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A Dungeons & Dragons movie reboot is officially moving forward as rights issues are settled

13 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The long-delayed Dungeons & Dragons movie reboot is finally moving ahead now that rights issues have been resolved.

An announcement of a new film based on the role-playing game coincides with Sweetpea Entertainment and Hasbro resolving their dispute over sequel rights.

Warner Bros executive Greg Silverman said today (August 3): "We are so excited about bringing the world of Dungeons & Dragons to life on the big screen.

"This is far and away the most well-known brand in fantasy, which is the genre that drives the most passionate film followings.

"D&D has endless creative possibilities, giving our filmmakers immense opportunities to delight and thrill both fans and moviegoers new to the property."

A screenplay for the movie reboot has been penned by David Leslie Johnson, the writer behind Wrath of the Titans and Red Riding Hood.

New Line Cinema previously brought Dungeons & Dragons to the big screen for an action-adventure epic starring Marlon Wayans, »

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'America's Got Talent' Recap: Is the Best Act of the Night Eliminated During Judge Cuts?

28 July 2015 1:44 PM, PDT | buddytv.com | See recent BuddyTV news »

We're halfway through the brand-new Judge Cuts round on America's Got Talent's 10th anniversary season, a format that I find a welcome change from the usual rapid-fire Judgment Week. And thankfully so far, the panel has gotten it mostly right.

With multifaceted entertainer extraordinaire and Nick Cannon look-alike Marlon Wayans joining the crew, let's hope that trend continues. The White Chicks star is the guest of Howie Mandel, who promises that Heidi Klum will snuggle, though Marlon would prefer Mel B. The Spice Girl agrees to a little cuddle, but only if she can be the big spoon.

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America's Got Talent 2015, Tonight's recap and results - Judges cuts

28 July 2015 11:03 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Check out the America's Got Talent 2015 results below for the  Judges Cuts week 3. America’s Got Talent is on NBC tonight (July 28th, 2015) and the judges will continue make cuts for the third straight week. Guest judge and actor/comedian Marlon Wayans will join the regular judges who are Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B., and Howard Stern. Like past guest judges (Neil Patrick Harris and Michael Buble), Marlon Wayans will be given the golden buzzer to send an act through right away. Wayans is confident at his ability to judge talent - he says his golden buzzer pick will win in Radio City Music Hall. Check below for live results to find out who that will be and to see who is eliminated. Tonight's recap and results: Updated soon. The first result tonight - Paul Zerdin wins the golden buzzer! Final Results The seven acts going through to Radio »

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‘Black-ish’ Star Anthony Anderson Set To Host MTV Africa Music Awards

13 July 2015 4:19 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Anthony Anderson, who won an NAACP Image Award this year for his starring role on ABC’s “Black-ish,” will host the fifth edition of the MTV Africa Music Awards on July 18 in Durban, in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Mamas, as the awards are known, were revived last year after a three-year hiatus and aired live in 48 countries, including for the first time across sub-Saharan Africa on multiplatform network MTV Base. They also trended globally, including in the U.S., on Twitter.

Anderson, who besides starring in “Black-ish” is the show’s executive producer, and also hosts Food Network’s “Carnival Cravings with Anthony Anderson,” enthused about the gig in a statement.

“I’m so looking forward to my first trip to Durban and KwaZulu-Natal and honored to be hosting Mama 2015 on Nelson Mandela’s birthday – it’s going to be awesome!,” he said.

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- Nick Vivarelli

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NBC Renews 'I Can Do That!' for Second Season

2 July 2015 8:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is ready to do that again. The network has renewed the freshmen variety show I Can Do That! for a second season, it announced Thursday. The series, which features six entertainers training and competing to show off old and new talents, will return for eight episodes. The celebrity roster for season one included Cheryl Burke, Joe Jonas, Ciara, Jeff Dye, Alan Ritchson and Nicole Scherzinger, who won the first season of the competition. Marlon Wayans hosted. I Can Do That!, which premiered in May, has been a steady performer for NBC, averaging a 1.7 live-plus-3 rating

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NBC Renews ‘I Can Do That’ for Season Two

2 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

NBC has renewed summer reality series “I Can Do That” for a second season.

