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Liam Neeson in The Commuter Trailer: One Little Thing

Never play dare with Vera Farmiga. This just a hunch on my part, informed by the first trailer for The Commuter, in which businessman Liam Neeson meets a stranger on a train (Farmiga) who suggests he do "one little thing," which then leads to death, disaster, and dodgy CGI, and the promise of more. Jaume Collet-Serra directed; he's worked with Neeson before on Unknown, Non-Stop and Run All Night, and with Farmiga on Orphan. He's done a fine job of crafting pulse-pounding thrillers, even when the material veers towards the ludicrous, so I'm hoping for more of the same when The Commuter opens in theaters on January 12, 2018. Watch the trailer below....

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Jaume Collet-Serra and Liam Neeson Reunite in First Trailer for ‘The Commuter’

After waxing poetic about the B-movie thrills and genuine vision Jaume Collet-Serra brings to his films, I admit feeling a little vindicated when he finally earned some much-deserved acclaim for his Blake Lively-led shark thriller The Shallows, by the far the best summer blockbuster of last year. But it was only missing one thing: Liam Neeson.

Following Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night, the duo have now reunited for The Commuter. Riffing once again on Alfred Hitchcock and bringing along his Orphan star Vera Farmiga for the ride, the film presents Neeson’s character with a question of morality: for $75,000, will he uncover a person with seemingly evil intentions on his train?

We can’t wait to find out, but watching the first trailer below, it looks like we already know the answer.

The Commuter blesses us on January 12, 2018.
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jaume Collet-Serra

  • TVovermind.com
Jaume Collet-Serra is a relatively camera shy film producer and director. You may be familiar with some of his work. They include “House of Wax” (2005); “Unknown” (2011), “Orphan” (2009), “Run All Night,” (2015), “Non-Stop,” (2014) and most recently, “The Shallows” in 2016. Fans may have had a little trouble finding out the details of his personal life and precisely who he is as a person. He’s an interesting guy who has kept himself out of the limelight in as much as is possible. We’ve found out more about him that we think you might like to know. Here are

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jaume Collet-Serra
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‘Suicide Squad 2’ Loses Its Top Choice Director to ‘Jungle Cruise’

  • Slash Film
Jaume Collet-Serra (The Shallows, Non-Stop, Orphan) has signed on to direct Dwayne Johnson in Disney’s Jungle Cruise. Taking on the movie adaptation of Disneyland’s classic theme park ride means that Collet-Serra must withdraw himself from possible directing duties on Suicide Squad 2. Jaume was the top choice for the Warner Bros’ superhero sequel, and with […]

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Jaume Collet-Serra To Direct Jungle Cruise, Not Suicide Squad 2

  • LRM Online
Earlier this month, we reported on a rumor that Jaume Collet-Serra, the helmer behind such films as Orphan and The Shallows, was the frontrunner to take on the upcoming antihero sequel, Suicide Squad 2. This would have personally been an unexpected move from Warner Bros., as they have a tendency to go for directors with much bigger names, but it looks like their talks didn't quite result in a hiring.

According to Deadline, Collet-Serra will not be helming Suicide Squad 2, but will instead be directing Dwayne Johnson in his upcoming Disney flick, Jungle Cruise. This is probably a better move for Collet-Serra. While Jungle Cruise won’t necessarily have the same big name attached to it as Suicide Squad, there is a lot less pressure with this film. With Johnson attached, you already have your A-list star, and given how strong Disney’s portfolio is across the board, this
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CCH Pounder to Return for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

CCH Pounder to Return for ‘Avatar’ Sequels
CCH Pounder will reprise her role as the spiritual leader Moat in the four upcoming “Avatar” sequels.

Pounder currently portrays Dr. Loretta Wade on the CBS series “NCIS: New Orleans.” She’s also appeared in the TV shows “Sons of Anarchy,” “ER,” “The Shield,” and “Warehouse 13.” Aside from “Avatar,” her films include “Orphan,” “Postcards From the Edge,” “Prizzi’s Honor,” “Face/Off,” and “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.”

The four “Avatar” sequels will hit theaters starting on Dec. 18, 2020, for “Avatar 2.” “Avatar 3” will open on Dec. 17, 2021, followed by a three-year break for “Avatar 4,” set for Dec. 20, 2024. “Avatar 5” will then debut on Dec. 19, 2025.

Cameron announced at CinemaCon in 2016 that he would make four “Avatar” sequels, promising that the films would start hitting theaters in 2018. The creator of the original “Avatar” — the 2009 fantasy epic that remains the all-time worldwide box office champion with $2.8 billion — said at the time that his vision for the story had
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New 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' on its Way from 'The Conjuring 2' Writer

  • Movies.com
David Leslie Johnson, whose credits include The Conjuring 2, Orphan and Wrath of the Titans, as well as the upcoming The Conjuring 3 and Dungeons and Dragons, has been tapped to write a new version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, according to Deadline. John Davis (The Predator) will produce. Jack Finney wrote the novel that started it all, titled The Body Snatchers. First published in 1954, it envisioned the town of Mill Valley, California under invasion by seeds from space that have drifted to Earth. The seeds bloom into pods; once in proximity to sleeping humans, the pods grow into exact duplicates of the humans, only without emotions or independent thoughts. The humans then die. It wasn't the first science fiction novel to tackle the idea of plants somehow becoming a...

