‘Annabelle: Creation’ Trailer Will Keep You Up at Night

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This is one game of hide-and-seek that may just kill you.

New Line released a teaser trailer for “Annabelle: Creation,” the prequel/follow-up in the seriously scary “The Conjuring” universe. In the first “Annabelle,” the titular possessed doll wreaks havoc in the life of a young mother, who calls in demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren for help.

In the prequel, Annabelle’s origins are explored. The movie tells the story of a dollmaker and his wife, who are grieving for their dead daughter. They welcome a nun and several orphan girls into their home, but they soon become the target of the demonic doll.

You hide. She seeks. The new #AnnabelleCreation trailer is just one day away. pic.twitter.com/2xNFj91IC9

— Annabelle: Creation (@annabellemovie) March 31, 2017

“Annabelle” could also spawn a sequel down the road, since the last we saw of the doll was inside a glass case in the Warrens’ house. Dolls never die!

“Annabelle: Creation” opens in theaters August 11.

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How ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ Originally Ended Julia Roberts’ Story

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Say a little prayer that the makers of “My Best Friend’s Wedding” changed the ending of the movie at the last minute.

Director P.J. Hogan revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the classic 1997 romantic comedy had a completely different ending — that nobody liked.

The final version ends with Julianne (Julia Roberts) giving up on her quest to ruin the wedding of best friend Michael (Dermot Mulroney) and bride Kimmy (Cameron Diaz). At the reception, she is surprised when gay pal George (Rupert Everett) shows up to dance with her.

Originally, Hogan said that Julianne meets a new man in the final scene, played by John Corbett. But test audiences hate it. “They wanted her dead,” he admitted, for her vicious actions toward Kimmy earlier in the movie.

To make Julianne more empathetic to the audience — while still giving the studio a happy ending for Roberts — Hogan and team expanded the character of George.

“Every time Julianne talked to him, she’d explain why she was doing these terrible things,” he noted. “He’s her conscience throughout.”

They ended up shooting a new ending eight months after production wrapped. Roberts had to wear a wig over a new pixie cut.

“It would have been such a downer of an ending if George hadn’t shown up,” Hogan said. “That one scene somehow gave the audience permission to forgive Julianne. Those last five minutes really made the whole movie work.”

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Liam Neeson to Add Playing Philip Marlowe to His Particular Set of Skills

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Bogart. Gould. Mitchum. Neeson! That’s right, Liam Neeson is joining the list of portaryers of Philip Marlowe, the iconic hardboiled detective created by Raymond Chandler. This time, though, Chandler is not the direct source of adaptation. According to Variety, the eponymously titled Marlowe will be based on John Banville’s authorized 2014 novel The Black-Eyed Blonde (written under the name Benjamin Black), which features the character as its hero.

Set in the 1950s, the book centers on a missing persons case that involves a rich and powerful family. William Monahan, the Oscar-winning writer of The Departed, adaped the work for the screen, and while it’s not an actual Chandler novel he’s working off, he says he has done the author…
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