Movie News: Universal's Classic Monsters Getting Rebooted; First Trailer for Keira Knightley's 'Laggies'

Movie News: Universal's Classic Monsters Getting Rebooted; First Trailer for Keira Knightley's 'Laggies'

Jul 17, 2014

The Mummy / Frankenstein / Dracula

Universal's Classic Monsters: The Mummy is the first of Universal's classic monster movies from the 1930s that will be rebooted as part of an "interconnected slate" by the studio. Writer-producers Alex Kurtzman (Transformers, Star Trek) and Chris Morgan (Fast and Furious) will enlist creative talent and integrate any existing projects currently under development into a cohesive strategy. The reboot of The Mummy is scheduled for release on April 22, 2016.  [Deadline]


Max Steel

Max Steel: Trippy new images for Max Steel suggest that the origin story, inspired by an action figure and an animated series, will have a distinctive look when it opens in theaters next year. We also get our first peek at Andy Garcia as Dr. Miles Edwards. Ben Winchell stars as a young man who teams with an extraterrestrial to wield superhuman strength. [Collider]

Max Steel

Max Steel


Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction: You and 55 close, personal friends could spend an evening watching Pulp Fiction with Uma Thurman. The actress, who played Mia Wallace opposite John Travolta in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 crime flick, is auctioning off a private screening of the movie, after which she will participate in a question-and-answer session and drink cocktails with guests. It's in honor of the movie's 20th anniversary, and all proceeds will be donated to charity; the auction, currently standing at $8,500, closes on July 23. [Charitybuzz via Variety]



Laggies Trailer: Keira Knightley stars in Laggies as a young woman in her late 20s who moves in with a teenager (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father (Sam Rockwell) when she reaches a turning point in her life. The first trailer has now been released; the comedy-drama is heading to theaters on October 24. [A24 Films]




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