Quarterly Gossip, Rumors & Dates for Upcoming Movies
— by Night Flier
Upcoming movies and why you might want to see them.
08 Ocean’s 8
Debbie Ocean gathers a crew for an impossible heist at the New York Met Gala. Why: Look at the cast: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, and more!
Mom is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Dad stays at home and takes care of the kids. Why: The first one was fun.
One month every year, five friends compete in a no-holds-barred game of tag. Why: Looks like fun, and is it really based on a true story?
The volcano on the Jurassic World island is exploding and the rush is on to save as many dinosaurs as possible. Why: Dinosaurs AND exploding volcanos! Need I say more?
Scott Lang balances being a superhero and a father and needs a little help. Why: Where was Scott when Thanos was testing out his new glove?
Skyscraper expert is framed for setting the world’s newest skyscraper on fire and must clear his name. Why: Yippee ki-yay for Dwayne Johnson
About a members-only emergency room for criminals in a near-future Los Angeles. Why: A shoot-em-up with Jeff Goldblum as the mob boss.
In this sequel to the 2014 film, assassin Robert McCall is out to avenge the murder of his friend. Why: Denzel Washington
27 Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ethan Hunt and his IMF team in a mission gone wrong. Why: MI always delivers an exciting trip even if it’s not that original.
A disease kills 98% of the children, but the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. Why: Superpowered kids fighting the government.
10 The Meg
As in Megalodon, a pre-historic 75-foot shark. Why: To hear Jason Statham say, “We’re going to need a bigger boat!”
Gossip, Rumors and Other Guesses
In the stream:
CBS All Access:
Stephen King’s The Stand is reportedly being developed as a 10-hour limited TV series.
The current rumors suggest Peter Jackson is somehow involved with the new Lord of the Rings TV show. It is not clear what the show will be about, but it may be a prequel.
Westworld creators are being tapped to adapt William Gibson’s novel The Peripheral for Amazon.
Reel Comic Books:
We have confirmation that Wonder Woman 2 will be set in the 80’s and may have a Lynda Carter cameo. Chris Pine will also be in the cast, flashback or something else?
Remakes & Sequels:
Sherlock Homes 3 with Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law has been given a December 2020 release date. Just nine years after Sherlock Homes 2.
According to Zachary Quinto (Spock) there are “a couple of scripts” being developed for a Star Trek movie. Before Quentin Tarantino presented his idea for a movie, Simon Pegg and Doug Jung were working on a script. Tarantino has other projects he is focusing on right now and the Pegg/Jung script not been submitted, so it is still all up in the air. But it is possible we will get two new Star Trek movies out of this!
Ron Howard is “seriously exploring” making a sequel to the 1988 film Willow.
Now for Something Completely Different:
John Krasinski (director of A Quiet Place) next project is based on the book We Have Always Lived on Mars by Cecil Casellucci. Tells the story about Martian colonists that learn they can breathe the air on Mars.
Ryan Gosling will play Neil Armstrong in the biopic First Man this October. The story will cover the years 1961-1969 documenting the preparation and trip to the moon.
Bios stars Tom Hanks as the last man on earth facing his own death, who creates a robot to take care of his beloved dog when he’s gone. Did he name the dog Wilson? Produced by Robert Zemeckis (Director of Forrest Gump and Cast Away).
Night Flier’s Pick
The summer movies are here and there is always lots of fun at hand! A staple of the summer movies is the monster movie; sometimes an alien, other times it may be a mummy, but we usually have some creature for our heroes to interact with.
While I am not a big fan of the Jurassic movies, I have enjoyed them. If you are a big fan, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks to build on the story told so far, be a lot of fun and is my pick for this issue.
Save me a seat!