Briefs : Pellington thriller, new trailers, Mad Max reunion, Marvels featurette, Chucky, Continental

A whole lotta news stuff going on

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Pellington to direct MOM
Director Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies) will direct Roundtable’s MOM. Pic tells of of a single mother embarking on a daring cross-country rescue mission, piecing together clues in the search for her teenage daughter who has fallen victim to the horrors of human trafficking. Casting Director Lisa Zagoria of Best Picture winner CODA is casting this film, based on a script by Brent Jordan.
Mark Pellington states “MOM is a fast-moving story of protection and revenge. The film explores the true price of violence and the cost of justice, when an ordinary mom is pushed to an extraordinary place. This is a muscular, intense dramatic thriller with a commanding lead role that is emotional, relatable, and grounded. I’m hungry and humble and super pleased to be collaborating with Roundtable on this piece. From Arlington Road to Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy”, I love to create intense dark action with emotional power and a brain and feel that MOM continues in that thrilling lineage of my work.”

The Marvels featurette
Marvel Studios released an exciting new featurette for the upcoming feature film “The Marvels.” Watch “Journey to The Marvels,” and see Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers as you’ve never seen her before on her journey to team up with Captain Monica Rambeau, her alienated niece, and Ms. Marvel, Jersey City’s own teen-age Super Hero.

“Chucky” Season 3 First Look
Every kill counts as Chucky returns to SYFY and USA Network on October 4. Oh, Devon Sawa will be there, too! Next day on Peacock. Support Chucky and the new season by texting ‘Chucky’ to 201-500-3347. Watch the Season 3 teaser trailer.

“The Continental” Trailer
Today, Prime video released the official trailer for the highly-anticipated new series ”The Continental: From the World of John Wick”, the exciting three-part prequel series exploring the origin story behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins from the John Wick universe. ”The Continental: From the World of John Wick” will be a part of the savings, convenience, and entertainment that Prime members enjoy in a single membership.

Saltburn Teaser Trailer
Academy Award winning filmmaker Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) brings us a beautifully wicked tale of privilege and desire. Struggling to find his place at Oxford University, student Oliver Quick (Barry Keoghan) finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton (Jacob Elordi), who invites him to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten. In theaters November 16.

What Happens Later Trailer
Meg Ryan and David Duchovny star in a film directed by Ryan, What Happens Later – in theaters October 13.
Two ex lovers, Bill (David Duchovny) and Willa (Meg Ryan) get snowed in at a regional airport overnight. Indefinitely delayed, Willa, a magical thinker, and Bill, a catastrophic one, find themselves just as attracted to and annoyed by one another as they did decades earlier. But as they unpack the riddle of their mutual past and compare their lives to the dreams they once shared, they begin to wonder if their reunion is mere coincidence, or something more enchanted.

Saturn Bowling Trailer
A new trailer for Saturn Bowling, out from Dark Star Pictures on September 29, has been released.Named a top 10 film of the year by the prestigious Cahiers du Cinéma, the serial killer thriller hails from acclaimed auteur filmmaker Patricia Mazuy, her first foray into the horror genre. The film debuted at Locarno IFF before Busan and a US debut at the Lincoln Center.

Mad Max reunion movie
Is a Mad Max 2 reunion on the cards? Vernon Wells is putting together a new science-fiction adventure movie, set to shoot in Australia, titled An Island in the Stars. According to the IndieGoGo (via Filmink) campaign for the film, Well’s Mad Max co-star Mel Gibson is being eyed to star in the film; there’s also artwork on the page featuring a look at the character Gibson would be playing.

Another Bourne spin-off movie in the works?

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