If you’re looking to take a break from superheroes, look no further than today’s Movie Morsels. While we don’t have any costumed champions in today’s MM, we’re in no way skimping on the adrenaline. Check out a handful of new TV spots from Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, offering plenty of fresh footage from the upcoming high-octane espionage thriller, along with new trailers for London Has Fallen and The Transporter Refueled, the latest on Kong: Skull Island, and more!
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation
We’ve got three, coun’t ’em, three brand spankin’ new Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation TV spots for you today. Feast your eyes on returning stars Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, and Jeremy Renner up to their armpits in trouble, joined this time by Alec Baldwin and Rebecca Ferguson. The fifth Mission: Impossible movie, written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, debuts on July 31.
Kong: Skull Island
Kong giveth and Kong taketh. J.K. Simmons and Michael Keaton are, alas, no longer appearing in Kong: Skull Island, Universal’s King Kong spinoff. While Tom Hiddleston will still take part in the film, Keaton and Simmons had to withdraw due to scheduling conflicts. Production on director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ tentpole (written by John Gatins and Max Borenstein), has been pushed back a few weeks from the fall to “before the end of the year.” Its release date remains March 20, 2017.
Good news, board game fans: Lionsgate has secured a screenwriter for its long-talked-about Monopoly movie. Oscar nominee Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, The Truman Show) will do the honors. Says Motion Picture Group Co-President Erik Feig, “Hasbro is a partner with incredible global reach, one of the most compelling brand portfolios in the world, and a signature brand in Monopoly that has multigenerational appeal. Andrew Niccol is the ultimate world creator responsible for such disparate and imaginative films as The Truman Show, Gattaca, and The Terminal. He is an inspired choice to develop this timeless property into a big, crowd-pleasing event film that will appeal to kids, families and anyone who has ever played the Monopoly game.”
London Has Fallen
If White House Down didn’t quite satisfy your love of western-world-powers-under-attack-on-their-home-turf thrillers, the sequel to Olympus Has Fallen may be just the thing for you. Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, and Angela Bassett return in London Has Fallen, set in ol’ Blighty and featuring newcomer Charlotte Riley. Directed by Babak Najafi, the film arrives in early 2016.
The Transporter Refueled
With Jason Statham’s career reaching new heights in the last year, the Transporter film series welcomes newcomer Ed Skrein as Frank Martin with its fourth installment, The Transporter Refueled. Directed by Camille Delamarre, written by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, and co-starring Ray Stevenson, Gabriella Wright, Radivoje Bukvić, Anatole Taubman, Wenxia Yu, and Tatiana Pajković, this prequel film bows on September 4th. Here’s its latest trailer…
And in today’s last-but-not-least file we’ve got… Bloodsucking Bastards! A new horror comedy from Scream Factory, director Brian James O’Connell and comedy writers Dr. God and Ryan Mitts Brian take dead aim at the American workplace with stars Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Emma Fitzpatrick (Significant Mother, The Collection), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice), Joel Murray (Mad Men), and Joey Kern (Cabin Fever). Here’s its new trailer…
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