It’s almost blockbuster time, people!
That time of the year when the movies go BIG based on budgets that are BIG with (hopefully) BIG stories and characters of depth and quality to match.
We don’t always get that but a guy can hope, can’t he?
Certainly, these three times look like they will deliver on the promise of their trailers which do indeed appear to offer both expansive storytelling and characters worth spending time with; it means that the next few months will be super busy at the movies but that’s one of life’s great joys and it’s worth absolutely making the most of …
(courtesy IMP Awards)
“This is a fight for our very existence.” Amid a future sci-fi war between the human race and the forces of artificial intelligence, Joshua, a hardened ex-special forces agent grieving the disappearance of his wife, is recruited to hunt down and kill the Creator, the elusive architect of advanced AI who has developed a mysterious weapon with the power to end the war—and mankind itself. The Creator is both written and directed by acclaimed British sci-fi filmmaker Gareth Edwards, director of the movies Monsters, Godzilla, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story previously. Produced by Gareth Edwards, Kiri Hart, and Jim Spencer. (courtesy First Showing)
The Creator opens in Australia on 28 September and U.S. on 29 September.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: DEAD RECKONING, PART ONE
(courtesy IMP Awards)
In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his IMF team embark on their most dangerous mission yet: To track down a terrifying new weapon that threatens all of humanity before it falls into the wrong hands. With control of the future and the fate of the world at stake, and dark forces from Ethan’s past closing in, a deadly race around the globe begins. Confronted by a mysterious, all-powerful enemy, Ethan is forced to consider that nothing can matter more than his mission – not even the lives of those he cares about most. Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is again directed by American filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie, director of the movies The Way of the Gun, Jack Reacher, plus both Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation & Fallout previously. The screenplay is also by Christopher McQuarrie. Based on the television series created by Bruce Geller. Produced by Tom Cruise, J.J. Abrams, Christopher McQuarrie, David Ellison, & Jake Myers. (courtesy First Showing)
Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning, Part One premieres in U.S. on 12 July and Australia on 13 July.
(courtesy YouTube (c) Apple Studios)
Based on David Grann’s broadly lauded best-selling book, Killers of the Flower Moon is set in 1920s Oklahoma and depicts the serial murder of members of the oil-wealthy Osage Nation, a string of brutal crimes that came to be known as the Reign of Terror. Directed by Martin Scorsese and Screenplay by Eric Roth and Scorsese, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, JaNae Collins, and Jillian Dion. Hailing from Apple Studios, Killers of the Flower Moon was produced alongside Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions and Appian Way. Producers are Scorsese, Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas and Daniel Lupi, with DiCaprio, Rick Yorn, Adam Somner, Marianne Bower, Lisa Frechette, John Atwood, Shea Kammer and Niels Juul serving as executive producers. (courtesy YouTube (c) Apple Studios)
Killers of the Flower Moon will have limited release in U.S. on 6 October and wider release on 20 October, and 19 October in Australia.