Best News Of The Day: 'The Accountant' Starring Ben Affleck Is Getting A Sequel

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Welcome back to our newest segment, best news of the day!

According to a surprise report from Deadline, Warner Bros. is pushing full steam ahead on a sequel/follow-up to 2016's surprise hit, The Accountant. A unique action thriller that I absolutely adore and pretty much fell in love with last Fall.

Screenwriter Bill Dubuque, director Gavin O’Connor and Ben Affleck are all set to return, along with the producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Mark Williams. All those deals are being worked out right now. I’m told they will then work out the beats of the story, which likely will include Jon Bernthal. We doubt Anna Kendrick's character return, but you never know, and maybe even J.K. Simmons will make the trip.

Much like writer Taylor Sheridan's Sicario (which is also getting a badass sequel, Soldado). The Accountant is one of those really well done mid-level actioners that were so prevalent in the late 80s and 90s that simply don't get made anymore.

Also Read: Matthew Modine Says 'Sicario' Sequel 'Soldado' Will Be As Good, If Not Better Than Original

In case you somehow missed the badass film from last year, you can check it out on Blu-ray or VOD almost anywhere, for now though enjoy the official trailer for the film below.

The Accountant 2 does not have an official release date!

Stay tuned for more news this sequel as it becomes available right here at EastCoastMovieGuys!

SOURCE: Deadline 

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A New Featurette For 'The Dark Tower' Adaptation Reveals Cool New Footage

Sony Pictures has released a trailer/featurette for their highly anticipated film adaptation of The Dark Tower! Stephen King himself comments on the film, along with stars Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey.

Stephen King’s The Dark Tower is the most ambitious and expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors. Now the story comes to the big screen starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain, The Gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey as Walter O’Dim (AKA Randall Flagg, The Man in Black, in the novels). The film is being directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair).

Elba and McConaughey are joined in The Dark Tower by Tom Taylor as Jake Chambers, Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, The Neon Demon) as Tirana, and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods) as Pimli, the right hand man of Randall Flagg. The film also features Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings) and Claudia Kiim (Avengers: Age of Ultron).

Lets check out all the cool new footage below:

Well....., that looks and peaks my interest a little more than the lackluster and very generic first trailer we got for the film a few weeks back! So what do you guys think? Are you excited for the adaptation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

The Dark Tower series tells the story of Roland Deschain, Mid-World’s last gunslinger, who is traveling southeast across Mid-World’s post-apocalyptic landscape, searching for the powerful but elusive magical edifice known as The Dark Tower. Located in the fey region of End-World, amid a sea of singing red roses, the Dark Tower is the nexus point of the time-space continuum.  It is the heart of all worlds, but it is also under threat. Someone, or something, is using the evil technology of the Great Old Ones to destroy it.

The Dark Tower is set to hit theaters on August 4th, 2017.

SOURCE: Sony Pictures

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The 'Stronger' Trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal Has An Oscar Nomination On Lock

Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have released the first official trailer for Stronger, the incredible true-story of Jeff Bauman played by the always badass, Jake Gyllenhaal, an ordinary man who became a symbol of heroism and strength after losing both of his legs during the tragic 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

While Peter Berg's underseen instant classic from last year, Patriot's Day, focused mainly on the tragic event itself and the subsequent manhunt. Here, filmmaker David Gordon Green will be focusing on what happen after the events, the personal struggle of Bauman and his ex-girlfriend, Erin (Tatiana, Maslany), who was a runner in the marathon.

Now lets all get teary eyed and watch this gut-wrenching trailer again.

So what do you guys think? Are you all in? Will Jake Gyllenhaal be nominated for best actor? We say yes, and he'll probably freaking win, if this trailer is any indication. And man, what a double feature Patriots Day and Stronger will make! Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts.

Here’s the official synopsis for Stronger:

Stronger is the inspiring true story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become the symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Jeff, a 27-year-old, working-class Boston man who was at the marathon to try and win back his ex-girlfriend Erin (Tatiana Maslany). Waiting for her at the finish line when the blast occurs, he loses both his legs in the attack. After regaining consciousness in the hospital, Jeff is able to help law enforcement identify one of the bombers, but his own battle has just begun.

He tackles months of physical and emotional rehabilitation with the unwavering support of Erin and his family. It is Jeff’s deeply personal account of the heroic journey that tests a family’s bond, defines a community’s pride and inspires his inner courage to overcome devastating adversity. Filled with raw emotion, humanity and humor, Stronger is the inspirational real-life story of the man who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong.” The film also stars Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson and is directed by David Gordon Green.

Stronger is set to hit theaters on September 22nd, 2017.

SOURCE: Lionsgate and Roadside

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Warner Bros. Appears To Have Finally Cast The Role Of Robin In The DCEU

But which one?..........

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'Jurassic World 2' Has An Official New Title & Poster

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Universal Pictures has finally revealed the official title to their highly anticipated sequel to the mega smash hit of 2015, Jurassic World. The official title doesnt exactly roll off the tongue, so good luck with your marketing campaign Universal.

The official title for the J.A. Bayona directed sequel is......."drum roll please"...........Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and the studio has also released a brand new poster for the sequel which also comes with a classic tag line from the legendary Jeff Goldblum character, Dr. Ian Malcolm.

 "Life Finds A Way"

Check out the new poster below: 

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Are you guys excited? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section. As always, thanks for stopping by EastCoastMovieGuys!

Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard are both back, reprising their roles as Owen and Claire, respectively. Joining them are Jeff Goldblum, B.D. Wong, Rafe Spall, Toby Jones, Justice Smith, Daniella Pineda, Ted Levine, James Cromwell, and Geraldine Chaplin

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set to hit theaters on June 22nd.

SOURCE: Universal Pictures

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