The Universal TV series challenges celebrities to work with coaches to learn new acts to be performed in front of an audience. The final winner is determined not by eliminations but at the end of the season by audience votes. It’s based on an Israeli property produced by Armoza Formats that has been exported to date to 15 territories including Brazil, Spain, Finland and Mexico.

NBC has ordered eight episodes for season two, up from six for the cycle that ended Wednesday night.

“This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort zones and into exciting, unpredictable situations and they rose to the occasion each week,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of alternative and latenight programming.

I Can Do That,” hosted by Marlon Wayans, bowed May 26 to respectable ratings airing in tandem with NBC’s »

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"White Chicks 2" Could Be A Reality

30 June 2015 10:50 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Crowdsourcing and social media has become a powerful force for good in this world. At times though, it can be used as a delivery system to spread or even incite great evil.

You can debate what happened this week on that front following an Instagram post by Marlon Wayans the other day basically asked for a bunch of votes to gauge if there was any interest in a sequel to the 2004 comedy "White Chicks". The post is as follows:

Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie

A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt

Wayans has been trying to generate interest in a follow-up for some time, and here sought 300,000 likes to see if there was interest if he and brother Shawn Wayans were to make this their next film.

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Wait, Is White Chicks 2 A Thing That Could Happen?

30 June 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The internet is a powerful place, as it can topple governments, alter world markets, and even give or take life from sequels to the films we either love or loathe. Sure enough, those powers are at work again as a director has cast his fate to the wind and the whims of the world wide web, and given an ultimatum. Strangely enough, Marlon Wayans just might get his wish if his latest Instagram post is telling the truth, as a decent number of people have spoken and they want to see White Chicks 2 become a reality. Taking to the popular social media platform, Wayans posted the following call to arms for fans of the 2004 comedy: Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt As of »

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Does Anyone Want a 'White Chicks' Sequel? Marlon Wayans May Make It Happen

30 June 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Long-awaited sequels to early 2000s comedies have been springing up left and right lately. So why not "White Chicks," too?

That was apparently the thinking behind Marlon Wayans's recent Instagram post, where he made a mock-up of a potential poster for "White Chicks 2," and asked fans if they were interested in a sequel to the 2004 comedy. The comedian said that if the photo got 300,000 likes, he'd consider making the follow-up his next project.

Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie

A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt

It turns out that "White Chicks" fans are pretty passionate about the film, and soon, the Instagram post amassed over 400,000 likes (and an additional 700,000 -- and counting -- on Facebook), proving that, apparently, demand is indeed high for another round. But just how »

- Katie Roberts

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Marlon and Shawn Wayans will make White Chicks 2 if you want them to

30 June 2015 7:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Marlon and Shawn Wayans might be about to make a sequel to White Chicks.

Marlon posted a fake White Chicks 2 poster on Instagram on Sunday (June 28) and asked fans if they wanted to see a follow-up to their 2004 comedy hit.

Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie

A photo posted by Marlon Wayans (@marlonwayans) on Jun 28, 2015 at 1:39am Pdt

He wrote: "Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie."

Things are already looking good for the project as the photo has been liked more than 403,000 times in 48 hours. But there's no word yet on whether this means a sequel will happen.

White Chicks followed two FBI agent brothers, Marcus and Kevin, who had to pose as a pair of white, blonde socialites as part of a drugs investigation. »

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Channing Tatum Bashes G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra in Candid Howard Stern Interview: "I F--king Hate That Movie!"

24 June 2015 4:38 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Regrets? Channing Tatum has a few. Chief among them is agreeing to star in Paramount Pictures' G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra, directed by Stephen Sommers and written by Stuart Beattie, David Elliot and Paul Lovett. The action movie, which was released in 2009, grossed $302.4 million worldwide and also starred Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lee Byung-hun, Christopher Eccleston, Brendan Fraser, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, Jonathan Pryce, Dennis Quaid, Said Taghmaoui, Arnold Vosloo and Marlon Wayans. "Look, I'll be honest. I f--king hate that movie. I hate that movie! I was pushed into doing that movie, from Coach Carter," Tatum said during an interview on Howard »

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Rick Ducommun, ‘The ‘Burbs’ and ‘Groundhog Day’ Actor, Dies at 62

18 June 2015 11:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rick Ducommun, a Canadian actor who appeared in many popular comedies in the ’80s and ’90s, has died. He was 62.

