Spring is most certainly in everyone’s step now, and the filmmakers have also offered us the fresh breeze of trailers and teasers. While we wait for the new films to be released on the silver screen, let’s take a look at the newest propositions from the big studios and the independent creators.
In the past week, we’ve seen a couple of trailers – the most of them having the eerie ghosts or supernatural creatures. Sometimes, there’s also ex-wives that are almost as scary as the above, but nothing beats the scary clowns – the choice is yours, but we’ve summed up the trailers and posters that we’ve seen last week so that you don’t miss out on any film news.
As Paint it Black resounds in the background, Tom Cruise reveals his newest film stunt (or a handful) for a reprise of 1999 classic, The Mummy. The Mission: Impossible franchise star will be supported by Sofia Boutella (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Trek Beyond), Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, TV’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson), and the Academy Award winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator). The film will be released on the 9th of June 2017.
New film posters: Kingsman and Planet of the Apes
Star-studded cast of Kingsman: The Secret Service facing its American counterpart? Why not. The first film was a massive dose of fun – and the new one will bring an unexpected surprise: Colin Firth is back, and Elton John will also appear in the film. Interesting, eh?
Similarly, the new poster for War for Planet of the Apes has been unveiled, with Caesar gazing into distance. The new film, following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, will allegedly uncover the darker instincts of the ape leaders as they suffer losses in the battle with a ruthless human Colonel.
The release dates for these films are the 29th of September 2017 and 14 July 2017 respectively. Here are the posters – and you can watch the new Apes trailer below:
For those who have been lacking dark thrillers, Unforgettable, a dramatic take on the subject will be released on the 21st of April. Starring Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses) and Rosario Dawson (the Sin City franchise, it’s the directorial debut of a well-recognised producer Denise Di Novi (Crazy, Stupid, Love, Focus). A woman who is desperate to destroy the life of the new wife of her ex means a fight – and a take on who belongs to who…
In case you haven’t had enough of creepy clowns scaring people on the Internet, the film for you is in the works – and it’s based on Stephen King’s famous novel. It, that has been done before in 1990 (oh, the year of remakes, 90s kids rejoice!), returns with a new rendition of a scary clown preying on a bunch of schoolchildren. This week, the new It trailer has been released – you can watch it below.
A Ghost Story
Rooney Mara and Casey Affleck team up under the direction of David Lowery, who returns to the story he’s presented in critically acclaimed Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. We’ve been warned by the critics who’ve seen the film at this year’s Sundance that the trailer spoils the film big time – so watch it at your own risk. However, if you don’t know what’s in the film, can this mysterious video snippet spoil it for you? We don’t know, but we’re now sure it’s haunting.
If you’re more into superhero flicks that indie dramas, this week has brought something new, too. The new posters for Spiderman: Homecoming have been released, alongside its trailer. With Tom Holland as Peter Parker gaining Iron-Man (Robert Downey Jr.) as his new mentor, Superman tries to come back to his normal life after the adventure with Avengers depicted in Captain America: Civil War. But a new villain’s on the horizon, and the teenager sets out to protect what’s so important to him from Vulture (Batman-slash-Birdman-slash-new villain, Michael Keaton).
Which films are you excited for? Tell us below, or tweet us at @besidemag – we love chatting about films!