Film Friday (8/4): This Week's New Movie Trailers

  • Publish Date: August 4, 2017
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Opening this weekend

View a guide to this weekend's new theatrical releases including Detroit, The Dark Tower, Columbus, Wind River, Kidnap, and more.

New trailers and updates for upcoming films

Call Me by Your Name

The best-reviewed movie of the year (so far) comes to theaters November 24. Whether Call Me by Your Name will hold on to the title as its release date approaches remains to be seen. Regardless, director Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love) looks to have another critical hit on his hands. Set in northern Italy in the summer of 1983, the film is an adaptation of André Aciman’s novel about the romance between 17-year-old Elio (Timothée Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), the 24-year-old assistant to Elio’s professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg).

Super Dark Times

After playing festivals around the world and receiving very good reviews, Kevin Phillips' debut feature hits select U.S. theaters September 29th. Written by Ben Collins and Luke Piotrowski, Super Dark Times follows high school friends Zach (Owen Phillips) and Josh (Charlie Tahan) as their lives spiral out of control after a bloody accident. Josh begins to exhibit disturbing behavior, and Zach tries to deal with his guilt as Allison (Elizabeth Cappuccino), their mutual crush, begins to show interest in him.

Death Wish

Eli Roth directs Bruce Willis in this remake of the 1974 Charles Bronson revenge thriller. Willis plays Dr. Paul Kersey, a surgeon who seeks revenge on the people who attacked his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Camila Morrone). As he hunts his family’s assailants, Paul gets media attention as a deadly vigilante. Death Wish opens on November 22nd.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Coming to theaters on October 13th, Goodbye Christoper Robin chronicles the creation of Winnie the Pooh through author A.A. Milne’s relationship with his son, Christopher Robin (Will Tilston). Set after the First World War and directed by Simon Curtis (Woman in Gold), the film stars Domhnall Gleeson as Milne, Margot Robbie as his wife, Daphne, and Kelly Macdonald as Christopher’s nanny, Olive.

Viceroy’s House

In 1947, Lord Mountbatten (Hugh Bonneville) and his wife Edwina (Gillian Anderson) are sent to New Delhi to oversee India’s transition to independence. Viceroy’s House, directed by Gurinder Chadha (Bend It Like Beckham), shows the difficulty of their task in a nation divided by religious and cultural differences. Look for it in select theaters and on VOD beginning September 1.

First They Killed My Father

Coming to Netflix on September 15th, First They Killed My Father is an adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir about her time with the Khmer Rouge beginning when she was five years old. Directed by Angelina Jolie (Unbroken), the film chronicles Loung (Sareum Srey Moch) and her family’s struggle to stay together.

What Happened to Monday

Originally titled Seven Sisters, What Happened to Monday stars Noomi Rapace as seven identical sisters. Set in the future where a one-child policy is in effect, the seven sisters try to outwit the head of the Child Allocation Bureau, Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close), by taking turns assuming the identity of the same woman. Taught by their grandfather (Willem Dafoe) and named after the days of the week, all is well until, one day, Monday doesn’t come home. Find it on Netflix beginning August 18th.

Short takes

The first full trailer will be out next week, but here’s a teaser for Darren Aronofsky’s next film, mother!.

Andy Lau, Shu Qi, Tony Yang, and Jean Reno star in the heist film The Adventurers. Look for it in select theaters beginning August 18th.

In Unleashed, a bizarre cosmic event turns Kate Micucci’s beloved pets into Justin Chatwin and Steve Howey. Find it in select theaters and on VOD beginning August 25th.

Coming to select theaters and VOD on September 22nd, the comedy Big Bear follows four friends as they make poor decisions on a bachelor party weekend. Joey Kern writes, directs and stars alongside Adam Brody, Tyler Labine, Zachary Knighton, and Pablo Schreiber.

News and notes

  • Annihilation, Alex Garland’s follow-up to Ex Machina starring Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson, will hit theaters on February 23, 2018.
  • Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows) will direct Dwayne Johnson in Jungle Cruise. - Deadline
  • Olivier Assayas will direct his Clouds of Sils Maria star, Juliette Binoche, as well as Guillaume Canet, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Theret, and Pascal Gregory, in his next film, E-book. - Variety
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor is in talks to voice Scar in Jon Favreau’s live action The Lion King. - TheWrap
  • Ian McShane will play Professor Broom to David Harbour’s Hellboy in director Neil Marshall’s reboot of the series. - Heat Vision
  • John Cena has joined Hailee Steinfeld in the Transformers spinoff Bumblebee. - Heat Vision
  • Jack Thorne (Wonder) is helping with the latest re-writes on the Star Wars: Episode IX screenplay. - Heat Vision
  • Martin Starr, Deborah Ann Woll, and Fred Melamed will star in writer-director Sean McGinly’s Silver Lake. - THR
  • Ericson Core (Point Break) will direct Damien Chazelle’s thriller script The Claim. - THR
  • Director Crystal Moselle (The Wolfpack) has cast Jayden Smith and Elizabeth Rodriguez in her feature narrative debut about the female skateboarding scene in New York City. - THR

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