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'Bridge Of Spies' writer to adapt spy novel 'M: Maxwell Knight' for TV

6 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Forthcoming novel chronicles real life story of the man who was the inspiration for the character M in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.

Poldark producer Mammoth Screen is to adapt Henry Hemming’s upcoming non-fiction book M: Maxwell Knight, MI5’s Greatest Spymaster.

The ITV-owned indie optioned the rights to the spy book from Gemma Hirst Associates on behalf of the Jonathan Conway Literary Agency.

Bridge Of Spies writer Matt Charman is adapting the book as a series and the deal includes the option for two further projects.

M tells the story of MI5’s Maxwell Knight, a spymaster who helped break up British fascism during the Second World War.

The character is the inspiration of the agent in Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, most recently played on screen by Judi Dench in films including Quantum Of Solace and Ralph Fiennes in Spectre.

The book will be published Preface in the UK on 4 May and by »

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Watch: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice warehouse fight set to The Lego Batman Movie theme

20 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The handy tool that is the Internet certainly allows for some creative and strange mashups to reach an audience. Lately, the most bizarre yet also weirdly fitting fanmade creation takes the warehouse fight scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and plays over it one of the many catchy themes from The Lego Batman Movie. Check it out here…

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie sees Will Arnett reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Movie alongside Michael Cera (Superbad) as Robin, »

- Robert Kojder

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Ralph Fiennes to Direct, David Hare to Write Biopic of Ballet Dancer Rudolf Nureyev

20 February 2017 3:09 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Ralph Fiennes will direct The White Crow, a biographical drama about Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev.

The new project by Fiennes, whose previous directorial efforts are Coriolanus and The Invisible Woman, will be based on Julie Kavanagh's book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life.

David Hare, nominated for Oscars in the best screenplay category for The Hours and The Reader, will write the script.

The White Crow is being developed by the BBC Films and produced by Oscar-nominated Gabrielle Tana through Magnolia Mae Productions, with Francois Ivernel through the French branch of his company Montebello Productions.

"This is a story of an uncompromising »

- Vladimir Kozlov ,Nick Holdsworth

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Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Flies High Over ‘Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’

19 February 2017 8:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Lego Batman Movie” is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President’s Day weekend — nearly matching the combined haul of “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The Great Wall.”

Universal’s second weekend of “Fifty Shades” is heading for $24 million at 3,714 sites and its action-fantasy “The Great Wall” was projected to wind up with $21 million at 3,325 locations for the Friday-Monday period. Lionsgate’s second weekend of “John Wick: Chapter 2” is finishing in a solid fourth place with $19.5 million at 3,113 venues as holdovers propped up the holiday weekend business.

New Line’s opening of high school comedy “Fist Fight” showed only a modest punch in fifth with around $14 million at 3,185 locations. And Fox’s horror-thriller “A Cure for Wellness” was scaring up a modest $4.9 million at 2,704 screens as it was projected to finish 11th.

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- Dave McNary

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Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ to Tear Down ‘The Great Wall,’ Beat ‘Fist Fight’

17 February 2017 3:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Holy, box office champ! “The Lego Batman Movie” is heading for a dominant $41 million at the North American box office this Presidents Day weekend, taking in more than the combined haul of three new entries, early estimates showed Friday.

Action-fantasy “The Great Wall” was heading for $18 million at 3,325 sites for the Friday-Monday period, while high school comedy “Fist Fight” looks likely to finish around $14 million at 3,185 locations. Meanwhile, horror-thriller “A Cure for Wellness” was scaring up a modest $5 million at 2,704 screens.

The second weekend of “Fifty Shades Darker” appeared likely to challenge “The Great Wall” for runner-up as the erotic sequel saw patronage plunge by about 67% from its opening weekend. The follow-up to “John Wick” may also contend for second with a projection of $16 million.

“Lego Batman,” Warner Bros.’ spinoff of 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” is playing at 4,088 sites and will wind up the weekend with more than $103 million in its first 11 days. »

- Dave McNary

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Movie Review – The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

16 February 2017 1:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Lego Batman Movie, 2017.

Directed by Chris McKay.

Featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Siri, and Adam DeVine.

Synopsis:

As well as defending Gotham City from criminals, Batman must now face the challenge of raising the young boy he adopted.

As the hilarious trailer pointed out, Batman has appeared in many different incarnations and films over the last fifty years, but The Lego Batman Movie is the first one that’s out-and-out comedy since the days of Adam West (or arguably, George Clooney). Although technically a spin-off from 2015’s surprise smash The Lego Movie, there’s no real connection to that film’s world or narrative (apart »

- Amie Cranswick

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Batman Begins gets an Honest Trailer

15 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the Caped Crusader currently sitting atop the box office once again with Warner Bros.The Lego Batman Movie, Screen Junkies has delved into the Bat-back catalogue to give the Honest Trailer treatment to Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed 2005 reboot Batman Begins.

“After Joel Schumacher made Batman silly, but before Zack Snyder made him a joke, Chris Nolan made a movie that got the Dark Knight just right…”

Check out the Honest Trailer here…

See Also: Check out previous Honest Trailers here

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, »

- Gary Collinson

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BBC Films: who’s in the running for the top job?

