Avatar: The Way of Water is almost here to deliver the big battle we’ve been waiting for. And you can watch it on HBO right now. The movie is already breaking records for Lightstorm Entertainment and has made fans ravenous for its release.
While there’s an overarching story to the film, we’re not sure about anyone who says they want this movie for the narrative. but the scenes in the trailer look amazing. And that’s enough for us.
And the good news is that it won’t just be in theaters. That’s because HBO will stream Avatar: The Way of Water for no additional fee. It arrives on December 14, and it leaves 31 days later. Outside of the United States of America, Avatar: The Way of Water will hit paid video-on-demand services starting December 14, 2022.
Reviews are in for Avatar: The Way of Water, Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, learn the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure.
It has been a decade since director Matthew Vaughn tackled the X-Men franchise with X-Men: First Class but that doesn’t mean he can’t have an opinion about who should be the new Wolverine actor.
Hugh Jackman is forever linked to the character but so many people have wondered who will take over the role when Disney decides to bring the X-Men into the MCU. Matthew Vaughn has some ideas and he’s giving us three different possibilities.
Matthew Vaughn gave his choices while promoting The King’s Man over at Comic Book. He gave two choices that have seemed to be fan favorites to take over the role while the third may have been floated around a little bit and, after seeing it in print, maybe it should be floated around more:
“Well, he’s got older now, but I would say Tom Hardy would have…been awesome. I think Taron [Egerton] could do it in his sleep. Aaron Taylor-Johnson could do it as well. I mean, I think Aaron or Taron would be my first two choices could do it really well.”
Matthew Vaughn gave some top-notch options for who should take over the role moving forward. He’s worked with Taron Egerton on the Kingsman franchise so he could vouch for his physicality and work ethic.
Of course, Hugh Jackman will always be Wolverine to multiple generations. But, unlike Jackman, Egerton has the right stature and look to pull off the popular character. The Rocketman star and The Greatest Showman star share some commonalities like their showmanship so Egerton taking up the mantle from Jackman wouldn’t be a major deal.
It has also been a fan-cast choice in the years following the release of Logan.
Tom Hardy and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were great choices as well. Just like the Kingsman star, Hardy and Taylor-Johnson have experience in the action genre with the former playing Bane and Venom in The Dark Knight Rises and the Venom series respectively.
And the latter actor took on speedster Pietro Maximoff in the MCU for Avengers: Age of Ultron but landing the role of Kraven The Hunter, might prevent him from playing Wolverine if it were ever an option.
Empire Magazine has unveiled the covers for their upcoming issue and one of them showcases The Batman’s Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman as she grips her iconic whip.
Gracing the cover of Empire Magazine tends to be a stop for most films that are gearing up to begin their promotional tour and with The Batman releasing in a matter of months, it makes sense that the film would grace the December issue in one form or another.
For the magazine’s December issue previewing 2022’s movie lineup, The Batman received the cover treatment for three of the December issues.
One gives us a close-up look at Seline Kyle aka Catwoman and it provides us with a great look at her suit and features the first image of Catwoman’s signature whip.
You can check out the covers below!
Per the film’s official synopsis, “It’s not just a call… It’s a warning. From Warner Bros. Pictures comes Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City’s vigilante detective and his alter ego, reclusive billionaire Bruce Wayne.
Two years of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City.
With only a few trusted allies—Alfred Pennyworth (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.
When a killer targets Gotham’s elite with a series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues sends the World’s Greatest Detective on an investigation into the underworld, where he encounters such characters as Selina Kyle/aka Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz), Oswald Cobblepot/aka the Penguin (Colin Farrell), Carmine Falcone (John Turturro), and Edward Nashton/aka the Riddler (Paul Dano).
As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, Batman must forge new relationships, unmask the culprit, and bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.”
Do YOU like Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman look and the other covers? The Batman hits screens on March 4th, 2022.
Oscar-winning writer-director Spike Lee is getting in league with Netflix. It has been announced that the filmmaker has signed a multi-year deal with the streamer.
Spike Lee previously collaborated with Netflix on the war drama Da 5 Bloods and back in 2020 and he also had other projects that were housed at the streamer.
