Sacha Baron Cohen is obviously best known for his insanely over the top characters like Borat and Bruno but next week on Netflix, he’s getting extremely dramatic and serious with a new character, real-life Mossad agent Eli Cohen in The Spy. Based on true events, The Spy is set in 1959 as Eli is recruited to go undercover in Syria and works his way up under his alter ego into the highest levels of Syrian society, sending back secrets and documents to Israel. Noah Emmerich co-stars to hopefully lend it some of that Americans juice and Hadar Ratzon Rotem also co-stars as Eli’s wife, Nadia. The Spy is a six episode mini-series with Gideon Raff as the showrunner, who previously worked on Homeland. The series drops on September 6th and you can check out the trailer below.
With The Purge wrapping up soon, Blumhouse is releasing what seems like a potential replacement with The Hunt. The latest twist on “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell where the rich grow bored of hunting animals and decide to hunt other humans for sport. Hilary Swank is the organizer of The Hunt and arranges for a number of people to be kidnapped, including Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Justin Hartley, Glenn Howerton, Ethan Suplee, Ike Barinholtz, and Amy Madigan. The prey are left in the middle of nowhere with no clue of where they are or how they got there but they are given weapons and have to fight to survive. There’s definitely some Hunger Games in here along with the aforementioned Purge franchise, as it looks like the violence will be as grisly. Craig Zobel, who directed the movie Z for Zachariah and episodes of American Gods, Westworld and The Leftovers and, fun fact, he also helped create Homestar Runner. The movie is in theaters on September 27th and you can check out the trailer below.
Brad Pitt is heading to space to try and find his long-lost father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, in the upcoming sci-fi thriller Ad Astra. Pitt plays Roy McBride, an astronaut who is sent on a mission across the solar system to find his missing father, who was presumed dead after disappearing during a mission years earlier. New evidence emerges that not only may Roy’s father be alive, but he may also be responsible for a cataclysmic event that is threatening to wipe out life on Earth. Roy travels to the Moon, Mars and beyond and it all looks like it’s going to be incredible on the big screen. There are shades of 2001, Interstellar and possibly some Apocalypse Now/Heart of Darkness going on. Along with Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga and Donald Sutherland co-star and it’s directed by James Gray, who most recently directed The Lost City of Z with Charlie Hunnam and Robert Pattinson. Ad Astra is out on September 20th and you can check out the trailer below.
The highly anticipated conclusion to 2017’s fantastic reboot of IT arrives in September as, 27 years later, the grown Loser’s Club tries to stop the demonic Pennywise once and for all. Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) never left Derry, ME and when he realizes that the entity that terrorized them as kids is back, he calls the Losers, who have all moved away and forgotten what happened, to get them to come back and fight the evil clown Pennywise one last time. James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, and James Ransome are the rest of the grown Losers and the young crew (Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Glazer, Jaeden Martell, Wyatt Olef, and Chosen Jacobs) are back as well to fill some more backstory from the 80s. Andy Muschietti is back to direct and it looks fantastic, with some crazy new visuals and Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) as insane and deadly as ever. The movie arrives on September 6th and you can check out the new trailer below.
Before he’ll be traveling around Rivia as The Witcher later this year, Henry Cavill is hunting down a serial killer in Night Hunter. The directorial debut of David Raymond, who directs and wrote the movie, Night Hunter follows Cavill as Lt. Marshall, a detective who along with his partner Rachel (Alexandra Daddario) managed to catch a notorious serial killer (Brendan Fletcher). While in custody, the police realize that the killer, Simon, has plans in motion that will lead to more deaths and they have to race to figure out his game and stop it. Ben Kingsley co-star as a former judge who is now a vigilante who teams with Marshall and Nathan Fillion, Minka Kelly, and Stanley Tucci co-star as well. It seems like a solid thriller although we’ve been tricked before by serial killer thrillers with amazing casts *cough* The Snowman *cough* that turned out to be terrible. The movie will be available for DirecTV subscribers on August 8th and it will be On Demand and in select theaters on September 6th. Check out the trailer below.
Delayed twice, possibly due to getting put under the Disney umbrella because of the Fox merger, Brad Pitt’s Ad Astra is finally coming out this September. Directed by James Gray, who previously directed The Lost City of Z and The Immigrant, Ad Astra finds Brad Pitt as astronaut Roy McBride. After barely surviving an explosion on the space station he was working on, Roy finds out that there’s intel that his father Cliff (Tommy Lee Jones), who was believed to be lost and dead 16 years ago, may be working on an experiment on the edge of the universe that threatens the entire solar system. Roy is tasked with leading a mission to find and take out his father if necessary. Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, Jamie Kennedy(?!), Donald Sutherland, and John Finn co-star and James Gray has said the movie is inspired partially by Heart of Darkness, so maybe Apocalypse Now in space? The movie is out on September 20th and you can check out the trailer below.
With Rocky Balboa supposedly retired after last year’s Creed II, Stallone is retiring his other most iconic character, John Rambo, with a final, bloody entry in the franchise, Rambo: Last Blood. Picking up after 2008’s Rambo, John is trying to live a quiet life on his family’s ranch but when a friend’s daughter is taken by the Mexican cartel, Rambo has to unearth his warrior past for vengeance. Paz Vega, Louis Mandylor, Sheila Shah, Yvette Montreal and, Oscar Jaenada co-star and the movie is directed by Adrian Grunberg, who has experience with cartel stories having worked on Narcos and also directed Mel Gibson in Get the Gringo. Rambo: Last Blood is out on September 20th and you can check out the first trailer below.
After the gigantic smash hit of the first chapter of IT in 2017, Chapter Two arrives to complete the Stephen King epic as the adult Losers Club reunites to try and stop Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) once and for all. Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Andy Bean, James Ransome and Jay Ryan are the grown Losers Club but it looks like the OG young gang will be back in flashbacks and more backstory as well. This first trailer is pretty interesting in that’s it’s basically just a scene from the movie as Beverly (Chastain) returns to her childhood home but finds the kind old lady who lives there now is not what she seems. Andy Muschietti is back to direct from IT and it arrives on September 6th. Check out the first trailer below.