Movie Previews – Fantastic Four and Child 44

     That’s right. Two previews on one post. It’s not that hard when studios crank out previews every chance they can get to add to coming attractions that add a half hour to a possible two hour movie (I know how annoying that can be sometimes). I’m hoping you all enjoy these previews.

     First up, a reboot of Marvel’s First Family

     When four people teleport to an alternate universe, which alters their physical form and grants them new abilities, they must learn to harness their abilities and work together to as a team to save the Earth from a familiar enemy.

     20th Century Fox brings Marvel’s first superhero family back to theaters this year with a new cast breathing new life for the rebooted franchise. Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Micheal B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell take over the roles of Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and The Thing, respectively. The film seems to be going away from the scientific beginnings of the team and making the characters more grounded, emotional, and character driven. More superhero films seem to be going that route and it has worked out for them. We’ll see how it goes for superhero family.

     The Fantastic Four is scheduled for release on August 7, 2015.

     And next, Tom Hardy leads a good cast in a novel adaptation.

     A disgraced member of the military police (Tom Hardy) investigates a series of brutal child murders during the Stalin-era Soviet Union.

     Child 44 is based off of a 2008 thriller novel by British writer Tom Rob Smith. The cast of this adaptation is led by Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Trilogy), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Trilogy), Joel Kinnaman (2014 RoboCop), and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan).

     I haven’t had a chance to read the novel about the problem of Soviet-era criminality in a state where “there is no crime”. Judging from the trailer, the film sticks with the main story of the novel and will most likely please fans of the book. I might have to add the novel to my reading list.

     Child 44 is scheduled to be released on April 17, 2015.

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