Sci-Fi Thriller Destination Marfa Lands This August

by Alex Santa Maria

Destination Marfa Poster

Andy Stapp’s directorial debut Destination Marfa has been officially picked up for North American distribution by SP Releasing.

The sci-fi thriller stars Tony Todd and Stelio Savante and features a group of four good friends who encounter signs from above in a small West Texas town known as Marfa.

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In the included promo clip from Destination Marfa, Vincent (Savante) and Mayor Henry (Todd) share a scene at a local diner. Their discussion includes the mysterious visitors that have come to Marfa and where they should stay. This sets up a conflict that should come to a conclusion in somewhere between 90 and 120 minutes.

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Todd and Savante go at it throughout the film, which also features Brittany Jo Alvarado, Kyle Colton, Marcus Jahn, Tracy Perez, Richard Riehle, Lisa Roumain, Neil Sandilands, and Scot Scurlock. Andy Stapp takes on writing and directing duties while also serving as executive producer. The film will release on August 3.

For those not in the know, SP Releasing is one part of independent film producer Steven Paul’s (Ghost Rider) SP Media Group, which also includes Echo Bridge Home Entertainment.

The CW’s Walker 1.11 Promo & Photos: Freedom

by Kylie Hemmert

The CW's Walker 1.11 Episode Promo & Photos: Freedom

The CW has released the official promo for Walker 1.11 titled “Freedom,” featuring the return of Matt Barr’s Hoyt as he is released from prison, but the party is cut short when Austin Nichols’ Clint West goes on the run. You can catch the new episode on Thursday, May 13, and stream the episode the following day on The CW app.

Written by Geri Carillo and directed by Alex Pillai, the official synopsis for Episode 1.11 reads:

“Walker (Jared Padalecki) and Geri (guest star Odette Annable) are both unsure of their feelings for each other after their kiss and things get very complicated when Hoyt (guest star Matt Barr) comes home from prison. However, the welcome home party is interrupted when Micki (Lindsey Morgan) and Walker get word that Clint West (guest star Austin Nichols) is on the run.”

Check out the new promo below as well as the photos in the gallery:

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Walker, a reimagining of the long-running series Walker, Texas Ranger, stars Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.

He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son, Arlo (Kale Culley, Me, Myself and I) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter, Stella (Violet Brinson, Sharp Objects) and navigate clashes with his family – an ADA brother, Liam (Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother, Abeline (Molly Hagen, Herman’s Head) and his traditional rancher father, Bonham (Mitch Pileggi, The X-Files). Walker’s former colleague is now his Ranger Captain Larry James (Coby Bell, Third Watch). Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner, Micki Ramirez (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan, The 100), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife, Emily’s (Genevieve Padalecki, Supernatural) death.

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The show also stars Jeff Pierre (War Dogs) as Trey Barnett, Alex Landi (Grey’s Anatomy) as Liam’s fiance Bret, Odette Annable (Supergirl) as Geri, Gabriela Flores (The Last Ship) as Stella’s best friend Isabel, Matt Barr (Blood & Treasure) as Walker’s best friend Hoyt, Chris Labadie (Split Lip) as Jordan, and Jeffrey Nordling (Big Little Lies) as Stan Morrison. The series is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke (Being HumanValor), and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore, and Jared Padalecki. Walker is from CBS Television Studios in association with Rideback.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade Final Trailer Debuts New Mini-Game

by Alex Santa Maria

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade Clash Cloud

The final trailer for Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, the upcoming PS5 rerelease of Cloud’s HD adventure that comes complete with more content and higher fidelity graphics, has been released.

In addition to the upgrades to the main game, Intergrade comes along with Episode INTERmission, a new episode that introduces Yuffie Kisaragi and her partner Sonon Kusakabe to the action in a new side story happening concurrently with the events of the Remake. The pair need to infiltrate Midgar and steal materia from the Shinra Electric Power Company.

Check out the final trailer below:

Footage of the new episode introduced a new tactical mini-game to the Final Fantasy series dubbed Fort Condor. While the footage is brief, it seems as if players will be dropping preset units onto the battlefield a-la Clash Royale and its many mobile imitators. Considering the switch to real-time combat in this new iteration of FF7, it makes sense to integrate some tactics into the proceedings.

