It may be the height of summer, but Hollywood is already gearing up for a winter season filled with thrilling new cinema releases. From Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston headlining McCarthy era drama Trumbo to Quentin Tarantino’s long-awaited new feature The Hateful Eight, there’s a lot to look forward to in the world of film this autumn. Join us as we take a look at the latest news surrounding these exciting projects and more.
Trumbo: First Look
After six years of wowing as Walter White in the wildly successful, Emmy winning television drama Breaking Bad, Bryan Cranston looks set to impress in a new role as real-life Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
Trumbo was a successful scriptwriter whose suspected left-wing leanings caused him to be caught up in the anti-Communist hysteria of the 1950s McCarthy era. Trumbo, alongside many other high-profile Hollywood figures, was blacklisted by the House of Un-American Activities and subsequently found himself embroiled in a fight against the US Government and Hollywood. Trumbo’s absorbing real-life story will be directed by John McNamara, co-starring Diane Lane and Elle Fanning as Trumbo’s wife and daughter, alongside Louis C.K and Helen Mirren.
Following its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, Trumbo will hit UK cinemas in January next year.
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The Hateful Eight: First Look
Heavily stylised, visually and thematically striking movies are Quentin Tarantino’s speciality and his latest release, The Hateful Eight, looks set to continue this trend. Set in a post-Civil War, snow-covered Wyoming, the movie is an exciting throwback to the Hollywood Western genre and follows eight characters who seek refuge from a snowstorm in a stagecoach stopover.
The action-packed trailer suggests that Tarantino’s eighth movie will more than satisfy his many fans. Regular Tarantino collaborator Samuel L Jackson looks set to play a key role, with Kurt Russell co-starring as a fellow bounty hunter. The movie also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh as a murderous fugitive, as well as Channing Tatum, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen.
The Hateful Eight will hit cinemas in January 2016.
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Avatar 2 Due To Be Released In 2017
James Cameron’s epic science fiction movie Avatar became the highest grossing film of all time upon its release in 2009. The movie employed groundbreaking special effects and was fifteen years in the making.
Cameron is currently working on several Avatar sequels, planning to shoot them simultaneously and release each film consecutively, year after year. Cameron has now said that the previously touted 2016 release date was too ambitious and explained why he had rescheduled the film for late 2017.
The filmmaker told Comingsoon.net that he has pushed back the release date in order to continue working on Pandora’s underwater ecosystem:
“We’re doing ‘Avatar’ films now, so we’re making up an ocean ecosystem for Pandora,” Cameron said, “That’s gonna have less to do with the deep exploration that I’ve done than it has to do with my concerns about conservation of Earth’s oceans. The fact that we’re basically overfishing, climate change… a few degrees of temperature rise are gonna basically take out the coral reefs. All those beautiful images of the coral environments we all grew up with won’t exist in 50 years at the rate we’re going in terms of pumping greenhouse gases into the environment. These are the things that concern me.”
Baywatch Movie Announced Featuring Zac Efron & Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 10, 2015
Last October, news hit that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson will be starring in a big screen adaptation of everyone’s favourite beachside television series, Baywatch. This week the reboot added Bad Neighbours star Zac Efron to its line-up and we learnt more about the plot. Johnson will play a straight-laced, rule-abiding lifeguard who is forced to team up with a younger, more rebellious rescuer, played by Efron, in order to protect their beach from destruction from an oil tycoon.
Not much more is currently known about the project except that Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon will direct it and Johnson tweeted the movie will be “big, fun and RATED R.” No word yet as to whether original Baywatch stars David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson will co-star.
Leonardo DiCaprio & Martin Scorsese Reunite For The Devil In The White City
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio have collaborated on six highly successful and diverse movies, from 2002’s Gangs of New York to their most recent collaboration, 2012’s The Wolf of Wall Street. This week, the pair announced they would team up once again, this time in an adaptation of Erik Larson’s book, The Devil in the White City.
This non-fiction text chronicles the life of H.H. Holmes, America’s first serial killer. The upcoming drama will be produced by Paramount, with a script written by Billy Ray, who was Oscar-nominated for Captain Phillips and also wrote 2012’s worldwide blockbuster The Hunger Games.
Stay tuned for more news on this exciting new project as it comes.