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For the second consecutive year, Warner Bros. Pictures International has exceeded the coveted $3 billion mark at the international box office. This benchmark comes on the heels of the release of The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, which surpassed $400 million at the international box office this weekend and is still going strong.
Nine Warner Bros. Pictures films have exceeded $100 million internationally, topped by Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (with Paramount Pictures), which has taken in an astounding $467 million outside of the U.S. to date, and Godzilla (with Legendary Pictures), which has earned $327 million overseas.
Four titles – Doug Liman’s Edge Of Tomorrow (with Village Roadshow Pictures), Phil Lord & Christopher Miller’s The Lego Movie (also with Village Roadshow Pictures), and Noam Murro and Zack Snyder’s 300: Rise Of An Empire (with Legendary), along with the 2014 spillover grosses from The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug »
- Michelle McCue
The story is set in a dystopian future America where civil war over oil resources has left the walled city of New San Diego as the last remaining bastion of peace.
Drake McCoy is the best of the city's guards and leads a small but skilled team to stop an invading army from the Lone Star State laying siege to their home in an attempt to steal the city’s energy technology.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Exclusive: Post-apocalyptic comic series Marksmen is eyeing a jump to the screen via Benderspink and Benaroya Pictures, who are teaming to produce a feature adaptation of the action-thriller saga. Marksmen takes place in a dystopian future America where civil war over oil resources has left New San Diego as the last remaining bastion of peace and prosperity, protected by walls by the titular militant guards. Drake McCoy is the best of the Marksmen, who leads his small but skilled team as an invading army from the Lone Star State lays siege to their home in an attempt to steal the city’s energy technology.
It’s the latest comic book property to join the development slate at Benderspink, which optioned rights to Marksmen from Benaroya Publishing, who first issued the comic in 2011. The comic was developed in-house by the Kill Your Darlings and Margin Call company’s publishing arm and was created by Michael Benaroya, »
- Jen Yamato
Dwayne Johnson was rumored to be involved in 2005 when the project was originally set with Neal Moritz. Ryan Reynolds and Bradley Cooper had been reported as attached to the project in 2010. No actors are currently attached.
In 2010, Sheldon Turner (“Up in the Air”) had worked on a script for the film, in which a pair of San Francisco police officers are forced to work on a case with their fathers, who were partners on the Sfpd.
- Dave McNary
Jennifer Aniston reprises her role as a sex-addicted dentist in New Line’s “Horrible Bosses 2,” which hosted its L.A. premiere at the Tcl Chinese Thursday. Although Aniston clearly relishes playing against type, her character’s outrageous behavior and the on-set improvisation sometimes pushed her into awkward territory. (Variety‘s review, however, remarked that Aniston was “game as ever.”)
— Dave McNary (@Variety_DMcNary) November 21, 2014
Jason Sudeikis had a ready (and mature!) answer for whether he’d ever had a horrible boss. “No, not really, because I got what I deserved. I was not into those jobs the way I should have been,” he explained.
'Who hasn't had a horrible boss? »
- Dave McNary
Ed Helms is starring as Rusty Griswold, the grown-up son of Clark Griswold (portrayed by Chevy Chase in the 1983 film), who takes a family trip similar to the one he took as a boy. Leslie Mann is playing Rusty’s sister Audrey Griswold, who was played by Dana Barron in the 1983 original.
New Line plans to release “Vacation” on Oct. 9.
- Dave McNary
In an early Afm deal, Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media announced today that they have acquired theatrical and VOD rights to the highly-anticipated horror-comedy Zombeavers, which was directed by Jordan Rubin from a script he wrote with Jon and Al Kaplan.
The film stars Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm, Jake Weary, Lexi Atkins, Peter Gilroy, and Hutch Dano and was produced by Evan Astrowsky, Chris Lemole, Tim Zajaros, Jake Weiner, Jc Spink and Chris Bender.
The post Zombeavers To Invade the Big Screen March 2015 appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Ryan Turek
The zombie beavers are heading to U.S. theaters and VOD on March 20.
In an early deal at the American Film Market, Freestyle Releasing and Freestyle Digital Media have acquired theatrical and VOD rights to “Zombeavers,” which debuted at the Berlin Film Festival. The trailer for the horror-comedy has received more than 3.6 million views on YouTube.
The film stars Rachel Melvin, Cortney Palm and Lexi Atkins as college girls on a carefree vacation of drinking games, topless sunbathing and sexual exploration. Their frolicking comes to an abrupt end when toxic zombie beavers try to eat them. »
- Dave McNary
Fox has confirmed a Monster-in-Law TV series.
The series will follow a happy couple about to embark on the challenge of parenthood, set against the fraught relationship between the wife and her husband's mother.
Watch the trailer for Monster-in-Law below: »
Just when you thought you saw the last of Jane Fonda's needy, nagging Viola Fields, there's a whole new Monster-in-Law coming to Fox. The network confirmed to EW plans for a half-hour, multi-camera comedy from Warner Bros. Television based on the 2005 film starring Fonda and Jennifer Lopez. The series is being written by Amy B. Harris (The Carrie Diaries) and John Riggi (30 Rock). Chris Bender and J.C. Spink, who executive produced the original film it's "loosely inspired by," will executive produce. The series will follow "the very fraught world of a happy couple about to learn the joys and »
- Emily Blake
The Carrie Diaries developer and executive producer Amy Harris will write the pilot with 30 Rock executive producer John Riggi for Warner Bros. TV. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink will executive produce alongside the two writers and New Line Cinema, the studio that released the movie.
