47 Meters Down Trailer: Mandy Moore is Shark Bait

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Last year The Shallows proved that a good shark movie will always find an audience, especially during the warm summer months. Now this year Dimension Films is bringing out a summer shark movie of their own, although I’m not entirely convinced it will measure up. 47 Meters Down stars Mandy Moore and Claire Holt as two sisters vacationing in Mexico who find themselves trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean after an unfortunate accident. I’m curious to see if they can keep this premise interesting for a full 90 minutes, but at first glance this looks VOD worthy at best. Directed by Johannes Roberts (The Other Side of the Door), 47 Meters Down hits theatres on June 16th. Check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Kevin Hart to Star in The Great Outdoors Remake

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Kevin Hart is already reteaming with his buddy Dwayne Johnson for the remake of Jumanji later this year but now we’re hearing he’s also set to remake another much smaller film: the 1988 Dan Aykroyd / John Candy comedy The Great Outdoors. The original movie was written by John Hughes and directed by Howard Deutch and revolved around a Chicago man who has his dreams of a peaceful family vacation dashed by his obnoxious and eccentric in-laws. As far as we know The Rock is not involved in this one, although it does sound like it could be another opportunity for the two to showcase their comedic chemistry. Hit the jump for the full scoop.

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A Roseanne Revival is Officially Happening

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Limited series revivals of ’80s and ’90s shows are all the rage right now with classics like The X-Files, Twin Peaks and Gilmore Girls all recently bringing back their original casts for brand new episodes. Now another staple of ’90s TV is about to make a comeback as Roseanne is officially gearing up for a new season. We’ve been hearing for a while now that Roseanne Barr has been trying to reteam with John Goodman for a new show called Downwardly Mobile, but although a pilot was shot it was ultimately shelved. Now Roseanne is getting the gang back together. Hit the jump for more info.

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New to Theatres This Weekend: The Circle, How to Be a Latin Lover, Sleight

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It’s the weekend before the summer blockbuster season officially starts and we’ve got another strange mix of new releases hitting theatres. The biggest release of the week is the Tom Hanks / Emma Watson tech-themed thriller The Circle, based on the novel by Dave Eggers. Also in wide release we have How to Be a Latin Lover, a comedy intended to introduce U.S. audiences to Mexican star Eugenio Derbez, along with the indie street magic / superhero mash-up Sleight. In select theatres we also have the Israeli stoner dramedy One Week and a Day and indie conspiracy thriller Buster’s Mal Heart starring Rami Malek. Meanwhile, many of our friends overseas are already getting to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. What will you be watching this weekend?

Joe Johnston to Direct Narnia: The Silver Chair

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Almost four years after The Mark Gordon Company acquired The Chronicles of Narnia series from Fox and announced their intention to develop the sixth novel, The Silver Chair, for the big screen, they are now finally ready to move forward with it. Disney released the first film in the series, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, way back in 2005 followed by Prince Caspian in 2008. Fox later teamed with Walden Media for The Voyage of the Dawn Treader in 2010, but interest seemed to be tapering off. Now TriStar Pictures and Entertainment One are getting into the game and they have hired a solid director in Joe Johnston to help relaunch the fantasy series. Mark Gordon had this to say about the announcement:

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David Fincher All But Confirmed for World War Z 2

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Last year it was being reported that David Fincher was in talks with Paramount to direct the sequel to their big budget zombie hit World War Z. At the time, it seemed pretty surprising although he obviously had a good working relationship with Brad Pitt from their three previous projects together. Then Paramount removed it from their release schedule earlier this year and it started to look like the movie would be delayed significantly, making Fincher’s continued involvement less likely. But now this week we are hearing that World War Z 2 is back on again and Fincher is close to finalizing a deal after all. Hit the jump for more info.

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Unbreakable Sequel Finally Gets an Official Title and a Release Date

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For seventeen years now we’ve been hearing M. Night Shyamalan talk about a potential sequel to Unbreakable, but it has always been a tough sell due to the underwhelming box office performance of the original film ($95 million domestic on a $75 million budget). Of course, the movie has since gained a large following on home video and has grown in esteem over the years, plus Hollywood has become very receptive to comic book movies over the past decade and half. Now with the success of Split, Shyamalan has finally found a way to make that Unbreakable sequel a reality and this week he confirmed that it is officially happening. Here’s what he had to say about it:

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Jeff Goldblum to Return for Jurassic World 2

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When Jurassic World neglected to bring back any cast members from the previous films outside of BD Wong, many people assumed it was because they all wanted too much money or simply declined to be involved. In actuality, Spielberg wanted to focus on making something new instead of relying on the past (or so he says). Now that they have accomplished that, it looks like the next movie will try to reconnect with the original trilogy a little bit more. This week brings word that at least one major character will return in Jurassic World 2: Dr. Ian Malcolm. Hit the jump for more details.

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Jonathan Demme 1944-2017

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We’ve got some unexpected and sad news this week: legendary director Jonathan Demme reportedly passed away this morning in New York. He had been treated for esophageal cancer back in 2010 and suffered from a recurrence in 2015, but it was a combination of the cancer and complications from heart disease that ultimately led to his death, according to a source close to the family. He is best known for directing the iconic thriller The Silence of the Lambs but also directed one of the greatest concert films of all time with Stop Making Sense and was responsible for several other noteworthy films over the years. He was 73 years old.

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Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2 and New Mutants Get Release Dates

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Following up on the recent casting of Josh Brolin as Cable in Deadpool 2, 20th Century Fox has just announced release dates for the next three movies in the X-Men universe, all of which will hit theatres in 2018. The first is the New Mutants movie, the second is Deadpool 2, and the third is the long-awaited Dark Phoenix movie, which was rumoured to be the next X-Men movie earlier this year. It now appears to be more of a spin-off than a full X-Men movie, however. Hit the jump to find out what we know about these upcoming films.

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

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Among all the spy movies we’ve been seeing as of late there have been both serious thrillers and comedic parodies, but no movie has managed to balance the two quite as well as Kingsman: The Secret Service. Now Matthew Vaughn is back to direct the sequel and they’ve managed to enhance the cast significantly with the addition of Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry and, yes, even Elton John. They’ve also managed to find a way to bring back Colin Firth, although the exact details are still unknown. The plot, appropriately enough, finds Eggsy teaming up with the American spy organization known as The Statesman after Kingsman HQ is destroyed. Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits theatres on Sept. 22nd; check out the first trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham to Headline Their Own Fast & Furious Spin-Off

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With audience interest in the Fast & Furious franchise still seemingly at an all-time high, many people have been dumbfounded by the fact that Universal is planning to bring the series to a close after just two more movies. Producer Neal Moritz recently told Collider that they already know how the series will end but that they are still in the process of figuring out “the in-betweens.” In the meantime, while they prep for the final two films, they have just announced a project that will work as a holdover of sorts: Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham will reportedly be starring in their very own Fast & Furious spin-off. Hit the jump for more details.

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