Liam Neeson is exchanging his leather jacket and kidnap rescue mission for his next film, in which he plays a gravelly-voiced CG tree monster. You don’t get to see too much of him in the first trailer for A Monster Calls, but you can hear his Tom Waits impression as he narrates with the story of an invisible monster who doesn’t want to be invisible and alone anymore. It’s like The Iron Giant, but with a tree creature.
Director Duncan Jones dedicated a long time to Warcraft, the upcoming film based on the wildly popular MMORPG. Whether he successfully adapted the long-running PC game into a worthwhile movie remains to be seen, and following last week’s reveal of the first official teaser trailer comes some additional footage via an international TV spot which highlights the film’s interesting species and epic landscapes in short bursts.
It’s been a long road for Duncan Jones’ Warcraft movie — Jones signed on for the ambitious project almost three years ago, and today brings the first actual footage from the epic blockbuster in anticipation of Friday’s full trailer. Although brief, the teaser is a bit more revealing than most of its annoying “teaser for a teaser trailer” brethren, and given how long we’ve waited to see something from Warcraft, it’s better than nothing at all.
Here’s a hot tip for anyone not currently enjoying gainful employ: now might be a good time to look into opportunities at Legendary Pictures. They’ve had a banner year, with a pair of hits of the “franchise behemoth” and “homegrown original concept” varieties in Jurassic World and Straight Outta Compton, and they released one of the finest pictures of the year just a few weeks ago with Crimson Peak. (They also released Steve Jobs, which made peanuts and drew mixed-to-positive reviews, but we’re trying to draw a narrative here.) And with all this success in the studio’s rearview, they’re still looking ahead to what could be the most successful year in their brief history.
Toby Kebbell isn’t a hugely well-known actor in the U.S. — although he did impress audiences last year in the mo-cap role of Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the actor was somewhat wasted in Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four. Hopefully his immense talents will be far better utilized next year, as Kebbell goes from Koba to Kong in Kong: Skull Island.
As skeptical as many fans rightfully have been about Josh Trank’s reboot of Fantastic Four, there’s something sort of appealing about the film’s aesthetic and tone from the various teasers and trailers. In keeping with 20th Century Fox’s recent X-Men films, Fantastic Four looks as though it walks the line between the fun, vibrant world of the MCU and the grittier, stylized approach of Zack Snyder’s DCU.
This is probably the best Fantastic Four preview we’ve gotten yet, thanks to the use of Kanye West’s “Power,” thus proving that adding Kanye West to things automatically makes them better. The “Power” theme is obvious in the new spot, which showcases plenty of new footage in its short, 30-second runtime.
A new international trailer for Fantastic Four has arrived online, giving us another proper introduction to the team and another good look at the villainous Dr. Doom, who — you had to admit — looks much better than the version from the previous Fantastic Four movies.
While the first trailer for Fantastic Four left us a little puzzled, the recently released second trailer definitely made a bigger impression. We already knew Josh Trank’s take on the classic super-team was going to be a bit darker than the previous films, but the latest trailer reassured us that the reboot also has a sense of humor. But what else can we learn from the latest preview? Join us as we break down the new Fantastic Four trailer to see what clues it has to offer.
“From the studio that brought you ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’!” No, not Marvel; Fox.