VANESSA KIRBY ON AN IMPOSSIBLE MISSION IN “HOBBS & SHAW”

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

The women of the Fast & Furious franchise have repeatedly proven themselves to be as accomplished, dedicated and resilient as their male counterparts.  

That commitment to strong female characters would become a cornerstone for Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw with the casting of Vanessa Kirby (Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Netflix’s The Crown) as Hattie Shaw, a highly capable, badass MI6 agent who sets the plot of the film in motion and whose bravery and commitment to her duty is peerless. 

(Watch the film’s new spot at https://youtu.be/e9ETo9xccsc.)

When we first meet her, Hattie is leading a team sent to recover “The Unicorn,” a mysterious vial that contains a lethal pathogen that, when weaponized, could wipe out half the global population. But Hattie and her team are ambushed by a cybernetically enhanced Brixton Lorr (Idris Elba).  Now, sworn enemies Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) will have to partner up to bring down the only guy who might be badder than themselves.

In Kirby, the filmmakers found an actress who could anchor the antics between Hobbs and Shaw, which run from hilarious to downright deadly and embody (literally) the very real stakes for herself and the planet. “Vanessa Kirby is an incredible actress,” director David Leitch says. “I had no doubt that we could put her through the training and draw out the physicality of Hattie. What she brings in her acting is the ability to be strong but then vulnerable and stoic and then emotional, and it’s all authentic. An actress of her caliber helps to ground our lighter moments and make the stakes feel real.”

For Kirby, Leitch was a dream director, who advocated for Hattie to be as capable, if not more, than Hobbs or Shaw. “What I love about Dave’s vision is that he has always been adamant that Hattie is as strong and tough as Hobbs and Shaw, and that she was as much of a fighter,” Kirby says. “She doesn’t need saving; she joins the guys as equals. I think it’s important for young girls in the audience to see women can save the world, too. So, I felt that was my responsibility, to give Hattie that added toughness.”

Hattie’s heroism will also force a reunion, and ultimately a reconciliation, with her long-estranged brother, Deckard Shaw. Their relationship is complicated and strained, at best. Hattie had distanced herself from Shaw after he “went dark,” when rumors surfaced that Shaw had become a mercenary. Now, their mother is in prison, and the siblings haven’t spoken in years.

In Philippine cinemas July 31, Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtags #HobbsAndShawPH.

FIRST TRAILER OF “ZOMBIELAND” SEQUEL BRINGS BACK THE UNDEAD APOCALYPSE

Zombieland: Double Tap

Columbia Pictures has just released Trailer 1 of its upcoming comedy adventure Zombieland: Double Tap, the sequel the 2009 cult classic, Zombieland.  Original director Ruben Fleisher reunites the same cast, led by Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone.

Check out the trailer below and watch Zombieland: Double Tap in Philippine cinemas this October.

YouTube: https://youtu.be/pNspntpMqw8 

A decade after Zombieland became a hit film and a cult classic, the lead cast (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone) have reunited with director Ruben Fleischer (Venom) and the original writers Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick (Deadpool) for Zombieland: Double Tap. In the sequel, written by Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick and Dave Callaham, through comic mayhem that stretches from the White House and through the heartland, these four slayers must face off against the many new kinds of zombies that have evolved since the first movie, as well as some new human survivors. But most of all, they have to face the growing pains of their own snarky, makeshift family.

The film also stars new castmembers Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch and Luke Wilson.

Zombieland: Double Tap is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.  Use the hashtag#Zombieland2

THE HUNTER IS THE HUNTED IN THE NEW “GEMINI MAN” TRAILER

Gemini Man

Who will save you from yourself? Watch the brand new trailer for Paramount Pictures’ Gemini Man, the epic action-thriller from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee and starring Will Smith.

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YouTube: https://youtu.be/pqL0OqKyVIs 

Gemini Man is an innovative action-thriller starring Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.  