Per “Deadline“, Spike Lee entered into a creative partnership after the success of those projects, including the series She’s Gotta Have It, Rodney King, and See You Yesterday, which he produced. Spike Lee had this to say about the partnership:
“There Is No Better Way For Me And My Company 40 Acres And A Mule Filmworks To Begin The New Year Than Renew Our Partnership With Ted, Scott And Tendo-Da Fearless Leaders Of NETFLIX. Besides My Joints, We Together Will Focus On The New Diverse Storytellers. YOUTH MUST BE SERVED. And Dat’s Da Truth, Ruth. YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF.”
Netflix is the perfect home for someone like Spike Lee because his artistic freedom will be able to flourish there without much input from the platform.
Lee is still one of the most provocative directors working in the industry today so I’m excited for what he has in store at the streamer.
I just rewatched 1989’s Do The Right Thing just last week and if you need a reminder of how powerful he is as a filmmaker, just give that movie another watch. You won’t regret it.
Alita: Battle Angel focused on Alita (Rosa Salazar), a cyborg who was awakened with no memory and was taken in by Dr. Dyson Ido (Christoph Waltz), who recognized the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
The story clearly set the stage for a sequel, but there are a lot of factors at play that means it might never come to fruition.
Alita: Battle Angel does have a passionate fanbase who would be eager for a sequel and that’s something the cast and crew want to deliver if they can.
While speaking with THR for a feature revolving around The Book of Boba Fett, Alita: Battle Angel director Robert Rodriguez revealed that a sequel is still possible.
— Jim and I talked about it recently, and we’re still very interested. I told him, ‘Let me deliver Boba, and then let’s figure out a pitch.’
James Cameron had been developing Alita: Battle Angel for quite some time, but his work on the Avatar sequels caused him to pass the reins to Robert Rodriguez.
Cameron remained on board as producer and co-writer, and still clearly wants to continue the franchise.
The release of Alita: Battle Angel was met with mixed reviews and although it grossed more than $400 million worldwide, it wasn’t exactly the blockbuster numbers that 20th Century Fox had hoped.
Fox’s subsequent acquisition by Disney may also be a stumbling block, but Robert Rodriguez told Forbes last year that the Alita: Battle Angel sequel could find a home on Disney+. “I think anything is possible.
Disney bought Fox, and they have Disney Plus, so that is worth the conversation. I know other people would love to see another, and I would love to do another one,” Rodriguez said.
“As far as where it would go or how it would be made, I think streaming has opened up many opportunities such as sequels.
It’s already a pre-sold concept, it’s already got a built-in audience that wants to see it, and then it’s delivered to them in a way that’s the easiest for them to consume.” Would you still like to see a sequel to Alita: Battle Angel?
The Book of Boba Fett will debut on Disney+ on December 29th.
Lord of the Rings: Harvey Weinstein threatened to replace Peter Jackson with Quentin Tarantino.
In our latest installment of “Feel Old Yet?”, you might be horrified to learn that The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Fans of Peter Jackson’s ground-breaking adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy saga know that the development of the project wasn’t exactly smooth sailing, but could you imagine if Lord of the Rings had been directed by Quentin Tarantino?
Give me a moment to explain. The Lord of the Rings was originally set up at Miramax with Bob and Harvey Weinstein and although they were initially supportive of Peter Jackson’s vision for the series, they quickly changed their tune and came after Jackson with a lot of ridiculous demands.
While speaking with The Independent, Peter Jackson’s manager Ken Kamins revealed that Harvey Weinstein had actually threatened to replace Jackson with Quentin Tarantino if Jackson couldn’t cram all three stories into one film.
— Harvey would go from acting empathetically to turning on a dime into Mr. Hyde and would threaten Peter. He’d threaten to get Quentin Tarantino to direct if Peter couldn’t do it in one film that was two-and-a-half hours – which was the exact opposite of what he initially told us he wanted. Eventually, I go to Harvey and say, “You have to give us a window to shop it.” —
While I doubt that Quentin Tarantino was ever aware that his name was being used to threaten Peter Jackson, you can’t help but wonder what Tarantino’s Lord of the Rings would have looked like.
As we know, Peter Jackson and the producers were able to sell Lord of the Rings to New Line, and it was actually founder Robert Shaye who suggested expanding the project to three films. According to Kamins, “[Shaye] said, ‘Tolkien did your job for you.
He wrote three books so you have three movies,’ and I’m kicking Peter under the table not believing what I’m hearing.
