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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Swaps Composers, and More Movie News

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Swaps Composers, and More Movie News

There aren’t a lot of high-profile films of note opening in theaters this weekend. But fear not! Today’s Movie Morsels has the latest on a handful of big flicks waiting for us in the not too distant future, including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, and much more…

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The domestic poster for the first Star Wars spin-off film encountered a mixed response from fans of the franchise. And although these international posters for Rogue One smack of heavy Photoshopping, there’s an undeniable charm to their minimalism. (Even if the Death Star still looks much too big.) They also give Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso the chance to stand front and center, right where she belongs…

In other Rogue One news, the film has just lost its composer Alexandre Desplat, due to this summer’s reshoots. But it’s gained another composer in the form of Disney and Bad Robot favorite Michael Giacchino. Which I’m cool with, so long as the Star Wars movies don’t start sounding exactly like Bad Robot’s Star Trek movies.

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom
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The original Pacific Rim cast an Oscar nominee, Rinko Kikuchi, in the role of its female lead. But the follow-up film will take a different approach and go with someone who’s all but unknown. Pacific Rim: Maelstrom has just signed on up-and-coming pop singer Cailee Spaeny to star opposite John Boyega; who’s also producing the Stephen S. DeKnight-directed sequel, set for release on February 23, 2018.
Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
If you really, truly believe Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is in fact the very last chapter in Sony’s adaptation of the hit video game series, well, I have a bridge to sell you in Brooklyn. But for now, let’s all just play along and enjoy the film’s new motion poster, which heralds Alice’s swan song…

 

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Annabelle 2

Blumhouse strikes again! After this summer’s Conjuring sequel, the company is teasing the arrival of the next film in its ever-expanding supernatural horror franchise — Annabelle 2, a sequel to 2014’s hit killer doll pic. Lights Out director David F. Sandberg takes the helm of this May 19, 2017 opener, for which a new video announcement has just been released…

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Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Finally today… In case you missed our story on it yesterday, you need to check out the teaser trailer for the sexy crime thriller Nocturnal Animals. With stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, writer-director Tom Ford looks like he may have crafted a very satisfying twenty-first century film noir.

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