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A ‘Call of Duty’ movie is coming and we may have a director!

Did you know there has been a movie based on the Call of Duty video game franchise in the works for over a year? I didn’t. But there is!

Hollywood has yet to create a movie based on a video game that has had any success, but that won’t keep them from trying again and again. Activision Blizzard Studios, a film division of the video game developer Activision Blizzard, has a director in their sites for a Call of Duty movie.

According to a report by Variety sources have told them that Stefano Sollima, the current director on Sicario 2: Soldado that will be released June 29 of this year, is in negotiations to direct an adaptation of the video game. (more…)

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‘Lobo’ film is on the way and may have a director!

Ever since the release of Man of Steel back in 2013 many DC fans have been clamoring for a movie centralized around Lobo, a crude, loudmouthed intergalactic bounty hunter.  It looks like they are going to get their wish! However, their director choice may stir up some controversy.

According to a story put out by The Wrap, Transformers director Michael Bay is being eyed to help the project.  This would be Bay’s first superhero movie.

For the most part the internet has reacted negatively to Bay’s involvement once this news was released.  The director has created good to great films in the past such as The Rock, Armageddon, and 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. However, the stench of the Transformers franchise is all fans can think about.  Those films do make money, but are consistently critically panned, and have gradually become detested by audiences with each installment.

As of now Warner Brothers has not confirmed The Wrap’s story, but the film does fall within the director’s wheelhouse, so it’s probably true.

As of now the Lobo film does not yet have a release date.

Super Bowl 2018 Movie Trailers and TV Spots!

Well, its that time of year again.  The Super Bowl has come and gone.  Eagles one, and the Patriots lost.  However, we all one too.

Why?

Because of the multitude of awesome new Super Bowl trailers that dropped during the big game!

Trailers dropped for Avengers: Infinity WarSolo: A Star Wars StoryJurassic World: Fallen KingdomMission: Impossible – FalloutThe Cloverfield ParadoxSkyscraperA Quite Place, and Red Sparrow!

That’s eight new movie trailers to get us excited for what is sure to be a great summer full of blockbusters!

There are too many trailers to post here, however, if you follow this link you’ll see a YouTube playlist of all the trailers listed above.

What do you think of these trailers? What was your favorite? What movie are you looking forward to the most?  Leave a comment below! We can make a discussion about it.

‘Men in Black’ are back, and the movie already has a Director!

Have you heard the word? Well, this is the word – Sony is in talks to get a new Men in Black movie off the ground, and they already have a director in mind.

According to a report put out by Variety, Sony is in talks with Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray to helm a new version of Men in Black

It is unknown at this time if previous Men in Black stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will make an appearance in this new film, but it is said that the new story will focus on new characters that are apart of the same alien hunting organization.

From all accounts this does not seem like a “reboot,” but rather a new story in an already established universe.  In the same vein that the new Jurassic Park movies take place in the same universe established in 1993 but revolve around new characters. (more…)

‘The Shining’ is getting a sequel!

If you are a fan of Stephen King, then its time wake from your slumber! According to a report by Deadline, Warner Bros. has just launched development on King’s 2013 horror novel “Doctor Sleep,” a sequel to his 1977 iconic story, “The Shining.”

Warner Bros. has hired Mike Flanagan, who directed Oculus, to write the script and direct the sequel to the acclaimed novel. This is not Flanagan’s first outing with a Stephen King property. Back in 2017 he worked on Netflix’s adaptation of King’s Gerald’s Game, which opened to moderate success on the streaming platform.

The green-lighting of this project is not a surprise, because Stephen King movies are the new craze. Warner Bros. saw a very strong performance last year from adapting King’s “IT,” to the big screen with the same name. Brining in over $700 million worldwide on the shoestring budget of $35 million. A sequel is scheduled for release in September of 2019. (more…)

New ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ title, and daring set photos of Tom Cruise

The advertising campaign is in full swing for Paramount’s sixth installment in the Mission: Impossible franchise, and Tom Cruise is leading the charge.

In the last two days the leading actor has been using his social media accounts to announce to the world that a new Mission: Impossible movie is indeed upon us this year. With these posts to his Instagram and Twitter we now  know that the title of the movie is Mission: Impossible – Fallout, that Cruise can actually jump tall buildings in a single bound, and that hanging on to the side of a flying helicopter is not a problem for the 55-year-old actor.

Check out the posts below!

