Published on August 24th, 2021 | by Michael Newman0
MGM And Warner Bros Shine At Day Two Of Cinemacon
We will have the pictures added to this post in the morning as it is late but here is the day two recap.
Cinemacon Day 2
MGM celebrated it’s first Cinemacon experience in almost 20 years with a showcase of it’s upcoming releases and the renewal of Orion Pictures. While most are familiar with the new James Bond flick No Time to Die, there were others that shared the screen as well.
Dog, featuring Channing Tatum , explores the relationship between a broken soldier and a broken K9, both serving for their country, yet suffering from both visible and invisible scars from the battlefield. Cyrano featuring Peter Dinklage, tells the musical tale of Cyrano de Bergerac and his love for the beautiful but seemingly unattainable Roxanne.
On the count of three, featuring Jerrod Carmichael, Christopher Abbott, Tiffany Haddish and Lavell Crawford is a story about two friends who make a suicide pact, yet continue to find a way to go on living. House of Gucci featuring Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto and directed by Ridley Scott takes a look into the fabulous and dangerous life in the Gucci family.
Sylvester Stalone stars in Samaritan. A story of a superhero who walked away from crime fighting, only to be pulled back in by a young believer.
Finally, Adams Family 2. The sequel to the most recent Adams Family, family values movie and one that I particularly enjoyed. Coming to a theater near you in October, it shows our favorite kookie, spooky family taking a road trip across the US. What could possibly go wrong?
And finally Legally Blonde 3 was announced, a movie that has seen many off-again/ on-again starts.
Warner Bros. Pictures finished off the day with some extended looks and sneak peaks of their upcoming lineup.
King Richard, featuring Will Smith, tells the true story of the rise of both Serena and Venus Williams. A first look at The Saints of Newark, a prequel to the Emmy award winning Soprano’s series and Cry Macho, staring and directed by the amazing Clint Eastwood.
The crowd was then shown extended footage of both Dune and The Batman. Both of which look absolutely sensational. In Dune, we are showing Paul Atredies first encounter with the spice and particularly the sand worms of Dune. This cinematic experience must be seen on the big screen (particularly in IMAX) to truly appreciate its scope. The Batman, takes place a year after the cape crusader picks up his mantle to fight crime in Gotham. With Robert Pattison at the helm, it shows a more vengeful, angry, Batman.
Finally an extended cut of the new Matrix movie staring Keanu Reeves, shows our old friend Neo, once again within the Matrix, attempting to make sense out of all that has occurred before. It looks to be an interesting take on the original Matrix that many have longed to go back to for years now.