Star Wars: The Last Jedi passed Wonder Woman as the second-highest grossing film of 2017 with $423.7 million at the box office. There’s also a very good chance that The Last Jedi becomes the highest-grossing film of the year by December 31, beating Disney’s own Beauty and the Beast ($504 million). (Deadline)
This year’s Oscars may be the biggest yet. The Academy added 571 new voters, bringing the total count to 7,258. The total membership of the Academy now stands at 8,298. (The Wrap)
The first trailer for Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again was released last Thursday. It features cameos from several actors in the original movie including Meryl Streep, Stellan Skarsgård, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. The sequel hits theaters July 20, 2018. (Mamma Mia)
Last week, production wrapped for the much-anticipated Fantastic Beasts sequel, Crimes of Grindelwald. The wizarding world returns to theaters November 18, 2018. (Fantastic Beasts)
Variety critics named their most anticipated 2018 films this week. The list includes Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One and Wes Anderson’s return to stop-motion animation, Isle of Dogs. (Variety)
Empire released an exclusive first shot of Jason Statham in The Meg, an action-packed film that sees Statham face-to-face with a megalodon, the biggest shark that ever existed. This battle takes place in theaters August 10, 2018. (Empire)
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, All the Money in the World writer David Scarpa took time to discuss his next project, Celopatra. “Instead of doing [Cleopatra] as the prestige picture,” said Scarpa, “[we] really treat it as a political thriller…Just going the opposite direction from the way we think that movie is going to go.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Hellboy lead actor David Harbour confirmed that the movie has already wrapped production over a year ahead of its January 2019 release. By the time Hellboy hits theaters, it will have been over a decade since the last film, Hellboy II: The Golden Army. (ScreenRant)
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s remake of A Star Is Born has been pushed from a May 2018 release to October 2018. The film is Cooper’s directorial debut. (Moviefone)
The Walking Dead actor Cooper Andrews (a.k.a. Jerry) has joined the cast of Shazam! as a foster parent to the film’s main character, Billy Baston, played by Asher Angel. The DC superhero film debuts April 5, 2019. (/Film)
- All the Money in the World: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
- Molly’s Game: The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target.
- Phantom Thread: Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.