WATCH: Timothée Chalamet faces giant sandworm in first ‘Dune’ trailer

Beyond fear, destiny awaits. Check out the official trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ highly anticipated “Dune” below and watch the epic adventure only in Philippine cinemas 2021.

About “Dune”

Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

The film stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Oscar nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa, and Oscar winner Javier Bardem.  

Villeneuve directed “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert.  Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr.  The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert.

“Dune” was filmed on location in Hungary and Jordan.  The film is slated for a January 2021 release in the Philippines from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #DuneMovie

WATCH: ‘No Time to Die’ drops heart-stopping new trailer

The mission that changes everything begins… Check out the new trailer and poster for No Time To Die, and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.

No Time to Die, the 25th James Bond adventure, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM), and Universal Pictures International, is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.  

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, No Time to Die is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade (Spectre, Skyfall), Cary Joji Fukunaga, Scott Z. Burns (Contagion, The Bourne Ultimatum) and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Killing Eve, Fleabag).

No Time To Die also stars Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Billy Magnussen, Ana de Armas, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah with Jeffrey Wright and Ralph Fiennes.

In No Time To Die, Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre have grossed more than $3.1 billion in worldwide box office collectively. Skyfall ($1.1 billion) and Spectre ($880 million) are the two highest-grossing films in the franchise.

No Time To Die is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  #NoTimeToDie #Bond25

WATCH: New anime film ‘A Whisker Away’ to stream on Netflix

Netflix announces the Japanese animation film A Whisker Away to launch globally on June 18, 2020.

From Sailor Moon director Junichi Satoh and Anohana writer Mari Okada, here comes A Whisker Away, an upcoming anime film about love, magic, and cats premiering this June 18, only on Netflix.

In A Whisker Away, Miyo Sasaki, nicknamed “Muge” meaning “infinitely mysterious,” has a bright personality and is full of energy at school and at home. She is also secretly in love with her classmate Kento Hinode. Miyo tries repeatedly to get Kento’s attention, but he takes no notice of her. She realizes that the only way to get close to him is to transform into a cat, but at some point, the boundary between herself and the cat becomes ambiguous, and she is forced to give up her life as a human.


A Whisker Away features the voices of Mirai Shida (the main cast of Ghibli’s “The Secret World of Arrietty”, cast of Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises”), Natsuki Hanae (main cast of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” and “Tokyo Ghoul”), and Koichi Yamadera (main cast of “Ghost in the Shell).

It is under the helm of directors Junichi Satoh (“Sailor Moon”) and Tomotaka Shibayama, and written by Mari Okada (“Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day”, “The Anthem of the Heart”) under Twin Engine Animation production: Studio Colorido.

Watch the trailer for the much awaited anime film A Whisker Away here:

About Netflix

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‘Avatar’ reveals lead stars for two sequels in new set photo

Anyone excited for the sequels to the box-office hit Avatar?

A brand new photo was shared on Twitter by Avatar’s official account, featuring returning lead stars Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana, along with new cast members Kate Winslet and Cliff Curtis. Check out the behind-the-scenes photo where they take a break from shooting an underwater performance capture.

Reprising their roles in the much-awaited sequels to James Cameron’s epic science fiction film are Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Jooel David Moore, Dileep Rao, Stephen Lang, Matt Gerald, and Sigourney Weaver. New members are Kate Winslet, Cliff Curtis, Edie Falco, Michelle Yeoh, Vin Diesel, Jemaine Clement, and Oona Chalip.

Filming of the first two sequels began on September 25, 2017.

Avatar 2 will be released on December 17, 2021 (instead of the earlier-announced December 18, 2020).

Avatar 3 is slated on December 22, 2023 (originally December 17, 2021).

James Cameron earlier noted that Avatar 4 and Avatar 5 will only become possible if the first two sequels become a hit in terms of box office success.

If so, Avatar 4 will drop on December 19, 2025 (from December 20, 2024).

Avatar 5 is then set for release on December 17, 2027 (from December 19, 2025).

Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin desert-bound in new ‘Dune’ image

Timothée Chalamet’s Paul Atreides is mesmerised by the desert in a newly released image from Warner Bros.’ epic adventure “Dune,” in Philippine cinemas January 2021.

The new photo shows Paul (Chalamet) and his weapons teacher Gurney Halleck (Josh Brolin) in an ornithopter as it goes airborne.

Director Denis Villeneuve provided some insights on the new image, sharing, “It’s Paul’s first contact with the deep desert, where he’s mesmerised by it. He has a strange feeling of being home. There’s a lot of action at this specific moment, and [it’s] one of the scenes in the movie that I’m starting to get pretty proud of.”

About “Dune”

Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival,” “Blade Runner 2049”) directs Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ “Dune,” the big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal bestseller of the same name.

A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence—a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential—only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

The film stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Oscar nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, David Dastmalchian, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa, and Oscar winner Javier Bardem.  

Villeneuve directed “Dune” from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert.  Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter and Joe Caracciolo, Jr.  The executive producers are Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt and Kim Herbert.

“Dune” was filmed on location in Hungary and Jordan.  The film is slated for a January 2021 release in the Philippines from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary.

Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #Dune

Battleship action thriller ‘Greyhound’ reveals poster

Columbia Pictures has unveiled the international poster for its upcoming action thriller Greyhound, screenplay by and starring Tom Hanks, inspired by actual events.

Check out the one-sheet art below and watch the film in Philippine cinemas soon.

In a thrilling story inspired by actual events from the Battle of the Atlantic, Tom Hanks stars as a first-time captain who leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the treacherous waters of the “Black Pit” to the front lines of WW2. With no air cover protection for 5 days, the captain and his convoy must battle the surrounding enemy Nazi U-boats in order to give the allies a chance to win the war. The film is directed by Aaron Schneider from a screenplay by Hanks.

Greyhound is directed by Aaron Schneider, screenplay by Tom Hanks based on the novel “The Good Shepherd” by C. S. Forester.  Produced by Gary Goetzman.

The film stars Tom Hanks, Stephen Graham, Rob Morgan and Elisabeth Shue.

Greyhound is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International. #GreyhoundMovie

WATCH: Scooby-Doo, Shaggy meet Blue Falcon in new ‘SCOOB!’ trailer

Mystery loves company. Watch the new trailer for Warner Bros. Pictures’ “SCOOB!”

The first full-length animated Scooby-Doo adventure for the big screen is the never-before told stories of Scooby-Doo’s origins and the greatest mystery in the career of Mystery Inc.  

“SCOOB!” reveals how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved and adventures shared, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, most challenging mystery ever: a plot to unleash the ghost dog Cerberus upon the world.  As they race to stop this global “dogpocalypse,” the gang discovers that Scooby has a secret legacy and an epic destiny greater than anyone imagined.

Starring in “SCOOB!” are Kiersey Clemons (“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” TV’s “Angie Tribeca”) as Dee Dee; Zac Efron (“The Greatest Showman,” the “Neighbors” franchise) as Fred; Will Forte (“Booksmart,” TV’s “The Last Man on Earth”) as Scooby-Doo’s best friend, Shaggy; Jason Isaacs (the “Harry Potter” films, TV’s “The OA”) as the infamous Dick Dastardly; Ken Jeong (“Crazy Rich Asians,” “The Hangover” trilogy) as Dynomutt; Tracy Morgan (“What Men Want,” TV’s “30 Rock”) as Captain Caveman; Gina Rodriguez (“Deepwater Horizon,” TV’s “Jane the Virgin”) as Velma; Amanda Seyfried (the “Mamma Mia!” films, “Ted 2”) as Daphne; two-time Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg (“The Fighter,” “The Departed”) as Blue Falcon; and Frank Welker (the “Transformers” franchise) as Scooby-Doo.

“SCOOB!” is directed by Tony Cervone, Annie Award nominee for the feature “Space Jam” and two-time Emmy nominee for his work on “Duck Dodgers.”  

