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On paper, the film, a $140 million adaptation of a beloved children’s book with a script by “ET” writer Melissa Mathison, had all the makings of a hit. Instead, the movie collapsed at the multiplexes, eking out less than $20 million in its opening weekend.
It’s a stunning fall for one of cinema’s highest-flying talents — a director whose finger was affixed to the pulse of mainstream tastes for decades. Yet “The Bfg” is only the latest high-profile casualty in a summer that’s seen a slew of big-budget domestic bombs. Indeed, red ink has spilled out from such misses as “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” “Warcraft,” “The Legend of Tarzan,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, »
- Brent Lang and James Rainey
We look at the data around this subpar summer.
Summer is the perfect time for massive blockbusters to hit theaters and rake in the cash. School is out, the days are longer and hotter, and the movie theaters offer a cool and relaxing escape. Except, 2016’s summer offerings have been pretty underwhelming, both critically and financially. People weren’t exactly lining up to score tickets to one of the many dismal sequels released this summer (looking at you Alice Through the Looking Glass) and even the critical hits (The Shallows, anyone?) failed to connect with audiences. Box office returns are down 22% compared to where we were this time last year. comScore box office analyst Paul Dergarabedian said that “there is no question that the summer of 2016 thus far has been a bit of a bummer, with the underperformers outnumbering the over-performers.” Ouch.
So where have we seen the box office breakouts this year? Well »
- Erica Bahrenburg
“Most of us are familiar with the musical version which only offers a fragmentary outline of its story,” states Davis. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity of doing real justice to Victor Hugo at last by adapting his masterpiece in a six hour version for the BBC, with the same team who made War and Peace.”
“Andrew Davies’ extraordinary skill for adaptation will bring the world famous Les Misérables into powerful focus for a modern audience with a multi-layered re-telling of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece”, adds Charlotte Moore, director of content at the BBC. “BBC One viewers can expect the same quality and scale from the team behind War and Peace in this epic tale of redemption and the healing power of love. »
- Gary Collinson
Warner Bros. is bringing the world's worst detectives, Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, into your household, as they've revealed details on The Nice Guys blu-ray which is set to launch in August. Come inside to check out all the details.
If you missed out on the hilarious 'buddy cop' style film when it hit theaters earlier this year, or simply want to see it again, you'll be able to watch The Nice Guys on blu-ray starting August 23rd. If you can't wait that long, the digital version will launch on August 9th.
This case might raise a few eyebrows when “The Nice Guys” arrives onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” “A Beautiful Mind”) and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “The Big Short”) star in Silver Pictures’ action comedy “The Nice Guys,” from writer/director Shane Black (“Iron Man 3,” “Kiss Kiss, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jordan Maison)
The competitive reality series entitled “Republican National Convention” hit an astonishing climax in its penultimate episode Wednesday night, when Senator Ted Cruz — a fallen competitor from a previous season — took the stage under the guise of friendship, only to use his speech to metaphorically bite his thumb at the Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
Of course, this reality series takes place in an arena we like to call “real life.” But this Cruz/Trump showdown had all the hallmarks of a highly produced television match-up — an old foe returning to the WWE arena, only to heel turn at the climactic moment; a previously ejected contestant returned to compete with the finalists, purely for the added drama.
The audience played along, too. The crowd whipped itself into frenzy as Cruz’s speech didn’t arrive at the declaration of endorsement that everyone expected from his short remarks. By the end, audience members were booing, loudly »
- Sonia Saraiya
Production on the first movie in Universal’s planned monsters universe, The Mummy, has officially wrapped. Shooting has been taking place in London over the past few weeks, but that all came to an end at the weekend as Tom Cruise and co. completed proceedings on a location shoot in the heart of the city.
Just Jared managed to post one final set pic which you can see below.
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) July 16, 2016
Here’s the synopsis, as provided by Universal.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.
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- Paul Heath
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Cruise and the Peaky Blinders actress were spotted filming last-minute scenes on the streets of London, running square in front of a giant fan. Is it possible that Sofia Boutella’s ancient deity will be whipping up a literal storm in the English capital? Time will tell.
