News Briefs: First Photos from 'The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'; Matt Damon Confirmed for Chinese 'Great Wall'

News Briefs: First Photos from 'The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials'; Matt Damon Confirmed for Chinese 'Great Wall'

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials: The first photos from The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials gives a glimpse of the dire circumstances faced by the surving characters from the first installment of the series. The sequel features returning stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Ki Hong Lee and Patricia Clarkson; it's due in theaters on September 18, 2015. [Empire]

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

 

Matt Damon

The Great Wall: Matt Damon has been confirmed to star in Zhang Yimou's The Great Wall, which will start production in China at the end of this month. Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe will also star, with longtime Hong Kong leading man Andy Lau and other Chinese actors joining the cast. The vague plot of the film follows an "elite force making a last stand for humanity on the iconic Great Wall." The movie is scheduled to hit theaters on November 23, 2016. [Heat Vision]

 

Joe Carnahan

Motorcade: Joe Carnahan (Stretch) will direct Motorcade, a thriller. The project has been in development for years, with stars such as Tom Cruise and Ryan Reynolds circling in the past. The lead role is a disgraced former Secret Service agent who gets involved in an attempt to kidnap the President of the United States. Carnahan will rewrite a script originally completed by Billy Ray (Captain Phillips). [Deadline]

 

Ride

Ride Trailer: Helen Hunt stars in a new trailer for Ride. Hunt wrote and directed the movie, in which she plays the highly protective mother of Brenton Thwaites; she takes up surfing in response to an offhand challenge he makes, and finds her life changing. Luke Wilson also stars as a romantic interest; the movie surfs into theaters later this year. [MovieClips]

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