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Weekend Dispatches: “Sid & Aya” poster, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cancellation, and more

Weekend Dispatches: “Sid & Aya” poster, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cancellation, and more

An inhumane amount of development happens even over the weekend, and there’s only so much your trusty Unreel team can cover. So, say hello to “Weekend Dispatches”, a weekly news roundup we’re starting in a bid to catch up with developments that have dropped over the last weekend and beyond.

This week, we round up some new trailers, including the desktop found-footage thriller, “Searching”, and YouTube Red’s “Jumper” spinoff series, “Impulse”. Irene Villamor’s “Sid & Aya” also dropped its official poster, raising a few eyebrows with its familiar design choices.

Here’s what you missed last weekend:

“Searching” drops its first trailer

Slated for an August 2018 release,  Aneesh Chaganty’s “Searching” has dropped its first trailer. The film stars John Cho as a distraught father in a desperate search for his teenage daughter who went missing after a study group. It looks interesting, expanding on the foundation such films as “Unfriended” and “Open Windows” have.

Watch the trailer here:

“Sid & Aya: Not a Love Story” poster a rip-off?

Irene Villamor’s film, “Sid & Aya: Not A Love Story,” is set for nationwide release on May 30. Its official poster, which recently dropped via social media, raised a few eyebrows, pointing its uncanny similarity to the poster for George Clooney’s black comedy, “Suburbicon”.

See both posters side-by-side.

Though I see major similarities, I see a lot of divergences between the two posters to call it a rip-off. Regardless if it is, I’m excited to see this film when it comes out in two weeks’ time. Watch the official trailer for the film below.

FOX cancels “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”, “The Last Man On Earth”

FOX has driven the ax on the heads of a few beloved series, chiefly the cop comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and the post-apocalyptic dramedy “The Last Man on Earth”. The former has been swooped by NBC for a clean save, while the latter is, at the time of this writing, left to bite the dust. Very sad news.

“American Animals” unveils new trailer

A new, “online exclusive” trailer for “American Animals”, Bart Layton’s new film, has dropped, and it looks just as promising as the first trailer. The film is Layton’s follow-up to his acclaimed documentary, “The Imposter”, and marks his first foray into narrative feature filmmaking. The film stars Barry Koegen (“Killing of a Sacred Deer”), Evan Peters (“American Horror Story”), Blake Jenner (“The Edge of Seventeen”), and Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”). It hits U.S. theaters June 1st.

Watch the trailer:

Weekend Dispatches: “Sid & Aya” poster, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cancellation, and moreGreg Berlanti to adapt “The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue” for TV

Fresh off the box-office success of “Love, Simon”, director Greg Berlanti has been tapped to direct the TV adaptation of Mackenzi Lee’s young adult novel, “The Gentlaman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue”. Set in the 1700’s, the novel centers around a bisexual British Lord with “roguish passions” in a trip around Europe. According to Variety, at the time of this writing, Berlanti has optioned the project for Warner Bros. TV. Berlanti is also currently on the lookout for a showrunner to oversee the project.

YouTube Red original series “Impulse” gets new trailer

YouTube Red’s new science fiction series, “Impulse”, has released its first trailer. A spinoff of Doug Liman’s “Jumper”, the series takes to a younger, “Riverdale”-friendly demographic, casting Maddie Hasson as Henrietta Cole, a young woman who discovers she has powers of teleportation. Watch the trailer below.

“Rick & Morty” renewed, following 70-episode order

Adult Swim has confirmed via a Facebook post the renewal of their hit series, “Rick and Morty”. The series, created by Dan Harmon, is getting not one, not three, not five, but seven more seasons in total, following a massive 70-episode order from Adult Swim. Wubba lubba dub dub!

Weekend Dispatches: “Sid & Aya” poster, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cancellation, and more

A24 releases trailer for “Never Goin’ Back”

The first trailer for Augustine Frizzell’s debut film, “Never Goin’ Back”, has dropped. A24 has picked up the stoner buddy comedy indie in light of its successful premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film stars Maia Mitchell and Cameron Monroe as Angela and Jessa, high school dropouts who goes on a raunchy, intoxicated trip to the beach.

Watch the trailer in full here:

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