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A feature adaptation of Daniel Clowes' (Ghost World, Ice Haven, Mister Wonderful) acclaimed graphic novel, Wilson, is in the works at Fox Searchlight with Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins) on board to direct. Woody Harrelson is set to star as the misanthropic outsider of the title, who makes one last-ditch effort to reconnect with his drug-addled ex-wife (Laura Dern). Clowes also wrote the script for the film, which will be produced by Alexander Payne, Sam Raimi, and Josh Donen. Production is set to commence in Minneapolis next month. »
Nine years on from the last comic-to-screen adaptation of Daniel Clowes' work, things are finally coming together for Wilson. Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern are in talks to star in the film, which Clowes himself has scripted and Craig Johnson will direct. Sam Raimi is among the producers.The 2010 graphic novel revolves around the titular misanthrope: an opiniated loner who loves his dog but finds people harder to get along with. He tries though, often haranguing total strangers on a variety of subjects. But when his father dies, leaving him completely starved of human relationships, he sets out to find his junkie ex-wife, learns he has a teenage daughter he never knew about, and tries for a last haphazard stab at family life.Harrelson will play Wilson, obvs, with Dern his ex-wife. Clowes' previous excursions into film were Ghost World and Art School Confidential, both of which had Terry Zwigoff calling the shots. »
Though an enigma off-screen, Murray has long-established his position as one of the funniest and most consistent comedic actors in film history with an output of modern classics like Groundhog Day, Ghostbusters, Caddyshack, Rushmore, and Lost In Translation.
According to Emma Stone in Zombieland, Bill "has a direct line to my funny bone." We agree with you, Emma – though we probably wouldn’t go so far as punching a child for not knowing who Bill Murray is, Woody Harrelson.
- Sasha James and Amanda Wood
Director: Brad Peyton.
Running Time: 114 minutes
Synopsis: After a devastating earthquake hits California, a Los Angeles Fire Department rescue-helicopter pilot (Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) and his ex-wife (Carla Gugino) attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco to find and rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario).
San Andreas joins a long list of disaster movies that have been hurtled our way over the past few years; from the heights of Irwin Allen’s epics of the 1960s and 1970s (see The Towering Inferno, Earthquake, The Poseidon Adventure), to the more recent CGI affairs, most of which were thrown at the screen by German director Roland Emmerich (2012, The Day After Tomorrow). While most of those movies relied on high-octane effects and a multitude of characters led by one or two big name stars, »
- Paul Heath
While the sequel to the 2013's Now You See Me won't be hitting big screens until Summer 2016, a third movie is already on the cards. The sequel, called Now You See Me 2: The Second Act, will see Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco team up again (Isla Fisher won't be back) as The Four Horsemen, who are master illusionists and thieves all rolled into one. Jay Chou, Lizzy Caplan and Daniel Radcliffe are also on board for the sequel and presumably much of the cast will return for a third outing. Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer was talking up the company's earning profile with a bunch of analysts and announced the third outing. We have to be honest, we didn't see that one coming, but the original was throughly enjoyable and as long as they don't tinker with the successful formula too much, then bring it on! »
- email@example.com (Vic Barry)
Lionsgate has high hopes for its 2016 sequel, Now You See Me 2, which it hopes will build on the $350m gross for 2013's surprise hit. The sequel has added Daniel Radcliffe to its cast (which also includes returnees Jesse Eisenberg, Michael Caine, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco), although Isla Fisher's pregnancy means she's missing from episode two.
But there's a sporting chance her Now You See Me days are not over. Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer has revealed that the firm is already in the early planning stages for Now You See Me 3, and Fisher may well thus return in that way.
The surprise success of the first stage-magicians-pulling-a-heist thriller Now You See Me naturally led to the greenlight for a second film, which is a year away from release. But Lionsgate is apparently already so confident in the sequel that it has announced that a third film is in development. Speaking in the context of a less-than-sexy call with analysts to talk up the company’s earning profile, Lionsgate boss Jon Feltheimer announced that he and his team were already planning a third outing, which will surely end up being called Now You See Three, unless they don’t like laughter or fun.The original, which saw Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco as performers The Four Horsemen recruited for a series of daring robberies with an ulterior motive, took in less than $30 million on its opening weekend, but eventually made more than $351 million worldwide. The sequel, called »
The new project was recently announced as part of Lionsgate's strategy to focus on franchises.
The CEO also said that production had finished on Now You See Me: The Second Act, which will be released in both Us and UK cinemas on June 10, 2016.
Watch a trailer for 2013's Now You See Me below: »
Even though the film was painfully disappointing considering its outstanding cast, Now You See Me was a bit hit for Lionsgate, and the studio has moved forward on Now You See Me 2. Even though the sequel, officially titled Now You See Me: The Second Act, won’t arrive until next summer, the studios is now developing Now You See Me 3. Variety reports that Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts, “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,” during a conference call to discuss quarterly earnings. Production recently wrapped on Now You See Me: The Second Act, which stars Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Lizzy Caplan, Dave Franco, Michael Caine, and Daniel Radcliffe, and it will be interesting to see how the cast for the sequel lines up. The sequel lost Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, and Melanie Laurent, but gained Caplan and Radcliffe. If Lionsgate wants to make this a legit franchise, »
- Matt Goldberg
They haven’t got Now You See Me 2 in cinemas yet – indeed that movie is a year off release, but Lionsgate are already planning Now You See Me 3 as the studio works to focus in more on their franchise opportunities.
