Lots of Movie News Out Today

Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne may be coming out this weekend, but he’s also making headlines this week for another movie.

We’re getting our first look at the most expensive movie ever made in China, The Great Wall, starring Damon. Here’s the trailer that was just released:

The name might lend itself to a historical piece about the trials and tribulations of building a 13,000 mile wall, or a perspective piece on a Donald Trump presidency; but it’s neither. Believe it or not, it’s a monster flick.

The new film is scheduled to be released in February 2017, and is directed by Zhang Yimou. (He’s the dude who directed the spectacular opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.)

The film boasts a budget of $135 million.  For perspective, 2011’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides had a budget of $378.5 million. It’s the most expensive movie ever made. Ever.

Hottie Nick Jonas is apparently in talks to join the cast of Sony Pictures’ re-imagining of Jumanji, set for release in July 2017. That, according to Deadline.com.

The 23-year-old solo Jonas Brother is no stranger to acting. He’s appeared in six movies, with a seventh scheduled to be released later this year– not to mention his many TV roles.

If Jonas joining the new Jumanji is true, he’ll join actors Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.

Jumanji was last released in 1995 starring late comedian Robin Williams. It made over $260 million.

And finally, Disney is working on a possible reboot/sequel of The Rocketeer, says Hollywood Reporter.  The project is in early development stages, and will feature a black female title character.

The first Rocketeer was in 1991 and starred Billy Campbell. It is based on a popular 80’s comic book of the same name.

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