Check out this week’s new trailers featuring upcoming films starring Bryan Cranston, Ethan Hawke, Rosamund Pike and more. Also, watch the new teaser trailer for Halloween Kills from the classic horror franchise Halloween.
1. The One and Only Ivan (Disney+, August 14)
A gorilla named Ivan tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella as they hatch a plan to escape from captivity.
Adapted from Katherine Applegate’s 2013 bestselling book of the same name, The One and Only Ivan is a tale about friendship and the true meaning of home. The heartwarming adventure, which comes to the screen in an impressive hybrid of live-action and CGI stars Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, the voice of Ivan, Angelina Jolie as the voice of Stella, Danny DeVito as the voice of Bob the dog, among many other big names. The film is directed by Thea Sharrock and written for screen by Mike White.
2. Tesla (Theaters & VOD August 21)
Visionary inventor Nikola Tesla fights an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition, then faces thornier challenges with his new system for worldwide wireless energy.
Starring Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Hannah Gross, and more the film tracks Tesla’s uneasy interactions with his fellow inventor Thomas Edison (Kyle MacLachlan) and his patron George Westinghouse (Jim Gaffigan). The story is told by Anne, financial titan J.P Morgan’s daughter, who has more than a casual interest in the inventor. Anne presents the story as it unfolds, offering a distinctly modern voice to the scientific period drama which, like Tesla, defies convention. The film is written and directed by Michael Almereyda.
3. The Kissing Booth 2 (Netflix, July 24)
High school senior Elle juggles a long-distance relationship with her dreamy boyfriend, college applications with her best friend, and a new friendship with a handsome classmate that could change everything.
Netflix named The Kissing Booth as one of three most-rewatched original movies of 2018; the sequel of the series is sure to bring more laughs, more drama, and of course love triangles. The film is directed by Vince Marcello and brings back Joey King as Shelly, Jacob Elordi as Noah, and Joel Courntey as Lee.
4. She Dies Tomorrow (Demand, August 7)
Amy thinks she’s dying tomorrow…and it’s contagious.After waking up convinced that she is going to die tomorrow, Amy’s carefully mended life begins to unravel. As her delusions of certain death become contagious to those around her, Amy and her friends’ lives spiral out of control in a tantalizing descent into madness.
Amy Seimetz’s second feature She Dies Tomorrow is a psychological-comedic apocalyptic thriller that combines horror with surrealism. Starring Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucky Audley and more, the timely film echoes the anxieties of a society dealing with an unknown and unstoppable contagion.
5. Radioactive (Amazon Prime, July 24)
Radioactive is the incredible, true-story of Marie Skłodowska Curie and her ground-breaking scientific achievements that revolutionized medicine with her discovery of radium and polonium, ultimately changing the face of science forever.
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) plays Marie Sklodowska, the first female to win the Nobel Prize and the first person in history to win the esteemed award twice; the film takes audiences through Sklodowska’s trials, triumphs. Cast features Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard, and Anya Taylor-Joy and more.
Teaser Trailer Halloween Kills (Theaters, October 2021)
The unstoppable killer Michael Myers is back in pursuit of Laurie Strode and her family.
In the latest installment of the long-running horror franchise Halloween, director David Gordon Green brings back Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle from the original cast. The film was originally set to premiere in October of this year but due to the global pandemic, will be released next year. John Carpenter, who directed the original, told IndieWire that the film will be “a slasher movie times one hundred”.