In Philippine cinemas May 14, “SCOOB” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Join the conversation with #SCOOB

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ reveals new poster artwork

Warner Bros. has just unveiled its brand new poster for “Wonder Woman 1984.” Check it out below.

About “Wonder Woman 1984”

Fast forward to the 1980s as Wonder Woman’s next big screen adventure finds her facing two all-new foes: Max Lord and The Cheetah.

With director Patty Jenkins back at the helm and Gal Gadot returning in the title role, “Wonder Woman 1984” is Warner Bros. Pictures’ follow up to the DC Super Hero’s first outing, 2017’s record-breaking “Wonder Woman,” which took in $822 million at the worldwide box office.  The film also stars Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, Kristen Wiig as The Cheetah, Pedro Pascal as Max Lord, Robin Wright as Antiope, and Connie Nielsen as Hippolyta.

Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot and Stephen Jones are producing the film.  Rebecca Steel, Roven Oakley, Richard Suckle, Marianne Jenkins, Geoff Johns, Walter Hamada, Chantal Nong Vo and Wesley Coller are the executive producers.

Patty Jenkins directed from a screenplay she wrote with Geoff Johns & David Callaham, story by Jenkins & Johns, based on characters from DC.  Joining the director behind the scenes are several members of her “Wonder Woman” team, including director of photography Matthew Jensen, Oscar-nominated production designer Aline Bonetto (“Amélie”), and Oscar-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming (“Topsy-Turvy”).  Oscar-nominated editor Richard Pearson (“United 93”) is cutting the film.  The music is by Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“Dunkirk,” “The Lion King”).

Warner Bros. Pictures Presents an Atlas Entertainment/Stone Quarry Production, a Patty Jenkins Film, “Wonder Woman 1984.”  

“Wonder Woman 1984” is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Join the conversation online and use the hashtag #WW84

Ronnie Liang to play lead role in ‘Crash Landing on You’-inspired film

Another lead role for singer and actor Ronnie Liang after his award-winning first ever lead role movie “Esoterika Manila” (2014).

He was 2014’s Gawad Pasado Best Actor for that movie. 

The film is “Harang,” directed by Palanca award-winning writer Njel de Mesa who directed the film “Respeto.”

“Harang” pegs Korean hit “Crash Landing On You” but totally different when it comes to its storytelling.

The now pilot plays military person in the said romantic-comedy movie. Very fitting as he recently received his rank and completed trainings as 2nd lieutenant from Army Pambato Division. 

“Maganda ‘yung timing ng movie kasi katatapos ko lang mag training bilang 2nd Lieutenant so sa tingin ko mapo-portray ko nang maayos ‘yung character ko. Very personal and close to my heart itong role ko.”

Ronnie said in an interview that he admires Njel’s creativity and his love for his craft. 

“Super happy sa title kasi kung iisipin mo ‘yung Harang parang super serious nung theme. Sobrang bilib ako kay direk. Ito iyong mga performers sa mga kasal, mahilig mag-gig. Iyon ang tawag sa kanila. 

“The movie is about musicians at kung ano iyong current issues natin ngayon. Marami rin siyang interesting twists kasi may romcom element dahil may secret wedding sa plot.”

His fans are very excited especially he’s tagged as “Oppa,” who looks like Korean actor. 

“Hindi naman sa nakiki-ride sa hype ng Korean treatment whether sa film or series, pero maganda ring chance na ipakita sa audience na kaya rin natin gumawa ng ganung klaseng obra. Yes, we are influenced, pero may sariling touch si direk.”

Showing soon under the direction of Njel de Mesa. Princess Velasco and Thor Dulay are also part of the movie.

“I’m so excited to flex my acting ability. Hindi naman nawala ‘yung pag arte dahil marami akong support roles sa mga Viva film, pero iba ngayon dahil lead ulit ito. Ibibigay ko ang best ko para sa movie na ‘to.”

Liang will be very busy starting March 18 for his PAGCOR Tours. Schedules are: March 18- Casino Filipino MGO, Manila; March 20- Casino Filipino Talisay, Cebu; April 16- Casino Filipino Ilocos Norte; April 24- Casino Filipino Crown, Cebu; May 27- Casino Filipino Iloilo; and May 20- Casino Filipino Cebu.

