Seeing as ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ bagged a hefty $110 million at the box office last summer from a budget of just $9 million (the original film made $89.3 million from a budget of $3 million), it was always a matter of when, not if we’ll get to see a third ‘The Purge’ film. Today, Blumhouse Productions, Platinum Dunes and Universal Pictures send word that ‘The Purge 3′ is set to hit the big screen on July 1st, 2016. Blumhouse issued the following description, “Expanding upon the explosive universe introduced in the sleeper hits that have earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal Pictures’ The Purge 3 reveals the next terrifying chapter of 12 hours of anarchy that is sanctioned annually by the New Founders of America.”
Closely following the release of the film’s first trailer (which you can view below), this new batch of images has arrived online from Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man.’ Opening on July 17th, Peyton Reed’s ‘Ant-Man’ stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Judy Greer as Maggie, Tip “Ti” Harris as Dave, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Wood Harris as Gale, Jordi Mollà as Castillo, and Michael Douglas as Hank Pym. In the film, armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
Delightfully Barmy Trailer For ‘The Voices’ – Starring Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick….
This first trailer has arrived online for ‘The Voices,’ which is directed by Marjane Satrapi and written by Michael R. Perry. Satrapi previously directed ‘Persepolis,’ based on her best-selling graphic novel, which was nominated for an Academy Award and won the Jury Prize in Cannes. Starring the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick, and Jacki Weaver, ‘The Voices’ marks her first English language film.
‘The Voices’ is a genre-bending film which centers around Jerry, a lovable but disturbed factory worker who yearns for the attention of a woman in accounting. When their relationship takes a sudden turn, we follow Jerry’s perspective as his talking pets, a sinister cat and benevolent dog, lead him down a fantastical, murderous path. The film will land on VOD and in theaters on February 6th.
Reese Witherspoon is reportedly joining Matt Damon in ‘Downsizing,’ reuniting her with writer-director Alexander Payne, two time winner of the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay, and a three time Oscar nominee for Best Director. ‘Downsizing’ was scripted by Payne with Jim Taylor, with whom Payne shared the adapted screenplay Oscar for ‘Sideways.’ Story details are currently under-wraps, yet the log line for the social satire is as follows: “the film is a social satire in which a guy (Damon) realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.”
Dimension Films have unveiled this first trailer for ‘Demonic,’ which is led by Frank Grillo as a detective and Maria Bello as a psychologist, and follows what happens when the pair investigates a brutal massacre inside an abandoned home that took the lives of five college students. Co-starring the likes of Cody Horn, Dustin Milligan, Megan Park, Scott Mechlowicz and Aaron Yoo, the horror is produced by James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring, Furious 7) and directed by Will Canon (Brotherhood). Expect word on a release date shortly.
From Legendary Pictures comes this collection of clips from Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ (which previously went under the title ‘Cyber’). Set within the world of global cybercrime, the film follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Tang Wei and Wang Leehom, ‘Blackhat’ opens on January 16th in the US and February 20th in the UK.