Watch The First Trailer For ‘Reminiscence’ Starring Hugh Jackman

A Hugh Jackman action-thriller? Sign me up. The 52-year-old actor stars in the first official trailer for Warner Bros. film Reminiscence.

This film is the first feature written/directed by Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy, which means it’ll probably be super entertaining and also a little confusing, because let’s be real here, what the hell is going on in Westworld?

Reminiscence stars Jackman as a private investigator of the mind named Nick Bannister.

While living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, Bannister navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories, via futuristic tech. His life is changed forever when he takes on a new client, Mae (Rebecca Ferguson), and a simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. After Mae disappears, Bannister fights to find the truth of what happened to her, uncovering a violent conspiracy.

So yeah, that sounds about right. Entertaining and also confusing.

Jackman explained how excited he was to work on this project, calling it “something new and original.”

He also revealed, “This is not just sci-fi—this is humanity,” which is a good sign.

The movie is set to hit theaters on August 20 and will also be available to rent on HBO Max.

Check out the trailer below…

Warner Bros. Strikes Deal With Regal Cinemas, Will End Same Day HBO Max Release In 2022

When Warner Bros. announced that all their movies in 2021 would be released on HBO Max on the same day they hit theaters, the movie world nearly collapsed.

People were POSITIVE this would be the end of theaters, but of course, those people were wrong. People have been predicting the death of theaters for decades now.

And while theaters have greatly suffered this past year, they’re ready to make a big return this summer. In anticipation of this, Warner Bros. just worked out a deal with Regal Cinemas, the number two theater chain in the world.

For now, Regal will agree to show Warner Bros.’ films even though they will be streaming on HBO Max the same day they hit theaters. But starting in 2022, Warner Bros. has agreed to give its new releases 45 days of exclusive theatrical engagement at Regal before putting them on the HBO Max streaming service.

This means Warner Bros. will no longer be allowed to premiere movies on their streaming service on the same day of their theatrical release…starting in 2022.

This is likely the first of many similar deals WB will strike with other theater chains, and it certainly appears as though when movie theaters return, the new normal will be a 45 day window. Before the pandemic, theater chains held fast to a 90-day window of theatrical exclusivity before a film was eligible to go on streaming or VOD.

So while this might’ve changed the theater industry, it didn’t kill it. People still want to see movies inside theaters. They also want to watch movies from their bed. Both can be true and both can exist together.

Dwayne Johnson Makes Grand Reveal, ‘Black Adam’ Will Finally Begin Filming In Just Three Weeks!

If you’ve been waiting to watch Dwayne Johnson in the DC film ‘Black Adam‘ — you’re probably more than a little frustrated.

Johnson first signed on to play Black Adam way back in 2014. That’s right, seven years ago. It was announced just after the release of ‘Man of Steel’ when Warner Bros. had hopes of riding Zack Snyder’s DC Universe.

That obviously didn’t work out and the project kinda just floated around in the open sea for years.

But now? They’re ready to go. Johnson surprised fans by posting a video to his Instagram account, revealing he would begin filming ‘Black Adam’ in just three weeks.

He even shared the opening page of the script!

There is no official release date for this film, but filming will likely take a couple months, and then you have editing. I’m sure it’ll likely be pushed back to 2022. It was originally supposed to hit theaters this December, but that seems unlikely.

Black Adam will not only introduce the origin story of the titular character – who has been both hero and villain in DC comics – but will also bring forth the Justice Society of America, a group of heroes working together that includes Atom Smasher (Noah Centineo), Hawkman (Aldis Hodge), Cyclone (Quintessa Swindell), and Doctor Fate.

‘Promising Young Woman’ Director Emerald Fennell To Write DC Feature ‘Zatanna’ For Warner Bros.

Filmmaker Emerald Fennell is hot right now in Hollywood coming off her Oscar-nominated feature, Promising Young Woman.

Fennell wrote/directed the film, which received rave reviews from both critics and the general audience. It’s nominated for five awards at the 2021 Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

And because of that success, Fennell just landed a pretty big deal with Warner Bros.

It’s being reported that Fennell will write the DC movie ‘Zatanna‘ for Warner Bros and Bad Robot. We do not know if she will also direct, but it’s confirmed she’s writing the script.