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Full details about the mini-game and the rest of Episode INTERmission will have to wait for the full release of Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. The game ships on the PlayStation Store as a PlayStation 5 exclusive on June 10. Owners of the PlayStation 4 version of Remake will get a free upgrade to Intergrade on PS5 and then be able to purchase Episode INTERmission separately for $20.

Zack Snyder Breaks Down Netflix’s Army of the Dead Trailer

by Maggie Dela Paz

Zack Snyder Breaks Down Netflix's Army of the Dead Trailer

Ahead of its debut later this month, Netflix has released a behind-the-scenes featurette for Zack Snyder’s newest zombie action-thriller Army of the Dead, starring Dave Bautista. The video features Snyder as he dissects the epic trailer for Army of the Dead,  which was released three weeks ago. The Justice League filmmaker takes us shot-by-shot, revealing some behind-the-scenes details about their filming locations and its characters including the names of the film’s two main antagonists. Check out the video in the player below!

This new video comes after it was confirmed that the film will be first arriving in theaters on May 14, exclusively at 200 Cinemark locations. The wide release will then be followed by its global streaming debut on May 21 on Netflix.

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Army of the Dead takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward, a displaced Vegas local, former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka, it’s with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours. Driven by the hope that the payoff could help pave the way to a reconciliation with his estranged daughter Kate, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist.

They include Maria Cruz, an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Vanderohe, a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters, a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman, a go-for-broke influencer and Chambers, his ride-or-die; Martin, the casino’s head of security; a badass warrior known as the Coyote who recruits Burt Cummings, a slimy security guard; and German safe cracker named Dieter. Scott finds an unexpected emotional hurdle when Kate joins the expedition to search for Geeta, a mother who’s gone missing inside the city. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.

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The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raul Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Ana de la Reguera, Samantha Win, Rich Cetrone, Theo Rossi, Huma S. Quresh and Garrett Dillahunt.

Army of the Dead is written and directed by Zack Snyder, based on a story concept from him Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi). Producers are Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder for The Stone Quarry with Wesley Collar. Ori Marmu and Andrew Norman are overseeing for Netflix.

Lost Judgment Trailer Released, Yakuza Will Be an RPG Going Forward

by Alex Santa Maria

Lost Judgment Box Art

The now-confirmed sequel to Yakuza spinoff Lost Judgment will carry forward with the real-time action gameplay the franchise was known for before Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduced turn-based combat. In an IGN interviewYakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa confirmed the swap.

“The Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG,” said Nagoshi. “On the other hand, over the years, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has accumulated resources and know-how of making flashy and exhilarating action games that are effortless to enjoy. We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgment.”

More details were revealed in an official reveal trailer, as seen above. The sequel, which picks up the story from Judgment, transports the series protagonist Takayuki Yagami from Kamurocho to Yokohama, which is the setting of Like a Dragon. Despite the change in scenery, Lost Judgment iterates on everything the previous game had to offer and adds new features like complicated side quests and a third “Snake” fighting style.

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Following a week of teases by SEGA’s social media, gamers got a sneak peek at Lost Judgment yesterday when graphics and information about the game leaked early on the PlayStation Network. Today’s news confirms those leaks, including a September 24th release date for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. However, the game will also release on the same day on Xbox One and Xbox Series X, forgoing the PlayStation exclusivity of the first game and the lengthy delay between Japanese and worldwide launches.

Muppets Haunted Mansion: Disney+ Sets Halloween Special For Fall

by Maggie Dela Paz

Muppets Haunted Mansion: Disney+ Sets Halloween Special For Fall

Disney+ has announced the release of the Muppets‘ first-ever Halloween special titled Muppets Haunted Mansion, which will premiere exclusively on the streamer sometime this fall. The announcement came with a newly released video which you can check out below, featuring Gonzo and Pepe the King Prawn as they invite everyone to watch the special, describing it as an all-new terrifying tale of total scariness. It also features a funny scene between them where Pepe the King Prawn fails to replicate Gonzo’s thunder effect, whenever he tries to say the title.

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This fall prepare for your most hilarious and harrowing Halloween ever with Muppets Haunted Mansion, which will feature a star-studded Muppets cast, celebrity cameos, all-new music and spooky fun for families to enjoy together. The special takes place on Halloween night when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth, The Haunted Mansion.