They said yes on Monday and were out of pocket $12m by Wednesday. Harvey was absolutely stunned. He set us up to fail and expected us to fail. But he got his five percent.”
This is far from the first time that Quentin Tarantino has had his name attached to an unlikely project. He previously had an idea for a Star Trek movie, but unlike The Lord of the Rings, Tarantino was actually aware of his involvement on that one.
While Quentin Tarantino figures out what his tenth and final film will be, I suppose The Silmarillion could be an option?
The Matrix Resurrections will find Keanu Reeves and Carrie Anne-Moss returning as their iconic characters Neo and Trinity, but the film will also see a few more Matrix characters returning in new forms.
It was previously reported that Jonathan Groff would be playing Thomas Anderson’s “slick and confident” business partner,” but the latest trailer for The Matrix Resurrections revealed that his character seems to be the latest incarnation of Agent Smith.
While speaking with Games Radar, Jonathan Groff spoke about playing this new version of Agent Smith in The Matrix Resurrections.
“[Director] Lana [Washowski] was interested in the new programming of certain characters,” Groff said.
“And so, as far as giving nods or winks or references to things that had happened previously, I allowed her to drive the car and would be ready and willing to do anything she asked for at any moment.
So, the process for me was making something my own and trusting her to mold and shift it as it went along.”
Hugo Weaving’s Agent Smith is so distinctive that it’s hard to imagine anyone else taking on the role, but judging by what we’ve seen in The Matrix Resurrections trailers, Groff seems to have done his homework.
The actor recently spoke with Jake Hamilton and said that he spent a lot of time watching clips of Weaving’s work, particularly a supercut of every time Agent Smith said, “Mr. Anderson” in the series.
— I spent so much time watching him and looking at clips of him, there’s a YouTube [clip] of him saying ‘Mr. Anderson’, every time he says it, that I watched repeatedly. Just cuts of him saying ‘Mr. Anderson’. —
The first reactions to The Matrix Resurrections began rolling out last night, with most praising the film while admitting that it’s sure to be divisive upon release.
In addition to Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix Resurrections also stars Yahya Abdul Mateen-II, Jessica Henwick, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Christina Ricci, Telma Hopkins, Eréndira Ibarra, Tony Onwumere, Max Riemelt, Brian J. Smith, and Jada Pinkett Smith.
The Matrix: Resurrections will hit theaters on December 22nd and will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
The latest trailer has recently launched for The Matrix Resurrections and fans are excited to see the epic sci-fi series continue.
The trailer has created much nostalgia, and there is a huge amount of anticipation showcasing that The Matrix was one of the greatest science fiction films of all time.
Lana Wachowski wrote and directed The Matrix Resurrections, and the film is set to release on December 22nd.
Although there were mixed reactions to The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, the entire series produced groundbreaking special effects and several memorable characters.
The Matrix Resurrections takes place many years after the last film and follows Thomas A. Anderson A.K.A Neo (Keanu Reeves) living a normal life in San Francisco. After a chance encounter with Trinity (Carrie-Ann Moss) and meeting a new version of Morpheus (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), Neo is thrown back down the rabbit hole and must take down a new threat against humanity.
While the trailers have showcased some characters who are returning, there are also several new characters to join the science fiction saga.
Although the trailers seem to hit the mark and offer us several glimpses into the action that awaits, fans will have to wait until the premier to make their determinations on the quality of the film.
Let’s break down the cast of The Matrix Resurrections and see who is returning and who is new.
The latest trailer for the upcoming action sci-fi action sequel The Matrix Resurrections continues to tease the movie’s intriguingly meta relationship with the rest of the franchise.
The brief clip shows Neo meeting the new, younger Morpheus (played by Aquaman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) against a backdrop of footage from the first The Matrix outing, which includes footage of Laurence Fishburne’s iconic iteration of the resistance leader.
While there had been theories posited that The Matrix Resurrections would be wiping much of the earlier franchise from canon, that has now been proven to be far from the case, with the long, long-awaited follow-up instead taking a much more interesting approach to its predecessors.
As well as revealing that the resistance now uses various portals to travel around the Matrix, similar to the various doors that are used in The Matrix Reloaded, things quickly get very meta when Neo is told by the new Morpheus that “Nothing comforts anxiety like a little nostalgia,” all while watching footage from his earlier adventures.