14 February 2017 11:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Screen considers potential runners and riders.

The BBC is likely to announce its new head of film within the next two weeks, according to sources close to the process.

Scroll down for potential candidates and the original job spec

That timetable should come as a relief to those under consideration for the role and to wider industry who will want to begin building or growing their relationship with the new boss.

The job, which is considered one of the UK’s most prestigious posts, became vacant in autumn 2016 following the departure of long-time chief Christine Langan. BBC Films veteran Joe Oppenheimer has been serving as acting head of film since then.

The incoming head of film is expected to have an annual war chest of around £12m for production, cementing BBC Films’ position as one the three mainstays of public funding in the UK along with the BFI and Film4.

The organisation advertised the position (as ‘director »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Batman Likes to Fight Around in action-packed musical number from The Lego Batman Movie

14 February 2017 9:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot off the heels of its box office success and highly positive critical reception (you can read my review here), Warner Bros. Thailand has released a clip from The Lego Batman Movie. The action-packed scene features a number Bat references related to gadgets, villains, beat-downs, and one of the films catchier musical numbers ‘I Like to Fight Around’. Check it out here…

See Also: Lego Batman Is The Hero Hollywood Needs Right Now

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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- Robert Kojder

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Five reasons to see The Lego Batman Movie again

13 February 2017 1:44 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Five reasons to see The Lego Batman Movie againFive reasons to see The Lego Batman Movie againJenny Bullough2/13/2017 4:44:00 Pm

The Lego Batman Movie is finally here and all our anticipation for this movie was entirely justified! It’s an action-packed yet heartwarming story that’s so jam-packed full of jokes, one-liners, visual gags, callbacks, and references that you Have to see it more than once if you want to catch even half of them!

If you caught Lego Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) in theatres this past weekend, you know what we’re talking about, and you might already be planning to see it again (maybe in IMAX or 4Dx if you can)! To help to convince you, we’ve rounded up just a few reasons you’ll want to watch this instant classic again.

In case you haven’t seen The Lego Batman Movie yet, what follows has only very minor spoilers, »

- Jenny Bullough

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How J.K. Rowling Had A Hand In The Lego Batman Movie

13 February 2017 12:18 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

More than any other franchise in history, the Lego movies seem like they can pretty much do whatever they want with almost any character. Just take a look at the likes of their use of Star Wars, the Justice League, and even Harry Potter, among countless others. While they’re never disrespectful of these properties, they’re more than happy to poke fun at them in a big way. 

The same can definitely be said of The Lego Batman Movie, which has ironically turned out to be one of the better reviewed Batman films in existence, if you can believe that. That’s right. Better than pretty much every other incarnation, with the exception of Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Though while it is a Batman movie, it was sure to spread the love to other properties.

If you have yet to see The Lego Batman Movie, and don’t »

- Joseph Medina

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Lego takes over The CW’s Arrowverse end cards

13 February 2017 9:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As part of the promotion for Warner Bros.The Lego Batman Movie – which topped the U.S. box office this past weekend, helping it to a $92.6 million global opening – Lego is taking over the end cards for The CW’s four DC superhero shows Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow; check them out below, and watch a couple of promos featuring Lego Batman alongside the CW DC heroes here…

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie »

- Gary Collinson

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Movie Review – The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

13 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Lego Batman Movie, 2017.

Directed by Chris McKay.

Featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Siri, and Adam DeVine.

Synopsis:

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

The sense of relief I felt watching The Lego Batman Movie cannot be underestimated. After 2016’s heavy, serious Batman v Superman this movie is the breath of fun fresh air that the Dark Knight has been calling out for. That’s not to say Batfleck doesn’t have his merits (he was –in my opinion – one of the only decent parts of Batman v Superman) but »

- Helen Murdoch

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The Lego Batman Movie earns $92.6 million global opening, second to Fifty Shades Darker on $146.9 million

12 February 2017 12:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros.’ animated superhero comedy The Lego Batman Movie has grossed $92.6 million in its opening weekend around the globe.

The film grossed $55.6 million domestically to finish the weekend in top spot at the box office ahead of fellow new releases Fifty Shades Darker ($46.8 million) and John Wick: Chapter 2 ($30 million), and setting a record for the biggest opening of 2017 to date. It added a further $37 million from 60 international markets, although it could not take the worldwide crown, with Fifty Shades Darker pulling in a total of $146.9 million worldwide.

