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Peter Berg’s ‘QB1’ Renewed For Two More Seasons As Complex Networks Unveils Slate

20 April 2017 8:15 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

QB1, the high school football docuseries from Peter Berg's Film 45, has been renewed for two more seasons on Rated Red, one of four digital channels that make up Complex Networks, a joint venture between Verizon and Hearst. Filming on Season 2 of QB1 gets underway this summer, said Complex Networks, which unveiled its new slate of digital series today. "It's incredible to be able to share in the journey of these elite athletes as they stand on the precipice of their… »

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Gina Rodriguez to Voice Carmen Sandiego in Netflix Animated Reboot

18 April 2017 10:14 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

A version of this article previously appeared on EW.com.

Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Netflix. The latest original work from the streaming platform is an animated series about the international criminal with Gina Rodriguez‘s cartoon avatar donning the red fedora.

Netflix has scheduled Carmen Sandiego to premiere in 2019 with 20, 22-minute-long episodes. While the Jane the Virgin Golden Globe winner will voice Carmen, Finn Wolfhard of Stranger Things will voice Player, described as “Carmen’s chief accomplice and friend.”

According to Netflix, the show will feature Carmen Sandiego “back and ready for a new crop of international »

- Nick Romano

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Where in the World is Gina Rodriguez? (Clue: She’s Everywhere)

17 April 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Meet the new voice of Carmen Sandiego.

The Golden Globe-winning actress Gina Rodriguez will be the new voice of Carmen Sandiego in an animated series that is currently in the works at Netflix, according to The Tracking Board. The series will be based on the 80s educational video game that inspired PBS’ early-to-mid 90s children’s game show, both called Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Netflix still has yet to confirm the series, but The Tracking Board has said the streaming service “has ordered 20 episodes of the series, which aims to be as educational as it is entertaining, given the title character’s globetrotting adventures.”

So far what has been said about the adaptation seems to follow in the “educational” footsteps of its 90s predecessor, so we can expect to see a modernised version of the three gumshoes tracking Carmen Sandiego’s whereabouts. However, while the location of Sandiego’s whereabouts remains unknown, one »

- Sinéad McCausland

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Movie Scenes that Pump You Up: Permian Hits the Field in “Friday Night Lights”

13 April 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Friday Light Nights will always go down as one of my top 20 all-time favorite sports movies.  I think when you put it in the pantheon of greatest football movies ever you have to give it at least a top 7.  Peter Berg’s wonderfully directed film brought us as close to a “real life” look at high school sports in Texas as we could possibly get.   The movie eventually let to an extremely successful television series and gave us some insight into how far a town goes just to support its high school football team. While the movie had incredible

Movie Scenes that Pump You Up: Permian Hits the Field in “Friday Night Lights” »

- Nat Berman

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BBC Worldwide Announces $190 Million Drama Fund With Anton

13 April 2017 2:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

BBC Worldwide is partnering with Sebastien Raybaud’s Anton to create a £150 million ($190 million) fund for investment in high-end British drama with international appeal.

The Drama Investment Partnership will aim to speed up the process of bringing premium drama projects by British companies, such as upcoming series “McMafia” (pictured) and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake: China Girl,” into production by having funds available at the point of commission.

“With the Drama Investment Partnership, we are actively bringing new funding opportunities to the market, consistent with our history of pioneering financing and partnership deals,” Tim Davie, CEO of BBC Worldwide, said in a statement.

The fund is initially scheduled to run for three years. BBC Worldwide said it expected to greenlight a slate worth “at least £150 million” during that initial period. BBC Worldwide will select projects for development and investment to be financed through the partnership and also handle global marketing and distribution.

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- Robert Mitchell

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The Best TV Shows Adapted From Books — IndieWire Critics Survey

4 April 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV adaptation of a book/book series?

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

Ok, I listed like 50 answers for last week’s Guest Stars question and I’m determined not to cheat this week! Kinda. The answer is “Friday Night Lights,” but I acknowledge that there are caveats, because the NBC TV series was based on the feature film, which was based on Buzz Bissinger’s book, so is the show based on a book or based on a movie? Well, because Peter Berg adapted both, I’m gonna say they’re both based on the book, because really the only continuity »

- Hanh Nguyen

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The Best TV Shows Adapted From Books — IndieWire Critics Survey

4 April 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What is the best TV adaptation of a book/book series?

Daniel Fienberg (@TheFienPrint), The Hollywood Reporter

Ok, I listed like 50 answers for last week’s Guest Stars question and I’m determined not to cheat this week! Kinda. The answer is “Friday Night Lights,” but I acknowledge that there are caveats, because the NBC TV series was based on the feature film, which was based on Buzz Bissinger’s book, so is the show based on a book or based on a movie? Well, because Peter Berg adapted both, I’m gonna say they’re both based on the book, because really the only continuity »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Sony Pictures Snaps Up Hunting El Chapo While Courting Michael Bay

29 March 2017 3:49 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It seems that infamous drug kingpin El Chapo is just as sought after while incarcerated as he was while fleeing from justice – at least as far as Hollywood is concerned. Despite rival projects being developed at other studios, Sony Pictures has won a heated race to acquire the screen rights for a not-yet published book on the subject, and is consequently working its own movie – tentatively titled Hunting El Chapo.

