A couple of years back now we found out that Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelsonhad signed on to direct The Darkest Minds. The movie, which was written by Chad Hodge (Good Behavior, Wayward Pines), is an adaptation of author Alexandra Bracken‘s novel of the same name, which is part of an existing trilogy (with a new book on the way) that will no doubt be used in sequels should this perform well at the box office.
Now 20th Century Fox has released an official trailer for the movie, which stars Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Mandy Moore, and Gwendoline Christie. Producing is Shawn Levy (Stranger Things, Arrival) and Dan Levine (Arrival, Along Came Polly).
Continue below for more info on The Darkest Minds and to check out the trailer and a new poster.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson—the assistant designer who moved up into the role of character designer and storyboard artist (while also debuting as a director on a few episodes of the animated TV series Spawn), and then up again to story artist, and then again to head of story on the original Kung Fu Panda before taking another big step up into the role of director on Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3 (along with co-director Alessandro Carloni)—is now set to make her live-action debut on Darkest Minds for 20th Century Fox.
The movie is based on the “Darkest Minds” young adult book trilogy by author Alexandra Bracken. The book series is described as “combining superhero conventions with tones of coming-of-age stories such as Stand By Me and post-apocalyptic survivor tales like The Walking Dead.”
A new trailer has been released for DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox’s Kung Fu Panda 3. The latest trailer again covers what will be taking pace in the movie, including Po’s reunion with his father and his return home to train his fellow pandas to defend themselves from a dangerous threat, the supernatural villain Kai. Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, and David Cross all return to voice their characters, while Bryan Cranston, Kate Hudson, and J.K. Simmons are the newcomers to the cast.
You can watch the new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3 below along with added bonus videos, one introducing the “Pandiva” Mei Mei (voiced by Hudson) and the other a music video for a song about Mei Mei titled “Nunchuck Princess” in which Jack Black gets to bring together his Po character and his Tenacious D singing voice.
DreamWorks Animation has released a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, the trilogy-maker in their hit animated franchise.
The trailer is brief, but features a nice tip of the hat to Star Wars. It involves Po (voiced once again by Jack Black) and his father Li (Bryan Cranston), a reunion that was teased at the end of Kung Fu Panda 2.
You can watch the new trailer and see a poster for the movie below.
It’s already been over two years since we found out that Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson, and Mads Mikkelsen (who has since departed the cast due to scheduling conflict) had been cast in Kung Fu Panda 3, joining returning stars Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, David Cross, and Dustin Hoffman. It’s already been four years since Kung Fu Panda 2 arrived in theaters, believe it or not, on its way to $665.6 million worldwide.
Now the sequel has resurfaced as DreamWorks Animation begins promoting the movie. The first images have been released online and can be seen below, along with some quotes from the cast.