Classics with a twist dominate this week’s entertainment news cycle, as updated reimaginings of familiar properties storm a theater near you.
LEADS CAST FOR WEST SIDE STORY REMAKE
The Jets and the Sharks will welcome some new faces in Steven Spielberg‘s forthcoming version of West Side Story, including 17-year-old high schooler Rachel Zegler as Maria and Broadway actors David Alvarez and Ariana DeBrose as Bernardo and Anita.
They’ll join Ansel Elgort as Tony in what promises to be a lively, big-budget take on the musical theater staple.
Super-powered sequels, power-packed contests, and super secret surprises are all in store for this week’s movie news roundup.
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NEW CLIP FROM GLASS
With Glass, the grand finale to M. Night Shyamalan‘s secret superhero trilogy set to drop this month, anticipation for the twists, turns, and terror are at an all-time high.
Describing a potential opening scene that mirrors the closing of the first film, Guadagnino bolsters hope for fervent fans of the daring drama.
NEW TV SPOT AND MOTION POSTER FOR CAPTAIN MARVEL
The Captain Marvel hype train is building steam as we approach the newest standalone Marvel film’s 3/8/19 release date, and new promos like a TV ad and motion poster featuring Brie Larson as the titular hero are adding fuel to the furnace.
NEW LEGO MOVIE 2 TV SPOT
The pieces are all in place for the much-anticipated sequel to 2014’s The LEGO Movie, including the ones that make up the LEGO-verse’s version of the Justice League, featured in the all-new TV add for the forthcoming family follow-up.
RESULTS FROM OUR READY PLAYER ONE EASTER EGG POLL
The results are in for our poll on your favorite pop-culture call-outs featured in the epic, reference-packed landscape of Ready Player One, and The Iron Giant soared past the other contenders as the clear favorite (with Jurassic Park just edging out Batman for the #2 spot).
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HOLMES & WATSON VIGNETTE TRAILER
This ain’t your grandpa’s Sherlock Holmes (or your British cousin’s).
Will Ferrell and John C Reilly are putting their own spin on the classic detective tales in a new vignette trailer, and the proven partners are bumbling and bruising their way through every case, full steam ahead.
NEW PIRATES, SAME CARIBBEAN
Disney is forging ahead with an all-new, rebooted chapter in its Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, with a new cast and a first installment penned by the writers of Deadpool.
No word so far on what production might begin, but fans are already battening down the hatches for a new era of high seas adventure.
MORE JOHN WICK SEQUELS MAY BE ON THE WAY
With the rousing success of John Wick: Chapter 2 and a third film due out soon, series’ director Chad Stahelski has opened up about the possibility of future installments.
Stahelski expressed that he and star Keanu Reeves would be more than happy to continue the franchise for as long as it holds audiences’ interest, so with any luck the aggrieved assassin won’t be retiring any time soon (sorry, John).
From promos to pets to plastic people, this week’s Hollywood headlines have it all, and then some.
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DISNEY CONFIRMS LIVE-ACTION LADY AND THE TRAMP REMAKE
These are no CGI canines, the Lady and the Tramp remake currently in development will feature real-life, flesh and fur dog actors in the title and supporting roles. Disney lovers and dog people alike will be sitting and staying in line for the fur-filled re-imagined classic.
PLASTIC MAN MOVIE IN DEVELOPMENT
Warner Bros. is preparing for a stretchy new arrival to its slate of super-powered blockbusters. Plastic Man, the wisecracking criminal-turned-hero with a body of moldable, foldable plastic is getting his own feature film debut, and the DC Extended Universe will never be quite the same.
ANNABELLE 3 WRAPS PRODUCTION
You didn’t think she was done, did you? Cinema’s deadliest doll is on the way back to a theater near you, and with production wrapped on the third installment of the Conjuring spin-off series, her petrifying porcelain footsteps aren’t too far off…