The announcement was made today to help celebrate the Disney Parks, Experiences, and Products’ “Halfway to Halloween” event.

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The Muppet Show was created and produced by the late Jim Henson where it ran on-air for five seasons from 1976 to 1981. All five seasons are available for streaming on Disney+. In 2004, The Walt Disney Company successfully acquired the rights to Jim Henson’s beloved Muppet characters including Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy, for a reported $75 million acquisition deal.

The CW’s Walker 1.10 Clip & Photos Ahead of Tonight’s Episode ‘Encore’

by Kylie Hemmert

The CW's Walker 1.10 Clip & Photos Ahead of Tonight's Episode 'Encore'

The CW has released a new scene clip ahead of Walker 1.10 as the series returns tonight after a brief hiatus with the episode titled “Encore.” The episode will also be available to stream tomorrow on The CW app.

Written by Blythe Ann Johnson and directed by Stacey K. Black, the official synopsis for Episode 1.10 reads:

“With the Sidestep now in their name, Walker (Jared Padalecki), Stella (Violet Brinson), and August (Kale Culley) put their stamp on the place. Liam (Keegan Allen) turns to Bonham (Mitch Pileggi) for advice on a career move, while Micki (Lindsey Morgan) and Trey (Jeff Pierre) work through the aftermath of his injuries after the hurricane. Stella confronts Clint (guest star Austin Nichols) about Trevor (guest star Gavin Casalegno) and his response prompts Stella to make a dangerous decision that will leave a permanent mark on the Walker family.”

You can check out the clip below as well as the episodic photos in the gallery:

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Walker stars Jared Padalecki (Supernatural) as Cordell Walker, a widower and father of two with his own moral code, who returns home to Austin after being undercover only to discover there’s harder work to be done at home.

He’ll attempt to reconnect with his creative and thoughtful son, Arlo (Kale Culley, Me, Myself and I) and his headstrong, somewhat rebellious teenaged daughter, Stella (Violet Brinson, Sharp Objects) and navigate clashes with his family – an ADA brother, Liam (Keegan Allen, Pretty Little Liars) who stepped in during Walker’s absence, his perceptive mother, Abeline (Molly Hagen, Herman’s Head) and his traditional rancher father, Bonham (Mitch Pileggi, The X-Files). Walker’s former colleague is now his Ranger Captain Larry James (Coby Bell, Third Watch). Walker finds unexpected common ground with his new partner, Micki Ramirez (one of the first women in Texas Rangers’ history) played by Lindsey Morgan, The 100), while growing increasingly suspicious about the circumstances surrounding his wife, Emily’s (Genevieve Padalecki, Supernatural) death.

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The show also stars Jeff Pierre (War Dogs) as Trey Barnett, Alex Landi (Grey’s Anatomy) as Liam’s fiance Bret, Odette Annable (Supergirl) as Geri, Gabriela Flores (The Last Ship) as Stella’s best friend Isabel, Matt Barr (Blood & Treasure) as Walker’s best friend Hoyt, Chris Labadie (Split Lip) as Jordan, and Jeffrey Nordling (Big Little Lies) as Stan Morrison. The series is written and executive produced by Anna Fricke (Being HumanValor), and executive produced by Dan Lin and Lindsay Liberatore, and Jared Padalecki. Walker is from CBS Television Studios in association with Rideback.

Wipeout Clip: Nicole Byer Teaches John Cena About Eco-Conservation

by Tyler Treese

John Cena Wipeout clip

ComingSoon.net is excited to debut a new clip from TBS’ hit game show Wipeout. The show premiered as the No. 1 new unscripted series of 2021. A new episode airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Our Wipeout clip sees co-host Nicole Byer teaching John Cena about being ecologically friendly. However, Byer’s reason for becoming eco-friendly isn’t magnanimous, it’s just to impress Jake Gyllenhal (and who can blame her?). Needless to say, her co-host Cena isn’t impressed as these hippies fail during the Wipeout course.

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Here’s a full synopsis of Wipeout if you haven’t seen the great show so far.

Hosted by John Cena and Nicole Byer, with Camille Kostek serving as field host, the all-new season of Wipeout will feature twists and new elements that will push contestants’ athleticism and determination to even greater extremes as they fight to win the grand $25,000 cash prize — all while delivering some wild and hilarious epic fails. Each game is three rounds with each round featuring a jaw-dropping, multi-stage obstacle course with numerous strategy and decision points designed to further challenge the stamina of the competitors and delivering hilarious and surprising wipeouts.