What we do know, however, is a general overview of the story fuelling Alex Kurtzman’s long-awaited franchise overhaul, as the filmmaker looks to unlock Universal’s world of gods and monsters.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, »
- Michael Briers
Based on the cyborg created to do Skynet’s bidding from the Terminator series, this T-800 endoskeleton maquette from Sideshow Collectibles is made up of 100+ pieces of polystone and Abs plastic elements. Also: details on the Plutona comic book movie rights being acquired by Waypoint Entertainment and a look at the Cryptocracy #2 cover plus release details.
Terminator T-800 Maquette Photos Revealed Plus Release Details: From Sideshow: “Is it a good idea to keep on building Terminators while living this close to Los Angeles? What could go wrong?
Sideshow’s Terminator Endoskeleton Maquette is a painstakingly detailed recreation of the iconic T-800, the Terminator that first struck fear into would be freedom fighters everywhere. Our version features Polystone and premium grade Abs plastic elements in order to maintain the crisp details that one would expect to find in a machine crafted by machines. The piece is also made up of over 100 pieces. »
- Tamika Jones
Last week, fans got their first look at The Mummy star Sofia Boutella with set photos as production continues. Filming has been under way since late April, when we got our first look at Tom Cruise and his co-star Annabelle Wallis. As production continues, we have even more photos of Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis who are seen springing into action.
The photos surfaced on various Twitter pages, featuring Tom Cruise and Annabelle Wallis going on the run from unseen enemies. There is very little we know about the scene itself, except both actors are seen running from someone, or something. It's certainly possible that both stars were running from Sofia Boutella's title character, but we don't know for certain.
Thought safely entombed in a crypt deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient queen (Sofia Boutella}) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her, is awakened in our current day, »
Universal Pictures is certainly shooting high when it comes to casting for its Classic Monsters Universe. Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe are on board for The Mummy and Johnny Depp has signed on for The Invisible Man, while other rumoured names include Dwayne Johnson (The Wolf Man), Scarlett Johansson (Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Angelina Jolie (Bride of Frankenstein).
Well, it looks like we may soon be adding another name to the star-studded universe, with Variety reporting that Oscar-winner Javier Bardem (No County For Old Men) is in talks to star in Frankenstein, although it’s unclear whether he’ll be portraying Dr. Victor Frankenstein, or his monstrous creation.
The Universal Monsters movie universe is set to launch with The Mummy on June 9th 2017, followed by two as-yet-untitled releases on April 13th 2018 and February 15th »
- Gary Collinson
Universal's next big franchise play is to reboot its series of classic movie monsters. The Universal folks are not pulling any punches, either. They're going all out for this hopeful cinematic universe by hiring some of the best big-name actors around. It's all going to start with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise (though the actual mummy will be Sofia Boutella), and then after that they've got plans to introduce Johnny Depp's Invisible Man, Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll,...
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Get ready for more reboot franchise mayhem because Universal's Monster Cinematic Universe is growing: Javier Bardem has signed on to play Frankenstein's Monster.
Without any superheros to rely on, the studio is going back to their canon of classic horror icons and roping in some big names. Tom Cruise is the lead in next year's The Mummy revamp, with Russell Crowe also appearing as Dr. Jekyll. Johnny Depp has been confirmed as the Invisible Man for his own stand alone film. Their names may carry cache but each is in need of a (non-Mission: Impossible) hit we can get excited about, so here's hoping they can sommon more than another Van Helsing.
But Bardem's casting is easily the most exciting of the bunch. Let's not forget the actor does creepy so well that he got an Oscar for it, even if his most terrifying feat was his hairstyle in The Counselor. »
- Chris Feil
Universal are definitely going all out for their monster movie universe which they’re kicking off with the in-production The Mummy. That film is being led by Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, but news reaches us today that they may have found their Frankenstein in the form of Bond actor Javier Bardem.
Variety reports that the Spanish actor is in talks to play Frankenstein in Bride Of Frankenstein, though it is not clear which monster movie he will first make his debut in. The word is that the character would get a debut in a feature featuring another monster before getting his own spin-off.
Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan are heading up the new monsters universe which could also see Russell Crowe play Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The word is that he will first be see in The Mummy, which is just about wrap production in London.