The Lego Movie launched a franchise and Lego Batman is a standalone that’s part of this family,” said Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. This result shows the immense interest in each of these Lego movies. We have The Lego Ninjago Movie in September, and later on The Lego Movie Sequel.  It’s an exciting future for this franchise. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lego Batman Movie Beats Fifty Shades, John Wick at the Box Office

12 February 2017 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before The Hunger Games set box office records in March 2012, that month wasn't normally considered one to launch a franchise. Lately, February has been a go-to month to launch some unconventional blockbusters, following the success of Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie ($69 million opening, $469.1 million worldwide). Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million opening weekend, $571 million worldwide), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million opening weekend, $414.3 million worldwide) and the R-rated Deadpool ($132.4 million debut, $783.1 million worldwide). This year, three highly-anticipated movies square off, with The Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Batman movie facing a pair of R-rated sequels, Universal's sexually-charged erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate's action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2. As expected, all three newcomers fared quite well, but The Lego Batman Movie came out on top with $55.6 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters, with this animated spin-off earning an impressive $13,609. Fifty Shades Darker opened in second place with $46.7 million, »

- MovieWeb

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Box Office: ‘Lego Batman Movie’ Tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ With $55.6 Million

12 February 2017 7:36 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Costumed avengers, a billionaire with a kinky side, and a brutally efficient hit man proved to be just the tonic for an ailing domestic box office.

The Lego Batman Movie” bested “Fifty Shades Darker” at the multiplexes over the weekend, earning a robust $55.6 million to capture first place. “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to 2015’s “Fifty Shades of Grey,” couldn’t quite match its predecessor’s $85.2 million launch. It had to settle for a still sizable $46.8 million debut and second place on the box office chart.

Not to be outdone, Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 2,” a followup to 2015’s “John Wick,” picked up a smashing $30 million. That’s more than double what the first film racked up during its debut. The three new releases succeeded by appealing to different demographics and age groups — kids went to the new Lego movie, women were titilated by Christian Grey’s red room, »

- Brent Lang

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Snaps Up $55.6 Million to Top Box Office

12 February 2017 7:32 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Lego Batman Movie” soared to the box office crown this weekend, bringing in $55.6 million at 4,088 locations, as a family audience helped carry the Warner Bros. film past Universal’s “Fifty Shades Darker.” Will Arnett reprises his role as Batman from “The Lego Movie” in the film written and directed by Chris McKay. The voices of Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson and Ralph Fiennes also feature in the animated movie, which carries a 91 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. “Lego Batman” began its run with a modest $2.2 million at the Thursday night box office and couldn’t pass “Fifty Shades Darker” on Friday, »

- Matt Pressberg

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Berlinale: TF1 Studio Clinches Early Efm Deals on Marconi’s ‘Nureyev’ (Exclusive)

12 February 2017 5:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin– TF1 Studio has cut some early deals on Rodolphe Marconi’s ambitious “Nureyev” biopic which will star Marine Vacth (“Young & Beautiful”) and ballet dancer Vasily Tkachenko in the title role. Diane Kruger is in advanced talks to join the cast.

Produced by a pair of well-established French producers, Wassim Beji at Wy Productions (“Yves Saint Laurent,””Based on a True Story”) and Olivier Delbosc at Curiosa Films (“The Midwife”), “Nureyev” has already pre-sold to Japan’s Kino Films and Korea’s The Content Shop” within the first few days of the Efm. TF1 Studio is in the process of closing more deals.

“Nureyev” will mark the acting debut of Tkachenko, who appeared “Swan Lake 3D – Live From the Mariinsky Theatre” in 2013. Marconi previously directed “This Is My Body” with Louis Garrel and Jane Birkin, “The Last Day” with Nicole Garcia, Gaspard Ulliel and Mélanie Laurent, as well as “Lagerfeld Confidential »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Berlinale: Marine Vacth, Vassily Tkachenko Star in Rodolphe Marconi’s ‘Nureyev’ Biopic (Exclusive)

11 February 2017 1:04 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Berlin– Marine Vacth will star opposite ballet dancer Vasily Tkachenko in “Nureyev.”

The ambitious biopic will mark the acting debut of Tkachenko, who appeared “Swan Lake 3D – Live From the Mariinsky Theatre” in 2013.

TF1 Studio has acquired international sales rights to the project and has already pre-sold it to Japan’s Kino Films.

“Nureyev” is expected to differ from the rival Nureyev project “The White Crow,” directed by Ralph Fiennes; it will focus on milestones in Nureyev’s life, beginning with his defection in Paris and his rise to prominence, his encounters with Clara Saint, Yves Saint Laurent and dancer Margot Fonteyn, his international career as part of The Royal Ballet and eventually his return to Paris in the 1980s as head of Paris Opera, guiding the opera into its golden age.

“This biopic of Nureyev will center on the bright side of this amazing character, a man who is bigger than life, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Whips ‘Lego Batman,’ ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ on Friday

11 February 2017 7:25 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While “The Lego Batman Movie” is still expected to conquer the weekend, “Fifty Shades Darker” bound up its toy competitor on Friday, along with fellow newcomer “John Wick: Chapter 2.”

Universal’s “Fifty Shades” earned $21.5 million on Friday from 3,710 locations. The film’s strong performance in its first two days should put its three-day total in the $46 million range. James Foley directed “Fifty Shades Darker” based on a script that Niall Leonard adapted from E. L. James’ novel of the same name. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan return as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. “Fifty Shades” also opened in 37 international markets this weekend including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, France and Germany. Its early international grosses as of Friday afternoon stood at $22.4 million.

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment’s “Lego Batman” made $15 million on Friday from 4,088 theaters and should wrangle $54 million by the weekend’s end, below some earlier ambitious projections, »

- Seth Kelley

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