Check out the hilarious Wipeout clip below:

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New F9 Featurette Shows Off Incredible Practical Effects

by Tyler Treese

New F9 Featurette

The latest F9: The Fast Saga featurette features plenty of carnage, which is quite the pun for the vehicle-based action franchise.

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Vin Diesel and the rest of the Fast and Furious family return to theaters on June 25, 2021. The new 90-second video is packed full of action as Diesel drives like “a bat out of hell.” There are some incredible behind-the-scene shots at how moments were filmed as well, so it’s well worth the watch to see how the practical effects were pulled off.

Check out the new F9 featurette below to see the carnage for yourself:

F9 features several returning cast members back to the action franchise, including Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Sung Kang, plus Oscar winners Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron.

New characters in this entry include former WWE Champion John Cena as Jakob Toretto, the brother of Diesel’s character, and Grammy-winner Cardi B as Leysa, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past. Plus, a cameo by Reggaeton musician Ozuna is confirmed.

If you missed previous entries in the series, there’s a chance you can catch up for free. Universal Pictures is showing each of the eight previous Fast and Furious films every Friday in theaters nationwide, all leading up to F9 on June 25. Fans can visit the official Fast Friday Screenings website today for details on how to claim free tickets.

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A Quiet Place Part II Final Trailer Teases Long-Awaited Theatrical Release

by Maggie Dela Paz

A Quiet Place Part II Final Trailer Teases Long-Awaited Theatrical Release

After getting delayed for almost a year, Paramount Pictures has officially released the final trailer for John Krasinski’s long-awaited horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II, starring Emily Blunt and Cillian Murphy. The video features new intense footage of the remaining Abbott family’s bid for survival and a new look at the flashback sequence involving Krasinski’s character Lee. Check out the A Quiet Place Part II final trailer below, along with a newly released 46-second featurette!

Originally set for a 2020 release, the film has been pushed back to Friday, May 28, for Memorial Day Weekend, followed by a streaming debut on Paramount+ after 45 days since its theatrical release. Its current release date will see the film going up against Disney’s newest live-action pic Cruella.

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In A Quiet Place Part II, following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family 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.

The second installment sees the return of Emily Blunt as Evelyn Abbott, who is now leading the family’s survival following the death of Lee. Joining her are returning cast Noah Jupe as Marcus and Millicent Simmonds as Regan, along with new cast members, Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou.

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Based on the characters created by Bryan Woods and Scott Beck, A Quiet Place: Part II is once again written and directed by John Krasinki, whose character is still set to appear in flashback scenes. Producers are Krasinski and Michael Bay (Transformers) along with Bay’s Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (OuijaThe PurgeTexas Chainsaw Massacre). The sequel is executive produced by Allyson Seeger, Joann Perritano, Aaron Janus.

A Quiet Place was from a spec script by Bryan Woods & Scott Beck, which Krasinski rewrote. It opened in theaters in April of 2018 and grossed over $334 million worldwide on a $17-million budget.

Stranger Things Season 4 Trailer Asks ‘Eleven, Are You Listening?’

by Tyler Treese

Stranger Things Season 4 Teaser Trailer

As teased last night, a new Stranger Things Season 4 trailer was released today. The new video features a mysterious man addressing many children. They refer to him as “Papa” and he says he has something special planned for them. It hauntingly ends with him asking, “Eleven, are you listening?”

The video description says “002/004,” so two additional teaser videos could be on the way after yesterday’s clip. While there’s still no official date for when the new season will premiere, actor Finn Wolfhard believes we’ll see the series return next year.

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Check out the new Stranger Things Season 4 trailer below:

Stranger Things Season 4 is set to see prior cast members return, such as Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman and Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair.

As far as new faces go, Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart), and Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great) will be regulars next season. Meanwhile, Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands), Mason Dye (Bosch), Nikola Djuricko (Legends), and Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) will be recurring characters.

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Exclusive: A Father’s Legacy Trailer – An Inspirational Drama

by Tyler Treese

A Father's Legacy

ComingSoon.net is excited to premiere the official A Father’s Legacy trailer. The drama is written, directed, and starred in by Jason Mac (The Shelter). The film, which releases in theaters on June 17, revolves around a wanted criminal that winds up coming across a hermit in the woods. Acting as a father figure, the old man helps turn the life around of Mac’s character, but things aren’t so simple for a man on the run.