Legacy sequels are often criticized for their reliance on nostalgia, with the likes of Ghostbusters: Afterlife being the most recent example, but it looks like The Matrix Resurrections will tackle this head-on, even making it part of the story, as this new band of freedom fighters uses this sometimes-cheap emotive technique to lure Neo back into the fight.
There have been a lot of references to the concept of déjà vu in the latest marketing material for The Matrix Resurrections, something which was a crucial element of the previous trilogy, and it looks like the fourth movie in The Matrix franchise will attempt to fold the repetitive nature of sequels into the narrative.
Whether this self-aware approach will work remains to be seen, but it’s certainly an interesting way to plug audiences back into this world.
Produced, co-written, and directed by Lana Wachowski, The Matrix Resurrections stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity respectively, as well as Jada Pinkett Smith, who will also reprise the roles of Niobe from previous movies.
Making up the rest of the supporting cast are Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jessica Henwick, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Lambert Wilson, Daniel Bernhardt, Eréndira Ibarra, Christina Ricci, Jonathan Groff, Neil Patrick Harris, Telma Hopkins, Max Riemelt, Toby Onwumere, Brian J. Smith, Andrew Caldwell, and Ellen Hollman.
Several character descriptions have also since been released, each of which peel back the curtain ever so slightly on some of the movie’s central mysteries.
Candyman star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is confirmed to be playing “the wise and worldly Morpheus who, as always, serves as a guide to Neo while also fulfilling his own greater purpose on a very singular journey of self-discovery,” but can this version of Neo’s former mentor really be trusted?
Mindhunter star Jonathan Groff’s role meanwhile has now been revealed to be supremely villains in nature, with the mysterious character being introduced in The Matrix Resurrections as “Thomas Anderson’s business partner, a slick, confident corporate type with insouciant charm, a disarming smile and an eye on the bottom line–everything Mr. Anderson is not.”
The Matrix Resurrections will have its world premiere on December 18, 2021, in San Francisco and is scheduled to be released by Warner Bros.
Pictures theatrically on December 22, 2021. The movie will also stream digitally on HBO Max in the United States for a month beginning on that same date.
There’s another rumor added to the many associated with Spider-Man: No Way Home and this one’s an essentially intriguing one.
The film is already studded with various characters from the Spider-Man comics, as well as from the past Spider-Man films, that are, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man series.
With these characters crossing over into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the movie is already bigger and more important than any other Marvel film now. And to add up to it every day, with new rumors, plot hints, and leaks, No Way Home seems to get more intriguing and interesting.
In a recent promotional clip addressing fan theories, Tom Holland, Zendaya, and Jacob Batalon slipped out something about a fan-favorite character that fans have speculated about even during the release of past Spider-Man films set in the MCU.
During the clip, the cast read out a lasting fan theory about Batalon’s character turning into his villainous counterpart from the comics.
“Ned will become the Hobgoblin.”
That’s what the theory read. The cast had an awe-inspiring moment on reading the theory but before they could skip to the next one, Holland, true to his nature, slipped out a hint,
“There’s a moment though.”
Of course, Holland didn’t go any further, but Zendaya too responded positively to Holland’s remark. Holland added,
“Imagine if [you and I] did a film together, where you’re the villain?”
The cast then moved forward with other theories, but what does Holland mean by that moment? That’s the big question. It’s not the first time Batalon has been linked to such rumors about his character turning bad in No Way Home.
Earlier this year, promotional art from the film teased the same. Moreover, Batalon specifically losing an immense amount of weight for the movie could also mean that Marvel Studios is planning something bigger for his character.
Or – Is it just a viral marketing idea to hype up the fans? Maybe, it was just a deliberate inclusion in the promotional clip!
Jacob Batalon’s character is a composite character, named Ned after a comic book character called Ned Leeds, who happens to be one of the people that carried the mantle of Hobgoblin.
Just like it was briefly covered in Far From Home, Ned Leeds and Betty Brant are together in the comics. In the comics, Ned Leeds is manipulated to take on the villainous identity and is used as a scapegoat.
In the film, we might not see him on the glider, at least not really becoming a villain, but Marvel could possibly have left a reference or a subtle remark about Ned and Hobgoblin, just to intrigue fans and pay an homage to the character’s comic book counterpart.
