circle", trailer for "The BFG", teaser image of "Trollhunters", "Dunkirk" casting news, some... Spinning Headlines – Week 14: Edge of Tomorrow 2, Fast 8, The BFG, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Suicide Squad, Trollhunters, Dunkirk

*Walks around the computer while kicking it’s tyres. Accidentally hits Ctrl+F5*

Oh, the site’s back up. Why the hell doesn’t anyone tell me of these things?!!?

Anyways, as I was saying… Friday. The big news of the week was obviously the first trailer for “Rogue One: a Star Wars story”, which looks like some damn good scifi action. I guess there will be some naysayers who will rant about “AGAIN with the Death Star?!!? Come on!“, but I’ll pay never mind.

So what else has been happening?

 

LIVE. DIE. REPEAT. AGAIN.

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The 2014 Tom Cruise-starring “Edge of Tomorrow” didn’t exactly set the box office on fire, but I bet it has had a pretty hefty afterlife in the home video-market. And why shouldn’t it have? It was an entertaining scifi/action mix – but most importantly: it was FUN. That matters, you see – there is only so many blockbuster movies concentrating on the heroes just brooding around that one can take. So, quite rightly I – and several people I know – put “Edge…” on their 2014 top ten-lists.

There was some buzz about a sequel being in the works, but this week it was announced that a core team has been signed on it. Christopher McQuarrie will direct the film. McQuarrie has of course become something of a Tom Cruise’s trusted filmmaking partner, having co-written and produced “Valkyrie“, directed and written “Jack Reacher” as well as “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation“(and continuing those duties on the sixth film) and also being the on-set screenwriter for the first “Edge of Tomorrow“. Yessir – McQuarrie is in the inner circle of most recent things Cruise. A writing duo has also been signed on the sequel; screenwriters Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse who recently wrote the Jesse Owens biopic “Race“, will write the script. Although I assume that McQuarrie will be very hands-on with the final script. Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt are to reprise their roles from the first movie.

No release date has been set yet (which is quite unusual by today’s standards), as all the people attached have still multiple projects in the works, including “Mission Impossible 6“. I myself am very curious as to how they will follow the first film, as it worked pretty well as a stand-alone story. A second wave of aliens I guess.

 

FURIOUS 8 ADDS VILLAINS

It was rumored of for a few months, but this week it was made official: Charlize Theron has signed on to the eight installment (currently titled “Fast 8”) of the “Fast & Furious“-saga to play the villainess – a first in this franchise.

Another addition to the cast: the Norwegian actor Kristofer Hivju – best known for his portrayal of the Wildling leader Tormund Giantsbane on HBO’s “Game of Thrones“. His character has been described as a “tough henchman“. I hope he’s more of a “tough & ruthless” kind than “rough & toothless” kind.

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Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese GibsonLudacris, Kurt Russell and possibly Lucas Black are all set to return for the F. Gary Gray-directed film, set to start filming next month in various locations like New York City, Atlanta, Iceland, Cuba and Russia.

 

NEW TRAILER FOR SPIELBERG’S “The BFG”

Well, the Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s novel “The BFG” sure seems to have Big Fucking Giants, as the title suggests. What? It’doesn’t stand for that? Why am I not told about these things?

 

“KINGSMAN” TEASER POSTER GIVES QUITE A TEASE

Taron Egerton‘s Tweet of the teaser poster for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” raises a big question: is Colin Firth’s Harry Hart returning? and if so, is he returning in a flashback or even as himself? Things are getting interesting for the sequel of one of last years most entertaining spy films.

Meanwhile, Pedro Pascal – best known for playing prince Oberyn Martell in “Game of Thrones” – has been added to the cast of the film, as a character called Jack Daniels — an alias, I believe. I guess the question is, will the character be working for Julianne Moore’s villain – of for Halle Berry’s The Statesmen (the american counterpart of Kingsmen)? Time will tell…

 

JAI COURTNEY ADDRESSES THE “SUICIDE SQUAD”-RUMORS

Remember that rumor last week about “Suicide Squad” getting extensive reshoots, because the second trailer played all joke-ey and that was allegedly ALL the jokes they had? Well – things are getting even more confusing. In the above video interview for Entertainment Tonight, Jai Courtney – who plays Captain Boomerang in the movie – says that there ARE reshoots that are happening, but:

I think there’s plenty of [humor] in it. I wouldn’t say we’re going back to make it funnier, there’s some additional action stuff that we’ve been doing, which is pretty dope. Really we’re just kind of adding in that sense.

More action? I thought there was already plenty of that in the trailers – unless that was ALL the action they had in the film…? Just kidding. Whatever the ultimate reason may be, I’m sure we’ve not heard the last of this.