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- Paul Heath
Universal's next big franchise play is to reboot their series of classic movie monsters. They're not pulling any punches, either. They're going all out for this hopeful cinematic universe by hiring some of the best big name actors around. It's all going to start with The Mummy starring Tom Cruise (though the actual mummy will be Sofia Boutella), and then after that they've got plans to introduce Johnny Depp's Invisible Man, Russell Crowe's Dr. Jekyll, and now Variety is reporting that Javier Bardem has been offered the role of Frankenstein's monster. It's exciting casting, especially considering Bardem has already proven multiple times that he can play monsters in very different forms (No Country For Old Men, Skyfall) and crush it every time...
- Peter Hall
Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Johnny Depp — all of them over 50 — represent the stars of Universal’s growing Monster Universe. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Cruise and Crowe will star in “The Mummy,” in theaters next summer, and in the spring of 2018 Johnny Depp will lead “The Invisible Man.” Also Read: 'Legend of Tarzan': Why Does Hollywood Keep Trying to Resurrect Dusty Old Brands? Javier Bardem is the probable choice to play Frankenstein in the studio’s developing cinematic universe. He’s the youngest of the group at 47. The ages of the stars have some industry experts scratching their heads over. »
- Meriah Doty
Universal is currently in the middle of trying to launch a cinematic universe centered around their famous movie monsters. The Mummy reboot starring Tom Cruise is currently filming and they have plans for a slew of other movies that will connect together at some point down the line. The studio isn't messing around in terms of going after top notch talent for these projects, and they may be about to nab another Oscar winner for a big role.
Variety is reporting that No Country For Old Men and Skyfall star Javier Bardem is in talks to take the lead in Universal Monsters' Frankenstein for their new monsters cinematic universe, through it isn't known if he is playing Dr. Frankenstein or Frankenstein's monster. The report is very unclear as to how far along these talks are, and they didn't name any specific sources, so it is hard to know if this »
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bardem is in early discussions to portray Frankenstein in Universal’s new monsters universe. It’s not yet known if Bardem would play Dr. Frankenstein or the scientist’s resurrected monster, but we’ll keep Daily Dead readers updated on further details.
THR also reveals that a standalone Frankenstein film—other than the Bride of Frankenstein movie that’s in the works—isn’t exactly around the corner. Since Bardem is in talks to play the iconic character in the overall rebooted Universal Monsters cinematic universe rather than a Frankenstein film, the actor would likely first appear in another monster’s movie before getting his name on the marquee.
Filming is nearly finished on The Mummy, »
- Derek Anderson
Universal Pictures' Monster universe is underway and they're eyeing an Oscar-winning actor to play Frankenstein's Monster! Come inside for more details and a few set photos from the Mummy reboot!
A laundry list of stars has been formed by Universal Pictures for their Monster Universe. A list that includes Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp as The Invisible Man, Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll and now Javier Bardem as one of the most iconic monsters in cinema history, Frankenstein's Monster.
Over the years, Frankenstein's Monster has been depicted in so many different ways. From Aaron Eckhart's modern flop to 2004's Van Helsing that had him shown as a cog in Dracula's diabolical plan. However this time, Universal Pictures hopes to reinvigorate the monster by putting a massive talent, like Bardem, in his shoes.
While we don't know when Frankenstein's Monster will appear in the universe, we can assume that it won't be in The Mummy, »
- email@example.com (Matt Malliaros)
It looks like Academy Award-winner Javier Bardem is on the cusp of joining fellow A-listers Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, and Russell Crowe in Universal Pictures' highly ambitious Monsters Movie Universe. According to Variety, Bardem has entered talks with the studio to star as Frankenstein's monster. It's uncertain which film he'll make his frightening debut, but the report adds that like Crowe's Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, his character is expected to appear in another monster feature first before possibly receiving his own solo spin-off and/or appearing in Bride of Frankenstein, which is also currently in development. Coincidentally, Bardem was previously being courted for the Dr. Jekyll role in The Mummy before passing, which led to Crowe signing on. The Mummy, the first installment in the Monsters Universe, should be wrapping in a few weeks. Alex Kurtzman is directing with Cruise headlining a stellar cast that includes Crowe, Sofia Boutella, »
Universal is aiming to go big or go home with the casting of their Classic Monster-verse. First they locked up Tom Cruise for The Mummy. They've been chasing after Angelina Jolie to get involved with The Bride Of Frankenstein. They secured Johnny Depp to play the Invisible Man. Russell Crowe is going to be their Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde. They're hoping to lure Dwayne "The Rock"... Read More »
- Billy Donnelly
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