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The film stars Tobin Bell as Billy Ford, Mac as Nick Wolfe, and Rebeca Robles as Jean Wolfe. Additional cast includes Michael Aaron Milligan, Gregory Alan Williams, Isaiah Stratton, Kurt Yue, Josh Henry, Alphie Hyorth, and Spencer Brabham.

A Father’s Legacy is produced by Mac and John Lerchen. Jake Bloom serves as associate producer.

Check out the film’s official synopsis below:

View the exclusive premiere of A Father’s Legacy trailer below:

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Stranger Things Season 4 News Teased by Mysterious Video

by Anthony Nash

Stranger Things Producers React to Production Shutdown

The excitement around the upcoming fourth season of Stranger Things continues to grow, and today, a new teaser hinted at even more news releasing regarding the show tomorrow. 

Earlier Wednesday on the Stranger Things YouTube channel, a brief video titled “HNL Control Room” was uploaded. The video is overlaid with a piano score and shows seven television screens, each cutting between static and a brief shot of an image. The description for the video reads: “Due to technical difficulties, Hawkins National Laboratory will be closed until further notice. We will be back in service tomorrow at 9:00AM ET.” 

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Thanks to the description, many fans are expecting something to happen tomorrow at 9 a.m. ET. The writers of Stranger Things didn’t do much to dissuade fans from thinking that, as they tweeted out a cryptic “Are you ready?” message shortly after the video released. 

Check out the mysterious new “HNL Control Room” video below:

Not too much is known about the upcoming fourth season of the hit Netflix series, but we know that those involved are hopeful of it being out sometime in 2022. After releasing Season 3 in 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the show’s production to go into a delay, but the cast and crew have since begun filming once again. 

Stranger Things Season 4 is also set to see prior cast members return, such as Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Chief Jim Hopper, Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Sadie Sink as Max, Maya Thurman-Hawke as Robin, Brett Gelman as Murray Bauman and Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair.

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As far as new faces go, Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Jamie Campbell Bower (Sweeney Todd), Eduardo Franco (Booksmart), and Joseph Quinn (Catherine the Great) will be regulars next season. Meanwhile, Sherman Augustus (Into the Badlands), Mason Dye (Bosch), Nikola Djuricko (Legends), and Tom Wlaschiha (Game of Thrones) will be recurring characters.

Sleep Is Survival in Netflix’s Awake Trailer Starring Gina Rodriguez

by Kylie Hemmert

Sleep Is Survival in Netflix's Awake Trailer Starring Gina Rodriguez

Netflix has released the official trailer for their upcoming sci-fi drama Awake, starring Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and directed Mark Raso (Kodachrome, Copenhagen) who co-wrote the screenplay alongside Joseph Raso from a story by Gregory Poirier. Rodriguez stars as an ex-soldier with a troubled past, who may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter after a global event inflicts insomnia upon humankind.

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Global hysteria ensues after a mysterious catastrophe wipes out all electronics and takes away humanity’s ability to sleep. Scientists race against the clock to find a cure for the unexplained insomnia before its fatal effects eliminate the human race. When Jill, a former soldier, discovers her young daughter may be the key to salvation, she must decide: protect her children at all costs or sacrifice everything to save the world.

Watch the official trailer below:

Awake also stars Ariana Greenblatt, Frances Fisher, Shamier Anderson, Finn Jones, Lucius Hoyos, Gil Bellows, with Barry Pepper and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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The movie will release on the streamer on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

Paramount+’s Rugrats Trailer Explores a Wildly Imaginative World

by Kylie Hemmert

Paramount+'s Rugrats Trailer Explores a Wildly Imaginative World

Paramount+ has released the official Rugrats trailer for the reimagining of the classic ’90s hit in a brand-new series featuring rich and colorful CG animation. The series follows Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil, Susie, and Angelica as they explore the world and beyond from their pint-sized and wildly imaginative point-of-view.

Featuring the original voice cast of the titular toddlers, including E.G. Daily and Nancy Cartwright, the series is scheduled to debut on Thursday, May 27. You can check out the trailer now in the player below!

