Collider Movie Talk: ‘The Dark Tower’ Confirms Idris Elba & Matthew McConaughey

     March 2, 2016


On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (March 2nd, 2016) Kristian Harloff, Jon Schnepp and Mark Ellis discuss the following:

  • Stephen King confirms Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in The Dark Tower
  • Keanu Reeves talks John Wick Chapter Two
  • New Finding Dory Trailer
  • New trailer released for Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups
  • Rogue One’s Diego Luna in talks to join Flatliners remake
  • Rewind (Brought to you by AMC Theaters)
  • Marvel’s marketing campaign with Captain America: Civil War
  • Will Movie March Madness be back?
  • And much more…


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One of Stephen King’s most popular novels is finally on its way to the big screen after many years in development hell. The Dark Tower, King’s story of a hero named The Gunslinger and his nemesis, The Man in Black, has officially been cast with Idris Elba as Roland, the Gunslinger and Matthew McConaughey as his foe the man in black. The movie will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel. In a recent interview with him and King for Entertainment Weekly, Arcel confirmed the casting. The film is set to begin shooting in under two months in South Africa, with a release date of January 13th, 2017.

One of the most-anticipated non-superhero sequels in the works is John Wick: Chapter Two with Keanu Reeves reprising his role as John Wick. In an interview with IGN, Reeves talked a bit about Chapter Two, which sees his seasoned hitman traveling to Rome. Reeves said it was all about a continuation of the story and opening up the world, the underground world. He likened the first movie as a black belt with this new movie being a third-degree black belt.  


Pixar and Disney released their newest trailer for the Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. In Finding Dory everyone’s favorite forgetful blue fish, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin, are on a search to find out who her parents are. Directed by the original director of Finding Nemo, Andrew Stanton, the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane KeatonFinding Dory opens in theaters June 17, 2016.

A new trailer has been released for Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups, which stars Christian Bale as a screenwriter who is a slave to the Hollywood system, addicted to the success but simultaneously despairing the emptiness of his life. The film co-stars Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and Wes Bentley. The newest trailer features a longer look at the movie with additional music scored by famous DJ, Diplo.

flatliners-poster-1990Having just wrapped Rogue One for Disney and Lucasfilm, Diego Luna looks to be headed to another sci-fi franchise. According to the Wrap, Luna is in negotiations to star opposite Ellen Page in Sony’s re-imagining of the 1990 sci-fi thriller Flatliners. The original movie follows a group of medical students who experiment with “near death” experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardize their own lives. There is no release date as of yet.

REWIND (Brought to you by AMC Theaters)

10 YEARS AGO – 16 Blocks starring Bruce Willis and Mos Def, Aquamarine starring Emma Roberts, Ultraviolet starring Milla Jovovich, Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

20 YEARS AGO – Down Periscope starring Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Up Close and Personal starring Robert Redford and Michelle Pfeiffer and Bloodsport 2 starring Daniel Bernhardt and Pat Morita.


Andre Costa writes:

Hey collider crew, love the show from here in Brazil. I was wondering how Marvel is approaching Civil War marketing campaign, and I realized that it has been a different approach so far from what they did with Age of Ultron. By this time, Age of Ultron had already two trailers, and a lot of footage on those trailers. Do you think Marvel is avoiding giving too much on the trailers? And when do you guys think the next trailer will drop?

Thanks and keep up the great work!

Jessica writes:

Hey Collider Crew

Love the show and watch every day. I was just wondering with all the recent changes, if you guys were still going to do the March Movie Madness Tournament this year? Thanks and keep up the great work!



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