View a guide to this weekend's new theatrical releases including Everybody Wants Some!! and Meet the Blacks.
Director Jon Favreau’s live-action but CGI-heavy update of Disney's 1967 animated classic stars newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, an orphan raised by a family of wolves who is threatened by tiger Shere Khan (voiced by Idris Elba) and forced to leave his jungle home. Guided by the panther Bagheera (voiced by Ben Kingsley) and the free-spirited bear Baloo (Bill Murray), Mowgli’s journey includes encounters with the python Kaa (Scarlett Johansson) and the smooth-talking King Louie (Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to fire. This action-filled take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic book will still include some of the songs from the original film, but none are featured in this new IMAX trailer. The Jungle Book hits theaters April 15th.
After taking a break to direct Furious 7, James Wan returns to what he’s known for—horror—with this sequel to the 2013 hit The Conjuring. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson are back as paranormal investigators Lorraine and Ed Warren, who travel to north London to help a single mother (Frances O’Connor) raising four children alone in a house plagued by malicious spirits. Based on the Enfield Poltergeist, The Conjuring 2 comes to theaters on June 10th.
David Sandberg makes his feature directing debut with this expansion of his own three-minute short. Written by Eric Heisserer (Final Destination 5), the story follows Rebecca (Teresa Palmer), whose childhood fears return when she sees her little brother Martin (Gabriel Bateman) experiencing the same terrifying events—the appearance of a strange woman with an attachment to their mother (Maria Bello). Lights Out opens July 22nd.
How many more holidays are left for Garry Marshall to turn into a light, ensemble comedy? Three already looks to be three too many. Following Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve is Mother’s Day, starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Sarah Chalke, Hector Elizondo, Jon Lovitz, Aasif Mandvi, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, and Margo Martindale. Look for the latest from Mr. Marshall in theaters on April 29th, over a week before the actual Mother’s Day (May 8th).
Based on the best-selling novel by Jojo Moyes, Me Before You stars Emilia Clarke (better known as Khaleesi or Daenerys Targaryen) as Louisa “Lou” Clark, a small-town girl who takes a job caring for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair bound in an accident two years earlier. Together, Lou and Will set out on a series of adventures that will change their lives forever. Also starring Charles Dance, Jenna Coleman, Brendan Coyle, and Janet McTeer, this June 3 release marks the directorial debut of Thea Sharrock.
The first teaser for The LEGO Batman Movie (coming to theaters on February 10, 2017) appeared last week, but as LEGO Batman says in this new teaser, he deserves another one (and Ralph Fiennes’ Alfred makes his first appearance).