In 2014, it was reported that Universal had hired Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) to adapt Patrick Radden Keefe’s New Yorker article, titled The Hunt For El Chapo. The studio had set Peter Berg (Patriots Day) to produce and direct, and it seemed like a perfect fit. Little more has been heard about that project, however, and now, it seems the window of opportunity for that movie might be rapidly closing. Patrick Radden Keefe’s New Yorker article may well »

- Sarah Myles

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Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg reteam for Mile 22

29 March 2017 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier today at CinemaCon, Stx entertainment took the stage to introduce Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day), who are once again collaborating on a project. Their new film is called Mile 22, and is about a CIA officer having to smuggle a key Indonesian witness to an airport 22 miles away, facing opposition and corruption from every corner. The fictional movie is said to hopefully be the start of a franchise.

Mark Wahlberg has high hopes for the role, saying: “I’ve been able to make a lot of different movies in a lot of different genres, and I still don’t feel like I have the movie role that really kind of defines ‘me.’ When I say me and my body of work, I’m really hoping this is the thing. I’m hoping the first thing you think of when you think Mark Wahlberg is Mile 22. »

- Robert Kojder

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Mark Wahlberg And Peter Berg Teaming Up For Mile 22 Trilogy

28 March 2017 9:22 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg seem to have a pretty good thing going on right now. The two have partnered up for Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day and all three have been received pretty well by both critics and audiences alike. Now, hoping to extend their working relationship even further, the duo have announced that they’ll be getting back together for Mile 22.

Said to be the first of a planned trilogy, the film will have Wahlberg playing a CIA agent “responsible for transporting a witness out of a city in Indonesia to an airport 22 miles away. Between them and safety is an entire city of criminals, crooked cops, violent locals, and a number of other threats looking to prevent their escape.”

Speaking about his excitement for the project, Wahlberg had the following to say at CinemaCon this week:

“I’ve been able to make a lot »

- Mark Cassidy

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CinemaCon: Anthony Hopkins, Mark Wahlberg Dominate ‘Transformers’ Footage

28 March 2017 7:11 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount opted to highlight its most successful franchise Tuesday at CimemaCon, concluding its presentation by offering a well-received 15-minute sneak peak at”Transformers: The Last Knight.”

Aside from the usual barrage of mechanized transformers — both good and bad — battling each other, the action-packed footage was dominated by Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner and newcomer Anthony Hopkins. To introduce the footage, the studio offered comment from Michael Bay, who is directing his final “Transformers.” A  lively Bay touted the film as being the first to be shot entirely in Imax 3D.

“The scale of the ‘Transformers’ is meant to be seen on the big screen,” Bay asserted.

Moner’s portrayal of a street kid who’s wise beyond her years included a tearful goodbye to one of the Bots who had been trying to protect her. And Hopkins was particularly well-liked by the crowd in the key role of Sir Edmund Burton, »

- Dave McNary

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Stx, Vol. 2: Faith That ‘Molly’s Game,’ ‘Valerian,’ and Filmmakers’ Visions Will Build A Major Studio

28 March 2017 3:10 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After two years, Stx Entertainment has “Bad Moms,” “The Gift” … and more than a half-dozen other titles that range from near misses (“Desierto”) to outright flops (“The Bye Bye Man”). Never mind, said motion picture group chairman Adam Fogelson at his studio’s CinemaCon presentation Tuesday. He’s more than confident that his studio’s next chapter — or as he called it, “Stx 2.0” — is filled with hitmakers.

Read More: Stx Entertainment Acquires Jonás Cuarón-Directed Tiff Winner 

Fogelson began by pointing to his studio’s early wins including “Bad Moms.” Starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell, it took in $113 million domestic on its way to becoming the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of 2016. A sequel, “A Bad Moms Christmas,” goes into production next month with a November 3 release date.

Fogelson noted that of the 10 movies Stx has released in 19 months, five have starred or were directed by women. “We have »

- Graham Winfrey

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CinemaCon: Stx plots Eddie Murphy, Elton John animations

28 March 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Separately, the studio said Robert Rodriguez has come on to direct the family animation Ugly Dolls, which Stx has now dated for May 10, 2019.

A healthy star quota including Jessica Chastain, Cara Delevingne and Mark Wahlberg turned out on Tuesday to charm convention attendees.

STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson told CinemaCon attendees at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace that the studio has added two family animation titles to its growing slate.

Eddie Murphy will lend his voice talents to Bo Jr, the story of a bull, in development title The Eddie Murphy Project.

Also in development is an adaptation of the Broadway smash Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat featuring the talents of Elton John, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Tim Rice. In development

Cara Delevingne joined French writer-director and EuropaCorp chief Luc Besson and Fogelson on stage to promote Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets and debut the new trailer.

The film opens on July 21 and falls under the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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CinemaCon: Stx unveils Eddie Murphy, Elton John animation projects

28 March 2017 1:56 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Separately, the studio said Robert Rodriguez has come on to direct the family animation Ugly Dolls, which Stx has now dated for May 10, 2019.