The word, via Variety, is that Lionsgate is expecting Now You See Me 2 to top the $350 million in earnings from the first film in the series, that saw Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine star.
- Paul Heath
From humble sleeper hit to bona fide series, the story behind Lionsgate’s Now You See Me franchise has been one riddled with success, and even though The Second Act isn’t set to slink into theaters until 2016, the studio has went one step further to greenlight a third installment in the crime caper franchise.
Speaking at an earnings call earlier today, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that the studio has entered the “early planning” stage in relation to the threequel, and a Now You See Me 3 dovetails with the company’s plan to double down on bankable franchises. Back in 2013, the original movie pulled in an impressive $350 million at the worldwide box office off the back of a $75 million budget, and Lionsgate will be hoping to increase this profit margin moving forward.
In fact, it’s a trend seen across the studio’s roster of IP, what with the »
- Michael Briers
“Now You See Me: The Second Act” doesn’t hit theaters until June 2016, but Lionsgate is already working on a sequel. “We’ve already begun early planning for ‘Now You See Me 3,'” studio CEO Jon Feltheimer said Friday during a call with analysts to discuss quarterly earnings. “Now You See Me,” a magical crime caper starring Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, was a sleeper hit in 2013. See video: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson Fight Zombie Kids in 'Cooties' Trailer Although it grossed just under $30 million its opening weekend, »
- Greg Gilman
Lionsgate is working on a third installment for the Summit Entertainment hit movie Now You See Me. Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts during an earnings call Friday that another sequel is in "early planning" at the studio. Feltheimer predicted that the box office gross for Now You See Me 2, to bow in June 2016, will exceed the $351.7 million worldwide take for the original movie about magicians who perform heists. Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will return for Now You See Me 2, which is directed by
- Etan Vlessing
Feltheimer said production has wrapped on “Now You See Me 2.” Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are reprising their roles while Lizzy Caplan has replaced Isla Fisher.
Feltheimer said Lionsgate believes that the movie will top the $350 million grossed by the original comedy caper in 2013.
Lionsgate has seen strong performances from its “Twilight,” “Hunger Games” and “Divergent” franchises and »
- Dave McNary
Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have confirmed that they are working on a third instalment in the magician heist thriller series "Now You See Me" despite the first sequel not opening for another year.
During an quarterly earnings call Friday, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer told analysts that a third film is in "early planning" at the studio and he predicts the second film will exceed the $351.7 million worldwide haul of the first film
Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine will return for the second film which Jon M. Chu will helm from a script by Ed Solomon and Pete Chiarelli.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Underestimated by many including us, and kept going by firm fanbase, "The Maze Runner" is a Ya franchise survivor in a sea of also rans. And it's a feat made more remarkable given there are really no big names in the cast — certainly none on the level of Jennifer Lawrence, Woody Harrelson, Julianne Moore, and Philip Seymour Hoffman (to name a few) in "The Hunger Games" series or Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Kate Winslet, Octavia Spencer and more in the "Divergent" flicks. But yet, "The Maze Runner" pulled in a healthy $340 million worldwide last fall on a budget of $34 million. It's easy math, the numbers are good, and so comes "The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials." “The first movie was the mystery of ‘Where are we and what is this place? And can we get out?’ But the second movie is about the repercussions of getting out and the discovery of »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Lionsgate is closing a deal to acquire Woody Harrelson-Liam Hemsworth Western By Way Of Helena for north of $3 million for North America, Deadline has confirmed. CAA and Wme are handling the domestic sale with WestEnd selling international. Kieran Darcy-Smith (Wish You Were Here) directed from a Matt Cook script about a Texas Ranger investigating a series of unexplained deaths in a town called Helena. Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman produced the film along with Maureen… »
The movie is directed by Kieran-Darcy Smith, and tells the story of a ranger who investigates a series of mysterious deaths in a small town. The film has been shot already and came to the Cannes Film Festival seeking a U.S. distributor.
Lionsgate has had a busy last few days at Cannes, landing “Genius” (a drama about book editor Max Perkins played by Colin Firth) and “See of Trees” (starring Matthew McConaughey as a man who journeys into Japan’s Suicide Forest).
- Ramin Setoodeh
The second trailer for the second series of HBO’s brilliant True Detective has just been released onto the web. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson headed up season one of the drama, but there’s a brand new cast for season two in the form of Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch.
In the second season, three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder. Colin Farrell plays Ray Velcoro, a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him, while Vince Vaughn is set to play Frank Semyon, a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner.
Justin Lin (The ‘Fast and the Furious’ series) is directing the first two »
- Paul Heath
Here’s a look at The Sister Portrait, featuring Katniss and Primrose Everdeen, a commemorative Hunger Games franchise print debuting at the 2015 Festival de Cannes.
The blockbuster Hunger Games franchise has taken audiences by storm around the world, grossing more than $2.2 billion at the global box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 now brings the franchise to its powerful final chapter in which Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) realizes the stakes are no longer just for survival – they are for the future.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown.
Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on »
- Michelle McCue
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