Trailerfest: XX, Los Pollos Hermanos, [Untitled], Kong: Skull Island, Trainspotting 2, Urban Myths, Guerrilla, My Life as a Zucchini, iBoy, Chips

12.01.2017 Movies #Trailer

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Neue Trailer zu einem nicht betitelten SciFi-Teil des Filmdistributors A24, die alleine letztes Jahr ein paar der besten Filme auf so ziemlich allen Bestenlisten am Start hatten (The Lobster, Swiss Army Man, Green Room, De Palma, Moonlight), dürfte also mindestens interessant werden – und zur extrem interessant klingenden Serie Urban Myths (die jetzt bereits wegen Michael Jackson-Whitewashing so mittlere Skandale auslöst) und in der, zum Beispiel, Samuel Beckett Andre the Giant zur Schule fährt, Salvador Dali ein Hologram baut, während er sich mit Alice Cooper unterhält und Iwan „Ramsay Bolton“ Rheon einen als Künstler scheiternden Hitler spielt. Okay!

Außerdem ein hübsches Viral für die neue Better Call Saul-Staffel mit Gus Fring, ein japanischer Trailer zu Kong: Skull Island, zur Horror-Anthologie XX, ein neuer Trailer zu Trainspotting 2 (ich glaub', die haben da nur Typo auf den alten Trailer geklatscht, aber okee), zur Serie Guerrilla um Black Power Aktivismus im London der 70er, dem schweizer Animationsfilm mit dem total geilen Namen My Life as a Zucchini, zum Netflix-Superheldendings iBoy und zur 70s-Serien-Verfilmung Chips (gähn).

Los Pollos Hermanos — Taste the Family!

Newsbits:

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In our near future.

Kong: Skull Island (Japanese Trailer)

XX

XX is a new all-female helmed horror anthology featuring four dark tales written and directed by fiercely talented women: Annie Clark (St. Vincent) rocks her directorial debut with THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; Karyn Kusama (THE INVITATION, GIRLFIGHT) exorcises HER ONLY LIVING SON; Roxanne Benjamin (SOUTHBOUND) screams DON’T FALL; and Jovanka Vuckovic (THE CAPTURED BIRD) dares to open THE BOX. Award-winning animator Sofia Carrillo (LA CASA TRISTE) wraps together four suspenseful stories of terror featuring a cast including Natalie Brown, Melanie Lynskey, Breeda Wool and Christina Kirk.

Trainspotting 2

First there was an opportunity......then there was a betrayal.

Twenty years have gone by.
Much has changed but just as much remains the same.
Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home.

They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle).

Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

Urban Myths

A collection of eight original comedies exploring remarkable events that may or may not have happened, but if they did happen they probably happened something like this…

Set in New York in September 2001, the series will follow long-time friends Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando as they swap Manhattan for Boston in a Budget rental car – the resulting road trip “sees them lamenting on their lives, loves, careers and egos as they go. Other stories explored in Urban Myths include Muhammad Ali talking a man down from a ledge in LA, Samuel Beckett driving the future wrestler Andre the Giant to school when he was a child, and Bob Dylan having tea with a couple in Crouch End.

The episode will star Joseph Fiennes as Jackson, Brian Cox as Marlon Brando, David Threlfall as Samuel Beckett, Katherine Parkinson and Noel Clarke as Muhammad Ali, while Game of Thrones star/bastard Iwan Rheon will follow his role as the sadistic Ramsay Bolton by playing Hitler.

January 19 – Bob Dylan with Eddie Marsan as Dylan, Paul Ritter as Dave Stewart and Katherine Parkinson as his wife Ange. Written by Neil Webster and directed by Ben Palmer. In this episode, music legend Bob Dylan plays an impromptu visit to his friend and fellow musician Dave Stewart at home, only to find that he’s got the wrong house.

January 26 – Samuel Beckett and Andre the Giant with David Threlfall as Beckett. Written by Neil Forsyth and directed by Ben Palmer. In this episode, a young Andre the Giant is driven to school by the playwright Samuel Beckett.

February 2 – Hitler the Artist with Iwan Rheon as Adolf Hitler and Rupert Grint as Gustl. Written by Ben Edwards and directed by Dan Zeff. In this episode, a young Adolf Hitler is trying and failing to pursue a career in art.

February 9 – Cary Grant and Timothy Leary with Ben Chaplin as Grant and Aiden Gillen as Leary. Written by Ed Dyson and Roger Drew. In this episode, Hollywood leading man Ben Chaplin introduces psychologist Timothy Leary to LSD.

And here are the episodes that don’t have air dates just yet but will arrive later this year:

Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon with Stockard Channing as Elizabeth Taylor, Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson, Brian Cox as Marlon Brando and Carrie Fisher as a diner waitress. Written by Neil Forsyth and directed by Ben Palmer. In this episode, long-time friends Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando flee New York together after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Muhammad Ali with Noel Clarke as Ali. Written and produced by Neil Webster and directed by Ben Palmer. In this episode, the champion boxer talks a suicidal stranger down from a ledge.

The Sex Pistols with cast TBA. Written by Simon Nye. This episode will tell the story behind the punk band’s infamous appearance on the Bill Grundy show in 1976.

Salvador Dali and Alice Cooper with cast and crew TBA. In this episode, the surrealist summons the rock star to sit for him while he creates a hologram.

Guerrilla

From Academy Award® winner John Ridley (12 Years A Slave, American Crime) comes the six-part limited event series GUERRILLA, a love story set against the backdrop of one of the most politically explosive times in U.K. history. It tells the story of a couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within the Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. While the series is set against a background of social and political activism, at its heart GUERRILLA is about a relationship under pressure, and the reality that for any couple there comes a point when the choices they make have real and lasting consequences.

My Life as a Zucchini

After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own. From its debut in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes to winning audience awards at Annecy, Melbourne and Angoulême, this accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script from acclaimed writer/director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), has received an overwhelming response from audiences worldwide, and is shortlisted as Switzerland’s official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards®. Brought to life through memorable character designs and expressive stop-motion animation, the story soars with laughter, sorrow, and joy, and stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.

Chips

In CHiPs, Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the CHP. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike skills combined with Ponch’s street savvy it might just work… if they don’t drive each other crazy along the way.

iBoy

Tom is an average teenager whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of his shattered smartphone embedded in his brain. He wakes from a coma to discover that returning to normal teenage life is impossible because he has developed a strange set of superpowers. With these new powers he sets out to seek revenge on the gang, who also assaulted his best friend Lucy.