Warner Bros. took to SDCC this morning and revealed the final trailer for the upcoming finale to the adaptation of Stephen King’s classic horror novel, IT: Chapter Two. The trailer shows the studio’s willingness to push the boundaries of that R-Rating with quite the bloodbath promised for the film. Taking place 27 years after the events of the first film, The Losers have returned as adults to Derry to face a returning Pennywise, and stop him once and for all.
With an all-star cast that includes James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Bill Skarsgard, and James Ransome, IT: Chapter Two hits theaters on September 6th.
Universal Pictures’ upcoming second attempt at rebooting its Classic Monsters properties, The Invisible Man, has finally found its title character. Deadline is reporting that Oliver Jackson-Cohen (The Haunting of Hill House) has been cast as Adrian Griffin, aka, The Invisible Man.
The film will take a few liberties with the source material, as Griffin is described as “a billionaire sociopath who made his money by developing an invisibility suit for the Department of Defense.” Hopefully things turn out a little better than The Mummy, but with previously announced cast members Elisabeth Moss, Aldis Hodge, Harriet Dyer and Storm Reid on board, things at least look a little brighter.
The cast of Jason Reitman’s upcoming Ghostbusters film continues to grow as the Paul Rudd (Ant-Man) has been revealed to be joining the cast alongside Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) and Carrie Coon (The Leftovers), according to Variety. Unfortunately for anyone hoping to see him suit up, Rudd is said to be playing a teacher in the film, though details beyond that are unknown.
“I’ve been wanting to work with Paul Rudd since my short film opened for Wet Hot American Summer at Sundance,” noted Reitman. “I’m thrilled he’ll be joining this new chapter in the original Ghostbusters universe.”
Netflix has shared the final trailer for the upcoming third season of Stranger Things, set to hit the streaming service on on July 4th. With a returning ensemble cast, and an even more horrific looking enemy, the kids of Hawkins, Indiana apear to be in for in quite a fight this time around.
It’s 1985 in Hawkins, Indiana, and summer’s heating up. School’s out, there’s a brand new mall in town, and the Hawkins crew are on the cusp of adulthood. Romance blossoms and complicates the group’s dynamic, and they’ll have to figure out how to grow up without growing apart. Meanwhile, danger looms. When the town’s threatened by enemies old and new, Eleven and her friends are reminded that evil never ends; it evolves. Now they’ll have to band together to survive, and remember that friendship is always stronger than fear.
Warner Bros. has shared the first trailer for the upcoming Stephen King adaptation of the follow-up to his classic novel, Doctor Sleep. Starring Ewan McGregor, Doctor Sleep will follow an older Danny Torrance, who learns of his ability called “The Shining,” only to uncover a quest by a secretive cult to track down people with its power and kill them.
Directed by Mike Flanagan (Haunting on Hill House), Doctor Sleep looks like yet another fantastic Stephen King adaptation, which seem to be coming fairly consistently the last few years. Doctor Sleep hits theaters on November 8th.
Continuing to show just how out of touch they truly are, the executives at Warner Bros. have decided to pull the plug on the DC Universe streaming series, Swamp Thing, cancelled it after just a single episode has aired. The decision was believed to have been made after executives weren’t keen on the direction the series had taken. The cast and crew supposedly received the notification of the cancellation of the series late last night.
The series premiered on May 31st, to generally positive reviews, making it unclear why the studio was so low on the adaptation. Swamp Thing will supposedly run out the remainder of its filmed episodes with the second episode premiering on June 7th.
UPDATE: It would seem creative differences were not the issue, after all. After a $40 million rebate filming rebate debacle in North Carolina with Warner Bros., the studio would only be getting a $14 million tax credit, which slashed nearly half the budget for Swamp Thing, making it unable to maintain its budget for a niche series. For more information, check out this Twitter thread.
With its upcoming DC Universe streaming debut this Friday, the service has revealed a new, full trailer for Swamp Thing giving us our best look yet at what to expect from the horrors of the swamp. A better look at the disease the draws Abby Arcane home, as well as Dr. Jason Woodrue, Madame Xanadu, and even a quick shot of Blue Devil. With all of this to look forward to, Swamp Thing looks to be something special.
“Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed). When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
It appears the newest trend in Hollywood is to get the hype train rolling as soon as possible on films, as Universal has announced that its upcoming adaptation of The Invisible Man starring Elizabeth Moss and Storm Reid will hit theaters on March 13th, 2020, less than a year from now. Production is set to begin later this year, with the film going head-to-head against Warner Bros.’ Godzilla vs. Kong.
The Invisible Man is directed by Leigh Whannell (Upgrade), based on the classic novel of the same name.
DC Entertainment has unveiled a new, frightening trailer for its upcoming live-action series for the DC Universe streaming service, Swamp Thing. The new trailer gives us a better look at Alec Holland in the series, before his transformation into the iconic avatar of the Green.
While DC Entertainment hasn’t released much, what we’ve seen of Swamp Thing has been impressively terrifying. Exactly what they’re hoping for. Swamp Thing debuts on the service on May 31st.
PlayStation’s most recent State of Play broadcast also revealed a new title, Predator: Hunting Grounds. The game is an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter, a la Evolve, that pits a team of human players against a single player serving as the iconic Yautja warrior, the Predator.
Few details were revealed at this time, but E3 is approaching, and this should serve as quite the teaser for sci-fi fans.
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Stephen King’s IT: Chapter Two, the follow-up to the massive horror success in 2017. The teaser starts off with a tense, extended scene before revealing the film’s star-studded cast that includes Jessica Chastian, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and more.
Given the success of the first film, and its relatively barren release date, IT: Chapter Two is poised to dominate the box office when it hits theaters on September 6th.
Despite the upcoming launch of Disney+, it would seem that Marvel has not foregone the rest of the streaming world. Marvel Television has announced two new series, set to stream on Hulu. Both Ghost Rider, and Hellstrom, will be making their way to the service, with Runaways confirmed for a third season.
“We’re thrilled Hulu will be moving into a new—admittedly chilling—corner of the Marvel Universe with GHOST RIDER and HELLSTROM. Paul and Ingrid are crafting gripping adventures into fear that live in our SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE cornerstone,” said Marvel Television’s Joseph Loeb. Ghost Rider will follow Robbie Reyes, with Ingrid Escajeda serving as showrunner. Hellstrom refers to Daimon and Stana Hellstrom, who both made their debut back in 1973, thanks in part to the popularity of Ghost Rider. Paul Zbyszewski will serve as showrunner, with this being the live-action debuts of those characters. Currently no other details are available for the series yet, but expect to learn more in the future.
DC Entertainment has revealed the first full trailer for its upcoming streaming series, Swamp Thing, showing that producer, James Wan, is going back to his horror roots for this outing with the Earth elemental. Packed with the first footage from the series, we’re shown hints of The Floronic Man, Blue Devil, and much more.
Starring Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, and Derek Mears as Swamp Thing, as well as Kevin Durand as the Floronic Man. Maria Sten co-stars as Liz Tremayne, with Henderson Wade as Matt Cable, and Jennifer Beals as Lucilia Cable. Jeryl Prescott is portraying Madame Xanadu, while Ian Ziering is playing Daniel Cassidy, with Will Patton and Virginia Madsen also starring in the series as Avery and Maria Sunderland. Swamp Thing premieres on May 31st.
The newest trailer for the upcoming reboot of Child’s Play is now online, giving us our first glimpse of the killer doll in action, as well as the voice of Mark Hamill (Star Wars) as the horror icon. Rather than being possessed by an evil spirit in this rendition, Chucky will be a secret military prototype, with the ability to control other smart connected appliances through the network he’s attached to.
While that premise sounds ridiculous, it also sounds like a perfect modern day re-telling, in my opinion. Child’s Play stars Mark Hamill, Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Beatrice Kitsos, Ty Consiglio, and Brian Tyree Henry. Slashing its way into theaters on June 21st.
In celebration of the release of Academy Award winner Jordan Peele’s Twilight Zone reboot, CBS All Access has released the first one-hour episode, completely free, on YouTube, which you can see above. The first episode stars Kumail Nanjiani and Tracy Morgan, titled “The Comedian” as a stand-up comic makes a Faustian bargain to be funny at all costs.
The first two episodes, “The Comedian” and “Nightmare at 30,000 Feet” are available now for CBS All Access subscribers.