Watch The New Trailer For ‘Venom 2’ Before Its September Release

Woody Harrelson is set to bring some carnage to the upcoming Marvel flick, Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

In the flick, Tom Hardy returns to the role of Eddie Brock/Venom.

In the movie’s new trailer, which was released on Monday, Eddie has gotten tired of hunting down criminals for his alter ego/partner to devour, so he’s back to being a loser as far as Venom is concerned. Of course, both sides of this rocky relationship are still played by Tom Hardy, who is somehow weirder as a human than as a symbiote.

This new trailer gives us a better look at the movie’s villain, Cletus Kasady/Carnage, played beautifully by Harrelson.

Cletus is in maximum security prison for his crimes as a serial killer, but when Eddie comes to profile him, Cletus takes a bite out of Venom’s host and winds up with just enough symbiote DNA to create a whole new and more dangerous version: Carnage.

I’ll be honest, none of that sh*t makes any sense to me, but this movie isn’t for me. I’m fine with that.

The first ‘Venom’ flick was released back in 2018 and received mostly negative reviews from critics, but that didn’t stop it from crushing the box office. It made over $850 million worldwide against a $100 million budget.

‘Venom 2’ will hit theaters September 24, 2021. Check out the trailer below…

David Cronenberg’s Sci-Fi Movie ‘Crimes of the Future’ Begins Filming In Greece

You can catch Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in the upcoming film ‘Spencer‘ later this fall. Some say she could potentially be nominated for an Oscar for her performance.

But in the meantime, Stewart has started work on a new project, a sci-fi thriller titled Crimes of the Future.

The movie is being directed by David Cronenberg. It was also written by him. In addition to Stewart, this film stars Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux and Tanaya Beatty.

Principial photography has begun in Athens, Greece. Shooting is expected to run until September, so we’re looking at around four weeks of filming.

According to promotional materials, the film takes a deep dive into the not-so-distant future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis known as ‘Accelerated Evolution Syndrome’ that alters their biological makeup. While some embrace the limitless potential of ‘transhumanism,’ others attempt to police it.

Mortensen released a statement already praising Cronenberg…

As we begin filming ‘Crimes of the Future,’ just two days into this new adventure with David Cronenberg, it feels like we’ve entered a story he collaborated on with Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs, if that were possible. We are being pulled into a world that is not quite like this or any other, and yet is one that feels strangely familiar, immediate and quite credible. I can’t wait to see where we end up.

Sounds exciting. No word on a potential release date, but we’re assuming sometime in 2022.

Watch James McAvoy And Sharon Horgan In First Trailer For Quarantine Film ‘Together’

Are you over quarantine/pandemic related films already? Well, we don’t blame you, but perhaps you can find room in your heart for one more.

Bleecker Street has released the first trailer for ‘Together’ an upcoming dark comedy film starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan as two partners forced to rethink their relationship while quarantined together in lockdown.

This flick was directed by Stephen Daldry, who has been nominated for a total of three Academy Awards.

Written by celebrated British screen scribe and playwright Dennis Kelly (creator of ‘Utopia,’ and co-creator of ‘The Third Day’ and ‘Pulling’), the film is the story of a family, like so many, who found a way to survive — together. This hilarious and heartbreaking story intimately shows two partners forced to re-evaluate themselves and their relationship through the reality of lockdown.

A lot of talented people worked together to create this film, so it should be a good one. The reviews so far have been outstanding.

It’s set to hit theaters on August 27, 2021. Check out the trailer below…

Nia Long Set To Join Lili Reinhart In Upcoming Netflix Rom-Com ‘Plus/ Minus’

Nia Long continues to get steady work in Hollywood. She most recently starred in ‘Fatal Affair’The Banker‘ and the horror-thriller ’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’

And now, she’ll be returning to the romantic comedy genre. It was reported this week that the 50-year-old actress will co-star alongside Lili Reinhart and Luke Wilson in the upcoming Netflix film, Plus/ Minus.

The story centers on Natalie (Reinhart), whose life diverges into two parallel realities on the eve of her college graduation. One version sees her become pregnant and navigate motherhood as a young adult in her Texas hometown, and the other journey takes place as she moves to Los Angeles to pursue her career. Per the logline of the movie, the contrary paths lead the 20something Natalie to experience life-changing love, devastating heartbreak and rediscover herself.