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Based on the classic Nickelodeon 90s children’s series of the same name, the Rugrats revival was officially confirmed last February. It will see the return of the original main voice cast for the children, Daily as Tommy Pickles, Cartwright as Chuckie Finster, Cheryl Chase as Angelica Pickles, Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael, and Kath Soucie as Phil and Lil.

Joining them are new cast members for the parents, including Tony Hale as Chuckie’s father Chas, Natalie Morales as Phil & Lil’s mother Betty, Nicole Byer as Susie’s mother Lucy, Anna Chlumsky as Angelica’s mother Charlotte, Ashley Rae Spillers as Tommy’s mother Didi, Tom Dewey as Tommy’s father Stu, Timothy Simons as Angelica’s father Drew, Omar Miller as Susie’s father Randy, and Michael McKean as Grandpa Lou Pickles.

The CG-animated series is executive produced by Eryk Casemiro and Kate Boutilier, along with Dave Pressler and Casey Leonard. Rachel Lipman is also serving as a producer, with Kellie Smith set as a line producer.

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The original Rugrats was created by Arlene Klasky, Gabor Csupo, and Paul Germain. It debuted 30 years ago in 1991 and was in production for nine seasons. Due to its popularity, it spawned off a film trilogy as well as a sequel series titled All Grown Up!, which featured the toddlers in their teens.

Loki: Marvel Studios Moves Up Disney+ Series Premiere Date

by Kylie Hemmert

Loki: Marvel Studios Moves Up Disney+ Series Premiere Date

Marvel has released a new announcement video featuring Tom Hiddleston confirming that Disney+’s upcoming MCU series Loki will premiere on Wednesday, June 9, moving up two days from its original release date of June 11. The highly-anticipated series will stream episodes weekly on Wednesdays exclusively on the streamer.

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Marvel Studios’ Loki features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new series that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. The character was last seen having stolen the Tesseract during Iron Man and Ant-Man’s failed attempt to retrieve it. Because of this, the God of Mischief has been arrested by the Time Variance Authority, a bureaucratic organization that exists outside of time and space, due to the damage he had done with the timeline. Now, he must willingly work with the TVA in order to fix the reality he broke or else face deletion from existence.

You can check out the newly released video below:

Golden Globe winner Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Sophia Di Martino (YesterdayFlowersInto the Badlands), Owen Wilson (The Royal Tenenbaums), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Black Mirror: San Junipero), Cailey Fleming (The Walking Dead), and Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sasha Lane (American Honey) and Wunmi Mosaku (Lovecraft Country).

Kate Herron directs Loki, and Michael Waldron (Rick and MortyDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness) serves as head writer and executive producer.

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Executive producers also include Kevin Feige, Louis D’ Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Stephen Broussard, and Kate Herron.

Exclusive The Paper Tigers Clip – A Chase Gone Wrong

by Tyler Treese

THE PAPER TIGERS clip

ComingSoon.net is excited to debut an exclusive The Paper Tigers clip from Tran Quoc Bao’s upcoming action flick. This dramedy focuses on kung fu prodigies turned washed-up middle-aged men that now have to avenge their master’s death. It’s not that simple, though, as they have to deal with their dead-end jobs, a divorce, and fatherly duties as well. The Well Go USA release is out in theaters and on demand on May 7.

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Mentored by acclaimed action director Corey Yuen, The Paper Tigers is Bao’s directorial feature film debut. He’s previously released several shorts and edited films such as Jackpot and Cho Lon. The film stars Alain Uy (True Detective), Ron Yuan (Mulan), Mykel Shannon Jenkins (Undisputed III), Matthew Page (Enter the Dojo), Andy Le (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), and Yuji Okumoto (Cobra Kai).

Check out the official synopsis for The Paper Tigers below:

As teenagers, kung fu disciples Danny (Alain Uy), Hing (Ron Yuan) and Jim (Mykel Shannon Jenkins) were inseparable. Fast forward 25 years, and each has grown into a washed-up middle-aged man seemingly one kick away from pulling a hamstring—and not at all preoccupied with thoughts of martial arts or childhood best friends. But when their old master is murdered, the trio reunites, soon learning that avenging their sifu will require conquering old grudges (and a dangerous hitman still armed with ample knee cartilage) if they are to honorably defend his legacy.

