DEADLINE – Paramount has decided that the Dylan O’Brien movie Love and Monsters ne Monster Problems isn’t going to hit the big screen, rather PVOD on Oct. 16.
The movie will be available on VOD platforms for a 48-hour rental period at a suggested rental price of $19.99 in the U.S. The film will also be available for early digital purchase for the suggested retail price of $24.99.
The pic’s previous theatrical release date was Feb. 12, 2021.
“Given the demand for new, high-quality entertainment right now, Paramount has decided to release Love and Monsters widely on digital platforms,” said Andrew Gumpert, Chief Operating Officer, Paramount Pictures in a statement. “While we eagerly look forward to the reopening of movie theaters, we wanted to make this original and imaginative film available for everyone to enjoy at home.”
The movie takes place seven years after a “monsterpocalypse” forces all of humanity to move into underground colonies. O’Brien plays Joel Dawson who watches his fellow survivors pair off. He decides to brave the surface and face the monsters standing between himself and his high school sweetheart Aimee (Jessica Henwick). Along his dangerous journey, Joel makes unlikely friends including a heroic dog and a pair of survivalists (Michael Rooker; Ariana Greenblatt) who help him survive the monster-infested road to true love.
VARIETY – Dylan O’Brien is in negotiations to star in Peter Farrelly’s next movie, which is based on the novel “The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A True Story of Friendship Stronger Than War.”
O’Brien beat out a number of other actors for the part, which was one of the more sought after roles in Hollywood for a leading man in recent weeks. Viggo Mortensen, who previously starred in Farrelly’s last film “Green Book,” has a supporting role in the movie.
Brian Currie and Pete Jones will co-write the script with Farrelly, which is being adapted from Joanna Molloy and John “Chickie” Donohue’s book. It’s based on the true story of Donohue, who left New York in 1967 to track down and share a few beers with his childhood buddies in the Army … while they were fighting in Vietnam.
David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger and Andrew Muscato will serve as producers. The project is being overseen at Skydance by Granger, Goldberg and Aimee Rivera.
This movie follows Farrelly’s commercial hit “Green Book,” which was nominated for five Academy Awards. It won three Oscars, including best picture and screenplay (both for Farrelly), as well as supporting actor for Mahershala Ali. The film was also a box office success, grossing $314 million worldwide on a reported $23 million budget.
O’Brien is best known for the MTV series “Teen Wolf” and “The Maze Runner” franchise. He was most recently seen in the eOne film “The Education of Fredrick Fitzell” and will appear next in two Paramount movies, “Infinite” and “Monster Problems.”
He is repped by WME and Principal Entertainment LA.
VARIETY – Get ready to revisit Beacon Hills High School, or at least one very important graduating class: “Teen Wolf” will be delivering a virtual reunion special on June 5, MTV announced Thursday.
This special celebration is in honor of the supernatural teen drama’s ninth anniversary, but it is also only the first in a new digital format entitled “MTV Reunions,” which is designed to bring together cast members from television’s most memorable shows, all with a charitable angle. The “Teen Wolf” reunion will spotlight and benefit First Responders First, which aids frontline workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Creator Jeff Davis and cast members Orny Adams, Linden Ashby, Ian Bohen, Charlie Carver, Max Carver, Arden Cho, Cody Christian, Shelley Hennig, Dylan O’Brien, Melissa Ponzio, Tyler Posey, Holland Roden and Dylan Sprayberry will all take part in this virtual reunion, which will be hosted by MTV News’ Josh Horowitz.
During the special, they will reminisce about the show and discuss their lives now, joining a growing list of fan-favorite series to come back together for a good cause during this pandemic. Others who recently reunited virtually include the cast and creator of “Community,” who participated in a table read in addition to a Q&A; some of the cast of “Friday Night Lights,” who watched the pilot together; and the cast of “Melrose Place,” who relived highlights of the Aaron Spelling primetime soap opera’s seven-season run.
“MTV Reunions: Teen Wolf” will be free to watch on MTV’s YouTube channel at noon on June 5, but it will also stream across MTV News, MTV brand, MTV Vault and the “Teen Wolf” social accounts.
“Teen Wolf” ran for six seasons from 2011 to 2017. The series started when once-average high school student Scott McCall (Posey) got bit by a werewolf and had to learn how to keep his deadly new secret while still juggling high school life. His town of Beacon Hills was revealed to be more of a hotbed for supernatural activity than it appeared at first glance, with characters including werewolf hunters, a banshee and a kitsune.
This “MTV Reunions” piece of programming coincides with the network’s launch of the #AloneTogether initiative, which is a global talent and social media-driven campaign designed to educate the younger demographic about the importance of social distancing.
IGN – After years of being unable to talk, Bumblebee will finally speak in his upcoming spinoff — and IGN can exclusively reveal that Dylan O’Brien (Maze Runner, Teen Wolf) is the actor giving voice to the titular Autobot in the Transformers prequel!
IGN chatted with Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura last week about casting O’Brien as Bumblebee and why it was necessary for the film to finally give the Transformer his own voice.
“Since we were approaching this as an origin story, we felt that it was appropriate that you got to hear his voice,” di Bonaventura said of the character who thus far has only been able to communicate using existing media. “That’s the simple logic that we employed. The longer term implication of that is different. But the short-term implication of that is, since we really are resetting the mythology, essentially, of who Bumblebee is. And so, that seemed to us to be the appropriate, to get the chance to hear what he sounds like.”
The ’80s-set film, which sees Travis Knight take over the directorial reins from Michael Bay, follows Bumblebee as a young soldier in the Autobots’ war against the Decepticons on Cybertron who goes on an all-important mission to Earth.