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A Fifth Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Movie Is Headed Our Way

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers is undoubtedly one of the most iconic stories in science fiction, which is perhaps why it’s been resurrected in cinema on a semi-regular basis. Since the first version of the tale arrived in theatres in 1956, we’ve seen a further three takes on that same narrative – some attempting to apply the social concerns of the time to the themes explored in the story. Now, we have a fifth heading our way, and this one comes from Warner Bros.

The source material is the 1955 novel The Body Snatchers, by Jack Finney – which began life as a serial published in Colliers Magazine in 1954. For those unfamiliar, the story sees alien seeds drift to Earth through space, and grow emotionally void clones of unsuspecting town residents while they sleep. The residents are then turned to dust, and the clones replace them in their community. The clones do not reproduce,
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Warner Bros. to remake fourth Invasion of the Body Snatchers

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Zehra Phelan

Warner Bros. alongside producer John Davis are about to embark on another remake, this time coming in the form of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

This latest outing will be the fourth time in which the story has been resurrected, the first being in 1958 which had Don Siegel at the helm and had tones of film noir, the remake came twenty years later in 1978, directed by Philip Kaufman and starred Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Leonard Nimoy and Brooke Adams and was considered to be one of the greatest film remakes. The most recent, entitled The Invasion, came in 2007 and starred Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig was a complete box office disaster.

Based on Jack Finney’s 1954 sci-fi novel, The story takes place in a small town invaded by aliens who plant pods that eventually open to become humans, a copy of those who lived in the town.
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‘The Conjuring 2’ Writer To Pen ‘Body Snatchers’ Remake

David Leslie Johnson, co-writer of The Conjuring 2, is set to pen the remake of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers for Warner Bros. Pictures. The film will be stripped back and adapted from the 1955 source material – the novel by Jack Finney, so reports Deadline. More on the Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake below.

Invasion Of The Body Snatchers remake a go at Warner Bros. Pictures

Related: The Hollywood News reviews The Conjuring 2: the Enfield Case

The new version is the first time the work has been adapted for the screen since the 1978 version with Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams and Kevin McCarthy. Before that was the 1956 American science fiction horror film produced by Walter Wanger and directed by Don Siegel. Here’s a little more about the story from the original novel’s synopsis.

On a quiet fall evening in the small, peaceful town of Mill Valley, California, Dr.
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‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake in the Works at Warner Bros.

‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake in the Works at Warner Bros.
Warner Bros. has launched a remake of the classic science-fiction movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and set the project up with producer John Davis.

The Conjuring 2” screenwriter David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to write the script.

The original 1956 movie is based on Jack Finney’s 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” in which the small California town of Mill Valley is invaded by aliens plant pods, which replicate humans as they sleep. The resulting replicants have no emotion.

The movie, set in the fictional California town of Santa Mira and shot in less than three weeks in black and white in Sierra Madre, Glendale, Chatsworth and Los Felix, ended with the aliens taking over. It was produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel and starred Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers” grossed $3 million in its initial release and grew in critical stature to the point that it was selected in 1994 for
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‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Scaring Up (Another) Remake at Warner Bros.

  • Indiewire
‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Scaring Up (Another) Remake at Warner Bros.
Just in time for the ten-year anniversary of its last remake, Warner Bros. is reportedly scaring up yet another take on the 1956 horror classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.” Deadline reports that John Davis will produce the new version for the studio, with David Leslie Johnson (best known for “The Conjuring 2” and “Orphan,” and recently tapped for both “Dungeons & Dragons” and the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” remake) on board to write the script.

Based on the 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” from Jack Finney, “Invasion” has been adapted for the big screen repeatedly, first with Don Siegel’s original hit, which was later followed by Philip Kaufman’s lauded 1978 remake (also a hit) and Abel Ferrera’s 1993 “Body Snatchers.”

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In 2007, Oliver Hirschbiegel tried his hand at a new take, starring
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The Shallows director looks set to helm Suicide Squad 2

  • HeyUGuys
Author: Scott Davis

It seems that Warner Bros and DC Comics are pushing ahead with their future plans for their Dceu with news that a director for the upcoming sequel to last year’s Suicide Squad may have been found.

Deadline is reporting that acclaimed director Jaume Collet-Serra is the new frontrunner to take over the anticipated sequel after many other filmmakers had been linked. Biggest of them was Mel Gibson, who directed last year’s hit Hacksaw Ridge, and had apparently met with WB to discuss the film but is seems that the actor/director has passed.

