Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Upcoming movies and why you might want to see them.
14 The Predator
Sequel to the 1987 Ahhr-nold film Why: Despite all the other bad sequels, maybe they got it right this time?
21 The Sisters Brothers
Pair of 1850’s assassins chase a thieving gold prospector. Why: Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix in a western, also noted as a “dark comedy”.
21 The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Young orphan helps his magical uncle find the doomsday clock. Why: Jack Black in a world of magic.
Based on a true story of Forrest Tucker’s escape from San Quentin at the age of 59 and remaining uncaptured for another 20 years. Why: Robert Redford has retired from acting after this movie.
Eddie Brock acquires the symbiote Venom. Why: Think Spiderman 3, but hopefully without the singing and dancing.
12 First Man
The story of the first moon landing. Why: It has been 49 years, I am for anything that might makes us want to go back to space.
12 Bad Times at the El Royale
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale hotel. Why: Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson and general mayhem.
Laurie Strode comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers. Why: Return of the scream queen herself Jamie Lee Curtis.
26 Hunter Killer
An American submarine captain and U.S. Navy Seals attempt to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general. Why: Hope to get some Red October sub action.
You know the songs, now hear the story. Why: This movie may just Rock You.
Yet another zombie movie. Why: Not the first WWII zombie movie but could be fun.
09 The Girl in the Spider’s Web
The fourth in the Millennium series (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first). Why: While I have not read this book yet, the other books/movies were good.
Captain Jack Sparrow comes to Hogwarts. Why: More of the Harry Potter world!
21 Robin Hood
Possibly the most remade movie ever? Why: The basic story is good, the only question is did Hollywood do it justice?
21 Creed 2
Rocky Balboa coaches light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed in a fight against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago. Why: Rocky IV the next generation.
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
In the stream:
CBS All Access: A lot of Star Trek news lately. First is that CBS is looking to add up to 5 shows to the franchise. Right now, it is mostly speculation on what those shows might be but for one. It has been officially announced that Patrick Stewart will reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard. The story will pick up 20 years after ST:TNG for the next chapter of his life.
HBO: The Watchmen TV show will come to HBO in 2019. The show will be set in the present day but shaped by the events approximately 34 years ago as outlined in the comics. Starring Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson and Regina King.
At the box office:
Remakes & Sequels: Remember the Dark Universe? It was going to be a cinematic universe like Marvel’s but with The Mummy, Dracula and Wolfman. That came to a screeching halt after the release of The Mummy (2017) and the sacking of the universe’s architects.
Now Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions (known for low-cost slasher flicks) has offered to take over and we could see things moving forward again.
Men in Black is getting a reboot/spinoff. The release date is 6/14/19 staring Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth and Liam Neeson.
Will Smith has stated his next three projects are Bad Boys 3, Bright 2 and Suicide Squad 2 and in that order.
There are two Star Trek movies in development, and while not yet officially named, they are currently going by Star Trek 4 and Tarantino’s Star Trek. It was recently revealed Chris Pine (Captain Kirk) and Chris Hemsworth (Kirk’s father) have walked away from the Star Trek 4 project. It has also been confirmed we will not see any major work done on Tarantino’s Star Trek until other projects are completed, meaning it could be a couple of years before filming starts.
Night Flier’s Pick
This fall has some great nostalgic movies. We have Robert Redford’s last movie, a story about the first man on the moon, and the Freddie Mercury biography. These all seem like great movies and worth watching, which only makes it harder to pick one.
First Man makes me hopeful for manned space flight and Bohemian reminds me of good times and friends. I also know that a Robert Redford movie will have lot of heart in it, as hard as that is to define or quantify.
It is for this reason I am making The Old Man & the Gun my pick for this fall. If you go and see this one, take a moment to bask the warmth of a master storyteller from a past era because you will not see anything like him again.
Save me a seat!