NCM Entertainment Roundup – August 17th

Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:

Ben Hur

Jack Huston as Ben-Hur

Entertainment Weekly released its annual Fall Movie Guide issue with previews the upcoming fall and winter film slate, featuring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Star Wars: Rouge One, Passengers, Magnificent Seven, The Birth of a Nation, The Girl on the Train, and more.

Premiering last week during the Olympics, the much anticipated second Star Wars: Rogue One trailer featured a cameo by a certain iconic heavy breather. (Adweek)

After dropping a small teaser, Paramount Pictures released the first full-length trailer for Arrivals, offering a more in-depth glance at the special government task force investigating the arrival of mysterious interstellar visitors. (Slate)

The all-female spinoff of Ocean’s Eleven, tentatively titled Ocean’s Eight, will soon begin production in October. Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Helen Bonham Carter and Awkafina are close to joining Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett in this Warner Bros. reboot. (Deadline)

Keira Knightley joins Disney’s live-action The Nutcracker as the Sugar Plum Fairy. (Cinema Blend)

Disney animated classic The Little Mermaid is also set to get the live-action treatment. (Comingsoon.net)

Pennywise the Clown looks creepier than ever in a frightening first look that will surely give kids nightmares. The new big screen adaptation of It hits theaters next year. (Yahoo Movies)

The Dark Knight was the clear winner of Fizziology’s Twitter hashtag survey #Fav7Films by movie fans. (The Wrap)

Production (and cast drama!) wrapped up on Fast 8 — the official film Facebook page announced that the first trailer will drop in December. (/Film)

Bad Boys for Life, the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise, has been pushed back to January 12, 2018. (Variety)

Opening this weekend:  Ben-Hur, War Dogs and Kubo and The Two Strings.

 

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