Clips of the Week – April 26

This week’s trailer round-up includes disaster, action, monsters, sci-fi and a new take on a beloved literary character.

Sir Ian McKellen takes on the iconic role of Sherlock Holmes in Mr Holmes. McKellen plays th great detective in his 90s as he attempts to recall an unsolved case from 30 years ago. The film co-stars Laura Linney and France’s de la Tour and is directed by Bill Condon (who McKellen’s currently working with on Beauty and the Beast).

Next it’s the second trailer to Tomorrowland: A World Beyond echo is released in the UK on May 22. The film stars George Clooney as a former boy-genius who joins Casey (Britt Robertson)¬†on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as Tomorrowland.

Dwayne Johnson, Paul Giamatti, Carla Gugino and Ioan Gruffudd lead the cast of disaster flick San Andreas. After a huge earthquake hits California, a helicopter rescue pilot and his estranged wife must journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco to find their missing daughter. The film arrives in UK cinemas on May 29.

For a complete change of pace, Al Pacino stars in drama Danny Collins, about an ageing rock star who can’t give up his hard living ways. The all-star cast also feature Christopher Plummer, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner and Bobby Cannavale. Danny Collins is released on May 29.

Gareth Edwards made his debut with the critically acclaimed Monsters in 2010. He’s not involved with sequel Monsters: Dark Continent (Edwards is working on a film called Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One…) so Tom Green has taken over directorial duties. The sequel is set 10 years later and follows four young army recruits eager to take on the Monsters.

Finally, Johnny Depp needs a hit movie – will gangster drama Black Mass be it? Depp stars as real-life mobster Whitey Bulger became an FBI informant to take down another family who invaded his turf. The cast also includes Dakota Johnson, Corey Stoll, Joel Egerton and Benedict Cumberbatch (blink and you’ll miss him in the trailer).

 

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