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Which leaves Collet-Serra as the main target for the studio now to take the reigns for the film – indeed, the filmmaker has been making a steady climb up the Hollywood ladder in recent year. His first Us film was horror hit
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The Shallows director Jaume Collet-Serra emerges as Suicide Squad 2 frontrunner

In Warner Bros.’ search for a director to replace David Ayer on Suicide Squad 2, a frontrunner has finally emerged. According to Deadline, Orphan and The Shallows helmer Jaume Collet-Serra is currently the studio’s first choice to take the reins on the upcoming comic book movie sequel.

The studio did, in fact, meet with Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), who landed on a list for the gig back in February, but Gibson decided to move on after a production delay. The report also claims that several other filmmakers were considered as well, presumably some of the other names on the aforementioned list, including Ruben Fleischer, Daniel Espinosa and Jonathan Levine.

Nothing is official as of yet, but if talks continue and a deal is reached, Collet-Serra will be the latest in a long line of commercially successful directors to become attached to Dceu projects. From James Wan (The Conjuring) to
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‘The Shallows’ Director Jaume Collet-Serra Might Direct ‘Suicide Squad 2’

  • Slash Film
After a lengthy search, executives at Warner Bros. and DC Films may have finally found their Suicide Squad 2 director. Deadline reports that Jaume Collet-Serra, the Spanish filmmaker behind movies like Orphan, The Shallows, and the Liam Neeson vehicles Unknown, Non-Stop, and Run All Night is now the frontrunner to helm the villain-centric comic book movie sequel. […]

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‘Suicide Squad 2:’ Jaume Collet-Serra Is Frontrunner to Direct Sequel

  • The Wrap
‘Suicide Squad 2:’ Jaume Collet-Serra Is Frontrunner to Direct Sequel
Jaume Collet-Serra has emerged as the frontrunner to direct the “Suicide Squad,” an insider with knowledge of the project told TheWrap. Collet-Serra, the Spanish director who broke into Hollywood with genre hit “Orphan” has as his next project the Liam Neeson starrer “The Commuter” coming in 2018. Collet-Serra has previously worked with Neeson on “Unknown,” “Non-Stop,” and “Run all Night.” The first “Suicide Squad” which starred Will Smith and Margot Robbie, earned nearly $750 million worldwide on a $175 million budget before P&A, despite savage reviews. Read More See Jaume Collet-Serra's latest Power Move. PowerRank: 2090 ...
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‘A Nightmare On Elm Street’ Reboot Update; IMDb Plot is Fake

Freddy will soon be back… but how soon? We reported back in 2015 that A Nightmare On Elm Street was getting another reboot courtesy of Warner Bros./New Line Cinema, with David Leslie Johnson (Orphan, The Conjuring 2) hired to pen the script. All went quiet on that front immediately thereafter, but Elm Street talks picked […]
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Movie News: 'The Conjuring 3' Confirmed; 'Blade' Will Return in a Marvel Movie "Someday"

  • Movies.com
The Conjuring 3: David Leslie Johnson (Orphan), who cowrote The Conjuring 2, will write the third installment of the horror series. The sequel has already inspired two spin-off movies (The Nun and The Crooked Man). Reportedly, James Wan (above with Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) will serve as a producer on the project but is not likely to direct. Though the plot has not yet been revealed, it's expected to once again be drawn from a real-life paranormal investigation by Ed and Lorraine Warren. [Deadline]   Blade: Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says the half-human, half-vampire character Blade might appear again in a future Marvel project. Blade starred in a series of three movies between 1998 and 2004. (See Wesley Snipes, Ryan Reynolds and Jessica Biel in...

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Movie News: 'The Conjuring 3' Confirmed; 'Blade' Will Return in a Marvel Movie "Someday"

  • Fandango
The Conjuring 3: David Leslie Johnson (Orphan), who cowrote The Conjuring 2, will write the third installment of the horror series. The sequel has already inspired two spin-off movies (The Nun and The Crooked Man). Reportedly, James Wan (above with Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson) will serve as a producer on the project but is not likely to direct. Though the plot has not yet been revealed, it's expected to once again be drawn from a real-life paranormal investigation by Ed and Lorraine...

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Newswire: The Conjuring scares up a threequel

  • The AV Club
The Conjuring spin-offs have been manifesting faster than ghosts at an abandoned mental institution over the past couple of years, with the first of those, Annabelle, even inspiring a sequel of its own. So it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that the Og Conjuring is getting another installment, as Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has hired a writer to bring The Conjuring 3 to undead life. That writer is David Leslie Johnson, who wrote last year’s The Conjuring 2 as well as the 2009 horror fake-out Orphan, this year’s crazy-eyed Katherine Heigl vehicle Unforgettable, and a handful of Walking Dead episodes. He’s also on board to write the purported Nightmare On Elm Street re-reboot, but we’ll not speak of such unholy things here.

Instead, we’ll focus on the fact that franchise creator James Wan is not expected to direct, but will be ...
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