Our The Paper Tigers clip has Danny and Hing investigating their master’s death. After a mysterious man appears at the crime scene, a chase ensues. However, it doesn’t go well as both men aren’t in shape and it shows that they’ve got a long way to go to get back to their kung fu heyday.

Check out our exclusive The Paper Tigers clip below (or watch on YouTube):

Exclusive Trailer: Sean Astin Stars in Video Game Comedy Hero Mode

by Tyler Treese

Hero Mode Trailer

ComingSoon.net is excited to debut the Hero Mode trailer, which is a family comedy based around game development. It sees a struggling indie game studio turn its luck around after the owner puts her teenage son, who happens to be a coding prodigy, in charge of development. However, the existing employees, including one played by Sean Astin, aren’t pleased about this change.

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Blue Fox Entertainment is releasing Hero Mode in theaters on June 4, 2021. It’s directed by A.J. Tesler, who is also a producer on the film. Other producers include Marcy Carpenter and E.J. Kavounas, while Jeff Carpenter serves as executive producer.

Check out the official synopsis below:

With her indie video game business on the brink of bankruptcy, Kate (Mira Sorvino) throws a Hail Mary and puts Troy (Chris Carpenter), her teenage coding genius son, in charge of creating a video game to save the company. It’s a dream come true for Troy, but quite the opposite for the company’s disgruntled coders (Sean Astin, Mary Lynn Rajksub, Kimia Behpoornia) and their rival CEO (Nelson Franklin).

The film stars Chris Carpenter, Mira Sorvino, Sean Astin, Indiana Massara, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kimia Behpoornia, Phillip Solomon, Monte Markham, Creed Bratton, Jim O’Heir, Nelson Franklin, Erik Griffin, Al Madrigal, and Bobby Lee.

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Check out the exclusive Hero Mode trailer below:

Hero Mode is out June 4 in theaters.

Becoming Cruella Featurette Shows Emma Stone’s Transformation

by Tyler Treese

Disney released a new Cruella featurette ahead of the film’s release later this month showcasing the transformation of Emma Stone into the titular villain. The studio also released five new posters, which you can find in the slideshow below.

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“As we know, Cruella de Vil is pretty villainous,” Stone says in the featurette. “In this film, we get to see how she became the villain we know today. The story is wholly original and in a different time period being in the late 70s. One of the most things to explore is her creativity. She’s very good at what she does, designing. The character is so much fun and so kind of intoxicating. Once you put this wild black-and-white hair, this incredible make-up, and these completely unique costumes on, you feel like Cruella de Vil. The villains are always kind of fun ones.”

Check out the new Cruella featurette:

Based on the character created by Dodie Smith in her 1956 book The Hundred and One Dalmatians, Disney’s Cruella will explore the rebellious early days of one of cinema’s most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. Set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, the film follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets.

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Cruella will debut on May 28 in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access.

Rogue Hostage Trailer Starring Tyrese Gibson & John Malkovich

by Kylie Hemmert

Rogue Hostage Trailer Starring Tyrese Gibson & John Malkovich

(Photo courtesy of Vertical Entertainment)

Vertical Entertainment has released the official trailer for the upcoming movie Rogue Hostage, starring Tyrese Gibson (The Fast Saga, Transformers franchise) and Oscar nominee John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, Heart of Darkness, Billions). Written by Mickey Solis and directed by Jon Keeyes, the action-thriller will arrive in select theaters and On Demand on June 11, 2021. You can check out the trailer now in the player below!

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Rogue Hostage follows single father and former Marine Kyle Snowden (Gibson), who is struggling to adjust to life with PTSD. On a routine stop for his job in Child Protective Services, Kyle finds himself and a group of innocent customers trapped inside his stepfather’s store during a hostile take-over by militant maniac Eagan Raize. Disturbing details emerge about Eagan’s violent vendetta against Kyle’s stepfather, Congressman Sam Nelson (Malkovich), threatening the lives of everyone inside, including the Congressman and Kyle’s young daughter. In a race against time, Kyle must battle against the terrorists as well as his personal demons to secure the store and save everyone.

The movie, written by Mickey Solis and directed by Jon Keeyes, also stars Michael Jai White, Christopher Backus, Luna Lauren Velez, and Holly Taylor.

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Rogue Hostage is produced by Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Gibson, and Keeyes.

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