The Week in Movie News: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Trailer, Tarantino Tackles 'Star Trek' and More

The Week in Movie News: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Trailer, Tarantino Tackles 'Star Trek' and More

Dec 08, 2017

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:

 

BIG NEWS

Quentin Tarantino is working on a Star Trek movie: Not just the biggest but also the most surprising news of the week is the revelation that Quentin Tarantino pitched J.J. Abrams and Paramout a Star Trek movie. Of course, with him behind the idea, it'll be an R-rated installment. Read more here and here. And for the latest on Tarantino's next movie read here.

 

GREAT NEWS

Baby Driver 2 is really happening: We heard of the possibility of a Baby Driver sequel following the success of this year's original, and now Edgar Wright has confirmed he's writing the script but isn't sure if he'll also direct. Read more here.

 

AWARDS BUZZ

The Shape of Things and Call Me By Your Name garner more awards love: Awards season continues with lots of notable organizations revealing their picks for the best movies of the year. The Critics' Choice Awards honored The Shape of Things with a record number of nominations, while Call Me By Your Name earned love from Los Angeles critics and 15 documentary features advanced on this year's Oscars shortlist. Read more here and here and here.

 

EXCLUSIVE BUZZ

Guillermo del Toro on his live-saving new movie: Speaking of The Shape of Things, we talked to Guillermo del Toro about his acclaimed new movie, how it helped save his life and what fans should watch after they see it. Read the interview here.

 

COOL CULTURE

Recapping the movies of 2017: It's the time when critics and video essayists recap the year in movies with awesome montage and countdown videos. Below is an annual favorite by IndieWire's David Ehrlich, and you can watch others here and here.

 

MUST-WATCH TRAILERS

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom erupts with all new thrills: The highly anticipated first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom dropped this week, as did the first plot synopsis revealing that the sequel is also a volano disaster movie. Watch it here:

 

Alita: Battle Angel realizes James Cameron's dream project: The first trailer for the manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel has arrived, many decades after James Cameron first envisioned the sci-fi action movie, and it showcases a collaboration as helmed by Robert Rodriguez. Watch it here:

 

Please Stand By showcases another wannabe Star Trek writer: While Quentin Tarantino is apparently really writing a Star Trek movie story, the first trailer for Please Stand By features Dakota Fanning as a character entering a Star Trek screenwriting contest. Check it out below:

 

 

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