And amidst so many characters and the film setting up crossovers with Sony’s Spider-Man Universe, such a reference would only add up to the hype for the future of the franchise.
No Way Home is already featuring Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, so it’s unlikely Ned will become the Hobgoblin in this film, but, in Kevin Feige’s own words, never say never.
Jacob Batalon’s Ned has become a favorite character among fans, who’s perfectly filling up the roles traditionally portrayed with Harry Osborn.
In the past two films, his character’s significance in Spider-Man’s arc has grown stronger and even Batalon himself has been extensively featured in promotions, making him a prominent character of the franchise.
Would you like to see him become Hobgoblin? Tell us in the comments. Spider-Man: No Way Home hit theaters on December 16, 2021.
Uncork’d Entertainment has finally revealed the trailer for the upcoming thriller-horror film Breeder. The producers have only recently acquired North American rights to the Danish horror feature, ensuring that the film will be available to thriller fans in America.
Directed by Jens Dahl and produced by Maria Møller (known for Koko-Di Koko-Da, a surrealist psychological horror film with dark fantasy elements), Breeder deals with women who have been abducted and incarcerated for bio-hacking experiments.
Dr. Isabel Ruben, a ruthless businesswoman is on a quest to find the perfect method of de-aging. She abducts young women as part of the gruesome bio-hacking experiment to reverse the aging process.
One of the women, Mia Lindberg, starts to slowly uncover the secrets of the facility and the inhuman experiments underway. But does she find an escape, or find herself in a more tangled snare of lurking dangers? The answer lies at the end of the two-hour horror show.
Keith Leopard, the President of Uncork’d Entertainment, is really excited about this film and its release in January.
According to him, Breeder is more than a horror film as it reminds viewers of the reality of a world dominated by concepts of beauty and youth. He says,
— BREEDER is a superbly crafted horror film with a real-world reminder that we live in a world measured by youth and beauty. This is a film about the effects of aging, how the world looks upon you once you do, and a miraculous cure- at a cost… I’m excited for audiences to experience the film in January. —
Breeder stars Sara Hjort Ditlevsen as the inquisitive Mia Lindberg, Anders Heinrichsen as Thomas Lindberg, Morten Holst as ‘The Dog,’ Signe Egholm Olsen as Dr. Isabel Ruben, and Eeva Putro as Nika, among many others.
The popular Danish screenwriter Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen has written the film. Famous for her work as a writer in The Return, Murdering Katarina, Skuld, Venus, and A Doll’s House, Thomsen is a known horror screenwriter. She was even nominated for Best Screenplay twice at the Ekko Shortlist Awards.
Jens Dahl will be at the helm of Breeder as the director. Dahl is a television showrunner-turned-film director who made his directorial debut with the 2017 drama 3 Things, starring the famed Lannister from Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
The breeder has screened at a number of leading film festivals, including Sitges in Catalonia, Fantastic Zagreb Film Festival in Croatia, Night Visions in Finland, and MonsterFest in Australia. It is set to release on digital on January 11, 2022.
Kevin James as Sean Payton is one of the oddest casting choices out there. Now, we have a full look at Kevin James with the first trailer for Home Team, a Netflix comedy loosely based on a true story.
The story is based on Sean Payton’s time away from the NFL in 2012 when he was suspended for one year after his role in bounty gate.
For those who don’t know, the bounty gate scandal was when players on the New Orleans Saints were allegedly being paid “bounties” if they were able to injure players on the opposing team.
However, Home Team doesn’t seem too concerned about the bounty gate scandal. This is more about Payton’s time off and how he served as an offensive coordinator for his son’s peewee team during this time.
Since he is an NFL coach, he is going to teach this underdog team how to fight like never before while also improving his own relationship with his son.
In addition to James, the cast includes Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Maxwell Simkins, Tait Blum, and Gary Valentine. Home Team is being co-directed by Charles Kinnane and Daniel Kinnane with a script from Christopher Titone and Keith Blum.
The film also comes from James’ Hey Eddie and Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison production companies.
This is made obvious in the trailer with some of the usual Sandler movie cast members like James, Schneider, and Jackie Sandler. Schneider seems to be doing his usual schtick where he plays an oddball side character.
This isn’t the first time Happy Madison has tackled a sports film as the company has produced sports comedies including The Longest Yard, The Benchwarmers, and Here Comes The Boom.
