Some great trailers were recently released, including a Predator reboot with – wait for it – Jacob Tremblay? And a rather socially disturbing trailer for Searching, starring John Cho.
Here’s a trailer park roundup:
THE PREDATOR (SEPT. 14)
Well, I can’t say I’m surprised they’re jump-starting this franchise again. The Predator movies have always been fun and those alien hunters could pretty much fit into any updated scenario like in the last one, 2004’s AVP: Alien vs Predator. That is a guilty pleasure I watch every time I see it’s on.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Predator: “From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home in Shane Black’s explosive reinvention of the Predator series. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other species. When a young boy (that’s where Jacob Tremblay comes into play) accidentally triggers their return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher (Olivia Munn) can prevent the end of the human race.” It also stars Boyd Holbrook, Thomas Jane and bunch of other cool people.
Writer/director Shane Black just starred in the 1987 original (with Arnold Schwarzenegger, who might make a cameo in this?), but his handling of the material should be a thrill ride. Check out the trailer!
SEARCHING (AUG. 3)
This new thriller looks like it might haunt me a little. Searching centers on “David Kim (John Cho), whose 16-year-old daughter goes missing. A local investigation is opened and a detective (Debra Messing) is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: His daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.” Seriously, this trailer gave me massive chills, not only because of the suspense but also because of the use of social media that is just so prevalent. Shiver.
DOG DAYS (AUG. 10)
Cue the collective aww’s with this ensemble dramedy because who doesn’t love dogs? Well, me, actually, I’m definitely more a cat person, but I do appreciate a cute canine when I see one. Dog Days looks like it might bring a tear to the eye, along with laughing your butt off.
The official synopsis: “From director Ken Marino, the film is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.” Some of the all-star cast includes Adam Pally, Nina Dobrev, Eva Longoria, Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wolfhard, Lauren Lapkus and Rob Corddry. Check it!
THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (AUG. 3)
Okay, this trailer sold me. I’m ALL in, now, because if you make me laugh out loud more than once (thank you, Kate McKinnon), you’ve got my vote of confidence. The Spy Who Dumped Me stars McKinnon and Mila Kunis as two best friends who get caught up in the spy game. The synopsis reads: “Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend (Justin Theroux) who dumped her was actually a spy.” It also stars Gillian Anderson and Outlander‘s yummy Sam Heughan. Watch the trailer!