Moonfall, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, and Bits of Borderlands Unveiled at the Lionsgate CinemaCon presentation

Lionsgate

The Lionsgate presentation gave us a wide array of movies for their upcoming 2021/2022 film slate. While we didn’t see anything for John Wick 4, we were treated to an ecletic mix of movies. Here are some of the highlights from the Lionsgate presentation.

Moonfall

The clip starts with the NASA astronauts (Patrick Wilson and Halle Berry) on a satellite repair mission in outer space. What becomes a routine repair mission becomes something else entirely as all hell breaks loose. The electronics in the spacecraft begin to glitch, then you see a black blob of particles coming towards them. Everyone is in a gravity free fall. Patrick Wilson gets back into the ship, and he uses the thrusters to stabilize the spacecraft while he’s trying to find his crewmate, Marcus. We’re now on the moon, where a tornado is spinning on it as the titles come up.

Synopsis: In Moonfall, a mysterious force knocks the Moon from its orbit around Earth and sends it hurtling on a collision course with life as we know it. With mere weeks before impact and the world on the brink of annihilation, NASA executive and former astronaut Jo Fowler is convinced she has the key to saving us all – but only one astronaut from her past, Brian Harper and a conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman believe her. These unlikely heroes will mount an impossible last-ditch mission into space, leaving behind everyone they love, only to find out that our Moon is not what we think it is.

The Devil’s Light

A hooded person is entering a church and walks past many high-security chambers of possessed people. She goes towards a particular door, and they let her into the room. The high-tech door opens, and it’s dark inside. She looks around with a crucifix. A shadowy figure appears behind her, and as she turns around, the creature grabs her.

Synopsis: Sister Ann, a restless 25-year-old, who devoutly believes that performing exorcisms is her calling. But she is at odds with the institution’s traditions: sisters are not allowed to perform exorcisms, only priests. With the support of a mentor, a professor who senses her special gift, she is allowed to observe actual training sessions. Her desire to prove herself takes a personal turn when she meets one of the school’s most disturbed patients. During their harrowing encounters, Sister Ann comes face to face with a demonic force that infests the school and has mysterious ties to her own past. It is then that the power of evil and her own startling abilities are fully realized.

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

The footage begins with a montage of some of Nicolas Cage’s most famous roles. Unfortunately, Nicolas Cage can’t find gigs and he’s on the brink of quitting. However, his agent (Neil Patrick Harris) offers him a gig where someone is going to pay him 1-million dollars to hang with them. “Easy money,” as he says.

Javi (Pedro Pascal) is asking him what his most famous role is. Javi shows Cage his Nicolas Cage shrine and even has a wax figure of him. The problem is that it looks nothing like him. Cage thinks it’s grotesque, but he wants it anyway. It looks as if he’s finding himself again. Until he is approached by cops, where they inform him that Javi is actually a Mexican drug lord. So Cage uses several of his most famous roles in an attempt to take him down.

Synopsis: Nicolas Cage begrudgingly accepts a $1 million offer to attend the birthday of a Mexican billionaire super fan. When things take a wild turn, Nic is forced to become a version of some of his most iconic and beloved characters in order to extricate his wife and daughter from the fan who is a notorious drug lord.

Borderlands

Unfortunately, we didn’t see much of Eli Roth’s Borderlands movie, but we did see the characters in a non-silhouette form during the Lionsgate closing montage. We saw the psychos, Lilith (Cate Blanchett), Dr. Patricia Tannis (Jamie Lee Curtis), Roland (Kevin Hart), and Tiny Tina (Ariana Greenblatt). Each character looks accurate to their video game counterparts. Hopefully, we’ll get to see more Borderlands stuff in future Lionsgate presentations.

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