While on Earth, Bumblebee befriends a teenage girl named Charlie (played by Hailee Steinfeld) who unwittingly buys him as her first car. Together, they face off against the sinister Decepticons Shatter (voiced by Angela Bassett) and Dropkick (voiced by Justin Theroux) in an adventure that will shape both of their young lives. This movie will be the first time Bumblebee’s voice is depicted in the live action films.
“Dylan has that great quality in his voice of youthful exuberance, and also sort of trustworthiness,” the producer explained. “I think those are the two qualities that we wanted Bumblebee to have.”
Di Bonaventura added that so far the responses he’s received about O’Brien’s voice casting has been positive. “Thankfully, we’ve showed it to a few audiences, and people seem to think that it’d be right and an appropriate voice,” he said. “You never know, obviously that can be a sensitive thing for people. But it turns out, they imagine his voice that way.”
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Maze Runner star Dylan O’Brien is in final negotiations to topline Monster Problems, a post-apocalyptic love story from Paramount Players.
Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps is producing the feature project, which rising South African director Michael Matthews recently boarded. Matthews is the filmmaker behind the neo-Western Five Fingers for Marseilles.
The project is described as being a Zombieland road pic crossed with the stylings of a John Hughes teen movie, telling the story of a guy who has to survive a monsterpocalypse in order to be with the girl of his dreams.
O’Brien starred in the trio of Maze Runner films, Fox’s adaptation of the post-apocalyptic YA novels. The actor also starred on MTV’s Teen Wolf series and last year starred in the gritty American Assassin thriller. He is repped by WME, Principal Entertainment and Lichter Grossman.
Matthews is repped by WME.
The nominations for this year’s Teen Choice Awards have been released. Dylan is nominated for #ChoiceSciFiTVActor for his role as Stiles Stilinski in Teen Wolf. The series itself is nominated for #ChoiceSciFiTVShow ! Congrats to the cast & crew. Head over to teenchoice.votenow.tv to vote!
— Teen Choice Awards (@TeenChoiceFOX) June 20, 2017
— Teen Choice Awards (@TeenChoiceFOX) June 20, 2017
COMINGSOON.NET – Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third film in the franchise, has been moved from January 12, 2018 to February 9, 2018.
Dylan’s upcoming film Deepwater Horizon will have a special gala presentation screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival! The festival runs September 8 – 18.
Deepwater Horizon, Peter Berg, World Premiere
Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Kate Hudson and Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) headline this true-life disaster tale about the 2010 oil-rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that led to the biggest oil spill in US history
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Teen Wolf fans already knew Scott was contemplating leaving Beacon Hills after graduation, but now it seems everyone will exit the town together.
Teen Wolf showrunner Jeff Davis announced during Thursday’s Comic-Con panel that season 6 will be the show’s last. And with season 6 premiering on MTV in November, its 20-episode order means the series will bow out in 2017, with its 100th episode serving as a series finale.
“I know we’re sad about it and it’s bittersweet but we’re so happy to be able to come to Comic-Con and share it with you guys,” he said, before hugging star Tyler Posey.
Added costar Holland Roden, “I grew up with this gang of boys basically during my entire 20s… and it’s been the craziest ride. I probably wouldn’t be acting if it wasn’t for this show.”
Speaking to EW before the Comic-Con panel on Thursday, Davis said the final season was going to be a “great gift to the fans.”
Posey added he had an idea for where Scott could go in the final year, and said he loved working on Teen Wolf. “There’s nothing negative about all this,” he said of the final season. “I’m really happy. I’m going to cry my eyes out [at the end]. And it’s going to be an ugly-cry too.”
For now, EW has an exclusive first look at the trailer for the show’s upcoming final season, which not only gives viewers their first glimpse at the Ghost Riders in action, but it also features a surprise return by none other than Peter (Ian Bohen). Because no matter what happens, Peter will never die.
“When we realized this might be the last season, we wanted to make sure we brought back these relationships,” Davis said during the Comic-Con panel. “We definitely wanted Peter Hale back to see the relationship between Peter and Malia and what other trouble Peter could get into… and we also have some great scenes between Peter and Stiles. I wanted to see again and Ian and Dylan [O’Brien] have some great stuff this season so we’ll see.”
The second wave of of nominations for Teen Choice 2016 has been announced. Dylan has been nominated for Maze Runner: Scorch Trials along with Teen Wolf. The awards will take place on Sunday, July 31, LIVE on FOX.
Voting for Wave Two is now officially open via TeenChoice.com, the FOX NOW app and Twitter. Starting today through Thursday, June 23 at 12:00 PM PT, fans can vote once each day per category, per platform user ID, for their favorite TEEN CHOICE 2016 Wave Two nominees. Vote via Twitter by tweeting a category hashtag (please see below) with the nominee’s name (either @nominee, or if the nominee does not have a Twitter account, please use #nominee). Fans may only vote for one TEEN CHOICE nominee per Tweet.
Choice Movie Chemistry (#ChoiceMovieChemistry)
Thomas Brodie-Sangster & Dylan O’Brien, “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”
Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany & Chadwick Boseman, “Captain America: Civil War”
Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen & Jeremy Renner, “Captain America: Civil War”
Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2”
Daisy Ridley & John Boyega, “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens”
Shailene Woodley & Theo James, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant”
Choice Summer TV Show (#ChoiceSummerTVShow)
“Girl Meets World”
“So You Think You Can Dance”
“Young & Hungry”
Choice Summer TV Actor (#ChoiceSummerTVActor)
Jean-Luc Bilodeau, “Baby Daddy”
David Lambert, “The Fosters”
Peyton Meyer, “Girl Meets World”
Dylan O’Brien, “Teen Wolf”
Tyler Posey, “Teen Wolf”
Gregg Sulkin, “Faking It”