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WIRE Buzz: Henry Golding teases Snake Eyes stunts; Cruiser zooms onto VOD; and The Third Day

By Josh Weiss
Henry Golding

Paramount's Snake Eyes origin film won't be skimping on the practical stunts. In an interview with Empire Magazine for the September 2020 issue, Henry Golding revealed that he did "90-95 percent" of his own stunts, despite having a "phenomenal stunt double."

"Apart from swinging off, like a car. Nobody does those stunts apart from Tom Cruise," said the actor, who will be playing the titular (and silent) G.I. Joe character. "But I had to do endless fight scenes and high-octane sword-work. I feel as though I can do any action movie coming off the back of Snake Eyes, 'cause Snake Eyes pushed me to the limit."

The actor has also seen a cut of of the film and praised it on Twitter as "the exact opposite of the cookie cutter super-people movies."

Directed by Robert Schwentke (Flightplan, Red), the project wrapped production in February. It was originally supposed to open in October of this year, but due to the coronavirus pandemic the studio delayed the release to sometime next year.

Evan Spiliotopoulos (scribe on Disney's remake of Beauty and the Beast) penned the screenplay. Andrew Koji, Iko Uwais, Úrsula Corberó, and Samara Weaving co-star.

Cruiser, a new found-footage horror movie, will receive a VOD release from Gravitas Pictures on Tuesday, Aug. 25, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed today. The story takes place in a small Georgia town that's being terrorized by "a mysterious, hulking figure" that begins a campaign of absolute carnage after killing a police officer and stealing his patrol car. All of the footage is relayed to the audience through several media: police cruiser car cams, cell phones, and surveillance cameras.

"It will also introduce horror fans to a being, 'known by many names,' who bears a heavenly singing voice used to soothe victims as they are viciously dismembered during their last moments on Earth," director Randy Ser told THR. "Side effects of viewing this film will include sleep deprivation and never wanting to see a police cruiser in one's rear view mirror again."

Ser — who got his start in entertainment as a production designer, working on movies and shows like Darkman and The Middle — promised that Cruiser "brings a unique cinematic style to the telling of a found footage horror film."

Shuler Hensley, Matt Bauman, Brandon Carroll, and Lori Beth Sikes make up the cast. Sam Hensley Jr. served as writer and producer. He previously worked on Ser's directorial debut, All You Need.

After a delay amid the COVID-19 crisis, HBO's The Third Day is now on track to debut Monday, Sept. 14. The new release date announcement also came with the drop of a brand-new trailer that doubles down on the absolute creepiness of the main setting. Broken up into two parts inspired by different seasons ("Summer" and "Winter"), the six-episode miniseries was meant to be a first-of-its-kind interactive experience. Right now, it's unclear whether the show will still involve a live component.

Check out the latest trailer below:

Giving us some serious Wicker Man and Midsommar flashbacks, The Third Day (co-created by Dennis Kelly and Felix Barrett) kicks off with "Summer." Jude Law stars as a man who pays a visit to a secluded island off the coast of Britain. Once there and probing into stuff he shouldn't, the character realizes that the locals are adamant about preserving their traditions at all costs.

"Winter" follows Helen (Naomie Harris), a "strong-willed outsider" who comes to the island looking for answers. Her "arrival precipitates a fractious battle to decide its fate," reads the official synopsis.

Each half will consist of three episodes and co-star Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson, and Paddy Considine. The first episode is slated to air on Sept. 14 at 9:00 p.m. EST.