However, since this is based on a true story, there seems to be a more serious, emotional core at the center of this film that may balance out the typical over-the-top, goofiness that Happy Madison normally features.
This is also the ninth collaboration between Happy Madison and Netflix after the pair have worked on such films as Hubie Halloween, The Wrong Missy, Murder Mystery, The Week Of, The Do-Over, and The Ridiculous 6.
After seeing the trailer, it’s hard to believe that this is a real movie and not an SNL sketch but who knows? Maybe there’s more to this film than meets the eye, and we get a solid sports comedy about an NFL coach training an underdog team.
Amazon Prime Video has just released the trailer for the romantic comedy, Book of Love, starring Sam Claflin and Verónica Echegui.
The film sees an uptight English writer Henry (Sam Claflin) as he discovers that his dull, failing novel has become a smashing success in Mexico.
Why is it being celebrated? The Spanish translator Maria (Verónica Echegui) has rewritten it into a spicy erotic read. Opposites attract as the two travel through Mexico on a book tour in Book of Love.
Additionally, BuzzFeed Studios is expanding its producer role and will strategically collaborate on the marketing campaign for Book of Love with Prime Video.
BuzzFeed Studios will leverage insights from BuzzFeed’s vast media network and highly engaged global audience to form a unique digital marketing strategy.
In Book of Love, young, uptight English writer Henry’s (Sam Claflin) novel is a resolute failure.
He is delighted to find out his book is a surprise hit in Mexico, but when he is invited there to promote it, he soon discovers why—his Spanish translator Maria (Verónica Echegui) has rewritten his dull book as an erotic novel.
Henry is furious, and even more so when his publisher insists he and Maria conduct a book tour across Mexico together. Opposites attract, and the chemistry between the couple ensures sparks fly.
Book of Love is directed by Analeine Cal y Mayor (Treading Water, La Voz de un Sueño, Barbara’s Sins), and written by BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winner David Quantick (Veep, Avenue 5, The Thick of It).
Producers include Michael Knowles from North of Watford Films (Best Laid Plans), Naysun Alae-Carew from Blazing Griffin (Anna and the Apocalypse), Allan Niblo from Vertigo Films (Bronson, Human Traffic), Nick Spicer and Maxime Cottray from XYZ Films, and Richard Alan Reid from BuzzFeed Studios.
BuzzFeed Studios and North of Watford Films developed the original screenplay and packaged the film.
“With Book of Love, Analeine Cal Y Mayor delivers a love story that is both charming and hilarious,” said Chris Mansolillo, director and head of content licensing in the U.S. for Prime Video.
“And with a cast led by Sam and Veronica, our Prime Video customers are in store for captivating performances and a lot of laughs.
We are so excited to work with XYZ Films and Buzzfeed Studios in sharing the finished product in the U.S. and Canada this February.”
Better known for genre fare, Book of Love marks XYZ’s first foray into the rom-com space, although the film’s international flair is consistent with the indie studio’s prior work.
XYZ, also handling foreign rights, has set an international theatrical release for January 5, 2022, with global marketing support from BuzzFeed Studios.
Prime Video has acquired U.S. and Canada streaming rights for the romantic comedy Book of Love, from XYZ Films and BuzzFeed Studios.
The Prime Video film, starring Sam Claflin (Enola Holmes, Me Before You, Snow White and the Huntsman) and Verónica Echegui (Fortitude, You’re Killing Me, Susana, Let Yourself Go), will premiere on Prime Video on February 4, 2022.
Lionsgate has debuted the new trailer for the upcoming ‘supernatural’, whodunnit mystery adventure Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop starring Nathalie Cox as the eagle-eyed sleuth Miss Willoughby alongside Kelsey Grammer as her long time family friend.
The film is slated for release On Digital, On Demand, and on DVD on February 8, 2022.
The trailer shows the titular character interrogating a plethora of suspicious-looking characters in an array of exquisitely extravagant buildings to rival those of Downton Abbey.
It immediately brings to mind classic British murder mysteries of the past such as the long-running TV show Midsomer Murders or Robert Altman’s 2001 cult hit Gosford Park starring Clive Owen, Emma Watson, Helen Mirren, Stephen Fry, and Michael Gambon, only this time there’s a slight supernatural element that might or might not be present.