Joe Dante, who directed Ducommun in “The 'Burbs” and also helmed such works as “Gremlins” and “Small Soldiers,” broke the news on Twitter late on Wednesday.

Rip Rick Ducommun. pic.twitter.com/52J5wKXToU

Joe Dante (@joe_dante) June 18, 2015

Ducommun’s Twitter also posted the news.

1989’s “The ‘Burbs” was one of Ducommun’s most notable appearances, playing Tom Hanks’ noisy, paranoid neighbor. The comedian also had small roles in “Groundhog Day,” “Little Monsters,” “Die Hard,” “The Hunt for Red October,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Last Action Hero” and “Scary Movie,” in which he played Anna Faris’ character’s father.

Dante posted several tweets honoring the late actor, noting that Ducommun, a relatively unknown stand-up comic at the time, beat out Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis to take the memorable role in “The ‘Burbs, »

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I Can Do That: Cancel or Keep the New NBC Series?

17 June 2015 12:43 AM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Airing on Tuesday nights, America's Got Talent remains NBC's biggest summer series. How's its companion series, I Can Do That, been doing? Is it a hit as well? Should it be cancelled or reenwed for a second season?

Hosted by comedian Marlon Wayans, I Can Do That follows a group of performers as they try to learn new talents and showcase their skills in front of an audience each week. The celebrities include dancer and choreographer Cheryl Burke; recording artists Ciara, Joe Jonas and Nicole Scherzinger; stand-up comedian Jeff Dye; and actor Alan Ritchson.

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Cannes: Germany's SquareOne takes 'Fifty Shades' comedy

16 June 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

SquareOne Entertainment acquires Cannes Marche titles.

Independent distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to a comedy, thriller, sci-fi and dance movie coming out of Cannes’ Marche du Film. 

The titles include spoof 50 Shades Of Black, acquired from Im Global. The film, a spoof of box office smash 50 Shades Of Grey, is in pre-production and stars Marlon Wayans. Director is Michael Tiddes (A Haunted House)

The deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu and Ingrid Pittana on behalf of SquareOne Entertainment and by Michael Rothstein on behalf of Im Global.

SquareOne has also acquired sci-fi She Who Brings Gifts from from Altitude Film Sales. Currently filming with Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, it is directed by Colm McCarthy.

Adapted by M. R. Carey from his critically acclaimed novel The Girl With All The Gifts, the story centres on a scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future who embark on a journey of survival with a »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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German Distributor SquareOne Picks Up Marlon Wayans Comedy ‘50 Shades of Black’

16 June 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

London — Distributor SquareOne Entertainment has acquired German-speaking rights to eight films coming out of the Cannes Market, including Marlon Wayans’ comedy “50 Shades of Black.”

Other acquisitions include dance film “High Strung,” post-apocalyptic sci-fi film “She Who Brings Gifts,” and Erik Van Looy’s thriller “De Premier.”

“We are delighted to have acquired such a strong group of films from this year’s Cannes Market,” said CEO Al Munteanu. “A comedy, a thriller, a sci-fi and a dance movie — our selection could not be more diverse.”

“50 Shades of Black,” which is a spoof of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” was acquired from Im Global. The film, which is in pre-production, stars Wayans (“The Heat”), and is directed by Michael Tiddes (“A Haunted House”). Producers are Stuart Ford, Wayans and Rick Alvarez. It was penned by Alvarez and Wayans.

She Who Brings Gifts,” which stars Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton (“Quantum of Solace”), and »

- Leo Barraclough

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Liam Neeson’s ‘A Willing Patriot’ Bought by Open Road for U.S.

4 June 2015 10:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Liam Neeson’s upcoming thriller “A Willing Patriot” and plans a wide release next year.