Sounds kinda trippy for a romantic comedy, but I’m down. April Prosser wrote the screenplay, and it looks like it’ll be her first feature writing credit after years of being a writers assistant.

The film is being directed by Wanuri Kahiu, the director/co-writer behind the 2018 film, Rafiki.

No word on when this film is expected to be released, but we’ll keep you posted.

Check Out Lady Gaga And Adam Driver In First Trailer For ‘House of Gucci’

The first trailer for ‘House of Gucci’ has been released, featuring Adam Driver and Lady Gaga as Mr. and Mrs. Gucci.

House of Gucci is inspired by the unbelievably shocking true story of the family empire behind the Italian fashion house of Gucci.

Gaga plays socialite Patrizia Reggiani, Maurizio’s ex-wife who was tried and convicted of orchestrating his murder after he left her for a younger woman. She served 18 years in prison, where she gained the nickname Black Widow, before being released in 2016.

The film was directed by Ridley Scott, who is perhaps best known for his sci-fi work. He’s the director behind Alien, Blade Runner and The Martian.

House of Gucci was written by Roberto Bentivegna, based on Sara Gay Forden’s book ‘The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed.’ The star-studded cast also includes Al Pacino, Jared Leto and Jeremy Irons.

It’s set to hit theaters November 24, and you can bet they’re hoping it’ll be an awards contender. It’s difficult to see how it wouldn’t be, with Scott directing and a cast that includes Al Pacino, Driver, Gaga and Irons.

Check out the trailer below…

Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney For Breach Of Contract Over ‘Black Widow’ Release

Hearing about a celebrity, who is worth nearly $200 million, suing a corporation worth billions might elicit an immediate eye roll from the average person. And for good reason. Rich people fighting other rich people doesn’t sound all that important.

But this Scarlett Johansson vs Disney drama is interesting because it could impact how lower level people in the industry are treated as well.

The ‘Black Widow‘ star is suing Disney for not honoring the contract they had in place, specifically the language regarding the release of the film. Johansson’s attorney claims when Disney opted not to debut the film exclusively inside theaters, they breached the contract.

It’s a move they claim depressed ticket sales for the Avengers spinoff. Much of Johansson’s compensation was tied to the box office performance of ‘Black Widow’ — if it hit certain benchmarks, bonuses would kick in.

And that’s the important thing here. Most studios will give directors/actors/writers bonuses when it comes to box office performance, but the language surrounding streaming bonuses hasn’t really advanced yet. Many entertainers are getting screwed when it comes to streaming, while Netflix, Disney, and Amazon take in lots of cash.

Disney announced in March that ‘Black Widow’ would premiere simultaneously on the studio’s subscription-based streaming service, for a premium $30 price, as well as on the big screen. The move was made as the movie theater industry was rebounding from COVID-19 closures and capacity restrictions. Ticket sales steeply declined in subsequent weeks and currently stand at $319 million globally, putting ‘Black Widow’ on track to become one of the lowest-grossing Marvel movies of all time.

So what does Disney have to say about all this? Well, they’re firing back hard and calling the filing “especially sad” and “distressing”

Disney has fully complied with Ms. Johansson’s contract and furthermore, the release of ‘Black Widow’ on Disney+ with Premier Access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn additional compensation on top of the $20 million she has received to date.

It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. Obviously Johansson doesn’t NEED any extra money, but at the same time, that doesn’t mean she should just allow Disney to do whatever the hell they want. This lawsuit could prevent them from doing the same thing to someone else who may not have the money/power to sue.

Watch Will Smith In The Official Trailer For ‘King Richard’ Based On Venus And Serena Williams’ Father

Will Smith is hoping the upcoming flick ‘King Richard‘ is an awards contender, and this week, we’re getting our first real taste of the movie.

Warner Bros. dropped the first official trailer this week. The film, which is inspired by a true story, stars Smith as Richard Williams, an “undeterred father who was instrumental in raising Venus and Serena Williams (Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton), two of the best tennis players in the world.”

With a clear vision in his head, Williams creates a plan that moves his girls from the streets of Compton to the global stage as sports icons.