The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Ang Lee and produced by renown producers Jerry Bruckheimer, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger.  Also starring are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen and Benedict Wong.  

In Philippine cinemas October 9thGemini Man is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph  and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/. Use the hashtag #GeminiMan  

NEW “THE GOLDFINCH” TRAILER VOWS TO STEAL YOUR HEART

The Goldfinch

Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios have revealed the brand new trailer and teaser poster for their highly anticipated mystery drama “The Goldfinch,” the big-screen adaptation of the globally acclaimed best-selling novel.

Check out the trailer below and watch “The Goldfinch” in Philippine cinemas September 25.

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YouTube:  https://youtu.be/u8WMMM8ShjY 

The drama is directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”) and features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman (“The Hours,” “Big Little Lies”) as Mrs. Barbour.  

In the film, Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love.  Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day…a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.  The Goldfinch.

The film also stars Oakes Fegley (“Pete’s Dragon”) as Young Theo, Aneurin Barnard (“Dunkirk”) as Boris, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things,” “It”) as Young Boris, with Sarah Paulson (“The Post,” “American Crime Story”) as Xandra, Luke Wilson (“The Royal Tenenbaums”) as Larry, and Jeffrey Wright (“The Hunger Games” films) as Hobie.  

“The Goldfinch” is produced by Nina Jacobson (“The Hunger Games” films, “American Crime Story”) and Brad Simpson (“World War Z,” “American Crime Story”) under their Color Force banner.  Mari Jo Winkler-Ioffreda and Sue Kroll are serving as executive producers.  The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Peter Straughan (“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”), based on the book by Donna Tartt, which spent 30 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list.

“The Goldfinch” is distributed in the Philippines by Warner Bros. Pictures, a WarnerMedia Company.  Use the hashtag #TheGoldfinch

ALLIGATOR FUN FACTS “CRAWL” THEIR WAY OUT TO SCARE

Crawl

Crawl, Paramount Pictures’ surprise box-office hit in the U.S., will soon terrorize Filipino audiences when it opens here on August 7.

(Watch the film’s spots at https://youtu.be/zFSACeuT_Vc and https://youtu.be/Or5kuYc3k7I.)

The critically acclaimed, nail-biting horror-thriller is directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes) and produced by Craig Flores (300) and Sam Raimi (Don’t Breathe, Evil Dead).

When a massive hurricane hits her Florida hometown, Haley (Kaya Scodelario of The Maze Runner franchise) ignores evacuation orders to search for her missing father (Barry Pepper of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials). Finding him gravely injured in the crawl space of their family home, the two become trapped by quickly encroaching floodwaters. As time runs out to escape the strengthening storm, Haley and her father discover that the rising water level is the least of their fears.

In conjunction with the upcoming release of Crawl, get a load of the following interesting facts that make gators such fascinating predators!

ALLIGATOR FACTS

Death Roll: Alligators perform an inescapable spinning maneuver called a “death roll” to subdue and dismember prey.

Teeth: Alligators have 80 razor sharp teeth at a time.

Vision: Alligators have natural night vision. They can track prey in total darkness.

Speed: Alligators can reach a running speed of 25mph in extremely short bursts (they tire easily), while in water they can swim at 20mph without tiring.

Size: Alligators can grow up to 15 ft long. The average alligator is 11ft long and they can weigh up to 1000 pounds.

Bite Force: An alligator bite can apply 2,125psi (Poundforce per square inch) one of the most powerful bites in the animal kingdom. For reference, a human bite is on average 162psi. Ancestry: Alligators have been around for over 37 million years.

Digestion: Their stomach acids have a pH of less than 2—in the range of lemon juice and vinegar—and most soft-bodied prey is totally digested in two to three days.

Crawl is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.  Follow us on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/uipmoviesph/ ; Twitter at https://twitter.com/uipmoviesph   and Instagram athttps://www.instagram.com/uipmoviesph/.  Use the hashtag #CrawlMoviePH