The film will be financed and produced by MadRiver Pictures, along with Film 360, Hollywood Gang and Jason Keller. CAA packaged and arranged financing for the film.

Neeson will play a CIA agent who engages in an elaborate cat-and-mouse game with a sinister terrorist who’s planning an imminent attack. Martin Zandvliet (“Land Of Mine”) will direct from a script by Jason Keller, who will produce along with Film 360’s Guymon Casady and Darin Friedman, as well as Hollywood Gang’s Gianni Nunnari.

The film will shoot on location in South Africa, Morrocco and Tunisia. The project re-teams Neeson with Open Road following their 2011 collaboration on “The Grey.”

Sierra/Affinity sold multiple markets for “A Willing Patriot” at Cannes, including Eagle Pictures for Italy, Freeman »

- Dave McNary

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Open Road, Marlon Wayans, Im Global reunite on spoof

3 June 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has come on to handle Us rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the upcoming spoof from Marlon Wayans that Im Global introduced to buyers in Cannes last month.

Im Global is fully financing and producing the project and the participation of Open Road reunites the team behind 2013 hit A Haunted House. CAA packaged the project.

Wayans will star in and write Fifty Shades Of Black with long-time collaborator Rick Alvarez. Production is scheduled for this summer and Open Road has set a January 29 2016 wide release.

Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford (pictured) is producing alongside Wayans and Alvarez, while Im Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer and Steve Squillante serve as executive producers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, COO and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and evp of production and acquisitions Peter Lawson brokered the deal with Ford and general counsel Deborah Zipser, assisted by attorney Larry Kopeikin of Morris Klein Yorn. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Open Road reunites with Marlon Wayans, Im Global

3 June 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The distributor has come on to handle Us rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the Marlon Wayans spoof that Im Global introduced to buyers in Cannes last month.

The distributor has come on to handle Us rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the Marlon Wayans spoof that Im Global introduced to buyers in Cannes last month.

Im Global is fully financing and producing the project and the participation of Open Road reunites the team behind 2013 hit A Haunted House. CAA packaged the project.

Wayans will star in and write the spoof with longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. Production is scheduled for this summer and Open Road has set a January 29 2016 wide release.

Im Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford is producing alongside Wayans and Alvarez, while Im Global’s Matt Jackson, Glendon Palmer and Steve Squillante serve as executive producers.

Open Road CEO Tom Ortenberg, COO and general counsel Elliott Kleinberg and evp of production and acquisitions [link=nm »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Inevitable 'Fifty Shades' Spoof Goes to Open Road, Will Star Marlon Wayans

3 June 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Open Road Films is throwing its weight behind "Fifty Shades of Black," a parody, of course, of "Fifty Shades of Grey." Scheduled to shoot this Summer in Los Angeles, the spoof reunites bankable funny man Marlon Wayans with director Michael Tiddes, whose "A Haunted House" franchise was also backed by Open Road. What should we expect from this film? Well, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its ridiculous and kinky and cold-souled sex scenarios screamed parody from the start when the film arrived on Valentine's Day this year. Its spoof-ability was all but baked into E.L. James' novel, which was about as sexy as a car crash. Wayans and crew should have a blast eviscerating this property. He penned the "Fifty Shades" spoof with his longtime collaborator Rick Alvarez. The project was shopped on the Cannes market and, according to Deadline, almost went to The Weinstein Company. "Fifty Shades of »

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Open Road Takes Marlon Wayans' '50 Shades of Black' - Sets January 2016 Release Date

3 June 2015 10:17 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

After spoofing the found footage horror movie with his "Haunted House" pair of films, Marlon Wayans now plans to do the same with erotic romance drama, with "Fifty Shades of Black" (you just had to know he'd use that as the title). Details on plot aren't public, although, really, it's a spoof of an existing movie, so anything probably goes. But Wayans doesn't necessarily like the term "spoof," as he shares in the video interview below with Comedy Hype. It's more of a humorous homage to the original film, which he hopes both fans of his, as well as fans of "50 Shades of Grey" will appreciate. Im Global will finance the film (they got behind »

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