Catching you up on some of our favorite things to come out of Hollywood this week:
Have you recently had a close encounter? Steven Spielberg’s landmark film Close Encounters of the Third Kind is returning to theaters for its 40th anniversary beginning September 1st. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Warner Bros. has released a 6-minute film that sheds light on the events that took placebetween the first Blade Runner film set in 2019 and the sequel due October 6th that takes place in 2049. (Collider)
Can you spare £250,000? James Bond’s original AMC Hornet X, made famous by a one-take river jump stunt for the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun, is going on sale. (The Sun)
The big screen knockout Mayweather vs. McGregor broke into last weekend’s box office top ten with $2.6 million in live theater showings. (Deadline)
Crazy, Stupid, Love filmmakers Glenn Ficarra and John Requa will bring Joker and Harley Quinn back to the big screen with “an insane and twisted love story.” So, more crazy, more love. (The Hollywood Reporter)
A star is born! Pulse Films assistant Josh L. Gordon can now call himself a screenwriter, as his first script, a sci-fi thriller, has been picked up by Warner Bros. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Check out the teaser trailer for Downsizing, a new comedy opening the Venice Film Festival that stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who choose to shrink themselves in the hopes of alleviating the stress of their daily lives. (IndieWire)
It is almost here! , A new compilation of behind-the-scenes footage from the Stephen King adaptation was just released that includes a few new looks at Pennywise the Clown. (IndieWire)
If you can’t get enough Afflecks in your life, Ben and Casey Affleck are in early talks to direct and star in the lead role of Sony’s Red Platoon.(Tracking Board)
Evangeline Lilly tweeted the first photo of herself wearing the Wasp’s costume in the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp film. (The Hollywood Reporter)
Opening this Labor Day Weekend:
- Tulip Fever – An artist falls for a young married woman while he’s commissioned to paint her portrait during the Tulip mania of 17th century Amsterdam.
- Hazlo Como Hombre – Raúl, Eduardo and Santiago have led a happy and “straight” life since their childhood, until, one day, Santiago confesses to them that he is gay.
- Unlocked – A CIA interrogator is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a biological attack.