Netflix continued its Geeked Week on Tuesday with news about the streaming service’s upcoming films. The Netflix movies previewed include Day Shift, Wendel & Wild, Spiderhead, The Gray Man, The School for Good and Evil, and more.
Hosted by Jaeden Martell and Reece Feldman, the Netflix movies presentation featured the following breaking news and first looks.
NETFLIX MOVIES DAY UPDATES
THE SEA BEAST (July 8, 2022)
In an era when terrifying beasts roamed the seas, monster hunters were celebrated heroes – and none were more beloved than the great Jacob Holland. But when young Maisie Brumble stows away on his fabled ship, he’s saddled with an unexpected ally. Together they embark on an epic journey into uncharted waters and make history.
From Academy Award winning filmmaker Chris Williams (Moana, Big Hero 6, Bolt), The Sea Beast takes us to where the map ends, and the true adventure begins. The voice cast includes Karl Urban, Zaris-Angel Hator, Jared Harris, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Dan Stevens, and Kathy Burke.
Deep inside the mountain of Dovre, something gigantic awakens after being trapped for a thousand years. Destroying everything in its path, the creature is fast approaching the capital of Norway. But how do you stop something you thought only existed in Norwegian folklore?
Troll, from director Roar Uthaug, is coming soon to Netflix.
DAY SHIFT (August 12, 2022)
In Day Shift, Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income: hunting and killing vampires as part of an international Union of vampire hunters.
KILLER BOOK CLUB
The suspense is over — almost! — with this teaser from the adaptation of the chilling novel about a group of college students haunted by an anonymous stalker threatening to take their lives and expose a killer secret. You can watch the teaser here.
Bros before UFOs… This sci-fi comedy is inspired by the Norwegian UFO phenomenon. Former childhood friends and local laser tag duo — Sebastian and Mikkel — reconnect later in life for the ultimate bachelor party that gets invaded by aliens. To defeat the aliens they need to rekindle their relationship to save everyone.
INTERCEPTOR (Now Streaming)
Did you catch the heart-pounding military drama Interceptor this past weekend? Then let star Elsa Pataky show you just how she and the film’s creative team brought all of those jaw-dropping action sequences to life in this new behind-the-scenes video.
ZOM 100: BUCKET LIST OF DEAD
If yesterday’s All of Us Are Dead segment didn’t satisfy your blood thirst, get a first look at this upcoming zombie apocalypse comedy based on the original manga series from writer Haro Aso and illustrator Kotaro Takata.
WENDELL & WILD
Prepare to face your demons in this spooky new clip from the new stop-motion film from the delightfully wicked minds of Henry Selick and Jordan Peele, about two demon brothers who trade the Underworld for the Land of the Living. Watch the clip here.
SPIDERHEAD (June 17, 2022)
Get ready to trip out with this new exclusive clip from Joseph Kosinski’s upcoming Spiderhead, centered on two young convicts (Miles Teller and Jurnee Smollett) grappling with their pasts in a facility run by a brilliant visionary (Chris Hemsworth) who experiments on inmates with emotion-altering drugs.
Fresh off fan-favorite Army of the Dead, director Zack Snyder gives an update on his science fantasy epic about a peaceful colony that finds itself threatened by the armies of the tyrannical leader and tasks a young woman with a mysterious past to seek out warriors from neighboring planets to help them take a stand. You can view Snyder’s post here.
THE GRAY MAN (in Theaters July 15, on Netflix July 22)
Before this gets put back in the confidential file, get a first look at this new clip from the Russo Brothers’ new action movie The Gray Man, about a skilled CIA operative (Ryan Gosling) who accidentally uncovers dark agency secrets and the psychopathic former colleague (Chris Evans) who puts a bounty on his head, setting off a global manhunt by international assassins.
THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL
Rounding up the Netflix movies presentation was The School for Good and Evil. In the village of Gavaldon, two misfits and best friends, Sophie (Sophia Anne Caruso) and Agatha (Sofia Wylie), share the unlikeliest of bonds. Sophie, a lover of fairy tales, dreams of escaping her ordinary village life, while Agatha, with her grim aesthetic, has the makings of a real witch.
Then one night under a blood red moon, a powerful force sweeps them away to the School for Good and Evil – where the true story of every great fairy tale begins. Yet something is amiss from the start: Sophie is dropped into the School for Evil, run by the glamorous and acid-tongued Lady Lesso (Charlize Theron), and Agatha in the School for Good, overseen by the sunny and kind Professor Dovey (Kerry Washington).
As if navigating classes with the offspring of Cinderella, Captain Hook, and the dashing son of King Arthur (Jamie Flatters) wasn’t hard enough, according to the Schoolmaster (Laurence Fishburne), only true love’s kiss can change the rules and send the girls to their rightful school.
But when a dark and dangerous figure (Kit Young) with mysterious ties to Sophie reemerges and threatens to destroy the school and the rulebook entirely – the only way to a happy ending is to survive the fairytale first.
You can watch the full Day 2 show here:
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.