Movie Trailer Awards Nominees Announced!
Movie-List’s yearly Trailer Awards are underway and the nominees have been announced. Categories include best comedy, horror, sci-fi/action, drama and romance as well as best overall teaser, trailer and best use of music or sound. There is also a People’s Choice Category in which users can cast their vote for the best trailer of the year.
The most represented include American Sniper, Gone Girl and Big Hero 6 with 4 nominations each. Interstellar, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inherent Vice and Guardians of the Galaxy follow close behind with 3 nominations.
Winners will be announced Tuesday January 27th. Until then, make sure you vote for your favorite!
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will Help Launch Marvel’s Inhumans
At this point in time, Marvel’s visualization of Inhumans is still a ways away, with the superhero flick on course for a release in November 2018. Still, that doesn’t mean that the studio will keep the eclectic heroes on the shelf for the next three years; rather, according to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Clark Gregg, Marvel wants to seed the origins of the characters before their appearance in the MCU.
Speaking with Comic Book Resource, the actor touched upon the symbiotic relationship between the show and the overarching universe, which will only continue to evolve as the studio expands its proverbial canvas.
“Inhumans represents a different chapter…At least in the comics, the Inhumans, they’re a race of people who’ve been transformed. They’re mutants, more or less. I’ve always loved that part of the comics. They’re people who have evolved differently, and that generates a lot of fear. Some people want to annihilate them. Some people want to lock them up. Some people want to register them. Some of them become superheroes. Some of them become monsters. I find that particularly germane. Are we going to accept the people who are different, or are we going to try to wipe them out?
“I think the first thing we’re going to deal with when we come back is (Coulson) led everyone to this place with the writings. He found this submerged, several-thousand-year-old alien city. It turned out to be like an incubating factory that turned his own most beloved protegee — his surrogate daughter — into something else and got one of his team members killed. That’s not going to be easy on his new team, which has some people who he knows and trusts and some people who are much newer to him.”
Tim Burton Might Film ‘Beetlejuice 2′ By the End of 2015
Tim Burton’s latest film, Big Eyes, is now in theaters. His next film, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, is getting ready to shoot, aimed at a March 4, 2016 release. Once he’s done with that, the prolific filmmaker has a ton of options to choose from (as always). According to writer Seth Grahame-Smith, that’s when he’ll make their vision of Beetlejuice 2 into a reality.
Grahame-Smith did a massive interview with Entertainment Weekly about all kinds of different projects he has coming out. But here’s what he said about Beetlejuice.
I’ve emailed with Michael Keaton. I know he’s excited about the idea. I know Tim is excited about the idea. Where it stands now is Tim’s got to get ready to make [Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children], and then hopefully we are set, deals are done, and we’re waiting in the wings ready to go right after Peregrine’s wraps up. The ideal timeline is we’re really getting into it toward the end of this year.
Wow. A possible late 2015 start date? That’s incredibly encouraging for anyone who wants to see the sequel. But Grahame-Smith admits it’s really scary for him:
I think we landed on the right idea, landed on the right approach. It’s just now making sure that–for me–I don’t want to shit my pants in front of the entire world making a sequel to one of my favorite movies.
One thing that will help though is, yes, Winona Ryder will be back as Lidia:
[Burton] was doing press for Big Eyes right before the holiday, and was getting the Beetlejuice question, and sort of tipped people off that Winona [Ryder] would be back. Which yes, she will be back.
Movie Ticket Prices Are Now At An All-Time High
It was only a few days ago that we published findings from research that determined movie ticket prices are the reason why theater attendance was so incredibly low in 2014. Now statistics have come in that really only enforce that point, as the average ticket price last year was $8.17 – an all-time high.
News of these figures have come our way from The Hollywood Reporter, which adds that prices were especially high in the second and fourth quarter of last year, where the average prices were at $8.33 and $8.30, respectively. The numbers come directly from the National Association of Theatre Owners, which is a trade organization with members comprised of owners of both major chains and independent operators.
Given these numbers and aforementioned complaints that movie tickets cost too much, it’s not exactly a surprise that 2014’s theater attendance numbers were so brutal. Last year only 1.26 billion people wound up going to the movies, which was the lowest number since 1995. This goes a long way in explaining why no domestic release made more than $350 million at the box office this year (and why only two titles – Guardians of the Galaxy and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – made more than $300 million).
Amazon announces plans to produce and release original feature films
Hollywood has been on the verge of an upheaval in how films are released thanks to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Both companies have begun to encroach on the television market, winning awards for their series like HOUSE OF CARDS, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, and at the Golden Globes last week, the series TRANSPARENT. With the surprise hit of THE INTERVIEW via on demand services, it was a question of time as to when we would see streaming as a viable alternative to theatrical release for feature films.
According to Deadline, Amazon has hired independent producer Ted Hope to usher in their new plan which will also include acquiring films for release via Amazon.
“Whereas it typically takes 39 to 52 weeks for theatrical movies to premiere on subscription video services, Amazon Original Movies will premiere on Prime Instant Video in the U.S. just 4 to 8 weeks after their theatrical debut.”
‘Powers’ to Debut This Spring on PlayStation Network
PlayStation will be powering on its first-ever original series this spring. The company has just announced a debut date for Powers, based on the comic book by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming.
Sharlto Copley and Susan Heyward lead the drama as two police detectives working in the Powers division, which specializes in cases involving superhuman abilities.
Sony is set to launch Powers on March 10 with the first three episodes. New episodes will follow each Tuesdays for a total of 10 hourlong installments this season.
The first episode will be free for everyone at PlayStation.com/Powers. Subsequent episodes can be purchased on the PlayStation Store. PlayStation Plus subscribers, who pay $50 for an annual pass, will get the full season at no additional charge.