Trailerfest: The Bad Batch, Midnighter, The Villainess, Preacher, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

19.06.2017 Movies #Trailer

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Neuer Trailer (eigentlich nur ein Clip am Ende, aber egal weil großartig alles) zu Ana Lily Amirpours The Bad Batch (inklusive Interview unten in den News), zum Psychothriller The Midnighters, zum koreanischen MartialArts-Actioner The Villainess, sowie Featurettes zu Luc Bessons SciFi-Comicverfilmungs-Epos Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets und zur zweiten Preacher-Staffel.

The Bad Batch – Three new Clips + Trailer

The highly anticipated follow-up to Amirpour’s acclaimed directorial debut, A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, THE BAD BATCH follows Arlen (Waterhouse) as she is unceremoniously dumped in a Texas wasteland fenced off from civilized society. While trying to orient her unforgiving environment, she is captured by a savage band of cannibals and quickly realizes she’ll have to fight her way through her new reality. As Arlen adjusts to life in ‘the bad batch’ she discovers that being good or bad mostly depends on who you’re standing next to.

Newsbits:

  • She's wrong on Fury Road, but right at her interpretation of the recent uptick in cannibal-movies (The Green Inferno, Bone Tomahawk, this year alone two with Raw and hers plus Netflix' Cannibal-Series Santa Clarita Diet) – and: she's also really cool: Ana Lily Amirpour Talks THE BAD BATCH And Why She Kinda Hated FURY ROAD.

    ALA: […] talking about the OG Mad Max. I personally didn’t care for the newest one.

    BMD: Fury Road? Crazy. Why?
    ALA: I just had a problem with the giant water faucet. It was dumb and too absurd. I don’t know why everybody liked it. It’s just got the goofy dude with the thing that he breathes through and then the CGI layered onto it. I don’t get it.

    BMD: Weird.
    ALA: I love the original, though. It definitely did trickle into Bad Batch as I was writing it. But again…we’re talking about the OG shit. Not this new stuff. But to be honest, I don’t think my movie’s post apocalyptic at all. It feels like it’s set in the now for me.

    BMD: Really? Go on…
    ALA: Just in the way that everybody’s eating each other. Mine just has literal cannibalism in it, but people are eating each other today, too.

    BMD: In what way?
    ALA: Dude, you tell me. People do horrible things to each other for reasons much harder to understand than hunger. So, to me, Bad Batch is a much easier to comprehend portrait of the types of atrocities that are going on right now.

  • Because ofcourse: xXx Sequel: „The Untitled 'xXx' sequel would be the fourth in the franchise with Roth and Kirschenbaum. “xXx: Return of Xander Cage,” starring Vin Diesel, Ruby Rose, Donnie Yen and Samuel L. Jackson, grossed nearly $350 million worldwide including $164 million in China. Diesel said in January at the London premiere that Paramount had expressed interest in him starring in the sequel.“
  • ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gets September Premiere Date On CBS & CBS All Access, Season 1 Split In Two: „Star Trek: Discovery will debut Sunday, September 24, with a special broadcast premiere on the CBS TV network airing 8:30-9:30 PM. The first as well as the second episode of the sci-fi series will be available on-demand on CBS All Access immediately following the broadcast premiere, with subsequent new episodes released on All Access each Sunday. […] The expanded season now will be split into two. The first eight episodes will run Sundays from September 24 through November 5. The season then will resume with the second chapter in January 2018. The break also will allow the show more time for postproduction on latter episodes.“

Midnighters

Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian web of deceit and madness. From director Julius Ramsay, Midnighters is a layered, enigmatic thriller set in the Gothic backwoods of New England – the perfect place to get away with murder.

Midnighters is the first feature-length film by Julius Ramsay (The Walking Dead, Scream, Outcast). Starring Alex Essoe (Starry Eyes, The Neighbor), Perla Haney-Jardine (Steve Jobs, Kill Bill 2, Spider-Man 3), and Ward Horton (Annabelle, Pure Genius), the film is a taught noir thriller in the vein of Blood Simple, Shallow Grave, and Blue Ruin.

The Villainess

The story of a ruthless female assassin named Sook-hee, who from an early age has been taught to kill. She becomes a sleeper agent for South Korea’s intelligence agency, who promises her freedom after 10 years of service; however, two men from her past make an unexpected appearance in her life, bringing out dark secrets from her past.

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – „See You In Space“-Featurette

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS is the visually spectacular new adventure film from Luc Besson, the legendary director of The Professional, The Fifth Element and Lucy, based on the ground-breaking comic book series which inspired a generation of artists, writers and filmmakers.

In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are a team of special operatives charged with maintaining order throughout the human territories. Under assignment from the Minister of Defense, the two embark on a mission to the astonishing city of Alpha—an ever-expanding metropolis where species from all over the universe have converged over centuries to share knowledge, intelligence and cultures with each other. There is a mystery at the center of Alpha, a dark force which threatens the peaceful existence of the City of a Thousand Planets, and Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

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