Greetings Vault Dwellers and welcome to another edition of our (sometimes weekly) Trailer Round-Ups! This week we take a look at four upcoming films and one NetFlix series that are sure to please! The epic first entry into a Stephen King-penned saga, a superhero team-up, a post-pandemic paranoia thriller, a period piece murder mystery, and alien abductions are all par for the course this time around. Let's watch some trailers, shall we?!
TRAILER #1: THE DARK TOWER
Release Date: August 4, 2017
Languishing in pre-production hell for years, Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER is finally coming out! Roughly adapted from book one ("The Gunslinger"), this film follows the exploits of Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), a gunslinger who is the "last of the line of Eld." He is on a quest to track down and kill "The Man in Black" (Matthew McConaughey as an evil wizard, not Johnny Cash), before he can fulfill his dark mission of destroying "The Dark Tower," thus ending all of existence across multiple worlds and universes.
I think it looks cool (really digging the use of Morricone's "60 Seconds to What"), and I for one am ready to give it a chance, especially since it picks up where King's final book left off! The only major question left on my mind now is.... will they introduce "Oy" in this film!
TRAILER #2: THE DEFENDERS
Release Date: August 18, 2017
NetFlix wowed Marvel fans with above average adaptations of DAREDEVIL, JESSICA JONES, and LUKE CAGE (and disappointed us all with IRON FIST), and now look to up the ante further with THE DEFENDERS! With "The Hand" growing in power and attempting to take over New York City, four heroes must band together and fight to save the Big Apple! Here's hoping that they improve greatly upon the character off Danny Rand in this series, and maybe even have The Punisher make a guest appearance!
TRAILER #3: IT COMES AT NIGHT
Release Date: June 9, 2017
In the wake of some sort of pandemic or extinction-level event, a family living in a secluded woodland sanctuary invite another desperate family to live with them. But there are rules of course, particularly keep the door locked and never go outside at night. Then one night, the main entrance to the house is found wide open, and soon paranoia begins to reign supreme as everyone turns on each other. Is there an actual illness? Or is something more diabolical at work? I guess we'll find out in a month!
TRAILER #4: THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM
Release Date: September 1, 2017 (UK), September 7, 2017 (In Germany), U.S. release date TBA.
Bill Nighy stars as Inspector Kildare of Scotland Yard, in this new British Horror tale! Long before Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London, another nightmarish figure struck fear into the hearts of the British people: The so-called LIMEHOUSE GOLEM. After a series of grisly and unsolved murders, Inspector Kildare arrives to seek out the villain and stop their nocturnal reign of terror! You lucky folks in Europe get to enjoy this in September, but it seems like us 'Muricans may be waiting a bit longer! Dang it!
TRAILER #5: THE RECALL
Release Date: June 2, 2017
In classic Horror movie fashion, five friends head to a secluded cabin to party it up for a weekend. But instead of demons, zombies, or other supernatural fiends, they instead encounter alien invaders. These visitors from another planet are none too friendly, but luckily a crazy hunter played by Wesley Snipes was prepare for this very scenario, and shows up to kick some E.T. ass!
That's all I've got for you today Vault Dwellers, but be sure to check back again soon for more trailer and movie news right here at The B-Movie News Vault!