Monster-in-Law will only be loosely based on the movie of the same name, which followed the complex relationship between a woman and her overprotective mother-in-law leading up to a wedding. This version will explore the world of unhappy couples while showing the joys and horror of parenthood. It will mostly focus on the challenging relationship between a new wife and her husband's mother.
Monster-in-Law was a hit when it was originally released a little less than 10 years ago, pulling in $83 million at the domestic box office and $154.7 million worldwide. »
Loosely inspired by the film and serving as a kind of sequel, the show follows a happy couple about to become parents whilst managing the difficult relationship between the wife and her mother-in-law.
Source: Deadline »
- Garth Franklin
Image Comics’ literary-haunting saga Five Ghosts is coming to Syfy, with big producers backing it…
We’re hardly living in a world barren of comic book adaptations on the telly, with Gotham, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Flash and Arrow all gracing our telly-boxes right now.
There’s also Constantine, the Marvel/Netflix Defenders universe, Titans and possibly more coming to our screens in the near future.
Now, Syfy are getting involved - as announced earlier this year, they're developing Five Ghosts as part of their ever-expanding roster. Based on the Image Comics run of the same name, this new TV series will follow the adventures of gifted treasure hunter Fabian Gray.
Fabian has the ability to draw on the abilities of some (unnamed but fairly obvious) ghosts from literary history, dubbed The Wizard, The Detective, The Archer, The Samurai and The Vampire.
Helming the show will be The Hangover and »
Universal Cable Productions has signed a first look deal with Chris Bender, Jc Spink and Jake Weiner's BenderSpink production banner, Ucp announced Wednesday. BenderSpink will develop and produce scripted programming with Ucp for NBCUniversal and external networks. The first project in development under the new deal is “Five Ghosts,” a sci-fi adventure pilot set up at Syfy. Based on the comic book by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, the show tells the story of a 1930s-era treasure hunter possessed by five literary ghosts (Merlin, Robin Hood, Sherlock Holmes, Musashi and Dracula) whose abilities he can draw on during his adventures. »
- Linda Ge
Universal Cable Productions is adding to its roster. Chris Bender, J.C. Spink and Jake Weiner's management-production company Benderspink (The Hangover, We're the Millers, The Ring) has inked a first-look deal with the NBCUniversal-owned studio, it was announced Wednesday. They will be charged with developing and producing scripted programming with Ucp for NBCUniversal and outside networks, relying on Bender, Spink and Weiner's feature film successes in comedy and sci-fi. Benderspink's first project under the pact is an adaptation of the Kickstarter-funded Five Ghosts, by Frank Barbiere and Chris Mooneyham, currently in development at Syfy. Five
- Philiana Ng
New Line Cinema has pushed up the release of their comedy Vacation from November 13, 2015 to October 9, 2015. The reboot will now go up against Disney's The Jungle Book and Relativity Media's Kidnap. The release date shift leaves Paramount's Friday the 13th as the only movie currently slated for release on November 13, 2015.
Vacation stars Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold, who takes his wife (Christina Applegate) and their two sons (Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) on a cross-country road trim to America's greatest amusement park, Walley World.
Chris Hemsworth, Charlie Day, Elizabeth Gillies, Keegan Michael Key and Regina Hall round out the cast, along with original Vacation stars Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo, reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold.
John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein are making their directorial debuts, working from their own screenplay, with David Dobkin, Chris Bender and Jeff Kleeman producing. Production started last month in Atlanta. »
• Keegan-Michael Key and Regina Hall have signed on for New Line's Vacation reboot, joining Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, and Leslie Mann. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are directing, marking their directorial debut. They also wrote the script. The film will tell the story of a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) who takes his wife (Applegate) on a cross-country road trip, similar to one he took as a kid. Their destination is Walley World, an amusement park. Key and Hall will play family friends to the Griswolds. David Dobkin is producing through his David Dobkin Productions alongside Chris Bender. »
- C. Molly Smith
Ed Helms stars as Rusty Griswold, the now-adult son of Clark (Chevy Chase) and Ellen Griswold (Beverly D'Angelo), who takes his wife (Christina Applegate) and their sons (Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins) on a road trip vacation to Walley World, America's greatest amusement park.
The new version of the Griswold’s “Vacation” adventures will follow grown-up son (Helms) who has the perfect surprise for his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and two sons: the cross-country trip of a lifetime, reminiscent of the fun-filled excursion he took as a kid. They’re going to Walley World, America’s greatest amusement park.
Hall and Key will play family friends of the Griswolds that are described as “the perfect family.”
Key can »
- Justin Kroll
After a couple of delays, New Line Cinema has kicked off production on the long-gestating sequel / remake of National Lampoon’s Vacation, which sees Ed Helms (The Hangover) taking on the lead role of the now-adult Rusty Grisworld. Here’s the official press release, which includes a brief synopsis and cast list…
The next generation of Griswolds is at it again. Shooting has begun in Georgia on New Line Cinema’s “Vacation,” starring Ed Helms (“The Hangover” films) and Christina Applegate (the “Anchorman” films) on the road for another ill-fated adventure. The film marks Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley’s directorial debut.
Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding, a grown-up Rusty Griswold (Helms) surprises his wife, Debbie (Applegate), and their two sons with a cross-country trip back to America’s “favorite family fun park,” Walley World.
Rounding out the cast are Chris Hemsworth »
- Gary Collinson
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