The trailer for director Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has arrived, and the first thing that probably strikes you is how beautiful the film looks. Of course, it’s a del Toro film, so that’s not terribly surprising. What is surprising is how sweet the trailer feels.
The Shape of Water first appears to be a science fiction creature film on its surface (no pun intended), but really is more of a fairy tale. Doug Jones plays a fish-like creature who has a friendship (and maybe romance) with a mute woman (Sally Hawkins) who cleans the lab he’s being held in. And while it certainly looks sweet, there’s clearly some darkness to the situation.
We were given a brief tease back when Wonder Woman hit theaters, but we now finally have a real trailer for the upcoming biopic about her creation — Professor Marston & The Wonder Women. The film is about William Moulton Marston, his wife Elizabeth, and Olive Byrne (who was in a polyamorous relationship with the couple). The film stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, and Connie Britton.
Honestly, it’s an incredibly interesting story, and seeing it translated well to film is an exciting prospect. Polyamory isn’t especially accepted in today’s society, let alone in the 1940’s. It’s a story I don’t think a lot of people outside comics historians are aware of, and it deserves to be told.
Professor Marston & The Wonder Women comes out October 27, 2017.
Another trailer dropped for the sequel to 1982’s Blade Runner today, and like the lasttwo trailers we saw, this movie sure is going to look pretty. I know that’s not saying much, but hey — it’s better than the trailer not looking amazing.
We get more context for the film’s world in this trailer, along with a lot of cool new footage. Really I don’t have a lot more to say beyond “this movie, at the very least, is going to look really cool.” I mean, it’s a trailer — the only good indicator it can really give us is visual. Like any long delayed sequel to a classic film, I’m nervous. You never know when you’re going to get Rogue One or The Phantom Menace instead.
Somehow we’ve managed to never talk about the live action remake of Fullmetal Alchemist that’s coming out later this year in Japan. It’,s strange, because part of me was so sure we had that I spent ten minutes digging through the site archives convinced I must have mistagged it or something. In the end though, it turns out we haven’t.
But with a new trailer for the film out, we can change that.
If you’re familiar with any of the previous versions of the franchise, everything in the trailer should look pretty much as expected. Visually, the film looks like a fairly faithful adaptation. Al is apparently entirely CGI as well, which at first I didn’t notice… until I super noticed. In the end though, like any live action adaptations of anime and manga, I’m going to temper my expectations. Hopefully I’ll be pleasantly surprised, but I’m remaining skeptical.
Fullmetal Alchemist comes out this December in Japan.
Back in March it was announced that an original animated Godzilla movie was coming to theaters in Japan and Netlix internationally. A few weeks later, we got some basic plot details and the title of the film — Godzilla: Monster Planet.
And now we have a trailer.
Well, I say “trailer,” but it’s really just a brief thirty second spot. In any case though, it’s our first look at the animated film. What we can see here is pretty great though, so I’m excited about it the movie at least.
Godzilla: Monster Planet comes to theaters in Japan this November, followed by an international release on Netflix.
So the problem with taking half a week off of the site because you’re relocating to another state is that the news doesn’t just stop. While we were temporarily offline, ABC released a trailer for the upcoming Inhumans television series which comes to the network later this year.
In the trailer, apparently the Inhuman royal family has been living on the moon, and some of them are kind of tired of that. I could go into a lot more, or you could just watch the thing. Honestly, it looks pretty good, and Marvel’s television track record has been pretty solid thus far. I’m personally looking forward to it at least.
So there’s a new trailer out for Annabelle: Creation, and it’s sufficiently creepy. I mean, it’s a horror movie about an evil doll, so that was kind of a given — but still.
The film is a prequel to the 2014 movie Annabelle, and takes place in the same universe as The Conjuring. The fourth film in the shared horror universe, Annabelle: Creation is set in the home a dollmaker who opens up his home to a nun and some orphans who need a place to stay after their orphanage closes. This would be fine, except for the possessed doll the dollmaker has locked away (which he thinks has his dead daughter’s spirit in it). Things kind of go downhill from there.
The remake of the classic 1990 film Flatliners has it’s first trailer, and it’s as spooky as you’d expect. For those unfamiliar, the premise is simple: a group of medical students decide to experiment with near-death by purposefully “flatlining” and then reviving themselves. What starts out as thrilling then turns dangerous — because believe it or not, Death doesn’t like being messed around with.
The remake has an amazing looking cast, which features Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. Of course, any cast list that starts with Page and Luna would have looked fantastic no matter whose names appeared afterwards.
Since the character’s first appearance in Captain America: Civil War, a lot of us have been pretty excited about the solo Black Panther movie. Over the weekend Marvel released the first teaser trailer for the film, and I was unaware it was possible to get more hyped for this movie.
There’s a lot going on in this trailer, but it still manages to explain the basics to the uninitiated – the notoriously isolationist nation of Wakanda has been hiding itself off from the world, and bad guys are making a play for its wealth. Lots of fighting with Black Panther himself along with the Dora Milaje. It’s just neat.
The first trailer for Seven Sisters has arrived. In it, we see Noomi Rapace playing a set of septuplets living in a near future world where families are restricted to having just one child. To survive, they all share a single identity, with only one leaving their home at a time.
Then, suddenly, one of them goes missing.
The film also stars Willem Dafoe, and it looks really interesting. It’s obviously not the first time we’ve seen an actor play against multiple versions of themselves (I mean, you’ve heard us rave about Orphan Black, right?), but it will be fascinating to see how well Rapace can pull it off.
Seven Sisters comes to French theaters this August, and to Netflix later this year.
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