Warner Bros. seems to be a bit shell-shocked over “Batman V. Superman“‘s huge second week box office-drop(69%) anyways as the story goes they are now considering releasing significantly fewer films per year to cover themselves from these big budget blockbusters not making enough money.

 

DEL TORO’S “TROLLHUNTERS” GETS FIRST IMAGE

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Guillermo Del Toro has served as a “visual consultant” on several animated films from Dreamworks Animation, including “Kung Fu Panda 2-3“, “Puss in Boots” and “Megamind“. So it was really not a surprise that he would make a leap into creating an animation project himself. In fact – he already had a hand in helping director Jorge Gutierrez getting his CGI animated musical “The Book of Life” getting made a few years earlier (that project was originally set at Dreamworks but they passed). Now the first image from “Trollhunters“, created and executive produced by Del Toro and based on an illustrated novel by Del Toro and Daniel Kraus, has been released.

The interesting thing is that this is not a film, but a Netflix Original Series. Here’s the official synopsis: “TROLLHUNTERS will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia who make a startling discovery that the world beneath their hometown is as vast and mind-blowing as anything on the surface. A global must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks TROLLHUNTERS will bring viewers of all ages around the world into the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro.

So – not to be confused as a remake of the Norwegian film “Trollhunter“.

 

CILLIAN MURPHY RETEAMS WITH NOLAN

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Cillian Murphy has joined the cast of Christopher Nolan‘s WW2-drama, Dunkirk. This will mark Murphy’s fifth collaboration with Nolan, having previously played Doctor Jonathan Crane aka. Scarecrow in all the “Dark Knight“-films as well as Fischer in “Inception“. Murphy will be part of the more “senior”-side of the cast along with Tom Hardy(another Nolan regular), Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance. More in the upfront of the film will be a cast of younger actors, like Fionn WhiteheadJack Lowden, Aneurin Barnard and (WTF?!!?) One Direction singer/songwriter Harry Styles.

 

SPIT-TAKE OF THE WEEK

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Uhh… Well – just have a look at this first and I’ll explain afterwards:

There. I know, I know – David Brent, the idiot boss from the original “The Office” is back and all, but as many people online pointed out; Stephen Merchant, Ricky Gervais’ co-creator of the series is NOT. And by the looks of this, the more sophisticated humor of the series is not back either. I hope there’s more to this movie than just dick jokes, which are really the basis of this teaser.

We’ll see…

 

That is all.

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  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    “Where am I?”
    “Giant cunt…ree”

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    The “inserting jokes” bit was probably added by Faraci as a stab against WB as he could not take the glory that is “BvS”.

  • Zed

    They drove a dump truck full of money up to Theron’s house. She’s not made of stone.

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    Has it broken even yet?

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    No idea… why is it always about money with you?

  • Xiphos

    I always thought with the Jack Reacher movie they should’ve stuck with the original title “Tom Cruise Presents, Jack Reacher: A midgets very lackluster vanity project”

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    Art don’t pay the bills.

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead
  • I_am_better

    Gervais did an uncredited rewrite?

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    Jon Snow’s Force Ghost?

  • I_am_better

    Worldwide:
    $720,829,382
    – so I guess $800,000,000 will be close to being even

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead
  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    Dunkirk is a great chapter in history. I hope they do it justice.

  • I_am_better

    Nolan at least will do it right. I shudder when I think what some other studioheads would do. They would probably go all U-571 and add a heroic American Destroyer commander(McConaughey) there, helping to give cover to the retreat…

  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    So Iron Man 3, with one guy, beat them coming and going. Who would have guessed it back in the day that third tier Marvel guy would wipe the floor with DC’s top three?

    [vimeo 67606405 w=680 h=383]
  • Negasonic Middle Aged Warhead

    Or American pilots winning the Battle of Britain.

  • Stalks

    We’re back!
    SN4Life!
    PS Fuck the haters!
    *Drops Mic*

  • Stalks

    Props for the featured pic, Kim. The servers are a bloody mess.
    That being said, I’m looking forward to SW: rogue one, (Donnie Yen and Gareth Evans? Sold!!) This season’s GOT annnnd hopefully lees Jai Courtney in Suicide Squad.
    Back in the day “BFG” meant…

    http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/11113/111133928/3749277-0942458486-14f29.jpg

  • I_am_better

    Yeah, that’s what I always associate BFG with, too

  • I_am_better
  • I_am_better

    I dunno. At least Courtney is playing an Australian. He should pull that off.

  • CoolHandJuke

    i just skimmed the article. what’s this Fate movie that Charlize Theron is in? and does she show her tits?

  • CoolHandJuke

    i knew a gal names Ree who had a giant cunt…who had a giant cunt…

  • franks_television

    Colin Firth was the best part of Kingsman so they should bring him back regardless of whether it makes sense.

