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Over a year since we first heard whispers about a Lost In Space remake, the project has now made a giant leap forward – Netflix has stepped in to provide a home for the new take on Irwin Allen’s classic family-focused sci-fi series.
Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless – the writers behind Dracula Untold, The Last Witch Hunter and Gods Of Egypt – are executive producing the new take alongside Kevin Burns of Synthesis Entertainment, Marc Helwig from Legendary Television, and director Neil Marshall.
Marshall – who’s believed to be directing the pilot episode, at least – has an impressive CV to back him up. He’s directed episodes of Game Of Thrones, Constantine, Hannibal and Black Sails in recent years, and also helmed the feature films Centurion, Doomsday and The Descent.
Deadline broke the news, »
The cast for Millennium Films and Jeff Wadlow’s (Kick-Ass 2) upcoming action movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard has come together, with The Hollywood Reporter revealing that Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman have signed on to appear in the film.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard follows “the world’s top protection agent (Reynolds) who has a new client: a hit man who has come in from the cold. They’ve been on opposite ends of a bullet for years and hate one another. Now they’re stuck together and have 24 hours to get to the Hague.”
Production on The Hitman’s Bodyguard is set to get underway in April, and the film is slated for release later next year.
- Gary Collinson
Netflix is bringing the classic 1965 cult TV series Lost in Space back to the small screen with a new reboot. Legendary is behind this reworking of the sci-fi comedy, which was created by mater of the genre Irwin Allen. There were multiple bidders for the show, and competition to get the rights was said to be fierce.
Streaming giant Netflix walked away with the show, and they are eyeing a straight to series order for the new Lost in Space. The show is said to be an epic reimagining. But it will be grounded. The science fiction saga will follow a young family of space explorers. They become lost in the galaxy and encounter strange alien lifeforms while trying to overcome insurmountable odds. Dracula Untold writers Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless are behind the pilot script.
Netflix, the reviver of long-dormant television shows, is planning to reboot another beloved franchise: The Sixties sci-fi series Lost in Space. The streaming service won a bidding war to acquire the rights to the Irwin Allen-created series, which ran three seasons from 1965 to 1968. As part of the Netflix deal, the rebooted Lost in Space is in line to receive a straight-to-series order, Deadline reports.
Like the original series, which pitted the marooned Robinson family, the duplicitous Dr. Smith and "the Robot" against the mysteries of the universe, the Netflix »
Count Natalie Portman’s turn in “Léon: The Professional” as one of the greatest young breakout performances in Hollywood history. Co-starring Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, the 1994 drama featured Portman in her feature film debut as Mathilda, a troubled girl who becomes the unlikely apprentice of a hitman (Reno) following the murder of her family. Intense and preternaturally focused, the actor gave the kind of wise-beyond-her-years performance that assured a prosperous film career; her Oscar win 16 years later for “Black Swan” was an inevitability. In her audition for writer-director Luc Besson, we catch glimpses of Portman’s budding skill. She can pull off nonchalance while maintaining naiveté, and something about the way she answers a question about seeing animals—a pause, then, “Dogs...all my life”—hints at some deeper mystery to her take on the character. Plus, is there anything more captivating than Portman’s sly smile? Child actors »
Plus: Freestyle sets Mother Teresa drama The Letters release date; Kathy Bates joins Bad Santa 2; Momentum picks up word rights to Milton’s Secret; Stx Entertainment wraps The Space Between Us… and more.
The 18th Costume Designers Guild Awards on February 23, 2016 will honour Quentin Tarantino with the Distinguished Collaborator Award and veteran costume designer Ellen Mirojnick with the Career Achievement Award
Freestyle Releasing will distribute Mother Teresa drama The Letters starring Juliet Stevenson on December 4 in more than 1,000 theatres. Max von Sydow and Rutger Hauer also star and William Riead directed the life story of the late nun.
Kathy Bates has joined Bad Santa 2 for Miramax and Broad Green and will play Sonny Soke, the “foulmouthed, tough-as-nails mom” to Billy Bob Thornton’s lead. Miramax and Broad Green Pictures co-finance and co-produce the sequel, while Broad Green »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with year-old Stx Entertainment.
The deal calls for Umpg to administer and represent the studio’s future soundtracks, scores and catalogue of related music publishing rights across all media. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Stx, launched early last year by Robert Simonds, plans to produce, market and release 12-15 major motion pictures a year. The studio is opening “Secret in Their Eyes,” starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts, on Friday at more than 2,000 U.S. locations.
