Movie News: Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Michael Fassbender in 'Kung Fury'; Watch New 'Ready Player One' Trailer

Movie News: Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Michael Fassbender in 'Kung Fury'; Watch New 'Ready Player One' Trailer

Feb 16, 2018

Killing Gunther

Kung Fury: Earlier this week, we heard that Michael Fassbender will be starring in Kung Fury and now comes word that Arnold Schwarzenegger (Killing Gunther, above) will be joining him in the action comedy. David Sandberg will direct the feature, which is a sequel to his short film, an homage to martial arts and police action thrillers made in the 1980s. Reportedly, Schwarzenegger will play the American president. [THR]

 

Good Time

The Lighthouse: Robert Pattinson (Good Time, above) has joined the cast of The Lighthouse. He will play a lead role opposite Willem DaFoe. Robert Eggers (The Witch) will direct; he and Max Eggers wrote the original script, described as "a fantasy horror story set in the world of old seafaring myths." Production will begin in the spring. [Deadline]

 

The Villainess

Afterburn: Jung Byun-gil, who directed Korean-language action thriller The Villainess (above), has been hired to helm Afterburn. Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves) will star in the action adventure, which is envisioned as a potential franchise launcher. It's based on a Red 5 comic book series by Paul Ens, Scott Chitwood and Wayne Nichols that follows a treasure hunter in a world where a powerful solar flare has disrupted all technology. [Deadline]

 

Ready Player One

Ready Player One Trailer: A new trailer for Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One focuses on stars Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke, who play competitors in a virtual reality game that is more dangerous than it initially appears. Ben Mendelsohn also stars; the movie opens in theaters on March 29. [Movieclips]

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