  • franks_television

    I’ve been reading some of those books lately and it’s absolutely ludicrous that they cast Tom Cruise for that role.

  • Kylo Ronin

    I dunno, I think he pulled it off.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Interesting.

  • I_am_better

    Which part?

  • Kylo Ronin

    Yes.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Nah, I kid. That Trollhunters still looks cool. And you know me when it comes to Spielberg.

  • I_am_better

    oh, I’ll definitely see it

  • Sagamanus

    X’s going to give it to you. X’s going to give it to you! Said very formally.

  • Sagamanus

    Not sure where they’re going with a sequel to Edge of Tomorrow. But apparently there are more books in the series so who knows. I loved the film btw.

  • Toruk_Makto

    As a MASSIVE fan of the series I say you just have to sort of chuckle to yourself when you think of the disparity between the two. (Jack Reacher himself would give a good-natured laugh and then say something snarky)

    That or weep.

    Hollywood really doesn’t care about shit like that..they really, really don’t.

  • Sagamanus

    Maybe. But from someone who hasn’t read the book the film was good. Did you see it?

  • KilliK
  • KilliK

    oh, there are more books? didnt know that.

  • Sagamanus

    Hmh, the effect on that giant might be lacking. But some nice shots there.

  • I_am_better

    Edge of the Day After Tomorrow?

  • Toruk_Makto

    Someone over at DC comics has been mucking up the works for decades.

    I don’t know who this individual is…but there is going to be one hell of a biopic about this asshole one day.

  • Xiphos

    The Cruiser cast himself in that mediocre vanity project. His production company optioned the rights and made that boring laughable mess. Even if you take away the Reacher angle the movie itself just wasn’t good or engaging.

  • Stalks

    Two words: Pre-order!!!

  • KilliK

    nah, this one will be pirated. Looks like a game made for the console audience. Brutal Doom is free and infinitely more entertaining.

  • KilliK

    now here is a good example of why HW is a bunch of clueless idiots:

    Doom is not hard to adapt into an entertaining movie. it’s basically Aliens but with hellspawn demons instead. So, you already have your blueprint that you can base the adaptation on. All that remains is to respect the premise of the game and expand it.

    Write a good script based on the premise, a simple script with solid plot, interesting characters and lots of cool,fun moments. It doesnt have to be Citizen Kane but it doesnt need to insult the intelligence of the audience either. Cast the suitable actors and hire a director who knows how to tell a story and is skilled with action. And that’s it. Keep it R, create the claustrophobic,horror atmosphere of the game, throw in a few easter eggs for fans, keep the production values high and you have a hit which will satisfy both the fans of the game and the fans of the movie genre.

    it isnt hard. but no, instead they took a simple concept and rape it until it looked unlike anything the game was. I mean look at that thing the Rock is holding in the pic above. That’s not the iconic BFG from the game, that’s a very sophisticated air blower with a flashlight. they couldnt even get that one thing right. And when the movie fails both critically and commercially, the wise coke sniffers of HW will put the blame on the game itself, instead on their incompetence.

    fuck them.

  • KilliK

    and coke on tits.

  • Bop

    Theron as the big bad in FATF????? Bring it on. She is sexy evil.

  • Bop

    When I see BvS I always think people are talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

  • I_am_better

    I wish

  • I_am_better

    I still like my idea that they should’ve cast Helen Mirren as the vengeful mother of the two Shaw brothers of the previous films

  • CoolHandJuke

    Just rewatched TFA and hope they go meta with the sequel and have Snoke turn out to be Lucas. Tie it into the dark tower…

  • Frances Gilmore

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  • Zed

    Have the whole thing turn out to be happening in his mind, like in The Lego Movie. Since I’m pretty sure Lucas went senile around age 50, such a twist would explain the rampant plot holes, inconsistencies and general Bad Robot nonsense.

  • CoolHandJuke

    Can I still eat Rey’s ass raw. Happy bday to Daisey BTW…

  • Vampire Hunter D(ee)

    Steven Seagal also has b-day today. Is he a nobody or what?

  • CoolHandJuke

    Think you answered your own question…

  • Cynthia Urbano

    “my room mate Maria Is getting paid on the internet 98$/hr.”….i!262two days ago new Silver McLaren P2 bought after earning 18,512 Dollars,,,this was my previous month’s paycheck ,and-a little over, 17k Dollars Last month .,3-5 h/r of work a day ..with. extra open doors &. weekly. paychecks… it’s realy the simplest. work. I have ever Do.. I Joined This 7 months. ago. and now making over. 87 Dollars, p/h.Learn. More right Herei!262➤➤➤➤➤ http://GlobalSuperJobsReportsEmploymentsVisionGetPaidHourly98$…. .❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦:❖❖:❦❦::::i!262…….

