The Rock, Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington are all here this month with big action blockbusters, there’s horror from The Purge and Unfriended, a light MCU adventure from Ant-Man and The Wasp and more.
The Rock’s big summer blockbuster, Skyscraper, pits The Rock’s former soldier/FBI agent turned security consultant up against a massive skyscraper on fire that also has a crew of criminals looking to rob something from within the building.
A Fast & Furious and a new Star Wars animated series are on the way, Peter Parker cast for the upcoming animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse movie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark will start shooting soon, the plot synopses for John Wick Chapter 3 and The Predator and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
After the video game inspired (and hilarious and fun) Jumanji: Welcome the Jungle, the first Rock movie of 2018 is an adaptation of the 1986 arcade classic Rampage as three creatures, including The Rock’s gorilla buddy George, are infected by a genetic editing pathogen and converge on Chicago, destroying everything in their path.
Rampage took the top spot at the box office with the third highest opening ever for a video game movie while A Quiet Place stayed strong in second and Truth or Dare continued Blumhouse’s insane profitability by earning back around 6 times it’s budget in its first weekend.
The first movie from The Rock arrives in theaters this weekend with the video game adaptation Rampage along with the wide release of the latest from Wes Anderson, Blumhouse’s new horror entry and few other movies.
The Rock’s first new movie of 2018 is an adaptation of the Midway arcade classic Rampage, where giant mutated monsters cause havoc across the world.
Our patron saint is starring in a western for Amazon, who are also developing a Conan the Barbarian series, more Star Wars movies in the works, Michael Bay may direct a Lobo movie for DC, Joaquin Phoenix may be the new Joker and much more in this week’s News Shotgun.
It’s an absolute battle royale for the last big weekend of 2017 as 8 movies are either expanding or opened new for Christmas.
The Jumanji board game transforms itself into a video game and sucks in four high school teens into it’s game world in the forms of The Rock, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan in the incredibly fun adventure of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.