NCM Entertainment Roundup – October 12th

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

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Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick in The Accountant.

 The Girl on the Train rolled into the station at #1 with $24.7 million over the weekend. (ABC News)

Hugh Jackman tweeted the poster and official title of the final installment of the Wolverine series – Logan.  In addition, fans also got a sneak peak of a much older Professor X, played by Patrick Stewart. (Comingsoon.net)

Big news for Blade Runner fanatics – the official sequel title to the 1982 sci-fi follow up is Blade Runner 2049, scheduled for theatrical release on October 6, 2017.  Also, Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment announced a collaboration with Oculus to create a special virtual reality experience of the film. (Deadline)

The all-female spinoff Ocean’s Eight will be in theaters on June 8, 2018. (Variety)

Disney and Lucasfilm have narrowed their search for the female lead to star opposite Alden Ehrenreich in the Han Solo spinoff.  The frontrunners include Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott and Zoe Kravitz. (The Hollywood Reporter)

A digital billboard at New York Comic-Con teased the third film in the rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise, War for the Planet of the Apes, and it looks chillingly dark. (CBS News)

After a surprise leak, Lionsgate unveiled the first trailer for Power Rangers, telling the story of five ordinary individuals who obtain mystical powers and must save the world from an extraterrestrial danger. (Forbes)

Alice (Mila Jovovich) and her crew return to the Hive in Raccoon City for one final battle against the Umbrella Corporation to put a permanent end to the apocalypse in the new Resident Evil: The Final Chapter trailer. (Collider)

Guy Ritchie is in early negotiations to direct Disney’s latest live-action adaptation, Aladdin. (Yahoo! Movies)

The on-again-off-again relationship between Kermit and Miss Piggy is back on in a steamy (and somewhat unsettling) new parody mashup, Fifty Shades of Muppets. (Entertainment Weekly)

Opening this weekend: The Accountant, Max Steel, Desierto and What Now?

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