What better way for all the big studios to produce guaranteed hits, than to have them marketed at one of the biggest television events of the year right? Well, 2015’s Super Bowl XLIX did not disappoint in providing copious potential summer tent-poles, that’s for sure. With extended trailers including Universal’s Jurassic World (starring the ubiquitous Chris Pratt), Furious 7 (with Vin Diesel and the late Paul Walker in his last role before his untimely death), Disney’s Tomorrowland (directed by Brad Bird and written by Damon Lindelof of Lost fame), Terminator Genisys (Arnold did always say he would be back didn’t he?!) and many more. We have collected all the trailer spots from the game and pre-game and provided some commentary for each of them. So be sure to sound off with your comments, gripes, tirades and extrapolations. Enjoy peeps! (more…)
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’m actually looking forward to seeing the upcoming fantasy flick Seventh Son. Adapted from The Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney, the trailer makes it look interesting enough that there could be the potential for something great lurking within. That is, of course, if audiences get a chance to see the damn thing.
The recent break-up of the relationship between Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures has been causing havoc with all sorts of properties, in particular Seventh Son. At first they were planning on dropping the film in October. Then it got moved to the movie-killing month of January. And now that Legendary has switched over to working with Universal, it could change yet again.
Being as how Legendary provided all the financing of the film, Warner Bros. no longer has anything to do with it. This could be good news for the movie’s release date, depending on what the folks at Universal have to say about what they want. Either way, we’ll see the thing eventually, but the likelihood of sequels could be greatly affected by the constant switch-ups.
[Editor’s Note: At this very moment, Manny Lozano, one of our embedded reporters, is getting comfortable in Hall H preparing to live blog the Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures panel in where they’ll be previewing Godzilla, Seventh Son, 300: Rise of an Empire, The LEGO Movie, and Edge of Tomorrow. We’ve already had a taste of Godzilla with Manny’s report from the Godzilla Encounter, and we’ve seen trailers for Seventh Son and The LEGO Movie. We’re not entirely sure just who’ll be appearing on the panel, but I know Manny will let us know the minute things start. For more info on the panel, here’s a link to the official SDCC schedule. Once the panel starts, keep refreshing for updates.]
The first book in Joseph Delaney‘s fantasy series The Wardstone Chronicles, The Spook’s Apprentice, is being brought to the big screen as Seventh Son, starring Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Trader),Jeff Bridges, and Julienne Moore as the evil Mother Malkin. There’s a lot going on in this trailer, plenty of interesting special effects and Bridges has some kind of gravelly accent thing going on, kinda like True Grit’s Rooster Cogburn… with magical spells. Overall, it looks to be a fun movie.
Seventh Son synopsis:
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. John Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a Spook, a person who fights against the Dark, who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: John Gregory.
In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.
Seventh Son hits theater screens next year on January 17th, and also stars Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones) as Billy Bradley, Djimon Hounsou as Radu and Jason Scott Lee as Urag.