Common’s CinemaCon presentation was filled with footage from its upcoming titles, together with an prolonged preview of Sing 2 and first appears to be like at Michael Bay’s Ambulance and Scott Derrickson’s Ethan Hawke starter The Black Telephone.
Kicked off by Jim Orr, Common’s president of home theatrical distribution, eight Common movies have been launched by way of video by stars together with Matthew McConaughey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hawke and Jennifer Lopez, joined by staff of film theaters throughout the nation.
“Few companies felt the pandemic hit as exhausting as yours did,” mentioned McConaughey, who returns to Illumination’s Sing franchise to voice Buster Moon. “Sadly we did lose among the theaters alongside the best way, however most of you discovered methods to energy via and are actually again and enterprise, offering a service that was so missed by so many people. This yr we felt it was particularly applicable to indicate somewhat love and appreciation for the employees in your theaters.”
Written and directed by Garth Jennings, who additionally helmed the unique, Sing 2 options returning members of the ensemble forged that features McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johansson. It opens Dec. 22. Within the sequel, Buster Moon and his performers put together to launch a stage extravaganza and attempt to persuade a reclusive lion rock star Clay Calloway — voiced by Bono, in his animated movie debut — to affix them. The clip begins with rocker porcupine Ash (Johansson) on stage, beginning a efficiency of U2 traditional “I Nonetheless Haven’t Discovered What I’m Trying For.”
Jake Gyllenhaal launched Michael Bay’s Ambulance, which is due out Feb. 28. “I fervently consider there’ll at all times be a theater viewers for excellent large motion pictures like Ambulance,” mentioned Gyllenhaal, who stars reverse Yahya Abdul-Mateen II within the movie that unfolds throughout a single day in Los Angeles.
Within the first footage from the movie, Manteen’s character’s spouse wants surgical procedure, so he goes to Gyllenhaal’s character for assist. Gyllenhaal’s character provides an opportunity to affix a theft of $32 million. The theft goes flawed, and shortly they’re on the run in an ambulance with a dying LAPD officer and an EMT as their prisoners. It’s paying homage to Warmth or Coaching Day — if Michael Bay directed these movies.
Hawke appeared on digital camera to introduce The Black Telephone, the Jan. 22 horror movie from director Scott Derrickson. Hawke revealed he’s hesitant to play a villain, however determined to signal on due to his respect for the filmmaker, who directed the star in Sinister. Mentioned Hawke: “I’ve a no unhealthy man coverage as an actor, however I broke it to work with Scott once more.” Within the first trailer, a younger boy is kidnapped by Hawke’s character, a creepy man with a van and black balloons. The boy is imprisoned in a basement room with nothing however a black telephone. The telephone seems to be damaged, however he begins receiving calls. The voices on the opposite finish of the telephone are the person’s different victims, who provide suggestions for the boy’s survival.
Ben Platt, launched Expensive Evan Hansen, primarily based on the Tony-winning musical of the identical title; Jamie Lee Curtis introduced footage for her sequel Halloween Ends; Lupita Nyong’o launched The 355; and Lopez debuted the primary trailer for romcom Marry Me — wherein she sings for the primary time in a movie since Selina and which opens Valentines Day weekend.
Anthony Ramos helped to share the primary footage of Dreamworks Animation’s The Dangerous Guys, primarily based on the kids’s books by Aaron Blabey.
Lisa Bunnell, president of distribution at Focus Options, then took the stage to introduce Focus’ video presentation. Within the clips, director Edgar Wright mentioned his “completely satisfied place in life” is his favourite seat in a theater as he launched new footage from his upcoming thriller Final Night time in Soho. Kenneth Branagh launched the primary trailer to his Belfast, saying “It’s in some ways my most private movie.” Helmer Robert Eggers confirmed footage from The Northman, in manufacturing on location in Iceland.
The studio additionally confirmed the primary trailer from the upcoming Downtown Abbey: A New Period, which confirmed lots of the returning forged members together with Maggie Smith, Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Hugh Bonneville and Elizabeth McGovern. It’s slated to open this Spring.
The studio closed out its panel with a have a look at Jurassic World: Dominion, from director Collin Trevorrow and due out June 10, 2022. The behind-the-scenes footage gave a have a look at authentic Jurassic Park actors Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum reprising their roles, in addition to Jurassic World’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas sharing their admiration for working with the veteran actors. “This film asks single query, if dinosaurs lived amongst us, would you be secure?” mentioned Trevorrow. “And the reply isn’t any.”
The studio additionally thanks theater homeowners for his or her partnership it making F9 a summer time hit. “We believed … Quick 9 might assist impress a extra strong return to theaters,” mentioned Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, president of distribution for Common Footage Worldwide, as she launched a clip that includes forged members.
CinemaCon concludes on Thursday with highlights together with panels from Paramount and Lionsgate.