Get ready. #MissionImpossible

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“We’ve upped the ante for the sixth #MissionImpossible,” he captioned in his Instagram post. “I can’t wait for you guys to see more.”
And this morning in his tweet he says, “Get ready for the most thrilling mission yet…”.

And just like that, I, and everyone else, is looking forward to this movie coming out this summer.  With this much content coming out at the moment, be on the lookout for a trailer very soon.

What do you think of these new photos? What do you think of the new movie title? Will you be seeing this movie in the theater? Leave a comment below. We can make a discussion out of it.

Paramount selling off ‘Cloverfield’ sequel to Netflix

Looks like we may just have to wait a little longer for the next sequel to Cloverfield, sorry Cloverfield fans.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix is in talks with Paramount to acquire the sci-fi movie formerly known as The God Particle.  Meaning that the film may not see a theatrical release, which was supposed to be April of this year.

Up to this point, Paramount has produced and released two Cloverfield films and both were very profitable for the company.  Cloverfield was released in 2008 and grossed over $80 Million domestically on a $25 million budget.  The next film in line, 10 Cloverfield Lane, which came out in 2016, cost even less to make and pulled in $72 million domestically.   

So, with profitability like that, why are they thinking of selling their third movie in the Cloverfield trilogy to a streaming service?

My guess is that there’s some trouble behind the scenes. (more…)

The 90th Academy Award Nominations are here!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Today marks the first day of the Oscar season with the announcement of the 2018 Oscar nominations.  Meaning that its time for social media debates about what films were snubbed, and what films deserved to be nominated. Eventually evolving into what film, actor/actress, or director deserves to take home the golden statue come March 4th.

The Shape of Water seems to be the favorite this year after gaining 13 nominations for the 90th Academy Awards.  Making it just one shy of the overall record.  The Guillermo del Toro directed movie depicting the romance of a mute woman and a misunderstood aquatic monster is up for best picture, best director, best screenplay and best acting awards for Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer and Richards Jenkins, as well as other technical categories.

The other standout this year is Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, landing 8 nominations, including best picture, best director, and best cinematography.  Surprisingly, this is Nolan’s first ever nomination for best director in his career.

For a full list of nominations check out the Oscar Nominations 2018 list put out by Variety.

The Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second time and airs live on ABC on March 4th.

What do you think of these nominations?  Was there something you think was snubbed this year? Who do you think will win in each category? Leave a comment below and let me know!

 

‘Baby Driver 2’ May Return with Edgar Wright Back in the Driver’s Seat

If you’re like me then one of your favorite movies to have come out of 2017 was Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. And if you are like me, then you’ll be excited to know that Wright has assured us all that he would be the only one to come back direct a Baby Driver sequel!

Should a sequel happen, this is nothing but good news. Baby Driver become one of the biggest box office successes of 2017 – making $225 million worldwide. It make just over $100 million domestically. Not only was it a box office smash, it was one of the few films that was loved by both critics and audiences – getting a 93% fresh ratting on Rotten Tomatoes as well as an A- score on CinemaScore. With all these accolades it is understandable why a sequel is very much a possibility.

MTV managed to speak to Edgar Wright at the Golden Gloves and asked the director about the status of the Baby Driver sequel. And while there is still no concrete deal agreed upon, Wright says not only will he be the only one to direct a Baby Driver 2, but that he already knows where the new plot should go.

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Greetings fellow movie fans!

I know it has been several months since I have posted anything on here. And I feel I owe an apology to those of you who looked forward to the reviews and news updates, so I’m sorry.

Full disclosure: before my absence I had just started a new semester of school, and on top of that I work a full-time job that required several hours of my time every day of the week. I had almost no time to devote to managing this blog. I was so busy I missed almost every movie that came out during the fall months due to not enough time in the day.

However, things are starting to change, and I feel I’ll be able to devote some time to my blog again. Talking about movie news as well as reviews for movies I have seen. My goal is also to get a podcast up and running to work in tandem with this site within the coming months. I have to say, I’m very excited about the future for Reel Movie News.

Posts will start coming in regularly at the beginning of the new year. So be looking for those.

Remember, you can always still follow me on Twitter @KylanReelCritic. You can also personally email me at moviereelnews@gmail.com.

Thank you! I look forward to bringing more content to you soon. Just remember to always enjoy the finer things in life; Films, Movies, and Popcorn with Extra Butter!