The character, who is a magician, was created by Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson, making her debut in November 1964’s Hawkman. Like her father Zatara, she has many magical powers, and in that first issue, she’s on a journey to find him.

Zatanna has been involved with the Justice League, has had a childhood with Batman and was romantically linked to character John Constantine

This movie is still in it early stages, so not a lot of information is known at this time, but we know the script is in good hands with Fennell.

If you still haven’t watched ‘Promising Young Woman’ you should fix that immediately.

A New ‘Willy Wonka’ Film Is In Development, And Warner Bros. Wants Timothee Chalamet To Star

Hollywood just can’t let Willy Wonka go. They are going to ride that chocolate-making maniac until he can’t make chocolate no more.

This upcoming Willy Wonka film from Warner Bros. will reportedly follow Wonka’s early days, because apparently we need an origin story for everyone now.

The film, which will reportedly be titled Wonka, is set to be released in March of 2023, and according to the reports, the studio wants either Timothee Chalamet or Tom Holland to play the eccentric chocolatier.

In 2018, when news of this film first hit the internet, it was being reported that the studio wanted Ryan Gosling, but it looks like they have decided to go in a younger direction.

While it’s unclear whether Holland or Chalamet are actively pursuing this part, it’s easy to see Chalamet as a younger version of Johnny Depp’s take on Wonka, whereas Holland is more of a song-and-dance man in the vein of a young Gene Wilder.

According to the report, neither actor has been offered the role, but insiders say the studio really wants one of them, so we’ll see what happens in the coming months.

Christopher Nolan Slams HBO Max And Warner Bros. For 2021 Release Strategy

Christopher Nolan has been making movies with Warner Bros. for nearly two decades, but now it looks like their relationship has soured.

As we told you earlier this month, Warner Bros. revealed a new release plan for the upcoming 2021 movie season. They plan to release all their upcoming blockbusters on HBO Max at the same time they enter theaters.

They claimed it was because they knew 2021 would still be a turbulent year and they wanted to get ahead of the curve. But others say it was more of a protective move.

Surprisingly to some in the industry, sources say the idea was the brainchild of Warner Bros. COO Carolyn Blackwood who, looking at a relatively weak 2021 slate, saw an opportunity to avoid the humiliation of potentially bad grosses while currying favor with streamer-obsessed higher-ups. 

Well, Nolan talked to The Hollywood Reporter about this move by Warner Bros., and it’s safe to say he was not happy.

Some of our industry’s biggest filmmakers and most important movie stars went to bed the night before thinking they were working for the greatest movie studio and woke up to find out they were working for the worst streaming service.

Warner Bros. had an incredible machine for getting a filmmaker’s work out everywhere, both in theaters and in the home, and they are dismantling it as we speak. They don’t even understand what they’re losing. Their decision makes no economic sense, and even the most casual Wall Street investor can see the difference between disruption and dysfunction.

Ouch. Now we all know Nolan has a pretty strong theater fetish. I mean, I do as well. I love going to the movies, but Nolan is like…IT DOESN’T COUNT UNLESS IT’S INSIDE A THEATER!

This is kinda similar to the political world right now. You have extremes on both sides. You have people like Nolan, and then you have people who seem to believe theaters are dead and we should just forget about them.

There is room in the middle, and honestly, I’m not thrilled with Warner Bros. decision either. I think it’s a big hit to theaters when they can’t afford to take any other hits.

So, hey, I guess I’m all for this rant by Nolan. But at the same time, you can’t just stick your fingers inside your ears and pretend everything is going to be back to normal in a few months.

Things may not be “normal” until August, so studios have to make a plan. You can’t just keep pushing movies back. I don’t know what the solution is.

‘Tenet’ Release Date Has Been Delayed Again, Find Out When It’ll Hit Theaters!

Movie theaters were counting on Christopher Nolan’s action-thriller ‘Tenet‘ to be the movie that got everyone back in the theater after COVID-19.

The original release date was scheduled for July 17, but then it was pushed back to July 31, and now it has been pushed back again.

