NCM Entertainment Roundup – December 20, 2018

Jason Momoa returns to the ocean as Aquaman. In theaters tomorrow!

Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!

Entertainment Weekly’s First Look Issue has new interviews and set photos from some of the most-anticipated films in 2019. Click below to learn more about each film. (Entertainment Weekly)

Black Panther’s Oscars campaign continues with a new featurette about the making of Wakanda. “Wakanda represents, for us, Africa,” says director Ryan Coogler in the video, “a fantasy of what could be if…African people had control of their own resources.” Click to watch the full featurette. (/Film)

Marketing for Jordan Peele’s next horror film, Us, has already begun. Universal shipped a branded case with gold scissors – identical to the pair seen in the teaser poster – to several social media influencers. Inside, a card reads “On December 25, Join the Untethering.” Peele has already hinted at a trailer reveal on Christmas Day. (Twitter)

Rian Johnson’s murder mystery, Knives Out, has been given a November 27, 2019 release date. Johnson is both the director and writer joined by an A-list cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Toni Collette, and Lakeith Stanfield. (Variety)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse made history at last weekend’s box office. Debuting at $35.4 million, Sony’s latest Spider-Man film set the record for strongest December opening by an animated film. It is also the first fully animated Spider-Man film. (Collider)

Even though Bruce Willis has rejected the idea of Die Hard being a Christmas movie, a remade trailer by 20th Century Fox suggests otherwise. Titled “Die Hard: The Greatest Christmas Story,” the trailer hyper-focuses on the film’s connections to Christmas complete with a holiday-themed backing track. According to Washington Post, “searches for ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Christmas’ spike every December,” reigniting the age-old debate. (Washington Post)

The Man Who Killed Dox Quixote may finally see the light of day. After Amazon pulled out of distribution at the last minute, Screen Media stepped in to give the film a March 2019 release. Director Terry Gilliam had been working on Don Quixote for over 17 years. He first began production in 2000 with Johnny Depp before funds ran out. Gilliam was able to revive the project in 2017 with Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce as the leads. (/Film)

Idris Elba confirmed that a big screen adaptation of his BBC series, Luther, is in the works. “We are really advancing on getting a movie version [of the show] up on the screen,” said Elba, who also added that the movie will take the story “to a much bigger audience and scale, and perhaps international as well.” (JoBlo News)

Jeff Bridges will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at the 2019 Golden Globes. The four-time Globes nominee and one-time winner will receive the lifetime achievement for his “brilliant body of work across diverse genres [that have] captured the hearts and minds of audiences worldwide for more than six decades,” according to a statement by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The Golden Globes will air live on January 6 on NBC. (Hollywood Reporter)

Click below to watch the latest trailers.

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  • Aquaman: Arthur Curry learns that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, and must step forward to lead his people and be a hero to the world.
  • Bumblebee: On the run in the year of 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken.
  • Mary Poppins Returns: Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives.
  • Second Act: A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.
  • Welcome to Marwen: A victim of a brutal attack finds a unique and beautiful therapeutic outlet to help him through his recovery process.
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