Movie trailer round-up: ‘Dredd’, ‘Taken 2′, ‘V/H/S’, ‘Monsters University’ & ‘Hotel Transylvania’ [Update: 3 more trailers!]
Lionsgate is outputting a remake of the critically panned Sylvester Stallone vehicle Judge Dredd. The new one is simply called Dredd and it stars Karl Urban (Star Trek) as the judge, jury, and executioner. He is assigned to rookie Cassandra Anderson (played by Olivia Thirlby) and together they attempt to take down prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (played by Game of Thrones‘ Lena Headey). The film, directed by Pete Travis (Vantage Point) promises to return “the celebrated character to the dark, visceral incarnation from John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra’s revered comic strip.” Will the remake end up being better than the corny original? You be the judge.
Dredd opens in 3D on September 21.
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Liam Neeson is back as Bryan Mills, the ex-CIA operative who managed to take down an Albanian slave-trading ring to rescue his kidnapped daughter in 2008′s Taken. In the sequel his wife is the one who’s taken and the name of the game is revenge for the remaining Albanians. There’s no question that Neeson will TAKE ALL OF THEM DOWN, and it sure will be fun to watch. When his daughter asks him what he’s going to do he responds without hesitation: “what I do best.” Neeson’s particular set of skills are about to come into play again.
Taken 2 releases October 5.
V/H/S premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now Magnolia Pictures is giving the horror flick a chance in theatres nationwide. It’s a found-footage film (popularized by Paranormal Activity) but what makes it unique is that it features multiple stories form a myriad of writers and directors including Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, and the directing quartet Radio Silence. The frightening red-band trailer, like this synopsis, keeps much of the plot under wraps. “When a group of misfits is hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house and acquire a rare VHS tape, they discover more found footage than they bargained for.”
V/H/S is out October 5.
Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) are back in Monsters University, a prequel to the 2001 hit Pixar film Monsters Inc. It will tell the tale of how the two monsters met in college and they “overcame their differences and became the best of friends.” Pixar released a total of four teaser trailers; in each of them Mike murmurs something different in his sleep. One titled “Pony” is embedded above, and you can watch the others here.
Monsters University hits theatres a year from now on June 20, 2013.
Sony Pictures has released a beefier trailer for their upcoming animated adventure Hotel Transylvania. It stars Adam Sandler as Dracula, Selena Gomez as his daughter, and Andy Samberg as the human who stumbles upon the haunted hotel. Get a better understanding of what it’s all about in the trailer above.
Hotel Transylvania releases in 3D on September 28.
Looper is out September 28. Understand how it all works now?
Total Recall is out August 3. With the three-breasted alien intact!
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is out October 5. Rejoice, this trailer sheds more light on the plot.