  • Steven Spielberg’s BIG FUCKING GUN! Now that’s a title i never expected to see from him.

    At least Rogue One has an excuse for having a Death Star in the movie. What was Abrams’ excuse?

    Charlize Theron in a movie that’s not worthy of 1/100th of her talent and time and beauty.

    Gulhermo Del toro once again wastes his time and talent on a mediocre movie.

    Any news about a new nolan movie is good news. Cilliam Murhpy being in amovie is always good news, twice that if a Nolan’s. but as if anybody would had any doubts that a Nolan movie would had a bad cast. Kenneth Branagh to be in the movie as well is also another awesome news all of it’s own. As for the onedirection dude, well, i would be suspicious of such casting too if it was years ago, but remember, the lead of A BITTERSWEET LIFE was also a pop group singer member too and look at how well it turned out. IN NOLAN WE TRUST.

  • Snorek is actually JJ Abams himself, a master of bullshitting who is nothing but smoke and mirrors, in this case, a hologram that’s just that, an hologram.

  • 50? You mean mid 60s!

  • Helen Mirren shooting weapons, driving fast cars and causing major mayhem? Count me on! That would actually make me watch a Fart And Furious movie!

  • “Nerd Rage: How Somebody Fucked up DC Comics Continuity”

  • Maybe this time they will give the movie a memorable title?

  • Colin Firth is usually the best part of any movie he’s in, that’s a given.

  • It’s Nolan, so of course it will.

  • “Or American pilots winning the Battle of Britain” AKA Pearl Harbor (the movie)

  • Midget?? He’s 1,70 meter tall, since when that constituites a short man?

  • I’m Ok when a good actor gets payed a lot just to lazy around in a bad movie. Though Theron is not known for lazy around, she’s professional!

  • Tarmac492.1

    Fast and Furious must be the craziest franchise ever in film history. Who would have thought all this talent wants to be in it?? What’s next Scorcese or Spileberg directing one?

  • Tarmac492.1

    Ironically, all the Americans will be played by Brits.

  • Stalks

    And by “Haters”, I mean this douche, Ponyboy 360.

    “NOBODY goes to the SN.

    It’s NOT an entertainment site.

    People are too tired, too sick or too fucking LAZY, to even keep up with what is going on….cut & paste!

    The SN is a joke!

    Keep waving your flag, loser.

    People don’t read Peach’s stories?

    I do.

    NO ONE EVER listens to Colbert.

    EVER.

    Why does he even bother?

    What happened to that TLC podcast?

    Oh right, ZERO listeners.

    Writing as your two cats isn’t working out for you AT ALL.

    You make references that nobody gets, trying to shoot down other people that post here.

    You don’t even review relevant TV or film.

    EVER.”
    His exact words.

  • Stalks

    Props for mentioning A Bittersweet Life. Great Movie and yes, Lee Byung-Hun is a great actor. Yes, even in GIJoe Retaliation. He’s my favorite Korean thespian.

  • Stalks

    Its only a matter of time.

  • Stalks

    Might as well be.

  • Toruk_Makto

    I used to write it off as a shit series. I watched the 1st and 2nd then forgot about it for several years.

    Decided to check it out again after hearing all the hype and was pleasantly surprised.

    However, I would have stopped with the last one. Seemed like a good place to end it. I think they are pressing their luck by pressing forward…but then I also wrote the series off at number 2…so what the fuck do I know.

  • Tarmac492.1

    The first one was always a guilty pleasure for me. I thought, starting at 4 they became pretty decent action flicks. I never sat through three for some reason, though, It wasnt on that much, I guess.

  • I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooove A BITTERSWEET LIFE! That movie is all kinds of badass. It’s the type of action movie i prefer, the art-action movie, it kicks both the action and the aestetics arses.

  • The power of paychecks compels them.

  • The trailer is all kinds of awesome.

  • ErnestRister

    They tried it with Event Horizon…sort of, although that always seemed more lke A Black Hole/20,000 Leagues remake than a proper Doom action film. I didn’t bother with the Dwayne Johnston film. If anything screams hard R, it’s Doom.

  • ErnestRister

    I still suspect he’s Plagueis. Older than hell, seriously maimed, and Anakin’s daddy.

  • But this Abrams Crap NuStar War movies are designed to please the fanboy mutants who have pure irrational hatred for the prequels and pretend they don’t exist. No Plagueis for Old Fanboys!

  • Tarmac492.1

    🙂

  • Xiphos

    Since always, but more so, since the character is suppose to be 1.9m tall and weigh in at 113kg.

  • I can’t contest that Cruise is too short for the character. But as a person, 1.70 mts in no way is short, ever, by no standards whatsoever. He’s even taller than the world average!

  • Xiphos

    he’s a tiny little man with tiny little features. He’s almost a Capuchin monkey.