Jacob Hall Biography
Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Legendary Pictures showed tremendous taste by casting Michael Keaton and J.K. Simmons in their upcoming King Kong reboot. Then fate intervened, schedules shifted, and both actors had to depart the project. So how does one go about filling a Keaton/Simmons-shaped hole in a movie? With Russell Crowe and Brie Larson of course.
Tom Holland has either begun filming his part as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War or he’s about to head off to the Atlanta set soon. In either case, it won’t be long before we get our first look at the new Spidey outfit. You think all of those photos from the Suicide Squad set were bad? Just you wait. The new, official Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man is going to attract paparazzi like nothing else. So expect Marvel Studios to beat them to the punch by releasing an official image before long. But what if they have already been secretly, quietly, teasing the costume under our noses?
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 is going to be one the highest grossing films of 2015 no matter what, so every trailer and poster can’t help but feel ever-so-slightly redundant. Oh, remember that movie that you and everyone you know is already going to see anyway? Here’s an unnecessary reminder that it exists! And yet Lionsgate has been playing fans like a fiddle with their marketing campaign, and the latest trailer is one seriously impressive advertisement.
The Freeheld trailer presents a “based on true events” period piece drama that is all about the social injustices of another era. Unlike most movies cut from this cloth, this particular case of social injustice isn’t being remembered several decades later, but only 10 years after the fact. The story of a lesbian couple’s battle for equal treatment in the eyes of the law, Freeheld couldn’t have landed in a more appropriate year. 2015 has been a year of victories for the LGBT community and this trailer is a reminder of how quickly change has come and just how many worlds away 2005 is from today.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, sift through the weird state of DC movies and television, read the latest updates on Captain America: Civil War, and celebrate the greatest superhero TV spot of all time.
The hard facts: LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment production company have inked a deal with Warner Bros. that will see the NBA superstar collaborating with the studio on “TV, film and original digital content.” The speculation: Space Jam 2 is nigh and there is nothing you can do to stop it.
They are sequels and there are remakes and there is the new Vacation, which manages to somehow be both of those things at the same time. It’s a sequel in that it follows the grown-up Rusty (Ed Helms) and his new family, but it’s a remake because it, once again, tracks the Griswold clan as they embark on a cross-country road trip to visit Walley World. And while the original film had its fair share of off-color jokes, the mere existence of this new red band trailer is all the evidence you need that this remaquel will push the boundaries of the R-rating.
All of the Mission: Impossible movies have stories full of twists and turns, characters who undergo emotional transformations, and the rest of the basic building blocks of basic cinematic storytelling. But let’s face the facts. These movies are all about the stunts. Specifically, they’re all about Tom Cruise putting himself in harm’s way for your amusement. A new series of posters celebrating the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation recognizes this fact.
Today in “extremely unlikely actors making their unlikely directorial debuts with unlikely projects,” we have It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia co-creator and star Rob McElhenney landing the Minecraft movie. If you are familiar with every element of that sentence then you know just how weird this news is.
Just the facts: Sony has bought a pitch for an animated movie based on Emoji, the popular, expressive faces that have become omnipresent in 21st century communication. The movie was at the center of a bidding war, with several studios jockeying to nab the rights to what sounds like, on paper, a brand-friendly project in the vein of The LEGO Movie.