“Move over Miss Marple, there’s a smart, stylish new detective in town—meet Miss Willoughby!” reads the official synopsis. “Orphaned as a child, raised by a family friend (Kelsey Grammer, Frasier), and skilled in strategy, literature, and martial arts, there’s no case she can’t solve.
But even she is baffled when a long-time friend tells her that a ghost is haunting the book store she runs. Is someone playing a trick on the poor woman? Is it a hallucination? Or is something more sinister going on? Make some tea and settle in to watch this thrilling whodunnit-adventure and find out!”
This is not the first time Nathalie Cox and Kelsey Grammer have worked together having also starred in Philippe Martinez’s and Mick Davis’s British Christmas comedy film Father Christmas Is Back which hit Netflix last month and also stars Elizabeth Hurley and John Cleese.
It would appear that Kelsey Grammer has been a very busy man over the last year starring in 5 movies in 2021 alone, showing no sign of slowing down as he approaches 67 years of age.
Firstly he starred in American coming-of-age comedy film The Space Between, Rachel Winter’s directorial debut. This was followed by a more serious turn in the drama The God Committee, written and directed by Austin Stark.
He acted in another dramatic role in Charming the Hearts of Men, inspired by true events during the Civil rights movement in 1964. He also voiced Blinky Galadrigal in the critically lauded computer-animated science fantasy movie Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans directed by Johane Matte, Francisco Ruiz Velasco, and Andrew Schmidt.
While not quite as prolific as Grammer, Nathalie Cox is currently working on the British comedy One Year Off which also Jeff Fahey and Chad Michael Collins, although no release date has yet been confirmed.
Whether or not Miss Willoughby is set to become the next Miss Marple is yet to be seen, although it’s likely that audiences could be more receptive to this type of whodunnit fare following the success of Knives Out.
Miss Willoughby and the Haunted Bookshop is directed by Brad Watson and written by Kate Wood, Chad Law, and Josh Ridgway and also stars Louise Bangay, Tara Fitzgerald, Steven Elder, Wayne Gordon, Scarlett Graham, Giacomo Gex, and Caroline Quentin.
Close to Me (Sundance Now, Series Premiere) December 16
After a fall, Jo’s lost all memory of last year. On return home from the hospital, she begins to have flashbacks that make her question if the fall really was an accident. British drama Close To Me premieres December 16.
Artis sinetron Vanessa Angel dan suaminya, Bibi Ardiansyah tewas dalam kecelakaan tepatnya di KM 672 Tol Jombang, Jawa Timur. Keduanya tewas di lokasi kejadian (TKP). Berikut kronologi kejadiannya.
Berdasarkan informasi Dirlantas Polda Jatim, kecelakaan maut yang menewaskan Vanessa Angel dan suaminya terjadi sekitar pukul 12.36 WIB, Kamis (4/11).
Sebelumnya Vanessa yang memiliki nama asli Vanessa Adzaniaa, bersama suami, anak, dan dua orang lainnya menumpangi kendaraan Pajero dengan Nomor Polisi B 64BJU. kendaraan itu berangkat dari arah Jakarta.
Setiba di KM 673+300/ A ruas Tol Jomo (Jombang-Mojokerto), kendaraan tersebut tiba-tiba menabrak beton pembatas kiri ruas tol.
Polisi menduga kecelakaan maut itu terjadi karena pengemudi kurang konsentrasi dan mengantuk. “Dikarenakan sopir mengantuk, kendaraan Pajero tersebut pun terpelanting dan berputar berhenti di lajur cepat,” tulis keterangan yang diperoleh dari Dirlantas Polda Jatim.
Situasi jalan tol Jombang pada saat kejadian landai dan lancar serta cuaca cerah.
Berikut identitas korban dalam kecelakaan maut:
Nama : belum diketahui
Kondisi : Sehat.
1. Nama : Febri Andriansyah, lk;
Alamat : Kembangan rt.16/03 Jakarta Barat;
Kondisi : meninggal
2. Nama. : Vanesa Adzania, pr, 28th;
Alamat : Jl. diamond 1 rt. 016/003 Kembangan – Jakarta Barat.
Kondisi. : Meninggal
3. Nama : Siska Lorensa, pr, 21 th;
Alamat : Nanggerang rt. 04/08 Cililin- Bandung Barat.