A healthy star quota including Jessica Chastain, Cara Delevingne and Mark Wahlberg turned out on Tuesday to charm convention attendees.

STXfilms chairman Adam Fogelson told CinemaCon attendees at The Colosseum in Caesars Palace that the studio has added two family animation titles to its growing slate.

Eddie Murphy will lend his voice talents to Bo Jr, the story of a bull, in development title The Eddie Murphy Project.

Also in development is an adaptation of the Broadway smash Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat featuring the talents of Elton John, Andrew Lloyd-Webber, Tim Rice. In development

Cara Delevingne joined French writer-director and EuropaCorp chief Luc Besson and Fogelson on stage to promote Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets and debut the new trailer.

The film opens on July 21 and falls under the »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg to team up once again for action film Mile 22

28 March 2017 12:57 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

So straight from CinemaCon is news that Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg are teaming up to make an action-thriller called Mile 22, meant to kick off a trilogy of films. Here's the official synopsis: CIA agent (Wahlberg), stationed in Indonesia, is tasked with transporting a compromised informant from the center of the city to an awaiting getaway plane at an airport 22 miles away. While en route, they must battle... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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Mark Wahlberg, Peter Berg Plan to Make Action Movie ‘Mile 22’ a Trilogy

28 March 2017 12:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a surprise announcement at CinemaCon on Tuesday, Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg declared they are moving ahead with “Mile 22” as an action franchise at Stx Entertainment.

Wahlberg described the project as “an intelligent, adult action film” and said he and Berg want to make the first film as the start of a trilogy. “I still don’t feel like I have the movie, the role, that defines me,” he added.

The duo, who were brought on stage by Stx Chairman Adam Fogelson but did not give details on how soon the project might go into production. Wahlberg noted that Fogelson had been key in getting him his first major comedy role in “Ted,” while Fogelson was running Universal.

Wahlberg and Berg have collaborated on “Lone Survivor,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “Patriots Day.” Berg directed and produced all three while Wahlberg was a producer on all three.

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- Dave McNary

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‘Mile 22’ Trilogy Coming From Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg [Updated]

28 March 2017 12:32 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Update: We have updated this post with the official synopsis from Stx Entertainment. Almost two years ago, Peter Berg signed on to direct Mark Wahlberg, Mma fighter Ronda Rousey, and Iko Uwais (The Raid) in Mile 22. Since then, Berg and Wahlberg have made two serious, and seriously overlooked, films, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day. They’re tackling much lighter fare the next time […]

The post ‘Mile 22’ Trilogy Coming From Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg [Updated] appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Patriots Day Preview Shares One Man's Terrifying True Story | Exclusive

27 March 2017 4:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The incredible true story of Boston Marathon bombing hero Dun Meng, played by Jimmy O. Yang in the film, is put on display in our exclusive preview for the critically-acclaimed thriller Patriots Day, which is currently available on Digital HD and arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand March 28. While Dun Meng isn't exactly a household name, his heroics, escaping from a carjacking attempt by the bombers, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, directly lead to the death of one of the bombers, and the apprehension of the other. This preview features Dun Meng shedding some light on what he was thinking about while going through that traumatic ordeal.

Lionsgate provided us with this exclusive preview, which begins with director Peter Berg recounting his conversations with Dun Meng, a Chinese-born MIT student whose Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV was carjacked by the brothers, who revealed during the carjacking that they planned to drive up to New York City, »

- MovieWeb

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Patriots Day Blu Ray Offers Insightful Stories From Bonus Material

27 March 2017 12:50 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Courtesy of Lionsgate

It seems that almost every day there is an event covered through that brings back the memories from the Boston Marathon Bombings.  When the announcement came that Peter Berg was making a movie about the events on what happened in 2013 some people had reservations because they felt it was too soon for the people that went through the horror.  Then Mark Wahlberg came on board and it seemed that if anyone was going to star in a movie about this event it had to be somebody from Boston that understood the complexity of making this movie.  It would be the third time Mark Wahlberg would team up with director Peter Berg with the first two movies being Lone Survivor and Deep Water Horizon.  This movie would be different though for Mark because this would be about the city he grew up in and the people that adore him. »

- Michael Connally

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IndieWire’s Movie Podcast: Movies Versus Television — Which One Has the Upper Hand? (Screen Talk Episode 141)

24 March 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s no secret that television casts a big shadow these days. Even the biggest cinephiles tend to watch a lot of episodic efforts. But what does that mean for the future of cinema, especially for those of us on the frontlines, watching new movies at film festivals?

That’s the starting point for this week’s episode of Screen Talk. As Anne Thompson returns from a post-Oscars vacation in Mexico and Eric Kohn shares his highlights from SXSW, the pair reflect on the movies they’ve enjoyed at both places and why they didn’t belong on the small screen.

Then, they turn their attention to a rash of box office successes that seem to be working on the big screen, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Logan.” What do these triumphs at the multiplex tell us about the future of the medium?

And finally: What’s the name »

- Eric Kohn

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