This past week has brought us some amazing movie news; from news of Paranormal Activity 7 finishing filming, to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness actor hinting that the movie will be done shooting soon, and Jordan Peele’s new film has its title. Check all this out, and more, below!
Paranormal Activity 7 is finished
Jason Blum, CEO and founder of Blumhouse Productions, has stated that the next instalment to the popular supernatural franchise is completed.
The first movie in the franchise was widely released in 2009, due to the high demand from people to see the film; before this, it was an independent film released in 2007.
Despite some films in the franchise, especially the most recent, not doing too well, we will still be seeing a seventh film, which was announced in 2019.
The movie stars Emily Bader, Roland Buck III, Dan Lippert, and Henry-Ayers-Brown. We know nothing of the plot at the moment, but we do know that the film identifies as a reboot, and will aim to land on streaming service Paramount+ before 2021 is over.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2 to include Jake Johnson’s Peter B. Parker
Jake Johnson, who played one of the many versions of Spider-Man in 2018 film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, has said that his character is in negotiations to come back for the sequel.
The 2018 feature saw Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) open portals to other dimensions, pulling various versions of the webbed wonder into Miles’ (Shameik Moore) universe. The cast also included Hailee Steinfeld and Nicolas Cage.
Peter B. Parker was a relatable character, as he wallowed in his emotions while trying to mentor new Spidey, Miles. He leaves the young character’s universe however, with the intention of fixing things in his own world.
The sequel, which is said to be in production, will be focusing on Miles’ relationship with Spider-Gwen (Steinfeld); but if she can return from the multiverse, surely one other web-slinging character can too...
Scott Derrickson teases new horror film with plot details
Director and co-writer of 2012 movie Sinister has taken to Twitter to tease a new horror project, with a look at the screenplay title for the film.
Derrickson rose to success due to his involvement in true-story inspired film The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005); since then, the director/writer has worked on a number of exciting projects.
Now, however, Derrickson has teased horror fans on Twitter with a look at the name of his new film and the year it will be set in, but both are blocked out so we can only partly see the details.
While this can spread uncertainty, it should still interest horror fans, and we are excited to see what this new film will be about.
Free Guy early reactions praise the upcoming comedy
Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds’ new film, Free Guy, has received very positive reviews that praise the movie which tells the story of a rather unaware video game character.
The film has been called the surprise hit of the summer by reviewers, and it seems that everyone who has seen the feature has no bad word to say about it.
The sci-fi comedy focuses on Guy (Reynolds), an NPC (non-playable character) in an open-world video game area called Free City. When he meets Milly (Jodie Comer), a developer behind the game, he learns the true story of his life, and decides to team up with Milly to stop the game from being shut down.
Many reviewers have praised performances from Reynolds and Comer, while also highlighting the charming atmosphere and fun tone.
Free Guy hits cinemas on August 13th, 2021.
The Exorcist reboot script is complete
Director of The Exorcist reboot, David Gordon Green, confirms that the script for his and Blumhouse’s film is officially finished.
Based on the 1971 novel of the same name, the horror franchise launched in 1973 and did very well, making millions and was nominated for Academy Awards.
The original story followed a 12-year-old girl who becomes possessed by a demonic entity. Green has said that this reboot will be a direct sequel to the 1973 film; this has created mixed feelings among horror fans, as many feel that the genre is flooded with remakes and reboots.
With no details about the plot or cast, we can only look forward to seeing what Green has in store for us.
Doctor Strange 2 actor hints that the film will wrap in September
Benedict Wong, star of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, has said the movie will most likely finish filming in September (2021), seemingly due to reshoots.
The sequel to 2016 Marvel movie Doctor Strange is scheduled to hit cinemas in March of next year (2022), and is one of the most highly-anticipated Marvel movies to date, as it is rumoured to deal with the events of Disney+ series Loki; fans also believe the film to tackle what occurred in WandaVision, too.
Wong has claimed that they are nearly done with the film, so it looks like the 2022 date will be staying where it is, which is a relief due to the many delays some films have suffered.
Jordan Peele’s new movie is titled Nope
Successful and acclaimed director, Jordan Peele, has revealed the first poster for his next film, titled Nope, which will be in cinemas on July 22nd, 2022.
Peele is known for directing incredible horror films with predominantly Black casts, such as his directorial debut Get Out in 2017, and Us form 2019.
It may come as no surprise that this film has no plot details surrounding it, but with Peele’s impressive filmography it is sure to be a spectacular hit.
The film stars Get Out and Black Panther (2018) actor Daniel Kaluuya as the leading role, along with Keke Palmer and Stephen Yeun (The Walking Dead).
Written by Melissa, who you can follow on Twitter @melissajournal
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