The new release date is scheduled for August 12. Warner Bros. sent out the following statement, revealing they’re adopting a new release strategy:

Warner Bros. is committed to bringing ‘Tenet’ to audiences in theaters, on the big screen, when exhibitors are ready and public health officials say it’s time.

In this moment what we need to be is flexible, and we are not treating this as a traditional movie release. We are choosing to open the movie mid-week to allow audiences to discover the film in their own time, and we plan to play longer, over an extended play period far beyond the norm, to develop a very different yet successful release strategy.

And you know, that COULD work. If you have it playing in theaters for a longer amount of time, more people can see it safely over time. It could be a smart move.

But at the same time, cases are going up in nearly every state, especially in Arizona, Florida, Texas and California. Those are big markets, and if the cases continue to go up, theaters might have to delay their reopenings.

Texas has already reversed their decision to reopen bars. They are now ordering all bars to shutdown once again.

So yeah, the near future is unknown at this time, and it’s likely Tenet is delayed again.

Director Jon M. Chu Promises That ‘In The Heights’ Will Be In A Theater Near You, NO MATTER WHAT!

This coronavirus pandemic has placed the movie world on an indefinite hold. Several big films have seen their release date pushed back months, and even a full year in some cases.

And some movies, have been pushed off the schedule completely. Some smaller films will never get their time in a theater, but director Jon M. Chu promises ‘In the Heights‘ will not be one of those movies.

The film, which is based on the hit musical written by some guy named Lin-Manuel Miranda, was set to be released June 25th, but Warner Bros. has delayed the release indefinitely.

During an interview with Variety, Chu admits that the word “indefinitely” is a bit vague, but he promises that the film will open in theaters at some point.

We’re gonna have a date. It’s just about if we choose a date now, we’d probably have to shift it later. So, we’re not going to commit to one now.

What we are committed to is, it’s going to be in a theater. It has to be in a theater. It demands to be in a theater. This community lived a life that deserves to be on the big screen and celebrated in the biggest magical way, [and] we’re going to deliver that.

So if you’re worried that In the Heights will get pushed to some streaming service, don’t worry! CHU IS FIGHTING FOR YOU!

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Pushed Back, But Only By A Few Months!

Wonder Woman 1984‘ was set to hit theaters on June 5, 2020, and everyone has been wondering if that release was still going to happen, thanks to the coronavirus.

While June is still a few months away, most experts believe it will be July or August before things get back to normal, or a “new” normal.

And it looks like Warner Bros. is listening to the experts. They just announced that the new release date for Wonder Woman 1984 will be August 14, 2020, which is only a slight delay. I mean, Fast & Furious pushed their latest installment back a full year.

Of course, pushing Wonder Woman back to August will have an impact on the studio’s queue.

The studio also indefinitely pulled ‘In the Heights’ — an adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical that was due out June 26 — as well as ‘Scoob’ — an animated film based on ‘Scooby-Doo’ characters set for May 15. ‘Malignant,’ a thriller from ‘Aquaman’ director James Wan, was originally scheduled to open on Aug. 14, but was bumped for ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’ Those three movies remain undated for now..

So there you see, a smaller movie (Malignant) has already had its release date pushed back, to make room for a bigger franchise.

And that’s the difficult decision other studios are going to have to make. They need to make money. Big blockbusters will bring in more money, so some smaller films might have to “take one for the team” so to speak.

Warner Bros.’ Wile E. Coyote Movie Finds Its Director

Kids these days might not know a lot about the Looney Tunes universe, but thanks to the recent rise of reboots and sequels, they’re about to be introduced.

Warner Bros. has been trying to develop a Wile E. Coyote flick ‘Coyote vs. Acme‘ for a while now, and they have finally settled on a director.

Dave Green will help develop the live action-animation hybrid, which is currently seeking a writer.  The animated feature follows the infamous Looney Tunes prairie woof whose objective is obliterating his nemesis Road Runner.

Acme is the fictional company that provides Coyote with his many weapons, all of which invariably fail, leaving him squashed flat or burnt to a crisp.

As mentioned above, they are still trying to find a writer for this project. Green’s most recent directing job came back in 2016 when he took on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

A release date has not been announced, but we will keep you posted as more information becomes available.