This week, the new Transformers get some sand in their shorts, Vin Diesel tops the box office and a sweet new RoboCop trailer! Welcome to the Zipp! Report for the week of September 8th.
-Tom Hiddleston who famously played Loki in both the Thor and Avengers films has joined cast members Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam in director Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak. The movie is a throwback to the horror films of old, before found footage came into the fold. What's interesting to note here is just how un-menacing and un-Loki-ish Hiddleston looks when not dressed up as Loki.
Ryan Reynolds and Natalie Martinez (Under the Dome) have signed on to star in the film Selfless. Directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell, Immortals), the film centers around a billionaire, near the end of his life who swaps bodies with a younger man in his prime. The issue is that the man he switched with is being hunted down by some pretty bad people.
Weekend Box Office
- Riddick - $18.7 Million
- Lee Daniels' The Butler - $8.9 Million
- Instructions Not Included - $8.1 Million
- We're The Millers - $7.9 Million
- Planes - $4.3 Million
Vin Diesel's Riddick was the victor at the box office this weekend. In the works for over nine years, Diesel was the one who personally worked with financiers in order to obtain the film's $38 million dollar budget. The $18.7 million that the film made this weekend is a great push and the film looks like it will make a profit. This is Diesel's second number one movie this year after Fast & Furious 6.
Meanwhile, Dan Petty's favorite concert film, One Direction: This is Us dropped out of the top 5 and Lee Daniels' The Butler should be able to pass the celebrated $100 million mark by this time next week.
-A teaser poster for the upcoming Transformers film, subtitled Age of Extinction was released this week. Little is described about the plot in the poster other than the fact that something might go extinct and that sand is involved. Transformers beach party? The film which stars Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and comedian T.J. Miller hits theaters June 27, 2014. Check out the poster below.
It's not that Hollywood is running out of ideas, it just that instead of invest in new projects, the entertainment industry is in it for the money, mostly focusing on sequels and reboots. While that can get a little old, this is a reboot that I think all nerds can appreciate. The new trailer for next years reboot, RoboCop was released and it looks incredible. The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and the awesome Micheal Keaton. Check it out below.
Justin Zipprich is a published/award nominated writer and actor who lives in beautiful Los Angeles with his amazing wife Kimberly. In addition to great and interesting entertainment articles, he is also the writer of several short stories, screenplays and comedy sketches.