King Richard was directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by first time screenwriter Zach Baylin. Of note, he’s apparently also writing Creed III, so he’s obviously hot right now.

King Richard also stars Emmy nominee Aunjanue Ellis (HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’) as Brandy Williams, Richard’s wife and mother to Serena and Venus. She stars alongside Jon Bernthal (‘Baby Driver’), Tony Goldwyn (ABC’s ‘Scandal”’ and two-time Emmy nominee Dylan McDermott (ABC’s ‘The Practice’ and Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’).

The film is set to hit theaters (and HBO Max) on November 19, 2021. Check out the trailer below…

Check Out First Image Of Saoirse Ronan And Sam Rockwell In Upcoming Murder Mystery ‘See How They Run’

Saoirse Ronan and Sam Rockwell, two actors with a lot of charm, are teaming up in the Searchlight murder mystery film, See How They Run.

The studio just released the film’s title and the first images this week. In addition to Ronan and Rockwell, the ensemble cast includes Adrien Brody, Ruth Wilson and David Oyelowo.

The film is set in the West End of 1950s London, where plans for a movie version of a smash-hit play come to an abrupt halt after a pivotal member of the crew is murdered. When world-weary Inspector Stoppard (Sam Rockwell) and eager rookie Constable Stalker (Saoirse Ronan) take on the case, the two find themselves thrown into a puzzling whodunit within the glamorously sordid theater underground, investigating the mysterious homicide at their own peril.

Tom George directed the flick. He’s directed several episodes of television, but it looks like this will be his first feature film, and what a cast to have for your first feature.

Production recently wrapped on the movie and it’s currently set for a release date in 2022. According to the report, it will be a theatrical release, so no streaming plan here.

Gotta say, I’m excited for this. I love a good murder mystery, and with Rockwell and Ronan sharing the spotlight? I’m all the way in.

Netflix Lands Rights To Upcoming Action-Thriller Film ‘Fast & Loose’ Starring Will Smith

We all know Netflix is not afraid to spend money. They have dropped plenty of cash the past few years, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Their latest acquisition? A big action-thriller flick titled ‘Fast & Loose‘ which will star Will Smith. Filmmaker David Leitch is set to direct. He’s previously directed Atomic Blonde, Deadpool 2, and John Wick.

Deadline first reported in February that the package was hitting the market with every major player involved in the bidding war. Netflix would eventually win rights and has taken its time in negotiating the deals.

The film follows a man who wakes up in Tijuana with no memories. As he pieces together his past, he learns he’s been living two lives, one as a crime kingpin and the other as an undercover CIA agent.

Sounds like a solid role for Smith. It’s easy to see how much fun he could have with this character.

It’ll be interesting to see the release strategy for this film. Will Smith still has a name that’s big enough to attract box office heat, so you’d think they’d want to give it a theatrical release.

But at the same time, they’ve spent lots of $$$ on big action flicks before and were firm in their streaming only release. They clearly make enough money without box office sales.

No word on when filming is set to begin.

‘Schitt’s Creek’ Star Annie Murphy Set To Star/Produce Upcoming Comedy Film ‘Witness Protection’

Actress Annie Murphy became a household name after starring in the hit sitcom ‘Schitt’s Creek‘ which found worldwide fame on Netflix.

After starring on the show for all of its six seasons, Murphy has now moved on to another series, Kevin Can F**k Himself. The dark comedy is currently airing on AMC and receiving mixed-to-positive reviews.

But she’s not just a television actress. It’s being reported that Murphy will produce/star in the upcoming comedy film, Witness Protection.

Witness Protection centers on a woman who has always defined herself by her romantic relationships, but when she is forced to enter witness protection, she must try to figure out who she really is for the first time while maintaining her cover and keeping the criminals at bay.

She’ll actually be reuniting with writers Rupinder Gill and David West Read on the project. She previously worked with them on Schitt’s Creek.

The original conceit for the project was developed in-house at Alloy Entertainment, which worked with Murphy to package the project that ultimately sold to MRC Film in a competitive situation. Elysa Dutton and Leslie Morgenstein will produce for Alloy Entertainment, with Sloviter producing for MRC.

No word on when filming is set to begin, but they’ll have to work around Murphy’s schedule, as she’s in high demand right now.