He’s also set to finish his commercial pilot this year at APG International Aviation Academy. He finished his solo and private trainings as pilot. All inspiring pilots are welcome to enroll PRIVATE PILOT GROUND SCHOOL & FLIGHT TRAINING COURSE, COMMERCIAL PILOT GROUND SCHOOL & FLIGHT TRAINING COURSE, INSTRUMENT RATING (IR) COURSE, MULTI-ENGINE (ME) COURSE, FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR (FI) COURSE at APG.

‘A Quiet Place Part 2’ director John Krasinski on the horror sequel

In 2018, John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place turned silence into the building blocks of fright and forged from the horror-thriller genre a modern fable of family love, communication and survival. With its mix of relentless tension and layered storytelling about a tight-knit clan fending off an immensely destructive, sound-attuned alien force, the film became a startling hit and cultural phenomenon.

Now comes the story’s unnerving second chapter, which picks up right where the Abbott family left off. But A Quiet Place Part II also heads to new places as events hurtle past the fragile sanctuary of the “sand path” the Abbotts created in order to prevail in a reality where even a single footstep could be deadly—and into a world of infinite peril beyond. From the opening moments of the film, the family is on the run, beyond any semblance of security and searching for refuge in a town gone mad with fear. In a time when empathy and connection have nearly vanished from the world, the Abbotts strive not only to protect each other from the threat of sound but to find hope in the terrifying hush around them.

The idea that the Abbotts might continue their journey into the vast, unexplored territory beyond their home came as a surprise even to Krasinski. He never imagined he would be in the position to contemplate a sequel when he began working on A Quiet Place, not knowing it would touch such a deep nerve in the culture. He’s also no fan of half-hearted follow-ups. Yet, when Krasinski had an idea he felt could truly push the storytelling—an idea true to the original film’s characters and conception, yet also full of fresh creative challenges—he was lit with the same passion for it as the first time around.

The most important thing to Krasinski was that if he were to extend the story, A Quiet Place Part II had to be, like its predecessor, more than a visceral sensory experience. It had to also drive the family’s emotional journey forward—this time, towards both independence and community.

As he had originally, Krasinski let his thirst to explore the unknown take the lead. That meant imagining all that might lie beyond the cocoon of quiet the Abbotts managed to craft for their family. Where would they go, and what would they find out there and within themselves, if they had no choice but to venture beyond the security of the sand path?

L-r, Director John Krasinski, Noah Jupe and Emily Blunt on the set of “A Quiet Place II.”

“There’s so much more to experience beyond the farm,” note Krasinski. “But even though we’re greatly expanding the world and the scale of the story, the intimacy comes from the fact that the rules remain the same. It was very creatively exciting for us to have this chance to create much bigger set pieces that still feel true to the story and to the Abbott family’s inner experiences.”

Setting the Abbotts adrift from their routines into a land overtaken by chaos meant pulling the rug out from under what was already the most treacherous of situations. But that in turn would only further lay bare the core beauty of families: their resilience even in the face of the gravest doubts.

“If you don’t have the safety devices of the sand path and the lights, everything is even more unpredictable,” describes Krasinski. “Each step you take is uncertain. Scares can come from anywhere. When you don’t know how you’re going to survive the next moment, you’re likely to make a mistake. And when you make a mistake, our infamous creatures are around a lot more than you thought.”

Emily Blunt, left, and John Krasinski on the set of “A Quiet Place II.”

About A Quiet Place Part II

Paramount Pictures presents in association with Michael Bay, a Platinum Dunes / Sunday Night production, a John Krasinski film “A Quiet Place Part II.”  Based on characters created by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck, written and directed by John Krasinski.

A Quiet Place Part II stars Emily Blunt, Cillian Murphy, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe and Djimon Hounsou. Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

In Philippine cinemas March 18, A Quiet Place Part II is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  #AQuietPlace