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Movie News: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder to Reunite in ‘Destination Wedding’

A Scanner Darkly

Destination Wedding: Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder first teamed up in Francis Ford Coppola’s Dracula (1992) as an ill-fated couple separated by a bloodthirsty vampire. Later they both appeared in Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly (above). Now it’s been revealed that they reunited on Destination Wedding, a comedy in which they star as “miserable and unpleasant” wedding guests who question whether they should act on a mutual attraction that develops between them. Filming was just completed, so we’re eagerly awaiting release plans. [THR]

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies: First published in 1954, William Golding’s Nobel Prize-winning novel Lord of the Flies follows a group of boys who are stranded on a remote island during a nuclear war and descend into savagery. Film versions were made in 1963 and 1990 (above). Now a new version is heading to the big screen, with the twist that it will revolve around a group of girls. Scott McGehee and David Siegel (What Maisie Knew) will write the screenplay and direct for Warner Bros. [Deadline]

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049: The original theatrical version of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner ran 117 gorgeous, luxuriant minutes. Reportedly, the long-awaited sequel will run 163 minutes, including 11 minutes for credits. Blade Runner 2049 stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford (above); we’ve heard it takes place several decades after the original, but not much else, plot-wise. It opens in theaters on October 6. [Variety]

American Assassin

American Assassin Trailer: Dylan O’Brien stars in American Assassin as a counterrorism agent. A new international trailer reveals his background and touches on the training he received under the tutelage of senior agent Michael Keaton before focusing on an action-packed mission that he must undertake in the present day. The thriller opens in theaters on September 15. [Movieclips]

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