Things have been fairly quiet around Duncan Jones’ Mute (sorry, I had to) for some time now. The Moon and Source Code director, also known for last summer’s Warcraft, started production on his latest film late last September, a project he intended to make his first feature before the Sam Rockwell-led space drama. Now that film is finally happening and Netflix has a first look at the lead cast and gorgeous futuristic set design.
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The Leftovers may have gotten the shortest shrift of HBO’s 2017 preview trailer, but who wants to let the mystery be? Sneak a new peek at the final season’s April 2017 premiere with a brand-new photo, and teases from creator Damon Lindelof about the “end of the world” Kevin Garvey and his father will find in Australia.
Eagle-eyed fans of HBO’s The Leftovers got a quick taste of footage for the third and final season by Sunday’s “Coming in 2017” trailer, but at last, we’re finally narrowing that description. Find out when in 2017 Damon Lindelof’s rapturous existential drama will premiere Season 3, with a special message from the creators!
A year before Paula Hawkins’ debut novel hit the stands, Universal secured the rights to what was sure to be the next ‘Gone Girl’ — a mystery thriller about three women and the disappearance that ties them together. Sure enough, ‘The Girl on the Train’ became a bestseller, and the film adaptation, which stars Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson and Justin Theroux, hits theaters this weekend. As is typically the case, there are some notable differences between the book and film, but just how many changes were made from page to screen?
It’s no wonder Paul Hawkins’ debut novel, The Girl on the Train, novel was quickly pegged “the next Gone Girl,” and that DreamWorks scooped up the rights a year before the novel hit shelves. It’s a murder mystery told by an unreliable narrator full of twists, sex and violence. It has all the makings of a hit. But here’s a hot take: despite topping the bestseller list, Hawkins’ book isn’t good. Piggy backing on the hype of Gillian Flynn’s work, the novel uses a gimmicky narrative structure to glorify melodrama and violence. That could’ve been salvaged as a high-intensity thriller that indulged in the trashy source material, but director Tate Taylor’s (The Help) adaptation falls ill to the same shortcomings of the novel, resulting in a sluggish mess of self-seriousness.
The LEGO Batman Movie isn’t the only new animated LEGO movie in the works. Lest you forget, Warner Bros. is also developing a film based on the popular Ninjago franchise, and they’ve recently begun assembling a great lineup of voice talent. Justin Theroux and Olivia Munn are the latest names to join the The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which already boasts an excellent roster.
We’re so close, guys. So close to the end of summer movie season and the start of the fall, when the weather cools down and the movies start to get interesting again. I don’t know that The Girl on the Train is going to be an awards contender, but it certainly looks like a juicy thriller.
We may not be ready to say goodbye to HBO’s The Leftovers after Season 3, but the Damon Lindelof rapture drama has one hell of a going-away present for Justin Theroux fans. Kevin Garvey is all about that Jesus look in shirtless new photos from the third and final season, ahead of the big move to Australia.
Taken aback though fans of HBO’s The Leftovers were to learn that Season 3 would close out Damon Lindelof’s rapture drama for good, recent reports that the final year would move to Australia seemed perfectly in line with the myriad references of Season 2. HBO has confirmed very little, though Lindelof now seemingly acknowledges the production’s impending move, as well the potential for a certain ghostly figure’s Season 3 return.
HBO’s The Leftovers has almost a yearly tradition of shifting locales, but with a rumored move so drastic as Australia, many had to wonder if the third and final season would plausibly take everyone down under. Thankfully, it seems most all of The Leftovers’ Season 2 cast will participate in the final year (along with a happy promotion), though we might expect a shorter run than 10 episodes.