Premiering at Home October 16
Seven years after the Monsterpocalypse, Joel Dawson (Dylan O’Brien), along with the rest of humanity, has been living underground ever since giant creatures took control of the land. After reconnecting over radio with his high school girlfriend Aimee (Jessica Henwick), who is now 80 miles away at a coastal colony, Joel begins to fall for her again. As Joel realizes that there’s nothing left for him underground, he decides against all logic to venture out to Aimee, despite all the dangerous monsters that stand in his way. The fun-filled and action-packed adventure also stars Michael Rooker and Ariana Greenblatt.
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.
Last night, Dylan attended the Los Angeles premiere of Bumblebee. You can check out high quality photos from the premiere in the gallery. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2018 > Dec 09 | ‘Bumblebee’ Los Angeles Premiere (After Party)
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.”
VARIETY – Dylan O’Brien, whose credits include “The Maze Runner,” “American Assassin” and “Deepwater Horizon,” and Maika Monroe, who appeared in “It Follows,” “I’m Not Here,” “The Guest” and “The Bling Ring,” will star in Christopher MacBride’s “The Education of Fredrick Fitzell.”
Protagonist Pictures will handle international sales and launch the film to buyers in Cannes, with ICM Partners and Endeavor Content handling North America.
The film is written by and will be directed by MacBride, whose last film was the critically acclaimed found-footage thriller “The Conspiracy.” Lee Kim (“Operation Avalanche,” “I’ll Follow You Down,” “The Conspiracy,” “Small Town Murder Songs”) will produce for Resolute Films. Russell Ackerman and John Schoenfelder of Addictive Pictures are executive producing.
“Fred (O’Brien) is not a detective, a secret agent or a philosopher,” according to a statement. “He’s a normal guy approaching 30 and going through an existential crisis as he finds himself on the precipice of full-blown adulthood.”
It adds: “After a chance encounter with a man forgotten from his youth, Fred literally and metaphorically journeys into his past. He slowly begins to unravel a long hidden mystery about a missing girl, a drug called Mercury, and a terrifying creature that has now followed him into adulthood… As past, present and future begin to intersect and parallel each other, Fred explores all the possible lives he could lead. Which one will he choose?”
“The script is unlike anything I’ve read,” says Kim, who re-unites with MacBride, having worked together on “The Conspiracy.” “Chris has crafted a unique, brilliant story – one that transcends genre and provides a surreal snapshot of a man on the brink of collapse.”
O’Brien was last seen in the final instalment of the “Maze Runner” trilogy – which to date has grossed just shy of a billion dollars worldwide, and Monroe was most recently seen alongside Timothée Chalamet in “Hot Summer Nights,” which premiered at SXSW.
“The Education of Fredrick Fitzell” will start shooting in summer 2018.
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Hi Dylan fans! Sorry for the delay in updates. I’ve been very busy with school and haven’t had all the free time I wish I had. On September 12 (Tuesday), Dylan attended a screening of American Assassin in Los Angeles. He looked so so handsome! You can check out HQ photos from the red carpet as well as the after party. American Assassin hits theaters today! Make sure you go out and see it this weekend!
Public Appearances > 2017 > Sep 12 | “American Assassin” Los Angeles Screening (After Party)