I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is one of the most important books of the last few years. I haven’t met anyone who was not moved by the book, often after staying up into the early hours of the morning just to finish it. Not to mention the fact that it’s still topping bestseller lists. We’ve known for a while now that a film adaptation of the book is in the works, but as of yesterday, we finally get our first look at the teaser!
The teaser actually premiered at VidCon, but since obviously not all of us could be at the con to see it, Angie Thomas herself shared in on Twitter last night. She also revealed that the full trailer will premiere this Sunday during the BET Awards. After that, everyone can watch it on the film’s official website.
Watch the trailer below and start getting excited. The Hate U Give hits theaters October 19!
The first trailer for the second Fantastic Beasts film was always going to be controversial, given the amount of controversy that the plot and casting decisions have already given rise to (i.e: people are NOT happy that they’re yet again skimming over Dumbledore’s sexuality and they are also NOT happy that the film retained Johnny Depp in the titular role of Grindelwald in the wake of his abuse allegations.) HOWEVER, these issues are not what is causing a stir on Twitter right now. Oh no. What is getting the Potterhead knickers in a twist is an apparent plothole evident in the first seconds of the new trailer.
The trailer opens with an impressive shot of the figures of three wizards apparating onto the bridge leading into Hogwarts and… *record scratching noise* Rewind. Yep, that’s them. You’re probably wondering how they ended up here… SINCE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO APPARATE ANYWHERE ON THE HOGWARTS GROUNDS. This has been pointed out by a number of Twitter users including Carolyn Meers.
I’ve very excited but very distracted because YOU CAN’T APPARATE ANYWHERE IN THE HOGWARTS GROUNDS. Have decided that Crimes of Grindelwald must take place before the rules were changed because that would be a ridiculous oversight! #WizardProblems#FantasticBeasts@jk_rowling
I mean. They’re not wrong. So it’s get us thinking: did this rule only come into play later in the life of Hogwarts? Or did the headteacher temporarily suspend the rule as Twitter user @acuthberto pointed out in a subsequent tweet is possible. But, as he says, CMAAAAN.
J.K. Rowling is no stranger to major screen adaptations of her work, and this time’s no different, with the author serving as executive producer on the upcoming TV show based on her book Career of Evil, which she published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. The trailer has just been released!
Career of Evilis the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series, preceded by The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. The first two novels have already been adapted by the BBC.
Tom Burke and Holliday Granger will reprise their roles as Strike and Robin. There is no release date yet, but it will surely be announced shortly. Check out the trailer below!
The trailer for Every Day has just dropped and it looks just as delightful as fans of the book would imagine. The trailer does some serious legwork in setting up the movie’s mystical premise, which might be far-fetched to audiences unfamiliar with the source material. But the trailer sets things up in a logical way and features a solid dose of YA romance.
The film stars Angourie Rice, Maria Bello, and Justice Smith. It’s directed by Michael Sucsy and written by Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s Jesse Andrews. The film’s due out February 23, 2018. Check out the trailer below!
Orion Pictures’ synopsis:
Based on David Levithan’s acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Every Day tells the story of Rhiannon (Angourie Rice), a 16-year old girl who falls in love with a mysterious spirit named “A” who inhabits a different body every day. Feeling an unmatched connection, Rhiannon and A work each day to find each other, not knowing what or who the next day will bring. The more the two fall in love, the more the realities of loving someone who is a different person every 24 hours takes a toll, leaving Rhiannon and “A” to face the hardest decision either has ever had to make.
A new trailer has dropped for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One adaptation, based on Ernest Cline’s novel based on a screenplay he co-wrote. It’s looking absolutely, 100% insane. It’s a CGI explodey fest with more pop culture references than The LEGO Movie and Comic Con combined. If you read Cline’s novel and this is what you imagined, then, golly me, I am profoundly jealous of your colorful imagination.
The trailer does a lot of legwork in setting up who the main character is, the world(s) he lives in, and how his journey will play out. OASIS looks beautiful, if a little dimly lit. If you’ve ever tried some of the new virtual reality technology out there, imagining a world like the one Cline invented is not that hard to do. When someone touches you in OASIS, you feel it. Can’t really blame the Ready Player One characters for choosing to live in OASIS all the time.
Although Spielberg essentially got the ball rolling on CGI blockbuster blowouts with Jurassic Park, he’s generally used it sparingly (besides The Adventures of Tintin, which, yes, is a Spielberg movie). It looks like he’s going hog wild with it in Ready Player One. It makes sense in context since OASIS is supposed to be a virtual world. It might be the one time in film history when using practical effects would actually take you out of the world.
Ready Player One stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance. It’s due out March 30, 2018.