GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS || The 19th annual Golden Trailer Awards released their nominations today. “The Shape Of Water” and “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” garnered the most nominations while “Black Panther,” “Thoroughbreds,” and “Westworld” grabbed quite a few as well. Among trailer houses, Buddha Jones topped the noms list with 30, followed by Trailer Park with 29 and Mark Woollen & Associates with 23. Winners in 17 of the 108 (!) total categories will be announced May 31 at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The company I work for, Workshop Creative, scored three nominations. Read more at: Deadline.
DEADPOOL 2 || Ryan Reynolds has taken a page out of “Avengers: Infinity War,” posting a picture this morning of a typed note asking fans not spoil the upcoming “Deadpool 2″ for those who haven’t seen it, which is what the Russo Brothers did before Avengers: Infinity War,” stating that “Thanos demands your silence” to which Reynolds riffs on saying “Wade Wilson demands your sister sorry stupid auto correct silence.” Read more at Screen Rant.
AURORA || Announced at Cannes today, director Drake Doremus, one of my personal favorites, is slated to direct a film titled “Aurora” for CJ Entertainment. The film is a romantic-drama with supernatural elements, following a widower 25 years after the loss of his wife as he lives alone in Iceland when a young man comes into his life. Doremus is known for romantic dramas like “Like Crazy,” “Breathe In,” and “Equals,” and is arguably the director who put Felicity Jones (“Rogue One”) on the map here in the U.S. Read more at: Deadline.
MOVIEPASS || The movie ticket subscription-based service Moviepass is almost in the news everyday now. Today, it’s being reported that their end may be coming sooner rather than later, with the company “down to just $15.5 million in cash as of the end of April.” However, as a longtime user of Moviepass, it has gone through many iterations and it was not until recently that it became so well-known and widely scrutinized. Even if it fails this go around, it will find another way to pull through. Read more at Gizmodo.
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE || Having recently won the rights battle in the French courts, Terry Gilliam’s plagued production “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” hit a few more snags, first with Amazon dropping as a distributor, even though they were heavily involved in production, as well as Gilliam running into some health problems. The film will however screen at Cannes and will be looking for new distributors. Read more at Dark Horizons.
EDGE OF SEVENTEEN || YouTube Red announced today that they’ve ordered a pilot for a spin-off series of the film “Edge Of Seventeen.” Although Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson nor any of the rest of the original cast will be returning, the series will be executive-produced by the film’s writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig. Read more at: Birth. Movies. Death.
STRANGER THINGS || Francesca Reale has been cast for the third season of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” series. She will play a reoccurring lifeguard at the community pool. Reale is 23 years old and stars on another Netflix series titled “Haters Back Off.” Read more at: Variety.
NEVER GOIN’ BACK RED-BAND TRAILER
NEVER GOIN’ BACK || Jessie and Angela are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired and they’re broke. Now they have to avoid eviction, stay out of jail and get to the beach, no matter what. From A24, “Never Goin’ Back” hits theaters August 3, 2018.