Upcoming titles include the horror film “The Boy,” starring Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”); and “The Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali.
- Dave McNary
Eight new images have arrived online from director Dito Montiel’s upcoming post-apocalyptic thriller Man Down featuring Shia Labeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney and Gary Oldman. Check them out in the gallery below…
Gabriel Drummer (Labeouf ) was a husband, a father, and a Us Marine. But that was back before the end of civilization as we know it. Now Gabriel wanders a post-apocalyptic landscape with his best friend and fellow soldier Devin (Jai Courtney), struggling to survive in the face of constant danger and deprivation. Gabriel also struggles with memories: of the terrible things he experienced in Afghanistan; of his beloved wife, Natalie (Kate Mara), and how their marriage began to come apart; of his long and disjointed interview with Captain Peyton (Gary Oldman), a military psychiatrist assigned to assess Gabriel. As the memories flow over him, burgeoning rage and regret drive Gabriel to seize control of his situation using »
- Amie Cranswick
The London Film Critics’ Circle, the U.K.’s largest and most established critics’ body, has tapped Kenneth Branagh to receive their annual Dilys Powell Award for excellence in film. The 54-year-old actor-director will accept the honor at the Circle’s awards ceremony in London on January 17, 2016, when the group’s selections for 2015’s outstanding achievements in film will also be named.
“As a young filmmaker, I had the privilege of meeting Dilys Powell,” Branagh said in a statement, referring to the late Sunday Times critic for whom the award is named. “She was passionate, rigorous, humane. Her criticism was illuminating, thoughtful and bracing. This recognition in her name is a great honour to me personally and very meaningful. My sincere thanks to the Critics’ Circle.”
The award acknowledges the Belfast-born Branagh’s 34-year career before and behind the camera, which began humbly as an uncredited bit player in 1981’s Oscar-winning “Chariots of Fire. »
- Guy Lodge
Just two days after Amy Landecker signed on for a mystery role in Doctor Strange, the Marvel adventure has brought on another new cast member. The Wrap reports that Scott Adkins has joined the cast in an unspecified role. The actor is best known for his martial arts expertise, and sources claim that the actor will have numerous major action scenes featuring hand-to-hand combat. We don't know for sure if this character will be fighting Doctor Strange himself, but hopefully we'll get more details as production continues.
Regardless of who he's playing, Scott Adkins joins a cast that includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Stephen Strange, Tilda Swinton as The Ancient One, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Baron Mordo, Michael Stuhlbarg as Nicodemus West and Rachel McAdams as the female lead. Rachel McAdams has been rumored to be playing Night Nurse, but that has not been confirmed. It isn't known how many other main »
If you thought sitting through the nearly three hour sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon was rough, it was downright excruciating for star Shia Labeouf. It's unclear if the actor had ever seen the movie until earlier this week. But it proved to be one of the most painful experiences for the young actor as he relived every single one of his films. Lets just say it was no Even Stevens movie. And some enterprising fans have captured the agonized facial expressions that Labeouf dropped while trying to bare the weight of his final Transformers installment.
Shia Labeouf is finally at home, resting up after a grueling three day movie marathon. In an act of artistic rebellion, the kid decided to watch every single one of his films, and he allowed the public to watch via a streaming video. You can re-watch Here if you missed it. Things kicked off this past Tuesday. »
Shia Labeouf is at it again. Not content with simply being an actor, he has decided to become the world's weirdest performance artist. And you can watch him as he watches all of his movies right now live in New York. It's called the #AllMyMovies project. And you can see it Here. Though, be warned! The site has crashed, and may continue to crash as news spreads of this interesting bit of strangeness.
Shia Labeouf has had an interesting past couple of years. And some fans aren't sure what to make of him. He's gone from childhood star, to blockbuster marquee name, to deranged psychopath who likes to engage in beefy bar brawls and place himself in museums as a living work of art. It seems fame has had a unique affect on him. And we're never sure what he's going to do next. And each time he does pull off some bit of craziness, »
Sometimes, there’s just nothing better than an ‘on-the-run’ movie featuring mis-matched characters and a ticking clock. Presumably, this is the logic behind Hitman’s Bodyguard – an upcoming action movie that has just filled out its primary cast. It is an impressive cast, too – bringing together a trio of actors whose collective filmography includes many of the biggest, most successful films of the past two decades.
Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson (Avengers: Age Of Ultron) will star as an infamous hitman who, it would seem, intends to turn himself over to the authorities and start singing like a proverbial canary. Ryan Reynolds (Safe House) will play the world’s best bodyguard, assigned to protect the hitman, with a 24 hour deadline to get him to the Hague. Matters are complicated by a lengthy history of deep-seated animosity between the two, in addition to the looming, sinister presence of the real villain of the piece, »
- Sarah Myles
Original story: In what has to be one of the most interesting pieces of casting news this reporter has seen in recent memory, singer/actress Mariah Carey (Glitter) is reportedly in talks to voice Commissioner Jim Gordon in The Lego Batman Movie. Now that you have checked your calendar to make sure today is not April 1st, you can come to the realization that she is now in the company of actors such as Pat Hingle, Gary Oldman, and Ben McKenzie, all of which have inhabited the role of one of Batman’s most trusted allies and confidants.
First appearing in the very first Batman story ever published, “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate” in Detective Comics #27 (1939), Commissioner Jim Gordon has since been an important part of »
- Eric Joseph
The year-old Stx Entertainment has set its partners in more than 50 territories to form a worldwide distribution network for its 12 to 15 motion pictures a year.
The first films covered by the pacts are “The Space Between Us,” starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino and Britt Robertson; “Hardcore,” an action film shot from first-person p.o.v.; “Mile 22,” with Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais; “Bad Moms,” starring Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate and Kristen Bell; “The Foreigner,” toplining Jackie Chan; “Russ & Roger,” starring Will Ferrell and Josh Gad; and “Happytime Murders,” from the Henson Co.
The deals include Tobis Film in Germany and Austria; Sun Distribution Group in Latin America and Spain; Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand; Vvs Films in Canada; Freeman Entertainment in Eastern Europe; Ab Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia; and the Searchers in Benelux.
Huayi Brothers Media Corp., as part of their overall investment in the Stx film slate, »
- Dave McNary
The studio has announced at Afm more than 20 output partners as it builds its international network and revealed further details of the films that will be offered to distributors including Toronto pick-up Hardcore.
Stx Entertainment has closed deals with Tobis Film in Germany and Austria, Sun in Latin America and Spain, Roadshow Films in Australia and New Zealand, Vvs Films in Canada, Freeman Entertainment in Eastern Europe and Ab Svensk Filmindustri in Scandinavia.
Other deals include The Searchers for Benelux, Gulf Film for the Middle East, Times Media for South Africa, Aqua Pinema for Turkey, Odeon for Greece and Cinemundo for Portugal.
Forum Film will distribute Stx titles in Israel, Acme in the Baltics, PVR Pictures in India, Pioneer in the Philippines, Catchplay in Taiwan, Sahamongkolfilm in Thailand and Entertainment In Motion for worldwide airlines.
Huayi Brothers Media Corporation, as part of its overall investment in the Stx film slate, will handle »
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Voracious UK distributor Signature Entertainment, the home entertainment specialist with eyes on the theatrical market, has concluded deals on Beta thriller Colonia, starring Emma Watson, and Shia Labeouf action film Man Down from The Solution.
Man Down follows the journey of a soldier traumatised by war who must search for his family in post-apocalyptic America. Kate Mara (House Of Cards), Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight) and Jai Courney (Unbroken) star alongside Labeouf (Transformers).
Both films are set to get at least limited theatrical runs in the UK.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman have signed on to star in the action thriller "Hitman's Bodyguard" for Millennium Films. Jeff Wadlow ("Kick-Ass 2") is directing from a script by Tom O'Connor.
The story centers on the world's top protection agent (Reynolds) who has a new client: a newly retired assassin with a mutual loathing of each other.
They're now stuck together and have 24 hours to get to the Hague. Oldman will play a villain in the film which will shoot in the United Kingdom, Amsterdam and Sofia from April 4th.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have just released a new trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3! Check out the trailer below and get ready for the return of Jack Black as Po and his fun-loving band of friends. There's all new dangers! Delicious delights! And a super scary villain that is going to take a whole village to defeat!
In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3. When Po's long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters.  But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible-learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!
Prepare yourself as Po »
Oscar winner Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler, The Last King Of Scotland) and Vince Vaughn (upcoming Hacksaw Ridge, Into The Wild) are set to star in the drama The Archbishop And The Antichrist to be directed by two time Oscar nominee writer/director Roland Joffé (The Killing Fields, The Scarlet Letter), it was announced today by Emmy Award nominated producer Craig Baumgarten (Hook, Never Back Down).
13 Films is handling international rights and will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market. Wme Global is handling North American rights.
Kim Ashton serves as executive producer on the feature film.
- Michelle McCue
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